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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary

This is a 2-bedroom apartment in the Finca Majorca development that was completed in 2010 and is located in between the Route d'Argeles and the Route de Madeloc.

It has beautiful views from a balcony looking south over Collioure Bay towards the Pyrenees.

The balcony is perfect for al-fresco dining - you won't want to leave the apartment.

There are two bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes. One has a double bed and the other has two single beds.

There is a bathroom with bath/shower and a separate toilet.

The kitchen is modern and well-equipped with a dining table indoors, if you want a change from the balcony.

The living area has a large sofa, TV and office desk space.

The apartment is on the 3rd floor of a three storey block of apartments.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

There is a communal swimming pool 100m from the apartment.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

For most of its life, the Pyrenees-Orientales region (formerly called Roussillon) of Languedoc was Spanish, only reverting to France in 1659. Since then it has retained a distinctively Catalan flavour. The food too has a Spanish flavour, with spicy chorizzo and paella popular.

The landscape of the Pyrenees-Orientales is perhaps the most dramatic in Languedoc, dominated by the towering Pyrenees, the foothills of which hold some of Languedoc Roussillon's most interesting sightseeing. As the plain nears the coast, huge etangs appear (inland lakes), home to fishermen and wind surfers alike. The coast is mostly flat, but suddenly (thanks to the Pyrenees) starts to undulate at Collioure, creating picturesque bays and headlands.

The valley of the Tech is particularly beautiful, with Cathar castles visible on high peaks, and rolling foothills covered in vines and fruit trees. This is also Cathar country (along with the Aude), with some of the most famous Cathar ruins located in Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc.

Perpignan is a bustling and vibrant city full of boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. The countryside is breathtaking, and of course, good skiing is only an hour or so away. The beaches are excellent too, and all have superb views of the mountains.

Collioure

"I know most of the French seaside towns and cities all along the coast, from Calais in the north-east, right round the Atlantic coast and on to Menton on the Italian frontier. Few if any can equal Collioure, in my opinion".

Hugh Oram (Irish Times May 29th 2007).

Collioure is a fishing village on the French mediteranean coast about 15km from the Spanish border. The town is hugged by the foothills of the Pyrenes and is surrounded by vineyards. Collioure has retained its old world charm and has not been over-developed.

Collioure has always been a source of inspiration for artists. Writers, poets, singers and painters fell under Collioure’s charm. That is also why Picasso, Matisse, Derain, Dufy Chagall, Marquet, and many others set up their easels here and immortalized the small Catalan harbor in their works. With approximately thirty galleries and many artists from the entire world, Collioure still is the ”City of Painters.

Collioure has many festivals throughout the year, the highlight being the Festival of St Vincent, the patron saint of Collioure, in August.

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Review 1-4 of 4

31 Aug 2012

4/5

"Very nice apartment, fab terrace and a well organised rental"

This is a spacious, cool and airy aparment with amazing views from the terrace. Furnishings & kitchen equipment are are basic (take a cafetiere) but there is tons of wardrobe space and the bathroom is rather glamorous. The terrace is the star, with a big table, 6 chairs, 2 sun loungers and plenty of room. The other big attraction for my youngish teens was the pool, shared between all the flats in the development but not usually busy even in high summer and baking heat. It's big enough to swim properly in and even dive (if you're careful or only eleven years old) and it's nice to splash about with other families. It was a particular treat to spend the day on the beach then trudge up the hill and finish up with an early evening swim in the pool. Sigh.

The owners are thoughtful and thorough, happy to answer questions and sent a particularly good page of notes and information through on confirmation of the booking. They have a proper contract, which is as it should be, and everything is clear and straighforward. The flat was super clean.

The town is fab. It's crowded, buzzy and colourful so it's quite nice to get away from it to the cool of the apartment, though it is a long hot walk up the hill and frustrating not to be able to nip out to a corner shop for supplies. We did the trip without a car and it was entirely do-able - there is no parking to be had in town (everyone is obsessed with parking) so it wouldn't help with that long hot walk or the corner shop problem. There's a little Carrefour supermarket in town and a market twice a week (go early, it gets too crowded by late morning) so food shopping is easy. The town beaches are crowded but nice and the sea is fantastic - crystal clear, and all the beaches have pontoons to swim out to and drive from. There are walks, boat trips, other beaches to check out, nearby towns and if you're desperate to leave town you can get anywhere in the 1 euro bus or on the train. But for a week of blazing heat we mostly stayed local and were relaxed, but not bored.

27 Aug 2012

5/5

"Clean modern apartment looking down over lovely old Collioure"

We stayed here in August with our 9 year old, we worried about climbing the hill in the heat but it was fine - it was nice to have the panoramic view and a little breeze blowing through the apartment. We decided not to rent a car as train to Carcassonne and bus trip to Barcelona worked well. We learned to buy food little and often as a big supermarket trip is a pain without a car.
The beaches are crowded, Argeles beach is much bigger and only 10 mins once you work out where to get off the bus. We spent more time in the shared pool than on the beach. We fell in love with the old town, the galleries and the windmill. Our 9 year old missed having wifi but otherwise no complaints. I wouldn't take a really small child because of the balcony but otherwise I recommend the place.

21 Jan 2012

3/5

"Lovely apartment with great views of Collioure"

I visited Collioure last july along with my husband and two teenage children. We hired a car and drove from Barcelona airport, this was straightforward with the direcetions given by the owner. The apartment was well equiped and comfortable and had everything we required, we ate in quite a bit as Colliour was rather expensive to eat out every night. The kitchen was equipped well enough to allow us to do that, we drove to the nearest town and stocked up on food from Lidl. Collioure is a lovely quaint little town with interesting little shops and galleries, the surrounding area has plenty to do and see. The weather was not great the week we were there so our teenagers were slightly bored (thats nothing new though) and it was handy that the apartment had dvd and tv so they could watch movies. All in all we had a great holiday I would recommed the area and the apartment!

11 Jan 2012

5/5

"Lovely views lovely apartment fantastic location"

We stayed here last summer with our children(8 and 10 years old) and thoroughly enjoyed it. The apartment has everything you need ( although air conditioning would have been the icing on the cake!). The view from the balcony is fab especially when you can watch the fireworks from the comfort of your own balcony during St Vincent's festival - really impressive! The walk into town is easy but coming back in the heat can be a challenge! The pool is literally 2 minutes away and makes a change from the beach. If you are going to the beach, get there by about 11 am in high season as it can get very crowded,and then be prepared for it to get cosy! For a bigger beach, go to Argeles. Although we didn't do it this time, the coastal drive into Spain is worth the hair raising bends. An all-round excellent holiday.

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