About the property
- Barn688 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Two 2 bedroom self catering gites. Both gites have a twin and double room
Both gites offer an open plan lounge/dining area with a well equipped fully fitted kitchen, a light and airy double bedroom and a twin bedroom. Gite 1 has a bathroom with bath and incorporated shower unit on the ground floor. There is a separate toilet, also on the ground floor.
Gite 2 includes a bath with incorporated shower unit and toilet on the first floor. Outside is a large garden with BBQ and 10 x 5m pool, with concrete surround. Plenty of patio and pool furniture available on which to relax and enjoy lovely views over the fields.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
Why Wendy Simpson chose Hérault
On the outskirts of Capestang, Le a Petit Saint Nazaire is a former wine growers residence surrounded by vineyards. Served by Beziers, Carcassonne, Montpellier and Perpignan airports, all within an hours reach. Capestang is a thriving village with a town square which holds a bustling twice weekly market. It is dominated by a 14th century church. Situated on the Canal du Midi, now a designated world heritage site. Ideally placed with the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean to the South and the Regional Park of Haut Languedoc to the North.
What makes this Barn unique
The owners live on site in the main house and are on hand to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. They are happy to assist you with any enquiries and to suggest activities, places to visit, restaurants to try and to arrange wine tasting tours through the local tourist office. The rental includes a welcome pack. A baby sitting service is available if required. The owners can offer a selection of indoor and outdoor toys, games and books and can also supply high chairs, potties and toilet seats.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fully equipped comfortable base for exploring the region
The gites are situated adjacent to the owner's (Wendy and Pat) house, about 3 km south of Capestang. On arrival, Wendy offered us the choice of either gite - it was a difficult choice as both are delightful, very comfortable, and fully equipped; we opted for the one Wendy had prepared to cause least upheaval. Out gite was spotlessly clean, with an ample relaxation area (with choice of British or French TV!), separate dining area, and a sizeable, fully equipped - and I mean fully! - kitchen area. Upstairs are two nicely sized bedrooms with great views, comfortable beds, and ample hanging/drawer space; the modern bathroom is also found on this floor. Outside, to the front is the entrance drive with ample parking; to the rear, there is a personal alfresco dining table just outside, but also many more to choose from dotted around the large garden. The pool is perfect for cooling off on the typical hot days from May to September - and just as nice to lounge around soaking up the sun.
The whole setting is completely rural, with fantastic distant views all around.
Wendy and Pat are the most delightful hosts, very friendly, informative, and helpful - on arrival, we found that Wendy had provided bread, milk, tea, sugar, biscuits, cheese, and a bottle of a superb wine; living next door, it was reassuring to know there was always help on hand if necessary, but otherwise, they were both completely low profile.
We stayed for a week towards the end of October - for a change, we didn't want the usual hot, sunny, pool-dipping, lounger-reclining sort of holiday, we wanted cooler weather to explore the region thoroughly. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed warm, sunny days, and visited several very interesting historical sites, and, of course, the various seaside resorts. That's another great thing about the location - just far enough away to feel completely rural, but only 30 minutes drive from the coast, 20 minutes from Narbonne, 10 minutes to Capestang, and 5 minutes to Lidl!
All in all, we had a really wonderful stay and can thoroughly recommend either gite to families or couples who can enjoy a lazy, relaxing holiday around the pool, or use the stay as a base for touring the region - or a bit of both.
A gem of a Gite
We stayed for a week at Le Petit St Nazaire and enjoyed every minute. When we arrived on a Monday afternoon, Wendy and Pat were there to greet us and made us feel very welcome indeed. The Gite was airy and spacious and had all mod cons. There was ample parking in front of the house and the door to the rear lead to our private patio area and on into the lovely garden and pool. What not to like?-!
During our stay, we went out each day visiting vineyards and nearby places of interest (of which there are many) and would return home, as we liked to call the gite, to relax and share a glass or two of wine. Dispite the proximity of the busy road, the evenings were quiet events and we were able to enjoy sitting outside and enjoying the view. Our neighbours in the next door gite were delightful and also two friends joined us for a few nights in the spare bedroom which worked well. This was aided by the fact the the loo was separate from the bathroom and directly across from it.
A newly built Lidl with a fantastic wine section is just a few minutes drive away as was the Intermarche which had the edge foodwise. Capestang is a pretty old town with several restaurants to look out for, and of course the Canal du Midi (the main reason we chose Capestang) is within walking distance from the centre of town (or you can park up over the bridge) and walk or bike along the canal path. Alongside the canal there is just one bar/restaurant and this is reasonably priced and gives you a good view at the passing boats.
