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Luxury 5 Bedroom Detached Stone House With Private Pool and Childrens facilities



Updated: 06-Dec-2016
House in St Genies de Fontedit, Nr. Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Stunningly Restored Traditional House, Pool, 4 Mins Walk To All Amenities In Wine Producing Village

This is a luxury 19th Century detached stone house with 5 large bedrooms, fantastic original features yet modern facilities, a private pool and a garden. There are facilities provided for babies/children free of charge to make your stay as easy as possible. It is located 4 mins walk away from the centre of the historic village of St Genies de Fontedit in the Herault department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. All amenities are available in the village including a cafe/restaurant, bakers, grocers, tabac (small shop), take-away pizzeria, post office, wine cave, garage, and hairdressers. We completely renovated this property in 2013.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Nick and Sophie Bubb

We are an English couple who live and work in London with our two daughters.

We bought this house in Jan 2013 as a holiday home for us and our family. It was in quite a state of disrepair, but due to it's size and location it had such huge potential. It has needed full renovation right from new plumbing/electrics, through to complete re-decoration.

Although we of course aim to go out to the property as often as possible, our day to day lives are in London so for the rest of the time the property is available for short or long term rental.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had a wonderful stay at your house. The weather was hot so the pool was used often as well as the outside dining table. Your remodel is stunning. We all thought you did a great job of keeping some of the old features while updating the structure. We did not realize when we booked your house that you are in the perfect location to see all the sights mentioned in your information book. You are not too far away from any of them"

Edith Goodgame (June 2014)

"Just thought I’d drop you a line upon our return from your wonderful gite. Although I’ve also left a comment in your visitor book, I must say again how impressed we were with the fantastic renovation work you have carried out and it was, by far, the most well-equipped holiday property we have ever stayed in. We are keen ‘picnicers’ and so appreciated not only the cool boxes and plastic containers but also the chairs and rugs – wow!!! You’ve obviously, like us, stayed in many properties before where it is these little touches that mean such a lot."

Judith Charlottes (July 2014)
Sep 2013
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic villa in a lovely village with everything we needed within walking distance.

  • 5 of 5

The house was extremely well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy a fantastic holiday. We thoroughly recommend this property for any type of holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review. We hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Sophie & Nick Bubb
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Perfect holiday let for a larger family in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb holiday house tastefully renovated to a high standard in a delightful village close to the boulangerie and cafe. The layout of the house was ideal for our family of 11 (3 generations) and particularly good for our disabled granddaughter since everything is on one level. The pool is perfectly situated as it is visible from the living area and was well used by all the family. It's the best house we have ever rented.The places of interest are not too far away but do involve a car journey. We visited Roquebrun which is a beautiful village with lovely river access and canoed on lac du Salagou. The younger ones had a great day at the water park at Cap d'agde. There are cool boxes and picnic equipment and everything you could possibly need in the well equiped kitchen, much appreciated. We were all very sorry to have to leave such an idyllic house."

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are delighted you had a fantastic holiday and hope to see you again in the future! All the best, Sophie and Nick
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Taylors & Browns Jine 2016

  • 5 of 5

some pictures give a false impression but certainly not this with this house - in fact they don't show how good it is - a beautiful house with a perfect layout to enable everyone to interact and feel part of the activities. Bedrooms & bathrooms were spotless & very comfortable with great quality towels. We were a family group with ages from 9 months to 78 years young, and the house catered for all - We cooked a lot and the kitchen was spacious and had everything you could need - with more than enough glasses & crockery - The electric pool cover was nice & simple - The English TV channels were just great & we could take in all the Euro football - The centre of village was only a few minutes walk & we found the locals very hospitable & everyday essentials available - A great Inter Mache is less than 2 miles away with a great fish counter & wine selection - house is right on the bus route to Beziers - just a few euros & a 20 minute drive - house is also well located for easy drives to Carcassonne & Montpelier to name but two must see's - plenty of choices of beaches & marinas as well within half hour or so drive - Finally the owner Sophie was a delight to deal with and we would recommend this house to everyone we know - just a perfect place - thanks very much - Jason Taylor

