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***NEW*** LA ROQUE. - RIVIERE (Private River Beach) ***Location!***

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



RIVIERE (Private River Beach) ***Location!***

For up to date details on pricing/ availability of both our properties:

Your holiday home is the entire ground floor of a recently renovated century-old winemaker's house:

*Private Mediterranean garden with terrace, private River Beach for swimming and relaxing (no pool)

*Spacious bright living room with comfortable lounge/ dining area

*Modern kitchen area with fridge, gas hob, oven with grill, all cooking utensils, dishwasher, washing machine

*3 double bedrooms, 1 double bed, 2 twin bedrooms; cot available

*Modern bathroom with open shower area and washing machine

*Games Room with Table Tennis/ Table Football

*Free Wi-Fi/ Ipod docks


*Village Tennis Court (We provide racquets)

*Local Bike Hire

*Kayak hire (Canoe past your own house!)


*Golf (15 mins)

*Beautiful walks

*Donkey rides

*Local Restaurant/ Bar with Children's Play Area(5 mins walk)


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About the property


LA ROQUE is a sympathetically restored old winemaker's house on the River Orb, in the Parc Natural Regional du Haut Languedoc.

***La Roque was selected for ALASTAIR SAWDAY'S Special Places to Stay: French Holiday Homes, 2008-10 and 2010-12*** See our website for more details:

With stunning views of the river, gorges, mountains and the medieval hill village of Vieussan, the house is situated in an idyllic location with stunning views directly overlooking the River Orb and your own Mediterranean garden.

The property has been divided into 2 separate gites, completely independent of one another. They each have their own private entrance, private gardens, and their own private river beach....Perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking and just relaxing...

GITE 1: LA ROQUE-PISCINE (Private pool - 9m long with sitting shelf/ ideal for small children).

La Roque-Piscine has just been renovated with its own pool and private beach with picnic area and hammocks and superb river swimming. The renovated accommodation sleeps 7: 2 double bedrooms, a third room with a bunk bed and single bed. A new bathroom (with walk in shower), a very large kitchen dining area, 2 comfortable sitting rooms, one directly opening onto the terrace. There is a further private rear terrace overlooking the medieval bridge. Dishwasher, washing machine, WiFi, Ipod docks, linen & towels are included, and a cot and high chair is also available on request. We even have 4 kayaks available for use by our guests. SAFETY - Please note we provide a pool alarm for children, however it is your responsibility to make sure it is working. Adult supervision is still essential at all times with children.

GITE 2: LA ROQUE-RIVIERE (With Private River Beach)

La Roque-Riviere is the entire ground floor of the house, with direct access to the river, its own private terrace and beach with picnic area and hammocks and superb river swimming. The renovated accommodation sleeps 6: Master bedroom with double bed, and 2 further doubles with twin beds. A new bathroom (with walk in shower), a very large (brand new) kitchen/dining/lounge area with a juliette balcony overlooking the Mediterranean garden and river. The Games room is the old cave with its original wine press, has Table Tennis, Table Football, and Dart board. Dishwasher, washing machine, WiFi, Ipod docks, linen & towels are included, and a cot & high chair is also available on request.

For larger parties, the whole house can be hired (Sleeps 13).

For details of both our properties click between the 2 tabs at the top of this page, and see our website: for up to date details on pricing & availability as this website is not always updated.

Languages: Nous parlons français. Wir sprechen (ein Bisschen) Deutsch. Hablamos Espanol.

Italiano, Catala, etc. - Google Translate!

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Property Manager
Amanda Wallis
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, A little help from Google Translate
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Amanda Wallis

Motty & Mark live in Hertfordshire, England.

Amanda Wallis purchased this house in 2012

Why Amanda Wallis chose Vieussan

We bought this property after falling in love with it. The Vallee de l'Orb is truly a little corner of paradise and you are right in it, on the river! A perfect family holiday, escape from it all. We have devoted the last few years to renovating the property and creating (what we think) is a perfect retreat.

La Roque was selected for Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay: French Holiday Homes, 2008-10 and 2010-12.

See our website for up to date details on pricing & availability.

What makes this house unique

Relax in your own Mediterranean garden, your own private river beach and stunning views! Houses with direct river frontage where you can swim and kayak are hard to find in France, especially within a national park. This house is a gem.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a lovely location perfectly placed for exploring the local area. We had a great time relaxing by the river swimming, having a picnic and generally relaxing even with 2 small kids in tow. Annabel and Martin were wonderful host a pleasure to be around and just so welcoming. Thank you for letting us use your lovely old winery for our first family holiday.

September 2011
Sep 2011
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Please see our website WWW.VIEUSSAN.NET for up to date pricing & availability ( is not always up to date)



Shorter and irregular lets possible outside high season, please enquire.
Refundable security deposit of €400 is taken for each booking


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vieussan in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The large, newly fitted bathroom includes tiled shower area, toilet, washbasin and tall radiator (excellent for drying towels, and making bathroom warm in spring and autumn). One side of the bathroom is devoted to the washing machine and space for drying clothes (although there is also a clothes line in the garden).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - Twin - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Twin - 2 Single Bed , The twin beds can be adapted to make a double bed
  • All the bedrooms are newly renovated with smart terracotta tiled floors and white walls. BEDROOM 1, the former stable, retains the original drinking trough, old wooden doors and one original stone wall. A spacious master bedroom, large solid double bed, good hanging and storage space. BEDROOMS 2 & 3 are smaller: Each has two single beds and hanging and storage facilities. These two bedrooms have new windows (with shutters) looking through trees to the beach on the other side of the river. All bedrooms have radiators for warmth in spring and autumn, and most rooms have mosquito blinds. A cot and high chair is available on request.
  • CD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
OUTSIDE: Immediately outside the kitchen/living room is a small secure terrace area, safe for small children to play in. Down some steps from this area you have a shaded terrace with dining table in our walled garden, planted with aloes and other Mediterranean plants. Help yourself to cherries, figs, peaches in season. Your PRIVATE RIVER BEACH, with hammocks and picnic table under the shade of old trees and Vieussan's historic bridge, is a gentle walk down from the top level of the garden. There is a shallow area suitable for children to play, and access for river swimming, and kayaking. The accommodation is all on one floor and easily entered, and in this sense is suitable for the infirm as well as small children. (There is only one step within the accommodation.) However the outside eating area is the top terrace of the garden and does require descending a short flight of steps - feasible for some elderly people but not suitable for wheelchair users.


