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Traditional house in pretty french village.

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Aug-2016
Village house, sleeping 6 to 8 in foothills of Pyrenees, close to coast.

A traditional stone-faced village house on four floors, typical of the area and in the heart of the friendly village of Laroque des Alberes, within easy reach of Perpignan, the Mediterranean and the Spanish border.

The closest airports are Perpignan and Gerona.

The house has been completely renovated over the past few years, is fully equipped and comfortable for use all year round. It has a small secluded courtyard with outdoor furniture and the village has a good range of food shops with a weekly market, cafes and restaurants nearby.

The area has a lot to offer in the way of outdoor interests and cultural activities. Locally there are mountain trails starting in the foothills just above the house and rock pools to cool off in during the summer months. The beautiful Cote Vermeille and it's lovely sea-side towns and beaches are within easy driving distance and the mountain town of Ceret with its wonderful Saturday market and Modern Art museum is also just a short drive away.

PLEASE NOTE

Rental rates are recorded in sterling. Equivalent rates in Euro will be calculated according to the Bank of England exchange rate at time of booking or by agreement.

RENTAL PERIOD MUST START AND END ON A THURSDAY DURING HIGH SUMMER. Other changeover days may be possible during mid and low season - please contact the owner to discuss.

25% deposit to guarantee the reservation for the week selected.

Balance of the rent to be paid 2 weeks in advance of arrival.

A. Damage / cleaning deposit of 200 pounds (or euro equivalent) per rental period to pay a balance of the rent

Electricity included.

Towels and linen are provided (not beach towels).

Rental periods of less than a week will be considered, please contact owner

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

4

A characterful house in a lovely village

  • 4 of 5

The house is old and full of character, but renovated to provide for 21st century living. We found it very clean and well equipped. The only thing we would have liked, but didn't have, was a toaster. The village is delightful and has several good restaurants all within a few hundred yards.

We were just a couple so only needed the largest of the bedrooms. The top floor bedroom is probably only suitable for teenagers, but they would no doubt love it's quirkiness.

For anyone interested in walking there are numerous lovely trails almost on your doorstep. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Schönes Haus in tollem Ort

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns in dem Haus wohlgefühlt, es ist absolut perfekt ausgestattet und absolut sauber. Die Beschreibung stimmt perfekt. Wir hatten noch nie eine so gut ausgestattete Küche in einem Ferienhaus.

Wirklich toll ist, dass man für den täglichen Einkauf kein Auto benötigt - alles ist innerhalb von 5min zu Fuß erreichbar. Ein sehr guter Bäcker, Metzger, ein kleiner Supermarkt, ein wohlsortiertes Weingeschäft, etc..

Direkt um die Ecke sind zwei gute Restaurants (Cafe des Artist & Enfants terrible). Sehr gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis - kein Vergleich zu den Restaurants an der Küste. Das Restaurant "Le Catalan" am Kirchplatz war OK, die Bedienung aber komplett überlastet. Wenn es voll ist dauert es ewig.

Zum Parkplatz sind es nur 5min - und es ist kein Problem das Auto zum Ein- und Ausladen kurz vor dem Haus stehen zu lassen.

Laroque ist ein schöner kleiner lebendiger Ort am Rand der Alberes - nur rund 20min bis zum Meer. Wir waren fast immer südlich von Banyuls im Meeresschutzgebiet schnorcheln. Unglaublich klares Wasser.

Fast genauso schnell ist man in den Pyrenäen, und in nur rund einer Stunde in Girona (tolle Altstadt) & Figueres (Dali Museum) in Spanien. Sehr toll ist es abends zur Burg zu gehen und den Blick zu genießen.

Wir hatten das Glück, dass an einem Freitagabend Nachtmarkt mit Musik war - hat uns sehr gut gefallen.

Die Abwicklung durch Penny war perfekt.

Eine Bemerkung für Menschen mit leichtem Schlaf - auf der kleinen Straße vor dem Haus ist zwar wenig Verkehr, aber durch die Häuser auf der anderen Seite hallt es etwas. Wir sind daher in den Gartenraum umgezogen, der sehr ruhig und in der Nacht angenehm kühl war.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

vacances à Laroque des ALbert

  • 5 of 5

Bonjour,

Nous avons passé un très agréable moment et de très agréables vacances sur Laroques des ALbert.

C'est un village calme mais avec des activités, des bars, un office de tourisme.

Nous étions avec 4 adolescentes, elles ont pu faire des ballades très sympathiques à partir de ce village.

Proche de la mer et de la montagne, nous avons pu organiser notre séjour et en profiter pleinement.

Le logement est très fonctionnel, très bien équipé et décoré avec gout.

Nous avons passé de très très bons moments en famille.

Nous reviendrons certainement dans cette location car la région est vaste et il y a encore beaucoup à découvrir

Christèle

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we rented this house!

The house is well equipped with "all you need", it is clean and frech. The backyard is a good place for barbeque in the evenings.

It's only a short drive to various nice beaches, and it's a good spot for bicycling. The there are short distance to the bakery, butcher, restaurants and "all what you kneed".

We will recommend the appartment to others!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cambridge, UK
5

Delightful house in bustling village!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house which was very well equipped and in a great location in heart of village close to all amenities.

