About the property
- Villa753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Family accomodation, On Canal du Midi, with Pool near Carcassone
Tango is detached and 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 and have plenty of areas to chill out in the sun or shade as your mood takes you.
The master bedroom overlooks the swimming pool which is a lovely view anytime but we like it in the mornings, has a wardrobe with a full length mirror and plenty of coat hangers.
The twin room overlooks the play area at the back of Tango also with wardrobe and full length mirror.
Tango's pictures are on the left hand side of the photos.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Carol Ross
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
Why Carol Ross chose Carcassonne
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.
What makes this Villa unique
Private, on the Canal du Midi, minutes from many attractions.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Great location with perfect hosts.
The gite is comfortable with everything you need for your stay.
There's a large pool and every detail has been made to make this a great holiday base to explore this beautiful region.
Thanks for your kind words, glad you both enjoyed your stay here with us.
Lovely location, great accommodation
Tango has everything you need fro a complete holiday. If you need to relax the pool is great, if you want a bit of exercise there are bikes for use. Access to the canal is easy and gives hours of fun watching all those heading along the canal in their boats. There are plenty of interesting places to visit in the area. Could we have wanted anything else from our holiday, no all was perfect. Thank you Carol, Andrew and Louis for a great stay. We certainly hope to re visit.
Perfect place for a relaxing family holiday
Arrived late afternoon to a very warm welcome. Fridge stocked for a light lunch before relaxing around the pool.
Our two girls aged 10 and 7 absolutely loved the pool and surrounding gardens as well as Lois and the chickens.
Tango has everything you could possibly need during your stay and Carol was only too pleased to offer anything else that you might need.
Fab location to explore if the mood takes you and because of the good roads surrounding Les Petites Ecuries make it possible to travel quite a distance.
For those of you like us apart from the odd trip to the supermarket we just relaxed and enjoyed the lovely warm weather, the pool and long walks along the canal paths watching the boats go through the locks.
Thank you to Carol and Jackie for making our stay relaxing and we will be back in the near future
Sam, Jo, Ella and Emily
Tango is Excellent..
Stayed at Tango in August 2016 with my wife and 13 year old son for 9 nights and we absolutely loved it. Tango has everything you could possibly want for a family holiday in this area. The Gite is first class with so many extra touches as well as being spacious, clean and secure. Whereas some Gites could be quite basic and fitted out on a tight budget, Tango is without doubt at the other end of the scale. We felt like our host Carol had really gone above and beyond to ensure that our Holiday was a luxury, trouble free and relaxing experience. Excellent.
Thank you for your kind review, it was lovely to meet you all.
Carol and Andrew x
Beautiful getaway in Languadoc
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
Thank you so much for your kind review.
We are glad you had a great holiday with us..
Look forward to seeing you again in the future, Best wishes!!
Carol & Andrew
Fabulous place to stay
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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