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Le Jardin des Vignerons

June - September 2017: Just 3 weeks still available

Gorgeous home in a former winery
with heated swimming pool and gardens

4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
2 bathrooms/3 wcs
heated swimming pool
(+ optional duplex annexe for 2-4 extra guests)

4 chambres (8 couchages)
2 sdb/3 wc
piscine chauffee
(+ option annexe duplex: 2-4 couchages supplementaires)

New Pictures online - scroll down to explore

...New for 2017 Option of an extra duplex loft apartment or annexe built around the old winery vats...scroll down...

Swim in the sunlit pool, dappled with the shadows of orange and lemon trees, sip a glass of your neighbour’s wine under the tiled eaves of the garden abris... or dine under the skylight of the light and airy dining room.

Surrounded by terraces, gardens, lemon and olive trees, this very special house hides away in a sleepy cul de sac in Marseillan Village itself.

No need to drive out of time for your Languedoc Nirvana. The sense of calm begins as you click the remote control to open the driveway gates and park the car outside the tall unassuming building tucked behind public view.

A patio garden by the woodshed and a modest lawn outside the front door, then walk around the house to discover more distinctive and outside spaces, in a series of terraced gardens and outside rooms, then step inside your new home.

Until the start of the new millennium, this was a little family-run winery. In fact, the original vats may provide the very structure of the nee Le Loft annexe, where the stencilled batch numbers above the taps on the walls above the wet room, now echo the vintages of years gone by.

Imaginatively converted by a witty architect into a family house, the building adapts as easily to a role as a hideaway for two as to being a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom venue for a great family house party.

Cleverly designed to capture the sunshine and light of a Languedoc summer, with its atrium style dining room and trompe l'oeil mirror windows, the house still manages to become a cool sanctuary from the heat of the day, with its strong walls, designed to protect the wines from the noonday temperatures.

The ground floor can be a self-contained home in its own right, with a master bedroom and ensuite shower-room leading from the sitting room.

The open plan living space sprawls around the former wine cellars. A few discreet reminders of the building's past in the form of the soft scatter cushions evoking the great wines of France - Sancerre, Chablis, Bordeaux, Chanteauneuf du Pape - in the country of Picpoul de Pinet, Noilly Prat and Ricard!

You may choose your own soundtrack, by connecting your phone or music player to the hifi or simply browse the owner's eclectic tastes.

The house CD collection that ranges from current sounds back to the crooners and chanteuses of the past.

 

Literally scores of discs to choose from stacked up by the sound system on the old wooden buffet.

Rediscover the icons of chanson and the idols of your own past as you work your way through classic tracks by Jacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg then go on to Judy Garland and Dean Martin, Bob Dylan to reggae and jazz.

Check out the music memorabilia on the walls as you listen to Count Basie or Steve Harley!

The CD library and the video collection proved firm favourites with our guests during the house's first seasons welcoming visitors.

Guests choosing to book the extra Le Loft room or annexe have a second big screen to enjoy the movies away from the rest of the family. And an exclusive private collection of music and movies to enjoy upstairs.

Meanwhile, downstairs, for everyone, we have the cosy sitting room with fireplace and large L shaped sofa is great for chilling out or snuggling up in front of a favourite movie from the generous DVD selection.

Around the corner the large bright sunny and very well equipped kitchen has a breakfast bar, with a brace of bar stools, that is an ideal rendezvous for that secret early petit dejeuner a deux for the grown ups, whilst the rest of the sleepyheads doze on in their cosy bedrooms upstairs.

You can set the main table later for the croissants and baguettes and home made jam from the lady in the market when everyone else surfaces.

This kitchen, with preparation space on all four sides and windows to the front lawn and patio, boasts a high-level oven and an eye-level microwave, a great hob, plenty of work spaces, a dishwasher, the essential gadgets and all you need to prepare delicious meals for family and friends around the 8-seater table in the dining room area – a double height space, almost an atrium, with its huge glass windows, once the full length doors to let the tractors into the winery.

The dining room, overlooked only by internal windows from two of the three upstairs bedrooms, is not your only option for a dinner party.

That glass wall opens to a raised terrace above the pool area, where around another family sized table you may enjoy your meal under a shady awning with the scent of the ripening citrus trees beneath the terrace.

Visit throughout the year to enjoy the blossom or the fresh fruit, depending on the season.  Open the gates to step down to the good sized heated swimming pool that runs the full length of the house, from the lawn and flower beds by the old stone wall to the summer kitchen, a tiled food preparation area with its own bread oven (perfect for home made pizzas) and a great abris – shelter from the summer sun, terracotta tiles roofs and an outdoor poolside lounge of chairs and recliners.

Climb the steps to walk around these converted outbuildings and step down to the extra secret garden, where new vines will soon be planted as a late summer treat for our guests.

Back in the house itself, a glass door from the hallways leads to the first floor, with another three very good sized double bedrooms. Two of which have windows looking down into the dining area and out to the pool terrace. .

All four bedrooms are spacious, air conditioned and boast comfortable double beds, and there is a style to suit every taste. You may prefer traditional carved wooden furniture or a more modern open style. One room boasts a grand glass-fronted bookcase for catching upon your reading, another has a writing desk by the open window - perfect peace and quiet for updating your holiday blog.

The main bathroom is designed for pampering, a proper bathtub as well as a step-up walk-in shower.

