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Traditional House with Character, Heated Pool, Garden & Air Con in great village

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 21,527 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

For 10+ in 5 Bedrooms and 5 shower rooms with room for more.

La Maison d'Estang is a beautiful villa with private heated pool, wifi, TV and air conditioned upper floor bedrooms in the charming and historic Languedoc village of Capestang.

The house sleeps 10+ in 5 bedrooms and up to 14 by adding the adjoining self-contained one bedroom flat (HomeAway Property number 65969). Bedroom 5 is a ground floor 'suite' with double bedroom, shower room, living room with kitchen facilities, double sofa bed in the living room and it's own TV with UK free to air and French terrestrial.

The house rests in the traditional village of Capestang on the historic Canal-du-midi. Capestang remains 'local' and unspoilt but offers a great selection of restaurants, local shops, a supermarket plus essential services such as doctors, cash machines, dry cleaners, butchers, bakers and hairdressers. It has a twice weekly market and very good local wine!

The house itself is full character with high, beamed ceilings and ancient stone walls but at the same time modern conveniences are at your fingertips. There are kitchens in the main house and the garden plus one in the bedroom 5 suite - and three dining areas the outside one with barbecues.

HDTV with Free To Air Brit satellite and French terrestrial channels in the Lounge, Games Room and Bedroom 5 with DVD and Blueray player and music players in the Lounge.

BEDROOMS: Five comfortable bedrooms over two levels - six when adding the additional apartment.

SHOWERS: Five shower rooms - one with a bath.

You can easily choose the bedroom set up that best suits your party. Ask us for a floor plan to plan ahead of time. If you want to take the additional flat (Property number 65969) - please ask us for details well in advance.

The garden level Fifth Bedroom Suite and the additional flat are integrated into the house via the games room and could be perfect for couples with young children or anyone requiring easier access.

SAFE PARKING: Secure garage parking for two cars as well as a secure driveway and a safe, quiet road outside for more.

THE BEACH: It's only 20 or so minutes depending on traffic on a pretty direct route to fabulous beaches (busy and quiet) and super waterside, sea front and marina restaurants.

TRAVEL: Beziers-Vias airport is 30 min (usually via RyanAir). Carcassone, Perpignan and Montpellier airports (from Gatwick and many more) are 1 hour and Toulouse and Barcelona approximately a 2 hour drive. Eurostar/TGV to Beziers or Narbonne (20 mins) or Car-Train to Narbonne 20 min. There are three varied and interesting driving routes with hotels and restaurants of varying quality (and price) en route (and the great wine regions of the Loire, Rhone or of course, Burgundy).

La Maison d'Estang is a charming and very comfortable holiday home with everything you need for a great holiday. It's loved and cared for by the owners and by our many repeat clients. We're sure you'll want to become one of them. And remember, discounts for parties of eight or less may be available out of high season

EXTRAS: Things not included in the price but maybe of interest;

Adjoining large self-contained one bedroom flat - can sleep 2 plus one on fold out bed). Property number 65969 on this site. Price on application.

Various food and drinks packages and personal supplies can be ordered in advance of your arrival. We can't do this last minute so please, plenty of advance notice needed.

Cleaning and mid-term change-over of sheets and towels available.

Bicycles can be hired from an independent company at great prices complete with safety equipment and full insurance for adults and children ( & they deliver).

Beach towels and coolers to take off property (by prior arrangement please).

THE POOL: the pool is open usually from sometime in May until early to mid October (weather dependent) but may be open earlier or later with prior arrangement.

More Details

Kevin or Kelly
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2018

About Kevin or Kelly

We bought the house and worked hard to make it what it is and it is great. We're sure you'll think so, too.

Kevin or Kelly purchased this villa in 2004

Why Kevin or Kelly chose Capestang

We were very lucky. Please just read the reviews and you'll see what I mean. It's a fantastic house in a great part of the world and we love it.

