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Fantastic Holiday Rental located on the Canal du Midi in the South France



Updated: 31-Oct-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.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Ivy Apartment sleeps (2), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This modern and fully Air-conditioned apartment is on the ground floor and is perfect for singles & couples. There is a large bedroom with double wardrobe, so plenty of hanging space. The living room features a double sofa and there is SAT TV (English & French). The kitchen is well equipped with a large fridge/freezer, gas oven/hob with grill, Coffee maker, kettle, & toaster.

For outside relaxation and dining there is a Plancha BBQ, round glass table with parasol.

Other utilities include, hairdryer, washing machine, iron, & ironing board,

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • 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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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Ideal property for our needs.

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean, pleasant and well equipped for a couple. A lovely area with good amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Secluded get away

  • 5 of 5

We could highly recommend this apartment . It was clean to a very high standard and had all the comforts of home .

The owners were on hand but not intrusive ,eager to help when needed and very friendly .

There are two other holiday houses adjoining this apartment belonging to the owner and they were also tastefully decorated to a high standard perfect for larger families or group get-a-ways .

There are two lovely restaurants five minute walk away ( take a away pizzas too) , also five minute walk to canal de midi simply beautiful .

The wine cave next to the restaurants sell delicious local wine at a very reasonable price too .

Would definitely love to go back some time .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ivy apartment

  • 5 of 5

A charming apartment in a nicely refurbished traditional village house, with a private courtyard just right for sitting with a glass of wine and a book. We enjoyed walks along the canal and through the countryside to nearby villages and some trips to fascinating historic towns, all within easy driving distance. The owners were very helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Leisurely time on the canal du midi

  • 5 of 5

The area is perfect for sightseeing with the Pyrenees, Black Mountain and Mediterranean all within easy reach. The hosts are very helpful and friendly. The accommodation is very clean and of a high standard. We stayed in the Ivy apartment which was the smallest but perfect for us as we hope to live outside as often as possible and luckily it was. We would happily stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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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
30 Sep 2016 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
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
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £127

We ask all our customers to arrive after 15.00 pm on day of arrival as this allows for time to organize the changeover. We would also like to request that all customers leave by 10.00 am on the day of departure, once again this only due to allowing enough time to prepare the Apartment for the next arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 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
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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

  • 40 m²


  • Ivy - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Toilet and Basin also in the bathroom
  • The bathroom is modern & very clean. There is a hand basin, toilet, and a shower featuring a Power shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Ivy - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • The bedroom is apprx 15sqm and features a large double bed option or 2 single options. There is a large double wardrobe with plenty of hanging space. The bedroom is Air-conditioned so do not worry you will not lose a nights sleep.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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

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