La Baraquette

Sète, Hérault
+33 (0)6 98 05 26 98

The privacy of a big terraced garden, a small decked pool and attractive, clutter-free rooms – close to harbour town bustle and restaurants


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome

The Experience

The simplicity and privacy of this house are hugely appealing. Built into the hill overlooking Sète harbour and town, it was once just a fisherman’s summer shack and is now an easy-going bolthole with great views and plenty of relaxing space outside: on the decking around the small pool, among the evergreen oaks and pines, on the dining terrace shaded by white sail cloth and in the gently swinging hammock. Inside all is clutter-free and practical, a glazed veranda filling the open plan living area with light. Walls are white with a smattering of good, colourful modern art; floor tiles are blue, white and grey, furniture colour-wash painted, sofas a restful soft grey/beige, punctuated by a bright green fridge in the well-kitted kitchen. The double bedroom in the garden annex has a bath and shower; the twin – its white iron beds comfortable for adults as well as children – a large shower. It’s a five-minute stroll to a fine restaurant, 15 to the bustle of town (birthplace of Georges Brassens, Paul Valéry and Manitas de Plata). Further afield: vineyards galore, the Canal du Midi, Montpellier only half an hour’s drive.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 15-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €140
Weekly price
from €980
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From €1402 bedrooms


A wonderful setting, halfway up the hill that stands above Sète looking down on the town, port and glittering sea. Coming up from the tiny bustling streets it feels blessedly quiet and secluded. The hillside garden has several sitting spaces for being alone and one big terrace in front of the house for convivial gatherings. Inside all is white, clean cut and comfortable. Good kitchen, too.

Ann, Sawday's inspector

My husband, teenage daughter and I enjoyed our stay in La Baraquette. The charming, spacious house, along with its annex, is located near the lighthouse of Mont Saint Clair, so it is quite peaceful and calm, which made for a perfect stay. The kitchen is well equipped for preparing meals to enjoy either indoors or al fresco. The views were fantastic and we had good weather. We enjoyed the pool and BBQ each day after our walks to centre ville and La Corniche. Pascale was available to answer my questions both before and during our stay. We would love to return one day...

Sally, Clermont ferrand

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pascale & Claude Hersog-Jones

  • A ten minute walk down to the covered market. Fresh fruit, local fish and shellfish, charcuterie and cheese... Buy from the stalls and eat on site at Diego's bar with a glass of Picpoul. "Ambiance" guaranteed when the locals start arriving for apéritif..
  • A quick drive or a half an hour walk will take you to the beach. A long and wide band of sand that stretches as far as the eye can see. Perfect for swimming and sunbathing in the summer, for kite-flying and walks in the winter.
  • Wander down towards the harbour, on the way stop at the Musée Paul Valéry which often has an interesting exposition as well the permanent collection. A little further down visit the emblematic Cimetière Marin whose occupants Rest In Peace facing the sea!
  • Take a drive around the surrounding country-side to discover the vineyards of the Languedoc one of the world's largest and most diverse wine-making areas. Plenty of opportunities for wine tasting and buying a few bottles direct at the domain!
  • Take a boat-ride along the canals that have given Sète the reputation of being the "venice of the Languedoc", or head off to the charming little town of Marseillan where the Canal du Midi arrives all the way from Toulouse. Great for bike or boat rides!