Clos St Benoit
About the home
The house is a typical french country house, built by the Comtesse d'Aussey in the 1800's Many original features remain, including an elegant winding staircase through the centre of the house. on the ground floor is a huge hall, traditional diining room and country kitchen with all modern appliances. The kitchen leads to a large courtyard for al fresco dining and bbq. The large salon with tv, dvd, sky etc has french doors that lead out to the walled pool area with sunbeds and umbrellas. The pool is saline filtered for purity, with a cover for cooler days. At the front of the house is an enclosed garden with palm trees and lawn area. On the first floor are two separate wings, which make it ideal for families sharing. The east wing has the master bedroom, roll topped bathroom, small single room and twin room,. all can be interconnecting or not! The west wing has a family room with double and single bed and also a double room overlooking the pool, together with a large bathroom. On the top floor is a large double room with en suite, single room and newly installed shower room. Also on the top floor is the large games room with full size pool table, table football etc. The house is a great base to explore the coastline and many historic towns as well as the costa brava. There are many sporting and leisure activities - for those inclined and many vinyards to visit for others! We use the house ourselves constantly and have people of all ages to stay, the house is suitable for the very young and old alike, and all our visiting children and teenagers always want to come back. The surrounding area is very Catalan, with a mix of french and spanish influences to everything - from food, to architechture, to shopping. THere is something for everyone - from lying on the beach or lazing by the pool - to hiking, riding, shopping, art galleries and sailing.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 13, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||St Cyprien, 3km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||7 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (5), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seating for 13, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Well equipped games room
Bedrooms are large and comfortable with kingsize beds
large comfortable Dining room for formal meals or when weather is a bit cooler
Kitchen is well equipped for mass catering!
uk freeview tv for quiet times.
Further details outdoors:
Summer kitchen and brick built bbq area lead to mediterranean courtyard for long lunches and extended dinners by candlelight
Pool area is large and child friendly
Garden can be separted from pool and terrace and outer gates locked, so that small children can play safely. Alternatively there are lots of shady spots for reading or a game of boules.
Pool can be heated for early or late lets at an addtional cost to cover fuel of £50.00 per week
Babysitting can be arranged through our english speaking housekeeper
Additional cleaning etc can be arranged locally, again with our housekeeper.
THere is a returnable breakages 500 euro deposit. This is payable in cash to the housedeeper on arrival who will provide an inventory. This is returnable on checkout, after inspection.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales region
Clos St Benoit is situated in Dept 66, pyrenees oriental. This is the department of Languedoc closest to Spain and the region is very proud of its Catalan heritage. The red and yellow flag flies everywhere and many people speak the catalan dialect. This area is also officially the sunniest area of France, there is a micro climate caused by the mountains and the Gulf of Lyon, this gives us some of the hottest temperatures and most hours of sunshine in France. The mountains retain snowy peaks until the end of May and the area is lush and green - essential for the fresh vegetables and fruit grown here and grapes for the famous vinyards.
The St Cyprien area
Clos St Benoit is situated in the borough of Elne, which is a medieval town, typically Catalan with Ramparts, markets and shops see www.ot-elne.fr. (english version available). Our nearest village is Corneilla del Vercol, which is about 1km along a country lane, it has a bakers, post office , small grocers, tabac and a Chateau, which sells its own award winning wines - you are welcome to taste before buying! St Cyprien, with its port, beaches, shops and restaurants, water park and golf course is about 5 mins drive. We have good, easy access to Canet-plage and Argeles-sur-mer - large resorts with huge beaches, activities, shops and restaurants - both about 10 mins drive from the house. The famous and beautiful town of Collioure is about a 15 min drive from the house or a 20 min boat trip from Argeles port. www.collioure.com. This is our favourite place in the world - whatever the weather! Further along the Cote Vermeille are the towns of Banyuls and Port Vendres and over the spanish border is Dali country, Gerona, Figueras and Barcelona is only 2 hrs drive away.
How to get there
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fly to Perpignan - clos st Benoit is 25 mins from airport
fly to Gerona, Costa Brava - house is 1 hr from airport
cheap flights with www.ryanair.com from Stanstead and fly-be.co.uk from southampton and Birmingham
car hire with www.hertz.co.uk other main companies
a car is essential, as although there are good bus and train links, taxis are not always plentiful and a car is needed to fully explore!
driving from the uk is straightforward but about 1000 miles.
Activities near St Cyprien
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 13|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|early season||23 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|high season||29 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 2650||-||-||1 Week|
|late season||7 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We can offer a discount if two or more weeks are booked together or the group size is 8 or less
a booking deposit of 25% is required and the balance 8 weeks before the start of the rental. there is a 500 pound breakage deposit required.Enquire now
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