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Gite Maison Vigneronne Somail on the Canal du Midi 25km from the Mediterranean

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Character house with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with private garden be.

Part of a vineyard house that has been in our family for more than 7 generations, this charming cottage, renovated in 2015, is located on the banks of the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the charming village of Somail. With its 2 large bedrooms, each with a double bed and a single bed for a child, our cottage is ideal for 2 couples or a family.

This village has many restaurants serving local specialties or why not go to the gastronomic discovery of 10 starred restaurants in the Michelin Guide of the Aude!

The golden beaches of the Mediterranean are just 25km kilometers, offering in addition to swimming, jet skiing, kite surfing and boat trips ...

Also try the new Balnéoludique Centre Gruissan or visit the African Reserve in Sigean.

There are a plethora of other activities available in the area: horse riding or cycling along the Canal, boat tours, canoeing, swimming in the river Cesse 2km or wine tasting in one of the many wineries .. .

More Details

Owner
Michel et Nicole Mouls
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Michel et Nicole Mouls

Retired Wine Grower and English Teacher

Michel et Nicole Mouls purchased this cottage in 1850

Why Michel et Nicole Mouls chose Le Somail

This winegrower's house has been in our family for 7 générations.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Le Somail in Ginestas

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • La caution de 200€ est à régler en espèces le jour de l'arrivée dans le gîte.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms (2 on the first and one on the ground floor) have a shower, sink and toilet. towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Two large bedrooms on the first, each with a king size bed with mattress topper (2mX180) but separable into twin beds on demand, each with its own bathroom and toilet. Each room also has an antique bed (mattress and box springs New!) a child's place of 7cmx188cm. .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Safe. Vacuum cleaner and cleaning kit available. End of stay cleaning service optional (50 €)

Reviews

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Gite Maison Vigneronne Somail on the Canal du Midi 25km from the Mediterranean
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Gite. It exceeded our expectations in every way.

  • 5 of 5

There was a lot more to do in the small village of Le Somail than we thought there would be. From boating down the canal to hiking the trails, to exploring the surrounding areas, my husband and I had plenty to see and do. We were pleasantly pleased with the amount of fine food and wine available in Le Somail as well. What a great way to spend two weeks in France in the Spring!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

WHAT A GREAT STAY IN LE SOMAIL!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Michel and Nicole Mouls for letting us spend 14 days in your lovely gite! Your facilities were first class and up- to-date with everything we needed. We were two couples and there were two large bedrooms upstairs with well-appointed baths to accommodate us. The village of Le Somail had wonderful restaurants with delicious food and we found everyone to be so friendly and hospitable. We highly recommend staying in Le Somail with the Mouls. Thank you for a lovely time!

Hubert & Connie Ullman

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. It was a real pleasure having you and a great way to start the season for us. Interested (and interesting), always optimistic and positive , you were the perfect guests. Thank you.
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5

Comfortable Home on the Canal Midi

  • 5 of 5

The two weeks we spent in this immaculately clean, completely outfitted comfortable home were a delight. The rooms are spacious; kitchen and bathrooms recently renovated to modern standards. Nicole and Michel, our hosts, live in the main house, featured in the photographs, next door to the rental portion of the building. They were respectful of our privacy yet generous, having treated us to fresh eggs from their hens on a couple of mornings. The village of Le Somail has an authentic, historic feel to it and the Canal du Midi provides endless entertainment for anyone interested in things maritime.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So rude not to have replied earlier to thank you for your kind reviews! Many apolgies. We too have very favourable memories of your stay in our gite. Thank you.
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5

Fun in the French sun

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here and what a delightful experience, everything was perfect, including the owners who conveniently live next door, and were a font of helpful information without being obtrusive. The village is small and friendly, with some great restaurants and of course the barge for all your morning croissant requirements. The views from the house are just wonderful, I would have happily spent a lot longer just sitting watching the world go by, Thankyou

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a lovely gite! Beautiful location, on the Canal du Midi at Le Somail. Very friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

The gite is very well decorated and furnished - plenty of room - modern fittings and equipment - air conditioned (it was very hot while we were there in mid-June - in the 30C plus range, every day) - quiet garden terrace at the back - another sitting-out area in the front, overlooking the canal.

The owners, Nicole and Michel, live next door - Nicole is/was a Brit, so language was no problem. Both very friendly and helpful - Michel brought us home-grown apricots and fresh eggs.

