Mas de Thau - luxury gites
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About Mas de Thau - luxury gites
Facing the sea Mas de Thau comprises six luxury cottages set within this authentic and gorgeously renovated 19th century farmstead in the Languedoc. During the main summer months the Mas merges the ease of self-catering with excellent facilities on par with a five star all-inclusive resort which includes food, beverages, loads to do on the Mas and free comprehensive childcare - all you have to supply is lunch. Located near Mèze and Pézenas, Mas de Thau is close to A75 and A9 highways, Montpellier and Béziers TGV stations, as well as international airports. Follow your nose through the vineyards and prepare to be enchanted - Maryse and Yvan are your hosts; Maryse is exuberant and super-friendly and her English is excellent - Yvan's grin is full of mischief - the nanny responsible for the creche is British so do not worry about any language barriers.
Family luxury in the South of France
Le Mas is a fabulous French getaway with the kids, set amongst fields of sunflowers, surrounded by vineyards and a certain quiet. It is perfect for parents who need to re-energise as Maryse and Yvan have organised the place so perfectly to afford you some ‘me time’, from the carefully thought out decor, fine quality linens, towels and toiletries to the beautifully presented children's rooms and excellent facilities. Perfect to escape to as a family unit, perfect to gather together friends and family or rent it out completely; however you find yourself at Mas de Thau you will have a ball.
Mas de Thau currently comprises six cottages, all of which have free wi-fi access - a miracle given the thickness of the stone walls. True to their original characeter they range from 90 to 145 m² - all with a private terrace to enjoy your surroundings. All are equipped for an easy self-catering break with fully equipped kitchens, open plan lounges, comfy sofas, dining areas, spacious bathrooms/en-suites and cosy bedrooms. Cots, highchairs, baby monitors, books, dvds and toys are available in your gite. Outdoors the space is amazing and free play a real option - play areas, a trampoline and an array of toys and the children's pool will keep them occupied and cool! Sheets, towels and bath towels are supplied in each cottage, as are cosy bathrobes and toiletries.
Le Grenache - sleeps 4 to 5
A first floor apartment with stunning views out of every window along with a wonderful outdoor terrace with fabulous views. Two bedrooms and one bathroom, living room with television, fully equipped kitchen including coffee machine and dishwasher. A private terrace - with gate - has views across the sunflower fields.
Le Muscadet - sleeps 6 to 8
With gorgeous arches and real character this lovely ground floor apartment has it's own terrace opposite the sunflower field, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, living room with television and a fully equipped kitchen including coffee machine and dishwasher. Private terrace.
Le Picpoul - sleeps 4 to 6
My favourite, Le Picpoul is on the ground floor, is wheel chair accessible and is perfect for speedy toddlers. The two bedrooms can be made up as a king-size double and the other hold up to three singles or two singles and a bunk bed. The private terrace leading from the lounge and kitchen is beautiful and the perfect palce for breakfast or any meal outdoors - it is also very handy for the pool and the play area. Le Picpoul has two bedrooms, a king size and a large children's room that can be arranged with two or three single beds or else two singles and a bunk if required. One family bathroom and one en-suite. The living room is spacious and open plan with television and all kids programmes with the fully equipped kitchen including coffee machine and dishwasher.
Le Syrah - sleeps 4 to 6
A huge and truly beautiful open-plan duplex gite with an amazing south facing ‘tropezian’ terrace, as well as a private garden in the shade for lunch or dinner under the stars. Two bedrooms - one king-size double and a twin. Living room with television - a wonderful open space - perfect again for crawling babies and toddlers. Fully equipped kitchen including coffee machine and dishwasher.
Le Chardonnay - sleeps 4 to 6
Le Chardonnay is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms gîte with beautiful exposed stone walls and a bright and airy atmosphere. It has its own private terrace where families can relax, bbq and enjoy just being there. This gite is flexible for 4 people or 2 couples, each bedroom has it’s own luxury shower room.
