Mark & Nicole Adams
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About Mark & Nicole Adams
Domaine de Barthe is owned and run by an English couple, Mark and Nicole Adams, who have lived permanently at the site since February 2005 and have established an idyllic tranquil holiday environment to provide a very comfortable base from which you can explore the region.
Mark & Nicole Adams purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Mark & Nicole Adams chose Douzens
Domaine de Barthe is an ancient wine domain located in the Aude valley which joins the Corbiere and Minervois wine regions. It is surrounded by vineyards, yet is only a kilometre away from the villages of Douzens and Blomac and 2km from the larger town of Capendu with many amenities. The domain is set within 2 hectares of its own vines and is a few hundred metres from the river Aude itself. Being only 50 kilometres (35 miles) from the coast, it is in a true Mediterranean climate zone. There are 4 gites in total within the Domaine, each providing comfortable self-catering accommodation for between 2 - 20 people. The main buildings are set around a large attractive pebbled courtyard entered through a grand ancient gateway. Immediately in front are 2 adjoined gîtes. To either side are ancient barns, one containing the gamesroom. Attached to the right-hand barn is another gite and above the right barn is our 3 bedroom apartment. Each property has its own exclusive outside area.
What makes this Apartment unique
The 14m x 6m swimming pool is located within a secure fenced area, in a secluded walled garden, just beyond the main courtyard. There is also a large sun patio with loungers and small tables plus an area for shade and a shower. The activities/games barn contains a wealth of local information and maps and a large selection of children's toys and boxed games. In addition, there is a well-stocked library, a table tennis table, a pool table, a dart board and a table football table. There are various table topped wine barrels and chairs which are ideal for soirées and activities. Place de Barthe ('village' square) is just beyond the courtyard side gate. Here there are brick built barbeques and seating and tables providing a great ‘al fresco’ space for outside soirées. There is also a giant chess set and a 'covered' full size petanque (French bowls) court, laid out within the huge hangar (open barn), so you can enjoy the traditional French pastime out of the summer heat.
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