Maison Le Bitoulet

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7
Oliver Approved

Overview

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This townhouse in Languedoc has been recently 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 gas hob) 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, just a 10 minute amble away. Thermal baths have operated here since the 13th century, so it’s a beautifully relaxing holiday no matter the time of year. Situated midway between Carcassonne and Montpellier, this holiday home has access to the best of the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region - head slightly toward the coast, and you’ll have dozens of winemakers’ wares to sample.

 

 

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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 (a car rental is handy!)

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Cable TV Indoor Games DVD Heating

The house is beautifully decorated in a French style, and really feels like a home from home for all visitors.

Ground Floor

Enter the large hall that gives access through high French doors to the salon and dining room. The 50 sqm lounge has doors opening onto the rear south facing terrace, so you'll get plenty of sun and light.

The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob and extractor, fridge/freezer and drinks fridge. The laundry room has washer/dryer and separate sink.

First Floor

On this floor are three good sized double bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities, and a family bathroom. Each bedroom has its own unique style! The beds have top quality linens, mattresses and covers, and are all doubles.

Second floor

Here you'll find four double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, and a family bathroom. There is also a central lounge area, making this floor ideal for a family who want to stay together and have their own private space. The beds have top quality linens, mattresses and covers, and are doubles, except for one bedroom which has two singles.

The garden

The salt water pool is heated June to September only (if required). The 9m x 4m pool is protected by a security cover. There are  a number of different seating and eating areas in the garden, and the summer kitchen/bar has a gas BBQ and a separate gas hob.

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Le Bitoulet
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Thermal springs make this town a popular lively place all year round, with a casino, a fine range of restaurants as well as cafés, shops, boutiques, and beautiful surrounding countryside that offers sport and leisure activities of all varieties. Canoeing, walking climbing... Whatever you fancy!

Situated 35 minutes from the coast, midway between Carcassonne and Montpellier, so it's ideally positioned for exploring the area or taking a trip to the seaside.

Golf, tennis and swimming are all available locally, as is so much more.

The area is also one of the largest wine producing regions in France, with many local vineyards and cellars offering tasting and visits.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Beziers

( 21-25 km )

Nearest Village Lamalou

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Town/City Beziers

(16-20 km )

Nearest Restaurant Les Marionier

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Bar/Pub Bellevue Hotel

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Beach Valras

( 21-25 km )

Nearest Golf Lamalou

(2 km)

Region

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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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There are 2 cots, one high chair and one baby chair that can be attached to a table.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

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

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

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

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Maison le Bitoulet is an ideal venue for a family celebration or party with friends.

The spacious house has a second lounge on the top floor and a large dining table which can comfortably seat 14 guests. There is also the option of al fresco entertaining with the outdoor terrace allowing for larger numbers.

The Maison is available throughout the year except for Christmas and New Year. It is ideally located within walking distance from restaurants and hotels for additional guest accommodation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Arrival time 5 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? No
Pets welcome? No
Other Ts and Cs The pool is heated from June to September only (if required).
Changeover day Saturday

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 18th 2019 - May 25th 2019 £2,061
May 25th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 £2,537
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 £3,418
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £3,935
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £3,418
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £2,537
Sep 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £2,061
Jan 4th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £2,061
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £2,537
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £3,418
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 21st 2020 £3,935

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 18th 2019 - May 25th 2019 €2,252
May 25th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 €2,773
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 €3,735
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €4,300
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €3,735
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €2,773
Sep 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €2,252
Jan 4th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €2,252
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €2,773
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €3,735
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 21st 2020 €4,300

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 18th 2019 - May 25th 2019 $2,546
May 25th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 $3,134
Jun 22nd 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 $4,221
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $4,861
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $4,221
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $3,134
Sep 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $2,546
Jan 4th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $2,546
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $3,134
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $4,221
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 21st 2020 $4,861

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. 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

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Reviews

  • 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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