Le Cerisier is in the village of Saint Geniès de Fontédit in the Herault region of Languedoc. The village is only 10 miles north of Béziers with easy access to Narbonne, Montpellier, Carcassonne, and Perpignan along the A9. The beautiful valley of the River Orb is 5 miles to the west where you can swim, walk, fish or canoe, and visit picturesque villages such as Roquebrun and Vieussan. The Mediterranean is less than 30 minutes away where there are numerous excellent beaches and resorts. There are lagoons, miles of unspoiled beaches, water sports and sea fishing all within a short drive. The Canal du Midi, which connects the Atlantic and Mediterranean, runs through Bézier. It can be easily reached at many points between Carcassonne and Sete where it reaches the Med. Cycling, walking and boat hire can all be made part of your stay. A breathtaking 20 mile drive to the north and you are into the beautiful and unspoiled Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc.
Large 1 bedroomed apartment - Stunning and peaceful Location
Lisa or Damian
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Jan 2019
About Lisa or Damian
We are an English couple living in the beautiful Languedoc region of France, our names are Damian and Lisa. We have been here since 2008 and have fallen in love with the stunning french countryside and the laidback lifestyle. Running our B&B and gite is completely different from our jobs back in the UK (Damian was a teacher and I was a PA), the best part about being here is meeting so many different people.
Lisa or Damian purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Lisa or Damian chose Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit
There is just so much to see and do within a short drive, we have the coast 30 minutes drive away, with its stunning mediterranean beaches, the bustling towns of Montpellier, Narbonne, Perpignan, Carcassone and Beziers less than an hour away. To the north there is the Herault National Park with its breathtaking scenery of rugged mountains, rivers and gorges and then if that wasn't enough, there is the Canal du Midi, less than 30 minutes away. We also have the benefit of 300 days of sunshine every year, and we really do!
What makes this Apartment unique
The property is an old winemakers house, which has been lovingly renovated to make a small B&B with a gite apartment on the top floor. The gite has the use of a private terrace with stunning views across vineyards to the hills of the herault national park. The gite has all the conveniences that you would need on a holiday, the village has a bakers, a small grocers shop, a Tabac, a post office, a pizza take away and a cafe/bar, during the summer, there are numerous fetes and events in the village, which are fascinating to watch. Its an experience of 'real' France, as the main work of the local villagers is still wine making. We also offer evening meals on certain nights throughout the week, to have in the apartment or in the dining room of the B&B.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Our home away from home!
This was our third stay at Le Cerisier, and I hope it won’t be our last.
Lovely, well-equipped apartment in a charming village, 35 minutes from the sea. Only lost out on 5 stars for the poor wifi connection.
Lisa and Damian were charming and helpful hosts, and were kind enough to recommend their own favourite resort of La Taramissiere, on the Herault river, which became our favourite too!
The local shopkeepers were very friendly and helpful. The boulangerie even baked some gluten-free bread especially for us, which was amazing.
Five days was too short a time to explore this wonderful wine-growing area.
We would definitely go back!
This was our second visit to Le Cerisier, hopefully it wasn’t be our last.
A very comfortable and beautifully decorated apartment. Lisa and Damien are wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome.
Lovely apartment at the top of a village house
The apartment is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It’s in a perfect spot for exploring the area. Pezanas, Beziers and Valras are all a short drive away.
The village has a bakery for fresh croissants and it was lovely to start the day with croissants and coffee on the roof terrace.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we’ve booked another trip for next year.
We stayed in the apartment for two weeks. The English owners were really welcoming and gave us valuable tips about the many facilities and activities in the area.
The apartment itself was beautifully clean and we felt at home immediately. We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment (or the B&B rooms) to anyone who wants to spend time in this quiet and attractive village.
David, thank you so much for that lovely review. Look forward to seeing you next summer.
Special interest holidays:
At Le Cerisier we can organise some fantastic activities whilst you are here. These include cycle tours around the Herault region, wine tasting and also guided fishing trips in the River Orb and local lakes.
The Mediterranean is less than 30 minutes away where there are numerous excellent beaches and resorts. There are lagoons, miles of unspoiled beaches, water sports and sea fishing all within a short drive.
Bezier (15 miles / 20 mins)
Carcassonne (68 miles / 65 mins)
Perpignon (71 miles / 65 mins)
Montpellier (46 miles / 50 mins)
Barcelona (3 hours)
Toulouse (125 miles / 110 mins)
Hiring a car is recommended in order to access all the area has to offer. Car hire is easily arranged at any of the local airports or cities.
A breathtaking 20 mile drive to the north and you are into the beautiful and unspoiled Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc and the foothills, lakes and forests of the Black Mountains. The villages here are incredibly pretty. St. Guilhem le Desert is one of Languedoc's top tourist spots with its charmingly restored cobbled streets and ancient abbey. The areas offers thousands of marked walks plenty of rock-climbing sites listed in guides available from le Cerisier.
There is a lovely patisserie in the village, along with a small grocery store, Tabac, hairdressers and local cafe. A 5 minute drive takes you to the next villages where there are cash points, supermarkets and restaurants.
The beautiful River Orb is 10 minutes away where you can swim, fish, and canoe.
The Canal du Midi, which connects the Atlantic and Mediterranean, runs through Bézier. It can be easily reached at many points between Carcassonne and Sete where it reaches the Med. Cycling, walking and boat hire can all be made part of your stay.
A variety of local markets for food, clothes, antiques are held daily in the nearby area.
The Cities of Montpelier, Narbonne, Perpignan and Carcassone are all within an hours drive from Le Cerisier. Details and maps available.
Booking Notes: Bookings are to be made via email. A confirmation email will be sent back to guests within 24 hours. A £50 deposit will be required. Final payment to be made before departure. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible. Arrival times after 2pm. Departure times before 12 noon. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in Euros.