Unexpected treat at the heart of Marseillan
...2017 and 2018 seasons - now unavailable!
This villa was built for a former mayor of the village. And it still stands at the very core of Marseillan life.
Villa comfort in the heart of the bustling port Just 50 yards from the quaysides, with their cafe and restaurant tables, at the head of the port of Marseillan itself.
From the breakfast terrace, you can watch the port waking up for the day, smell the fresh croissants and baguettes from the local bakers, see the cafe owners hosing
down their terraces, the shopkeepers and gallery owners setting out their wares as Albert of Atouvents prepares to take out the first passengers aboard his sailing boat.
Indulge yourself with a glass of the award-winning Chardonnay or Terret white wines of Marseillan, produced by the owner of the villa, a local vigneron, as the villagers gather at the bouledrome at
the side oft he house to play their time honoured games of petanque.On Friday mornings, boules give way to bric a brac, between May and October, when the town Brocante sets up its stalls, antiques,
oldbrass light fittings, retro garden furniture and glorious glassware on sale under the shady trees.
In the evening, glance through the dining room window at the moonlight reflected in the still waters of the port and toast the gentle tinkling sounds of the rigging of boats moored close by.
This spacious bungalow has a bright and airy livng room salon and dining area, with windows facing south, east and north for all day sunshine.
Two sets of double doors open onto the raised terrace - the perfect spot for breakfast and for watching the comings and goings of the port across the hedges, trees and laurier rose bushes of the patio.
A sunny kitchen and morning room overlooks another patio. The good sized and sunny breakfast area is well equipped with a new oven, four ring hob, microwave, a dishwasher and a fridge-freezer. A kitchen table and chairs for a quiet moment over the first coffee of the day!
Three comfortable bedrooms 2 doubles and one twin, are tastefully furnished with plenty of storeage space.
A large smart bathroom with bath, and modern washbasin vanity unit also has plenty of shelf space for the family. There is a seperate wc.
An extra shower in the garage is ideal for washing the sand from your feet and hair after a day at the beach.
The laundry room beyond the pantry has a washing machine and access to the garden. The house has a secure garage, and plenty of room to park extra cars on the driveway.
The most centrally situated property on this site, Villa Louis is ideal for travelling without your car (despite the garage and gated driveway). For the airport huttle leaves outside the front door and there are regular buses to Agde, Beziers, Sete and Marseillan Plage. Just yards from the house is the village Post Office and newsagents.
The Tuesday morning market begins to wind its way into town from the boulevard Lamartine at the top of the street, and the small boutiques, hairdressing salons and specialist shops are just a couple of minutes walk away.
hilst the fishmongers and fruiterers set up their stalls in the market hall itself several days a week, Tuesday is the day to find a range of charcuterie and cheeses, home made cakes baked by local farmers, and loads of fresh olives and herbs.
Buy lavender or herbal fragranced soaps as easy baggage light gifts to take home, or a gerous portion of paella to enjoy as you lunch on your own portside terrace.
Market Day in Marseillan is an institution and the stals begin just a few yards along the road at the roundabout and meander into the heart of the village itself.
In Summer, visit your next door neighbour to buy fresh fruit grown on her land, the Domaine Carayon wine estate in Marseillan.
Behind the house, a small grove of tall old pine trees shields the villa from the shops.
A dozen super restaurants within three minutes of the house, the village bouledrome just yards away and the port on your doorstep for a boat trip out onto the Thau lagoon of the Mediterranean.
The local wine merchant has 500 labels to choose from, and the owner of the house sells his wines in the village cellars just 300 yards along the quayside. Sailing, tennis and cycling to work up an appetite and some stunning walks to round off an excelent meal. the theatre - great jazz evenings - is 100 yards away and the nearest bakery just 50 paces from your table.
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(price per week)
|Off season||£ 520|
|July - August||£ 900|
|Christmas /NY||£ 699|
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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.
Summer weekly bookings Saturday 5pm - Saturday 10am. Other changeover days possible out of season to take advantage of Ryanair's best fares.
All reservations must be accompanied by a 25% deposit. Balance to be settled up 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.
The dining room terrace looks down to the port
Dining at the Villa Louis
A good sized bathroom