Stone Farmhouse nr. Argeles Sur Mer and Collioure, South of France - Located In Tranquil Village - 5mins Walk Shops, Bar, Restaurants. 15 Mins Mediterranean
Paul and Annette Spink
- english, french
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 1980
Why Paul and Annette Spink chose Villelongue-dels-Monts
What a lovely region - close to Spanish border and full of Catalan culture. Must visit Collioure - famous by Picasso, Matisse etc. Easy access from UK via numerous local airports - such as Girona, Spain (60mins).
What makes this Villa unique
Set is quiet village, within walking distance of restaurants, bar and shop (5mins) and just 10 mins in car to nearest beaches at Argeles Sur Mer, and 20mins to Spain.
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Great house in a lovely part of the world
We had a fantastic time here exploring this lovely part of the world for a week. The house has everything it promised, and the great pool was even warmer than expected! The villages along the coast are well worth a visit, particularly Collioure, and the sea is suitable for all ages. A trip into Spain is a definite possibility, as is relaxing round the pool and short strolls into the village for coffee, drinks and dinner. Will hopefully be back one day!
Great property. Would recommend to friends.
In short the house provided everything that was advertised and expected; significant pool, grounds, amenities, modern kitchen. The location was great as we had easy access to restaurants in the village as well as villages close by. As we are avide hikers, we could access numerous trails required little driving time. Before our vacation, the owners readily answered all questions that we had about the property.
A perfect stay
We had the most agreable stay in the farmhouse, everything was just perfect and very well organized. The house is very nice and the place quiet and lovely. The owner are more than friendly, we will come again!
Beautiful, Relaxing Stay in a Private Villa
We stayed at Roussillion Farmhouse for the month of November this year. We had a fabulous time.
Although there are other houses on the property, you feel like you are in your own private oasis. The backyard is reserved for you and your guests, and the hedges provide complete privacy. The pool is great, with lots of sun chairs for relaxing with a good book.
The house is lovely and very high-end. The kitchen was well-equipped. There are lots of showers, and one tub.
Derek, the caretaker, was very helpful when we had questions. Paul and Annette did a great job of answering any questions we had, via email, before we arrived.
The dishwasher, washing machine, free WIFI, and free calls to landlines were all wonderful additions that we might not have looked for, but very much appreciated having when it came down to it!
Villelongue-dels-monts was a very nice town. The people were all very friendly. We rented bicycles and were able to bike to the next town (Laroque) where there is a great bakery, a library, and some art classes.
I would recommend a car for staying at this villa. A car is very handy for driving to the beach. (The owners recommend Argeles-sur-Mer, but we preferred the beach just one town north of Argeles. St. Cyprien has lovely, fine sand on the beaches.). You are also just a 10 minute drive to Spain! You can take the very scenic, oceanside drive to Spain, or the quick 3-lane freeway drive. (Food and gas is less expensive in Spain.)
All in all, this is a wonderful place for a relaxing stay in Southern France.
Beautiful property and setting
My family and I stayed here during the last two weeks in October and it was superb. The accommodation was excellent and well maintained. Good sized bedrooms, bathrooms and grest dining spaces - indoor and out. Dealing with Paul and Annette was a pleasure. On arrival we were met by Derek, the house keeper. He showed us round the property and gave us a few ideas of where to go in the area. The village is only a few minutes walk, the people were very friendly and after a few days the local shop keeper even kept crossiants for us. La Pieranne is a lovely resturant, the food is great and Peter and Ann are the perfect hosts.
There is plenty to see and do in the area, a one hour drive takes you into the Pyrenees and the magnificent Canigou and the Abbey of St. Martin. There are lots of fishing villages on the coast and the drive along the coast from Argeles to Port Bou in Spain is beautiful. Carcassonne is well worth a trip, as is the Dali museum in Figueres. All in all a great base to stay and explore a beautiful part of the world.
We celebrated a special birthday during our week. We had a full house of family members and thoroughly enjoyed the views, the peace, the privacy and sense of space in a beautiful house.
The support staff were attentive and supportive.
We would certainly consider a return trip!
Special interest holidays:
Wedding Parties and Wedding Receptions (catering for up to 40 people) - on request.
Ideal for Cycling and / walking, hiking holidays. Local horse riding and trekking.
Vineyards and wine-tasting within 10/15mins by car - taxi can be arranged...!!
Holiday Boot Camp (including ZUMBA) and singles Boot Camp.
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-skiing, diving, fishing, boat-trips, yachting.
France: Perpignan: 25mins. Carcassone 90mins. 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. Restaurant - 5mins walk.