|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Three 2 bedroom houses.
Tango has a sole use pool and Bijou/Pon Pon shared a heated salt water pools
Tango, Bijou and Pon Pon all have 2 bedrooms (1 double and a Twin) 1 bathroom.
Lounge/Dining Room with two seater sofa and 2 chairs, coffee table, TV and multi media centre. Tall uplighter lamp and a combination of halogen and LED lights for all moods.
Multi media centre provides TV via internet, numerous information channels and unlimited access to local information to help you make the most of your holiday.
Fully fitted kitchen with hob and oven, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster kettle and coffee maker.
Tango has a shower room, Bijou a bath with shower over it. Pon Pon has a bath with shower over and also an en-suite to master bedroom.
Bijou's pictures are on the right hand side of photo section.
Located in the middle of a French village, Marseillette is elevated and runs alongside the Canal du Midi and overlooks the Alaric Mountains. Only 20 minutes away from the historic medieval walled city of Carcassonne.
The three gites are named after the horses that used to work the vineyards. While the horses have long gone the stables have been converted to two gites and the owner’s house. The property is on a UNESCO world heritage site and the stables (and chicken shed) have been developed. Come and see for yourself!
We believe that holidays are important and we will do everything we can to make your holiday memorable. All gites are equipped with food essentials (it’s like going to your own home but in a different place) salt, pepper, coffee, wine, beer, dishwasher tablets etc.. Oh and yes a little lunch on arrival.
Tango and Bijou have air-conditioning which is lovely and cool also great to use in the winter months. Pon Pon will be having air-conditioning installed shortly.
Tango (detached) sits in what used to be the orchard of Les Petites Ecuries. It is set in a private walled and gated garden with a sole use salt water pool (13 x 7 meters). Sleeps 4 (super king and 2 large singles) and have plenty of areas to chill out in the sun or shade as your mood takes you.
Bijou (the chicken shed) is now a 2 bedroom Gite, with kitchen dinning and lounge area. 2 large patios offer shade and sun. With views over the large garden/canal and the sole use / shared pool and Alaric Mountains it’s a place to rest or play, you decide.
Pon Pon is now a 2 bedroom Gite, with kitchen dining/lounge area and an en-suite to master bedroom. 2 large patios offer shade and sun. With views over the large garden/canal and the sole use / shared pool and Alaric Mountains it’s a place to rest or play, you decide
If you intend to spend most of your time at Petites Ecuries, then ask about our transfer service from Carcassonne airport and return for 30 euros.
Set on the border of the Corbieres & Minervois wine regions, it’s just 15 minutes from the Medieval Cite de Carcassonne and 45 minutes from the Mediterranean beaches.
To do!: Local places of interest.
Activities: The medieval walled city of Carcassonne, dates back to the 6th century. What better place to see the children's jousting events in August each year, great shows to watch, especially for those little people in the family. Typically you will need to invest in a sword afterwards and luckily these are available.
The O2 adventure park might have you shaking in your boots, Mum, but hey the children will love climbing the trees and walking along the ropes 20-30 metres up in the trees. Great fun for Dads and sons.
Sigean, an African Wildlife Park is 30 minutes away. Drive through sees all those animals, our favourites the Lions, Bears are there right up close and in your face. After the drive through you can walk around and see the rest of the animals, a great day out. We suggest you take a picnic and find a nice spot under the trees in the car park.
There are lots of local markets to visit and pick up home grown & local produce. You have Olanzac on Tuesday, Lezignan Wednesday
Activities nearby: Adventure park, badminton, bird watching, boating, boules, canoeing, canyoning, cycling, drawing and painting, fishing, flying, go karting, golf, gourmet dining, gym, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, photography, photography, sailing, sea excursions, shopping, sightseeing, skiing, snowboarding, squash, surfing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, theme parks, tree adventure park, walking, water skiing, water sports, white water rafting, wind surfing, wine tasting, wine touring.
