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Canal View Cottage 3***


Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Large Heated Pool with great views

Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lac de Cavayere 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 24 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
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 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking
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.

Further details

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.

The Languedoc-Roussillon 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.


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.

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Review 1-5 of 5

21 Sep 2014


"Excellent Place to Stay"

We stayed at Canal View for 2 weeks from the beginning of September 2014, Ann Marie and Adrian are a great couple who do all they can to make the stay great. This was the first time we have visited th… More

28 Apr 2014


"Great Location and a Very Warm Welcome"

We stayed at Canal View Cottage for 5 days as part of a wider tour around France and couldn't have asked for a better base from which to explore the wider area. The cottage is very well equipped,… More

14 Aug 2011


"Canal View - a great cottage in a pretty location"

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


"What a wonderful holiday!"

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 Midi… More

12 Jul 2011


"Absolutely fabulous, would recommend it to anyone!"

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.

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  • 5 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:14 Oct 2014

Based in France

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