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Detached Villa & Flat in Stunning Streamside Location Near the Sea - Villa Heureuse

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Last updated: 12/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Argeles-Sur-Mer villa description

The villa & apartment make the most of breathtaking views over the tumbling stream, whilst the terraced gardens offers both sun & shade. They are planted with palms, yuccas & Mediterranean plants. Each property has it's own private area outside. The shared gate leads to the stream & natural pool great for swimming, fishing & exploring nature. The sound of running water & birds chirping help get you strait into the holiday mood. This is a place where you can really relax & unwind, yet is close to so much.
THE VILLA: Inside 9 rooms including 4 bedrooms offer plenty of space. French doors let in plenty of sun & allow you to enjoy the amazing views. From the sitting room a balcony overlooks the stream. Upstairs the 3 & 4th bedroom are joined or separated by a sliding door. They lead too a large private roof terrace.
APARTMENT RIVIERE: Outside large patios & terraced gardens lead via a private entrance to the two bedroom apartment also offering magical private views over the cascading stream & gardens.
Each has it's own ping pong table.

Natural swimming pool & ping pong: Children or adults alike can while away hours looking for fish (bring a net or buy one locally) swimming or just enjoying a BBQ surrounded by blissful natural sounds. If you are the sort of person who enjoys being in a really natural environment & prefers the idea of pure mountain water to chlorine, but likes to be close to the action, this is for you. The Edge of the pool shelves gently, so it is a good place for children to practice swimming under supervision. The waterfall cascading into the pool is a constant pleasure to watch & ensures the water remains clean. Older children & adults love to jump in from the rocks above! Click on our website for more photos.
In winter spring & autumn the stream often surges after rain which is quite thrilling, in summer it continues to flow more quietly.It NEVER dries out.
There is a gate separating the properties from the stream to keep children safe, but obviously you must use prudence especially with young children.
Ping ping is also available to the villa.

Near to everything: The villages of Sorede & Laroque Des Alberes are only 5 minutes by car & offers a full range of shops & restaurants. The roads are very easy & though the villa is in nature, there are houses round about, so it is by no means cut off from civilization. This is a wonderful place in summer to escape the crowds & is a welcome few degrees cooler with good air. In spring & Autumn everything is green & flowering so it is also a wonderful time to come.
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Space & comfort, great weather, walks & WIFI: The villa especially, is very spacious with large rooms. The sofa & chairs are comfortable & the furniture good quality, offering a touch of luxury. For rainy days there is TV & WIFI but with an average 300 days of sun a year & warm micro climate there are not many of these!! This area offers one of the best climates in France which is why the French have holidayed here for years.
Walking is a great pleasure here especially off season when it is cooler. There are a huge array to choose from, whether you are a casual walker or up for long hikes. Many are possible strait from the villa & apartment.Great for bird watchers also.
There is of course also the possibility of renting both the villa & the apartment if you are a larger group.

Villa Heureuse: Argeles-Sur-Mer Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 422500ha

This villa is suitable for up to 8 people . A really comfortable spacious villa which has been newly renovated to a high standard. In front of the property a large Romanesque courtyard leads to the private entrance. For younger children this area can be closed off. There are a whole host of terraces to choose from for sunbathing, reading a good book, or eating or drinking 'En Dehors' The shared gate leads to the stream where you will also find a large natural swimming pool which has formed as part of the stream. Inside the hallway leads to 2 double bedroom with en-suite bathrooms, family bathroom, Separate W.C & ,large sitting room/dining room & kitchen area leading to a large balcony overlooking the stream. Most rooms have French windows, plenty of sun & doors to the terraces outside. A spiral stairway leads upstairs to the 3nd & 4th bedroom which can be joined or separated. A large private roof terrace offers plenty of sun & magnificent views.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                A travel cot is available...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king


              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


              • The upstairs bedrooms can be joined or separated as required.

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

                The WC is separate...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


              • The main bathroom comes with full size bath & separate walk in shower. The other bathrooms has a modern walk in shower. All newly installed in 2011...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Just outside the property the stream has a large natural swimming pool. TV sun chairs & garden furniture are supplied as are fans. The villa & apartments have central heating for the cooler periods....moreless


                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • MP3 Dock
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television:

                    French TV only...moreless

                  • Toys
                  • Video Library


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Rustic
                  • Sports & Activities


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central heating...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Can be provided on request 6.50€ or £5 per person per week....moreless

                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Sunbed
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Terrace

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        This pool is natural & part of the stream, located just outside the property....moreless

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          Property Descriptor

                              • Detached


                              Write a review 4.7
                              from 13 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Christmas & New year
                              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              Jan 3 - Mar 27, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              Mar 28 - Apr 24, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              Apr 25 - Jun 19, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              Jun 20 - Jul 10, 2015
                              14 night min stay

                              Jul 11 - Aug 21, 2015
                              14 night min stay

                              Late summer
                              Aug 22 - Sep 4, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              Sep 5 - Oct 23, 2015
                              7 night min stay


                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
                              • No additional mandatory fees
                              • Taxes Not included


                              Linen is available to hire for £6/ 7.50€ per person per week.

