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

People8
Bedrooms 4
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 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.


Owner
Tracey Lloyd
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 October, 2017

About Tracey Lloyd

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.

Tracey Lloyd purchased this villa in 2013

Why Tracey Lloyd chose Beziers area

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.

What makes this villa unique

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

Location

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Poilhes in Hérault

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Spacious Four Bed two bathroom Villa, Large Private Pool, Canal Du Midi village
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5

BRILLIANT, FANTASTIC, WILL BE RETURNING, THEY HAVE THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Before going to a villa I am always a bit apprehensive, what will it be like, would it actually have enough cutlery, how clean will it be, will the kids like it? well I shouldn't have worried, Clive and Tracey have thought of everything and some. The cupboards are stocked with cool bags, flasks, BBQ equipment, spiralizers etc. etc. etc.

On arrival we were greeted with a bottle of wine and the best welcome pack I have ever come across.

The villa, pool, BBQ, outdoor areas surpassed our expectations and were immaculately presented.

An Xbox to keep my son amused, excellent Wi-Fi so my daughter could keep in touch with her friends and English television for my parents all made those lazy evenings great.

The pool is big and kept us amused for hours.

Location wise with the Canal du Midi at the bottom of the road, cycle paths into Capastan and excellent road links to beaches etc you couldn't have wanted much more.

Brilliant accommodation and would recommend to anybody.

Thank you so much for a great summer holiday.

The Munro and Head Clans xxxx

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It is always fantastic for us to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay and that the equipment we provide goes some way to making the stay worry free and comfortable. It is pleasing to know that the welcome packs we provide are appreciated and we try to ensure you have items to use to allow you to start your holiday as soon as you arrive. We use the feedback we receive to make improvements to the house and equipment and also to ensure that each age group of guest is catered for. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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5

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic well equipped villa in a picturesque village. We had a wonderful holiday and couldn't have hoped for more from the villa. The gardens are very well planned giving lots of areas to enjoy alfresco dining and the pool was great. The villa itself is also well designed and could easily accommodate two families visiting together. In all a wonderful holiday. Thank you Tracy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful that you took the time to leave such a lovely review of our house. We rely on the feedback from our guests to ensure that everyone is catered for and that you can make the most of your precious holiday time from the moment you arrive until the end of your stay. We are glad that you found the property well equipped and we do our best to make positive improvements each year. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future and thank you again for choosing to stay at our home.
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Wonderful villa in Poilhes

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time at the villa. We were 6 adults 2 children and a baby. The villa has all the space we needed and the pool was wonderful. It is so well equipped with all you could need and more in the kitchen. DVD'S for the kids, games etc. The new cabin overlooking the pool is excellent and the new furniture beside the pool great. Really appreciated all the items for the children (high chair, cot, potty!) Also the child proof gate out onto the patio/pool is brilliant. So much to do in the area, we were never bored. A brilliant holiday, brilliant villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to ensure that we improve the villa and the equipment we provide, so it is great to see that this is appreciated in reviews from guests on a second visit to the property. We listen to the feedback we receive and make sure we respond to suggestions wherever possible and provide what guests would like and what you need to enjoy a stress free holiday. We make sure that we communicate fully with guests to check any specific requirements before the start of the holiday so everything is in place upon arrival. Thank you for choosing to stay with us for a second time. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Another perfect break in Poilhes

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time visiting Tracey & Clive's villa in Poilhes and can't fault the high standards of cleanliness, providing all you have at home from utensils to entertainment and the nice 'welcome' touches including slippers!

Took our kids last year but went with friends this - the kids were gutted!

We visited different places this trip as well as our favourites from last time. The area really has an awful lot to offer if you get out & find it.

Highlights for us this time were - Lions final match against the All blacks 9.30am in a bar in Capestang, Narbonne market & cathedral, Beziers centre, shopping mall & canal lock ladder, a small hired boat from Colombiers along the canal and of course the 3 Poilhes restaurants which all served exceptional meals & great wine.

To sum up, location great, accomodation great and plenty to see & do in the local area.

Is there a down side? - No not really. Enjoy

Dave & Jacquie

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, especially as it's a repeat visit to our home! As we hope to retain past guests for repeat visits, as well as welcome new guests we try to ensure anything that you may need is available to you, plus a little extra! This year we have also updated the surroundings with improved seating outside and have reinvested monies into improvements to the gazebo at the rear of the garden, which we also had re-landscaped. We have updated the content on the HomeAway app which includes information on local amenities and regularly update the flyers at the house to include local fetes and festivals which are normally free to attend. The tourism office in Capestang is also a good source of information. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
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5

perfect for the 2 of us it was also very private

  • 5 of 5

Arriving instructions were spot on, Tracey was very helpful and easily contacted.

My wife appreciated the welcome basket with the beauty products.

and the slippers and robes were a nice touch which we never needed to use

We enjoyed the La tours Sarrasine restaurant the best we went 3 times

nice market in Capestang and the place was well positioned for local amenities the local tabac was also very usefull

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and we are glad that you enjoyed your holiday at our home. As ever we aim to be quick to respond to our guests before, during and after their stay with us. We want you to be able to enjoy your time away so make sure we are available to answer especially on arrival and departure days. We keep the information on the website and at the house up to date and make improvements to the house inside, and upgrade outside space and equipment we provide regularly. To try to ensure you can make the most of what the lovely village and surrounding areas have to offer we update the flyers and leaflets that we leave at the house. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and I look forward to welcoming you back again.
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Poilhes, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Early spring
3 Mar 2018 - 5 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Late spring
6 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Summer 2018
24 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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