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



Updated: 08-Sep-2016
Apartment Sauvignon in La Redorte, Nr Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Situated Close To The Canal Du Midi And Within Easy Walking Distance Of Restaurant.

Spacious Apartment, Sauvignon 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 first floor with direct access to it own totally private terrace. Where you can relax and sunbathe. You can sit outside on the terrace and enjoy a meal and a glass of wine or two. The apartment has two bedrooms, large well equipped kitchen and dining room. Leather sofas and Flat Screen TV with UK channels, there is a bathroom with bath and shower above 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
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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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

Hi Vanessa,

we had a wonderful holiday thank you. Just wish it could have been longer. Rgds Jill

Dear Vanessa, July 2013

Thank you for renting your apartment to us at la batisse. We have had a great holiday - Cathar castles, beaches and vineyards. The apartment was perfect and was a lovely place to stay.


Will and Cath
Nov 2012
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Very comfortable apartment in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is comfortable and well equipped with a large private outdoor patio. It is situated in a peaceful village but with easy access to a supermarket, it is quiet with no road noise. The apartment and pool were clean and well maintained and Vanessa was very helpful with any queries we had. I would recommend it to anyone. We enjoyed visiting Carcasonne, Minerve and the nearby lake for swimming.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it is really appreciated. It was lovely to meet you. We are really pleased you enjoyed the apartment and the surrounding area. We hope to see you again.
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Comfortable apartment in good location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very comfortable with good beds, reliable WiFi, and well-equipped kitchen. The patio has a large umbrella and plenty of shade by mid afternoon.

The pool in the complex is nice but short, and the pool area is small and uncomfortable, as there are no chairs/recliners (nowhere to put them?). There is a nice lake (Lac de Jouarres) nearby if you like swimming though.

There are a lot of notices around forbidding this and that, which detracts from the ambience a bit, though the complex is very pleasant, as are the residents.

The local take-away does very good pizzas, and the Restaurant La Rivassel on the canal is a great location for boat-watching, and does decent food.

There is a particularly idyllic circular walk ("Boucle 1" on the map near the restaurant) which goes along the old railway track, through vineyards along lanes shaded by plane trees, and back by the canal

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eoin, Thank you for your review. I am really pleased you found the complex and resident pleasant. The pool is 11 meters x 4 meters. Which is a large pool. The pool is now heated. There is quite a lot of room around the pool as you an see the pool now has loungers in place, one side of the pool area is at least 5 meters wide allowing plenty of room to put loungers, the apartment also has it own folding loungers which can be taken to the pool area, as do most of the apartments. Obviously there are a couple rules, such as no glass around the pool, and no diving, these rules are in place so that everyone of all ages can enjoy the pool and sauna and for safety reasons. Once again thank you for your review.
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Perfect base for the region

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here a week with our young family, its a super flat in a converted historical building complete with huge beams and a lot larger than the photos depict. Its got a well equipped kitchen and a huge private terrace which was essential with our children. Whilst it gets quite hot on the terrace as it lacks any shade, the location provided an ideal base to explore the huge array of sights of the region.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katherine, I am really pleased you had a lovely time. Thank you for your review. Kind regards Vanessa.
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was spacious and comfortable, very well equipped with a private patio area and great BBQ. If you are looking for a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life this is the place to be, however we found the availability of places to eat and drink were in very short supply and not always open when you wanted them to be. One pizza shop that you could eat in but we decided to takeaway as it was small with no atmosphere and we were the only ones in it. The only other restaurant is a five to ten minute walk away down on the canal and quite expensive. No other bars or restaurants in the locality at all. Good patisserie and supermarket close by though.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Set in a Secure Gated Complex, with heated swimming pool and Sauna.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : carcassonne at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : La Redorte at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : La Redorte at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Homps, Man Made Beach at 5 Miles 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:

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
25 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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 Thursday-Thursday, Please enquire if you require a different change over day. Other months are flexible

Notes on prices:
All Prices 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

Apartment Sauvignon has its own totally private terrace.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • town
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with Bath and shower above. Double Sink unit,


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Double Bed, Bedside cabinets and lamps. Lovely and Bright. The Bed Can Be Made Into Two Singles if Required. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and Bedside Cabinet, Lovely and Bright.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Good sized Heated Pool 11m x 4m and sauna (open 10th May to 10th Oct) Private parking space within the grounds. Outside: Private very large enclosed terrace with table chairs and parasol & BBQ. For you to enjoy drinks & meals outside. Private parking space within the grounds. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: One set of bed linen is provided for each person for the duration of your holiday free of charge. If you require extra sets of bed linen, for the second week. Please add £10 per person. Beach towels can be Rented for £5 per person p/w Other: Dinning Room with large dinning table and chairs. There is an arch doorway leading from the dinning area to the totally private terrace, with BBQ and table and chairs with a parasol.

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