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Villa And Apartment With Private Pool, Large Garden And Magnificent Views - Villa and Apartment



Updated: 14-Nov-2016
Villa in Montesquieu des Alberes, Languedoc Roussillon - Main villa has 5 bedrooms and apartment has 2 bedrooms

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.

Details for holiday villa Villa and Apartment, 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's


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

Wireless Internet

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

Shower room

WC with wash basin accessed from double bedroom

  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Howard is a retired airline pilot and Elizabeth still has to work for her living teaching in a secondary school.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Nov 2004
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderfull villa in a stunning landscape

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We agree that both the house and indeed the area have something for all ages. Hope to be able to welcome you again sometime.
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wonderful villa in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It's great to hear that you enjoyed yourselves there. Yes, the wildlife in the garden is something special. The hoopoe and the golden oriole are regular summer visitors. We'll be very happy to have you back again next year including your new arrival!
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our house. Yes, the pool is very welcome when it is so hot. We are very pleased you all had a great time and that you want to come back next year.
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We've found that renting the villa and apartment out together is popular even with smaller parties as they appreciate being able to spread out a bit and like having the pool and garden to themselves.
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A wonderful week in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to review our house. We are pleased you enjoyed yourselves and glad you liked the views. We cut the trees back around the house over the winter to get a better view of the mountains.
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Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on our villa. It sounds as if you had a good time. The nights are often a bit chilly in winter but the weather can be very settled and the daytime temperatures really pleasant. We would be very pleased to have you back in summer when you can make use of the pool. If you are not restricted by school holidays September is worth considering. The coast is less busy and the weather is usually still hot.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan at 37 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Villelongue dels Monts at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 1160 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Saint Cyprien at 26 Kilometres Nearest Train : Perpignan at 31 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 Le Boulou intersection at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Montesquieu des Alberes at 700 Metres Nearest Ski : Pyrenees 2000 at 110 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Argeles sur Mer at 16 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Exceptional possibilities for wildlife viewing in the area.


15 minutes drive to the nearest beach

In the north the beaches are sandy with shallow water and windsurfing. In the south they are pebbly with fishing, sailing and snorkeling.


Perpignan airport (35 minutes drive away).

Gerona (55 minutes easy drive on the motorway and good value car hire), Carcassonne(1 hour 30), Montpellier (1 hour 45), Barcelona (2 hours), Nimes (2 hours) and Toulouse (2 hours 15).

The house is only 6 km from the French motorway system(A9 Le Boulou intersection).

The nearest main railway station is Perpignan. TGV(Highspeed train) links to Paris and Barcelona.

Use of car is recommended although there is a bus service to Le Boulou and Argeles.


Saint Genis 5 km

Le Boulou 7 km

Ceret 15 km

Saint Cyprien 18 km

Collioure 18 km

Perpignan 20 km

Figueres 40 km

Further Details:

The village of Montesquieu is perched on a hilltop with a 12th century church and a ruined fort. Amenities include a post office, tennis court and riding stables. On Tuesday mornings there is a small market on the parking area in front of the school. The house is about 5 minutes walk from the centre. Around the village there are several trails for walking, mountain biking and horse trekking. The variety of flora and fauna is exceptional. On the minor roads between the neighbouring villages there is wonderful cycling. Supermarkets are in Saint Genis and Le Boulou.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 10
1 Oct 2016 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 16
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 17
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 18
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 19
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit to reserve property. Balance of payment 8 weeks before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 14-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: During the summer months when the swimming pool is open the villa and apartment are only rented out as one unit. The price quoted is the total price for the villa and apartment together. Car park space for 3 cars adjacent to villa within enclosed garden. Linen and towel hire available at a cost of £10 for a double bed, £7 for a single bed and £3 per bath towel. 3 portable air conditioners available free of charge. Free Wifi internet. Outside: Large garden (3500 m2 - 3/4 acre) planted with a variety of palm, fruit, oak and pine trees. There are three large terraces around the villa, two with a tiled roof which means you can sit out in most weather. Three large tressle tables with benches, brick barbecue. There is one large terrace outside the Apartment. Two glass tables and 6 chairs. One large terrace around the pool with 8 sun loungers and 7 parasols. All terraces are paved with natural stone and are lit.

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