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view from bedroom window to chateau gardens
fully fitted kitchen with every appliance
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lounge/dining
welcome from Dolly, our guard sheep
Le Somail on the Canal du Midi 15 mins by car
Black Mountains - typical scenery of the area and great walks
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Historical city of Minerve
Sun & shade in the courtyard
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Quarante, Herault, Occitanie

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CK14
Ulsan, South Korea
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect retreat for a couple”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had such a charming welcome from Lesley & Mike, despite being 3 hours later than we had agreed.
Lots of helpful and interesting information about the area and the restaurants around.
Loved the 2 minute walk to the local Boulangerie to collect fresh baguettes and croissant each morning.
The Gite is really pretty, and very spacious, I loved the courtyard which is shaded, beautiful flowering plants, olive trees and vines growing all around.
Great cycle routes - especially those that love climbing/hills, lovely 10km run along by the vineyards too.
This area is a huge wine producing part of France and we enjoyed this aspect of our stay very much.

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Liked best: The courtyard
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Nancy M
Galashiels, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Sheer Bliss”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This delightful gite is very well equipped and decorated in a rustic French style. The rooms are spacious, with the ground floor being an open plan design. The bedroom is light and airy - very spacious and quiet. The bathroom Is also large , with bath and separate shower. The gite is cool, even in the hottest of days! A little welcome pack on arrival is so thoughtful, especially the wine!
The garden/ patio area is lovely, great for meals outdoors, with a raised decking surrounded by very sensitive planting.
The owners live next to the gite and are SO helpful and interested in ensuring a comfortable stay as well as offering advice on places of interest to the guests. They speak both French and English. It was a wonderful compliment to our stay

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Liked best: The owners and the patio.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Reviewed 30 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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golfingir...
Denver, CO
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful Gite!”
Reviewed 5 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This home was beautiful, very well equipped, and super comfortable. My daughter and I spent a week here, traveling out each day to explore a bit more of the region. I wanted to show her the France that I knew when I was an exchange student 30 years ago - the France that is not Paris! Mike and Leslie were wonderful hosts, stayed up late to meet us upon arrival, and even had a bottle of wine waiting for us. The home has everything we needed and the bed was very comfortable - especially after long days of lots of walking, exploring the area, and some fairly far-flung day trips (Barcelona, Carcassonne). I would definitely recommend and would stay here again!

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Liked best: comfort, location
Liked least: wifi not available inside the home (only got a signal outside, in the courtyard)
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
19 Jun 2015
Hi
Thank you for such a lovely review. We also have enjoyed the wine and homemade jam that you kindly gave us! You are welcome here any time in the future.
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Richard T
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wow, what a wonderful stay”
Reviewed 19 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Not many holiday accommodations offer so much space and so much comfort. Light and airy rooms, huge bathroom and fabulous downstairs (with kitchen, dining area and lounge) are all enhanced by the lovely outside space. Quarante is in a wonderful area with easy access to markets, mountains and vineyards by the dozen! Feel very relaxed about recommending The Old Donkey Market to anyone looking to explore the Languedoc region. Mike and Lesley were the perfect hosts.

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Liked best: The hosts and the lovely courtyard.
Liked least: Having to leave to go home at the end.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Deinze, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Reviewed 17 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

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Liked best: Quietness of the area
Liked least: The average sized bed (we're spoiled at home)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Wick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: House comfortable in good location
Liked least: Village a bit quiet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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