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Overview

This house is now for longer terms lets at 672 € pm with the tenant paying for utilities - Minimum stay - 90 days

It is stone built in a typical southern French Village with excellent transportation facilities. Beziers West on A9 about 15 mins and A75 about 30 mins with railway stations at Narbonne and Beziers. A number of airports are within an hour with Beziers being 30 mins away.. The atmosphere is calm and friendly - a wonderful place to wind down.

It has exposed beams on the top floor and lots of natural woodwork.which add character. Phone and wi-fi internet connection. .



Rue Gambetta and the Village
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 items of note
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 dEnsurune which was a Roman hill top fort, ruins of their habitations still exist and there is a fine museum on site.

Summary:

"Maison de Village", in a village on "Le Canal du Midi" close to Mediterranean Beaches, between Massif Central & Pyrenees, only available for longer term bookings of 3 months or more.

Facilities

Property type: Village house

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: 1 Single bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
Internet
Radio
Telephone
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Balcony or terrace
Garage
Extra information (You can watch the world go by from the patio window in the dining area, particularly on market days, Wednesday and Sunday. This finishes about midday then everybody seems to gather in the cafés in the main square. The garage is only suitable for small cars. The two W/Cs are separate to the bathroom. Must say that the locals are very friendly and disprove everything said about about the English and the French getting on together. This really is "entente cordiale".)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Smoking

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Skiing
Sports Center
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing
Walking
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 16.03.2004


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Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
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1st January to 31st December 7 Days 0%
Late Booking Discounts
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1st January to 31st December 7 Days 0%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 90 Days 0%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Water - estimated price depending on usage All year year

Paid locally

Electricity - estimate - average per month depending on usage All year month

Paid locally

Taxe DHabitation including TV licence All year year

Paid locally

France Telecom - Line Rental All year month

Paid locally

Internet All year month

Paid locally

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 45km
  • Perpignan: 82km
  • Carcassonne: 86km
  • Montpellier: 91km
  • Gerona: 186km

Reviews

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Stayed Saturday 26 July 2008
Lovely house, beautifully kept - absolutely fantastic base for a holiday. Lots to see and do, the location is perfect for getting out and about. Village friendly, nice selection of restaurants and shops - and make sure you climb the church tower when its open for a fantastic view!
September 2004"Many thanks again for such excellent facilities. We would like to return at some time in the future."
October 2004"We had a lovely holiday and found the gite really well equipped comfortable."
August2004"We found the house was very pleasant, confortable and excellently equipped.We tried all the resteaurants in Capestang and have written about them in the booklet. We were very impressed with the local one, La Galiniere, which is under new ownership.We loved Capestang, finding it to be unspoilt and friendly. We also explored further afield enjoying the countryside and picturesque villages.We would like to thank you very much for providing us with the means to spend a most memorable holiday in France."
August 2004"We had a lovely time in Capestang, and your every well equipped holiday home was a bonus to the holiday. Thank you for letting us have the use of No 23, Rue Gambetta."
Dear Mr MeehanMy friends and I thoroughtly enjoyed our stay at your house. We found it to be every comfortable and perfectly situated for travelling to the places we wanted to see.I hope to saty again sometime and will be in touch.
March 2004"I can understand why you refer to your property as your second home, it was so nice and cosy. Just the place for my wife and cousin to play "House" in. The people in Capestang are very friendly and we all enjoyed going out each morning for our supply of fresh bread. So all in all we could give the holiday "100%" for satisfaction."

Owner

About the owner
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.
Owner score 185
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