Highview, a large village house, is perfect for couples or a family group. Highview is one of two lovely old adjoining stone village houses (Property Nos. 8338096 & 8338102). The smaller house, Hobbit House, may be booked separately or together with Highview in which case a ten per cent discount applies. Together the houses are ideal for larger groups of family and friends.
The houses are situated in the heart of the small, friendly, southern town of Le Boulou with the art gallery in front and the beautiful river behind. Although central, they are situated in a quiet area of the old part with local bakeries, shops, bars, good restaurants and a summer swimming pool nearby. There is a street market in the town twice a week. Le Boulou is easily reached by motorway and less than an hour by bus or car from airports in Perpignan and Girona (Spain) or just over an hour from Beziers airport.
These two houses are joined together by the fabulous wooden decking/terrace area. The large house sleeps six or seven, the small house sleeps two and a baby and they have been recently renovated. They are comfortable, well-equipped & have everything you may need. The houses will be rented separately or together upon request.
Highview House has direct access to the beautiful private terrace/decking area, which is only open to Hobbit House (8338102) if the two are booked together. Highview is on three floors & sleeps six, or seven if required, with three modern bathrooms, one on each floor. It has a large living-room and kitchen and a conservatory leading on to the terrace. Sleeping is in one large double bedroom, one twin, one single plus a sofa-bed, a put-up bed & a cot. (NB. access to the top floor bedrooms is through the first floor room with fully curtained off bedroom area.) The bedrooms all have splendid views as does the terrace. There is free WiFi throughout the large house.
Beaches/swimming/walking/cycling: There is a good path from the back of the house down to the river and along it to the local swimming and fishing/water-boarding lakes near St Jean Pla de Corts. The lakes are a 30 minutes walk from the houses or can be reached in 5 minutes by car & have glorious views, a cafe/bar, adventure trails in the trees by the lakeside and pedalos/kayaking. Le Boulou has a good municipal summer swimming pool 5 minutes walk from the houses. There are excellent beaches such as Argeles & lively resorts within a short drive from Le Boulou. You can follow the Route des Vins and discover local vineyards and enjoy winetasting.
There are many historic sites nearby including the fabulous Cathar castles. Find out more at the excellent tourist office in Le Boulou.
There are numerous local walks suitable for all ages and fitness levels. There are guided walks on offer all year round. They are graded and run by local guides into the mountains, coastal areas and over the frontier into Spain; The grand route 10 passes very close to Le Boulou.
Skiing: Font Romeu is just two hours drive from Le Boulou via the road to Prades and Andorra to the pistes of the Cerdagne. There is plenty of scope for both experienced skiiers and beginners plus cross country skiing.
Golf: The nearest golf course is a nine hole course at Amelie Les Bains but experienced golfers might prefer the new course at St Cyprien on the coast or the wonderful course at Falgos, high in the mountains with a magnificent view of the Spanish coastline and a luxury hotel and spa.