The portside charm of our townhouse in the fishermen's and winegrowers' quarter.
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.
A comfortable double-bedroom makes a virtual suite, with the bathroom next door featuring a proper bath tub as well as a shower option.
Popular with parents when the two top-floor bedrooms and shower-room are the domain of the younger members of the family.
Another door off the hallway leads to a secure bicycle store.
This house is the first choice for cyclists as the perfect base for countless bike rides around the area. There is an unrivalled network of cycle lanes linking Marseillan to nearby towns and villages.
Ride through the vineyards to the historic centre of Agde. Or join the brand new network that embraces the lagoon, a perfect circuit for a two wheeled adventure throthe seafood fishing villages of Balaruc and Meze to the canals of the port of Sete. Then ride home along the Lido coastal path, besides miles and miles of Mediterranean beaches all the way to Marseillan Plage.
Visit us in June, when you may sign up to join the annual Tour Thau event, where your yellow t-shirt with pride and join in a celebration lunch and festivities at the finishing line.
Up the stairs at Terrasse de Pecheurs to the first floor living area:
Here is the sunny south-facing salon-sejour with smart, modern, fully-fitted kitchen, complete with the option to cook with either gas or electricity.
Four-ring hob, oven and microwave, 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 chore.
The comfortable lounge and dining area, with TV and DVD player, its excellent new sound system leads to the 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 second week - they can have their own part of the house after all. And you may meet up for drinks on the terrace!
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.
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. or simply sort out a stack of bedtime reading to keep close by on the coffee table.
Look out on the sleepy street when the breeze blows from the church tower and hear the village bell chime the (approximate) hour. The view from the terrace overlooks neighbouring gardens, or choose to peer out the kitchen window towards the Port Tabarka, the view of Sete across the lagoon punctuated by the masts of sailing boats.
After an evening on the terrace, toasting the moonrise over the lagoon, and reliving the highlights of the day Climb the smart tiled stairs in their wooden frame to the Second Floor of Terrasse des Pecheurs:
This top level, with a shower room and wc, is home to the bright south-facing master bedroom and a third bedroom with twin beds and views across the water.
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 port Tabarka.
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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 niveaux.
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."
You may park your car outside your own front door on rue des Pecheurs.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 are inclusive of local taxes, but do not include linens - available at a modest charge.
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