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Attractive Town House at the very heart of Capestang

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Town House in Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Very Close To The Canal Du Midi

Situated just a two-minute walk from the village centre, this three-storey house was once a grocery shop. The middle floor has two double bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other two singles. There is also a bathroom and separate toilet. The top floor has a huge kitchen, with original heavy beams; facilities comprise a dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, smaller fridge, a conventional hob oven and a microwave. Adjacent to the kitchen and accessed by a staircase is a spacious lounge and a private terrace. The lounge has a TV and a DVD player. You can step out onto the terrace from the lounge and it is ideal for evening meals either quiet and intimate or en famille. The village square at the foot of the impressive 13th century church, has shops, cafes and restaurants and is the setting for a twice-weekly market.

Hillary Goodwin
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
30 January, 2017

About Hillary Goodwin

The house is jointly owned by Hillary and Martin who bought it in 2006. Hillary had travelled in the area several times and fell in love with it. Martin, being a keen historian and photographer was equally smitten with not just the house but also the region and surrounding areas. Both Hillary and Martin are keen cyclists and walkers and Capestang and its environs offer plenty of possibilities for both

Finally we are both wine enthusiasts and do our utmost to sample local produce whenever we are down here.

Hillary Goodwin purchased this house in 2006

Why Hillary Goodwin chose Beziers area

The house is situated in the centre of the ancient village of Capestang, two minutes from the bustling village square and close to the historic and picturesque Canal du Midi (a World Heritage site) which offers leisurely walks, shaded by the ancient plane trees on its banks. Boat and cycle hire is available. The local Tourist Office will be happy to provide details. The coast is just 20 minutes away with several sandy beaches, some excellent fish restaurants and markets. Beziers and Narbonne are the two closest large towns and both are delightful in different ways. Further afield, Montpellier (I hour), Carcassonne (1 hour) and Milau (2 hours) are all well worth a visit. Indeed, Spain is also very close and makes a really interesting weekend or mid-week break either by car or train.

What makes this house unique

The most unique benefit of this property is its proximity to the village square, which is essentially the hub of Capestang life. Here you can sit and watch the world go by; Cyclists, campers and tourists from the Canal du Midi all frequently pull up at the local bars. There are twice-weekly markets (Wednesday and Sunday), two bars, two restaurants, two bakeries, a florist, a tabac and a tourist shop, all contained around this main square. The house is also within easy walking distance of the local supermarkets (Intermarche and Lidl) and the Canal du Midi.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Cardiff. Wales

A little piece of Heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Back again, stayed earlier this year and really loved it.

The house is so beautiful, everything you could possibly need is provided. (Even a washing machine on the ground floor, which means you can travel light. ) You can buy everything you could ask for in the village, which is a minutes walk away. Market day is twice weekly with loads of fresh produce, clothes and really anything you can think of.

Country side, towns, beaches mountains are all within easy reach with stunning scenery to travel through. My furthest venture this year was Lac du Laouzas, high in the mountains. Lovely picnic areas there. Probably a lot to do in summer as there were kayaks, paddle boats, play area and swimming pool. Back to the house for drinks on the terrace.

Hillary and Martin are the very helpful and courteous owners and Jan their housekeeper was amazing. I left my glasses in the village square and Hillary and Martin arranged with Jan to collect and return them to me. Thank you again for allowing me to stay in your wonderful house. I'LL BE BACK.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Modern-day Comforts While Preserving Flavor of French Village Lifestyle

  • 5 of 5
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Owners have tastefully renovated what was once a small village corner grocery into a multi-level apartment that offers all modern conveniences while maintaining the charm of earlier times French "city" living. Old and new blend together wonderfully in this quiet, cozy space and the ease with which guests can explore the surrounding area is amazing - choices between autoroute or country roads abound and day trips that require only an hour or a bit more of driving are numerous. Prepare for stairs from street level to loft-style great room! We loved it! Owners/hosts, Hillary and Martin provided a very warm welcome both before and after our arrival and were always available to answer questions and offer advise. Their local contact for guests, Janet, who lives nearby, greeted us warmly and was available to answer questions throughout our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed making ourselves at home and would return again to relive the experience!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, spacious house in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We're a middle-aged couple, familiar with the region, who wanted somewhere adjacent to Beziérs for a couple of weeks to explore further this part of France. This lovely home is both spacious and comfortable; it provided everything we needed; it is a well-appointed, well maintained, traditional three storey French town house located in the centre of Capestang. The town, located on the Canal du Midi, has more than a couple of good restaurants, two supermarkets, boulangeries, post office and chemist. It's about 20 minutes from the bigger towns of Beziérs and Narbonne and 30 minutes - depending on traffic - from the coast. Carcasonne is about an hour away. St Chinian and Pezenas are two good market towns both within 30 minutes drive from Capestang. There are plenty of smaller picturesque villages (such as Olargues and Roquebrun) within easy reach particularly up towards the hills in the North. Our particular favourite place is the 'Lac du Laouzas' an hour away 3000ft up in the Mounts de L'Espinouse - it has a great beach, water sports, small swimming pool, toilets, picnic areas and the water temperature (in September 2016) was 24 Degrees. The drive up into the mountains is pretty spectacular in places. The owners were helpful, easy to contact and quick to reply - it was also good to know an English speaking house keeper was local should there be any thing that needed to be dealt with in person. I would unreservedly recommend this property to my friends / relatives, particularly for 4 adults with transport who don't want to necessarily have a 'beach' holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home in a beautiful part of France

  • 5 of 5
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This is a fabulous part of the South with a deep sense of history. Capestang is a pretty village, as is the area with interesting places to explore and beaches to visit. The house has been beautifully refurbished. The owners I found were very helpful and could not have done more to ensure our family had an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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one week was not enough!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful. We have been extremely happy and comfortable here! One week was not enough to explore a region which is rich with history and absolutely stunning. The house is excellently maintained and situated in a beautiful quintessentially French town which mixes pastoral, rural vibes with stunning Mediterranean beauty and bustling suburban vibes in the main square. It's excellently situated for day trips south to the beach at Narbonne, or west towards Minervois amongst other picturesque sites.

Hillary and Martin were hugely helpful, thanks again for letting us use your beautiful property!!

Bernie & fam

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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A Wonderful House in an Archetypal French Village

  • 5 of 5

The exterior of the house certainly belies the beautiful spacious interior. Superbly furnished and generously stocked, the welcome was to a very high standard. Thank you Hilary and Martin for allowing us the use of your holiday home. We had only one regret, that was we had not discovered the Languedoc 25 years ago. Well preserved historic architecture, wonderful wine, superb food and the weather did not disappoint us either. Capestang is a most delightful french village with the people most welcome and hardly any tourists other than the few that pass through on the canal. The restaurant facilities in the village and the surrounding area are of a high standard along with the stunning value of the regional wine. Can certainly recommend this property and its owners.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Prices & Availability

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1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by telephone or email. A 25% deposit is required at time of booking with full payment at eight weeks prior to travel.

Changeover Day:
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Capestang in Herault

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Separate bathroom with bath/shower and two hand basins. Separate WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • non smoking only
Outside: Private terrace adjacent to the lounge, with a table and six outdoor chairs. Large garage where washing machine is situated. Utility Room: Two large storage cupboards in bathroom, one is a linen cupboard and the other is used to store vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, and cleaning equipment. One small chest of drawers containing hairdryer. Property cleaned on change over day-towels linen and beach towels are provided. Other: This three-storey house has several steep staircases and therefore is not really suitable for small children or persons of restricted mobility.

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