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Restored house, overlooking village square, with private terrace to the rear



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
House in St Genies de Fontedit, Nr. Beziers, - Located in small village, surrounded by local wine-growing regions, easy access to Med. beaches

Large village house dating from 18th century, fully-renovated and finished in traditional style, with living accommodation on the two upper floors and large garage/utility/store area below. Living/dining room overlooking village square, private, enclosed patio/terrace off the kitchen to the rear. Three large bedrooms and two full-bathrooms. Comfortable and available for rental throughout the year - fitted with oil-fired central heating in all living areas and cooling fans in each bedroom. The house overlooks the main square and church of the village with its cafe/bar and small shops (inc the boulangerie/patisserie, tabac, winery/cave, and local supermarche), is near to all village amenities, and within easy access by car of nearby villages and towns with their shops, bars, restaurants, banks, and larger supermarkets.

Our English caretaker lives nearby and looks after the house; she will have prepared the house for your arrival, will meet/greet you on arrival with the keys, and is available to support you during your stay.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Each of our holiday properties in Spain, France and Florida USA is owned by a member of the Steiner family, and we enjoy each house for our own holidays with family and friends.

Our houses are very much a "home from home", and each has been chosen by us for their own specific location.

We make regular inspection/maintenance visits to each property, and have an English-speaking caretaker who lives locally and who manages the property in our absence.

The caretaker prepares the house and meets/greets you on your arrival, and is available to assist you (if needed) during your stay.

The caretaker is also a very useful source of local information that will make your stay even more enjoyable - please do ask them about the best restaurants, street markets, local festivals and fiestas!!.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

"[The house is] great value for money, [with] outstanding attention to detail; there isn't anything you could possibly think of that the house didn't have, it's all there."

"The world outside your doorstep is waiting to be discovered. Valras & Cap D' Agde beaches were great. Take a trip to Pezenas, Nimes, Montpellier, [or] Perpignan, and stop anywhere you can by the river Orb -we found quiet tucked away areas & saw great wildlife beside the river."

“We can thoroughly recommend the wonderful restaurants at any of the nearby resorts and local villages – especially the seafood and country fare.”
Oct 2013
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2014 Hols

  • 4 of 5

Excellent property, well maintained and had everything you could possibly need. Fantastic welcome pack that certainly helped to create a holiday mood upon arrival. Good base to explore the coast and stay inland to swim in rivers and lagoons. Always good to return to the house and eat out on the terrace until the sun disappears. Also at a very reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thasnk you for the lovely review; we are always pleased when our guests get the most out of staying at our house in this lovely area of France, and also enjoy all that our house has to offer.
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From the Owner

We enjoy the ambiance of the village, which offers the best of being near to the Med. coast with being immersed into a landscape of historic small towns and villages nestling amongst rolling vineyards. Our property is located in the centre of this historic working village in the Herault wine-growing region. We like the welcoming local-village feel to the place, with its cafe, tabac and church in the square, the nearby school, mairie, and the cave for wine-tasting and purchases; several small shops and the weekly market add to the environment. The village holds regular fetes and festivals to which everyone is invited, and the village still has its "circulade" fortifications and ramparts, with interesting streets and alleyways for you to explore as you stroll out for countryside walks.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Patchamanu at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Lamalou at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Beziers at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A75 - junction 36 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Magalas at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Valras Plage at 30 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Many local places of historical interest to visit, such as Magalas, Penezas, Beziers, and the walled city of Carcassonne. Other places include Minerve and the Camargue, as well as larger historic cities such as Montpellier and Perpignan.

Surrounded by the local wine-growing regions of the Herault and Languedoc, with St Chinian and Faugeres nearby, and Minervois and Fitou a little further away.


Expansive beaches and sand-dunes at Valras (30 mins.) Agde (45 mins), and Narbonne (1 hour) - with many other smaller resorts between.


A car is recommended; local bus services into Beziers/its rail station, and to local villages go from the village square.

Car rental facilities at choice of regional airports - Beziers, Montpellier, Perpignan, Nimes (1 hour approx.), and Carcassonne, Toulouse or Marseilles (within 2 hours’ drive - by motorway).

