About This Listing
A charming and welcoming Chambres d'hotes/Bed & Breakfast in Cessenon sur Orb, in the Herault region of Languedoc Roussillon near both Beziers and St Chinian.
We have two kingsized bedrooms each with its own ensuite, tea, coffee making facilities.
We have a rustic and charming B&B in Cessenon sur Orb, an ancient village nestling in the valley on the stunning Orb River. The village has all amenities that you could need including a minimarket, bars/cafes and restaurants.
The Orb Room has a luxurious King Sized bed, a tea and coffee tray, table and two chairs in case you feel like having breakfast in your room.
The private bathroom including a roll top bath and large shower and toilet is across the small landing area and completely private.
It is on the second floor overlooking the rooftops of the village, the bell tower and the mountains beyond.
Guests can have their breakfast either at the dining room table or on the balcony on the first floor.
Interaction with Guests
It is very important to us that our guests feel welcome and comfortable during their stay and we have met fantastic and now good friends who have been guests. We are happy to help with anything that you may need and we are a mine of information about house hunting, which is a popular activity in the region! We can recommend and organize Kayak/canoeing, restaurant, cycle hire, massages - just ask and we will try and help.
We have mainly French neighbour's and they are friendly and welcoming to us and our guests. If you speak French, you may find it challenging to understand the dialect and the speed of their conversations but it's fun anyway.
There is a bus to Roquebrun (in the mountains) and to Beziers, stopping at all the villages on the way from Cessenon. Generally they go hourly and it costs 1€. As long as you are not in a hurry, it's a cheap way to see the local villages.
If you really want to make the most of your stay, you will need a car (bike). We have secure storage for bikes and motorbikes if you need it.
The closest airport is Beziers which has regular daily flights in summer. Montpellier and Carcassonne are both about 1 hour 15 minutes away. Perpignan (1 hour) and Girona (in Spain) 2 hours.
The TGV/SCNF trains run through Beziers or Narbonne.
Parking on street and free. Except at very busy times it is easy to find a park nearby. You can drive your car to our door to unload.
With consideration for our other guests and neighbours. If you have children or limited mobility please be aware that the Orb Room is on the second floor with fairly steep stairs.
Enjoy a rain shower overlooking the rooftops and the bell tower or soak in the roll top bath. Bliss.
De passage dans la région nous avons fait une agréable étape chez Susan et Chris.
Excellent accueil, chambre propre et calme, petit déjeuner copieux en terrasse. Nous recommandons vivement cette adresse !
Chris and Susan made us very welcome, and it was lovely to be able to have a conversation in English, as our French is non existent ! They obviously love providing a space for travellers, and it is felt in all the little details they have put into their BNB, like providing 2nd hand books you can buy, information on the area, lovely furnishings and of course, time if you want, for a visit with Dude!
The room we had was on the bottom floor of the house, very private and beautifully decorated. We slept very soundly in the bed, which had gorgeous sheets and was very comfortable. The town was a peaceful little haven, that we just loved wandering through, especially after the business of some bigger cities we had been to.
Chris served us breakfast in the morning in the lovely courtyard, and filled us in on some history about the area. We would have loved to stay another night, and take advantage of enjoying this beautiful space, but we were only passing through this time...we will definitely stay there again should we find ourselves back in this part of France!!
Muy amables en la bienvenida. Atento a nuestras peticiones y horarios. Trato exquisito y alegre que nos hizo sentir cómodos y relajados.
Instalaciones límpias y ámplias. El desayuno perfecto, en la terraza interior y puntual a la hora acordada.
Lugar tranquilo y sin tráfico y a la vez muy céntrico.
Repetiremos sin duda!
About the Host, Chris & Susan
Chris and Susan are a Brit/Kiwi couple. We have been living in France for five years, the last two years here in Cessenon sur Orb. What attracted us most about this village is the ambience and the non touristy feel. It has several cafes/restaurants and bars, a superette, pharmacy, three bakeries, a bank (with ATM machine), and much more!.
We both have a medical background, Susan is a registered nurse and continues to travel for two weeks a month to work in the UK as a private live in nurse. Chris was a paramedic in New Zealand for a number of years and then medical equipment sales. Since we opened in 2012 we have met some really nice people from all over the world and look forward to meeting many more.
We like our guests to feel at home and as soon as they arrive, they are handed the key to come and go as they please (as long as they keep in mind that we have other guests/neighbours).
We enjoy the great lifestyle here - we are surrounded by vineyards. We have been known to partake of a wine or two so that we are able to share our findings with our guests. The river Orb is threes minutes walk away for a refreshing dip and a picnic on the beach. The restaurants and atmosphere are great. The mountains ate fifteen minutes drive and the kayaking and canoeing are fantastic. Cyclists, touring bikers and walkers love this area - its beautiful but unspoiled and only 30 minutes to the Mediterranean beaches and 1-1/2 hours drive to Spain. What more can we say? Come and see us. You can also check out our website (website hidden). for loads more information.
We give all our guests a warm welcome and will do everything we can to ensure that all our guests are have a most pleasurable stay.