The Gite and Capestang is well placed to visit Carcassonne, Cather ruins, Beziers and Narbonne both of whom have long sandy beaches. If you are a wine buff then there are several domaines you can visit in particular Chateau Perdiguier outside Maraussan.
Thank you for your lovely review. The detail you have given will be very helpful for others. We are pleased you had everything you needed and felt at home. As you say, there are lots of places to visit nearby and the locally produced wine is very good, not to mention cheap! It was lovely to meet you all and would love to welcome you back in the future.
Debbie and Petes Holiday Sept 2017
We arrived to a warm welcome from Wendy and Pat. The pictures on the computer do not do the gite and gardens justice. There are little tables around the garden so you can sit in the sun or in the shade, to eat or read and enjoy a nice glass of wine. We enjoyed the food wine and fruit which was left for our arrival, and was an unexpected bonus. We made use of the information booklet that Wendy had left in the gite. It was a pleasure to stay with Wendy and Pat, thank you.
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed the garden and found the information booklet useful. There are so many lovely places to visit within a short drive. It was a pleasure to meet you both and would love to welcome you back in the future.
Warm and welcoming holiday in Capestang
From the moment we stepped in to this gite and found a very generous supply of provisions in our welcome pack Wendy and Pat could not have been kinder and more attentive. The site is extremely well equipped, comfortable, and clean with access to a lovely swimming pool and gardens.
This site made an excellent base to explore the various little villages and walks on the Canal du Midi as well as the more busy but enticing plages on the Med.
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you had everything you needed in the gite and that you enjoyed the pool and garden. We love the location with village life, the canal, beaches and beautiful countryside and are glad you enjoyed it too. Lovely to meet you and hopefully we will see you sometime in the future.
Wonderful relaxing stay in a beautiful setting
We had a great stay in Gite 1. The gite is clean, comfortable and well equipped. The "welcome provisions" of food and drink was much appreciated and thoughtful. We spent most of the time outside though, enjoying the various places to sit and relax. My favourite place was at a table overlooking the pool on one side and the other side, overlooking a field, surrounded by fragrant rosemary bushes.
Our daughter loved the pool and the garden which extends beyond the pool. She made great friends with the children who were also on holiday in the gite next door. The garden is great for hide and seek and there was plenty of play equipment (swing, tennis racquets, balls, bucket and spades etc).
There are lots of places to visit (Carcassonne, Minerve, Roquebrun etc) but it was always lovely to come back to the gite.
Wendy and Pat are kind and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very welcome.
We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and went home relaxed.
Thank you for your lovely review - they are always much appreciated. We are pleased you were able to relax in the different areas of the garden. Hopefully your batteries are recharged! It was good to see the children making friends and playing together. You would certainly be welcome, should you decide to visit again in the future.
The property was much better than we anticipated and the pictures on the website in general don't do it justice. Pat and Wendy were welcoming, friendly and very thoughtful. We arrived after a long journey to everything we needed for a welcome French lunch with baguette, cheese and wine! They really cared and were anxious to ensure our holiday was great...which it was. The property itself is perfectly situated as a base for exploring this fabulous region. We had fantastic trips to Montpellier, Carcassonne and Sete...all within an hour. Highlight of the trip was kayaking down the River Orb. Everything was perfect!
Thank you for your lovely review-always appreciated.
We are pleased you enjoyed exploring the area. We love it here, so much to do and see.
We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Capestang is a charming 13th century village, surrounded by vineyards and with the Black Mountains to the North. It is situated on the famous Canal du Midi, with opportunities for boating as well as being a great starting point for walks and cycle rides, with bikes available for hire. Beaches are within 20 -30 minutes by car, offering parascending, wind surfing, water skiing, go karting, quad biking and horse riding. Also Within easy reach are the historic towns of Carcassonne, Minerve, Collioure and Roquebrun with Cathar castles and a rich architectural heritage. The Black Mountains offer rock climbing, challenging walks and cycle rides amongst rugged and dramatic scenery, as well as kayaking and rafting on the river Orb. The area is rich in wildlife and is a haven for bird watching.
A little further afield, the area has two golf courses, a demanding 18 hole course near Beziers and a municipal 9 hole course at Lamalou les Bains. Narbonne and Beziers, at just 15 minutes away, offer great shopping. Further afield, Montpellier, a cultural centre, has everything on offer. Spain and Andorra, with skiing available in winter, are just under 2 hours away. Enjoy wandering around the village, with it's narrow winding streets, boasting 5 restaurants, 2 cafes, a number of bakeries and patisseries, food shops and a supermarket. There is everything you need to be immersed in the French lifestyle.