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Beside the Canal Du Midi, 30 Minutes ~From~ the Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is a unique village property in the village of Capestang,in the heart of the Minervois region, famous for its canal, wine and spectacular scenery. The house itself is bright, airy and beautifully decorated with top quality items. The dining area seats six very comfortably and the outside terrace is ideal for al fresco eating and sipping a nice glass of local wine. The kitchen is well equipped with a professional cooker, and quality utensils. The front veranda has a table and chairs and ideal for watching village life go by. Both terraces have views over the Cathedral.

The Canal du Midi runs right through the center of Capestang and it boasts having the smallest bridge on the whole canal system. The village has a great variety of shops and the best bakery is 1 minute from the doorway. There is a colorful market twice a week where you can buy all your fresh fruit, cheeses, olives, flowers etc. There is also a large supermarket at the village entrance for other supplies. The village is very active in social events and there are great firework displays in the summer and also the village fete at the beginning of August.

Spain and the Pyrenees are only an hour away and you are also on the doorstep of the Haut Laungedoc National Park. Little medieval villages steeped in history are everywhere. We can provide bicycles for cycling along the townpath.

Keywords: Village House.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2016

About The Owner

I am Irish, my husband René is French and we own a hotel barge called Emma which we cruise on the Canal du Midi from April through to November. We bought the house in Capestang as it is right in the middle of our most popular route between Beziers and Carcassonne and being only 2 mins walk from the canal was very handy for us. After spending the summer season working on the barge we love coming back to the house to chill out. We got married in the Mairie in Capestang last year and had our wedding breakfast in the garden with our friends and family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

What makes this house unique

We love this area as we are close to the sea but also close to the mountains and as we are keen off road drivers love having all the wide open space right on our doorstep.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beside the Canal Du Midi, 30 Minutes ~From~ the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Portugal Cove -St. Philips, NL Canada
5

Excellent Apartment in a Great Area to Explore the Languedoc Region of France

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautifully appointed apartment with all the amenities to make an excellent stay for two couples. A fully equipped kitchen for those who like to cook and two bedrooms. There are balconies at the back and at the front. This is a quite area in a typical French rural area and a perfect home base to explore the Medieval City of Carcassonne, nearby Narbonne, Beziers and the canal town of Sete. The Canal du Midi is a short walk up the street. We felt quite at home here and it was nice to return each day after exploring the area. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Iberia, LA, USA
5

Great Place to stay for a couple

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really liked the house and its central location. Capestang is a typical rural French town; small, but providing all the everyday necessities. The house was clean, comfortable and easy to maintain, with a functional kitchen for those who want to cook. Liz was very helpful,kind and hospitable. We want to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Three glorious weeks!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home for our stay--the photos are accurate, and when you get there it is so much better in real life. Plenty of room for the 5 of us, the kitchen is well equipped and very functional--excellent for preparing the tasty meals from the market and local stores. The house was very clean and nicely decorated with comfortable beds. The 2 minute walk to the bakery was truly convenient for fresh breakfast baguette and/or delicious pastry depending on your daily preference. We enjoyed relaxing on the terrace with a coffee or glass of local wine. Great location for visiting other towns and sites in the Languedoc region. Our hosts were very enjoyable and full of information regarding places to visit and eat. Thank you Liz and Rene for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have just hit the button on why we love our house, our village and our region. Glad you made the most of it. Loved your music, Michel Plasson the big French conductor had a listen to it as well so you have played before the greatest.
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5

Charming Property

  • 5 of 5

The well-equipped, modern kitchen allowed us to prepare the fresh produce, meats, cheeses, etc. available from the many local markets. An ideal location for nearby sight-seeing and long walks along the Canal. Our hosts were very charming and extremely accommodating. The house was warm and cosy, especially during the few days of rain and the many novels and travel books filled any down-time we had. Two wineries in the village provided great choices at reasonable prices. We would unquestionably recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time in this part of France at this time of year, all the benefits without all the crowds. The house is our home and as such is equipped for both the sunshine and the rain. I think you had more than your fair share of rain, so I am glad the library filled a few gray days. Loved meeting you. Bon Voyage et à bientot.
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Vancouver,WA USA
5

Excellent apartment but limited town

  • 5 of 5

We were most pleased by everything this apartment provided. Yes, the location description was accurate-you are in the center of this little town. The photos did not show how large, nicely decorated, homey and well appointed this apartment. It was spotless and well maintained, the kitchen and cooking implements perfect,nice linens, good mattress, multi entertainment system but no English channels.

The owner left some literature but was not present- so of no help. We were there in mid-November and the town of Capestang was empty with many shops/restaurants closed that week. A car is a must here to visit the surrounding towns unless you are barging the canal.

I would recommend this property to all but not in November [unless you want to only veg out.]

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a big difference in Capestang during the winter months when there are not so many people about, that can be quite an attraction. The main shops and restaurants remain open all year, and it is only the seasonal gift shops and outdoor "guingettes" which close. Glad you enjoyed the house and the countryside.
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Dresden Ontrioa Canada Canada
5

Centrally located to see all the sites!

  • 5 of 5

This flat was in an excellent location. Its on what we Canadian would call the second floor of a 2 story building. It was in excellent condition and well kept. Very spacious and could easily acommdate 2 couples comfortably. Located in a quiet well appointed town with 3 bakeries and a well stocked grocer.If we are back this way wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Brian and Louise Canada

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want our guests to feel at home in the house and are glad you enjoyed both the house and the village amenities. We like having everything within walking distance.
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Boating on the Canal du midi

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Rates & Availability

Capestang House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$561
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$801
 
 
Autumn
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$561
 

Additional information about rental rates

We ask for a deposit of 25% to secure the booking and the balance to be paid one month in advance of the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Capestang House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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