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Luxury House on Canal du Midi own Pool nr Carcassonne - TANGO



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Family accomodation, On Canal du Midi, with Pool near Carcassone

Three 2 bedroom houses.

Tango has a sole use pool and Bijou/Pon Pon shared a heated salt water pools

Tango, Bijou and Pon Pon all have 2 bedrooms (1 double and a Twin) 1 bathroom.

Lounge/Dining Room with two seater sofa and 2 chairs, coffee table, TV and multi media centre. Tall uplighter lamp and a combination of halogen and LED lights for all moods.

Multi media centre provides TV via internet, numerous information channels and unlimited access to local information to help you make the most of your holiday.

Fully fitted kitchen with hob and oven, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster kettle and coffee maker.

Bathrooms T

Tango has a shower room, Bijou a bath with shower over it. Pon Pon has a bath with shower over and also an en-suite to master bedroom.

Bijou's pictures are on the right hand side of photo section.

Located in the middle of a French village, Marseillette is elevated and runs alongside the Canal du Midi and overlooks the Alaric Mountains. Only 20 minutes away from the historic medieval walled city of Carcassonne.

The three gites are named after the horses that used to work the vineyards. While the horses have long gone the stables have been converted to two gites and the owner’s house. The property is on a UNESCO world heritage site and the stables (and chicken shed) have been developed. Come and see for yourself!

We believe that holidays are important and we will do everything we can to make your holiday memorable. All gites are equipped with food essentials (it’s like going to your own home but in a different place) salt, pepper, coffee, wine, beer, dishwasher tablets etc.. Oh and yes a little lunch on arrival.

Tango and Bijou have air-conditioning which is lovely and cool also great to use in the winter months. Pon Pon will be having air-conditioning installed shortly.

Tango (detached) sits in what used to be the orchard of Les Petites Ecuries. It is set in a private walled and gated garden with a sole use salt water pool (13 x 7 meters). Sleeps 4 (super king and 2 large singles) and have plenty of areas to chill out in the sun or shade as your mood takes you.

Bijou (the chicken shed) is now a 2 bedroom Gite, with kitchen dinning and lounge area. 2 large patios offer shade and sun. With views over the large garden/canal and the sole use / shared pool and Alaric Mountains it’s a place to rest or play, you decide.

Pon Pon is now a 2 bedroom Gite, with kitchen dining/lounge area and an en-suite to master bedroom. 2 large patios offer shade and sun. With views over the large garden/canal and the sole use / shared pool and Alaric Mountains it’s a place to rest or play, you decide


If you intend to spend most of your time at Petites Ecuries, then ask about our transfer service from Carcassonne airport and return for 30 euros.

Set on the border of the Corbieres & Minervois wine regions, it’s just 15 minutes from the Medieval Cite de Carcassonne and 45 minutes from the Mediterranean beaches.

To do!: Local places of interest.

Activities: The medieval walled city of Carcassonne, dates back to the 6th century. What better place to see the children's jousting events in August each year, great shows to watch, especially for those little people in the family. Typically you will need to invest in a sword afterwards and luckily these are available.

The O2 adventure park might have you shaking in your boots, Mum, but hey the children will love climbing the trees and walking along the ropes 20-30 metres up in the trees. Great fun for Dads and sons.

Sigean, an African Wildlife Park is 30 minutes away. Drive through sees all those animals, our favourites the Lions, Bears are there right up close and in your face. After the drive through you can walk around and see the rest of the animals, a great day out. We suggest you take a picnic and find a nice spot under the trees in the car park.

There are lots of local markets to visit and pick up home grown & local produce. You have Olanzac on Tuesday, Lezignan Wednesday

Activities nearby: Adventure park, badminton, bird watching, boating, boules, canoeing, canyoning, cycling, drawing and painting, fishing, flying, go karting, golf, gourmet dining, gym, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, photography, photography, sailing, sea excursions, shopping, sightseeing, skiing, snowboarding, squash, surfing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, theme parks, tree adventure park, walking, water skiing, water sports, white water rafting, wind surfing, wine tasting, wine touring.

Carcassonne (5.1 miles).

Carcassone's fortifications date back to the first century. They were thoroughly restored from 1853.

Basilica of Saint-Nazaire (Basilique St Nazaire) (9.2 miles).

The Basilica of Saint-Nazaire ia a jewel of the city of Carcassonne. It is a vast romanesque and go.

Mont tauch wine visitor centre (23.4 miles).

Mont tauch is a leading wine producer with a world famous reputation for producing high quality Fito.

Canal du Midi (34.1 miles).

The Canal du Midi or Canal des Deux Mers is a 240 km long canal in the south of France.

Aqualand Water Park - Port Leucate (34.6 miles).

Aqualand water park in Port Leucate, in the south of France.

Castillet, Perpignan (39.0 miles).

The Castillet is one of the landmarks in Perpignan.

