|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Situated in the heart of the lively 13thc village of Capestang (on the Canal du Midi) the restaurants, shops, cafes and twice weekly market are all a few steps away. It is a large, spacious old style French house with a 13thc tower (& resident owl). The main house is on 3 floors. The top floor has 1 double en suite and 3 twins rooms (2 en suite, 2 twins share the 4th bathroom). The first floor has 2 large en suite doubles, 1 has a dressing room with cot. In the spacious sitting room with comfy sofas are DVD, video, a music centre & wood burning stove for cosy nights. Also a new kitchen & large dining room. In front of the house is a large gated courtyard, whilst to the side is a secluded patio garden with pool (9x 4.5 and 1.2 deep). There is also a BBQ, summer kitchen with fridge, shower, cloakroom, table tennis table & lots of teak garden furniture for relaxing on. The church behind is lit at night and proves a wonderful backdrop to dinner!
It is possible to rent the two properties, Le Manoir and Le Vigeneron, together. This would give you sleeping accommodation for up to 20 people plus two babies very comfortably, with an optional extra 2/3 children.
This option would also give you a private pool, so you would have a totally private domain with walled courtyard, garden area with barbecue and patio, summer kitchen, table tennis and pool.
Privately tucked away behind a high wall, just a stones throw from the centre of the town and completely cut off from the world. One can enjoy French rural town life at it’s best. The town square is 100 yards away where one can stroll and enjoy a coffee or a glass of excellent French Wine in a traditional Cafe. There are many wonderful Restaurants where one can sample the delights of French cooking.
Surrounded by the rustic charm of the sprawling French Countryside beautifully complimented by its close proximity to the sea with its stunning beaches. The property itself is breathtaking.
On arrival one is taken on an intriguing journey through narrow town streets to be greeted by the imposing gates through which awaits a beautiful courtyard where one can truly appreciate the magnificent sight of the Main House. Instantly you feel as if you have stepped into a different time and place in the quiet of rural France. I look forward very much to my return visit.
For our family of 20 ( with 10 Children 2-15 years), these twinhouses were just perfect. Everything was even better than we had imagined from the description:
the rooms, all with bathrooms/showers, the kitchens, the equipment, were more than satisfactory. According to the children the pool made the week super!
The property was very clean and well maintained and the housekeeper was very kind and helpful.
Capestang is a lovely village in beautiful surroundings close to beaches and interesting sites. Good restaurants and shopping around the corner.
We really recommend this property to friends and relatives!
My party of 16 multi-generational adults had a wonderful, wonderful time at Villa Le Manoir and Le Vigneron. We rented both properties for a week in September and enjoyed the unusual mix of privacy (the property is surrounded by a high wall and gate), and easy access to small shops and services simply by walking out of the door. We have rented large places in the past and they are generally out in the country, meaning it is a car trip of several miles to pick up groceries or anything else. The Capestang property is obviously historic and very old but nicely appointed. We are a group that enjoys cooking rather elaborate meals together, and the kitchen in the large house was perfectly adequate for our evening meals for 16. Frequently we ate on the arbor-covered deck near the pool, though one rainy night it was easy to fit us all around the dining table inside. All of the rooms are very nice and several are spectacular, with beautiful picture windows opening out to the village skyline. And, yes, the village's medieval church is perhaps 100 yards away, and bells ring frequently. But it is charming. I'm a light sleeper but I did not mind the bells at all, and most of my group slept through them after the first or second night.
We also enjoyed the pool, which is appealingly surrounded by 8 or 9 lounge chairs.
As for Capestang, it has two small markets per week. (Meaning about 50 yards from the front door of the property.) We made several meals with food purchased at those markets. The lovely Midi Canal is a 10 minute walk and, being a wine loving group, we also found a couple of very small wine producers with tasting rooms right in Capestang.
I rented Manoir, Vigeneron and Grange for a large group of 22 to celebrate a significant birthday and I was not disappointed.
Everything about the houses, courtyard, pool area exceeded expectation. So full of character and for a large group, very sociable, from dinner for 22 in the Manoir on the first night (tight squeeze but doable), provided by Radhia, the excellent and friendly housekeeper, to morning coffee and croissants in the courtyard, to BBQ by the pool on the Sunday evening - it delivered everything I wanted.
We go away as a group every year, all over Europe, and the comments from my fellow travellers were all universally positive and included 'the best property we have ever rented'.
Capestang is lovely, typically French, with a good bar/restaurant on the square where the host took our dinner reservation and moved the tables around so that we could watch the Top14 Rugby play-offs over and after dinner!
Beautiful Church, with noisy bells..... and a lovely cafe on the square, that was also home to a sunday market. Nice walk up to the Canal du Midi.
The owners could not have been more helpful when booking and in giving tips on the lead up to our visit. I would have no hesitation in recommending to friends and relatives, with the Manoir being the pick of the properties.
We chose Le Manoir and Le Vigneron in Capestang for a family re-union. There were 19 of us from 3 generations, ages 11 to 80. The facilities were excellent for our group. We had ample sleeping accomodations and with the cooperation of good weather we were all able to eat together in the spacious courtyard. The beautiful swimming pool was popular with all ages and got lots of use.
The attractions in the surrounding area were enjoyed every day by various members of our group. But the most endearing feature of our week's stay was the village of Capestang itsself. The main square which is a short stroll from our gate was always active and a fun place to visit - - whether for the morning pastry shopping trip, the market-days, the restaurants, or just hanging out.
On a previous re-union 3 years ago, we stayed at a villa which was more oppulent, but it was located in the countryside - - miles from the nearest village. We all agreed that being at the center of Capestang was the best.
Capestang is a beautiful 13c village on the Canal du Midi, and is surrounded by lovely vineyards and woods for walking and cycling and riding. There are lots of very good markets in this area, both for wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables and general goods. The coast is 20 mins away with sandy beaches, some excellent fish restaurants and the fish market of Sete. For history there is the ancient walled city of Carcasonne, the Roman town of Narbonne, and the city of Perpignan. Montpellier, the buzzing university town, is only an hour away. Spain is only an 1 1/2 drive away and has a very different style to France. Or just sit by the pool with a book.
Other Activities: Cruising on the cana du midi
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
26 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rental periods are from Saturday to Saturday. Where your dates cover a split period, a pro-rata will apply. If you need help with the calculation, please feel free to contact us.