Petite chateau is positioned just off the main coast road between carcassonne and narbonne with plenty of parking space to the front and back of the house. From the house it is a short walk from a well stocked supermarket a bar , bakers post office and the main mairie square. There is a newsagent, pharmacy two restaurants and a sandwich cafe. For anyone who likes wine there are a couple of wine caves in the village. Capendu has its own public indoor swimming pool. Into the house that has been newly renovated and completely refurbished throughout, combining some of the old original features such as the front entrance doors, windows and shutters and vaulted downstairs ceilings. The most interesting feature being the wooden spiral staircase leading up through a turret onto the beautiful roof terrace. The location of the house is an ideal base for exploring what the languedoc region has to offer. You have walking in the hills and vineyards the canal du midi 2km away medieval city of carcassonne and numerous abbeys and castles dotted about. There are nearby swimming lakes with man made beaches and water sports and the beaches of the mediterranean are within an hours drive away. The nearby cities of narbonne montpellier bezier and toulouse are easily reached by a short drive. This area has a good climate for outdoor activities such as cycling, fishing, tennis and golfing. There are ten golf courses within ninety minutes the nearest being carcassonne golf just fifteen minutes away.
House in Circlade, Nr. Carcassone, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Located just a few minutes walk to shops bars and restaurants
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 23, 2018
About ANDREW HILL
Welcome to Petite Chateau from Andy and Chris.Andy is a carpenter and joiner and Chris works for the civil service.We bought the house in 2010 as we had 16 years before retirement and we had travelled to different places on holiday in the world including renting cottages in the UK, we decided we would like to have a holiday home in the sun and make it a home from home and use it as a base to explore the South of France.We like our home comforts as you will soon discover if you ever visit. We are not residents in France but visit whenever we can. Now it is completed we are looking forward to spending time relaxing and enjoying the surroundings and some of the many local wines.
ANDREW HILL purchased this House in 2010
Why ANDREW HILL chose Capendu
We chose the city of Carcassonne with its airport only 25 minutes drive away from Capendu which was where we found the house we now call Petite Chateau, full of character and a warm homely feel as you walk through the house. Over the last 4 years we have lovingly restored the house to give it a new lease of life. It has been a labour of love for us and all the work has been carried out by ourselves apart from the plumbing and electrical re-wiring as qualified tradesmen were used to do this. It is an ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside and mountains of the local area to the beautiful beaches of the mediterranean sea. We now look forward to using the house ourselves for holidays and are happy to let the house out for people to enjoy.
What makes this House unique
Petite Chateau is conveniently situated between Carcassonne and Narbonne on the main coast road. There is an airport and train station in Carcassonne, a train station in Narbonne and 3 other airports within an hours drive. The main auto route has an exit in Trebes just 7 miles away. The bus route from Carcassonne to Narbonne passes on the main road, with bus stops very close to the house. Capendu has everything you need for your stay here, it has all the amenities within a few minutes walk.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful house with everything you need for a relaxing stay .
We loved staying at Petite Chateau. The owners were quick to confirm our booking and all the arrangements for keys were sent promptly, including detailed directions from the airport .
When we arrived, the place was exactly as described, and was furnished beautifully. The WIFI is very quick !
We spent mornings on the kitchen terrace and afternoons visiting a wealth of amazing places all within very easy reach . The view from the roof is wonderful !
Carcassonne, The medieval Cité, Toulouse (about 45 mins), Canal du Midi and Lac de la Cavayère for adventure seekers, are all within a short drive. We had a ball.
A restaurant and bar just over the road for the evenings - holiday perfection !
It is very nice to hear that holiday makers that stay in our property are really enjoying themselves. Not only in the house but the surrounding areas.
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Lovely accommodation, great location
We have just returned from a very enjoyable 10 days at Petite Chateau, the accommodation was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The roof terrace is perfect for catching the sun.
The property is ideally located to explore the Languedoc region, we particularly enjoyed visiting the towns and villages along the canal du midi.
