Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This lovely, beautifully presented very clean gite, for adults only, is just 500 metres from the Canal du Midi in the small, but lively town of Trebes - a bustling little canal port. You can walk there in 10-15 minutes. It's an excellent location for you if you want to explore the fascinating medieval city of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, the Cathar Castles, Narbonne, Beziers and the Mediterranean coast.
The property is located in what was previously a wine domaine which dates back several hundred years and is across the courtyard and entirely separate from the owners' own residence.
The town of Trebes dates back to Roman times and has both the Canal du Midi and the River Aude flowing through it. The lock on the Canal here attracts lots of on-lookers as the pleasure boats pass through it. Boat trips are available from the port area. Trebes boasts all facilities: a boulangerie, supermarkets, cafe-bars and restaurants and a wealth of local shops.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gruissan 45 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 10 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 9 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This fully renovated, tastefully furnished and well-decorated gite has an open plan living/dining area with a fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms and a large shower room.
The living room, dining room and kitchen are all open plan to each other making for a very convivial light, bright and airy living space. The L-shaped room is very nicely furnished and decorated and has two comfortable sofas, a coffee table, a TV receiving English satellite channels and a DVD and CD player. The dining area is between the kitchen and sitting toom and comprises a dining table and four chairs.
A WiFi internet connection is available for use with your own laptop.
The kitchen is well-equipped with a hob, oven, microwave, fridge and a full range of cooking utensils and crockery. For washing clothes, you may use the owners' washing machine.
There are two bedrooms. The master bedroom is a spacious double room with a king-size double bed, bedside tables, lamps and a dresser. It is attractively decorated. A hairdryer is provided for your use. Bedroom 2 is also spacious and has a double bed, storage and hanging space. Both the bedrooms are very charming.
There is a spacious and light shower room with a large shower, washbasin and WC.
Welcome pack: For stays of a week or more a welcome pack of tea/coffee/sugar/milk/jam/butter/bottled water/wine and beer will be provided for you.
Telephone: There is no landline telephone here but mobile signals in the area are usually good.
|Further details outdoors|
With pleasant terrace for you to enjoy the warm climate and access to an indoor swimming pool for a refreshing dip - this property is ideal for a couple or two couples holidaying together.
The outside terrace is immediately to the front of the gite, exclusively for your use, and is where you'll find a table, chairs and a sun canopy where you can eat, drink, relax and enjoy the sunshine. A barbecue is provided for you so you can enjoy cooking outside.
You are welcome to use the owners' indoor swimming pool. This is 7m long x 3m wide and is not heated. Normally the water is warm enough to swim in from early June to the end of September. There is an indoor terrace by the pool with a table and chairs. As the pool is within the owners' property you have access to it between 9.00am and 7.00pm in the evening.
Towels for the indoor pool are provided for your use. A further indoor heated pool is available in Trebes and there's an outdoor swimming pool is available in Carcassonne - and both 'beaches' and safe swimming areas can be found at Lac de la Cavayere and Lac du Jouarres locally - and of course the Mediterranean beaches.
Prices: The prices listed are for 4 people - if you are just a couple, please enquire about the reduction in price available.
Suitability Note: Due to the differing levels of the property and the fact the indoor pool forms part of the owners' accommodation, this lovely property is for ADULTS only over the age of 18. There are no facilities for babies here.
Winter Heating: Not applicable as this property is open from April to mid October each year.
Gas, electric and water: Are all included in the rental price.
End of stay Cleaning: Is not included in the rental price as guests are requested to leave the gite as they find it.
Bed and Bathroom Linen: Are included in the rental price - as are towels for the swimming pool.
Taxe de Sejour: Is included for you in the rental price.
Damage Deposit: The owners' request a damage deposit of £150 or 200 euros payable on arrival. This will be refunded to you less the replacement cost of any breakages on your day of departure.
Collection from and delivery back to Carcassonne Airport: can be arranged for you subject to availability. A car is not strictly necessary here.
Change Over Day: Saturday normally , but other days may be considered subject to availability out of the high season.
Long Weekend Stays and Mini Breaks: May be possible, subject to availability and out of the high season. Minimum stay is 3 nights.
Pets: Sorry - not permitted.
Smoking: Is not permitted here, sorry.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
This part of the Languedoc has a sunny Mediterranean climate and regularly enjoys more than 300 days with sunshine each year. It can be hot in high summer, but there is often a cooling breeze. Now the 3rd most visited region in France by British people, the Languedoc offers something for everyone.
Miles of long, sandy beaches, coastal lagoons, vibrant cities such as Beziers, Narbonne and Montpellier, historical sites such as the Canal du Midi, Carcassonne and the Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, great cuisine and vineyards, vineyards, vineyards.
Trebes is in an ideal location just 15 minutes from Carcassonne and its airport, and approximately one hour from Toulouse and Beziers. The A61 motorway is just 2 minutes away by car. As well as being a great little town to use as a base for exploring the Lanugedoc region - you are only about 1hr 30 minutes drive to the Spanish border - so a day trip to Spain is more than possible too. Trebes has all the amenities you might need: wide variety of shops, supermarkets, cafe-bars and restautants and the town is easily walkable from the gite.
Sports Facilities: Walking and cycling are really enjoyable in this area and especially in summer in the shade of the plane trees along the Canal du Midi. If cycling is your hobby we can recommend a local bike hire company who can deliver bikes to your door - please enquire. For water sports enthusiasts, swimmers and sunbathers, the Mediterranean beaches are just a 40 minute drive away. Other swimming facilities are available more locally at Lac de la Cavayere and Lac du Jouarres both nearby. There's a golf course in Carcassonne - and opportunities to enjoy rock climbing, and canoe-kayaking in the area.
Sightseeing: There's a wealth of places to visit - the fascinating medieval city of Carcassone, the picturesque and ancient towns of Mirepoix and Limoux, the ancient Cathar stronghold of Minerve and the various Cathar castles, the interesting towns of Narbonne and Beziers and the fantastic city of Toulouse (the European space capital).
Wine tours:Of course this area is one of France's biggest wine-producers - and you can try and buy the wines of the many wine-producers around here. The owners of this property are pleased to offer you a guided wine tour for a very reasonable price - please enquire.
Markets: Trebes has a market on a Sunday morning, and there's one in Carcassonne on a Saturday. The town of Olonzac also has a market on a Tuesday morning. In Narbonne you'll find a large indoor food market in 'Les Halles' open every day including Sunday until lunchtime.
Restaurants: There are several restaurants in Trebes to suit all budgets and tastes - and a very wide selection in Carcassonne. The owners of this lovely gite will drive you to a nearby restaurant on one of the evenings during your stay and will also come back to collect you - this is at no cost to you and is part of their service.
Supermarket: You have the choice of no less than three in Trebes.