Villa Du Midi

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Complimentary Welcome Hamper
Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace
Special offer

Complimentary Welcome Hamper

Oliver's travels guests will receive a Complimentary welcome hamper for all bookings between June and September 2024 including:

  • A bottle of Blanquette de Limoux - the oldest sparking wine in the world! Legend has it that it was created before 1531!
  • 3 bottles of red wine with strong connection to when Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) came into place. 
  • 2 bottles of rosé wine with an interesting story. 
  • Olives and tapenade from the famous L'Olibou (the only olive cooperative in the region), plus a discount card and free tasting session.

    Offer valid from 10th April 2024. 

Spend relaxing summer days playing in the swimming pool and enjoying al-fresco feasts by the fig tree in this delightful holiday villa set in a beautiful Languedoc wine village between Béziers and Narbonne.

Villa Du Midi is the type of place where you can create joyful holiday memories for everyone. Whilst the kids play endless basketball and table tennis, older guests can sip a glass of chilled white wine under the olive tree or challenge a loved one to a game of boules. Prepare delicious lunches in the summer kitchen, perhaps using fresh fish and vegetables from the village’s twice-weekly market, and serve outside on the terrace before returning to the swimming pool. In the summer months the trees in the private walled garden are bursting with fruit to pick to your hearts content.

The spacious interiors of Villa Du Midi are just as charming. There are four air-conditioned bedrooms on the top level, including a master double with a smart en suite wet room, whilst the main floor offers ample living space whether you wish to kick back in the TV lounge with Netflix or a DVD or seek a little peace in the tranquil living room with its elegant bookshelves and desk. Another kitchen and dining room means meals can be enjoyed together whatever the time of year.

Stroll into the heart of the village, pick up fresh croissants, pop into the local butchers and relax with a coffee or something stronger in the Tabac et Bar. This small village also has a pretty church, a little museum and look out for the pizza van in the village square on a Friday evening!

Surrounding the village, you will find typical Hérault vineyards with many wonderful walking trails. Organise a wine-tasting in your villa, be whisked away to visit nearby wineries or art-lovers can arrange a day sketching the mesmerising Languedoc landscapes. Learn all about the area's wine heritage - the wine revolt started in the local village leading to the creation of the ‘Appellation Controleé’ label. The flag the wine-makers carried to Paris can be seen in the village museum.

Cycle along the nearby Canal du Midi, hire canoes and kayaks on the River Orb in Roquebrun and go horse-riding, windsurfing or mountain biking along Gruissan Plage and beyond. Visit the bustling indoor market in the small city of Narbonne, listen to classical music under the stars at Abbaye de Fontfroide or join in the vibrant festivities of the Feria in Béziers.

Then there’s the fascinating history of this region, often referred to as ‘Cathar Country’ with famous castles including Château de Lastours, Quéribus and Montségur. Even the incredible city of Carcassonne is only an hour away for an amazing day out in this spectacular part of southern France.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There's a restaurant within walking distance just over a kilometre away - it's quite an easy walk but take a torch for the way back if dark!
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
  • Due to the village setting, noise needs to be kept to a minimum outside after 10.00 p.m.
  • There are 6 bikes available to use at the villa, please use with care and return in good condition. 

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 Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Smart TV Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Heating

Villa Interiors

Entrance Level (First Floor)

-    Front door and entrance hall
-    Lounge (14m2) with two sofas, armchairs and office space with desk
-    Kitchen (14m2), fully-equipped including sink, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, induction hob and fan oven
-    Lounge and dining area (59m2) with TV, DVD player, sofas and door leading to dining area (for 8-12 guests)

Top Level (Second Floor)

-    Master bedroom (23m2) with king size bed, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite wet room with walk-in shower and WC
-    Bedroom (17m2) with twin beds (can be made into super king)
-    Bedroom (17m2) with twin beds (can be made into super king)
-    Bedroom (17m2) with king size bed
-    Bathroom with bath, shower and WC

Garden Level (Ground Floor)

