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Luxury 5 Bedroom Detached Stone House With Private Pool and Childrens facilities

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in St Genies de Fontedit, Nr. Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Stunningly Restored Traditional House, Pool, 4 Mins Walk To All Amenities In Wine Producing Village

This is a luxury 19th Century detached stone house with 5 large bedrooms, fantastic original features yet modern facilities, a private pool (heating of the pool is available for an additional weekly cost) and a garden. There are facilities provided for babies/children free of charge to make your stay as easy as possible. It is located 4 mins walk away from the centre of the historic village of St Genies de Fontedit in the Herault department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. All amenities are available in the village including a cafe/restaurant, bakers, grocers, tabac (small shop), take-away pizzeria, post office, wine cave, garage, and hairdressers. We completely renovated this property from a derelict state in 2013.

Property Manager
Sophie Bubb
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

About Sophie Bubb

Nick and Sophie Bubb

We are an English couple who live and work in London with our two daughters.

We bought this house in Jan 2013 as a holiday home for us and our family. It was in quite a state of disrepair, but due to it's size and location it had such huge potential. It has needed full renovation right from new plumbing/electrics, through to complete re-decoration.

Although we of course aim to go out to the property as often as possible, our day to day lives are in London so for the rest of the time the property is available for short or long term rental.

Sophie Bubb purchased this house in 2013

Why Sophie Bubb chose Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit

We love this area with it's rolling vineyards and proximity to the Canal du Midi and Beaches. St Genies de Fontedit is located in what locals call the 'Golden triangle' because of it's micro climate boasting 300 days of sunshine per year. What's not to like?!

What makes this house unique

It was important to us to buy a property with history and character, space both inside and out, but within walking distance to all amenities in a village. It was difficult to find but with this property we feel that we have found it all.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had a wonderful stay at your house. The weather was hot so the pool was used often as well as the outside dining table. Your remodel is stunning. We all thought you did a great job of keeping some of the old features while updating the structure. We did not realize when we booked your house that you are in the perfect location to see all the sights mentioned in your information book. You are not too far away from any of them"

Edith Goodgame (June 2014)

"Just thought I’d drop you a line upon our return from your wonderful gite. Although I’ve also left a comment in your visitor book, I must say again how impressed we were with the fantastic renovation work you have carried out and it was, by far, the most well-equipped holiday property we have ever stayed in. We are keen ‘picnicers’ and so appreciated not only the cool boxes and plastic containers but also the chairs and rugs – wow!!! You’ve obviously, like us, stayed in many properties before where it is these little touches that mean such a lot."

Judith Charlottes (July 2014)
Sep 2013
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Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 25% first payment not refundable, 75% remainder can be cancelled at no extra cost 60 days prior arrival
  • Children - The house is suitable for all ages and the large garden has plenty of flat space for ball games.
  • Not suitable for parties.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Master ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite to Master bedroom
    Second ensuite - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 2
    Separate Toilet - toilet
  • Luxury en-suite bathroom to Master bedroom (including double wet room showers, roll top bath, and double sink), Family Bathroom (including wet room shower and separate bath), En-suite shower room to Bedroom 5 (including wet room shower), Separate Toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , King size bed and luxury ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , King size bed with luxury ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Zip and link beds - can be a twin room or super king bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Zip and link beds - can be a twin room or super king bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , King size bed
  • Sleeps 10 -12 (5 Double Bedrooms+Sofabed 3 x large double bedrooms (2 x ensuite) 2 x twin or extra large double bedrooms (zip and link beds) 1 x king size sofa bed adjacent to the separate toilet in the upstairs porch (not in Lounge). See photos
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: There is air conditioning in all bedrooms and the main living area. The air conditioning has a two-way function to provide heating as well. There are board games, books and DVDs provided for your entertainment, free WIFI and Satellite TV including English channels. This really is a fully equipped property with everything you may need to feel that you're in your home from home. The house sleeps 12 at full capacity so we have worked hard to make sure that the facilities provide a comfortable stay for that number of people. Little things like enough glasses and mugs for everyone and enough pots and pans to cook for large numbers are vital things which we have found missing during our rental experiences and didn't want to replicate. Please visit the house's own website for more information. This has further details/photos on the property and full floor plan. Outside: There is a large garden around the property, a lot of which is flat so great for ball games. There are sunbeds and parasols provided on the pool terrace, along with a large 10-12 seated table. There is a large built in double BBQ situated at the back of the terrace area ideal for large groups. Utility Room: Sink, Dryer, Washing Machine, Iron and Ironing Board, Vacuum Cleaner, Mop and Bucket, Brooms, Cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Linen and towels provided (apart from pool/beach towels). These are cleaned at the end of each rental but if you require an extra clean (eg. after 1 week of a 2 week stay), this can be organised at an additional cost. Other: Large open plan Lounge, Kitchen with Breakfast bar, Dining room (3m table to seat 12) creating the ultimate entertaining space. Separate Toilet in the upstairs porch, with plenty of space in the entrance downstairs for wet/dirty outdoor gear/bikes etc


