Cottage des Alberes (sleeps 6) on left-hand of photo above - 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, ideal for small family requiring swimming pool & garden. Can be rented with cottage canigou (sleeps 6) - 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, ideal for two families or larger holiday group to accommodate up to 12 people, enjoying exclusive swimming pool & private garden. Cottage des alberes: sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. 2 double en-suites & 1 twin bedroom, bathroom & wc. Fully equipped cottage-style kitchen, washing machine & dishwasher. Living room / sat tv lounge. Cottage canigou: sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. 1 x double, 1 x triple & 1 x single bedroom. Bathroom, wc & washing machine, plus wetroom & wc. New cottage-style kitchen / dining room & separate sat tv lounge. Ideal for family special occasions, reunions and anniversaries. Can accommodate 12 or up to 32/36 with RoussillonFarmhouse (FR21848) & Mas D'en Porte (FR17661).
- Villa968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay4 - 7 nights
Cottages near Argeles-Sur-Mer & Collioure, Located In Small Village - Within Walking Distance Of Shops And Bar / Restaurants
Paul and Annette Spink
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- english, french
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- Aug 27, 2018
About Paul and Annette Spink
RoussillonFarmhouse and Mas D’en Porte have been in our family for the past 30 years. So popular are our properties and the region we bought the two adjoining cottages. At some stage we might even spend more time in France - as opposed to the wet and colder climate of Lancashire, UK! We have had the benefit of bringing up our son, Luke, in France and he loves the region for the sun, the sea, the mountains and the outdoor life. He learnt to windsurf, water ski, snow ski / board, mountain bike, cook and the art of hospitality. We hope you can enjoy our properties and the Roussillon region and look forward to being of service to you.
Paul and Annette Spink purchased this Villa in 1986
Why Paul and Annette Spink chose Villelongue-dels-Monts
We have been visiting the Roussillon region since 1979 and of course we would say we love it. The region has everything - the sun, the sea and the mountains - together with a a rich history, culture, countryside, nature, food, wine and friendly Catalan hospitality. If you have not already been, then you won't be disappointed.
What makes this Villa unique
Our properties have been renovated to a high standard, with several ensuite bedrooms, Wifi, Telephone (free calls to landlines in EU etc), SAT TV etc. Most people ask - Can you walk in to the village to the boulangerie for bread and croissants and to a bar / restaurant in the evening?? The answer is YES - it's just a 750 metre walk. And there is a market once a week (Wednesdays).
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful cottage in the South of France
From the start of the booking process Paul and Annette were excellent. Everything was clearly explained by them before we arrived from details about the house to the local restaurants. Everything was as we expected and more. The website was also extremely helpful and clear.
We found the location to be great. Villelounge-dels-monts was a quiet, small, typical French village at the foot of the Alberes mountains. The village has everything you need including a small shop which sells all the essentials , a post office and small bar, as well as Coco Pizza -all within 5 minutes walking distance. We went to Coco Pizza several times. The food was great, but what really made it for us was the service.
In terms of the house, everything was as expected and it served our needs perfectly. The kitchen was well equipped and the rooms of a good size. The pool was lovely and having a pool alarm was also reassuring and also made the kids take pool safety seriously. We enjoyed the pool every day. Our kids were tall enough to stand up in the shallow end and can both swim so they had a great time playing in it for hours every day.
We would definitely visit again and can not recommend Paul and Annette highly enough for their excellent customer service.
Lovely property in nice location.
We stayed in Cottage des Alberes which was lovely and clean and well equipped with everything you could need, ideal for our family.
The garden was nice with a large pool which was cleaned at least a couple of times during the week.
The house is in a quiet village but with quick access to main roads making visits to Girona and Carcassonne easy. I can also recommend a visit to Castlenou and the lovely, although busy Collioure.
Paul and Annette were very friendly and helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Would certainly recommend.
Hi Alison - thank you your review. We were glad to have been able to fit you in at rather short notice and to have been able to accommodate you and your family of 5 people in Cottage des Alberes at the beginning of July.
It was pleasing to know that you rated Cottage des Alberes, including the garden and pool, 5-Stars and that everything provided you with an ideal holiday. There is so much to see, do and visit in our region and you seem to have covered the highlights - was as the historic villages of Carcassonne, Castelnou and the spectacle on the Med, Collioure. We would love to have you back at some stage and thanks for your recommendations. Best wishes Paul and Annette
Spring Time in Villelongue-de-Monts
The property was really comfortable with everything you needed The weather was kind for the time of year and we easily visited Andorra, Barcelona and Girona from the property
An ideal base to visit Southern France and Northern Spain
The owners were really friendly
The local beach is long with a large marina therefore a place to kill a few hours with restaurants and bars most were quite reasonable
Hi Karen - its been a pleasure hosting you and your family - glad to hear that you all had a fab time in Cottage des Alberes - and it was pleasing to hear that you felt our cottage was amazing - one of the best you've have stayed in while in France.