-    Indoor summer kitchen (18m2), fully-equipped with dishwasher, hob, fan oven, sink and table (for 4 guests)
-    Utility room with washing machine, two fridges, freezer, sink and table football
-    WC
-    Entrance to garden
-    Garage

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (10x5m, depth 1.5-2m, partly salt-water) open approximately late May to late October with safety alarm. Also features cover and evening lighting
-    Poolside shower
-    Sun-loungers (x8)
-    Pool inflatables (and pump)
-    Al-fresco dining area (just outside summer kitchen). Please note that the garden furniture has been updated - new photos coming in 2023.
-    Outdoor/poolside Tritan glasses 
-    Gas barbecue (with pizza cooking plate) and seating area
-    Mediterranean garden with seating area by the fruit and olive trees
-    Boules
-    Basketball hoop and ball
-    Table tennis (with bats and balls)
-    6 bikes with helmets and high-vis jackets 
-    Walled grounds
-    Remote controlled gate
-    Outdoor car parking (2-3 cars)

Facilities

-    Reversible air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
-    Free-standing fans
-    Smart TV (Prime/Netflix/Roku – guests use their own log-in)
-    DVD player (x2) and DVD collection for all ages
-    Books (many in English)
-    Boules
-    Table tennis
-    Table football
-    Board games
-    Card table and cards
-    Cool bag
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Du Midi
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Du Midi is set in a beautiful Languedoc working wine village in the Hérault department of southern France, around 30km west of Béziers.

Stroll down the lane into the heart of the village, within 300m, and there’s a little grocery store, a boulangerie, a good butchers that is open in the morning as well as a Tabac bar and pharmacy. Visit the beautiful village church and there is even a little museum. On a Tuesday and Friday morning head to the little market in the square selling seasonal fruit, vegetables, fish and paella! On a Friday evening look out for the pizza van in the village square and in August there is usually a Fête de Village with amazing firework displays.

The area is rich in fossils - indeed, the village made the news recently when a nearly complete 70-million year old dinosaur skeleton was discovered in the nearby forest (in fact it was the neighbour's son who found it when walking his dog!).

The nearest restaurant is around a 15-minute stroll away along a lane which isn’t usually busy with cars – it’s handy to have a torch for the way back if dark (you’ll find one in the summer kitchen downstairs). Otherwise there’s a good auberge around a 10-minute drive away and further restaurants in and around local villages including Capestang (10km), also home to a large supermarket.

Explore the countryside surrounding the village with its vineyards – wine-tastings can be arranged at Villa Du Midi or you can be picked up and taken for a wine tour of nearby Languedoc vineyards and wineries. This area is steeped in wine history – the wine revolt started nearby leading to the creation of the ‘Appellation Controleé' label. The flag the wine-makers carried all the way to Paris is in the village museum. This really is the perfect location for getting to know the many excellent yet relatively unknown Languedoc wines.

There are some lovely walks through the pinewoods of Sériège and horse-riding opportunities either a ten-minute drive away or along the coast at Gruissan Plage. Kayaking and canoeing is also extremely popular in this region – Roquebrun is an idyllic spot on the Orb river, as is Cessenon-sur-Orb (also great for fishing and summer swimming), both within half an hour.

The Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is just a short drive away – hire bikes and cycle along the tow path as the canal winds its way through the Languedoc countryside, passing close to Hérault and Aude wine villages such as Argeliers and Capestang, then onwards to Oppidum D'Enserune, the Malpas tunnel and Béziers with its famous nine locks.

The vibrant town of Béziers is another great day out - if staying in August then you may be fortunate enough to enjoy the town’s Feria with street festivities and fireworks alongside traditional Spanish bull-fighting.

The Canal du Midi also goes through Narbonne (22km), a small city with a picturesque medieval quarter, magnificent cathedral and bustling indoor market. Beyond the city, admire the beautiful architecture of Abbaye de Fontfroide which often hosts classical concerts on summer evenings – a magical experience.

If you wish to spend a day by the Mediterranean, Gruissan is a charming former fishing village with a modern marina, nearby saltpans and a large beach. The coastline around here is a paradise for windsurf enthusiasts and there are many brilliant mountain biking routes.

