Welcome to Belvedere House:
We opened to welcome guests at Belvedere House, as a Chambres d’hộte, in late 2009 after 5 years of total renovation of the 18th Century building. We achieved Tripadvisor’s ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for 6 years, and so was the #1 listed Chambres d’hộte in the area. I closed the business in 2017 because I was concentrating on renovating another house. Having finished renovating the other house the property is now for sale or to rent to those who wish to explore and live in this beautiful area of Herault, France. The Studio apartment is independent and so may be rented separately from the main house!
Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine-producing region in the world at 740,300 acres. Surrounded by vineyards, Quarante sits on a hilltop and so has views south to the Pyrenees and north to the ‘Montagne Noire’. Quarante is 20 mins by car to Beziers, Narbonne and St Chinian. The Canal du Midi is a short walk or bicycle ride away. The Romans extensively developed the region and their legacy remains today. The ‘Via Domitia’ being just one example, but there are numerous others.
Quarante has two butchers, a baker, a chemist, a Doctor, a Dentist, a self-service mini market, a newsagent, a clothes shop, a gift shop, a TV repair shop and two schools and a population of 1500. Therefore it is a thriving, picturesque, and typical French village. We are lucky to have an excellent restaurant a short walk from the village, and Bar 40(Quarante) does an excellent value 3 course midday meal for €14 . There is a regular bus route services Beziers, which stops in other local villages en-route. As a result many students travel to schools in Capestang and Beziers.
There are numerous beaches within a half hour drive, at Gruissan Plage and Narbonne Plage. But our favourite is at Saint-Pierre-la-Mer, which also has a great Sunday market.
There are 9 Airports servicing our area and so access to the area is very easy! All are within 2.5 hours drive and the choice of foreign short haul destinations is extensive.