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Luxury 5 Bedroom Detached Stone House With Private Pool and Childrens facilities
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Great place, everything such good quality. Fantastic location. All just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience has been faultless, the owner Sophi is a pleasure to deal with, the local team maintains gardens and pool were efficient, helpful and friendly. The house is just perfect with everything you could possible need from a well equipped kitchen to a wonderful pool and terrace. The village is small but with plenty of ammeanities and the local Cafe is great for morning coffee, lunch plate du jour and evening drinks with the occasional live band playing. Close to beaches, rivers, lakes and historical villages. This only leaves the numerous vineyards to mention, just call in, sample all the wines and if you like buy some at very reasonable prices. We'll return next year for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Look forward to seeing you again! Sophie and Nick
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Great house for a large group or families

  • 5 of 5

We had an extended family holiday at the house . It is certainly one of the best equipped houses we have ever stayed in , you want for nothing . Bedrooms and bathrooms all lovely , air con was so useful. The pool area was very nice and close to the house. Location is good and you can walk for bread in the morning . Can’t fault the house or quick and helpful responses from sophie . Would book again without a doubt

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house with pool in small village

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, spacious and has It everything you could want provided. The pool is reached via patio doors from the house and is in a very sunny part of the garden. The village has a bakery and epicerie and there is supermarket in the next village.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're so glad you had a good holiday and look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards Sophie & Nick
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Great home in a quaint village

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful for our 3 traveling couples. It is located in a very small town with a couple restaurants which open when they want to. The supermarket is very close as is another town Magalas which has everything you need. The home is lovely with wonderful showers,water pressure and a fully stocked kitchen for all your cooking needs. The pool wa delightful and Sophie was prompt in responding to our various inquiries. The information booklet has great tips for touring,shops etc. For a 5 star meal and beautiful views drive 10 mins to Château de Serzac and sit outside for a fabulous meal. The only issue,a small one, was the coffee maker. It does need to be replaced as it takes about 45 mins to brew a pot. Not a big deal and I would really recommend this spot and this area of France.Cheers

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're so glad you had a good holiday and look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the future. We will certainly look in to the workings of the coffee maker as no-one should have to wait that long! Kind Regards Sophie & Nick
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Beautiful and relaxing villa!

  • 5 of 5

We went as a group of 10 for a relaxing holiday and could not have been happier. The villa is absolutely stunning and has everything you could ever need. Sophie and Nick were always available is we had any questions and had great suggestions for things to do in the area.

We can’t wait to book up again next year.

