Le Petit Vigneron
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Le Petit Vigneron is a spacious apartment set at the end of a tree-lined garden, just yards from the Canal du Midi and 30 minutes from Mediterranean beaches or the stunning mountain scenery of the National Park of Haut Languedoc. You can cycle, hire a boat, walk, laze on the beach, visit castles or vineyards. Capestang is a lively village, whose centre is a two minute stroll away, with a variety of entertainment and a twice-weekly languedocien market in the attractive square where you can sit at one of the cafés and watch the stallholders vie for attention. There are 7 restaurants to suit all tastes and shops offering local produce. The apartment is well equipped and comfortable with living room/kitchen, a double and a twin bedroom and large bathroom. Whatever your choice of activity among the many on offer, or a lazy stroll into the village you can end a perfect day sipping wine on the terrace as you watch the sun go down over the Collégiale.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Valras 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 50 km, Nearest railway: Beziers 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is entered from the garden and has an open-tread, fairly steep staircase to the first floor. There is a barrier to protect toddlers. The spacious living room is bright and welcoming with high quality settee and armchairs, additional raised lounging area, dining table and chairs and all the cooking facilities and equipment necessary for self-catering. Double glazed windows which open fully along their 5 metre length plus new-generation radiators ensure your comfort in any season. A corridor leads to the double and twin bedrooms and the family bathroom with bath, shower, hairdryer, washing machine, iron and board. A further door leads out onto the private,sunny, south-facing terrace with garden furniture, parasol and barbecue. The garden and parking space are protected by electrically operated gates, which can be opened from within the apartment by video-phone or with a remote-control from the car. Free access to Internet is available with your laptop. We encourage you to be "green" by using the composting and recycling facilities and to use the washing machine at night.
|Further details outdoors|
The private terrace is south-facing and is not overlooked. It has views down the garden and of the church which is floodlit at night. You are welcome to sit at a shaded table in the garden when the heat drives you from the terrace. There are a multitude of herbs which we encourage you to use to give your meals the authentic mediterranean flavour.
We provide a welcome pack of water, milk, coffee, tea-bags, orange juice, butter, jam and a bottle of wine. By arrangement we can buy other items for you if you are arriving at times which make shopping difficult.
We speak fluent French and German (and English!)and by arrangement can accompany you on vineyard tastings, or book visits by phone etc.
The garden and parking is a shared space but there is no shortage of room.
For the comfort of all our guests we do not accept smokers or pets.
Changeover is on Saturday, though we can be flexible out of main season dates. Arrival after4 p.m. Departure by 10 a.m.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Languedoc Roussillon is an area of little rainfall and of over 300 days of sunshine a year. Its landscape varies from the rugged garrigue with its perfumes of pine, thyme and rosemary, through the valleys of vines, melons, fruit trees and olives, to the long coastline whose resorts range from unspoiled natural beaches to important tourist destinations with all their attractions. No fewer than 63 beaches have the blue flag award for cleanliness. The Camargue is worth visiting to see the white horses, black bulls and flamingoes. Major cities such as Carcassonne, Perpignan, Montpellier, Narbonne and Nîmes offer cultural events, festivals, museums etc. as well as interesting medieval centres, shopping and restaurants. Small villages hold fêtes to celebrate the bounty of produce such as mushrooms, garlic, citrus fruits, olives and, of course, wine. In an hour you can be eating tapas and shopping in Spain.
Capestang is a lively and attractive village on the Canal du Midi. It is popular with walkers and cyclists who appreciate the shade of the plane trees which line the canal, with people who hire boats to float leisurely along but who enjoy the facilities on offer in the village, and with tourists of all ages who seek a central base from which to explore the region. There are 4 bakeries, 7 restaurants, 2 cafés, assorted shops, 2 supermarkets and a twice-weekly market in the attractive main square. The local tourist office is active in organising events throughout the year, a highlight being the firework display on the canal on the 14th July, the national festival. Bike-hire and boat hire available directly behind the house. Museums in the immediate area include patchwork, hats and roman pottery! There are 2 olive-oil mills and horse-riding in adjacent villages.
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21 Feb 2014
"I wish we had booked several weeks instead of just one."
We had a wonderful week at Le Petite Vigneron in Capestang. The town is a terrific base, right on the Canal du Midi, to explore the surrounding area, including Carcassone, Mirepoix, Minerve, and Narb… More
26 Sep 2013
"We were sorry to leave Le Petit Vigneron!"
