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Gite With Private Pool And Vineyard Views



Updated: 23-Nov-2016
House in Le Somail, Nr. Narbonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Quiet Location By The Canal Du Midi

Constantia is a traditional ivy-covered property overlooking the Canal du Midi. There are three excellent canal side restaurants in Somail, a supermarket is just 2kms away, the lovely old town of Narbonne 13kms, and the Mediterranean beaches 26kms. Le Somail is a perfect location from which to explore this fascinating region. A wooden staircase leads from the entrance hall up to the accommodation, which has a two bedrooms, one with en-suite. The accommodation is all on the first floor with an unused wine storage facility below. There is a magnificent split-level open plan living area with traditional beamed ceiling and windows on three sides. The well-equipped kitchen has a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and gas hob. French windows open onto the roof terrace with barbecue, garden furniture and views across the vineyards. There is a washing machine in a third bathroom on the ground floor. The Minervois Cruisers office is next door so help and advice is always available.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Businessman with companies running canal boats in the UK as well as France. Fell in love with this region in 2003 when purchased Minervois Cruisers.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

3-10 Aug 2012

Enjoyed a perfect week. The pool is a perfect temperature - cool enough to be refreshing & warm enough to be enticing. If you are as lazy as we are you may want to secure bread & croisants at the bread boat. We had a particularly good meal at the Auberge du Somail. The house is ideal. We're off for a week on a Locaboat, but would love to come to stay again.

Mrs Vincent, Bedford, England.

28 June 2012.

Really enjoyed our stay... Gite comfortable and spacious. Wanted for absolutely nothing. Emily & Tony very Helpful. Hope to come again. Kath & Clive Marlow

15-22 June 2012

Had a very relaxing time in this beautiful village. Constantia is very spacious and we appreciated the views and pool. Hope to visit again some day. Pat, Steve, Val & Dave from Nottingham and Blackmore Essex, England.
Dec 2012
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1 Reviews

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la samail zing

  • 5 of 5

thank you Emily and tony for a wonderful week. we had 4 days in the house which is better than the pictures and beautifully kept with everything you need for a stress free holiday including a lovely pool. we then walked out of the house across the lane onto one of their fleet of canal boats for 3 days that was so relaxing I nearly fell in the canal de midi. beautiful house beautiful boat beautiful village and lovely people. we will be seeing you soon thank you again sabre and malcolm

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Malcolm, Many thanks for taking the time to post this very positive review, which is much appreciated. I'm pleased you had a great time and I hope we do see you again, as the area is full of a lot more than you can experience in one holiday! Regards Howard (Emily's Dad)
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From the Owner

Purchased property to include as part of the French business, offering boating customers accommodation before or after boat hire period. Have subsequently enjoyed staying in this area many times as the property is very well located for all the attractions of the Languedoc and surrounding areas.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 62 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : le Comptoir Nature at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Narbonne at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A61 - A9 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : le Comptoir Nature at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Andorra at 250 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne Plage at 34 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Day hire or Short Break boats available on Canal du Midi in village.


34 kms to the nearest beach at Narbonne Plage


Nearest Airports are Beziers, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Perpignan, Montpelier. Car hire is essential due to village location.


13kms to Narbonne

Further Details:

3 restaurants in village. 2kms to nearest Supermarket.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Apr to 27 Apr
14 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Apr to 26 May
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May to 6 July
26 May 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 July to 10 Aug
7 Jul 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Aug to 24 Aug
11 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug to 14 Sept
25 Aug 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sept to 21 Sept
15 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Sept to 3 Nov
22 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Friday at 3.00pm with 10.00am departure. Start day flexible at non-peak dates.

Notes on prices:
Non refundable Damage Waiver payable of £35 for up to 7 days and £46 for 8 days or more. Electricity charged extra during the period October to May.
Pets allowed at £35 per pet per week. Bicycle hire available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

As a part of a family business the property is next door to my eldest daughter who runs the boating operation for Minervois Cruisers in Le Somail, so always a friendly face nearby to help.

Property Type

  • house


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • village
  • waterfront


  • churches

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite to Bedroom 1 with wc, washbasin and bath/shower over. Second bathroom with wc, shower and washbasin on landing.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds and sofa bed in lounge.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: Terrace overlooking pool and vineyards with table, parasol, chairs and barbecue. Sun loungers and additional table/chairs around private pool which is a 9.5 x 5 metre pool. Utility Room: Pool bathroom with wc, shower, washbasin and washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included and changed weekly.

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