|Our Little French House||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||2||Cot available|
A terraced, village house, over 3 floors in a very quiet narrow street. (There are steep stairs so if mobility is reduced or you have toddlers may not be suitable!)
Outside space is a top floor terrace with outside eating and cooking facilities.
Towels, both beach and bath and bedding is provided for all the beds but we ask you to provide cot bedding that suits your baby.
Car parking is not available at the property apart from drop off and pick up if you have good skills at driving as the road is very narrow with not particularly easy turning access. Free parking is available a stones throw away.
The kitchen on the ground floor has a washing machine, dish washer, fridge-freezer, full size, eye level cooker and hob. There is crockery, cutlery, glasses etc for 6 people available in this kitchen and all the usual pots and pans and picnic stuff. There is a kettle and a cafetiere type (push down) coffee maker and a tea pot.
Some milk, tea, coffee and sugar will be left for you to make a welcome brew on arrival.
The dining table is round and seats 6, there is an extra bit to add to it to make it larger if necessary, its hiding behind the settee!
There is also a mini kitchen on the terrace. There is a sink to wash up or a box to bring stuff down to the dishwasher. There is cutlery, crockery, glasses etc for 6 again up here to avoid the necessity to run up and down stairs too much. There is a fridge with ice box, a microwave, a two ring electric hob with grill to create a plancher. There is a table and bench seats and 2 stools to enable 6 to eat on the terrace.
The living room is joined with the dining space. There is a tv with French tv and integral dvd player. (A few dvds are available help yourself). There is wi-fi. A settee and an armchair allow seating for 4 so some people would need to sit on the dining chairs if all 6 are wanting to sit in the living room at once. (We find teens take to their own rooms and adults migrate to the terrace so this is not an issue!)
There are 3 bedrooms.
On the top floor is the master bedroom. It has a double bed and room for a cot if needed. There is a wardrobe and a couple of chests of drawers and 2 bedside tables. This room has air conditioning and this is reversible to heat the room also if necessary. There is access from this room directly to the terrace.
This bedroom has an en suite shower room and toilet.
On the middle floor are 2 bedrooms and a family bath and shower room
There is a twin single bedded room with electric wall heater and ceiling fan but as this is at the back of the house and shaded it rarely gets hot. This room has a mirror and a wardrobe.
There is a double bedroom and this has reversible air conditioning. It also has a wardrobe and bedside tables.
There is a toilet on every floor.
On the top floor there is an en suite shower room with basin and toilet. This is a wet room.
On the middle floor is a family bathroom with separate shower and bath. The shower has a good sized shower cubicle with low step access and the bath has a shower attachment for rinsing your hair, (or the dog!!)
On the ground floor is a toilet and basin accessed from the back yard.
Log burner for winter.
Electric reversible air conditioning for summer and winter
Electric heater in the family bathroom and the twin bedded room.
There is a tv with free to air French tv channels.
Wi-fi is freely available throughout the house.
There is a cd player and radio on the top floor.
Super terrace. as mentioned already.
There is a back yard great for bike storage, log storage in winter, hanging wetsuits to dry etc.
No garage. VERY narrow road so no parking outside unless to drop off and pick up otherwise the road is blocked for pedestrians.
There is plenty of free parking in the village a stones throw from the house.
Steep stairs make this a difficult house if you have reduced mobility or toddlers.
I am married to Michael and have been for more years than I can remember!<br/>We have a daughter and a dog.....both keep us busy!<br/>We have lived in France full time since 2013 and wish we'd made the move sooner.<br/>We moved here from the south west of England but have previously lived in the north east, (Co Durham) and Michael was born and grew up in Surrey and I was born and grew up in Wimbledon.
|Year property purchased||2013|
|Why this location?||Capestang had loads of charachter. The lively village square which is used year round. The Canal du Midi and the lovely walks along the tow path. The Mediterranean sea and those lovely sandy beaches only half an hours' drive away. Narbonne, Carcassonne, Beziers all within easy reach.
Shops and the twice weekly market make Capestang an easy place to live and not need to get into a car for every thing. The local boulangerie is only 75 steps from the front door!
|Unique benefits of property||It is not unique but we love it. Its a typical stone-built town house in a village in the south of France. It is cool in summer and cosy in winter due to thick stone walls and a lovely big log burner. The terrace on the third floor is fantastic and adds a little bit of outside space. Breakfast on the terrace is wonderful on a sunny day and a chilled glass of rose in the evenings is hard to beat after a hard days 'touristing'!! One word of warning....the house is over 3 floors and the stairs are steep and windy and low sides so if you have mobility difficulties or very young children it may not suit you.|
The village itself has a lot to offer. Markets Sunday and Wednesday morning year round. Cafes in the square add to the Frenchness of wandering round choosing what to buy then drinking coffee watching what others buy. The Canal Du Midi winds along the top of the village, 5 minutes walk from the house. There you can watch the boats and drink more coffee or wine and wonder how the heck the bigger boats get under that tiny bridge! Then go for a walk along the tow path and enjoy the calm, timelessness of the canal. Back in the square who can miss the giant church? Go for a tour up the tower and you can see for miles. There is also the old chateau used by church bishops travelling in the area, the ceiling is beautiful and there are guide books in many languages.