Splendidly situated in Languedoc Roussillon adjacent to Perpignan and 20 km from the Spanish border, St Cyprien is one of the best hidden jewels of Southern France. Safe, sandy beaches, an abundance of amenities and attractions, 300 days of sunshine a year. A holiday to guarantee those in search of activity: kite surfing or relaxation. Located at the heart of St Cyprien plage, this Swiss-built apartment (2006) is in the gated development Les Quais de L'Amiraute" Close to all amenities, an apartment boasting stunning views of the splendid marina from the balcony, and the snow capped beauty of Canigou from the front of the residence. An superb residents' swimming pool with showers, changing rooms, large sunbathing area and loungers. A renowned international golf course in St Cyprien Plage.
- Apartment624 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay5 nights
St Cyprien Sud Apartment Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - At 800m From The Beach And 2 Mins To A Centre Commercial. In This Residence Is A Big Outdoor Pool
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- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 23, 2018
About Suzanne Molony
I am an Australian national with many European connections, particularly in France and GB.I have lived in France for over 6 years and my two children were born in Paris. I have worked in Senior Management in USA/NYC & Finance & again on relocation to the UK. In addition to a varied career and life, my last (and still) professional work is in Medical Administration. I and my family have long experience with renting properties, 25+ years, both short term and long term. The most successful and interesting of which was rental over many seasons for the Wimbledon Fortnight to Tennis Officials and the Top-seeded Tennis Players. All very exciting and hugely demanding as a Landlord. I enjoy relaxed, outdoor life. I find that there is more than enough though to occupy myself, my family and friends with outddoor activities and visits to the museums here in PO and in Spain. In addition, I have friends in the region, both French, Catalan and English speaking and find everyone very welcoming and encouraging. We at the Residence frequently have informal gatherings to discuss how to best look after our guests, exchange advice and information. We can then recommend guests to our friends, knowing they will get the same quality, if our own apartment is already booked for their dates. I have been renting properties/Gites from other owners (mostly French) for over 40 years in France, so have a good knowledge of 'how it works" I feel. I can speak reasonable French, though sometimes with an Ozzie accent it has lead to some interesting interpretations!! I am very keen that the property is well maintained & that guests are impressed and pleased with the quality of the furnishings and equipment. I chose this Residence also due to it's high standards & proximity to many interesting areas. It is considered a 'luxury' Residence according to French standards.
Suzanne Molony purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Suzanne Molony chose Saint-Cyprien Plage
I first discovered this area many years ago and have visited often over the following decades. It is an unique area of France in that it is at the foothills of the Pyrenees while having some of the best sandy beaches on the French Mediterranean coast. There is so much to do and so many opportunities to partake in all types of outdoor activities, from water sports to land sports. Many historical monuments, museums, cultural activities, festivals that it is really quite impossible to do them all at one visit. Most of all, it is the weather. Forecasts are for 300+ days of sunshine a year.No wonder the world's largest solar discs are located in the mountains nearby.Yes, we do have some windy cycles, but it is possible to shelter from these when outdoors. This is what keeps the air so pure.
What makes this Apartment unique
I bought this particular apartment as it is very well located to transport amenities.However, the apartment itself is quiet,overlooking the marina/garden so although public transport is nearby, there is not the usual rushing and noise of passing traffic. It's a great area for families. With many family centred activities.Numerous shops 2 mins walk from the front door. More activities and shopping than can possibly be explored in one or two stays. The mountain valleys are spectacular, particularly in Spring, with plenty of walks all levels, also all areas-along seacoasts to mountain peaks.The nearby bus can, with a connection, take you to the Perpignan airport.It can also take you to the RR at Perpignan where you can take the TGV to Paris/Barcelona. Via train from Narbonne and Montpelier it is possible to connect to many other areas of France. There is water, water everywhere, with a large pool, lagoon and sea. Sailors can hire a boat easily and golfers can try out the challenging St Cyprien Golf Course. Not to mention the numerous seafood restaurants and local produce for 'foodies' . There is also, by the way, a very good selection of gluten free and vegetarian products in the supermarkets and there are in fact, 'Bio' shops around which cater to both person's wanting organic products of all types and those on vegetarian diets. But what we all like the best is the wonderful blue skies and mild weather. A note on the wind, being near several mountain ranges with wide valleys there is the inevitable Tramontana which does blow, mostly in March and November. This is true for both the north and south of the Pyrenee mountains in this region. However, when it does, the skies are always cloudless and it is possible to find a sheltered area to explore when this happens. Collioure is one such place. Beaches are best visited in the morning and then the pool in the afternoon. For market information: http://anglophone-direct.com/markets-in-perpignan/
Pool / Spa
Apartment is lovely and comfortable and is spotlessly clean.
