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Superb Villa, Private Heated Pool, Peaceful Location, Short Stroll To Beach.

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Updated: 18-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Modern 4 bed/3 bathroom, mountain views, stroll to beach, private heated pool

Our modern villa is situated on a sunny hillside nestling in a valley where the mountains meet the sparkling Méditerranéen Sea. The villa has large terraces overlooking the pool and old village. The garden is bordered on one side by an olive terrace and the local railway line. The terraces and heated pool offer a stunning mountain vista and is completely private and not overlooked.

A quiet road leads to the palm fringed promenade, picturesque marina and large safe family beach of Banyuls sur mer. There are bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and plenty of shops for daily necessities and holiday shopping for souvenirs. The marble palazzo plays host to a variety of entertainment during the summer season with music of some sort most evenings. Or take your coffee and croissant there in the morning sunshine and then stroll across the road to take your first dip of the day in the clear waters of the Mediterranean.

The property was completed in 2012 and is fully furnished in a clean contemporary style with wooden floors and light coloured tiling throughout.

The main living accommodation is situated on the first floor in order to take full advantage of its elevated position and is made up of;

Spacious lounge/dining room with 2 pairs of French windows opening onto a large terrace overlooking the pool and garden. The terrace is equipped with teak table and chairs for 8.

Fully equipped kitchen, with breakfast bar, dishwasher, eye level oven, microwave and large fridge freezer.

Double bedroom with air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with shower, wc and bath.

Stairs lead down to 2 double bedrooms; one with a double bed and the other with two single beds, one with en-suite shower and wc, doors to pool terrace, the other double bedroom with access to a separate wc and shower room.

Bedroom 4 with bunkbeds.

Door to shaded dining terrace with table and seating for 8, heated pool and garden terrace.

There is off road parking for two vehicles.

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About the Owner

Kevin Roach
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Kevin Roach

It began as a year out… 12 months enjoying la vie Française in a quiet corner of Pyrénées-Orientales before picking up the reins of our life in the UK. But that’s not quite how things turned out and 15 years on, we are still in France having made the picturesque seaside town of Banyuls our home. Not only is it a fabulous holiday destination it is also a proper working community with a year round presence. We’ve always been boating people and decided that we’d like to take a year out. After teaching for 20 years, and running a joinery business in the UK, and with Sam just four at the time, It was a case of ‘now or never’ with primary school was looming, we bought the boat of our dreams, renovated it, and set sail in 2000 with the idea of being away for a year

We sailed out of Portsmouth harbour on a fine day and came into Le Havre before joining the French canal network and heading east and then south.

It was an amazing journey with a four-and-a-half-year-old on board – he had his fifth birthday on the boat – and once we hit the foothills of the Pyrenees, it was just so spectacular that we immediately fell in love with it.

We lived aboard for the winter, the idea being to go back and continue what we’d done before… teaching and the joinery business, but we never went back. We found a plot of land here in Banyuls and decided it was an opportunity not to be missed.


We lived aboard the boat for three years while we built our house in Banyuls, moved in and started living the French life. After 10 years of sucessfully letting our original villa and apartment we now live in the second property finished and available for let since 2014. A beautiful place to relax unwind and enjoy your precious holiday time.

Kevin Roach purchased this villa in 2010

Why Kevin Roach chose Pyrenees-Orientales Coast

Our villa benefits from being in a quiet location, not overlooked but with the advantage of being within a short stroll to the beach and local amenities.

