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Apartment in Faugeres near Pezenas with pool and stunnig views towards the Med

Bedrooms 1
Space 301 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Faugeres, near Pezenas, , Languedoc - At The Edge Of The Village With Panoramic Views, Use Of Pool, Terrace, 35 Mins To Beach

A great welcome awaits you with a glass of bubbly from the owners Paul and Bruce. Arc en Ciel is peacefully located at the edge of the medieval wine village of Faugeres.The recently created self contained studio apartment is a large comfortable 28sq m and forms part of the main villa, and opens directly onto the 4.5 x 8m infinity swimming pool with south facing panoramic views towards the Mediterranean. Its a chance to watch next years vine crop grow! Go and sample them at the many domains and wine caves! The apartment is bright and airy and is furnished in the retro style and has WiFi access and off street parking .It has its own terrace area and use of a barbeque so guests can soak up the sun and dine al fresco , or walk 5 mins to our local restaurant and bar to save cooking. There is easy access to the coast just 35 mins drive away or a 20 min drive to the kayaking centre on the river Orb or the picturesque Gorges d'Heric. If you are house hunting we will be pleased to share our experiences with you.

Mr Paul Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2017

About Mr Paul Williams

Having worked as an hotelier for 25 years in central London and then created a second career in buying and selling primarily American retro furniture I retired very eary 8“ years ago to our home in Faugeres.My partner who is a commercial interior designer retired in May 2012 and now is here full fime. We created the studio just over five years ago,and we have been welcoming new and repeat guests since then. We are very sociable fun people with a good sense of humour. We have been very busy for several years working on the creation of our Mediterranean dry garden which has a Chinese bridge and interesting features and relaxing areas including our newly constructed Oriental Gazebo. We love having vistors and are at hand to help them make the most of their holiday, however we respect their privacy and don't make a nuisance of ourselves! Come visit and chill!

Mr Paul Williams purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Mr Paul Williams chose Faugères

Having spent 3 years looking for a holiday home in France and unable to get much for our money in Nice we spread our net and discovered the Languedoc .We saw the house which is situated on the edge of the medieval village which is world renowned for its quality wines by chance and the view sold it to us as we face due South and can see the Mediterranean glittering in the sunshine in the distance on clear days ie without a heat haze! and the Pyrenees snowcaps to the west. We love the fact that we live surrounded by vineyards and the beautiful and dramatic Languedoc National Park Its a great chill out place with lots to do locally.

We created the studio as a self contained holiday apartment with its own adjacent terrace with guests having use of our infinity pool.

What makes this apartment unique

The studio is furnished in a retro style with some original furniture, so it has a different look to many traditionally furnished properties locally. We have a local restaurant and coffee shop/ lunch venue and loads of caves for buying and tasting the excellent Faugeres wines. We are just a short drive from numerous good restaurants and supermarkets and 35 mins from the coast with its wonderful sandy beaches,and within easy access of 6 airports .A trip to Spain is quite easy with the border 1.5hrs away.

We installed an infinity pool and float with our arms on the edge looking at next years crop grow!

We are comfortable with guests around and aim to make them welcome and we are there at a distance should they need any local information and otherwise leave them in peace to enjoy their holiday.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Faugères in Hérault

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 301 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room has a large double cubicle shower with seperate hand shower for washing hair, a cantilevered toilet, and a inset vanity sink unit with drawer storage. There is a heated towel rail.We provide a hair dryer and towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (studio type) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom area is located at the rear of the studio and has a double sleigh bed with a Dunlopillo memory foam mattress and there is a matching 3 drawer chest. There are two bedside tables with lamps. There is ample hanging space in the wardrobe area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Outside: For al fresco eating there is a dining table and chairs with cushions. The pool is 4.5 x 8m and is shared with the owners who have their own terrace area at the other end of the pool.The pool is unheated and normally it is in use from mid May until early October depending on the weather!!There are amphora and flowerbeds adjacent to the terrace and the large garden has been created with interesting features including a Chinese bridge and areas for relaxing with afternoon shade.Private car parking is adjacent to the apartment.The gas barbeque can be used on request and there are night light lanterns provided for outdoor illumination. There is a selection of plastic glasses provided for use around the pool area. Utility Room: Access to washing machine is on request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed and kitchen linen are included. We clean on departure and change the linen weekly. Additional change of linen and cleaning can be arranged at an additional charge.


