4 Paws stunning - a great deal
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
4 Paws is in the South of France, in the l'Hérault, part of the Languedoc Roussillon region, between Provence and the Spanish border.
Located 10 minutes northwest of Pézenas (a Medieval Market town) in the picturesque Roman and once fortified village of Roujan, it is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves - away from the madding summer crowd.
A full range of amenities is within walking distance.
Beaches and seaside resorts are a little over 20 kms away, the Garrigue and foothills of the Montagnes Noirs and the Cevennes a similar distance.
The 180° views from the property are considered spectacular.
4 Paws is a private, self-contained, luxury holiday home within a half acre landscaped garden with its own access - an independent lower floor next to the pool and garden, totally renovated in 2013, with a heated pool and a BBQ area exclusively for guests, lit up every evening.
There are 2 en-suite, double bedrooms and an open plan kitchen and sitting room with a large sofa bed. 4 Paws will sleep 4 very comfortably. There are beds for 6.
The kitchen is fully equipped. 4 Paws has its own laundry facilities.
All rooms have TV's, iPod dock's and high speed, broadband wi-fi access. The bedrooms are air-conditioned (reversible).
The gîte is the only part of the property rented out.
Sabine and Graham, the owners, live on site, able to assist with any questions or problems. They are delighted to transmit their knowledge and love of the region, and help you make the most of your holiday.
On arrival you will receive your complimentary and personalized « welcome » hamper, food and necessities (for stays of a week or more), so that you will be able to start 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.
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.
During the summer months i.e. from June through to the end of September, and for the 2 weeks around Easter bookings are only taken 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.
Located slightly inland between the sea and the mountains, this is a region that begs to be explored. You can choose your type of holiday. Lazy by the pool or perhaps more active, for you will find in the immediate vicinity ….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.
You will be sent an "In House Guide" of cherry picked suggestions. In the Sun Lounge there are addresses, opening times, maps, Tourist Books and Leaflets, suggested restaurants, and proposed day-trips out, etc
Rent a car if you plan on exploring the area, but for poolside, or walking holidays you can get by without.
Graham can come and pick you up from your Airport or Gare TGV (at a competitive price). He has a car which you could rent on a daily basis.
Dog and cat lovers - there are 2 shy dogs and 7 cautious cats on the property so regretfully the owners cannot accept your pets.
AND last but not least,
The sun shines 300 days of the year in Roujan - the summer months June-September rarely see daytime temperatures fall below 18°C.
|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|
Features and Facilities
|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 region
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.
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20 Aug 2014
"A delightful stay"
Roujan a fairly quiet small town but with most amenities you are likely to need (eg chemist, boulangerie, supermarket, bars,restaurants.) However you are more likely to be attracted by the location, … More
13 Aug 2014
"4 Paws...... 5Stars!!!!!"
A garden of Eden without the snake!The garden and pool were delightful and the accommodation very comfortable with everything you would ever need. Top quality air conditioning meant a good nights sle… More
11 Aug 2014
"A wonderful holiday and will definatley be returning!"
Having just returned from 4 paws in late July this year, we had a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful holiday. A good location surrounded by vineyard after vineyard. Not far from the beaches, try Meze … More
4 Aug 2014
"4 Paws – the best gîte in France with stunning scenery and great hosts!"
We've just returned after a perfect week's holiday at 4 Paws and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing and luxurious 5-star break in a gorgeous part of France!The owners… More
3 Aug 2014
We have just had a wonderful, relaxing holiday at 4 Paws. The villa is exceptionally well equipped, the pool is excellent and constantly well maintained. A great location, with great hosts to help yo… More
22 Jul 2014
"Absolutely beautiful accommodation, stunning pool, gardens & location !"
4 Paws gave us 2 weeks of blissful peace & tranquiity. The villa accommodation being absolutely beautiful with everything furnished & immaculate to the highest standard. Our 2 15 year old Grandchildre… More
2 Jul 2014
"Great place to stay in a beautiful part of France."
Lovely accommodation in a quiet area of France that provided the essentials for a self catering holiday plus a super pool, delightful hosts all to be recommended. Plenty of information provided befor… More
16 Jun 2014
"Stunning - as described"
Very comfortable accommodation, extensively equipped and the best welcome pack we've ever been provided with. The owners (a lovely couple) are close at hand and keen to provide valuable local kno… More
10 Jun 2014
"Wonderful place for a little break"
Before we arrived I have to say that we were already very impressed at the lengths the owners go to make guests welcome. I have never previously been offered any options for a welcome pack never mind … More
9 Mar 2014
"Lovely peaceful stay in beautiful non touristy yet vibrant village."
Perfect pool, beautiful fragrant garden, comfortable and tasteful rooms. We loved Roujan and the area. Great for exploring small villages, walks and wine! Some lovely local restaurants. Sea close by t… More
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