Character Apartment in Centre
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Perfectly located apartment adjacent to the Prefecture and the central marketplace in historic Ecusson offering the best of the vibrant centre while only being 15 minutes drive from a series of unspoilt beaches and hinterland. One of the very few apartments available for holiday rental in the pedestrianised centre which truly evokes the elegance and character of 17th C Montpellier while offering every modern facility.
Comprising several reception rooms of a former Hotel Particulier, the rooms are all of grand proportions and retain the original plaster mouldings and ceilings, cartouches, marble fireplaces, pier glass mirrors and stone floors. Near floor to ceiling windows in all the main rooms and a ceiling height of 4.25 m lends the apartment a sense of spaciousness and light. Furnished with period antiques the apartment is elegant and stylish and very much in keeping with its era.
Sleeps 1 or 2 couples in a separate bedroom and sitting room with high quality convertible sofa bed. The dining room comfortably sits 6 people. Renovated with all modern conveniences the apartment features up- to-the minute kitchen appliances, Durvavit bathroom fittings, a walk-in overhead shower, Bosch laundry appliances, built-in reverse cycle airconditioning , a built-in hi fi system in the two reception rooms, cable television and wireless internet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Plage de Maguelone 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Montpellier 9 km, Nearest railway: Gare St Roch 400 m|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is comprised as follows:
Kitchen/Dining Room - with dining facilities for 6 people, under bench Siemens oven, AEG 4 element induction hob, 2 under bench fridge/freezers, 12 place dishwasher, microwave oven, espresso/cappuccino machine, kettle, toaster, all cooking utensils, crockery and wine, champagne, aperitif, high and low ball glasses. Walk-in pantry; Built -in high fi system. Marble fireplace and pier glass mirrors. 3 metre high double opeing windows looking onto a central courtyard.
Sitting Room - "daily use" convertible sofa double bed; armchair, occasional chair, linen press with shelf space and drawers for guest's use; various side tables, lamps, occasional tables, canterbury, cable television and DVD player; built in- hi fi speakers and control. Marble fireplace and pier glass mirror. Small "town" balcony and french doors looking onto street.
Bedroom - hotel quality queen size bed, double wardrobe with 2 sets of built in shelves and drawers for guests' use, Secretaire/bookcase which converts to desk; side lighting and reading light; Small "town" balcony and french doors looking onto street. At rear, French doors and larger balcony looking onto central courtyard.
Bathroom/Laundry - Duravit bathroom suite, walk in shower with overhead and side shower fittings; laundry cupboard containing Bosch washing machine and separate tumble dryer.
The apartment is fully airconditioned with a reverse cycle system for cooling in summer and heating in winter.
The apartment is suitable for up to 2 couples but is not suitable for children under 15. A welcome pack containing full details of all the amenities available in the centre of Montpellier is available on arrival. Car parking is easily arranged for your stay in one of the various underground carparks available in the centre of Montpellier. All supplies are available in the adjacent marketplace or within a few minutes walk to individual food shops or the supermarket. Indoor and outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants are in all the surrounding streets and squares.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Montpellier is in an area which combines unspoilt beaches, viticultural areas and a hinterland of pretty villages, gorges and mountains while offering all the advantages and facilities of a sophisticated university town of suprising architectural beauty. Perfect for those who want to be on the beach or in the countryside during the day but who also enjoy good quality restaurants, cafes, bars and nightlife.
The apartment is located a couple of minutes walk from 2 operatic and performing arts venues, the renowned Musee Fabre and several local museums and a series of squares with numerous bars, cafes and restaurants offering indoor and outdoor dining and an extensive range of boutique shops. Activities include visiting the many hotel particuliers and various historic buildings and monuments in the centre including the oldest botanic gardens in Europe and the university faculties; visiting local vineyards, beachtrips and watersports, hiking and canoeing in the gorges in the hinterland and visiting the many attractive vilages in the area.
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6 May 2014
"We LOVE this place!"
Montpellier was a wonderful discovery for us, an interesting and friendly city. And if you want to feel really French during your sojourn there, then this apartment is the place to stay! It's a wonderful blend of 16th century architecture, beautifully restored and combined with truly tasteful and comfortable modern convenience (fabulous kitchen and bathroom renovation!) I know - that sounds like an oxymoron, but it all works together magnificently to give the best of both worlds.
There are several language schools nearby. I loved IEF, and it's only a few minutes walk from this apartment. We also loved the covered market just across from the apartment, and we had many a beer or a coffee on the terraces of several cafés just adjacent.
We've stayed here a few times now - and we"ll be back!
28 Nov 2013
"Beautiful apartment in the heart of old Montpellier"
The location of the apartment was superb with close proximity to the market , cafés and restaurants. The apartment was beautifully restored with up to date facilities and very well equipped . Alistair , the owner was most helpful from our first communication and we appreciated all the local information that was left for us . We tried most of his suggestions .
29 Jul 2013
We had a fabulous time in Montpellier, a truly magical place. The apartment was ideally located within a short walk of restaurants and the main shopping area. Across the road from the back entrance to the apartment was a wonderful market selling fresh fish, vegetables, fruit and cheese.
The apartment had a well equipped kitchen,the furniture was of a high standard
and the shower was excellent. We will definitely return to Montpellier and stay at this apartment.
22 Jul 2012
"Exquisite apartment in the heart of old Montpellier"
We stayed here for 5 days in May, with our 2 college age daughters.
It was a short walk from the train station. Perfectly located. The
apartment was beautifully restored, and updated with modern conveniences.
The kitchen and dining space were wonderful, and with a market across the street we spent more time eating in than planned. The owner Alistair was very responsive and helpful with great local suggestions. Definitely would return.
3 Jul 2011
"Elegant Apartment in the Heart of the City"
We thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully appointed apartment in the heart of Montpellier. It offers old world charm with all the modern conveniences We loved the balconies overlooking Montpellier's joie de vie below. The location is ideal, everything is within walking distance. Right at your doorstep is one if Montpellier's lovely squares with cafes and street musicians. Across the street is an amazing covered market with fresh flowers, fruit, vegetables and a multitude of gastronomic delights. Travelers with the most discerning taste will truly enjoy this lovely apartment. We hope to return one day.
17 Jun 2011
"A beautiful apartment in the heart of Ecusson in Montpellier"
We had a very nice stay for a week in this beautifully decorated and furnished apartment in Montpellier. The apartment is well located for all the amenities such as restaurants and bars in the nearby streets. The decoration and furnishings have been done to a very high standard and the flat is very comfortable..especially the bed. The bathroom and kitchen are of high spec also. It was a great introduction to Montpellier, being able to experience the life style of the city and having the comfort of this apartment to return to each evening.
I would highly recommend this apartment.
Keith Hall, Edinburgh
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