Family friendly villa to let in Capestang - RH006789

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 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 accommodation for up to 6 adults and 2 children.
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 village amenities including:
2 supermarkets, 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



Kitchen and dining

There is a fully-fitted and equipped kitchen.
After its refurbishment in early 2019 there will be
Electric cooker
Induction hob with extractor fan over
Washing machine
Tumble dryer

The kitchen double doors open onto a terrace for breakfasting, or dining (up to 4 people).

There is dining for up to 10 people in the bright and airy sunroom and also a summer kitchen with barbecue for covered outside dining.

Living rooms

The main living room has ample seating for 6 adults and there are other chairs/stools 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 sunroom.
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 small selection of dvd films.
There is a selection of books for teenage to adult.
The sunroom has a stereo system for cds.


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).


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.


No heating is required in the summer months.

All bedrooms have an electric radiator, and there are 2 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.


See above.
The property has tv, dvd player, hi-fi (cd) system with big speakers, and plenty of books.

The sunroom 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, or reading in the shade, facilitated by an olive tree. There are 6 sunbeds, 4 sunloungers and 4 patio chairs, a small glass table with 4 chairs for taking coffee or cocktails, and also 4 children's garden chairs and table.
The summer kitchen offers undercover dining for up to 8 people. There is a gas barbecue.

Les Platanes has a small 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

Les Platanes is suitable for everybody except those with a mobility problem (all the bedrooms are upstairs).

It is available for groups of 4 to 8 persons. PLEASE NOTE: the pricing given here is for 8 persons. There is a small reduction in price for smaller groups. Please enquire.

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.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Distance: 16 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Appaloosas du Pech, 34310 Montouliers
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 15 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: St Chinian



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


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 use these languages in my profession. I have been a teacher in the past. 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).

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? The small town of Capestang is ideally situated for exploring Languedoc Roussillon - its historical sites, long, sandy Mediterranean beaches, rivers and canals, breathtaking landscape and its many thousands of vineyards. Capestang itself is a 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. 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 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. The outside area on 3 sides of the house is mainly paved, and there are both sunny and shaded areas. 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, and also a covered barbecue area for al fresco dining. In 2019 there will be an extended, refurbished kitchen.

The Owner Recommends

Worth a visit

Favourite beaches: Vendres plage, Serignan plage, Gruissan plage des chalets
Favourite restaurants: Le Provence (Capestang), Restaurant de la Tour (Montady), Le Taj Mahal (Béziers)
Favourite places to shop: Narbonne, Pezenas