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Gite Maison Vigneronne Somail on the Canal du Midi 25km from the Mediterranean

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Character house with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with private garden be.

Part of a wine house which is in our family for over 7 generations, this house full of charm, renovated in 2015, is located along the Canal du Midi, World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in the charming village of Somail.

This village has many restaurants serving local specialties or why not go to the gastronomic discovery of 10 starred restaurants in the Michelin Guide of the Aude!

The golden beaches of the Mediterranean are just 25km kilometers, offering in addition to swimming, jet skiing, kite surfing and boat trips ...

Also try the new Balnéoludique Centre Gruissan or visit the African Reserve in Sigean.

There are a plethora of other activities available in the area: horse riding or cycling along the Canal, boat tours, canoeing, swimming in the river Cesse 2km or wine tasting in one of the many wineries .. .

More Details

Owner
Michel et Nicole Mouls
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Michel et Nicole Mouls

Retired Wine Grower and English Teacher

Michel et Nicole Mouls purchased this cottage in 1850

Why Michel et Nicole Mouls chose Le Somail

This winegrower's house has been in our family for 7 générations.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Carcassonne et Béziers
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Le Somail
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Le Somail (4 restaurants et 1 salon de thé)
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage et Gruissan
Car: recommended

This cozy cottage is located along the Canal du Midi, World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in the charming village of Somail.

This village has many restaurants serving local specialties or why not go to the gastronomic discovery of 10 starred restaurants in the Michelin Guide of the Aude!

For bread and fresh croissants, morning walk 200 meters to the grocery barge, moored on the other side of the old bridge, in front of the famous library of ancient books.

The golden beaches of the Mediterranean are just 25km kilometers, offering in addition to swimming, jet skiing, kite surfing and boat trips ... Also try the new Balnéoludique Centre Gruissan.

There are a plethora of other activities available in the area: horse riding or cycling along the Canal, boat tours, canoeing, swimming in the river Cesse 2km or wine tasting in one of the many wineries .. .

Ideally located in the heart of Cathar country, the city of Minerva is only 19km, the Cathar castles within an hour, Carcassonne with its medieval city 40km (another UNESCO heritage site!)The Fontfroide Abbey at 30 minutes, the city of Narbonne 15 km, Béziers 35km ... The African Reserve Sigean is also worth visiting.

Fancy a trip to Spain? We are only an hour and 15 minutes from the Spanish border.

Amenities

Le Somail Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms (2 on the first and one on the ground floor) have a shower, sink and toilet. towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Two large bedrooms on the first, each with a king size bed with mattress topper (2mX180) but separable into twin beds on demand, each with its own bathroom and toilet. Each room also has an antique bed (mattress and box springs New!) a square, and 92cmx185cm 107cmx188cm. .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Safe. Vacuum cleaner and cleaning kit available. Cleaning service end of the stay is optional (48 €)

Reviews

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(27 traveler reviews)

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Gite Maison Vigneronne Somail on the Canal du Midi 25km from the Mediterranean
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Comfortable Home on the Canal Midi

  • 5 of 5

The two weeks we spent in this immaculately clean, completely outfitted comfortable home were a delight. The rooms are spacious; kitchen and bathrooms recently renovated to modern standards. Nicole and Michel, our hosts, live in the main house, featured in the photographs, next door to the rental portion of the building. They were respectful of our privacy yet generous, having treated us to fresh eggs from their hens on a couple of mornings. The village of Le Somail has an authentic, historic feel to it and the Canal du Midi provides endless entertainment for anyone interested in things maritime.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fun in the French sun

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here and what a delightful experience, everything was perfect, including the owners who conveniently live next door, and were a font of helpful information without being obtrusive. The village is small and friendly, with some great restaurants and of course the barge for all your morning croissant requirements. The views from the house are just wonderful, I would have happily spent a lot longer just sitting watching the world go by, Thankyou

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a lovely gite! Beautiful location, on the Canal du Midi at Le Somail. Very friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

The gite is very well decorated and furnished - plenty of room - modern fittings and equipment - air conditioned (it was very hot while we were there in mid-June - in the 30C plus range, every day) - quiet garden terrace at the back - another sitting-out area in the front, overlooking the canal.

The owners, Nicole and Michel, live next door - Nicole is/was a Brit, so language was no problem. Both very friendly and helpful - Michel brought us home-grown apricots and fresh eggs.

Le Somail is a lovely village - centred on the canal, with many boats to hire or just to watch going by. We enjoyed a village fair weekend, with dinner (very nice), music and dancing, until very late. Great evening!

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks.The perfect neighbours and guests! We did enjoy having you too and regret we did not have the opportunity to know you better. Thank you also for the advice on clothes storage which we have acted on...
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Cambridgeshire
5

Perfect canal side location

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful Gite in an outstanding and quiet location on the canal du midi, great view to wake up to in the morning and also to enjoy the front terrace area with a glass of wine in the evening . With options for al fresco dining at both the front and rear of the property, and restaurants close by this makes for a very convenient location without the need to drive far.The accommodation is well thought out, impeccably clean with quality crockery, cutlery and glassware (often overlooked in rental accommodation). The Gite is very spacious and has all the modern conveniences in the kitchen that you would want for home cooking if you choose to prepare your own meals, a bonus was the surprise delivery of freshly laid hens eggs from the owners hens next door and made breakfast even more of a delight. I would certainly not hesitate to return to this beautiful Gite and superb canal side location. Nicole and Michel the owners live next door which was a great bonus as they have taken great care with their Gite to ensure a comfortable stay, which is not always the case in properties that are managed remotely. Parking was a bonus too, available adjacent to the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your flattering, detailed review which you obviously took time to write, and also your comments while you were here (the teapot is now standing in its place!). Thank you also for leaving the place so clean and tidy. We would love to have you back again in the future should you wish to visit the area further , and have the opportunity to get to know you better. Thank you.
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5

Отлично

  • 5 of 5

Очень интересное место, радушные хозяева, в доме продуманы все мелочи

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are not quite sure what you have written but assume it contains positive remarks! Thank you and thank you also for being wonderful guests. Despite the changeable weather you seemed to be interested and enjoying what the region has to offer, every single day. It was a pleasure having you.
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The Cotswolds
5

A little gem in the South of France

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week here at the end of August, the place is just perfect for relaxing and enjoying the best of everything french, the local restaurants and watching the artists paint the local scernery. Nicole and Michel were perfect hosts, never interfering but we knew they were there if we needed them - and the eggs and tomatoes which they brought round to us were the best we have ever tasted. You will not be disappointed with your stay in Le Somail, and we guarantee that it really is as beautiful as it looks in the picture.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback. You were the perfect guests and really encourage us to want to keep up standards. Thank you so much.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $236.99

La capacité du gîte est limitée à 8 personnes maximum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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