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Maison Magalas, 2 Bedrooms, Shared Swimming Pool

House with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Herault, France

From £799 per week

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House to rent in Herault, the South of France

  • House
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shared pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

House overview - owner's description

Villa with shared use of swimming pool, table tennis, superb terrace and large garden. Air conditioning. Walking distance to village. 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom. Sleeps 6/7.

The tranquillity and charm of Magalas make it a delightful place to stay and its proximity to many other places of interest are a real bonus.

The history of Magalas is bound up inextricably in the story of the tragedy of the Cathars, emphasised by the circular shape of the town which is a common feature in the Languedoc, a region that was ravaged by the Catholic crusades against the perceived heresy of Catharism. The town has many ancient sights, including an eleventh century church, vestiges of ancient ramparts and castle ruins.

Magalas is set in the middle of the largest wine-producing region in France and has its own cave co-operative. Surrounded as it is by many hectares of vineyards, there can be no doubt that wine is a major part of the economy of the town. Wine tasting is available in local caves.

In the summer months there are a variety of festivals to enjoy, including a beautiful procession of flower decked floats through the town.

There is a new and completely different restaurant in the village called O Bontemps, located behind the church. Exciting food, theatrical presentation, plenty of space and a real joy to eat in with young dynamic staff. A whole dining experience of pleasure!

Beautiful; child friendly Mediterranean beaches (Valras, Sérignan, Vendres) all within a 25 minute drive.

Béziers (15 minutes) has 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. Easy access to mountains, lakes and gorges.

Carcassonne castle is well worth a visit, especially on jousting days!

Renaissance Pezenas is just 25 minutes away, with its winding cobbled stone streets housing antique shops and art galleries. The Saturday market is a must for holiday makers, and there are many pavement cafes plus a huge choice of restaurants. Indeed, expect to find no better coffee in the whole of France than at ‘Cardamone Café’.

Cap d’Agde (35 minutes) has further beaches and water sports, boat trips, beautiful harbour, golf, casino, fashionable shopping, nightclubs, waterfront restaurants, several children’s theme parks and a fabulous water park (Aqualand).

Budget airlines fly regularly to Montpellier, Perpignan and Carcassonne, all within 50 miles. Spain, Andorra and the Pyrenees are within easy reach and the area is surrounded with the vineyards of the Hérault.

The villa is part of a larger property, a former tannery, situated on the bank of a small stream. The water from the stream was used in the tanning process.

The villa is on one level, at the back of the larger property; it can be accessed independently from the main part of the building via a track from the main road and occupies an elevated position, because of the bank-side construction. In this way the terrace and grounds which form the outdoor space for the exclusive use of the villa are accessible via the patio doors in the main living area.

The swimming pool is on the lower level and forms part of the outdoor space for the main property, the owner's house and is reached by two flights of stairs.

The swimming pool is large, 12m x 8m, and is bordered by a large terraced area. There is an alarm for security and plenty of exterior lighting as well as a huge awning to provide shade and a ping-pong table.

The pool is on the bank of the stream (fishing possible) but slightly elevated from it and surrounded by mature oak, pine and olive trees.

There is an exterior shower on the terrace and the pool is checked daily for cleanliness by the owner and her nephew, who runs a pool cleaning business!

It is only a 10 minute walk to the centre of the village where there are all the essential shops as well as café-bars and restaurants. There are larger supermarkets a short drive away.

The villa is simply and practically furnished, mostly with pine furniture and has air-conditioning.

There are two bedrooms, one large room with a double and a single bed and another with a double bed.

There is a double sofabed in the lounge to sleep another 2 people and a cot if required.

The main living area is open plan and consists of a kitchen/diner/living room with patio doors leading onto a veranda and the front terrace and garden.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a large fridge/freezer, an oven with 4 gas hobs, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

There is a pine table and chairs to seat 6 in the dining area and a double sofa bed to seat 3 in the lounge area as well as a working pin-ball machine and a mini bar and two bar stools.

There is a TV with French satellite channels.

The bathroom has a large walk-in shower and handbasin and there is a separate WC.

The garden has plenty of space to relax in and the terrace around the swimming pool is a fabulous area to soak up the sun.

Large swimming pool 12m x 8m with alarm, exterior shower and plenty of sunloungers, shared with owners.

Terrace and veranda, both with dining furniture.

Large garden of 1,500m2 and brick built BBQ.

Table tennis and outside games for children.

Private parking.

Cleaning provided at extra cost of €75 or refunded if the house is left clean on departure.
Linen hire at extra cost, payable to the owner on arrival.
Cot available.

No pets, sorry.
Non smokers only.
Possibly not suitable for toddler age or young children due to the proximity of the stream,the elevated position and the fact that the grounds are not completely enclosed.

The main living area is open plan and consists of a kitchen/diner/living room.
There are two sets of patio doors - one leads onto the veranda at the side of the building, the other opens onto the terrace and garden, at the front.
Kitchen : fully equipped with large fridge/freezer, oven with 4 gas hobs, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, iron.
Dining area: pine table and chairs to seat 6.
Living room: double sofa bed, to seat three.
Working pin-ball machine.
Pine dresser with crockery, cooking utensils.
Mini bar and two bar stools.
Entertainment: TV, French Satellite/Cable.
Bedrooms : two, one with double and single bed and the second with a double bed. Double sofabed in the lounge.
- 2 double beds
- 1 single
- 1 sofabed
Bathrooms : one shower room with large walk-in shower and handbasin.
Separate WC.
Air conditioning.


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This house is:

31km from the nearest beach 1km from the nearest bar 1km from the nearest restaurant 16km from the nearest supermarket 29.6km from Luchthaven Béziers airport

Local activities

Golf 16km Tennis 16km

Sights and attractions

Night club 16km Shopping 16km Theatre 16km Cinema 16km

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Outside this house in Herault, the South of France
This house is in a village and in a quiet area near the beach. It has a shared pool, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the house is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Updated 1 October 2016

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Optional extras

  • Cleaning provided at extra cost of €75 or refunded if the house is left clean on departure.

    £0.00 per week, paid locally

  • Linen hire at extra cost, payable to the owner on arrival.

    £0.00 per week, paid locally



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 7:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 double sofa bed in the lounge


1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Shared pool


TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable


Air conditioning, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans


Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden


Table tennis

Extra information

Ping-pong table by the pool. Supplement for linen and towels payable on arrival. €18 per bed. €7 per person for towels. Electricity included up to 4KW. End of stay cleaning provided at 25 euros per hour. For more information:

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