Carcassonne (5.1 miles).
Carcassone's fortifications date back to the first century. They were thoroughly restored from 1853.
Basilica of Saint-Nazaire (Basilique St Nazaire) (9.2 miles).
The Basilica of Saint-Nazaire ia a jewel of the city of Carcassonne. It is a vast romanesque and go.
Mont tauch wine visitor centre (23.4 miles).
Mont tauch is a leading wine producer with a world famous reputation for producing high quality Fito.
Canal du Midi (34.1 miles).
The Canal du Midi or Canal des Deux Mers is a 240 km long canal in the south of France.
Aqualand Water Park - Port Leucate (34.6 miles).
Aqualand water park in Port Leucate, in the south of France.
Castillet, Perpignan (39.0 miles).
The Castillet is one of the landmarks in Perpignan.
Aqualand Water Park - Saint Cyprien (46.9 miles).
Aqualand water park in Saint Cyprien.
It’s a central location makes it the perfect holiday base for exploring the stunning Languedoc region and Carcassonne, Toulouse, Beziers, Narbonne and Limoux. There is a bakery in the village that sells other day to day provisions, perfect for breakfast. Carcassonne comes alive for children in July and August, so much to do to list here.
Within a few minutes’ walk you'll find the friendly Terrace Bar serving drinks and basic lunches and a Restaurant serving more gourmet lunches and dinners. A mobile pizza van also stops in the village twice a week. In the nearby town of Trebes, an 8 minute drive away, you will find a good choice of bars and restaurants and all amenities including 3 supermarkets, chemist, doctors, banks and a tourist info office. Capendu some 4 minutes away you have a small supermarket and other shops.
Help yourself to a drink from our canal side bar while watching the canal boats and cyclists drift by.
For those more energetic we have a vast range to cycles, for young and old alike. We have a follow on bike (great for the youngsters) for Dad or Mum to have your children push you along the canal paths. We provide helmets, chain locks and picnic sets.
Carol and Andrew Ross love rural France, the friendly people, the hot summers and mild winters, fresh fruit, blue skies, smell of cut grass and the sound of the village clock as it chimes the hours as they pass. Carol looks after the property while andrew works across Europe.
Carol Ross purchased this villa in 2001
Petites Ecuries is in the middle of the Minervois wine growing region, surrounded by grapes and great wines. The canal flows at the bottom if its landscaped gardens. Enjoy: sun by the two pools; a drink at either of the 'Baa Baa' Bars; a sleep under the trees; or a game of boules, come sample the fun.
Private, on the Canal du Midi, minutes from many attractions.
Loved staying in tango, my husband and i with our 14 year old daughter. Lots to see in and around Carcassone even this late in the year. Only had a long weekend but will be back this year for a week sometime.
The site does not do the property justice ( maybe I shouldn't say this as I might not get chance to book again as it will be full ! )
The property is clean and well maintained, just like a beach property offering wonderful outdoor living, the pool at Tango is larger than normal and is in very private grounds, which are lovely and quite with the church bells reminding you to turn over on the comfy loungers. The big garden slopes down to the Canal Du Midi is really pretty and well maintained giving you extra space and access to walk along to the canal.
The location of the property is less than a n hour from Carcassonne with all the castle, shops, big supermarkets etc and the same to the lovely coast with lots of big sandy beaches . So perfect for lots of days out to abbeys and other places of interest.
Really nice local wine ( which Carol introduces you to in the welcome pack)
Good access to the internet
Beds really comfortable
Handy canopy over the property keeping it cool with a fresh air
Felt very secure with the gated parking
Offering lots of little extras like games indoor and out, towels for pool and for the shower room so no need to bring them
Wonderful holiday property and an exceptional host who was on hand if ever needed
Andrew and Fiona
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Tango. Everything was exactly as described and was truly a home from home. Carol and Andrew are the perfect hosts and did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. The property is fully equipped and and we found that everything we needed was provided without exception. We would certainly recommend it as a base for exploring this beautiful area of France. We found plenty of good restaurants, in particular En Bonne Compagnie in Homps and also Le Somail is worth seeking out as a canalside beauty spot with a number of restaurants. We particularly liked Le Comptoir Nature.