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Perfect base for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed warmly, and enjoyed our stay very much. The villa was immaculate and comfortable, with plenty of space inside and out - ideal for young families who need to be able to spend time at home. It is a short walk to the seafront, and there is plenty to do in Banyuls and the local area. We recommend the aquarium and the Mediterranean garden!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We know only too well how important it is to be able to relax into holiday mode from the minute you arrive at our villa and hope to have everything in place for you to enjoy your precious time away. We are so pleased you enjoyed the villa and Banyuls. Kevin and Jill
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Stunning villa in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We spent three weeks in this lovely villa and could easily have stayed three more. It is well-equipped with everything you could possibly need. The terraces are perfect for dining al fresco and relaxing and the interior is of a very high standard. We swam in the pool every day and never tired of the view out to the mountains. The beautiful town of Banyuls is just a short stroll away and has plenty of bars, restaurants and places of interest. The local beaches are glorious with crystal clear water. Thank you Kevin and Jill for your help - we would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review Sally. I am so pleased you really had time to fully enjoy not just the villa but also our beautiful region here in the Languedoc. Kindest regards Jill and Kevin
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Fantastic villa in super location.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa with everything you need. Lovely and clean and in a fantastic position. Really lovely touches with a welcome pack on arrival. Pool lovely and brilliant facilities for large family group. Would return again. Owners very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We are so pleased that you and your family enyoyed our villa and the lovely Banyuls sur mer, and had fantastic weather as well. We have tried to make the accommodation as flexible and practical as possible. If you are a couple on your own you can enjoy the first floor of the villa almost entirely indépendantly of the ground floor, or by contrast as you found, a family group of eight can easily each still have their own space within the villa's layout. Many thanks Jill and Kevin
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  • 5 of 5

Wow what a place and holiday! Stunning Villa and location, we loved the pool. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Our villa benefits from being in a quiet location, not overlooked but with the advantage of being within a short stroll to the beach and local amenities.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Banyuls at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Cyprien at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Banyuls sur mer at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Banyuls at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : St Pierre del Forcats at 130 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Banyuls at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Banyuls village:

Banyuls enjoys an exceptionally sheltered position. It lies at the southern end of the Cote Vermeille in the foothills of the Pyrenees and has a pretty yachting marina. The town has developed without spoiling its charm, and is set against a stunning backdrop of vineyards and olive groves, around the wide bay and seafront with its cluster of bars, cafes and restaurants, discretely dotted between the ubiquitous palm trees. It is not just a popular holiday destination but also a real working community. The surrounding hills are a paradise for walkers.The coastline offers clear blue sparkling waters and sheltered rocky coves, perfect for sunbathing swimming and snorkelling . Diving and sailing centres abound giving those that wish, the opportunity to explore the marine life of the clear warm waters. Banyuls is famous for its wine and a festival is held each year in October, culminating in an enormous feast on the beach. There are several well known wine domaines to visit plus the home of the celebrated artist Maillol which is now a museum.The picturesque town of Collioure, famous for its art is only a short drive, bus or train ride. Barcelona and Andorra are within easy reach and the nearest ski resort is only 2 hours drive away.

Languedoc Roussillon:

Languedoc Roussillon is France’s southernmost region bordered by Spain,

Andorra and the Pyrenees Mountains and boasts everything from mountains and rivers to lakes and the Mediterranean.

The region has a long coastline of virtually uninterrupted white sandy beaches and quiet sheltered coves, picturesque fishing villages and ports. Watersports including wind/kite surfing, sailing, canoeing, diving and water sking can be found on the coast whilst activities such as canyoning, mountain biking, rock climbing, horse riding, white water rafting, hiking and golf are also just nearby. The Pyrenean ski resorts are just a 2 hour drive away.

The region is littered with historical monuments, abbeys and cathar castles and boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Pont Du Gard, the Canal du Midi, the Compostela. A short trip over the border into Spain finds you in Figueras where you can visit the famous Dali museum.

The region is famous for it’s great painters like Matisse and Picasso who found inspiration in the beauty and light of ports such as Collioure, Banyuls, Port Vendre and Cerbere. Perpigan, with it’s strong Catalan roots will satisfy your taste for chic boutiques, busy pavement bars cafes and restaurants.

The local culture is brought to life in carnivals and festivals such as the traditional celebrations of the bull, the bear, the orange, olive, grape and truffle which spring up throughout the region during the year. During July and August music fesivals are held in most towns.

Languedoc is an exciting region to visit at any time of the year and the climate is warm and sunny with over 300 days of sunshine each year.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 2018
15 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £521

Rates are subject to change until booking confirmed.
security deposit is per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Spa


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 140 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, bunkbeds
  • Please note that bedroom 4 has bunkbeds


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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