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2 gites, Heated Pool near Carcassonne right next to Canal du Midi. 3*** rating - Canal View Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Canal View Cottage

Canal View Cottage has the advantage of fabulous views overlooking the Canal du Midi and across the vineyards to the “Montagne Noire” in the distance. You can sit on the patio watching the boats navigate their way up and down the lock on the canal and watch the French people go about their everyday life. Upstairs, the gîte offers a double and a twin bedroom. All towels and bedding provided. Large shower, washbasin + hair-dryer. Downstairs there is everything you need for a relaxing holiday away from home. Open plan area downstairs includes a sitting room area with sofa & armchair,TV, DVD, Radio/CD player. Dining table / chairs with a kitchen offering all facilities. A full-sized oven / grill induction hob and a large fridge/freezer. All crockery, cutlery + tea towels are provided + microwave/ dishwasher/toaster/Coffee filter/washing machine/iron/cool-box etc. On the patio there is a wooden table and 4 chairs. Sun loungers are outside the gite and several up by the pool


About the property

Holidays Languedoc 3*** gites

At the edge of a lovely village in the south Minervois of the Languedoc, right alongside the spectacular Canal du Midi & only 15min away from the famous walled Medieval Cite of Carcassonne. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We offer 2 fully equipped independent gîtes each sleeping 4 + Cot, which can prove to be an ideal base to explore the many attractions in and around the area.

HEATED SWIMMING POOL 10m by 5m (32 x 16ft) with Roman steps for easy access.(May - Oct) Both gîtes share the relaxing pool which is set in approx. 2 acre garden. Sun lounger’s are provided around the pool on the decking and tiled surround, offering spacious sunbathing area with extensive views of the hills and vineyards. Private off road parking in gated garden. 2 Independent gites with own patios for BBQ and sunbathing. Ideal location for visiting the many attractions or just soaking up the sun. The Mediterranean Sea and beaches are 40min drive.

Chic boutique shopping in Toulouse, Bezier & Montpellier. 1 hour from Spain

2 Independent 3*** gites with private patios, garden furniture,and large stone BBQ.

Well equipped with all essential items provided. Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Microwave, Induction Hob, Electric oven, large Fridge/Freezer, kettle, coffee maker, Toaster, Cool Box, Flat screen TV, DVD player, Radio/Hi-Fi. Free Wi-Fi, docking station for iPod/iPhone.

Large modern showers in each gite. Clean, well maintained, freshly laundered bed linen & towels. We can provide Pool / Beach towels if you wish to save on luggage.

Our property is right alongside the Canal du Midi and great for walking or just sitting and watching the boats go by on the Canal du Midi. Supermarkets and shops are a short drive away but the village has a wonderful Boulangerie selling different breads, cakes and a selection of groceries.

You are welcome to bring your bikes if you wish as there are some great routes for all abilities

Its a perfect place to base yourself to explore the area

Golf breaks: Carcassonne has, a beautiful 18 hole Par 71 - 5,758 metre golf course playable all year round with views of the Pyrenees and which is only a 20 minute drive away.

More Details

Owner
Ann-Marie & Adrian Randle
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a lovely, relaxed week in Canal View Cottage. Enjoyed the location and wonderful weather so haven't explored far!! Enjoyed Carcassonne & Minerve, walks along the canal tow path, the children have loved thepool and watching the boats.

Thank you Pauline& Kenfor your kind hospitality...
Aug 2009
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Notes

Competitive pricing given the superb location and facilities. Flexible changeover days as we try to be flexible to help with flights and travel arrangements etc. Open All Year Round. 365 days of the year.



25% deposit required to confirm booking followed by final payment of the balance 8 weeks prior to the holiday.

Please remember there is a £250 or 300 euros refundable breakages deposit


Amenities

Marseillette Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • The Double bedroom has a great view over the canal and vineyards. Bedside tables and lamps. Electric clock/radio. Chest of drawers & wardrobe. Wall heater Twin bedroom also overlooks the canal and vines. This room has a bedside cabinet and lamp. Chest of drawers. Wall heater Extra wardrobe on the landing with spare bedding and pillows Travel cot / high chair, changing mat available if required
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets are considered and there is no extra charge. We ask all guests who wish to bring dogs to keep them off the furniture and not to leave the animals alone in the gites. Please clear up after your dogs. Remember that in France, the restaurants will normally allow dogs inside or outside as long as they are well behaved and discreet. Large garden to the rear of the property where the pool is. For children, we also have a frame with 2 swings and a climbing rope. Heated Pool between May & October

Reviews

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Canal View Cottage
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 46 reviews
Geelong, Australia
5

