Welkom bij B&B La Cerisaie!
Are you looking forward to a wonderfully relaxing holiday in the south of France, and do you want to sleep in a beautiful and stately 'maison de maître' near the Haut-Languedoc nature park? Our chambre d'hôtes 'La Cerisaie', or the cherry orchard, is located in the village of Riols; a stately mansion from 1869 surrounded by a beautiful garden with many flowers and plants and a lovely swimming pool of 11 x 5.5 meters, surrounded by sun loungers to relax.
La Cerisaie exudes the atmosphere of the past, combined with contemporary comfort. The house has a lot of charm and is full of authentic elements such as old wooden floors, marble fireplaces and doors with cut glass. There are five nice rooms and also a studio for two people, and two gîtes: one for two and one for four people. La Cerisaie welcomes guests aged sixteen and older in the low season. In the high season (the May holidays, July & August) families with children older than twelve are welcome in the gîtes.
There is plenty to do in the area: you can walk, cycle, swim in the lakes, visit wine estates or go to nice villages such as Olargues, Minerve or Roquebrun and visit the weekly market there, for example.
La Cerisaie is a wonderful place to enjoy a carefree holiday and to discover the beautiful surroundings of the Haut-Languedoc. Still unsure? Pictures sometimes say more than words. Watch a short video impression of La Cerisaie here.
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Since 2023 we are the new (Dutch) owners of La Cerisaie. After years of care (Leon Verest as a general practitioner, Stefan Wigger as a consultant), we have changed course to offer guests a wonderful stay in our atmospheric chambre d'hôtes.
Leon: "I have enjoyed working as a general practitioner for almost 25 years now. I will miss that profession enormously, but I also want to fulfill another dream. After all, we only have one life to live. So on to an adventure together with my nice husband in France. A new start and a new job. With a lot of contact with people, but in a different way than I had as a doctor".
Stefan: "I've had the idea of starting a B&B for a long time. In 2022 it took more shape when we had a two-month sabbatical in France. When we visited La Cerisaie, we fell in love with this beautiful building. seen several houses, but this house chose us." Together with cat Roxy we welcome our guests with pleasure.
We both enjoy good food and fine wines. In Amsterdam we often stood together in the kitchen of our houseboat to spoil friends and family with a nice dinner. We want to take that with us to our lives in France. Two to three times a week we cook a three-course menu. When the weather is nice, this is outside at a long table in front of the maison, when the weather is not so nice, it is in the dining room. We will cook as much as possible with products from the region and look for wines from the area.
Hope to see you again!
- Close to the AOP Minervois & AOP Saint Chinian wine regions!
- Prachtig fietsen (en wandelen) in de directe omgeving (voie verte).
- Riols FR
- Arrival between 15.00 - 20.00
- Departure until 11.00
- We speak Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands.
Picnic area Terrace with sun Garden Terrace
Outdoor pool Parasols Heated swimmingpool
Horse riding Cycling Hiking Caoeing Library Bicycle rental Surfing Board game Fishing Paddle boarding
Street parking Private parking
Wi-Fi Personal check-in Daily cleaning Public lounge Soft drinks machine Non-smoking rooms Bicycle storage
1 Avenue de Bédarieux
+33 4 6797 0387
+31 6 2152 7961 (Leon)
+31 6 1070 4696 (Stefan)