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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking



Olive Tree Cottage

Olive Tree Cottage has a south facing patio for sunbathing and relaxing overlooking the garden towards the pool and the hills in the distance. Around the front of the house (this is alongside the canal) you can stroll along the tow-path of the Canal du Midi and watch the boats navigate their way through the lock. The gîtes are in the grounds of very friendly British owners who will respect your privacy.

Upstairs, the gîte offers a double and a twin bedroom. Towels and bedding provided. There is a rain head 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/VHS & discs, Radio/ CD player. Dining table & chairs with a kitchen offering all facilities. A full-sized oven / grill with induction hob and a large fridge/freezer. All crockery, cutlery and tea towels are provided as well as a microwave/ dishwasher/toaster/Coffee filter/washing machine.

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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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well-equipped and comfortable gite in beautiful gardens and a gorgeous location by the Canal du Midi. Views from the poolside are incredible.The pool was great and the kids loved the table tennis. Extremely convenient for Carcassonne and enjoyed both day and evening visits there. Ann-Marie, Adrian and the boys made us feel very welcome and were very helpful but never intrusive. Excellent boulangerie/patisserie in the village. Can definitely recommend Olive Tree Cottage for a great holiday.
Jul 2013
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Competitive pricing given the superb location and facilities. Flexible changeover days as we try to fit in with your flight and travel arrangements. 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 note that we ask for £250 or 300 euro refundable breakages deposit before arrival


Accommodation and facilities for Olive Tree Cottagein Marseillette in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Large 'Rain Head' shower in a modern tiled cubicle Vanity unit and washbasin with large mirror. Plenty of shelves in the cupboards for storage. Efficient Electric Wall heater. Hair-dryer provided Bath and hand towels provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double - 1 Double Bed
    Twin - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin bedroom, Travel cot and High Chair / baby changing mat available on request Double bedroom has views over the patio and garden. Bedside tables with lamps and electric clock/radio, chairs. Mirrored wardrobe with shelving. Electric shutters. Efficient Electric Wall heater suitable for cosy winter holidays Twin bedroom overlooking patio and garden has a bedside table and lamp. Shelving Unit, chair and lamp. Electric shutters. Efficient Electric Wall heaters Extra wardrobe on the landing with spare bedding and pillows. Full length mirror
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
Pets are welcome 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 or allow them in the pool. Please clear up after your dogs both in the garden and in the local area. 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 located. For children, we also have a frame with 2 swings and a climbing rope. Heated Pool May - Oct. Regular flights to Carcassonne airport but also easy access from Toulouse, Montpelier, Nimes, Perpignan & Beziers airports. Girona is a major discount airport in northern Spain and is only less than 2 hours drive away so why not benefit from flying from your local airport in UK and have a leisurely drive over here to reach us. Barcelona centre is a 3 hours drive away. Chic boutique shopping in Toulouse and Montpellier


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Olive Tree Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Lovely little cottage in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

Olive Tree Cottage lives up to its description. It is clean and well cared-for with everything you need for a short break. The swimming pool was fabulous and we enjoyed swimming even in mid-October. The outdoor table tennis was great fun. Anne Marie and Adrian are good, discreet hosts. The setting on the canal du midi is lovely and there are nice views from the garden. We visited Carcassonne and the coast around Perpignan during our stay. The village has an excellent boulangerie but was quiet when we were there outside peak season. There were three adults on our trip and we had all we needed. The shower is brilliant! The cottage is excellent value for money and just as described in the advert.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We again had lovely weather in the Autumn which allowed Lucille, Ewan and Mairi to explore the area and enjoy the swimming pool at the end of the day.
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Great place to stay - a hidden gem !

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 2 weeks in Olive Tree Cottage.

Ann-Marie and Adrian were very welcoming and great hosts, sharing hints and tips on the local area.

The huge garden was great for the dogs - and the pool provided a welcome relief from the sun.

The gite itself was immaculate and had everything we needed.

There are some nice little eateries nearby in Trebes ( 5 min drive), so we didn't cook at home every night !

The amazing cite of Carcassonne is only ten minutes away - a must to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to welcome you for the 2 weeks in September and Inkie was well pleased to have 2 friends to play with each day. As with previous years the weather in September was extremely good. It would be lovely to welcome you back in the future Ann-Marie and Adrian
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Lovely house next to Canal du Midi

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house, well equipped, good location and lovely pool. Excellent barbie & a table tennis table to keep teenagers amused. Ideal spot for wine enthusiasts as you are in the Minevois & Corberies region. Only 20 minute drive to Carcassone & about 40 minutes to the nearest beach. My only issue was no air conditioning in the bedrooms when it is very warm. Otherwise great place and thank you to Ann-Marie & Adrian for being so welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We dream of air conditioning in our house to! It has been exceptional warm this summer. Air conditioning is definitely something we are considering to add in the future but I hope the fans provided at least circulated some air! Ann-Marie & Adrian
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A lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at Olive Tree Cottage. The cottage was spacious and comfortable, with all the amenities we could have wanted, and Adrian and Ann-Marie were very attentive hosts. We had to cope with very hot temperatures (up to 38 degrees!) but they bought in extra fans to help for the times we couldn't be in the fab pool! The location was great, with loads to see in the immediate area, and only a 25 min drive from Carcassonne Airport. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to welcome Simon, Geraldine and the 2 girls to Olive Tree. The girls were especially taken by Inkie our young black lab who loves attention. Ann-Marie and Adrian
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Just fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Sunday evening after an easy drive down from Toulouse airport, and were welcomed by Adrian and Ann-Marie who had kindly made sure there was enough food and wine to see us through the evening..! The location of the gites is idyllic, the Canal du Midi is on the doorstep and a lock gate (which provided hours of entertainment for our 6 year old) is right opposite. There is so much to do without going near the car – you can walk to the village, restaurants and of course the canal - and within the grounds of the gites and house the swimming pool is huge and there are swings and table tennis for the children and competitive adults. Carcassonne is a short drive away, as are water sports on the river, caves in the mountains – the list goes on.

Olive Tree cottage itself has a sheltered courtyard garden with barbeque which is a proper sun trap, backing on to the huge grounds and swimming pool. Inky the dog was a regular visitor particularly at lunch time, but will keep her distance if you prefer! The Randles could not have been better hosts and nothing was too much trouble, including providing a regular supply of some of the best wine we have ever had, sourced from a local vineyard and a bargain..

The weather was a bit mixed - it can be a bit of a lottery in this part of France in May, but when it was hot it was very hot. Otherwise there are really no negatives and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and that the wine and Inky were well received. We would love to welcome you back again sometime as like you say there is so much exploring of the beautiful region to be done! Thank you for the review and kind words. Ann-Marie and Adrian
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The perfect place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

As a family, with children 18 and 14, we all had a great time during our week at your cottage and after the manic few weeks before our holiday with work and home life, the time to relax and chill out round the pool was most welcome.

The cottage was a true home from home with everything we needed and more, you and Adrian were always there as required with helpful tips on places and restuarants to visit and as you know we all really enjoyed meeting the two boys Callum and Ethan and especially Inkie the black lab who kept an eye on us while you were away.

We will be back to stay in the future and would have no hesitation in recommending Olive cottage, 10 out of 10 is not enough in my book.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Simon for this lovely review. It's very important for Adrian and I that our guests enjoy their stay and we are delighted that you had a relaxing holiday. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Inkie sends her love and is missing all the attention. Ann-Marie & Adrian
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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.