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Excellent 5/5 13 reviews

The view from Earthsky.

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 45km

Clinging to the side of a small mountain,

above the picturesque hamlet of Le Lau,

Earthsky is a romantic 18th century stone cottage

set in a secluded mountain garden.

It is an intimate, luminous environment,

ideal for those seeking an inspirational oasis

in which to retreat, and relish the tranquility of nature.

This rustic cottage and her terraced Mediterranean garden

are exposed to the Southern light

and to the West,

where you can enjoy fabulous sunset views.

towards the Orb Valley and the mountains beyond.

Earthsky offers you homely rustic comfort.

It is well off the beaten track,

but enjoys easy access to Roquebrun and Mons la Trivalle,

both of which are popular tourist destinations with many attractions.

Earthsky is an ideal environment for lovers of nature, sporty types, those with an interest in Roman or Cathar history,

or plain old hedonists, seeking a base from which to explore the many wonders of this unspoilt area.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Serignan-Plage 45kms 45 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 9 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Beziers 45 km, Nearest railway: Bedarieux 23 km
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Further details indoors

On the ground-floor of the cottage there is a comfortable kitchen

equipped for the self-catering needs of six people.

It leads into a living room

where there is lounge seating and a dining area for four

arranged around a wood-burning stove.

French-windows open onto the terraces,

where there is a barbeque, table and chairs for four and a couple of sun-loungers.

Upstairs there is a mezzanine bedroom

with a double bed and an en-suite shower-room/wc.

There is a sofa-bed in the living area where two can sleep.

The only access to the bathroom is through the mezzanine bedroom.

Further details outdoors

The cottage has it's own garden which is quite private.

However, if there are guests in my other cottage, which also has it's own terraces,

they will pass through to access their accommodation,

and I come in to water the plants from time to time.

Further details

This venue is best suited for those seeking a rustic retreat in an unspoilt environment .

The only access to Earthsky is by foot.

It is fairly steep and somewhat rough.

Parking is in the village,

100 metres down the hill,

but I have a motorized wheel-barrow

and will help you with your luggage !

Earthsky sits on rugged terrain.

There are stone floors and stone stair-cases in the garden.

Hence you will need to be sure-footed and wear very comfortable shoes.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

The Parc Naturel du Haut-Languedoc is an area of wild natural beauty,

medieval villages, mountains, lakes, rivers, gorges, caves,

and lots of luscious vinyards !

Earthsky enjoys easy access to the popular and attractive villages of Roquebrun, Mons la Trivalle and Olargues.


Also known as Petit Nice,

Roquebrun is a large village on the River Orb

which is famous for it's beauty and it's river beaches,

as a kayaking centre

and for it's Mediterranean micro-climate and gardens.

Mons la Trivalle is situated at the foot of the Gorges d'Heric,

a location of out-standing natural splendour

which is rich in opportunity for out-door types.

Rock-climbing, horse-riding, mountain-biking, golf

and many spectacular walking trails

are all easily accessible from Earthsky.

This area is also steeped in historical interest for the more culturally inclined,

and has many colourful local markets,

enough to satisfy the most ardent of shopaholics !

Pezenas, a colourful and very popular town,

is one hour's drive from Earthsky,

and is a highly recommended day out

for those seeking interesting galleries, museums, shops, street life and restaurants.

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Review 1-10 of 13

2 Jan 2014



In July 2013 we spend two weeks at Sallys place called earthsky. It was a relaxing time in this beautiful landscape. Earthsky is a perfect starting point to come around in the area. You can go hiking,… More

8 Nov 2013


"Earthsky has a special rustic charm and the most sumptuous views imaginable."

Earthsky is exquisitely situated and furnished in a manner fitting the charm of the property. The owner is particularly hospitable and kind. It is a wonderful centre from which to explore this delight… More

2 Nov 2013


"Wonderful walking and relaxing break!"

