House in Rodes,Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Quiet Village, 2 Minutes from Lake Swimming, 30 Minutes from Numerous Sandy Beaches Like Canet Plage
The Villa Beau Soleil is situated in the quiet village of Rodès and is ideally placed for those who wish to explore this beautiful region where the landscape varies from vineyards to peach orchards set against the magnificent back drop of Mount Canigou and the foothills of the Pyrenees. The quality of the light is incredible, especially if you have escaped from a dull British spring or autumn. Easily accessible from the house are things to suit all interests. History abounds in the Cathar castles, many churches, the walled town of Villefranche de Conflent, Castlenou, the Abbey of Saint-Martin-du-Canigou and Perpignan itself. The Spanish border is only a 40 minute drive from the house and visitors can pick up bargains in the many supermarkets, explore Roman remains at Empúries or visit the Dali Museum at Figueres. Swimming is a choice of the nearby lake at Vinça which has a children's area roped off and supervised by lifeguards, and the endless sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. From Port Leucate in the north famous for its wind surfing, through Torreilles, St Cyprien and to Collioure and its harbour, there is lots of parking and and a choice of unspoilt sand or areas with restaurants and entertainment. For those looking for adventurous activity, there is canyoning on local rivers, a climbing Parcours centre at Marquixanes and Aqualand at St Cyprien which is an excellent family day out. The ascent of Canigou is an unforgettable experience with magnificent views from the top at 2,786 m. There are various routes and also a 4X4 option for those who prefer not to walk the whole way. Off season, there is much for the visitor to enjoy. Villa Beau Soleil has a wood burner and electric radiators. It is an excellent base for many walks and cycle routes.
About the Owner
We are a family of four with two boys.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We enjoyed spending time in the mountains and also swimming down on the coast at Collioure, the snorkelling was excellent. We did about 250 miles on the bikes, pretty much covering the area. The scenery was awesome & there were some great climbs and descents." Alex & Judy.
"Many thanks for renting your house to us-we have had a really lovely, interesting yet restful holiday.It is a super area of France: we loved the little villages and gorgeous scenery." David & Wendy.
"We've had a really super holiday & particularly enjoyed staying at Le Beau Soleil- a lovely house and so very convenient. I shall treasure the memory of sitting on the terrace with good company and a glass of wine watching the sun set & the colours change over Canigou. The weather was hot (but not too hot) and sunny." Pat & Roy.
From the Owner
“We had been visiting the area for some years as we have family friends in Elne. Driving down through France,we loved the change in climate south of Lyon. We were looking for a family holiday house and viewed many properties near the coast. The estate agent said we might like a more "romantique" property than the concrete ones we'd seen. We fell in love with the view from the terrace and made an offer.The Danish owners came down from Denmark to meet us and we bought the house. We have spent Easter and summer at the house with our 2 boys and many friends. Going to the lake or beach by day and sitting on the terrace playing cards at night, watching the local characters and drinking the local wines. Our boys are now 18 & 21 and it's a shame for the house to be empty when we're not there.”
Activity and Interests
Perpignan airport is only 20 minutes drive. other airports within 2 hours drive are Beziers and Girona.
The village has a shop which sells essentials such as bread. There are more shops in Vinça which is 2 minutes drive away. There are good supermarkets in Ille sur Tet and Prades, both 20 minutes drive away. There is a very good restaurant within walking distance, the other side of the Route Nationale and many restaurants in Prades and Villefranche.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
27 Aug 2016 - 1 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
All bookings must be settled in full 4 weeks prior to arrival by a bank transfer to our French account. Keys are in the key box, the code will be sent with the house notes when the final payment has been received.
A deposit of £200 to our English account will be refunded on the day of departure if the house is left in good order.
Arrival day is any time on Saturday, departure is on a Friday to give time for cleaning. Off season, the day is negotiable.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“We are never plagued by flies or mosquitoes even sitting on the terrace late at night.The large garage means that you can keep the car cool. In the summer, Perpignan has free street entertainment on Thursday evenings and the huge hypermarkets are worth a visit.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- near the sea
- Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- The bathroom is on the ground floor and has a shower over the bath, bidet and sink. It also houses the washing machine and beach equipment. There is a separate toilet.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has king size bed, Bedroom 2 double bed, Bedroom 3 has 2 full size sets of bunk beds. Both sitting rooms have double sofa beds. All bed rooms have ceiling fans and wooden shutters
- Terrace ...
- Notes on accommodation: Upstairs rooms are secure if the shutters are closed. Outside: There is a small garden with mature vines and a wysteria. There are washing lines, an outside sink, an outside staircase which links the kitchen to the terrace, a Webber charcoal barbecue. There are 3 sun loungers on the terrace and a hammock can be put up. The garage is large and secure. Utility Room: Beach towels, Beach equipment such as mats, snorkels, lilo, cool box, bucket and spades, bat & ball, Boules, beach umbrella. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beach towels and linen are provided. The property is cleaned on changeover. Please note that the arrival day is Saturday and the departure is Friday. A 2 week booking would include the middle Friday night. Other: The 3 bedrooms open off the upstairs sitting room which is a large room with a sofa bed, drinks fridge, desk top computer and double doors onto the terrace. The stair well can be locked.