It is in a great location looking out to the marina. I enjoyed sitting in the morning with my breakfast and watching the boats come and go.
The air conditioning was very efficient and the seats and the beds were very comfortable.
The pool was great too and never too busy. The complex is also very clean.
We will definitely visit this apartment again, we all had a fantastic holiday. St Cyprien is beautiful. Thank you again Suzanne!!.
It is nice to know that your holiday was enjoyable and that you were pleased with the apartment and the complex, including the nearby shops and restaurants.
I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
This is a beautiful apartment in a secure complex in a quiet area with plenty of amenities nearby, including a Sports Centre and fabulous gardens complete with peacocks. The apartment is very well stocked with everything you could ever need, and very homely, with lovely pictures, vases, candle holders etc. You can chill out on either of the balconies, one facing onto the Marina. It was always a joy to look out over the boats, and an instant relaxer. The sofa, chairs and bed were really comfortable, with plenty of pillows, cushions etc. Usefully there is a dishwasher and washing machine within the apartment. Both showers, in the shower room and over the bath, were pretty powerful. Suzanne herself was really helpful and easy to approach. Nothing was too much trouble. I loved staying in her very beautiful apartment and can thoroughly recommend it. Thank you ever so much Suzanne.
Dear Guest Thank you for your review. It is indeed great to know that you had an enjoyable stay and that you felt that all the facilities were of a good standard. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Suzanne
Weve stayed here a number of years and it never disappoints. The apartment is well equipped; well situated and has a homely feel.
The pool isn't overly warm but once your in, it's ok and it wasn't too busy either.
The weather wasn't great so we used the train from Argeles quite a few times which is a short drive.
We have already booked for next year!
Thank you so much for your nice review and information about the area. It is indeed a peaceful part of France and not overpriced like many of the other Mediterranean seaside resort areas. I look forward to welcoming you back in 2018 and to an hotter August. Suzanna
Fully Equpied and Excellent locale
As advertised, clean, tidy and tastefully decorated. Close to shops, restaurants and only 10 mins walk from the beach. The pool is clean and "refreshingly" cool. St Cyprien is an ideal location for exploring the Franco-Spanish coast and in September, quiet and easy to navigate. Suzanne was most helpful all through the process and guided a newbie with patience and good humour.
Excellent well equipped apartment with the benefit of two bathrooms and two balconies. Great view over the marina and short walk to a range of shops/restaurants.
The pool was quiet during our stay though a second key would have been useful if we didn't all go down at once.
Both the beach and main harbour were in walking distance taking around 20minutes
Ideally located for trips along the coast and into the hills.
Dear Guest Thank you so much for your review. It was good that the pool etc was not crowded, though it usually is not overly so even in high summer. I note what you mentioned about having two keys for the pool and will address this to the Management Agents for the future. Regards Suzanna
Absolutely loved the apartment.. above expectations .. very friendly owner and nothing was any trouble..spotless apartment with a great view.. definitely recommend :)
Dear Guest. That is so very nice of you to post a good review. Also that the apartment you found to be above expectations. We do try to provide guests with all possible amenities that can be available and accommodation in the apartment and make it as comfortable as possible. Like yourselves, many find overlooking the lagoon and the boats to be extremely relaxing. We hope to welcome you again in the not too distant future. Best wishes for the future. Suzanne et al.
15-20 mins walk to the local beach. St Cyprien beaches are renowned for being sandy - almost 12 kms of long sandy beaches in this area alone. Further down the coast, about 15 mins driving, there are many coves for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Boats for deepwater fishing,There is also a Marine National Park at Banylus. Snokel tours available July-August.Vast number of sporting activities in summer for both adults and adventure parks for Children. Wet and Dry! Safari part Sigean is approx. 1hr drive.
Day boat tours to Spain from St Cyprien/Argeles Port. Or from Leucate boat tours to the north.
Leucate is most known for wind-surfing.
Significant area in France for fruit, vegetables and wine production - since Roman times.
Bio farming- the area is also noted for extensive biological fruit vegetable and wine production. Also known for - organically farmed and raised, lamb, beef pork and chicken. It's possible to go to these farms and buy the produce directly. It is also possible to order from farms for direct home delivery.
Bio- Markets. Specialty supermarket type stores which sell biological and organically raised products.
Boutique Beer Production - In Argeles there is an organic beer producer where you can go for tastings and have light tapas with your chosen beer.
