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Gite In Canet D'aude, Aude, Languedoc, France

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Gite In Canet D'aude Nr Narbonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Secluded Position, Yet In Center Of Village. 2km From Canal Du Midi And 30 Mins From Beaches.

Renovated to a very high standard, The Winemaker's House sits in the grounds of a Maison D'Maitre which faces the village square in the heart of Canet d'Aude, a village situated on the border of the Minervois and Corbieres wine regions. The gite is set at the rear of an acre of park and grounds with its own private garden and has a completely separate entrance to the main (owners) house. Sitting on your sun lounger on the gite's own pool-terrace you could be forgiven for thinking you were miles from anywhere. In fact you will be 200m from the heart of the village with its shops, bar and facilities. The 12m x 4.5m heated indoor pool sits between the gite and the barns of the manor house. In the summer both ends of the pool room are opened up to the gardens. You can relax on the terrace in the sun knowing the kids wont burn while they play in the pool. Or vice-versa! Inside the gite, the rooms are light and airy with high ceilings and all mod-cons are provided including 2 fridges, one of which could be exclusively used for wine, beer and ice-cream! Downstairs there is a large kitchen diner, separate lounge and a large shower / wc room. Upstairs there are 3 large bedrooms and a family bathroom with full size bath/shower. Outside the gite faces onto its own private courtyard garden with palm trees, tomato plants (help yourself) and fig trees, a large dining terrace / barbecue area, (with lighting for the late evenings) sun loungers, and pool terrace.


Owner
Diane Lucas
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
2 November, 2017

About Diane Lucas

We moved here in 2008 on the basis that it would be an adventure but if it didn't work out, well we'd just go back to the UK. Happy to say we are still here and still enjoying it. Our kids are now proper French teenagers (though well trained so dont worry!), our French is still not quite perfect, and the main house still needs a lot of work, but on the whole life is good.

Diane Lucas purchased this house in 2008

Why Diane Lucas chose Canet

With over 300 days of glorious sunshine per year the Aude offers a fantastic variety of activities and places to visit during your holiday;

* The beaches at Narbonne plage, Gruissan and Le Franqui

* The historic walled city of Carcassonne.

* The Roman city of Narbonne - the daily (morning) indoor market is always a favourite with food lovers

* Walks and restaurants along the Canal du Midi

* Family swimming areas in local rivers

* For older children river jumping/swimming is a must at Ribaute.

* Paint balling, canoeing (in the Orb valley) and go-karting near to the beach at Gruissan

* Water park at Narbonne Plage/Gruissan which our younger vistors always enjoy

* The medieval towns of Lagrasse and village of Minerve, Cathar castles and ancient forts.

What makes this house unique

The reason we chose this house (out of the thousands we looked at!) was that its fairly unique in having a large garden that gives a feeling of being completely secluded and peaceful and yet it is situated 200m from the centre of the village. Perfect.

Guestbook comments from the owner

V.good location, v.good specification, v.friendly host. v.private. v.good pool. you will not regret booking!
Jun 2015
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Location

Coast/Beach:

The closest beaches to Canet (30 mins by car) are Narbonne Plage and Gruissan with their wide, sandy expanse of shorelines and safe swimming they are ideal for families of all ages. As well as several outstanding beaches Gruissan is famous for its ancient medieval centre, restaurants, shops, seafood and a modern buzzing mariana. A bit further away are the beaches of Leucate and Le Franqui with beautiful backdrops and slightly deeper inshore waters more suited for "proper" swimming.

Travel:

This area is served by several lo-cost airlines particularly in the summer months.

Approx times from airports to Canet are; Carcassone airport 35 mins, Beziers 30 mins, Perpignan 45 mins, Montpellier 1hr, Toulouse 1hr 30mins, Girona 1hr 45mins.

There is a train station at Narbonne connecting routes to Paris and Lezignan connecting routes to Toulouse. Car-hire is definitely recommended.

Distances:

The village of Canet D'aude is in a fantastic location - surrounded by vineyards and only 2Km from the Canal du Midi. The nearest market town, Lezignan Corbieres, is only 4Km away with all the big supermarkets, a great butchers, posh patiserrie and an excellent local wine shop. You can also join the motorway at Lezignan which will give you fast access to all the region's principal towns, cities and beaches. We are just 15 mins to Narbonne and 30 mins to Carcassonne.

