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Spacious Three Bedroom Mountain Villa with Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large Three Bedroom Villa with Private Swimming Pool and Mountain Views

Villa De Tour is a spacious house with a large swimming pool, set in a private location with panoramic mountain views. The house is located on the outside of the village of Serdinya in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The villa is the ideal location / base for lovers of the sun, walking, hiking, skiing (in the winter months) and history - the surrounding area abounds in historic monastries and priories and is steeped in Cathar and Catalan history. The area has numerous footpaths and hiking trails some of which start from the villa.

The Villa has three large bedrooms, two with french windows onto the sun terrace and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. The spacious lounge / dining room has a vaulted ceiling and opens onto a sun terrace ideal for sunbathing and outdoor entertainment - a wonderful place for eating al fresco. Here you can also relax under the shade of a pine tree and admire the mountain views.

The "Petit Train Jaune" (the little yellow train) is a very popular tourist attraction that takes passengers up the valley and can be seen and heard, with its friendly "toot toot whistle" from the grounds of the villa.

Villa De Tour is ideal for large families or groups of friends who wish to explore the region and its many attractions. Serdinya is a quiet village with a beautiful church and small village shop and cafe which has a wonderful sun terrace with stunning views of the Canigou Mountain, a perfect place to enjoy lunch.

More Details

Owner
Liz Jenkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Basic French Only
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe in Serdinya
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Le Petit Train Jaune, Serdinya
Nearest Motorway
56 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Villefranche De Conflent
Nearest Ski
26 Kilometres
Saint Pierre Dels Forcats
Nearest Beach
68 Kilometres
Canet
Car: recommended

Local Tourist Attractions are many but our personal favourites are : The caves and fortifications of Villefranch De Conflent (10 mins away), The local market on Tuesday at Prades our nearest Market Town (15 minutes away), The "Petit Train Jaune" (Little Yellow Train) (nearest station 5 minutes away), The Solar Oven at Font Romeu (45 minutes away), The Gorges at Caranca (20 minutes away), The Abbey of St Martin Du Canigou (15 mnutes away) and the beautiful mediterranean village of Coullioure (55 minutes away).

Amenities

Serdinya Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • A large bathroom with wash basin, toilet, bath and shower. There is also a washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - "The Blue Room" - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - The "Red Room" - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - "The Purple Room" - 2 twin/ single
  • The "Blue Bedroom" - a large bedroom with kingsize bed, bedside cabinets, triple wardrobe, chest of drawers, seating area with coffee table and two french doors onto the sun terrace and garden. The "Red Bedroom" - a large bedroom with two twin beds, bedside cabinets, triple wardrobe, chest of drawers, seating area with coffee table and french doors onto sun terrace. The "Purple Bedroom" - a smaller bedroom with two twin beds, bedside cabinets and double wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Three Bedroom Mountain Villa with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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5

Beautiful mountain retreat with fun in the pool action with our boys!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was in an amazing location half way up the side of a valley with mountain views all round. Villa spotless and very well equipped. As previous reviewers have said the photos don't do the property justice as it was much more spacious than expected and lovely big living room with dining table (although ate outside every day/evening) and 2 bedrooms (red and blue!) were huge and the purple bedroom perfectly adequate for 2 twins.

Kitchen had everything needed for cooking and plenty of plates/cups/glasses for a big party as well as utilised the picnic box, plastic cutlery plates and ice blocks - thank you!

Pool was perfect size for 2 boys - aged 4 and 6 with safe steps in and big enough for jumping in and quick laps. Plenty of outside furniture available.

Liz Jenkins, the owner, provided lots of information prior to the stay on the area and plenty of info in the villa when you arrive - always answered promptly if had queries or needed anything whilst we were away. Laurent - the infamous pool man - was lovely and always nearby if needed anything. Had fun chatting in our best franglais!

Lovely stroll through the sleepy, quiet village to the cafe to get baguettes and chocolate croissants every morning. Not a lot of activity there and very basic looking inside (think had only just reopened) but always at least one local having their morning coffee!. Sitting on the balcony more amazing views all round.

Daily activity was pool in morning, drive up a mountain over hotter mid-day lunchtime, then back to the pool for more swimming after 3. Favourite drive was to Mantet - idyllic, mountain village with expansive views and pastures at the top of the mountain - beautiful drive from valley bottom to the top.

Only small point could perhaps be improved slightly was the exterior of the house could perhaps do with a lick of paint and a bit of a freshen up but had no impact on the holiday or on our enjoyment but if giving an honest review this was the only thing we remarked on.

Fab holiday thank you Liz and John

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastique!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent two weeks in this beautiful villa and had an amazing time.

