2 Double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 6
Mrs Linda Kewley
- english, french
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Only outside the house
One well behaved small dog
Over 6 years & under 1 year
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Excellent location with great views
Great location. Lovely big Villa, very comfortable. Liked the heated pool and table tennis table. Linda the owner very helpful and friendly.
Lovely, Idyllic Villa
We had a lovely week at Villa Olive. The house is full of character, cool, clean and comfortable. It is really well equipped (e.g picnic cool box!). The views are amazing both in the day time and at night where the dark skies are fantastic. Linda and Ian were very helpful. Some of our highlights: the pool and table tennis; walk up to the castle ruin above house; walk around Corsavy town and tower and crepes for breakfast; exploring Prats de Mollo; trip over the hills to Pals in Spain.
Everything we were looking for - and more!
What a lovely villa in a beautiful location! The final leg of the drive up may have been a little scary, but you have to expect winding roads in the mountains. The road to Montferrer is very quiet so with a little care the roads are fine.
The villa itself was perfect, cool without being cold, everything we needed for our stay, and with views that were a joy to wake up to. The pool was ideal for us, the cafe in the village was lovely, the restaurant was absolutely fantastic, and the visits from Lula were the icing on the cake.
Linda and Ian were perfect hosts, unobtrusive but there if required.
We had a fantastic couple of weeks, exploring the surrounding towns and chateaux, a trip to Spain, and loads of relaxing by the pool. The only problem was that 14 days wasn't long enough!
That's the benefit of living at 800m we don't need air con in the summer and can sleep at night! And the fantastic views when you get here, make the 12 min drive up the hill more than worth it! Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to meet you all again one day!
Villa d'Olive in September
Thank you Ian & Linda for being the perfect hosts.
Villa d'Olive setting is really quite beautiful, totally private and so quiet and relaxing. The 10 minute walk down to the village in the morning to collect our fresh bread and croissant for the day, fantastic way to start the day.
The house, is the nicest one we've staying in to date, with everything you'd ever need. The book selection was a great bonus and we loved the endless selection of movies to hand for the evenings in with kids. We all loved the heated pool, our girls couldn't wait to get in every day....
Thank you again, we would love to come back at some point, hope to see you again soon.
All the best
Steve, Rachel, Elizabeth and Katy.
At one with nature!
I totally concur with Gill Wilson review !
Our 4 weeks at this Villa was exceptional. Everything we could have asked for in terms of comfort. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped and as an avid cook , I lacked for nothing! Cooking the locally purchased freshest fish, meat and vegetables was a joy, and this complimented by the wonderful wines of the region made each day special.
Linda was the perfect Hostess, who even produced a lovely Birthday gift and card on my birthday.
I particularly enjoyed the scenery and wild- life. The butterflies are just beautiful and the birds soaring high on the thermals in blue, blue skies wonderful to watch. At night you could hear the deer 'barking' and the wild boar in the distance. A nature lovers paradise !
The walking potential is amazing, with strolls for the less fit and more serious hiking for the more energetic. The circular walk to the Castle took us a little over 3 hours, with some incredible scenery and views on the way.
Linda...thank you for making our hard earned 4 week stay with you a holiday to remember .
We have just returned from 4 stunning weeks at Villa Olive. The location is stunning - utterly peaceful. The heated pool is a real bonus, you can really take the time to float and drink in the views without getting cold.
Linda couldn't have been more helpful. She even walked our dog on a number of occasions thereby providing a complete service!
If you are looking for an away from it all holiday, then I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Villa Olive to you!
Picturesque Montferrer village, which is only a short walk, is now appearing in many tourist guides because of its old Romanesqe church and its spectacular views of the valley and coast. Although very small, it has a bar which sells fresh bread, croissants & a few provisions, a small well run restaurant, swimming pool, crazy golf and children's play area. Locally available are guided walks, tours of local vineyards, pony trekking, 4x4 Off-roading, trout fishing and the professional 18 hole golf course at Falgos. The owners highly recommend a stout pair of shoes suitable for walking as the local signed walks offer spectacular and stunning views impossible to see any other way!
The closest shops and supermarket are in Arles-sur-Tech, a 15 minute drive.
The ancient Romans were the first people to use the valley for rest and recuperation and were responsible for the Spa towns and churches. For centuries many great musicians and artists have been attracted to the Pyrenee Orientales, the sunniest region of France. In recent times, most of the great modern artists, Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Dufy, to name but a few, have lived in the area and found it a great source of inspiration, from the beautiful village of Collioure on the coast with its ancient castle built by the Kings of Majorca, to the spectacular mountains. Also, whilst in exile from fascist Spain, Picasso lived for some time in Ceret, a small town at the start of the valley, which now boasts a famous modern art museum. The region is rich in Cathar history and castles and the majority of these are situated amidst the vineyards.
On both sides of the border there are many coastal resorts, from picturesque fishing villages to large towns. Over the border in Spanish Catalonia, which is a thirty minute drive, there are many places of interest. In about 600BC the area was colonised by the Greeks and Phoenicians and they planted many of the vines and olive groves in the region. Of particular interest on the coast are the extensively excavated ruins of the Graeco/Roman city at Empuries. Close to the border is the town of Figueres where Salvador Dali lived most of his life and his large home has now been converted to a Dali Museum. Many guide books and maps are available at the house.
During the summer months there are numerous events and concerts of all types. Of particular interest are the classical orchestral concerts in the castle on the coast at Collioure and just over the border in Spain at Castello Perallada, and also, many concerts and events in Perpignan. In French and Spanish Catalonia the activities and places to visit are too numerous to mention, but there is a large collection of guide books, maps, programmes of activities & concerts available at the house, as well as a specially commissioned guide of tours and places of interest in the region.
The valley, although close to Spain and the Mediterranean sea, does not suffer the problems of mass tourism, and is a beautiful unspoilt part of the South of France, in fact, the farthest south one can go - a true undiscovered treasure - the lost valley!