|49 Port d'Attache||Self Catering||Friday||1||2||1||Sofabed in sitting room/kitchen sleeps 2|
One bedroom apartment with a great view of the marina and set in pretty gardens. Well equipped kitchen, small shower room and separate wc, and small double bedroom in a gated residence with a designated parking spot. The apartment has a tv and dvd player, big selection of dvds and books. It is approx 30 sq metres.
The main room comprises an L shaped kitchen area, comfortable leather sofabed, 2 armchairs and coffee table. Meals are taken on the balcony, equipped with a table and 4 chairs, to enjoy the view.
Prices include supply of bed linen, towels and beach towels.
Kitchen area is well equipped with electric oven, hob and microwave. Plenty of china, glasses and cutlery, plus range of casserole dishes, pans and equipment to do as much cooking as you want. Meals are taken on the balcony which has a table and four chairs.
Living room area comprises two cane arm chairs, leather sofa bed, coffee table, book case with plenty of books to enjoy. Tv with French stations and dvd player, over 100 English dvds to watch, plenty of information in folder on things to do in the region.
Small bedroom with double bed and bedside tables and bedside lamps.
Separate shower room with basin and cupboard space below.
Radiator for chilly days, fan for hotter days.
Tv, dvd player, plenty of dvds and books.
Set in pretty communal gardens overlooking the lagoon with lovely walk along the lagoon pathways to local shops and restaurants.
Designated parking space in private car park with entry gate. Electronic key supplied to open the gate. Pedestrian gate has code to access.
Suitable for couples who want a self catering holiday in a peaceful location but with the beach, shops, restaurants only walking distance away. The apartment is on the first floor and accessed by outside concrete steps.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||I love this part of France for many reasons. Superb climate, great beaches, fantastic food and wine, fascinating history and heritage, Catalan culture, nearness to Spain.....the list is endless. But it's also much quieter than the Cote d'Azur so it's easy to get around and park. August is busier obviously but it has its compensations. Night markets, fireworks and street entertainment in the height of the season. As a property owner, you know you're going to have a lot of holidays in one place and I wanted somewhere where would be an inexhaustible range of things to do and see. There doesn't seem to be any danger of that running out. Shopping and dining in Perpignan, arts scene, trips to Cathar country, the Salvador Dali connection, beautiful Collioure, fantastic sea food, great local wines, friendly people, great art galleries, mountain scenery, great walking and cycling, peaceful countryside, proximity to Spain. You can even have a day out in Barcelona now thanks to the TGV.|
|Unique benefits of property||A lovely view of the marina, peaceful location, walking distance to shops, private parking space, near the beach, perfect base for all types of holiday all year round. I've tried to equip the apartment with all your holiday needs, so you'll find a well equipped kitchen with full size oven, maps and guides, plenty of books and DVDs for nights in, comfortable sofa. Dining on the balcony overlooking the little marina is the best part of staying at my apartment. It's a peaceful place to relax and unwind. I never fail to return home feeling refreshed and revived. And my guests say so too.|
One of the best beaches in France and just ten minutes drive from the apartment.
Pretty, sedate seaside town where the delicious dessert wine Banyuls takes its name.
One of France's most visited places, a huge mediaeval experience with its 53 watchtowers - not to be missed. It has a fascinating and often brutal history. Now it's a UNESCO site. A great day out and some fantastic restaurants to try. Don't miss out on the classic French dish cassoulet, claimed to be invented in nearby Castelnaudary.
One of the prettiest villages in France nestling in the foothills of the Aspres Mountains.
France's cherry capital. You will never taste better cherries. A delightful town with a wonderful art gallery.
A must-visit town, nestling on the Cote Vermeille. Stunningly beautiful all year round, full of artists's studios, boutiques and fantastic restaurants. Picasso and friends painted here because of the quality of the light. There is an art trail and a great trip around the vineyards up above the town on the road train.
Cross over the border into Spain and head for the Salvador Dali Theatre Museum. One of the most popular museums in Spain and certainly one of the most entertaining you will ever visit. Take in some tapas while you're there.
A beautiful city with leafy green spaces, a busy arts scene, fantastic shopping, places to eat and a great old quarter. Museums, churches and the palace of the Kings of Mallorca are all definitely worth a visit.