|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with double bed
Bedroom 3 with double bed
Bedroom 4 with two single beds
Bedroom 5 with single bed
New Kitchen with gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, breakfast bar and 4 stools
Lounge with open fire, sofa, easy chairs and TV (French), UK TV available via the internet
Bar area with 2 bar stools. 4 wicker chairs and wicker coffee table
Bathroom with bath/shower,wash basin,wc, washing machine, hairdrier
New shower room with walk-in shower,wash basin
Separate wc with wash basin
4 electric fans
Cot and Highchair available
Vacuum cleaner. Iron
French windows opening onto terraces
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with bunk bed
Lounge with sofa, easy chair, coffee table, TV (French) and DVD, UK TV via internet
Kitchen area with gas cooker,microwave,fridge, freezer, dishwasher
Dining area with table and chairs
WC with wash basin accessed from double bedroom
In the foothills of the Pyrenees, 20 km south of Perpignan, just 15 minutes drive from Mediterranean beaches and Spain. 5 minutes walk from the village. Large enclosed landscaped garden with parking for three cars. A private pool (12.5m x 5.5m, depth 1m - 2m) with large sun terrace. The pool is available from the beginning of May to the end of October. During this period the villa and apartment are not rented out separately in order to ensure that guests have exclusive use of the house, pool and garden. It is, however, possible to rent the villa only for a slightly reduced price. In this case the apartment remains unoccupied. Around the house terraces and verandahs offer a choice of shade or sun. Magnificent panoramic views: Towards the East the fishing port of Saint Cyprien and the sea, towards the North the plain of Roussillon and the mountains of Aude, towards the West the Pyrenees with Mount Canigou, towards the South the Albères hills. A new kitchen with breakfast bar and a new walk-in shower room were installed in the villa in 2014 and a new shower room and WC were installed in the apartment in 2016. Free Wifi internet is available.
Howard is a retired airline pilot and Elizabeth still has to work for her living teaching in a secondary school.
Howard and Elizabeth Pullan purchased this villa in 1992
We bought the house in the Albères hills because it gave us easy access to the beaches, fishing villages and seaside resorts of Roussillon's beautiful and diverse coastline. At the time our children were little and we spent some very happy holidays playing on the beaches and exploring everything that the Pyrénées Orientales have to offer. At the same time Montesquieu's hilltop location ensured us peace and tranquility even during the summer months.
The 13-metre-long pool can accommodate even a houseful of guests comfortably. The wonderful panoramic views from the terraces and verandas around the house are very special.
We had a fabulous two week holiday. The house was all we could ask for and more and, by far the most important feature, a huge pool all to ourselves. The house was very well positioned to enable us to make lots of trips to the coast and to the surrounding towns and villages. We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday and would definitely like to return. Julia P.
Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our holidays in your villa. The swimming pool was great. The house is very comfortable and was well suited for our large group. The location is great and what magnificent views! We will definitely consider renting it again in future and, please, let us know if you ever consider selling it. Sasha J.
Having enjoyed an exceedingly pleasant holiday last week, we would like to do it all again next year, only this time with the family. Roger C.
We had a great holiday, really liked the villa and the area. Could you tell me how much it would be for next year please. Rob W.
25% deposit to reserve property. Balance of payment 8 weeks before your holiday.
End April - end October arrival time Saturday 4pm, departure time Saturday 10am.
Other times any day arrival/departure may be possible.
Notes on prices:
End April - end October price quoted is the total price for the villa and apartment together.
Discount negotiable on longer lets.
We had a wonderful stay. We were 8 persons young and old. We enjoyed the space and quiet, The beautiful sunsets and evenings on the terrace with its magnificent views, jumping into the pool, sunbathing and Relaxing around it.
The kitchen is spacious and inspired our teenagers to cook like Jamie Olivier.
We went for several hikes in the neighborhood and were impressed by the richness of wildlife. Beautiful butterflies and lots of different birds.
There were also so many wonderful places nearby to visit. (Figueres and Dali, Collioure, Cadaques, Argeles sur mer) .
The property is very spacious and clean. There are many bathrooms and no queuing in the morning even 8 persons.
We may well say it was the perfect holiday.
We had the most wonderful stay here at the villa with six adults and a two year old! Was impressed with the amount of space and the rustic charm of the place. The views were breathtaking especially watching the sun setting behind the mountains each night! Wildlife watching in the garden, beautiful pool to cool off in each day, perfect location to explore the local area, and a great family space! We are looking to book again next year (but with another addition in toe ;) Thank you to the wonderfully helpful owners who really do have a gem of a home!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, we were very impressed by the beautiful views and fantastic villa. With our party consisting of several families and young children we all had a great time, especially with the lovely pool to cool off in (we had a real heatwave, temperatures reached 30-35 daily!). Many thanks for a wonderful holiday, we look forward to returning again next year.
The property was clean and well-maintained. We had beautiful weather during our stay so spent a good deal of time enjoying the large swimming pool and sitting on the terrace relaxing with the views of mountains and across to the sea. The villa is in a convenient location for visits across the border to Spain and we had a delicious and very reasonably priced meal at a friendly restaurant in La Vajol recommended by Howard, the owner. Visited with our two grown up sons so we liked having the extra space with the apartment and the villa. A very enjoyable holiday.
We spent a lovely week in this fantastic villa ,after spending the previous week in Nice.We hired a car picking up our daughter in Marseilles (who flew in from Dublin) and our eldest son and girlfriend at Perpignan (flight from london !), Weather was very kind and we were able to sunbathe and use pool most days. We took a nostalgic trip to Rosas across the border where we had spent 9 summers when our 3 children were young (last time we were there was 24 yrs ago ! ). The views from the villa are stunning and Howard ,the owner could'nt have been more helpful.
We really enjoyed staying here over the Christmas vacation. The kitchen had a great view overlooking the snow-covered mountains, and we enjoyed baking Christmas cookies and preparing meals with fresh spices from the garden, such as oregano and thyme. The fire place made even the coldest of days pleasant and it was fun roasting marshmallows. The night lights at the pool looked very inviting and we would like to come back during the warmer months. Nevertheless, the wifi made it possible to watch movies on the cooler January nights. This was a fun and relaxing vacation. Thank you.