Self-catering home in Languedoc-Roussillon

Marseillan

Marseillan, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Reference34229

Sleeps8

Bedrooms4

Bathrooms4

Maison Vigneron

Introduction

This superb property has been beautifully restored throughout to an exceedingly high quality finish and offers a spacious, traditional house in a magnificent setting; on the edge of the picturesque, Mediterranean harbour town of Marseillan, famous for its seafood restaurants and award-winning beach.

The house itself is just a short stroll from all the shops and amenities. A great opportunity to sample Mediterranean village life, yet with a private courtyard garden and heated swimming pool. Lovely, sun terrace and two separate dining terraces.

Inside the house, you'll find high ceilings and exposed stone walls and original beams. This is the type of house featured in the interior design magazines and French home publications...

Four bedrooms, two with full ensuite bathrooms and a further two family bathrooms.

Lovely main living room opening to the courtyard and a further sitting room for the children or just for a bit of quiet reading.

Wi-Fi internet, iPod dock.

Two, superb, fully-fitted kitchens allow cooking and dining on the ground floor in the courtyard or upstairs on the elevated terrace. Private parking.

Award-winning Marseillan Beach is just 5 minutes away. Very child friendly with all water sports and cafés and restaurants.

Details

Entrance hall with grand staircase and original Languedoc floor tiles.

Door to garage with space for two small cars, dryer and water softener.

Utility room with sink and washing machine.

Main living room with fireplace and chimney centerpiece, exposed stone walls, high ceiling and original beams and TV.
Wi-Fi internet and iPod dock.

Arched doorway to terrace and courtyard.

Dining area with dining table and chairs.

Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, induction hob and oven, fridge freezer.

Separate bathroom with walk-in shower, WC and hand basin.

Bedroom 1, double with exposed stone walls and door to terrace and courtyard.

Stairs to 1st floor (accessed by internal and external staircase);

Second living / dining room with TV with UK satellite channels and radio stations, DVD and CD player.

Large dining / breakfast table to seat 10.

Fully fitted kitchen with large ceiling fan, dishwasher; induction hob and oven, microwave and fridge freezer. Door to terrace.

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 3, two singles.

Separate bathroom with WC, bath and shower, hand basin.

Bedroom 4, two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

(Ground floor).

Fully enclosed courtyard garden with separate dining area with table and chairs and BBQ.

Heated swimming pool 6.5m x 3m x 1.2m with steps. Sun terrace with sun-loungers.

Pool shower and WC.

Mediterranean garden with mature plants, trees and flowers and herbs.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Dining terrace with table and chairs.

Garage with private parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
27/08/2016 01/10/2016 September € 1,700 £ 1,467 $ 1,907
29/04/2017 27/05/2017 May € 1,400 £ 1,208 $ 1,571
27/05/2017 01/07/2017 June € 1,700 £ 1,467 $ 1,907
01/07/2017 02/09/2017 July & August € 2,470 £ 2,132 $ 2,771
02/09/2017 30/09/2017 September € 1,700 £ 1,467 $ 1,907
Refundable Security Bond € 300
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach towels).
  • 2 cots and 1 highchair supplied.

Location

The property is located on the edge of the charming, Mediterranean harbour town of Marseillan.

Marseillan is one of the few remaining unspoilt small harbour towns of the Western Mediterranean and is between Béziers and Montpellier. It has been twice featured on the BBC Travel programme, as a stopover for canal cruising, and in 2004 as an ideal base for exploring the Languedoc. The main port is busy and wide open to the sun, a fine place to meet friends for a drink or dinner as the sun goes down.

There are plenty of shops to browse and choose between; excellent bread, local fruit and vegetables, and two supermarkets. Local growers and fishermen have stalls in the covered market, open three days a week, and on Tuesdays a typical open market sets up in the squares and streets of the centre. In high summer there is an evening Friday craft market.

Eating out is easy: there are over a dozen restaurants, at all prices, along the port and in the centre of town. Try Chez Philippe's 'cuisine gorgée de soleil' : a must for lovers of serious and innovative food. It was awarded a 'coup de cœur' from France's main foodie magazine, Saveurs.

Along the quayside of the main port, sit in a waterside brasserie, watch the boats come and go, and wonder how they do such a three-course lunch for such a low price.

And when you have tried all they have to offer, take a drive to the waterfronts of Mèze or Bouzigues, or up to Sète, to the open beach, or the restaurants along the main canal, and taste some more...There's a good choice of take-away food: pizzas and pasta; fresh roast chickens and beef from the butcher; and elegant dishes from a traîteur.

Marseillan is well-known for its Picpoul de Pinet white wine: ideal with shellfish. The Languedoc is the world's largest vineyard.

The Étang de Thau is alive with boats - and full of oysters and mussels. If you bring a boat, there's a slipway just by. You can take short cruises across the étang to the oyster and mussel beds on the Etoile de Thau, or go to Sète or Cap d'Agde. Boats can be hired for the day or week: sailing boats in Marseillan, and motor boats along the coast: the nearest is at Marseillan Plage.

The beautiful Canal du Midi, listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, starts here. It stretches for 240 kilometres, for much of the way under huge sheltering plane trees. The canal path is ideal for walking or cycling on a hot summer day.

From the house you're a short walk to the famous Noilly Prat distillery. Noilly Prat, which is a popular French aperitif has been distilled in Marseillan since 1843. Look around and see how it is made, taste the fruits and buy from the shop. Try it as a long cool refreshing summer drink with tonic or lemonade.

Marseillan is on the Etang du Thau, which has a tradition for oyster and mussel farming, providing the area with a rich source for food and wealth. It is possible to take a short tour of the oyster and mussel beds.

The local produce of this area goes hand in hand with the regional wine produced. Try some in one of the many good restaurants in Marseillan - or buy some to prepare back at the house.

Marseillan is also where the Canal du Midi meets the Mediterranean. The canal du Midi is great for walking in the shade of the riverside trees, cycling, fishing and canoeing. You can hire boats for day trips, stopping at many tucked away restaurants along the way.

The surrounding area:

The Languedoc is the largest wine producing area of France with a great number of wines awarded AOC status. Why not visit some of the very hospitable vineyards and taste some of the local produce or to gain more insight into the wine producing methods.

You are only a 5 minutes drive to the local beach, which is 10 miles of uninterrupted golden sand and with a water depth that shelves gently, so is extremely safe for families.

In addition you are 10 minutes drive to the lively seaside town of Cap d'Agde, which has: Beach Bars, Windsurfing, Sailing and Motor Boats, Naturist Area (away from the main beaches), Aqualand Water Park, 18 Hole Golf Course, Boat trips, Tennis courts, Café Bars and Restaurants, Night Clubs.

Why not also visit the medieval city of Carcassonne which is only an hour's drive away. In this beautiful fortified city you can choose to soak up the history by taking a guided walk, strolling freely, or soak up the local wine sitting al fresco enjoying the ambiance.

Reviews

« The house was beautiful and worth every penny! »  M Tilley

« I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time in the Maison Vigneron, Marseillan. The house was ideal for all of us (6 adults and 2 children) and we were really impressed with how beautiful the house was, how well it had been modernised and how well equipped it was. »  Rita Arafa

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