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RIVIERE (Private River Beach) ***Location!***
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Ein wundervoller Platz! Auch wenn das Wetter nicht so mitgespielt hat, haben wir hier eine tolle Zeit verbracht. Bei Regen konnten wir zumindest Tischtennis spielen. Die Aussicht ist einfach unübertroffen. Die Wohnung ist schlicht und sehr stilvoll eingerichtet, ideal für 4-5 Personen.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Beautiful home overlooking the river

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped home with lovely gardens overlooking the river, suitable for swimming and kayaking. Amanda was a pleasure to deal with during the booking and we were welcomed by friendly local manager.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Peaceful, scenic retreat

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic property, full of character with great access to the river. We had an amazing holiday and rally made the most of all that the area had to offer. The house was clean, comfortable and as described. We can't wait to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are glad you had a lovely stay and look forward to having you back again next year! We welcome all comments. We try every year to make the experience even more enjoyable for our guests, so thank you! Best wishes, Mark & Amanda
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Perfect family holiday, fab location, veiws, house

  • 5 of 5

Our third year back at this fantastic gem of a propery in a gorgeous region of France with lots of activities in the area for all the family. A real find in a stunning location, amazing views with its own private beach! You can enjoy hanging out at the villa, going to the river on kayaks or swimming or chilling reading a book! Kids were happy exploring too. The house itself (we actually have stayed in both Le Roque and Le Piscine) are typically French in style but with all amenities and tastefully decorated - clean and comfortable, most importantly. The picturesque Roquebrum is only 10 mins away, where we found there are some great family places to eat (good pizza place), and going further say just 20 mins on you can get to Cessanon to the local french market on Saturday.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my husband and our 3 boys (then 10,12 and 16) stayed at La Roque Riviere for 2 weeks in August 2015. We had the most wonderful time. The river is stunning and we swam most days. There is plenty of opportunities to canoe this beautiful stretch of river. There is a good restaurant over the bridge where we enjoyed some lovely meals but mostly we had BBQ's on the lovely terrace area overlooking the river. We enjoyed walking to the small village store each morning to collect our freshly baked croissants. There are some lovely places to visit, a highlight for us being some Gorges nearby where again the scenery is stunning with lots of opportunity to take a swim. The accomodation itself is very comfortable and we came home after 2 weeks completely refreshed and relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Quintessential French holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We spent several unforgettable months at La Roque, absolutely charmed by the village way of life, the house and the location.

As Australians taking a mini sabbatical from life, and with a four-month old and not quite two-year-old in tow, it was critical for us that the accommodation was kid-friendly and had all the comforts of home. La Roque and Vieussan surpassed every expectation we had.

The house itself is gorgeous, perched on top of a gorgeous river, with all the modern conveniences (including a very well stocked kitchen) set within a very traditional stone house. There are no shortages of breathtaking running and cycling paths; markets and boulangeries with rustic and artisan food and wine aplenty; day trips to countless les plus beaux villages - it goes on!

The local hosts were warm and friendly, and Mark and Amanda went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable throughout our stay, offering cots, and high chairs and other amenities that make it easier with kids around. It's very evident they genuinely want their holiday house to be your holiday house.

We can't recommend this La Roque enough!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Emily! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and would love to have you back again one day! Best wishes, Mark & Amanda
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Le Lezard Bleu (5 mins walk)
Nearest Ferry
94 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Lamalou Les Bains (15 mins)
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Béziers (A9) Lodève or Clermont l'Hérault (A75)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Le Lezard Bleu (5 mins walk)
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Your Own Private River Beach!
Car: necessary

Vieussan is a small, unspoilt medieval village in a beautiful section of the Gorges de l'Orb (known for its canoeing and natural beauty), beneath striking mountains and surrounded by vines. Within ten minutes' drive are the ROCK POOLS of the Gorges d'Héric, Roquebrun with its Jardin Mediterranean, Olargues ('un des plus beaux villages de France') and a fine choice of vineyards ranging from large, professional operations to small traditional winemakers.

There are excellent weekly MARKETS in Saint Chinian, centre of the local appellation, the spa town of Lamalou, and Bédarieux (all 15-25 minutes away). Within 45 minutes drive are historic Pézenas with its wonderful Saturday market and Béziers. A little further afield are the fine city of Montpellier, many kilometres of Mediterranean beaches (one hour), Millau with its wonderful new viaduct designed by Norman Foster, the Gorges du Tarn, the Pyrenees (visible from some higher points on clear days) and (only 3 hours' drive) Barcelona.

* CANOEING-KAYAKING (We have 4 Kayaks for use by guests)

* GOLF (Lamalou Les-Bains: 15 mins)

* TENNIS (Village court - We provide racquets)


* BIKE HIRE (Olargues - 10 mins)

* DONKEY RIDES (Vieussan)


* LOCAL BAR/RESTAURANT (5 mins walks)

* PLAY AREA (5 mins walk at Le Lezard Bleu)

* CASINO (Lamalou Les-Bains)

* SKI (The Pyrenees are just 2 hours away)