House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This is a lovely house with beautiful views over a valley of wine groves. The large south facing terraces and pool area are accessed through 3 double veranda doors opening off the spacious and bright living/dining area.
The days are pleasant here. The summers are warm and the winters mild: the sun shines for 320 days or so a year.
You will find it irrestible to spend breakfast and dinner on the terrace overlooking this beautiful setting.
The local village has all you need with outdoor cafes and restaurants and four swimming coves
The house itself is only 8 years old and has a superior fitout in the kitchen, living areas, 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms ( 1 en suite).There is a large utility room and ample parking for 2 cars.
Linen and towels are provided with a weekly pool cleaning and maid service.
A cot and high chair are also available.
EMAIL FEEDBACK FROM RENTERS 2012
We had a marvellous time at your lovely home in Collioure. It was comfortable for all seven of us and fit our needs, whether it was swim, read, or surf the net (great wi-fi by the way ). Our excursions included daily visits to the seaside villages, the beach, casino! And even Girona and barcelona. Thanks for making it all possible for us to enjoy our stay.
Gregory Orr July 2012
We had a wonderful time and the home is lovely. I used the bike it is quite a ride up the hill! Great exercise.
We liked the bakery in the artisan Faubourg area the best. We went to most of the wineries in Collioure and Banyuls and several in Maury and Rivesalte. We learned quickly that we needed to get to the market early on market days to get any fish for dinner1
Darryn L. Duchon July 2012
Just a quick message to tell you that we had a very nice holiday in
Collioure and that we liked very much our stay in your house.
Caroline Ducasse, August 2012
Thank you Eugene. We had a fantastic time at your house. It was just gorgeous!
All the best,
Shannon Lombardi - August 2012
We had a fantastic holiday in Collioure.What a lovely house and location!
All the best,
Valerie Mcloughlin August 2012
Hi Eugene ,
We had a great time at the villa in Collioure . We and our two friends were very impressed with the villa and the way you had provisioned it and the location - it was nice to walk to town and on a number of occasions we did manage to walk back up the hill!
All the Best
Mick and Barbara
Well its back to the rather chilly Sctottish Highlands after a fabulous holiday at your lovely home in France where ... our accommodationat at no 38 was very much appreciated by all of us we enjoyed all aspects of the villa and especially the homely atmosphere where we could spend time together which is not always easy for eight of us!! Once again , thank you for a holiday that was everything and more that I could have hoped for
Joyce Everitt , October 2012
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Collioure 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 25 km, Nearest railway: Collioure 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
* There are 3 bathrooms consisting of 2 family bathrooms and a toilet with wash hand basin off the lounge, (a family bathroom - double sink/bath, shower, a family ensuite - double sink/bath, shower)
Quality Accommodation, beautifully decorated
*4 double beds/spacious rooms. Ideal for 8 people - double sofa bed in utility room for guests
*Fabulous South facing terraces,large outdoor eating area, garden,pool;
*Ten minutes walk to beautiful picturesque town and beaches of Catalan Collioure;
*Broadband and sattellite TV - all BBC and ITV Channels
*see panoramic view of collioure
*Pool cleaning and maid service.
|Further details outdoors|
*Large dining terrace with 3 double doors to living dining room - beautiful views over vine groves
*Large pool terrace - beautiful views over vine groves
*Two parking spaces - use of bicycles
Welcome pack provided on arrival. English-speaking support on hand to answer any questions.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Collioure is Mediterranean France with a Catalan flavour. With Spain just 20 km away, this is culturally wealthy French Catalonia. Originally an old fishing port surrounded by steeply terraced vineyards, There are palm trees, small beaches, blue sea and sky with sun for more than 320 days in the year; cafes on the beachfront, good restaurants in small streets, and so much to see and do there's not enough room here. Steeped in history and yet offering a myriad of activities for all ages and interests. Families, couples, creative souls looking for a peaceful yet stimulating corner. So family and romantic holidays certainly... Active, historic and tourist too ... and more! Collioure is still famous for its anchovies, its AOC wines, and its emblematic church-cum-lighthouse.
