Alix's House - POIL101

Prices from €394 - €584

Sleeps: 4   Bedrooms: 2

(6 reviews)

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

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
  • 2+ Bedrooms
  • Street Parking
  • Terrace
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy Walk to Shops
  • Golf Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • i-Rent

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.

Availability Calendar


Weekly rates and Extra Charges


rental period weekly rate
30 Apr 2022 - 01 Jul 2022 474
02 Jul 2022 - 02 Sep 2022 584
03 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022 474
01 Oct 2022 - 30 Dec 2022 394
31 Dec 2022 - 28 Apr 2023 394
29 Apr 2023 - 30 Jun 2023 474
01 Jul 2023 - 01 Sep 2023 584
02 Sep 2023 - 29 Sep 2023 474
30 Sep 2023 - 29 Dec 2023 394
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: €150.00
  • Prices are per week.
  • Mid stay linen change for two weeks and over
  • If more than 2 people additional €30 for linen
Click here to view Booking Details and Terms and Conditions

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

Customer Reviews

  • Alix’s house in Poilhes is fabulous! It is both incredibly hip and incredibly comfortable — and those two things aren’t always compatible! Our family of four adults loved every single minute we spent within its walls. And while we only had one week to enjoy its peace, quiet, and absolute artistic vibe, we could not have been happier. 

    Things to know: If you want to cook, this kitchen has every cooking implement you could ever need. If you want to listen to music, the DVD collection is completely comprehensive. If you forgot to bring a book, Alix has shelves full of fabulous tomes both long and short. If you want to paint, sketch or meditate, the secluded balcony is all you’ll need. If you want to do laundry, there’s a washing machine. If you want to recover from news overload, you’ll not miss the internet. And if you’re into ethnological arts, Alix’s house is adorned by exciting artifacts which will remind you daily that you’re in a uniquely special house. 

    Oh, yes, this is a rave review for Alix’s house. We will be back! 

  • " The property description and photos were accurate and it is how I expected. Very cute and homely. Reasonable value for money for the time of year. We were happy with the cleanliness as well. The booking procedure and service from SFHV was personal and helpful. " 

    Ian - Summer 2014

  • POIL101 - The photos were good and property even better in reality - which is the perfect way to do it! Our expectations were exceeded. Info provided beforehand and in the house was more comprehensive than anything I have experienced before. Booking procedure was excellent throughout. We’ll certainly check back with Juliana next time we can afford a holiday in France. Thanks

  • We very much enjoyed this holiday and would recommend Alix's House and the village of Poilhes to anyone looking for that type of vacation. That is, quiet, relaxed French rural life, off the main tourist trail (if you don't count the Canal du Midi as a tourist trail). Having said that, Poilhes is very well endowed with restaurants (3) for a place of its size. I guess we have the Canal du Midi to thank for that.  'J Remnant, Summer 2013'

  • There's no more information that would've been helpful - the owners are very generous with their knowledge of the area.
    The property was good value for money. 
    The impression of the cleanliness of the property on my arrival was very clean. 
    The booking procedure and service were excellent, extremely helpful with swift response to our queries.
    We loved this little cottage and the village location, away from it all. The cottage is decorated tastefully, it is clean, comfortable and well equipped.

    South France Holiday Villas were great agents. 

    Mrs. Hudson 22/07/2014

  • POIL101 - Guest Comments:          

    " The photos were good and the property even better in reality, which is the perfect way to do it. Information provided beforehand and in the house was more comprehensive than anything I have experienced before. The booking procedure and service was excellent throughout. We'll certainly check back with Juliana at South France Holiday Villas next time we can afford a holiday in France. "
    Anna ( July 2010 )                         
    "Hi Juliana, 
    What a wonderful holiday we just had.  The house was simply beautiful - so quaint, comfortable, well located and well equipped.  It felt like home from the very moment we stepped inside.   We totally fell in love with it.  Please send on our compliments to the owner and many thanks to you for suggesting it to us - it PERFECTLY fitted our requirements.  I just wish we could have stayed on for all of August!
    Many thanks again.  We very much hope to be back in touch for next Summer.  Time to start filling the piggy-bank again."