4 Paws is a modern, self catering, holiday home and BBQ dining area, Swimming Pool (heated if required) within a half acre landscaped garden. Totally refurbished in 2014/15, and reserved exclusively for guests, this lower floor of the villa, next to the pool, is accessed independently. There are spectacular 180° views from the property.
The gîte comprises 2 en-suite, double bedded bedrooms, both air-conditioned, and an open plan sun lounge (kitchen, dining area and sitting room with a sofa bed).
4 Paws sleeps 5.
All rooms have TV’s, stereo and bluetooth sound equipment and high speed, broadband wi-fi access. The kitchen is well equipped. Outside and separately are the BBQ, a hot water pool shower and the laundry facilities.
Parking is secure. Privacy is assured as no other part of the property is rented out. The pool, BBQ and garden are fully lit in the evenings.
Roujan is located in the relatively undiscovered and scenically breathtaking l'Hérault region of Southern France, between Provence and the Spanish border, and, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, away from all the commotion along the coast.
It is a 10 minute drive northwest of Pézenas (a Medieval Market town).
4 Pause is situated centrally in the village, which has a full range of amenities (butchers, bakers, bistros, supermarket, pharmacy etc.) all within walking distance.
The traditional summer season is from June to September but don’t miss out on the months of April, May and October for great deals as well as the warm Mediterranean weather.
During the main season i.e. from June through to the end of September 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.
Variable length stays (3 days minimum) can be arranged, but from October to May ONLY. Contact the owners for a quote.
Sabine and Graham, your hosts and the owners, live invisibly on site. They are delighted to assist with any questions or problems. They are happy to share 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, local wines 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.
Guests have at their disposal a file 'Guests – a cherry picked selection of tips and suggestions' – with maps, guidebooks, leaflets, suggested day trips and lists of local and gourmet restaurants, closest beaches, wine tasting places, and much more.
In conclusion there is much attention to detail. The aim is to make you feel thoroughly welcome as well as to provide quality self catering accommodation, based on a weekly stay, starting every Sunday.
So, arrive, relax and get straight into the holiday mood.
p.s. Sabine and Graham have been known to sometimes fall in the pool.
Located slightly inland between the sea and the mountains, This is a region that begs to be discovered.
The interior of l'Hérault remains largely unspoiled. The countryside is glorious as you drive away from the Mediterranean Sea towards the foothills of the Massif Central and the Black Mountains. Many of the surrounding villages are incredibly pretty.
So, plan your type of holiday - lazy, relaxing by the pool - or active - or both.
Close by are wild sandy beaches or seaside resorts, historic cities or typical local villages, the Garrigue or the Cevennes. Don't miss the international cultural and musical events. Pick your sporting activities. Or, simply do as the French themselves, enjoy the local gastronomy and distinctive wines.
The 4 Paws gîte is an ideal holiday home for guests who love to relax, explore, and live outside in the long summer months.
You will need your own motorized transport if you plan on exploring the area although there is a local, rather infrequent, bus service. You can rent a car from the airport, the TGV station, and at low cost in the village.
Dog and cat lovers:-
We regret that we cannot accept your pets. There are already 4 shy but friendly dogs and 8 cautious cats around 4 Paws - who are not allowed inside the Gîte, unless invited!
AND last but not least,
Roujan enjoys 300 sunny days per year, every year. The best months are April through October, when daytime temperatures rarely fall below 18°C. Summers can be beautifully “hot”. Spring is clear and sunny. Summer tends to linger on.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Meze 22 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beziers 23 km, Nearest railway: Agde 22 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Please contact the owner|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Languedoc Roussillon, which includes the Hérault is simply magnificent. It 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 of intruders.
The villa is set in the fortified village of Roujan (34320); 21 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. Close by you will find:-
• long sandy beaches and seaside resorts
• numerous gourmet restaurants
• vineyards, wineries – discover high quality, interestingly distinctive, wines
• fishing villages and oyster-farms
• markets with tempting regional produce
• the mountainous National Parks of the Haut-Languedoc and des Cévennes
• the Garrigue, Mediterranean moorlands great for hikes, or just wander around in the peaceful olive groves or up the Canal de Midi
• chateau's (castles) and Cathar vestiges, and
• 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 their Shopping Centres.
A little further away (for a long and unique day out) you might want to visit Van Gough's Arles and/or the Camargue.
So, whatever your interests a vast range of events and activities are within easy reach, you could even see a Bullfight, which indeed, is not to everyone's taste!
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, with an active tourist office grouping together the Communauté de Communes Avants-Monts du Centre Hérault - Terroirs Faugères & Thongue, and a wealth of amenities all within easy walking distance, including:-
• a Supermarket and Mall
• Bistros and village Restaurants
• Butchers and Bakers
• a comprehensive Medical Centre, Pharmacy and Opticians
• Petrol Stations and Garages
• a cooperative Winery.
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 major street market every Saturday full of local produce.
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 producing area in the EU.
This is perhaps why this beautiful spot is not jam-packed with tourists (unlike the very crowded Côte d'Azur). We are located between the sea and the mountains. There is so much to discover, natural beauty and SPACE.