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Spacious Four Bed two bathroom Villa, Large Private Pool, Canal Du Midi village



Updated: 08-Sep-2016
Villa in Poilhes, between Narbonne and Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Canal Du Midi Village With Shop And Restaurants 20 Mins From Beach, 25 Mins From Beziers

Four bedroom villa with private pool in a Canal Du Midi village with shop, hotel and great restaurants. Private parking with lovely gardens to the front and rear of the villa. Large open plan ground floor with two bedrooms, bathroom lounge area and dining area leading to fully equipped kitchen. Upstairs two further bedrooms shower room, WC and mezzanine. Sunny terraces by the 10 x 4.5m private pool lead to the seating area with outdoor charcoal barbecue. Nearby towns Capestang and Montady approx 5 minutes by car or bike with Beziers and Narbonne close by with sandy beaches and all shops and amenities.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We live in the UK and have two children - our youngest is now at college. My husband and I used to work together for a manufacturing company close to where we live. I now work in retail. For the past few years we have rented villas in France as we enjoy the freedom it offers and love this region in particular for the food and wine it produces and the range of activities on offer, along with the stunning scenery.

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely villa in great location.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in the very pretty village of Poilhes within 1 hours drive from Montpelier Airport. Loving everything about it. Owners Tracey and Clive have thought of everything to make it a home away from home. From picnic set to towels, every utensil in kitchen you could ever need to toiletries and even a pair of slippers! Great instructions supplied for everything. Villa spotless and spacious, outdoor area and pool excellent. Even in October have been able to have a refreshing swim.

Three local restaurants within walking distance. Only used les Platanes as self catering facilities including BBQ were so good. Food and service at Les Platanes excellent and very reasonably priced.

Recommend car for seeing the sights. Narbonne, Capestang, Beziers and Carcassonne all great days out and within easy driving distance. Can also recommend restaurant on the Canal du Midi at Capestang called La Bateliere. Food excellent and good service.

All in all a very relaxing week in great surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review, we appreciate it when our guests take the time to let us know what they like and what we can improve upon. We are always happy when you find everything you require and, as the weather has cooperated this year the pool was still warm enough to swim in! We are glad that you found everything you needed in the kitchen and that you tried the local amenities when you wanted a night out. We are fortunate to have three excellent restaurants within easy walking distance, it was one of the reasons we bought the house as it allows you to sample the local food and wine and gives you a choice of places to eat and drink. We look forward to welcoming you back to our house again.
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is easily spacious enough for 8 adults and was spotless. The complimentary flip flops and slippers were a really nice touch. The weather was glorious for our stay and we made use of the wonderful pool every day-for which loads of pool towels are provided. The Clos is situated at the quiet end of the village right next to the canal, just a short stroll to the 3 restaurants ( 2 of which we tried and were excellent) We also used the grocery shop on a number of occasions, plus the artisan beer supplier is just round the corner. Everybody we met was very friendly and helpful. We spent most of our time outside making use of the games and books provided. Outside space is extensive with seating by the BBQ, round the pool and up in the plant covered arbour. Capestang just a short drive away, with Intermarche, but also a nice market on Thursdays and you must visit the wine cave! We had a truly wonderful time and have fallen in love with France all over again, thank you so much Tracey and Clive

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time at our villa. We chose the property for its village location, with 3 restaurants - all are easy walking distance, the pool and outdoor space, and its proximity to local attractions and beaches. Additionally we try to make sure that every need is catered for, especially if guests are flying in and want to travel a bit lighter. We provide as much as we can to ensure that it is a close to a home away from home as possible. The team we have that maintains the house, pool and gardens are very approachable and responsive should you need them and do an excellent job in making sure everything is ready for your arrival, allowing you to relax and enjoy your well earned holiday. Thank you again for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back again in future.
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Lovely family villa in gorgeous surroundings of the quiet village near the canal

  • 4 of 5

We loved the setting and the house. Lots of thoughtful things such as the picnic bag plastic glasses.

Welcome wine very thoughtful

The village is quiet and off the beaten track

There are 3 lovely and very different restaurants and the bakery was friendly and allowed you to pre order daily.

