4 Paws is in the South of France, in the relatively undiscovered l'Hérault region just west of Provence. It is located in the Roman village of Roujan itself, away from the madding summer crowd. All amenities are within walking distance. The 180° views from the property are considered spectacular.
It is a private, self-contained, luxury holiday home - a complete and independent floor totally renovated (completed 2014), with heated pool and an exclusive BBQ area for guests all within a half acre landscaped garden.
The layout, 60 m2, is as follows:-
• a sun lounge, with TV and sound equipment, Broadband Wi-Fi and Ethernet access, iPod docking and a large 3-seater sofa-bed, incorporating
• a kitchen - dining table, a fridge-freezer, a microwave, a 2-element ceramic hob, coffee machine and electric kettle, and dishwasher
• 2 double bedrooms – chambres n°1 & 2 (one 140 cm, one 120 cm bed) with en-suite shower rooms, hair dryers, TV and sound equipment, Broadband Wi-Fi and Ethernet access and (reversible) air-con and heating. Chambre n°1 has its own small terrace. They are not connected. Chambre n°2 is accessed via the sun lounge and Chambre n°1 from the outside pool area.
• a 11 x 5 m heated pool, (if required to 22°c from June to September exclusively), with pool chairs and sun loungers.
• an outside pool shower (with cold & hot water, a luxury - believe us!).
• your own laundry facilities, machine, iron and ironing board
• A breathtaking view: - the garden, pool, and 25 kms. beyond - the surrounding countryside and vineyards.
• An exclusive outside, shaded, dining and BBQ area, fully lit during the evenings – the pool and garden too.
4 Paws will sleep 4 very comfortably. There are beds for 6.
Sabine and Graham, the owners, live on site, able to assist with any questions or problems. 4 Paws is the only part of the property rented out.
Friends say another paradise on earth has been discovered. We are delighted to share it with guests, and transmit our knowledge and love of the region.
During the summer months i.e. from June through to the end of September, and for the 2 weeks around Easter we only take bookings for full weeks, (unless there is last minute availability), Sunday to Sunday, from 4pm on the day of arrival until 10 am on the day of departure. Shorter stays can be arranged, long lets too, but from October to May ONLY. Kindly contact the owners for the conditions.
We will start you off with a personalized « welcome » hamper, food and toiletries for stays of a week or more – so that with “low cost” flights you only need to think about packing your clothes ………. in fact whatever your travel plans you will be able to begin your holiday on the right footing with an aperitif (around the pool), wine, a light evening meal, and your first french style breakfast the following morning. So arrive and relax, get straight into the holiday "mood" and just enjoy your stay!
This is a relatively undiscovered destination, between the sea and the mountains, that begs to be explored. You can choose your type of holiday. Lazy by the pool or perhaps more active, for you will find close by ….long sandy beaches, mountains, the Garrigue, numerous castles, cities dating back 1000 years, vineyards and fine wines, olive groves, music, art and theatrical festivals, numerous sporting activities, and, in accordance with our times, luxury shopping malls and casinos. Take your pick.
Our aim is to make you feel thoroughly welcome as well as to provide quality self catering accommodation, and exclusive use of the gîte, pool (Graham sometimes does fall in), garden and BBQ, based on a weekly stay starting every Sunday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meze 26 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beziers 21 km, Nearest railway: Agde 22 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Languedoc Roussillon is where the Cathars were established between the 12th and 14th centuries. Even today you can imagine villages hidden and protected from the outside world with guards posted to warn the villagers of intruders.
The villa is set in the heart of the Hérault, located 10 minutes northwest of Pezenas in the fortified village of Roujan (34320); 20 kms from Beziers Airport, 28 kms by road from the renowned Mediterranean beaches of Valras & Serignan, - 55 mins from Narbonne, Montpellier and Sète - under 2 hours to the Spanish border.
This is a relatively undiscovered destination, between the sea and the mountains, that begs to be explored. You can choose your type of holiday. Lazy and relaxing or active, for you will find close by ….
• long sandy beaches
• chateau's (castles) and Cathar vestiges
• the mountainous National Parks of the Haut-Languedoc and des Cévennes (discovered on a donkey by Robert Louis Stevenson)
• the Garrigue, Mediterranean moorlands great for hikes, or just wander around in the peaceful olive groves or up the Canal de Midi
• vineyards, wineries – discover high quality, interestingly distinctive, wines
• markets with tempting regional produce
• dozens of sporting activities
Adventure parks, Billiards, Boating, Boules, Caving, Ceramics, Cycling, Fishing, Flying, French tuition, Go karting, Golf, Gourmet dining, Hiking, Horse riding, Mountain biking, Paragliding, Photography, Rambling, Rock climbing, Sailing, Shopping, Sightseeing, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Water skiing, Wind Surfing, Wine tasting, Wine touring,horse riding, tennis, even terra sailing on Narbonne plage
• culture: - a wide and rich choice throughout the summer months - numerous cultural, art, theatre and music festivals. Montpellier boasts an Opera House. There are Jazz and Rock concerts too.
The cities of Carcassonne, Montpellier, Narbonne, Sète, Nimes and Perpignan are literally steeped in history. Each one has its own story to tell going back 2000 years with multiple points of interest - guided tours, museums ........ and in tune with modern times luxury Shopping Centres
So, whatever is your taste, a wide and rich choice exists within easy reach
And perhaps less to everyone's tastes, go and see a Bullfight!
A little further away (for an adventurous day out) you might want to visit Van Gough's Arles and/or the Camargue ......... and,
As for the Weather: - The sun shines 1.6 times more often in Roujan than is the average in France as a whole. It is said that there are 300 sunny days every year in the Languedoc Roussillon. The best months are May through to October, when daytime temperatures rarely fall below 18°C. Summers can be beautifully “hot”. Spring is clear and sunny. Summer tends to linger on.
Pézenas is a Medieval Market town with an incredible if slightly decrepit old town centre. Molière is very much linked to the town. There is a local market every Saturday full of local produce.
Roujan itself: - the fortified village of Roujan was in fact founded by the Romans. Today the "city" gates can still be seen. It is a typical Oc vigneron village but less sleepy than many, in fact economically dynamic, hence the wealth of amenities and an active tourist office grouping together the Communauté de Communes Coteaux et Châteaux.
Amenities in the village, all within easy walking distance, include: -
• a Supermarket and Mall
• a comprehensive Medical Centre, Pharmacy abd Opticians
• Petrol Stations and Garages
• a cooperative Winery.
There is a "sometime" medieval atmosphere that lingers, as though this part of the world was frozen in time. Bédarieux, for example, has a 1950's look and feel to it. The first European Medical School was established in Montpellier, and thrives today.
But, in the nineteen century wine became the dominant activity and the Oc remains the highest volume wine producer in the EU.
This is perhaps why this location is not jam-packed with tourists (unlike the very crowded Côte d'Azur). We are to be found between the sea and the mountains. There is so much to discover, and SPACE.