Alix's House - POIL101

Prices from €400 - €594

Sleeps: 4   Bedrooms: 2

Alix's House is a very sweet village house that is spread over two levels. It is right in the centre of Poilhes, a traditional French village along the Canal du Midi. The house is walking distance to all local amenities including a couple of restaurants and boasts two bedrooms, a bathroom, a cosy open-plan lounge and kitchen area and a great terrace overlooking the village square. It is an ideal house for up to 4 people.

About Alix's House

Alix's House is a lovely home only a few steps away from the Canal du Midi, in the quaint and traditional village of Poilhes in the Languedoc, about 20km from the coast.

The house is artistically decorated and spread out over two floors with traditional terracotta tiled floors throughout - the ground floor has a cosy wood-beamed ceiling open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area as well as a bathroom with shower, basin and WC. The first floor has two connecting double bedrooms, one of which has French doors opening onto a private terrace that overlooks the town square and the roof of the old village château.

The house has been tastefully furnished, with comfort being a priority. All linens (100% organic cotton sheets, hypo-allergenic duvets) and towels are provided and included in the rental. There is a CD/radio player available if you wish to bring your favourite music. A good selection of CDs and books are also provided.


Terrace leading from the main bedroom. Table and chairs for 4.

Free parking on the road outside.


Facilities and Features

  • Easy walk to shops (<15 mins)
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby
  • Family friendly
  • Street parking
  • Terrace
  • i-Rent


Ground floor:
Kitchen - Fridge/freezer, oven, induction hob, microwave and washing machine.
Dining - Table and 4 chairs.
Lounge - Comfortable sofa.
Bathroom - Shower, WC and basin.

First floor:
Bedroom 1 - Double bed
Bedroom 2 - Double bed with access to terrace

Location and Map

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The village of Poilhes is a wonderful place to spend a holiday, certainly if you're looking for an authentically French experience. The village is divided by the pleasantly meandering Canal du Midi and provides a great spot to watch the boats go past. The house is in the oldest part of the village, only seconds away from the Canal and two lovely restaurants.

On the other side of the Canal is a small store and there is a daily break truck that serves the village. A larger supermarket can be found a 5-minute drive away in Capestang, which also has a weekly market and a couple of fantastic restaurants - we recommend Le Vauban, which can be found opposite the Gendarmerie in the centre of the village.

The village also benefits from a municipal tennis court, only a couple of minutes' walk from the house.
The Mediterranean coast is 20-30 minutes drive, Montpellier, the thriving capital of the Languedoc with its international airport is 1 hour away by car.

Fifteen minutes east of Poilhes is Béziers - a historic town and a capital of wine-producing and rugby. Stroll through the famous Friday Flower Market, visit the Cathedral, have lunch in one of the many fantastic restaurants or shop in the maze of cobble-stoned streets. Béziers is especially vibrant in July and August thanks to the many events and town festivals (most of which centre wine!).

A half hour's drive south are the Roman ruins and the cathedral of Narbonne. Just outside Narbonne, one can visit the magnificently restored Cistercian monastery of Fontfroide, where an incident which sparked the first Albigensian Crusade was reputed to have happened.

If golf is your thing, there is a great course near Béziers called Golf St Thomas and more can be found further afield. If you're on the hunt for some nature, hiking is something not to be missed in this region, with countless trails in the entirety of the region - the most beautiful areas can be found at La Clape, the Haut-Languedoc and the Minerve area, or, you could spend the day kayaking in Roquebrun.

Weekly rates and Extra Charges


rental period weekly rate
30 Sep 2023 - 29 Dec 2023 400
31 Dec 2023 - 26 Apr 2024 400
27 Apr 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 481
29 Jun 2024 - 30 Aug 2024 594
31 Aug 2024 - 27 Sep 2024 481
28 Sep 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 400
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.


Item Cost Per Optional/ Mandatory Payment Due
Extra linen charge for more than 2 guests 30 Per Week Mandatory With Balance

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: €150.00
  • Prices are per week.
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Availability Calendar


Further Information

- Visited by one of our team - highly recommended.
- Street parking


Music: "Mockingbird Instrumental" by David Mumford From the Free Music Archive CC BY 4.0