La Baraquette

Sète, Hérault
Self-catering
+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

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The Experience

The simplicity of this house is hugely appealing. Built into the hill overlooking harbour and town, it’s 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.

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.

You’ll find logs and a wood-burning stove for when it gets chilly, all the basics in the kitchen and a Nespresso machine. Get fresh fish straight from the fishermen at the daily Criée, spend evenings on the terrace watching the glittering sea, feel very lucky to be here.

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We think you'll love

  • Feeling incredibly private once you've shut the gates to the road
  • Swimming in the decked pool beneath an evergreen oak
  • Walking into town early to get the best fish
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You should know

  • It's quite a puff uphill from town but the bus passes every half hour
  • The garden is as natural as can be and not manicured at all
  • It's not set up for young children

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 15-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €140
Weekly price
from €980
Damage deposit
€150
1 House for 4
From €1402 bedrooms

Reviews

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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Location

The neighbourhood

Perched on a hill overlooking the port and town of Sète, just above the Musée Paul Valéry and the famous Cimetière Marin. The house was one of the 'sheds' built by wealthier citizens as summer boltholes away from the heatwave of steamy streets down by the docks. There are other houses nearby but the garden, and walls keep you private and the view of the sea below carries your eye to the distance.

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!

Introducing

Pascale & Claude Hersog-Jones

Pascale (Franco Welsh) and Claude (Franco Spanish) live in town and own the very successful beach restaurant there - La Ola - the oldest in Sète. They are both relaxed and smiley, and keen that you enjoy the house and garden.