AGDE-'BLACK PEARL OF THE MED'- TOWN HOUSE, WITH SUNNY ROOF TERRACE

Nira Chidgey

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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AGDE-'BLACK PEARL OF THE MED'- TOWN HOUSE, WITH SUNNY ROOF TERRACE

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Sleep 6 centre town, shops, restaurants, train station, minutes to beach

A grand two bathroom, three bedroomed house with secluded roof terrace- panoramic views in the heart of the medieval town of Agde – a picturesque and busy fishing port on the river Herault. The ground floor consists of a sitting room featuring a huge 18c bread oven, a dining room and a large well-equipped kitchen. The light and airy bedrooms are on the first and second floor, the top double bedroom has en suite bathroom. The house has been carefully restored and furnished with antiques.

The International Airport : At Montpellier is 30 min drive form Agde. Other nearby airports - Carcassonne, Perpignan, and Nimes 1hr. drive- Low fare flights by Ryanair; and the new airport 10km away BEZIERS-AGDE flights from LONDON and BRISTOL . Agde is also on the direct Eurostar line from London (St. Pancras station).

Driving from Clermont Ferrand arrive to Agde via the spectacular viaduct over the Tarn gorge - Norman Foster's splendid bridge at Millau - It carries the A75 auto route high into the clouds... and Agde is then only an hour away to the south.

Carcassonne: and the castles of the Cathars are an easy drive away to the west. The dramatic gorges and caves of the stunning Haut-Languedoc national park are close inland. To the east the Camargue, the great nature reserve the home of white horses and black bulls. Nearby is the nature reserve of Bagnas and the beautiful lake ‘Etange de Thau’ with its oysters and mussels beds and rose-pink flamingos, also a wonderful place for boating and wind-surfing. 5 mins to the vibrant resort town of Cap d'Agde which offers the usual pleasures of the Med - nightclubs, cinemas....Aqualand, the popular water theme park and the famous private naturist quarter!(though you don't come across it unless you look for it)

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Nira Chidgey

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.8
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Agde-'Black Pearl of the Med'- Town House, With Sunny Roof Terrace
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Agde-'Black Pearl of the Med'- Town House, With Sunny Roof Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p13101
+33 (0)467948664
Agde Agde area
4

FANTASTIC LOCATION AND WONDERFUL VIEW

  • 4 of 5
Great location right in old town centre but peaceful lovely road. The best bit is the roof terrace but beware of 80+ stairs to get there from the ground floor, Well equipped and comfortable beds/berooms. The ground floor is very dark and can feel oppressive. However, staying in this piece of history is a real joy and owners friendly and helpful. Not for you if you have mobility problems or young children due to stairs. Sunset on the roof is magical!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Agde-'Black Pearl of the Med'- Town House, With Sunny Roof Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p13101
+33 (0)467948664
Agde Agde area
5

REVISITING HISTORIC, BEAUTIFUL, ANCIENT AGDE

  • 5 of 5
Having visited Agde several times in the past, this was the first opportunity to book the 'House With the Stone Door' although I had previously thoroughly enjoyed other properties of Mediterranean Holidays, the same owners. I wish that the house had been available on previous visits.
The directions were good, and from the moment I entered, everything was exactly as I had imagined, and hoped for, from the website. The handover was efficient and welcoming, the property was spotlessly clean, excellently equipped and uniquely decorated.
Importantly, everything worked, including the corkscrew..
Although the house is in the 'Centre of Town', it is quiet and because of its old, massive construction, it is very pleasantly cool.
The recent restoration of this ancient baker's shop (still complete with the original oven) has been superbly done keeping the atmosphere and some furnishing of a past time, but with all the comforts expected today.
Particular memories are of truly magic and real "sundowners" on the rooftop terrace watching the sun slowing sink down behind the distant Pyrenees.
All the activities advertised were readily available, and an extra favourite giggle at the expense of fellow tourists, was to watch the antics of hire boat skippers in the Round Lock on the Canal du Midi (close to the railway station). The best time was around 2.15pm when the lock was reopened after lunchtime. It as also a pleasant canal-side walk.
Restaurants abound, and often visited was 'Mare Nostrum', one of the new floating ones at the Quay. For a fish treat, try 'Casa PePe' tucked behind a bar on rue Jean Roger - book a day in advance for a 'special'.
A pleasant trip is to Marseillan on the Entang where the 'O Soleil' serves excellent food.
For a complete change of scene, Cap d'Agde's chromium and glitz offers the other extreme from Agde.
The Agde tourist office is good for info on local events. Watch out for concerts on the island across the main bridge - jazz and other sounds are good, and in Sete. Do be in town for the Thursday morning street market - absolutely everything, and don't miss out the cheese, olives, meats, fish, fruit and veg bit hidden behind the main supermarket.
Would I book this house again? Yes, wish I was there now.
Recommend the 'House With the Stone Door' to relatives and friends? Yes, without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Agde-'Black Pearl of the Med'- Town House, With Sunny Roof Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p13101
+33 (0)467948664
Agde Agde area
5

FIVE STARS.