We would recommend a car for this area but Bezier and surrounding areas can be reached by bus and boat. The supermarkets are nearby Once we found them. Advice. Read the great instructions before you leave the house

The pool area is good and the gardens pretty

We were a family of 7 with a 14 month toddler. This was ideal for us

Airport not far. Make sure you have transfers or hire car to get you to and for the house

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we appreciate your comments and your feedback really helps us to understand what we are getting right and what we can improve on. We are glad that you found everything you needed and that you were happy with your stay. We try to ensure that our house is a home away from home so that whatever you may need is catered for. As the area encourages outdoor pursuits and lovely beaches are close by, we arrange for a variety of picnic ware including cool bags and blankets to be available for use for trips out. We try to keep the information pack at the house up to date and regularly update the information on the HOMEAWAY app which can be accessed prior to your stay allowing you to familiarise yourself with the surrounding area, local amenities and attractions before you arrive should you wish to do so. Additionally I am always happy to provide the information that is at the house directly via email or telephone to any member of the booked party should anyone prefer not to use the app. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you again.
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Superb villa in the lovely village of Poilhes

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed a fantastic week in the pretty village of Poilhes in the south of france.The villa and location were exceptional and everything you needed was provided even down to towels for use after a swim in the great pool.Tracey the owner has thought of everything you would need and the villa is spacious and comfortable and even has a bbq for outside dining in the lovely garden .The surrounding areas are well worth exploring with the coast 20 minutes away and the towns of Narbonne and carcassonne also within driving distance.In the village itself is a lovely restaurant 'les platanes' where you can expect a warm welcome from David and Amanda and great food to match.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving a review, we bought the villa for its location and the pool so are happy that both were enjoyed! Having stayed in rented villas myself before buying in France, I have tried to include everything that you would want to enable you to make the most your holiday both at the villa and the surrounding areas, and to give guests the option of doing as little or as much as they want with the provision of outdoor pool towels for days at home and picnic equipment for trips out. We are fortunate to have restaurants in the village, all within easy walking distance, and you definitely get a warm welcome and excellent food at Les Platanes, the owners are also an excellent source of information on the area and its surroundings. There are flyers and phone numbers for the local restaurants and attractions at the villa and our suggestions are on the app. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon!
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Fantastic villa and location

  • 5 of 5

The villa and location made our stay. Spacious and well appointed with a wonderful pool - the villa had every thing we needed for our stay. Even a thoughtful bottle of wine and some milk and toiletries for when we arrived. The owners were very helpful answering any questions we had promptly. The location was fantastic with easy access to the beach and some lovely restaurants. I would highly recommend this stay to anyone

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. We like to think that we provide what is needed and have added something a little extra to make it an easy and stress free arrival. The welcome pack is something we provide for our guests so that whatever time you arrive, you can freshen up and grab a drink without having to fully unpack, allowing you to settle in before exploring the villa and its surroundings. We fully understand the importance of answering any questions our guests may have and always make it a priority to respond quickly. We have a great local team who are as committed as we are to ensure our guests enjoy the holiday they chose and have worked hard for.
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A great holiday location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in Poihles, the village is very pretty and in a great spot to visit local attractions. It is only 30 minutes from Beziers airport, and lots of local amenities are nearby. We particularly recommend visting Narbonne, Carcassone and the caves at Corniou, and renting bikes from the shop in Capestang (English spoke, delivery no issues) to cycle along the canal. We had a lovely dinner at Les Platanes in the village, the Kiwi owners were great.

The villa is nice and modern, and very well stocked for 8 people, the bedrooms are slightly small, but this is not an issue as there is a lovely big living space and the outdoor space is great (the pool is particularly nice). We found both the owner and the local manager to be extremely accommodating.

The only minor downside was that, in the height of the summer (and it has been fierce this year), only having fans in the bedrooms made sleeping tricky. This would be a fabulous place to visit slightly off season.

Overall I would very much recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review, we try to provide what we would like in a rental and have asked friends, family and other groups for input on what to have available so we are happy that you found it well equipped. We welcome any feedback on how we can improve things and we update the villa information each time we make improvements. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and that the only spoiler for you was that you experienced unseasonably warm temperatures especially at night. We try to respond as quickly as possible to our guests and have a great local team who are excellent at responding quickly.
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From the Owner

The village has all the amenities and is close enough to beaches, transport and shops but still retaining its charm and authenticity. The canal paths offer lovely walks or cycling to neighbouring villages and towns and I'm told that the fishing is good too. The climate is excellent for the surrounding vineyards and local produce is freely available As I prefer not to fly, I can get from Kent to Narbonne with ease on the train, but there are direct flights from Luton to Beziers and Gatwick to Montpellier, easy access to hire cars from both airports. The Autotrain station is at Narbonne if you want to take your own car but don't want to drive the whole way.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Beach at St Pierre Sur Mer approx 30 minutes drive. This has long sandy beaches and merges into Narbonne Plage and Gruissan. Also has lots of cafes and restaurants. There is another lovely sandy beach resort at Valras Plage drive 25 mins - great facilities for children (climbing frames, rope swings etc.) plus an excellent choice of bars and restaurants. Cap D'Agde is also approx. 45 minutes drive, here you will find Aqualand Water Park, boat trips, water sports and also an excellent marina.


