Modern Seaside Town House
About the home
The House is terraced and situated on a headland between Banyuls and Les Elmes. Downstairs there is a small kitchen, stairs to upper floor, WC and an open plan living dining area. There is guaranteed private parking to the front and a south facing terrace to the rear. Upstairs, there is a double bedroom, a shower room and a twin bedroom. House is 50sq m plus outside terrace.
The town of Banyuls sur Mer is located on the foothills of the Pyrenees where the mountains meet the Mediterranean sea. The House is located on top of a headland between Banyuls Town Centre and Beach and Les Elmes Beach. It is a short (downhill) walk to the bars, restaurants, shops, entertainment and beach facilities of Banyuls Town and to Banyuls Railway Station. Banyuls beach is stony in places while Les Elmes is more sandy. Both beaches are supervised by lifeguards in the summer season. The water clarity can be excellent and snorkelling is recommended. If you bring some bread into the water you will soon be surrounded by lots of small hungry fish. Banyuls offers mountain walking and beaches mixed with some excellent beachside bars and restaurants. The area of the Languedoc has a fascinating history with Cathar castles reasonably accessible in the mountains.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Les Elmes, 300m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
The house has an open plan living and dining area downstairs and a small separate kitchen. There is also a separate WC downstairs. Upstairs there is a double bedroom, a shower room with wash hand basin and a twin bedroom. Both bedrooms are simply equipped with bedside units and wardrobes. Fans and beach towels are available for use in the summer months. The kitchen and dining area is fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, glasses and crockery, ideal for making use of the fresh local produce or trying the hot food takeout options from the Sunday market, shops or takeways.
Further details outdoors:
There is a private parking space to the front of the house, with lockable barrier access, just outside the front door. This is important as parking can be "challenging" during the summer months There is a south facing terrace at the back which has a table, parasol and four chairs. Please note, local regulations prohibit barbecues on the terrace,
Property must be cleaned before departure.
If the propety has not been cleaned properly on departure, we will need to arange emergency short notice cleaning for which a charge of €75 or £75 will be taken from the Security Deposit.
Strictly no smoking in the house - smoking is permited on the outside terrace.
25% booking deposit at time of booking.
Payment in full must be received six weeks before stay
Any breakages must be replaced with a similar item or a charge may be made.
A security deposit payable by cheque of €150 or £150 will required to obtain the keys This will be returned on departure following a satisfactory inspection.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales region
The Côte Vermeille or the “Vermilion Coast” is an ideal location to explore the mountains of the Pyrénées and the Mediterranean coast. The coastline is rugged and impressive with many small bays and medieval villages and towns nestled in the hillside. The area (especially Collioure) has always been popular with artists such as Henri Matisse and many others. The hillsides are covered with vines which produce the excellent red Collioure wine and Banyuls “vin doux” - .which was (apparently) first made by the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages, The area is Catalan which has it’s own identity and culture as well as being a mixture of Spanish and French. This was the region of the Cathars and the area is dotted with medieval castles and steeped with history.
The Banyuls sur Mer area
Banyuls has the benefit of a Mediterranean climate. The summers are hot, 35° C plus and in the winter, it rarely drops below freezing. Most of the rainfall is in the winter and spring with the better weather during May through to October. There can be some spectacular thunderstorms in the summer occasionally accompanied by very heavy rain. However this soon dries out and it's usually back to glorious sunshine. There can be storms in the mountains where the clouds "dissolve" as they reach the sea air. In the spring time the air is scented with jasmine and the flowers from the lemon and lime trees and in the summer bougainvillea hangs from the houses and "Belle de Nuit" scents the night air. In the spring and early summer the cactus plants are in flower and the "garrigue" brings a display of wild flowers, wild thyme and small lavenders to the hillsides. In later summer the hillsides are parched and dry in the heat of the sun. Oleanders flower throughout the summer and at the roadsides where they are planted there is a blaze of colour.
Banyuls is a reasonably short drive or train ride to Port Bou in Spain, where there are onward connections to Barcelona and beyond. Despite being only a short distance away, the Spanish feel is very evident and it is a good place to shop and eat. Fuel, cigarettes and alcohol are much cheaper in Spain than in France or the UK.
In Winter, the ski resorts of Pyrenees 2000 and Font Romeu are approx 2 hours drive away. Ski season is January to March
How to get there
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Perpignan Airport : 43Km or 27 miles - Driving Time approx 45mins
Gerona Airport (Spain) : 120Km or 75 miles - Driving Time approx 1hr 15mins
Carcassonne Airport : 165Km or 102 miles - Driving Time approx 1hr 45mins
Montpellier Airport : 204Km or 127 miles - Driving Time approx 2hrs
Barcelona Airport (Spain) : 210Km or 130 miles - Driving Time approx 2hrs 15mins
Toulouse Airport : 260Km or 161 miles - Driving Time approx 2hrs 25mins
Bilbao Ferry port (Spain) : 702Km or 436 miles - Driving Time approx 6hrs 20mins
Caen Ferry port : 1133Km or 704 miles - Driving Time approx 10hrs
Calais Ferry port : 1213km or 754 miles - Driving Time approx 11hrs
Flights : British Airways, Flybe, Ryanair and EasyJet fly to a variety of the airports above from London and UK Regional Airports.
Most Airports run a Navette (bus) service to the local Railway Station where you can connect by train to Banyuls
Rail : There are TGV links from Paris and Lille Europe (which connects direct to Perpignan with Eurostar from St Pancras) There are direct trains from Perpignan to Banyuls. Banyuls railway station is approx 10 mins walk from the house.
By Car from Northern France, through Paris and onto the A71/A75 route is generally the best. P&O Ferries offer routes to Calais and Bilbao, Seafrance run to Calais while Britanny Ferries offer routes to Caen, St Malo,Cherbourg and Santander. LD Lines offer routes to Dieppe and Le Havre.
Activities near Banyuls sur Mer
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|26 Jan 13||5 May 13||€ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|5 May 13||23 Jun 13||€ 440||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Jun 13||8 Sep 13||€ 560||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Sep 13||20 Oct 13||€ 440||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Oct 13||29 Dec 13||€ 330||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment for stay in Euros or £UK only. Cash, UK Bank Cheque, French Bank cheque or French Bank Transfer.
The 25% booking deposit may be paid by cash in € or £ or French or UK Bank cheque or French Bank Transfer. For deposits in £UK the current tourist Euro exchange rate on the BBC website will be used.
Balance of payment must be made in full eight weeks before your stay.
A seperate cash security deposit will be required on key collection This will be fully refunded on departure subject to satisfactory inspection of the property.
There will be a €50 charge if any keys are lost
All costs fully inclusive and include bed linen, towels and beach towels.
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