The booking was straightforward and the owner friendly and efficient. We had previously stayed here so knew what to expect but it has undergone some improvements and is all the better for it.

When we arrived, the villa was spotless and was equipped with everything you could possibly need for a holiday stay so no need to take any little extras that we normally do when staying away.

The location is absolutely stunning, set in a small village nestled amongst the mountain scenery.

The pool is beautiful, a good size and well maintained by the caretaker who lives nearby. He is a gem of a neighbour, a lovely, friendly man, on call in case of any problems and happy to share his local knowledge of places and things to do.

There is so much to do in and around the surrounding area to suit all tastes. As is our habit, we like to have a day out and then have the next day off, to recover! We still managed to do so much, even with days off factored in. The nearby Villefranche de Conflent is a definite must see. We spent time wandering the little streets and had a meal in one of the restaurants there, Le Patio, which was delicious (we would recommend the brochettes either with beef or duck) YUM!

We also took a hair raising 4x4 trip up to the Fort above the village (not for the fainthearted!), wandered around the fort and then tackled the 500+ steps down through the tunnel back to the village. Great fun!

Another day was spent in Carcassonne, about an hour and a half by car but well worth a day out as it is a beautiful, walled, Medieval city.

Le Petit Train Jaune leaves from nearby Villefranche and was also amazing. We travelled as far as Font Romeu, happy to just sit back and take in the breath taking scenery , don't forget your camera.

The highlight of our trip was a boat trip, dolphin watching (Navivoile.com) We left from Port Vendres and spent a wonderful few hours in the company of some beautiful bottlenose dolphins. Obviously it is not guaranteed that you will see any, but we hit the jackpot and were thrilled and enchanted by them for nearly 2 hours. Wow! An amazing experience. The crew were fantastic and very knowledgeable, there was a snack bar on board as well as very good facilities.

We had an absolutely amazing time in this beautiful villa. We would thoroughly recommend the property and will certainly be returning soon. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It is really pretty, situated on the edge of a tiny village. Every thing we needed for s great holiday was there . We did a couple of great walks (up Canigou which was a hard 10 hour walk, and then the pic de Carlit, a beautiful walk further up the valley) but spent lots of time at the house in the pool and sunbathing on the terrace with lovely views up the valley. The house is spacious, clean and well equipped. Laurent, the caretaker was very helpful. Thank you for a great holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming property with good size private pool

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked with a lot of equipment. Maintained with good quality furniture. Fantastic views.

Close to the little yellow train line that doesn't run too early or too late.

Within accessible reach of many sites to visit. The owners provide a lot of suggestions.

Everything was as expected.

One major point is it is well cared for by the local super hero (my opinion). He'll repair faults with the local reservoir to moving some furniture for the residents!

We had a fantastic time there.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Vacances, région, villa superbes

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour à été très dépaysant dans cette région magnifique.

De nombreuses randonnées superbes sont possibles pas très loin de la villa. Nous avons privilégié les rando à l'ombre et à proximité d'une rivière car il faisait très chaud et les gorges de la carança ou la cascade des anglais par exemple sont des lieux à découvrir.

Le patrimoine est également riche avec de petits villages typiques et classés comme Evol ou plus grand et très touristique comme Villefranche de conflent.

Nous avons fait également l’ascension du pic du canigou en 4x4 jusqu'au refuge et le reste en rando, 4x4 à proscrire pour les personnes sensible du dos, ça secoue très très fort sinon arrivé là haut à plus de 2780m, la vue y est superbe par beau temps.

La villa est spacieuse et confortable et aussi super équipée, sa piscine est la bienvenue pour une détente après une rando.

Liz la propriétaire ainsi que le gardien Laurent sont toujours disponibles et prennent en compte toutes nos demandes.

Bref, super vacances.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Magnifique villa !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine dans cette superbe maison lors de la semaine du 05/08/17 au 12/08/17.

Tout est prévu pour satisfaire les locataires. De l'équipement de la maison à la bouteille de bienvenue qui nous attendait sur la table du salon.

Nous avons juste eu un soucis avec le frigo qui commençait à ne plus faire trop de froid. Il a suffit de prévenir la personne qui s'occupe des locations et il nous l'a remplacé de suite par un nouveau !

Il a d'ailleurs toujours veillé a ce que notre séjour se passe dans les meilleurs conditions tout en restant discret.

Au-delà de la maison, la région est magnifique et offre des randonnées exceptionnelles bien que difficiles pour certaines.

En résumé de très bonnes vacances dans une maison grande et très jolie !

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $353.73

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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