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A Catalan country Appt with breathtaking views over the mountains

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Space 635 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms,1Bathroom,Sleeps 6

Beautifully renovated self-catering accommodation overlooking a large garden with views on to Pyrenean mountains. The property has views of the Vallespir area with the river Tech flowing by approximately 200m away. The apartment contains 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed, the second made up as a double bed or 2 singles,3rd open plan single or extra sitting area with tv. The living room has a double sofa bed. The living room open plan dining area offers a TV/video/DVD & radio/CD/cassette player. Fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, microwave. There is also the use of a washing machine. The garden offers an outdoor eating area with terraces, BBQ & swimming pool, (4.5mx11m) lays in the main part of the garden. The apartment is approximately 59m2 & built in natural grey stone from the surrounding area.

No hidden extras

Places to visit: Arles sur Tech is situated at the centre of Vallespir and has many assets. During the Middle Ages Arles grew with the development of a Benedictine Abbey. Visiting the Abbey and its 13th Century Cloister is a must for history enthusiasts. The Gorges de la Fou, about 5 minutes from Arles is a natural crevasse where you can experience the beauty of Stalagmites & Stalactites. Many local festivals take place throughout the year in the area. During August a Medieval traditional event takes place in Arles over a weekend. The village is transformed back in time to the Medieval times. The tradesmen and women of the time, jugglers, fire eaters and market stalls fill the streets. Should you wish to dress up, you can join in the festivities. It has a true carnival atmosphere. Theatre acts and puppet shows together with actors dressed in costume re-enact scenes that might have happened in the Middle Ages. Knights jousting and performing competitions make it all a very memorable day to experience.

Villages in the region.: Prats de Mollo is the second town of the region. It is known for its beautiful surroundings. The church of Saint Juste and Raffine built in the year 1245 is worth a visit. From June to August Fort Lagarde has large daily events where they display Cavaliers in costume from the 14th century reliving the ambiance of the daily living and fighting. Stunts are performed with horses and displays with muskets and cannons give it a superb sense of reality.

Amelie les Bains approximately 15 minutes away is renowned for its natural beauty with its many health spas generated from warm springs. Every summer the village holds a folkloric festival celebrating the traditional dances from around the world. In September they participate in 'Fesibanyes' (bull games). For evening entertainment there are many restaurants, cafes and a casino which provides plenty of entertainment.Domain Falgos 18 hole Golf course 20mins .

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Towards Spain: About 10 minutes from Le Cerisier is a village called St Laurent de Cerdans. It has an 18 hole golf course and the village was the main producer of the espadrille sandals. When visiting the museum of art , it is also possible to view the traditional reconstruction of making the espadrilles with tools of bygone days and trades. A visit to the Toiles de Soleil is a factory still making traditional Catalan cloth, design and styles. The weaving still takes place and gives a great insight into the intricate work needed to produce the fabrics available for sale. They have a website. Popping into Spain taking the mountain route gives you an opportunity to explore the many Spanish villages and their traditions. The food and wines always give a better flavour in appreciating the Catalan way of living.

For shopping expeditions Spain is perfect for purchases of alcohol, perfumes and all the delicious nibbles that you can enjoy with a glass of wine. The choice is so varied it leaves you spoilt.

More Details

Owner
Gordon & Carol Macduff
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fabulous places for eating out.

Great views,

Fantastic accommodation

Great central point to visit places

Very Comfortable

Enjoyed every moment, the hosts are great, nothing ever too much.

Fantastic time wish we were not going home, great views, beautiful surroundings.
Nov 2007
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Amenities

Arles-Sur-Tech Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Or 1 double
    3rd open plan bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 double, 1 double or 2 singles, 1 single bed, 1 double sofabed, 1 cot ,highchair available. Dressing gowns provided for adults.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
During your stay we offer the following facilities: Use of a great BBQ area with a double seat swing, a good selection of books for holiday reading and relaxation., Children's games, Table tennis table with paddles and balls, a selection of postcards and stamps for last minute sending, a great selection of approx 250 videos & 250 DVDs to enjoy. Enjoy our new swimming pool (4.5m x 11m), which has been laid in the main part of the garden surrounded by terraces. Alternatively the river Tech has areas where you can swim nearby. Should you wish to explore Spain then you will have beaches on the Costa Brava in Roses & Empuria Brava, continuing the golden beaches of the Mediterranean coast. For an extra charge we can arrange a welcome package of necessary items of your choice from the supermarket. The swimming pool is treated with a UV system, which is friendly to the environment. No other products are added. Local bus routes only 1 Euro to Perpignan and anywhere in the Roussillon

Reviews

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A Catalan country Appt with breathtaking views over the mountains
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews
5

Excellent base to explore the area from, great outdoor area, perfect for entertaining.

