James & Caroline Postlethwaite

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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VILLA HEUREUSE

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4 bedroom villa & 2 bedroom apartment,WIFI 15 mins drive to sandy beaches

The villa & apartment make the most of breathtaking views over the tumbling stream, whilst the terraced gardens offers both sun & shade. They are planted with palms, yuccas & Mediterranean plants. Each property has it's own private area outside. The shared gate leads to the stream & natural pool great for swimming, fishing & exploring nature. The sound of running water & birds chirping help get you strait into the holiday mood. This is a place where you can really relax & unwind, yet is close to so much.

THE VILLA: Inside 9 rooms including 4 bedrooms offer plenty of space. French doors let in plenty of sun & allow you to enjoy the amazing views. From the sitting room a balcony overlooks the stream. Upstairs the 3 & 4th bedroom are joined or separated by a sliding door. They lead too a large private roof terrace.

APARTMENT RIVIERE: Outside large patios & terraced gardens lead via a private entrance to the two bedroom apartment also offering magical private views over the cascading stream & gardens.

Each has it's own ping pong table.

Natural swimming pool & ping pong: Children or adults alike can while away hours looking for fish (bring a net or buy one locally) swimming or just enjoying a BBQ surrounded by blissful natural sounds. If you are the sort of person who enjoys being in a really natural environment & prefers the idea of pure mountain water to chlorine, but likes to be close to the action, this is for you. The Edge of the pool shelves gently, so it is a good place for children to practice swimming under supervision. The waterfall cascading into the pool is a constant pleasure to watch & ensures the water remains clean. Older children & adults love to jump in from the rocks above! Click on our website for more photos.

In winter spring & autumn the stream often surges after rain which is quite thrilling, in summer it continues to flow more quietly.It NEVER dries out.

There is a gate separating the properties from the stream to keep children safe, but obviously you must use prudence especially with young children.

Ping ping is also available to the villa.

Near to everything: The villages of Sorede & Laroque Des Alberes are only 5 minutes by car & offers a full range of shops & restaurants. The roads are very easy & though the villa is in nature, there are houses round about, so it is by no means cut off from civilization. This is a wonderful place in summer to escape the crowds & is a welcome few degrees cooler with good air. In spring & Autumn everything is green & flowering so it is also a wonderful time to come.

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Space & comfort, great weather, walks & WIFI: The villa especially, is very spacious with large rooms. The sofa & chairs are comfortable & the furniture good quality, offering a touch of luxury. For rainy days there is TV & WIFI but with an average 300 days of sun a year & warm micro climate there are not many of these!! This area offers one of the best climates in France which is why the French have holidayed here for years.

Walking is a great pleasure here especially off season when it is cooler. There are a huge array to choose from, whether you are a casual walker or up for long hikes. Many are possible strait from the villa & apartment.Great for bird watchers also.

There is of course also the possibility of renting both the villa & the apartment if you are a larger group.

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Details for Villa Heureuse 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

This villa is suitable for up to 8 people . A really comfortable spacious villa which has been newly renovated to a high standard. In front of the property a large Romanesque courtyard leads to the private entrance. For younger children this area can be closed off. There are a whole host of terraces to choose from for sunbathing, reading a good book, or eating or drinking 'En Dehors' The shared gate leads to the stream where you will also find a large natural swimming pool which has formed as part of the stream. Inside the hallway leads to 2 double bedroom with en-suite bathrooms, family bathroom, Separate W.C & ,large sitting room/dining room & kitchen area leading to a large balcony overlooking the stream. Most rooms have French windows, plenty of sun & doors to the terraces outside. A spiral stairway leads upstairs to the 3nd & 4th bedroom which can be joined or separated. A large private roof terrace offers plenty of sun & magnificent views.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
James & Caroline Postlethwaite (Owner)
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About James & Caroline Postlethwaite

We are an English family living in France. I trained in England as an Osteopath & Naturopath & James as a Medical Herbalist & yoga Teacher & writer.

Now my interest is in sharing in & discovering & opening to the deeper truth of ourselves, so that we can let go of limiting beliefs & flower into our infinite potential & be true to our hearts & souls.

So many of us have got caught up in living life on survival level only & living according to others expectations. Yet as we turn inwards again we discover who we really are on a deeper level. We can again discover our true centre, our authentic self & live from joy. Anyone for whom this resonates is welcome to speak to me about this.

Why James & Caroline Postlethwaite chose Sorede

I love the situation here. To be honest James & I completely fell in love with it. It has been a restoration project of love which we continue to upgrade. I just feel so grateful to be able to share this with you.

What makes this villa unique

The views & situation are so unique. To have a natural pool to swim in right outside the property is just amazing. I love to swim in nature myself & feel so much joy giving you this opportunity also. Children love it, as do adults, so it's really win win.

Being close to many other pretty villages sea & shops is also a bonus. It is though useful to have a car as Sorede is about 40 mins walk & uphill on the way back.It is though a beautiful walk much of it possible along the river. Also a great spot for keen cyclists or bird watching.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Villa Heureuse
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
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Villa Heureuse
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Sorede Alberes
Norwich, England
5

Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful fortnight in the villa with 2 teenage boys and our lively 4 year old daughter. We had a fantastic time and the children had alot of fun playing and swimming in the rock pools every day. It can get very hot during the day in August and this was a perfect way to relax and to cool down. It was very special and magical to barbecue on the rocks in the evening and watch the bats diving into the water. The close proximity to Spain makes it an ideal place for a two centre holiday - we drove onto Barcelona for the final weekend of our holiday. Thank you for introducing us to this region of France!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Chlidren & adults never tire of observing nature a having fun here.
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Villa Heureuse
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Sorede Alberes
Sonderborg
5

