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.
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
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Dec 2018
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 Poilhes
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
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Excellent house with great pool
We all agreed this is the by far the best house with private pool we have ever rented. Very clean, extremely well equipped. Plenty of glasses, cutlery, dishes, saucepans plus all kitchen utensils you would have at home. Lovely barbecue with all cooking equipment. Dishwasher and washing machine made life very easy. Swimming pool is a great size so we could have a fitness swim as well as relaxing and the children having fun in the pool, it also has a child safe alarm. Extra towels for use after the pool. The village is lovely, a few minutes walk to the Canal du Midi and two fabulous restaurants. Les Platanes restaurant were extremely helpful and on Tracy's advice we pre ordered some delicious food to be in the fridge on arrival. I would highly recommend this. Great area for exploring, boat trips, castles lots to do. The five stars for this are well deserved. We will return. Thank you
Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, it's encouraging to know that the guests are appreciative of the extras I like to put into the house and as we use it for our own holidays I know what I like to have to hand so make sure it's available to any guest! We chose the house for its location as it's a central point for easy travel to beaches, airports and historical landmarks and sites, whilst the village and nearby amenities make it a lovely place for days at home by the pool.
I look forward to welcoming you back!
Wonderful house in lovely setting
We very much enjoyed all that was offered in this clean and comfortable family friendly villa. The pool is gorgeous, especially liked the softer vinyl lining of the pool on your feet. The house is well stocked with everything you need like towels, crockery, glasses, books and even lots of plug adapters (great touch). Tracey has thought of everything. She is also quick to respond to any concern and resolve any issues very quickly.
There are plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area. Great beaches are a short drive away (we loved Narbonne beach), as well as places of interest like Carcassonne and Beziers. I would definitely recommend a car to get around.
During the time we were staying (end July, beginning of August), we experienced extremely high temperatures - around 40 degrees! The house does not have air conditioning, and in the height of summer this made it difficult with sleeping etc. Fans are provided, there are enough for each bedroom, and this did help.
I would definitely return to Tracey's beautiful villa, outside of the height of the summer heat.
Thank you for a lovely review, I’m glad to see that everything I have put into the house to make your stay enjoyable received positive feedback. With the high ceilings and open plan layout of the house during the normal summer temperatures the fans are generally sufficient but it has been unseasonably hot this season. We enjoyed having you as guests and look forward to welcoming you back again.
Very comfortable house!
Great house for our 10 day holiday! Lovely living space with open plan- doors opening to outside and the pool! Delightful village in a beautiful part of France. Tracey was very helpful and prompt to reply to our queries and requests.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property and we are happy that you enjoyed the house and the surrounding areas. I always try to accommodate requests from guests wherever possible and I know that replying quickly means that you as guest can feel confident that I'm available before, and during your stay whenever you need me. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Lovely home in pretty village.
We think this must be one of the best equipped houses we have ever stayed in! It had everything - in abundance. Comfortable, spacious, light and airy it was perfect for us, two couples, to enjoy a really relaxing break in Poilhes.The pool was lovely and there are options for sitting outside in the shade or the sun. Fabulous touches such as outside lighting , cabin and rustic wonderful BBQ make it even more special.Although the house is modern within a cul de sac it is very quiet with great privacy.
We also appreciated knowing if we needed assistance or advice about anything in the house help was at hand.
Poilhes is a pretty canal side village with 3 good restaurants within walking distance from the house (Les Platanes was our favourite).It is also a good base from which to explore and throughout the week we were able to visit Narbonne ,Abbey de Fontfroide, beach at Serignan, le Somail for Wednesday night jazz and fabulous market Tuesday morning at Olonzac -- without missing ,at some stage, time around the pool !!
BRILLIANT, FANTASTIC, WILL BE RETURNING, THEY HAVE THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING!!!!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additional pricing information
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.