                              Cleaning is available for 15€ per hour.

                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                              Last updated: 12/25/2014
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                              20 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              15 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Port Vendres
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              15 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Le Boulou
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              7 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach

                              Car: Recommended

                              Sorede is an undiscovered gem nestling in the foothills of the Alberes part of the Pyrenees, yet only 10 mins from the sandy Mediterranean beaches & sparkling sea. This enchanting village has several good restaurants & all the necessary amenities & shops including: boulangeries, bank, post office, children’s playground & tourist information office. It's attractions include a twice weekly market, turtle zoo & riding stables.

                              Sorede is very authentic & friendly. A thriving local population means it is open for business all year round.

                              From Sorede you are well situated to visit many other interesting places including vibrant Ceret Market (overflowing with local produce) & museum of modern art. Perpignan 20 minutes drive. Beautiful Colliure, a romantic seaside village is a must.

                              Spain's Costa Brava, Girona & Barcelona are in day trip range.

                              Mountains, thermal bathes & ski slopes are all accessible.

                              This is a great base for sun, sea & sites either for a family or a couple.

                              Other Activities: hiking & all water sports

                              Golf: 20 mins drive to Golf Course.

                              Ski: Skiing is possible in 1.30 mins drive.


                              Owner info

                              About the owner: We are an English family living in France. I trained in England as an Osteopath & Naturopath & James as a Medical Herbalist & yoga Teacher & writer. Now my interest is in sharing in & discovering & opening to the deeper truth of ourselves, so that we can let go of limiting beliefs & flower into our infinite potential & be true to our hearts & souls. So many of us have got caught up in living life on survival level only & living according to others expectations. Yet as we turn inwards again we discover who we really are on a deeper level. We can again discover our true centre, our authentic self & live from joy. Anyone for whom this resonates is welcome to speak to me about this.

                              Why the Owner Chose Argeles-Sur-Mer:
                              I love the situation here. To be honest James & I completely fell in love with it. It has been a restoration project of love which we continue to upgrade. I just feel so grateful to be able to share this with you.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                              The views & situation are so unique. To have a natural pool to swim in right outside the property is just amazing. I love to swim in nature myself & feel so much joy giving you this opportunity also. Children love it, as do adults, so it's really win win. Being close to many other pretty villages sea & shops is also a bonus. It is though useful to have a car as Sorede is about 40 mins walk & uphill on the way back.It is though a beautiful walk much of it possible along the river. Also a great spot for keen cyclists or bird watching.

                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, french, german, A little French spoken.

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                              • The natural swimming pool

                                The natural swimming pool

                              • Sitting room Villa Heureuse

                                Sitting room Villa Heureuse

                              • Dining room/kitchen Villa Heureuse

                                Dining room/kitchen Villa Heureuse

                              • The balcony Villa Heureuse

                                The balcony Villa Heureuse

                              • Bedroom Villa Heureuse

                                Bedroom Villa Heureuse

                              • Bedroom Apartment Riviere

                                Bedroom Apartment Riviere

                              • Bathroom Apartment Riviere

                                Bathroom Apartment Riviere

                              • Large suntrap roof terrace villa Heureuse

                                Large suntrap roof terrace villa Heureuse

                              • Bedroom with king size bed

                                Bedroom with king size bed

                              • Sorede main square

                                Sorede main square

                              • Nearby beach La Racou

                                Nearby beach La Racou

                              • The large naturally formed swimming pool of the stream

                                The large naturally formed swimming pool of the stream

                              • Villa Heureuse left  & Apartment Riviere Right

                                Villa Heureuse left & Apartment Riviere Right

                              • Apartment Riviere living room

                                Apartment Riviere living room

                              • Plan for Apartment Riviere

                                Plan for Apartment Riviere

                              • Roof terrace Villa Heureuse

                                Roof terrace Villa Heureuse

                              • Sitting room Apartment Riviere

                                Sitting room Apartment Riviere

                              • Bedroom Apartment Riviere

                                Bedroom Apartment Riviere

                              • Wet room Villa Heureuse

                                Wet room Villa Heureuse

                              • Entrance terrace villa heureuse

                                Entrance terrace villa heureuse

                              • One of the terraces of Apt Riviere

                                One of the terraces of Apt Riviere

                              • Sorede


                              • Nearby Collioure

                                Nearby Collioure

                              • Apt Riviere cosy terrace area overlooking natural swimming pool of stream

                                Apt Riviere cosy terrace area overlooking natural swimming pool of stream

                              €400 - €1,400 per week (EUR)

                              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

                              View calendar: Updated 12/25/14
                              Minimum stay: 7-14 nights
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                              Member since: 2006
                              Speaks: english, french, german, A little French spoken.
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                              • Calendar last updated: 12/25/2014
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