About the home
The detached house is set in its own enclosed garden, not overlooked, and with plenty of space for outdoor living. The decor is modern and bright - a fully fitted and well equiped kitchen, modern shower and bathroom, wi fi Internet, cable and satellite TV. The medieval village centre has shops, bars and restaurants (including a supermarket, bakers, a butcher, a chemist and a take-away pizza bar) with a large supermarket just outside. Whether you want to hide away for rest & recuperation- or get stuck into the outdoors, arts & culture, you get the best of both worlds: easy access to a variety of beaches, the attractive landscape and beautiful ports of the Cote Vermillie, restaurants, street markets and resort activities, whilst Laroque itself is more laid-back - with local restaurants, winerys, markets, cycling, hiking and local activities. Within easy access from Perpignan, Girona, Carcassone and Barcelona airports.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Argeles/La Racou, 8km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The house has one bedroom with a double bed and direct access to the garden, and the second bedroom has both a double and a single bed (which can be stored away if not required). The large bright living room has two sofas which can be converted to beds if required, and a dining table with seating for 8. There is a TV with cable and satellite giving all French and the usual UK channels, wifi internet , DVD player and stereo system. There is a wood-burning stove in the living room and electrical heating throughout. The living room has double doors to a sun room at the rear leading to the garden and can be used for dining or as an additional sitting area. The kitchen is fully equipped with hob, eye-level oven, fridge/freezer microwave etc. and has double doors to the front terrace which is ideal for al-fesco dining in the sunshine. There is an attached garage with ample storage where the washing machine, and an additional fridge are located. There is a selection of games/boards, reading material, local maps and guidebooks in the living area.
Further details outdoors:
There is an enclosed private garden with hedges giving privacy and lockable gates giving secure parking. A Weber kettle barbeque and equipment is supplied and you can dine in the garden under the grapefruit lemon olive and almond tree or in the sunroom. There are outdoor dining table and chairs, and garden and beach loungers chairs and umbrellas etc. There are 2 fully equipped adult mountain bikes (with helmets) for your use in the garage.
Local contact: an English speaking local contact is available in the event of any issues arising during your stay.
Linen & Towels: Linen and Towels are not provided by owner. But a linen and/or towels service can be provided by a local English-speaking provider. The fee for towels/linens is paid directly to the provider in euros. If you require this service, the details of this local contact will be forwarded for you to make contact and arrangements.
The fees are as follows:
Set of linen for Double bed: 12 euro
Set of linen for single bed: 9 euro
Set of Towels (1 bath & 2 small towels): 9 euro
The house is suitable for elderly and young in that there are no stairs or steep climbs.
Rates include all taxes, electricity and cleaning.
Special Offer: Book before 31 Jan 2013 & get 10% discount!
Special Offer From: 4 to 31 Jan 2013
Payment accepted in Euro or British Pounds. Payment in other currencies may be agreed in advance.
At the low/medium periods each year (March to May and Sept/Oct) there is more flexibility- if you want to rent for less than 1 week, or start/end midweek or for a long weekend this can be arranged and priced accordingly
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales region
With the Pyrenees as our backdrop and Spain on our doorstep, and 20mins the Mediterranean at our feet, what more could we ask for, walks, cycling, swimming, wine tasting, all along the coast there are resorts with promenades and long sandy beaches our nearest being Argeles sur Mer. You may prefer to also visit the picturesque seaports along the Cote Vermellie including Collioure the most painted place in Europe or Banyuls sur Mer where you can take the spectacular coast road into Spain for lunch.
The mountain scenery of the Pyrnees and the old quaint towns in the Tech valley at their feet are a short drive away. Perpignan the capital of French Catalonia is a vibrant historic city to explore at your leisure. If you enjoy playing golf there are courses at St.Cyprien near the coast, and two excellent courses approximately less than an hour's drive away near Figueres in Spain.
They are Torremirona and Peralada. On the French side of the Pyrnees is the Falgos resort and all three courses have recently hosted the qualifying rounds for the European PGA. Spanish Catalonia is readily accessible including the historic city of Girona and the Dali museum in Figueres is a must. The whole region has hundreds of things to do and see.
Access is easy via airports at Perpignan and Girona (less than an hour), and Barcelona and Carcassonne airports are about 2 1/2 hours drive.
The Laroque des Alberes area
Laroque des Albères is an attractive medieval village situated in the foothills of the mediterranean Pyrénées. The village centre has attractive narrow streets winding upwards to the fortified tower at its highest point. On these streets you will find attractive and welcoming restaurants, bars and local shops/artisans.
The village is only 8 km from the nearest beaches (Argelès Plage and Le Racou). Other attractive destinations are historic Collioure and the resorts along the old Corniche road to Spain. The house is located in a pleasant street, only a short walk from the village centre with its facilities (including a small supermarket, newsagent, two bakers, a butcher, a chemist, post office with ATM, a take-away pizza bar, tennis courts, childrens playground and tourist office). A larger Carrefour supermarket is within five minutes drive.
The immediate area provides excellent marked walking and cycling routes, especially in the Albères hills above the village, where there are rock pools and waterfalls. For the energetic there is horse trekking, canyoning, tennis and all sorts of water sports. The area has many enchanting walks and cycle tracks, rivers and lakes to swim in and mountains to hike in. The villages at the foot of the Alberes hills benefit from French, Spanish and Catalan influences and are very friendly and hospitable.
How to get there
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Assuming travel from the UK, the choice is either a budget airline to one of five or six local airports or car plus ferry or Eurotunnel. Driving from the UK may require an an overnight stop - Clermont-Ferrand is well-placed.
Airports at Perpignan ( Ryanair, bmibaby, Flybe, Aer Lingus) and Girona (Ryanair, BMI, Thomascook, Thomsonfly)are less than an hour away and served by several budget airlines from cities across the UK and Europe. The Airports at Carcassonne (Ryanair) and Barcelona (a major hub for many regular and budget airlines) are within reasonable journey-times, are close to motorways and don't represent more than 2 -2 1/2 hours driving.
If you are flying, you'll need a car. You can check out online consolidators such as 'Holiday Autos' - you get a local car, but they meet the cost of any insurance excess that the local firm might levy. Sometimes the best rates are from the major firms associated with the airline you are using (Hertz, Avis etc). If arriving via Spain hire rates and fuel can be cheaper than France but check if there is an additional charge for bringing the car into France. The major rental firms at Barcelona airport have no additional charge but some at Girona do.
All this can easily be checked online.
Activities near Laroque des Alberes
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|Low||30 Nov 11||1 Apr 12||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Medium||1 Apr 12||3 Jun 12||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|High||3 Jun 12||3 Sep 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Medium||3 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Low||17 Nov 12||30 Mar 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Night|
|Medium||30 Mar 13||2 Jun 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Night|
|High||2 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Medium||1 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
* Rates include all taxes, electricity and cleaning. * Payment is accepted in Euro or British Pound. Other currencies may be accepted if agreed in advance. *At the low/medium periods each year (March to May and Sept/Oct) there is more flexibility- if you want to rent for less than 1 week, or start/end midweek or for a long weekend this can be arranged and priced accordingly. *Linen & Towels: Linen and Towels are not provided by owner. But a linen and/or towels service can be provided by a local (English-speaking) provider. The fee for towels/linens is paid directly to the provider in euros. 12 euros per double bed, 9 euros per single, 9 euros per towel set. (1 shower towel, 2 hand towels). If you require this service, the details of this local contact will be forwarded for you to make contact and arrangements.Enquire now
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