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Two Beautiful Stone Gites In Renovated Barn, With Pool - Gite Corbiere Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking



Gite Corbiere Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Sleeps 6. 3 bedroom gite. Access to the gite is over a dedicated patio located across from the secure pool area. The patio is equipped for outdoor dining and has a BBQ. The spacious lounge, dining and kitchen area has a tiled floor with a comfortable seating area with English satellite TV, DVD, CD player and free wifi. There is a dining table with chairs and fully equipped kitchen with oven, induction hob, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The bedrooms are on the first floor: Bedroom 1 has a king size oak bed with Ergoflex mattress, bedside tables, wardrobe, original timber floor and ceiling beams, complimented by a view out across the vineyard to the Canal. Bedroom 2 also has a king sized oak bed with Ergoflex mattress, bedside tables, wardrobe and features and views to match bedroom 1. Bedroom 3 is to the rear of the gite and is set up with twin beds, bedside table, timber floors and beams. There are also 2 bathrooms with a shower, WC and handbasin in each.

About the property


Les Arques Gites are adjacent to a small vineyard that stretches to the Canal du Midi near to the picturesque villages of Homps and Olonzac. This is a quintessentially French location in the sunny Languedoc region, within a short drive of the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean near Narbonne and the spectacular Cité of Carcassonne. The property dates back to the 1850's and the renovation has retained the traditional character of the stone barn with oak windows, doors and the original timber roof beams, combined with modern facilities to make your stay comfortable. The excellent location allows guests to abandon the car and ramble for 15mins along the Canal to Homps to enjoy the scenery & numerous restaurants or, in the opposite direction to Olonzac to experience the colourful local market, bars, restaurants, tennis courts and park. Venture further afield on cycles or in the car to explore the numerous vinyards and Cathar castles.

Wendy Platt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
We require a 25% deposit at the time of booking. The final payment is due 8 weeks before arrival. We also require a £100 returnable damage deposit.
The gite will be available from 4pm on the day of arrival, and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days in July and August are usually Saturday to Saturday. Please enquire if you require a different changeover day. Other months are flexible.

Notes on prices:
All prices are in GB sterling.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Olonzac in Hérault

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All bed linen, tea towels, towels (and pool towels) are provided. There are fans in each bedroom. There is a hair dryer, iron and ironing board in each gite. A travel cot is available. In the under-croft area there is a shared washing machine. There is also a table tennis table (with bats & balls), over 60 DVD's, English books and games for your use. Outside: Each gite has its own patio area with BBQ, table and chairs. There is a shared pool (9m x 4m) with security fence, sun loungers, an outdoor solar shower and toilet. There is also a small garden area with a patio. The adjacent Canal du Midi has a tow path for walking and cycling. There is a large lake 2 km away with a beach for swimming (lifeguards present in August) and an area for water-sports & canoes for hire.


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(21 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Fabulous gite located in a very beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

The gite is situated in the beautiful village of Homps with its many bars and restaurants, there is so much to do here from walking,cycling, visiting hill top villages, markets and night time entertainment at nearby Olonzsac (which is walkable from the gite) and of course a refreshing dip in the private pool at the end of the day. Our favourite day was borrowing bikes and cycling along the canal stopping for a leisurely lunch at one of the restaurants on the tow path. The gite has everything that you need plus more ! And John was there to answer any questions we had. I thoroughly recommend it unreservedly.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our Site and the linked facilities, including pool and bikes were excellent. The host was really welcoming and helpful in giving ideas and us knowing what to do. It was all to a very high standard and in an excellent location, near the canal and two local towns.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and relaxed

