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Villa Voltaire - 4 Bedroom Villa with Private Swimming Pool in Marseillan, Herault

Weekly Rental:From GBP 1900 to GBP 2290

Property

Villas

Sleeps

8

Single/Double

/ 4

Bathrooms

2

Pets

Allowed

Pool

Yes

We should all enjoy the gift of living well - and the Villa Voltaire in Marseillan offers fine living at its very best. A gentle 500 metre stroll to the historic village centre, with the quayside restaurants of the port just a further 5 minutes. Turn around and the celebrated Languedoc vineyards, tended by your neighbours for generations, are just a few minutes away.

The villa is not only convenient for the shops and stalls of Tuesday's market day in the cobbled streets of the village, but also walking distance from the edge of town supermarkets. Guests may stroll or cycle through the vines, or drive down to the endless sands of Marseillan Plage. There is no need to worry about parking as there is space for two cars on the driveway, behind the electric gates.

From a sunrise dip in the heated swimming pool to an evening toasting the stars under the vines of the jasmine scented pergola, our newest villa in a sleepy cul de sac just off the boulevard Voltaire is the perfect place to indulge in that gift of bien vivre, as recommended by Voltaire himself.

Plenty of opportunities to indulge in the pleasures of la vie Marseillanaise.

THE ACCOMMODATION:

Two very spacious living rooms, a choice of dining tables, indoors and outside, for lingering over platters of seafood and farm-fresh food from the shores of the lagoon.

Three of the four double bedrooms are air-conditioned, as is the garden dining room, along the rear of the house, with its big glass doors opening out to the back garden.This garden room has a comfortable sofa and the main dining table seating 8 people.

The spacious and airy villa has windows on all 4 sides, so in the heat of the day, you may always catch a through breeze, with French doors and traditional green shutters leading from the main rooms to each of the gardens.

The biggest space in the villa is the very heart of the house, a double-height living room. Two floppable sofas in front of the fireplace and a fine staircase leading to a mezzanine sitting area. Here is the music system and TV for French and English language channels.

Double doors open out to the main front garden with its south-facing, tiled swimming pool, 8mx4m, always heated to 25º by solar panels.

Wrapped around the pool is a terrace designed for sunbathing, with a selection of loungers and comfy seating and side tables - perfect for sipping a glass of  pastis or the famous Marseillanais cocktail blending red and white vermouths from Noilly Prat's distillery, just an olive stone's throw from home.  We even have a hot tub - designed for the cooler evenings out of season, but please let us know if you would like it prepared for your stay.

In the heat of the day, leave behind the sun-dappled ripples on the swimming pool and open up the electric awning, where a dining table is framed by summer jasmine and bougainvillea. Later in the evening, you may prefer to relax under the beams of a wooden pergola, shaded by vines, summer and winter jasmine and wisteria.

Or perhaps simply relax in the hot tub whilst counting the stars on a summer's night.

Other outdoor options include the simple back garden laid to tiles and beds, planted with fruit trees, aromatic herbs and flowers.

If swimming is not your sport, then the garden's private boulodrome is perfect for playing petanque at l'heure de l'apéro within 30 seconds of a chilled bottle of Picpoul de Pinet from the comfortingly large fridge-freezer, found in the very well-equipped kitchen with its dishwasher, oven, microwave and induction hob. There is also a breakfast bar, ideal for a couple to kick-start any day a deux, before the rest of the family wakes up to enjoy breakfast on the terrace by the pool. Fresh croissants and pains au chocolat from Eugene's artisanal bakery in the village, perhaps, and delicious summer fruits grown in the fields around the village.

The master bedroom, with its king-size bed, is on the ground floor next to a shower room and wc.

Upstairs, find two more king-sized bedrooms and a standard double room, alongside the main bathroom with both bath and shower, and double sink and separate wc.

 

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer Washing Machine

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Air Cond Internet Access Jacuzzi

External Features

Private Pool - Heated Private Garden Sun Loungers : Yes Suitable for Children

Local Attractions

Pool, Spa (hot tub on request), Boulodrome, Gardens, outside dining suite, Pergola lounge, gated parking.

In the nearby village and port you will find more than two dozen restaurants, from simple bistros, to lovely eateries to fine dining. All walking distance from the villa, so no need to use the car when you have the prospect of delicious local aperitif and classic summer rose wine.

Home is also a practical walk to the large Carrefour and Aldi supermarkets, yet still a 500 metre gentle stroll from the heart of the old village, with at least five bakeries, two pharmacies, and butchers, fishmongers and fruit shops. WInemakers and oyster fishermen sell their wares from counters in the front rooms of their houses.

