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2 bed Apartment with Pool, Wonderful Views of the Marina and Mountains, Miles of

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Saint Cyprien, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Relaxing Location, 200m From the Beach, Balcony with Beautiful Views, Close to Amenities

The Languedoc-Roussillon region is one of Europe’s undiscovered gems. Close to the Pyrenees and Mediterranean coast, the region offers miles of sandy beaches with magnificent scenery to explore. The area enjoys 300+ days sunshine a year and offers excellent skiing in winter only 1hr30 mins drive from the apt. The area is steeped in history, with the medieval town of Carcassonne, Romanesque abbeys, Cathar castles and magical Mount Canigou all within driving distance. Its close proximity to Spain is another plus, with the historic towns of Figueres (Salvador Dali museum) 40 mins and Girona 1 hr 20 away. St Cyprien, which boasts the second largest marina on the Med, is 25 minutes from Perpignan airport and 30 minutes from the Spanish border. St Cyprien has numerous family friendly reasonably priced restaurants, open all year round to cater for the 10000 local inhabitants and holiday makers. Its strong Catalan influence is reflected in the menus and great selection of local wines on offer.


Owner
Phelim & Michelle McDaid
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
5 January, 2018

About Phelim & Michelle McDaid

We live in Dublin, Ireland with our children. We have holidayed in France for many years. After discovering St Cyprien in 2002, we returned here every year, such was the attraction of the place for us! We are still making new discoveries each time we go. The place is steeped in history and culture. We love the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of St Cyprien and the Catalan feel to the place. We love the food and wine and the marvellous beaches which are on our doorstep. We never cease to appreciate the marvellous view of the marina and mountains as we sit on our balcony! We treasure our daily walk/run/cycle around the laguna each morning to start our day!

Phelim & Michelle McDaid purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Phelim & Michelle McDaid chose Saint-Cyprien Plage

St Cyprien, with 300+ days sunshine a year, has a wonderful blend of getting away from it all, with great restaurants and activities on your doorstep. Set against the backdrop of the Pyrenees, there is a wonderful sandy beach just across the road, and the apartment complex backs on to the lovely marina of la lagune.

There is a boulangerie just across the road for early morning baguette and croissants, while there is a variety of shops just a 10 minute walk down the road, with local produce including Catalan cheeses, meats and wines available and some lovely restaurants.

The area is easily accessible by flight from Ireland and UK to many locations including Perpignan, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Girona, Barcelona, Beziers and Rodez.

There is a train service to nearby Elne and Argeles sur Mer.

What makes this apartment unique

We enjoy a run around the lagune each morning, collecting fresh bread from the boulangerie on our way home to enjoy breakfast al fresco on the balcony. The beach and pool are just across the road.

Many other pretty villages are just a €1 bus-ride away. The cliff walk from Racou to Collioure, followed by moules-frites and a glass of rosé is a personal favourite way to spend an afternoon. There are plenty and varied restaurants in walking or biking distance.

Aqualand waterpark is a fantastic attraction just 5 mins down the road. We have stayed in resorts where people have travelled hours to such facilities!

Being within driving distance to Spain is an added bonus of this location. Figueres, home of Salvador Dali with its wacky museum is a must see!

Guestbook comments from the owner

1.Apt v clean, comfortable & in great location. It was very safe for kids+just a few metres frm beach. Within walking distance of shops, bars, restaurants, etc but also v peaceful and quiet. If you hire a car, there's many places to visit, from small coastal villages, larger towns/cities, mountains, beaches & NE Spain. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this apt for a holiday or as a base to sightsee. E&L Corry, Ennis



2.We stayed in this lovely clean apt in St Cyp last year with our 2 young children and had a fabulous time. The apt was at the end of a cul-de-sac just off the beach. The boating marina along the rear of the apt block, beach out front and short distance to the local shopping & eating area across the lagoon made it an ideal base for day and evening activities. There was plenty of sights nearby to visit, but with some much to do where we were we didn't need to! P&N OSullivan,Cork.
Mar 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Cyprien Plage in Saint-Cyprien

