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Canal du Midi 1 bedroom apartments, private pool, attractive hamlet Le Somail - Apartment 1

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Apartment 1

This apartment has a double bedroom, a shower room with WC and washbasin, a living room with TV, DVD and radio, WiFi, and a kitchen area with all kitchen utensils and crockery, fridge, electric ring, electric kettle and microwave. Outside there is a balcony with a dining area, and in the garden below a barbecue and seating.


About the property

Comfortable, modern in converted wine barns, peaceful hamlet near Narbonne

Beautiful setting in private mature gardens with swimming pool protected by retractable Plexiglas domed cover, extending swimming season at either end of main season. Ideal for couples alone or for 2 or 3 couples holidaying together. Wonderful outdoor living in summer, with barbecues and ample outdoor furniture for dining or relaxing. The hamlet is on a quiet road with most of the through traffic being on the canal rather than by road, yet all facilities nearby- 3 restaurants and a piano bar in the hamlet, a large supermarket 1 mile away in neighbouring village, (groceries and bread are available at 300 metres from a barge) banks and post office within 2-3 miles. Ideal spot for cycling (cycles available at the apartment) or walking. Many historic and geographical touristic sites in vicinity, as well as wine routes. Area known for wine and fruit production.

. Narbonne 15 minutes away, and the beach 25 minutes.

More detail can be found on www.jimyoung-lesomail.co.uk

More Details

Owner
James Young
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2017

About James Young

We bought this property as a wreck with wine-making barns attached and refurbished the house, converted the barns into 3 1-bedroomed gites, built a swimming pool and landscaped the gardens. Since then we have been letting the apartments and have enjoyed many happy times with new friends met through the rental business. We meet as many of the visitors as we can (not always there) and are happy to give advice about what the area has to offer. We are a retired couple from the north of England and Scotland, and the people in the photo are our children and grandchildren, all of whom share our passion for cycling

James Young purchased this apartment in 2002

Why James Young chose Narbonne area

The property is situated in a very attractive hamlet, but all necessary facilities are near enough to reach on foot, or by bike. The area is extremely rich in historical sites as well as beautiful nature, and provision for tourists, but is much less developed and less busy than other coastal areas of France.

What makes this apartment unique

The hamlet is lively in summer with a variety of local festivals, markets and entertainments. The restaurants and cafes along the canal bank are particularly attractive and only a few minutes walk from the apartment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the use of the apartment in Le Somail. We had a great time tho' the weather during the first week wasn't too good. The second week made up for it. Having the pool and other facilities to ourselves was great. The apartment is very well equipped for an excellent holiday for a couple. The bikes were a bonus with the flat land all around.
May 2013
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Notes

£50 security deposit. Bicycles £12 or15 euros per bike per holiday. 10% discount on rental of 2 or more weeks . Heating include in low season. Apartment to be vacated clean.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Le Somail in Aude

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Excellent area for cycling. Longer term rentals by negotiation out of season. Washing machine and ironing facilities for shared use in garage

Reviews

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(2 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Holiday in Le Somail

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a very enjoyable holiday in Le Somail. We loved the airy apartment, which is comfortable and very clean, and the garden and pool which provided plenty of relaxation. The little village of Le Somail is charming, with three restaurants and a 'grocery shop' barge, and there are plenty of small villages to see in the area. Use the bikes to ride along the canal and visit the wineries in the area! Strongly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Set in a peaceful village yet close to ameneties. The apartments were as described, clean and well maintined. The spacious patio and generous sized swimming pool were a great bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Carcassonne/ Beziers
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A9 Narbonne ouest
Car: recommended

The canal du Midi is a World Heritage site, a major acheivement of 17th century engineering and now an important tourist attraction. Le Somail lies in the wine making area of the Minervois on the edge of the coastal plain before it rises steeply into the attractive rugged areas of the Montagnes Noires. The area is rich in natural beauty from the bird sanctuary at Port la Nouvelle, a water park with a great variety of sea birds, to the limestone gorges and caves of the many rivers coming off the Cevennes. The area is also of great historical interest with various Roman sites as well as castles and abbeys steeped in Cathar history. Towns of particular interest locally are Narbonne, a Roman town with ancient monuments as well as an attractive shopping area, wonderful covered foodmarket with a bustling provincial atmosphere and a weekly street market, Carcassonne, famous for its mediaeval walled city, and also excellent shopping area, and many others, eg Pezenas, birthplace of Moliere.

Other Activities: water sports on Mediterranean, on sea lakes, and on rivers eg canoeing, 9 hole golf in Narbonne, 18 hole at Beziers Carcassonne and Lamalou les Bains

Golf: 9 hole course and driving range at Narbonne. Very attractive18 hole course at Carcassonne, 9 holes at Lamalou les Bains and 18 holes at Beziers

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