It is good to hear you enjoyed our Holiday home and the surrounding area thank you for your comments
The house has everything you could possibly require for your stay. Rooms are very well conditioned and comfortable, and the terrace with the breeze in the evening was fantastic. Andy and Chris were accommodating and lovely hosts. Village has a few shops, but recommend hotel across the road for the restaurant.
We both appreciate your kind words about the house. Thank you for staying at Petite Chateau
A lovely house which was very clean and well presented and stocked with everything we needed.
Firstly we would like to thank Andy and Chris for the help and information given to us beforehand which proved invaluable. We were extremely impressed with the house and the outside space to the extent that most evenings were spent barbecuing and drinking the excellent wine from the wine cave down the road. The roof terrace was perfect for sunbathing during the day. A most enjoyable holiday in a picturesque and tranquil village with friendly locals. The city of Carcassonne, the nearby canal du midi and the beaches of Languedoc and Russillon, particularly Le Franqui, were all well worth the visits. Overall a tastefully furnished property in a great location.
Thank you for your kind words. We are very pleased to hear the house and terraces have been used and enjoyed by our guests.
Petite Chateau...A Home away from Home
Our overall impression of this property was that it was comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean. Very rare to get three out of three but you do here. A lot of thought has gone into making this home special, thank you Andy & Chris for making it so. Capendu is a lovely village, and after acquainting ourselves with the surrounding area, we felt very much at home here. Two weeks went by in a flash, and we enjoyed every minute of our stay.
Thank you for your kind comments, we are both glad that you enjoyed your stay at Petite Chateau and made it your home for two weeks.
Andy & Chris
Perfect house and location
The house is located in a very interesting region surrounded by vineyards, with plenty of opportunity for wine tastings.
Good road access to the Narbonne coast, and medieval towns and villages, access to the Canal du Midi is within walking distance.
Let petite Chateau is a wonderful house full of character with all the rooms absolutely immaculate, Andy and Chris have thought of everything for a perfect welcoming holiday.
Thanks for a perfect week
Thank you Mr & Mrs S for posting this review. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay at Petite Chateau.
The nearest beach is narbonne beach which is a blue flag beach and has a well kept promenade and cycle track that runs parallel with the promenade. It takes about forty five minutes drive to get there.
There is Grussain port next to Narbonne beach with a smart marina and its own beaches and takes about the same time to get there.
carcassonne airport 15 miles
perpignan airport 50 miles
bezier airport 40 miles
toulouse airport 60 miles
distance from Calais ferries and eurotunnel 665 miles
Carcassonne medieval city 11 miles
narbonne city 35 miles
trebes village 7 miles
lezignan corbieres 12 miles
canal du midi port 12 miles
canal du midi walking or cycling 2 miles
hill walking through the village walking distance
all the above can be found in capendu.
a larger supermarket can be found in trebes, lezignan corbieres or carcassonne. There is a 24 hour petrol station in capendu.
for relaxing there are two nearby swimming lakes lac caveyere at carcassonne and lac jouarre at olonzac.
for eating out you can find numerous restaurants in the medieval city of carcassonne and also in the new part of the city.
There is a bus service that runs on the main road in front of the house and stops just a few yards from the house travelling between carcassonne and narbonne.
There are numerous marked walk ways in the surrounding hills of the area. Most with stunning views of the Piranees.
Having just experienced playing golf in the area. We have discovered some top class golf courses in the area well worth playing.
Carcassonne Golf Club
Bezier St Thomas's Golf Club
Cape De Agde International Golf Club
All within one hours drive.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: A non refundable deposit of £150 to confirm booking balance required 6 weeks before holiday starts payment by cheque or bank transfer Changeover Day: Change over saturdays arrive 4pm depart 10am Notes on prices: The prices in the winter season from November to the end of March will incur a £40.00 fuel supplement. All the prices are for a weeks stay and include electric water and cooking gas.