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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
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LA PALOMA HOUSE

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Self catering property, foothills of the Pyrenees close to Mediterranean & Spain

La Paloma is a large residence on the edge of the medieval village of Arles sur Tech in the Languedoc region of South West France.

In 1956 local chiropractor, Mr Boix and his dentist wife chose this prime site on an old vineyard with views over the picturesque village to create a villa to live in and a separate suite of rooms for them to practice in.

When we bought La Paloma in 2003 we converted the practice rooms into a separate apartment, installed a swimming pool and created extra terraces. La Paloma can be rented as a House to sleep 12 or a Villa to sleep 6.

Either option provides:

- Private pool

- Stunning views

- Extensive terraces

- Fully equipped kitchens

- Short walk to shops and restaurants

- Short drive to coast and into Spain

- Cots, pushchairs and high chairs available

Make an instant reservation at our own website at: www.lapaloma.info

John & Gina Biggs

La Paloma is the ideal venue for a family reunion, celebrations or two family holidays. The two-story layout of the property lends itself to large gatherings. In addition to sleeping 12 people in the bedrooms there are three sofa beds to accommodate a further 6 people. With two kitchens, three bathrooms and three reception rooms there is plenty of room for party members to find their own space.

If your party is smaller you can rent just the villa section for 6 people.

The various outside terraces and seating areas mean that you can be together when you want to and can separate into smaller groups when required. In the evenings party members can find their own favourite spots to group together and enjoy a quite drink and meal or to play music and chat the night away.

One of the most important reasons for us buying a house in France was our love of food and wine. The main kitchen at La Paloma usually becomes the main gathering place when we are there with friends and family. The kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons and some interesting traditional French features. It has a table that will comfortably sit eight people, an American fridge with ice maker and modern gas cooker along with all the utensils and equipment required for the most ambitious cook.

A small library of cookbooks includes books from Elizabeth David though to Rick Stein should you be stuck for inspiration. Coll Frers, the village butcher has a fabulous selection of meat, poultry, and charcutery and the local Spar has fresh supplies of vegetables each day. To see our Blog about how we live at La Paloma see the owner’s website at www.lapaloma.info

Child Friendly – Cots, pushchairs and high chairs available

More Details

Details for La Paloma House 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 2 Bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms

La Paloma House consists of La Paloma Villa and La Paloma Apartment and can be rented throughout the year. La Paloma Villa can be rented anytime apart from July and August. See tab at top of page to rent La Paloma Villa. The house is perfect for large parties, family reunions and two family holidays. The villa section provides the main accommodation, reception rooms, kitchen, bathrooms and three bedrooms with beds for six. The self-contained apartment has its own front door, kitchen, lounge diner, shower room and two further bedrooms with beds for six. When at La Paloma with a large party we tend to consign the youngsters to the apartment. This leaves us to enjoy the peace and quite afforded by the villa with its large terraces and fantastic views. The youngsters meanwhile can enjoy themselves; close enough to be safe and far away enough to feel independent. Meal times are always the highlight of the day at La Paloma. There are several terraces to choose from for lunch providing shade or sun as required. As dinner time approaches party members drift back from the activities of the day and congregate in the large kitchen to share stories and help prepare the meal over a glass of local wine.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Spacious and airy villa with a lovely authentic French feel. Very clean and good kitchen features. Private, peaceful balcony with fantastic views over town and mountains. We went in July which although very hot usually got a nice breeze, although some fans would have been ideal for the really days. Great pool for cooling off in the sun and lounging about, which our kids loved. It was difficult to lever them away from it to do other things! Laid back town with a few quiet bars and restaurants. Surrounding towns are well also worth a visit like Ceret. And of course, the food generally is a treat with reasonable prices in most places we visited.
Aug 2006
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John Biggs

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks french, english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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La Paloma House
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Arles-sur-Tech Vallespir
Thisted, Denmark
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Good property in Languedoc-Roussillon

  • 4 of 5
A good possibility for families with children. Good property with excellent pool. Charming town and good possibilities for excursions in the Pyrenees.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Arles-sur-Tech Vallespir
london
5

i love this place!

