Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
“Chez Olive” a delightful recently renovated two bed roomed apartment in an historic wine merchants house. It sits on a quiet street a minutes walk from the 'oldest stone Marianne in France' in the village square.
Tastefully and stylishly refurbished to include every modern convenience to provide all the comforts of home, brand new fully fitted kitchen combined with a bright modern lounge with 32” Plasma Screen & DVD player, Ipod docking station, luxurious bathroom with 'rain water shower' and separate WC and washbasin, master bedroom & twin bedroom. Bright sunny south facing enclosed sun terrace to dine al fresco! Secure off street parking in Garage. WIFI in 2013.
Ceramic hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, full size fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, cafetiere, floor fans, iron & ironing board, hair dryer. Books, guides, tourist information & appliance information.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marseillan Plage 2.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beziers 10 km, Nearest railway: Agde 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
"The Languedoc-Roussillon - the other south of France, it's the French Mediterranean in relax mode, laid back, minus the glitter, the thinking person's Provence - La Douce France" - Footprint France
It is one of Europes oldest and most historic regions. Note worthy wonders include the castles of the Cathars, abbey's such as the Abbaye de Vallemangne, breath taking & stunning gorges around the Pont de Diable, grotto's such as Les Grottes de Demoisselles and caves, the Camargue marshes, home to the wild white horses and black bulls. Magnificent Roman ruins such as the arena at Nimes, and Carcassonne, Europe’s greatest fortified walled town.
The Languedoc Roussillon has an endless list of activities and things to do.
Water – Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Canal boating, Canoeing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Fishing, Swimming,
Hills & Mountains – Skiing, Hill walking, Rock climbing, Mountain biking
Childrens Waterparks, Zoo, Dinosaur Park, Carousels, Picnics
Cycling, Golf, Tennis, Horse Riding, Bird Watching, Sun Bathing, Long Lazy Lunches.
Sightseeing, Festivals & Fetes, Slow Food Foodie Heaven, Wine Buffs Paradise!
Marseillan... This serene little port lies at the southern end of the Etang de Thau, an inland lake situated on the Mediterranean coast... Famed for its delicious fresh oysters & mussels straight from the Etang! …Superb family orientated restaurants & bars within the village and port and just a few minutes stroll from the apartment. …300 days of glorious sunshine & cerulean blue skies! …Long term residents the gorgeous pink flamingos! …Tuesday market days in the village square. …Noilly Prat Vermouth distillery & the many renowned vineyards on its doorstep. …Miles & miles of golden sandy beaches, warm aquamarine sea & an array of water sports... Fun festivals, fireworks & music throughout the summer... Capelet or 'greasy pole" competitions & jolly jousting on the port...the click of the Boules near the village square....Canal de Midi - meander along the 240km of locks & tranquil cool shady waterways.
Some of the many towns and villages near by...
* PEZENAS sophisticated old town, with its art galleries craft shops, boutiques and antique shops
* GUILHEM-LE-DESERT medieval honey stoned mountain village with narrow cobbled lanes, it is now an
UNESCO World Heritage site, swimming & canoeing in the near by gorge and river.
* BOUZIQUES a tiny village with spectacular views of the oyster beds splaying out across the Etang,
with Sète fishing port in the distance. You come here, also, for the excellent seafood - and oysters that are
said to be the best in France.
* Nearby Cities... Medieval Carcassonne, Beautiful Beziers, Noble Narbonne and Cosmopolitan Montpellier,
designer boutiques, Michelin restaurants, cafes, bars, markets & squares.
La Vie Douce!...An all year all round destination with something for everyone...
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6 Feb 2013
"A perfect gem . . . ."
My wife and I discovered two gems during our autumn break in the Languedoc, Chez Olive and the town of Marseillan. We travelled relatively late in the year on Sept 29th staying for a week. I cannot v… More
21 Sep 2012
We stayed at Chez Olive for a very enoyable week. Marseillan is an historic town with all modern facilities - nice restaurants, good shopping for food & wine, and an interesting place to wander or sit… More
12 Aug 2012
"Great apartment, lovely town, perfect holiday!"
We have just returned from Marseillan and Chez Olive and would return in a heartbeat. My husband and two daughters aged 9 and 11 had the most enjoyable two weeks, the standard of accommodation was am… More
10 Jul 2012
"'Enjoyed Every Minute'"
A big thank you to Geraldine for letting us stay in 'Chez Olive'. We had a fantastic time in Marseillan and we hope to return back at some stage in the future. Upon arrival Manuella was full… More
20 Jun 2012
"A perfect week!"
My partner and I have just returned from a week in Marseillan - it was perfect in every way!"Chez Olive" has been been wonderfully rennovated and every detail has been considered. It is perf… More
12 Sep 2011
"Gorgeous Village, great food"
Myself and my husband spent a week at Chez Olive in August with our two children. The apartment is gorgeous. It is newly renovated and has a lovely bright airy feel. We felt it was really spacious for… More
8 Sep 2011
"I can't wait to go back"
The apartment was more than you caould want for a week or two away. It has everything. Good size, 2 bedrooms and super kitchen/living area with all you could need, washing machine, dishwasher, cooker, TV and more. It is more like an aprtment to live in than just to holiday in. It also has a very new and clean feel to it.
It is right in the centre of the village with walking access to lot's of Cafes and restaurants as well as good supermarket. There are plenty of little Vegetable shops and boulengiers around as well.
Marseillan is a gem of a place. What I loved about it was it's laid back atmosphere and it is completely not commercialised. If you want shopping, this is not the place for you though Mountpellier is only a 50 minute drive away and it has plenty and has a beautiful town centre.
There are also some great restaurants and for you fish lovers out there you will truly be spoilt.
The East beach in Marseillan is beautiful and not too far away you have water parks and a dinosaur land which my kids loved though I could have done without all the "how did they become extinct" questions afterwards. Other interests are the amount of wineries around, this being a Languedoc village.
I could not recomment Marseillan enough, sitting back at one of the cafes and having a coffee or beer at 5 or 6pm after a day on the beach is something I missing like hell this week.
Not only would I recommend Marseillan and "Chez Olive" to a friend but I guarantee I will be going back.
29 Aug 2011
"Light, airy, comfortable, clean and recently modernised centrally located apartment."
Although compact it's and incredibly spacious apartment with fans and large windows to cool the August heat. You are literally on the doorstep of a great fruit and vegetable seller, numerous patisseries, bank, paper shops and restaurants. There is a new Carrefour (supermarket) less than ten minutes walk but in the opposite direction. We spent five days exploring; hiring bikes from the harbour and cycling from Marsillian along the Canal du Midi to Agde (twice because it was so wonderful) as well as along the mediterranean beach path to Sete -finding great places to either picnic or lunch along the way. We also drove as far as the spectacular gorge to bathe just by Saint-Guilhem-le-desert where we found the artisan shops, later driving around Lac de Salagou and then finding Chateau du Jonquieres where we tried their five wines. We ate a lot of local shellfish from oysters in Bouziques from the lake: Etang de Thau, mussels and everything else at Le Ferme Marien -where all the locals dine.
The area has so many more interesting places; Chez Olive is a super location that's decor and fittings really make you feel you are staying somewhere special. I would return.
3 Aug 2011
"Lovely apartment, fantastic location"
We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely, centrally located apartment. The apartment itself was clean and obviously freshly refurbished, and the little balcony captured the afternoon sun - a perfect… More
2 Aug 2011
"Great stay for exploring Languedoc"
Great location in Marseillan, close to everything. Newly renovated apartment, very clean and comfortable. We stayed here for one week and would be happy to return.… More
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