Further Details:

Canet itself is a historic site and the village dates back to the 8th century. Today it is a thriving village and offers all the modern amenities you may need within a 5 minute walk of the gite including. a small supermarket, boulangerie, bar, tabac, vegetable market (open Fridays and Sunday morning's), pizza restaurant, a pharmacy and doctor's surgery.

Local attractions include:

* The beaches at Narbonne plage, Gruissan and Le Franqui

* The historic walled city of Carcassonne.

* The Roman city of Narbonne - the daily (morning) indoor market is always a favourite with food lovers

* Walks and restaurants along the Canal du Midi - you can hire little boats at various points along the Canal

* Family swimming areas in local rivers - Mirepisset and Bize and also at local lakes where the french often build beach areas

* For older children river jumping/swimming is a must at Ribaute. There is also; paint balling, canoeing (in the Orb valley) and go-karting near to the beach at Gruissan

* There is a water park at Narbonne Plage/Gruissan which our younger vistors always enjoy

* The medieval towns of Lagrasse and village of Minerve are always popular destinations and for those with a love of historic buildings the Abbey at Fontfroide and the Cathar castles in the mountains towards Perpignan are also outstanding.

* Shopoholics will enjoy the boutiques of Narbonne and Montpellier

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Canet in Aude

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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:
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs is a modern wet-room style shower room with wc and hand basin. The family bathroom upstairs includes a wc, hand basin and full size bath with shower. Big fluffy towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms all decorated and furnished with high quality bed linen to give a light, airy and relaxing feel. Bedroom 1. double bed, Bedroom 2. double or twin beds, Bedroom 3. twin beds (sloping ceiling)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Outside: The gite has its own private walled garden including a dining terrace with barbecue and seating for 8, a pool terrace with 8 sun loungers, with areas of sun and shade to be found at all times of day. The 12.5m heated pool is accessed by the terrace via full height concertina glass doors which open out in the summer months to provide a real sense of air and light. The other end of the pool opens onto the main park and garden. There is also a large trampoline for guests use. The main garden faces the drive as you enter and includes a traditional park with mature trees and shrubs laid out in the original 19th century design with an ornate fish pond hidden in the centre. There is also a more open grassy area leading down to a stream at the back of the property. Guests are welcome to wander around this garden and find a quiet spot to relax. Utility Room: Separate from the kitchen there is a utility cupboard housing the washing machine, iron, ironing board, vacuum and cleaning stuff, away from small children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Good quality linen and bathroom towels are provided, please bring your own beach/pool towels. Please leave the gite at the end of your stay as clean as you found it, or if you prefer there is a cleaning service for 70 euros. Other: Cots and high-chair available on request at no extra charge

Reviews

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Darmstadt
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great stay in this lovely house

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We had a great stay in this lovely house. The gite is clean, comfortable and well equipped. The "welcome provisions" of food and drink was much appreciated and thoughtful. We spent most of the time outside though, enjoying the various places to sit and relax.

Our daughter loved the pool and the garden with the trampoline.

There are lots of places to visit (Carcassonne, Gruissan, little villages and walks on the Canal du Midi) but it was always lovely to come back to the gite.

Diane and her husband are kind and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very welcome.

We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and went home relaxed.

THANK YOU DIANE!!"

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Canet, Aude

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
12 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£457
for 4 nights
From
£114
£803
 
 
Rate 2
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£561
for 4 nights
£981
 
 
Rate 3
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,383
for 7 nights
£1,383
 
 
Rate 4
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£981
for 7 nights
£981
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £133.82

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required with the booking with the balance paid 6 weeks before the holiday starts. We ask for a 200 euro cash deposit to be paid when you arrive to cover any additional cleaning costs or breakages. This is refunded when you leave.

Changeover Day:
During the peak summer season rentals need to be for full weeks with changeover day on Saturdays, but we can be more flexible out of peak times. Arrivals after 4pm and leaving by 10am if you can!



Notes on prices:
Prices include linen, towels, wifi, electricity and water etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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