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L'hirondeLLe

Village house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in Capestang, the South of France

From £465 per week

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Village house to rent in Capestang, the South of France

  • Village house
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine
  • Open fire

Village house overview - owner's description

A newly renovated Maison de Village in charming village next to Le Canal du Midi with garden, BBQ, spa pool and air conditioning - ideal for families

L'Hirondelle is French for the swallow. These birds visit Capestang and the surrounding area each summer to rear their families and can often be seen performing their aerobatics against the backdrop of an azure sky.
This not just a house, it is also our French home, where we live when we are in France. To this end we spent over 4 years and a lot of careful thought in respect of the design, renovation and equipping our home to the highest possible standards within our means in the firm belief that what makes us happy will also make you happy.
Our house is mostly stone built and terraced. Having good modern insulation it is comparatively cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This is augmented by an air to air heat pump system which provides heating and cooling to the main living area and the three bedrooms. A wood burning stove gives added heat and comfort in the coldest months.
It is built on two floors with the ground floor mainly open plan, consisting of a front porch, then a spacious lounge/diner extending into the kitchen giving a spacious open plan living area, a rear porch, downstairs loo and wash basin, a garage with a laundry area at the rear of this.
To the rear there is a terrace with a barbecue and furniture for outdoor dining and a wood store for the stove and beyond this there is the garden which consists of a central shingle area surrounded by pleasant herbaceous borders, in addition a couple of vines, an olive tree, lemon and a clementine tree with various herbs useful for cooking.
A corner of the garden is set aside for a spa pool with ‘stepping stones’ leading from the terrace for this.
The lounge area is tastefully equipped with a comfortable leather three suite, a TV with UK channels available by satellite and terrestrial French channels, an audio unit and a selection of books are provided both here and in the rear porch. The wall pictures and lighting add ambience.
We have wi fi to enable you to connect with the internet and a telephone for both incoming and outgoing calls. These may involve additional costs but at normal rates.
In the dining area there is a table with 6 dining chairs and a dresser.
The kitchen is fully equipped and includes an electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave oven, ‘Nespresso’ and filter type coffee makers, a blender and a granite surface work top. The beams have been left exposed and a velux window gives added daylight.
The first floor is gained via a wooden stair case and here each of the bedrooms are fitted out with a built in wardrobes giving ample storage and drawer space, bedside tables and a small dressing table and mirror, two of the bedrooms being equipped with a pair of single beds whilst the third has a double bed.
There are two bathrooms, the first which is the main bathroom is generously proportioned with a tub, shower, wash basin, shower cubicle and a W/C. The second is an ‘en suite’ off the front twin bedded room and has a shower, wash basin and W/C.
Solar water heating provides ample hot water.
High vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and wall pictures give a pleasing ambience and velux windows give additional daylight to the stairs and landing area.






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Capestang
Originally called "Cape d Entang" because in former times the village bordered on a lake and was in fact a "cap detang "until it was drained in the middle ages to reveal what is now a "dartboard" configuation of fertile fields viewed best from the Oppidum dEnsurune (see below).

We are fortunate in having a number of good restaurants in the village, all within walking distance. Average price for an evening meal for 2 with wine about 50€.

A 200 to 300 metre walk through old narrow streets will take you to the village centre, where there are two cafés on either side of the square with a large impressive church. On the way you will pass the restaurant "Le Provence", which is often busy. Of the cafés, The "Café de la Grille" does very good "bar food" at a modest rate - it is very popular.

Near the Marie you will find "La Table de Vignoble", where in the fine weather you eat outside in a courtyard, in less clement weather in a large barn. Here, Madame Cros will sell you her own wine, which is very very good.

Over the years, the number of visiters to the village increase, thereby confirming its popularity but at the same time its basic character is not marred and it still retains its charm - that of a typical southern French working village, where viticulture is the main support. The local council appears to be very forward looking and have made many improvements.

Speaking of viticulture there has been a superb improvement in the local wines, which are now very palatable.

It is not necessary to leave the village in the evenings, unless you wish, since there is a good selection of restaurants, bars and walks to keep one quite occupied.

