Thursday, 26 May 2011
Living In France Article
From LIVING IN FRANCE magazine.
We are lucky enough to live in one of the best houses in Beziers overlooking the river where lovely people come to stay with us throughout the year. Unlike other places to stay in the area, we have been told that we are somewhat “different”, but a difference in a nice way. We have guest areas with books to choose and relax with, art on the walls, two very sociable dogs, and a garden of fruit trees. The bedrooms have good comfortable beds; the bathrooms are simple with good showers. We also cook and prepare a truly fantastic breakfast.
Some things are life are important to us and therefore feel they must be important to our guests. Good wine and good talk is important to us, so it may be important to you too. Broadband Internet is essential to us, so we assume it may be for you and that’s why the house is WI-FI Good food is essential to us (and our dogs) and naturally we think you would enjoy good food as well.
We are open all year so ideal for those who fancy a spring or autumnal get away break when out of season. The bedrooms are simple, not fussy and the walls are white washed. We offer a proper hospitality tray in the room with real milk – we never assume our guests prefer UHT cartons. We use fruit from the garden when making our breakfast jams and preserves.
Our garden overlooks Pont Vieux and is the best place to catch the sunset whilst enjoying a preamble drink. Dinner can also be prepared and cooked using local produce. But whilst everything here is lovely, it is not grand. Our guests stay awhile, read, chat and sleep well, and we watch their tension drop away. That makes us happy. We don't pretend Maison De L’Orb is a hip boutique hotel, nor are we a middle of the road boring hotel…but you will discover your own charm when you’ve arrived.