Of course, this part of southern France is also named as ‘Cathar Country’ with its historic castles scattered across Languedoc-Roussillon and beyond for an adventurous day out – famous castles include Château de Lastours, Château de Peyrepertuse, Château de Quéribus and Montségur. If visiting Minerve, a former Cathar stronghold, look out for idyllic rock pools and swimming spots in the summer.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport

(44km)

Nearest Airport 2 Carcassonne Airport

(65km)

Nearest Airport 3 Perpignan Airport/Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport

(85km/103km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Béziers

(30km)

Nearest Village Small rural village

(200m)

Nearest Shop Small grocery store in village

(200m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Tabac in village

(200m)

Nearest Restaurant Local French restaurant

(1.2km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarché Super Capestang et Drive

(10km)

Nearest Town/City Béziers

(30km)

Nearest Beach Gruissan Plage

(38km)

Nearest Golf Golf Saint Thomas

(45km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

There is always so much to keep families entertained in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France.

Start off in the local village by visiting the museum with free entry, under a five-minute stroll away. It will be especially popular with young dinosaur lovers with its paleontology section.

Other family activities include cycle rides and walks along the Canal du Midi (only a five-minute drive away), kayaking and canoeing on the River Orb, vineyard trails for more lovely family walks and horse-riding through the countryside or along Gruissan Plage. Furthermore, take a boat trip along the canal in Béziers and admire the nine locks (Les 9 Écluses de Fonseranes).

The Mediterranean coastline close to Narbonne is popular for wind-surfing, nature walks, mountain biking and long stretches of sandy shores.

If you feel like an adventurous day in the tree-tops, drive to Béziers Aventure with trails as well as canyoning, paint-balling and a little farm.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Basketball net
  • Bikes
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Wine-Tours Available
  • Sketching/Art Trips 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Pre-stocked fridge/shopping service
- Wine-tours
- Wine tastings at the villa
- Sketching/art excursions

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, fair usage policy applies. Excess charged extra.
Heating costs included? Yes, fair usage policy applies. Excess charged extra.
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.
Pool towels included? Yes (can be used at the beach).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end-May – end-October. 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.
Changeover day Saturday during peak season. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights (short-breaks may be possible on request outside peak season).
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only (using ashtrays provided).
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning (reversible air-conditioning) is available in the bedrooms only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events/celebrations are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Due to the village setting, noise needs to be kept to a minimum outside after 10.00 p.m.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - May 25th 2024 £2,000
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £2,700
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,000
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £2,700
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £2,000
Oct 19th 2024 - May 24th 2025 £2,000
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £2,700
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £4,000
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £2,700
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £2,000
Oct 18th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 £2,000

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - May 25th 2024 €2,187
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €2,952
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €4,373
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €2,952
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €2,187
Oct 19th 2024 - May 24th 2025 €2,187
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €2,952
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €4,373
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €2,952
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €2,187
Oct 18th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 €2,187

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - May 25th 2024 $2,367
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $3,195
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $4,734
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $3,195
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $2,367
Oct 19th 2024 - May 24th 2025 $2,367
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $3,195
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $4,734
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $3,195
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $2,367
Oct 18th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 $2,367

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? 

Since June 2018

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The peacefulness, tranquility, spacious bright rooms, the blue lounge overlooking the pool, privacy, 2 proper kitchens, lovely gardens and pool

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

- Must do?

Visit and walk or cycle along the Canal du Midi - a UNESCO site. Wine tasting.

- Must eat?

Figs off our 2 gorgeous fig trees! One white and one original mauve. 

- Must see?

Locally we have a wonderful church and a small archaeological museum. The seven locks of Canal du Midi in Beziers. If you like markets - there are 2 large weekly ones in Olonzac on a Tuesday and St.Chinian on a Sunday - get up early to avoid crowds! 

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? 

