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Villa With Private Pool, Large Private Garden And Stunning Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa near Narbonne, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Private Location, With Stunning Panoramic Views Of Ancient Village And Rolling Countryside

This attractive and well-equipped detached villa is located near a peaceful ancient town, enjoys beautiful views and has a large un-overlooked swimming pool. There a covered terrace area/BBQ ideal for al-fresco dining whilst enjoying those spectacular views. From the doorstep there are a number of walks into the local hills which circle the village of Agel on three sides. Farther afield you may enjoy visits to Carcasonne, Minervois, Beziers or Narbonne, all lovely French towns with historic appeal. For the children, and within 40 minutes drive, you may enjoy the beach or go-carting, outdoor adventure centres and a water world theme park.

Tresia Ponsonby
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

About Tresia Ponsonby

We are a family of 6 from the south of England who bought this property as our vacation home in 2005. We have modernised the home and use it for our family holidays several times each year. Our children were aged from 1 to 11 when we bought the house and we have continually found new and exciting things to do in the area each year. You may choose to fly down to the house but we have mostly driven from our home in England.

Tresia Ponsonby purchased this villa in 2005

Why Tresia Ponsonby chose Saint-Chinian area

We bought this house as a future retirement home and as our family holiday home. We holidayed in this area for several years before buying a home there and love the area, the people and all the activities there are within an hour of the house to entertain the children. For those with an interest in history and culture there are also many areas of interest including Carcasonne, Beziers and Minerve - all beautiful historic cities. The house is located in a lovely maintained private garden with truly exceptional views of the countryside to gaze out at from every direction.

What makes this villa unique

Few if any properties can offer the sort of views you will enjoy from the terrace or the pool side. The location is very quiet and peaceful yet only a few km from shops and areas of local interest. It is well served by airports and a one day drive from the south coast of England. Our local English caretakers will take excellent care of you as they do of us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was lovely and fulfilled our expectations. The garden and pool area were fantastic, we ate outside all the time and the view was amazing! The weather was hot so the fans provided in the bedrooms were very welcome. Agel is a very quiet village which suited us as we were looking for peace and relaxation which we got in spades! The area surrounding is beautiful and we hope to return.
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Agel in Herault

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bath, wash basin and shower, toilet separate
    Toilet 2 - Toilet , Downstairs toilet off of hallway
    Toilet 3 - Toilet , Upstairs toilet and wash basin
    En suite to main bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to main ground floor bedroom
    Pool side toilet and shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pool side toilet, shower and change room
  • WC and shower en-suite to main bedroom. Separate downstairs WC. Downstairs bathroom with bath and separate shower. Upstairs has a WC. There is also a WC, shower and dressing room adjacent to the pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 + baby (3 double Bedrooms), one single bed space plus one baby in cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, ground floor, en suite. Bedrooms 2 and 3 upstairs with double beds. Bed space 4 equipped with single bed. Also a fold up cot for child under 2 years.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: The property dates from 1990 and is modern throughout although in a traditional style with roof beams, shutters on windows etc. Outside: There is a large garden (2600m sq.) with swing and slide set for the children and has a private swimming pool of 10m in length which is fenced off and alarmed for safety reasons. The pool area is equipped with sun loungers and table/chairs etc. There is a barbecue installed in the south face of the property so you benefit from the evening sun while cooking for the family. Utility Room: There is a freezer and automatic washing machine in the attached garage/utility room. There is also plenty of indoor storage for your bicycles and such like. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned thoroughly before each changeover. Towels and linen will be provided and the rooms made up before your arrival. Additional linen and/or cleaning can be provided during your stay, subject to separate charge. Other: There is a covered terrace outside the living room and kitchen with a dining table which seats six and the terrace has beautiful views of Agel and the national park.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


