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Holiday villa in Saint Genis des Fontaines – Home 76428 Villa
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Holiday villa in Saint Genis des Fontaines – Home 76428
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Villa / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 10 km
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
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
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.
Location description from owner
The Occitanie 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.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- 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.
- No smoking at this property
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 20 Jan 2017
- Years listed:
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- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Villa has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Dec 2008. Located in Pyrenees-Orientales, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £608 to £739.
The Owner has a response rate of 75% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Jan 2017.
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– based on 16 reviews
- Very Good
Beware international travellers! We were not refunded the full amount of the security deposit even though no notification any damage caused. Despite happily paying our own international bank transfer fees which is just a part of travelling, we do not expect to pay those of the property owner - consequently out of pocket GBP50. (Jo has ceased any further communication on the subject.) This has not been the case with any other of the properties rented whilst in France or Italy. Apart from this unpleasant incident the property was not so clean and required maintenance. Shower drain was blocked hence flooded bathroom - my husband cleaned this . Iron did not work- suggested I borrow one from the neighbour !! , washer only spun dry occasionally - property manager not too interested - and had to wait a week for a fresh supply of linen.Not a problem if the washer works which it didn't. Otherwise comfortable apart from tiny TV screen. This is not the way I have run my holiday rental properties.
Guests wrote after their trip to say they had enjoyed their stay. We were both out of pocket due to currency exchange fees (Australia). This has not occurred before in 8yrs of letting.
“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
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