This is a house and gardens for many moods and all points of the sundial. Well-kept flower beds on a sun-trap patio on one side, a shady lawn to the west, just right for hiding under the oldest of the olive trees when the eastern pool side terrace is catching the heat of the afternoon.

 

Behind the terracotta roof and chimney of the summer kitchen, in the former kitchen garden, grab some summer fruit from the tree or discover another corner, another awning, for a quiet moment by yourself. 

Perhaps you will find your own corner of the house.

There is a grand glass fronted old book case in one of the bedrooms.

A full set of encyclopaedias, old fench family recipe books and stacks of hardbacks and paperbacks to help you catch up on your forgotten classroom French.

Another bedroom has a desk by the window - maybe this is the holiday when you finally write your own bestseller.

Stay in bed til you've checked out the local weather reports for the day on the TV in the master bedroom on the ground floor.

WEEKLY PRICES IN 2017

(winter rates now reduced by over 20%)
winter
hiver
£ 790
no pool
Easter & April
avril et paques
£ 1200
May/October
mai/octobre
£ 1390
June/September
juin/septembre
£ 1450
July - August
juillet-aout
£ 1850
Christmas NY
noel/fetes
£ 1000
no pool

*Prix ci-dessus en livres sterling

Email us for details of our latest prices in Euros

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Optional Extras:

 

LE LOFT: Bedroom, movie Room

 

LE LOFT PLUS : two storey annexe with the duplex bedroom and movie room, with its own kitchen, living room and and wet room

From summer 2017, (and for a weekly supplement), you may add the owner's private apartment annexe with its duplex loft-room, built above the original wine vats.

This special space not only has a raised double bed, but a huge TV screen for watching DVD movies from the main house selection, and a comfy sofa - sofa-bed for film night away from the rest of the family. There is an ensuite washroom and wc on the same level.

A private staircase leads downstairs to the former garage and wine store, with its sunken wet room with shower and a newly fitted kitchen with the latest appliances and dining space for 2 or 4 by the original wine vats.

 

Choose to book either an extra bedroom or the complete annexe - to expand the Jardin des Vignerons to the max.

Just like the main house, Le Loft is a shrine to so many legends of popular music, and the duplex has its own movie and CD collection to enjoy away from the rest of the villa. On the walls between the home cinema screen and the bed above the wine vat are framed mementos of David Bowie, The Who, Leonard Cohen, The Sex Pistols and more, spanning half a century of contemporary music culture.

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You might be forgiven for imaging that a spacious 4 bedroom home such as this, with its swimming pool and gardens mostly shaded from street lights would be someway out of town.

But in fact Le Jardin des Vignerons is in the heart of Marseillan itself. Before the war, the avenue Jean Jaures was the expensive tree-lined avenue de la Gare, where wine makers would load their barrels onto trains to send their wines out to a waiting world.

You may still see traces of the old station building on the long abandoned railway line close by the house.

So all is less then 400 yards from the centre of the village itself, with the Marianne statue on place Republique at the top of the street and popular restaurants such as the Boulevard, Table d’Emilie and Le Glacier under 5 minutes saunter from your front door.

Follow the boulevard down to the port for an evening on the quays and have a gentle amble home.

Meanwhile, scroll down the page to discover more secrets of the winemakers gardens in the heart of old Marseillan ...

A DECOUVRIR ...

Notre coup de coeur: Ancien chai des vignerons au quartier residentiel: Marseillan centre village.

Une belle maison originale avec des jardins, patios et terrasses a 5 minutes a pied des restaurants et la place du marché.

 

L'ancien chai a été transformée en une maison de caractère.

Quatre chambres climatisees (1 au rdc avec sde) et 2 sdb. 3 wc a la maison et 4eme au bord de la piscine.

...Special 2017: Possibilite de louer notre appartement annexe "Le Loft" - duplex chambre/salon supplementaire - avec grand lit et salon grand ecran pour DVDs, sde "wetroom" et cuisine - contactez nous pour infos ... et tarif

Au rez de chaussée, trouvez le salon et une excellente cuisine bien équipée.

Lave vaiselle, lave linge, four electrique, micro onde, four vitrocaremique, cafetiere, grille-pain etc:

La cuisine donnant sur une salle à manger spacieuse et lumineuse, donnant sur les terrasses autour de la piscine chaussée au jardin des oliviers, orangiers et citronniers.

A decouvrir:

Cuisine d'été avec four a pain et plancha pour vos repas al fresco et soirees au clair de la lune

Abris de piscine avec des chaises longues.

 

Patio avec des oliviers. Pelouse a l'ombre.

pour vos semaines au Jardin des Vignerons:

email: Stephane@MarseillanVillage.co.uk

SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THIS SPECIAL HOUSE

which has wifi throughout.
Upstairs bathroom has a bath and a shower and more..
Downstairs: ensuite shower to master bedroom...
Always a special place for peace and quiet ..
... and a refreshing gimpse of the pool

Living room for comfy flopping
linger long at the table
any time of the day
or simply explore inside and out...
for somewhere green ... or blue to while away the hours ....
Bienvenue au Jardin des Vignerons a Marseillan ... where everyonehas their own favourite poolside spot...

Contact us:

 

email:

Stephane@MarseillanVillage.co.uk

 

Telephone:

(UK) 07522 507 915

0844 284 4430
(France) 06 36 69 08 81

04 67 21 75 66

 

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