Bedrooms 6, Sleeps 12
|La Manberjealine||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||3|
We believe holidays should be about...
Swim in your own swimming pool
Delight in the scenery
Sunbathe from the terrace
Enjoy a comfortable night in air conditioned bedrooms
Cook up a treat in the fully equipped kitchen
Walk to the village and enjoy the bars and restaurants
Plan your activities on your device via wi-fi
Drive to the coast and experience the sandy beaches of the Med
...or just do nothing and relax in...
...our fully renovated Catalan villa situated in a very quiet location on the outskirt of the historic village of Laroque des Alberes, with south facing views onto the foothills of the Pyrenees.
Behind electric gates, the villa is on a large secure plot – fencing and hedging surrounds us - with no immediate neighbours so guaranteeing privacy and tranquility, this 157m2 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa features central heating/air conditioning system throughout the house, modern and well equipped kitchen – oven, induction hob, microwave, large fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster and, most importantly, dishwasher - modern shower rooms and bathrooms, utility room with washer/drier, ironing board and iron, WI-FI internet, flat screen TV with French and UK channels, docking station for music. The lounge/dining room have french doors leading to the south facing veranda with outside seating for al fresco eating; vast paved sunbathing space, with relaxing sun loungers around a large pool - maintained weekly - and a pergola with charcoal BBQ, it is the perfect escape in rural France.
We also provide a travelcot and highchair for our very young guests. Our winter guests will enjoy central heating, electric towel rails in the bathrooms and a wood burning stove in the living room. You will also find a hairdryer in the master suite, travel adapters and mains USB plugs for charging your devices. A cool box and beach umbrellas can be found in the utility room, along with ice packs for those beach days!
The master suite is upstairs and features a super king size bed and a balcony with uninterrupted views of the Pyrenees, a private shower room – enclosed quadrant shower, wc and basin - and another room which we use as a dressing room offering therefore, plenty of storage.
The 2 twin bedrooms are on the ground floor, one of which is fully en suite – with walk-in shower, wc and basin and the second, adjacent to the main bathroom, also offering a walk-in shower, wc, basin and full size bath. Please note that all bedroom windows have shutters and mosquito nets.
Seemingly in the middle of nowhere and yet in the centre of so much, the medieval village of Laroque des Alberes with its narrow streets and it’s ancient Chateau is a 15 minute walk away from the property and offers all the amenities of a French village including bars, restaurants, assortment of small shops – mini market, baker, butcher, chemist, tabac, post office and a Tourist Office!
The nearest beach is 9 km away at Argeles sur Mer, a lively resort with beach side cafes and restaurants, also offers you a choice of long sandy beaches, which is one of many in the region fronting the Mediterranean beyond.
Access to the French motorway network is fifteen minutes away, whilst Perpignan accesses the French TGV network. The airports of Perpignan – 30km/45 minutes, Carcassonne – 155km/1h30 hours, Bezier – 140km/1h30 hours, Montpellier – 190km/2 hours and Toulouse 250km/2h20 hours in France and Girona – 95km/1 hour and Barcelona – 190km/2 hours in Spain offer great access to this region.
The perfect picture postcard town of Collioure with all its bustling restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops is a twenty minute drive away, whilst the Spanish border is a similar distance. Further south is the town of Cadaques, the beaches of the Costa Brava. The town of Figueres along with the Dali museum is 40 minutes away; while the historically significant Catalan city of Girona is an hour away. The Catalan capital, Barcelona, is 2 hours by car (or 55 minutes by train from Figueres).
Forty minutes to the north sits the historic city of Perpignan, while further up the coast are the renown cities of Narbonne, Bezier and Montpellier. Just ninety minutes away is the UNESCO world heritage at Carcasonne.
For those interested in walking, the Puig Neulos (Pic du Neoulous) sits above the village with several walking trails to the summit, some of which starting a few meters away. For those with greater mountain wanderlust, the town of Villefranche de Conflent is 50 miles away along with the Eastern terminus of the Little Yellow Train that meanders through the mountains to the highest railway station in France; Bolquere Eyne at 1592 meters above sea level.
To the west of the property – and viewed from the end of the garden, sits the majestic Canigou Mountain (Pic du Canigou). Snow-capped through to early summer, its profile dominates the region’s landscape.
Situated amidst Catalan tradition is one of the largest wine producing areas in rural France, boasting one of the highest number of sunny days in France and surrounded by mountains, sea, history and gastronomy, it is easy to see why there’s something for everyone in this wonderful part of France.
£125 for 1-4 guests
£140 for 5-6 guests
Bath Towels and Bed Linen included – please bring your own pool towels
CHANGEOVER DAY: SUNDAY
Saturday changeover will be considered upon request
Please note that 15% of rental income for Summer 2017,2018 and 2019 have been donated to the ‘Make-a-Wish’ UK ; and we will continue our efforts to support this wonderful charity by pledging another 15% of rental income for Summer 2020!
The kitchen is modern and well-equipped with full size oven, induction hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, coffee-maker and toaster. It has a breakfast bar overlooking the front of the property, the veranda and the pool area.
The dining can seat 6 and has direct access to the veranda leading to the garden and swimming pool.
The living room is part of an large open-plan dining/living room and furnished with sofas and features a flat screen television with French and British channels. It has direct access to the veranda at the front and the pool area.
The villa features 3 bedrooms. On the first floor, the master suite has a super king size bed, en suite and dressing room and access to the balcony with spectacular views of the Pyrenees.
The ground floor offers 2 twin bedrooms, one with en suite and the other adjacent to the main bathroom.
All bathroom and en suites have been remodelled. The main bathroom features walk in shower, full size bath, wc and basin. The ground floor en suite also features a walk in shower, wc and basin. The master suite en suite offers a quadrant shower, basin and wc.
The house has centralised air-conditioning and all bedroom windows have mosquito nets.
The villa is equipped with a flat-screen television with French and UK channels. Unlimited download Wi-Fi also available.
Docking station with bluetooth capability
Several boards games also available
South facing verandah with dining table and chairs, overlooking the swimming pool and mountains beyond.
The garden is large, with no adjacent neighbour ensuring total privacy and is totally enclosed by hedging with remotely operated front gate.
The heated pool is 8m x 4m is and has a ladder down and is open from late May to the end of September. Opening and heating of the pool outside of that period will incur an additional charge of £100 per week.
Ample parking available within the garden
The house is not fully wheelchair friendly but both ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms are fully wheelchair accessible. There is one small step from the garden to the verandah and then a threshold to access the house. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.
Travel cot and highchair
For us, this is not a business but very much our home that we offer you and we hope that you'll share our enthusiasm for the region.<br/><br/>
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||For everything it has to offer!|
|Unique benefits of property||Peaceful setting yet within walking distance of the village!|
Gorgeous Sandy Beaches 10 km away
Pretty coastal village
For tapas and Rioja!
Great spot for a picnic after a nice walk uphill!
A fabulous villa, very quiet location but not isolated and within walking distance of a range of shops and restaurants. Stunning views, lovely outdoor area in front of the villa and a super pool - very popular with our children! Air conditioning a real bonus in the August heat. Beautifully decorated and very well equipped throughout, including very good wifi access.
Any queries were quickly addressed by the owners prior to our stay.
We had a fantastic holiday and highly recommend this villa.
Thank you so much for your kind words, it has been a pleasure to welcome at La Manberjealine and we would be delighted to host you again! A la prochaine!!
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