What makes this villa unique

Lively village life (but only as lively as you want it to be), great variety of restaurants, proximity to beach and transport links, and of course the beautiful house itself, restored, revitalised and finished for comfort and fun. A house that's great for a get-away break for two but suits parties of 14 or 15 with the the optional added one bedroom flat (property number 65969 - price on application) Remember, discounts for parties of eight or less are negotiable outside of high season!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Capestang around the Hérault

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 21527 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En Suite or shared (w. bedroom 3)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Main floor.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In 5th bedroom-suite.
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En Suite to Games Room.
  • Main house has Five bath/shower rooms. One en suite shower to the garden level games room useful for pre-swim showers or extra guests in bedroom 5 suite. One bathroom (en suite or shared) has a full size bath with shower over. Towels are supplied (but not please for the beach without prior arrangement). There are hair dryers in every bathroom - please take care not to pack them when leaving by mistake! A mid-stay cleaning and change of sheets and towels can be provided if required.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite shower. Single fold-out/travel cot possible.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite shower. Cot possible.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Best option - shared bathroom with bedroom 4.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite or shared bath/shower. Possible folding or cot.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , One double bed suite with kitchen and double sofa bed.
    Games Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All upstairs bedrooms are very comfortable and have air conditioning and the fifth bedroom suite is perfect for members of your party who want a more private space. The Games Room and bedroom 5 have their own TVs and music players and can be separate if required from the rest of the house. Out of high season, reduced rates for parties of eight or less guests are available by prior arrangement. Cots can be supplied if requested at time of booking but bedding for cots is not provided. A further one bedroom flat (property number 65969) is available. Contact for special unpublished price.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Smokers please outside - it's so hard to get the tobacco smell out of the house - you can always have a puff in the garden or on the balcony if tobacco's your preferred vice. On the ground floor is a second fully stocked kitchen with four ring hob, oven, fridge, kettle, coffee maker, plastic plates and glasses - so much safer around the pool (glass in the pool requires draining and cleaning and that's both inconvenient and very expensive for you to cure). Also both gas and charcoal barbecues are close by the large outdoor dining table. A quiet seating area is adjacent to the large outside shaded dining area. As the main house is 'upstairs', 'Suitable for Elderly (if infirm) and Wheelchair Access' applies only to the garden level bedroom (BR5) and the games room and its en suite shower room, the garage, and some other outdoor areas.


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Traditional House with Character, Heated Pool, Garden & Air Con in great village
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful house, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This house is the old gendarmerie and is packed with character. It's beautifully refurbished and furnished in the style that suits the house perfectly. Every room in the house is very spacious and bright and airy and everything was very clean and all was in working order. Thanks to Zoe for having everything ready for us.

The kitchen is very-well equipped and all the other rooms have everything you need for a very comfortable holiday stay. The handbook was very useful and gave clear guidance for the facilities in the house and for visiting the area.

The village of Capestang has everything you need within walking distance including bars, restaurants, supermarkets, boulangeries and even vingerons where you can taste and buy wine. There is also a market in the square by the impressive church on Sundays and Wednesdays. The people in the village are very friendly and welcoming. The Canal du Midi is a few minutes walk from the house and you can walk by the canal to explore other nearby villages.

Capestang is also a great base for exploring the region, Montpellier, Beziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne, the coast with great beaches and restaurants and of course, the winelands are all on the doorstep.

What a fantastic place, we had such a great time.

Thank you Kelly and Kevin, we can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house! Great location! Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We are a group of 9 friends, almost all retired, who rented this house as a starting off point to explore the area. We wanted a large house with a big kitchen and living area able to seat all of us comfortably. We needed lots of bedrooms and a nice outside area. We wanted a house with easy accessibility to the main roads, to historic sites in the area, good markets, and to the coast. We also wanted a small village that still held real local village life and not too much tourism, plus, good vineyards nearby. La Maison d'Estang in Capestang filled all our requirements. The house is a great old quirky house & was quite big enough for all our group. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs. The fifth bedroom is actually the game room on ground level and is more comfortable as a game room than a bedroom though there is a full bath down there. We stayed for the entire month of September and really enjoyed having the laundry room on the ground floor. It was also great to have the gated drive to pull our cars into and the locked garage to use if needed. The key set up was perfect for us since we had several people coming and going at different times and they have a lock box. We only had someone in to clean once as we were going to do the rest ourselves but I would recommend more cleaning as we didn't end up doing as much as was needed. Also there were a few minor things such as light bulbs that were out and bedside lamps that did not work that were just a matter of not having a thorough check before we arrived. These were very quickly dealt with once brought to the attention of the caretaker. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for this type of vacation experience. The owner is very responsive and never delayed in any communication we had with him. I would love to return myself!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi and thank you so much for your review. We're happy to let you know that the Games Room is no longer doubling as the 5th bedroom and that the changes that were suspended while you stayed are now complete. Bedroom 5 is a suite with double bedroom, shower room and living room with a sofa bed, TV and kitchen facilities. We've also added another en suite shower to one of the bedrooms so now we have five and five! And we've made a point of checking those pesky lights so hopefully no more missing bulbs. Thanks for your feedback and of course your coming to stay. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Didn't disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here, and it will not be the last.

