La Maison du Pêcheur

Sète, Hérault

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


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


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…


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm, Saturday changeover in high season.
Check out
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.
Restaurants 10-minute drive.


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


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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.