La Roque – Piscine (with private pool & private river bank)

Your holiday home is the entire first floor of a recently renovated century-old winemaker’s house.

Lounge by the pool looking down to the river…Swim from your own private river beach…2 mins walk across the medieval bridge, Le Lezard Bleu café-bar with the best beer menu in southern France… Superb walking, kayaking, Golf, Fishing, Biking, Horse riding… All in a quiet valley in the shadow of impressive mountains and only an hour from Mediterranean beaches!


  • 3 bedrooms (sleeps 7)
  • Private pool
  • Private river bank (Just 100m away)
  • Private entrance and private terrace with stunning views overlooking the River Orb
  • Additional rear private terrace overlooking the medieval bridge and village of Vieussan
  • Eat in Kitchen with River views
  • Separate Living Room
  • Snug Room – TV/DVD with French Channels
  • Modern bathroom with walk in shower area and bath/ Separate WC
  • WiFi
  • Bed-linen (Egyptian cotton) and bath towels included
  • Mosquito blinds on windows
  • Log burner/ Central heating
  • Tennis racquets (for village court, 7 minutes walk)
  • BBQ

Bedrooms / Bathroom

The property sleeps 7.

The 2 double bedrooms (Euro King Size: 160cm) each have a wardrobe, smart chest of drawers with marble tops and Egyptian cotton linen.  The master bedroom has French doors leading to a rear terrace with stunning views of the medieval bridge leading to the house and the village of Vieussan.  Access to the master bedroom is through the children’s bedroom or via the French doors from the rear terrace.

The third bedroom is ideally suited as a children’s room that sleeps 3 (bunk bed and 1 single bed).  A cot is available upon request.

Bathroom – Spacious bathroom with large walk-in shower area, bath, bidet, washbasin.  Original French tiled floors and large windows overlooking the river and village of Vieussan.  There is a separate WC.  Bath towels are provided.

Kitchen / Living Area

Kitchen – Fully equipped eat in kitchen with 2 large French windows overlooking the river and across to the village. The kitchen includes a granite island with gas hob and room for food preparation, a dishwasher, washing machine, integrated NEFF oven with grill, 2 separate fridge freezers (one American style with cold filtered water and ice dispenser), iron, vacuum cleaner and log burner for the winter months.

Sitting Room – Separate sitting room with sofa and 2 armchairs. Beautiful original tiled floors. French doors lead onto the private terrace and pool area directly overlooking the river Orb.

Snug/TV Room – A further sitting room/ snug is accessed from the kitchen. TV with French Channels/ DVD player. There is also a log burner for the colder months. The snug has French windows directly overlooking the river and has the best views up the Vallee de l’Orb.


La Roque Piscine has its own private entrance with direct access to the pool and beautiful terrace (all on the same level) with glass ballustrade overlooking the river, and up the Vallee de l’Orb towards the stunning mountains above.

2 separate terraces: A sitting room opening directly onto the larger one with the pool. This terrace has breathtaking river and valley views. A smaller private terrace accessed from the Master bedroom/ back door with stunning views of the village and the medieval bridge. A BBQ is provided for outside grilling.

River Bank – Your own private river bank is a short walk away down a path through the Mediterranean garden. Bathe or swim in the sun in the gently flowing waters, then lie in a hammock or deckchair in the shade. For lunch, your picnic table is in the dappled shade of old trees. Alternatively, there is a public river beach in full sun on the other side of the river.

Kayak hire

We have 4 single Kayaks for use at La Roque. With the river on your doorstep this is a great way to enjoy the beautiful Vallee de l’Orb river without the hassle of having to book and hire canoes from Roquebrun where it can be busy in the summer.

The single kayaks can be used to kayak all the way to Roquebrun (approx 3 leisurely hours).

If you would like to use these whilst staying at la Roque, we would make the following weekly charge to allow for wear and tear:

  • Kayak €100 per week for 2 kayaks (€200 for 4 kayaks)
  • Deposit: €100

You can hire kayaks in Roquebrun but 3 hours hire would cost approximately €40 or 3 days would cost approximately €140, these prices are subject to change. If you need a proper 2-man kayak however we would suggest you hire them from the canoe centre in Roquebrun.

Contact us at if you would like to reserve the kayaks. We have 2 gites at La Roque so we can only offer them to one set of guests at a time.

The Village & Local Area

Just 5 mins walk across the medieval bridge to Le Lézard Bleu (the village café/bar/restaurant) with the best beer menu in southern France (not to mention local wines, food and an excellent play-area for Children)….all in a quiet valley in the shadow of impressive mountains and only an hour from Mediterranean beaches!

Walk up the hill to the village of Vieussan with its historic narrow streets, you will find Wine and vegetables and a petanque pitch (we have boules) with a public BBQ area and fantastic views. The bakery and other shops are in the nearby village of Mons La Trivalle (7 minutes drive). There is a lovely market at Lamalou-les-Bains (15 minutes).

Mountains, hills and gorges provide wonderful walking. Or hire a donkey (subject to availability) to carry your child and a picnic! Kayaking on the River Orb is available from two locations within 10 minutes’ drive. There is a tennis court ( we have rackets). Bike hire, Golf and Horse Riding are available locally. Less strenuously, we are surrounded by the vineyards of the St. Chinian appellation, and many local domains offer dégustation.

Languedoc is France’s largest wine-growing region with many historic towns and villages. Nearby historic Roquebrun (10 mins) has a fine Mediterranean Garden and 2 great restaurants as well as a wine bar, a grocery store, a bar, newsagent, Pizzeria and baker.

We are 40-45 minutes from the historic towns of Béziers and Pézenas. And don’t forget that the Mediterranean is just an hour away.

Local Area/ Activities

Full information with local activities, restaurants etc is provided for you in your Gite.

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