  • 5 of 5

We booked both properties as a large family group and were very happy with our choice. I stayed in the smaller 2 bedroom gite which was spacious and very clean and comfortable with a lovely view of the canals from the windows. We found Wendy had thought of everything her visitors might need to make their stay comfortable and relaxed. The kitchen amenities were well thought out for self catering and the selection of books, videos, table tennis and swimming pool mean you don't need to go anywhere. We walked to the bakery and into Homps every day where there were some good restaurants and cafes. We hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay with wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gite Corbiere for 2 weeks and really enjoyed every minute of it. The accommodation is clean and well equipped and (very important for me) the beds were comfortable too. The swimming pool was kept clean. The location is very relaxing. The villages of Homps and Olonzac are both in easy walking distance, and the canal makes for pleasant country walks too. Of various Gite holidays we've had in the past (in france), this has been the best. I also agree with all the other superlative review comments you see for this place!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 16 nights in September 2016. As there were just 2 of us, we stayed in the smaller property - Gite Minervois. The accommodation was lovely and exceptionally well equipped, including a torch that we could use at night as we strolled back along the canal after lovely meals in local restaurants! Wendy was very welcoming and helpful. The information folder provided re local attractions, restaurants etc was excellent and it became our bible!

The location is beautiful. We were surrounded by vineyards and were able to watch the grapes being harvested from just outside the property. There are lovely places to visit on foot, by bikes (which were provide) and by car. With the exception of 2-3 days, the weather was beautiful.

Our only small disappointment re accommodation was that as our accommodation was up a stairs, we had no immediate access to an outdoor space (terrace, balcony).

Overall, we were delighted with the experience and no have hesitation in recommending it.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A holiday near the Canal du Midi in Languedoc

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a holiday in Homps in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France. We stayed in Gite Corbiere which was very comfortable, clean and well-appointed. The owners, Wendy and John live next door and couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful.

The location is excellent, quiet but within easy walking distance along the canal to Homps or Olonzac. Both have excellent cafes and restaurants.

It was great to have English TV so after a day out and about exploring we could spend a relaxing evening watching a favourite programme or two.

We spent two lovely weeks here and have no hesitation in recommending a stay at Gite Corbiere.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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The golden, sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are only a 45 minute drive away, extending all the way down to the Spanish border. Nearby Narbonne and Gruissan are lively resorts and world class windsurfing and sailing is available at Leucate.

Lakeside beaches are also available at Carassonne (30 min drive) and also swimming and private windsurfing and sailing at Lac Jouarres (2 km away).


There are several airports in this region:

Carcassonne - 35mins away

Beziers - 45mins

Perpignan - 50mins

Montpellier - 90mins

Toulouse - 90mins

Nimes - 2hrs away

Girona (Spain) - 2hrs away

Car hire is essential as there is very limited public transport.

Many of you may prefer to drive and the routes from Calais or Zeebrugge take around 10 hours on an unbroken run.


Carcassonne - (30mins) Has a wonderful Disney-like fortified Medieval Cité.

Narbonne - (30mins) Another vibrant Mediterranean city, built by the Romans has a cathedral and 100 yr old market hall to buy or consume local produce.

Minerve - (15mins) A historic village built at the meeting point of two gorges.

There are several Cathar castles to be found in the Corbieres Mountains about 90 -120 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Olonzac is an easy 15min walk or short drive down a quiet country lane past the 'Cave' (call in for quality local wine). It has a beautiful park with tennis courts, several cafes, bars, restaurants, weekly market and shops including a supermarket on the edge of the town.

Homps is a relaxing 15min walk along the banks of the Canal du Midi or a short drive past the local Boulangerie at the end of our lane. Homps is the old Port du Minervois and has a number of Canal-side restaurants. Boat tours and hire are available. Continue walking through Homps and you arrive at the lake.

Lac Jouarres is a couple of minutes away by car for swimming, sailing, fishing and windsurfing. There is a lakeside restaurant making this a lovely place to spend a few hours. The walk around the lake takes about an hour.

The tow path along the Canal is also a popular cycling route and the more energetic can reach Carcassonne in under 2 hours. You can venture off the Canal into glorious hilly countryside littered with vineyards and rocky outcrops seeded with wild Rosemary and other Mediterranean plants.

We provide literature and advice on tourist attractions, popular and secret destinations, wine caves and activities to help you make the most of your time in glorious Languedoc.