It is a picturesque costal village that has retained it’s amazing natural setting and colourful, ancient past.Its cobbled streets are full of cafés, restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. 3 beautiful beaches, hillside vineyards, the Château Royal and a world famous quality of light all contribute to Collioure’s reputation as the jewel of the coast. The magnificent coastal light inspired Matisse who started fauvism here in 1905. Derain, Dufy, Picasso, and many others followed. Steeped in history, the 12th century Templar Chateau was built when the town was already old. The author Patrick O'Brian lived and worked here
DAY TRIPS. - Take a boat trip from Collioure to see secret coves, steeply terraced vineyards and the Pyrenees, tumbling into the sea.Take a car trip south along the dramatic coast to villages like Port Vendre (fabulous fish market and a bustling marina with many cafes and restaurants. ) or Banyuls sur Mer (where they make their own sweet wine.) After an hour to the south you can explore the fascinating towns of northern Spain including Dali's seaside home of Cadaques and his famous museum at Figueres.One hour further and you are in Barcelona.
To the north is Argeles with its seaside tourist attractions.Aqualand in St Cyprien is always a favourite with the children - it also boasts a 27 hole golf resort. Inland from Collioure you have the majestic Pyrenees with all their stunning views - visit Cathar castles and Romanesque abbeys .
The medieval castle of Carcasonne and the lively city of Perpignan, are just a few towns that reflect the varied nature of the region.
Days spent splashing in the Mediterranean, wandering through the tiny village streets, browsing the outdoor market or numerous art galleries, and sampling the delicious local food and wine are all part of the Collioure experience.
Collioure is quaint, charming, and welcoming.Collioure is France's most popular seaside holiday destination in Catalan France, renowned for its fortified old town beauty, beachside cafes and restaurants, quaint yet lively, perfect climate, all year round local friendly Catalan population.
The four small bays and beaches of Collioure are flanked by a 13th century castle and a medieval church. Collioure is the kind of place you fall in love with and want to come back to again and again. The Royal Castle separates the bay and is surrounded on one side with cafes, shops and art galleries. Caught between the bay and the sea stands the church, adjacent to the ancient lighthouse that now serves as a bell tower. The rose dome atop the tower is the trademark of romantic Collioure.
. You will be seduced by the 2 small ports and their colourful boats, its old streets and balconies full of flowers, its picturesque staircases, its promenade by the sea, its cafe terraces and its boutiques with coloured windows, its inspired paint artists, its museums and numerous festivities.
"In France there is no sky as blue as the one in Collioure...I just have to close the shutters of my room and I have all the colours of the Mediterranean before me." --- HENRI MATISSE
"We have fallen in love with Collioure and would love to buy a place for a retirement home base. We have zero willpower when faced with good food and wine and a serious weight loss regimen is in order before we travel again! The scenery is interesting (varied winegrowing between Cerbieres and Collioure) and gorgeous (mountains and sea). see travellers blog http://www.patstravels.com/Collioure.htm
see also http://www.collioure.com
Local walking guide books are available. Visit the recently restored windmill on the way to the Forts, or the Tour Madeloc to enjoy views of French and Spanish Catalonia.There are lovely walks around the coast or up to the mountain summits.
A wide variety of excellent and well priced restaurants locally. You can eat in a different restaurant every night for 2 weeks.
A remarkable wine growing region which produces the AOC Banyuls, Red Collioure, Rosé Collioure and White Collioure.
Many local markets to visit in local towns and villages - Collioure, Port Vendres,Ceret,Perpignan. Fresh produce and local crafts on Sunday and Wednesday in Collioure, Saturday in nearby Ceret ,the daily fish market is not to be missed in Port Vendres.
Throughout July and August there are festivities and music.The main one being the week long Fete de St Vincent in mid-August with its spectacular firework display .Most evenings in the main season there is entertainment in the streets.
The guided tour of “les chemins du fauvisme” looking at the works of Matisse and Derain when they lived in Collioure is a must. The Museum of Modern Art offers exhibitions by local artists.
In nearby Ceret the Museum of Modern Art has works by artists including Picasso, Dali and Chagall.