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Quiet And Charming Private Villa In St Genis Des Fontaines



Updated: 21-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in St Genis des Fontaines, Pyrenees Orientales, France - Peaceful Location In The Foothills Of The Alberes Close To Restaurants, Shops 5 Miles From The Sea

Villa Francois is situated in a quiet area within 5 minutes level walking to the centre of St. Genis des Fontaines with its excellent shops, restaurants and bars in this typically small French town with a 10c church, cloisters and caves du vin. The villa is very comfortable and traditionally built surrounded by an established secluded garden and patios with a large private pool (8m x 4m); French windows lead from the kitchen and lounge onto the dining patio with its substantial built in BBQ. Outside there are dining tables and chairs, sunshades and pool loungers. The dining-living room features a sunken log burning fireplace, and open plan stairs leading to a mezzanine gallery from where there are; 2 twins and 1 double bedroom, with mountain views, one bathroom with shower, and a separate toilet with basin and shower cubicle. The kitchen is very well equipped. Off the hallway is a downstairs twin room with bunk beds, shower and basin, french windows lead onto a rear patio.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Clive Moore
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017

1 Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Pool heaven

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable, spacious house, well-equipped. Best feature -garden and pool and outside terrace for eating. Very private, good garden furniture and sun loungers, pool gorgeous! Garden very attractive and has lots of sun all day, yet has good shade provided from fitted parasol by the pool area or from the retracting blind over the terrace. House keeps relatively cool except for the bedrooms on the upper floors, which can get very hot in high summer. Fans are provided in every room though. Bathroom facilities not the most up to date but very good nonetheless. Excellent contact with owners and the booking process was seamless. No problems hanging around to gain access which was much appreciated, and contact with the guardian very pleasant and easy. She lives round the corner from the property and is English. Would thoroughly recommend this property. It is only a 5 minute walk to the centre of the village, which has all basic facilities ( baker's, butcher's, bank, chemist, little supermarket, several cafes and restaurants, post office, newsagent, market twice a week, several greengrocer's, take away pizzeria). it is a two minute drive to a good Carrefour and 15 minutes to excellent beaches- our favourite being Racou. It's about 10 minutes from the motorway junction, so very easy access to many places, including Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : In village at 500 Metres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Village at 500 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Pyrenees 2000 at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Argeled sur Mer at 8 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Close to Impressionist painting centres and museums at Ceret, Collioure and Figueres.


The long sandy beach at Argeles (blue flag award) is 6km from the villa. A little further are numerous rocky coves and bays.


Nearest airport / TGV at Perpignan 15km. Girona airport is 1 hours drive as is Carcassonne airport. Channel ports 750 miles.


St Gennis 5 minutes flat walk. Argeles 6km. Perpignon 15km. Collioure 15km.

Further Details:

St. Genis is surrounded by vineyards, peach and apricot orchards overlooked by the mountains yet within 6 miles of the bustling resort of Argeles with its miles of sands, and night life stretching to St. Cyprien (Blue Flag clean beach award).

Towards the Spanish border lies the delightful town of Collioure, loved by the Fauvist art movement, with its excellent restaurants around the harbour beneath the castle. There is a colourful market here on Wednesdays & Sundays. Another pretty town nearby is Banyuls with its famous sweet local wines and off shore marine reserve.

Up in the hills CeretT is a must for modern art enthusiasts and in Prades music lovers will enjoy the summer festivals, not forgetting the lovely old city of Perpignan. Just a taste of the interesting places to visit close by.

St. Genis has excellent tennis courts, horse riding locally, cycling (the Villa has four bikes), boat trips and fishing trips from Argeles Port, diving from several locations south of Argeles Port, canyoning and plenty of walking in the mountains.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Peak
31 Oct 2016 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Off Peak
10 Sep 2017 - 3 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking details.

Changeover Day:
Normally Sunday. Please contact owners for changeover day details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure, In downstairs bedroom
  • Upstairs family bathroom with basin and bath, separate shower room with shower, basin and WC. Downstairs separate toilet with basin. Bedroom with shower and basin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with two twin beds. Bedroom 3 with two twin beds. Bedroom 4 with two bunk beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Large patio with brick barbeque, tables and chairs for eating out. Sun loungers and easy chairs are provided. The pool is private measuring 8m x 4m with a shallow and deep end (1.6m). Utility Room: Fully automatic washing machine; iron and ironing board and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before arrival. A set of bedding is provided each week. Towels can be provided at extra cost. Other: Above the dining-living room is a mezzanine gallery from where there is a library; assorted games; a 32 inch LCD satellite TV (UK Freeview) and DVD player. There is free WiFi available in the villa.

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