Thank you Carol & Andrew. You deserve to succeed and we will certainly return.
We came back for a short stay at Les Petites Ecuries, this time in Tango, after staying in Bijou in 2012. What more can I say that I haven't already mentioned back then? Everything's perfect, from Carol's warm welcome to super tidy and well-equipped accommodations, including the fabulous salty swimming pool right outside the dining area and master bedroom. We'll be back, I'm sure.
We stayed for 16 days at Les Petites Ecuries. It's a perfect location for countless day trips in the area (Cathare Castles, Abbayes, Canal du Midi, Carcassonne, Caves, nice little to large towns, hiking, Gourmet treats and wineries). The Tango has a very nice, warm and well maintained pool. You find all the needed amenities inside and outside Tango for a great stay (for kids and grown ups).
We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 week stay in TANGO. The house was perfectly equipped for all our needs. The garden and surrounding area was superb. Just a short walk along the canal you can watch the boats going through the lock or just sit and watch everything go by.
Carol and Andrew, the owners of the gites were very welcoming and helpful, they obviously are very proud of their properties.
We will go again for sure.
Reading the quote on the fridge confirmed that we made the best decision to stay in the Tango gîte with our family: "life's too short to drink bad wine".
So that's what we did! Carol and Andrew gave us a warm welcome with a cooled bottle and a French baguette. There was a perfect balance between the privacy of the Tango gîte and the availability of Carol to answer our questions.
The kids loved the pool, the swing, the Wii, the chickens and Louie.
All facilities are present and the surrounding villages are certainly worth a visit. Restaurants are child-friendly and not too expensive.
We hope to return in one of the next few years!
Petites Ecuries is located in the middle of Marseillette village, near Carcassonne in the southern Minervois region of the Languedoc. It sits on a hill between the Canal du Midi and the river Aude.
If your looking to see and experience an authentic French village, explore the many villages and picturesque countryside, discover great wines and wonderful food then come on down, you’ll love it. Or if you’re like some of our quests they just laze around the pool and garden soaking up the sun. Watch the canal boats meander along the canal du midi at the bottom of the garden.
Want to explore a little further a field then follow Cathar history, check out Beziers, Minerve, Caves (Dinosaur), Narbonne & the Mediterranean Sea, Sigean Wild Life Park and Spain are all close by.
Marseillette has Boulangerie, Bar, Hotel, Cave and in nearby Trebes & Carcassonne you’ll find supermarkets, petrol, chemist, newsagent, banks etc.
The property sits within a UNESCO world heritage zone.
Golf: Carcassonne has a lovely 18 hole Par 71 - 5,758 metre golf course playable all year round with views of the Pyrenees and which is only a 20 minute drive away. A unique course provides a challenge on most holes, testing your skills and technical ability.
There are several other lovely Golf Courses throughout the region. Toulouse, Mazamet and Montpellier all about an hour away. We would be happy to book for you. We have a set of Gallaways you can use if your pushed for space, or half sets can be hired for 10 Euro at Carcassonne. Green fees are around 40 Euro per person or 70 Euro per couple. The driving range will cost you 2 Euors a bucket. Trolleys and electric Buggies are also available.
The Golf Club terrace restaurant and its 3 course lunch (18 Euro per person) overlooking the 1st Tee is a very nice place to relax after a round.
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Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$330|
Competitive pricing given the superb location and facilities. Flexible changeover days as we try to fit in with your flight and travel arrangements. Open all year round. 365 days of the year.
25% deposit required to confirm booking followed by final payment of the balance 8 weeks prior to the holiday.
Please note that we do ask for 250 GBP or 300 Euro refundable breakages deposit before arrival