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Farmhouse Luxury Holiday Gites On The Banks Of Canal Du Midi - Le Tournesol Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 19-May-2015
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 Le Tournesol Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

This gite, situated in the middle section of the farmhouse, is bright, modern and painted in sunny yellow to reflect its name of ‘The Sunflower.’ The tiled flooring through out is cool black and white, giving the gite a contemporary feel. The front door leads directly into to the spacious lounge/diner which is furnished with two comfy sofas (one folds out into a bed if needed), chairs, and at one end a circular oak dining table and chairs.The separate kitchen is well equipped with all the appliances you need in a ‘home from home’ including cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, toaster etc.The bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and opposite is a separate shower room with large shower, WC and basin.The front of the property looks out onto the extensive gardens of Le Gabachou, which lead directly down to the banks of the Canal du Midi and a door at the back of the gite leads out to a small private terrace furnished with table and chairs

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 22 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bram at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 1060 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bram at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A61 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bram at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont d'Holmes at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne Plage at 100 Kilometres Car: necessary

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.


Car recommended

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.

Further Details:

Bram has 2 bakers, 2 butchers and a large Carrefour supermarket, pharmacy, doctors, vet.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    £50.00 discount for bookings made before April 30th 2014

    The only surcharges are for using the boat or the MGB car.

    Changeover Day:
    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
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Updated: 19-May-2015
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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