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Traditional Catalan villa (3 bedrooms, 6 persons) Domaine des Albères

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Swimming pool, tennis, relaxation, beach, hikes, balcony/terrace, garden

Traditional Catalan villa (3 bedrooms, 6 persons)

“Domaine des Albères” in Laroque des Albères (66)

From 500 Euros per week

7 nights minimum

In a natural site offering a unique panorama (view over the Mediterranee and the Albera mountain), this family house with a large private garden, will allow you to relax while enjoying the pool, the tennis court, the table tennis of the Estate and the beautiful hikes in the Albera mountain (departure/ back to the house). You will have access in less than 20 minutes to the stunning beaches of Argeles-sur-Mer, Le Racou, Collioure and to Barcelona 2 hours away. The Roussillon is the sunniest region of France, offering plenty of season fruits and of course traditional Catalan cuisine. A unique place that you will not forget, where you can enjoy the tranquillity of the hinterlands while being very close to the beaches.

The house is located in the most Southern part of France (the Pyrenees-Orientales, department 66) in the Languedoc Roussillon region.

The Pyrenees-Orientales are at the frontier with the department of Aude to the North and to the South, Spain-Catalonia (Barcelona) and the principality of Andorra to the West.

The Spanish Catalan has had a powerful influence on the Languedoc Roussillon region for the last centuries, with especially the red and yellow colours of the flag, the signalling both in French and Catalan, the culinary style, etc.

Living in and visiting this region is like enjoying 2 countries at the same time.

To see: the Internet website to know all about this region.

Laroque des Albères / Domaine des Albères

Laroque-des-Albères (La Roca De Albera in Catalan) is an ancient and charming village only few minutes away from the house by car. You can go there by foot, by car or by the mountains' paths. Easy to recognize from far with its Cathar castle located in the village heights.

Like all the traditional villages of the region, Laroque offers you good restaurants such as 'Le Cafe des Artistes', where you can benefit from a good value for money, for a dinner on a shaded terrace.

In Laroque, you will find all kinds of shops (bakery, butcher, pharmacy, tobacco/newspaper kiosk and a grocery store). The tobacco/newspapers kiosk is owned by lovely persons that will make you some space to connect your computer in Wi-Fi.

In terms of logistics, it is easy to find all year long flight tickets/trains at a good price (1 hour flight from Paris or 4 hours by train-TGV from Paris) and to rent a car to get back to the house but the most important, to visit the region. You are 2 hours away from Barcelona, only 1 hour away from Girona and 30 minutes away from the picturesque town centre of Perpignan.

The house is located in the most Southern part of France (the Pyrenees-Orientales, department 66) in the Languedoc Roussillon region.

The Pyrenees-Orientales are at the frontier with the department of Aude to the North and to the South, Spain-Catalonia (Barcelona) and the principality of Andorra to the West.

The Spanish Catalan has had a powerful influence on the Languedoc Roussillon region for the last centuries, with especially the red and yellow colours of the flag, the signalling both in French and Catalan, the culinary style, etc.

Living in and visiting this region is like enjoying 2 countries at the same time.

To see: the Internet website to know all about this region.

Laroque des Albères / Domaine des Albères

Laroque-des-Albères (La Roca De Albera in Catalan) is an ancient and charming village only few minutes away from the house by car. You can go there by foot, by car or by the mountains' paths. Easy to recognize from far with its Cathar castle located in the village heights.

Like all the traditional villages of the region, Laroque offers you good restaurants such as 'Le Cafe des Artistes', where you can benefit from a good value for money, for a dinner on a shaded terrace.

In Laroque, you will find all kinds of shops (bakery, butcher, pharmacy, tobacco/newspaper kiosk and a grocery store). The tobacco/newspapers kiosk is owned by lovely persons that will make you some space to connect your computer in Wi-Fi.