Really recommend visiting Moulin de Lène winery for an excellent tour.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We can't wait to welcome you again next year! All the best, Sophie and Nick
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Super house with lots of character.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this house.The children adored the swimming pool which is on a terrace immediately outside the living space.The house has been very sympathetically restored,retaining many of the original features and our group of 12,including 5 children,found it very comfortable.It was very useful having the air conditioning and the house is well equipped for children's games in the garden at the side of the house.We also loved the fact that the village has a super pizzeria which we used several times.The house was well placed for visiting some very pretty villages nearby,eg Pezenas and Roquebrun,on the river Orb.All in all,a super house in which to explore the Beziers area.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the hospitality of our village. We very much hope to see you again in the future. Sophie and Nick
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
St Genies de Fontedit
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
St Genies de Fontedit
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Valras Plage
Car: recommended


Our closest beach is only 25 mins drive away and is one of the best in the area. However we love the Orb river just 10 mins away for swimming and rafting.


AIPORTS - Beziers (30 mins drive), Montpelier (1hrs drive), Carcassonne (1hr 15 drive), Perpignan (1hr 15 drive)

CAR - Eurotunnel is by far the quickest way to cross the channel by car (Folkestone to Calais . There are also multiple Ferry routes from the UK to France. It is just over 9hrs drive to our house from Calais.



Autignac (3.7km, 4 min drive) - pharmacy restaurant

Magalas (4.1km, 5 min drive) - two restaurants (incl a very good one)

Puimisson (4.2km, 5 min drive) - butchers


Beziers (12 km, 20 mins drive)

Valras Plage (30 km, 25 mins drive) - nearest seaside town, lovely beach

Narbonne (52 km, 40 mins drive)

Montpellier (90 km 1hr drive)

Carcassonne (110 km, 1hr 10 drive)

Toulouse (205 km, 2hrs drive)

Canal du Midi (25km, 20 mins drive) - Boating

Further Details:

Cafe/Bar - Village

Takeaway Pizzeria - Village

Tabac, small corner shop, post office - Village

Restaurant - 2 km

Very good local restaurant - 4km

Other Restaurants - 4km

Pharmacy - 4km

Bank/Cash point - 4km

Supermarket - 2km

Petrol - 2km

River Orb - only 10 mins drive away from the house you reach the River Orb with it's fantastic swimming in the fresh, calm water, and rapids for kayaking further upstream. There is also a dedicated public BBQ area provided, or a nice restaurant down the road if you'd prefer. A few minutes further along the river are more beach/swimming areas with canoeing facilities.

Lake Salagou - is 45 mins drive away and is Languedoc's best-known lake. As well as swimming and sailing, Salagou is also a great place to go for walks, ride mountain bikes, or even ride horses

Site seeing- the hugely historic towns of Pezanas (30 mins drive) and Carcassone (1hr 10 drive) are both a must see. The cities of Béziers, Narbonne, Montpellier, Perpignan and coastal towns of Gruissan, Cap d’Agde, Sete and la Grande-Motte (to name but a few) are also worth a visit and all within an easy drive. All around the area there are a multitude of historic buildings and gardens to visit.

Boating on the Canal du Midi - You can hire a boat just for the day or longer periods if you wish just 20 mins away.

Wine Tasting - the village is set amongst some of the region’s best vineyards

Cycling - the area is perfect for cycling enthusiasts with rolling hills and quiet country roads. It boasts some of the most picturesque cycling routes either on road, canal tow path, mountain track or the route of the Tour de France.

Walks - the mountains of the Haut-Languedoc Parc Naturel only 20 mins away have fantastic scenery, rock climbing, hiking, gorges, lakes, woodland and pretty, unspoiled villages.

Go Karting and Paint Ball - just 10 mins drive away outside the village of Laurens are new and modern go karting and paint ball facilities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $329.08

Pool heater - if you would like the pool heated during your stay, there is an additional one off cost per week of £100 in peak season, and £150 during off peak (due to the lower air temperature).

Changeover Day: Saturday (however could be flexible on this so please let us know if you need an alternative day)

Arrival time - 4pm - late (24 access available as we have a key box on site)
Departure time - before 10am

Although Minimum stay is listed as 7 days, we may be able to be flexible on this so please ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund