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Beautiful House with Private Pool in village on the Canal Du Midi

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Poilhes, Capestang, Herault, Languedoc Roussillon - Peaceful Location in Village on Canal du Midi

Villa with private swimming pool (7x3m), outside barbecue, large terrace area and covered terrace to rear. There are gardens to the front and rear containing fruit trees and shrubs. A new villa in very attractive village of Poilhes. Just a few steps to the famous Canal Du Midi. Nearest beach, St Pierre Sur Mer is 30 mins drive. Nearest small towns are Capestang and Montady both approx 4km. Nearest large towns are Beziers approx 10km and Narbonne approx 20km.

Sue Knight
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 September, 2017

About Sue Knight

We purchased the land and built the house in 2005 after many years holidaying in France. Mike was a Civil Servant until he retired in 2008 and Sue still works in Sales. We now live in a little cottage in Whitchurch Hampshire and enjoy travelling to France as often as we can. We have 2 grown up children and 1 grandchild.

Sue Knight purchased this house in 2005

Why Sue Knight chose Beziers area

After many years of holidaying in France we decided to purchase a property in this area. The village of Poilhes is very quiet and the perfect place for a relaxing holiday with the coast and mountain areas very close by. However within a short drive there are towns ranging in size from Capestang to Narbonne. The area of Languedoc has in excess of 300 days of sunshine a year. We purchased the land on which the house is built in 2004 and had the house built by a local builder. It was completed at the end of 2005. Since then we have gradually worked on the land around the house completing the pool in 2006 and the gardens finally in 2010. Of course the gardens are never finished and every time we are in Poilhes we spend lots of time keeping them weeded and trimmed. Everything seems to grow so quickly in Poilhes!

What makes this house unique

We find the the location of the property is perfect as it sits just a matter of yards from the Canal Du Midi. Walks and cycle rides along the banks can be taken without the need to ride on roads and is the perfect way to visit some of the local restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You are very lucky people to own such a nice house, in a lovely place in France. We enjoyed it very much.

We had a lovely holiday in Poilhes. Great house and super weather.

Thank you so much for renting your beautiful property to us. It was a real home from home with everything we could need with all the little extras.

We had a lovely holiday and very much enjoyed our stay in your lovely house. It was a great location.
Mar 2009
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Nearest beach, St Pierre Sur Mer, is approx 30 minutes drive. This has long sandy beaches and continues into Narbonne Plage and Gruissan. Also has lots of cafes and restaurants. There is also another lovely sandy beach resort at Valras Plage with great facilities for children (climbing frames, rope swings etc.) plus an excellant choice of bars and restaurants. Cap D'Agde is also approx. 45 minutes drive, here you will find Aqualand Water Park, boat trips, water sports and also an excellent marina.


Nearest airport is Beziers/Cap D'Agde, approx. 30 minutes. Carcasonne, Perpignan and Montpellier are approx. 1 hour, Toulouse, Gerona and Nimes are approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Driving time from Calais is approx. 10 hours.

Car hire is recommended.


The nearest small towns are Capestang, Nissan and Montady both approx. 4 kms. The nearest big town is Beziers approx. 10 kms and Narbonne approx 20 kms. Carcasonne is approx 1 hours drive and the hills of Haute Languedoc approx 20 - 30 minutes. The Spanish border is approx. 1 hours drive from the house and the Costa Brava resorts are all very accessible. Barcelona is a two to three hours drive.

Further Details:

The small village of Poilhes has a population of approx. 500 and is situated on the Canal du Midi. It has three restaurants and a shop which stocks a wide variety of goods.

The nearest banks and supermarkets are in Capestang, Nissan and Montady.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Poilhes in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground Floor
  • Ground floor shower room, wc, wash basin. First floor large bathroom with bath with shower attachment, toilet, wash basin lots of storage space.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Also has a sofa and outside terrace off this room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , This room can be made up as a single, twin or large double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 large room with windows to rear and door to first floor terrace overlooking the front. King size double bed, Sofa and wardrobes. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 can be made up as twin beds or extra large double.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Main bedroom has an outside terrace with table and chairs. At the rear of the property is a covered terrace with table and chairs. There are small tables and chairs on the front terrace and under the gazebo in the back garden. There is a long table and chairs located on the pool terrace near the barbecue along with 8 sun loungers. A stair gate is provided and is kept in bedroom 2. There is also a travel cot. Outside: Swimming pool is private and is 7x3m. Outside barbecue. Large terrace with an additional covered terrace to rear. Gardens front and rear containing fruit trees and shrubs. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer in garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bedlinen (not beach towels) included. Property cleaned between lets but can be cleaned mid-let subject to additional charge. Please speak to the owners.


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Beautiful House with Private Pool in village on the Canal Du Midi
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely house with a good sized pool.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Poilhes the house had everything that we needed. The kitchen was very well stocked with crockery, cutlery and cooking pots. The outside area was very spacious with lots of sun loungers and different areas to sit.

The fruit trees in the garden were a real bonus!

The village, canal and scenery were great. All the beaches that we went to were lovely.

Sue the owner was very helpful and responded very quickly to any queries we had.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Poilhes, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
26 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Direct contact with owner via 01256 892343 or e-mail below to confirm availability.
25% deposit at time of booking with remainder payable 8 weeks prior to departure.
A £200 refundable security deposit is also payable before departure.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Saturday or Sundays, starting at 4pm and finishing at 9.00am. We are flexible in order for you to take advantage of cheaper mid week flights and quieter roads for driving. Please contact the owners.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Part weeks charged pro-rata.(minimum 4 nights). Long Term Bookings at Special Prices - Speak to the Owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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