Maison Du Canal - Private Pool, 4 Bedrooms
House with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Poilhes, the South of France
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House to rent in Poilhes, the South of France
Beautiful new detached house in a quiet cul de sac. Private swimming pool, garden, UK Satellite TV. 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 8.
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House overview - owner's description
The house is in the village of Poilhes, which is located between Beziers and Capestang.
It is located in a quiet cul de sac with only nine other properties and has a view of the famous Canal du Midi.
Poilhes is a quiet village but has a shop which sells a good variety of produce.
The village is also visited weekly by the fish, meat and pizza vans.
Poilhes has two restaurants which enjoy a good local reputation.plus the newly opened Vin Auberge which is open almost all day everyday selling a fantastic range of local wines we well as a varied menu.
Capestang is the nearest large village and is only 5 minutes drive away. Here there is a large supermarket, petrol station and a good variety of shops and restaurants.
The Canal du Midi meanders through the centre of Poilhes and is ideal for a walk or cycle ride along the shady towpath; or hire a boat or take one of the many excursions on offer from Capestang.
If you are feeling energetic, there is a free municipal tennis court a few minutes walk away from the house.
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.
For those with an interest in the Middle Ages, there are numerous Cathar castles such as Minerve, situated between two deep gorges, and Carcassonne, an intact Medieval city and the site of many an historical film.
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 20/30 minutes drive and Montpellier, the thriving capital of the Languedoc with its international airport, is 45 minutes away by car.
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, Montpellier, Perpignan, Nimes, Carcassonne 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).
This detached house was built in 2006 and is one of only 9 in a quiet cul de sac with a view of the Canal du Midi.
UK Satelite TV. CD/Radio IPOD connection, 2 bicycles
The house occupies a slightly elevated position; the main entrance is up a few steps and has a small terraced area in front. To the left of the entrance is the French window which opens into the excellent and well equipped kitchen.
Once inside the entrance hall, immediately to the left is the shower room and WC; the next door on the left leads to the modern kitchen.
Straight ahead is the tastefully furnished living /dining area with two French doors leading onto the covered terrace at the rear of the property.
On the right is the staircase leading up to the first floor. Beneath the staircase is the door to the garage and a space for hanging coats etc.
The garage is down a few steps and has space for one car; it also houses the washing machine and tumble dryer.There are also two bicycles for guests' use as well as various pool and beach toys.
Directly at the top of the stairs is the master bedroom, which has a French door opening onto a small covered balcony with table and chairs, with a view towards the canal.
On the left is the large family bathroom and along the landing are three more bedrooms, a double on the right, a twin and another room with a bed which can be adapted to be a single, a double or a twin.
All the bedrooms have good quality furniture and linen, and ample storage space in either a free standing wardrobe or fitted cupboards.
There are electric heaters and tower fans.
At the rear of the property is a covered terrace area with a wooden table and chairs for enjoying the welcome shade. The garden rises gently at the rear of the property behind a low retaining wall and has been planted with Mediterranean shrubs, herbs etc. At the very back of the garden is a row of mature trees which give this new property an established feel.
The swimming pool is situated at the side of the house in full sun and has steps in. It is surrounded by a tiled terrace with table and chairs and sunloungers. There is also a built-in barbeque and exterior lighting for those alfresco meals.
Private swimming pool 7m x 3m with easily retractable security cover.
Terrace with table and chairs, sunloungers, barbeque and exterior lighting.
Garage with parking for one car; parking for 2 cars on the private drive and on road directly outside. Also washing machine
Garden with grassed area at the front and planted sloping area at the rear. Swing chair.
Covered terrace at the rear with wooden table and chairs.
Smoking is allowed as long as it is outside.
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Outside this house in Poilhes, the South of FranceThis house is in a village and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a garage 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 not available.
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Updated 29 June 2018
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4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:
- 1 double bed
- 1 double bed
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable
Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Garage, Private garden
Infants, Smoking, Pets
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