Markets abound everywhere almost every day in this area and also over the border in Spain. Vide Grenier are like 'car boot' sales. Details at Tourist Offices, St Cyprien and also Perpignan www.perpignanfr.com/tourist-information Place François Arago, 66000 Perpignan, France Brocante market in Perpignan every Sunday languedoc.angloinfo.com/whatson/.../antiques...perpignan/
Duty Free or low tax shopping in Spain on border with France La Jonquera and Le Perthus. Andorra is possible to do in a very long day.
Montpelier, 2 hrs, Toulouse 2.5 hrs, Carcassone 1.30 hrs. Beziers approx. 1.15hrs. Girona 1.15hrs, Barcelona 2+hrs.
Perpignan 20-30 mins. (time is by driving). There is public transport from all airports except Beziers. rent-a-cars available at airports, train stations, and other city locations. Bus from Perpignan Airport to St Cyprien with one change- M-S.
1Euros buses go everywhere even up into the Cerdagne.
Ferry- nearest is Portsmouth-St Malo - drive from St Malo approximately 8-9hrs. depending on speed and stops.
Elne is 5km (train ) St Cyprien Village 2.5kms. St Cyprien Plage 1km
Aqualand is 5 mins by car. Canet is 5kms. Perpignan 20 kms, local bus goes there. Driving about 20mins.
As above- local shops are 2 mins from the apartment. Open from April to October, also small Casino supermarket. Larger supermarkets approx. 1-3 kms away by car/St Cyprien Plage has a large selection of shops and restaurants. Here is the Chemist/Pharmacy, Post Office, Banks, Tourist Office, water tours, boat hire (all types). There is a cinema in Elne and Argeles featuring VO movies- original language is English= movie in English with French subtitles. Perpignan is 45 mins by local bus or 20 mins by car. Two large cinema complexes there and in summer, weekly music events. Many music festivals in the summer throughout area. Check at Tourist Office as festivals do abound in this part of the world both locally and over the border into Spain. Ceret is especially interesting, it is in the mountains, 30 mins by car and is famous for being a centre of painting at the start of the 20th century along with Collioure, which is also a must. It is possible to walk there across the cliffs from Le Racou beach then take the boat back to Argeles Port (park the car at Le Racou). Villeneuve de la Rahou (www.villeneuve-de-la-raho.fr) has a nice lake, kayak rentals and it's safe to children & protected from wind Many, many wineries nearby, established since Roman times. Elne is a very ancient village and was a stopover by Hannibal and his elephants.Cathar castles a bit further afield in Aude valley. Possible in a day's drive. Queribus and Peyrepertuse - www.chateau-peyrepertuse.com- is spectacular and worth the hair raising drive up! Carcassonne is a must and also a 'full' day's excursion. The Little Yellow Train takes one up & around the spectacular death defying gorges of the Capcir valley into the beautiful Cerdagne & Mt Louis- 1500m high-really long day but worthwhile. O/night stay best.Spain is nearby- 40 mins by car via the D618 & autoroute. Figueras with it's Dali museum. 'aiguamolls de l'empordà 'for bird watching www.empordaturisme.com - vast national aqua park. Cadaques by the windy & dramatic coastal route, or via the autoroute and then Roses, Classical horses, to ride. Many truly ancient small towns which can be visited in a circular route, starting at Girona. All in a day's drive. Much more information in the apartment.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Prices are subject to change so PLEASE EMAIL RE PRICES- Weekly bookings:Deposit of 25% required to secure booking, final payment 6-7 weeks before arrival. Pay on line or via PayPal or bank transfers- in sterling or EUROS- acceptable. note: the£190.00 security deposit-held till 7 working days after departure- covers damages/excessive cleaning.Bookings of less than 1 week are payable in full on reservation. Linen CAN BE PROVIDED as follows: ONE SET p.person 10E. (£8.50) Contact owner if required. Please note that: "COLD WEATHER HEATING" not included in price. Apartment is electrically heated for colder weather (approx-5 E per day) Changeover Day: SATURDAY in shoulder/high seasons. other seasons/off season- shorter stays possible. please contact Notes on prices: 'early bird' discount on bookings before Dec 7th. discount for long term rentals from 3 weeks. Internet provided -with French TV+English channels via internet. Adult/child DVDs/. Beach towels available for small suppl. A/C- please note, due to Management Rules, the outlet box is mounted on the balcony floor which makes the balcony VERY HOT when running -advice: best used when necessary & cautiously for outside comfort in summer.