Le Somail is a lovely village - centred on the canal, with many boats to hire or just to watch going by. We enjoyed a village fair weekend, with dinner (very nice), music and dancing, until very late. Great evening!

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks.The perfect neighbours and guests! We did enjoy having you too and regret we did not have the opportunity to know you better. Thank you also for the advice on clothes storage which we have acted on...
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5

Perfect canal side location

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful Gite in an outstanding and quiet location on the canal du midi, great view to wake up to in the morning and also to enjoy the front terrace area with a glass of wine in the evening . With options for al fresco dining at both the front and rear of the property, and restaurants close by this makes for a very convenient location without the need to drive far.The accommodation is well thought out, impeccably clean with quality crockery, cutlery and glassware (often overlooked in rental accommodation). The Gite is very spacious and has all the modern conveniences in the kitchen that you would want for home cooking if you choose to prepare your own meals, a bonus was the surprise delivery of freshly laid hens eggs from the owners hens next door and made breakfast even more of a delight. I would certainly not hesitate to return to this beautiful Gite and superb canal side location. Nicole and Michel the owners live next door which was a great bonus as they have taken great care with their Gite to ensure a comfortable stay, which is not always the case in properties that are managed remotely. Parking was a bonus too, available adjacent to the property.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your flattering, detailed review which you obviously took time to write, and also your comments while you were here (the teapot is now standing in its place!). Thank you also for leaving the place so clean and tidy. We would love to have you back again in the future should you wish to visit the area further , and have the opportunity to get to know you better. Thank you.
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Carcassonne et Béziers
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Le Somail
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Le Somail (4 restaurants et 1 salon de thé)
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage et Gruissan
Car: recommended

This cozy cottage is located along the Canal du Midi, World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in the charming village of Somail.

This village has many restaurants serving local specialties or why not go to the gastronomic discovery of 10 starred restaurants in the Michelin Guide of the Aude!

For bread and fresh croissants, morning walk 200 meters to the grocery barge, moored on the other side of the old bridge, in front of the famous library of ancient books.

The golden beaches of the Mediterranean are just 25km kilometers, offering in addition to swimming, jet skiing, kite surfing and boat trips ... Also try the new Balnéoludique Centre Gruissan.

There are a plethora of other activities available in the area: horse riding or cycling along the Canal, boat tours, canoeing, swimming in the river Cesse 2km or wine tasting in one of the many wineries .. .

Ideally located in the heart of Cathar country, the city of Minerva is only 19km, the Cathar castles within an hour, Carcassonne with its medieval city 40km (another UNESCO heritage site!)The Fontfroide Abbey at 30 minutes, the city of Narbonne 15 km, Béziers 35km ... The African Reserve Sigean is also worth visiting.

Fancy a trip to Spain? We are only an hour and 15 minutes from the Spanish border.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Le Somail, Aude

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018 Moyenne Saison
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£569
for 7 nights
£569
 
 
2018 Saison
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£631
for 7 nights
£631
 
 
2018 Haute Saison
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£701
for 7 nights
£701
 
 
2018 tres haute saison
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£841
for 7 nights
£841
 
 
2018 Haute Saison
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£727
for 7 nights
£727
 
 
2018 Saison
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£631
for 7 nights
£631
 
 
2018 Moyenne Saison
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£569
for 7 nights
£569
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 basse saison
13 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£543
for 7 nights
£543
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Basse
13 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£569
for 7 nights
£569
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Moyenne
20 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£587
for 7 nights
£587
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Saison
25 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£657
for 7 nights
£657
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Haute
15 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£736
for 7 nights
£736
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Tres Haute
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£858
for 7 nights
£858
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Haute
31 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£736
for 7 nights
£736
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Saison
14 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£657
for 7 nights
£657
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Moyenne
28 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£587
for 7 nights
£587
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Basse
12 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£569
for 7 nights
£569
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Les tarifs affichés sont pour une groupe de 4 vacanciers maximum, taxes de séjour comprises. Ajouter 10€ par nuit, par personne supplémentaire. La capacité du gîte est limitée à 4 adultes et 2 enfants maximum.
Les réservations se font normalement de samedi en samedi. En cas d'annulation 30 jours ou plus avant la date d'arrivée, la caution de 25% du prix de la réservation, frais d'agence non compris, sera restituée. Assurance annulation conseillée.
La caution de 200€ est à régler en espèces le jour de l'arrivée dans le gîte.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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