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • waterfront
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with stand alone shower, sink, vanity unit with mirror and storage area, spacious shelving, separate WC. Hairdryer supplied (professional 4000 speed!)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 spacious bedroom with double bed and bedside lockers, 1 spacious bedroom with 2 single beds, bedside locker, convertible double sofa bed in living area -all with good quality comfortable mattresses. 3 fans in apartment Travel cot available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Electric heaters in each room. We provide beach towels to enable travellers with the low cost airlines to minimise their baggage! Outside: The apartment is set in secure private beautifully landscaped gardens, overlooking La Lagune (the marina), with beautiful views of the Pyrenees. The gardens open onto La Lagune with private access. The apartment has access to a secure open air swimming pool (open mid June - mid Sept). The apartment is a gated property with designated private parking, secured by electronic gates (remote control with keys). Shops and facilities within easy walking distance. Hotel with bar, restaurant and spa facilities only 100m away. 200m from miles of sandy beaches. Waikiki Bar & Restaurant is located on beach - 200metres away. Beautiful walk around the Laguna. Utility Room: All cleaning apparatus including Vacuum cleaner, brush, mop, bucket, basins, clothes horse, clothes pegs, cloths and cleaning agents are supplied. Washing machine in apt. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Top quality bedlinen, tea towels, bath+hand towels & beach towels included. All bed linen and towels are provided with a weekly change. Beach towels are also included. The apartment is thoroughly cleaned before your arrival. Fresh linen supplied 2nd week. Other: West facing covered spacious balcony, 10m2, with plenty of sun throughout the day and evening with lovely views over the marina and of the mountains. Excellent for alfresco dining or relaxing in the afternoon sunshine. External table with 6 chairs.

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Great Spot for Families

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This apartment is in a great location, away from the more touristy areas further along the coast.

The beach is a natural one with dunes and is not too busy in the summer months (from what we could see).

The pool, shared with the adjacent apartment isn't huge but is perfectly suited for children of most ages.

The apartment itself is clean and equipped for most things a family would need. The provision of beach towels and bath towels is very much appreciated as it allows you to carry onboard luggage, avoiding extra baggage charges.

The alimentation/shop nearby is ideal for collecting your daily baguettes (which appears to be compulsory in France!) and other basics. The ready cooked chicken and pizza is ideal for a quick and easy meal when you've just arrived.

The owners provided extensive details of places to visit and things to see if there was ever a chance of getting bored of being on the beach (we didn't but forced ourselves to explore a little!)

I would recommend this apartment and location to anyone wanting a quiet, relaxing holiday with the chaos of a heavily populated tourist resort.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Hotel de la Lagune
Nearest Ferry
765 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
St Cyprien
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Elne
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Hotel de La Lagune
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Font Romeu
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
St Cyprien sud
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Whether you wish to relax by the sea/pool or to take part in the numerous water sports available, you will find all you require in St Cyprien! Many artists including Picasso and Matisse were inspired by this area so if your interest is in art there is plenty to see. The area is steeped in history and heritage, with the medieval town of Carcassonne, Romanesque abbeys, Cathar castles and magical Mount Canigou all within driving distance. Plenty of activities available in the area, including Aqualand water park, zip wiring, go karting, golf, excellent cycling facilities, horse-riding and various sports (Grand Stade Stadium is located 2km offering tennis, badminton, squash, swimming, fitness, cafe). Sigean African Reserve is within easy driving distance. Windsurfing/kite surfing at nearby locations including Canet and Port Vendres. Casino and discotheque (Joacasino) in St Cyprien Port. The Tourism office, St Cyprien port, provides maps and extensive information on local attractions.

Coast/Beach:

200m from blue flag unspoilt beach which stretches as far as the eye can see in both directions. Also numerous other wonderful beaches in the area to choose from, including St Cyprien Plage, Canet-en-Roussillon, Argeles-sur-Mer, Collioure and continuing all along the coast towards Spain. Watersports available in Canet, Port Vendres, Cap Bear among other locations.

