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Villa on one level - air con/Pool/Garden - Near beaches shops restaurants

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Nov-2016
Villa in St Cyprien, Languedoc Russilon. - The Long Sandy Beaches Of St Cyprien Are Within 5 Minutes Drive

Villa Pierre Werner is a modern villa furnished to a very high standard, air conditioned with luxury kitchen & private swimming pool which can be covered by an Abri. There is a large shaded paved eating area outside with BBQ and sink. The villa is on one level and is suitable for both small children and elderly. The villa can comfortably accommodate two families holidaying together and is tiled throughout. There is a large open plan interior with ample seating. St. Cyprien is a lovely friendly village located close enough (3km) to its 'plage' sister to give you a proper seaside holiday, yet just far enough away to allow you escape the throng and experience real French village life. The boulangerie and supermarket is 5 mins walk away.There is also a park for walkers and joggers, with a lake and kids playground & basketball court. Over at the 'Plage' it's a different world and it leaves you in no doubt you are on holiday, dozens of restaurants, shops and a casino circle the marina and there is a market every night.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband & I live in Dublin Ireland with our three teenage children. We have been holidaying in France for the last 20 years, initially in the Britanny/Vendee region. However having spent a wonderful holiday here in St. Cyprien,and enjoyed the almost guaranteed sun and long lazy days at the beach, we decided to buy our villa here in 2007. We have shared many happy holidays here with family and friends and look forward to plenty in the future.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic, spacious, modern, clean villa in quiet residential location within easy reach of many amenities. Fab holiday. Lots to keep the children amused. Thanks Nolan Family



Enjoyed a very relaxing break at this lovely house and loved being able to see so much of the Region so easily. A local bus is available to take visitors to the beach or marina within minutes, and there is a wide selection of shops and restaurants at the marina, all open late into the evening. The small, typically regional village of St Cyprien is a very short walk from the house and provides all the necessary facilities. We'll be back. Anne



The property is meticulously maintained and should assistance be required help is only a telephone call away to a local couple who manage the property on behalf of the owners. We would like to thank them for making us feel so "at home."

We are looking forward to making a return visit in the near future and are very happy to recommend this property and location. G & L
Jan 2014
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10 Reviews

4.8
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect Property, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This one is a gem - the house was spotlessly clean when we arrived and is deceptively spacious. The kitchen area is big, has all the plates, pans and kitchen utensils you'll ever need and has an enormous fridge/freezer (good for storing those big boxes of Rose wine that you'll buy). The bedrooms are also large and well laid out with plenty of storage for clothes and all your holiday bits and pieces, plus there is a utility room with even more storage.

The outside area is great for kids and adults alike, nice lawns to the front and rear, a long washing line - which will get wet from the overnight sprinklers so remember to bring your stuff in at night - and a fantastic covered BBQ area that has a sink and a flat-top plancha for easy cooking and cleaning. Good parking space too - we had two cars but you could get a third in there too. However, the best thing about the outside is the pool. It is big and great for leaping in on a hot day but also has steps and shallow areas for kids or just for dipping your feet in. Never too cold, never too hot and it has a cover if you are worried about little ones running around near it.

In terms of location it couldn't be better really. You can walk into the village (good little pub there and a restaurant that is HUGE inside) and it's five minutes drive to the huge beaches and the marina where there are loads of shops and more restaurants. On the way to the beach is a golf course and a sailing lake which you can fish on too. If you are into fishing there are rocky areas on the beach from which to either launch a beachcaster, or follow the locals and use a light rod for the smaller fish closer in.

As a base, we went to Ceret (lots of original Picasso and Maillot there), took maybe 20 minutes by car, and Perpignan but you could easily get further out if you want to explore the Pyrenees more. There are some lovely little villages up and down the coastline which are good for a day's visit. Everywhere you go there are the mountains in the background and they are absolutely beautiful.

In summary: perfect location and a great villa to stay. The only thing I would say is that this is a more modern part of France so expect tourists (mostly French though) and newer property estates rather than lots of big old rambling gite-type houses. We loved it and would go back in a heartbeat, very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you had a wonderful holiday in a great location, and you found our house well equipped. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future - there are so many beautiful places to explore in this sunny area of France. Niamh
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5

Fantastic holiday! We'll definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the villa for 10 days with my partner, our 6 month old son, and another couple with their three small children.

