Hobbit House is perfect for couples. If a group of friends and family need to be accommodated we offer two lovely old stone village houses (Property Nos. 8338096 & 8338102). There is a 10 per cent discount if booking both houses together. The properties are situated in the heart of the small, friendly, southern town of Le Boulou with the art gallery in front and the beautiful river behind. Although central, they are situated in a quiet area of the old part with local bakeries, shops, bars, good restaurants and a summer swimming pool nearby. There is a street market in the town twice a week. Le Boulou is easily reached by motorway and less than an hour by bus or car from both Perpignan and Girona (Spain) airports or just over an hour from Beziers airport.
Charming Hobbit House has its own entrance onto the street. The houses are joined together by the fabulous wooden decking/terrace area. Hobbit House can be rented with Highview (Property No. 8338096) or it can be rented on its own. However, if rented separately from Highview there is no access to the terrace. There is one bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a comfortable sitting room with sofa, armchair and TV/DVD, a dining/kitchen and additional bathroom.
The bedroom has a double bed, a chest-of-drawers and wardrobe. There are two shower rooms, one on each floor, with walk-in shower, wash basin and toilet. The kitchen/dining room has a refrigerator, microwave, washing machine, table and chairs, gas stove and kitchen utensils. There is a flat-screen TV/DVD with French digibox channels and Sky box with SKY News but there is no internet access or WiFi. Hobbit House has all the facilities required for a pleasant stay with a lovely view at a good value price. The small, quiet road at the front, mainly for bikes and walkers, gives access to the river and village.
Beaches/swimming/walking/cycling: There is a good path from the the house down to the river and along it to the local swimming and fishing/water-boarding lakes near St Jean Pla de Corts. The lakes are a 30 minutes walk from the houses or can be reached in 5 minutes by car & have glorious views, a cafe/bar, adventure trails in the trees by the lakeside and pedalos/kayaking. Le Boulou has a good municipal summer swimming pool 5 minutes walk from the houses. There are excellent beaches such as Argeles & lively resorts within a short drive from Le Boulou. You can follow the Route des Vins and discover local vineyards and enjoy winetasting.
There are many historic sites nearby including the fabulous Cathar castles. Find out more at the excellent tourist office in Le Boulou.
There are numerous local walks suitable for all ages and fitness levels. There are guided walks on offer all year round. They are graded and run by local guides into the mountains, coastal areas and over the frontier into Spain; The grand route 10 passes very close to Le Boulou.
Skiing: Font Romeu is just two hours drive from Le Boulou via the road to Prades and Andorra to the pistes of the Cerdagne. There is plenty of scope for both experienced skiiers and beginners plus cross country skiing.
Golf: The nearest golf course is a nine hole course at Amelie Les Bains but experienced golfers might prefer the new course at St Cyprien on the coast or the wonderful course at Falgos, high in the mountains with a magnificent view of the Spanish coastline and a luxury hotel and spa. Check the website.