La Maison du Pêcheur

Sète, Hérault
Self-catering


An enchanting spot above pretty old Sète, the fisherman’s summer retreat has garden corners for all, cool white rooms, loads of personality

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

It’s a long way up Sète’s emblematic Mont St Clair but the car will climb for you and the rewards are huge: long luminous views over the boats and oyster beds and, with the pines at your back, the ever-refreshing sea breeze. You’ll see why, 100 years ago, fishermen built summer retreats here above the steamy town. In the terraced garden, choose between a book in the pine-shaded hammock, a card game on the back terrace, a quiet deck chair off to the left, dinner for all at the front. On three semi-levels and perfect for two couples or a small family, the cool airy house has its old terracotta floors, high ceilings, and big windows for lots of light, modern kitchen gadgets in delightful 1950s dress and uncluttered bedrooms, one with sea views, while the neat bathroom extension ends in a stunning shower-with-a-view. The charming owners’ taste is impeccably their own, the place has personality and interesting art as well as peace and quiet. Canal-chequered Sète is a treasure-trove: a pretty harbour and great fish market, memories of Brassens the poet-singer, a fine museum, excellent theatre and music, boats for hire…

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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

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
3pm, Saturday changeover in high season.
Check out
12pm
Booking restrictions
€180-200 per night in July and August. Minimum stay in low season: 3 nights. Paypal payments accepted - contact Lydia for more information.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 10-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €114
Weekly price
from €800
Damage deposit
€500
1 Cottage for 4
From €1142 bedrooms

Reviews

We had a lovely stay at La Maison du Pecheur despite an initial rainy week. We found lots to do in the area - delectable oysters, a walk in the local forest, markets and visits to local towns and the beach. The rain meant that we could slow down and read and gaze at the lovely view. The house is comfortable and easy to be in in inclement weather. The only downside was that when there was sunshine we didn't get any on the lovely terrace, possibly because the house is north facing and the sun was lower in the sky? Lydia was a helpful attentive host who sorted out issues if they arose, promptly.

Havva, Brighton

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lydia Vial

  • A little haven of peace amongst the pines, beautiful view over the water of the Etang de Thau at the edge of the Pierres Blanches woods with its lovely woodland walks.
  • July and August – make the most of the many Théatre de la Mer festivals.
  • Enjoy the numerous local sandy beaches and the laguna itself where you can hire boats.
  • Museums, theatres, art galleries – the cultural scene in Sète has so much to offer.
  • You can take your pick from an array of restaurants, including a one-star, and enjoy the predominantly seafood-based local cuisine.
  • Our 'to and from' prices reflect the differences between low, mid and high season rates.