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Canal du Midi 1 bedroom apartments, private pool, attractive hamlet Le Somail - Apartment 2

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Jul-2016
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

Details for holiday apartment Apartment 2, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

As for apartment 1

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay in Le Somail- the weather was great and the apartment was comfortable and well located
Sep 2013
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1 Reviews

5
based on 1 holidaymaker reviews

Wakefield
5

Les Somail, a lovely place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely week in 'Les Somail', a beautiful hamlet by the Canal du Midi. Plenty to see with festivals and events happening during our stay including a music festival. Excellent cafe bars/restaurants. Intermarche nearby, and vinyards surrounding the area. Jim and Joe were perfect hosts! Accomodation clean and adequate, BBQ area was lovely and we had lovely neighbours on both sides of us. Pool area was great with sunbeds and also shaded areas (for those who prefer to shade bathe). Thank you!

Julie and Neil West (Wakefield, West Yorks)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne/ Beziers at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Narbonne at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 Narbonne ouest at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 30 Kilometres 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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Security deposit £50. Bicycles £12 or 15euros each per holiday. 10% discount on rentals of 2 or more weeks. 25% of rental payable on booking. Balance due 1 months before holiday. Heating included in low season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

General

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

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

Floor Area

  • 60 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • As for apartment 1

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • As apartment 1

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