STUNNINGLY RESTORED MEDIEVAL TOWNHOUSES ON THE MEDITERRANEAN

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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STUNNINGLY RESTORED MEDIEVAL TOWNHOUSES ON THE MEDITERRANEAN

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A Variety of property types and facilities sleeping from 2 to 8 guests each

The ancient town of Agde was originally founded by Greek colonists from the eastern Mediterranean 2500 years ago.

Old Agde is composed of The main Haute Ville centered on the fortress Cathedral of St. Etienne and the basse ville centered around the churches of St Sever and St. Andre. The towns nickname is the black pearl of the Mediterranean being built of black basalt from the volcano of Mont St. Loup, now an eroded hill which overlooks the town.

The main town is medieval with most of the existing houses dating from the16th century. The streets are too narrow for traffic and consequently the old town center is blissfully quiet! All our properties are black basalt medieval town houses restored to a high standard. The properties themselves often have many original features such as stone staircases and original beamed ceilings. The properties have been restored in a sensitive way to display their medieval features and provide modern levels of comfort and luxury for guests.

Details for 6 Rue Litre 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

* 6 Rue Litre in the heart of the Haute Ville, is an architect converted 16th century house constructed of black basalt. It has a tranquil location in the narrow medieval Rue Littre (you can stretch your arms and touch the houses on each side!)Travertine limestone floors throughout, original basalt staircase, designer kitchen, dining room, double mezzanine bedroom with ensuite shower room, living room, WC. There is a further airy double bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. The conservatory room on the third floor has a sofa bed enabling conversion into another double bedroom and opens directly onto a charming roof terrace. The garden roof terrace itself gives you a panorama of the terracotta roof scape of Agde under the soaring bell tower of the 11th century fortress cathedral of Saint-Étienne. Clouds of swallows wheel overhead at dusk .It is the perfect place for extended family lunches, sunbathing, or an evening drink with friends.
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Alexandra (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay.It was fantastic.Some great days out, good weather , food and wine.

The property was brilliant,really full of character and modern at the same time.

We will definitely consider for the future.If you have any gaps during the summer months please bear us in mind.

Thanks for all your help
Jul 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

3.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Stunningly restored medieval townhouses on the Mediterranean
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 6 reviews
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Agde Agde area
5

A place of choice for great Agde holidays

  • 5 of 5
The lovely house at 6 rue Litre is a perfect place for two couples with the option to accommodate 4 more people on sofas. The four floors retain the unbeatable atmosphere of old Agde. Both bathrooms are large and comfortable, the one on the second floor is exquisite. The first floor kitchen/dining has all necessary amenities. The rooftop terrace is fantastic! Large enough to accommodate all the gang, it's THE place to be in the evenings with a drink or in the nights with many more drinks;). Great view of the cathedral. Beware though of bringing the food all the way up from the kitchen to the terrace: it takes some steps......;)
The landlady is very helpful in every aspect. The house is offered without linen/towels, but on a previous agreement with the landlady she would take care of the matter.
The location is perfect. In the middle of it all, the house is close to the river and riverside restaurants and yet totally calm on a small narrow street among other stone houses, whispering centuries old Agde stories.....
Definitely, a place of choice for Agde holidays. We were simply delighted!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Agde Agde area
4

A Place in the Sun

  • 4 of 5
The small studio is very well situated being close to the river and a good selection of restaurants. There is a very powerful shower. In the kitchen area a fridge and microwave. The owner and landlady were very helpful if problems occurred. There is a fast wifi signal. An ideal property for the single traveller.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments.It is always a pleasure to advise on any local facilities or answer any queries.We are very pleased you had an enjoyable stay at our studio in sunny Agde.
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Agde Agde area
Surrey
5

We Came, We Saw, We Chilled!

  • 5 of 5
All we wanted was some late sun somewhere authentic and accessible and...... we found it!
Gatwick to Montpellier, bus from the airport to the city (15 mins), then train direct to Agde and a 10 minute walk to the Rue Litre.
We loved the charm of the narrow streets of one of the oldest towns in France. The people were friendly and very patient when we tried to speak French; and the market days were wonderful.
The property was very clean and fresh, well equipped and simply, but tastefully furnished (we wanted to steal the IKEA pillows!). It does have wi-fi, but that's what we were trying to escape from and so never used it!
Both showers at the house were unusual and eye-catching with plenty of storage space - though admittedly the whole house was too big for just the two of us... but we loved it! To the extent that we were always glad to return every evening from our day trips for a few glasses of wine before going out to a different restaurant and trying the local sea food.
In the mornings we took our breakfast tray up to the roof terrace (the spiral staircase was another little surprise) and it was a fantastic (and very lazy) way to start the day; with Agde catherdral tower dominating the view over the rooftops.
We were pleasently surprised that the TGV stops at Agde and even goes direct to Paris, but we were more than content with trips to the likes of Bezier (15 mins), Perpignan (approx' one hour) and Sete (20 mins) on the very efficient French railway system. All three places were wonderful and had their own distinct charm.
On one of the days we hired bikes from a local shop and went off to Marseillan (amazing lunch on the quayside); and next time we go we intend to bring our own cycles, as there's plenty of space indoors for storage and the Tour goes through or near Agde most years.
OK, parking is not easy, as the 'Rue' is only about 5ft wide and surrounded by very narrow streets! - but its as authentic a place as you're ever going to get and you just need to be a little realistic and do some research (Google Earth will help).
For us, it was perfect for what we wanted and we'd certainly recommend it for cyclists.
For those who still feel the need to shop big, there's a big Hyper-U just over half an hour's walk - with a big cafe to make the trip worthwhile - where you can stock up on loads of seafood and other delicacies.
Our only disappointement was that we didn't spend enough time in Montpellier; that only inspires us to go back!
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Stunningly restored medieval townhouses on the Mediterranean
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+44 (0)7746 062890
Agde Agde area
4