We had a wonderful stay at "Le Petit Vigneron". All the home comforts with nice touches which made all the difference. As we stayed 2 weeks, it was great to have for instance a washing machi… More
all the feedback we could hope for. It's good to know that our efforts to provide a personal touch are appreciated.
25 Jun 2013
As others have said this house is very well equipped and there is a warm welcome from Jan and David. It is ideally situated in a large village with plenty of shops ,restaurants and mod cons but still … More
It is a shame about the loungers, we buy new mesh ones every season as they tend to dry out in the sun and become brittle. We have tried plastic and wood, but both need cushions and sadly we have found that, if it rains, our guests don't always bring the cushions indoors, so they rot! I'd welcome ideas to solve this problem!
24 May 2013
"Great destination, great hospitality."
Had a lovely time at the Petit Vigneron with my wife and 2 year old daughter. Capestang is a charming little place with just enough cafes and restaurants to offer a bit of variety yet small enough to … More
our guests agreed with us that Capestang is ideally located to make the most of all that the area has to offer. They enjoyed the gite, the village and the area and were enthusiastic about their stay here.
29 Jul 2012
"Perfect base in a wonderful area of France!"
We have just returned from our 2 week holiday in Le Petit Vigneron and wish we were still there!Jan & David are the perfect hosts, who are very knowledgable of Capestang and the surrounding area. If y… More
A very nice couple who made the most of the ideal position of Capestang to explore the many attractive places within easy reach. We do hope they will return and benefit from the discount we offer on repeat bookings.
17 Jun 2012
"Fantastic, brilliant, faultless"
We had a wonderful week's holiday at Le Petit Vigneron in Capestang. The apartment is perfect in every way. Comfortable, well furnished rooms, plenty of kitchen equipment and a beautiful terrace.… More
again a happy couple who have already booked again for next year, two weeks this time, they didn't have enough time to see all that this lovely area has to offer.
2 Jun 2012
"Cheerful, charming, perfectly situated."
A lovely apartment very close to the Midi Canal, and 2 minutes walk from the center of the village. Well appointed, with everything needed. Garden is lovely. Private terrace is idyllic. Steep ladd… More
we upgrade and improve our gite constantly, but we can't change the staircase, there isn't the headroom as this building was a wine-making building and still has the old "cuves" which held the wine. These are extremely solid and would need a bulldozer to get them down - might not be good for the rest of the house!!!
2 May 2012
"A great place to stay in a lovely town"
We happened upon Le Petit Vigneron as we walked though the village looking for somewhere to stay a few days in the area: on the gate was a sign so we rang the bell! David and Jan were most welcoming, … More
it's great to have our efforts so appreciated. We try to make sure our guests can benefit from our knowledge of the area, so we are ready to lend maps, guide books etc as well as our own experiences and those of previous guests.
2 Oct 2011
"Lovely gite, perfect hosts, friendly village"
This was our second stay in this comfortable and well-equipped gite. As ever Jan and David were wonderful hosts and couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful from allowing us to keep our bikes in their garage to helping us with our French pronunciation.
We love having guests return, it's the best feedback possible!
2 Oct 2011
"Everything we hoped for"
Great welcome from owners David and Jan, which was exactly as expected after the friendly email exchanges with Jan before our visit. Throughout our stay they were always helpful when needed but never intruded on our privacy.
We like to eat out in the evenings and not drive, and Capestang has enough restaurant choices to keep it interesting. We enjoyed a coffee in the local square after supper, a family friendly environment. All a short walk from the apartment.
When we did eat in the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. Good local shops - grocers, butchers, the obligatory bakeries, twice weekly market and a small supermarket on the outskirts of the town. So perfect for breakfast and lunch provisions or all you need if self catering. Bedrooms are fine but not well ventilated, noticeable because of a very hot August.
There are lots of places within a short driving distance for interesting days out. We loved the surrounding countryside, interesting villages and a choice of beaches for an afternoon swim.
In the immediate area there are so many vineyards to choose from, host David's advice and introductions were very welcome. Very friendly and knowledgeable proprietors at all the vineyards we visited. Fortunately we had enough space in our car to top up our wine stocks for the year!
In summary we hope to return to a well located apartment with friendly hosts and at a sensible price for the facilities on offer.
David & Pauline
August was unusually hot this year,even for Languedoc, but it is possible to ventilate adequately if you use the shutters to keep out the heat and leave windows open. In addition there are fans to cool the bedrooms.
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