Four bedroom modern villa in Collioure with heated swimming pool (1st April - 27th Oct 2018) & WiFi - about a 15 minute walk to the centre of the town, beaches, numerous restaurants and bars. 10 minute walk to a casino. Excellent views towards the hills, vineyards and Fort St Elme from the terraces. It is beautifully furnished and has three different outdoor dining areas. 2 x double bedrooms, 1 x twin/king size double and 1 x twin room. Brand new very well equipped kitchen - electric oven and induction hob, full size dishwasher, microwave, large fridge, large freezer, kettle, filter coffee maker, juicer, toaster and oyster knife! High chair and travel cot available. Spacious lounge/dining area with full length windows opening onto the front balcony and rear terraces. Dining table seats 8 people comfortably as does the wooden table outside on the terrace. UK Internet TV, DVD and CD player. Very pretty terraced garden with lockable gate to swimming pool for child safety. Washing machine in basement. Heating in all rooms.
- Villa1722 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 8 people, new kitchen, close to beaches.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 19, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We have just had an amazing holiday in Collioure staying in Villa Derby.
The house is well located and very well equipped for two families. Beds very comfortable and lovely linen. Relaxing spaces outside (3 terraces!) and another under cover, which means you can dine in different areas, retreat from the scorching sun or simply get some peace by escaping the kids! Would be sure to stay again if returning to Collioure.
Excellent property in a fantastic place
Five adult family members stayed at Villa Darby for a week in June. We had visited the town before on day trips and because we loved it decided to look for somewhere local to stay. Collioure did not disappoint and neither did Villa Darby.
Whilst we were there the weather was extremely hot for the time of year (mid to high 30s). Villa Darby has an open air swimming pool which was very well used. In addition there were plenty of different areas of shade so everyone had their own space. Equally there was plenty of room for those who wished to soak up the sun!
Whilst there we never ate inside, the outside table was large and could be shaded by the large umbrellas. The gas barbecue was easy to use, and was used a lot. By the pool there was an outdoor fridge in a bar area for those who didn't feel like walking down a few steps back to the villa. In addition there was a fully equipped table tennis table which kept players and spectators alike entertained in the cool of the evening.
In fact the phrase 'well equipped' could be applied to the whole of Villa Darby. We have stayed in holiday accommodation ranging from flats to chateau and can safely say that none were so well equipped. We lacked nothing -except perhaps a tea pot- from towels to fans, and everything in between including books, DVDs and CDs
Older members of our party found the hill from the shore to the property somewhat steep, but that had a lot to do with the heat. Anyway we found a free parking place at the bottom of the hill where we parked on couple of occasions to provide an easier climb for the oldies
Suffice to say we enjoyed our stay at Villa Darby so much we are looking to return next year!
July 2015 - Great holiday venue for all ages
We were looking for a villa and location for an extended family holiday to suit twelve year olds, twenty somethings, and those of us in our 50s and 60s. Villa Darby and Collioure really hit the spot!
We felt at home in the villa from the start: the pool was a great hit as were the fabulous views from the balcony and the really well equipped kitchen. The owner was helpful and efficient when we booked and on arrival we found the description accurate and had everything we needed. The town was lovely and people were welcoming. It was lively with character, but also had the essentials - a good bakery and butcher, a small supermarket and a great choice of restaurants and bars. The young adults enjoyed a visit to the nightclub only a short walk from the villa. Collioure is a great location for exploring the area too. We particularly enjoyed the combination of mountains and sea, the stunning views along the coast into Spain and market day in Ceret. Altogether, a super summer holiday for a variety of ages and interests.
A memorable holiday - Aug 2015
We had a fantastic holiday staying at Villa Darby. The villa is very spacious and well equipped and the views from the front terrace are beautiful. Our party consisted of 4 adults and 2 young children who loved the swimming pool at the back of the terrace. There was Sky and British TV channels which were great when the 2 children needed some down time.
Collioure is beautiful and the villa is very well located. I would definitely book this villa again for a future holiday. Highly recommended.
Perfect summer house in lovely town
We were two families with small children who stayed here fore two weeks. The villa was very suiteable fore young children, seeing the pool area was possible to lock and the outdoor area behind the house also was possible lock with gates. Lovely terrace in front of the house made fore nice evenings with wine and grilling. Nice view. 15 minutes walk to the city centre full of good restaurants and with several pleasant stone beaches. Would absolutely recommand. The owner was also very service minded and helpfull.
Easter 2014 - Sunshine, pool, great holiday
Villa Darby is an ideal base for a family holiday. The villa has spacious, light filled accommodation across two floors and four outdoor terrace areas. The front terrace has fabulous views of the valley and hills, with morning sunshine it's the best spot for breakfast; with evening shade for a barbecue. The rear terrace offers shade, ideal for little ones to play or a game of table tennis. There is a side terrace, shaded for lunchtime, yet evening sunshine for a "sundowner". The upper terrace has sun loungers, the heated pool and sunshine all afternoon and evening. With so many options to enjoy meals, play, or relax with a book, this is ideal for a multi-generation family group to get together, whilst offering the space for everyone to do "their own thing". Beyond the villa, Collioure is a lovely town, filled with history and character. So many choices of boutiques, art studios, bars and restaurants. Ideal for an evening meal and a wander through the many pedestrian streets. Make sure you pick up a guide (in French) and follow the town's "Fauvism" trail. There's traditional dancing in Place de 18 Juin on Sunday afternoons, check times at the TI office, located in the square. if you want to go further afield there are miles of coast for water sports; else mountain activities in the Pyrenees. We highly recommend the GORGES DE LA FOU, nr Arles sur Tech the world's narrowest gorge and thanks to a raised walkway, you can take the 1500m walk, a great family activity to remember forever. Nearby Argeles sur Mer offers "Rosalie" bike hire - seats six people plus two infants (Guidon Fute rental shop), we cycled the promenade and discovered a stunning outdoor photographic exhibition ("d'iles en iles, explosion de vie" until 30 Sep.14) at the end, close to the PORT car park. Of course, you could cycle to other towns along the coast and the Canet reservoir (Etang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire) as there are many safe, flat! cycle routes. The Pyrenees-Orientales region has a strong Catalan character or you can simply cross the border into Spain's Catalonia region. Don' miss the fish market of Port Vendres (web. cote catalane poissonneries) and Banyuls sur Mer is worth a visit, with play area, mini-golf and beach (BsM has an Aquarium and Biodiversarium - just in case you need an indoor activity for families!). We highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a memorable holiday in a diverse region of France, with a Catalan twist!
Collioure, where the foothills of the Pyrenees 'kiss' the Mediterranean . This historic fishing village with 4 beaches is the 'jewel in the crown' of the region. It is surrounded by vineyards and watched over by the Church of the Notre Dame-des-Anges and the 13th century Chateau Royal. Narrow streets around the harbour are filled with bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Collioure was an inspiration to the Fauvist artists such as Matisse and Derain. Local produce is available at the colourful market on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. For travel information see extra page of details. Other Activities: Private Heated Swimming Pool, Casino
Rates & Availability
35% deposit required Balance due 8 weeks before arrival Refundable security deposit £350 due 8 weeks before arrival Towels/pool towels and linen included Available Saturday 16-00 to Saturday 10-00 - other days by arrangement