Most enjoyable comfortable stay in Marseillette

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, all you need in kitchen, great shower. Friendly, welcoming hosts. A good position to explore Carcassonne and the surrounding area. Loved walking along the canal each morning to the bakery.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although it was a short stay it was lovely to meet you both on your tour of France. It is wonderful to know that our Gites are also appreciated by guests from another continent. Enjoy the rest of your trip and it would be great to welcome you back if you are in the area again. Ann-Marie and Adrian
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5

Fabulous gîte in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Canal View Cottage is perfect. Tastefully decorated and in an ideal location on the canal bank, surrounded by farms and vineyards. Our hosts Ann-Marie and Adrian were so welcoming and helpful. Inkie, the dog and Sky the kitten were adorable. From the village, it is possible to visit a huge number of interesting places including, Carcassonne, Béziers, Narbonne and many lovely villages along the canal. We had a lovely, peaceful holiday and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As you were here almost a month it was as though you had become next door neighbours. It was lovely to meet you both and it would be so nice to welcome you back again. Adrian and Ann-Marie and special hello from Inkie and Skye
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5

Great location in a perfect gite

  • 5 of 5

Lovely gite in an excellent location, you can relax in the garden with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down or go for a walk down the canal, watching people negotiate the locks. We hired bikes and rode in to Carcassonne, where we had lunch and then cycled back to Trebes. There are Caves to explore, local wines to taste and only an hour away is the beach, we had a fantastic time, with never a boring moment, oh and there's the pool, which we hardly used as we were so busy...guess we'll have to go back someday! Thank you both for creating such a lovely place for people to enjoy their holidays. Wishing you all the very best for the future and hopefully see you again. Keith, Diana & Kayleigh.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and it would be great to welcome you all back in the future. Ann-Marie and Adrian
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Couldn't ask for more!! A real home away from home

  • 4 of 5

One of the most comfortable holiday homes we have stayed in , beautifully decorated and everything you could ask for to hand! So Relaxing watching the boats go by! We will definitely be back again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to welcome you to our Gite. We are so pleased you had a fabulous time, enjoying the Gite and it will be a pleasure to welcome you back for your next holiday in the area. Regards Ann-Marie and Adrian
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5

Stunning gite, gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous, well maintained gite in a beautiful location. Everything we needed for a family break with our two daughters (10&12)

Pool was great, kids enjoyed plenty of swimming whilst my partner and I could relax by the pool in the lovely sunshine.

Gite is beautifully decorated, well equipped and plenty of space.

Great location, super market close by car, short walk to the bolengerie... amazing pain au raisin! Lovely restaurants in Trebes if you don't want to cook.

Adrian and Anne -Marie are great hosts, making you feel so welcome but are not intrusive.

Inkey the dog very chilled and layed back, Sky the kitten was great fun .... cuddling up on the sofa in the evening!

Wonderful stay, had an amazing time.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claire Thank you for the lovely comments. It was great to have you as guests and we would love to welcome you back next year when Inkey will be even more laid back and potential Sky more mischievous!! Ann-Marie and Adrian
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Great accommodation in great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Marseillette with our young kids. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and the setting is superb with canal boats chugging along past the house throughout the day. The kids loved the pool, trampoline and swings and their daily walk to the local boulangerie for breakfast. Easy to get to Carcassonne and the coast from the gite so we were able to do something different each day. A fantastic week.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adam and Eileen for your nice comments. It was great that you had such a lovely time and the Gite catered for all your needs. Adrian and Ann-Marie
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Marseillette
Nearest Ferry
1060 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Trebes
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Marseillette
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lac de Cavayere
Car: recommended

The village of Marseillette is close to Carcassonne in the southern Minervois region of the Languedoc. It sits between the Canal du Midi and the river Aude. A typical French village with a population of around 700, following alongside the Canal du Midi which is extensively used by hired boats & privately owned yachts and barges. It's a fabulous location for seeing the area or if you need your batteries recharging then you don't need to travel too far to see authentic French life. We have a wonderful Boulangerie, bar, hotel & hairdressers in the village.

The property is at the edge of the village and virtually surrounded by vineyards. The local industry is wine making!! Plenty of picturesque places to visit close by and historical sites. If you like walking, sight seeing, bird watching or wanting to just sun bathe then everything is here.

Trebes close by, offers all the necessary facilities such as; Grocers, petrol, supermarkets, chemist, newsagent, banks etc. All major stores and supermarkets are found in Trebes & Carcassonne. There is a mini supermarket in Capendu only 2 kms away open 6 days a week and sells most items. Marseillette is a great base for exploring the beautiful countryside and discovering new local wines. Cathar history, Beziers, Minerve, Caves / Grottos, Narbonne & the Mediterranean Sea, Spain are all close by.

Golf: Carcassonne has a beautiful 18 hole Par 71 - 5,758 metre golf course playable all year round with views of the Pyrenees and which is only a 20 minute drive away.

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