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Villa With Private Pool In Historic Village

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Villa in St Génies de Fontedit, Nr. Béziers, Herault, Languedoc - Peaceful Setting, 5 Minutes Walk From Local Shops

2 storey villa set on individual plot in established location within the historic village of St Génies de Fontedit. First floor views of surrounding countryside. Quiet location with garden and wide parking area, private 7 metre swimming pool, solar-heated with a removable bubble cover to keep in the heat and solar shower. Particularly warm sunny setting with south-westerly aspect to pool and patio areas. five minutes walk from village shops including general, bread, Pizza takeaway and tabac as well as cafe/bar. All attractions of this lovely area within easy reach including 30 minutes drive to Med beaches, 15 mins to Canal du Midi and 20 mins to Haute Languedoc national parks, great for water sports.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are the Stevens family and we own this lovely villa in the very pretty friendly village of St Génies de Fontedit, in the Languedoc-Rouissillon area. This year we have renovated the swimming pool, we've spent a lot of time remodelling the garden and making the exterior of the property as welcoming as the interior, planting fruit trees and flowers, installing a bench and stepping stone path with solar lights. Guests are welcome to eat the ripe fruit! The Abri roof has solar "bubbles" to heat the pool on cooler days and a roll off bubble cover keeps the pool clean and warm.We have installed a solar- heated pool shower.The BBQ area has been extended. Together with new furniture, bed linen and breakfast bar with more cupboard space Les Jamelles is really a home from home but in a warmer, sunnier place. We spend the Spring and Autumn there! !

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Les Jamelles is a lovely modern property set in a beautiful old village. The house, with its wooden shutters is very pretty from the outside and very comfortable inside. All our needs catered for, including a king size bed. Our ensuite had fabulous views out over surrounding countryside and the shower was huge. The kids' room was a real bonus in the evenings - they loved watching films and playing on the x-box. The pool area was sunny and very clean. We ate most of our meals out there.

For a family wanting to chill out in comfort and peaceful surroundings,yet be within a short distance of super Mediterranean beaches, delightful medieval villages and sophisticated towns, an ideal location.30 min from Béziers airport it is easily reached from UK. This 3 double bed-roomed house is equipped with all a family of six could want plus a super pool within a short walk of the village centre. (Marie 20130

We had a lovely holiday in your house and there was so much to do in the area, we felt that 2 weeks was definately not enough!(Alyson 2014)

What a wonderful property with acres of space, a beautiful layout inside and out, a lovely pool, barbecue and the gorgeous Abri. The village is oldworldy and fantastic. The locals all say bonjour ( even the young ones) . The English locals are very welcoming we often met them on our exploration of the village and ended up having a long chat with a beer or a vin rouge. The boulangerie and pizza shops are first class. But most of all the owners were helpful, efficient and lovely to deal with. This was our first visit, but it will not be our last! We highly recommend Les Jamelles as a great place to holiday.(Paul 2014)
Apr 2009
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6 Reviews

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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant all round villa, lovely swimming pool and equipped with everything you need to make it feel like a home from home. Perfect for a relaxing family holiday!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week in a fantastic villa. This is a beautiful region of France, and this villa was a perfect base for our week of relaxation. The villa itself was very well equipt, the owners appeared to have thought of everything. The bedrooms are all a good size, the whole villa feels spacious.Having two decent bathrooms is a bonus too, and plenty of hot water for the teenagers showers! To be honest, the pictures don't really do it justice. It was very clean and nicely prepared for a new families arrival. The very delicious bottle of "Les Jamelles" was a very welcome touch also! Spent most of our time outdoors thanks to the amazing weather all week, however the indoor living room was comfortable and I used the kitchen and cooker a few times over the week without any problems.

We spent a lot of time in the pool which was absolutely esential in the scorching sun. It really was a lifesaver at times! The beautiful flowers by the well attracted many humming bird moths in the late afternoon. The terrace was also perfect for all our meals, don't think we ate indoors once all week. Oh and the sky at night was spectacular.

The surrounding area is ideal for day trips, as long as you can handle the heat! On this occassion we visited Beziers, Perpignon and one of the local quieter beaches. Previously we have been to Montpellier, Nimes and the roman aquaduct just beyond Nimes, Carcasonne and even into Spain to the Dali musuem (very surreal!) All of these places are great but the teenagers particularly liked Montpellier and the adults were very impressed with the aquaduct and Nimes. There are canoes and safe areas to swim in the river under the aquaduct also.

Overall this is a lovely area and a pleasant little village also. Have stayed in villas before without a shop within walking distance so that was a real bonus. The very pleasant lady in the bakery was always very welcoming and forgiving of my basic french! If I was to be picky, the only downside I can think of is the lack of a restaurant in the village. We had a very nice meal in the beautiful town of Pezenas, a place that we have been drawn back to on each of our holidays in the region. Well worth a visit, a little like Carcasonne but not quite as hot and busy.

Wonderful holiday. Only downside is that they never last long enough!

