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Just 60 euros a night, romantic getaway for two, in medieval chateau ramparts

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Just for you - a charming, one-bedroom, sunny house over 3 floors in the picturesque village of Magalas. It's just a short stroll away from restaurants, bars, shops, the weekly market and a railway station (with daily services to main-line Bèziers station and twice-daily buses.). The village is halfway between the Mediterranean and the mountains. Walking, canoeing, beaches, wine-tasting are all available within a short drive.

Recently refurbished, there’s a fully-equipped modern kitchen, a cute and stylish sun-drenched courtyard with barbecue and a living area with TV/DVD. And to keep you super connected we’ve installed VDSL internet and a cellphone booster.

Up the staircase is a bathroom with corner tub, shower and washing machine and a dining area with books, games, a balcony and views.

Up the second staircase is a spacious bedroom with brand new bed-linens and a dressing room. (AS THE HOUSE HAS A STEEP APPROACH AND IS ON THREE FLOORS IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYBODY WITH MOBILITY DIFFICULTIES.)

Original art and photographs come as standard and there’s also a secure basement where you can store your bikes. The Tour de France regularly passes through or nearby the village.

A perfect little house to hole up in or to use as a base from which to walk, cycle, tour and taste wine from the local vineyards.

Wheelchair inaccessible. Non-smoking only. Strictly no children under 18

More Details

Property Manager
Lizzie Ballantyne
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Lizzie Ballantyne

Lizzie & Ali, originally from the UK, have lived in France since 2002. For ten years they ran the 10th most popular B&B in the whole of France (TripAdvisor). In their former lives Lizzie was an IT specialist and Ali a TV announcer. Lizzie is now a silversmith and Ali makes soft furnishings.

Lizzie Ballantyne purchased this house in 2015

Why Lizzie Ballantyne chose Magalas

When we were looking for a property to let to visitors we remembered how difficult it was to find an entire house for two people. We wanted to find somewhere romantic, where nothing had to be shared, where a couple could relax in uninterrupted comfort.

This little house immediately stole our hearts. It is small but has every amenity, including a charming courtyard for those balmy evening barbecues, or a sunny breakfast. When we bought it, the house had been entirely refurbished to a high standard. Nothing else in the area touched it for quality, facilities and comfort, so we had to buy it!

Since then we have had guests from all over the world who have been charmed by the house and all that the area has to offer. The only difficulty is choosing between the beach, the mountains, visits to historic towns, street theatre, wine-tasting, canoeing or simply sitting at a café and watching the world go by.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Magalas in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not charge a cleaning fee. In exchange we ask that you leave the house clean and tidy on departure.
  • Strictly no children under 18. No smoking in the house.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a strong shower over a full-length corner bath, hand-basin and washing machine. Towels are provided for both the bathroom and for the beach. There is also a hairdryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom is a very good size for a village house. There is plenty of room to move about plus two chairs, a table and a light walk-in wardrobe. There is a Dyson column fan with remote control for the hotter nights. In winter the bedroom is heated and the super-comfortable bed has high quality linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Maximum rental period of 14 days.


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Just 60 euros a night, romantic getaway for two, in medieval chateau ramparts
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

A great place to stay and base ourselves to explore an amazing area in France. Lizzie was 100% .

  • 5 of 5

So much to see and do.

Really friendly and helpful people.

Lizzie was really helpful and able to inform us of places to see/visit in our short time here.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Rue Bombecul is an ideal place to stay to explore the area, the village is very friendly and has a wonderful bakers! The house has everything that one needs and is so comfortable and cosy - a real romantic getaway..

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter & Sheila Thank you so much for your kind review. We're thrilled that you had a good time during your 17 days in the house. We'd love to have you back any time! Ten gold stars for leaving the house so immaculately. Best wishes, Lizzie
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Lovely area and friendly people

  • 5 of 5

Our house was small but rather interesting. Really well equipped. Our hosts charming and very helpful. Plenty to do in the area but also relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. It was a joy to have you to stay. We're really glad that you had a good time.
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Amazing retreat

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very welcoming and the area has a lot to offer. The flat is beautifully appointed and has everything you would need. There are stunning areas for walking and cycling within easy reach of Magalas.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review John. It was a pleasure to have you stay. We are really glad that you had a good time while you were here. Thank you for taking such good care of the house. Come back any time!
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Spotlessly clean. A real home from home. The house has everything you could want.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and quiet. Easy distance to other great destinations. Off road parking. Incredibly welcoming. And it was reaching temperatures of 16°C in January!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful little house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying in this charming little property. It was just as described, very comfortable, clean and beautifully furnished. The bed in particular was extraordinarily comfortable.

Lizzie and Ali had thought of everything, right down to a box of matches for lighting the candles! The Boulangerie is just a few minutes walk from the house, excellent for fresh croissants each morning.

A perfect base for exploring local villages, vineyards and historic Pezanas, and only 30 minutes from the Mediterranean beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a kind review. We are thrilled that you had a good time. Please come back any time!
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Place de la Comedie
Really good Saturday market - get there early - easier to find a parking space!
Musee Fabre
La Tour Sarrasine
Fantastic food beside the Canal du Midi
Bistrot La Galerie
Just around the corner from the house and great fun.
Golf de Lamalou-Les-Bains
Just a hop and a step from the house
Château St Pierre de Serjac
Domaine de Clovallon
Lac du Salagou
Great inland lake - take a picnic and your swimming gear.
Canoe Roquebrun
Excellent canoe hire and trips down the River Orb
Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Lamalou les Bains
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Magalas Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Bistrot le Galerie
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Vineyards, wineries


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £87.84

14 days maximum rental period during the summer season. Strictly no children under 18, however young.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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