Donkey Cottage | Sawday's

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Donkey Cottage - Self-catering in Hérault

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34140 Mèze, Hérault
Languedoc - Roussillon, France

Ruth de Latude

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+33 (0)4 67 30 46 25(landline)

Sit in bed with a lovely view over the saltwater lagoon, walk to sandy beaches, eat fresh fish galore and get cosy in this unusual cottage

Simplicity still reigns in the yellow fisherman's cottage with pigeon blue shutters, but comforts have been neatly added. Where once a donkey was stabled after carrying fish back from the boats, there's now a super bathroom. Up a flight of steep stairs is an open plan living and kitchen space, and up again are the little bedrooms and another bathroom. Interior designer Ruth has had fun furnishing the cottage in quirky retro 60s style; she and husband Gilles stay here sometimes so it's well thought out for couples or for a family with older children in the bunk room. It's fun to sit just outside on the pavement and soak up the evening sun, only one street back from Mèze's bustling waterfront, where oysters and mussels are brought in from the lagoon. Guests have their pick of wonderful fish and seafood restaurants, street markets and small shops, and the beautiful sandy beach the other side of the lagoon is an easy walk too. Retrieve your car (the nearest parking is a few minutes away) to head inland and visit vineyards, the narrow streets of historic Pézenas or elegant, seductive Montpellier, only 35 km away.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Ruth de Latude:

Local points of interest from
Ruth de Latude:

  • Beach is 2 minutes walk from the house
  • Cafés, bars and restaurants within walking distance.
  • Covered market open every day except Monday.
  • General market Thursday and Sunday morning.
  • Supermarkets, baker, butcher, chemist all in town.
  • A great family atmosphere.
Points of interest

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  • 1 Cottage for 4
Price:(i) 390 to690 per week

Cleaning €35 (optional).

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 7 nights. Children over 2 welcome.


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34140 Mèze, Hérault

Self-catering Donkey Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double (en suite), 1 bunk room; 1 bathroom & separate wc
Price: (i) 390 to 690 per week

Ruth de Latude

Visit website

+33 (0)4 67 30 46 25(landline)