Nearest airport is Beziers/Cap D'Agde, approx. 30 minutes drive. Carcasonne, Perpignan and Montpellier are approx. 1 hour, Toulouse, Gerona and Nimes are approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Driving time from Calais is approx. 10 hours.

Autotrain station in Narbonne, 25-30 minutes drive.

Car hire is recommended.


The nearest small towns are Capestang, Nissan and Montady both approx. 4 kms. All have restaurants and supermarkets. The nearest big town is Beziers approx. 10 kms and Narbonne approx 20 kms. Carcasonne is approx 1 hours drive and the hills of Haute Languedoc approx 20 - 30 minutes. The Spanish border is approx. 1 hours drive from the house and the Costa Brava resorts are all very accessible. Barcelona is a two to three hours drive.

Further Details:

The small village of Poilhes is situated on the Canal du Midi with Lovely walks and cycling routes all along the canal. It has two restaurants a hotel with the very best wines and a shop which stocks a wide variety of goods.

The nearest banks and supermarkets are in Capestang, Nissan and Montady.

An approx 15 minute drive gets you to the centre of Narbonne with its historic buildings and numerous cafés and restaurants. For those who prefer not to fly, the train stations in Narbonne or Beziers have good connections to Paris for the Eurostar and the Autotrain terminal is located in Narbonne if you prefer to have your car but not drive through all of France.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Nov 2016 - 4 Feb 2017
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5 Feb 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
2 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Direct contact with owner via phone or e-mail below to confirm availability.
25% deposit at time of booking with remainder payable 8 weeks prior to departure.
A £200 refundable security deposit (upon satisfactory inspection of the vacated property) is also payable before 8 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Saturday or Sundays, arriving at 4pm and vacating at 10am. We are flexible in order for you to take advantage of cheaper mid week flights or train travel and car hire. Please contact the owners.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Part weeks charged pro-rata.(minimum 4 nights). Long Term Bookings at Special Prices - Speak to the Owners.

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From the Owner

The villa is spacious with two bedrooms and a bathroom or shower room and toilet on each floor so that two families could share the villa, having a floor each (or separating the adults and children)! It is well equipped for both inside outside dining in order to take advantage of the climate and the lovely well maintained gardens. The large pool, sunny terraces and seating areas allow choice for sunseekers and shade bathers. Beach towels are provided for each guest and lovely beaches are approx 30mins away. Narbonne and Beziers are within easy driving distance. Boat and bike hire are available in nearby Colombiers to take advantage of the canal and the paths that run alongside. Great resturants within walking distance in the village have varied menus and nearby towns have plenty to offer

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • river
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath and shower over, sink and WC. First floor shower room with sink, separate WC with sink.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) over two floors. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 ground floor with double bed, bedroom 2 ground floor with twin beds, bedroom 3 first floor with double bed, bedroom 4 first floor with twin beds. Wardrobe and chest of drawers in each room. Two cots available.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Suitable for two families of four sharing, with children of any age as we have two twin rooms and two doubles, ideal for younger children to teenagers, outside seating areas at the side and rear of the property. Shady gazebo in the rear garden. For the infants there are two cots and two high chairs, a potty and a training toilet seat. Outside: Front and rear gardens with paved paths and seating areas. Lovely Private swimming pool 10 x 4.5m alarmed for safety. Full safety cover to current standards provided and remains by the pool for use anytime. Bubble wrap summer cover keeps the heat in. Sun loungers and seating areas by the pool, plus seating areas in the gazebo, and by the charcoal BBQ. Further seating by the front door is shady in the afternoon, and looks out over the front garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, the pool will be checked and cleaned once a week. Additional Outdoor poolside towels are also provided. Other: Dining area seats 8. Mezzanine looking over the living room with reading chair, bookcase and books. TV with DVD player, Xbox, games and two controllers.

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