A comfortable well-maintained house in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in your lovely house. Everything you need is there, everything worked and nothing went wrong! The house is in a peaceful spot with great views across to the sleepy village of Agel. With temperatures over 30 degrees the pool was well-used and we ate all our meals outside on the terrace. A great base for cyclists, with the the Canal du Midi towpath at Capestang and Argeliers a short drive away. We also cycled on the Passa Pais voie verte from St Pons de Thomiere, only half an hour drive north into Haut-Languedoc. A visit to nearby Minerve definitely recommended too. A morning trip to the bakery at Bize Minervoise was usually combined with a paddle in the river. Our only suggestion is a parasol would have been good at the outdoor table - the mid-morning sun by the time we had breakfast was quite strong!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic house for a wonderful family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The house was just perfect for our family. We holiday near Narbonne every year, and this year has been the best yet! The location of the house struck the perfect balance, with easy access to busier places such as Narbonne, whist at the same time enjoying the quiet of the countryside. We ate in some fabulous restaurants, and visited some awe inspiring places. Minerve was an absolute favourite, as was canoeing in Roquebrun. The house itself surpassed our expectations, and was everything we needed. It was spacious, clean, not too hot inside (which has been an issue in other houses we have rented in the past), and had everything in it that we needed. Needless to say, the pool was wonderful, and we made use of the pool lights to have a swim on our last night..we didn't want to leave! Geoff welcomed us on the first day, and couldn't have been more helpful. His local knowledge was most valuable, and he recommended some great places to go. I really can't fault anything about our stay. We made some wonderful family memories here - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of three generations had a wonderful holiday on 2 - 16 July in this comfortable and well-maintained villa. The house is very spacious with extremely functional floor plan and good facilities. The scenery from the terrace is lovely and the pool area is absolutely fantastic. We also highly valued the good location which enabled the excursions to the nearby cities, villages, vineyards and beaches. Will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A really enjoyable week

  • 5 of 5

Although we had some cool days and a thunder storm on the last night the weather was mostly very pleasant and we really enjoyed the week, some of it spent in the pool and garden and some of it visiting the nearby attractions. We particularly enjoyed our trips to Beziers, Pezenas, Narbonne, Gruissan and had a lovely drive around the 3 Chateaux of Aguilar, Queribus and Peyrepertuse. The last one was awe inspiring. There are lots of lovely chateaux and villages to see. We plan to visit Carcassonne for a day as we leave. The holiday cottage was very clean and well equipped and gave plenty of privacy in the garden and pool areas. Thank you Tresia for the surprise bottle of wine, for thoughtfully leaving us milk and bottled water and also for letting us stay in your lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

The house was in an excellent position on the outskirts of Agel. It was very well equipped and we very much enjoyed the stay. Pool was excellent. The property was in very good condition throughout and the owners provided a very good service through a local representative who was there to meet us at the start. We would strongly recommend this property and would use it again. It is only about 30 minutes from Narbonne and Beziers, and about 40 minutes from the beaches.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stay in Villa's every year in this Region and this is by far the best place we have stayed in. From the beginning booking our stay to us returning home the owners were very helpful throughout and the address provided for the sat nav was spot on so we did not have any problems finding the villa. The villa is well equipped, immaculately clean and tidy and has everything you require for your stay. We have 2 children who loved the pool and the activities supplied making this villa perfect for families. The views are amazing and everything advertised is there and true. The facilities are outstanding and we will be using this villa for our future holiday's. The owners are fantastic and provide excellent customer service. We will be recommending the villa and possibly taking friends and family with us next time. The local restaurants are very good and faultless and the local amenities are advertised correctly. We really enjoyed our holiday and everything was spot on to our standard and faultless. We simply didn't want to leave. Thank you to Tresia for everything.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to do so again very soon. regards Tresia
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 9
21 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
2 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
22 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
28 Aug 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Stay tax £0.75 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Please feel free to call for further information. If you decide to book, booking will be subject to a 20% deposit on booking with the balance to be paid not less than two months before arrival. Payment to be made in Sterling. There is also a £200 security deposit payable when you make your final payment for the rental and which is refunded on departure unless there is damage to the property in which case this will be offset against the cost of repairs.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday in summer season (June-August inclusive), negotiable at other times of the year.

Notes on prices:
Internet use in excess of the 4.6 GB per week may attract a surcharge.

Charging of electric vehicles at the property is by special agreement only and otherwise prohibited.

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