About this listing
A comfortable and compact Studio, 21 sq ms, suitable for a young couple on holiday, or for 1 person looking for an extended stay.
The Studio is a compact and comfortable space, about 20 sq ms, fully equipped to make your stay here fun and satisfying. It is situated on the first floor, up a flight of stairs, and overlooks the front garden of the house.
The entrance to the studio has a bathroom with shower and WC to the left and leads to a fully equipped kitchen area with full oven, fridge, microwave and hotplates.
In the bedroom area there is a double bed, small desk and TV.
There is space for a young couple to spend a pleasant week here, or 1 person could stay very comfortably for several months.
Linen and towels, including beach towels, are all included.
NB There is no aircon in the Studio, we supply a large electric fan.
Breakfast is not included but can be provided on request for a small charge.
Wi-fi is provided free of charge throughout the house.
Our gardens are shared by all our clients.
You are welcome to enjoy our swimming pool, garden, terraces and barbecue area. There is plenty of room and you can relax and read in the gardens, our aim is to make your stay with us in our guest house a visit you will enjoy.
Our rates are fully inclusive of all services.
The village of Montblanc has good local shops and a bar and restaurant. Neighbouring towns of Pezenas, Beziers and Agde offer a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
We are a few minutes from the Mediterranean and also from the mountains and lakes of the Languedoc National Park. Discover the history of the region in the local towns of Pezenas, Montpellier and Carcassonne.
The village of Montblanc is in the Languedoc region in the South of France and dates from Roman times. Our beautiful house is built of stone. The main frontage is 19th century, a French “Maison de Maitre”, a home for a landowner or professional person. Originally our house was the home of a doctors family. Some parts are much older, there have been many changes over the centuries.
Swimming pool, gardens, barbecue, garden furniture, some outdoor toys for small children
Interaction with guests
We live here and like to welcome our guests personally. We are available for information, help or a chat over a glass of wine but are careful never to intrude.
Montblanc is a typical wine-growing Languedoc village, surrounded by vineyards. We are lucky enough to have good local shops,wine domaines, a bar and a restaurant all within walking distance. And we are so well situated for visits to world famous sites, eg Carcassonne, and historic market towns, eg Pezenas. The Mediterranean and nearby lakes and rivers all add to the charm and pleasure.
We are close to train stations at Agde and Béziers, and about 30 minutes from Béziers airport. There is a limited local bus service to Béziers. For a short stay it is possible to manage without a car as we are happy to offer a local taxi service but to really enjoy the area it is advisable to have a car.
Other things to note
his is large house, and also our home. Tony and I live here permanently, as do our respective mothers who have independent ground floor apartments. We have lived here for 12 years and have put alot of thought and hard work into creating a pleasant setting for us and our family and especially for all our guests.
Parts of the house date back probably to the 17th century, and some areas are late 19th century. This presents many challenges in creating comfortable modernised accommodation whilst retaining old world charm. For example, we have chosen to keep some wonderful centuries old wooden beams uncovered, they have been treated of course but can cause dust.
Family bedrooms and living space are separate from the guest areas but it should be noted that all access to the back garden and pool area is via our kitchen. We have plans to build a separate kitchen one day but for the moment the lay-out of the house dictates that guests have to go through the kitchen. We are very open about this and guests should never worry about 'disturbing' us. In fact chambre d'hôte guests have full use of all our kitchen equipment etc.
We allow dogs but we have 2 of our own (males) who are not so welcoming so we ask guests to keep their pets in the guest side of the house and not to bring them into the garden area. There are plenty of walks around the village and surrounding vineyards.
There is no smoking allowed in the house.
We moved to France 25 years ago and have lived in Languedoc for 20 years as we love it so much. Our 3 kids grew up here and have moved away but enjoy coming back to visit and now we have both our mothers living with us as well. We have dogs and grandchildren, all equally loved!, and enjoy welcoming guests into our family home and life - many have become friends and comeback regularly.
My husband, Tony, is passionate about photography, in particular 19th century wetplate photography . He has built himself a darkroom and photo lab and has built up an impressive collection of cameras and photographic equipment as well as old photos and prints. He loves sharing his passion with visitors so please come and chat with him about it all. He tours the local antiques and 'flea' markets every Sunday and is adept at spotting interesting finds.
We aim to provide a relaxed and family atmosphere at Villa Roquette. Our house reflects our varied interests and passions and is as far away as possible from a formal hotel experience.