Character house with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with private garden be.
Michel et Nicole Mouls
- english, french
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Le Somail perfection
Exactly as the photos showed! The gite was very well equipped, clean and the bed was very comfortable. The outside areas are also excellent providing privacy in the rear garden and the option of watching the boats pass by in the front. It was very hot during our stay and the air conditioning was a godsend.
The whole area is delightful. The village has 5 restaurants which can all be reached on foot in minutes. There is also an Epicerie Flottante providing fresh produce and delicious pains au chocolat.
Michel, Nichola and their family were delightful hosts and we can only describe our holiday as idyllic.
Very nice holiday home in Le Somail
There are lots of positives about this place. The house has three clean, nice bathrooms, quick wi-fi, microwave, oven and all the cutlery you'd want. Overall, a very nice, well-maintained flat, even some basics like salt, dishwasher tabs, etc were provided. If you spend time sitting out front, you will be photographed from the other side of the canal, it is a beautiful setting... Nicole and Michel are very nice and helpful, the verbal induction and the information folder in the house provided lots of suggestions with regard to restaurants, day trips, etc... and we even got fresh eggs in the morning.
Le Somail itself must have the highest per-capita density of restaurants with five eateries within walking distance (you could walk on your hands, really, the furthest place was about three minutes away). The village also has a little boat where you can buy fresh baguettes and croissants in the morning, fantastic.
Some things to improve on are the relative lack of comfortable chairs... the two arm-chairs were in high demand between the three of us. Also, the room cleaning fee of 50 EUR was mentioned, but rather far down the small print, as was the 200 EUR deposit against damage.
Thank you for your comments. Message received loud and clear! A further armchair will be added to the living room where people often prefer to gather although there is seating for 5 in the separate sitting room.
I'm sorry that optional cleaning costs and the security deposit may have come as a surprise. Both should have been mentioned on the website page and in the booking conditions when you originally made your reservation. I am afraid that we are a little old fashioned concerning the €200 refundable deposit, but again this is clearly mentioned (in red!) on the first page of your 2 page contract sent to you 2 months prior to your arrival. Your message though will help to dispel any misunderstanding. You obviously took a lot of trouble to give a detailed, honest and unbiased account of your stay . Reviews like yours help us to maintain and improve our stardards and we are sincerely grateful.
La Noria is just a little slice of heaven! It is a charming two bedroom, three bath gite with a flower filled front terrace and a rear terrace with a lovely, private garden. Nicole and Michel are such kind, delightful hosts, bringing wonderful fresh eggs
several mornings and a bottle of the local rose wine. We spent two weeks at the cottage, enjoying walks along the canal
strolling through the village or just sitting on the terrace watching the boats along he canal.
It was a such a lovely, peaceful place and we would return tomorrow if we could! Thank you "mille fois" Nicole and Michel!
Ce fut un grand plaisir! Really, seeing you getting out and about and enjoying all the area has to offer - very gratifying for us!
Our very best wishes to you both.
What a beautiful place in a perfect position! And with great hosts!!
Very comfortable. Very well equipped. Friendly owners. Lovely garden space. And a great location right on the canal and within easy distance to all sorts of fun things to do and see.
Lovely guests too!
Thank you for your comments and looking forward to seeing you again soon.
This was excellent
You can go ahead and book this property with confidence. This is ideal for two couples the bedrooms were huge and the bathrooms great. This is well located on the canal easy walk to four restaurants and a small epicure.
Thank you so much Nicole you rescued a potential disaster, the week in Paris was great.
Beautifully located on the canal du midi, ideal for walking and cycling an embarrassment of riches w
Beautiful area, lovely restaurants walking or cycling along the canal ,alongside vineyards , even got to eat some wild figs along the way. A most relaxing holiday indeed.Cycle hire available locally was superb with nice cafes along the canal and nearby rivers you can swim in, overall worth every penny
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.