Not overlooked completely private amazing views and only 20 mins to the coast
There is a very large (approx 50 sq mts) and bright, fully equipped kitchen diner where there is a large fridge freezer, dish washer ,cooker , 2 ovens and a micro wave.
There is an island with bar stools and an induction hob as well as a large oak dining table and chairs so ample room for 12 to dine in this area.
There are 2 sets of patio doors that take you out onto one of the many terraces and gardens.
The lounge is even bigger at approx 60 sq mts.
This room is also very bright as there are 3 sets of patio doors leading to the exterior terraces and the views out to the pool and surrounding hills are truely amazing.
There are several sofas and arm chairs, 2 coffe tables, a wood burning stove ,a TV a DVD player and of course Wi Fi internet.
Adjacent to the lounge is a sitting room which also overlooks the pool.
It is equipped with a table and arm chairs and is a great place to relax.
On the ground floor there is also a second kitchen where there is another fridge and a washing machine.
There is also a table tennis room great for the whole family and in the corridoor a separate toilet.
In total there are 6 very large bedrooms 4 with en suites and a very large family bathroom that serves the other 2 bedrooms.
The master bedroom approx 25sq mts is on the ground floor and has a double bed and ensuite with a walk in shower wash basin and toilet.
There are patio doors leading out to the terrace and pool area.
On the first floor there are a further 3 large double bedrooms all with double beds all enjoy en suites with walk in showers, wash basins and toilets.
There are 2 further double bedrooms on this floor both equipped with 2 single beds. These 2 bedrooms share the large family bathroom where there is a bath a walk in shower wash basin and toilet.
There are terraces off 2 of the double bedrooms with stunning views of the surrounding hills. There is also a third terrace on this level that overlooks the pool and is equipped with an oak table and chairs and is another very relaxing spot to enjoy.
The garden is fully enclosed with a 13 metre pool with decorative turtle tiles and several terraces. The pool is for the guests´ exclusive use and is fully maintained. (dimensions 13m x 6m, depth of shallow end 0.95m to a max depth of 1.95m).
There is a fully equipped outside kitchen with a BBQ, gas cooker , fridge freezer and dinning facilities.
Beyond the pool terrace there is a large mature garden of approx 1.5 acres with oak and olive trees.
There is secure on site parking for up to 6 cars.
Within the peaceful village of Montesqueiu itself there is a small bar which sells fresh bread. Local supermarkets, cafes and restaurants are located in the nearby towns of Laroque des Alberes and Le Boulou, both within an easy ten minute drive. On Saturdays the town of Ceret (15 minute drive), made famous from its connections to Picasso, has a fantastic market hosting a wide range of locally grown produce as well as pottery, leather goods, clothes and more. When you have finished your tour stop for a meal or a drink in one of the many cafes and restaurants from which you can enjoy watching the world go by! It is worth visiting this market early on in your stay as most people choose to go more than once.
The local seaside town of Collioure, within a 20 minute drive is also a must see, made famous by the artist Matisse, the town is full of unique art and craft shops situated down picturesque alleyways and cobbled streets. This old fishing port is famous for its anchovies, great bars and restaurants. Many artists live and work here all the year round to take
advantage of the picturesque landscape and wonderful light. There are also markets here every Wednesday and Sunday.
There are numerous picturesque walks directly from the village. If you turn right outside our gate there is a beautiful walk with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Top Traveller Review
So good we are returning for a 3rd time in 2017
About the Owner
I am English London born my wife Helene is a local from the Perpignan area and is half French half Spanish.
We both have been married before but have been together now for 12 years.
We have 4 wonderful grown up and independent children between us 3 girls and one boy.
We also have 5 grand children 3 girls and 2 boys with a few more anticipated.
I moved to France in 1998 to follow my dream and even today consider myself incredibly luckie to be living that dream.
Yes it sounds a bit cheesie and old fashion BUT it is true.
