This is a completely renovated, very spacious, (70 sq m) property with 2 double bedrooms, both ensuite.The main bedroom has a balcony with a view of the beach and both bedrooms have fantastic views of Fort St-Elme and Fort Dugommier. The second bedroom has an additional single bed and there are two double sofa beds in the living area, available on request for a supplement. Both rooms are en-suite with shower, WC, sink and heated towel rail. There is a remote controlled electric ceiling fan in the main bedroom and a stand alone fan in the second bedroom. Bed linen and towels are included. While the apartment is ideal for a family of five, a group of up to 9 can be accommodated, for an additional per person fee (€10-€15), using the two double sofa beds. These are top of the range sofa beds with very comfortable mattresses.
The bright open living\dining area has a modern fully fitted kitchen, equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay, including free Wifi and a Nespresso machine! Other utilities include an induction hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron, and hairdryer. The 'salon' had an integrated TV/DVD player with a selection of adult and children's French and English DVDs and access to TV d'Orange. The two large 'faux leather' sofa beds allow comfortable viewing for up to 6 adults. There is an electric ceiling fan that keeps the entire living area cool. There's a large indoor dining table with 6 chairs as well as two foldable tables and an additional 6 chairs to facilitate full occupancy or the option of eating on the terrace.
The living room opens onto a balcony and terrace with views over Collioure Bay and the famous clock tower, church and castle. The apartment is south/south west facing so the balconies and terrace get great afternoon and evening sun. You can sit on the terrace, sip a glass of rosé wine or two, and watch the sun set over Collioure as the clock tower, castle, L'Eglise Notre Dame Les Anges and the promenade light up.
There is direct access to a small sandy beach which is ideal for families as it offers safe swimming and snorkeling without having to cross any roads. The main beaches of Collioure, with a playground, carousel and an enticing selection of restaurants, are less a 20-minute coastal stroll away or you can take the €1 bus from right outside the 'Résidence'. These beaches offer kayak and standup paddle board hire as well as boat trips along the coast between Collioure, Argeles-Sur-Mer, and Port Vendre. There is free parking available in the visitor's car park and there are also usually spaces free directly outside the apartment, covered private parking is also available.
Port Vendre, an active fishing port with a great selection of fish restaurants, is only a 10-minute walk away along a coastal path that passes another small beach suitable for swimming and sunbathing and a Lidl supermarket that is less than a 5-minute walk from the apartment.
For walkers, Fort St-Elme and Fort Dugommiercan be reached in 10-15 minutes from a path across the road from the 'Résidence', the incredible views are worth the short climb and once on this elevation, there are endless marked walkways to choose from whatever your walking level. The famous 'moulan' is also a short walk away.
We have been holidaying in Collioure for over 15 years and although at one time we owned a property a 20-minute drive away it has long been our dream to have our own apartment in Collioure. After years of searching, we finally found this property which has an idyllic location, given the breathtaking views, the sunny aspect and the proximity to the sea. We have had it completely renovated and decorated to the highest standards to include all of the facilities we feel make a holiday enjoyable. We hope you will enjoy your time there, as much as we always do, as ideally, we hope to build up a small selection of visitors who will love and respect the apartment as much as we do and want to return year after year.
The property is easily accessible from Perpignan (20 min drive), Girona (55 min drive), Carcassone (90min drive) and Barcelona (2hr drive) airports. Collioure train station is a 30-minute walk from the apartment or a 5min bus/taxi ride.