Fruit, fish, meat and cheeses are sold several days a week inside the market hall next to the church. Marseillan's weekly street market is a gastronaut's dream - regularly featured in the food pages of the international press. Fresh herbs and flowers, exotic food stalls and seasonal clothes for sale every Tuesday.

own in the port, opposite rows of cafes and restaurants, visit the cellars and courtyards of Noilly Prat distillery, which has been making the world famous vermouth at the heart of James Bond's favourite dry martini for more than a century. Take the fascinating tour or treat yourself to a lazy evening in the cocktail bar. Wander to the lighthouse at the mouth of the UNESCO listed Canal du Midi, sit on the breakwater to watch the sailing boats. Mooch the old cobbled streets and discover artists' workshops. Catch a concert or play at the village theatre in the port. or perhaps party with the locals during wine festivals in spring time, Easter parade season or the summer dances in the village squares.

Marseillan is at the heart of a network of cycle paths through vineyards and along the Mediterranean beaches.

Discover more than 10km of sandy beaches at the lively resort of Marseillan Plage (with its summer nightlife and funfairs) and along the Lido towards Sete. Just a 5-10 minute drive away, with a year-round shuttle bus from the port.

Nearby towns of Agde, Sete and Beziers may also be reached by bus, if you fancy leaving the car behind and indulging in an extra glass or two of the local wines over lunch.

Sailing and watersports nearby along the lagoon and fishing opportunities and boat trips are always an option from neighbouring Agde. Several top class golf courses at Agde, Beziers, Montpellier and beyond. You could grab a green pass to enjoy the best of them all.

Day trips to UNESCO listed Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi. July sale of France's biggest names in fashion at Galeries Lafayette department stores in Montpellier and Beziers. Dining and music at nearby wineyards. Or, closer to home, enjoy open air cinema or fireworks on the beach at Marseillan Plage

Special Rental Conditions

Only available for 11 weeks each summer

Minimum stay - 2 weeks. Discounted rates for 3-4 week stays.

We offer flexible changeover days, to tie in with your best value flights.

Bedlinen and towel hire available for a modest supplement of £20 per person
Your stay is guaranteed with payment of a 25% deposit, by direct bank transfer or cheque.
Balance due a few weeks before your stay.

Ask us about prices and payment options in euros

Nearest airport is Beziers-Cap d'Agde, 20 minutes drive from the villa, flights from London, Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh. Montpellier is less than an hour's drive. Ryanair also fly to Nimes, Carcassonne and Perpignan.
Eurostar and TGV links to local stations.

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Heated):
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
Near a Beach:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

Pool, Spa (hot tub on request), Boulodrome, Gardens, outside dining suite, Pergola lounge, gated parking.

In the nearby village and port you will find more than two dozen restaurants, from simple bistros, to lovely eateries to fine dining. All walking distance from the villa, so no need to use the car when you have the prospect of delicious local aperitif and classic summer rose wine.

Home is also a practical walk to the large Carrefour and Aldi supermarkets, yet still a 500 metre gentle stroll from the heart of the old village, with at least five bakeries, two pharmacies, and butchers, fishmongers and fruit shops. WInemakers and oyster fishermen sell their wares from counters in the front rooms of their houses.

Fruit, fish, meat and cheeses are sold several days a week inside the market hall next to the church. Marseillan's weekly street market is a gastronaut's dream - regularly featured in the food pages of the international press. Fresh herbs and flowers, exotic food stalls and seasonal clothes for sale every Tuesday.

own in the port, opposite rows of cafes and restaurants, visit the cellars and courtyards of Noilly Prat distillery, which has been making the world famous vermouth at the heart of James Bond's favourite dry martini for more than a century. Take the fascinating tour or treat yourself to a lazy evening in the cocktail bar. Wander to the lighthouse at the mouth of the UNESCO listed Canal du Midi, sit on the breakwater to watch the sailing boats. Mooch the old cobbled streets and discover artists' workshops. Catch a concert or play at the village theatre in the port. or perhaps party with the locals during wine festivals in spring time, Easter parade season or the summer dances in the village squares.

Marseillan is at the heart of a network of cycle paths through vineyards and along the Mediterranean beaches.

Discover more than 10km of sandy beaches at the lively resort of Marseillan Plage (with its summer nightlife and funfairs) and along the Lido towards Sete. Just a 5-10 minute drive away, with a year-round shuttle bus from the port.

Nearby towns of Agde, Sete and Beziers may also be reached by bus, if you fancy leaving the car behind and indulging in an extra glass or two of the local wines over lunch.

Sailing and watersports nearby along the lagoon and fishing opportunities and boat trips are always an option from neighbouring Agde. Several top class golf courses at Agde, Beziers, Montpellier and beyond. You could grab a green pass to enjoy the best of them all.

Day trips to UNESCO listed Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi. July sale of France's biggest names in fashion at Galeries Lafayette department stores in Montpellier and Beziers. Dining and music at nearby wineyards. Or, closer to home, enjoy open air cinema or fireworks on the beach at Marseillan Plage

In the area

This Property is situated in Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Nearest Airport: Beziers

Nearest Station: Agde

Nearest Ferry:

Nearest Beach: Marseillan Plage and Lido, 5-10 minute drive

Nearest Ski Resort: Camurac

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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Contact Person: Stephane Fichet (Owner's contact for the property)

Phone: +44 (0)7522 507 915 (UK)

Mobile: +33 (0)606 75 65 59 (France)

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