Le Sauvignon - sleeps 8
Le Sauvignon is a prestigious and spacious gîte. With a gorgeous open plan living area of 60m², four bedrooms, each with their own ensuite shower room, a fabulous fitted kitchen Le Sauvignon also offers a wonderful roof terrace overlooking the sea and the Thau lagoon (south).
All cottages accommodate families easily. Maryse is happy to arrange beds (doubles/twins/extra beds) according to your requirements.
Things for Kids
The creche, the outdoor play equipment including trampoline, football pitch, two heated pools and a jacuzzi, bouncy castle, golf, the toys, books, DVD collections, the safe space to explore, the animals, the nannies - the place is completely family oriented and you will relax as soon as you realise that. The kids club is a fabulous free facility and is available to ensure they do not get bored - the Nanny will whisk them away to the indoor, air-conditioned kids club to be creative and let off steam out of the mid-day sun. The petting area lets the children get up close to small farm animals - including hens and egg-hunting, the donkey, goats and rabbits.
Facilities provided are seasonal - please see a breakdown below:
High Season - July and August - Half Board and Free Daily Childcare
Food & Meals:
A welcome basket will be in your Gite on arrival with a comprehensive starter pack allowing you to relax and deal with the supermarket on another day.
There will also be a family meal in your fridge on your arrival and then dinner delivered to your Gite each evening for you to eat at your leisure.
Fresh bread and croissants are collected from the local bakery daily and delivered to your door fresh each and every morning.
Each Sunday evening a welcome meal will be prepared by a local chef and shared together on the terrace at Le Bar du Mas. Your children will eat a simpler dinner and will be looked after by nannies whilst adults eat, drink and enjoy delicious local food and wine together.
Each Tuesday evening there will be a Wine Tasting evening. A local wine producer will come to Le Bar du Mas and bring plenty of wine for you to sample. There will be large platters of local delicacies to share that compliment the wines.
Drinks at Le Bar du Mas:
Wine of the domain, beer, soft drinks and water is included in the price.
Beer on draught will be served when the bar in manned. Bottled beer can be taken from the fridge.
Unlimited access to the Kids & Baby Club which means you can take advantage of some adult time - read by one of the 2 beautiful swimming pools or go off Mas and explore the local towns, harbours, markets, vineyards etc. - whatever your fancy in the knowledge with the assurance that your children are taken good care of.
Opening Hours- Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri:10:30-13:00 & 15:00-18.00 | Wednesdays: 10:00-16.30
A decadent treat - visit the Private Beach club “La Voile Rouge” in “Marseillan Plage” where beds will be reserved for your family and a light lunch at your bed will be included too.
Sauna and Hammam
Unlimited access to the sauna and hammam on request, from 5.00 to 8.00 pm
Low Season - May, June & September
A slightly less comprehensive list than that above but nonetheless a real treat. Evening meals are not included, nor is the bar - access is open on an honesty basis. Creche not available on Wednesday. All other facilities are included.
Things to Do
On Mas Activities: Two swimming pools (heated May, June, September), outdoor Jacuzzi, Wellness centre, Boules court, bikes with child seats and helmets, park and organic garden, football pitch, bouncy castle, trampoline, 2 holes swing golf, table tennis, table football, animals to be fed, Bar du Mas, barbecues books and Dvd’s in English, …
During high season you may also select one of the following off Mas activities: High Wire Tree Top adventure (junior and mini courses),
Water skiing (age 2-7), Wakeboarding (age 8+), Boarding, Go- Karting adults and children, Yoga sessions, Fishing, Mini Golf, Canoeing
and Pony Riding.
Communally the large outdoor 'village' space is perfect for you all to sit and chat over a few glasses of locally sourced wine - Yvan surprisingly is very helpful on this front and you shall enjoy the organised wine tastings with him enormously - possibly until the early hours so be warned! Along with wine tasting the bbqs and other get-togethers give you the opportunity to meet the neighbours and establish new play mates for the children. You can play a game of "petanque" or sit and sample goods from the delicacy store stocking different regional products including olive oil, wines, sweets and jams.
Otherwise just find a spot under a tree, with a delicious glass of your chosen wine from the local vineyard and a good book and feel pleased that you have found such an amazing place. Bon vacances!