Home in Languedoc
Guesthouse Ref: 02158
- Sleeps 4
- Self Catering
- 1 Bedrooms
- No Smoking
- 1 Bathrooms
- Pets Allowed
- Comfort and charm
Gardens and Pool
- Car essential
Nearest Airport: Beziers-Cap d'Agde (11km)
Our home is in Montblanc which is a large village in Languedoc. We are only a few minutes from the Mediterranean with the mountains and lakes of the Languedoc National Park on our doorstep.
Our home is a big “Maison de Maitre” and we have made several apartments and suites for guests. It is very close to the center of the village and has private gardens and a sheltered Swimming Pool with plenty of space for sunbathing, terraces and a barbeque area.
The village of Montblanc dates back to Roman times. Our beautiful home is built of local stone and it is impossible to determine exactly when the first parts of our house were built. The main frontage is 19th century and was built as a “Maison de Maitre”, which is a home for a landowner or a professional person. We think our house was the home of a doctors family. Some parts of the house are much older and there have been many changes over the centuries.
Our Village, Montblanc, an old winegrowing village which is, not surprisingly, surrounded by vineyards. It is a busy village with a small weekly market and a full range of shops – 2 bakeries, a chemist, small supermarket, excellent butcher who also sells homemade pates, stews etc, Post Office, newsagents with foreign papers, and a bar which serves lunches in the summer months.
We have a good selection of restaurants within easy reach. The closest to us and which luckily happens to be one of our favourites is the newly opened L’Asparagus in Valros. This is only a 5 minute drive away by car. It has great atmosphere with lovely decor, spacious terrace and good service - and the food is pretty good too! Menus start at under 15 euros at lunchtime, there is an excellent wine list and their chocolate pudding is the best ever. Also nearby is La Grange Basse at Bessan, not far from the A9 Pezenas exit, and towards Beziers is the deservedly famous fish restaurant Barba. A 10 minute drive to Pezenas and Beziers gives you a wide choice – just ask us for further mouth-watering choices.
We can offer you an apartment, suite or private room in our home and you can share our gardens and private swimming pool. Breakfast is included in with the rooms and suites.
All main rooms and bedrooms have full air conditioning. There is also central heating which is needed in some winter weeks.
We hope you will be comfortable and happy here. We have added in lots of bits that we know we would need for a great vacation.
The following are available for all our guests:
- ‘rustic’ basket for village shopping, sturdier bags for supermarket forays
- picnic equipment for days out on the beach or sightseeing, we have a cool box, an electric plug-in cooler, ice blocks and thermal bags, plastic plates and cutlery
- beach towels
- beach parasol and small folding chairs
- loungers for the pool and garden
- inflatable crocodile for the pool
- washing machine (and soap), drying racks, tumble dryer
- dogs for love and affection
- dog-free areas : the pool and also the grassy area under the trees (and the guest bedrooms and corridors obviously !)
- no smoking in the house
- books and dvds (French and English)
- maps, tourist information, personal recommendations from us and previous clients for places and restaurants to visit
- WiFi, open and free access
- coffee and tea making facilities, small fridge and microwave so you can have a simple snack ‘at home’
- garden tables and chairs for al fresco living
- high chair and cot
-any suggestions ?
We can offer all rooms as a suite of rooms or combine several rooms into a fully fitted apartment with one, two or three bedrooms, each bedroom having a private bathroom.
In this way we can offer full flexibility to cater comfortably from two to ten people.
If you choose our Bed and Breakfast we promise you fresh coffee, tea or chocolate, bread and croissants warm from the bakery down the road and fruit, jams, juices – let us know what you would like we will try to supply it...
Location of holiday rental in Montblanc, Herault, Occitanie
|Holiday Type:||Beach, Rural, Historic/Sightseeing, Family|
|Local Activities:||Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Local Market|
|Nearest Airport:||Beziers-Cap d'Agde
|Nearest Railway Station:||Agde||11km|
|Nearest Ferry Port:||Sete||15km|
|Nearest Bus Station:||Pezenas||5km|
|Nearest Pub/Restaurant:||Valros (good)||3km|
So much on the doorstep……..
Transport / A9 and A75, airports at Beziers, Montpellier, Carcassonne, trains at Agde and Beziers
Art and history – from Pezenas, a modest sized historic market town with famed buildings and streets from its its 16th / 17th century heyday, to Carcassonne with its world famous castle, plus Roman sites of Arles and Nîmes and our favourite, the grandiose Pont du Gard. Art exhibitions at Lodeve and Montpellier, as well as many smaller galleries that seem to pop up everywhere
Shopping – our nearest towns of Pezenas and Beziers have a wonderful range of bars, restaurants and shops. Beziers offers everything from Galeries Lafayette in the main avenue, Paul Riquet, to tiny jewellery and clothes shops tucked into to the winding streets of the old city. Pezenas is famous even in France – which has a great tradtion of ‘artisans’ shops – for its wealth of individual creators who all take part in the summer ‘nocturnes’ – evenings when the whole of the old town stays open and busy until midnight.
Food – so much to eat ! so little time ! The fresh food available here is truly amazing thanks to the sunny climes, and the French tradition of good food means that small growers are still to be found here and supply the supermarkets as well as running their own stalls and outlets. This applies to fruit and veg and also to oysters which are raised locally here on the Etang de Thau which is bordered by a host of restaurants and shops selling the owners’ own goods. Cheeses and cheesemaking are also important here with many smallholders still running their own goat and sheep flocks – mainly in the cooler temperatures of the ricky hinterland – and their produce can be found in the great weekly food markets eg Pezenas, Saturday morning, and Clermont l’Herault, Wednesday morning
Wine – yum! more about this later …..
