Come and enjoy the beautiful, unspoiled, South-West France in this special house
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About Susan Jackson
We are a Scottish family. I have watched too many episodes of 'A Place in the Sun'. Et Voila....
Susan Jackson purchased this House in 2016
Why Susan Jackson chose Colombiers
It is so very French. It couldn't be in any other country in the world.
What makes this House unique
I have rented many properties through Owners Direct over the years and could never quite find the perfect property that matched all my requirements. I hope I've thought of everything with this house. In particular, I think it is so important to be able to walk to local amenities. The kids go to the Boulangerie in the morning for croissants. They can go to the local playing fields for football and basket ball. We can all go out for dinner without having to worry about who is driving home.
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Wonderful house by the Canal du Midi
We have just spent a fabulous fortnight at this property. The house is a perfect base for a large group to chill out and explore the village and wider area. The pool and garden is lovely, even better than the pictures suggest and the rest of the house comfortably accommodated two families of four and some additional visitors with ages ranging from 15-50 (a great place to spend a 50th!) The house is very well equipped and the village has all the local amenities you will need. The canal is on your doorstep, there are local vineyards aplenty, beautiful Beziers is only a short bus ride away and the wider surrounding area is lovely. Highly recommended - we certainly hope to return.
Lovely house with amazing salt water pool
A lovely house with lots of character and style next to the canal - the pool is amazing with salt water - a perfect sunny garden to relax in - the house has great facilities and on arrival Antony explained everything to us - a great holiday for a family group
Great house, great location, great pool!
We had a wonderful 2 week stay in this lovely house. All the rooms were very comfortable and we enjoyed spending most of our time in the garden and the lovely pool which was heated perfectly . There is a good balance of sun and shade in the garden and lots of sun loungers. The open plan living area also a great area to have dinner and relax in the evening if the evenings are a bit chilly. Anthony met us on arrival and was really welcoming and helpful and Susan was great when I kept contacting her before we went to ask her things.
We had some nice walks along canal du midi and also visited Roquebrun which was lovely. We visited lovely beaches, Valras Plage was great and could park right near the beach. Highly recommend Au Lavior restaurant in the village was lovely.
Only slight downsides of the house I would say is a downstairs loo would be welcome! Especially for toddlers and grandparents - it's quite a long way from pool to loo. You do need to be reasonably fit as eating outside means some carting of things from kitchen to downstairs and out to garden, there is a little downstairs kitchen but dishwasher etc all upstairs .
The large top floor dorm type room we were planning to use as a kids bedroom, unfortunately there was no way of making the room dark as no blinds on the velux windows in there. So it was no good for our little ones as they need it to be a bit dark when going to bed as it was daylight in there until 9.30pm. So we had travel cot in with us. Only other thing that would be useful is high chairs a couple of ikea ones would be good so could have one upstairs in kitchen and one downstairs to use outside. There was a seat that can attach to chair but highchairs would be easier.
We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay and would definitely recommend the house. Thanks for having us!
we very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend your house. We had 12 people in our party and we were all very comfortable with our own beds, the house offers a lot of space over 3 floors, 2 toilets and three showers. Great amenities, big kitchen on second floor and small kitchen on ground floor for preparing outdoor dinners or bbq. With a big table outside that fit all 12 of us we mainly spent our time in the quiet garden, wich has got the private spacious pool and a bit of grass area for activities, two beautiful fruit trees and a fence on the roadside. It is a very quiet area just next to the river. The town is a really small cute French town with a bakery and a local supermarket just 5 min walk away. We had the use of 3 bikes that was working so we could explore the area around the town. Mainly being grape vines and country side. Unfortunately the town only had 2 restaurants that were open, a pizza place an a lunch place. Maybe there is more open during summer months, but perfect if you have a car and can visit the coast or bigger towns. The house is beautifully decorated and clean with lots of games and things to keep the whole family busy. We also got a very warm welcome from the hosts, highly recommd this place and would love to come back. Only negative thing was the amount of chlorine in the pool the first days. It was very strong and went of the charts when we mesured so just keep an eye on that. Thanks you!
Absolutely loved this place!
We stayed at this fabulous house with our three children and their grandparents. The house is huge! It is stunningly furnished with really comfy beds. The pool is a great temperature and a really descent size. Of course the kids spent most of the day in the pool but also enjoyed use of the pool table. Occasionally they would disappear only to be found in the room with the massive TV and games consoles!!
We all loved having use of the bikes to explore the area.
I would most definitely recommend this house and hope to return in the future.
Thank you saffron for your lovely review. I’m glad you loved our holiday home as much as we do!
Fabulous, charming and unique property in a beautiful setting!
We (i.e. 3 families) have just returned from an awesome holiday at The Jackson's (amazingly well-equipped) holiday home in Colombiers. The house totally lived up to expectations - and beyond. Spacious and cool yet cosy and comfortable - and the loft space was just perfect for the teenagers. They loved being able to hang out up there (with the x-box and huge selection of DVDs!) and the adults loved the peace and quiet once they'd all disappeared! That said, we also enjoyed lots of great family time together, in the pool or around the huge outdoor dining tabled & BBQ. The local area is stunning and we did everything from beach days, boat trips, walks / runs along the Canal du Midi, tree climbing. wine tasting (not at the same time!) and canoeing - as well as just chilling! Would thoroughly recommend this property to other families or groups - and I know you'll find the owner (Susan) and their welcoming team (Antony & Vincente) so friendly and easy to deal with. Happy Holidays!
Thanks you so much! That's delightful of you to take the time to write such a lovely review. I can't take the credit, it's Antony and Vincente who do all the hard work.