Bastide Maia, South of France Modern Villa with 4 En Suite Bedrooms & Heated Pool [HE093A]

South of France contemporary and modern holiday villa to rent with a private heated pool, partially Air-Conditioned, 4 large en suite bedrooms, Summer Kitchen, large garden, expansive views and Wi-Fi. Traditional French exterior combining all you could want for that Holiday near Beziers, Languedoc-Occitainie. New for 2020 - Complimentary lunch offered in a canal-side restaurant! Flexible arrival/departure days and 4 night rentals possible outside July/August! Possibility of long term winter rental from end November to end March. 

We have just returned from a week staying at this lovely villa which, as the other reviews state is very clean, well-equipped and laid out to give plenty of room and personal space to all occupants. There were 5 adults in our party but there was plenty of room for 8 adults plus. The main room was cool and roomy with a large luxury bathroom and ante-room (with a single bed). Two... read more

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Property Summary

Fantastic Holiday villa in South of France with 4 large ensuite bedrooms, near to Beziers Languedoc.

New for 2020 - Complimentary lunch offered in a canal-side restaurant* 

*Maximum 8 people, including children, restaurant lunchtime set house menu, does not include drinks and is subject to availability - a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice required for reservation.  

4 Night rentals possible, together with flexible arrival and departure days (outside July/August). Possibility of long term winter rentals from end November to end March. Please contact us for prices.

The owner of this South of France Holiday Villa has transformed a group of buildings into this lovely holiday accommodation, a modern and contemporary interior combined with a traditional exterior and a touch of Morocco - it has a magical feel.

Not far from Beziers, the Canal du Midi and the Mediterranean beaches, set on the edge of a wine producing village, this South of France holiday property is set in 3 renovated buildings. It has a toal of 4 large ensuite bedrooms with sitting areas (which makes them more like hotel suites!), 3 of which have air-conditioning, an interior with clean lines, private heated pool (no extra cost), a large garden and lots of lovely outside areas to relax in with amazing Moroccan influences both inside and out.

A great location for a large family or two familes, to enjoy all that the South of France has to offer.

Accommodation Details

Spacious 4 bedroom Luxury Holiday Villa in the South of France.

The interior is modern and contemporary and has been refurbished to a high quality holiday accommodation with a Moroccan feel.  The bedrooms, each with a sitting room (more like suites) are within 3 buildings - the main house, the garden suite and pool suite.

On entering the main house, which is all on one level, from the very large hallway you turn into the magnificent open plan kitchen and dining room which has been created with "Noble Materials". French doors lead out on to one of the holiday villa's many outside areas. The high wooden cathedral style ceiling with beam structure and fabulous chandeliers gives a feeling of grandeur. Wooden flooring throughout.

The fully fitted kitchen has a fabulous Butcher's block, a large "Aga look" gas cooker with 6 gas burners, microwave and work surface.  An internal window looks on to the formal lounge.

From the kitchen a wide archway leads to the kitchen's second area which has a large island with integral sink and a fabulous backdrop mirror. This is open plan with the dining space which has a table seating 4, pretty chandelier, a small escritoire and interesting ornaments adorn the high alcoves. From here there is a door to the garden.

Utility room with washing machine and American style fridge freezer.

Within the open plan space there are areas with soft furnishings where you can catch a peaceful moment with that book.

The large light and airy living room has large sofas, double aspect windows overlooking the garden, a huge TV, Air-Conditioning and a piano. A modern fireplace is the focal point of the room. The patio doors give access to the terrace where there is a whicker sofa and 2 armchairs. The Owner has recently installed a glass dome, which he bought in Florence, in the ceiling giving a view to the sky !

The Master bedroom

The holiday villa's master bedroom is off the main entrance and is more like a hotel suite! There is a sitting area with sofa and chair, a king size bed (160cm) and modern fireplace. Decorative wrought iron doors lead into the amazing, enormous ensuite bathroom. The bathroom is decorated in lovely shades of brown and beige with gold coloured accessories, there is a free standing slipper bath, separate shower, 2 wash hand basins and wc.

An independent wc is off the entrance hall.

The Pool Suite (Bedroom 2 on the photos)

Accessed from the terrace just by the pool, this double suite encorporates a double bed, sofa, ensuite shower room with wc and air conditioning. A daybed is on the outside terrace.

The Garden Suite (Bedrooms 3 and 4 on the photos)

On the other side of the pool and set just into the garden you will find this wonderful suite, with its own covered terrace.

This Garden Suite is comprised of two bedrooms, each with their own independent access from outside.  Each bedroom has their own sitting room and ensuite bath/shower room. There is one shared wc.

The first bedroom - Bedroom 3 - has a sitting area with two sofas and an open bookshelf separating it from the bedroom which has a 160cm bed and air conditioning.  There is an ensuite shower room with wc.

The second bedroom - Bedroom 4 - has a sitting area with a corner 4 seater sofa and dresser. The bed area houses a 140cm size bed, the air-conditioning and the door to the ensuite which has bath and hand held shower. There is a single bed in this room also.

Bedroom 4 can be accessed via an internal door in Bedroom 3 (this door can be closed) - ideal for a family with young children.

Equipment & Facilities At The Property

Washing machine
Dishwasher
Fridge/freezer
Piano style oven with 6 burners
Microwave
Electric kettle
Toaster
Iron
Hairdryer (2)

Cot and High Chair (possibility of a second cot)

Air conditioning in 3 bedrooms

TV - Satellite - French and some English speaking Channels
DVD

Wi-Fi

Table Tennis table (the Owner has bats, please supply your own balls)

Boules set

Welcome Pack offered + fresh croissants on Tuesdays and Thursdays (or Fridays)

New for 2020 - Complimentary lunch offered in a canal-side restaurant* 

*Maximum 8 people, including children, restaurant set house menu, does not include drinks and is subject to availability - a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice required for reservation.  

8 Adult bikes (3 with child seats) + 8 adult cycling helmets and 3 children's for clients use at no extra charge.

Possibility of free of charge guided bike tours with the owner from the house with 24 hours prior notice, to local sights of interest, including the 9 Locks at Beziers, Roman sites and Domaines using small pretty roads and cycle paths.  

Utility room with American style fridge freezer

Charcoal BBQ

Garden furniture - sun loungers and Moroccan style day beds with cushions

Car Parking - 4 places adjacent to the house (land is owned by the Owner).

Outside Details

The exterior of this holiday villa is lovely - a South of France delight.

The large garden of 2000m2, with lavender, palm and olive trees, has stunning views across the countryside, private heated pool (alarmed) and several relaxation areas.

The heated pool (thermostatically controlled - max 25-27C) is 11.5m x 5.5m and has Roman steps for easy access. The pool is alarmed and there is a pool cover, which is easily to draw across each evening to keep the heat in overnight.

The surrounding terrace has sun loungers, a large parasol, outdoor shaded dining area with dining table. 

The Summer Kitchen, with sink, has a charcoal BBQ and 4 stone "bar stools" so you can watch your nominated Chef prepare your supper!

There is a fully tiled Moroccan style covered salon, in shades of blue, with a traditional wooden ceiling, an L shaped seating area covered with lots of cushions and pretty overhead metal filigree lantern lights.

Another cushioned wrought iron day bed, plus a wooden one are located outside the French doors from the living area.  Plus there is a whicker outdoor salon set - 2 seater sofa and 2 chairs - perfect for that apero before dinner.

The Owner has created a further 25m2 of terracing out into the Olive trees, with an ornamental fountain.

Parking for 4 cars is available adjacent to the house (the land is owned by the Owner).

A great house to rent for a holiday in the South of France during the May or October half term break.

Nearby Attractions & Activities

SITUATION

This South of France holiday villa is on the edge of Maureilhan, a typical Languedoc wine village, village shops, post office, family bar-restaurant.

Capestang, apprx 13km, on the Canal du Midi, a lovely village with restaurants, shops, bars, cafes.

Beziers apprx 10km. The cathedral dominates this busy market town (amazing flower market on a friday), rising majestically above the river Orb. There are plently of great restaurants, independent shops and the famous Galerie Lafayette, the nine locks on the Canal du Midi are worth a visit.

A wide choice of Mediterranean beaches apprx 20km.

Parc Naturel du Haut Languedoc apprx 20km North of Thezan are the mountains and rocky gorges of the Caroux mountains. Great canoeing on the river Orb. Great for a change of scenery and climate for a day.

