Rural hide-away. Escape from it all.
Stay in this quirky one bed home with private roof terrace in a medieval village (bar, bakery,small shop), surrounded by vineyards for stunning walks, rock climbing: swim/canoe in the River Orb and explore the historical sites of Hérault.
Former stable converted to comfortable home with stone walls, wooden beams and sunny roof terrace. Bedroom (king size bed) and bathroom on ground floor. Narrow spiral staircase leads up to open plan sitting/dining/ kitchen space, stepping out onto a flower filled terrace with gas BBQ and water feature.
Facilities: WI FI available: washing machine, freezer, microwave, electric oven/hob. Gas BBQ.
Completely private for a country getaway. There are two steps up from front door entry to bedroom /staircase level. Spiral staircase is quite narrow.
3 night minimum stay (to explore this magnificent area).
Small village with 12th c church. Lovely vineyard walks within a few minutes. Village has own restaurant/bar and many other options 10 minutes away. Selection of sandy beaches within 30-40 minutes. Canoeing/bicycle hire 15 minutes. Lots of great cycle routes.
Car hire/own car recommended to explore.
1 hour to Montpellier airport, 30 minutes to Beziers Cap D'Agde airport. 1 1/2 hours to Carcassonne airport. 2 hours from Toulouse airport. Note: there is no parking outside property, parking area is a few minutes walk away, but unloading/loading permitted for short while due to narrow street.
Dogs are permitted but open, spiral staircase has made some quite nervous. To walk pet before "lights out", there are a few tracks to take just a few minutes walk from the house.
No smoking permitted.
** Beach towels not provided **
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||30 minutes 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beziers Cap d Agde 35 km, Nearest railway: Beziers 25 km|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Herault, a department set in the largest wine producing area in France of Languedoc Roussillon with villages full of Cathar and Templar history. Great walking, rock climbing, cycling, birdwatching, canoeing, wine tasting.. .. almost too much choice!
For town fans: visit Montpellier, Pezenas, Carcassonne, Narbonne and Beziers with markets, art and craft shops, museums and galleries.
During the summer, live music programmes ranging from classic, modern and Occitan influence can be enjoyed under the stars including the Beziers Feria in mid August.
Skiing areas within 2 hours.
Temperatures: These are ONLY A guide on the last few years. It is Europe, not the Carribean. Nothing is guaranteed!
July and August temperatures go up to 35 degrees, but in the countryside there is always a light breeze and a swim in the river after a day's touring or activity is always a delight. Wine harvest starts anytime from the mid August to end of September and there will be tractors on the roads from first light taking trailers of grapes to the cave co operative. The tractors start whirring early.
Note: French children school holidays July and August.
September days are much cooler, bright blue skies and warm. Evenings getting chilly.
October to December, bright days with odd rain, evenings cool.
January to March, Most erratic weather time, bright days but around 10 degrees (always seems warmer with blue skies). Often rain and mid Feb usually the coldest, although our area has a warmer clime and Roquebrun has a MIMOSA fete mid February, and the yellow blooms fill the streets with the carnival parade.
April to May
Temperatures warming up and comfortable.
June: Sunny and warm. Around 25 degrees.
Causses et Veyran: a small, medieval village with 12c church, is surrounded by vineyards for stunning walks: swim/canoe in the River Orb and explore the historical sites of Hérault. It is a rural escape, a step back in time; a slower pace of life with shops closed on Sundays and the two hour lunch 12-2pm taken very seriously. .
Selection of sandy beaches within 30-40 minutes. Canoeing/bicycle hire 15 minutes. Lots of great cycle routes.
Huge diversity of rock climbing sites within 15 minutes to one hour drive.
Walking trails for all levels from tarmac to vineyard trails.