Maison du Mûrier
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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This charming and spacious old village house is situated in the heart of the medieval wine growing village of Gabian, overlooked by the beautiful Chateau de Cassan.
The house is very well maintained and comfortably furnished, having three king and two twin bedrooms. The large, secluded courtyard is perfect for dining and sunbathing around the pool. The courtyard has sun all day but there is ample shade for those who prefer it. In the evening candlelight makes it the perfect setting for dining al fresco. There is a stone BBQ with table and seating for more than ten people if required. The kitchen is very well equipped. We have two bathrooms, one with shower and the other with shower and bath. There is a third loo downstairs.
Gabian boasts all the essential amenities: mini supermarket, grocer, baker (one minute walk for your warm morning croissants!), newsagent, Post Office, café/bar/restaurant, pharmacy, hairdresser, doctor, private wine caves and vignerons and a selection of local wine caves co-operatives providing very drinkable wine at extremely reasonable prices!
Excellent, larger Super U is just five minutes away in Roujan. Lovely walks lead out from the village along streams, through wooded hillsides and the rolling vineyards. Only a ten minute drive away is the medieval, cultural centre of Pezenas with its colony of artists, galleries and studios, local crafts; cafes and restaurants, wineries, shopping and its famous Saturday morning market. The Haut Languedoc National Park is a paradise for walking and cycling. We are about thirty minutes from the coast at Agde or Sete with their superb beaches, with long sandy stretches and safe bathing for children.
Gabian is a thriving working village where you can see the varying seasonal activities associated with wine making going on throughout the year.
There are parking places on the road outside the house.
Fifty double bedroom available on request.
NB. Pool opens on June 1st
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Agde (there are many beautiful beaches to choose f|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Herault is a beautiful sun-drenched corner of the south of France with long expanses of sandy beaches lapped by the Mediterranean Sea, wild open spaces in the Cevennes hills, mountains, lakes, gorges, rivers, monasteries, medieval towns and vineyards where you can taste some of the best Languedoc wines. It is easily reached with so many airports in the region.
The house is very well situated for all of the attractions of this region where all holiday tastes can be catered for.
Gabian is in the heart of this beautiful wine-growing region known for its countryside, historic villages, castles and abbeys. Lovely walks lead out from the village along streams, through wooded hillsides and the rolling vineyards. There are many local wine caves and cooperatives where you can enjoy tasting many of the excellent local wines.
A few minutes up the road from Gabian in Mas Rolland is an award winning goats cheese farm. A few minutes on from there is the reservoir, a favourite place for picnics and swimming.
Only a ten-minute drive away is this lively medieval town of Pézenas with its cobbled streets, famed for its Saturday morning market. The town buzzes with pavement cafes, restaurants, art galleries, arts and crafts shops and cultural events. The Festival of Arts and Music is held in the town every summer between June and September, including historical re-enactments, concerts and exhibitions. Pézenas is well served by large modern supermarkets.
The beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean are just 30 minutes from the house. The beaches provide lengths of soft sand, safe for children to play. Watersports, boat trips, beach front restaurants and cafes are in abundance. Sit and watch the world go by slowly in the warmth of the summer sun. Alternatively, children might prefer the rather livelier Aqualand in Agde, the Dinosaur Park near Meze or the African Safari Park south of Narbonne.
The Gorges d'Héric and the River Orb valley are nearby and well worth a visit and offer a great opportunity for canoeing, bathing in the crystal clear rock pools and under the waterfalls and picknicking.
The beautiful fresh water Lake Salagou is about 20 minutes away and is perfect for bathing and windsurfing as well as walking and cycling.
Mèze and Bouzigues are a must for seafood lovers, where several restaurants serve daily some of the finest seafood in the area. Sète, the Venice of the Languedoc, holds its famous 'water jousting' tournaments throughout the summer.
Marseillan is a charming fishing port on the Etang de Thau, a saltwater lake, studded with oyster beds, ideal for sailing and swimming. Sit at one of the many restaurants and watch the bustle of the boats arriving and leaving the harbour of the lake. In the centre of the town, is the famous distillery of Noilly Prat where you may embark on a guided tour and be shown its whole production process. Every Tuesday there is a lively market in the centre of the town.
There are many medieval towns nestled in the nearby hills amongst picturesque countryside, including the magnificent St Guilhem le Desert which is located near the Pont du Diable -the oldest medieval bridge in France.
There are kayaking centres here too as well as at Roquebrun.
As well as beautiful countryside, mountains and waterways surround you. The Canal du Midi, constructed in the 17th century gentles wends its way through to the Mediterranean affording a breathtaking backdrop to waling, fishing and boat excursions.
Golfers can enjoy 18-hole golf courses at Béziers and Agde and a 9-hole course at Lamalou-Les-Bains, also famed for its healing spas.
Horse lovers will find several equestrian centres at nearby villages.
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18 Jun 2013
"Lovely traditional house in pictuesque village, brilliant place to explore beautiful area of the Languedoc"
Our group of 6 enjoyed a wonderful holiday in this lovely 19th century 'maison de ville' in the centre of Gabian, a village in the heart of this beautiful wine-growing area. The house is wel… More
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