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Stunning Townhouse with Sun Terrace in historic village

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
2 bedroom/2 bathroom townhouse. Village centre yet peaceful location. Restaurants and shops only a few minutes stroll away

In the centre of historic Marseillan, our wonderful 'maison de village' occupies a corner position on a quiet street just a couple of minutes walk to the old port and the Etang de Thau. Our house is the perfect base for experiencing the local culture in the restaurants, cafes and shops along the harbour side and village centre, or visiting nearby "must sees" such as Bouziques, Beziers, Meze and Pezenas. Relax on the roof terrace soaking up the sun and enjoy the local "apero" Noilly Prat or perhaps a glass of the local Picpoul de Pinet - a perfect accompaniment to the famous oysters fresh from the Etang.

Tastefully and stylishly renovated with exposed beams and high quality fittings, the house offers spacious living space over 3 floors. On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom with full en-suite shower room. A cloakroom with wc and washbasin is also on the ground floor. Up on the first floor there is a large, sunny open plan living and dining area with a fully fitted kitchen. Facilities include air conditioning in all rooms, free Wifi, flat screen TV with UK and French satellite, DVD and CD players and i pod docking station. A beautiful spiral staircase leads up to a landing giving access to the master bedroom and to the sun terrace. The bedroom has a king size bed with luxury en-suite, exposed beams and views over the Marseillan rooftops. With its own direct access to the terrace, you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast under blue skies. The walled terrace is furnished with outdoor dining furniture, sun loungers and BBQ and provides total privacy for lazy afternoons in the sun. Just an easy stroll away, you can enjoy all the village has to offer.

Marseillan is a beautiful, unspoiled village standing at the entrance of the Canal du Midi. Described by the Times newspaper as "the St Tropez of the 60's" and loved by Rick Stein on his "French Odyssey" series, it offers a slower way of life, fabulous harbourside restaurants and some of the best seafood that France has to offer. As well as a couple of good supermarkets, there are boulangeries, butchers, deli, greengrocers plus many stalls selling the local oysters and mussels. There is an indoor market plus a full street market every Tuesday. With such a range of amazing local produce on offer, who could resist the chance to cook up some fabulous meals? But with more than 20 restaurants just a few minutes away, you need never cook at all. Many of the restaurants line the charming harbourside and specialise in the local Languedoc cuisine and wines. Further along the Etang is Bouzigues with its oyster and mussel beds. Visit the museum to learn more about the history of the Etang and the industry now and in times gone by. Sample the oysters direct from the producers at one of the many roadside stalls or at the restaurants nestling along the shores of the lake. Marseillan is a vibrant village with lots of festivals with music and fireworks, concerts and craft markets held throughout the summer.

Beach life - Marseillan is only 5 kms from miles of sandy beaches and the clean Mediterranean sea. Walk or cycle along the Etang and Canal du Midi or pop on the local bus and you are there. MARSEILLAN PLAGE is a family friendly beach resort with lots of activities on offer as well as cafes and bars. Further along the coast you will find CAP D'AGDE with its marina filled with yachts. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants that line the promenade and watch the world go by. There is also a self contained naturist village with its own nudist beach on the outskirts of Cap D'Agde. The Etang is separated from the sea by a narrow spit of land, providing some 11 kilometres of unspoilt beach running all the way to neighbouring SETE. Built like Venice with a network of canals, Sete has a famous fish market where you see the daily catch landed from the Mediterranean or why not try their local delicacy "La Tielle".

Out and About - Picturesque vineyards grow right to the edge of the village. Hire a cycle (available in the village centre) and travel the beautiful country lanes to visit local wine cellars and sample some of the traditional wines. Cycle paths also run all the way to the beach and along the spit right into the heart of Sete. A visit to the Noilly Prat winery in the centre of Marseillan, is a must. Take the guided tour and then sample the Noilly Ambre. It is served in the local bars as an apero and can only be bought in the village. Further afield, visit the historic town of PEZANAS famous for its antiques, art galleries and artisan craft shops or perhaps BEZIERS with its 13th century Cathedral and remarkable set of 7 locks on the Canal du Midi or perhaps the famous Devils Bridge at St Guilhelm le Desert. The historic cities of Carcassonne, Montpellier and Nimes are all easily reachable and the mountains are only an hours drive away.