The place was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and the couple looking after the villa on the owners' behalf were really helpful.

The bedrooms in the villa are spacious and there are few nice touches, like the jacuzzi in one of the showers, a barbecue, an outdoor sheltered dining area for our lunches al fresco and nights in.

The shops are really close (10 minutes walk) and so is the nearest restaurant, which was really handy, especially because we were there with children.

We didn't have to bring towels or bedsheets as they were all provided by the owners, which came in handy since we had more room for our baby stuff in the luggage.

I have to say that the villa has everything you need: all sorts of kitchen utensils, fast Wifi, a big selection of books, DVDs, TV, air conditioning (which was very handy), dishwasher and washing machine. It really is a home away from home.

We used the private pool every day and our friends' kids had a great time in the pool. The place has sun beds, and we were sunbathing while we could watch our baby in the shade under the trestle.

The marina is 5-10 minutes drive away where are lovely shops, bars and restaurants.

After our lovely time spent in the villa, I would highly recommend staying in the place and we will definitely be returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted your two family groups enjoyed your stay in our villa and that you found it comfortable. We would be delighted to welcome you back again next year. Niamh
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5

Would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa for two weeks with another family and couldn't fault the accommodation. The layout of the villa was ideal with spacious bedrooms and several bathrooms. The pool was bigger than we were expecting and was used daily by us. The outside area was ample for 8 people. In fact, the accommodation was so ideal that we spent more time at the villa than going out! The location is also great - a ten minute walk to the old village and a short walk to catch the train to the newer town. The couple who look after the villa for the owners were also extremely helpful on anything we needed and gave us lots of local knowledge. We would definitely recommend to anyone and hope to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted our villa suited your party of two families (with four teenagers), that you found it spacious both indoors and outdoors, and that the private pool got great use. We love to hear that you found the accommodation so ideal that you spent more time at the villa than going out, it sure is the sign of a relaxing holiday. The 'petit train' is a great local service to use going down to the lively port area at night. Liz and Steve who look after our property are always very helpful to all our guests. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Thanks Niamh
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5

Fantastic Villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this Villa. We were there for a week with another family who like ourselves have 2 young children. The property is very secure, with a high wall and electric gate so there was no issue with the kids running around. Also the pool benefits from a sound cover so once this was closed you could relax.

The interior of the Villa was great also, with good sized bedrooms and lots of bathrooms. The kitchen was well appointed. The BBQ outside was really good and dead easy to clean.

The surrounding area was really good although we didn't venture too far. The shops are a 10-minute walk away and cater for everything you need - the grocer's is particularly good. The beach is a 15 minute drive away (traffic dependent). We didn't get the bus as it looked too busy therefore we risked driving and the parking was pretty easy. It's nice once there with a good choice of restaurant's.

During our visit Liz and Steve the local contacts were nice and helpful. The owner - Niamh - was great to deal with in relation to booking etc and made the experience really easy.

Overall a great place to stay, particularly for families with young kids, and the booking etc was simple. Would happily stay again and will recommend to friends.

Ben Nightingale

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ben Delighted you all enjoyed your holiday at our villa and the children enjoyed plenty of freedom in the garden when the pool was closed. Delighted also you found the booking experience easy and that our local contacts Liz and Steve were nice and helpful. We would be happy to welcome you back at any stage in the future. Regards Niamh
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4

Perfect for a family holiday with little ones!

  • 4 of 5

The villa was in great condition with everything you could need for a family holiday.

We were two families, 1 with a 2 year old and another with a 2 and 4 year old. The space, layout, rooms and location were great. The supermarket is walking distance and the beach is easy to drive to in 5 mins.

The pool was a massive hit with the kids and they all spent lots of time gaining confidence in the water and swimming. The pool cover was a must and being a hard shell meant that when we weren't swimming we were able to close the pool completely to stop the children falling in.

The outdoor space was great, nice big table and BBQ for eating. The kitchen had everything we needed, dishwasher and washing machine were super useful and made light work of having 3 children there.

The villa has an electric gate so once inside you are completely enclosed meaning it was very safe for young children - no way for them to wander off or leave the property. This meant they could play freely outside, round the corner on their bikes etc.

The wifi and DVD collection was useful for the day it rained.

