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' in the Haut-Languedoc nature park? Then you've come to the right place. Our chambres d'hôtes 'La Cerisaie', or: the cherry orchard; a stately mansion from 1869 surrounded by a beautiful garden with many flowers and plants, seating areas, sun loungers and two hammocks. A nice swimming pool of 10 x 5 meters, surrounded by hardwood chair decks, to relax, makes the whole a wonderful place.
La Cerisaie breathes the atmosphere of the past, combined with contemporary comfort. The house is elegant, 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 comfortable rooms and for those who would like to have a kitchen / kitchenette: a studio for two people, and two gîtes: one for two and one for four people. All rooms have a private bathroom and the beds are wonderfully soft and cooling Egyptian percale cotton.
On the ground floor we have a common living room with (exchange) library and games, a dining room (with a large oval table) for when the weather is bad and where we can eat with a maximum of ten people and the breakfast room, where we also have more than ten guests can eat. There is also a piano in this room, which you can play to your heart's content. In general, we cook a three-course menu on Saturday, Monday and Thursday evenings, which we serve at long tables outside on the terrace, or inside in case of bad weather.
La Cerisaie welcomes guests aged sixteen and older in the early and late season. In July & August, families with children from the age of twelve are welcome in the gîtes. In those two months the gîtes can be rented from Saturday - Saturday. In the high season, the rooms can be booked from two days.
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.
One more thing: In September we have themed weeks : a wine course, a midweek sculpting with soapstone and a midweek with a two-day landscape painting workshop. This means that we reserve the rooms for those weeks for participants who participate in theme weeks.
We usually respond within 5 hours.
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 chambres 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 that 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. In general, we cook a three-course menu on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. When the weather is nice we eat outside at a long table in front of the maison, when the weather is not so nice we sit in the dining room.
Hope to see you again!
- Tasting wines on the domaines of AOC Saint Chinian & Minervois
- Beautiful cycling (and walking) in the immediate vicinity (Passa Païs)
- 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
Horse riding Cycling Hiking Caoeing Library Bicycle rental Surfing Board game Fishing
Street parking Private parking
Wi-Fi Personal check-in Daily cleaning Public lounge Soft drinks machine Non-smoking rooms Bicycle storage