Activities - Karting, Petanque, Tennis, Horse Riding, Bird Watching, Golf and Paintball are just some of the activities available in the area. Kite surfing, dingy sailing and windsurfing are on offer in the Etang and the Marseillan Sailing Club offers courses to beginners and experienced sailors.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We (Martin & Veronica) live on our farm in Wales. After many holidays in France we found the beautiful village of Marseillan and fell in love with all it has to offer -stunning beaches, great restaurants and fabulous seafood right on the doorstep. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful house and hope you enjoy Marseillan as much as we do.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

The decor first caught my eye on line and it really did not disappoint. We were unlucky with the weather for a few days so we could not venture out much. The comfort and home from home surroundings made it all the more bearable. As you do, we read the visitors book , and every suggestion made by previous holiday makers eg microwave, egg cups, had all been purchased. It is clean, modern and beautiful and has everything you need. (Lisa 2012)



Superb location right in the centre of beautiful unspoilt market town. Tastefully renovated, spacious and airy. Numerous restaurants nearby. Clean well equipped accommodation. Owner extremely helpful. Fully recommended. (Dr Iredale July 2009).





We can see why Marseillan has become your french home from home. The house is perfect and has met our every need. The village is friendly and we've enjoyed meeting the locals and exploring the area. Thank you Martin and Ronnie, we loved it here! (Suzanne and Patrick - Aug 09).
Mar 2009
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19 Reviews

4.9
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

5

Very happy with our choice of holiday property.

  • 5 of 5

We have not stayed at Martin's house before and so had some of the usual concerns about staying somewhere new. However, our concerns were needless as the property lived up to it's description and we very much enjoyed our stay through the first 2 weeks of October. The property is well looked after, clean, tidy and comfortable with 2 very good showers and plenty of hot water. The open plan kitchen/living room is very practical and offers all you would need whilst being light and airy as well having unlimited Wi-Fi and satellite television which was an added bonus on a few evenings spent in.

It is ideally situated to allow very easy access to shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, the harbour etc. It was great to be able to do this with a short stroll rather than having to get in a car. Marseillan is a lovely town, with plenty to offer and is within easy reach of plenty of other interesting villages and towns as well as also being just a short drive to Beziers airport.

All in all we had a lovely holiday, no complaints or any issues with the property and would be vey happy to stay again as well as recommend it to friends.

Jonathan & Jennifer

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Well appointed and stylish townhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good holiday in a sunny and relaxed atmosphere in a small French holiday village. The town of Marseillan is well catered with shops and restaurants and within easy reach of a variety of beaches, historic towns and a wide range of the French Countryside

The accommodation is well kept, clean and tidy with up to date fittings and fixtures. The stairs to the property are steep and challenging for our elderly father who came with us.

We really enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully renovated townhouse in Marseillan

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were very impressed at how clean, bright and contemporary the house was with all modern facilities needed for our stay in Marseillan. The location was great, only 100 yards around the corner from the market square, situated amongst the local community in the heart of the town. All the shops, bars and restaurants and stunning marina were all within walking distance from the property as stated in the description. We were never short of things to do and places to visit. Lots of markets and fairs going on during the week, cycling to the beach and visiting the neighbouring town of Sete as well as relaxing in the local bars and restaurants. Also enjoying the fabulous food on offer from the restaurants and eateries in the square. Our favourite being the delicatessen situated next to the church where we could experience great service, fantastic fresh food and relax with a glass of wine whilst watching the world go by.

We were able to contact the owner, Martin, easily and at short notice via telephone and email and also his local representative who was available to sort out any problems that occurred during our stay. We have been very impressed with the service and customer care they have provided, being only too happy to help.

Marseillan is a beautiful place and the people are very warm, welcoming and friendly. We would highly recommend this property to our friends and family as a great place to stay, with everything you need at your fingertips. It has been like home from home for us and we will definitely return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightfull, bright, clean village house.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this village house, which is located in the narrow little streets of Marseillan. With just a couple of minutes walk to the village centre and pretty harbour. With plenty of restaurants, shops and weekly market. Furnished to a high standard with every thing you would need for a pleasurable stay. With brigh, clean airy rooms and secluded roof terrace. Loved the top floor bedroom, looking out to the stars at night. Although, not always possible to park outside the house, there was plenty of parking in near by streets.

We discovered Sete beach, a wonderful long sandy beach, with gentle sloping sand to clear blue water. We enjoyed the middle part of the beach, as it was very quiet with so few people. Just a short drive of of 15 minutes, with free parking. Well worth it.

Our stay was unexpectedly extended as our flight was cancelled at short notice, due to French Industrail action, the next available flight was not available for another 3 days!!

On contacting the owner Martin explaining our situation, who was extremely helpfull and let us stay the extra nights. Luckily for us, the next tenants were not due till the following week..........The longer we stayed in the house, the less we wanted to go home.

