Alix's House - POIL101
Prices from €387 - €575
Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Pretty little village house, with traditional but modernised interior and first floor terrace, a few steps from the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 2 bedrooms and mezzanine / 1 bathroom. Ideal for 2 but can sleep 4
About Alix's House
This lovely home at the end of a tiny lane is just a few steps from the Canal du Midi in this beautiful listed village.
The accommodation is on 2 floors and traditional terracotta tiled floors are throughout the house.
On the ground floor is a fully equipped open-plan kitchen with fridge freezer, oven, induction hob, microwave and washing machine, leading to the living/dining room with wood beamed ceiling, a comfortable sofa, table and 4 chairs.
There is also a shower room with separate shower, basin and WC.
Upstairs are two connecting double bedrooms, each with a double bed. French doors in the first bedroom lead to the large, completely private terrace, which overlooks the roof of the old village château. This bedroom also has a loft with skylight and a single bed. The loft/mezzanine, accessible by ladder, would suit a child over 10 years old or a young adult.
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
Dining - seating for 4
Living room – seating for 4
Bathroom – 1 shower room with basin and WC
Bedrooms - 3 bedrooms with 2 double bedrooms, 1 single on the mezzanine overlooking one of the bedrooms(ladder access, suitable for a child over 10 or young adult only)
Entertainment – CD player/radio.
- 2+ Bedrooms
- Street Parking
- Child Friendly
- Easy Walk to Shops
- Golf Nearby
- Watersports Nearby
Location and Map
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A small store and a daily bread truck serve the village, while complete shopping is five minutes away in the town of Capestang with its supermarket and larger selection of shops and 2 weekly markets.
If you are feeling energetic, there is a free municipal tennis court just a couple of minutes walk away from the house.
This is the ideal location to provide a relaxing holiday base, whilst being within easy reach of local attractions and activities. The Mediterranean coast is 20 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 Beziers where you can stroll through the famous Friday Flower Market and Cathedral, and 20 minutes from Poilhes are some of the most enticing beaches in the Mediterranean.
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.
Superb, child friendly beaches within a 20 minute drive, all with waterside restaurants and cafés.
Béziers (15 minutes), historic town and capital of wine producing and rugby. Especially vibrant in August and during it’s famous Féria. Perhaps the best flower market in the whole of the south on Fridays in the beautiful tree-lined main boulevard.
Canal du Midi which links the Atlantic with the Mediterranean, miles of flat walks along the shady tow-paths. A choice of boat excursions can be taken.
Carcassonne castle is well worth a visit, especially on jousting days!
Roque Haute - outskirts of Portiragnes. Superb botanical reserve.
Golf courses nearby at Béziers and Cap d'Agde
Funfair at Vias Plage (July and August) Bassin de Thau - a calm inland sea teeming with fish. A breeding place for oysters and shellfish, producing over half the oysters consumed in France. Villages, such as Bouzigues and Meze, have many restaurants serving sumptuous platters of fresh shellfish.
Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park - gorges, Lac de Salagou, a very beautiful area only 30 minutes drive away, with its stunning gorges and wuperb walking, hiking, river rafting, watersports and carp fishing.
Roquebrun (called "Little Nice") with its Mediterranean garden with over 400 species
Pézenas - City of Molière with an exceptional architectural heritage. Numerous arts and crafts artists with workshops open to the public. Large market every Saturday.
Spain - an hour's drive to the border.
Barcelona - approximately 3 hours' drive
For those with an interest in the Middle Ages, there are the Cathar castles such as Minerve, situated between two deep gorges, and Carcassonne, an intact Medieval city and the site of many an historical film.
One of the most diverse regions of France, the Languedoc offers mountains, lakes, rivers and beautiful stretches of coastline; major towns and fairytale citadels. Languedoc is one of the most prolific wine-producing areas of France and a happy afternoon can be spent touring the many vineyards and tasting the local produce.
Budget airlines fly regularly to Beziers (25 minutes), Montpellier (1 hour), Perpignan (75 minutes), Nimes, Carcassonne (75 minutes), Toulouse (2 hours) and Girona. Spain, Andorra and the Pyrenees are within easy reach. By rail, the TGV operates from Lille to Béziers or Agde. Eurostar has a non-stop service from Waterloo to Avignon (July to September).
Weekly rates and Extra Charges
|rental period||weekly rate|
|24 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||€466|
|21 Sep 2019 - 27 Mar 2020||€387|
|25 Jan 2020 - 17 Apr 2020||€387|
|18 Apr 2020 - 19 Jun 2020||€466|
|20 Jun 2020 - 21 Aug 2020||€575|
|22 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||€466|
|19 Sep 2020 - 26 Mar 2021||€387|
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 €25 for linen
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
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."
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
" 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
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!