In terms of logistics, it is easy to find all year long flight tickets/trains at a good price (1 hour flight from Paris or 4 hours by train-TGV from Paris) and to rent a car to get back to the house but the most important, to visit the region. You are 2 hours away from Barcelona, only 1 hour away from Girona and 30 minutes away from the picturesque town centre of Perpignan.

More Details

Owner
Mr Marco George
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017

Amenities

Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new shower
  • The bathroom's shower has just been renovated. The toilets are separate from the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • bedroom 1 - 1 queen , new bedding
    bedroom 2 - 1 queen , new bedding
    bedroom 3 - 2 child bed , mezzanine bedroom
  • Good beddings for a great night's sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Communal Tennis Court
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Daily cleaning is an option that has an extra cost. A commune ping-pong table is available near the pool. You cannot smoke inside. It is allowed to smoke outside but with respect as for the fire risks (wooded area). For the same reasons, a gas barbecue is provided instead of a traditional charcoal barbecue (order by the prefecture).

Reviews

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Traditional Catalan villa (3 bedrooms, 6 persons) Domaine des Albères
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5

Beautiful house in beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is a lovely place to base yourself and has everything you need for a family get away, Mr Marco was really helpful and easy to deal with in the lead up to our holiday, and the local housekeepers were really warm and welcoming. We loved sitting out on the balcony eating breakfast while the the sun rose up over the Mediterranean, or sitting out in the evening and listening to the radio or just enjoying the complete peace and quiet while sipping a local wine. The swimming pool is great for lazing around, although it's a fair walk especially the up hill return. There are plenty of beautiful villages and mountains to explore nearby. All in all we had a lovely time, in a beautiful home and would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning views, very quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The house is excellent and more impressive than the initial photograph shows. Having meals looking out over the stunning views was fantastic. Garden is beautiful. The accommodation worked very well for us with 3 children under ten. The community pool was well looked after, clean and a great source of fun. You could spend many hours there. The access to the tennis court was also a nice touch. Definitely recommend.

One top tip, watch out for the speed camera on the way to the village from the motorway.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Laroque des Alberes
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
St Cyprien golf
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Laroque des Alberes
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Font-Romeu
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Argeles-sur-Mer Le Racou
Car: necessary

The house is located at 300m of altitude and in the foothills on a 1 200 sq.m sloping land surrounded by cork oaks, giving a priceless shade for a good nap in the hammock.

This house is ideal for families or friends.

In the Albera Massif, offers as well as quiet, a unique panorama on the Plaine du Roussillon and the Mediterranean Sea.

From the balcony, early birds can enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the sea.

House built in the Catalan style, with 4 bedrooms, can accommodate up to 6 persons. Well-appointed and comfortable inside; covered outdoor terrace that allows you to make the most of the softness of family evenings.

You can enjoy a private swimming pool and a tennis court for the residents of the Albera Residential Estate only.

Active people can leave the house at dawn to go all over the Albera paths. Take a deep breath, bring water and food and it is on for a few hours of walking on the steep paths up to the top of the Albera, where you will reach the frontier of Spain on one side and the Plain du Roussillon on the other side. Unique and unobstructed view.

Leaving at 6 a.m., you can reach the Col de l'Ouillat by approximately 8 a.m. and be rewarded for your efforts by a great breakfast at the Ouillat hostelry.

The house is located few minutes away by car from a very nice village, 'Laroque des Albères' and 20 min away from the sunny beaches of Mediterranee, the city of Perpignan, the city of Céret and the very picturesque Collioure harbour.

Spain is on the other side of the Albera coast with the city of Barcelona only 2 hours away by car and Figueres that, with its Dali museum is just 1 hour away by car.

With its Catalan soul, its charm and spaces, this is an ideal place to spend calm family holidays. Enjoy the hinterlands' tranquillity while being very close to the beaches.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $586.99

Paiements accompte et caution par virements bancaires de préférence ou carte de credit
Les jours d’arrivée et de départ sont bien sur négociables en fonction des disponibilités.
Une chambre supplémentaires avec salle de bain et WC privatifs est disponible pour un montant de 25% du coût de la semaine

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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