The beach at St Cyprien is nice, quite steep going down to the water and we found the waves quite big. Not so great for the 2 year olds, but they had a lovely time building sandcastles anyway. The wind seem to get up in the afternoon so it wasn't as hot as expected on the beach, however it may have been the weather on this week.

The bars and cafes near the beach were very welcoming to families and we had some lovely meals at lunchtime there. The port is great, very busy at night, but ok in the day for a stroll and shopping.

The market was a highlight, lovely artisan stuff as well as clothes and food. Some markets can be full of cheap tat, not this one! Would recommend a visit, but don't go too late or it will all be closing (after 1.30pm).

We drove from Manchester, UK and Celle, Germany down to St Cyprien. It was a long way (2 full 12 hrs days in the car with stops) would recommend flying to give more time relaxing in France and the med, not in a car!

Overall, very pleased - if you want a nice relaxing family holiday, with a nice pool, nearby beach and family friendly places to eat, then I would definitely recommend staying here - it's so easy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted both families enjoyed their holiday in our villa in this beautiful part of France. The villa lends itself well to families of all ages, but it was great and that you had the freedom to let the children play in the garden area safely when the pool was covered. Thanks Niamh
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5

Super holiday

  • 5 of 5

Five of us spent a wonderful week in this beautiful house in a fabulous area, perfect for a lovely holiday. We ranged in age from 22 (and 24 year old sister, their parents and seventy eight year old grandmother, all of us equally in love with the house and this beautiful corner of France.

The house itself was spacious, spotless, cool (air conditioning), comfortable, beautifully furnished, a superb, with a fantastically stocked kitchen (we found any implement we decided to look for!). It was suitable and safe for all ages . My seventy eight year old mum was comfortable and secure here.

The garden is gorgeous also and is quite a big size. There is a beautiful outdoor eating and bar b que area, complete with a sink and preparation area....so no one was stuck indoors preparing food. There was ample outdoor sitting and sunbathing areas. We could choose whether to sit in the sun or the shade, depending on our individual preferences and mood at the time. The pool was great, and we all swam every day there at some point.

The area is a great holiday area. The house is in a very quiet, safe residential area, there is a quiet, very French village nearby. On the other side of the house is a parade with supermarket' bakery, fish shop and restaurant which are all excellent quality. There is a lovely park nearby, which is a decent 45 minute round walk ( very possible to incorporate a coffee and croissant with a 'sit-down' in the bakery on the way home if wished!). There are two very good quality restaurants within walking distance from the house, and a number a short drive away.

There are beautiful beaches a short drive away, there is plenty of choice there. There are stunning places to visit nearby, all mentioned on the website, with very good directions given too. My favourite place to visit was the beautiful seaside town of Couliere. Our daughters, in their early 20's enjoyed visiting the port each evening for a social outlet. There was a bus, a little tourist train and a very friendly, fun, trustworthy and reliable local taxi driver, which they occasionally used also.

Liz and Steve, the caretakers were very helpful. Our arrival was delayed by a few hours, so we arrived quite late in the evening, hungry and very tired. Liz and Steve had left fresh bread and cheese in the kitchen, along with soft drinks, wine and beer. This was very welcome, as we were able to relax and settle in. They were willing to help at any time.

We'll be back !

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aideen, delighted you enjoyed your holiday in our villa and found Liz and Steve our local managers helpful. It was great that the mix of ages you had in your party all enjoyed the house, and area, while all doing different things. The villa works well for a mix of ages and family combinations with plenty of indoor and outdoor space. We would be delighted to see you back again in the future. Niamh
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the villa in St. Cyprien because of its location. We love to walk and there is a park nearby with a lake with swans and ducks. There are always plenty of joggers and cyclists and rollerbladers around. We love the fact that we have long sunny summers. We also enjoy skiing in winter and the nearest ski station is only 90 minutes drive, so we have the best of both worlds. Even in off peak periods the local restaurants remain open, and the village is lovely to have a wander around.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan at 24 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Village 10 minute walk at 750 Metres Nearest Golf : St cyprien at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Elne at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : 5 minutes walk at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Font Romeu at 106 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St Cyprien plage at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The nearest sandy beach which is blue flag, is about a five minute drive away. However the beaches stretch in either directions for miles so even in the height of summer it's always possible to find a good spot. There are many beach bars and restaurants where you can hire sun loungers & umbrellas and enjoy a lunch of 'moules Frites' washed down with a glass of rose or a cool beer.