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Jason. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our house and look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the future.
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Taylors & Brown's June 2016

  • 5 of 5

pictures can sometimes give a false impression but here that's not the case - beautiful place with a perfect layout for a mixed family group from 9 months to 78 years - all felt at home straight away - more than enough crockery, glasses etc. Bedrooms & bathrooms all lovely with good quality towels - English TV was great for the Euro football - Village & the locals were really friendly and it has enough for everyday needs - with a very comprehensive Inter-Mache less than 2 miles away @ Magalas - house is right on the bus route to Beziers - only 20 minutes @ a few Euros - House is also well located for exploring the area with easy access to Montpellier & Carcassonne to name but two - plenty of beaches within a half hour drive as well - Finally Sophie was a joy to book & discuss - so easy and efficient - would recommend this property to all - great facilities, great weather, great house & nice people - a perfect holiday all round.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My family and I loved our stay. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The house was lovely, we loved the pool and outdoor facilities and the location was great.

I would definitely recommend!

Thanks so much


  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Janet. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at our house and look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the future.
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Best holiday yet

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed here with another family of five for two weeks in August and we had the best holiday we've ever had. The house is amazing- clean and very comfortable with comfy beds, luxurious bathrooms with thick soft towels and a very well equipped kitchen, even cool boxes. The pool was perfect for the six children, ages ranging between 4 and 10 and they spent many happy hours in it. The location was great too with several lovely sandy beaches close by, the very picturesque river Orb, perfect for canoeing and paddling, fishing villages, the market at Pezenas, the medieval city of Carcassonne. We were lucky to have great weather too, only one day of rain in two weeks. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love this area with it's rolling vineyards and proximity to the Canal du Midi and Beaches. St Genies de Fontedit is located in what locals call the 'Golden triangle' because of it's micro climate boasting 300 days of sunshine per year. What's not to like?!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : St Genies de Fontedit at 200 Metres Nearest Train : Beziers at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : St Genies de Fontedit at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Valras Plage at 21 Miles Car: recommended


Our closest beach is only 25 mins drive away and is one of the best in the area. However we love the Orb river just 10 mins away for swimming and rafting.


AIPORTS - Beziers (30 mins drive), Montpelier (1hrs drive), Carcassonne (1hr 15 drive), Perpignan (1hr 15 drive)

CAR - Eurotunnel is by far the quickest way to cross the channel by car (Folkestone to Calais . There are also multiple Ferry routes from the UK to France. It is just over 9hrs drive to our house from Calais.



Autignac (3.7km, 4 min drive) - pharmacy restaurant

Magalas (4.1km, 5 min drive) - two restaurants (incl a very good one)

Puimisson (4.2km, 5 min drive) - butchers


Beziers (12 km, 20 mins drive)

Valras Plage (30 km, 25 mins drive) - nearest seaside town, lovely beach

Narbonne (52 km, 40 mins drive)

Montpellier (90 km 1hr drive)

Carcassonne (110 km, 1hr 10 drive)

Toulouse (205 km, 2hrs drive)

Canal du Midi (25km, 20 mins drive) - Boating

Further Details:

Cafe/Bar - Village

Takeaway Pizzeria - Village

Tabac, small corner shop, post office - Village

Restaurant - 2 km

Very good local restaurant - 4km

Other Restaurants - 4km

Pharmacy - 4km

Bank/Cash point - 4km

Supermarket - 2km

Petrol - 2km

River Orb - only 10 mins drive away from the house you reach the River Orb with it's fantastic swimming in the fresh, calm water, and rapids for kayaking further upstream. There is also a dedicated public BBQ area provided, or a nice restaurant down the road if you'd prefer. A few minutes further along the river are more beach/swimming areas with canoeing facilities.

