|04 / 01 / 2014 - 15 / 03 / 2014||£ 500|
|15 / 03 / 2014 - 17 / 05 / 2014||£ 688|
|24 / 05 / 2014 - 14 / 06 / 2014||£ 660|
|14 / 06 / 2014 - 19 / 07 / 2014||£ 938|
|19 / 07 / 2014 - 23 / 08 / 2014||£ 1125|
|23 / 08 / 2014 - 27 / 09 / 2014||£ 938|
|04 / 10 / 2014 - 18 / 10 / 2014||£ 750|
|25 / 10 / 2014 - 13 / 12 / 2014||£ 500|
|20 / 12 / 2014 - 03 / 01 / 2015||£ 605|
Security Deposit: £ 200.00
Linen and towels included.
Price includes local tourist taxes.
WiFi charged at £10 per week.
Capestang is about 15 minutes from the Beziers West exit of the N9 Autoroute.
It is about one hour from Montpelier, Perpignan and Carcassonne Airports, two hours from Toulouse and three hours from Barcelona.
This area is full of antiquity and items of historical interest dating back to 3,000 BC. This village has been in existence for at least 1,000 years and parts of the old village wall and other buildings still exist.
It is a centre of the Languedoc viticulture region where the local wines have become exceptionally good over the last few years.
There facilities for walking, lazing on the beach, swimming and other water sports. It is a very good area for cycling and walking. For the motorcyclists, there are some excellent roads for riding hereabouts but beware of the speed traps.
Wine tasting, eating out and exploring old relics are also good options. Some restaurants are closed on Mondays.
The locals are so very friendly and overall it has a calm and peaceful atmosphere and is an ideal place to wind down. It is also makes an excellent base for touring the region.
This recently renovated luxurious house is situated in the southern French village of Capestang (population approx 3,500), which is close to the Pyrennees, the Massif Central and just 25 minutes from the Mediterranean.
The house is situated within 300 metres of the village centre where there are a number of shops, bar cafes, restaurants, a very striking church and other amenities. At the eastern end of the village, there is a supermarket.
This area is blessed with a Mediterranean climate meaning that it is hot and dry in the summer and the winters are relatively mild, with lovely comfortable spring and autumns in between.
The Canal du Midi crosses the northern part of the village and is about 500 metres from the house.
There are a couple of supermarkets in Capestang, Lidl is on the right just beyond the crossroads on the way to Carcassonne.
Market days on Sundays and Wednesday and generally Capestang is paradoxically a lively yet calm place where you can do as much or as little as you like - it's an ideal place to wind down.
The 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 and is mainly open plan, consisting of a front porch, then a spacious lounge/diner extending into the kitchen giving a spacious living area. In here there is an HD multi channel flat screen satellite and local TV, an audio centre, wood burning stove for the colder months, a comfortable 3 piece suit and book shelves with a selection of books covering all interests. In the dining area there is a dining table with 6 chairs and also a dresser.
The kitchen is fully equipped and includes an electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave oven and a granite surface work top.
After mounting the stairs to the second floor there is firstly a double bedroom furnished with a pair of single beds, built in wardrobes with ample hanging and storage space.
From here the next room is the main bathroom which is quite large and has a tub, shower, wash basin and a W/C.
The next bedroom is also fitted with built in ample sized wardrobes. It has twin beds and an en suite shower room with a shower, wash basin and W/C.
The final bedroom is furnished with a double bed and again ample sized built in wardrobes and drawer space.
The beams have been left exposed throughout the second floor and in the single storey kitchen giving high ceilings and a pleasing ambience.
In the roof there are two electrically controlled Veluxe skylights allowing addition daylight to the stairs and upstairs landing.
In the bathroom there is a heated towel rail which can also be used to provide heat.
The domestic hot water system is heated via solar panels on the roof feeding a 300 litre tank.
Wifi available in the house for £10 per week.
There is an integral garage, large enough to accommodate most makes of car. At the rear of the garage there is the laundry area with a washing machine. There is a downstairs toilet with a wash basin with a rear porch area.
To the rear of the house there is an outdoor terraced area with a barbeque and garden furniture to allow for outdoor eating and beyond this a garden in which there is a spa pool.
Very nice restoration of a village house. High quality of work and choice of furniture and fittings.
Visited by our team - highly recommended.
" CAP108 - Previous guest comments : "Hi, I'm just writing to say that we are now back from France and how much we enjoyed staying at L'Hirondelle. It is beautifully furnished - probably the best French house we've stayed in. We were also pleasantly surprised by how nice the garden is - I don't really think the photos do the place justice! It is more spacious than it looks and the downstairs, especially the kitchen, wonderfully well equipped and modern, likewise the main bathroom. We were also very glad of the air conditionning- we took our time coming back and stayed in places without and also two Novotels where they had it but it wasn't nearly as effective as yours! So we were more than satisfied, thank you! We would definitely recommend the place to others. Best wishes, Gill (August 2011) "Hi, Just wanted to say what a wonderful time we had at your lovely French home. It was far better than we expected as the internet does not do it justice. It is really light and airy, immaculately clean, comfortable and very well equipped. We loved the garden and the spa pool which was great after a day on the bikes. It was lovely to stay somewhere that was not just fitted out as a holiday let but as a second home. Capestang is wonderful little town with plenty to do in the day and in the evening. La Table de Vigneron was our favourite restaurant as the setting is just fabulous. Thanks too for all your advice and information on the area. Nici 18.09.2011" "Very good accommodation in a well-located, lively village with a number of good restaurants within easy walking distance (and therefore allowing us to drink wine with our dinner). Owner was very helpful. Would consider booking again in the future." - John (2012) "