July & August fortnights and 3-4 week summer escapes now available
A delightful 2-bedroom terraced cottage just 100 metres from the waterfront, with a bijou patio terrace and air-conditioning to keep cool in the Mediterranean summer.
Bienvenue a la nouvelle Maison Tabarka - the latest Marseillan shared secret in the fishermen's quarter.
Park in the private courtyard outside your own front door, then step into the open-plan living space - your home from home for as long as you wish.
A modern and well- equipped kitchen, which boasts a ceramic hob, microwave and oven for cooking your fresh local fish and veg personally selected from the enticing stalls in Marseillan market.
Kettle and push-down cafetière for the first cup of the day.
With a washing machine tucked away in the cupboard under the stairs.
Whether you fancy a home-cooked meal, or seafood platter from your neighbours' oyster farms, fresh figs, salads and summer fruit from the market gardens, washed down with a bottle of wine from the winery at the corner, settle down at the wooden dining table, just by the kitchen, or step outside onto the secluded terrace, to dine under the stars or toast the new day over coffee and croissants for breakfast.
Flop in a comfy sofa or armchair for catching up with the weather report and news on TV.
Or logging on to the secure WiFi to check your emails or update your social media status.
Upstairs to two bedrooms:
The master bedroom with its double bed and air-conditioning and a twin room next door, with electric fan. Newly refitted shower room and WC.
Just yards away from long-time favourite port homes Les Chaluts, Terrasse des Pecheurs, Rives du Port and La Madeleine, tucked away just behind the Port Tabarka, this, our newest home in the quarter, may not have views across the water, but the south-facing patio, with its electric awning is a year-round sun trap, the fishing port just metres from your front door, and the restaurants on the quaysides only a couple of minutes stroll away and the historic village centre a mere five minute walk on market day.
The bonus is air-conditioning in the living room and the master bedroom. So you may remain chilled and fresh in the summer, and reverse the system to keep cosy and warm in midwinter.
The life of a fishing port continues all year round, so the new Maison Tabarka welcomes guests whatever the season.
When the swallows return to Marseillan in Spring, they celebrate with an exhilarating swirling display of aerobatics around the rooftops of the port, flitting from rue des Chantiers behind the house to rue des Pecheurs.
In autumn, the harvest moon rises, a rich plump apricot globe hovering above the lagoon, spilling a golden trail across the waters just around the corner - unforgettable. And Christmas sees the centre of the village transformed: maybe a skating rink, always chalets selling mulled wine from the local growers and the fabulous nativity scene under the covered market, lambs, donkeys, ducks and chickens grazing or pecking contentedly amongst the lifesize figures of wise men, shepherds and townsfolk.
For the year-end celebrations, Maison Tabarka may be available for stays of 2 weeks or longer over the Christmas and New Year period - enjoy the festivities or stay from Marseillan's Christmas Market to the start of the January Sales at the big department stores in nearby Beziers and Montpellier.
Now that the airport shuttle bus drops off in Marseillan - at only 1€60 each way, what better way of escaping the grey skies of home for the Mediterranean blue skies of the Port Tabarka.
Le salon-séjour est au rdc (avec sa cuisine bien equipée: avec plaque de cuisson vitroceramique, four electrique, micro-onde, refrigerateur et machine a laver).
Canapé, fauteuils, television, coin salle manger, donne sur une petite terrasse exposition sud.
Sans vue vers le port, mais avec table et chaises pour vos diners sous les etoiles et store pour vous proteger du soleil du midi.
Get in the mood to enjoy La Vie Marseillanaise by dipping into the award-winning Lazy France guidebook:
Voted the UK's Guidebook of the Year when it was first published, the book is back in print at last, with this reissue of the original edition.
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Contact us Stephane@MarseillanVillage.co.uk
07522 507 915 (UK)
06 06 75 65 59 (France)