Self-Catering 2-bed rental sleeps 6, attractive village near sea
- english, french
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Laroque des Alberes
This is a very pleasant property in a very pleasant village.
A good place to stay in an excellent location.
The house was well equipped and clean, and the all-round outside space means you can find sun or shade to suit. Reliable and fast wifi throughout our stay.
Well situated in a quiet location, and within easy walking distance of the village with its shops, bars and restaurants.
Communications with Sara were friendly and clear. Congratulations on one of the best and most comprehensive set of notes for a property that we have seen in a long time.
A nice house in a lovely village
Laroque is a great place to stay and this is a nice roomy house, with an excellent patio area for sitting and eating outside, and a good large sitting room. Comfortable and within easy reach of the village proper.
Many Thanks for your feedback. Great to see the area we cleared for patio space was of good use to you. Laroque is a great village for a stay.
The property was easy to find with the directions provided. Facilities at the house were good and it is very spacious. You can take a short walk to the lovely village where there are a number of restaurants available and a good atmosphere. The pace of life is great and everywhere is so clean and tidy. We ventured to the lovely beaches close by and also up into the hills where there are a number of mountain streams providing a nice setting. UK tv is limited even with the dish, but that's not usually an issue unless of course the world cup is in full swing. Bikes available, sunbeds, outdoor table and chairs for breakfast and a large BBQ were all very useful. Weather was very hot and we needed the fans in the evening. All-in-all we had a great time.
A real gem in the South of France
We stayed for a week at the end of May to enjoy a well deserved break from life in the city….
Directions provided were very easy to follow as we flew in to Barcelona, which was an easy option. We were recommended to use doyouspain.com for car hire which was by far the best giving lots of different options.
The house and facilities were great and when we arrived everything was clean, nicely presented and well equipped. Although we never got a chance to even use the TV, then again that’s a good thing. This village and villa was more much more than good, it was simply fantastic, the location is perfect for those wanting to take a short trip to the beach or adventure to one of the many wonderful scenic towns in the Alberes region.
If you want to just enjoy relaxing, reading a book and pottering around the village on one of the many walks listed in the pack it’s all there.
Down in the village there are a couple of great hidden hostelries, a choice of restaurants (The Catalan Hotel near the castle is a must visit) and two great little pizza takeaways.. We took a number of bike rides through the vineyards around the village which was a great and easy way to get some exercise in (The local wines and cheeses are addictive).
It's been a long time since I was this relaxed and I couldn't have asked for anything more, the locals are so polite even with my attempt at speaking French.
Try the drive to Collioure and head south along the coast to the Spanish border, take in the views and local food and drink.
This really is the Perfect place for that long weekend or week away with the family.
Highly 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
The perfect break away!
We stayed at this ideal location in Sept 2012 for one week (2 adults and 2 kids aged 6 & 2). Only an hours drive from Girona airport, this comfortable, spacious, clean and easy to access detached property is ideally located in a quiet cul-de-sac. Temperatures varied between 22-30C and many alfresco breakfasts were had while taking in the tranquil picturesque surroundings.
The property is well equipped with all necessary utensils, condiments, maps and things-to-do suggestions, cooler boxes, buckets & spades, loungers....truly all you could ever need for a hassle-free family vacation. The guest book in the house is a great way of enlightening newcomers to the area.
The local village, within walking distance, provided all the french delights with 2 boulangeries, fabulous pizza, restaurants, informative tourist office and great walking trails. The carrefour (supermarket) is only 10 mins drive and has everything you need to stock up on foodstuffs for the week....even shopping bags are provided at the property. There are many beaches to choose from with the nearest only 15 mins drive away. It is very easy to navigate your way around and a must-see (for adults and kids alike) is the Sigean Safari.
We would absolutely recommend this property and location to anyone who is looking for "the perfect break away".
The Alberes are a natural frontier between France & Spain being the foothills of the Pyrenees. Laroque des Albères is a medieval village situated in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Along the coast there are several resorts with promenades and long sandy beaches and the village is only 10km from the nearest (Argelès Plage and Le Racou), and 17km from the picturesque old port of Collioure.
The immediate area provides excellent walking and cycling, especially in the Albères hills above the village, where there are rock pools and waterfalls. There are local supermarkets with larger hypermarkets in Argeles and the city of Perpignan 24 Km away. Spain is within easy reach, and the famous Dali museum is only 40 mins away in Figueras. For golfers there are courses in St.Cyprien on the coast and at Torremirona and Peralada near Figueres in Spain. Perpignan airport (Ryanair, Flybe, BMI) is about 40 minutes, Girona (Ryanair) about 1 hr, Carcassone and Balcelona 2 hrs by autoroute
Golf: If you enjoy playing golf there are courses at St.Cyprien near the coast (www.golf-saint-cyprien.com), and two excellent courses less than an hour's drive away near Figueres in Spain. They are Torremirona and Peralada (www.torremirona.com and www.golfperalada.com). On the French side of the Pyrnees inland there is the Falgos resort at the foot of Canigou. All three courses have recently hosted qualifying rounds for the European PGA.