|Villa Panoramique||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||2||Two cots|
Villa with 4 air conditioned bedrooms and private heated pool in famous wine villa of Fitou in the South of France. The villa is set in private landscaped garden and is not overlooked. The property overlooks Leucate, the L'Etang (lagoon) and the Mediterranean in the distance. There are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on each floor which makes the villa ideal for 2 families sharing. One of the top floor bedrooms has a balcony with a bistro table and 2 chairs and overlooks the lagoon, ideal for a nightcap or early morning breakfast.
The ground floor is open plan with a fully equipped ktichen, breakfast bar and a dining area, with table and chairs for 8. In the living area there are 2 leather sofas, tv, dvd player, internet tv with all UK freeview channels, dvd library and cd player and selection of cds. Wi-fi is available throughout the villa and even works on the terrace.
The utility area with a washing machine, tumble dryer and double sink is adjoining the garage (not available to guests). There are a variety of outdoor games, balls, beach umbrellas available etc.
The pool is at the front of the house which is very secluded and not overlooked. The pool is surrounded by terracing with room for 8 sunloungers around the pool. There is a covered terrace adjoinging the living room with sliding doors allowing guests to use the terrace regardless of the weather. There are cosy sofas on the terrace ideal for relaxing when the sun gets too hot, and a dining table for 8.
There is also a decking area overlooking Leucate and surrounding area, the lagoon and Port Leucate. Leucate L'Etang is home to windsurfing throughout the year. There is additional outdoor sofas and chairs on the decking for those who prefer to stay in the shade and also another small dining table (for 6).
The villa is located on the outskirts of the wine village of Fitou. Fitou has many wine caves offering wine tasting, all of which are in walking distance. Fitou also boasts 4 lovely restaurants, each unique in its own way, particularly Vidals which is a family run restaurant. There is also a small supermarket, a bar, bakery and assorted small shops.
Fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster, both coffee-machine (Philips Senseo pods) and filter coffee-machine. Breakfast bar.
Dining area with table to seat 8 people.
Open plan living area. Two leather sofas in living area, flat screen tv with internet tv providing all UK channels. Library of dvds. Cd player and Ipod/Iphone dock (not Iphone 5+ but there is an adapter). Selection of boardgames and playing cards. The living area opens onto a decking area on one side and the pool and terrace via sliding glass doors.
Alll four bedrooms have air conditioning units. There are 2 bedrooms on each floor, ideal for 2 families sharing. The top floor main bedroom has a super king sized bed and the 2nd bedroom upstairs has a single bed with a 2nd rollaway bed underneath (more suited to a child). Downstairs there is a king sized bed in one room and two single beds in the second bedroom.
Two bathrooms, one on each floor. Each bathroom has a toilet, basin, vanity unit, separate shower and bath. There is a non-slip bath mat available for each bath. The downstairs bathroom is very spacious and particularly suitable for the disabled as there is a grab rail on the side of the bath and an adjustable shower stool. Hairdryers in both bathrooms. There are also two first aid kits.
Electric heaters in all rooms. Air con units in bedrooms can also heat the bedrooms.
Private heated pool in secluded landscaped garden with ample space for 8 sunloungers. The pool has a cover which conforms with current French legislation with regard to you children and their safety. There is a decking area at the side of the house with outdoor sofas and coffee table where guests can relax in the shade out of the afternoon sun. There is also a table for 6 on the decking which is ideal for take breakfast in the early morning sunshine. We also have two awnings over the decking. To the front of the villa there is a covered terrace with comfy sofas/small table and an additional large dining table for 8 people. The terrace has sliding glass doors so guests can enjoy eating 'outdoors' whathever the weather. The villa is south facing so gets lots of sun all day. On the top floor there is a balcony adjoining the twin bedroom with views of the Leucate, the lagoon and the Mediterranean in the distance. There is a gas barbecue/plancha for guests' use.
There is space for one car on the drive and plenty of space for parking on the road outside the villa.
The property is suitable for 6-8 people, preferably a mix of adults and children as the two single beds on the upper floor are best suited to children rather than adults. We have had several disabled guests staying over the years.
We have several items for those families travelling with babies. There are 2 travel cots (new 2015 & 2016), 2 highchairs, a baby bouncy chair (up to 6 mths), changing mat, baby support for bath, bed guard and a pop up gate. There are also safety gates for the top of the stairs and the bottom of the stairs which may need to be put in place by the guest.
We are Irish but live in the UK in Bristol but like to spend as much time as we can (while still working) in our villa in Fitou.
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||Wonderful weather, even in Winter we have blue sky days. Wine, restaurants and a different way of life.|
|Unique benefits of property||Private heated pool, lots of interesting places to visit. Near the coast and also not far from the Spanish border.|
Carcassonne is a must on anyone's trip to the area. Its a medieval walled city of cobbled streets completely preserved. Not to be missed. Only 40 mins from the villa.
The safari park is only 7km away, just outside the town of Sigean on the N6009. Its an ideal day out for families, catering for children of all ages and adults.
Excellent property, modern facilities, very comfortable and well equipped both inside and out. Pool lovely and warm and lots of seating areas. Would be a good choice for families as a great deal of children and baby equipment provided. Fitou has good restaurants and wine caves but an uphill walk, the area is quiet but there is some noise from the nearby motorway. A car is necessary for shopping and visiting nearest beaches, la Franqui and leucate plage a short drive are excellent and have good restaurants but also good places to visit along the coast such as Collioure. Very good communication and information from the owner and the local managers were helpful when we had a hot water problem and it was fixed quickly. Everything you need for a good holiday in all seasons and you can have confidence in the owner’s and managers customer service.