Plenty to do - Ceret, Carancas Gorge, beaches, local hill walks into the Alberes, Figueres and Barcelona. Something for all the family!

We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Midleton
5

Idyllic Village Stay

  • 5 of 5

If you want to experience a little taste of life in a charming, friendly French Catalan village then look no further than this beautiful home in Laroque des Alberes. I'll get the practicalities out of the way first which should give you every confidence in renting this property.

The house is exactly as described, was spotlessly clean on arrival and very well equipped to cater for the needs of our party of 6. It is deceptively spacious with the garden/patio and additional roof terrace providing more than enough outdoor space. The house is tastefully and carefully decorated as a welcoming home rather than 'basic holiday let' which greatly adds to one's comfort and relaxation. The bedrooms (very comfy beds!) have shutters and floor fans with A/C in the top floor bedroom which helps keep them cool. I was slightly worried about having to park the car in the public carparks but I can assure you there's nothing to worry about. Parking is safe, secure and readily available. It's also no problem stopping briefly outside the house to load/unload - don't let the parking situation put you off!

The owner was a pleasure to deal with - communication was prompt, friendly and efficient. There are local English speaking representatives on hand in Laroque which is reassuring should you run into any difficulties.

The house is literally a 2 minute walk from anything you would need in the gorgeous Laroque des Alberes. The family-friendly Cafe des Artistes is just down the street, there's a choice of 2 pizzerias (I can recommend Aux Saveurs du Monde), a butchers, 2 bakers and a mini-market all within 100 yards. Other restaurants I can recommend are La Cueva (great tapas), Le Catalan on Place de la Republique (like something out of a film set with fab regional food) or Cote Saisons for something a bit special!

Local beaches we enjoyed were Le Racou and Les Pauliles. We took day-trips to Carcassonne, Cadaques (stunning little Spanish town) and Figueres (Salvador Dali Museum) which are well worth a visit. Lac Villeneuve de la Raho is a good place to spend the morning and then perhaps head to Perpignan for the afternoon.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property and would happily return again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan at 27 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cafe des Alberes at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Canet-en Roussillon at 28 Kilometres Nearest Train : Perpignan at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Le Boulou at 13 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Les Palmiers at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Les Angles at 120 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Argeles sur Mer at 9 Kilometres Car: recommended

Laroque des Alberes is a traditional Catalan village with good amenities. It is friendly and pleasant, situated in one of the sunniest parts of France and is close to the beautiful Cote Vermeille with its beaches and seaside facilities. The towns of Argeles and Canet and St Cyprian have plenty of modern resort activities to offer while Banyules sur Mer, Port Vendre and Coullioure are more traditional coastal towns with their narrow streets, cafes, shops and galleries.

Towards the Pyrenees, the town of Ceret is of particular interest with a Saturday market and modern art museum and further into the mountain, ski resorts are about hours drive away. Access to northern Spain is easy via the motorway and Dali's museum at Figueras is not to be missed. Barcelona is about two hours drive.

The city of Perpignan has plenty to offer of cultural and historic interest.

Other Activities: Local markets and food stalls, vine yards

Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Electricity included.
Towels and linen provided (not beach towels).
PLEASE NOTE Changeover day is Thursday in high season so bookings need to start and end on a Thursday.
Changeover day is negotiable in low and mid season.
Additional fee may apply to cover costs of changeover/laundry/cleaning for rental periods of less than one week.

25% of total rent payable as a deposit at time of booking, to secure the booking.
Rental balance payable 2 weeks in advance of arrival.
A damage/cleaning deposit of £200 or equivalent in euros per rental period payable with rental balance; this is returnable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 110 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, In the cave (basement)
  • The main bathroom has a bath with shower attachment but no screen or curtain. For hand-held showering only. Both bathrooms have basins with mirrors and good lighting.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Can be used as double
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Attic bedroom with sloping ceilings.
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, In smaller living room (Garden room)
  • Bedroom 1 is at the front of the house and has wooden shutters. There is large chest of drawers and hanging rail but no wardrobe. Bedroom 2 is at the back of the house and the beds can be put together to form a large double bed. There is a small chest of drawers and hanging area but no wardrobe. Bedroom 3 is in the attic and therefore has sloping ceilings. There is limited storage and it is most suitable for children. There is an air conditioning unit in this room. The smaller living room (which we call the Garden room) can also be used as a bedroom - Bedroom 4, which has a sofa bed. There is limited storage in this room. It is downstairs and opens onto the courtyard garden.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The stairs to the attic bedroom are steep and not suitable for very young children. Please ask owners for further information about this if necessary. There are three large portable fans available and one air conditioning unit in the attic bedroom which can also be used as a heater. There are thermostatically controlled wall-heaters in all other rooms. There are tennis racquets and various toys/games suitable for the beach. Please note beach towels are not provided. The stereo system plays CD's and Ipods. There is a selection of CD's and DVD's available. There is a large umbrella which can be used in the courtyard. There are six chairs and an outdoor table for outside use as well as two loungers. There is a roof terrace/balcony on the flat roof over the smaller living room (which we call the Garden room). This is fully enclosed with iron railings.

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