4.6 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
Dog VERY friendly house in the sunny Albères
We have been home from our visit to this beautiful house for about a month now so my review is objective and not remembered through "holiday tinted specs."
My partner and I, along with our Staffie dog, were very warmly and genuinely welcomed by Bob on our arrival. That was a relief, our dog being welcomed and not just tolerated. It boded well for the start of our holiday. There was only two of us so the house was cavernous but also homely at the same time. The kitchen was beautiful, clean and well appointed and the living room comfortable. The wifi here was very good and reliable. The time of year we went meant that the pool was not utilised as much as we would have liked but the outside facilities were second to none and the whole area is beautiful and relaxing. The pool is completely private and not overlooked by neighbours, it is also heated but maybe not quite heated enough for lesser brave souls out of season.
The master bedroom downstairs was gorgeous with huge mirrored built in wardrobes and had en suite shower room with toilet and bidet. My personal view of the bed was that it was way too soft and I found it uncomfortable and back-achey but this is subjective, my partner slept soundly enough. The master bedroom had air conditioning but we did not need to use it.
The garden was a surprise and was much enjoyed by our dog. Beyond the walls of the pool area is a large wooded garden which falls away level by level into the small valley. It's absolutely huge! The perimeter of the whole property is securely fenced so animals (and small children!) cannot escape.
The house is in a beautiful and peaceful location situated a small drive from the village. It's probably walking distance but as there are no shops as such here, we only drove there usually on our way to somewhere else. Some beautiful mountain walks start from the top of Montesquieu and there is a free carpark in the centre of the village if you need it. We were well aware of the lack of bakeries and shops of convenience in the village and it wasn't a problem but occasionally it was a bit of a drag having to drive for the morning baguette. All in all it was a fabulous holiday, we are already seriously considering a return trip to the house next year and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the place to others, so why 4 stars? Only a couple of niggles with minor maintenance stuff really and I'm really scraping the barrel to say it. The place is fabulous, go there, you won't regret it!!
So good we are returning for a 3rd time in 2017
This was our second visit to Villa Rossinyol and it felt like coming home. Bob & Helena are very welcoming and accommodating and nothing is too much trouble, this is usually advice on best restaurants and shopping, rather than any issues with the villa. We are an extended family varying in ages from 17 to 74 but everyone enjoys the atmosphere and lazy days at the villa. The property is expertly looked after and cleaned, and the pool is cleaned weekly. There are no facilities in the village but it is only a very short daily drive to Le Boulou for the fresh daily supplies, then down to serious swimming, sunbathing or relaxing in the shade with the Kindle! The various cooking facilities are excellent and facilitate outdoor dining. The villa also has it own extensive garden area so picnics are another dining option. The villa has the most wonderful 360 degree views from Des Alberes, to Mt Canigou and round to the coastal plain. As one of our members is enjoying a 40th birthday at the beginning of July next year we have already booked the villa for a quiet family celebration and Bob & Helena are invited to join us!
Private and spacious well appointed villa
This really is a superb place to stay if you are looking for peace and quiet and loads of space!
Giving four rather than five stars is nitpicking really as overall the villa is extremely well appointed, clean, modern, and loads of space but I have taken one star off as there were just a couple of minor maintenance things (although these did not affect our enjoyment of the place) and the location means you need a car for everything. The private pool was great, large enough to swim in with peaceful views of the hills beyond on the spacious patio. There is no shop within walking distance and we couldn't find a bar or restaurant open either in the little village nearby but we would very happy to return as this is a great part of France to explore, as well as only 20-30 mins drive from Spain.
We felt like millionaires, this week at least!
We wanted to treat our family to a relaxing week in the South of France, to celebrate my,(Grandad's) 60th birthday. In total seven of us, including our Grandson age 3, had a wonderful week at this property. It surpassed our expectations from the photographs, not least in it's grandeur / space. We fully expected our kids to want to spread their wings and travel about the province but they didn't. We were all so settled in the villa, nobody really saw the need to travel much out. Our Grandson spent almost six to eight hours each day in the pool, with of course his entourage taking it in turns to play. Grandad did almost five hours a day with him! ( I knew I was carrying some weight but climbing out of the pool after hours of weightlessness, crikey!)
