Providing a taste of authentic French living, it offers a range of exceptional architect-designed villas and apartments as well as a genuine extension of the charming Mediterranean port and village of Marseillan.
Described as one of the most unique developments in southern France in recent years, this development is a seafront vineyard estate. Providing a taste of authentic French living, it offers a range of exceptional architect-designed villas and apartments as well as a genuine extension of the charming Mediterranean port and village of Marseillan.
The architecture and interiors of the estate properties have been inspired by Marseillan’s traditional buildings, its port, lagoon, oyster farmers and flora and fauna of the region. The elegant designs of the properties have created a relationship between the indoors and outdoors that enhances the vocational experience.
The apartments have taken their inspiration from the chic and unique port ambience and the village with its elegant ‘Maisons de Vignerons’. The patio villas, with their solid stone walls and roof-top terraces, evoke the spirit of Languedoc farmhouses. And the seafront villas, with their privileged ‘first in line’ position, look out onto the finest views in the Mediterranean.
The interiors of all of the properties spring from ‘la vie Mediterranean’, featuring untreated timber, driftwood, sail boat flooring, white linen fabric, traditional lime plaster and recycled nautical artefacts from the lagoon. They also feature local stone and branches fromthe oyster beds combined with traditional materials, furnishings and our own palette of colours; beige-white, beige-grey and earthy colours.
All of the properties are set in Mediterranean gardens stocked with olive trees, pines, cypresses and shrubs as well as aromatic plants; lavender, rosemary, santoline, thyme, jasmine and many others. The estate has its own vineyard landscape, leading to
the seafront, with stunning views over the Thau Lagoon. To complete life outdoors there is an architect-designed extension of the seafront frontage of Marseillan’s port, connecting the village with the resort and the oyster farmers’ area.
The development has been conceived in line with our commitment to sustainability and the guidelines of action against climate change. Our goals are to create an ecological footprint, achieve the lowest possible energy consumption and integrate the project as an extension of the existing local community. The development has been designed as a car-free community to enhance pedestrian, cycling and electric vehicle mobility both inside the resort and around the region.
THE APARTMENTS are the perfect ‘luxury bolthole’ from which to enjoy and explore the delights of this part of the south of France. Designed to make the most of the Mediterranean light, these 1 to 2 bedroom apartments have large windows and spacious balconies – ensuring you never feel far away from the great Mediterranean outdoors.
Ground floor apartments have private gardens where you can sit under a pergola with friends and enjoy ‘al fresco’meals.On first and second floor apartments, the spacious living area opens out to a large balcony, on which you can create a dining and lounging area. A second smaller balcony off the lounge is perfect for sitting with a morning coffee. Further balconies lead off
bedrooms – some of which form large half-in-half-out ‘loggias’ – where you can sit with a book and take in the sights and sounds of the Mediterranean. The majority of the apartments will offer stunning views of the lagoon, oyster tables, Sète and the sea beyond. Each apartment is designed around a core open-plan kitchen, dining area and lounge,maximising the feeling of
space and light. A range of ‘interior furnishing collections’ mean you can move straight into an apartment that is as stylish as it is comfortable. Fabrics and styling will follow the spirit of this part of the south of France, and much of the furniture will be sourced from local artisans. All apartments feature the same top-of-the-range kitchen appliances, bathroom fittings and technological wizardry as our seafront and patio villas. Each also comes with its own dedicated parking space under the estate, a private ‘owners cupboard’ should you want to rent out the property and even a private wine cellar.
EACH PATIO VILLA is built around a walled courtyard filled with lush plants and trees where you can lounge, dine or sunbathe by your private plunge pool, away from the summer heat. Ranging from 115m² to 175m², the patio villas offer large, light, open-plan spaces and spectacular views. Like our seafront villas, local stone and wood and traditional French architectural forms and colours merge seamlessly with modern, clean lines. Similarly, our furnishing collection draws on themes of the sea and vineyards fused with modern materials – to create a sophisticated and laid-back ambiance for the interior. The latest kitchen appliances, such as the La Cornue cooking piano, bathroom fittings, as well as one-touch ‘domotic’ lighting, air-conditioning and wi-fi systems ensure these villas put you firmly in control of your environment. There’s even a dedicated ‘owners closet’ for you to store your personal belongings when renting your property out.
On the ground floor, a large lounge and open-plan kitchen dining room look out through floor-to-ceiling ’outside-in’ glass doors to the courtyard garden and pool. These glass doors slide back and disappear completely into walls allowing you to meld inside with outside spaces and invite the light, scents and sounds of the Mediterranean into your home. Step out of your dining room or lounge on to a woodendecked patio, the perfect place to dine ‘al fresco’ with friends. The pool, finished in mosaic tiles and surrounded by local stone, also features a counter-current flow for morning exercise sessions, and jacuzzi jets for a soothing
evening massage. And should you want to throw a party, a sliding wood deck allows you to cover the pool and add more space.
