Magical home in the shadow of Marseillan's famous belltower, this offers the ultimate in village living - just two minutes stroll from the legendary gastronomic quaysides of a picturesque
Sleeps up to 8
Despite more than a dozen restaurants barely a whistle from the front door, you may not want to leave the house.
In the fabulous modern kitchen, you can prepare memorable meals each evening.
Monsieur Ricard sells fine oysters from his counter around the corner and the market and bakeries are yards away.
You don't even have to wash up - as the dishwasher takes care of the plates whilst you watch the sunset behind the church tower, spilling a rich gold and red wake
across the teracotta roof tiles from your terrace to the horizon.
Dine indoors by a real log fire in winter, dine outside on one of the house's terraces and balconies on a sultry summer night.
Cosy up with a good book and glass of Picpoul de Pinet, shutters closed against the outside world, or lean out on the wrought iron railings to hear the sounds of a pena band wafted on a refreshing evening breeze from the banks of the lagoon. Inside, the house has every comfort.
Take time to discover your favourote corner - tucked away by the fireside, a private nook by the bedroom shutters, amid the creeping greenery of a terrace, the
seclusion of the mezzanine above the kitchen, or perhaps merely stretched out on the sofa.
On the first floor:
Two spacious double bedrooms have their own ensuite bathrooms, whilst a third twin bedroom has access to yet another bathroom - this a magnificent state of the art modern wetroom for showers a deux!
The master bedroom suite has the ultimate in pampering: ... not just the spacious bathroom ... nor the walk in wardrobe/dressing area ...but its own private terrace for breakfast al fresco, or sipping a glass of Herault's finest against the ivy-covered terracotta bullestrade as a special night cap.
Upstairs to the spacious top floor:
Here the open-plan living room, kitchen and dining areas are spread across the whole house
Just a few steps from the dining table, up on the roof, discover an extra luxury, a sun terrace for private sunbathing or special dinners under the stars.
The living room with its double height ceiling opens up to age old beams, well lit by spot lights, has comfy furniture for flopping, that fully fitted
kitchen, wide windows leading out to the terrace and soaking up the very last rays of a summer sunset.
There is even a mezzanine for puting up extra overnight guests and doubling as a Den with a small TV with English language channels. And the house has plenty of quiet spaces for emailing friends and uploading your holiday memories to YouTube, Instagram and the holiday blog.
All centred around the splendid fireplace and hearth. If you can tear yourself away from the fireside, step outside and look over the rooftops of Marseillan, or go downstairs to lean over the iron balconies and chat to passers by and neighbours on their way to the midnight craft market in summer.
Downstairs, a good-sized garage means you can park your car safely and securely. And there is a washing machine for all your laundry needs.
janvier - mars
July - August
juillet - aout
Christmas New Year
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Ask about off-peak MIDWEEK CHANGEOVER DAYS to help you save money on flights to the Med.
Monday arrivals and departires in peak summer - means you avoid the airport delays and traffic jams at the weekend
All reservations must be accompanied by a 25% deposit. Balance 8 weeks before arrival. We also require a security deposit against breakages of £150, refunded 7 days after departure. Prices quoted do not include linens - available at a modest charge. [*] £35 winter electricty/heating supplement.
Enjoy our diary of events in and around Marseillan and the region during your stay, with tips on nearby markets and festivals and reviews of the best restaurants in
the village and port.
Ask for information on sight-seeing, itineraries, wine tasting, dining further afield and other trips, from visiting a goat farm to taste delicious cheeses to catching the local overnight ferry to Palma and the Balaerics!
We can also advise on where to arrange cycle hire (subject to availablity and a locally paid deposit).
Weekly bookings Monday 5pm - Monday 10am in peak summer. Other changeover days possible out of season to take advantage of Ryanair's best fares. So come to us on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday in the spring opr Autumn and come home to lou Cantovent in Marseillan.
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La maison vigneronne au pied du clocher
Au coeur du village a deux pas de l'Eglise et 200 metres des quais du port et des nombreux restaurants, Lou Cantovent vous attend...
3 sde 2 wc
Entre le village et le port, et 100 metres du marche hebdomadaire, decouvrez cette grande et tres belle maison vigneronne avec tout confort. Et ses grandes volumes ...notament au salon cuisine et la terrasse principale au 2eme etage.
La maison a ete bien renovee avec beaucoup de gout.
Grand salon-sejour avec poutres apparentes, vaste cheminee; l'espace tele et canape lit se trouvent a la mezzanine.
Cuisine tres bien equipée: lave-vaiselle, plaque, four, micro-onde, réfrigérateur/congélateur. Lave-linge dans la garage.
Au 1ere etage trouvez 3 grandes chambres et 3 sde/sde
Chambre 1 avec grand lit, terrasse, salle des bains et un dressing.
Chambre 2 avec grand lit et sde
Chambre 3 avec 2 lits simples
sde familiale, 2 wc
Wifi. Grand garage pour 2 voitures.
Prix du 510 au 1050 euros/semaine
Lou Cantovent is an old Maison Vigneronne, traditional Marseillan home, and is steeped in the history of the oldest village in
Discover the tales and legends of the village; learn how the church tower outside your window was planned centuries before it was finally built, and find out the secrets behind the names on the streets that wind around the house.
The story of how a village grew around a church and a port flourished when the Canal du Midi arrived makes fascinating reading.
And the tale is best appreciated when read within the old stones of Marseillan itself. Lou Cantovent is a great place for picking up a paperback or switching on the Kindle, for relaxing with an old yarn or new thriller, for glazing over the printed word as you laze in the sun on the secret terrace, or for curling up in winter in a cosy chair by a roaring fire that fills the room with the scent of roasting vine stock. Whether your choice of holiday reading is the Lazy Marseillan guide or a Dan Brown or Kate Mosse tale of the Cathar secrets in the hills beyond the village; whether you relax with a vintage Agatha Christie or this months warts-and-all confessional memoir: as the song has it - Relaxez-vous
and plan your bedtime reading before you arrive ....