Agde apprx 43km. Old historic town and fishing port, founded by the Ancient Greeks. Nice market, excellent seafood restaurants.

Cap d'Agde apprx 40km. 'Aqualand' (huge water-slides, etc.)

27-hole golf course apprx 23km at Beziers

Horse Riding apprx 10km

Bike Hire apprx 10km

Narbonne apprx 25km. Once the capital of Roman Gaul. Famous cathedral.

Montpellier apprx 78km. Large university town.

Carcassonne apprx 100km. Largest fortified medieval town.

Nimes apprx 130km. Roman temple and arena.

Perpignan apprx 98m Palace of kings of Mallorca.

For more information about this region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide 

ACCESS

For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide

International airports are at:

Beziers - apprx km (Ryanair from Bristol, Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh).

Carcassonne - (Ryanair to Stansted, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Cork and Dublin).

Montpellier (international flights worldwide). (Easyjet from Gatwick, Luton and Ryanair from Leeds Bradford).

Perpignan - (Ryanair from Stansted, Birmingham, Flybe to Southampton)

Nimes - (Ryanair from Luton and Liverpool).

Girona (Spain) - (Ryanair from various UK airports)

Toulouse and Barcelona (Spain) also have international amd transatlantic flights.

Railway:
Beziers and Agde have railway stations with nearby car rental.
Paris to Beziers is 4,20 hrs by TGV (Train Grande Vitesse).

Road:
740 km south of Paris (about 6 hours drive non-stop)
1055 km south of Calais (about 9 hours drive non-stop).

Local Shops & Facilities

The Village of Maureilhan is 10 minutes away and you will find:-

Baker
Grocer
Small Super-market
Cafe-bar
Pharmacy
Snack Restaurants

Lots of excellent restaurants in Beziers, including L'Ambassade', apprx 10km and Restaurant de la Tour, Montady, apprx 3km, overlooking L'Oppidum d'Enserune.

Large Supermarket at Lignan, Capestang, Beziers

Bike hire - Beziers apprx 10km

Golf - Golf St Thomas, Beziers apprx 23km

Canoe hire - river Orb - Roquebrun apprx 18km

Windsurf - Valras, Vendres beaches apprx 16km

Mediterranean beaches apprx 10km - Vendres, Serignan and Valras

Capestang apprx 13km - a pretty village on the Canal du Midi with a quintessentially French central square with cafe/bar and restaurant around it.

Beziers apprx 10km - The cathedral dominates this busy market town, rising majestically above the river Orb. Famous for the 9 locks on the Canal du Midi. The lively Feria around 15 August lasts five days; bull-fighting, paellas, flamenco dancing and partying in the streets until the early hours of the morning.

