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ur perfect Holiday Destination
As a family we have stayed in many wonderful holiday homes across France, Spain, Italy and elsewhere over many years, and although most have been delightful, almost all of them involve some degree of compromise. It could be the location, or the interior of the house, or the outside space, or the pool, or distances to shops and other services.
So for us, it was an absolute treasure to find La Fontaine and without doubt it provides us with our ideal holiday, so much so that we have been returning every year since that first trip. Set in the middle of a pretty village, with the canal du midi and three local restaurants just a few steps away, the property is tranquil, comfortable, fully equipped and beautifully furnished.
The local co-op produces excellent wine and there is a supermarket and other shops (plus a fresh produce market on Sundays and Wednesdays) in nearby Capestang, only a few minutes away by car. There are any number of good markets within a short drive, including the excellent Valras Plage (Mondays and Fridays in Summer), which also has a fabulous beach.
Although there is always plenty to see and do locally, we particularly love the chance to spend long relaxing days around the pool and patio area, which is totally private and can be enjoyed from breakfast until bedtime. It goes without saying that we have already booked for next year!

James Taylor
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Na een week in La Vieille Grange geweest te zijn( waar het net als een paar jaar geleden weer fantastisch was), zijn we van 23 mei tot 6 juni 2015in La Fontaine geweest.
Wat een prachtig mooi oud Frans huis, zoals ook in de andere huizen van midi Maison, weer enig ingericht met mooie oude kastjes en tafeltjes, mooie oude vloer boven en weer de goeie nieuwe apparatuur in de keuken, leuke schilderijen aan de muur, voor ons een hele fijne sfeer. Monique en Reinoud kunnen dat als geen ander en hun behulpzaamheid en hartelijkheid is ongekend.
Wij hebben erg genoten van de tuin met zwembad, overal fijne hoekjes, bij het ontbijt zaten we altijd lekker in de schaduw aan het kleine tafeltje boven aan het trapje.
Ook de voortuin is zo lekker Frans met het leuke oude tuinstel, de rozen, kamperfoelie , jasmijn, lavendel!
Er zijn 2 leuke restaurantjes op 2 minuten loopafstand en ook nog een vinauberge in mooie tuin met heerlijke tapas.
Capestang is vlakbij, waar je heerlijk bij het cafe op het terras * * * zitten , mensen kijken en wijntjes drinken, lekker niks doen.
Verder zijn er natuurlijk vaak leuke brocantes en markten in de buurt, ook het strand is nog geen half uur rijden en wij vinden Pezenas , Serignan en Montpellier zeker de moeite van het bezoeken waard.
Kortom, er is zoveel te doen en ook te luieren, het was precies waar wij ons in de winter zo op verheugden.
Dank Monique en Reinoud!
Terwijl ik dit schrijf wil ik het liefst weer terug!

Bert en Marian Utens
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We hebben drie weken doorgebracht in La Fontaine, werkelijk een heel mooi huis. Zo mooi als op de foto’s. We waren de eerste twee weken met 5 man, iedereen een eigen badkamer, heel fijn. Vanaf 12 september drie weken in het huis. Het weer was heerlijk, court heel fijn, het kon soms wat waaien maar geen last van als je buiten zat. in de omgeving veel te doen, naar Narbonne plage geweest ook, een mooie en niet lange rit ernaar toe. Mooi strand. Narbonne was een heel mooi stadje. Fietsen ook goed te doen in de omgeving, ook veel voor de mountainbiker.
Altijd weer fijn terugkomen in het huis. Jammer dat aan een vakantie altijd weer een eind komt….

Carla
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My husband and I stayed at La Fontaine end May/early June. The booking process was straightforward and Monique answered emails quickly and in a very friendly way. The gite was superb, so well equipped with a comfortable bed and living room. There is ample outdoor furniture for both lounging and eating. The pool looked lovely but unfortunately the water was still too cold to swim. I can thoroughly recommend La Fontaine. It is the best gite we have ever stayed in and we loved the area.

JILL
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‘La Fontaine’ is a gorgeous house in a lovely tranquil setting. Our family, which includes two toddlers, spent a wonderful ten days here and loved every minute of it. The children in particular enjoyed the outdoor courtyard and swimming pool (although in May it was a little too cold for them to do much more than dangle their legs in). The house has three lovely bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, so perfect for those travelling in couples or as a larger family. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for cooking, although the village does have three great restaurants (including one more or less opposite the house) so no need to spent too many nights toiling over the stove! The village itself sits on the Canal du Midi so is perfect for walking, cycling or boating along the canal. The village itself is very quiet (although it does have a little shop) so for major shopping trips or other amenities a 5 minute car journey to the neighbouring village is necessary but we didn’t find this to be a problem. The baker’s van does stop near the house most days, but not until a little later in the morning. Other famous regional sights are within easy reach if you have a car, including Carcassonne, Montpelier, Minerve, several lovely beaches and Fontfroide Abbey. Overall, we loved our stay and Monique and Reinoud were so helpful with recommendations for things to do. We would certainly recommend it without reservation.

Eleanor, Chettle & Cully
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A beautiful home in a very pretty, peaceful village on the banks of the Canal du Midi, this house offers everything you could possibly want for a relaxing holiday. As you enter the front garden, you are greeted by the beautiful smell of honeysuckle and jasmine, which sets the scene for things to come. The house itself reflects the grandeur of its past whilst offering all the modern conveniences of today. The owners of the property, Renaud and Monique, were kind enough to show us around the extended property, at the same time giving us the history of the house, which we all found very interesting, and we must also thank them for the welcoming bottle of wine on arrival, which was put to good use almost immediately! The kitchen/diner/living space was perfect for socialising, and the kitchen was very well equipped. French doors lead out to a grand flight of stone steps which takes you to the private, peaceful courtyard, where we spent most of our time either in the large swimming pool, relaxing on the terrace with a glass of wine, or eating al fresco. Upstairs, the rooms are large and spacious with plenty of storage and very comfy beds. All bedrooms are ensuite, which was perfect for us as a two-couple party,the main bedroom being more of a private suite than an ensuite bedroom-very luxurious! The village of Poilhes is very peaceful. There are three good restaurants, all serving excellent food, and a local shop, and there is a lovely walk along the banks of the canal into Capestang, which would take about an hour to do at a leisurely pace. Capestang itself has two supermarkets, Intermache at one end and Lidl at the other. There are also several restaurants here – La Grille on the square offers the perfect steak at a very reasonable price! We also visited Carcassonne, (about one hours drive away and well worth the visit), Beziers, (about twenty minutes drive away), Roquebrun, with beautiful views and canoeing on the river (about half hour’s drive away) and Marseillan, a coastal town about forty minutes drive away. At the end of the day though it was always good to « come home » to La Fontaine. If we had to make a small suggestion, it would be to have a downstairs loo which would save having to run through the house from the pool, but this is a very minor inconvenience in such a beautiful house. Overall a truly unique French experience in a charming house that always felt like home from home.

David Mathias
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La Fontaine is a truly lovely house, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The pool is wonderful and has a great seating area, BBQ, loungers etc. The village is peaceful and pretty, with a great local shop where you can order bread and croissants. Monique was always on hand to respond to any queries. Absolutely loved it, and highly recommend.

Lucy Berkhout