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Fantastic Holiday Rental located on the Canal du Midi in the South France - Vine Apartment Sleeps 4 (1 Double,1 Twin Bedroom)



Updated: 02-Aug-2016
Enjoy lovely 1 & 2 Bedroom Holiday Residences located in the heart of the wine region of the Languedoc Roussillion

This is a charming 200 year old stone Barn conversion which has been restored with all the comforts afforded to modern living, whilst creating a welcoming home from home feeling and retaining much of its French country charm with stone feature walls, wooden beams and rafters.

The two properties, known as the Vine Apartment & the Ivy Apartment has undergone a major re-decoration in 2015. These luxury properties are situated in a lively rural area in the village of Ventenac en Minervois, which is itself, a small unspoiled village on the edge of the Canal du Midi and set within the Minervois Vineyards.

The beautiful village of Ventenac en Minervois boasts a beautiful Château & a Wine Cave, which includes a Wine museum. The Wine Château also features a shop for tasting and purchasing your local wine. The village also features 2 good restaurants with large outside dining areas, both of which specialises in BBQ delights cooked over the Vineyards vine pruning wood to add a unique flavour to your chicken, fish, pork or other foods. Both restaurants share panoramic views and are located on the edge of the Canal du Midi, giving you a pleasant dining experience, whilst watching the canal boats and pleasure barges go by.

The Canal du Midi is a beautiful tree lined canal with tow paths that afford some great walks and cycle rides. There is a small bakery located in the village, with a good selection of larger shops and supermarkets only 5 minutes away. Ventenac-en-Minervois, is ideally located and in close proximity to the sea and mountains, so you can easily fully explore this unspoilt region of the South of France. The beautiful beaches and the Mediterranean sea are just a short 35 minute drive away or why not spend your time touring some of the many wine domains of the region and tasting the excellent local wines.

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Details for holiday apartment Vine Apartment Sleeps 4 (1 Double,1 Twin Bedroom), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

This spacious Duplex 2 Bedroom Apartment known as the Vine Apartment is perfect for singles, couples or even families. The apartment has been tastefully designed to ensure that you are comfortable with air-conditioning included.

There is a one spacious master bedroom with en-suite with walk in wardrobe on the first floor, & a twin bedroom with two single beds & wardrobe on the second floor. The kitchen has been fully equipped, including microwave, kettle, large fridge freezer and is open plan. The living room features a 2 & 3 seaer sofa & for entertainment there is a large widescreen Flat panel TV with SAT TV (English & French). For your dining experiences you can take advantage of a 6 seater long dining table in the dining area, or you can enjoy the large round table with adjustable parasol seating 4-6 people on the large private garden terrace. The terrace also features a large Plancha BBQ.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of 4 and have always loved the South of France. So we set off in the beginning of 2007 and to our delight we managed to find this charming stone barn conversion on the Canal du Midi. The village has all the amenities that you need such as a local shop, 2 superb Restaurants & a lovely Wine Château.

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Great village location

  • 5 of 5

We had a splendid two weeks staying in the Vine apartment, an ideal size for a family and perfect for us with two separate bathrooms as we had a teenager with us who liked his own space!

The apartment is furnished to a very high standard and was very clean. We loved the outdoor terrace and used the plancha bbq a number of times. We also visited the two restaurants a number of times during our stay.

We brought bikes with us and there was plenty of space to store them, the apartment was ideally located for cycling along the canal. We visited Melo Velo bike hire in Paraza and would certainly hire from them next time we visit.

The apartment is well situated to coast or Carcassone or Minerve. There is so much to see and do here! We can't wait to return,

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage, everything you could wish for in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful couple of weeks exploring Languedoc. The cottage was superb, very comfortable and had everything we needed and more. The Air Con was very welcome as we were blessed with fabulous weather. The BBQ was also a great asset. Great scenery and surroundings and plenty of beautiful places to explore. We'll definitely come again. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magnifique séjour à Ventenac sur Minervois

  • 4 of 5

Appartement très propre et bien équipé, une belle terrasse avec BBQ, lieu calme au coeur d'un petit village typique de la région, propriétaire sympathique, château à deux pas où l'on peut faire des dégustations du vin de la région, à proximité du Canal du Midi et du très joli village de Somail (patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco), location de bicyclettes à proximité de même que 2 bons restaurants à 5 minutes à pied.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very comfortable apartment in a beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

The apartment had everything to make the holiday very enjoyable, the surrounding countryside was full of picturesque villages and excellent restaurants. The owners were very helpful and friendly.Would recommend these apartments for a great holiday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good.

  • 4 of 5

it was everthing as described. Well kept, clean and tidy. Owner close at hand for any queries. Would recommend it. Not for young families.

Well sited in village. 5 mins walk to two excellent restaurants and bakers.

Picture on web site is inaccurate. It shows courtyard and terrace which is not with the Vine Appartment. That actually is occupied by the owners in the adjacent property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment but be warned!