The villa was a delight and Bob and his wife Helene charming, assuring us that if required they were around and there for us. It wasn't needed but still we knew they were only a phone call away.
If you want a relaxing break with your family, or perhaps with close friends, in a villa quite literally fit for a king, in a setting that is quiet and picturesque, well this will defintitely fit the bill!
A great week in a beautiful setting, what could be better!
Absolutely perfect holiday for our extended family
We found the property exceeded our expectations which was a bonus. We were a party of 9, ages ranging from 17 to 73 years old. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the facilities at Villa Rossinyol, the large heated pool was the focal point for all of us, the catering facilities both by the pool and within the villa were excellent and all the rooms were well appointed with air conditioning in the bedrooms. We spent many evenings using the bbq and poolside kitchen to prepare supper, which we then ate at the tables provided by the poolside.
The views from the property were stunning. We were looking for a quiet location with a relatively short commute to the coast and this property fitted the bill. We visited both Argeles sur Mer and Collioure which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Collioure is just a wonderful little port to wander round and we dined at a restaurant overlooking the harbour. We spend Bastille Day evening at Argeles sur Mer and it ended with a wonderful firework display. Le Boulou was a handy local centre for supplies and just a few minutes drive away. We had stayed in another property managed by the same team last year, so knew we could rely on their expert support and customer service if we needed it. We strongly recommend this property for those who do not want to be in the hustle and bustle of the coastal towns yet still be near the wonderful attractions within the Pyrennes-Orientales. We are already discussing dates for a stay in this property again in 2016.
From the Owner
“This really is a luxurious property and a great location for large groups to enjoy being together yet still having their own space and privacy. The house is very large has approx 350sq mts of living space without any of the external terraces is very comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. The large pool several terraces and gardens make it an ideal property to ,spend your holiday.”
Activity and Interests
There is just so much to do here listed below is a snap shot of some of the things available here.
Underground caves at La Grotte du Cannalettes 45 mins drive.
Art muséums The modern art museum at Ceret 15 mins drive and the famous Dali museum in Figueres 30 mins drive.
A selection of fantastic and clean beaches Bacares, Canet,St Cyprian, Argeles to name just a few are between 25 and 30 mins drive.
The famous fishing port of Collioure again only 25 mins drive.
The Zoo at Sigean 35 mins drive.
Aqualand water park 25 mins drive.
Wine tours and tasting 5 mins drive.
Medieval City of Carcassonne 1 hour 20 mins, Castelnou village 30 mins drive.
The Cathur Castles of Queribus and Peyrepertuse both built on shear cliff tops and both are within an hours drive.
Golf is available at the coast at St Cyprian and also in the mountains at Falgos.
There are great restaurants too many to list at the coast and also in Perpignan.
There is something for everyone in this fantastic region.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
Linen is available at £6 per person.
This includes all bed linen a bath and hand towel.
It does not include pool or beach towels.
There is an 80e charge to all bookings which covers the complete cleaning of the house and all outside areas.
This covers the cost of preparing the house for the incoming guuests. house and
A 25% booking deposit is required with the final balance (including the security deposit) due 8 weeks prior to the holiday
- Available arrival
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Oven ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- naturist beach
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- 350 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
- There is also a large family bathroom with a bath walk in shower and toilet.
- Studio, Sleeps 12
- There are 6 double bedrooms 1 on the ground floor 5 on the first floor. 4 of these bedrooms have double beds and all enjoy en suite facilities with large walk in showers. The other 2 double bedrooms have 2 single beds in each and share the large family bathroom with bath walk in shower and toilet. The 4
- Golf ...
- Barbecue ...