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Lovely house with private pool and great views of olive groves and countryside



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Stunning 4 bed house with private pool in pretty village, two minutes to Boulangerie, 30 - 40 minutes beach

This is a pretty four bedroomed house within a French village. Some restoration work and the landscaping of the garden with a new pool, this year, has resulted in a lovely private walled garden with a lounging/sitting area, and a dining area overlooking the very lovely pool, beyond which are views of olive groves and a backdrop of expansive and beautiful French countryside. The downstairs kitchen and lounge area overlook the garden, accessed through large glass doors, and there is also a seperate snug for watching TV. Four good sized double bedrooms upstairs, two with views of the olive groves and garden, and two with views of the village.

This is the first year of advertising for this house, and we are still working on improving our photos which do not yet do it justice.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Call Manager
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

This lovely house is new to the rental market this year, and consequently does not yet have feedback, but we are expecting it to be much loved!
May 2015
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From the Owner

This property offers the perfect quiet base for a holiday in this area. It offers all mod cons and is perfect for a family - more than big enough for everybody, with a great pool that you can see from the kitchen.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are lots of activities locally - let us know if you would like to hire bikes, go riding, go canoeing and we can either arrange or forward details to you.



St Marcel is situated in a stunningly beautiful and relatively undiscovered part of Southern France and surrounded by vineyards set in a gentle rolling countryside about ten minutes drive from the famous world heritage site the Canal du Midi, and the picturesque villages of Le Somail & Ventenac, yet within easy reach of the bustling and pretty of Narbonne (20 mins), the historic castled Carcassonne (45mins) and the Mediterranean (35 mins)with it’s long sandy beaches.


The area is well served by airports and at each you can easily hire cars. Ryanair fly into the following airports from the UK & Ireland:- Carcassonne and Beziers (nearest 40 mins), Perpignan (45 mins) & Montpellier (70 mins), Easyjet fly to Montpellier (70) and Toulouse (90mins), BA fly to Toulouse from Heathrow.

The Train from Paris to Narbonne(20mins) takes 4 hours and you can hire cars from opposite the station.

Adjacent to the villa there is a top quality restaurant. Within a short d


Within a short drive canal boat trips on the Canal Du Midi, walking at all levels and good golf at Carcassonne, Bezieres & Agde. There is canoeing & kayaking 40 minutes away or White Water Rafting in the Pyrenees 90 minutes away. There are lovely sandy beaches, a couple of water-parks for children, wind-surfing for adults and an African Safari Park that is hugely popular with Children and adults alike. The Corbieres are twenty minutes, with a huge area of wild countryside and Cathar castles

Further Details:

Further Details

Locally there are many food markets selling locally produced produce, and vide greniers - literally 'empty your loft' - occur somewhere in the region every Sunday. These are brocantes which sell everything from goats cheese to antique furniture and vintage trinkets and clothes.

This is a fantastically interesting area to explore - you have mountains, Corbieres, coastal areas, beaches, rivers, Cathar castles all within easy reach. There are lovely towns and cities to explore - Montpelier, Toulouse, Perpignan, Narbonne, Ceret and countless beautiful hamlets and villages set in acres of vineyards, olive groves, fig groves, Apricot groves. Local produce is extraordinary - buy in on the road stalls and you will be buying from farmers who have grown their produce in the fields around and picked it that morning. If you get time, Spain is an hours drive. And of course our climate is superb to relax by the pool with a wander out to the Boulangerie for bread and croissants being the only exercise if that's what you fancy!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Oct 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £357

Booking Notes: Saturday
Changeover day

A 30% deposit taken at time of booking with the balance eight weeks before your stay. A 400 Euro deposit is payable as a security deposit on arrival or by bank transfer prior to arrival which is returned on your day of departure/by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:

Changeover day is Saturday

Notes on prices:
Prices are low this year to introduce the property to our holidaymakers. Please note also that sometimes we are able to give a cheaper quote for couples/less than full occupation or closer to holiday time - please ask!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 10-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The owner fell in love with this property when she saw the olive groves behind the garden, and saw how lovely the walled garden would be

Property Type

  • house


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • village

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, lovely family bathroom - shower, bath, loo,sink
  • One good sized family bathroom on first floor with bedrooms, one shower room with WC on ground floor.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Lovely room overlooking olive grove
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Lovely room with stunning views
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Very spacious room with rooftop views
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Good sized room with views of village rooftops
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 in four double bedrooms Bedrooms one and two, each a good size with double bed and stunning views of olive groves. Bedrooms three and four have views into the village, spacious, with twin beds in each.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This is house has a lovely feel to it. It is spacious and easily accommodates 8 people, and everything is just where you need it to be - the kitchen leads out to the garden terrace, the pool can be seen from the kitchen/lounge and the garden so you can easily watch children. The kitchen is well equipped. It's a very chic and lovely house to spend time in, and also makes a great base from which to explore the area. Outside: Outside area with pool. Sitting area, with dining for 8 with large sun umbrella, lounge seating area for 8. Garden accessed through the kitchen/diner Utility Room: Comfy utility/snug or den - perfect for teenagers or kids! With a shower and WC, washing machine, TV and video. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included, and the property is cleaned on changeover Other: The snug is a great place to watch films or play games

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