Lovely views from the patio out towards the sea. This is a minutes walk from the harbour and its restaurants yet the cost is very reasonable. The kitchen was excellently equipped right down to having an oyster opener. Speaking of which a pleasant 5-10 minute walk in the other direction and you can buy oysters, mussels and clams directly from the producer's. If you fancy someone else doing the work there are restaurants where the producer's cut out the middleman and offer not only excellent value for money but also incredibly fresh shellfish. Plenty of hot water in the cottage and a powerful shower. We visited lots of other places including some great river beaches all not far away. Highly recommend this rental.
We had nice holidays. We felt good. This is a nice place. Beautiful excursion destinations. And we will come back again.
Marseillan is located on the beautiful etang du Thau famous for it's oysters, the Canal du Midi also runs into the etang, there are lots of lovely bars and restaurants . The area is very handy for exploring the South of France and Northern Spain. The property is clean and well kept and easy access to a caretaker if required all at a very reasonable price.
Overlooking the etang towards Sete and 2 minutes walk from the harbour this immaculate house offers all amenities we have required for our visits including tv and wifi. Having stayed on several occasions we can highly recommend both the location and what the property offers visitors to the delightful little harbour town of Marseillan in its own right and as a centre for exploring the general area. A stroll into the town centre followed by coffee and croissant on the house's little walled terrace looking at the water makes an ideal start to anyone's day whatever your plans!
Marseillan is on the south coast, near to Agde, Sete and Meze. If you need larger places, there is Beziers, Narbonne and Montpellier in easy reach. There is just so much to see and do in this region, we were at this Gite in 2015 and 2016, now thinking we will return in 2017.
The Gite, although small compared to many, is lovely, well equipped, a home from home. Situated at the end of the harbour car park in a quiet road. Nothing beats sitting on the verandah in the early evening of a hot day, with a glass of wine or a meal, with the very few local people passing wishing you 'Bon appetite'.
We are very experienced 'Giters' having spen the last 10 years or so doing about 6 Gites each year. This one is at the top of the list for us.
There is a hard to define ambience to Marseillan; this manifests itself after several days when you are conscious of a strong sense of well being. This is a combination of pleasant people, nice bars, restaurants and the convenience of everything to hand. It is a short and pleasant walk to the shops with a large busy market on Tuesdays. The town is small so you get quickly absorbed into the routine of living there; it this routine that gets you thoroughly relaxed. The advantage of renting Les Hirondelles, is its location near the port - undeniably the best part of Marseiilan. It takes five minutes to walk to the nearest bar/restaurant which is a delight after a long day being on holiday! Once you have experienced Marseillan, you will come back and back........
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