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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



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.

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Ann-Marie & Adrian Randle
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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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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


Marseillette Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Canal View Cottage
average rating of 4.862069 based on 38 reviews

Great property, quiet location but still close enough to amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to relax and chill out. Ann-Marie and Adrian were very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our idyllic location by the lock at Marseillette. Ann-Marie and Adrian
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Everything we hoped it would be!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this lovely Gite by the canal, enjoying the May sunshine, swimming in the lovely pool and watching the canal boats go by in the early evening whilst tending our barbeque and sampling the local wines. The Gite was a great base for exploring the local area and the whole week was a very special family time for my wife and I and our 4 year old son. Put simply, our holiday was everything we hoped it would be and we would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a lovely time in Canal View. It is a great location to watch the boats in the lock, which at times can be very amusing! Leo certainly made a new friend in Inkie and she loves nothing more than kids paying her lots of attention. It would be lovely to welcome you back if you return to the area. Ann-Marie and Adrian
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Lovely cottage in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We had a long weekend here. It's close to Carcassonne and the airport but in a peaceful location next to the canal. Plenty to see and do in the area or just rest at the cottage, which is very well equipped. Couldn't fault it.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. It is only a shame that you only had a long weekend because there is so much to see it this beautiful part of the world. Ann-Marie and Adrian
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An immaculate and stylish cottage

  • 5 of 5

A short drive from Bezier airport, Canal Cottage commands the best position in the small village of Marseillette overlooking a canal lock. It is a smart and chic house that easily accommodated us and our two teenage children and the pool was a must after a day at the beach, sightseeing or just simply having a lazy day with a good book. Ann-Marie and Adrian were excellent hosts and made sure that our stay was comfortable as well as being a font of local knowledge. It was our first visit to the area and the cottage was a great location for visiting Carcassonne, the beach or simply walking and cycling along the canal. My favourite memories however were just driving through the vineyards and into the mountains and finding a host of hamlets and villages steeped in history and with the obligatory family owned restaurants and bars where you could enjoy memorable meals and just soak it all in!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are genuinely touched by such a lovely review. The comfort and enjoyment of our guests stay is our priority and its great to hear you had a fabulous stay with us made the most of exploring this beautiful region of France. Ann-Marie & Adrian Randle
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Lovely gite in a very beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Very tastefully decorated gite with everything you need for a great holiday, lovely hosts who were unobtrusive but always available if needed. Would not hesitate to return or recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Schwäbisch Gmünd

Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 4 from Germany) had a wonderful week in Canal View Cottage. Everything was as described and the location is simply perfect. We loved being so close to the lock and the Canal which was always entertaining. Bike rides along the Canal and to the various locks are wonderful. Carcassonne is only a short drive away, there is a big supermarket in Trèbes where you can get anything you need and if you feel like go the beach you can reach the sea in about 1 hour.

Ann-Marie and Adrian are absolutely nice and unobtrusive. In Marseillette you can get fresh bread at the local bakery (short bike ride) and the village itself is rather quiet. Canal View gives you a little more shade than Olive Tree cottage, which was nice, as it was quite hot while we were there. The pool is set amidst olive and almond trees (thanks for the almonds!) with some lavender in between so there was no way we would have traded with the boaters on those hot days!

We would love to go back and spend some more time in this lovely place.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We aim to make the accommodation comfortable and well equipped to provide a relaxing and hassle free holiday for our guests. It means a lot to us think we are achieving this goal. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Ann-Marie & Adrain
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1060 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
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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