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Charming, Spacious Apartment With Private Pool, Free Wifi And English Freeview

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Apartment in Gabian, Nr. Pezenas, Languedoc Roussillon, France - On The Edge Of A Medieval Village With Shops And Bar/Restaurant

Our South of France 3* holiday apartment is in a peaceful, charming village, where the street names are in both the French and Occitan languages, adding to its charm. The village centre is an easy stroll from the apartment (5-10 mins) and there you will find two general stores, a boulangerie, a pharmacy and a bar/restaurant. The village is on the edge of the beautiful Haut Languedoc National Park, which is a wonderful place to walk or cycle and you will find it is an unspoilt area with a micro climate perfect for holidays May to September. Swimming lakes and rivers, canoeing, many beautiful villages, the town of Pezenas and of course, the lovely beaches of the Mediterranean are all easily accessible within a short drive. The area is full of beautiful walks for you to enjoy and many cycle routes for the slightly more energetic. The apartment is ideally placed to explore the area, or just to relax by the pool and soak up the Mediterranean sunshine (lots of books available!).

Large living/dining room overlooking private pool.

This is large (32.5 square metres) cool living room with 2 sofas, large dining table and chairs, coffee table and other furniture. There is English Freeview satellite TV and a DVD player, plenty of films, books and games and free WIFI Internet access. The kitchen area has fitted units, crockery, cutlery, etc., a fridge, separate freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle, NESPRESSO coffee machine, small oven/grill and separate hob. There are double doors leading out on to the fenced pool area.

Double Bedroom

Good sized double bedroom with a lovely four poster bed, bedside tables, lamps, a wardrobe, chest of drawers, cheval mirror and a fan. This room overlooks the pool area and is a bright and sunny room with shutters at the windows to keep out the early morning sun if you feel like a lie in! Tiled floors and white walls add to the cool, clean simple feel of the room.

Twin Bedroom

The twin room is also white with blue curtaining at the window. There is a wardrobe and a bedside table between the beds with a bedside lamp. The floor is tiled, as the rest of the apartment and there is a fan for your comfort.

Shower Room

Fully tiled room, with an up to date shower cubicle with a large 'raindrop' shower head and a separate hand held shower head. There is also a basin and toilet.


Double doors from the living room lead to the private pool where you will find sun loungers to make the most of our micro climate, or find a shady spot if you prefer. The pool is 6.5 metres x 3.4 metres with a depth of 1.04 metres to 1.77 metres. It is fenced with gates in accordance with French law. Beyond the pool area, in the main garden there is an outside table and chairs in the shade for you to enjoy al fresco dining using the BBQ provided. There is a laundry drying area at the back of the house.

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Patsy Rayner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

About Patsy Rayner

We are Colin and Patsy and we look forward to welcoming you to our holiday apartment here in the South of France. In the UK, we lived in Kent although we are originally a Londoner and a Midlander!

Patsy Rayner purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Patsy Rayner chose Beziers area

We love this area because of the climate - 300+ days of sunshine per year - and the lovely slow pace of life that means you have time to savour every minute of your time here. The property is situated within 5 minutes walk of the village centre with its shop, boulangerie and bar/restaurant. It is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful Haut Languedoc National Park, the Mediterranean coast and the wonderful Medieval villages to be found locally, of which Gabian is one.

What makes this apartment unique

Our lovely pool is for your use only and is ideal for children and grown ups alike to cool off.

We offer free WIFI for you to use with your own device.