Aqualand Water Park - Saint Cyprien (46.9 miles).

Aqualand water park in Saint Cyprien.

It’s a central location makes it the perfect holiday base for exploring the stunning Languedoc region and Carcassonne, Toulouse, Beziers, Narbonne and Limoux. There is a bakery in the village that sells other day to day provisions, perfect for breakfast. Carcassonne comes alive for children in July and August, so much to do to list here.

Within a few minutes’ walk you'll find the friendly Terrace Bar serving drinks and basic lunches and a Restaurant serving more gourmet lunches and dinners. A mobile pizza van also stops in the village twice a week. In the nearby town of Trebes, an 8 minute drive away, you will find a good choice of bars and restaurants and all amenities including 3 supermarkets, chemist, doctors, banks and a tourist info office. Capendu some 4 minutes away you have a small supermarket and other shops.

Help yourself to a drink from our canal side bar while watching the canal boats and cyclists drift by.

For those more energetic we have a vast range to cycles, for young and old alike. We have a follow on bike (great for the youngsters) for Dad or Mum to have your children push you along the canal paths. We provide helmets, chain locks and picnic sets.

More Details

Details for holiday villa TANGO, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Tango is detached and sits in what used to be the orchard of Les Petites Ecuries. It is set in a private walled and gated garden with a sole use salt water pool (13 x 7 meters). Sleeps 4 and have plenty of areas to chill out in the sun or shade as your mood takes you.

The master bedroom overlooks the swimming pool which is a lovely view anytime but we like it in the mornings, has a wardrobe with a full length mirror and plenty of coat hangers.

The twin room overlooks the play area at the back of Tango also with wardrobe and full length mirror.

Tango's pictures are on the left hand side of the photos.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Carol and Andrew Ross love rural France, the friendly people, the hot summers and mild winters, fresh fruit, blue skies, smell of cut grass and the sound of the village clock as it chimes the hours as they pass. Carol looks after the property while andrew works across Europe.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved staying in tango, my husband and i with our 14 year old daughter. Lots to see in and around Carcassone even this late in the year. Only had a long weekend but will be back this year for a week sometime.
Nov 2011
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19 Reviews

based on 19 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely location, great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Tango has everything you need fro a complete holiday. If you need to relax the pool is great, if you want a bit of exercise there are bikes for use. Access to the canal is easy and gives hours of fun watching all those heading along the canal in their boats. There are plenty of interesting places to visit in the area. Could we have wanted anything else from our holiday, no all was perfect. Thank you Carol, Andrew and Louis for a great stay. We certainly hope to re visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for a relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Arrived late afternoon to a very warm welcome. Fridge stocked for a light lunch before relaxing around the pool.

Our two girls aged 10 and 7 absolutely loved the pool and surrounding gardens as well as Lois and the chickens.

Tango has everything you could possibly need during your stay and Carol was only too pleased to offer anything else that you might need.

Fab location to explore if the mood takes you and because of the good roads surrounding Les Petites Ecuries make it possible to travel quite a distance.

For those of you like us apart from the odd trip to the supermarket we just relaxed and enjoyed the lovely warm weather, the pool and long walks along the canal paths watching the boats go through the locks.

Thank you to Carol and Jackie for making our stay relaxing and we will be back in the near future

Sam, Jo, Ella and Emily

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tango is Excellent..

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Tango in August 2016 with my wife and 13 year old son for 9 nights and we absolutely loved it. Tango has everything you could possibly want for a family holiday in this area. The Gite is first class with so many extra touches as well as being spacious, clean and secure. Whereas some Gites could be quite basic and fitted out on a tight budget, Tango is without doubt at the other end of the scale. We felt like our host Carol had really gone above and beyond to ensure that our Holiday was a luxury, trouble free and relaxing experience. Excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, it was lovely to meet you all. Carol and Andrew x
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Beautiful getaway in Languadoc

  • 5 of 5

The site does not do the property justice ( maybe I shouldn't say this as I might not get chance to book again as it will be full ! )

The property is clean and well maintained, just like a beach property offering wonderful outdoor living, the pool at Tango is larger than normal and is in very private grounds, which are lovely and quite with the church bells reminding you to turn over on the comfy loungers. The big garden slopes down to the Canal Du Midi is really pretty and well maintained giving you extra space and access to walk along to the canal.

The location of the property is less than a n hour from Carcassonne with all the castle, shops, big supermarkets etc and the same to the lovely coast with lots of big sandy beaches . So perfect for lots of days out to abbeys and other places of interest.