  • 1 of 5

The apartment was very nice and in a quiet location. If you're looking for a beach holiday, this apartment is not for you - quite a long daily drive. Carol and Mike were over attentive, quite intrusive really. Upon arriving back home, we were informed that the majority of our deposit would be withheld for fabricated reasons - be very wary. Take photos of the apartment as you leave or ask Carol to inspect it and confirm your deposit will be returned. Sour taste..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your compliment on our lovely apartment. It is understandable that you are frustrated that £100 was debited from your £200 deposit, however we had no choice in the matter as there was red wine stains all over the carpet & the fact that you moved a hand crafted piece of furniture onto the terrace leaving it all day in 37 degree heat, hence causing the wood to warp. We have never had any complaints in the last 7 years & we have never had to withhold any security deposit amounts in the past. As you will see in other reviews that we have received,we offer a great apartment at a great price and we pride ourselves on offering the best possible service. We thank you for your comments & we wish you the best of luck in the future.
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From the Owner

The Ivy Apartment is perfect for singles or couples, and is fully air-conditioned. The Ivy is well equipped with all the essentials you may need. The apartment features SAT TV (English & French), a large fridge freezer, microwave oven, Gas Cooker, toaster, Coffee machine, kettle, and all the kitchen utensils you may need. Most importantly, when it comes to a good nights sleep, you will be delighted to know that the mattresses have been carefully selected to help guarantee the perfect nights sleep. The location of the property is perfect for exploring & taking advantage of the outside activities. The beauty about the Aude is that you are right in the heart of the Minervois region, which of course is well known for its Wine.The great thing about this lively village is that it is situated on the Canal du Midi, which itself is a World Heritage site. A well known fact about France, is the great road infrastructure, so a day out at the beach only requires a 35 minute drive. If however, you love skiing or trekking, the Montagnes Noire (Black Mountains), is only a 20 minute journey away. We make sure that you have plenty of information, brochures and leaflets so that you can plan your perfect holiday.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lou Coustelo at 170 Metres Nearest Ferry : Port de Sète at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Pitch et Putt, Narbonne at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gare de Lezignan Corbieres at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A61 Lezignan Corbieres Exit at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lou Coustelo at 170 Metres Nearest Beach : Narbonne Plage at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cycle hire is available in the next village, through Mellow Vélos, who can arrange bike delivery to the property on request.

Horse Rising is a popular leisure activity in the South of France so plenty of options are available to you.

Le Cheval N'Arquois

Family-run stables offering riding lessons and excursions. Both husband and wife speak English. At 42 route Corbieres in Arques (11).

Centre Equestre de L'Etang d'Ouveillan

Riding school with two English-speaking instructors at Domaine Grangette, Ouveillan (11).

And many more....

For those interested in Canoeing, kayaking , Canyoning , Hydrospeed , Rafting, and White water swimming, the Alet Eau Vive Association is open all year round and offers 5 different ways to experience the joys of white water: canoes, kayaks, rafts, hydrospeed and canyoning. Equipment hire, free practice, instruction.

There is a great Aquatic centre in Narbonne, with water slides, outdoor and indoor pools, including a paddling pool.


The properties are approximately 30 minute drive from the coast. A large selection of beaches are available, including, Narbonne Plage, Valras Plage, Vias, Port Leaucate, Gruissan and many others.


Carcassonne airport - 40mins

Beziers airport - 40mins

Montpellier airport - 1hr 15mins

Perpignan airport - 1hr

Toulouse - 2hrs

Car hire is available at all airports

Car is essential


Narbonne city is approximately 20kms with its beautiful Canal side walks.

Carcassone, world famously known for its old Citadel is approximately 25kms

Minerve Gorge is approximately 12km

Canal du midi less than 5 minutes walking distance from the property

Further Details:

Ventenac-en-Minervois, features a bakery, post office and 2 good restaurants and the Château. There is a good selection of shops and supermarkets located in Saint Marcel just a 10 minute drive away. There is 2 nice bars and a further restaurant in the next village along with a bank.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178

Booking Notes:
Our prices are all inclusive so there are no extra costs to consider.
Please Note:
Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.
Arrival time is any time after 15.30hrs, however, if the property is ready for occupation prior to this time we will SMS txt to advise you.
Departure is always by 10.00am

Notes on prices:
We offer the Bank Transfer, however please bear in mind to check with your Bank regarding transfer fees from GBP to EUR accounts. Please contact owner for further details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Our goal & objectives, is to provide our customers with all the comforts, which is why the Ivy Apartment is so well equipped. The Plancha BBQ, for example, is a great way to enjoy an outside dining experience, while you relax from your adventurous outings. Among other things, we pride ourselves in the network of supports we have available, offering you a huge range of outdoor activities, for example, bike hire (delivered to your door), barge cruises along the Canal du Midi, etc. OUR aim, is to make YOUR holiday experience one to remember!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Shower - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Power shower, wash basin En suite to bedroom 1
  • The bathroom features a sink, toilet & there is an adjustable Powershower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Ensuite
  • Twin Room - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a walk in wardrobe with en-suite. Twin room has a large double wardrobe and separate bathroom on top floor


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The Vine Apartment has recently been newly renovated to the highest standards. No expense was spared when ensuring customer comforts. The Vine has reversible heating making bookings possible even during the colder months. Attention to details was at the forefront when equipping these apartments. Outside: The Vine Apartment features a beautiful private garden terrace. There is a wonderful array of plants and bushes with a BBQ and outdoor dining table and chairs. Vine Apartment has its own access through large double gates, leading up to the first floor.

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