Holiday Cottage with pool, near Argeles

Villelongue-dels-Monts (10km from Argeles-sur-Mer), Pyrénées Orientales, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RP005803 Advertiser since: 22 August 2017
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Cottage Des Alberes Self Catering Flexible 3 6 3 Z Bed and cots

About this property

Quaint Cottage - with Pool and Garden. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Superb Mediterranean and mountain views and tranquil setting. Located in a quiet traditional Catalan village, within walking distance of 2 x restaurants, bar, shop/boulangerie. Just 15mins to the beaches at Argeles-Sur-Mer and the magic of nearby Collioure. Open all year - 300 days of sunshine..!

Roussillon Farmhouse and Mas D’en Porte have been in our family for the past 30 years. So popular are our properties and the region we bought the two adjoining cottages – Cottage Des Alberes and Cottage Canigou

All have been recently renovated and transformed to high standards. Ideal for family holidays, special occasions, wedding anniversaries, birthdays and family gatherings. Catering can be provided.

COTTAGE DES ALBERES: thoroughly modernised stone cottage comprising 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms to sleep 6 + cot, and benefits from a shared garden and swimming pool (9m x 6m) with adjacent Cottage Canigou (which can also cater for 6).

Ground Floor: Comprising 2 Master double bedrooms, complete with en suite showers and wc's. French windows from rear bedroom provide access to cottage garden. Hall and staircase leading to first floor living room.

First Floor: Bedroom No. 3 – twin, with adjacent bathroom and wc. Fully fitted cottage style, designer-kitchen, with island. Modern oven and hob and matching appliances: dishwasher, washing machine and refrigerator. Living room with dining area and lounge with flat-screen SAT tv. South facing views over the courtyard.

Exterior: Garden and swimming Pool (9m x 6m) in secluded garden, sun bathing / bbq area.

Can be rented with Cottage Canigou to sleep 12 – with private garden and pool.

For larger groups accommodating up to 32 people - 15 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms – book all 4 properties. Enquire for group booking / special price.

Facilities - wi-fi/broadband, phone, Sat tv, cots and highchairs, private parking. Linen and towels, welcome pack and maid service, chef service, table tennis and bikes available.

Travel - fly/drive Perpignan (30mins), Gerona (60mins), Carcassonne (90mins), Barcelona (120mins). Activities: cycling, golf, guided walks, horse riding, mountain biking, scuba-diving, sports-boat trips, sailing, tennis, wine tasting, windsurfing etc.

Prices based on Cottage Des Alberes (sleeps 6). Please enquire for SPECIAL PRICES for smaller parties or any combination of up to 32 people.

Review from a previous guest:

First of all, a great place to stay, the cottages that my family stayed in were well equipped, well maintained, with all of the facilities required to have a relaxing and fun time.

The service provided: ‘It does what it says on the pack’, the advert and information on the web site for the cottages is absolutely precise and spot on. I got what I expected. The whole experience from initial enquiry, booking, payments, documentation, stay, return home.

We stayed at the house from early January to late May. It is an old, beautiful place with wooden floors and a fire oven. Very much how you would imagine a picturesque little place on the French countryside. The surroundings are quiet, the village is calm and the little garden is really the cherry on the cake.

Dealing with Paul & Annette has been an absolute pleasure. They have been very obliging and helpful.
We would definitely recommend it to a friend!

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped designer kitchen with island - ideal for cooking and aperitifs.

Comprising:
• Oven with ceramic hob
• Dishwasher
• Washing machine
• Large family fridge with freezer
• Extensive selection of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, cooking utensils and glasses

Open dining/lounge area with:
• Interior dining table and chairs

• Exterior dining table and chairs on adjacent terrace for al fresco dining

Living rooms

Open plan lounge with settee and easy chairs. Wall mounted Skydigi tv. Free wi-fi and phone calls to EU landlines.

Bedrooms

Sleeps 6 people.

First Floor:

Bedroom 1: Master double bedroom en suite (shower and wc) - space for cot and / or Z bed.

