Gite Bijou - view of Canal du Midi

Bijou, a self- contained 2 bedroom modern end or terrace villa which was finished June 2012. Built from what used to be the chicken shed this lovely 2 bedroom villa shares a 10 X 6 meter heated salt water pool with PonPon during July and August. Shaded terraces with dining table and chairs overlook the pool at the front and the garden and canal at the back which is also home for the gas 4 burner BBQ. With air-conditioning and free WiFi you are all set to relax and unwind after a hard day around the pool.

The Lounge opens out on the south facing terrace, with views onto the Pool and Terrance. The modern Ikea kitchen and dining area have double doors opening out onto the rear tiled patio terrace with views over the garden and canal. The master bedroom offers the comfort of a large double bed overlooking the pool and the twin room ideal for children overlooks the back garden and canal. A Cot and all baby/toddler facilities, washing bath, rocker, buggy, potty, highchair are all provided on request. Bijou's bedrooms are both upstairs and share a modern bathroom with a shower over bath.

Bijou's has a 10 X 6 meter shared heated salt water pool. Solar heating is used to heat the pool so from 1st of May to 30th October the pools are between 26 and 30 degrees. There are 10 sun lounger's provided around the paved pool terrace and additional loungers are situated alongside the canal and in the main garden for those that want to hide away. Bijou's shaded terrace provides an escape from the harsh sun,and is adjacent to the shared Baa Baa Bar a summer kitchen which is stocked with an honesty bar for local beers & wines, soft drinks and tea and coffee.

Bijou is secure and has it's very own independent entrance with automatic gates and secure parking. All of Les Petites Ecuries is fenced and secure, the entrance, terrace and garden areas are all covered by recorded CCTV. Excellent wireless internet around either of the bars and garden. There is no CCTV coverage around either pool. Bijou has direct access to the ½ acre garden and to the Canal Baa Bar and the gates onto the Canal du Midi tow path.

Bijou has the a 4 burner Gas BBQ so the men can demonstrate their cooking skills. We offer local wines as we have a couple of caves in the village. We have a good selection of wines priced from 1- 9 euros a bottle for purchase.

Bijou is well equipped with all essential items provided. WiFi Internet, Air-Conditioning, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Fridge/Freezer, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Cool Box, Flat screen TV with hundreds of TV Channels (including English, Dutch, French). All gites have a smart TV with access to the internet and Les Petites Ecuries has its own Netflix account. All gites have a Nintendo Wi, Docking station for iPod/iPhone. For a full description of facilities click here.

We provide all linen and towels; we even provide pool and beach towels at no extra cost to help conserve valuable luggage weight.

Bijou is close to Carcassonne Golf course which has a beautiful 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.



Our holiday staying at Bijou in August 2012
04 September 2012
What an amazing place this is !! We had the most fantastic holiday , Bijou was exactly what we had hoped for and beyond . It was immaculate , everything thing you needed with exceptional quality . Carole and Andrew were so welcoming , nothing was too much trouble, always there if we needed anything but also gave us the space that we needed . During our stay it was particularly hot so air conditioning would have made a couple of the nights easier to sleep but I understand that's in the pipeline … read more