There is plenty of opportunity for water sports from jet ski hire to sailing and wind surfing.

Travel:

Car recommended

Car: Calais 850km, Roscoff/Cherbourg 1100km - possible Spanish border 40min drive. 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

Distances:

St Cyprien Village which is a few minutes walk from the villa has 4 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 supermarkets, butchers, bakers, hair dressers, florists, 2 banks with ATM, internet cafe, indoor swimming pool, hotel and a market which is held on Thursdays. The church dates back to 13 century.

The marina which has many restaurants, bars, night clubs is a few minutes’ drive or you can catch the bus in season. The beach bar/restaurants have the most spectacular views of the mountains, sea and sunset.

Further Details:

Information is provided in the villa in our boooklet. Also see St Cyprien Tourism office. There is a market in the village square on Thursday and a large market on Tuesdays and Friday mornings at the beach. (Give yourself a couple of hours to look around) Local attractions include: Aqualand waterpark – 2km. Le Grandstade sports stadium – 3km. St Cyprien Golf club – 2km. Great area for water sports/diving/snorkelling/wind surfing/kite surfing. Le Jardins des Plantes – 4km. Nearby Collioure – picturesque village and port with shops and restaurants and a wonderful market on a Sunday - 20 mins. Coastal boat trips available from St Cyprien port to nearby ports and Spain. 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, Chateau Valmy 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 – 10mins.

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off peak
24 Sep 2016 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 7 nights
£1,256
 
 
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,465
for 7 nights
£1,465
 
 
Rate 1
17 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,842
for 7 nights
£1,842
 
 
Rate 3
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,093
for 7 nights
£2,093
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 7 nights
£1,256
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £335

Booking Notes:
Please email us and we will send you booking forms with all of the details. 30% Payment due on booking and balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Booking Form & Booking Terms & Conditions must be signed and returned to owner in order to confirm booking.
A returnable security deposit of €400 is required with balance payment, and will be returned within two weeks of departure.

Please note it is a requirement in France that the tenants have insurance including public liability & personal injury


Changeover Day:
Flexible on change over day but Saturday is normal in high season.
10am departure - after 1600 arrivals
There will be someone to greet you on arrival.

30% deposit required on booking by bank transfer. Balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival plus €400 security deposit (refundable) by bank transfer.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Our villa is detached and on one level so is very suitable for elderly and young children with no stairs to negotiate. It is also safe as the pool can be covered by an abri when not in use or when there is no adult supervision. We also have roller gates which give added security when closed. The villa can accommodate two families wishing to holiday together and the beds can be interchanged between rooms to suit as necessary. We also have a manager who lives locally who will meet and greet and hand over keys etc.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • village

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bathrooms Bathroom 1 - Shower Bathroom 2 - en suite shower Bedroom 1 Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure Bathroom 4. - Separate Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, King size bed/cot . Shower & wash hand basin
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 sets of bunk beds - sleeps 4 - air con
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 single beds - air con
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed, No air con - fan supplied- can accommodate cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 4 bedrooms with flexible sleeping arrangements Bedroom 1 - King size Bed , Cot if required - Air Con Bedroom 2 – 2 sets of Bunk Beds . Sleeps 4 - Air Con Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed - Air Con Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , No air con – Fan supplied

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Villa can accommodate large family group or two families holidaying together. Sliding doors lead out to shaded terrace, BBQ, and paved pool area. Plenty of room around pool for relaxing in the sun with ample sun loungers, chairs and umbrella. The bedrooms have ample wardrobe space and shelves for clothes. Outside: The property has a private pool 8 meters by 4 and the surrounding patio area is completely paved. The pool can be covered by an Abri when not in use. The villa is detached and has a large outside dining area which is shaded. A large table and chairs are provided. There is a large BBQ & outside sink area for food preparation. There are sun loungers and sun chairs and an umbrella. There is also a grassy garden space where children can play and also a clothes line. There is parking space for four cars and access is by electric roller gate which makes it very safe for children. There is also parking space on quite cul de sac outside villa. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room which has a washing machine, Iron and Ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly Linen rental charge €15 / towels €2 per person We require villa & BBQ to be left in a clean condition otherwise local charges will apply. It's a requirement in France that the clients have insurance including public liability & personal injury.

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