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Stunning townhouse in Mediterranean port-village of Marseillan

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, sleeps 6-7

The lively port town of Marseillan, on the inland sea 'Etang de Thau', surrounded by vineyards, is certainly becoming one of the most valued seaside holiday destinations. It is a combination of the old flavour of fishing practices, wine-making, nearby Roman sites and the modern, with smart restaurants, sandy beaches, wine tasting and activities, that makes Marseillan unique. This wonderful house hidden in the centre of the old village, 300 metres from the port, has been completely rebuilt on the inside to develop a mezzanine level bathed in sunlight, natural lime finished walls and all modern comfort including air-conditioning and internet ADSL access.

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Willem + Ann Mary Stanton Wijgerse
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Willem + Ann Mary Stanton Wijgerse

Willem, a Dutchman, retired to France in 1996 and lives with Ann Mary in the Lot et Garonne. The house in Marseillan was a replacement for the Montreal, Quebec, home of Ann Mary, when she came to France permanently and left her Canadian life behind.

Willem + Ann Mary Stanton Wijgerse purchased this house in 2000

Why Willem + Ann Mary Stanton Wijgerse chose Marseillan

Nenuphar was a simple village house when Ann Mary and Willem bought it but that allowed them to treat the house as a 'folly' and to develop it according to their personal whims without much concern for existing beautiful features. In fact the 800 year old history of the house on the city wall had to be discovered by renovation and highlighted by personal art and artefacts. This town is so special with such a long and interesting history of many cultures and reactions to the Etang.

What makes this house unique

Ann Mary went to a fresco course in an old ochre factory in Roussillon at the same time as the house was beginning to be developed and this led to an interest in lime finishes and the use of many traditional techniques such as tadelakt for bathrooms and surfaces, frescoes and decorations with natural ochres. The couple spent many weeks working on aspects of the house themselves and the results are stunning and quite unique. You won't have a holiday here without surprises from the moment you walk in to the garage which is like a hallway and the space opens out. Come and see for yourself. This house is their own delight.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marseillan in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One of the bathrooms has hand finished tadelakt walls coloured with red ochre to add a touch of fashionable luxury.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • All three bedrooms are on the first floor of the house and have storage space for clothing. On this floor is also a large seating area making a second living room with a sofa bed for two.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
In addition to the spacious living areas of the first and second (mezzanine) floor, there is a huge basement/garage area with laundry and drying facilities. There is also clothes drying from the balcony. In the garage several cars can be parked and the entry is large. Parking in Marseillan is at a premium so this is a real bonus.


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Stunning townhouse in Mediterranean port-village of Marseillan
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well equipped house in fantastic location

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house in the heart of medieval town on the border of the Etang

  • 5 of 5

The house is spatious and situated very close to the church in the center of Marseillan, a nice port town on the border of the Etang de Thau with medieval roots, cosy streets, shops and restaurants and a lively port. The cities/larger towns Montpellier, Béziers, Sète and Agde are close by, as are nice beaches and scenic landsscape and other attractions (le Jardin St. Adrien and Lac Salagou were our favorites this time in Languedoc).

The house has been lovingly restored and renovated with a unique and stylish touch. It offers a lot of comfort including air condition. There is all you need for your holidays and you can feel right at home. A fully equipped kitchen. A wonderful roof terrace overlooking the bell tower of the church.

Very good service from local agent and the owners, very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A brilliant place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property has been lovingly restored and beautifully decorated. It is also within convenient walking distance of shops and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in this lovely house. Who would have thought such peace and tranquility were possible in the heart of this little town.It is lovely being able to walk everywhere and the beach is a short drive away. There is plenty to do and visit, alternatively doing little is such a pleasure. It is hardly surprising so many people return, I know we shall. Thank-you for making us so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Agréable semaine dans plaisante maison

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une formidable semaine en famille dans cette maison à l'agencement original et optimisé. Le dernier étage offre, avec son beau volume et la vue sur la ville de la petite terrasse, un espace à vivre très agréable. Nous avons bien profité de la terrasse protégée du vent et partiellement ensoleillée... La maison est un havre de paix au coeur du village. La décoration est soignée et personnelle et la cuisine bien équipée. On se sent tout de suite comme à la maison!

Je recommande ce logement pour une famille de 4-5 personnes avec de grands enfants.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated, very comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

Much care and attention has gone into making visitors feel comfortable. The house is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you might need. It is in a quiet central area, close to the port. The town of Marseillan is very pretty and a good base for exploring the area. All the local people were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this property.

We particularly enjoyed visiting Sète and La Camargue ornithological park. The local mussels, oysters and wines are a must.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Junction 34 of A9 at Bessan
Car: recommended

Marseillan is on the inland sea 'Etang de Thau' known for it's crustacean fishery of oysters and mussels and fine fish restaurants and the point at which the Canal du Midi ends to connect to the Mediterranean through Sète. The beach stretches from Agde to Marseillan Ville and on for a further 15 kilometers on a spit of land to Sète. The marshy surroundings are home to wild birds and flamingos are often seen. It is a seaside and nature lovers destination. Marseillan lies between the busy cities of Beziers and Montpellier within reach of Spain and Provence and is readily accessible by autoroute (A9), plane (Montpellier, Nimes, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Narbonne) and rail (Agde).

Other Activities: wind surfing and sailing school at 4 kilometers.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

RENTAL RATE includes water, electricity, linen and wood for the stove and a welcome basket on arrival.
BOOKING INFORMATION/DEPOSIT: 30% deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance payable 4 weeks before the start of the holiday. A refundable security deposit of 350 Euros is added to the total to be returned within 10 days of the end of the holiday subject to the condition of the house. Payment is accepted in euros or pounds sterling (see web page).
SPECIAL OFFERS: We offer reduced rates for a single couple outside the hight season. We also offer reductions for rental periods of two weeks or more.
TELEPHONE: The house has a telephone for receiving calls and making local area calls plus unlimited ADSL (high speed Internet access).
AVAILABILITY: The house is available from 4 pm onwards and we request visitors to arrive before 6 pm and vacate on Saturday morning by 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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