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Large tastefully modernised house in two acres, with outstanding views

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Capestang House Rental Photos and Description

4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + 1 cloakroom + poolside shower, sleeps up to 8

A tasteful barn conversion with something for everyone to enjoy the perfect French holiday. Grand Saint Nazaire offers a large, private (heated) swimming pool with stunning, uninterrupted views over the vineyards towards the ancient Cathar church of Capestang and the Black mountains beyond. The house has three levels. The ground floor has a spacious open plan kitchen that opens into a large dining area and sunny terrace. A spacious living room with three sofas and a 42inch LCD satellite TV and DVD, overlooks the vineyards. There is a downstairs WC and separate utility room (washing machine and drier). A further room with day beds may be separated from the living room to offer additional accommodation. It has glass doors that open onto the south-facing terrace.The first floor offers three bright double bedrooms and two stylish bathrooms. The house benefits from a privileged position set in the vineyards that overlook Capestang.

The house can comfortably accommodate larger groups with a further 3 bedrooms and study on the second floor,where.there are two large rooms with ensuite bathrooms and one double bedroom.The rooms feature exposed timbers and stone walls with French windows overlooking the vines to Capestang. Please do contact me if you are interested in the larger house.

The large pool and mature garden can be fully enclosed for the safety of small children.The pool is 11m x 7.5m, max. which includes the lounging step. Large walnut, olive and fruit trees provide shade. Outside there is also a petanque pitch and table tennis and a hammock.The grounds are private and extend to over two acres with around one third used for the garden and pool area and the remainder under vines.

NB: Attached barns: The House is part of an old wine domain called Grand Saint Nazaire. The attached barns belong to the property and are only used by the owner out of the rental season.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Phil Rutter
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
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October 10, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

> Just a note to say how much we enjoyed staying at your lovely home in France. It lived up to all expectations and we loved the idyllic backdrop.


> Thank you again Phil and in particular for your friendly and helpful attitude - such an approach really does make a big difference. We will definitely recommend you to others.

May 2014
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Large tastefully modernised house in two acres, with outstanding views
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay it is a fantastic big house that can accomodate 8 people with plenty of room to spare.It is beautifully decorated and has the best pool and garden to enjoy. Great BBQs were had on the terrace and the children loved chasing each other through the vineyards. It is perfectly located to visit Carcassonne Narbonne and Mountpellier. Dont miss the market in Narbonne it is great. We hired a boat on the Canal and had a great day out. The beaches are wide and the water was warm a nice suprise as our holiday was early June this year. Thank you for sharing your house with us we will definitely return in the future. We had the most memorable time with our friends in Capestang.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa in the middle of the vineyard, very cosy and peaceful house, with a great vue on the Cathedral of Capestang.

Great for a large group of family or/and friends specially with the garden and its lovely swimming poo. A large and well equipped kitchen area, perfect to organise gigantic gastronomic dinner specially with the great food and wine of this area!

Well decorated and Large bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms and indoor spaces to relax in small group or bigger ones.

And around lots of things to see, visit and do!

Canyoning in Roquebrune, adventure climb in the tree park or shopping in Beziers, Museum Chapy with amazing olds bikes in Boujan sur Libron, horse riding, walking along the canal du Midi toward the lovely village of Poihles, and lunch at La Tour Sarrazine and many more!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Fantastic place, great location

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate when we got there and the children were in the fantastic pool before the suitcases had come out of the car. Loads of space and very well kitted out, the nearby town is lovely and we had a couple of very nice meals in the pizza restaurant by the church (choose the oysters and prawns) I would recommend this property to anyone - we had a superb time

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent property in a great location. The house was superb, it was large and roomy and perfect for our two families, it was also well equipped and spotless. The location was what attracted us in the first instance as it was close to a small town and all the essential facilities but also within close reach of the beaches and larger towns. We spent many days at the pool in the October sun and enjoyed the evening views from the lounge over Capestang. We had one small issue with the heating while we were there but an email to Phil had the matter resolved quickly and efficiently. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the property and hope that I can return sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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50th birthday with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks with people coming and going in this spacious, attractively furnished , well maintained house in a beautiful and not too expensive part of southern France. The house and fantastic pool were welcoming to baby and great grandparents alike. Booking was easy, helpful tips of how to make the best of the time provided and even local champagne given for the actual birthday. Sylvie cleaned house and pool beautifully without impeding on our privacy. Could not have wished for more, the place exceeded description and expectation and made the holiday for all of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Fantastic holiday house for large family group

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 week holiday at St Nazaire. It is in a beautiful setting surrounded by vineyards with the pretty village of Capestang in the distance.