Thank you for a lovely week in your beautiful villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa with everything you could think of and very well maintained. Made use of the barbecue almost every night. Pretty village and very friendly - they don't mind you practising your French. Enjoyed a few days by the pool but spent most of our time out exploring, Minerve, Carcassone, Lac du Salagou or to the coast, Meze, Sete. Also of course a few wine caves - 3 in the village itself and plenty nearby offering a whole range of wines. This was our third visit - and we hope to return again soon

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Les Jamelles

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property with acres of space, a beautiful layout inside and out, a lovely pool, barbecue and the gorgeous Abri. The village is olds worldy and fantastic. The locals all say bonjour ( even the young ones) . The English locals are very welcoming we often met them on our exploration of the village and ended up having a long chat with a beer or a vin rouge. The boulangerie and pizza shops are first class. But most of all the owners were helpful, efficient and lovely to deal with. This was our first visit, but it will not be our last! We highly recommend les Jamelles as a great place to holiday. The only reason we have rated this 5 stars is because there aren't more.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

beautiful villa, very well equipped and maintained with a lovely pool. in the village so close to shops and bar. we had a fantastic week here, weather was perfect and villa has everything you need. would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

a lovely house and pool close to all facilities

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Location

From the Owner

We love France, especially the food and this area provides many diverse opportunities for trips to the beaches, very clean and sandy, the Mediterranean Sea is clear and clean, to the mountains for beautiful views and watersports (Lake Salagou ), to the Canal du Midi and along the rivers, golf courses and of course plenty of wine "dégustations". .

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : BEZIERS at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : ST GENIES at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : LAMALOU LES BAINS at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : escapade at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Within 30 mins drive of a choice of beautiful sandy Mediterranean beaches.

Valras Plage: 20 minutes great for all the family. Children's play parks, water sports, numerous restaurants. Vendres Plage : 30 minutes, for those seeking a quieter corner. Cap D'Agde Plage: 30 minutes, International resort catering for every need including water park. Marseillian Plage: 40 minutes, Miles of beach and facilities for all the family with west end segregated naturist beach. Portraignes plage, small with a bull ring,

Travel:

Via Béziers Airport 25 minutes (Ryannair from Luton, and Manchester), Pérpigan 60 mins (with Ryannair from Stansted), Montpellier Airport 60 minutes (with Easy Jet from Gatwick), Carcassonne or Nimes Airport 75 minutes. Marseilles 150minutes

Distances:

15 minutes from the large historic town of Béziers. The many local activities of Haute Languedoc, national parks, Canal du Midi, Lac du Salagou and beaches are all within 30 minutes.

Further Details:

There are restaurants in Magalas. Murveil Les Béziers and Autignac,. 7 minutes drive from St Génies are Intermarché and Aldi supermarkets, a big boulangerie/café and butchers, Tourist Information, petrol station, car wash and laundromat

Very good seafood restaurants Méze, Marselillan and Bouzigues on Étang de Thau especially oysters ! 14th Century Chateau de Grézan has wine cellar. Murviel Les Béziers, St Martin des Champs, La Croix Belle at Puissilacon all nearby villages,are great for wine tastings(dégustation). StGénies has market on Thursdays (vegetables, meat and cheese), Pizza take away ( very good,) cafe/bar, Post Office, wonderful Artisan bakers, supermarket. petrol station. 5 wine cellars, new one has wine made on site(excellent). Beauty salon.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
RATE 1
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
RATE 2
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
RATE 3
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
RATE 4
2 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Property can be reserved by completing our booking form, sent by email and signing our booking conditions. Non-refundable deposit of 25% required with booking. Balance required 4 weeks prior to holiday together with security deposit of £200, returned as soon as possible after final inspection and cleaning, (to cover any extra laundry costs, damage above usual wear and tear etc).

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover preferred but flexibility may be available.
Arrival after 4-00pm Departure by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
There will be a discount of £25 off the weekly price for stays of 14 days.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The villa is on the edge of a pretty little village, with the bakers, supermarket, café/bar, tabac, 5 wine caves, post office and world class pizza take-away (the owner and his dad came 4th in the world pizza competition in Parma in April 2013) only 5 minutes walk. The pool has been completely renovated this spring; itl is completely private and warmed with solar heating, covered and alarmed, as required by law in France, for children's safety, with an outside solar shower for a wash off after the beach. There is plenty of parking space and playing area round the villa. The close neighbours are mostly British and very friendly!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom has large walk-in shower, washbasin, vanity unit, loo, hairdryer, laundry bag. Main Bathroom with loo, bath with shower spray, cabinet shower, vanity uniT waste bin, hairdryer. Separate ground floor loo with washbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, 2 double, 2 single beds. Travel cot (new 2015) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has king size bed, bedside tables, touch lamps, 4 drawer chest, fan, heater,wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has double bed, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe, heater. shelves, 4 drawer chest, fan. Bedroom 3 has twin beds with wardrobe, shelves, bedside table, lamp ,fan, heater.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Centrally controlled electric heating to each room for out of season use. Free standing fans in bedrooms. Wi-fi connection with Orange. Outside: Large garden with bench and fruit trees, extensive patio area round pool. 6 seater glass patio table and parasol, 4 sun loungers with cushions, 2 sunchairs, built-in charcoal barbecue(new 2014), separate open-fronted 'abri' with pine table and 6 chairs. Private 7 metre X 3.5 metre in-ground pool with all- weather and roll - off bubble cover, mandatory Pool Alarm, solar panels, solar heated pool shower, inflatable pool toys, noodles, boules, buckets, spades, beach mats, beach parasol etc . Utility Room: Separate utility cupboard with water heater and water softener, clothes airing rack, washing machine, iron, ironing board, clothes airers, laundry basket, waste bin, cleaning equipment, first aid kit, spare bulbs and batteries, shopping bags. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Towels ( except beach towels) and bed linen included For two weeks' stay bed linen change at no extra cost. House cleaning only at end of stay. Other: Separate small room on the ground floor for children with various games & Tv, Xbox 360, DVDs. refrigerator, large cool box with ice packs 2 beannie bags. cushions, 2 coffee tables, keyboard. Stairgate. high chair, travel cot, hoover under stairs .

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