Le Petit Vigneron
from £50 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £50 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 17284
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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|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|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|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 French antique 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, both with antique french furniture 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 one of the most popular villages on the Canal du Midi.
It is attractive with its main square where the market is held on Sundays and Wednesdays, its many restuarants and shops and the wide variety of activities especially in the smmer months. On the 14th July there are fireworks on the canal's stone bridge, at the beginning of August the village fête takes place over 3 days with music, dancing, street food and entertainment.
You can hire a boat on the canal, go horseriding, play tennis and walk through the vineyards. From late August onwards the wine harvest is
an interesting sight to behold with the gigantic machines passing through the streets to bring in the grapes.
Wine-making is an important element of village life and you can sample the excellent end results in numerous caveaux in the village itself.
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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.
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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.
3 Aug 2011
"Fab welcome, lovely gite, pretty perfect for us!"
The gite is fantastically located on the Canal du Midi and has everything you could need for a stay in this part of France. The washing machine was a particular bonus for us as we had already been on the road for a week. Jan and David, the owners, are brilliantly welcoming and happy to provide help and advice on the gite, the area, the wine tasting... pretty much anything! As a rule we never go back to the same place on holiday but if we were back in this area of France again we would definitely return to Capestang and Le Petit Vigneron.
It's always a pleasure to share our knowledge of the area with people who love to discover new experiences - the wine-tasting was a huge success.
3 Aug 2011
"Ideal place to stay in the south of France"
Over the last 10 years we have rented several different properties in this region. Many larger than this and many with more facilities. But the this particular accommodation was by far the best place we have come across. It was an ideal location. Very close to beautiful Capestang town centre. Close to the Canal-du-Midi. Not far to travel to the coast. They was lots of places to eat out, and plenty of food shops if you want to eat in. Jan & David who own the property and live nearby were excellent. They were always willing to help and advise if wanted, but kept their distance to make sure you had the privacy. We would definitely rent the property again. Sue & Ray
Sue and Ray were great guests, enthusiastic ans eager to see as much as possible. They left the gîte immaculate which is always a bonus for busy owners. We hope they will come back again.
3 Aug 2011
"Lovely apartment with everything you need"
Had a lovely two week stay in June 2011. The apartment is fitted out with everything you need, and is only a few minutes walk to the main square in the village. It is just round the corner from the Canal du Midi, where many a happy hour can be spent walking or watching boats while having a glass ( or 3) of local wine. Jan and David are excellent hosts and help with any queries about places to visit/ eat. It is a very relaxing place to stay, yet there is everything you need within a few minutes walk. The village has a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars. Would thoroughly recommend this aprtment.
One of the best parts of renting is the number of lovely people we meet and share time with. This couple were super in every respect, we were so pleased they had a good holiday with us.
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