Client Comments

We have just returned from a week staying at this lovely villa which, as the other reviews state is very clean, well-equipped and laid out to give plenty of room and personal space to all occupants. There were 5 adults in our party but there was plenty of room for 8 adults plus. The main room was cool and roomy with a large luxury bathroom and ante-room (with a single bed). Two other (connecting) rooms, both with their own en suites and seating areas were in a separate building with air conditioning and a third room, also with air conditioning and an en suite was in a third building resulting in as much privacy as you wish. The sitting room had 3 sofas, the dining room a large table and there was plenty of room in the two kitchen areas with a lovely range cooker (if you plan to do any cooking). The pool area is lovely with different seating/lounging areas in a Moroccan style, a summer kitchen/barbecue and outside shower. The owner stopped by early a couple of mornings (without waking anyone) to clean and check the pool. Getting into the pool itself was a bit of a challenge as the water was a bit on the cool side for us softie Brits but nice once you were in! The owner was extremely kind and helpful and spoiled us with a lovely apple tart, bread, cheese and wine on arrival plus deliveries of delicious pastries during our stay. We didn't stray too far from the villa as we weren't there long but it was well placed for trips to Beziers and further afield to Montpellier and Carcassonne plus the gorges, caves, etc. The surrounding area is a wine-growing region so plenty of vines and pretty countryside. The villa neighbourhood seems to be mostly residential and Maureilhan itself was a pleasant village with a few shops and pizza restaurant. All in all, we would thoroughly recommend this villa for a lovely holiday. Mrs W, South France Villa's client September 2019
We have just had a really enjoyable stay at Bastide Maia, it was the most perfect villa with a beautiful large heated pool. The accommodation was a perfect layout for our party of 6 adults (3 couples)with our own individual space and was so well equipped with everything we could have ever needed as well as being spotlessly clean. The location is excellent too with an easy walk to the quaint, authentic local village with a great boulangerie and pizzeria. the owners were the most lovely people, so polite and kind with a great laid back attitude to renting out their gorgeous house. Philippe kept delivering breakfast for us and one day left us a delicious tarte aux pommes. He went out of his way to make sure we had a brilliant time and genuinely cared about us. I can't recommend the villa enough it was beautiful. The service offered by South France Villas is also excellent as Yvonne found this villa for me after we had spoken on the phone about my requirements which were fully met. We would love to stay at Bastide Maia again one day. Superb. Thank you. June 2019
Just like to say thank you for a wonderful stay at Villa Bastide Maia. A fabulous property, immaculately presented throughout and well equipped. After meeting the owner on arrival, we were given a guided tour of the accommodation and all that it has to offer. Having separate buildings, each with its own private facilities added to the comfort we experienced during our stay. The welcome pack of cheese, wine and bread was excellent, as were the breakfast pastries. A big thank you to the owner. Would definitely recommend this property to all and will look forward to staying here again when we return to the South of France. Family T, September/October 2018 
I just wanted to leave you some feedback about the villa and Owner. We were spoiled rotten by the Owner, who was the most attentive host we have ever experienced by a country mile. He drowned us in wine, gorged us with deliveries of fruit and croissants, and was extremely thoughtful to ensure that all our needs were taken care of. The house itself was absolutely beautiful. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this home to other families looking for a base from which to explore the area. Many thanks indeed for a wonderful break. Spencer Family, July/August 2018  
Villa HE093A Myself and a group of friends are just back from a week in this wonderful villa. The villa was wonderful. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped with everything you can possibly need. Philippe, the owner is a fantastic host. The bread cheese and wine he left for us on arrival was totally unexpected, but very enjoyable. He also provided us with croissants for breakfast twice during the week. The villa is very spacious and is ideal for families or groups of friends. It is ideally situated, as there are lots of places to visit within a 20-30 minute drive. I would definately recommend this villa. Anne. visited May 2018
What a wonderful villa, everything you would need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Very well equipped and great for family or friends group. Location was spot on and had some stunning drives out, amazing where you can get to and see within 30 minutes. Philippe was a lovely guy, great welcome pack and went out of his way to get us freshly cooked pizzas when we arrived as well as midweek croissants. All in all a beautiful villa and is on our list to return in a few years. Antony, June 2017
The villa was spotlessly clean, was well equipped and in a good location to enable us to explore the area. The rooms are ideal for a mixed family group and our grandson loved swimming in the pool. The welcome pack of wines, bread and cheeses was very nice too and the midweek delivery of fresh croissants was an extra nice touch.Jane, May/June 2017
A very warm welcome and a beautiful house. We were impressed and well looked after. We will definitely be recommending your home to our friends and family.Alyson, May 2017
Had an amazing holiday and would definitely come back. The owner was wonderful and kind, and very helpful. Aircon in two bedrooms welcome and only negative was aircon wasn't in poolside room... We were fine but in summer could be an issue for someone... The main house bedroom no aircon but cool as no expose to afternoon sun. Definitely a wonderful location.. Excellent walks around the vineyards in the mornings, and great for getting to Narbonne, Carcassone etc. All round excellent and would happily return! Thank you ! Family R, South France Villas clients July 2016 SFV update - The owner has now installed air-con in the poolside room August 2016

Rates

From Until Rate Type Weekly Rate Minimum Stay
28th Sep 20192nd Nov 2019Middle€1,4007 nights
2nd Nov 201930th Nov 2019Winter€9327 nights
30th Nov 201918th Apr 2020Not Available-7 nights
18th Apr 202023rd May 2020Low€1,3207 nights
23rd May 202020th Jun 2020High€1,6517 nights
20th Jun 202029th Aug 2020Peak€2,8607 nights
29th Aug 202026th Sep 2020High€1,6517 nights
26th Sep 202031st Oct 2020Middle€1,5407 nights
31st Oct 202028th Nov 2020Winter€1,0257 nights
28th Nov 202031st Dec 2020Not Available-7 nights

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