Travel:

Car: Calais 850km, Roscoff/Cherbourg 1100km - possible to travel down from ferry in 1 day! Spanish border 40min drive. Great for taking home some local produce! Air: Ryanair/AerLingus from UK & Ireland: Perpignan (25 min), Beziers (1hr), Gerona (1hr 20min), Carcassonne (1hr 20min), Nimes (2 hr), Montpellier (2hr), Barcelona (2hr), Toulouse (2h 15min), Rodez (3hr20 min). Train at Elne & Argeles sur Mer. Local €1! buses to Perpignan, Collioure & other coastal villages. Shuttle:Perpicat.

Distances:

Local grocery shop + bakery 250m in season, Hotel 100m with restaurant,bar, spa, Port with many restaurants/bars 30min walk/regular ferry 5mins. Les Capellans commercial centre 10-15min walk with restaurants, boulangerie, butchers, fish shop, fruit/veg shop, hairdressers, internet café, newsagents, medical centre, supermarket, wine shop. ManyLocal markets. By car:Argeles sur Mer 10min, Canet 10min, Perpignan 20min, Gerona 1hr20, Collioure 20min, Barcelona 2hr. Carcassone 1hr20. Ceret 35min

Further Details:

We provide leaflets and information in a folder in the apartment. We are more than happy to offer any advice or answer any queries! See St Cyprien Tourism office also. Attractions include: Aqualand waterpark – 1km. Le Grandstade sports stadium – 2km. St Cyprien Golf club – 3km. Great area for water sports/diving/snorkelling/wind surfing/kite surfing. Le Jardins des Plantes – 2km. Enchanting Collioure – picturesque village and port with beautiful shops and restaurants and a wonderful market on a Sunday - 20 mins. Boat available from Port to locations along La Lagune. Coastal boat trips available from St Cyprien port. Elne – historic cloisters - 10mins. Perpignan – once home of the kings of Majorca – 20 mins. Ceret - modern art museum - Picasso - 35mins. Amelie-les-Bains - beautiful Roman spa town nestled in Pyrenees foothills. Spanish border – 30 mins away, duty free shopping at Le Perthus. Figueres, Salvador Dali museum, excellent shopping, restaurants – 40 mins. Cadaques – picturesque fishing village frequented by Salvador Dali. Many vineyards nearby. Great local wine! Beautiful medieval garrison town of Villefranche de Conflent - 1hr. Pic de Canigou - Holy mountain of the Cathars 1hr10. Odeillo – solar furnace/visitor centre 1h30. Skiing – Font Romeu, Pyrennees 2000 – 1 hr 30, Andorra – 2 hr 30. Beautiful coastal drive, passing through many picturesque villages and ports. Carcassonne medieval walled city – 1hr 20. Sigean African animal park - 1hr30. Joacasino Discotheque & Casino, St Cyprien Port - 20mins. Excellent local markets daily in locality and neighbouring villages.

The “Petit Train Jaune de la Cerdagne" runs along a 63km route, climbing steeply from Villefranche-de-Conflent to Bolquère and then crossing the plateau of the Cerdagne to Latour-de-Carol. Bolquere is the highest station in France at 1593m. Although expensive for a family, there is some dramatic scenery here so you could just go part of the way. The best scenery is towards the Mediterranean.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint-Cyprien Plage, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
£573
for 7 nights
£573
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.2

Booking Notes:
Booking is easy. Email us with details of your requirements. 30% deposit is required on booking and reservation will then be confirmed, with balance due 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. A damage deposit of €200 is payable 2 weeks prior to arrival.
We have basic French but would be happy to speak to you by phone to answer any queries.
Cancellation policy:
> 8 weeks – no cancellation charge
4-8 weeks – 50% of rate refunded.
2-4 weeks – 25% of rate refunded.
< 2 weeks - no refund.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday in high season. Flexible where possible, to facilitate pricing of low cost airlines, outside high season.
Arrival is 4pm, with departure at 10am on the day you leave to facilitate cleaning.

Notes on prices:
All prices quoted in Euro. Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Bedlinen, all towels, water and electricity charges included in price
Deposit Of 30% required to book. Balance due 6 weeks before date of arrival. Damage deposit of €200 payable 2 weeks before date of arrival, returned within 2 weeks of departure. Cancellation policy: Up to 8 weeks –no cancellation charge. 4-8 weeks –50% of rate refunded. 2-4 weeks –25% of rate refunded. Less than 2 weeks – no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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