Also it was nice to hear that if you decide to visit the area again you would certainly consider our property and would recommend it to friends. Thanks once again
A real home from home feel
We were lucky enough to spend 5 glorious weeks in the summer in this wonderful region of France, the property we stayed in which was Cottages des Alberes was a real home from home with a beautiful pool and garden area along with of course the fantastic legendary South of France weather. We picked this particular property partly because of it's proximity to the village centre with it's restaurants, a great bar popular with the very friendly locals, and the village shop / bakery which provides just about everything that you'd need, and all of this a pleasant 10 minute walk from the cottage. All in all we can thoroughly recommend Cottage des Alberes for great family holidays.
Lovely cottage within 5minutesl walk of very friendly village with small supermarket, a bar and two bistros. The whole cottage was well maintained and both manager and owner checked we had arrived safely and all was well. Great shared swimming pool good opportunity to meet a family from Sweden in ajoining cottage. Super place for couples but probably not enough to do for children and teens unless a car is used.
Thank you for your review and we were pleased to hear that you found Cottage Des Alberes to be a super, lovely place for you as two couples. It’s a real asset for us to have village shops, three restaurants and a bar all within 5mins walk. By the way, thank you for your compliment about the restaurant Pierranne (in Villelongue) and it seems as though you made good use of the village tennis club too. We recommend a car, especially as there are so many interesting places to visit, such as the beaches at Argeles and the very scenic fishing village of Collioure. Thanks for enquiring already for next year – we hope to be able to accommodate you again.
Quiet, calm and beautiful
We stayed at the Cottage Canigou for almost five months, from early January to late May. Had such a lovely time. The house is an old, beautiful place with wooden floors and a fire oven. Very much how you would imagine a picturesque little place on the French countryside. The surroundings are stunning, with the Pyrénées on one side and the ocean on the other, the village is calm and the little garden is really the cherry on the cake.
Only thing to watch out for is heating during the winter months. The house is made of stone, rather poorly insulated and probably built to keep the heat out during the summer. Therefore, it can get quite cold inside the house in January-February. Logs for the fire oven are mandatory during this period, so make sure to have room for that extra expense in your budget.
Dealing with Paul and Annette has been an absolute pleasure. They have been very obliging and helpful. The housekeeper Derek deserves some extra credit as well, always nice, very sympathetic and service-minded.
We would definitely recommend this property to a friend, and we would love going back there ourselves.
Thank you Paul & Annette!
Espen & Alexandra from Stockholm
Special interest holidays:
Holiday Boot Camp (including ZUMBA) and singles Boot Camp.
Wedding parties and wedding receptions (catering for up to 40 people) - on request.
Ideal for cycling and / walking, hiking holidays.
15 minutes by car to the family rated Blue Flag beaches of Argeles-Sur-Mer. Others within a short distance - St Cyprien, Collioure and Canet Plage.
Great for swimming, pedalos, windsurfing, water-sking, diving, fishing, boat-trips, yatching.
France: Perpignan: 25 mins. Carcassone 90 mins. Beziers 60mins, Montpellier: 90mins.
Spain: Girona 60mins. Barcelona 120mins.
Train / Eurostar / TGV from London to Perpignan - let the train take the strain..!
Nearest Shop 5mins walk
Nearest Bar 5mins walk
Nearest Restaurant 5mins walk
Nearest Village - Villelongue dels Monts 5mins walk
Nearest Beach Argeles-Sur-Mer at 15mins (car)
Nearest Airport Perpignan at 20 miles
Nearest Train Argeles-Ville at 8 miles
Nearest Motorway Le Boulou at 10 miles
Nearest Beach Argeles-Sur-Mer at 10 miles
Nearest Golf St Cyprien at 20 miles
Nearest Ski Font Romeu at 80 miles
Child-friendly equipment supplied; Cots, high chairs & safety gates, selection of child toys.
Bike hire, chef service, maid service. Complimentary wine vouchers for restaurant - 5mins walk.
Additional information about rental rates
For more information, such as floor plans, layouts, description, Things to do and See - visit: www.RoussillonFarmhouse.com Booking Notes: The above prices are based on the rental of Cottage Canigou - sleeps 6. Deposit: 30% at time of booking, subject to a minimum £200. Balance: Due 2 months before arrival. Security Deposit: £300 per property. Changeover Day: Generally Saturday / Saturday, although we do have some flexibility, especially out of season. Please enquire and we will be pleased to assist. Enquire Now for Special Prices: Enquire now for Special Early Booking Prices for 2019 - enquire NOW..! Linen & towels can be supplied. Please enquire for Special Prices for a two property and / or two-week reservation