NIce family holiday

  • 5 of 5
The house is placed in the middle of the stunning mountain nature, with the possibility of a swim in the rock pool in the back yard.
Only 20 min drive to the beautiful mediteranian sea.
Nice place for a family holiday!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christian. It is a joy to have such happy guests who come to really enjoy their holiday. It is a pleasure to have you stay with us.
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Sorede Alberes
Cologne, Germany
5

Brilliant place

  • 5 of 5
We (family of three, w/ daughter aged 3) spent two extremely enjoyable weeks in Villa Heureuse - in mid October, 2010.
Torrential rain during the first few days turned the little stream behind the house into an impressive river. Yet, the place was so nice we could even relax during the rainy days. We enjoyed hiking, sightseeing (there's such a lot of things to see around Sorède and in the area) and even the sea.
We are certainly looking forward to coming back sometime.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We hope to see you again.
We are now going to make the villa even better, turning it form 3 to 4 bedrooms & creating 2 new bathrooms which will be top quality, including walk in showers & also a brand new fully fitted kitchen in the sitting/dining room. We will also enlarge the dining area & install new large folding glass doors to the balcony to make the most of indoor/outdoor living. It will be an extra bit of luxury in this superb setting. This will be completed by February.
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Sorede Alberes
UK
5

Family Holiday at Villa Hereuse

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely family holiday at the Villa, which has a fantastic setting on the river. There was plenty for our 3 pre-teen and teenage children to do and the table tennis table just outside the front door was an added bonus, which we made good use of! The villa is ideally situated for easy access to the whole of the surrounding area, including many of the excellent nearby beaches - La Racou and La Peyrefite particularly worth a visit, the latter especially for snorkelling in the marine reserve.
Spectacular views of the Alberes, with many walks nearby and easy access to Sorede by car or bike, likewise to Laroque.
This was our third visit to the area, and we definately plan to return again in the future!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Sorede Alberes
New York.
5

Friends from across the pond.....

  • 5 of 5
Outstanding Holiday! Caroline and James could not be nicer.The villa was immaculate and very well equipped.They made us feel at home right away.Plenty of "extras".We were central to all sight seeing and restaurants.The villa had magnificant views of a mountain stream and all kinds of wild life.There were plenty of paths and walks through the beautiful countryside or short day trips either in France or Spain.The weather is perfect for many different activities going on all year.We would definately recommend Villa Heureuse to our friends and cant wait to go back again ourselves.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It is so special & it's always lovely when other people feeel the way we do about it!
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422500
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Sorede Alberes
Tromsø
5

Villa Heureuse in Happy Valley!

  • 5 of 5
We spent three lovely weeks (summer 2009) in unique surroundings - with the rock pool as the big bonus where children and adults had at least one daily swim. The best pool in garden we've ever had! Perfect place for children (ours aged 5,11 and 13) - when not in the river they played table tennis or explored surroundings. Hosts were very friendly, had lots of advice for restaurants and outings and was ready with kind service when needed. It was possible to walk in the mountains in almost every direction from the house on nice foot paths up to where we had stunning view all the way to the sea. The nearest village Sorede had some nice restaurant and on Thursdays one could spend evening (after dinner) in the town square watching locals dance Sardane - on our last Thursday we even joined in!! During three weeks we had one meal inside the house - the house had two nice dining areas outside which we used for all meals. We had a couple of rainy days, and then the winter garden was perfect for sitting "outside" in the rain and watch the lightning flashing through the darkness in the evening. We were one family of five and two friends staying together. The house had plenty of space for all of us - only minus was that you had to walk through one of the bedrooms to get to next bedroom. No problem if children are sharing the two rooms though. All in all this is a house which have everything you need for a self catering holiday, lovely surroundings and not far to drive to fantastic beaches, other villages, city (Perpignan) or Spanish border. Highly recommended!!
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
perpignan
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Port Vendres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Argeles
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sorede
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Sorede
Car: recommended

Sorede is an undiscovered gem nestling in the foothills of the Alberes part of the Pyrenees, yet only 10 mins from the sandy Mediterranean beaches & sparkling sea. This enchanting village has several good restaurants & all the necessary amenities & shops including: boulangeries, bank, post office, children’s playground & tourist information office. It's attractions include a twice weekly market, turtle zoo & riding stables.

Sorede is very authentic & friendly. A thriving local population means it is open for business all year round.

From Sorede you are well situated to visit many other interesting places including vibrant Ceret Market (overflowing with local produce) & museum of modern art. Perpignan 20 minutes drive. Beautiful Colliure, a romantic seaside village is a must.

Spain's Costa Brava, Girona & Barcelona are in day trip range.

Mountains, thermal bathes & ski slopes are all accessible.

This is a great base for sun, sea & sites either for a family or a couple.

Other Activities: hiking & all water sports

Golf: 20 mins drive to Golf Course.

Ski: Skiing is possible in 1.30 mins drive.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sorede Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 7
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€500
 
 
Rate 8
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€400
 
 
Christmas & New year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€400
 
 
Spring
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
€500
 
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 10 2015
14 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 21 2015
14 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
Late summer
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
 
 
Autumn
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €200
Notes Linen is available to hire for £6/ 7.50€ per person per week.
Cleaning is available for 15€ per hour.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Sorede Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , The WC is separate
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The main bathroom comes with full size bath & separate walk in shower. The other bathrooms has a modern walk in shower. All newly installed in 2011
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A travel cot is available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The upstairs bedrooms can be joined or separated as required.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Just outside the property the stream has a large natural swimming pool. TV sun chairs & garden furniture are supplied as are fans. The villa & apartments have central heating for the cooler periods.
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