Delicious, home cooked evening meals are available by arrangement (25 euros per person for 3 courses with wine, 15 euros per child under 12 years old) - please enquire when you make your booking, especially if you would like a nice dinner waiting for you on your day of arrival!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for a very restful and relaxed holiday. We have loved being here and I know the children have made the most of the pool. Also thank you for your kind advice on local activities. We especially enjoyed Valras Plage and Pezenas on the Friday evening. Our only conclusion is that a week wasn't long enough, again many thanks.
Aug 2015
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5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Perfect Southern French retreat

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent fantastic week in Colin and Patsy's apartment. They were great hosts and had the perfect balance between being available for us if we needed any local information and leaving us to relax in privacy. The apartment itself was very spacious, clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The pool area was a great addition and was a lovely outdoor space especially for a sunny breakfasts in the morning! The location was great as it was close enough to the village centre for a nice evening stroll and is surrounded by lots of local activities. The nearby vineyards and wineries are also worth a visit. Foodies will also enjoy the wealth of restaurants in the local area and Colin and Patsy are happy to recommend the best ones. We would certainly return and have recommended the apartment to family.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review of your stay with us! You were a lovely couple to have around and we look forward to welcoming you to back Gabian in the future, along with any other members of your family!
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A quiet relaxing apartment

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome awaited us to this excellent apartment and the pool was an essential boon due to arriving in a heatwave.

It is located on the edge of a charming old village with a good boulangerie in easy walking distance. Lots of vineyards to visit as well as scenic drives or walking/cycling if one feels active although heat was too great for us to do much of this.We enjoyed our trips to Pezenas which is a beautiful old town nearby.

Colin and Julie are super hosts and nothing was too much trouble. They were able to recommend excellent restaurants and wine caves!

Many thanks to them for making our stay so memorable - we will return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy and John for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Gabian.
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous apartment, owned by the friendliest and most helpful people, Patsy and Colin. A delicious meal greeted us on arrival and an incredibly relaxing week followed. Ideally positioned to explore the Languedoc region on the edge of a quiet village. Plenty to do, but lends itself to spending lazy days by the pool, too. Lac du Salagou is a must - a fantastic lake, great for swimming or watersports. The market at Clermont l'Herault is a treat on a Wednesday morning. Lovely holiday enjoyed by older teenagers too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great feedback, Claire. You and your family were lovely guests to have around and we are so glad you all had a great holiday. Hope to see you again.....
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please send us an email or telephone if you would like to book, or if you would like more information about the property or the area.
We require a 20% deposit to secure your booking with the balance due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. This can be paid by PayPal.
We also require a security/damages deposit of £200 at this time, which will be returned to you after a satisfactory inspection of the property which will take place just before your departure.

Changeover Day:
The apartment is available from 4pm on the day of arrival and we ask you to vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure. During July and August, changeover day is Saturday but we can offer some flexibility at other times.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are in sterling for the whole apartment (not per person). We accept sterling and euro payments. You can pay by bank transfer or PayPal.

Prices shown are for the 2 bed apartment, For whole house bookings between 8th and 29th August, 2 weeks minimum booking at £1,500 per week.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gabian in Herault

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled shower room with shower cubicle (large raindrop shower head), wc, wash hand basin, shaver point.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleep 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1: Spacious room with four poster bed. Bed 2: twin beds. Cot available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The private pool is for the exclusive use of the apartment guests and is furnished with loungers for lazing in the sun or drying off after a dip in the pool. The apartment floors are tiled throughout with lots of white walls making it a lovely, cool place to relax. There is free WIFI available for you to use with your own device. Both bedrooms and the living room are equipped with fans. The pool is fenced according to French law and you will have the key to the pool gates. There is off road parking on the drive with double, lockable gates. Very good 3* accommodation, accredited by Etoiles de France. Outside: Double doors from the living room lead to the lovely private pool where you will find sun loungers to make the most of our micro climate, or find a shady spot if you prefer. The pool is 6.5 metres x 3.4 metres with a depth of 1.04 metres to 1.77 metres. It is fenced with gates in accordance with French law. Beyond the pool area, there is an outside table and chairs to enjoy alfresco dining and a BBQ. There is a laundry drying area at the back of the house. In the main garden, there is a gazebo where you can enjoy lunch in the shade listening to the lovely local birdsong. Utility Room: No utility room, but a washing machine is provided in the kitchen and there is plenty of outside drying space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels, incl beach towels, are included in the prices shown. The property is cleaned before and after your stay and the towels and linen are changed; mid stay linen/towel changes available at small extra charge. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner all available (additional £)

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