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

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Ann-Marie & Adrian Randle
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 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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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

26 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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
5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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5

Perfect Property, Great Location, Lovely Owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay celebrating our wedding anniversary at Canal View. The friendly owners live in an adjacent farmhouse and nothing was too much trouble. The gite is as described and the pictures you see are what you get. We enjoyed lazy afternoons by the sparkling pool which has been upgraded and refurbished recently. We cycled into Trebes and ate at the wine bar and at the Algerian restaurant Argan in the side street just over the bridge (both recommend). There is a large Intermarche Supermarket which had all you will need.

All said, the gites offered by Ann-Marie are excellent and I am happy to give them a 5* recommendation and we look forward to another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachel and Morel it was lovely for us to provide our Gite to celebrate your wedding anniversary. It was a shame you could not stay longer but we would love to welcome you back sometime. Ann-Marie and Adrian
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Leicestershire
5

Great property, lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely house. Tastefully decorated and equipped with good quality, comfortable furnishings. Nice kitchen with all the necessary equipment. Beautiful bedrooms and bed linen too. Large patio with table and chairs, loungers and deck chairs.

The area is very picturesque with and the Canal du Midi winding through vineyards, all with a backdrop of hills and mountains. The owners are lovely; very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. There is another cottage on-site (Olive Tree) but the properties are back to back and have separate entrances so there is no loss of privacy. The garden is huge and has a good-sized pool. We loved this place and have already booked for next year! Well done Adrian and Ann-Marie!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We have worked hard to provide a high standard of accommodation so it's great to receive such positive feedback. Roll on next year so we can welcome you back again! Adrian and Ann-Marie
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5

A Perfect Spot on The Canal du Midi

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 2 week break at Canal View Cottage. Its location alongside the Marseillette lock is perfect for gongoozling and the views towards The Black Mountains are spectacular. The cottage is very well equipped and has everything you need to feel at home. Ann-Marie and Adrian are right next door to provide advice and information and If you ask nicely, they might even let you take Inkie, their gorgeous Black Labrador for a walk along the canal. We would recommend Canal view Cottage unreservedly. Just one tip, if you're a sun-lover you should definitely consider the adjacent South-facing Olive Tree Cottage as an alternative.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It means a lot to us that our guests have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time exploring this beautiful area and Canal View Cottage. Inkie is always very happy to be taken for a walk/swim in the canal - Well she is a labrador! Ann-Marie and Adrian
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Location

Activity and Interests

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

Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

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

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower cubicle, large vanity mirrored vanity unit with cupboard space Wall heater

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 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

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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

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