Romantic village house with courtyard and views

From $148 / night

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Description from the owner

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Sleeps: 6

Type: House

Romantic village house with courtyard and views

The house and courtyard of "Les Eaux Calmes" have been converted from old barns (le Plô) along the fortified village walls of Gabian. It nestles in a very quiet and private corner at the end of a maze of narrow medieval streets and alleyways.

Attractive open plan living space has been created within its raised ground floor, with delightful old stone walls and timber beams throughout its stylish and rustic interior.

The property is so much more than just a basic gite. Rather it's a real second home, with simple stylish decor and furnishings, and comprising the following delightful accommodation:

· a private, sunny and sheltered 40m2 ...Read more

About the owner

Andrew & Hazel Allington

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Romantic village house with courtyard and views
Pezenas, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Additional Location Information

Les Eaux Calmes nestles romantically in the fortified medieval village walls of Gabian in the ancient Languedoc, from where it enjoys wonderful elevated views over the surrounding countryside and the still waters of the river weir below from which the house takes its name.

Situated between sea and mountains in a delightful fortified medieval village, this tastefully renovated stone house is built into the old village walls. The house is full of character with natural stone walls and timber beams and enjoys beautiful views of the countryside. There is a light and airy raised ground floor with 55m² of open plan living area. You can access lovely walks direct from the house along streams, through wooded hillsides and the colourful patchwork of vineyards. The area abounds with picturesque medieval villages with local markets and castles. Close by is Pezenas, described as one of the most beautiful towns in the French south west with its fine architecture and surprisingly inexpensive restaurants.

The village is situated in gently undulating countryside ideal for cycling. Two bicycles, stored in the large cellars, are provided for exclusive guest use.

Or you can simply slow down, relax and soak in the peaceful ambience of the local lifestyle, sitting in the house's enclosed quiet, private and sunny 40m² walled courtyard garden with a glass of wine and meals taken al fresco.

The house is situated in the heart of the old medieval village, with its westerly wall formed along the old fortified ramparts. It enjoys lovely views over the surrounding countryside and still waters below, where two rivers join above the picturesque local weir. Gabian has a history dating back to Roman times and is a fine example of a fortified medieval village known as a "circulade" with its maze of narrow streets and alleys. There are around 700 inhabitants and the village boasts a bar/restaurant, bakers, grocers, newsagent, post office, pharmacy and medieval church. This village is in the heart of a beautiful wine growing region known for its countryside, historic villages, castles and abbeys.

•15 minutes from the town of Pézenas
•10 minutes from Magalas with train station
•10 minutes from beautiful lakeside swimming at Vailhan
•5 minutes from the village of Roujan
•3 minutes to Chateau Abbey de Cassan
•tourist information offices at Roujan, Pezenas and Magalas
•supermarkets and restaurants at Pezenas and Magalas
•30 minutes to Mediterranean beaches & fishing villages
•30 minutes to national park mountains
•75 minutes to tallest bridge in the world designed by Sir Norman Foster at Millau

Ten reasons why “Les Eaux Calmes” in Gabian is an ideal location particularly for out of season and winter lettings:

1.All year round, friendly village life (compared to almost closed up seaside resorts)
2.Rich culture of traditional medieval village festivals, markets and seasonal gatherings
3.Wonderful opportunity to experience the real France, its wines, cheeses, daily fresh bread and delicious locally grown produce
4.Attractive rolling hilly countryside overlooking the flatter coastal plain
5.Surrounded by miles of unspoilt natural garrigue (with varied shrub and wild flower habitat, displaying spectacular seasonal colour)
6.Delightful short country walks direct from the house and village
7.Fascinating architectural and historical interest
8.An ideal base for travelling to mountains, beaches and other places of interest
9.The hospitality of a peaceful, romantic house with the character of natural stone walls, timber beams and a real roaring log fireplace
10.Light and airy open plan living with all modern cooking and washing facilities

More About This Location

Lake nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways

Getting There

Car is recommended



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