Really nice local wine ( which Carol introduces you to in the welcome pack)

Good access to the internet

Beds really comfortable

Handy canopy over the property keeping it cool with a fresh air

Felt very secure with the gated parking

Offering lots of little extras like games indoor and out, towels for pool and for the shower room so no need to bring them

Wonderful holiday property and an exceptional host who was on hand if ever needed

Andrew and Fiona

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad you had a great holiday with us.. Look forward to seeing you again in the future, Best wishes!! Carol & Andrew
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Fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Tango. Everything was exactly as described and was truly a home from home. Carol and Andrew are the perfect hosts and did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. The property is fully equipped and and we found that everything we needed was provided without exception. We would certainly recommend it as a base for exploring this beautiful area of France. We found plenty of good restaurants, in particular En Bonne Compagnie in Homps and also Le Somail is worth seeking out as a canalside beauty spot with a number of restaurants. We particularly liked Le Comptoir Nature.

Thank you Carol & Andrew. You deserve to succeed and we will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another lovely stay at Les Petites Ecuries

  • 5 of 5

We came back for a short stay at Les Petites Ecuries, this time in Tango, after staying in Bijou in 2012. What more can I say that I haven't already mentioned back then? Everything's perfect, from Carol's warm welcome to super tidy and well-equipped accommodations, including the fabulous salty swimming pool right outside the dining area and master bedroom. We'll be back, I'm sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review, was lovely to see you all again. Carol & Andrew x
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From the Owner

Petites Ecuries is in the middle of the Minervois wine growing region, surrounded by grapes and great wines. The canal flows at the bottom if its landscaped gardens. Enjoy: sun by the two pools; a drink at either of the 'Baa Baa' Bars; a sleep under the trees; or a game of boules, come sample the fun.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassone at 24 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Terrace, Marseillette at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 1000 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carcassone at 16 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Trebes Exit from the route du solaire 21 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : O Fil de l'O Marseillette at 200 Metres Nearest Ski : 2 hours Andorra or Pyrennes at 150 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de Cavayere at 15 Kilometres Car: recommended

Petites Ecuries is located in the middle of Marseillette village, near Carcassonne in the southern Minervois region of the Languedoc. It sits on a hill between the Canal du Midi and the river Aude.

If your looking to see and experience an authentic French village, explore the many villages and picturesque countryside, discover great wines and wonderful food then come on down, you’ll love it. Or if you’re like some of our quests they just laze around the pool and garden soaking up the sun. Watch the canal boats meander along the canal du midi at the bottom of the garden.

Want to explore a little further a field then follow Cathar history, check out Beziers, Minerve, Caves (Dinosaur), Narbonne & the Mediterranean Sea, Sigean Wild Life Park and Spain are all close by.

Marseillette has Boulangerie, Bar, Hotel, Cave and in nearby Trebes & Carcassonne you’ll find supermarkets, petrol, chemist, newsagent, banks etc.

The property sits within a UNESCO world heritage zone.

Golf: Carcassonne has a lovely 18 hole Par 71 - 5,758 metre golf course playable all year round with views of the Pyrenees and which is only a 20 minute drive away. A unique course provides a challenge on most holes, testing your skills and technical ability.

There are several other lovely Golf Courses throughout the region. Toulouse, Mazamet and Montpellier all about an hour away. We would be happy to book for you. We have a set of Gallaways you can use if your pushed for space, or half sets can be hired for 10 Euro at Carcassonne. Green fees are around 40 Euro per person or 70 Euro per couple. The driving range will cost you 2 Euors a bucket. Trolleys and electric Buggies are also available.

The Golf Club terrace restaurant and its 3 course lunch (18 Euro per person) overlooking the 1st Tee is a very nice place to relax after a round.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252

Competitive pricing given the superb location and facilities. Flexible changeover days as we try to fit in with your flight and travel arrangements. Open all year round. 365 days of the year.
25% deposit required to confirm booking followed by final payment of the balance 8 weeks prior to the holiday.
Please note that we do ask for 250 GBP or 300 Euro refundable breakages deposit before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Private, on the Canal du Midi, minutes from many attractions.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom/shower room is all complete with shower basin and wc. Baby bath and child toilet seat available.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, cots available
  • The double bed is a king size and singles are a metre wide. Wardrobes with plenty of hangers and full length mirrors on the front. Lamps in all rooms.There are electric heaters in all rooms. Air-conditioning


  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Sand Pit
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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


  • Pets are considered and there is no extra charge. Guests who wish to bring dogs please keep them off the furniture and do not to leave the animals alone in the gites or allow them in the pool. Please also clear up after your dogs both in the garden and in the local area. Dogs are allowed in restaurants as long as they are well behaved. The large garden around the property has a host of interesting places for children to explore and play. We have an activity frame with 2 swings, slide and climbing rope. We also have a range of ride on toys and a trampoline. The poll is heated May - Oct (end of school holidays). Flights to Carcassonne from many UK airports. Also check out Toulouse (1 hour), Montpelier (90mins), Nimes, Perpignan (65 min) & Beziers (90 min). Girona (2 hours) Toulouse (60 min), Barcelona (2 hours) are great shopping centres.

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