Gary & julie

U.K. June 2016

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Modern, tasteful and well presented property

  • 5 of 5

Great find in the small port of Marsellian. 3 storey property with 2 bedrooms and modern ensuite bathrooms with good showers. Modern open plan kitchen, diner and living space which is great for socialising whilst preparing food. Weather wasn't good enough to use the small dun terrace on the 3rd floor but I'm sure it would be a great sun trap and very private. Nice restaurants in the town/port which are within 5 minutes walk. Parking is on the streets which are narrow but we didn't have an issue parking close. Communication with the owner Martin was speedy and very helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This house is in an unassuming street close to everything you need for a great holiday. Shops, restaurants and beautiful harbour are just a couple of minutes away. The house itself is very old but has been upgraded to the highest standard and taste. All modern needs are catered for and the air conditioning is priceless. A real treat is eating in the small but very adequate terrace in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers Via Cap D'Agde at 19 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Marseillan Centre at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Le Havre at 900 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Agde at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agde at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Bessan at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Marseillan Centre at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Marseillan Plage at 4.8 Kilometres Car: recommended

Easily accessible from a number of local airports, the ancient fishing port of Marseillan nestles on the edge of a huge inland lake, the Etang de Thau. The attractive port is home to numerous sailing boats as well as providing a stopping off point for canal boats navigating the Canal du Midi which crosses the Etang en route to Sete. The Etang is famed for its shellfish cultivation, including oysters and mussels which are renowned throughout France. Fishermen, sailors and windsurfers are all attracted to the area and all the Etang and the Mediterranean has to offer.

With its surrounding vineyards, numerous restaurants, and the Noilly Prat winery, Marseillan is a paradise for food and wine lovers. The area in perfect for walking and cycling and also offers some of the safest and best beaches on the Med just a few kilometres away.

If you tire of the beach,, the old towns of Agde and Pezenas are nearby with their markets, museums and antique shops. The historic cities of Carcassone, Beziers and Montpellier are all easily reachable. Further afield the mountains are only an hours drive away and even Barcelona is possible with the opening of the new high speed rail link.

For the more active, Marseillan Sailing Club provides courses for beginners and experienced sailors alike. Other activities such as carting, petanque, golf, tennis, windsurfing, kite surfing and paintball are all available in the area.

Travel:

The nearest airport being just 19 kms (12 miles) from the house is Beziers/Vias/Cap D'Agde and is served by Ryanair from Bristol, Luton,Edinburgh and Manchester in the UK. Ryanair also flies from Germany, Norway and Sweden. Other nearby airports - Montpellier (33 m/35 mins), Nimes (65m/1hr 20), Perpignan (72m/1hr 10),Carcassonne (75m/1hr 20),Toulouse (134m/2hrs) are all served from the UK and Ireland by low cost carriers such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe, and Jet2. By rail - Eurostar/TGV to Montpellier or Agde (7hr 30).

By road - Calais (651m/9hr 30) Le Havre (562m/8hr 30).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 7
31 Oct 2016 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
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£85
£425
 
 
Rate 8
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
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£255
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£85
£475
 
 
Rate 9
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
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£550
 
 
Rate 10
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
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£125
£750
 
 
Rate 11
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
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£110
£600
 
 
Rate 12
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
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£85
£475
 
 
Rate 13
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
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£425
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Rental rates - Include water, electricity, linen and towels (Beach towels not provided). Booking deposit - A deposit of 25% of total rental cost is required to secure your booking. The balance of the rental is due 8 weeks before rental commences. Security deposit - A refundable security deposit of £150 is required and will be returned subject to the satisfactory condition of the house.
Payment methods - Sterling or Euros accepted by bank transfer or cheque.

Changeover Day:
Our normal changeover day is Saturday/Sunday which reflects the availability of flights to the region. We are however prepared to be flexible subject to availability. Property available from 16.00 hrs on arrival. Departures by 10.00 hrs please.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Our house offers the chance to sit back and relax on our sunny rooftop terrace whether to linger over a leisurely breakfast or an early evening apero. Spacious and light filled, it offers the perfect balance of peace and quiet yet with great restaurants, bars and, of course, the Etang du Thau just a short stroll away

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master bedroom en-suite with luxury walk-in shower,wc. Second bedroom en-suite with luxury shower, wc. Separate ground floor wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with king size bed and en-suite. Double sofa bed in lounge provides extra capacity.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There is air conditioning on all 3 floors ie both bedrooms and the lounge. Outside: Private walled roof terrace with dining furniture and loungers. Street parking is available both to the front and side of the house. Utility Room: wc and handbasin. A washing machine is also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen for the house are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Most of the old village houses in Marseillan are fitted with spiral staircases. Whilst giving character to the properties, they are not suitable for the very elderly or infirm.

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