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Apartment in Faugeres near Pezenas with pool and stunnig views towards the Med
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful escape destination

  • 5 of 5

This is a totally charming, tranquil studio, set in a peaceful location on the outskirts of a small historic Languedoc village. The hosts Paul & Bruce have thought of everything to make one's stay relaxing and carefree. You feel immediately at home with them and they are extremely generous with their guests!

The studio is immaculate,, very well equipped and tastefully furnished. It feels much bigger than a studio and opens directly on to the pool area. This, by the way, is beautifully kept, and offers a real bonus. It's easy to see why guests return here.

As a base for exploring, Faugeres is well placed for exploring the whole of the National Park area, as well as for reaching Beziers, Pezenas and the coast.

I hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gina for your very kind review. You were a perfect guest and we loved having you staying with us . We hope that you will revisit us again soon . Paul and Bruce
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  • 5 of 5

A beautifully decorated and really well equipped spacious studio with doors opening onto a lovely pool with great views over the vineyards. Paul and Bruce were kind, warm hosts; nothing was too much trouble and it was a pleasure to stay with them.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Louise for your very kind comments. We hope to welcome you back to Faugeres on a future occasion.Hopefully the pool will be a little warmer then ! Kind regards Paul and Bruce
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Peace, tranquility and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Another fabulous holiday at the apartment owned by Paul and Bruce who are the best hosts you could imagine. Always friendly and helpful so that you can enjoy your holiday to the max whilst also respecting your privacy if you need it. The studio has always been spotlessly clean and the infinity pool is to die for on those hot days when you want to relax and take in the views of the surrounding countryside. Paul and Bruce are always on hand to recommend somewhere to eat or visit and they don't disappoint. If you like wildlife then you're in for a treat with lots of birds particularly hawks, swifts and finches flying around as well as beautiful butterflies floating around the garden. We always return home feeling completely rested and looking forward to our next holiday in Faugères. Thank you so much Paul and Bruce for having us! x

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bel Air
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A9 and A75
Nearest Restaurant
Bel Air and Dame Jane
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary


We are just 35 mins to the nearest beaches which are all sandy and cater for all tastes - including naturists at Cap d'Agde which is 45 mins away


Beziers is our closest airport which is 35 mins away ( Ryanair), Montpellier is 65 mins (Ryanair and Easyjet )Nimes mins 90 (Ryanair) and Perpignan and Carcassone 80mins ( Ryanair).Girona just over the border in Spain is about 2hr 15mins. The use of a car is essential as we have no public transport to speak of and taxis are virtually non existant.


Fresh bread and pastries are sold in the village , which is also our post office and has a wine cave and also serves teas and coffees plus excellent lunches 5 days a week. Cheap petrol is 300yds away along with with our local restaurant the Bel Air which serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week and has live music on a Saturday night ..Bedarieux is our nearest large town for major supermarkets which is 10mins away.A selection of good restaurants are within 10 mins, Beziers with its old town shops and the new Polygone centre is 30 mins away., Carcassone is 80 mins. Pezenas with its Saturday market and antique shops is a 25min drive .Cap d'Agde harbour a 40 min drive. Nimes is 90mins and has great Roman remains.

Further Details:

Kayaking is 20 mins away on the river Orb, the Gorges d'Heric for great walking , picnicking and bathing in the numerous rock pools is 20 mins and the pretty village of Olargues is a further 10 mins.There are a number of Cathar castles within easy range.The Lac de Salagou is 40mins for sailing and you could combine the trip with a visit to the lively Wednesday morning market at Clemont L'Herault.If you are househunting we will be pleased to advise you and share our experiences with you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Faugères, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 19 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 May 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High summer
9 Jul 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2019 - 18 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
We are totally flexible on changover days with just a minimum 2 night stay requirement
Check out is 10.30am and arrivals are from 3pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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