Holidays Languedoc

Rental cottages (gites) in Languedoc Roussillon

2 holiday cottages with seperate entrances and patios alongside the Canal du Midi near Carcassonne.

Olive Tree Cottage is listed below and showing it's availabilty on this web site. For details of Canal View cottage and it's availability please click here.
Successful holiday lets since 2004
Olive Tree Cottage
Olive Tree Cottage
Canal View Cottage
Canal View Cottage
Large Heated Pool
Large Heated Pool
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Carcassonne castle
Carcassonne castle

Olive Tree Cottage has its own south facing patio for sunbathing and relaxing overlooking the garden towards the pool and the Alaric hills in the distance. Around the front of the house (which is alongside the canal) you can stroll along the towpath of the Canal du Midi and watch the boats navigate their way through the lock between the Mediteranean and the Atlantic. The gîtes are in the grounds of very friendly British owners, who will respect your privacy.

Upstairs, the gîte offers a double & a twin bedroom. All towels and bedding are provided. We can provide Beach Towels if requested to save on the luggage allowance.  There is a modern shower and washbasin (hairdryer provided).

Downstairs there is everything you need for a relaxing holiday away from home. Open plan downstairs includes a sitting room area with sofa, armchairs, LCD TV, DVD/VHS player, Radio/CD/cassette player. Dining table and chairs. Wi-Fi available. ipod / iphone docking station.  Books, DVD's, music

A kitchen offering full facilities including Induction Hob with a seperate modern oven and grill, plus and a large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. All crockery, cutlery and tea towels are provided as well as a microwave, electric toaster / kettle/ coffee maker (a cool-box is provided for excursions to help keep drinks cool).

There is also a WC and separate utility area providing a washing machine and sink with ample outside washing line for drying provided. Iron / ironing board.

Outside Olive Tree Cottage there is an extra undercover area which houses the full size outdoor table tennis table for the use of Olive Tree guests.

Canal View Cottage has the same facilities and set up as the other gite but has the advantage of fabulous views overlooking the Canal du Midi and across the vineyards to the "Montagne Noire" in the distance. You can sit on the patio area in the sunshine watching the boats navigate their way up and down the Canal du Midi and watch the French people go about their everyday life. To see Canal View Cottage availability please click here

All facilities in this gîte are as per Olive Tree Cottage. We have been successfully renting out these gites all year round since Spring 2004

Each cottage has it's own patio with table and chairs for outside dining next to a spacious BBQ area. Sun loungers are provided.  We can provide a travel cot, high chair and baby changing mat if required.

The heated swimming pool (between May & October) offers 10m x 5 metres (approx. 33ft x 16ft) with Roman Steps for easy access and sitting on the steps with your feet in the water to keep cool. There is a 2 metre tiled & wooden surround with ample space for sunbathing. Sun loungers are provided. The pool is in a raised area of the garden offering fantastic views over towards the hills in the distance of the Minervois region. Both gîtes share the pool which is set in approx 2 acres of garden. Private off road parking provided.

Explore the towpaths of the Canal du Midi and walk approx 3 kilometres to the next triple lock. Wonder around The Etang de Marseillette which is a dried salt water lake and now grows vines, apples, melons and rice in it's fertile soil. Visit Trebes for lunch and dine at the Moulin de Trebes Restaurant alongside the triple lock and watch the boats sail by? There are several restaurants next to the canal to profit of the views.

Marseillette is perfectly located to explore the region. The Pyrenees are a short drive away with its varied terrain and places of interest. There are Spa towns, mountain passes, The Yellow Train and lots more. All details can be found in the gite.

The Mediterranean Sea is only 45 minutes away with many great beaches and salt lakes. Flamingos live in some of the Salt lakes next to the sea.

Virtually all the villages offer wine tasting(Degustation) in their Caves and Co-operatives. Just look out for the roadsigns.

Each gite has information packs to help you get around and see as much or as little as you want to do.


Cathar history, Canal du Midi, Mediteranean sea

Visit the sights of the Knights Templars, explore the mountain top Cathar strong holds. Plenty of different Beaches to visit within a short drive. Don't forget that you don't have to go to the sea for the beaches, you can find them on the shores of the Lac de Cavayere just outside Carcasssonne. It's a beautiful spot with paths all the way around, bathing area, pedalos to hire etc.

Canoeing, fishing, walking, horse riding, walking

Within a very short distance you can find plenty of activities to take part in. In the next village they offer kayaking or canoeing. Fishing in the Canal and River Aude as well as the local lakes. Horse riding at the local stables 3 kilometres away.  Great walks near by for bird watching, search for king fishers in the near by etang, visit the orchards and wlak amongst the vines.

O2 Adventure park for children and adults near a lake close to Carcassonne.

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