Les Perdrix, Collioure D'Amont
About the home
Our comfortable and very well equipped house is in an excellent location for a memorable family holiday in the south of France. We have tastefully furnished the house and the separate kitchen has a full range of appliances and cookery equipment and opens directly onto one of the patios. The site has its own secure swimming pool and the extensive grounds include a full size tennis court. We have provided guests with a range of games equipment and outside furniture.
The scenery around Collioure and its beaches is stunning and if you have a car, which we recommend, there are numerous interesting and varied excursions to enjoy, from water parks, canyoning, horse riding and golf to incredible mountain top castles and hidden monasteries.
The traditional French markets are always enjoyable. Sea trips, hill walks and of course relaxing on the beaches of the Med', are all a short walk from the house. The area is famous for artists and art shops abound in the village. Seafront restaurants serve fresh sea food and the area is blessed with its numerous local wines from the vineyards which carpet the surrounding hills.
For us, the area is as near to bliss as you can get!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Collioure - 4 beaches, 1km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
We have recently refitted both the kitchen and bathroom and all the furnishing, beds and equipment were new in 2011. We have provided new good quality bed linen for season 2013.There is a separate second toilet as well as a newly fitted one in the main bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with a new shower unit over the bath. All our guests have commented on how well equipped the house is. There is plenty of storage for clothes. Electric wall heaters and plug-in pillar fans are provided in each bedroom and the lounge. Local reference books and maps, games, DVDs, CDs, iPod doc and novels are provided. Generally our approach has been to ensure everything is provided that we ourselves would hope for on such a holiday.
There is no internet access in the house yet but there are hotspot broadband points in the village.
Bed linen and bathroom towels can be provided on request. Guests must provide their own beach towels for outside use as we do not provide these..
Further details outdoors:
The swimming pool is about 2 minutes from the house and is open from June to September. Access is via a gate with coded lock.
The on site tennis court is bookable through the on-site caretaker. There is no charge.
Outdoor table tennis and an area to play boules are free to use at any time within the extensive grounds and gardens.
In peak season we only accept full week bookings. At all other times it may be possible to be more flexible with both start and finish days and the duration of your stay.Please ask about this if you would like us to consider a more flexible arrangement at these times..
During high season July - August we prefer 2 week bookings. However, 1 week bookings are also available. Change over day in high season is Sunday and full week rentals must be paid during high season.
At all other times rental periods and arrival / departure days can be negotiated with the owners.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales region
Fantastic hill walking, superb fish restaurants, fascinating historical interests, a haven for artists and of course the beaches of the Med'. Collioure is at the heart of French Catalonia and an excellent location for an enjoyable family holiday.
The Collioure / Collioure D'Amont area
Collioure is at the heart of French Catalonia and is only 30 minutes from the Spanish border. The area boasts more hours of sunshine than any other part of the French Mediterranean. Often described as the jewel of the Cote Vermeille The area with its proximiy to the Pyrennes and Albere mountains has fantastic walking opportunities which can be started directly from our house. These can provide a range of moderate to challenging routes, but all giving fantastic views and memorable days out.
The are numerous excellent restaurants in Collioure and most have specialist fish dishes which naturally abound in the area.
The 4 local beaches at Collioure are a mix of sand and pebbles and there are long sandy stretches of beach just along the coast at Argeles. A fun way of travelling to Argeles is by the numerous pleasure boats which ply up and down the coast in peak season.
Collioure is a haven for artists and has has notable historical links with Matisse, Derain (Fauvism movement), Dufy, Charles Renne Mackintosh and Dali. the Dali museum is less than an hours drive just over the Spanish border. There are modern art museums at Collioure and Ceret which has notable links with Picasso. At Banyuls, about 7km along the coast is the museum of Malliol the French sculptor.
Collioure was the home for over 40 years of the historical nautical writer Patrick O'Brien
The house is part of a small development in the "Spanish style" and is just a 15 minute stroll down the river bank path to the heart of the town.Collioure D'Amont has a private shared swimming pool for residents which includes a shallow infants pool. Loungers are available for guests There is a full size tennis court, gardens with an area to play boules and table tennis - equipment for both are in the house for the use of guests. Parking is a significant challenge in Collioure in peak season but our guests have the benefit of the use of a garage and parking bays for visitors can also be used on site when available.
How to get there
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You can travel to Collioure by road, rail or air. The nearest airports are Perpignan (25kms) and Gerona (100kms)
Flights from the UK to Perpignan are with Ryanair from Stansted or with Flybe from Birmingham, Manchester or Southampton The latter usually only fly during the summer between May and September.
You can also fly with Ryanair to Girona, Spain from several UK airports and flights to here are generally daily. From here you can hire a car and drive the 100km to Collioure which takes about 80 minutes. We nearly always go via Girona and most frequently use Avis or Hertz car hire. Their prices include insurance to travel to France which can be typically around 8 euros a day with other companies so watch for hidden costs in quoted prices. However, there are often great deals out of high season so its always worth checking options each time.. Ryanair also have deals with Hertz linked to your booking.
You can also travel from Girona airport to Perpignan on the excellent Frogbus.com. From there you can catch the local train or bus from Perpignan station to Collioure. The local bus is just 1 euro. and takes around an hour whilst the train is around 15 euros and takes 20 mins. The house is around 20 minutes walk from the station so if you have a lot of luggage a taxi is advisable. A taxi direct from Perpignan airport will be about 80 euros. A taxi from Girona is expensive if not booked in advance.
You can travel all the way from the UK by train, euorail via Paris to Perpignan. Typically this can take around 12 hours depending on where you start from in the UK.
Driving the whole way from the UK via ferry is often undertaken by UK property owners and sometimes holidaymakers. It is a long but fairly easy drive down motorways and we would recommend shared driving or an overnight break in your journey if you decide to do this.
In our view fly-dirve is the best option for a short holiday break as it gives maximum control and flexibility, is the quickest door to door option and of course enables you to travel widely whilst on your holidays.
Detailed directions and map of the house location in Collioure will be made available on receipt of a confirmed booking.
Activities near Collioure
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|mid season||3 Mar 13||6 May 13||£ 450||£ 80||£ 85||3 Nights|
|high season||6 May 13||30 Jun 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|peak season||30 Jun 13||8 Sep 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|high season||8 Sep 13||13 Oct 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|mid seson||13 Oct 13||10 Nov 13||£ 450||£ 80||£ 85||3 Nights|
|low season||10 Nov 13||2 Mar 14||£ 300||£ 80||£ 85||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Minimum stay is flexible other than in high and peak season as indicated in the table above. Please contact the owners
Normal change over day is Sunday. Guests may arrive normally after 4pm and must vacate the house by 10.00am on the day of departure to allow the cleaners sufficient time to clean the house and prepare for the next guests. Please advise us as soon as possible if this causes problems.
Rental includes a charge for routine cleaning..
Hand and bath towels and bed linen can be provided at a charge of £10 per person. Please advise us at the time of booking if you wish this to be organized for you.
Guests are expected to leave the house in a reasonably clean and tidy condition on departure.
A returnable security deposit of £200 must be paid in advance of the rental period at the time of the booking.balance payment and this will be return within 14 days of your holiday following receipt of a satisfactory end of stay report by our cleaners, Details will be provided on booking.
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking and full payment, together with the security deposit, must be made 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.
Other than peak season, variable start and finish dates may be possible. Part weeks may also be possible. Please contact the owners to discuss
NOTE: Because of high demand in peak and high season, we cannot guarantee your booking until a deposit and the booking form have been received.Book
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