One of the joys of living here in the South of France is that my mother can live with us in her own private apartment in Villa Roquette. She has always been a keen gardener and we are proud of her results in the Mediterranean climate.
Since moving to Languedoc; in the South of France, over 15 years ago, Carole and I have offered b&B and apartment rentals, firstin out home in Nizas and now in our home in Montblanc near Pezenas and Agde.
When we sold our Nizas home and bought our home in Montblanc, we were able to use the years of experience and feedback from our guests to adapt our new home for visitors. For the last two years I have been building and constructing the new services for our apartments and I have made them so we can arrange the accommodation to suit a wide variety of demands.
There are four main double bedrooms, four bathrooms, four kitchens and three living rooms which can be put together in a wide variety of combinations, all living rooms can also accommodate two more people in good double or single beds, so we can, in total, comfortably have 14 guests staying with us. We also have our own home with four bedrooms which is carefully integrated, yet insulated and isolated from the guest accommodation.
Getting the heating, air conditioning, sound insulation, private access, dishwashers, washing machines and all the paraphernalia of a total of seven complete family units with parking access to the swimming pool and yet maintaining privacy and a calm environment – has been difficult – fun – but difficult – yet I have done it and I am blogging today to give myself a small pat on the back.