Maison Le Bitoulet

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7
Oliver Approved


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Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties


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This townhouse in Languedoc has been restored to the height of elegance. Originally built in 1882, its new design is all refinement, paying tribute to the past with chandeliers and statuary - très français! Just outside the back door is a cool blue saltwater swimming pool, and mature gardens beyond. You can cook outside in the summer kitchen (with its own plancha) for a casual meal, or gather in the dining room for a black-and-white affair.

A large group won’t feel cramped in this home, which extends across three levels (the second level has its own lounge). Four of the seven bedrooms have the added privacy of ultramodern en suite bathrooms. Juliet balconies on the second floor lend even more elegance to an already impeccable interior.

You can walk to the town of Lamalou, a leisurely amble away. Thermal baths have operated here since the 13th century, so it’s a beautifully relaxing holiday no matter the time of year. As well as a twice-weekly market and the summer Operetta Festival, you'll find charming cafes, shops and restaurants across this small but lively tourist town. 

Situated midway between Carcassonne and Montpellier, this holiday home has access to the best of the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region - head slightly towards the coast, and you’ll have dozens of winemakers’ wares to sample or stay closer to home for some amazing hiking and cycling through stunning Languedoc landscapes.

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What you should know…

  • The property is spread over three levels - make sure your guests are comfortable with stairs.
  • Though it’s a walkable location, the region has much to offer so a car will be needed.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ TV Indoor Games DVD Heating

Maison Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Large hallway
-    Lounge (50m2) with doors opening out to south-facing rear terrace
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including electric oven, ceramic hob, extractor, fridge, freezer and drinks fridge
-    Laundry room

First Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower and sink
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Family bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Second Floor

-    Lounge area
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Family bathroom with bath/shower, sink and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Salt-water swimming pool (9x4m) with safety cover. Open approximately May to September and can be heated if required from June to September only
-    Al-fresco dining and lounge areas
-    Summer kitchen/bar with electric plancha 


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Cable TV
-    DVD player
-    Games
-    Washing machine and dryer


About the surrounding area of Maison Le Bitoulet
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Between Carcassonne and Montpellier, Maison Le Bitoulet is located in the Hérault department of Languedoc, around 40km north of Béziers and under an hour from the Mediterranean coast.

The townhouse is in a neighbourhood just outside Lamalou-les-Bains and it’s a leisurely stroll to the heart of this small but lively town. Lamalou-les-Bains is a tourist resort set at an altitude of 200m in a valley at the foot of the Upper Languedoc Regional Nature Park and it’s renowned throughout France for its thermal waters and sporting activities.

There’s a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants as well as its famous casino and there are plenty of events such as the Tuesday and Saturday morning market, a monthly craft market, the summer Operetta Festival and other festivities and concerts throughout June, July and August.

In the surrounding area a wealth of outdoor adventures await including canoeing, kayaking, hiking, climbing and mountain biking. The 9-hole Golf de Lamalou-Les-Bains is especially picturesque whilst keen cyclists can follow the ‘Passapais’ Voie Verte, an amazing route of paths, tunnels and bridges, following the former Mazamet to Bédarieux railway line (with some hilly diversions).  

It goes without saying that the Languedoc is one of the largest wine producing regions in France and wine-tasting can be arranged at local vineyards and wineries.

Other gorgeous Hérault villages and towns include charming Roquebrun (22km) on the River Orb, pretty Faugères (15km) with its windmills and the historic market town of Pézenas (40km), known for its associations with Molière. The idyllic village of Olargues, only a 20-minute drive away, is officially classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

Enjoy long walks and summer watersports by Lac du Salagou, around a 45-minute drive away, or drive south towards Béziers (40km) to discover this vibrant city and admire the Canal du Midi. Continue onwards towards the Mediterranean coast and the gorgeous sandy shores of Valras-Plage can be reached within an hour.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport


Nearest Airport 2 Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport


Nearest Airport 3 Carcassonne Airport


Nearest Train Station
Nearest Village Lamalou-les-Bains

(Walking distance )

Nearest Restaurant Lamalou-les-Bains

(Walking distance )

Nearest Supermarket Lidl


Nearest Town/City Bézier


Nearest Beach Valras Plage


Nearest Golf Golf de Lamalou-Les-Bains



Languedoc-Roussillon is one of those areas of France where you can feel like you’re totally cut off from the rest of the country. Commercial tourism has been very slow to capitalise on the region, meaning you can still enjoy a slice of authentic French rural life at its finest. A mixture of landscapes also makes it a great place to visit, with a good stretch of coastline offering a totally different experience to more bucolic interiors. Whatever you’re looking for, our range of villas and chateaux in Languedoc means you can get exactly the kind of holiday you want with accommodation that’s perfectly tailored to you, your friends and your family. 

