Rue de L'amour
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Townhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 5150
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Townhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 4
Welcome to our •••AWARD WINNING••• Maison Village, a tastefully converted fisherman's cottage built in the 18th century. Located in the old town quarter of Marseillan, a delightful port-side town on the Etang de Thau, a magnificent saltwater lagoon all just moments from the Mediterranean.The house has been completely modernised and well appointed, including a superb architect designed Terrasse Tropezienne (Roof Terrace) Listed in Holiday Lettings "HALL OF FAME 2011" top 100 list. We offer all you need for a comfortable stress-free stay. A short walk from the front door you will find a wonderful selection of shops, cafes and many excellent restaurants – everything from pizzeria to most excellent fine dining. 'Marseillan is like St Tropez probably looked before Brigitte Bardot decided to grace the beach there. It is staggeringly pretty, with one of the most unspoiled ports in France. You can while away many an afternoon at the Château du Port restaurant, drinking wine and watching the boats go by.'The Sunday TimesMarseillan is also the home of Noilly Prat Vermouth, where hundreds of barrels of James Bond's favourite mixer lie maturing in the sun, and all just minutes from the Mediterranean.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Marseillan Plage 2.5 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Béziers-Cap d'Agde / Montpellier / Perpignan 15 km, Nearest railway: Agde / Beziers / Montpellier 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The house, built on three floors, has been sensitively updated with attractive beams, pine staircases, Spanish style fireplace and stained glass windows to the rear. The most recent addition of the Terrasse Tropezienne (ROOF TERRACE) has complemented the already stylish look of this property.
GROUND FLOOR: Enter into the large open-plan lounge / dining area and modern fitted kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with ceramic halogen hob / oven, double sink, dishwasher & fridge / freezer. Just off the kitchen is a small utility/storage room 'cellier', with washing machine and electric water heater, which provides unlimited hot water. Focal point of this very spacious area is the curvaceous sculptural open fireplace - ideal for log fires in cooler months, Christmas & New Year. The ground floor is tiled for coolness in summer (and copes easily with sandy feet after a day at the beach)
FIRST FLOOR: open tread pine staircase to the landing which has two double bedrooms. The Blue Room, at the front of the house, has double glazed casement windows opening onto the street, double bed, an original stone sink converted to a useful dressing table area. The twin room (rear) has 2 sgl / twin beds, opening skylight velux window and an attractive stained glass window. A good sized modern tiled bathroom has twin wash-basins with storage under, a bath / shower. The separate loo is next to the bathroom.
SECOND FLOOR: up a steep staircase to the top of the house. The Terrace Room is a large, light, tranquil space, a double glazed door opens onto the stunning sunny terrace with rooftop views of the church. Double glazed casement windows at the front, large double bed. The bedrooms have fitted carpets, new beds & modern electric wall heaters in all rooms.The house is fully equipped for up to six people. For entertainment there's CD / radio players, TV / DVD with a selection of CDs & DVDs. Also a good selection of paperbacks should you run out of beach reading and various boardgames to keep everyone amused.
|Further details outdoors|
Exotic hardwood-decked Terrasse Tropezienne (ROOF TERRACE) Architect designed, constructed and finished with close attention to detail, giving a stylish contemporary feel. Raised banquette seating / lounging area with bamboo plants, a small round table with folding chairs, cushions, lounger & large parasol for plenty of shade when needed. Cold water tap & watering hose.The terrace is sunny from early morning - ideal for petit dejeuner, shaded and cooler from late afternoon....great for an evening apero or champagne under the stars.....
We provide all bed linen and towels - and beach towels on request. The house is cleaned and ready for you to enjoy when you arrive. Changeover days flexible out of high season by arrangement.Discounted rates for couples and / or multiple weeksShort / long term breaks considered. Free unrestricted Parking available nearby. Non smoking property including roof terrace. Sorry no pets
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
‘...a cheaper and more charming alternative to the Cote d'Azur'.
BBC Holiday programme
Marseillan is an enchanting port town located on the Etang de Thau, 'the home of France's best oysters' and surrounding vineyards. On the 'Route des pecheurs et de vins' - you'll find an abundance of delicious seafood and glorious wines inc. AOC Picpoul de Pinet characterises the taste of the local area.
Marseillan is also home to Noilly Prat Vermouth, you can take a tour - tasting - of the famous aperitif distillery. Try a Marseillanaise - a mix of red and dry golden Noilly Prat!
Celebrity TV chef Rick Stein discovered the area on his French Odyssey and described the famous Bouzigue oysters and shellfish, from the (Grade A) waters of the etang, as spectacular and the best he'd eaten all over the world........
'Languedoc - the home of France's best oysters'
And there's so much more to discover. Historical towns - The ancient Greek port of Agde - wander around Molière's historic Pézenas. The Crusaders' Aigues Mort, World Heritage sites of St Guilhem le Desert (voted #2 prettiest village in France) Pont du Gard nr Nimes and cosmopolitan Montpellier. Scenic driving routes for day explorations - punctuated by degustations of the wonderful local wines - picnics in the hills or by lakes, or join the locals at the weekend at one of the many extensive Marches aux Puces - flea markets - where you may just find the bargain of a lifetime!
Further afield the birdlife of the Camargue, the spectacular Cévennes, the exhilarating white-water gorges of the Haut-Languedoc, the fairytale citadel of Carcassonne or the Provencal towns of Avignon and Arles are not far.
