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Rue Des Lauriers Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

This beautifully equipped home with pool is recent to the lettings market and is a fabulous get away in some of the most spectacular French/Spanish countryside.Nestled in a small hamlet 3 kilometres due west of the small town of Arles-Sur-Tech, Rue des Lauriers sits on the lower slopes of the Pyrénées with fantastic panorama views across the Tech Valley, looking towards Spain.Located in the beautiful Orientales region of Languedoc Roussillon, the house basks in the warm sun of the Mediterranean for over 300 days a year.The home is furnished in a contemporary style with full amenities including UK and French television. With 3 double-bedrooms, a large swimming pool and over a thousand square metres of enclosed garden, it is the idyllic Mediterranean home from home.The house is only 45 minutes drive from Perpignan and the Mediterranean coastline, 20 minutes from the Spanish border, yet less than 2 hours from the cosmopolitan buzz of either Barcelona or Montpellier.

This beautifully equipped home with pool is recent to the lettings market and is a fabulous get away in some of the most spectacular French/Spanish countryside.Nestled in a small hamlet 3 kilometres due west of the small town of Arles-Sur-Tech, Rue des Lauriers sits on the lower slopes of the Pyrénées with fantastic panorama views across the Tech Valley, looking towards Spain.Located in the beautiful Orientales region of Languedoc Roussillon, the house basks in the warm sun of the Mediterranean for over 300 days a year.The home is furnished in a contemporary style with full amenities including UK and French television. With 3 double-bedrooms, a large swimming pool and over a thousand square metres of enclosed garden, it is the idyllic Mediterranean home from home.The house is only 45 minutes drive from Perpignan and the Mediterranean coastline, 20 minutes from the Spanish border, yet less than 2 hours from the cosmopolitan buzz of either Barcelona or Montpellier.

Location description from owner

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

If you are not entirely satisfied with chilling out by the pool or on the verandah with a good book, then you couldn't have chosen a better region to do this in! Vallespir, a district of Northern Catalonia, in the French department of Pyrenees-Orientales, is a land of immense and unspoilt natural beauty as well as being the guardian of a rich culture and often mysterious history. It is a land in which kings resided, Knights Templar built their fortresses, and artists even unto the present time, flock to. The Musee d'art Moderne, in nearby, Ceret, houses a permanent collection of Picasso, one of many famous artists to spend some quality time here! A region of flat land between the dominating Aspres Mountains and the rocky Frausa range, Vallespir is a dramatic scenic destination, laden with steep valleys, productive vineyards and colourful orchards. It is a massively scenic region with a rich culture, having attracted many artists and writers across the centuries. The mountains of the Pyrenees are a veritable playground for those with a penchant for the outdoor lifestyle. Throughout the foothills, footpaths, bridle paths and cycle routes carve through evergreen woodlands and mountain plateaux, creating the perfect terrain for walking, cycling and riding holidays. All the facilities, guides and maps needed for a full exploration of the mountains are available from the Arles-sur-Tech tourist information. Cycling on the road is nowhere near as treacherous as in many cycling destinations, as motorists give you a wide berth! The 18 hole Domaine de Falgos golf course is located right on the border to Spain, with spectacular views over both the mountains and the glorious Bay of Roses in Spain. The course is defiantly undulating, and there are some very testing greens to find, providing a challenge for even the most experienced golfer. There are also two local 9 hole courses close to Arles-sur-Tech accommodation. The ski resorts of the Pyrenees are all within an hour of a holiday rental in Arles-sur-Tech, and many people take a few days skiing during their stay in a holiday home in Arles-sur-Tech. The River Tech, upon whose banks the village stands, is a favourite asset for those wishing to swim or fish from a property in Arles-sur-Tech, and on Sundays, locals gather on the banks for a hugely social event with live music, dancing and food, which presents a magnificent opportunity to get to meet the locals. This area is marvellous for walking or painting: autumn colour is breathtaking, February mimosa is stunning and then wild flowers and cherries take over. Winter blue skies and Canigou dominates the horizon, dusted with snow for 2/3 of the year. Summers are warm, languid and sunny. Together with the clarity of light, this must have given inspiration to Picasso, Dufy, Braque and many more when they lived and painted here. The capital of Vallespir, Ceret, is a maze of narrow streets and gurgling streams which give the town a pleasant laid back character. Ceret is a small country town of great charm and great trees, very relaxed, but with many 'fiestas' all year, and there is nearly always music. There are great restaurants and bars. Saturdays see the fabulous street market.

Arles-sur-Tech

The Archaeological Museum of Ceret shows artefacts from the Middle Ages back to pre-historic times, and the town is host to a magnificent array of festivals and parades including the Procession of the Resuscitated on Easter Sunday, the Cherry Fair and Flamenco Festival in June, Sardane Festival and bullfighting Feria. Collioure, one of the jewels of the Costa Brava, and the sea is 40 minutes drive and there are castles, fortified towns and archaeological sites to explore. Toulouse and Montpellier are 2 hours away, Carcassonne even less. Spanish Catalonia is on your doorstep! Arles-sur-Tech also has rich traditions and legends. The Romanesque and gothic Arles-sur-Tech Abbey is a fine building which must be visited from any Vallespir holiday accommodation, especially during February, April or June, when the Bear Festival, Goat Fair and Benediction of the Mules occur respectively. Less than 6 minutes from the house is the famous Gorges de la Fou - described as the narrowest canyon in the world! There is a small entrance fee (it is very popular in the summer, so arrive early) and parking can be tight, but definitely worth a visit! If you you turn right on the main road below the house and travel for about 20 km, you have the stunning medieval town of Prats de Mollo where you will enjoy not just great views but great restaurants and shops. Due to its magnificent landscape, Vallespir is of course a magnet for walking holidays. There are massive swaths of mountainous countryside for walking and the more hardy cyclists out there, as well as the annual Rally du Vallespir. It really is a region of breathtaking scenery, wellbeing and mouth-watering gastronomy. A marvellous place to walk, relax and eat, Rue des Lauriers provides the idyllic place to unwind. And, not to be forgotten, especially by the cosmopolitan-minded, the fantastic European city of Barcelona is temptingly only 2 hours away. Go on!

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Super King Beds, 4 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Guy W
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
04 Jun 2016
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Oct 2013. Located in Pyrenees-Orientales, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £595 to £1590.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Jun 2016.

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“Great for people who want a peaceful break”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2015

The house was as good as hoped for but there were some negatives. You have to be willing to use your car for eating out as nothing is within walking distance. The house and pool were ideal for single and older people but is not suitable for young children because of easy access to the pool. I like cooking so the layout and facilities at the house were very good for me.

It was a pleasure dealing with you. Best wishes. Guy and Caroline.

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