On the first floor, a bedroom with en-suite bathroom overlooks the courtyard garden and opens out onto a large roof-top terrace part-covered with an elegant pergola. From here, you can sit back with a glass of crisp Picpoul and in the evening admire the lights climbing up the hill of Sète across the water.
THE DETACHED SEA FRONT VILLA has its own infinity pool, five bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, garden and subterranean parking. You’ll park underground in one of your four parking spaces in a private garage that also has space for motorcycles, bikes and even a recharging station for your electric Citroen Méhari. The villa’s large basement comes complete with a home cinema, billiards (pool) table, wine cellar, sauna with shower room and storage and laundry spaces.
On the ground floor you enter a spacious sitting room that looks out through floor-to-ceiling ‘outside-in’ glass walls to the terrace, garden and pool – and to those spectacular views of the lagoon and its oyster tables. Adjoining the sitting room is a large, modern, open kitchen-dining room complete with La Cornue cooking piano. Just beyond this is the dining area. Again, the
entire room is flanked on two sides by glass ‘outside-in’ walls. Also on the ground floor is a bedroom with en-suite shower or bathroom. On the first floor you’ll find bedrooms two to five, each with its own en-suite bath or shower room and offering
amazing views over the vines and water beyond. Outside, your terrace offers a lounge area as well as an ‘al fresco’ dining area. A garden, lush with Mediterranean plants, provides the perfect spot to sunbathe by the elegant infinity pool. The pool has a counter-current jet for your morning exercises and jacuzzi jets to sooth body and mind on warm summer evenings. Just below is a garden ‘snug’ area where you can lounge and enjoy the views of your own vineyard, around a central fire. You can also
enjoy your very own yoga deck. The linked seafront villas have private pools, four bedrooms, four bath or shower rooms, two terraces, an elevator, a garden and underground parking for two vehicles. The basements offer a generous amount of
space and some very useful facilities. These include laundry room, shower room, wine cellar, a multi-purpose room, a garage and ample storage space. The ground floor is a delight with its indoor and outdoor living. The spacious open plan dining area and kitchen leads onto a relaxing lounge area. Outside you’ll walk onto the dining terrace with the discreet garden area nestling beside the private pool. On the first floor you’ll find bedrooms two to four and two bath or shower rooms, with access to
a main terrace/sun deck and a smaller green terrace. All of the properties are brimming with the latest hightech lighting, sound, air-conditioning and wi-fi systems – allowing you complete control of your environment at the touch or swipe of a finger.
The development enjoys an exceptional elevated site, with panoramic views across the vines, to the pearlescent waters of the lagoon, the Mediterranean and the ancient port of Sète beyond.This unique location merges naturally into the southern French village of Marseillan with its charming port-side restaurants, cafes and centuries old medieval quarter.
Set beside it, a beautifully landscaped park will create a green oasis of peace and tranquility. And overlooking the water, fronting the architect-designed properties, the vineyard planted by the Seigneurie de Peyrat wine domain creates a Mediterranean hanging garden. Stroll a little further and you’ll come upon the soft, golden sands of the beach. Each property owner will be able to visit the restaurants, boutiques, spa, gym, art gallery and large wine-tasting cellar. They’ll also enjoy concierge services and membership of our wine academy and nautical club, as well as a full suite of management and letting services, guaranteeing hassle-free ownership. It is unique in so many ways. It’s a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to experience authentic luxury like no other. Come for a visit and sample the spectacular views, superb local produce and the welcoming people of Marseillan and see years of pleasure and relaxation stretching out before you.
A vineyard estate
If you’ve ever dreamt of being a winemaker, now is your chance. The vines that tumble into the sea at the estate will be part of a large, working vineyard. Managed by the Seigneurie de Peyrat wine domain, one of the region’s top winemakers, the estate vineyard will grow local Picpoul and Terret grapes and produce a high-end sparking wine as well as a crisp and delicious Picpoul white wine. Wine has been produced in the Languedoc region of France since Roman times and the vineyard will connect all who stay there with the seasonal rhythms and bustle of local ‘viniculture’.
Owners will be invited to get involved in any way they wish – from picking grapes during the annual ‘vendange’ harvest to sampling the wines before anyone else at private tastings. You’ll also be invited to a number of wine workshops and talks throughout the year that track the production process. Each property will receive two cases of six bottles from the estate each year, which you can share with friends in your own private wine cellar built beneath the estate’s Concierge. The wine cellar will
hold up to around 100 bottles at the perfect temperature, and have space for private tastings.