  • 5 of 5
We had no idea what to expect when we arrived in Agde, and that was probably for the best. But even if we had expected something, this house would have blown us away all the same. It was that good.
The interior of the house was light and spacious, but still keeping one in mind of when it was built - the walls were rough stone and often had gaps - 'spy holes', we called them - that one could look through to the road outside. There was a sort of beautiful asymmetry to the place - slanting ceilings, tiny doors, and surprises where you wouldn't expect them. This was no sanitized hotel room - instead, it gave one a feel for what it would really be to live in Agde.
The town had the same beauty, as well - roads built before cars that were easy to get lost in if you got too sure of yourself. Every week there is a market held in the square, to barter and buy long rolls of cloth, old metal, trinkets and candies and anything one could hope to find. The nearby river lends the chance to walk near flowing water.
If anything, I would have to say that this vacation is not for the faint of heart or weak of leg. There are several flights of stairs in the house alone that one traverses several times a day, and the only place to park a car is a far walk from the house.
But if that is no object, there's nothing negative about the house at all. I recommend this to anyone interested, or even slightly intrigued, or hey, even anyone who's never heard of it before. It's worth it by far.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit, glad you found it interesting.
I felt the same when first arrived in Agde Intrigued!!!
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Agde-'Black Pearl of the Med'- Town House, With Sunny Roof Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p13101
+33 (0)467948664
Agde Agde area
5

HISTORISCHES HAUS IN DER ALTSTADT

  • 5 of 5
Ich war schon mehrmals mit meinen erwachsenen Kindern und Enkelkindern dort. Wie haben uns immer sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus ist geräumig und mit allem notwendigen Dingen ausgerüstet. Man muß aber gut zu Fuß sein, denn zwischen der Dachterrasse und der ebenerdigen Küche/Aufenthaltsraum liegen viele Wendeltreppen. Es liegt in der historischen Altstadt und hat die Atmosphäre von vielen Jahrhunderten (Stadtmauerreste in der Rückwand, alter steinener Backofen im Aufenthaltsraum, viele Gebrauchsgegenstände der vergangenen Jahrhunderte zum ansehen). Alle Einrichtungsgegenstände sind originell und funktionstüchtig. Wenn man mit dem Auto anreist, muss man kleine Wege vom Parkplatz zum Haus in Kauf nehmen, denn direkt vor der Tür gibt es nur sehr kleine Gassen. Direkt im Umkreis von 50 Metern sind Restaurants, Geschäfte und Märkte zu finden.
Der Kontakt mit den Vermietern ist freundlich und ohne Probleme.
Ich werde wohl noch oft nach Agde in dieses Haus reisen!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Agde-'Black Pearl of the Med'- Town House, With Sunny Roof Terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p13101
+33 (0)467948664
Agde Agde area
5

BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
I had the pleasure of staying in this historic house for several months when it became like a second home. It has a remarkable stone oven on the ground floor, in the kitchen which is well equipped and stays cool in the summer months. The roof terrace by contrast is beautifully sunny and a wonderful place for a lunchtime or evening picnic. We carried everything up to the roof top in a basket and watched the sun set over Agde on many evenings. The view is breathtaking and if there are fireworks which is often the case you have the best seat in the town.

The owners are lovely and will do everything to make your stay a happy one. The house is no more than two minutes from the market place where there is a corner shop and a lovely cafe - perfect for watching the world go by. Agde town offers much of historic interest - as well as lovely canal and river walks. The sea is only 15 mins away by bike and the cycle path is very good.

The house was very clean and well maintained - I would thoroughly recommend it NB there are several flights of stairs so it would not be suitable for the disabled
  • Submitted: May 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Map

Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Sete
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Bessan
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
beach
Car: not necessary

Our houses are in the centre of the medieval town of Agde on the river Herault and the Canal du Midi, minutes to the Mediterranean sea. There are miles of sandy beaches, limitless sunshine and fishing boats still moor at the quays of this colourful port, second oldest town of France. A maze of picturesque streets full of shops, restaurants, cafe/bars and a busy Thursday market. 5 mins from the beautiful beaches, golf and the vibrant resort town of Cap d’Agde, which flies two EU blue flags for the quality of its beaches and environment. 2 min walk to the Canal du Midi and the train station. Nearby is the nature reserve of Bagnas and the beautiful lake ‘Etang de Thau’ with oyster and mussel beds and rose-pink flamingos, also a wonderful place for boating and wind-surfing. Low fare flights by Ryanair to Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Nimes and the new airport Beziers-Agde only 10 km away- FLIGHTS from LONDON. Agde is also on the direct Eurostar line from London- St. Pancras.

Other Activities: wine tasting, cinema

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Agde House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 4
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
Rate 5
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
Rate 6
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£400
 

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Notes The rent is inclusive of gas, electricity, hot water and all charges. (Heating extra off season with an allowance)
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Amenities

Agde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 double, 1 twin
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • caves
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The roof terrace has table and chairs for al fresco meals Street parking around the corner from the house, plenty of spaces.
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