It was perfect for our 2 families-4 adults and 4 kids (under 8). It has a huge kitchen with everything we needed including a long table. There is plenty of other space downstairs with a massive sitting room with a beautiful view and table football to keep kids occupied when not in the pool! There is a locked gate/fence around the pool/garden area making it v safe for young kids. They loved the pool which has a shallow end with steps perfect for paddling. The garden around the pool has some lovely tree-shaded areas with hammock/tree seat for siestas on hot days. There is also a large shaded seating area with bbq just outside the kitchen where we ate most meals.

There are 2 good-sized supermarkets about 5 min drive away in Capestang (Lidl and Inter-marche). We also enjoyed going to the bakeries and market (Sun/Wed) in the village. There are some great restaurants there too-handy to take torch if walking back at night along road!

Phil gave us a lot of really useful info before we went. Sylvie and Romain looked after the pool/house/garden and were always happy to help and patient with our attempts at French!

We spent a few days at the beach (about 30min drive) and also a day at a beautiful place on the river Orb, Roquebrun. The rest of the time everyone was v happy playing/relaxing in the pool and garden.

It really is an idyllic house and location and I'd thoroughly recommend it. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perpignan, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Beziers
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Narbonne, Beziers
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Beziers, Narbonne
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Capestang (only 1km from the house) is a charming village, centred on a square and the Canal du Midi, it has outdoor cafes, restaurants and bars. There are a range of other amenities including boulangeries/ patisseries (5), butcheries, pharmacy and local caves. The 14th century Cathar church is also found in the square and overlooks the twice weekly market - Sunday and Wednesday morning. Just 2 minutes walk beyond the square is the Canal du Midi (designated as a World Heriatge Site) with magnificent views to the Mediterranean over vines and to the peaks of the Pyrenees.

Capestang enjoys an idyllic setting and is in a prime location for easy access to the more cosmopolitan cafe life of both Beziers and Narbonne. The beaches of the Mediterranean, and the Black Mountains of the Languedoc Regional Park are within 30 minutes drive.

Other Activities: Wine tasting


Rates & Availability

Capestang House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Autumn
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Half term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $365

Rates are per week, Saturday to Saturday, arriving at 4pm and departing at 10am. Linen and towels provided. A security deposit of 25% is required on booking. Extras: cleaning, laundry and washing service during your holiday, may be arranged on request.

The barn is also able to accommodate up to 12 people. Please contact the owner if your party is between 9-12 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Capestang House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 265 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , in pool area
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , ensuite for Bedroom 4
  • Bathrooms have all been tastefully furnished and are fully tiled.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , cot possible
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , cot possible
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , cot possible
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedrooms are all light and airy. They include bedside tables, bedside lights and ample storage space. .
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
General info:- Rental includes a welcome pack. Baby sitting can be arranged on request. Activities near to Grand Saint Nazaire: Beaches – Valras, Sergan, Narbonne, Gruissan, Cap D’Adge, Leucate. Cycling – Series of routes have been prepared by owners, ranging from gentle 20km flat rides to 200km excursions in the hills. Hiring of bikes in Capestang (Tourist Information Office), Colombiers. Boating, Canoeing – Cruise boats available in Capestang and Colombier Roquebrun – Parc Regional du Languedoc. Horse Riding – Viala (2km) , Creissan. Golf - 18 hole course at Beziers. Art - Galleries – Beziers, Narbonne, Salvador Dali in Figueres, Spain, Matisse in Coullioure. Wine + Vineyards – Domaine Roueiere + restaurant, Chateau Creissan, Coop. Fine Restaurants - La Bastide du Cabezac (Michelin 3 etoiles), Chateau du Colombiers, Les Platanes, Le Pourquoi Pas.

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