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

It’s lovely being able to amble into the lively town of Lamalou-les-Bains with its restaurants and shops.

It’s such a great base for a number of outdoor adventures available across the region including canoeing, kayaking, long walks and hikes, climbing, cycle rides and mountain biking.

Lac du Salagou is another popular summer spot for families with lakeside walks and summer watersports or take a trip to Béziers for boat trips or cycle rides along the Canal du Midi.

For a day out by the Mediterranean coast, the gorgeous shores of Valras-Plage can be reached within an hour.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property:

- Free bottle of wine on arrival
- Mid-week maid service available at extra cost

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Pool heating charge? Included (pool heating is available from June to September only). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 26th 2023 - May 20th 2023 £2,281
May 20th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023 £2,809
Jun 17th 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 £3,783
Jul 8th 2023 - Aug 19th 2023 £4,356
Aug 19th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 £3,783
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 £2,809
Sep 23rd 2023 - May 18th 2024 £2,281
May 18th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £2,809
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £3,783
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 £4,356

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 26th 2023 - May 20th 2023 €2,435
May 20th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023 €2,998
Jun 17th 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 €4,037
Jul 8th 2023 - Aug 19th 2023 €4,649
Aug 19th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 €4,037
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 €2,998
Sep 23rd 2023 - May 18th 2024 €2,435
May 18th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €2,998
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €4,037
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 €4,649

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 26th 2023 - May 20th 2023 $2,658
May 20th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023 $3,272
Jun 17th 2023 - Jul 8th 2023 $4,407
Jul 8th 2023 - Aug 19th 2023 $5,075
Aug 19th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 $4,407
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 $3,272
Sep 23rd 2023 - May 18th 2024 $2,658
May 18th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $3,272
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $4,407
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 $5,075

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
13 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The Classic French house

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It has been family owned for many years but used as children's hospital in the mid 1900’s.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Wine tasting, visit Carcassonne, kayaking in local rivers.

Really eat?
Enjoy many excellent restaurants nearby. Excellent local shell fish.

Really see?
Visit Carcasonne and Montpellier.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Relax and enjoy sunshine and slow pace of French rural life



  • Amazing time!

    Posted by Val on 07/09/2019

    Lovely & large villa on the outskirts of Lamalou-Les-Bains. Very comfortable and perfect for two families, we enjoyed our time there. The pool area is great fun but be careful the insects are voracious! No parking on site but local street parking adequate. Set in is a quiet, slightly run down spa French town, but decent shops and a good restaurant or two, not expensive either, but is also a recuperation centre. Good location with plenty to do nearby

  • Amazing stay!

    Posted by John on 27/08/2019

    We stayed a week in August 2019, we were a group of 11 people including children (youngest was 8) and we all had a wonderful time. The house is very spacious and well located, near the village but quiet and private.

  • We had a great time!

    Posted by Williams family on 17/07/2017

    This is a real home, cared for and with everything you need. The garden is beautiful, we almost didn’t need to go out on trips. We did however and the beach, Montpellier and Carcassonne are all within reach. There are too many vineyards to visit also.

  • Perfect family holiday!

    Posted by Turnbull family on 21/06/2017

    Lovely home and lovely weather and south of France region, perfect holiday.

  • A resounding success

    Posted by Mr & Mrs Bovington on 27/08/2014

    A resounding success thanks in large part to the amenities in your house. We knew that finding a home with en-suite accommodation for nearly everyone, similar size double bedrooms throughout, and large enough dining areas was a big ask, but your house had it all.

  • Simply perfect

    Posted by Mr & Mrs Groome on 27/08/2014

    We love France and your house is just one of the reasons. A day sampling wine in the vineyards then relaxing by the pool with a BBQ – perfect.

  • Ample space for our party

    Posted by Mr & Mrs Smart on 27/08/2014

    Although we were a large party there was ample space both in the house and garden for everyone. The town of Lamalou is surprisingly lively and we could walk back in 10 minutes if we had too much local wine.

  • We will be back

    Posted by Mrs Harris on 27/08/2014

    What a wonderful holiday, your house manger was great showing us around and we soon settled into the French way of life. The UK TV was great for the boys as they could watch the World Cup. We will be back.

  • Stay in a real Chateau

    Posted by Mr & Mrs Mortimer on 27/08/2014

    We really enjoyed our holiday at your house and felt we were staying in a real French chateau. You have thought of everything and the BBQ was just superb.

  • A relaxing pool and garden

    Posted by Mr & Mrs Woodland on 27/08/2014

    We arrived and were just amazed by your house – its really beautiful. The pool and garden were just perfect for relaxing and yet the area had plenty to keep us amused.

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