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Apartment Cinsualt, In A Converted 18th Century Winery, Heated Pool And Sauna



Updated: 20-Aug-2016
Apartment Cinsault in La Redorte, Nr. Carcassonne, Languedoc Roussillon, France - Situated Close To The Canal Du Midi

Apartment Cinsault is set in a secure converted 18th century winery. In the popular village of La Redorte, within walking distance of the Canal du Midi. The apartment is situated on the ground floor with direct access to the beautiful courtyard. With your own terrace and grassed area for you to sit outside and enjoy a meal and a glass of wine or two. The apartment has two good size bedrooms, large well equipped kitchen and dining room. Lounge sofas and television, there is a walk in shower room and a separate toilet. La Redorte itself has a boulangerie, pizzeria, restaurant, supermarket, butchers, post office, bank, tabac, hairdressers and also petrol station. There are many excellent restaurants in the immediate area. The village of La Redorte, is on the banks of the Canal du Midi, a major leisure attraction for cycling, boating and walks.

There is also a new swimming complex in the next village, with indoor and outdoor heated pools. See link below.


More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Vanessa and Andrew Holmes. We have lived in France with our two boys for the last 13 years. We enjoy the slower pace of life and the lovely weather.

This part of France offers fantastic beaches and beautiful scenery.

Carcassonne castle is a must to explore. It is breathtaking.

We manage several apartments and houses on behalf of owners who live in the UK & France but due to work commitments do not have time to take the bookings themselves.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards.

Vanessa and Andrew Holmes.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

Good morning Vanessa we had a fantastic holiday. Your apartment is absolutly superb,lovely atmostphere,great facilities which all added to our enjoyment. If we decide to return to the area for another visdit we would definitely contact you again.

Best wishes

Peter and Barbara
Jun 2015
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Cinsault - wonderfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We truly had a wonderful stay at Cinsault which was a perfect place to relax following our Med Cruise the week before. The location within the courtyard is first class and the secure setting would certainly have been a real bonus for us when the boys were younger. The swimming pool is lovely and very well maintained. It was particularly warm when we visited with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees and the pool was a very popular place to cool down.

La Redorte is a very relaxing base to explore the Carcassone area and we took full advantage also visiting Limoux, Homps and the lovely village of Bize Minervois, together with all towns and villages enroute. The canal is very picturesque and Carcassone itself is certainly worth a visit. Whilst a car is beneficial, it is not necessary as the supermarket is very close to the house and buses are available. I would consider an airport transfer in future rather than driving as the main restaurants are in Homps and that is about four miles away - best with a taxi to enjoy the wine.

All in all a fabulous place to visit and our holiday was made all the richer by the lovely French Family we met there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a gem!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at La Batisse in apartment La Cinsault for a week in July. The apartment itself was just as described - lovely and spacious and very well equipped. The setting around the central courtyard was very picturesque and afforded an opportunity to sit outside and relax.

La Redorte is a quiet. peaceful village. There isn't an awful lot to do there to be honest but that is part of the attraction. It's main attraction is that it is a mere 5 mins walk away from the Canal du Midi where you can while away an hour or two watching the canal boats sail by or go for a walk along the banks. There is a charming restaurant alongside which serves lovely food. La Redorte also has a well stocked supermarket very close by.

The apartment is in a very good location - ideal for visiting nearby Carcassonne (a must) and Narbonne - which is a beautiful city that has plenty of free parking and is well worth a visit. Also worth visiting are nearby Homps and Trebes which are both situated alongside the Canal du Midi. Trebes had lots of lovely restaurants and is very picturesque whilst Homps is smaller but charming also.

We would wholeheartedly recommend this apartment and the surrounding area and wold love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cinsinault Review (La Redorte)

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous week spent in the village of La Redorte in Apartment Cinsault , Nr. Carcassonne, Languedoc Roussillon. Description of the property was very accurate. Location very easy to get to from Carcassonne airport (approx 30 mins). Location of the apartment was perfect - next to a super market (which is also open on Sunday mornings) and within 5 mins walk of a delightful bakery. There are only a few restaurants in the village - must try are Le Rivasell and the Castle restaurants.

Property itself was very clean, very spacious and comfortable. Included everything that we needed. Only improvement for us would have been if the pool was heated - the heater did not seem to be working as water was very cold.

