|Villa Laroque||Self Catering||Friday||3||6||2|
Please contact me before making a booking as we are flexible for changeover dates in the low and mid season, however changeover is on a Friday for high season.
Charming villa with large garden situated in the lovely village Laroque des Albères at 10km from the seaside.
A long driveway leads out to the house which is facing south, having sun all day round on the patio and the heated pool.
The house is on 2 floors and comfortably sleeps 6 adults. The French windows in the kitchen and the lounge allow you to step out on the patio from where you have views on the pool and the mountains ‘Les Alberes’.
On the ground floor you have the spacious lounge (with reversible air-conditioning) with dining area and
television corner, as well as the master bedroom with air-conditioning and en suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with next door the utility room.
On the first floor you have a double bedroom with private terrace, a twin bedroom, a shower room and separate toilet. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning.
The garage is big enough to park 2 cars and there is also private parking. You have a big garden to
enjoy, fully fenced, with electric gate so that children can play safely.
Villa Laroque is a nice place to stay with the village centre only a footstep away. In the morning it’s only a 5min. walk to the baker to fetch your croissants or in the evening you can walk up to one of the restaurants and all enjoy a glass of wine.
The kitchen diner is fully equipped.
There is a separate dining corner in the main living area.
The living room is spacious and has reversible air-conditioning.
There is a television corner.
The master bedroom has an en suite and reversible air-conditioning.
There are 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor both with aircon. i.e. a twin bedroom and a double bedroom with private terrace.
The master bedroom has an ensuite (bath, double sink and bidet).
The shower room on the 1st floor has a shower and sink.
There is a seperate toilet both on groundfloor and 1st floor.
There is reversible air-conditioning and electrical heating.
There is a television corner in the main living area on the groundfloor.
Wireless internet is available.
The garden surrounds the house and is fully fenced.
There is a private pool (pool heating as of April/May depending on the weather)
There is plenty of parking and a double garage.
The owners bought the house in 2005 for its location and sturdy built. It was love at first sight, the house was bought in one week's time.<br/>We have been good friends to the owners since over 10years. Living close to the house, it was only natural that we would take care of it and since Laroque is one of our favourite villages, it gives us an excuse us to make regular visits occassionally (well most of the time) dropping by at the bakery for a 'sacristin' or some lovely 'chouquettes'.
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||Location! location! location! The house is within close walking distance to the village center, from the patio some lovely mountain views and only 10km from the seaside and 18km from Collioure.|
|Unique benefits of property||Location, mountain views, nice house, big pool and big garden.|
Argeles-sur-Mer (7km beach), Le Racou (quieter resort), Collioure, St. Cyprien-Plage (6km),… These beaches are favourites for families, providing safe bathing zones., they fly the European Blue Flag, the European award for clean bathing water. A wide range of water sports are available such as diving and snorkeling, water-skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing, jet ski… Aqualand located at St Cyprien is a large water park offering fun to the family all day with a range of water slides and tunnels. There are boat trips and fishing expeditions from the marina Port d' Argeles along the coast and into Spain, or you can hire a powerboat or yacht from Port D'Argeles and St Cyprien.
The coast has long, wide, flat sandy beaches with a wide range of water sports, international golf course at St Cyprien, beautiful walking country in the foothills of the Pyrénées Orientales. The beaches give way to rocky bays and old port towns as Collioure (the inspiration for many artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall…), Port Vendres, Banyuls-sur-Mer (famous for the production of the aperitif wine of the same name, Banyuls),…
There is a wealth of natural and historical sites to visit. For a day of spectacular scenery take 'Le Petit Train Jaune' or drive through the Têt Valley into the Pyrenees, exploring Prades with its Church of St Pierre and Villefranche de Conflent. Three kilometers from Prades is the lovely Abbey of St-Michel-de-Cuixa, with its crenellated tower and beautiful cloisters. Perpignan, is the second Catalan city after Barcelona, and is well worth exploring on foot, the Old Town has the Palace of the Kings of Majorca and the Cathédrale Saint Jean both dating from the 13th century. Céret is a beautiful market town with a modern art museum exhibiting paintings and works by Matisse, Chagall and Dali.
For those who wish to visit Spain, the nearby Costa Brava, Figueres (hosting the Salvador Dali Museum), Rosas, La Escala, Cadaques and Port Lligat (where Dali spent much of his life, the vibrant city of Barcelona,… ) all within easy reach from the French/Spanish border.