Spacious, contemporary villa with panoramic views over Roussillon plain. Private 9mx4m swimming pool with south-facing terrace. Spacious outside dining terrace with BBQ fireplace. Open-plan split-level living room with TV (French and free-to-air English channels), DVD player and wood-burning stove. WiFi broadband internet access. Table tennis. No passing traffic. Off-street parking. Direct access to open countryside for hiking and mountain biking. Located on the lower slopes of the Alberes mountains at the eastern end of the Pyrenees bordering the Mediterranean coast. 25km south of Perpignan, 15 minutes drive from the Mediterranean, 15 minutes drive from the Spanish border. Walking distance to award-winning vineyard whose wine has been described by Jimmy Smith of the West London Wine School as ‘class in a glass’. Nearby coastal resorts include Argeles with its long, golden beaches and Collioure with its beautiful medieval harbour.
We are the Masters family and we live in the UK and visit Montesquieu-des-Alberes whenever we can, enjoying the year-round sunny weather and uplifting clarity of the light which attracted such famous artists as Picasso and Matisse to the area.
The location is brilliant. Montesquieu is a tranquil village, with an away-from-it-all feel and direct access to beautiful hillside walks and the mountain trails in the foothills of the Pyrenees, yet it offers very easy access to diverse areas of interest. For us the highlights are family-friendly beaches within 20 minutes’ drive; the beautiful fishing village of Collioure, the jewel of the Vermillion coast with its medieval castle, harbour and many restaurants, the Catalan culture which doesn’t exist elsewhere in France, the vibrant local markets offering fresh, local produce and easy day trips to Spain (the border is less than 15 minutes’ drive away).
We never tire of the view over the Roussillon plain from the house or when enjoying a glass of award-winning wine from one of the village’s three vineyards on the front terrace as it goes dark and the twinkling lights can be seen for miles and miles. Another pleasure is eating outside on the shaded terrace overlooking the swimming pool, which is conveniently located right next to the house. When we do want to stay indoors, the spacious 84m2 living room means there’s ample room for family and friends without ever feeling cramped and the addition of a wood-burning stove makes this a welcoming space year round.
-Best of six houses stayed in the area in recent years. Wonderful views, lovely pool, quiet location. A perfect family summer holiday.
-We enjoyed a lovely fortnight at Villa Mimosa. Our kids loved the pool, we enjoyed the luxurious and spacious villa, the summer kitchen and sunsets on the front terrace.
-We had a wonderful time in this beautiful house. Lots of fun for the children at the pool.
-A really lovely house, we had a great time in the pool. Great beaches and towns nearby.
-Great house - very spacious and a fabulous pool.
-Pool in near-constant use. Sunsets from front terrace not to be missed.
-Outdoor kitchen great for long evening meals and games of cards assisted by nice Rivesaltes wine.
-Great house. Loved everything about it. I will miss it.
-Un super moment en famille, une tres jolie maison au calme avec de superbe vue. Merci pour cette semaine magnifique.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
25% deposit on booking. Balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. £500 security deposit. All utilities included. Hire of linen can be arranged locally on request.
Changeover day Saturday in July and August. Flexible changeover outside high season. Arrival 10am, Departure 4pm.