House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This is recommended for family holidays, and people who want to get away from it all. Opening onto the Canal du Midi there is plenty to see with the passing boats, resident ducks and even Black Swans! There are plenty of nearby places of interest to visit (Carcassonne, Narbonne, La Grasse, Collioure and Minerve to name a few) There are 2 beaches fairly close, Narbonne Plage, and Guissan Plage, which take around 40 mins by car- but longer at peak times
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Narbonne/Beziers, Nearest railway: Narbonne|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor consists of Kitchen/living/dining room with separate cloakroom, first floor has 1 king size bedroom with en suite shower room. 2 twin bedded rooms, bathroom with w.c. Electric heating throughout the house, and an ipod player /radio is situated in the lounge area.
Backing onto the Canal du Midi, this modern detached house is in a small residential development a short walk from the vibrant village centre. It has an open plan interior with tiled floors, clean lines and space. The gardens open directly to the canal footpath. The village has 2 bars/restaurants, a Chateau selling locally produced wine and a boulongerie all within a short walking distance along the canal footpath. The canal-side of the house has a covered terrace with stunning views (sometimes you can see the snow on the distant mountains).
|Further details outdoors|
There are several sitting areas around the house, and plenty of sunbathing places around the pool. Shade is also afforded by the terrace roof and the line of trees lining the canal. Pleasant strolls can be taken directly from the house along the Canal towpath to Le Somail in one direction (where boats can be hired) and Paraza in the opposite direction (where bicycles can be hired). There is an area for off-road parking
Electricity is payable on departure (usually 16/20 euros for a 2 week stay).
Linen is not included, but can be hired locally.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Ventenac - en - Minervois was created during the building of the Canal du Midi in the 1600's by Paul-Pierre Riquet. The area is now vineyards, and there is a Chateau which produces and sells the local wine, either by the bottle, or by Cubi (this is a plastic container which is taken to the Chateau for filling). The cost is around 5euros for 3 litres, they have white rose or red. Ventenac also has 2 bar/restaurants a boloungerie and post office.Le Somail is reached along the footpath and is a centre for boat hire. You can hire by the day. There is also a very large bookshop here which is well worth a visit. In the opposite direction along the Canal footpath is Paraza where bike hire is available - either by the day/s or week. The first bridge to carry a canal over water is within easy walking distance.
Ventenac en Minervois
There are 2 beaches within easy driving distance, Narbonne Plage and Guissan Plage which take about 40 mins to get there (a bit longer at peak times). There is plenty to do here for children, Aqualand and go-carting being two of them. The nearest town is Lezignan, where there is a vibrant market every Wednesday morning. Narbonne also has a refurbished Market Hall (les Halles) which is open every morning for most food supplies. There is also a more general market every Thursday. Carcassonne, Minerve, and La Grasse are all within easy driving distance. Further afield is Colliure and Perpignan.