'...mile after mile of the best and least crowded beaches we’ve found in the South of France’.
A short stroll from our front door you'll find many bakeries, fresh bread and croissants hot from the oven, choose from a mouth-watering selection of locally sourced fish, fruit and vegetables, wonder around the daily indoor food market "Les Halles" or the bustling weekly market which overflows into all the streets. The sunny pleasure port is flanked by cafes, bars & restaurants, all offering great value menus. The town also boasts three gourmet restaurants as well as pizzerias and a creperie, or enjoy steak cooked over the wood fire in the Boulevard restaurant.
TO THE PLAGE a short drive, Beach Bus or cycle ride will take you to Marseillan Plage, the place to start your exploration of the finest Mediterranean beaches - enjoy (La Corniche) 20km of unspoilt, uncrowded sandy beach to Sete, or opt for the wide expanses of Rochelonge or Richelieu plage, punctuated by sheltered rock pools, beach cafe / bars. Head east to Sète, the Venice of the Languedoc, lounge in one of the many canal-side restaurants, or climb the heights of Mont St Clair, for breathtaking views reaching to the Pyrenees. Sete has the largest fishing fleet on the French Med, and a regular port of call for cruise ships, it has a unique atmosphere, with a variety of artistic and cultural pursuits to enjoy.
Sete is famed for its water jousts, Marseillan also has its own jousts and greasy pole climbing in the summer - and if you enjoy boating - Marseillan has two sailing schools, - windsurfing, wake boarding, tennis and riding, are all in the locality. Take a boat tour across the Etang (the only navigable lagoon in the area) visit the oyster parks. Cap d'Agde is a popular holiday resort and has one of the largest marinas in the South of France, here you'll find more fabulous beaches and one of the largest nudist beaches in Europe, funfairs & water parks, boat hire, water-sports, beach bars, lively nightlife, and a casino.
For a more energetic excursion, hire a bicycle, explore the Canal du Midi or the Lagoon, celebrated for its abundant wild-bird life, notably the year round flocks of pink flamingo's. Protected nature reserves around the town make this destination a paradise for bird spotters and walkers. Or enjoy quad biking at Marseillan Plage, and golf at Cap d'Agde, Beziers, Montpellier or Grande Motte.
But most of all, just enjoy the lazy pace of life in one of the most delightful little towns in the south of France.
'Marseillan is like St Tropez probably looked before Brigitte Bardot decided to grace the beach there. It is staggeringly pretty, with one of the most unspoiled ports in France. You can while away many an afternoon at the Château du Port restaurant, drinking wine and watching the boats go by.'
The Sunday Times
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15 Sep 2012
Most of the glowing reviews are from some time ago. This house needs a thorough scrub and re-decoration then some money spent on updating. With some care it could be nice as the layout is good - it just did not meet our standards. I have deliberated for a month about posting a review and in the interim sent our observations in full (including lots of photos) to the owners. Until it has been sorted I wouldn't recommend it, I am sure the owners care so I imagine they will deal with the shortcomings and post here when they have. Communication with the owners is very good, this was our second time in Marseiilan it is a great place to holiday.
Thanks for the comments. Actually our last “glowing” review was received from guests that stayed even more recently, and only 2wks after this visit. Other guests directly prior to and following on from this stay wrote to tell us the house is great and they had a wonderful holiday etc. In May 2012 the exterior of the house was refinished, new custom made shutters fitted and the façade completely re-rendered with a bright white finish. The interior was also refreshed, new flooring fitted in the bathroom and toilet areas along with general maintenance and updates. Recently, Sept 2012, a new water heater and an A rated electric oven installed. We continue to update the house on a regular basis, everything from the kind of major works mentioned to purchases of new equipment and decor, and of course dealing with any incidental problems, when informed. We are obviously disappointed these guests found our house not what they expected, in spite of regular attention and investment.
3 Jan 2012
"Don't believe the hype. This place is dreadful!"
When my family and I arrived at this house, we were horrified to find dog hairs (lots and lots of them) on the carpet. The hairs had even made their way into the linen basket where the "clean" sheets were kept and were also on some of the utensils in the kitchen. We contacted the owners in the UK immediately who told us they would investigate. The very next day an extremely aggressive local lady came hammering on the door explaining that she was the cleaner and suggesting that we were being unreasonable. When we showed her the hairs, she backed down and then complained that she simply wasn't given enough time to clean. We cleaned the place ourselves after this. The bathroom was also filthy. The shower curtain was mouldy and the tiles rotten. In the set of instructions that were provided for the house it was stated that all dirty sheets should be removed at the end of the let so that they can be cleaned. This is reasonable and usual. However, the instructions also said that duvet covers should NOT be removed as the cleaner will decide whether or not they need to be changed! In other words, THERE IS A VERY REAL CHANCE THAT YOU COULD BE SLEEPING UNDER AN UNWASHED DUVET COVER THAT THE PREVIOUS OCCUPIER HAS USED! I get the impression that the owners haven't visited the place for some time and are quite delusional when it comes to their own idea of what the house is like (just read their description!). Or perhaps they simply don't care...
We are obviously disappointed by this client's negative experience, which is a far cry from 7 years of positive feedback we have received from our many guests, some who have stayed two or three times, as can be seen from our online guestbook. We did everything possible at the time to respond to their issues, including a discount, and have remedied any genuine problems. The fact they feel we never visit and don't care - couldn't be further from the truth. We listen to all our customers, and constantly look at ways of improving and upgrading our much-loved house.
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