Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Belle Vue is a charming stylish villa with attractive south facing garden in a quiet residential corner of a traditional village. Sunlight floods into the open plan lounge diner which has double aspect french doors and breakfast bar to the kitchen. Views of Les Alberes mountains can be enjoyed from the peaceful garden while you relax in the sunshine. Enjoy an afternoon siesta in the shade of the large awnings and al fresco dining all day till sunset.
The well equipped villa is decorated in mediterranean colours and comfortable for 2-4 guests with one double and one twin bedroom. (Double sofa bed in lounge could be used if needed for larger family group). Only 10 minutes walk to the village centre with typical village amenities such as boulangerie, cafe, restaurant, grocers, pharmacy, tabac, weekly market etc. 15 minutes drive to the the coast with plenty of sandy family friendly beach resorts including Argeles sur Mer, St. Cyprien and Canet. Also pretty harbour towns with a variety of cafes, restaurants and shops. There is a wide variety of activities and sightseeing all within easy reach of the village for day trips out. Read reviews from previous happy holidaymakers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Argeles sur Mer 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 20 km, Nearest railway: Argeles 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The double aspect lounge diner has 2 french doors opening to the gardens, and breakfast bar to the kitchen. It is attractively furnished with a dining table and chairs, double sofabed, armchair, coffee table, bookcase and a TV cabinet with television, CD/DVD player and free WI-FI connection.
There are DVDs and books on the bookshelves for you to enjoy during your holiday.
Belle Vue has a modern very well equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, blender and plenty of cooking utensils and tableware.
A Welcome Pack contains useful information on where to go and what to do and see in the area. There are plenty of tourist attractions to choose from so to make your exploring easier, there are a selection of local maps, guide book, dictionary and phrase books etc.
Bedroom 1: Double Bed with bedside tables & lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe, mirror and fan. French doors to garden terrace.
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds which can be pushed together to make a spacious Twin Bed. Bedside tables & lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe, mirror and fan. Window with wooden shutters to garden terrace.
A cot is available on request.
Bathroom: Bath with shower attachment, separate shower cabinet, wash basin, mirror, laundry basket, rattan storage baskets, hairdryer.
Large hall cupboard provides extra storage space for suitcases etc.
Fans are provided in each room to keep you cool in the hot summer months. The villa has double glazed windows with electric shutters in the lounge and bedrooms. Central heating with electric radiators provide comfort and warmth in the cooler months.
A hairdryer, iron and ironing board are also provided for your convenience. Washing machine is located in the garage, accessible from the hallway. Washing line in the garden.
|Further details outdoors|
The quiet secluded garden designed in mediterranean style with terracotta tiled terrace has mountain views and is ideal for al fresco dining, and the perfect place to unwind and relax. The garden is planted with laurel and fir hedges, rose bushes and fruit trees, including apple, apricot, peach and pear. Guests are welcome to pick and eat the fruit as it ripens.
Large retractable awnings provide welcome shade on the sunny south facing terrace. Garden furniture includes dining table & chairs, relaxer chairs, sun loungers and also a barbeque.
Beach equipment is provided for you, such as a parasaol, sun tent, beach towels, body boards, buckets & spades, boules, picnic bag etc.
You can park on the drive and also outside the front of the villa.
In peak season (July & August) the changeover day is Saturday.
During the rest of the year, and for short breaks the changeover day and time of arrival is flexible.
Please contact the owner to discuss your specific requirements.
Towels, linen, utilities and cleaning charges are included in the weekly rental rates.
An additional linen charge will be applied for max. occupancy of 6 guests. (Sofabed in lounge).
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Pyrenees-Orientales is the most southerly area in Languedoc Roussillion. Known locally as French Catalonia, this picturesque corner of the south of France is renowned for its hot summers, mild winters and 300 days of sunshine a year, making it an all year round holiday choice.
