It is morning in Marseillan... and the day is all yours

LE JARDIN SECRET our garden hideaway


Village house

with Garden & Terrace

3 beds, 2 baths, 3 wcs   - sleeps 8-9

NEW FOR Summer 2016:

Optional Garden Studio sleeping 2 with shower/wc et summer kitchen.

Supplement £150


Maison de Village

avec Jardin et Terrasse et WIFI

8-9 couchages

3 chambres, 2 sdb, 2 wc

voir dessous - version francaise 

 £920  July/August


Who said you can’t have everything: In the narrow winding streets of old Marseillan, discover a 3 bedroom traditional village house … with a difference.

Our special treasure for summer has a secret garden behind the high stone walls. Not only this, but a suntrap terrace on the first floor. And if you decide to bring or hire bikes, then store them in the garage downstairs.

But it is the garden, that special secret, that makes a stay in the rue Vedel so different.

Away from prying eyes, in a warren of centuries-old streets and alleys, where monks and pilgrims once crossed the paths of merchants and mariners between the rue de l'Hopital and rue de la Danse, here is open space, yet private, where families can while away a summer afternoon and couples may toast the stars in the summer sky above.

Bienvenue au Jardin Secret, a private square in the historic centre of Marseillan where you may be alone in the bustling heart of the oldest village in France.

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Freshly modernised and redecorated, this garden hideaway is ideal for larger families or groups of friends, as extra hidden beds and a sofa bed mean that up to 9 can sleep here if friends come to stay.

The rue Vedel runs from the town hall to the site of the historic hospital, and has always been at the very heart of Marseillan life.

This part of the village dates back to the Hundred Years War between England and France, when the first ramparts were built to defend the villagers against the army of Edward the Black Prince.

Today’s visitors will find themselves far more welcome. Let yourself in and open the electric shutters to park the car in the garage.Walk through the garage to see the patio garden. Then back inside and up the traditional turning staircase to the main living room.

Bigger than some holiday homes, with over 400 square feet of bright and airy indulgence. Large windows at both ends of the room bathe the space in natural light all day long.

This also brings you the refreshing bonus of wonderful through breezes in summertime, which you may top up with a mobile air-conditioning unit, should you prefer!

Forget the unpacking and just flop down on the luxurious leather bean-bag style sofa, big enough for the whole family to snuggle up in front of the 32inch plasma screen TV and DVD. And with the remote in your hand, you may culture hop between French and English language TV channels. With your laptop, netbook, smartphone or iPad, you may keep in touch with the outside world, thanks to new wifi connection. There is a second sofa at the end of the room. Plenty of space for a carefully stored folding bed.

... Scroll down to discover our extra ground-floor studio apartment for larger groups...

As well as the smart contemporary dining suite for eight, a breakfast bar and three stalls perch by the open plan kitchen with its large family-sized fridge, dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, and everything you need to prepare memorable meals to savour when you come home from the market.

Step out onto a sun-trap south-facing terrace for your aperitif, a glass or two of Marseillan’s chilled Terret wine, with those deliciously addictive picholine olives from the nearby groves of Clermont l'Herault helps work up an appetite. An electric awning keeps the noonday sun at bay, but in the evening, the gentler setting sun paints the terrace walls with a honeyed glow.


You may prefer to eat downstairs in the garden, where an old abris shelter on the patio area against the tall stone walls offers afternoon shade, and there is a barbecue for grilling those fresh sardines and seabass bought direct from the fisherwomen’s counters next to the village church. A glass table seats 6-8 comfortably.

Since you can never have too many bathrooms when the whole family is on holiday there is a second wc off the living room, by the stairs leading to the top floor.

Lovely old-style wooden doors contrast with the cool whitewashed walls here.

The master double bedroom suite is spacious with a Juliette window, exposed beams and views over the Marseillan rooftops.

A brand new ensuite shower, recently installed, is big enough for two to share.

The main bathroom is surprisingly large for an older house, and it boasts twin washbasins, a corner bath with shower above and a heated towel rail.

There is a separate wc on the landing. The second bedroom has a double bed and original wooden beams.

And there is an electric velux window shutter to ward off the dawn after a late night toasting the stars of the Mediterranean summer nights.

Low Season from only £299 pw

April & Easter £399 pw

Peak Summer just  £920 pw

September and June @ £599 pw

Mid Season from only £450 pw

email us for our current prices in euros

The third room is ideal for the kids, and very versatile indeed.

A single bed in one corner and the coveted bunk beds to be argued over on the other side of the room

From July 2016
- At garden level, discover our optional extra studio space: a double bedroom, shower room and wc off the summer kitchen. Just £150 extra to sleep up to two more guests.


      Pour notre descriptif        en francais...       voir dessous        

Au coeur du quartier historique de Marseillan,

trouvez notre maison traditionelle, modernisée et rennovée en 2010.

Une maison familiale a deux pas des restaurants et le marche hebdomadaire.
Bienvenue au jardin secret de la rue Vedel a Marseillan.


Garage (avec volets electriques), wc, buanderie (avec machine a laver).
Acces jardin 35m2 – patio, pelouse, abris, salon de jardin

Au 1ere etage:
Grand salon-sejour exposition nord et sud. Tres confortable: Table & 8 chaises, canapé, canapé lit. Cuisine bien equippée – four, 4 plaques gaz, micro-onde etc. Climatisation portable. wc.
Acces terrasse (exposition sud) avec table et chaises, store électrique.

Au 2eme etage:
Chambre 1: grand lit, balcon, ventilateur et douche.
Chambre 2: grand lit
Chambre 3: 2 lits-superposées + lit d’appoint
SdB – Baignoire avec douche, 2 eviers.
wc independant

*Prix ci-dessus en livres sterling

NOUVEAUTE 2016 - Option studio supplementaire: A partir de juillet: chambre (2 couchages) plus sde/wc au rez du jardin avec acces cuisine d'ete. Supplement 200 euros

Merci de nous contacter pour nos tarifs en Euros


Pour toute la famille: chez vous a Marseillan

Bonne nuit au Jardin Secret, au coeur du village