Superb Catalan Villa with Private Swimming Pool and Stunning Views(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private pool and stunning views
These are the foothills of the Pyrenees that meet the Mediterranean. It has magnificent views across the Alberes, a private (8.5m x 4m) pool and is set in 5 acres of wooded hillside. The villa has 4 bedrooms across three floors and is positioned in Domaine des Alberes which sits above the picturesque Catalan town of Laroque des Alberes.
This is a beautiful medieval Catalan town that is famous in the area for being very attractive and having a fantastic setting.
The property has a spacious high beamed living room with large Catalan fireplace complete with wood burning stove. It has three bathrooms, two fully equipped kitchens, barbecue terrace, access to a tennis court, access to a very large shared pool, a large balcony with unbelievable views and very comfortable living areas.
This property is very peaceful as it is the highest property in the Alberes and therefore has no passing traffic at all. Very relaxing but at the same time you can be on one of the best beaches in France in 15 minutes.
This is the kind of villa for those who want the peace and quiet of a villa that is situated up the mountain a little but still want to have access to all the beaches and the many lovely towns and villages of the region.
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Member since: 2005
- 180 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- The top floor has one double room with with a double bed and a double room with two single beds. Between these bedrooms is a bathroom with a shower, sink and loo. These bedrooms look upon the mountains behind the villa. The middle floor also has two double bedrooms. One with a double bed and the other with two single beds. There is a new bathroom with shower, sink and loo on this floor as well. The downstairs, annexed flat has two bedrooms. With a double bed in each. This flat has it's own bathroom and kitchen and therefore can offer some privacy from the rest of the villa. The bathroom on this floor has a shower and a bath tub. The flat is not rented out but you are free to use it if you want. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Basically there are three showers in the villa and one bath tub
- The property offers a spacious, comfortable holiday experience in an very scenic setting. Swimming pool has a lockable childproof self closing security gate and an alarm in accordance with French safety laws. The pool is managed over the course of the stay with the manager doing the pool maintenance every Tuesday morning. The property is quiet but is not isolated and there is no passing traffic noise. The key is that this is the kind of property for those who want a bit of peace and quiet but also wish to have access to the beautiful beaches, mountains and wonderful medieval villages in the area....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
There is an interior area to eat with superb views down the valley to Mediterranean. Also there is a lovely dining area by the barbecue at the rear of the property with equally as good views ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Activities Guide
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
There are two kitchens in this property. The one on the middle floor was upgraded in Jan 2014 and is brand new with all mod cons. There is another in the lower flat which is a bit more basic....moreless
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Umbrellas
- Deck / Patio:
- Golf Clubs
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Outdoor Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 18 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 10 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $249.11
- No additional mandatory fees
The renter is expected to pay a 25% deposit
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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This villa sits in the magnificent Alberes mountain range. These are the foothills of the Pyrenees that meet the Mediterranean. It is pretty much the highest property in the Alberes and therefore it is very quiet and has no passing traffic noise at all. It also has the most incredible views towards the Med and you can just sit and gaze at the wonderful views from the private pool, the balcony or the dining terrace.
There is immediate access directly from the property to mountain walks in the Alberes. This is a Foret Nationale and is a protected biosphere with interesting wildlife - even wild boars are seen quite frequently and there are the wild goats that eat my roses. A little bit annoying but they are very friendly.
Even though the property feels remote, within 5 minutes you can be in Laroque des Alberes. This is a charming Catalan medieval town with a lovely circular fort at the centre of it. There are a few great restaurants (one has a Michelin star) and it has all the cafes, boulangeries, patisseries that you would expect from a French village. It also has a Carrefour supermarket for all those essentials, an English speaking chemist and the best pizzeria in the whole of France.
This area has some of the best beaches in France. The nearest is around 15 minutes away and it was recently voted as being one of the best beaches in France. It is a very long sandy beach with the mountains as the backdrop and they never get too crowded, not even in the middle of summer. They are “blue flag” beaches meaning that they are monitored for cleanliness and there are always life guards in attendance.
The beautiful town of Collioure is around 15 min from the property and is just stunning. It is well known for being one of the most beautiful towns on the Med and is famous as it is seen as the home of the fauvist art movement. Matisse, Picasso and Derain all lived there and they all painted Collioure. They said it had perfect light and in fact if you go to the Modern Art museum in Ceret there is the largest collection of Picasso pottery anywhere in the world. Ceret also has some stunning medieval squares and churches and fantastic market on Saturday.
There are many interesting historical towns nearby including Perpignan, Amelie les Bains, Carcassone which all have weekly markets and are well worth a visit.
Spain is only 30 minutes away and the famous Dali museum is only 40 min away in Figueras. Additionally the famous Cathar fortresses such as Montesequr are around 1.5 hours away and are an incredible day trip.
Barcelona is also accessible from this villa for a day trip as it is about 2.5 hours away and has many museums and the wonderful Sagrada Familia as well.
If you drive towards the central Pyrenees along the N116 you will see the so many lovely medieval towns such as Villefranche-de-Conflent and it is truly a lovely drive with so many things to stop and see. A fantastic drive with history all around you and those stunning Cathar fortresses.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: I lived in France for many years in my youth and grew to love the interesting, varied and beautiful country. Have been running this property for 7 years now and have really developed efficient systems for ensuring guests have a great holiday and enjoy all the benefits of the Languedoc region
Why the Owner Chose Laroque-des-Albères, France:
The key to this property is the sheer beauty of the location. It sits in the Alberes and is quite high up into these small mountains. The views seem to follow you around as they are present in so many areas of the villa. There is a lovely private pool with the villa with the aforementioned views and the villa has a total of six comfortable bedrooms and is really perfect for large groups wishing to explore and enjoy this wonderful region of France. It has castles, beaches, endless vineyards, medieval villages, Barcelona and some of the best restaurants in France. You will never be bored in Languedoc.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
It has 5 bedrooms and a private pool which is not overlooked in any way. The villa has 3 bathrooms and on the lower floor there is a annexed apartment with it private kitchen, bathroom and living areas with Sky TV and so on. There is a lovely balcony at the property with stunning views and a barbecue area on the rear terrace with lovely views down to the Mediterranean in the distance. As the property is quite high it is also cooler in the summer months and seem to escape that oppressive summer heat you get on the plain of Rousillon. During the evening you get the 'tramontanes' as the cooler wind from the mountain tops rolls down the mountain side and these can be very refreshing after a hit day at the beach. All in all this is a lovely, well managed property in a very interesting and beautiful area of France.
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Set in the woods with wonderful seaward views
Dine on the balcony
The house is set in the foothills of the Pyrenees - The Alberes
Red star is the villa
The barbecue area with a pergola for shade
Relax and watch TV
This is the second kitchen in the lower flat
My mother designed this one. Still unsure about it. Beds is comfortable though.
The other bedroom with two singles
The bathroom in the downstairs flat
The mountains change throughout the day. Sometimes moody, sometimes happy
Dining on the rear terrace
Private pool with endless skies
Stunning scenery of The Alberes to the rear. A Foret Nationale
The local beach in Argeles. never gets too crowded
Just relax on the balcony
The barbecue view to the Med
Brand new kitchen with all mod cons
Lovely, bright bedrooms with large cupboards and all have fans
Single beds for the kids or kidults
Bedroom in lower flat. Great views again
Modern bathrooms with walk-in showers
Sit back and enjoy the view
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