  • 5 of 5
i have spent some amazing holidays at the house and throughly enjoyed every minuit of it. it has an amazing view from the balcony and is so hard to believe its only 2 hours away from london. with enough space to sleep family and friends! with the amazing french weather , swimming pool and the beautiful sceanery and food what more could you want!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2007
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Arles-sur-Tech Vallespir
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5

Spring at La Paloma

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay last year. The accommodation is well laid out and comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped. The patio/balcony areas are perfect for al fresco meals, with lovely views of the hills. There is no TV which was great, we played lots of games and read stacks. There were shops within walking distance that provided everything we needed.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Perpignan France at 30 Kilometres - Girona Spain
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Port-Vendres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Collioure
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
In the village
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Les Angles
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
In Amélie-les-Bains
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
In the village
Car: recommended

La Paloma is in the beautiful medieval village of Arles sur Tech. Arles is one of the most southerly villages in France and is just a few miles from the Spanish frontier where you can access Figures, famous for it’s Salvador Dali connection and the historic Catalan city of Girona. The prefecture of Ceret, famous for it’s annual cheery festival and museum of modern art is a short drive away. Beyond Ceret the old Roman road leads to the picturesque Côte Vermeille with the artists’ enclave at Collioure and seafood lovers paradise of, Port-Vendres once the home of René Mackintosh. The regional city of Perpignan is a thirty-minute drive away with its bustling shops, ancient canal network and fascinating Arabic quarter. Further up the coast you can reach Montpelier in one and a half hours and the historic Cathar city of Carcassonne in two.Getting here is easy. You can come by Ryanair to Perpignan or Girona, EasyJet to Barcelona, TGV to Perpignan or spend a leisurely day or two driving down from the Channel ports and crossing the spectacular Millau viadu

Other Activities: For full details of other activities in the area see owner’s website at: www.lapaloma.info

Golf: Bahia Mini Golf & Restaurant

La Baillie 66150 Arles sur Tech

33 (0) 468 87 87 01

Great for the family. Cheap and cheerful and good quality too. Turn left just before the bridge into Arles sur Tech, past the basketball centre and follow the signs up the winding road. You can just play a round of mini golf if you like or take a drink in the sunshine and enjoy the views.

Golf de Falgos

Details: 18 holes length 5044m. Par 70. Barcelona 187km. Perpignan 59km

Location St Laurent de Cerdans open 1 March – 30 November

A stunningly located golf course, hotel, restaurant and spa. Spectacular views over the snow capped Canigou to the north and the bay of Roses to the south. Well worth spending a day here for golfers and non golfers alike.

Golf de St Cyprien

Details: 18 Holes length 6480m. Par 73 : 9 holes 2724m par 35. Barcelona 200km Perpignan 20km

Location St Cyprien

PGA de Catalunya

Details: 18 holes. Length 7160yds. Par 72. Barcelona 45min Girona 15mins

location Caldes de Malavella(Girona).

Ski: We don’t pretend that La Paloma is a perfect ski location, but in the winter there are a number of ski areas within an hour or two’s drive. This works well if only some of your party are keen skiers and others prefer the village life and mild temperatures around La Paloma.

The nearest resort is at Vallter 2000, about 1.5 hours away in Spain. This is good resort for beginners.

For more advanced skiing the resorts around the plateau at the top of the neighbouring Tet Valley provide lots of choice.

It will take you a couple of hours to drive there and we can recommend hotels if you decide to make it an overnight trip.

It is a good idea to carry snow chains if you plan to visit either of there events. The roads are normally cleared each day, but you can get caught out by a sudden heavy dump of snow. We have a selection of chains to fit most vehicles, so just ask.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Arles-sur-Tech House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£1,495
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
Shoulder
May 23 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
High
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes Getting here – see the owner’s website for details of travel options to this property: www.lapaloma.info
Local information – see the owner’s website for things to see and do in this part of France: www.lapaloma.info

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Arles-sur-Tech House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Water Cooler
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Backpack
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • The house was recently fitted with a high pressure water pump and new water heating system. To celebrate their arrival, and to make maximum use of the benefits they bring we have installed new shower units in the main bathrooms. They have dinner plate size shower roses to drench you in gallons of warm water at the end of day by the pool or to wash away the sand after a day at the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Vanity unit
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Vanity unit
  • We know that planning for a big group holiday can be a challenge and that numbers can change at the last minute. That’s why we charge a flat rate for the property and not a price per person. If you find that you have more people than you planned for we can put an extra single bed in the master bedroom and provide linen for the two double sofa beds in the villa lounge and the one in the apartment. For a copy of floor plans showing the location of the beds see our website at: www.lapaloma.info.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
To see an extensive gallery of photos showing the facilities the house offers see the owner’s website at: www.lapaloma.info Child Friendly – Cots, pushchairs and high chairs available
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