Old meets modern

  • 4 of 5
Just arrived home after 2 wonderful weeks in Agde and Rue Littre. Rue Littre is a very charming appartment in an old house in a small street in the old town. A newly renovated aparment, but the owners have managed to make it practical without loosing it's charm. The terrace is definently a pre and it is wonderful to sit there in the afternoons watching all the roofs. The property is situated in a quiet area with little noise during the nights axcept for the few nights with fireworks ant celebration of the 14.th of July.

The property was nice and clean when we arrived and all the communications before and on arrival worked out perfectly. We particularily enjoyed the bathrooms and a separate WC.

We were 2 families and 7 persons staying and we managed fine.

The property consists of 4 floors and few doors and is probably most suitable for families with children 5+ or couples and friends.

Note that you cannot drive to the door and that cars have to be parked in public carparks downtown.

The apartment is situated in the most charming part of the town Agde with restaurants in close proximity. The beaches are situated at Cap d'Agde approx 4 km from the appartment.

If you are not looking for a "fancy" and prototype holidyappartment, but is open for cherising something "real french" and authentic I can definently recommend this property to you.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Agde Agde area
Ireland
1

Rue Litre - Medieval Yes - Stunning No.

  • 1 of 5
My family let this townhouse in Agde for 1 week in April 2009.I say 1 week, though in fact we only stayed for 2 Days.
To say we were disappointed would be understating. Firstly there was no bed linen as advertised and requested,even the under linen on the beds had not been washed in quite a while.Cleanliness was extremely poor throughout particularly the kitchen area, the work surfaces which we tried to clean with disinfectant wipes were grim, we could not bring ourselves to prepare food there.
Crockery was also very poor, dirty and chipped.
There was an awful smell throughout the house which made my teenage daughter ill.
The house is in a very narrow street within a maze of narrow streets and is quite difficult to find, in fact the lady's son who looks after the house for the owner got lost when showing us to the house for the first time(it was dark to be fair,and there was a lot of roadworks going on in the surrounding steets).
Our one saving grace was the internet access which enabled us to find other accommodation (with a lot of extra expense) quickly which we were delighted with.
We did return to Agde a few times and found the town very charming, it is a regret we had to leave.
There are many more suitable houses in the area to let,do browse the net and don't be fooled like I was.
We have been holidaying all over France for 10 years now and this is the first time we have really been disappointed with our accommodation.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Agde Agde area
London
4

Lovely Holiday

  • 4 of 5
We found the climate lovely and the town of Agde a great place to be and staying in a house right in the centre was so convenient. The house is attractively furnished and free wifi is an added bonus.

The roof terrace is great for sunning although if you intend to eat up there bear in mind that the stairs are steep and the kitchen is a long way down. Parking is a short walk away so you do have to lug your cases up from there to the property.

There are street markets, plenty of restaurants (not just seafood though these predominate on the river-front) and usually a band performing in the evening in one of the public areas. We also enjoyed the spectacular firework display. Beaches are about 15 min drive away.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Beziers
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Sete
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Agde
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
The A8
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Grau D'agde
Car: not necessary

Agde the most ancient town on the coast of Languedoc Rousillion is a romantic black basalt town in the heart of the wine region. Situated at the Mediterranean end of the canal du Midi and the canal du Rhone Sete on the banks of the river Herault, Agde was once a key trading port. Diverse towns and cities such as the Sete with its rough authentic charm, medieval Pezenas, chic Montpellier, or brash Cap D'Agde with night clubs, marinas and casinos truly offer something for every taste. Fantastic sandy beaches crystal clear water, wonderful local produce markets, gastronomic restaurants a mecca for water sports of all kinds. The infrastructure is excellent with the TGV running all the way to Barcelona, stopping at the station 10 minutes walk from the town center. The modern toll motorway is superior to those in the UK and empty in comparison with the gridlocked state of English roads. There are several local airports. This region offers the best of Mediterranean France ancient and modern.

Other Activities: canal barging, canoing

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Availability & Rates

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Agde House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 4
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Rate 5
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£495
 
 
Winter
Nov 7 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £350
Notes Security deposit required.Outside of high season electric and water charged as used.

There is free high speed wi fi access in the property for our guests convenience.

Bed linen hire can be arranged at an additional charge if requested at the time of booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Agde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Toilet - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , garden terrace room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room sofa bed
  • Bed linen can be provided at the start of every changeover only on request. Two main bedrooms have ensuite facilities. The garden terrace room is beautiful and converts into another double bedroom with a very comfortable sofa bed mechanism. An additional sofa bed in the living room offers the possibility of conversion to another double bed sleeping area.
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • library
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Please note: No smoking.This is for your safety anad other guests comfort. The terrace is equipped with a large dining table and 6 chairs, plus a big parasol and cushions to make your dining al fresco a memorable experience.
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