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Our delightful comfortable holiday house

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 624 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Collioure, a village full of life and colour, combines history and art in a delightful seaside setting. Recently voted one of the 20 most authentic places to visit in the world, nestling in the foothills where the Pyrenees meet the sea, the the village is surrounded by the terraced vineyards producing the world famous local appelation.

Ideally located in a peaceful modern development a short walk from the village centre


Owner
Marilyn Whitehead
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

Why Marilyn Whitehead chose Collioure

We came to Collioure many years ago and fell in love with the place. We came back in 2000 whilst our son was at University in France and found that it had hardly changed at all and had retained all its Catalan character.

So when we decided to look for property in France we came back to Collioure. Our house was the first one we saw, and despite spending days with Estate agents touring the area and looking at many other properties, we decided that this was the one for us.

What makes this house unique

The house is set in a small development with extensive gardens and is considered to be the best kept residence in Collioure.

In an elevated position, we have a balcony to the front facing South with a magnificent view of the windmill and the Fort St Elne. The secluded terrace to the rear provides sun or shade from late morning until sunset.

We have our own very conveniently situated parking space (vital in high season).

The Residence has a good sized swimming pool with a baby pool alongside, a tennis court, a boule area and a place for barbeques.

Amenities

Collioure House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 624 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sitting Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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Our delightful comfortable holiday house
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Rosmalen/Holland
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Leuk en comfortabel huis

  • 5 of 5

Gezellig en leuk en schoon huis, goed en praktisch ingericht, van alle gemakken voorzien. Mooie en rustige omgeving en prima complex.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Cafe Sola, La Delice Catalan
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Villeneuf de Raho + many others
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Many
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Font Romeu
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

Collioure, sometimes called the Jewel of the Cote Vermeille is a delightful small, sunny fishing village on the Roussillon coast of the Mediterranean. Collioure lies in a sheltered bay at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains. Situated in the heart of Catalan country, the local culture, folklore, tradition and food of Collioure reflect its closeness to Spain and its proximity to the sea. There has been sensitive control on development by the Mairie which has meant that Collioure has retained its historic buildings and avoided the concrete eyesores which have blighted other towns on the Mediterranean.

Collioure has belonged to France since the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659. Before then it was part of the Kingdom of Majorca, the impressive Château was the King's Summer Palace, the Kingdom of Aragon and many more rulers going back to the Romans. The Knights Templar built on Roman foundations before the present Château was begun in the late 13th Century.

Collioure is still famous today for the production of anchovies. The fishing port is not as busy as it was 100 years ago but you can still see some of the brightly coloured Catalan fishing boats amongst the more modern craft in the harbour.

There is so much to see and do in and around Collioure:

Beaches:

Collioure has four relatively small beaches in the heart of the town and there are miles of sandy beaches at the nearby Argles Plage.

Walking:

Plenty of places to walk in the nearby Pyrenean foothills and the Albres hills. Local walking guide books are available.

Places to visit:

There is a recently restored windmill just above the town where the local olives were pressed, and the views from the Forts St Elme and Dugommier are well worth the walk. For a longer walk or trip in the car for the less energetic visit the Tour Madeloc to enjoy splendid views of French and Spanish Catalonia. The medieval church right on the edge of the sea is very pretty and the Chateau Royal of Collioure is steeped in history and merits a visit., The Castle of the Kings of Majorca in Perpignan is a must for those into history.

Wine:

The hills surrounding Collioure are planted extensively with vines for the local appellations. Visit the vineyards on foot, take the signposted routes by car or bicycle or try the little tourist train which winds its way through the little roads over the hills to Port Vendres. The local chateaux and caves welcome visitors and offer tastings. Try the Banyuls and the sweet Muscat de Rivesaltes.

Art:

Charles Rennie Mackintosh spent time in Collioure and nearby Port Vendres and the picturesque town had earlier captivated the imagination of painters Matisse and Derain. The guided tour of “les chemins du fauvisme” reflects on their work.

There is a museum of modern art in Collioure and in nearby Ceret their museum of modern art has works by many artists including Picasso, Dali and Chagall and features regular exhibitions by other artisits. The Dali museum in Figueras, just over the border in Spain is also worth a visit.

Painters are still drawn to this delightful town and are always to be seen especially around the port area, their paintings displayed on easels or hung on the old town walls. Visitors can while away the hours in the many galleries in the narrow streets of the old town.

Markets:

There is plenty of local produce and crafts to be found in the markets in Collioure on Sunday and Wednesday. There are also markets daily (except Monday) in Perpignan and there is a daily fish Market in Port Vendres for locally caught fish and shellfish.

Restaurants:

The town has a wide variety of restaurants to suit a range of tastes and prices. Local seafood features on many of the menus along with local Catalan specialities.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.95 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.