  • 5 of 5

We felt very looked after by Carol and Gorden who go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. The apartment was clean and cared for, with a great library of books and DVDs too. Wonderful outdoor area perfect for a family holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests very happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
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4

Well equipped gite with beautiful outside space

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Carol and Gordon’s gite. They were very welcoming and friendly. The gite is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. There was also a great selection of sports equipment and games so I would highly recommend to families. It’s a great base to explore the area with plenty of day trips and activities within reach.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

A super property with an excellent swimming pool to ourselves with no chlorine and really clean and well looked after. This as a place to stay has everything from the pool, table tennis games plenty to do if you never went out. Gordon and Carol are the perfect hosts leaving us a bottle of wine snacks,, pate milk etc nothing is too much trouble yet give you privacy also.The property was even better than the photos on Home and Away.would recommend to anyone from families with children to the elderly. Lovely couple and Gordon will make you smile.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Gite in the heart of the Pyrenees Orientales

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well laid out gite with two double bedrooms, a single bedroom just off the kitchen area ( which our 10 year old son loved), a small showeroom and a living room with a dining room just off. We spent most of our time outside where the are three living areas - the pool, a covered sitting and eating area and a bbq with an outdoor kitchen. There is also a laundry room accessed from the outside. The area is stunning with mountain roads leading to villages with amazing Pyrenean views. We recommend a short drive over the Spanish border to Tapis where ther is a restaurant serving huge portions and offering views into Spanish coastal towns in the far distance. The Mediterranean port of Collioure is also a must visit. Carol and Gordon are fantastic hosts. They live above the gite, keep themselves to themselves, but are happy to help or just have a chat. The big selling point is the private pool which our kids lived in. It is modest in size, but very clean and very well kept. We had a lovely week here and would have no hesitation in recommending it.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Poole, Dorset, UK
5

Lizzy & Mark - May 2010

  • 5 of 5

The property exceeded our expectations - clean, comfortable, cosy as well as being a cool retreat from the heat of the sun if necessary!

We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family and in fact we returned home 2 days ago and have just phoned to book again for later this year.

Having been fortunate enough to have experienced unusually hot weather for May we felt no desire to leave the property for the first 4 days. The pool is fantastic, very clean and a great size. The terrace has so much space and Carol and Gordon have clearly put a lot of time and effort into creating different areas to enjoy. The BBQ area is fantastic with a large easy to use BBQ and an outside kitchen complete with hob, sink and fridge.

Offsite we enjoyed the local towns and on one of the days when we did manage to drag ourselves away we discovered the lovely coastal town of Collioure, a real gem, well worth a visit!

Overall this property is fantastic value and the welcome and hospitality of Carol and Gordon is priceless!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Norwich
5

Excellent relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described, the owners could not have been more helpful.

The location lends itself to sightseeing, relaxing around the pool or playing one of the many games provided.

We think several of our friends would enjoy staying here and will mention it to them.

We were sad to leave and that we could not stay longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
10 minutes drive
Nearest Ferry
219 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
15 minutes drive
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
10/15 minutes 3 different directions villages
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Argeles
Car: necessary

Le Cerisier is approximately 1h from Argeles beaches. It is also 1h from historic Perpignan. The surrounding area is known for its wine region. Ideally placed for visiting the many historic places of Roussillon. The area offers many influences both Spanish, French and Catalan in its foods, wines and culture. The main motorway exits the Boulou (El Volo)which takes you into the Vallespir area towards the border of Spain. Many picturesque sites along the way give much pleasure in introducing you to the French way of living. Towns and villages along the way give you a blend of all Catalan tastes. Ceret has the influence of Picasso and Amelie-les-Bains is known for its many health spas. Arles-sur-Tech which is only 20km from the Spanish border and is well known for its Abbey and historic interest. A saint's tomb weeps water from time to time from an unknown source. The first cherries are available here for the whole of France each season.Domain Falgos, 18 hole Golf course altitude 1100m

Other Activities: Canoeing, Absailing, adventure park, historic sites, cultural visits to Spain, Spa treatments, Quad biking.

Golf: Highest altitude golf course in Europe, 1100 metre.A short drive away to a beautiful golf club with restaurant, views and fantastic golf facilities.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Please note
25% deposit non refundable is payable on reserving the dates.
Weekend rates for minimum of a 3 night stay available
Electricity & water charges are all included in the price.
Winter Season an extra 30 Euro per week on top of price

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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