Scenery – sandy Mediterranean beaches, our favourite is La Tamarissiere, small and friendly and from here you can take the little passenger ferry over the river Herault to wander around the old fishing town of Grau d’Agde. Cap d’Agde is nearby if you like busy modern marinas, or we like the ‘French’ resort of Valras Plage with some nice beach shops and one of our fave restaurants. From Montblanc you can travel inland through gorgeous scenery to explore lakes and rivers which also offer swimming and watersports. A recommended place is Roquebrun on the river Orb,a very attractive town with a famous hilltop Mediterranean garden, well worth the climb, and on the Herault you can swim by the Pont du Diable – a Unesco wolrd heritage site, as is the nearby St Guilhem de Desert – a very pretty village that has grown up around the abbey founded here in the 9th century
Wine events - history tours - nearby are white water and climbing
Fairs and markets
Historical buildings from pre Roman an Greek - ancient villas and churches, museums,
Local Places of Interest
Our house is a good base for exploring with historic sites nearby – Carcassonne, the Cathar castles, Roman cities of Narbonne, Arles and Nimes – and attractive hinterland with vineyards, lakes and rivers.
We are only 25 kms from Cap d Agde with its marina and leisure parks, and there are Mediterranean beaches even closer to us at La Tamarissiere and Valras Plage.
There are weekly markets to visit at Pezenas and Clermont Herault, and oysters and other fresh shellfish to be sampled from the Etang de Thau.
Not forgetting of course the many wineries to be visited here, with many village co-ops and local producers happy to introduce you to their produce.
Pezenas and Beziers are both 15 kms away. We love them both – Pezenas for its wealth of artisan shops and winding 17th century streets, and Beziers for its grandiose cathedral – and also great shops ! Both put on extra attractions in the summer months – late night artisan markets in Pezenas and the famous feria in Beziers when for 4 days in August the whole town centre is given over to music and merrymaking.
The Roman cities of Nimes and Arles are also worth a visit and the Pont du Gard is a definite must. For 9th century history try the Unesco site of St Guilhem le Desert.
Gentle touring around the villages and vineyards of the Herault is very rewarding. The town of Roquebrun on the river Orb has a river to swim in, a hilltop Mediterranean garden to admire and some great wine to taste. Cathar country is also within reach including the splendidly positioned Queribus. The Canal du Midi is on the doorstep.
There is a whole host of cultural and social activities and fetes going on, more especially in the summer months of course , but also in the quieter seasons. We try hard to keep up to date and make sure our guests do as well. This year we have enjoyed modern dance in Montpellier, a classical concert in the Abbaye de Valmagne, brilliant opera in the bullring in Beziers, a Mucha art exhbition in Montpellier and several photographic exhibitions in local wine domaines – with some wine tasting too.
From Googlemaps you can get excellent driving instructions, see satellite photos of our house and garden and find how close we are to the Mediterranean and al the beautiful countryside around us.
Communications by road, rail and air are very good, the new airport in Beziers, with daily flights to several UK destinations, is only 20 minutes from our home, the International airport in Montpellier is under an hour, and we are close to two Motorway connections, the A9 (Barcelona to Avignon) and the A75 to Paris. The TGV train stops in Agde, only 12 minutes from us.
Accommodation, Facilities and Services
|Suitability:||No Smoking, Pets Allowed|
|General:||Air conditioning, Central heating, Electric Fan/s, Telephone, Internet Access, Computer, Beach equipment, Bicycles, Hairdryer
|Bedrooms:||1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
1 Double/s with ensuite, 1 Sofabed/s, 1 Cot/s
5 Apartments which sleep 2-4 people. We supply double or king size as standard, but can put twin beds in as alternative if required in most rooms
1 Bath/s, 1 Shower/s, 1 Wash basin/s, 1 Toilets/s
|Lounge:||Seating for 4 people
TV, Satellite/Cable TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Computer Games Console, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films, Selection of Music
|Dining Area:||Seating for 4 people , High chair|
|Kitchen/Utility:||Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Ironing board, Iron
|Outdoors:||Swimming Pool, BBQ, Private garden, Balcony, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
|Access:||Car essential, Off road parking, Secure parking, Stairs
There is public transport and we are close to Pezenas, Beziers, Montpellier and Agde on the Mediterranean,
Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included, Laundry included, Babysitting
|Meals:||Breakfast, Packed lunches, Evening meal
|Facilities in each room:||Ensuite, Tea/Coffee making , TV, Satellite/Cable TV, Internet access, Radio, Telephone, DVD Player, Hairdryer
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|Period||Weekly||Weekend per night||Midweek per night||Minimum Stay|
|November to April||€350||-||-||-|
|November to April||-||€55||€55||1 Days|
|April- June and September to November||€450||-||-||-|
|April- June and September to November||-||€65||€65||1 Days|
|June to September||€550||-||-||-|
|June to September||-||€80||€80||1 Days|
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These rates are for two people - we have many special offers and we are very flexible - tell us how many people and ask us for a price - we can cater for up to 15 people with comfort in 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, three Kitchens (fully equipped) three living rooms - plus we have a downstairs laundry room, lounge and then the gardens terraces and pool area
So from two people for a night - to 15 people for 6 months, we can cater for any combination - we also offer Table d'Hote
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Owner Name: Carole
Property Ref: 02158
Languages Spoken: English, French
Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form
Primary Telephone: 0467112865
Secondary Telephone: 0666304521
Owner joined website: 27 October 2009
Property listed since: 28 October 2009
Link to owners website: www.villaroquette.com/
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