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Fully equipped Villa With Private Pool in Historic Circulade Village

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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 with bbq. Five minutes walk to 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 Mediterranean beaches, 15 mins to Canal du Midi and 20 mins to Haute Languedoc national parks, great for water sports.


Owner
STEVENS
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Norwegian
Calendar last updated:
1 November, 2017

About STEVENS

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. Last year we 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. The ensuite bathroom has a new shower cabinet. The 2nd bedroom has been redecorated, with new curtains and lamps. The games room has also been repainted. We try to make Les Jamelles a real home from home but in a warmer, sunnier place. As we spend Spring and Autumn in our villa we try to make it as comfy as possible for our guests. We provide the basic necessities, tea, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, flour condiments etc. Cling film, foil, toiletries and cleaning equipment are all ready to start you off.

STEVENS purchased this villa in 2010

Why STEVENS chose Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit

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".

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What makes this villa unique

The villa is on the edge of a pretty little village, with the Artisan bakers, supermarket, café/bar, tabac, 5 wine caves, post office and world class pizza take-away . Rana pizza's owner and his dad came 2nd in the world pizza competition iin October 2016, and it is only 5 minutes walk. The pool has been completely renovated this spring; It 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. Our management company live a minute away so are quickly on hand if there is a problem!

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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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
BEZIERS
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
ST GENIES
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
LAMALOU LES BAINS
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
escapade
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. La Tamarisserie lovely beach and fresh fish restaurants along river estuary

Travel: NEW Ryannair new route Stansted to Beziérs July 2017

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,Pparapharmacie, Tourist Information, petrol station, car wash and Laundromat (Bubbles)

Very good seafood restaurant sat 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). St Génies 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). Hairdressers and Beauty salon.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit in Hérault

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
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
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , New shower installed 2017 Heated towel rail (2017)
  • Ensuite bathroom has large walk-in shower, (new2017) washbasin, vanity unit, loo, hairdryer, laundry bag, heated towel rail, waste bin. Main Bathroom with loo, bath with shower spray, cabinet shower, vanity unit, waste bin, hairdryer, heater. Separate ground floor loo with washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size 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, chair, heater, clothes hanging rail, wall safe. Bedroom 2 has double bed, bedside tables, lamps, clothes hanging rail, shelves, 4 drawer chest, heater,fan. Bedroom 3 has twin beds with wardrobe, shelves, bedside table, lamp ,fan, heater.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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 .

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Convenient, stylish, personal

  • 5 of 5

Les Jamelles is a rarity - no more than a five-minute walk from the village bar, the boulangerie and the tabac, yet contriving to offer personal space in a traditional, densely built-up, Languedoc village. Walls, fences, trees, greenery and the house itself are artfully arranged into an interconnected network of areas each with its own character.

The weather was scorching during the first week of our fortnight, frequently in the high thirties, yet Les Jamelles is equipped for all temperatures. One may lounge by the pool, take meals at an adjacent outdoor dining patio, or shelter from the heat (or the rain) under a roof that extends from the barbecue.

Inside, the house is luxuriously appointed. We've been renting Languedoc villas for a dozen or so years and this was the first supplied with a bathroom laundry basket. A small detail but typical of the house as a whole for this was a stylish bit of modern furniture, none of your ageing basketwork. Our bed in the main bedroom was huge as was the shower-equipped en suite. Three loos, too.

The heat discouraged set meals but on the rare occasions my daughter cooked there was an embarrassment of pans, crockery and utensils to choose from, plus hectares of space to work in. We were glad to find two fridges; during hot summers there has to be enough capacity to chill bottles of rosé by the dozen.

Service - pre, during and post - was exemplary. I'm normally disinclined to award five stars to any villa since it suggests perfection. But in the case of Les Jamelles, why not?

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Roderick. Thank you so much for your review What can l say..except we are so pleased Les Jamelles passed expectations. Best regardsSu Stevens
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at Les Jamelles. Arrived to find a thoroughly cleaned house and a well maintained pool. It is a thoughtfully equipped holiday home, in fact one of the best we've stayed in. Everything from freezer bags and oil, to dishwasher tablets and a cool box. Even a second fridge for the wine and beer. All emails were answered very promptly. Looking forward to returning next year - already booked!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review Penny. We look forward to your return visit Sue Stevens
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5

Relaxing holiday in a home from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in this beautiful and luxurious house on the edge of an old circular village dating back 1000 years. It provided everything and more that it promised (except TV reception but who comes on holiday to watch TV?). The house was spotless and well equipped with everything you would want on holiday, from beach mats and umberellas, cool boxes and Tupperware, comfortable sunlougers with cushions

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 25-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit, Herault

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
RateA
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
RateB
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
RateC
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Rate D
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
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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