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Spacious Modernised Villa With Private Swimming Pool, Large Secluded Garden, Close To Beaches



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Villa in Saint Andre, Nr. Argeles, Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Secluded, Peaceful, Surrounded By Vineyards. Walking Distance To Charming Village And Amenities

Villa Les Mimosas is a beautiful airy and spacious house with modern bathrooms and kitchen and a large, private, shaded and lawned garden full of flowers and fruit trees and views of the mountains. Two outdoor dining areas offer wonderful dining alfresco - by the pool or on the terrace by grape vines. A sunny private pool is surrounded by flowers and ample terrace with loungers and outdoor sofa area. It's ideal for a relaxing family holiday with BBQs by the pool or for the more adventurous there are plenty of activities close by. The villa nestles at the base of the Alberes foothills, at the edge of the charming village of Saint Andre. The local bakery, grocer, village amenities are all within 5-10 mins walk. Sandy beaches, the pretty Vermilion Coast, artistic Collioure and a range of water sports are just 10 minutes drive away (some of the best beaches in France are in Argeles Nord and Racou Plage). The surrounding countryside and vineyards offer splendid walks and views as well as adventure activities and horse riding. The charming Catalan town of Perpignan is just 20 minutes away and the Spanish border and the Costa Brava beaches 30 minutes away.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Professional couple, renting French villa for over 10 years, over five years online, with excellent satisfaction rate.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Natalie J, London, September 2014: "We had a wonderful late summer holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the comforts of the villa, pretty garden and pool. The house is very well maintained and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Especially good for holidays with children as it is secure and all on one level. We particularly enjoyed barbecues by the pool (it is a charcoal barbecue). The guardian is also helpful. Would definitely return."
Dec 2014
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent, just what we would have wished for.

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, particularly the garden. The whole family spent hours just lounging by the pool and in the gardens and there's plenty of space for anyone who wants to to lose themselves in a sunny or shady corner. We were well looked after by the local guy and the town of St Andre is handy for shops, takeaway pizza etc.

Were it not that we like going somewhere different every year we'd happily go back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had such a great holiday and enjoyed relaxing at the villa and pool so much! Thank you.
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A lovely private villa, not too isolated.

  • 5 of 5

The villa and grounds are lovely, well maintained and well equipped. The owners and guardian were extremely helpful, we had no problems. We had great weather so spent most of our holiday relaxing around the pool and BBQ area. A trip to the coast is well worth a day out, Collioure and Port Vendres very pretty. Plenty of nice restaurants in Argeles Plage and surrounds. We would recommend this villa for couples or a family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The region is stunning and peaceful. It offers opportunities for all types of enthusiast - proximity to some of the best beaches in France, beautiful countryside and rambling, mesmerising castles and history, wonderful local produce and markets, warm and friendly people.

Activity and Interests


The villa offers easy access to the artistic fishing village of Collioure (15 minutes drive), famed for its beautiful ramparts spilling into the sea, and the wide sandy beaches of Argeles and Racou Plage (10 minutes drive). Argeles has one of the best beaches in all of France, with the majestic Pyrenees as a backdrop to your sunbathing. Water sports, boat hire and scuba diving are also available.


Fly to either Perpignan (France), Girona (Spain), Carcassone (France) or Barcelona (Spain) from many UK airports. Villa Les Mimosas is only 20 minutes drive from Perpignan, 1 hour from Girona or Carcassone and 1 hour 45 minutes from Barcelona.

Car hire is recommended for the local area. Taxis from Perpignan airport or TGV rail station are also an option.


Local amenities and shops in Saint Andre Village are between 5-20 minutes walk away depending on location in the village. Charming Collioure is 15 mins drive, Argeles and the lovely beaches about 10 mins drive. Perpignan for its castillet and shopping is around 20 minutes drive.

Further Details:

With its mild climate, the area offers plenty of outdoor fun with walking and cycling holidays in the picturesque countryside and more adventurous activities like canyoning in the vicinity. The area is also full of history, with several Cathar castles and ruins nearby, mountain monasteries and magnificent church cloisters.

