June - September 2018: Just 6 weeks still available
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
(+ option annexe duplex: 2-4 couchages supplementaires)
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...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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2018
(winter rates now reduced by over 20%)
|Easter & April
avril et paques
|July - August
*Prix ci-dessus en livres sterling
Email us for details of our latest prices in Euros
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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.
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.
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.
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: