About the property
- House3282 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Come and enjoy the beautiful, unspoiled, South-West France in this special house
This beautiful 19th century house is located in a lively village on the Canal du Midi. The Vigneron (Winegrower's house) has recently been renovated to a high standard, whilst retaining the charm of many original features. It benefits from a good sized, south facing back garden with olive trees, a grapefruit tree and beautiful planting. The garden is completed by a lawn for play or sunbathing and a newly installed 8.75 x 3.75m heated, salt water pool (seasonal) with an electrically operated safety cover.
Inside, the spacious house has been designed to accommodate up to 12 guests (maximum 10 adults) in comfort. A new summer kitchen has been installed on the ground floor to facilitate outdoor living, dining and cooking on the gas BBQ. Alongside the ground floor sitting / TV / DVD area, you will find games including a pool / table tennis table, air hockey / football tables and a selection of musical instruments. The elegant Grand Salon on the middle floor includes a further sitting area, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. Over the middle and top floors are located four double / twin rooms along with a huge attic space that has been converted to easily accommodate children or a family of four. The attic space also includes a third sitting area with a very large wall mounted TV, complete with X-box, games and a wide selection of DVDs. The three bath / shower rooms are beautifully renovated in a traditional style (one bathroom on the middle floor, one en-suite shower room on the middle floor, one shower room on the top floor). The house is furnished with a charming mixture of antique and modern pieces. The small details to ensure your comfort throughout your stay have been addressed- luxurious hand, bath and pool tools are provided along with guest robes, slippers and toiletries. Hotel quality bed linen completes the understated bedroom spaces. A welcome basket awaits you.
The attic and the Grand Salon are air-conditioned, the other north facing bedrooms are cooled in the summer months by the beautiful shutters and room fans. Central heating and an open fireplace are available for the cooler months.
Colombiers is an enchanting, ancient village on the Canal du Midi, complete with marina. Local amenities can be reached within a couple of minutes walk, including Boulangeries, several excellent bars and restaurants, a small supermarket, play park, football / basketball fields, pétanque and tennis courts. Larger supermarkets are within a five minute drive. The path alongside the canal is perfect for walking, running, and cycling. Boat trips or boat rental can be arranged from the marina in Colombiers to allow exploration of the beautiful canal by water.
A fifteen to twenty minute drive will take you to the Mediterranean beaches at Valras and Serignan Plages. Heading inland, Roquebrun offers canoeing and swimming in the river Orb and slightly further takes you to the Haute Languedoc National Park. The towns and cities to be explored nearby include Beziers, Carcassone, Narbonne and Montpellier. Smaller coastal towns such as Marseillain, Meze, Bouzigues and Sete offer wonderful seafood reastaurants, washed down with a delicious pale Rose.
Transport links are excellent - Beziers airport is a 25 minute drive, Montpellier and Carcassonne about one hour. Several other local airports can be reached within 2 hours. Beziers rail station, a 10 minutes drive, allows access to Barcelona (2.5 hours) and Paris (4 hours).
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, A little French - I'm working on it.
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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 Hérault
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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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We spent there beautiful holidays! Our family with two boys (12/9) and our grandma.
It was a very warm welcome in the house and best instructions. The house is very big, beautiful and there are lots of lovely details inside. Also there is nothing you will miss.
For our boys the kitchen bar in the ground floor was great. They served drinks into the garden an pool area. By the way billiard, table tennis and table football in the ground floor are great.
The garden is very nice and calm with a big heated pool.
The house is situated in a beautiful calm village close to the canal du midi. There are shops, restaurants, boule area, children`s playground, pharmacy...around.
In the neighborhood you can do canoeing, cycle, walk in the river, swim in the river ... the sea is only 20 minutes by car with several beautiful beaches.
And last but not least, Susan is such a nice person and landlady. What ever you like she always organized it.
I recommend this place with 5 stars!
Thank you so much for your kind words. You were our first ever renters and it was so important to me that you enjoyed yourselves!
Beautiful house, perfect location.
We had such a wonderful stay in this beautiful property. It is very spacious and so tastefully decorated. The location is also fabulous. Easy walking distance to everything you could possibly need and short drives to numerous other picturesque towns in this stunning part of France. The owner is simply fabulous and ensured we had a wonderful time. We were welcomed at the property with such friendliness that it felt we were staying at a friend's. Perfect for a group of families wanting to share a house here.
Amazing house in amazing location!
I absolutely love this property and am desperately trying to plan my return with the whole family. It offered everything I look for in a holiday: a massive amount of space and beautifully furnished rooms for a large family to spread out with amazing extras like a pool table, a kids den with huge flat screen TV and Xbox, a lovely garden with swimming pool and ample sun loungers; a superb location, a stone's throw from the canal where we had so much fun hiring a boat and sailing to lunch and buying some lovely wine from the wine merchants; an easy journey from Beziers airport taking away the need to hire a car if you don't want to (Carcassonne also an option to fly to); lovely eating and drinking places close by, again removing the need to drive; easy access to other stunning villages; and last but not least a wonderful owner who was easily contactable, very responsive and offered some wonderful suggestions which let us enjoy our holiday to the max. I cannot recommend this property enough, it offered me everything I enjoy about holidays and France and more.