If travelling by car (from the UK), it is typically a 10 to 12-hour drive from Caen, Cherbourg or Calais via A75 Mediterranee Autoroute [toll-free from nr Clermont Ferrand to Pezenas].

Further Details:

We provide full details of the property and information for your stay, with directions to the property, recommendations for shopping/eating out, places to visit and local amenities. This information is also available in the house, along with guidebooks, maps and local information.

The local area offers many attractions and leisure activities, including golf, riding, canoeing, river and lake fishing, river swimming and picnic areas, and historic villages with ancient sites of interest and their churches, street markets, and festivals. This is in addition to the natural local scenery of expansive vineyards and caves (with their "degustation" wine-tasting opportunities), the rugged hills inland for country walks/shooting and hunting, and the rivers and lakes.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Spring 17
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 17
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
June 17
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 17
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
September 17
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Rental price fully incl. £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Notes on prices:
1. Deduct £50 per week for up to/inc. 4 guests only, and deduct £75 per week for up to/inc. 2 guests only.
2. Additional nights are available priced pro-rata to our weekly rate; eg. 1 night extra in a week priced @£280 per week is £40 per night.
3. We offer a 10% discount for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

The rental price is inclusive of all bedding, household towels, a Welcome Pack of provisions, the services of our local English caretaker and pre-arrival preparation of the house. She will meet/greet you on arrival, provide the keys, and be available to support you during your stay.
The rental price is inclusive of final laundry/cleaning; any additional services are payable locally to the caretaker on departure.

Changeover Day:
Flexible by prior agreement.Arrival after 16.00, departure by 10.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 10-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We enjoy the panoramic view over the village square from our spacious house, with plenty of day-to-day activity and interest happening before you. We are within easy walking distance to the cafe/bar, tabac, boulangerie/patisserie and local cave, and the house is ideal either for relaxing "at-home" or as a base for going out and about to explore the local area. The bus-stop to Beziers and to the surrounding villages is in the village square, taking you either across the expansive vineyard landscapes toward the coast or inland to the small villages set in the rolling craggy hillsides. Further afield, are larger towns such as Pezenas and Beziers, and historic cities at Narbonne, Perpignan, Nimes and Montpellier. And of course the expansive Med. coastal beaches and sand-dunes!!

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Walk-in shower room, on top floor
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Family bathroom on first floor, separate WC/cloakroom
  • Bathroom 1 (first-floor) with bath and shower facilities and separate WC/cloakroom. Bathroom 2 (top-floor) with walk-in shower facility and WC. Each is fully modernised and fully tiled.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Second bedroom (front) - twin-bedded overlooking square
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Main bedroom - top floor (front), overlooking square
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Third bedroom - rear, twin-bedded
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6 + cot (in 3 spacious bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (front) with double bed. Bedroom 2 (rear) with twin beds, child's cot. Bedroom 3 (front) with twin beds. In each bedroom: Large wardrobes and chest of drawers/bedside tables, with lamps and mirrors over; double-glazed, with cooling fans.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Finished in traditional style, with accommodation on two upper floors and large groundfloor garage, utility/storage area. [Parking in the garage is at the user's own risk]. This is a large, spacious house, sympathetically renovated with modernised rooms, that overlooks the village square and local amenities of the village (cafe/bar, supermarket, post office, tabac, bakers, garage, vintners/cave) - all within 5 mins. walking distance. Banks, restaurants, large supermarkets are in adjacent villages (Magalas, Murviel) - 10 mins by car, and nearby towns (Pezenas, Beziers) - 20 mins by car. Outside: Enclosed terrace with BBQ to rear (off kitchen) for eating outdoors in private and peaceful patio/terrace. Utility Room: Utility area in ground-floor garage with washing machine, large sink (hot/cold water). Drying facilities available on the terrace, with drying racks, ironing board and iron in the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The rental price is inclusive of all utilities, bedding, household towels, a Welcome Pack of provisions, pre-arrival preparation of the house, the services of our local English caretaker during your stay, and final laundry/cleaning on departure. Other: Large dining table and chairs for up to 6 in the dining area of the living room, plus enclosed terrace with BBQ to the rear (off the kitchen) for eating outdoors. The house is fully prepared for your stay by our English local caretaker.

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