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Very child friendly. 3 bathrooms, 3 terraces. Astounding views, 1/2 acre garden, large playroom, bikes, tennis, access to mountains.
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 en-suite double bedrooms on the ground floor, 2 twin bedded rooms, 1 of which has a balcony, 1 bedroom with bunk beds on the first floor. The large lounge also contains a double sofa bed. There is a put-you-up bed and a cot in addition.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter:
- please note that the house needs to be left in a clean condition. All rubbish needs removing from the house. you may lose your deposit
- English, French
About Tim Shackley
We are Tim and Emma, 2 general practitioners with 3 children who need to get away from the cold busy lives of the UK for a few weeks every year. We bought the house 10 years ago and are constantly find new treasures in this area, from a new beach, to a new mountain stream. Year round the weather is good, there is so much to see and do. The famous "Domaine du Mas Rous" sells world class wine is only a 5 minute walk. Our children, now aged 20,17, and 15 continue to love the area. They love the pool, the beaches, tennis, the shops, cycling, snorkelling, the WI-FI and the home cinema. They are not so keen on the fantastic mountain walks from the door however.. Debra and her team are very helpful and will deal with your every wish . Do not forget that all towels and bedding are provided
Tim Shackley purchased this villa in 2005
Why Tim Shackley chose Montesquieu-des-Alberes
Having been to all almost all areas of France in the last 40 years, this area has in our opinion everything you could possibly want. It is close to a superb coastline, sophisticated Collioure, partying Argeles, romanesque churches, fabulous walking country, the art of Matisse and Dali, Roman ruins, sailing and water sports, shopping in Perpignan, skiing 90 minutes drive. The weather is mild throughout the year and hot in the Summer.The swimming pool is open from April to October. Yet the house is in a very quiet neighbourhood, the large and well stocked garden ensures that the only sound you hear is that of the Cicadas chirping as you relax, a glass of fine local wine in your hand. Yet one is only 10 minutes drive from numerous supermarkets, the Spanish border and the beaches.
What makes this villa unique
We particularly like the spacious living room adjacent to the new "all mod cons" kitchen. The choice of 3 outside sitting areas allows you the choice of sun and shade throughout the day. Being able to walk from the door into the hills is fantastic. The pool is very child friendly and is adjacant to the house allowing you to keep an eye on things from the patio. Our children like the freedom to cycle to the play area/tennis court on their own. The views are wonderful whatever time of year. We have now installed a wood burning stove which in addition to the gas fired central heating makes this a fantastic year round destination. The new TGV allows you to get to Barcelona in less than an hour and Paris is also only 4 or so hours away.