Beautiful house in a fantastic location. The house was just what we wanted. On arrival it looks plain but on entering there was a wow factor, not only the house but the garden too. The hot tub was just what was needed on a hot day to cool down. We used the patio most evenings to eat and the bbq was just perfect. Mike was easy to contact and we spoke well in advance to find out things to do in and around the area. He even took the time when he was there at Easter to book us a table at a restaurant for Bastille Day. The local contact Mark was a great help too helping us collect other family members from the airport and keeping the hot tub and garden area tidy during our stay. There are no negative points to mention, this house was a fantastic find and we highly recommend booking.
You will not find a better host or a nicer place in Capestang, it was perfect. Capestang is lovely too, well worth a visit, just ideal for a chilled holiday. We most definitely will be back.
Michael's house is a lovely place to stay. In a traditional French village with plenty of amenities (cafes, restaurants, supermarkets etc) which is within walking distance of the Canal du Midi. Just what we were looking for.
Hirondelle was lovely - we had the most relaxing time from start to finish. The communication pre-holiday was great, everything was explained in detail and the house was easy to find. The house had all that we needed & more and is an easy stroll to restaurants, boulangeries (for our baguette and croissants) and supermarket. We really liked the restaurant la Table du Vigneron and went back there on our last night. We spent a lot of time sitting in the well-cared for garden reading books (from the bookcases - great selection), in between walks in the village and along the Canal du Midi. Loved our holiday and returned home with good memories of our visit. Thanks.
Left on Aug 26, 2018 for a stay in Aug 2018
It took us a while to find our holiday destination this year but after a lot of hunting we eventually found L'Hirondelle and we were glad we did. From our first communication with Mike and Mavis we knew it was right for us. The house is airy and bright and has fantastic air conditioning, everything you need is on hand and a good quality. The hot tub is an added bonus in the garden. The house is situated on a quiet street only a few minutes walk away from restaurants and bars. Capestang is a lovely little village, the ideal place to unwind. It has everything you need and the locals are very friendly. A perfect two weeks.
If you're looking for the perfect holiday rental in a traditional village in the south of France, you've found it. Everything about this charming village house is top-notch with all of the comforts of home. The kitchen and bathrooms are spotless, modern and well-planned in design. The beds are comfortable and the neighborhood is peaceful. The home has a lovely courtyard with spa for relaxing after a day of sightseeing, and it's conveniently located a short walk from the market and the Canal du Midi. Mike and Mavis, the owners, couldn't have been more helpful, ensuing that we had everything we needed to make our lengthy stay of three months a great one. Bravo! This is how a holiday rental should be!"
Comment left on TripAdvisor website on Feb 4, 2017 for a stay in Nov 2016
Hi Mike and Mavis,
Just wanted to say what a wonderful time we had at your lovely French home.
It was far better than we expected as the internet does not do it justice. It is really light and airy, immaculately clean, comfortable and very well equipped. We loved the garden and the spa pool which was great after a day on the bikes. It was lovely to stay somewhere that was not just fitted out as a holiday let but as a second home.
Capestang is wonderful little town with plenty to do in the day and in the evening. La Table de Vigneron was our favourite restaurant as the setting is just fabulous.
Thanks too for all your advice and information on the area.
Very impressed. Great house to be in. Capestang and surrounding area of great interest. Could spend a lot more time here. Very sad to be leaving.
Tony & Hazel CHAPMAN, Aukland, New Zealand.
Thanks, we had a great holiday. The house was perfect. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was very nice. We enjoyed the garden and the jacuzzi. Everything worked perfectly in the kitchen which was well fitted out. The town was lively and pleasant with a choice of restauarants and boulangeries. Overall top marks.
I should add that Mike was very helpful in giving us tips on where to visit and to place to eat.
We have now come back to normality. We had a lovely time last week at your house. The weather was very hot and we enjoyed the beaches and the hot tub. The house was very well equipped and was really great.
Lovely house in lovely village
Left on Jun 19, 2017 for a stay in Jun 2017
What a great place, Capestang is a lovely village with everything you need. There are different places to eat, great boulangeries for your morning croissant and it is very picturesque. The house is perfect and even has air conditioning which was a blessing in the heatwave!
Lovely home away from home
Left on Feb 4, 2017 for a stay in Nov 2016
If you're looking for the perfect holiday rental in a traditional village in the south of France, you've found it. Everything about this charming village house is top-notch with all of the comforts of home. The kitchen and bathrooms are spotless, modern and well-planned in design. The beds are comfortable and the neighborhood is peaceful. The home has a lovely courtyard with spa for relaxing after a day of sightseeing, and it's conveniently located a short walk from the market and the Canal du Midi. Mike and Mavis, the owners, couldn't have been more helpful, ensuing that we had everything we needed to make our lengthy stay of three months a great one. Bravo! This is how a holiday rental should be!
Left on Aug 19, 2015 for a stay in Jun 2014
This was our second visit to this area, last time we stayed in Poilhes but decided we wanted somewhere with more amenities this time and Capestang fitted the bill. L'Hirondelle is a lovely well equiped house on a quiet street within walking distance of the central square and the Canal du Midi. We enjoyed long walks along the tow paths and then relaxed with a glass of wine and BBQ in the enclosed back garden which also had the bonus of a hot tub. The outdoor dining area with the purpose built BBQ is where we had all our meals. Mike was very helpful and which meant our holiday went smoothly and we have happy memories of our week at L'Hirondelle.
We had a great time the house is lovely. We are hoping to visit Capestang again next year in June but we think there will be eight of us. Do you have any larger properties ?
I received your letter yesterday. Thanks for the refund. We very much enjoyed the holiday. The house was perect, the weather was good and the town was lively. We ate out in the Cafe de la Grille on the last night and wished that we had eaten there more. The kids loved the steak and chips and my wife had a lovely fish meal while I ate grilled lamb. It was delicious and very reasonable.
My wife asked me to say to you that she didn't think the website photos did the house full justice. Perhaps a wide angle shot of the back from the bathroom window would give a better feel of the garden. She also said that the kitchen was bigger than it seemed.
Anyway, thanks for all your advice and we really did enjoy ourselves.
Just to inform you I sent the keys by post to you the 3. may.
We had a great week in Capestang. We enjoyed your lovely garden and house. Everything worked perfectly and we were lucky with the weather.
I'm just writing to say that we are now back from France and how much we enjoyed staying at L'Hirondelle. It is beautifully furnished - probably the best French house we've stayed in. We were also pleasantly surprised by how nice the garden is - I don't really think the photos do the place justice! It is more spacious than it looks and the downstairs, especially the kitchen, wonderfully well equipped and modern, likewise the main bathroom. We were also very glad of the air conditionning- we took our time coming back and stayed in places without and also two Novotels where they had it but it wasn't nearly as effective as yours! So we were more than satisfied, thank you!