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Millepetit Ensoleillé

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 19 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

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Millepetit "Ensoleille"

Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The 18th century 2 double bedroomed farm cottage of Millepetit has been renovated with all modern comforts (including free WiFi internet access) and is situated on a small working vineyard and arable farm right on the banks of the famously picturesque Canal du Midi (UNESCO site). The award winning wines made on-site can be bought at 4 Euros per bottle and a complimentary bottle will welcome you on arrival. This all makes Millepetit an ideal opportunity to sample French rural life, yet it is still close to the Mediterranean beaches, mountains, history, culture and many visitor attractions in the area of Carcassonne. We would highly recommend your own transport to truly profit and maximise your enjoyment of this beautiful part of France, but bicycles are also available for exploring the canal. The small town of Trebes is a lovely 3km walk or bike-ride along the canal towpath, for all your necessities. Managed by English (and French) speaking owners who live on-site.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lac de la Cavayere 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne Salvaza 12 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

- Large sitting room with log fire, UK satellite TV and 3-seater leather sofa

- Spacious main double bedroom with king-sized 4-poster bed and chaise-longue

- Second comfortable double bedroom

- Upstairs luxurious shower room with separate upstairs wc

- Downstairs cloakroom / wc

- Fully fitted modern kitchen / diner

- 3 terraces, 1 outside your front door & 2 right on the canal-bank

Further details outdoors

There is a private terrace immediately outside your front door with a teak-wood table, chairs and BBQ - the terrace is shaded by a beautiful vine and overlooks the canal. There are also two more canal-side terraces (also with tables, chairs and parasol), these are also perfect for watching the boats pass, relaxing after a days exploring and enjoying a glass of French wine or a meal.

Further details

***Quality bicycles are available for our guests***

***The local award winning wines can be bought from the farmer next-door for just 4 Euros per bottle - produced on the vineyards surrounding Millepetit and available in Red, White and Rose. A complimentary bottle will be waiting for you on arrival***

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Once the heart of Cathar country, this region is full of history and interest. The Cité of Carcassonne (less than 15 minutes drive from the gite) was once one of the centres for the Cathars and still exists today, featuring in Kate Mosse's book of Labyrinth. There are numerous Cathar castles within an easy drive. There is also the famous village of Rennes le Chateau which inspired tales such as The Di Vinci Code. There are several Meditteranean beaches within 45 minutes drive and the mountains of the Pyrenees can be reached in a little over an hour for walking, climbing, mountain biking and winter skiing. The area is known for being the sunniest in France.

Carcassonne

Trebes:

A small town which has both the River Aude and the Canal du Midi flowing through it and a canal port at the centre of the town. You will also find:

13th century church, with uniquely painted wooden figures and a magnificent 16th century stone cross

3 supermarkets

Choice of bars & restaurants (recommended:"Moulin de Trebes",only a short walk along the canal)

Open air market

Open air stadium

Banks

Pharmacies

English bookshop (!)

Tourist information office

Boat & bicycle hire

Taxis

Indoor swimming pool

Outside bathing lake

The town hosts two weeks of free music concerts during the month of June in the local outdoor arena.

The nearest large city is Carcassonne, where you will find:

The fortified "La Cité" of Carcassonne- a world heritage site

Charming French city centre (full of restaurants, shops, theatre, cinema etc.)

Lovely markets

Le Cassoulet - typical French dish of the region

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Review 1-10 of 19

17 Sep 2014

5/5

"A real taste of French rural life"

Andrews Gite was described perfectly . It is on a working farm, it is right beside the Canal du Midi , it is a taste of French rural life.The Gite is well equipped ,very spacious ,clean and plenty of … More

31 Aug 2014

5/5

"A perfect holiday for us in a special corner of real France"

Our stay at Milleptit Ensoleille was the perfect holiday for us. The gite was clean,comfortable and full of character . To be able to watch the boats on the Canal du Midi from the bedroom ,kitchen, si… More

17 Aug 2014

5/5

"Brilliant stay!"

A big thank you to Andrew for his efficiency, helpfulness and kindness at this beautiful place by the Canal du Midi. A real working French farm right by the canal, we had a lovely time staying at the… More

14 Aug 2014

1/5

"View of canal obscured by tractors"

Unfortunately, when we arrived the view of the canal from the lounge was obscured by a row of tractors 8m. from the window, the private terrace was occupied by others and there was no secluded garden… More

We're very sorry that these guests were disappointed. However they stayed all of 10 minutes after arrival and never even went into the gite! It is true that there were tractors parked by the canal the afternoon when they arrived as the farmer was tidying his barn after the fruit harvest but if they had stayed another hour or 2 this was tidied up. Millepetit is a working farm and we cannot control the farmer but he is generally helpful and respectful with our guests. These guests do not seem to have read the property description. The private terrace in front of the gite was certainly not occupied - they did not even look there and we can only assume that they saw the canal-side terraces which are on canal land and therefore open to others to use. We do not claim to have a secluded garden. In fact these guests never paid to stay as they would not accept on-line or electronic payments so we agreed to take payment on arrival - this was never made. We always try to help and accommodate our guests as much as possible and the vast majority of guests love staying at the gite as shown in our other reviews, but unfortunately these guests seem to have expected something different to the description. Again we are very sorry!

29 Jun 2014

5/5

"Fantastic gite on the Cana du Midi"

While some may find staying on a working farm not quite to their taste (it's not a resort!), if a well equipped apartment in beautiful countryside in the midst of French wine country (Minervois) … More

28 Jun 2014

5/5

"Absolutely Brilliant place to stay"

From the moment we arrived Andrew was very attentive & helpful, The gite was lovely & clean & comfortable & had everything we needed to have a lovely relaxing holiday. As we do not drive when we are i… More

19 May 2014

5/5

"Great place"

We stayed a week there recently with baby. The gite contains all we needed, it was very clean and confortable. Ok I have to admit that the couch is not the most confi couch; but I got over it ;-)There… More

Many thanks for your review, I'm very happy you enjoyed your holiday! A couple of points to mention - we only really get mosquitoes during the spring, April and May as the weather is too dry for them after that. Also the farm is busiest during Spring (fruit harvests) and autumn (grape and olive harvests) but it's great to watch! Summer and Winter are much quieter...

23 Apr 2014

5/5

"Un precioso rincon y centrico la vez"

Hemos pasado 4 dias de Semana Santa. La comunicacion via email anterior a la estancia perfecta. Lleguemos por la noche sobre las 22:30 y Mr. Andrewy con mucha amabilidad nos estuvo esperando. La… More

25 Aug 2013

4/5

"Great location - real French atmosphere"

We stayed at Millepetit from 10 to 24 August 2013. The gite is in a wonderful location right by the Canal du Midi – and very handy for all sorts of places to visit such as Carcassonne, the lovely la… More

13 Aug 2013

4/5

"Bijzondere locatie"

Een week in Millepetit Ensoleillé verbleven. Leuke, bijzondere gite, direct aan Canal du Midi gelegen. Twee met anderen te delen terrasjes aan het Canal en een privé terrasje aan het stukje onverhar… More

Review 1-10 of 19

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      • 6 Years listed

      95% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:14 May 2015

      Based in France

      Languages spoken
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      • French
      • Spanish
      • Portuguese

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