We stayed at Earthsky last week in August and first week September and enjoyed a fabulously hot week and a cooler one as the summer weather broke across Europe. Earthsky is a lovely, rustic property i… More

Thank you for your generous and informative feedback. It was a great pleasure to spend some time with you, and I hope that you will visit again.
With very kind regards from Sally@Earthsky

8 Aug 2013


"Loved the peace and quite"

Just had a lovely two weeks at Earthsky, What a lovely peaceful and tranquil place to stay me and my husband arrived and was met by Sally who is a lovely friendly lady who owns Earthsky and should be … More

Thank you for this very prompt and positive review.
You were impeccable guests, and I hope we will meet again.

19 Feb 2013


"Enjoy Earthsky for its beautiful location and friendly owner."

Just a four night stay was all we had time for, but Earthsky is a super base for relaxing and for exploring the wonderful area. Our house was tastefully decorated to suit its history, and the cheery l… More

Thank you for your very positive feed-back.
It was an absolute pleasure for me to meet you both.

10 Jan 2013


"A magnificent, musical half-month!"

We were looking for a cottage for two weeks in the winter and had one big wish: we wanted to be able to make quite a lot of noise (occasionally referred to as 'music' by friends). Sally, tha… More

It was really delightful to have you here ...

I am glad you found what you were looking for
and much look forward to hearing the album you wrote at Earthsky ...

I hope we will meet again when you are rich and famous ... :~) .........

9 Oct 2012


"Earth/Sky lovely I will be back"

Earth/Sky and Sally. Sally has created a beautiful tranquil retreat. If you want bright lights and bars don't come. If you want good wine, good company, fireflys in season. It's here.The pat… More

Thank you so much for all your kind words ...

I am much looking forward to another visit from you
one of these days ... :~) ...

2 Oct 2012


"Gorgeous retreat - quiet enough to hear everything"

Over a few days, we drove from Toulouse down to Andorra then up to Carcassonne and then along several unplanned detours in the beautiful South of France. We stopped at rivers and sunflower fields, and… More

Thank you so much
for this fabulously poetic testimonial ...

It is really much appreciated ... :~) .........

30 Oct 2011


"Rural retreat to die for with breathtaking views"

Our holiday at Earthsky was truly magical. A perfect location to experience the rustic French countryside, we found the cottage to be exceptionally peaceful and inspiring.

The local scenery is breathtaking, and the view from the terrace along the wooded valley is stunning. We loved being able to eat and relax outside and couldn't get enough of the view.

We are keen walkers and cyclists and loved exploring the local area. There are many footpaths and the quiet roads are ideal for bikes (if you're willing to tackle a few hills!) Sally went out of her way to provide us with bikes and maps of the local area.

The cottage is comfy and equipped with everything you need. Don't expect a featureless modern finish, the 300 year old cottage is homely and rustic, and testament to Sally's great taste and hard work. We spent most of our time outside on the terrace, but the living room was definitely a highlight with its flagstone floor and woodburning stove, perfect for relaxing after the sun went down. There is an abundance of space, although whilst the cottage would comfortably sleep four, the open plan layout would require you to be good friends.

Sally was a welcoming and knowledgeable host. We appreciated having her next door, and enjoyed a few bottles of wine together. However, she was always respectful of our privacy.

In summary this is the perfect destination for those wanting a rural retreat and to get a real taste of peaceful French village life.

Thank you guys !
That's a lovely reference ... :~) ...

I trust all is well with you
and look forward to meeting you again
somewhere along the line .........

29 Oct 2011


"the perfect holiday!"

We (a young couple from Germany) were searching for a nice place to spend our summer holiday. We wanted something different, not the same old hotel room or apartment complex you can find in any other city. And then we found earthsky! Our first thought: “is this for real?” A romantic little cottage for such a reasonable price? We contacted the owner, Sally, (who responded quickly via e-mail) and booked the place for eight nights. All our expectations where highly fulfilled when we got there – the cottage was beautiful and homey, and equipped with everything you need. And the view from the terrace was wonderful!
Located in a small village at the heart of Longuedoc-Roussilion, earthsky was the perfect place for us to relax, read, taking trips to the beach (Narbonne-Plage/ Valras-Plage) or lovely farmers markets in the area – short: a perfect holiday!

I am really happy that you enjoyed Earthsky so much ... :~) ...

It was delightful to get to know you
and I wish you both only the very best for the future .........

Review 1-10 of 13

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