Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This top floor apartment has air conditioning and is newly decorated, with a bright airy living/dining area and separate kitchen, both of which give access to one of the balconies. The other balcony is accessed from the 2 spacious bedooms; There is a beautiful view from the south facing balcony and comfortable lounge furniture is provided. The gardens and pools are meticulously maintained by the resident concierge. While only a short stroll to the beach, shops and restaurants, the apartments are very peaceful, set at the foot of a vine-covered hill crowned with a fairytale castle (floodlit at night).
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port D'Avall 300 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 35 km, Nearest railway: Collioure 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Please note that this apartment is on the top (third floor) and may not be suitable for very young children (thinking of the people who have to carry them!!). There is a facility on the ground floor to store buggies/bikes if required
|Further details outdoors|
Tennis and table tennis racquets are provided in the apartment. There are 2 pools - one is for young children, the other does not have a shallow end (see photo). The pools are unsupervised. There is access from the residence to the local Museum and to the path which leads up the hill to the windmill and castle (for the energetic)!
Swimming Pool is open daily from 9.00am to 21.00p.m. from June to September, and is restricted to residents.
Saturday is changeover day; the apartment must be vacated by 10.00am to facilitate cleaning.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Languedoc Roussilon, stretching from the Pyrenees to Provence and north to the Massif Central, has many attractions for the visitor, such as the old Roman town of Nimes, the ancient walled city of Carcassonne and the famous Canal du Midi, all within easy reach of Collioure. Trips, either by car or train, reveal a dramatic landscape of mountain and gorge, valleys of vine and fruit trees, and the beautiful long sandy beaches of the region. For lovers of history, ancient architecture and archaeology, the region is alive with possibilities. For the wine lover, a huge investment in recent years has really put the area on the map and the local wines are well worth sampling.
Collioure, the gem of the Côte Vermeille, is a picture postcard perfect town with its toes in the ocean yet sheltered by the mountains behind, providing opportunities for walking and hiking. The art lover will have no difficulty recognising scenes immortalised by Matisse and Derain the great Fauvist artists who spent many summers in Collioure. At all times a visit to the town is an authentic experience, with the locals fiercely proud of their Catalan heritage. Many still speak the language, and the traditional dance (The Sardane) is very popular and displays are common during the summer. There is a colourful market every Wednesday and Sunday morning, with an abundance of local produce. The most spectacular celebration of the summer is on St. Johns Eve (late June) when the local children carry the flame from Canigou (the sacred mountain) to ignite a great bonfire on the beach, ending with an exciting fireworks display over the bay - a great carnival athmosphere for all the family. In season, a journey on the Little Yellow Train through the vineyards and over the hill to the neighbouring town of Port Vendres is a must! Another treat is a trip under sail out on the bay, where you may even catch a glimpse of Canigou still snowcapped up to mid-summer. Day trips to Barcelona, the Dali Museum in Figueras, or the Museum of Modern Art in Ceret are other possibilities. On the other hand there are 4 beaches in Collioure, art galleries and plenty of enticing little shops and boutiques in pretty cobbled streets, with cafes and restaurants everywhere - so the choice is endless...........