If you love the markets – get there early to avoid the crowds. When using the pool – feel free to remove the alarm as the noise is piercing. – use common sense and of course leave it in if you have young children and/or non swimmers in your group !Friday evening pizza van in the square if you don’t fancy cooking or going out. Pizza stone for the BBQ in the summer kitchen. There is usually a fete de village in August and sometimes the Rugby club organise fireworks and a party as well – keep a look out on the square electric board and the Allo Allo tanoid lady ! This lady announces all sorts of events and what the market stalls are selling etc. Very informative.

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Reviews

  • Wonderful two week stay!

    on 05/09/2023

    We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at this beautiful villa. The villa was well-equipped and spacious for a family of five and the pool was delightful. The host was really helpful with great suggestions. The village was charming, and the location was excellent. We had lovely trips during our stay including to the nearby market in St Chinian; canoeing in Roquebrun; Beziers; Narbonne; Carcassonne; Gruissan Plage; and Le Somail on the canal du midi. We sampled many great restaurants but our favourite was the nearest, lively with a wonderful atmosphere and fabulous food. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Villa Du Midi.

  • Gorgeous!

    on 28/08/2023

    Really enjoyed a week in this gorgeous comfortable and well equipped house near the centre of a charming little village. Four big double bedrooms, lots of places to relax inside, and a gorgeous pool. Two fig trees so you can pick your own fruit to have with your cheese. A short hop to Beziers, and slightly longer hop to Narbonne and the beaches. Lovely restaurant a short walk away, just enough to give you an appetite. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Beautiful spacious house

    on 21/08/2023

    Beautiful spacious house in blissful quiet location. Handover great from the host after it took soooo long to sort out hire car, and we were late arriving. Excellent restaurant on edge of village for refuelling weary travellers.

  • Perfect in every way

    on 10/08/2023

    Lovely place to stay. We loved the village and surrounding area - everything is nearby and very pretty. Must do canoeing and the wine tasting - great fun! The nearby markets were also worth a visit.

    The house is spacious and offers something for everyone. We dined under the trees in the garden for every meal which was picturesque and tranquil. The host was extremely helpful with recommendations and our week there was perfect in every way.

  • Perfect

    on 01/08/2023

    One word: Perfect.

  • Peaceful retreat

    on 08/06/2023

    Villa Du Midi is located in a lovely and quaint village, perfect for a peaceful retreat. So private once inside the property walls, with a lovely pool and outside areas to enjoy, sun by the pool or shady areas under the fig trees. And yet, the house is just a short drive to local restaurants dotted along the canal, or local vineyards to purchase wine to take back home. The house has air conditioning in the bedrooms, which I have to say is the best I have ever found anywhere for efficient and silent operation. All of the bedrooms are large and the living space is huge if you want to spend your time inside, but we spent most of our waking hours outdoors enjoying the freedom to choose.

  • Wonderful villa, highly recommend!

    on 30/09/2022

    Our family spent a week in September in this wonderful spacious villa, with beautiful gardens and pool. The village is lovely, great boulangerie and boucherie within a very short walk. One lovely restaurant within walking distance and other great restaurants a short drive away. There is lots to see and do in the area, markets, wine tasting, walking or cycling along the canal du midi. We would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Wonderful

    on 16/09/2022

    A wonderful house with great facilities, set in a beautiful part of the French countryside. My family and I had a wonderful time over the course of two weeks staying at the villa and would definitely recommend it as a place to stay for a relaxing holiday!

  • Fantastic stay!

    on 29/08/2022

    We were four couples that had a fantastic stay! The pool, the figs and the grapes in the garden, the great restaurants and some nice cycle routes in the surroundings made it the perfect stay! The house is BIG and very comfortable.

  • Lovely

    on 23/08/2022

    Nice house and pool. Very friendly village.

  • Beautiful villa

    on 14/08/2019

    We spent a wonderful week at your beautiful villa which is equipped with everything you could possibly want plus much much more. We didn't realise quite how big the house was when we booked so we were very pleasantly surprised. Everything was spotlessly clean and fresh.
    After a morning stroll to the bakery, lazy days were by the stunning pool. Long evenings were spent outside, under the awning, sipping wine and savouring fresh figs from the trees. We were so lucky to have found this hidden gem of a villa and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for somewhere to stay in the area.

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