Apartments and Farmhouse in Bram, Nr. Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - A Well Renovated 200 Year Old Property With Heated Pool 3 Acres Of Grounds
Le Domaine Gabachou, an eighteenth century former farmhouse that houses 4 beautiful gîtes, is uniquely situated on the tree-lined banks of the famous Canal du Midi. Le Gabachou's gîtes benefit from: Heated pool, shared, usual temp 28C. Sun loungers and shaded pool house. Canal-side location. Use of our private canal boat. 3 acres of gardens. Outdoor eating areas. Close to Carcassonne and Cathar castle country. Modern bikes. BBQs and charcoal provided. Set in landscaped gardens that lead down to the tow path, there are plenty of quiet corners to enjoy a quick snooze in the sunshine or a glass of the local wine. Alternatively sit by the pool from where you can hear the gentle ‘whoosh’ as the canal boats glide by or take cover under the shade of the ancient chestnut trees at the front of the house. Rolling fields and acres of vineyards punctuate the surrounding countryside, in the heart of the Languedoc, – and yet the property is just a 20 minute drive from the unique walled ‘cite’ of Carcassonne. Explore Cathar Castles, La Montagne Noire, medieval towns and colourful markets, all within easy reach. The gîtes, La Maison D’Olives, Le Tournesol and Le Gabachou offer peace and tranquility, coupled with all the comforts you would expect in a real ‘home from home’.Each gîte has its own private seating area, but guests are of course free to enjoy the 3 acre/1 hectare garden and swimming pool. Included in the rental are: BBQ s and charcoal, Table tennis, Fishing rods, Modern bikes, Golf clubs, Tennis and badminton rackets. Our own private canal boat is easily handled and moored on the canal just at the end of the garden.
Details for holiday apartment La Maison d'Olives Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom
This beautiful property, situated at one end of the farmhouse, is built in a traditional rustic style with terracotta tiled floors, exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings.The gite is on two floors (126m2) – a spacious lounge offers two comfy sofas with Satellite TV (offering free to view channels) DVD player with selection of movies and a CD/Radio player.The separate kitchen/diner is bright, modern and equipped with all the appliances you need in a ‘home from home’ including cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster etc. The door at the back of the kitchen leads out to a small terrace and the rear garden. In the dining area is a large tiled top table with six chairs.The two spacious bedrooms are reached by a wooden spiral staircase from the lounge area on to a large landing. Bedrooms are furnished with built in wardrobes and offer one king sized double bedroom overlooking the front garden and chestnut trees, the second bedroom can be configured as required
Top Traveller Review
Truly amazing place to stay
About the Owner
1 holidaymaker review
Truly amazing place to stay
Just come home from a fantastic holiday staying in La Maison d'Olives - full of character and everything you need. Ian was the perfect host (and very nice 'chap') and couldn't do enough, always on hand to help or give advice - we borrowed bikes to cycle along the wonderful Canal d Midi after we used the boat which was a great day out. Our accommodation was the best we've stayed in - spacious, clean and very comfy beds. Our son loved the swimming pool - and we enjoyed lounging at the poolside in a perfect setting. Plenty to do in the area - Lastours was great as was Mirepoix. Ian can recommend restaurants although we chose to 'come home' each evening and eat in. Thank you again for a wonderful holiday - I certainly recommend it.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Just 25 mins from the beautiful Cite of Carcassonne;
the UNESCO world heritage site of the Canal du Midi at the bottom of the garden; Cathar castle country;
beautiful driving roads; Black mountains one side the Pyrenees the other.
Guest information folder of restaurants etc; walks and drives with maps
Just a great place to relax and sightsee.
Narbonne Plage: 100km.
Bikes provided (no charge)
Boat and MGB available at a charge of €90.00 and €120.00/day respectively
Nearest Airport: Carcassonne 25km, Toulouse: 85 km.
Nearest Ferry: Calais: 1100 km.
Nearest Train: Bram, TGV to Toulouse and change: 4 km.
Nearest Highway: A61: 5 km.
Nearest Bar: Bram: 4 km.
Nearest Restaurant: Bram/Villepinte 4 km.
Bram has 2 bakers, 2 butchers and a large Carrefour supermarket, pharmacy, doctors, vet.
- Booking Notes:
£50.00 discount for bookings made before April 30th 2014
The only surcharges are for using the boat or the MGB car.
May to October minimum 7 night stays with Saturday as the normal changeover day
Guests with Sunday flights can usually stay in the owners house, 2 en-suite rooms available there for €50.00 the night.
Notes on prices:
£50.00 per week reduction for all bookings made before April 30th 2014
- Available arrival
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- pets considered
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: The owner , who lives on site, has 4 cars that guests can experience the pleasure of open-top driving on beautiful traffic-free roads for a modest fee. Final cleaning is included in the rental Just a great place to stay! Outside: 3 acres of grounds, lots of seating areas, several BBQs in grounds, charcoal and tools provided, Easily managed canal boat moored at bottom of garden for use by guests. Instruction given. Shared use of heated pool (6m x 4m), table-tennis/football and other games equipment around, and fishing rods.