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Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Albatross Villa "La Petite Maison"
Although from the outside the house appears to be very small you will find once you step over the threshold that you will feel somewhat like Alice in Wonderland as the house gets bigger once you are inside. Like a lot of the houses in the Center Ville the outside is often a bit of an illusion and you are almost always pleasantly supprised.
We have installed a Mitsubishi Air Conditioning /Heating System on each floor to add to your comfort throughout the changing seasons.
The Roof-Top Terrace designed by Swedish Architect, David Gölen is the perfect place to chill out in the shade of the specially designed UV Protection sail. If you prefer to sunbathe with a view over the rooftops of Marseillan Ville lay on loungers the raised deck area.
A Weber Gas BBQ has been installed to cook your evening meals and if you feel like Pizza there is a Pizza stone to try your culinary skills on.
In the kitchen there is a gas stove with an electric oven beneath.
We have w-ifi in the house from SFR
We welcome you to share the experience by visiting our new home in the South of France. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us .
Anita & Janne
"Marseillan is like St Tropez before Bardot. Staggeringly pretty, one of the most unspoiled ports in France."
Sunday Times, London
Can you imagine yourself taking breakfast whilst sat on the rooftop of a centuries old petite maison du village or better still enjoying a glass of wine at the end of a day that was filled with as much or little activities as you would like? …. Be it a Romantic Getaway for Two or a Break away from Routine for the family, whatever it is, we can help make it happen in our little house set in the heart of Marseillan Village. La Petite Maison sits in a maze of narrow streets amongst a mixture of restored and unrestored, back to back, mainly 3 storey, very old, terraced houses, many origionally dateing back to the 16th and 17th Century's. If you want character and authenticity then you will find it in an abundance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||3 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Béziers-Cap d'Agde / Montpellier / Perpignan:, Nearest railway: Agde / Beziers / Montpellier: 7 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, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
In days gone by Marseillan was a very active fishing port but although still not what I would necessarily consider a tourist town it is becoming more popular with each passing year. A great factor of that most likely being the extremely friendly towns people who live there day in day out. The World Heritage, Canal du Midi brings in many people as Marseillan is positioned at the southern entre port. Just across the road at the Harbour you will find *Noilly Prat* who have been producing their famous wines since 1813... it really is a must to take a guided tour followed by a tasting ...there are even flavoured ices for you to try while you can sit in their wonderful courtyard. Within the town there are many fantastic restaurants to choose from, one of our favourites this summer was Delicatessen which serves authentic French quisine and lies alongside the 17th Century Church of St John the Baptist which retains parts of the origional 11th Century Church and beautiful stained glass windows... Really worth a visit.. Another favourite of ours is La Pacheline positioned alongside the harbour... fantastic seafood dishes!
For those of you who like to enjoy the sea there are all sorts of water activities to try within the harbour which include sailing, kayak & windsurfing courses if you would like to learn.
You can hire bikes for the duration of your stay and cycle along the Canal du Midi or even take a 15-20 minute ride to Marseillan Plage which I should add you can also catch a bus from the Harbour for 1 euro ..the bus runs very frequently until late in the evening. Marseillan Plage is a very popular beautiful sandy beach resort with tourist shops and many eating places to choose from ... you can even become a Star in one of the kareko bars! It is especially popular for people who want to go camping but has many other kinds of holiday accomodation to choose from. In Marseillan Plage there is also a fairground and go-cart track... too hot to go to in the daytime but a lot of fun when the sun goes down in the evening.
Just five minutes walk away from the harbour in Marseillan Ville go on a wine tasting adventure in the local vineyard La Madeline St Jean, who have a selection of white, red & rose wines to choose from or sample oysters in the KiTHAU center. At the centre you can go on discovery rides of marseillan basin by canoe or kayak .. boats range to accomodate 1 up to 4 people .. ideal for 2 adults and 2 children. Close by there is a playground and also a small beach which is ideal for children as there are no waves and the water is shallow.
In the summer months the town of Marseillan has many activities to attend .. from weekly firework displays in the Plage or Harbour to the Oyster Festival with many different food dishes to sample along with wines accompanied by live music and lots of dancing! There are so many festivals to enjoy alongside the people of Marseillan but be assured that whatever you decide to do in Marseillan it is sure to be a experience to remember.
"MARSEILLAN IS LIKE ST TROPEZ BEFORE BARDOT. STAGGERINGLY PRETTY, ONE OF THE MOST UNSPOILED PORTS IN FRANCE."
