Mountain view is a detached two bedroom villa and is situated 3 miles from the traditional French village of Arles-sur-Tech with panaramic views of the Pyrenees. Perpignan and the Mediterranean sea are just a 40 minute drive and 20 minutes to the Spanish border.
Mountain view is tastefully furnished and equipped to ensure your stay will be both comfortable and enjoyable. You can breakfast or lunch on the terrace whilst soaking in the breathtaking views or when too hot, sit under the grape vines to cool off. The large garden which has sunshine all day is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun and enjoy a glass of wine or a cool and refreshing drink.
The villa has one double and one twin bedroom with separate toilet and spacious shower room. The living / dining room is light and airy with dual aspect, there are leather sofas, French TV & DVD player with a selection of DVD's available, CD player and a large and well equipped kitchen. The villa has both air conditioning and central heating making it suitable for year round holidays.
Through the three French doors there are several terraces with table & chairs all with views of the mountains and a BBQ situated next to the grapevine covered terrace. Electric gates secure the property with parking available for up to four vehicles and the property is surrounded by 1500m2 of land with various fruit trees and plants.There is also a garage providing ample storage
Mountain view is in a quite area yet only a short drive to the capital of the Pyrenees Oriental and lots of beaches and pretty villages such as Argeles-sur-mer with its long stretch of sandy beaches & port and Collioure where mountains merge with the sea with its beautiful bays and medieval castle and brightly coloured houses, shops & restaurants. The historical Roman spa town of Amelie-Les-Bains with its natural thermal springs are only a 10 minute drive and a 20 minute drive to the beautiful town of Ceret famous for its cherry festival and Museum of Modern Art.
30% non refundable deposit on booking, balance payment 8 weeks prior to vacation.
We ask for a refundable breakages deposit of £200 required with balance of rental and will be refunded within one week of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
English & French speaking contact available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake side beach 17km and seaside 41km 17 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: perpignan 43 km, Nearest railway: Perpignan 43 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Languedoc-Rousillon area borders the Mediterranean Sea to the east and the Pyrenees Mountains to the south. It has a Mediterranean Climate with hot dry summers, moderate springs and autumns and short winters with 300 days of sunshine a year.
It has lots of wildlife and spectacular coast line with some of the best beaches in France. The area has lots to offer such as mountains, rivers and lakes, ancient cities, abbeys & cathedrals, chateau's, Cathar Castles and Spa towns with their thermal springs and treatments.
The Pyrenees- Orientales region sits next to Spain and is rich in Catalan history with Cosmopolitan Perpignan as the Capital. Perpignan just 40 minutes away is a large vibrant Catalan city proud of its Rugby club and rich heritage and strong Catalan traditions, festivals, culture & food.
There are plenty of vineyards in the area and wine tasting is readily available and if you wish you could ski in the morning and be sipping wine at the beach in the afternoon. Sports available from a wide range of watersports, golf, cycling, skiing, canyoning, fishing & walking.
Arles sur Tech is situated in a beautiful valley in the Vallespir in the eastern Pyrenees. Arles sur Tech is a traditional French village and the Abbey Sainte Marie is the focal point and dates back to the eighth century.
The village has all the essential amenities 4-5 restaurants and takeaway pizzeria,a number of bakers and butchers and a number of cafes/bars and other shops along with a Spar/mini market which provides most provisions needed.
It also has it's own Tourist Office which has a range of activities available in the ares and a calendar of local events, festivals and markets.
The river Tech which runs near to the house and through Arles sur Tech village is used by bathers and fishermen and in the summer there is a bar, BBQ and boules area.
The villa is ideally situated for lovers of the outdoor, there are plenty of walking paths and trails and a 9 hole golf courses 10 minutes drive in Amelie les Bains. The Domaine de Falgos is a top quality golf course in a unique location south facing, by the Spanish border at the foot of Mount Canigou and overlooking the bay of Rosas. There is horse riding, cycling, watersports, cross country skiing, adventure parks and mountain trails to explore all within a short distance and the famous Gorges du Fou is just a 2 minute drive from the villa. Lots of towns & villages for shopping with serious shoppers heading to Perpignan and Barcelona only a 2 hours drive.
Lac st Jean Pla de corts is a lake situated 20 minites away where can you walk or cycle along trails, adventure park with zipwires on land and over water. The lake also has a restaurant where you can have a drink or meal with a view of the mountains in the background whilst sat at the edge of the lake.
Just a few minutes drive south from the house you will arrive at the Gorges de la Fou which is described as the narrowest canyon in the world. 20 minutes drive north from the house and you will arrive at the stunning medieval town of Prats de Mollo the last town before Spain where there are lots of walking trails and in the winter cross country skiing.
Amelie-Les Bains is a 10 minute drive and is a beautiful Roman spa town well known for its micro climate, thermal baths and treatments and relaxed way of life.
There are plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops & boutiques and Amelie also boosts a Casino with roulette and blackjack tables and also a cinema and shows. There is a daily market and many fetes and concerts, also an outdoor swimming pool and ziplining/adventure park.
Ceret is a beautiful medieval market town with narrow streets and squares with shops and numerous cafes and restaurants to sit and have a drink and soak up the atmosphere. There is a market every saturday morning with local food, pottery and paintings. The Musee d'Art Moderne is also a must see with a collection of art from famous artists such as Matisse and Picasso. Ceret is famous for it's fete such as The Fete de Cerise (cherry) which is celebrated in April/May and in July The Feria de Ceret when the town celebrates bullfights and a bull runs through the town and La Sardane the traditional Catalan dance festival.
Argeles-sur Mer's 7 kilometres of sandy beach and the beautiful mountain views is the perfect place to spend a day at the beach and only a 40 minutes drive. There are plenty of childrens clubs, water sports, billiards, bowling, mini car circuit and a forest adventure play area. There are various market stalls and shops along with restaurants and cafes and also there is an evening market. Argeles port is a lovely place to relax for a meal and drink after a day at the beach or for a leisurely lunch.
You will also find evening disco's and ballroom dancing and a small fun fair.
Collioure the prettiest town on the Cote Vermeille is where the mountains merge with the sea with beautiful bays and rocky headlands. Collioure inspired artist such as Picasso & Matisse and you can follow the 'Chemin de Fauvism' this is a path that takes you round the town with reproductions of famous painting by Matisse and Derain at the spots where they set up their easel. Collioure has a medieval castle which hosts local art exhibitions and concerts and sits between two pretty bays. The old quarter of town sits behind the beach front and climbs steeply with brightly coloured houses, shops and cafes.
Spain is just a 20 minute drive with cosmopolitan Barcelona only a 2 hour drive or train trip and the lively town of Girona can be reached in 1 hour. Figueres is where you will find the Salvador Dali Museum which is just a 40 minute drive.