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Earthsky2

from £27 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

16 reviews

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The view from Earthsky.

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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

Clinging to the side of a small mountain,

above the picturesque hamlet of Le Lau,

Earthsky2 is a romantic 18th century stone cottage

set in a wild, 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 terraces,

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 Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Video player, CD player
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
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

On the ground-floor of the cottage there is a very quaint kitchen

comfortably equipped for your self-catering needs.

It leads into a living room

where there is lounge seating and a dining area,

arranged around a wood-burning stove.

French-windows open onto the terraces,

equipped with a barbeque, table and chairs, and 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.

If you are disappointed to find that Earthsky2 is already booked for the dates you require,

or if you require extra accommodation for friends or family,

it may interest you to consult Holiday Lettings, re. 4315650 for details of my other cottage, Earthsky3.

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.

Roquebrun

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 16

30 Oct 2011

5/5

"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

5/5

"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 .........

24 Oct 2011

5/5

"Rustic French Charm"

We had a wonderful time at Earthsky! The location was beautiful and peaceful, nestling at the top of a wooded valley. Sally is a great host and also a font of knowledge about the area and she even invited us to a friendly get-together and dinner with her friends. The accommodation was comfortable and full of rustic charm. If you want to experience the authentic Languedoc, this is a perfect base to explore from.

24 Oct 2011

4/5

"Amazing views, beautifully rustic cottage - so peaceful"

My husband and I stayed at Earthsky in mid-September and are still wishing that we were back there now! The lovely stone cottage has a rustic charm and had absolutely everything we needed - thanks to the owner Sally's thoughtfulness. Views from the terrace are even better than advertised and we relished every evening sat in the peaceful quiet, drinking the wonderful local red wine and enjoying the mountain views. The area is lovely, with beautiful mountains, gorges, rivers, lakes, and charming old villages, but also less than an hour's drive to Mediterranean beaches. Sally was a great hostess. The walk up the hill from the car park kept us fit too! We would recommend Earthsky wholeheartedly, particularly for couples wanting a relaxing getaway. We hope to come again one day.

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      • 4 Years listed

      95% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:08 Aug 2015

      Based in France

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • French

      Payment accepted

      Credit cards accepted

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