Le Guet - The Lookout - Roquebrun
2 Bedrooms suitable for a maximum of 4 people.
First Floor: Bedroom #1 with double bed and bath/shower room with WC.
Second Floor: Bedroom #2 with 2 single beds, a modern shower room and WC, and access to the Grenier.
Le Guet (The Lookout) is a typical maison de village. The front door leads directly into an open plan living area with original patterned floor tiles and a fireplace with wood burning stove. Big windows at each end of the room create a light and airy feel. The kitchen area is fully equipped with a refrigerator, gas cooker, microwave, kettle and toaster along with comprehensive range of cooking utensils and cutlery.
The traditional twisting Languedoc staircase leads to the first floor bedroom, bathroom and washing machine/storage cupboard. The bedroom features a large antique demi-corbeille French bed and a view over ancient rooftops and the river. The tiled bathroom has a bath with shower enclosure and WC.
On the second floor there is a modern shower room, with WC and basin, and a twin bedded bedroom. The Grenier (covered terrace), accessed from the second floor bedroom, is equipped with table and chairs, and has extensive views over the river, vineyards and the distant hills.
Free WiFi, Television, French and English, DVD Player, HiFi system, iPod Player, and WiFi Printer.
Beneath the house there is a cave where there is a second fridge/freezer for additional cold storage and space to keep bikes or a topbox. There is also a selection of beach equipment which guests are welcome to borrow.
The house is in the centre of the old village, uphill from the main road but only five minutes walk from the bar, all the village amenities, and the boulangerie for the breakfast croissants. There is no parking directly outside the house, other than to load or unload, but there is plenty available within a five minute walk. The village has a bus service to Beziers.
Bed linen, towels, cleaning, gas, electricity, water.
Le Guet has a local property manager who can be contacted in case of any problems.
Roquebrun and it's Amenities.
Roquebrun faces south and is protected by hills on all sides, which gives it its own micro climate and as a result the famous botanical garden, Le Jardin Mediterraneen, is sited there with its unique display of Mediterranean plants. Due to its special climate with exceptional hours of sunshine Roquebrun is known in the region as Le Petit Nice. Every year the river beach is remodelled to provide safe river bathing for children and adults alike. The river Orb winds through the village and is flanked by allotments where a variety of fruit and vegetables are grown with any surplus being sold in the village. A bus runs regularly between Roquebrun and Beziers.
- Swimming. Safe river bathing from the beach in the specially created bathing pool.
- Walking. Trails beside the river or into the mountains to suit all abilities.
- Cycling. Interesting rides both on and off-road. Bikes can be hired locally.
- Canoeing and Kayaking. On the river Orb with half day or day trips.
- Fishing. Excellent river fishing or sea fishing on the coast.
- Tennis. Courts can be hired in the village.
- Boule. The village has a boulodrome to a professional standard.
- Horse riding. Trails into the mountains on white horses from the Camargue.
- Golf. Several courses within 30 Km.
- Electric Scooters. Electric powered scooters for guided local tours.
- Pedalos. Can be rented by the hour on the river.
Eating in Roquebrun
Roquebrun has amazing facilities for a small village and you can eat out at a different place every night for a week.
- The Tabac. Clement produces a croque monsieur of rare excellence along with many other delicious snacks.
- Cave Saint Martin. Raymond on the Avenue du Roc l'Estang, with his special bio wines and beers, special hams from Spain and amazing sardines.
- The Bar offers a wide variety of snacks with unbeatable people watching facilities!
- The Pizzeria, Le Jardin de LiLi, in Avenue du Roc l'Estang, which serves world class pizzas.
- The Le Petit Nice which offers really good traditional French cuisine.
- The Auberge St Hubert offers, amongst other excellent dishes, great value moules frites.
- The Kayak base, over the bridge, has a terrific alfresco restaurant often with entertainment thrown in.
- L'Orangerie. The boulangerie which provides an enormous variety of artisan breads and croissants, ice creams and offers, literally, tea on the terrace.
Add to this Brigitte's Vival convenience store which has all the really important things you usually run out of, and you realise that you don't have to leave the village at all! But, being in this part of France makes it highly likely that you will want to visit some of the extraordinary places nearby.
The Mediterrannean beaches of Serignan, a delightful French family beach which is never crowded, or Valras Plage, a well developed resort with all the facilities you would expect, are about 40 minutes away. The whole area is peppered with excellent and reasonably priced restaurants, all presenting delicious menus featuring locally produced ingredients and fine wines.