The accomodation is perfect for a group of friends or large family - and the games room was perfect as a base for the teens. The garden kitchen is a great facility to have for dinner al fresco, and the options to dine upstairs are great too.

One of the best holiday lets we've been to.

Best of all It is also very convenient to the town square with some great restaurants and bars so no need go too far some good food and a drop of the local wine.

The pool is a great size too, perfect for the adults to have a decent swim, or the kids to play games in.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We're coming back

  • 5 of 5

This house has become our favourite holiday spot. we have been here three times with different families all ages and always had a fabulous time. Lovely large rustic house - The games room, the garden kitchen and the pool are such a bonus. Several great restaurants and bars in town 5 mins walk. Kevin the landlord is an absolute star. We are definitely coming back again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent holiday rental in the Languedoc.

  • 5 of 5

Every home comfort with added bonus of a superb swimming pool and wall to wall sunshine. The house was spacious and the summer kitchen a boon. Couldn't find fault. Perfect holiday.the management were very helpful.we enjoyed La Galiniere in the nearby street for superb meals. All conveniences in the village. Canal boat trip great.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huge house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was incredible. I have never stayed in such a spacious house before - great when you are travelling as a large group. The location is excellent- unlike many other houses in town parking is easy and there are no narrow roads to navigate down.

We stayed over Easter so unfortunately could not take full advantage of the summer kitchen, BBQ and outside dining area but I imagine anyone spending summer here would see it at it's best.

The photos on the HomeAway website do not do the house justice as although everyone had seen pictures of it on line before arriving, on arrival this house had a real wow factor - so big and sprawling and with a great homely feel.

As a location this house has it all - in a town with lots going on (restaurants ,canal, cycling market shops etc), unspoilt by tourists and on the door step to lots of things to visit, with excellent road links - in 5 days we squeezed in a cycle ride along the canal, trip to Carcasonne, trip to a Cathar castle in the Pyrenees, a beach day, a visit to the Cathar vilage of Minerve and an afternoon in Beziers.

There are two supermarkets in town - don't buy your wine from there - get it from the winegrower at the bottom of the road who also does free wine tasting.

Choosing a house is not just about the property but also the owner. When I had a problem (and it was user error) Kevin got back to me straight away - excellent service.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Beziers 30 min, Carc'son/Perpignon 1 hr
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Relais Bleu
Nearest Ferry
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Beziers Ouest/Narbonne Sud
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Vendres and Valras Plage, Narbonne Plage
Car: recommended

Magnificent spring colours, summer tableaux of fields of vines and golden beaches, autumn shades of earth and fire. Any time of the year the Languedoc is the colourful place to be. From the Pyrenees to the Rhone historic villages, canal towns and vibrant cities offer experiences to remember. Capestang is near Perpignan and the historic cities of Carcassonne, Beziers and Roman Narbonne which makes it the perfect base from which to reach out to the Languedoc and its fascinating Cathar and pre-cather heritage. Not only that, La Maison D'Estang is the perfect place to just take a quiet holiday away from it all. Whatever your taste, the fast lane or the slow, La Maison D'Estang is perfect. There's also an additional flat for larger parties (Property number 65969). And remember - out of High Season periods published prices may be reduced for parties of 8 or less.

Other Activities: Wine Tasting. Sunbathing. Catching up on reading. Letting the World Go By.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Capestang,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
20 Oct 2018 - 17 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
18 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
22 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
7 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Pets ARE allowed but we need to know what kind and how many. A small fee may be added to cover extra cleaning if necessary. Sorry but yes, there is ALMOST ALWAYS extra cleaning. Sorry again but failure to remove pets' leavings or any damage caused by pets will result in a charge against the security deposit. I have dogs, I know what it's like. Dogs are great always. Unlike you some owners aren't sometimes :-)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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