Traditional portside charm with modern comforts
Superbe maison du port au quartier des pecheurs
In the "fishermen's street" of Marseillan village's quiet Tabarka harbour, this smart 3-bedroom, 2-bath townhouse is a favourite hideaway, just a gentle stroll from the
bustling restaurants and cafes of the main port.
A couple of hundred yards from those quayside tables, yet who would guess from the timelessness of the Tabarka where the only sounds of a summer evening come from the
dusk cries of crickets and swallows, the calls of optimistic seabirds following a late returning fishing boat and the gentle tinkle of the breeze rustling through the rigging of boats safely moored
for the night.
The oyster beds of the etang provide fabulous seafood suppers to be savoured on the south-facing terrace and market fresh ingredients can always be prepared in the fully fitted kitchen in the bright
and airy first floor salon.
On the Ground Floor:
Tiled porchway leading to the Entrance hall, double bedroom and bathroom/wc.
A comfortable double-bedroom makes a virtual suite, with the bathroom next door featuring a proper bath rub as well as the overhead shower. Popular with parents when the top floorbedrooms and shower are the domain of the younger members of the family.
On the First Floor:
The salon-sejour with smart, modern, fully-fitted kitchen, complete with the option to cook with either gas or electricity.
A brand new oven and microwave in 2014, a family sized fridge-freezer make preparing meals all part of the fun
The integrated dishwasher and washing machine guarantees that nothing becomes too much of a choree
The comfortable lounge and dining area, with TV and DVD player, its excellent new sound system leads to the sunny south-facing terrace with its outdoor dining suite.
ENJOY UNLIMITED WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS DURING YOUR STAY AT THE TERRASSE DES PECHEURS.
You may take your laptop out onto the terrace to email family and friends or enjoy the cool comfort of a bedroom workstation for your moments online.
If you are travelling a deux, why not invite friends to come and join your for your secod week - they can have their own part of the house after all. And you may meet up for drinks on the terrace!
When the sun is at its height - remember this south facing house basks in the glorious sunshine all year round - we've worn T-shirts on the terrace on Christmas afternoon (although we needed our pullovers by evening!) - and summer is relentlessly golden, the living room provides cool shade as the wind gently billows the drapes and filters the sunlight.
Here, you can snuggle up with a good read and lose yourself in the guilty pleasures of flit-lit, reading other people's Languedoc adventures.
Or you could spread out a large scale map of the region and lean over the kitchen table, planning your own excursions to the many treats and treasures of the coast and the arriere pays.
So bring your books and maps with you - choose from the excellent range of bargains at the LanguedocBookshop.com: click HERE
Otherwise you could always take pot luck, and perhaps pick up a reliable Le Carre or John Grisham from the shelves at the house, and settle down for an afternoon under the new awning on the south facing terrace.
Look out on the sleepy street when the breeze blows from the church tower and hear the village bell chime the (approximate) hour and turn your head and peek down towards the little boatyard of the Port Tabarka, the view punctuated by the masts of sailing boats.
Then again, when the summer sun is just too much find a comfy corner inside the house and declare this chair your very own!
Climb the smart tiled stairs in their wooden frame to the Second Floor:
This floor, with a shower room and wc, is home to the sunny south-facing master bedroom and a third twin bedroom.
Fling open the shutters each morning to greet the dawn.
From the bedrooms, look out over the Pêcheurs quarter. The back bedroom has views across to the lagoon. The front room peeks over a neighbours old stone wall to a garden filled with mature fig trees and bamboo
From the twin room at the back of the house, you may wake up to sunrise views over the spectacular oysterbeds of the Etang de Thau, the quaint little Port Tabarka and other vistas to the mountain-lined horizon across the little park.
This house is simply perfect for families with teenage kids - and also ideal for two couples too.
Since with bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground and top floors, and the living area in no man's land, peace reigns supreme as each party has its own space at each end of the day!
No wonder that this house has been a firm favourite with our guests for many years.
So, why not check with us when you too can take time to enjoy the real Marseillan from the comfort and ideal location of La Terrasse des Pecheurs, The family home in the fishermen's street by the
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"I taste the wind, and know the day; The fishermen's rule, the farmer's way"
Aux quartier des pecheurs et a deux pas de vos voisins vignerons, notre maison se trouve au port Tabarka.
Le port de Marseillan Ville est choisi par le Figaro comme 'Un Nouvel Art de Vivre' (2009) et par The Times de Londres 'Comme St Tropez avant Bardot'.
