The villa is spacious and equipped as a family home.
Inside or out, there is a choice of places to seat 6 to eat plus loungers outside and easy chairs inside. Cook indoors in the well equipped kitchen or outside on the barbecue. Bed linen is provided also wireless broadband, Apple tv (you just need your own account details), books, toys and a selection of dvd's.
All included and well equipped bed linen is included and the beds are made up for you on arrival. Tea towels and hand towels are provided and other towels can be hired for a small fee. There is a washing machine and a washing line is in the garden. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave and 2 fridges and there is also a fridge-freezer. There is plenty of matching china, a teapot and even a tablecloth! There is a good sized charcoal barbecue. A set of plastic plates etc are suitable for the beach and there are a cool box and ice blocks.
The pool is heated using a heat pump at the beginning and end of the season, raising the water temperature several degrees. There are built-in steps to make accessing the pool easier and the maximum depth is about 1.6m. The pool cover conforms to French safety law and keeps the water warm overnight.
The villa is in a small cul-de-sac near the edge of the village. The back of the house looks into a small wood. All the windows of the house are not overlooked. You can park on the drive or in the cul-de-sac - there is always plenty of space. There is no traffic noise. The walk into the village is very pretty and safe with plenty to keep children interested such as nesting house martins, a bridge over a stream, flowers and lemon trees and even a snow-capped mountain to gaze at for much of the year. You can walk up into the woods and mountains from here, too - only local residents can get a car much closer to the start of the footpaths. At night, the stars are bright above the garden.
We welcome pets. Please let us know if you would like to bring your pets with you. We reserve the right to charge extra if dogs moult excessively - it can be hot here! Please leave the garden clean. There are good dog walking spaces a short walk from the villa.
We have a few guidance notes for the house to make your stay and future guests stays more pleasant. Your help would be appreciated.
1) Please try and keep the main bins tidy and clean and bag up all rubbish properly. With the heat it can become an issue.
2) If possible prior to you leaving take any excess rubbish to the village dechetterie to allow room for the next guests
3) We like our neighbours, and would ask that you keep the noise down after 10pm please
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and 2 fridges, with an extra fridge freezer in the garage. Plenty of kitchen equipment, plates, cups and glasses.
The lounge has a sofa and 2 chairs, plus dining table and tv with dvd and Apple tv. Internet is provided and typically gets 7MB.
Three bedrooms. 2 doubles and the third room has 2 singles. Bed linen is provided throughout. The main bedroom has aircon. Each room has electric shutters.
Main bathroom has a double shower with toilet. There is also a separate second toilet.
Should you need it there are electric heaters in all rooms. The lounge has an enclosed fire.
Books. Dvd. Tv. Pool with various pool toys. Tennis rackets.
Seating at front and back. Plenty of space around the pool and a shaded area if you need some time out of the sun. Table that seats 6 that can be used for eating.
Parking in the drive plus parking on street as its a cul de sac.
House is a bungalow with all rooms on one level. Dogs welcome on the proviso that no mess is left in the garden. We reserve the right to charge extra for any additional cleaning as a result of dog hairs etc.
There is a storage area in one section of the garage where you will find chairs loungers and bbq.
We have been renting for 15 years and we think of our property as our home, so we love to share it with others who want a relaxing holiday with a pool in a well equipped house.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||Sun, 320 days a year of sunshine. Hills (Les Alberes and Corbieres within easy reach). Mediterranean is less than 15 mins away.
A picturesque 10 minute stroll takes you into medieval village of Laroque-des-Alberes with its small shops, bars and restaurants. Footpaths lead up into the Pyrenees mountains. 15 minutes drive to Mediterranean beaches - broad sweeps of sand or rocky coves, peaceful simplicity or fun activities.
In less than half an hour from the villa you can be sunbathing on Argeles’ sands, drinking a cocktail on Collioure’s pretty seafront or visiting Ceret’s bustling weekend market. Another half an hour takes you to Gerona with its old city and tapas.
5 international airports within 2 hours including Perpignan and Barcelona and Gerona in Spain.
|Unique benefits of property||Spacious, well equipped, comfortably furnished. Walk to shops, restaurants, cafes.
Very well equipped villa in peaceful cul-de-sac just 15 mins drive from the beach. Wireless internet is available. The pool is heated from May onwards and will be around 25 - 28 degrees through the start and end of the season.
Our guests say they love: The location of the villa; that everything they need is provided; it's spacious and comfortable. Many restaurant in the village from verging on Michelin star quality to pizza takeaways, the relaxing, rural feel of the villa and village.
Private pool. Spacious outside and in. Sleeps 6 in 2 double rooms, 1 twin room. Comfortably furnished and well equipped - dishwasher, washing machine, extra-large shower, bedlinen, broadband, dvd and books: it's a home-from-home with sunshine!
Lovely small town by the mediterranean