Townhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This beautiful stone village house has original features and grand spacious rooms. Set over 3 floors the house is ideal for large families who want to enjoy a holiday together with plenty of space. In the heart of the historic village and only feet from mountains walks, cycle/running tracks, natural rock swimming pools, ten minutes from the beach, golf close by and 1 hr 45mins to ski-ing or high pyrenean hiking - this is the perfect location to have a family holiday and a great opportunity to stay in a beautiful french home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan, Nearest railway: Argeles|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, 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 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor has the grand lounge (with lower terrace access), utility, one large double bedroom, a shower room and internal access to cellar and garage. The first floor has the kitchen, dining room with access to upper terrace with BBQ, two double bedrooms and a large shower room. The top floor has the tv lounge with the 4th bedroom with four single beds, a large bathroom and access to the bureau/mezzanine (overlooking dining area).
|Further details outdoors|
There is parking for two cars in the secure garage. Internal access from garage to house. There is a large space for any beach items/canoe storage.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Vineyard country means dry warm weather. This is the Catalan region of France and it's wonderful mix of French and Catalan provides a colourful and thankfully still authentic taste of an unspoilt France. Only 10 mins from the border to Spain the region is steeped in history of ownership and was also adored by artists and poets from many countries giving it a subtle cosmopolitan feel, most observed in the fishing villages along the rocky coastline. In Spain - Figueres with Dali's museum is 30 min, Barcelona is 2 hours - with all it's attractions and Camp Nou for all the football fans. Cadeques where Dali lived can be reached in 45 mins. In France, Collioure (25 mins - famous for it's anchovies) Perpignan, 30 mins and Carcasonne with it's walled medieval village (1.5hrs) are there to be discovered.
For the serious walkers there is Canigou (3000 m), only an hour's easy drive from the sea, Pic Carlit just under two hours and of course the GR10 Pyrenees Walk,
Laroque des Alberes
Laroque nestles into the foot of the Alberes which gives it a refreshingly green and less humid atmosphere. Laroque is an historic french village with streets leading up to a tower dating from the 12th century and boasting spectacular views. The Alberes offer endless tracks for mountain biking, hiking or gentle walks with natural pools and shady areas to take a break. Pic Neoulus can be reached in 2-3 hours on foot from the house and offers stunning 360 views across Spain, France the Pyrenees and out to sea.
Laroque is a beautiful, traditional village, quiet in winter but it becomes alive in the Summer with numerous bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.
The village market takes place on Wednesday and in the Summer there are various events, discos, concerts and even outdoor cinema evenings.
There are many leisure activities to be enjoyed nearby including tennis, horse-riding, golf and all the beach activities (scuba diving, swimming, boating, windsurfing, kayaking etc) There is also an Aqualand water park.
For a few days mid-July the local Chateau Valmy hosts a Summer music festival. This year Sting and Noel Gallagher, amongst others, are performing.