We would definitely visit again. Thanks for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Silva, thank you for your lovely review, I am so pleased you had a great time and enjoyed the area. I am unsure why the pool was cold, I was at La Batisse this morning and the pool was 27 Degrees. Thank you for letting me know. I will keep an eye on the temperature when I visit twice a week.
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Perfectly Placed!

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at the apartment about 8.00pm on a Sunday evening. It took us 10 minutes to unpack and then we headed off to a local restaurant that we noticed driving into the small town of La Redorte. From then on the weeks holiday just got better!

The apartment is so well placed to explore all that the region has to offer. We found great castles, great restaurants and it was always great to come back to a beautiful apartment.

After a day exploring we would arrive back at about 10.00pm and sit on the terrace sharing a bottle of local wine and star gazing. This holiday was a delight. The best bit....Carcasonne at night. The worst bit.....news that England had been dumped from the World Cup!

I would totally recommend this apartment, unless you hate castles and good food!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The Languedoc is a beautiful part of France with over 300 days of Sunshine. This is the reason we decided to live here. We love the long sunny days and blue skies.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcasssonne at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Redorte at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 35 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Homps at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended


Lac Jouarres is 10 minutes drive and has a lovely lake and sandy beaches with a restaurant. Narbonne beach is approx 45 minutes drive and has long sandy beaches and lovely blue sea. Other beaches, 10 minutes from Narbonne is the beach village of Gruissan with three beaches and the scene of the film ‘Betty Blue’. There are 42 beaches along the Golffe du Lion with the majority of them less than an hour away.


Fly to Carcassonne the apartment is just 25 minutes from the airport.

Shannon, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Brussels and Franfurt-Hahn to Carcassonne airport.

Fly to Toulouse – we are 1 hour and 30 minutes from airport.

Fly to Perpignan – we are 1 hour and 30 minutes.


The apartment is in the village of La Redorte. The Canal du Midi, with its bistros and lively canal culture is a short stroll away.

Narbonne is 45 minutes. Perfectly located for exploring the Lanquedoc Roussillon Region and its beautiful villages and Cathar castles. The medieval town of Carcassonne (La Cite) about 15 miles, Narbonne (40 miles), Minerve (10 miles) and the magnificent Cathar castles of Lastours are all easily accessible and a must-see when in the area.

Further Details:

There are two restaurants in the village, one with terrace on banks of the Canal du Midi. More excellent canal-side restaurants can be found in next village of Homps or in Rieux Minervois 6km away.

The village has a large supermarket (Intermarche -open every day) and a number of shops including butchers, boulangerie, pizzeria, tabac, post office, pharmacy, hairdressers/beauty salon and a bank, doctors & dentist.

Ideal area for walking, cycling. Local activities also include canoe/canyoning, water sports, horse riding. Golf course nearby in Carcassonne.

Outdoor adventure park suitable for all ages at Lac de la Cavayere (about 30 mins away) and supervised beaches. Visiting traditional French markets or free wine tasting at the local vineyards are other activities to be enjoyed daily in the area.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Change over day in July & August is Sunday
We require a 25% deposit at time of booking. The final payment is due 8 weeks before arrival. We also require a £200 returnable damage
deposit. The apartment will be available from 4pm on the day of your arrival, the apartment must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.
Early bookings.
25% is required at the time of booking.
The remainder can be spread over several months. On a monthly payment plan.
The full amount must be paid 8 weeks prior to commencement of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Change Over days in July & August are usually Sunday/Sunday Please enquire if you require a different change over day. Other months are flexible.

Notes on prices:
All Price are in GB Sterling.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel your holiday and there is more than 8 weeks to the commencement. We reserve the right to keep your deposit. If there is less than 8 weeks we reserve the right to keep the full amount.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The apartment is set in a Secure complex, making it a perfect place for children to play and relax and giving you peace of mind.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • lake
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • caving
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with double sink and shower. Separate toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. Double bedroom with double bed, fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 2. Large bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe and bedside cabinet. Lovely and bright.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Good sized heated pool 11m x 4m and sauna (open 10th May to 10th Oct), Private terrace and grassed area with table chairs and parasol. For you to enjoy drinks & meals outside. Private parking space within the grounds. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are included in the weekly rental, please bring your own beach towels. Other: Dining room with very large dining table. With views of the courtyard.

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