Le Canal du Midi and other local items of interest
Le Canal du Midi provides a waterway, often bordered by trees, from the Mediterannean to the Atlantic. It passes by the northern side of the village, where it widens to form the Port of Capestang, where there are normally a goodly number of craft moored. Take a walk along it, see the boats and you will discover another good restaurant, "La Battalier". The local church being built in the 13th century is well worth a visit and its vast size in proportion to the village makes it unusual. The Chateau near the centre of the village has original medieval paintings.
A short distance away there is Oppidum d Ensurune which was a Roman hill top fort, ruins of their habitations still exist and there is a fine museum on site.
It is worth noting the Pyrenees and the Spanish Frontier is just over an hour away by car and the Costa Brava can be reached in under 2 hours.

Reviews

2 other reviews

Hi Mike Just to inform you I sent the keys by post to you the 3. maj.We had a great week in Capestang. We enjoyed your lovely garden and house. Everything worked perfectly and we were lucky with the weather. Best regards Jane 08.05.2011 29.06.2011 – From – Tony & Hazel CHAPMAN – Aukland, New Zealand: Very impressed. Great house to be in. Capestang and surrounding area of great interest. Could spend a lot more time here. Very sad to be leaving.

Hi Jane,Thanks, we had a great holiday. The house was perfect. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was very nice. We enjoyed the garden and the jacuzzi. Everything worked perfectly in the kitchen which was well fitted out. The town was lively and pleasant with a choice of restauarants and boulangeries. Overall top marks.I should add that Mike was very helpful in giving us tips on where to visit and to place to eat.best regardsJohn15.09.2010

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Location

This village house is:

25km from the nearest beach 150m from the nearest bar 150m from the nearest restaurant 130km from the nearest ski lift 1km from the nearest supermarket 29.2km from Béziers Vias Airport 68km from Carcassonne Airport 82km from Perpignan Airport 15km from Beziers 18km from Narbonne 60km from Carcassonne - La Citie 86km from Montpellier

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Climbing 45km Cycling 15km Fishing 45km Flying 45km Golf 45km Horse riding 45km Mountain biking 45km Sailling 45km Skiing 45km Sports center 45km Swimming 45km Tennis 5km Water skiing 45km Walking 15km Wind surfing 45km

Sights and attractions

Local food market 200m Museum 15km Night club 15km Shopping 15km Theatre 15km Theme park 45km Zoo 45km Cinema 15km

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Outside this village house in Capestang, the South of France
This village house is in a village and in a quiet area. It has a barbecue, a garage, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the village house is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is not available.

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 15 June - 29 September 2017: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October - 31 October 2017: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 15 June - 29 September 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October - 31 October 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 15 June - 29 September 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October - 31 October 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 January - 28 March and receive 50% off if the booking is for 6 weeks or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Optional extras

  • Wi fi

    £18.00 per week, paid locally

  • Telephone - cost of calls and line rental at France Telecom Rates

    £0.00 per booking, paid locally

  • Out of season use of Spa Pool

    1 January - 31 January: £40.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Out of season use of Spa Pool

    1 February - 28 February: £40.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Out of season use of Spa Pool

    1 March - 31 March: £40.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Out of season use of Spa Pool

    1 April - 30 April: £40.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Out of season use of Spa Pool

    1 November - 30 November: £40.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Out of season use of Spa Pool

    1 December - 31 December: £40.00 per week, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms, 1 en suite bathroom, 3 Separate WC's

Entertainment

CD player, Internet, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Private garden

Suitable for

Infants, Smoking, Restricted mobility

Extra information

The provision of towels, linen and a hair drier will help you keep within your luggage weight allowance when travelling by air. A wood burning stove in the lounge will keep you comfy during the autumn winter and spring evenings when it is cooler. High quality velux windows in the roofs let additional light into the living areas, making our house light and airy. A jacuzzi and air conditioning will help keep you cool during the very hot periods. Satellite TV wil help you to keep up to date with your favourite UK programs

Private Owner From Watford, United Kingdom Member since Mar 2004

We have had our house in Capestang for 20 years now and have been letting it throughout this period. We have had many satisfied clients (and no dissatisfied ones) along the way some of whom come back for return bookings. We regard this house more as a home rather than a let and as such we try to create a homely ambience. We like the village and area so much that we bought a second house there which we have just finished renovating and is now available for holiday lets.

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We have had our house in Capestang for 20 years now and have been letting it throughout this period. We have had many satisfied clients (and no dissatisfied ones) along the way some of whom come back for return bookings. We regard this house more as a home rather than a let and as such we try to create a homely ambience. We like the village and area so much that we bought a second house there which we have just finished renovating and is now available for holiday lets.

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