Maison Sol Y Ben, Corbère
About the home
Corbère is situated between the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean and the magnificent mountains of the Pyrenees. It is close to the capital of the Pyrenees Orientales, Perpignan, and a short drive south to Spain. The village offers the best of all worlds, quiet village setting with busy cosmopolitan city nearby.
The house is in the sunniest area in France with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year! It is suitable for letting winter and summer as there is heating in all rooms.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Vinça (Lake), 12km|
|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
|General:||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
Further details indoors:
Accommodation in the house is spread over 3 floors. The entrance on the ground floor leads to two bedrooms, one a double and the other a bunk bedded room and a shower room (often bedrooms are situated at lower levels because it is cooler for sleeping in summer).
The second floor also houses another double bedroom and a bathroom.
The top floor of the house is a spacious, light and airy open plan living area with great views of the surrounding hills and countryside. This layout is ideal for holiday living where delicious local foods can be prepared whilst chatting with friends or family out on the terrace or just relaxing in the sitting area with a glass of wine.
The newly installed kitchen has everything you could need to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable. The sitting area has two large comfortable sofa beds. The dining area has a table and seating for 6.
Leading off from the kitchen is a roof terrace with uninterrupted views to the ancient castle above. There is a large dining table and seating for 6. Also supplied are two comfortable sun-loungers for you to lay back and enjoy the wonderful sunshine.
This house is comfortable both summer and winter, with heating in all rooms and cooling fans available for summer letting. Recently renovated to a high standard, the character of the old house is still apparent in the beautiful restored and exposed roof beams.
Easily sleeping and catering for 6 people, there are also 2 comfortable sofa beds in the sitting area.
Further details outdoors:
On the top floor is the spacious living area which spills out on to the roof terrace, equipped with dining table and loungers bringing the outside in. The magnificent view from the roof terrace is of the village roof tops, across to the ancient Castle up above the village and surrounding hillsides.
Prices include all utilities (gas, electric, oil and water).
Bedding and towels can be supplied on request for a small additional charge (£15 per double bed, £7.50 per single bed).
Although we do not allow smoking in the house we would be happy for people to use the terrace for smoking.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales region
Corbère le Château is ideally situated for touring the region and offers an excellent base. Just a few sites of interest are listed below.
* Museum of Modern Art in Ceret (30 minutes drive)?
* Salvador Dali museum in Figueres (Spain) (45 minutes drive)?
* Villefranche de Conflent, a fine example of a medieval walled town and recently nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site. (25 minutes drive)?
* Little Yellow Train, catch this train from Villefranche-de-Conflent and enjoy the spectacular mountain views right into the Pyrenees. (25 minutes drive)?
* Grottes de Canalettes, magnificent renowned caves with an incredible light and sound show (25 minutes drive)
* St Martin du Canigou, 9th century abbey perched impressively high on the hillside with fantastic scenery and walks. (30 minutes drive)
* St Michel de Cuxa, 6th century abbey that hosts concerts during the Pablo Casals festival but is also open for viewing most of the year. (30 minutes drive)?
* St Thomas les Bains, outstanding natural thermal hot springs in wonderful outdoor mountain setting. (45 minutes drive)
The region is popular for many sports and activities available. Here is a list of just a few.
Walking, Hiking, Horse Riding, Canyonning, Climbing, Kayaking, Skiing, Snow-Boarding, Wind Surfing, Kite Surfing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Boating, Tennis, Golf, Fishing, Boules, Skateboarding, Crazy Golf, Bowling,
Karting, Water Parks, Animal Parks, Woodland Adventure Parks, Cinemas, Theatres, Children Playgrounds
Or just spend the day relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Mediterranean to the east or visit the Pyrenees to the west, which offer a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities, not to mention skiing in the winter.
The Ille sur Tet / Corbere area
Corbère is a very peaceful village typical of the region, with a village church, boules and tennis courts. It also benefits from having a great Pizzaria (not open all year).
It is ideally situated for walking, cycling and horse riding in the surrounding countryside.
The nearest towns are Ille sur Têt and Thuir both of which are a few kilometres away and have great shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants as well as thriving, lively markets. (Thuir, Saturday morning, Ille sur Têt Friday morning).
At the markets you can buy wonderful local produce, such as peaches and cherries that are widely grown here. The fruit trees in spring are a magnificent sight with a sea of white, pink and red blossom stretching as far as the eye can see. You can also buy fresh from the farm, vegetables, a huge array of cheeses, saucisson, olives and of course a great variety of locally produced wines.
How to get there
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Fly to Perpignan using low cost airlines Ryanair and Flybe or Air France. Corbère le Château is only 25 minutes from the airport.
Alternatively fly (in order of closeness) Girona (Spain), Bèziers, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Nîmes, Barcelona or Toulouse using Ryanair, Easyjest, Jet2, BMIbaby, Flybe, British Airways or Air France.
Drive from Perpignan on the RN116 (Direction Andorra) Head for Prades/Andorra until you turn off at Millas, in the centre of Millas follow signs for Corbère les Cabanes.
There is a reasonably priced rail link to the area using Eurostar.
London, St Pancras to Perpignan (change at Lille to France's high speed train the TGV)
Journey time on average 8 to 10 hours.
There are regular local trains from Perpignan to Millas and Millas is a short taxi ride away.
All local bus fares are set at the incredibly low price of €1.
Once in Perpignan you can hire BIP bikes to get you from A to B the bikes are collected and left at conveniently placed BIP stations throughout the city.
Activities near Ille sur Tet
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
29 Sep 2011
The house is exactly as described and a great choice for a get away. The veiws from the balcony are exactly as shown and the castle is a leisurely 20 minute walk to, with great views from the top. Corbere is an ideal location as it really does open up that part of France for you to explore, with so much to do and see, and you are still only 40 mins drive from Canet Plage. I would highly recommend the house/location, as it definitely captures that small French village essence.
24 Sep 2011
We spent a lovely two weeks relaxing in the quiet little village of Corbere. The accommodation was perfect for us and our 10 year old son, with a spectacular view from the rooftop terrace. Beach and mountains were within easy reach by car. The authentic pizzeria with English speaking owners, two minutes around the corner from the house, is a bonus if you enjoy the odd glass of red wine!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Season||23 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 255||£ 55||£ 55||4 Nights|
|High Season||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 299||£ 60||£ 60||4 Nights|
|Peak Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 385||£ 75||£ 75||4 Nights|
|September||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 299||£ 60||£ 60||4 Nights|
|Autumn||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 200||£ 40||£ 40||4 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 255||£ 55||£ 55||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices held for 2012
Bookings must be confirmed by payment of a 25% non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the payment should be paid four weeks prior to arrival.
Payments can be made direct to our English or French accounts in Euros or Sterling, you can usually do this using your telephone banking or on-line banking.
We also accept PayPal which allows secure payment by credit or debit card.
Other currencies and payment methods can be accepted.
We also ask for a security deposit of £100, this is returned in full within 7 days of the end of your holiday, providing the house is left clean and tidy. We do not charge extra for end of stay clean
Bed linen and towels can be supplied, if required, £15 per double, £7.50 per single.
For information about short stays at this property, please contact us.
Midweek arrivals are possible and reductions are available for longer term stays of greater than 2 weeks.
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