About this listing
In the heart of a medieval village overlooking the Orb river and vineyards this house oozes the character and simplicity of old rural France. It has views from every window and a big terrace to eat on and another even higher to loll in the hammock.
This house is available for short term lets over July.
The house is spread over 3 stories - kitchen and living room and terrace on one, 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms next and 2 extra beds, and office and a second terrace on the highest level. It can cvery comfortably sleep 6 but 7/8 could be accomodated in hot weather if using the upstairs terrace.
Here is the basic info, and we also have MANY photos and additional info to share, upon request.
This house is just gorgeous, and it has views from all the wndows that are unbelievably stunning.
Also 2 incredible terrasses overlooking the jaw-dropping view.
Situated in the village, right above the Mairie, and nestled in the picturesque rolling hills and vineyards of the High Languedoc Natural Regional Park.
Recently remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. All the mod cons. 4 bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms.
Huge new high-quality wood-burner in living room. Newer electric wall radiators in each room.
Renovated/finished grenier/attic with high ceilings and views.
Original character features throughout house, including gorgeous original Languedocienne floor tiles and fireplace in kitchen.
Please respond immediately, as this house will not last long.
Many more photos and details available upon request.
Enter from a tiny street into the lounge where you will find a comfortable sofa, an easy chair, a coffee table, TV, music centre and wood burning fire.
Small balcony with views over the river. Off the lounge is a huge kitchen, exceptionally well-equipped with all new items. Fridge freezer, oven, hobs.
Leading out from the kitchen onto a terrace with a wooden table to seat 6/8 and fabulous views over the river. Also on the terrace is a BBQ and an electric awning.
Up steep stairs to the first floor where there are two bedrooms and a (email hidden)droom one has a double bed and ensuite bathroom with basin, shower and WC. Window with views over the river.
A second double bedroom with large fitted wardrobes and a typical French dressing table. Window with river views.
Large bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC. Cupboard with washing machine and storage. Window overlooking street.
Up steep stairs, entering directly into a twin bedroom with a wardrobe and views onto the street below.
Through a doorway into an office area/4th bedroom and then out patio doors onto a covered terrace with a hammock and comfortable seating. It is a truly wonderful place to relax, with amazing views out over the river, the vineyards and the distant mountains.
The Languedoc-Roussillon Region
The Languedoc Roussillon Region of France is an undiscovered gem filled with breathtaking scenery, some of France's best cuisine, rich Medieval history and amazing architecture.Bordering Provence, the Languedoc Roussillon is just as charming and beautiful, is less tourist-ridden and less expensive. France's most up and coming wines are from this region.The region benefits from a micro climate making it an ideal holiday location year-round.
Roquebrun is one of the most popular beauty spots in the Languedoc region. The property is located in the first row of the houses which overlook the fabulous River orb. A cafe and a wine outlet are located just a couple of minutes from the house.There are two restaurants in the town "Le Petit Nice" were you can enjoy traditional food and local wines, whilst relaxing on their terrace taking in the views of the River Orb.
The other restaurant L'auberge St Hubert is also recommended for noveau cuisine. The town also boasts a great pizzeria, wine co-op, tourist office and post office. The market town of St. Chinian is 10 min away with a large supermarket,bank, cafes and an excellent twice weekly market selling local produce and crafts.The town of Beziers is a 35 minute drive away. Walking, hiking, fishing, cycling cayaking, horse riding and of course wine tasting are on the (website hidden) is possible to hire a kayak or canoe and embark on a trip along the river to take in the views, makes a great day out for all the family!
Tennis and Golf are located nearby. tennis courts in the village. 18 hole courses in St Thomas near Beziers and the other in other in Lamalou-les-Bains.The beauty of the area will inspire artists/budding artists.
There famous spa town of Lamalou-Les-Bains is 15km away 15 pure water sources are at the disposal of guests for their health and well-being. Rehabilitation and fitness activities are an essential part of this well-know, 17th century spa town.
PLACES OF INTEREST in ROQUEBRUN:
- the old village
- the Carolingian tower
- the mills on the banks the Orb
- the intermittent spring
- the Mediterranean garden
Roquebrun has the benefit of a microclimate favourable to numerous species of plants from arid regions. The garden is divided into three sectors: exotic area, botanical trail, Mediterranean orchard.
Le Jardin Méditerranéen, Rue de la Tour 34460 Roquebrun. Tél/Fax : (phone number hidden)
FESTIVALS / EVENTS IN ROQUEBRUN:
- Art and craft events at the flour mill.
-Market (Tuesday and Friday).
- Mimosa festival in February (regional produce fair, procession of flowered floats, etc.).
- Bull-running festival 3rd week in July
-Wine festivals are held regularly.
Other festivals/ events: Beziers hosts the Festa d'Oc is a celebration of local music & dance and is in late July and the famous Feria de Béziers, centred around bullfighting, every August.
Valras-plage is 40km by car and has restaurants,shops and a fun park. Serignan plage is located near to Valras plage and is a lot quieter just miles and miles of beach.
The guest can have access to the entire 3 floors described above. However, it should be noted that in the grenier there is a window in the form of double opening doors to which small children should not have access. Also, people should not sit on the wall of the upper terrace (loggia) because of the steep drop.
Interaction with Guests
This can be negotiated to as much or as little as required.
The village and people who live in this village are quite extraordinary. The village itself has narrow winding cobblestone lanes reaching right up to a magnificent old church. One can spend hours just stopping and staring on the configuration of an archway over an old door or an ancient family crypt. The cafe bar is situated right in the center of the village where you can sit and watch the world go by or there is always someone to chat to as well. It also does superb pizza and a delicious hot baked camembert.
There are at least 3 buses a day to Roquebrun from Beziers. (website hidden) Buses Herault Ligne 203 to see all the times. In Beziers there is a train station where the TGV Connects to the rest of France and Spain. There is a navette to Beziers Airport from the train station and there are trains to all nearby airports - Carcassonne, Perpignan, Tolouse, Girona, Montpellier.
Other Things to Note
There is a market every Friday in the village where you can buy lamb, beef, tolouse sausage, vegetables, fruit, fish, eggs and often there are casual traders selling whatever is in season such as asparagus or cherries or claude reins. These is a substantial market in St Chinian on Sunday mornings and another, more limited market on Thursdays
You are asked to treat the house as if it were your own - with respect and care. You are asked not to let children play with the zapper for the awning. Your are also asked to shower off suncream before going to bed as it stains the sheets indelibly. The blue bed is upholstered in silk so you are asked to be particularly careful especially not to stain the headboard. Smoking is permitted but only on the terraces.
We rented Arianna´s apartment in Roquebrun for a week in July, and had a wonderful time. The village is gorgeous, especially the river beach. There are several pleasant restaurants, and plenty to see and do in the surrounding area (canoes, cycling, Montpellier etc). The apartment itself is perfect: it has three pleasant bedrooms overlooking the river, a nice sitting room and a spacious, well-equipped kitchen. Best of all is the terrace overlooking the river and village, a wonderful place for sunset dinners. Arianna was a great host, always contactable and very pleasant and easy to deal with. She even left us a chilled bottle of rosé in the kitchen for our arrival.
We can heartily recommend both Roquebrun and Arianna´s flat. Tobias, Ana & Tom
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