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

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Villa Heureuse top Apt Riviere bottom from stream for swimming & having fun.


Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No


Villa Heureuse: France Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 422500ha

This villa is suitable for up to 8 people. A 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 with fully eqipped 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 3rd & 4th bedroom which can be joined or separated. A large private roof terrace offers plenty of sun & magnificent views.

About the Property

4 bedroom villa & 2 bedroom apartment,WIFI 15 mins drive to sandy beaches

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.
On entering there & a double bedroom which leads to fully fitted kitchen/dining/sitting room. From here you will find a bathroom with walk in shower, bath & WC & the 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds. It's all on one floor. The main bedroom & sitting room area have large floor to ceiling windows.

The villa & apartment 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 & video.

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.

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 in the area 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. In winter it's also popular with guests who are looking for low rates & central heating.
Please click our website link for more details.

Space,comfort, great weather, walks & WIFI: The villa especially, is very spacious with large rooms. The sofa & chairs are comfortable & the furniture good quality. We are always updating, improving & listening to guest feedback.

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 secretly holidayed here for years.

Walking is a great pleasure 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.

For those interested we also offer craniosacral massages for 40€
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, french, german, A little French spoken.
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Additional information about rental rates:

A security deposit of 200€/£ is paid with the final balance & will be returned within 2 weeks of departure if all is in order when you leave. Linen is available to hire for £6/ 7.50€ per person per week. Cleaning is available for 15€ per hour. Babysitting is available for 5€ per hour. Long winter rents possible from 350€ PW Big discounts for couples The prices for the 2nd column are for 4 people third column for 2 people. Please see our website for more information All heating & electricity is included.
We require 30% payment on booking in Euros by eurovir directly to our French bank account, or pounds sterling into our UK account. From outside Europe we require payment by PayPal & 3.5% must be added to the rental price to cover costs. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. If booking within 8 weeks we will require payment in full. For longer stays all year: 5% off bookings for 3rd & all subsequent weeks
Yoga classes or massage available on request. Our website is

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 120 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    We have had children of all ages staying without issues. There is a spiral staircase to the upstairs bedrooms....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The kitchen dining room is open plan....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens & towels Can be provided on request 7.50€ or £5 per person per week....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room with TV, video, DVD player comfortable sofa & chairs...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided:

    Can be provided( see under linens)...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen area is fully equipped & is open plan with the dining area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Many to choose from....moreless

  • 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

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.4
from 28 traveler reviews


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
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Pyrenees 2000
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Argeles Sur Mer

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 which is blue flag rated & clean.

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, cycling & 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 heart center, our authentic self & live from joy. Anyone for whom this resonates is welcome to speak to me about this. I am also happy to offer healing massages.

Why the Owner Chose Sorède, France:
I am in awe of the situation here & the power & beauty of the river & wildlife. It's so healing & reinvigorating. To be honest James & I completely fell in love with it as we could see it's potential, even though when we bought it, it had been quite neglected. It has been an ongoing project of love which we continue to upgrade & improve. I feel so grateful to be able to share this with you. It's a real joy to see our visitors unwind & relax on holiday here.

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 happy to give 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 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.
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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  • Villa Heureuse top Apt Riviere bottom  from stream for swimming & having fun.

    Villa Heureuse top Apt Riviere bottom from stream for swimming & having fun.

  • Dining room/kitchen Villa Heureuse

    Dining room/kitchen Villa Heureuse

  • Entrance terrace villa Heureuse with Table tennis

    Entrance terrace villa Heureuse with Table tennis

  • Plan for Apartment Riviere

    Plan for Apartment Riviere

  • Sitting room Apartment Riviere with stunning views of natural swimming pool

    Sitting room Apartment Riviere with stunning views of natural swimming pool

  • Bedroom Apartment Riviere 2 single beds

    Bedroom Apartment Riviere 2 single beds

  • Apt Riviere terrace overlooking the garden & natural swimming pool of stream

    Apt Riviere terrace overlooking the garden & natural swimming pool of stream

  • Children love to play in boats or fish. Bring or buy & blow up boat & net!!

    Children love to play in boats or fish. Bring or buy & blow up boat & net!!

  • Bench to chill relax & eat next to stream

    Bench to chill relax & eat next to stream

  • Sorede main square & restaurants.

    Sorede main square & restaurants.

  • Nearby Collioure

    Nearby Collioure

  • Sitting room Villa Heureuse

    Sitting room Villa Heureuse

  • Bedroom with king size bed

    Bedroom with king size bed

  • Large suntrap roof terrace villa Heureuse

    Large suntrap roof terrace villa Heureuse

  • Walk in wet room Villa Heureuse

    Walk in wet room Villa Heureuse

  • Apt Riviere  Living room/ dining room

    Apt Riviere Living room/ dining room

  • Bedroom Apartment Riviere

    Bedroom Apartment Riviere

  • Bathroom Apartment Riviere

    Bathroom Apartment Riviere

  • Natural swimming pool. Pure clean water of stream. Everyone loves it!! Heavenly.

    Natural swimming pool. Pure clean water of stream. Everyone loves it!! Heavenly.

  • Shallow beach  area of natural swimming pool.

    Shallow beach area of natural swimming pool.

  • Apt Riviere on left overlooking stream & waterfall for swimming & having fun.

    Apt Riviere on left overlooking stream & waterfall for swimming & having fun.

  • Le Racou beach  mins drive away

    Le Racou beach mins drive away

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