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Mediterranean villa, private heated pool, short stroll to family beach

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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

This beautiful detatched villa is situated on a sunny hillside nestling in a vine covered valley where the mountains meet the sparkling Méditerranéen Sea in the charming French town of Banyuls sur mer. The villa has large terraces overlooking the private, heated pool and the old village; one on the ground floor by the pool and the other on the first floor. The pool is approx 6 metres X 3 metres, depth 1.6 metres throughout apart from the ledge at the top end curve.The garden is bordered on one side by an olive terrace and the local railway line running one way to the picturesque town of Collioure and in the other direction Port Bou and Spain. The terrace on the first floor leading from the lounge area, has a table to seat 8 and terrace furniture. On the ground floor the shady terrace has a table to seat 8 and a plancha for cooking al fresco. The terraces look over the heated pool and mountain view and are completely private.

A quiet road leads to the palm fringed promenade, picturesque marina and large safe family beach of Banyuls sur mer, which takes about 15 minutes strolling or 5 minutes in the car 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 carefully thought out layout of the villa ensures that there are plenty of areas for guests to have their own space; this works really well when there are maybe two couples or a family made up of different age groups.

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, gas hob, microwave and large fridge freezer.

Double aspect 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.

More Details
Registration Number : HAUK 1255681

Kevin Roach
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Kevin Roach

It began as a year out… 12 months enjoying la vie en France 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 schoo 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, 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 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 Banyuls-sur-Mer

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

The train station a 5 minute drive away gives you access to a day trip to Barcelona, Perpignan, shopping and connections direct to the ski resorts; stunning in both summer and winter, Collioure just 5 minutes along the track and Montpellier, 2 hours or TGV to Paris in a scenic 5 hours.

What makes this villa unique

The design of the villa makes it an ideal property for two families or families with teenage children. Both floors have independant bathroom facilities which means that everyone can easily have their own space, even down to outside dining areas. The upstairs terrace seats 8 as does the poolside table.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Banyuls-sur-Mer in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


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Mediterranean villa, private heated pool, short stroll to family beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic villa for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from an excellent holiday at Banyuls-sur-mer. The villa itself was perfect, beautifully presented and had everything you would need for a self catering holiday. Kevin met us on arrival to show where everything was, they had even left a welcome pack including bread, cheese and wine which was a lovely touch!

Our 4 year old son absolutely loved the heated pool and was in it every day.

The villa is within about 15 minutes walk from the restaurants and shops at the marina. The town isn't overly touristy which was great and we found some excellent restaurants. We would definitely recommend a hire car to get around and visit all the local areas.

The owners were also very helpful and quick at responding to messages. Thanks for a lovely holiday Kevin and Gill!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your super review. It is very important to us that you have the perfect stay and try to think of everything you might need in order that you can relax, unwind and have a great holiday. Even though the weather wasn't perfect, we are pleased you and your little boy were able to enjoy the pool and the town. Thank you once again for your review. Kevin and Jill
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A lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

How lucky we were to find this lovely villa, so cleverly designed and so thoughtfully equipped. We wanted for nothing as Kevin & Jill had thought of everything. The pool was warm and inviting, the kitchen was really well-equipped, beds were comfortable and all spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. We loved Banyuls - lots of excellent restaurants with friendly service and super fresh fish and we enjoyed walking down to the square each night - the only difficulty was deciding where to eat - or whether to stay in and enjoy the excellent facilities at the villa! Probably our best self-catering venue so far.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a super review, thankyou so much. We try and think of everything you might need to make your holiday run as smoothly as possible. The design of the villa as you say, makes for a relaxed stay, whether it's two couples sharing a holiday or a family with older children. Everyone has plenty of space. As l write this the sun is still shining in a clear blue sky and the pool is still lovely and warm. Maybe we will see you again another year. Kindest regards. Jill and Kevin
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Amazing facilities and superb location

  • 5 of 5

What a great house and superb facilities!the house is secluded and very privet but at the same time within walking distance to local restaurants, shops, wineyard and beach. It was very spacious for 6 adults plus 2 kids and facilities were more than we expected. Excellent furnished kitchen with all utensile than you can dream off (including coffee maker and even wide selections of spices) and great bathrooms and bedrooms. Swimming pool was very clean and warm and we thoroughly enjoyed a swim every day.we were welcomed with a selection of local wine and champagne and also a selection of pate, cheese and crisps which was really nice touch.

We recommend a visit to a nearby winery (terres de templieres) and also a visit to a nearby Spanish town Roses (it is circa 1.5 hrs drive but the road is great with scenic views an the sandy beach is beautifull with excellent facilities. Prices there are also very reasonable)

Overall the villa offers more than it says in the description and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 21-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
St Cyprien
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Banyuls sur mer
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
St Pierre del Forcats
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Collioure, Perpignan, Barcelona, Montpellier, Ski stations and Cathar castles! All within easy daytrip distance from our beautiful villa on the Cote Vermeille.

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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Banyuls-sur-Mer, Pyrenees-Orientales

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
26 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
9 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 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 £525.83

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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