Bedroom 2: double bedroom en suite (shower & wc).

Bedroom 3: twin bedroom with adjacent family bathroom.

Cots, highchairs and baby stairgates available.

Bathrooms

Two en suites, both with shower plus family bathroom and wc.

Heating

Electric heaters and towel rails.

Entertainment

Wall mounted Skydidi tv with access to UK channels and free wi-fi. iPod music docking station. Bikes with helmets, tennis rackets, boules available on request.

Garden and outside

Fully enclosed garden and 9m x 6m swimming pool (open end of April to end of October). All day long in sun, exterior terrace, equipped with sunloungers, garden furniture and dining table for al fresco dining and aperitif’s. Bikes with helmets, tennis rackets, boules available on request.

Parking and garages

Private off-road parking in courtyard.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for 3-generation families and larger groups by using the adjacent properties. You can be all together, whilst having your own privacy.

Information about any additional facilities

Chef service – available on request.
Maid service – available on request.

Open all year round. Ideal for long winter lets from end October to end March. Enquire for special prices and enjoy our superb winter micro-climate.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Vet in village of Villelongue dels Monts

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Laroque des Alberes
Distance: 5 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Fresh water - Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Villelongue dels Monts
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: St Cyprien
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Villelongue dels Monts
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Moulin de Breuil

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: Pyrenees 2000 - Font Romeu
Distance: 100 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Botanique route

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Moulin de Breuil, 66740 Montesquieu des Alberes
Distance: 2 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Paul Spink

Paul and Annette first visited Argeles Sur Mer and Collioure in 1979 and eventually bought a property in Sorede in 1986. Our son, Luke was born in 1988 and we have been visiting this very special area of the Roussillon all these years. It is truly spectacular - renowned for the sun, the sea and the mountains. We have been hosting guests from all over the world for more than 30 years and welcome you to join us too.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Roussillon Farmhouse, Mas D’en Porte have been in our family for the more than 30 years. So popular are our properties and the region we bought the 2 adjoining cottages - including Cottage Des Alberes.

We have been visiting the Roussillon region since 1979 and of course we return year after year because it has everything – the sun, the sea and the mountains – together with a rich history, great culture, fantastic countryside, tasty food, very palatable wine and friendly Catalan hospitality. If you have not already been, then you won’t be disappointed. Don't take it from us - see a guest review below:

"We stayed in both cottages (Alberes and Canigou ). Both were lovely and comfortable, with all the facilities you could need. The pool and garden were lovely and well used by the family. The local restaurants in Villelongue itself were fabulous. Beaches and history, and popular Collioure just 10mins away gave us all the variety and options we needed".
Unique benefits of property The unique benefits of our properties are that they have been renovated to a very high standard and are ‘home from home’. Spacious well-equipped kitchen, en suite bedrooms (Alberes), inclusive wi-fi and phone calls to EU landlines, Sat tv etc. Not forgetting the large swimming pool – for cooling off in summer!

Our properties are located in the most southerly and sunniest region of France with its own superb micro-climate. Great all year round to escape from the UK weather.

You can walk (750m/5mins) to the village shop for fresh bread and croissants, to a bar and choice of 2 restaurants/takeaway for an enjoyable meal. The spectacular Mediterranean is just 15mins.

The Owner Recommends

Quiet, Calm and Beautiful...!

First of all, a great place to stay, the cottages that my family stayed in were well equipped, well maintained, with all of the facilities required to have a relaxing and fun time.

The service provided:

• ‘It does what it says on the pack’, the advert and information on the web site for the cottages is absolutely precise and spot on. I got what I expected.
• The whole experience from initial enquiry, booking, payments, documentation, stay, return home.

We stayed at the house from early January to late May. It is an old, beautiful place with wooden floors and a fire oven. Very much how you would imagine a picturesque little place on the French countryside. The surroundings are quiet, the village is calm and the little garden is really the cherry on the cake.

Dealing with Paul & Annette has been an absolute pleasure. They have been very obliging and helpful.

We would definitely recommend it to a friend!