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