Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Stylish maison de village with rooftop terrace

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Townhouse in Marseillan, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon - Central Yet Peaceful Location, Shops And Restaurants Only A Few Minutes Stroll

Situated in the centre of historic Marseillan, this light and airy '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.

Beautifully renovated with exposed beams and high quality fittings/furnishings throughout, the house offers spacious living space over 3 floors. On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom with en suite shower room. There is also a small garage and utility room, ideal for cycle storage. On the first floor is a large master bedroom with a Juliette balcony plus a modern en-suite shower room and a walk in wardrobe. The house is topped off with a sunny lounge and open plan kitchen. Large patio doors lead out on to a walled sun terrace, giving total privacy along with comfortable table and chairs and BBQ for alfresco dining. 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. The central location of the house means that shops and restaurants are just an easy stroll away.

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", 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

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018


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 beautifu house and hope you enjoy Marseillan as much as we do.

MARTIN GRIFFITHS purchased this house in 2010

What makes this house unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a superb stay in Marseillan, thank you very much. the house was just lovely - well designed and thought out and very well equipped. I must say the air-con was a godsend as the first week in particular was very warm. Everything about the house worked for us and contributed to a fine holiday (A & J 2012)

We (party of 4) had a wonderful week in this very confortable and nicely decorated house. The location was perfect with shops and restaurants close by but it was still very quiet at night. We hired bicycles, kept them inside at night in the big utilily room, which was very convenient. We loved the house, we loved the village and we loved the beautiful countryside. We enjoyed oysters, moules and the local Picpoul wine and look forward to our next visit. (Eva 2011)

Everything was great. Each year I like it more and more and will come again next year. (JJ 2012)

We've had a really relaxing 2 weeks at your lovely house and the air-conditioning was a godsend. (HS 2012)
Feb 2011
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marseillan in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both en-suites have toilet, wash basin, and power showers with glass enclosures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds and full en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with double bed, full en-suite shower room and walk in wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Free wifi connection. There is air conditioning on all 3 floors ie both bedrooms and the lounge. Outside: Private walled roof terrace with dining furniture. Street parking is available directly outside. Small garage with washing machine and additional fridge and suitable to store bicycles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen for the house are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

52% Complete
47% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Stylish maison de village with rooftop terrace
average rating of 4.529412 based on 18 reviews
London, UK

Great little house for relaxing and a good base for touring the region

  • 5 of 5

Veronica and Martin’s little town house is just perfect. We’ve had a lovely time visiting the towns and cities, beaches and bars of this beautiful region of southern France. We had day trips to Sete, Béziers, Montpellier and Toulouse.

Marseillan itself is full of character and the people friendly and helpful. It’s easily accessible by car, rail and with Béziers/Cap d’Agde airport only a 20 minute drive away, really convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely house, great location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Marseillan and the house was perfectly located for us. Five minutes walk and you're in the town centre or on the very pretty quay with lots of choices for bars/ restaurants. Also, it's in a great spot for exploring the local area. The house itself was very clean, tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. The rooftop terrace was a real bonus. Just great.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely house in central location.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of fabulous places to eat and drink. A great base for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Super property!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with every home away from home comfort you could want. The owners were only an email away if we had any questions re the property. The location was very central but in a nice quiet street. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Authentic French property in charming village.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in The Griffiths' house in Marseillan for 5 weeks and at the end of our stay we would have loved to stay longer. The house provided exactly what we had hoped for and was in a great location as we could walk or cycle anywhere we wanted to go.

We loved the top floor living space with roof terrace and spent hours in the evening watching swifts shooting around, then the stars coming out.

The ground floor bedroom was a bit scruffy and basic but spotlessly clean with comfy beds. The garage/ utility space seems to be ripe for change which would hopefully enhance the ground floor space. First floor bedroom was really spacious and comfortable.

We did really enjoy the experience of living in this property for 5 weeks and would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Lovely property, very central. Great base for a holiday in this area. Plenty too see and do.

  • 5 of 5

Cracking wee house, beautifully presented. AC very welcome in the summer. Marseilllan is a great wee town, plenty to see in the area to. Not our first visit and hopefully we'll be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Beziers Vias Cap D'Agde
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Marseillan Centre
Nearest Ferry
562 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Marseillan Centre
Nearest Beach
4.8 Kilometres
Marseillan Plage
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.


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 Harve (562m/8hr 30).


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £50
Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
Rental rates include water, electricity, linen and towels (Beach towels not provided). A booking deposit of 25% of the total rental is required to secure your booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before rental commences. A refundable security deposit of £100 is required in addition to the rental. This will be returned to you at the end of your stay subject to the satisfactory condition of the house. Payment in Sterling or Euro is acceptable by internet bank transfer or cheque.

Changeover Day:
Sunday/Saturdays preferred although we will try to be flexible particularly outside peak season. It also depends on the other bookings around you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.