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La Rocheuse   Stay in this beautifully presented stone-built house in Roquebrun, with beautiful views and a private terrace. River swimming and amenities are all in easy walking distance. The house has been completely redecorated and newly furnished for 2016.

Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms; two bathrooms, WiFi. 

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La Rocheuse offers style and authenticity combined with all the modern conveniences required for a relaxing holiday. Nestled against the crook of the Laurenque valley, the house affords unparalleled views over the river Orb and the vineyards beyond. Come and escape the pressures of everyday life, and let yourself be seduced by the ambience and light of this special part of Languedoc. 

To enter La Rocheuse you climb a short flight of stone steps to the covered porch. The front door opens into the living room, which has been carefully furnished and decorated with style and comfort in mind.

The round dining table seats four, and the comfortable sofa and easy chair are perfect for relaxing. The CD player in the living room has a USB port. The antique stone sink has been lovingly preserved and turned into a focal point in the living room.


Dining area   Sitting room at la Rocheuse in Roquebrun

Comfortable furniture at La Rocheuse   detail in the sitting room at La Rocheuse

The fitted kitchen is equipped with everything you need to make the most of the wonderful local produce. Appliances include a ceramic hob (cooker), an electric oven, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an electric coffee maker, a fridge with freezer compartment AND a separate wine fridge.  The cupboards are well stocked with crockery, glassware and dishes.

Garden

From the kitchen, a sliding door gives access to the terrace, which is completely private. The terrace is furnished with a table and four chairs, as well as a kettle BBQ.

Garden   Garden

A custom-built staircase leads from the sitting room to the first floor and the master bedroom suite. This bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed (150 x 200cm), and there is ample storage in the built in wardrobe.


bedroom 1   master bedroom

bedroom on 1st floor

From the bedroom, a French window gives access to the balcony, which affords sweeping views of the village and the Orb river valley.

Balcony overlooking Roquebrun   View from the balcony


The en-suite shower room is equipped with a walk-in shower, twin wash hand basins, and an electric towel rail. A separate WC is on the landing.

bathroom 1   1st floor bathroom


The staircase continues to the second floor where the second bedroom is. This bedroom is furnished with two single beds, and a built-in wardrobe provides storage space. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a shower cabin, wash hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 2   second floor bedroom

2nd floor bathroom


On the ground floor (accessed from outside the house) is a large store room with a vaulted ceiling, where there is a washing machine and ample space for storing bicycles or other sports equipment. Free parking can usually be found close to the house.

The river Orb is only a 10 minute walk down the hill and offers superb river swimming. Trails are numerous and give you the opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside on foot or by bicycle. Of course you may decide to simply lounge on the terrace and relax...


More about Roquebrun and area

Roquebrun carries the sobriquet 'Le Petit Nice' because of its microclimate. Citrus trees thrive in the village, and each year in February there is a mimosa festival.

Roquebrun

In the village are two restaurants and a pizzeria, a bakery, cafe/bar, a grocery store and a tourist office, not forgetting the weekly outdoor market on Fridays. Wine abounds and the Cooperative winery produces some very good wines, which can be tasted before buying. You can also buy wine at all of the independent wineries in and around the village.


view of roquebrun from across the river   The village built against the hill


Built against a steep hill, the village presents a beautiful picture as you approach. At the top of the hill, near the ruined tower of the mediaeval castle, a Mediterranean garden has been created over the past decade or so, which is well worth a visit. At the foot of the hill the river gushes over a weir which once supplied a mill with water. Today the mill has been turned into a gallery, and on the opposite bank of the river there is a long pebbly beach which is great for a swim. Also in Roquebrun is a Canoe and Kayak base, where trips of varying lengths are being offered.

Roquebrun


A little further afield are the villages of Cessenon sur Orb and Saint Chinian. Both are thriving communities with a selection of shops and restaurants. Cessenon market takes place on Saturdays and Saint Chinian has a lively market on Thursdays and Sundays.
 
 
 
LA ROCHEUSE, sleeps four
Rental rates are set in Euro (€)
Payment can be accepted in either Pound Sterling or Euro (€)
Payment may be made by credit card via PayPal - a 4.2% surcharge towards costs will be applied. For payments from Australia and New Zealand please ask for details of fees.

  Fully inclusive weekly rental rates From To 1st week 2nd & following week  
€ Euro € Euro
  Winter 29.10.2016 29.04.2017 410 350  
  May 29.04.2017 27.05.2017 495 435  
  June 27.05.2017 01.07.2017 555 495  
  July & August 01.07.2017 26.08.2017 650 590  
  September 26.08.2017 30.09.2017 555 495  
  October 30.09.2017 28.10.2017 495 435  
  Winter 28.10.2017 28.04.2018 410 350  
Notes:
  • The rental rates include all utilities, except during the winter period, when electricity will be charged according to consumption.
  • Linens, bedding and bath towels are included in the rental.
  • A one-off charge of €60 towards laundry and final clean is included in the rental price of the first week.
  • Refundable security deposit of €200.00 payable in cash on arrival.
  • Tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour) charged at current rate
  • No smoking or pets please.

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