Family friendly villa to let in Capestang - RH006789

9.7/10
Capestang, Hérault, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RH006789 Advertiser since: 14 January 2019
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Les Platanes Self Catering Flexible 4 8 2 Travelcot

About this property

Close to Everything. Quiet, Safe. Great for Families. This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

A superb, family-friendly villa-style house in popular Capestang. Ideally situated for exploring Languedoc Roussillon - its historical sites, long, sandy Mediterranean beaches, rivers and canals, breathtaking landscape and its many thousands of vineyards.
Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood, the house offers comfortable, home-from-home accommodation for up to 7 adults and 1 child under 12 yrs.
Les Platanes is close to the camp site, children's playground, community centre, tennis courts and a skate park, and is within WALKING DISTANCE of all amenities including:
2 supermarkets (Lidl and Intermarché), and other grocery stores
2 banks and post office
2 pharmacies
Butcher's shop
Several bakeries
Cave cooperative (wine store)
A good selection of cafes and restaurants
A twice weekly market in the main square
DIY store

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

There is a spacious, fully-fitted and well-equipped kitchen with:

Electric cooker
Induction hob with extractor fan over
Fridge-freezer
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing machine
Tumble dryer

The kitchen double doors open onto a terrace for breakfasting, or dining

There is dining for up to 10 people in the bright and airy sun room and also a covered barbecue area for outside dining (the 2 areas are adjacent)

Living rooms

The main living room has ample seating for 7 adults and there are other chairs/stools/benches available for children.
The double doors at the front open onto the paved area near the pool. The double doors at the rear open into the large entertaining/dining sun room.
The living room leads into the extended, refurbished kitchen through an archway.
There is a large tv which guests can use to watch UK tv channels or Freeview French channels. There is also a dvd player with a selection of dvd films for all ages.
Family boardgames and a small selection of children's indoor toys are available.
There is a wide range of books for teenage to adult.
The sun room has a stereo system for playing cds.

Bedrooms

Les Platanes has accommodation for up to 6 adults and 2 children.
There are 3 large bedrooms, one with king size bed, one with double bed, and one with twin beds.
A smaller bedroom with bunk beds is for children up to the age of 12 years only.
(Top bunk not suitable for children under 6 years).
A travelcot and a single folding bed are also available.

Bathrooms

There are 2 bathrooms on the first floor:
Family bathroom with bath and shower over, toilet and washbasin.
Shower room with spacious walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin.

There is a separate toilet on the ground floor.

Heating

No heating is required in the summer months.

All bedrooms have an electric radiator, and there are electric radiators in the living area. For particularly cold periods there are also several portable electric heaters.

The bedrooms have electric ceiling fans for use in the summer months, and there are also some extra portable fans available.

Entertainment

See above.
The property has tv, dvd player, hi-fi (cd) system with big speakers, and plenty of books, boardgames and some toys. 2 tennis rackets are available.

The sun room at the rear of the property is ideal for larger groups.

Garden and outside

The outside area of the house is mainly paved and offers areas for sunbathing, eating or reading in the shade of an olive tree. There are 6 sunbeds, 4 sunloungers and 4 patio chairs, a 4-person bistro table and chairs, a small glass table with 4 chairs for taking coffee or cocktails, and also 4 children's garden chairs and table.
There is a gas barbecue and undercover dining for up to 8 people.
Les Platanes has a small private swimming pool (3 m x 4.5 m) which is half above ground. It is ideal for children or for everyone to cool off on hot sunny days.

The garden has a lockable gate for extra security.

Parking and garages

There is parking for one vehicle immediately outside the property. Otherwise there is free parking on the road which passes the back of the house.

The garage is for the owner's use only.

Visitor suitability

NUMBER OF GUESTS
Available for groups of 2 to 8.

PLEASE NOTE: the pricing given here is for 8 persons.
There is a REDUCTION in PRICE for smaller groups (minimum 2).
The price for JUNE for 2 persons is £874.
Together with the current offer JULY and AUGUST prices are £979 per week for 2 persons.

Les Platanes is suitable for everybody except those with a mobility problem (all the bedrooms are upstairs).
In particular, because of its secluded position in a quiet residential area, its lockable gate, its spacious interior and its small swimming pool, it is particularly suitable for families with children.
It has been a successful venue for families accompanied by grandparents, or 2 families holidaying together.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 16 km

Cycling

Family activities

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Ecuries du Viala, Capestang
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 15 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: St Chinian

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Canal du Midi to St Chinian

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine Moulin Gimié, Rue Gambetta, 34310 Capestang

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Hilary Bates

British national, originally from the Greater Manchester area. I now live in Bedfordshire. I speak both French and German, and am a lover of European life, languages and culture. I have been travelling to France since the age of 15, and now I divide my time between the UK and Occitanie (the new region which includes Languedoc Roussillon). <br/>Although I live in the UK, I am ably supported in Capestang by an English couple who take care of change-overs and will deal with any enquiries or problems.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? The small town of Capestang is in a perfect location for exploring Languedoc and Occitanie - its historical sites, long, sandy Mediterranean beaches, rivers and canals, breathtaking landscape and its many thousands of vineyards. Capestang itself is a pretty port on the Canal du Midi, a great focus for tourism.There are at least 5 airports within a reasonable drive of Capestang, and also a fast train service from Paris to the region. The area is well-served by motorways from the north, and it is also quick to drive down to Spain. Capestang is close to 2 major cities, Béziers and Narbonne, which have their own distinct characters.
Unique benefits of property This house is very spacious with large, modern fitted kitchen, and 2 refurbished bathrooms, and offers everything you need for your holiday, including for your little ones. It is in a quiet close in an established residential area with ample parking, and is close to all local amenities, as well as a children's playground, skate park and tennis courts. The outside area on 3 sides of the house is mainly paved, and there are both sunny and shaded areas. An olive tree in the middle of the patio lends a truly Mediterranean feel. The small pool is ideal for children, but also provides welcome cooling off opportunity for guests of all ages.
The property has a very large airy room for dining or entertaining, a covered barbecue area for al fresco dining, and also a breakfast terrace.

The Owner Recommends

Worth a visit

Beaches: for children - Valras plage, St Pierre-la-mer; for water sports - Gruissan, Vendres plage; kite-boarding - Narbonne plage; for sand dunes, wild landscape - Serignan plage, les Cabanes de Fleury
Water parks: Narbonne; Europark - Vias
Canal activities: Capestang port; canal cruise with lunch - Le Bonpas, Colombiers
Historical heritage: Carcassonne; Minerve; Pezenas
Covered market: Les Halles, Narbonne
Wine discovery: St Chinian; Roquebrun; Chateau Castigno (Assignan); Vin en Vacances (Capestang)
Olive grove tour: L'Oulibo (Bize-Minervois)
Restaurants: Restaurant de la Tour (Montady); La Selette (Bize-Minervois)

1 Review
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 StephP 3 September, 2019

A beautiful house with everything you could want. All facilities and equipment are of a high standard. The pool is great for a cool down in the Mediterranean sun. We received a really warm welcome from Jane and Lew who were on hand for any queries. A great area for families, good local restaurants and cafes, good market in Capestang and really close to beaches. Lovely also to be so close to the Canal du Midi where you can hire a boat for a couple of hours or a whole day. We’ve stayed in many holiday rentals and all the family agreed this is the best we have come across. All information was accurate and great communication from Hilary the owner when booking.