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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Traveller Review
Perfect Southern French retreat
About the Owner
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!
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.
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Perfect Southern French retreat
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.
A quiet relaxing apartment
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.
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
We actively welcome cyclists: there is a secure, lockable area for cycle storage when not in use, an outside hose pipe for cleaning cycles and packed lunches and evening meals available by arrangement.
Beautiful Mediterranean beaches are just a 25 minute drive away and include gorgeous long stretches of sandy beach and lovely lagoons perfect for the family. Many of the local beaches have water sports available and many have delightful beach cafes. There is a wonderful, unspoilt swimming lake a 10 minute drive from the property and the famous Lac du Salagou is a half hour drive.
The nearest airport is Beziers (about 25 mins by car). Montpellier airport is just under an hours drive and Nimes, Carcassonne and Perpignan are about an hour and a half. You could even fly to Girona/Barcelona in northern Spain, about 2-2.5 hours drive from Gabian.
If you decide to drive down, it is about 11 hours from Calais.
The apartment is situated on the very edge of Gabian and the village centre is a 5 minute leisurely stroll, where you will find a general store, a baker, and a bar/restaurant. Gabian is a medieval village 'circulade' full of heritage and there is a detailed historic circuit around the village which is very interesting. The fascinating historic town of Pezenas is a 15 minute drive and the town of Beziers - which hosts a fabulous Feria each summer - is only 25 minutes by car.
In the next village of Roujan (3 minute drive), you will find 2 butchers shops, general stores, tabacs, a bank with a cash point, bars and restaurants and a SuperU supermarket with its own butcher and fishmonger. Mobile shops are in the square of Gabian several days per week, including a butcher, fishmonger, grocer and on Thursdays and Saturdays, the fabulous Pizza Van!. The historic town of Pezenas is a short drive and apart from the architecture, links with Moliere and other things of historical interest, there are supermarkets, restaurants, the night market and Saturday market. We can recommend the canoeing from Roquebrun followed by a leisurely lunch at 'Le Petit Nice' overlooking the River Orb. Or spend the day at 'Les Gorges d'Heric' and picnic by one of the many natural pools up and down the gorge. You could walk or cycle along the Canal du Midi or amongst the lovely hills of the Haut Languedoc National Park. There are walks and cycle rides directly from the door of the apartment if you don't want to drive. Perhaps you would rather just spend the day by your private pool, or at one of the beautiful beaches nearby. There really is something for everyone in this lovely area of southern France.
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29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
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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.
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.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“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!”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
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- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker ...
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- Freezer ...
- Kitchen ...
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- Refrigerator ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Pool Table ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Private Chef
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 65 m²
- 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
- Bedroom 2
- 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.
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Tennis ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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 laptop. 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 both sets of pool gates. There is off road parking on the drive with double, lockable gates. A pool table is available for you to use. 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.