Lake Salagou - is 45 mins drive away and is Languedoc's best-known lake. As well as swimming and sailing, Salagou is also a great place to go for walks, ride mountain bikes, or even ride horses

Site seeing- the hugely historic towns of Pezanas (30 mins drive) and Carcassone (1hr 10 drive) are both a must see. The cities of Béziers, Narbonne, Montpellier, Perpignan and coastal towns of Gruissan, Cap d’Agde, Sete and la Grande-Motte (to name but a few) are also worth a visit and all within an easy drive. All around the area there are a multitude of historic buildings and gardens to visit.

Boating on the Canal du Midi - You can hire a boat just for the day or longer periods if you wish just 20 mins away.

Wine Tasting - the village is set amongst some of the region’s best vineyards

Cycling - the area is perfect for cycling enthusiasts with rolling hills and quiet country roads. It boasts some of the most picturesque cycling routes either on road, canal tow path, mountain track or the route of the Tour de France.

Walks - the mountains of the Haut-Languedoc Parc Naturel only 20 mins away have fantastic scenery, rock climbing, hiking, gorges, lakes, woodland and pretty, unspoiled villages.

Go Karting and Paint Ball - just 10 mins drive away outside the village of Laurens are new and modern go karting and paint ball facilities.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2016 - Nov/Dec
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2016 - Christmas/NY
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 - Jan to March
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 - April
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 - May
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 - May/June
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 - Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 - July/Aug
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 - Sept/Oct
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 - Nov/Dec
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2017 - Christmas/NY
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Changeover Day: Saturday (however could be flexible on this so please let us know if you need an alternative day)

Arrival time - 4pm - late (we have a key box on site)
Departure time - before 10am

Although Minimum stay is listed as 7 days, we may be able to be flexible on this so please ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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From the Owner

It was important to us to buy a property with history and character, space both inside and out, but within walking distance to all amenities in a village. It was difficult to find but with this property we feel that we have found it all.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 220 m²


  • Family Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Master ensuite - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to Master bedroom
  • Second ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to bedroom 2
  • Separate Toilet - Toilet
  • Luxury en-suite bathroom to Master bedroom (including double wet room showers, roll top bath, and double sink), Family Bathroom (including wet room shower and separate bath), En-suite shower room to Bedroom 5 (including wet room shower), Separate Toilet.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, King size bed and luxury ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, King size bed with luxury ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Zip and link beds - can be a twin room or super king bedroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Zip and link beds - can be a twin room or super king bedroom
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, King size bed
  • Sleeps 10 -12 (5 Double Bedrooms+Sofabed 3 x large double bedrooms (2 x ensuite) 2 x twin or extra large double bedrooms (zip and link beds) 1 x king size sofa bed adjacent to the separate toilet in the upstairs porch (not in Lounge).


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There is air conditioning in all bedrooms and the main living area. The air conditioning has a two-way function to provide heating as well. There are board games, books and DVDs provided for your entertainment, free WIFI and Satellite TV including English channels. This really is a fully equipped property with everything you may need to feel that you're in your home from home. The house sleeps 12 at full capacity so we have worked hard to make sure that the facilities provide a comfortable stay for that number of people. Little things like enough glasses and mugs for everyone and enough pots and pans to cook for large numbers are vital things which we have found missing during our rental experiences and didn't want to replicate. Make sure you click on the link to the house's own website. This has further details/photos on the property and full floor plan. Outside: There is a large garden around the property, a lot of which is flat so great for ball games. There are sunbeds and parasols provided on the pool terrace, along with enough seating for 12 people. There is a large built in double BBQ situated at the back of the terrace area ideal for large groups. Utility Room: Sink, Dryer, Washing Machine, Iron and Ironing Board, Vacuum Cleaner, Mop and Bucket, Brooms, Cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Linen and towels provided (apart from pool/beach towels). These are cleaned at the end of each rental but if you require an extra clean (eg. after 1 week of a 2 week stay), this can be organised at an additional cost. Other: Large open plan Lounge, Kitchen with Breakfast bar, Dining room (3m table to seat 12) creating the ultimate entertaining space. Separate Toilet in the upstairs porch, with plenty of space in the entrance downstairs for wet/dirty outdoor gear/bikes etc.

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