The scenery is diverse as it spans from the spectacular Mediterranean coast, across vast vineyards, fields of olive trees and pretty terracotta villages, to Mt. Canigou and the majestic Pyrenees mountains which border Spain, only 20km away.
There are many historical places to visit, and medieval hilltop towns in the countryside to explore. A rich catalan history influences the region's cuisine, culture and language. Discover delicious Roussillon and Banyuls wines along La Route des Vins at one of the many vineyards, explore Cathar castles and visit Romanesque churches.
Nearby Carcassonne on the river Aude is the largest medieval walled citadel in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its spectacular setting on a rocky outcrop, fascinating history and maze of narrow cobbled streets with artisan shops and many restaurants make for a memorable day trip.
The nearby pretty hillside town of Ceret is a delight to visit with a busy Saturday market, selling wines, cheeses and locally handcrafted gifts. Famous 19th century artists Dali and Picasso lived here, and their paintings capturing the beautiful countryside can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art.
Charming Collioure, a quaint seaside fishing village surrounded by vineyards with its Chateaux Royal and 15th century fortress has attracted artists for centuries, as it is said to have 'the best light for painters'. It continues to attract visitors from all over the globe who wander the narrow winding cobbled streets, browse in the many art galleries, boutique shops, and relax in the waterside cafes and restaurants at the harbour beach. Enjoy a swim in the beautiful sea or take a boat trip along the coast, choose from the many boat tours on offer.
For an unforgettable holiday experience, ride in the wooden carriages of Le Petit Train Jaune. Board at Villefranche-de-Conflent, itself a popular tourist attraction, visited for its 11th century walled town and fortress. The train climbs steeply up the slopes of the Tet valley, across pastures at the foot of Mt. Canigou, and delights passengers with fantastic views of the mountain scenery as it crosses breathtaking high bridges. The final destination is Bolquere, the highest railway station in France.
In the winter you can enjoy a weekend in the snow just 90km away in Les Neiges Catalanes, an area of the Eastern Pyrenees which covers 10 ski resorts. The charming small resorts offer a total of 275km of downhill skiing and 288km of cross country skiing and hiking. You can also enjoy snowshoeing, sledging or relax and keep warm with a glass of vin chaud.
Font Romeu/Pyrenees 2000, the more popular resorts can be enjoyed for a day trip, only 1.5 hour's drive.
Check the area's website for more information. www.neigescatalanes.com.
Saint Genis des Fontaines
A traditional, peaceful village, Saint Genis des Fontaines is one of 'Les Alberes' villages known locally for its 11th century Romanesque Abbey, St. Michel. Situated 10km from the Mediterranean coast at the foot of Les Alberes mountains, it is ideal for enjoying both beach and sightseeing in the surrounding countryside. The coastline meanders towards Spain's rugged Costa Brava coast, only 20km away. Admire the varied landscape, vineyards and views of the snow capped peak of Mt. Canigou as you explore this picturesque and historical region.
Enjoy a stroll into the village square to sample local produce at the weekly market, or buy a freshly baked baguette or pan au chocolat from the boulangerie. Typical village shops include a bank, tabac, pâtisserie, pharmacy, post office and also a bar, pizzeria and restaurant. Daily groceries can be bought at the village grocers or the convenience store. The larger Carrefour Supermarket is just a few minutes drive.
Sandy beach resorts are spread 20km along the coast, the nearest at Argeles sur Mer is only 15 minutes drive or enjoy a leisurely 10km bike ride through the vineyards on the cycle path to reach the 7km sandy beach with its palm tree promenade, watersports, restaurants, cafes and shops. Le Racou near Argeles Port, a smaller beach and St. Cyprien are popular summer holiday choices, with plenty of activites and a range of watersports. You can enjoy excellent family entertainment and there are a variety of shops, bars, creperies, cafes and restaurants. For children and the young at heart, cool off at Aqualand Waterpark or enjoy a day at ArgelesAventure & Parc Aquatique, a high wire forest adventure and canyoning park. Horse riding, paintballing, trampoling, funfairs, go karting, nature reserves etc. when you fancy a change from the beach.