-Sunday Times, London
Can you imagine yourself taking breakfast whilst sat on the rooftop of a centuries old petite maison du village or better still enjoying a glass of wine at the end of a day that was filled with as much or little activities as you would like? …. Be it a Romantic Getaway for Two or a Break away from Routine for the family, whatever it is, we can help make it happen in our little house set in the heart of Marseillan Village. Our little house sits in a maze of narrow streets amongst a mixture of restored and unrestored, back to back, mainly 3 storey, very old, terraced houses, many originally dating back to the 16th and 17th Century's. If you want character and authenticity then you will find it in an abundance.
There are so many different routes to go by to get here but whatever way you choose, upon arrival rest assured, once you step over the threshold of our little house your holiday will begin. Marseillan lays claim to 300 days of sun each year, but regardless of the weather outside, be it Winter or Summer, Autumn or Spring you will realise this centuries old home was built to withstand the different temperatures the seasons can bring. Welcome, step into the hallway and push open the double French doors that open onto the ground floor Master bedroom with private en suite and a Luxurious double bed which may beckon you to lay on for just a ´few moments´. ... but wait just awhile as there is more to explore .. Go back into the small entrance hall and climb the centuries old spiral staircase that leads you up to the cosy living room with large bed settee that is perfect for snuggling up on while watching a dvd or listening to music ... or simply use the area as a space to accommodate younger members of the family were they can watch movies or play their computer games without disturbing anybody else. On hot summer evenings the small shuttered balcony with a view onto the sleepy little street is perfect for letting in the cool evening breeze. To the back of the room a set of French doors lead you into a smaller bedroom. This is fitted out with bunk beds that have a lower bed size of 120cm (which can easily fit a couple in love) and a top bed of 90cm. The room also has its own en suite with shower facilities. Step back out of the room and climb the stairs again and you will find yourself in the open-plan living space at the heart of the house. There you will see a dining table for six alongside a shuttered window which lends beautifully to the character of the room and a fully fitted kitchen that has everything you should require. To welcome you into our home you will find tea & coffee in the kitchen but set up on the dining table you will find a heartfelt welcome in the form of a bottle of wine, climb the final set of stairs that will lead you onto your very own eagles nest. Here you will have a birds eye view over terracotta tiles and age old chimneys stacked high across the rooftops of our ancient little town ..... open the bottle, pour the wine and toast your arrival in style ... slante!
The village of Marseillan is surrounded by vineyards and lapped by the waters of a lagoon brimming with oysters and sea bass ... If you have a passion for food and good wine then Marseillan is a veritable paradise you will find has a bounty of treasures just waiting for for you to discover. Just a few minutes walk from the house and you will come across the local shops that offer a delicious array of fresh meats, fish and vegetables and with a patisserie on almost every street corner you will have no problem buying your freshly baked croissants & bread each morning. There are also weekly markets which sell everything from fish and poultry to the delicious fruits, olives and fresh vegetables of the South of France ... and as far as wine is concerned... well, you are spoilt for choice, but choosing is an adventure in itself so with all this at your fingertips ´dining in´ should bring new experiences, but with over twenty local restaurants to choose from it will not be something you have to do unless you so wish. Wherever you choose to shop or eat, the aromatic smells of the wonderful food that surrounds you, will most definitely be a glorious assault to your senses and one which you are sure to enjoy.
With all this in mind, we trust you will have a wonderful time filled with happy and joyful days and hope that this will be your first of many holidays to come visiting the wonderful little town of Marseillan.
Access to Marseillan is within easy reach of FIVE airports served by low cost flights from the UK, and by rail link from UK stations to Agde, just 10 minutes from the village.
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25 Sep 2013
"Amazing stay in the real "South of France""
My wife and 6 yo daughter have just spent a month in Janne and Anita"s house in Marseillan. Firstly the hosts were terrific to deal with. Although we have not met them in person they were in cont… More
Thankyou for your lovely review. We are very happy that you had such an enjoyable time in Marseillan and enjoyed staying in our little house. We enjoyed the feedback you gave us about the different restaurants and vineyards you visited and the places you explored. You were wonderful guests and we hope that one day you will be able to visit again.
24 Sep 2013
We stayed at Albatross Villa for 1 week in July 2013. We were there for Bastille day and thoroughly enjoyed all the festivities. The property is ideally located in the old town and is within easy wal… More
Thankyou for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time in Marseillan and found the house to your liking. We hope that you will visit us again in the not too distant furture.
24 Sep 2013
"Authentiek leuk frans huis in een geweldige omgeving"
Een heel compleet en compact huis dat groot genoeg is voor 6 mensen maar als je zoals wij met 2 koppels reist dan is het zeker groot genoeg. Er is een badkamer dan per koppel en biedt genoeg privacy a… More
Thankyou for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our little house and hope that you will visit us again.
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