What recent guests have said about their holiday at Les Eaux Calmes in Gabian.....
"We loved it and that's why we have returned... we hope to come again soon." X P, Barcelona, April 2014
"A great place to relax and live life at a more gentle pace." A & T H, York, UK, New Year 2013-14
"Loved the house, adored the area- central for great exploring. Food in France - WOW!"
R & G S, Sale, Victoria, Australia, Sep-Oct 2013
"What a fabulous house in a lovely part of France. Fantastic two weeks in the sun.", Reading, UK, July 2013
"We liked it so much we are coming back for 6 months this winter!" M & D, Knaresborough, UK, June 2012
"We've had a delightful holiday and we think the house is beautifully situated and charming. Many thanks Andrew & Hazel for sharing your beautiful home with us - we felt like guests more than tourists. Overall 10 out of 10." C & N H, Harrogate, England, August 2011
“The [new] kitchen is great - much more spacious and modern. It is better equipped and more convenient to access the dining room. It also makes the room lighter. Also the velux remote is very handy. I especially like the new sunbeds and the lap top. We have just watered your plants and the garden is looking lovely. We have yet again had a great holiday and visited new and spectacular places (Gorge du Tarn). I am even trying to persuade S to buy a place out here! You can at least be sure we will be back again. Again a marvellous stay at this beautiful home. Hope to return soon.” I & S, Cumbria, England; July 2011
“A fascinating village - typically French - most relaxing place.” B, V, M & M-A, Australia; April 2011
“Lovely rustic accommodation, beautiful area, friendly people. Hope to come again.”
S, R, K & B, Stourbridge, Oxford & London, England; September 2010
“A lovely house, pretty courtyard, unspoilt village, great point from which to explore. Managed to find a new place to swim each day – lake, river, rapids, lagoon, sea!”
B & C, Devon, England; August 2010
“Merci d’avoir acceptė que je puisse me detendre dans cette maison merveilleusement restaurėe.”
E, Paris, France; May 2010
"Nous avons passé un trés bon séjour et de trés bonnes fêtes dans votre magnifique maison et tous nos invités ont été surpris par la beauté du décor. La semaine est passée trés (trop) vite et c'est avec regret que nous sommes tous partis samedi. Nous esperons que nous aurons l'occasion de revenir dans votre maison à Gabian." French family Christmas 2009 / New Year 2010
"We have returned to the US after a wonderful week in Les Eaux Calmes. We all loved your home in Gabian. We feel so special to be the first Americans to have stayed there. We went to the boulangerie every morning for our bagette…. we had fantastic weather every day, which in turn made the week even nicer. We visited some of the local wineries - Monplezy one of them! Wonderful! The house was very cosy and was decorated so cute and had all essentials that were needed. We would definitely recommend it to anyone…. and we love Pezenas with the restaurant/bar area where they have entertainment every night. Their market on Saturday was pretty amazing. Thanks again for the use of your home." September 2009
“Fantastic hide-away!!! Lovely, cosy house - quiet, relaxing - friendly villagers!! Be lovely at Christmas!!” R & P, Surrey, England; October 2008
“Brilliant winter retreat. Very comfortable with logs to burn and haven from storms.”
P & A, North Yorks, England; Dec 2008 to Mar 2009
“We had a really lovely time. It's a great location. Very central. The village itself was nice and the
locals very friendly. Boulangerie was excellent and only wish we could buy bread like that here every morning. House was stunning; beautifully restored and the courtyard too…..,the weather was fantastic all week. The colour of the sky against the vineyards was something else.” November 2007
“Wonderful weather & beautiful house / scenery. Mingled sight-seeing with good food and book.”
C & M, Bucks, England; July 2009
"We really like the house - it's got a really peaceful feeling about it. We've had a lovely time."
"Have spent two lovely weeks in this beautiful house, in this fantastic region. We had such a great time and will always remember it as it was the place we got engaged!!! Thankyou!" July 2007
"Lovely house - good quality beds! Nice artwork too. Lots of space to relax. Many thanks." June 2007
"I had a great time staying here! It's a wonderful house and I was very sad to leave it."
Girl aged 13 March 2007
"The house is just superb and in a dream location particularly for cyclists" 2006
Many thanks for a lovely holiday in the Languedoc! What a great place! Very impressed with your set-up there, lovely house with everything we needed - we have done quite a lot of self-catering in various countries and we aren't used to having it all set up as at home. Usually you have to go out & buy some bits for the kitchen which haven't been supplied! Weather was great….. We got around most of the places you & others had suggested… Have had various expressions of interest already - so will pass on your leaflet. Thanks again.” October 2005
“Les Eaux Calmes is a most amazing place, we felt at home a soon as we got through the door. The decoration, layout and facilities are fantastic. The village was very beautiful. J, and I occasionally, enjoyed the daily ritual of visiting the Boulangerie to get the bread and other items. We also fed the ducks on a regular basis. Both J and I fell in love with the house, its situation and the village. We would very much like to go again next year if we are able to sort out suitable dates. I have also passed on your details to family and friends.” Summer 2005
“We thought your little house (well, not so little, actually) was beautiful. So well equipped - all the details so carefully thought about. I loved my bedroom, and the beautiful view over the hills…. the light on those lovely roof tiles....going down to buy bread in the morning, talking to the old people in the village, the dog 'serving' at the counter in the paper shop. We thought the countryside was stunning and loved our drives round the little towns and villages. A and I used the bikes, and that was probably one of the high points, cycling through fragrant fields in the sun…….. Nice to sit in your courtyard and read and eat.... We felt you had made a brilliant choice of house and we are so grateful to you for our holiday. Thank you. I will recommend Gabian to others: it's great.” late summer 2005
And a local property manager: "Our favourite house and the most tastefully done."
And as also recently featured in the Sunday Times Travel supplement...........
"I also have a soft spot for the village of Gabian, 15 minutes from Pézenas, and not merely because its adage is: “Let’s drink and feast.” It’s a cracking medieval spot, where French Connections has a house with courtyard garden built into the village walls"
leading travel journalist, Anthony Peregrine
full article below with website link to Times online
AS FEATURED IN THE SUNDAY TIMES TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT EASTER 2010
follow link above to read full article on the timesonline website