Out of peak season, when the weather is warm and sunny and the summer crowds are gone, you can enjoy quiet beaches, scenic drives, sightseeing, walking, wine tasting, lazy lunches in pretty villages and local festivals. Nearby Ceret nestled in the mountains with its art galleries and artisan shops has a cherry festival in May, La Fete de la Cerise. Jazzebre is the annual Jazz Festival held in October in Perpignan. For wine lovers Banyuls-sur-mer is the harbour town to celebrate Fete des Vendanges (grape harvest festival), usually held during the first week of October. During December, many local villages have festive Christmas markets.
Enjoy day trips to the nearby historical cities such as Elne, Perpignan or the spectacular UNESCO heritage city of Carcassonne and after sightseeing, relax with a glass of wine in the quiet garden at Belle Vue.
Drive along the Cote Vermeille coast through charming Collioure, Port-Vendres and Banyuls and you will reach Spain's rugged Costa Brava, just 20km away.
There are plenty of opportunities in this beautiful part of France for outdoor enthusiasts who like to spend their holiday cycling, walking or playing golf. See www.saintcyprien-golfresort.com for more information.
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16 Jul 2014
"Our 3rd year at Belle Vue"
This was our 3rd year renting Belle Vue -once again it was simply fantastic.. The facilities appear to remain in the same perfect condition as the first time we visited. This year we spent a little mo… More
24 Jan 2014
"peace and quiet"
very nice villa in quiet area in the village ( we were off season dec / jan 2013/14 ) all just as the details said. clean tidy spacious accomadation, just right to get away from frantic uk xmas.will r… More
6 Oct 2013
We strongly recommend Belle Vue. The property was great, the area just what we wanted and the view from rear of the property was towards the mountains into Spain. Jo's administration was first … More
6 Oct 2013
"Excellent accommodation in perfect location"
The title says it all. The villa is well appointed with everything we required including WiFi.The location is perfect for either coast or mountain excursions.… More
26 Sep 2013
"Everything a peaceful holiday should be"
Belle veiw is an excellent property very comfortable, quiet with lovely veiws of the mountains fron the back garden.Very well eqipped the owner has thought of everything..The location is good, close t… More
15 Aug 2013
"Fantastic area; ideal house"
There is loads to do in this area with the mountains and a different types of coastline. This house is well located so that you can get to all of the attractions. It is well equipped, very comfortable… More
2 Jul 2013
"Girl Trip ( 3 sisters)"
Fabulous, clean, fresh, welcoming..... just the perfect house. My sister and I chose Belle Vue for our holiday last year (our third French visit) on our last day we decided that we would book for thi… More
24 Jan 2012
"Our ideal holiday destination."
To sum up Belle Vue in a few sentences is difficult. We love holidaying there as it is ideally situated between sea and mountains. St. Genis is a very pleasant place with all needs catered for, but out and about we have visited many places including Andorra for shopping and a super drive to get there. Nearer the house you have Thuir, Ceret, Collioure, Port Vendres, all within half hour drive and many more places we have yet to visit. If you just want to relax, Belle Vue is extremely well equipped and has a lovely garden terrace with mountain views out back. Our ideal holiday desination. Steve and Liz Farmer Hereford Sep10 & Sep 11
5 Jan 2012
"Lovely villa in a great location for beach or mountain holidays"
Belle Vue is a lovely, well maintained and well equipped villa with everything that is needed for a self catering holiday. The private garden has a wonderful view of the mountains. Its location is gre… More
5 Oct 2011
"Exactly as advertised. Lovely holiday home in peaceful location."
Belle Vue is a well equipped, modern holiday villa in a lovely location on the outskirts of St. Genis des Fontaines. The property information on the web site is detailed and accurate. The villa was sp… More
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