Nearby activities on offer include horse riding in the forests and hills, canyoning, rock climbing, fishing, tennis, golf and wildlife parks. There are excellent walks and hikes for all levels in the nearby Alberes and Pyrenees mountains with breathtaking views of the villages, countryside and coastline.

Nearby villages include St. Genis des Fontaines, Palau del Vidre (famous for glass-ware), Sorede, Banyuls, all offering wonderful markets with local produce, fruits and wines (including the famous Muscat and Banyuls aperitif). There are a variety of excellent restaurants in the area, some specialising in local seafood and Catalan cuisine, others more chic with Michelin starred cuisine. We offer a list of recommendations. Surrounding the villa are picturesque vineyards spanning the countryside and numerous Chateaux, so don't forget to sample the local wine!

For a cultural treat, visit Perpignan's medieval Cathedral, Palace and Castillet, the fort at Salses, fortified town of Villefranche or the medieval and Roman churches in Saint Andre and the nearby villages. Or head to the Tech valley (25 minutes drive) to see the spectacular rock formations and Cathar castles and ruins perched on high rocky peaks overlooking orchards and vineyards.

For a taste of Spain, only one hour to the south is the beautiful Spanish town of Girona and one and three quarter hours away is the exciting city of Barcelona for a fun night out, shopping and the many delicious tapas restaurants.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas & New Year
26 Nov 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
22 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Wine & Walking
30 Sep 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
25 Nov 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is simple and upon signing the contract, a 25% booking fee is taken with the balance payable within 8 weeks of the holiday. A 600 GBP or Euro security/damage deposit is taken at the time of the holiday and returned at the end of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The villa is perfectly situated to be close to a village and amenities and still offers wonderful seclusion without being isolated. It is very large and private, and with the pool and spacious garden, it means you can comfortably enjoy spending lazy days at the property or get out and about into the immediate countryside. Being beautifully modernised, it feels like a boutique hotel, meaning you get the best of a villa and a hotel-style experience.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Each bedroom has a private bathroom: 2 ensuites with showers and WCs, 1 ensuite with bath/rainfall shower over and bidet, 1 adjacent with shower and WC. All bathrooms have stylish modern fittings and have been refitted to a very high hotel standard.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The villa has three double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, each with ceiling fan and private bathroom. One of the double bedrooms is in a cosy modern studio adjacent to the main house with private outdoor terrace and standing fan.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: A welcome pack is provided on arrival with some small delicacies and the key holder will greet all guests to provide keys and familiarise families with the villa and amenities. Toddlers and babies are very welcome and there is a cot, a separate travel cot, a play-pen and a high chair available at the villa. Baby-sitting services are available through the guardian's wife. The garden is maintained weekly and the pool is cleaned twice a week by the technician. There is parking for several cars in the wide gated driveway at the front of the house, including shaded parking to the side of trees. Outside: Lawned garden has mature trees leading to gated and alarmed pool with beautiful flowers. Pool is a sun trap all day with terrace, quality sun-loungers and outdoor sofas. Another terrace off the pool area has modern sofas and dining for 8 - perfect for evening meals. The heated pool (9mx4m) has an alarm and the pool area is gated from the rest of the garden with an automatic child-safety gate. The pool has ladder steps at the shallow end (approx. 0.7m) and slopes gently to the deep end (approx. 2 m). The private garden is surrounded by mature hedges with plenty of shady seating and a comfortable two-person hammock. Overlooking the pool is a Tahiti-style hut with further sofas. A large brick-built BBQ allows you to grill fresh seafood. The lawned area is ideal for croquet and table-tennis is provided. 4 adult bicycles and 1 child's bicycle are provided for trips to shops or country rides. Guests can pick fresh apricots, oranges and lemons from the garden when trees are in season. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, clothes hanger. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding, towels, beach towels and linens are included. Cleaning is scheduled between rentals, with option for additional maid service and laundry service upon payment.

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