Canal View Cottage 3***
About the home
A very well equipped 3*** rated gite with own patio, BBQ and terrrace. Great location for visiting the Cathar chateaux, Mediteranean, Spain, Carcassonne and surrounding countryside. There are no shortages of things to do and places to visit. Markets held daily in all the different villages / towns. Golf course at Carcasssonne and several others in the region.
Surrounded by vines at the edge of a village with a fabulous Boulangerie, Bar and a restaurant yet close to other amenities. Great for walking, relaxing and recharging those batteries,
In the grounds of British owners who will respect your privacy. We have been successfully running the gite business here since April 2004 and are open all year around.
Efficient electric wall heaters in all rooms for all year round letting making it a cosy place to stay in winter. Plenty of walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching at any time of the year.
Please click on our web link at the bottom of the advert for further details and photographs as we have 2 gites
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lac de Cavayere, 15km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Canal View Cottage overlooks the canal with views across the vines towards the Montagne Noir.
Upstairs, the gîte offers a double & a twin bedroom. All towels and bedding are provided. There is a large shower and washbasin (hairdryer provided).
Downstairs there is everything you need for a relaxing holiday away from home. Open plan area downstairs includes a sitting room area with sofa, armchairs, LCD TV, DVDplayer, Radio/CD/cassette player. Dining table and chairs. iPod/iphone docking station. WiFi.
A kitchen offering all facilities. A full sized oven and grill / induction hob and a large fridge/freezer. All crockery, cutlery and tea towels are provided as well as a microwave/ dishwasher/ electric toaster / kettle/ coffee maker (a cool-box is provided for excursions to help keep drinks cool).
There is also a WC and separate utility area providing a washing machine and sink with ample outside washing line for drying provided. Iron / ironing board.
We can provide a travel cot, high chair and baby changing mat if required.
Further details outdoors:
The cottage has it's own patio with table and chairs for outside dining next to a spacious BBQ area. Sun loungers are provided.
The heated swimming pool (between May & October) offers 10m x 5 metres (approx. 33ft x 16ft) with Roman Steps for easy access and sitting on the steps with your feet in the water to keep cool. There is a 2 metre tiled & wooden surround with ample space for sunbathing. Sun loungers are provided. The pool is in a raised area of the garden offering fantastic views over towards the hills in the distance of the Minervois region. Pool is set in approx 2 acres of garden. Private off road parking provided.
Flexible arrival and departure dates. We have been successfully renting since Spring 2004
In High and Peak season we request 1 week minimum lets.
Out of season we accept short and long term breaks.
Flexible arrival and departure dates.
25% deposit required followed by the balance 8 weeks prior to the holiday. We ask our smokers to do so outside the gites please. Each gite is fitted with a smoke alarm
Please look at our own web site for further information and details: You will find the link at the bottom of the advert
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude region
This region is steeped in medieval History and the Cathars. Mountains, gorges, rivers, canals and plenty of wildlife. Chic shopping in Toulouse and Montpellier or bird watching a few hundred metres away in the dried up salt lake known as the Etang. Mild winter climate averaging around 12C in Dec / Jan and a hot and sunny 30C in July / August.
This is still a very authentic, rustic and unpretentious part of southern France with friendly, hospitable locals.
The Carcassonne / Marseillette area
Carcassonne. The medieval walled city dates back to the 6th Century. It has 52 towers and 2 miles of ramparts and is still inhabited to this day. Narrow streets offer a vast selection of shops and eateries. The city has been the setting for several films including Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. The place comes alive in Summer especially in July when they have the Music Festival and you can find different types of music / acts dotted around the city and performing in the outdoor theatre.
Marseillette is approx 15 Kms from Carcassonne offering a typical village alongside the canal with a Boulangerie, Bar/Tabac, Post Office, Restaurant/Hotel, Hairdresser. Walk alongside the canal or sit on the benches in the shade and watch the boats go by. Ideal location to base yourself to visit the many local attractions in the region. The gite has lots of local information brochures. Walk through the vineyards or wander down into the etang (dried up salt lake) and see the apples, melons, vines and rice growing.
How to get there
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15 minutes east of Carcassonne along the D610 road to Bezier. 7 minutes from Trebes which has all the supermarkets, shops, restaurants, petrol etc. A small typical village with the Canal du Midi running through it and the River Aude. 20 minutes from Carcassonne airport. Low cost airlines flying to Carcassonne, Beziers, Perpignan, Toulouse, Montpelier, Nimes and Girona and Barcelona in Spain making it an ideal location. There is no problem hiring a car in Spain and crossing the border, we are 2 hours from Girona and less than 3 from Barcelona airport.
If you catch the ferry to Calais then expect a 10 hour drive plus comfort breaks.
Activities near Carcassonne
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
14 Aug 2011
Canal view cottage is a clean, well equiped cottage in a fantastic area of France. Pauline and Ken are wonderfully, friendly and helpful hosts. The lock in front of the house is busy and it is fun to watch the novices trying to negotiate it! The village of Marseillette is quiet but does have a bar and the cakes at the boulangerie are simply delicious. Next to Canal View is a small hotel where you can eat- great for convenience. There are many interesting places to visit nearby- our favourites were Carcassonne and Narbonne.
28 Jul 2011
We were met with a warm welcome by the owners of the gite, Pauline and Ken. The gite was everything we had expected and more. It was spacious and comfortable with fabulous views of the Canal Du... more
12 Jul 2011
Fantastic home from home with everything you need for a great holiday. Warmly met by Ken & Pauline on arrival and they were on hand if needed. Excellent location for watching the boats on the canal. A short drive from Carcssonne with lots of restaurants. Within easy reach of Andorra, Barcelona and plenty beaches. Would definitely come back if in this area again.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Summer||2 Jun 12||8 Sep 12||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||8 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||€ 800||€ 120||€ 120||2 Nights|
|Winter offering 30% off Dec & Jan||3 Nov 12||30 Mar 13||€ 560||€ 80||€ 80||2 Nights|
|Spring||30 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||€ 800||€ 120||€ 120||2 Nights|
|Summer||1 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||7 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||€ 800||€ 120||€ 120||2 Nights|
|Winter||2 Nov 13||29 Mar 14||€ 560||€ 80||€ 80||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Flexible arrival and departure dates to get the best airline / ferry prices possible. Long Term lets considered, please discuss with owners.
Costs include utility charges except during the winter period where a small charge is made (usually maximum of 40 Euros per week)
Payment by Sterling and Euros acceptedBook
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Open all year round. Heated pool open May - October
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