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

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Peter Sisco
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
24 August, 2017

About Peter Sisco

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

Peter Sisco purchased this villa in 2004

Why Peter Sisco chose Alberes

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-André in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews
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Fantastic

  • 4 of 5

The villa, pool and gardens were lovely. Michel looked after us well and was very helpful. The owners responded promptly to queries and everything was as described. Surrounding area lovely and plenty to see. Our only comment is that the annexe was so hot that it was unbearable to sleep in and would benefit from an air conditioning unit.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really delighted you enjoyed the holiday and found the pool and gardens so lovely. We always want guests to have a wonderful experience, so we have now added additional cooling fans in the studio annexe and added more plants across the pergola for extra shade. We are also looking at installing an AC unit as suggested. Thank you!
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5

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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Entspannung

  • 4 of 5

Tolles Haus mit großem Garten, viele Möglichkeiten zum Relaxen, um gemütlich beisammen zu sitzen. Gut ausgestattet und gepflegt. Übergabe der Schlüssel problemlos. Die Küche war bei unserer Ankunft nicht perfekt geputzt, aber ansonsten war alles völlig sauber und in Ordnung. Der Garten ist ein mediterraner Traum

Wirklich empfehlenswert!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks - we are delighted you had a wonderful and relaxing stay. Normally the cleaning team do a really good job between guest stays, and the fact the kitchen was not quite perfect on this occasion has been addressed with the cleaners so it won't happen again. We pride ourselves on providing a truly relaxing holiday escape from the moment you enter, so thanks for pointing it out.
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Location

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-André, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,500
 
 
Wine & Walking
30 Sep 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,200
 
 
Christmas & New Year
25 Nov 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,700
 
 
Ski
6 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,200
 
 
Spring
17 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,200
 
 
Early Summer
21 Apr 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,300
 
 
Mid Summer
9 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Peak Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Wine & Walking
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,200
 
 
Christmas & New Year
1 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
 

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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