About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees, a very unusual large detached Villa. A beautiful place to relax and enjoy the stunning and fascinating Languedoc Rousillon. Originally built as a restaurant, this house has 3 large open plan rooms downstairs featuring a centre fire opening, with wood burner that fronts the large metal grillage that was formerly used to cook the Boar. There us also a large Mezzanine area that overlooks the lounge areas. This can be used as a sitting area to read, a place to play board games, or just to relax away from it all
There is an enclosed terrace/veranda, that has table tennis and a dart board, overlooking the south facing garden.
All bedrooms are big and airy and have either their own en-suite or private bathroom. Three have access to a balcony with stunning mountain views. Bedroom 5 is twin-bedded with en-suite.
There is an additional room downstairs set up as a small gym (with a, multi gym and a few other pieces of equipment). It has access to a downstairs shower and toilet. This room could be rearranged to be used as an alternative bedroom, for someone with limited mobility. Please enquire for further information.
We have a very good internet access with a strong WiFi an IPTV box which receives U.K. tv channels and radio with 7 day catch up
The garden is south facing with a sun terrace and lawn where you can sun bathe and relax on the sun loungers and eat al fresco.
The River Tech is across from the house, where you can relax and cool off, at what the locals call the village beach. (There is a small area that is deep enough to jump in from the large boulders)
The medieval village of Arles sur Tech, with its 13th century Abbey Saints-Marie, is an easy flat 10 min walk from the villa, where you have bars, restaurants/eateries plus a small variety of other shops, including a supermarket, pharmacy, bakeries, butchers and a very good vin cave, just bring your own bottles and get them filled up with your choice of wine.
There is an outdoor swimming pool 10 mins flat walk away. Also 5 mins drive is 'The Gorges de la Fou' that boasts to be the narrowest gorge in the world.
Within the Tech valley are easy accessible neighbouring towns of Amelie le Bains, 10 mins drive, which has, thermal spas, large outdoor pool, golf, tennis, forest adventure park, shops, bars, restaurants etc.
Ceret, a larger town is a 15 mins drive, renowned for its Saturday street market, The Musee d'Art Moderne, and has various street cafes, bars, restaurants, with evening entertainment, and a mixed selection of shops etc.
The Mediterranean coast with beautiful beaches like Argeles and the picturesque ports of Collioure and Port Vendre are an easy 45 mins drive.
This is a beautuful area for cycling, walking, fishing, and a great base for exploring the Languedoc region. For the serious golfer, just 22 mins away is 'Domain DeFalgos' an 18 hole, par 70, in an unique location for a quality course, that combines, technicity and performance.
It is only 20 km to the Spanish border.
Accessible day trips can be made to
Barcelona, Figueres, (with it street sculptures of various Dali pieces, and museum), Roses, on the Costa Brava coast.
Carcassonne not to be missed with its walled medieval, fairytale style enclosed town, Perpignan, Andorra, Montpellier,and many more.
This location is well served by the Budget Airlines, to Perpignan, Carcasonne and others in France or Gerona and Barcelona in Spain.
Arles sur Tech is 20 mins from the main A9 motorway and so very accessible and easy to find.
* changeover days are flexible and we will try and accommodate as we are aware mid week flights can be cheaper.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
About Property Manager
My wife and I bought this large house as a family home for when we retired and all our family could visit. We love this area for its peace and tranquility and stunning scenery. We can go to the northern Spanish beaches for the day or even Barcelona. We go to the pretty port of Collioure for lunch, or port Vendre on the Mediterranean coast. The beaches at Argles sur Mer our grandchildren love. We are now travelling extensively and want to share our house and experience with others.
Property Manager purchased this Villa in 2006
What makes this Villa unique
Large, open plan, lounge, dinning, TV, relaxing areas. Sunny south facing, mountain view garden. Spacious bedrooms, some with balcony views, all with mountain views. Easily assessable from the main roads. Outdoor pool 10mins walk Swimming in the river across the road
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely villa in great location
Spend a wonderful fortnight in this well equipped spacious villa. Loved the area - and Siobhan and John were great to deal with. Can't wait to go back!
Lisa Brown and family
Ideal for cycling, walking and a great base to explore the area. The narrowest gorge in Europe 'Gorges de la Fou' 5 mins away. Drive into Spain over the mountains through some stunning scenary. Experience the Thermal Baths in Amelie le Baines, 10 mins away. The Forest Adventure Parc is s must for the young energetic to tackle. Why not swim in the river Tech across the road, when you need to cool down or in the outdoor pool up the road, 5 mins away.