The vineyard will be managed by the expert winemakers at the Seigneurie de Peyrat. With its main site just outside the pretty town of Pézenas, about 20 minutes drive from the estate, the Seigneurie de Peyrat estate has produced fine wines for hundreds
of years, from vineyards that stretch for miles around an elegant 17th century château. Head vigneronne at Seigneurie de Peyrat, Cécile Espada, runs regular tours of the winemaking facilities on the estate – to which all owners will be invited. Cécile will oversee the planting of the vines, and ensure that the wines produced are as balanced and delicious as the award-winning wines being produced at the Seigneurie de Peyrat itself.
An oasis of luxury and refinement
Nothing offers more sophistication and pampering than a 5-star hotel. Situated at the edge of the estate, close to the lagoon, the hotel will form an oasis of luxury and refinement where you can enjoy fine cuisine, relax with friends on the terrace bar, indulge in a treatment, or just laze the day away enjoying the stunning view, cocktail in hand, at the infinity pool.
A hotel surrounded by vines and sea
You enter the seafront hotel via a glass walkway suspended over water – giving the impression of walking over the sea. To the right is the elegant, oval glass conference centre, offering world-class facilities in a beautiful, light and spacious area. The hotel will offer around 40 beautifully-appointed rooms, six of which will be ‘super-deluxe’ offering greater levels of sophistication’. All will enjoy sea views and have their own private terrace where you can sit and admire the views over the La Baraquette vineyard and the oyster tables of the lagoon. For owners, they offer your friends and family a superb place to stay while visiting you.
The best of the region – on a plate
On the ground floor, a restaurant will offer an exciting fusion of modern and traditional French cooking, using fresh, local ingredients. Huge glass walls fold back to invite the outside in – giving the feel of ‘al fresco’ dining at all times of the day. Dinner here will be particularly memorable, with the lights of distant Sète reflecting on the mirror-like waters of the lagoon.
A choice of bars
There will be three bars to choose from. The Restaurant Bar, with views over vineyards and rooftops of Marseillan, will be the perfect place to enjoy an apéritif before your meal. The ‘Lounge Bar’ will be located close to the hotel’s main reception area, with seating inside and also on a wide terrace overlooking the vines and sea. The third bar will be a private ‘VIP Club’ – where owners will receive VIP treatment. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a selection of fine wines or cocktails with friends in an intimate lounge area, or sit on a private terrace overlooking the sea.
A pool with a view
On the roof-top terrace, you can work on your tan on a sun-bed by the impressive ‘infinity pool’. Glass walls on two sides will give the impression that the water is suspended in air – and that you’re floating over the vineyard below. The views from here will be some of the best in the entire estate.
Fully appointed spa and gym.
Below the outdoor pool terrace, a fully-appointed gym, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass walls providing inspiring views while you’re exercising. A luxurious spa will allow you to pamper yourself, the spa will have its own indoor pool and a sauna. In a number of treatment rooms, spa staff will be offering a range of treatments using local grapes and herbs such as rosemary, thyme and lavender, as well as olive and almond oils, natural scrubs and Camargue salts.
Unlike some developments, at La Baraquette you’ll be free to spend as much or as little time as you want in your new property. However, when you’re not there, we’d be happy to rent your property out to other holidaymakers for you. We’ll handle all the marketing, correspondence, processing of payments, cleaning and changing of linen, cleaning of the property, and even repairs and replacements of lost of damaged objects. So you’ll not have to lift a finger, and you’ll never know anyone was ever there. For this service, we’ll charge 50% of the net rental revenue.
With over 300 days of sunshine, 200km of coastline, along with mountains, rivers, canals and lakes, the Languedoc region is truly special. For those looking for a little more culture, the region is also home to a thriving arts scene. The Montpellier ‘Opera Orchestra Nationale’ is one of the finest in France, and the city also boasts the Montpellier Dance Festival – one of the biggest in Europe. In nearby Sète, the ‘Jazz à Sète’ festival attracts famous names from all over the world. And every village and town in the region throws an annual ‘féte’ each summer, with an opportunity to mix with the locals, dine on local fare and enjoy the fireworks. The development enjoys an exceptional elevated site, with panoramic views across the vines, to the pearlescent waters of the lagoon, the Mediterranean and the ancient port of Sète beyond.This unique location merges naturally into the southern French village of Marseillan with its charming port-side restaurants, cafes and centuries old medieval quarter. Set beside it, a beautifully landscaped park will create a green oasis of peace and tranquility. And overlooking the water, fronting the architect-designed properties, the vineyard planted by the Seigneurie de Peyrat wine domain creates a Mediterranean hanging garden. Stroll a little further and you’ll come upon the soft, golden sands of the beach. Each property owner will be able to visit the restaurants, boutiques, spa, gym, art gallery and large wine-tasting cellar. They’ll also enjoy concierge services and membership of our wine academy and nautical club, as well as a full suite of management and letting services, guaranteeing hassle-free ownership. It is unique in so many ways. It’s a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to experience authentic luxury like no other. Come for a visit and sample the spectacular views, superb local produce and the welcoming people of Marseillan and see years of pleasure and relaxation stretching out before you.
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