La Terrasse des Pecheurs, est notre havre de la paix de la rue des Pecheurs, rendezvous des hirondelles et des goellands. trouvez une maison familiale, a la fois tranditionale et moderne, sur trois
Au rdc - une chambre à grand lit avec salle des bains avec baignoire et wc.
Au 2eme l'etage familiale - deux chambres (1 à grand lit,1 avec deux lits simple et coin bureau), et salle d'eau/douche.
Le salon-séjour de 22 m² au premier étage, avec TV et DVD et wifi.
Une cuisine encastrée est moderne et très bien équippée (lave-linge, lave-vaiselle, plaque électrique et gaz, four et micro-onde, réfrigérateur, congelateur).
La petite terrasse au premier étage (exposition sud) est également équippée avec table et chaises en bois.
Vous pouvez garer votre voiture devant la maison.
Profitez de notre wifi gratuit et illimite a la maison.
La rue de Pecheurs est dans un quartier residentiel. La maison se trouve a 100 metres du port et a 250 metres du parc Tabarka avec sa petite plagette et le wakepark Kit'hau avec petite buvette au bord de l'Eau.
La Cave Madeleine St Jean est a 50 metres
pour des bons vins de Marseillan. Et le parc a huitres a 5 minutes a pied - pour des dejeuners barbecue autour des moules et sardines en ete.
Pour reserver votre sejour a la Terrasse des Pecheurs:
"The perfect base for discovering the village and the port, the waterfront and the wonderful Languedoc country side."
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.
EMAIL US TO DISCUSS WINTER LONG BREAKS
... or take it easy, look out the back bedroom window of the house, and enjoy the views of the Port Tabarka and the lagoon beyond!
Ask for information on sight-seeing, itineraries, wine tasting, dining further afield and other trips. We can also arrange cycle hire (subject to availablity and a locally paid deposit). Weekly bookings Saturday 5pm - Saturday 10am. Other changeover days possible out of season to take advantage of Ryanair's best fares.
BON APETIT With fine dining in the village, comfort food on the quaysides, crepes and ice cream for treats between meals and the option of a glass of rose and tapas at a cafe or brasserie table, you need only stroll around the corner to take refreshment as the locals indulge in water jousting or the eccentric Marseillanais sport of Lou Capelet.
Should you really want to earn an appetite or simply cool down, there is plenty to do out at sea, on the lagoon or along the canal:
Boating and watersports within a few minutes walk of the house.
The Kithau wakepark is an adventure playground on the waters of the lagoon itself. Just a couple of hundred yards from the house, the beach shack bar/cafe is host to some great water sport for first time and experienced adventurers
Miles of long sandy beaches on the Med and the infinite leafy tree-lined Canal de Midi, with its timeless locks and solitary fishermen... the canal that decants into the lagoon at the Bagnas nature serve, the wetlands and pools home to our own flamingos and egrets, kingfishers and herons. Join the rangers for a summer sunset ramble...
Further afield, dip in clear mountain lakes and canoe white
waters in the gorges of Haut Languedoc as eagles soar above. Play Pétanque on the shady village square or book a tennis court along the Oystermen's road. Children can always let off steam in the Parc Tabarka playground two minutes walk away - skate ramps, volleyball and table tennis areas.
Shopping: Sunday morning's legendary Brocante fleamarkets at Marseillan Plage resort, 5 minutes drive from the village, hailed by BBC TV as the ultimate continental boot fairs. Find Gallé crystal, Limoges teacups and 1950s copies of Paris Match alongside antique bedspreads and wedding dresses.
Dozens of Domaines offer wine tastings (local Picpoul de Pinet white wine ideal with oysters).
The village co-operative is on the other side of the port and the nearest private winery is just yards from your front door.
Further afield, great St Chinian, Corbières and Faugères vintages are but a sip and drive away.
Closer to home, Marseillan's world famous vermouth Noilly Prat, ever the heart of a true dry martini. Famers markets sell Fougasse breads, Pelardon cheeses and garrigue herbs.
Nightlife - amusement parks at beachside resorts across the water, late night bars selling mussels and frites, even the Casino buzz of Cap d'Agde.
Fabulous festivals from October's celebrations of the Vin Primeur, with dancing and toasting on the quayside to the Spring Olive Oil fêtes in the hills to midsummer music and fireworks in Marseillan's village square.
All reservations must be accompanied by a 25% deposit. Balance 8 weeks before arrival.
We also require a security deposit against breakages of £150 or 200 euros, refunded 7 days after departure.
Prices quoted do not include linens - available at a modest charge. £20 winter electricty/heating supplement.
Contact us now by clicking here or by emailing
Stéphane Fichet at
or telephone on
(+33) 606 75 65 59 in France
or 07522 507 915 from the UK