Laroque des Alberes, Pyrenees Orientales,France 3 minutes to the village centre and great restaurants. High speed WiFi.
Le Mimosa is a converted stone cottage below the chateau in Laroque des Alberes and 3 minutes walk to the village centre. It opens directly onto footpaths that lead to the mountains and a nice walk to natural pools to swim in. The building consists of one large open plan room (35m2) with a king sized bed, sofa, kitchen area with a large table. A door opens to the bathroom. Le Mimosa has two large windows opening above the river and uninterrupted views of the mountains. Patio doors open onto the terrace which is large and has a old stone table shaded by vines and a BBQ with firewood provided.
Parking is 20m away and a short walk on a footpath to the house.
We provide bed linen, towels, beach towels, parasol, free wifi a well equiped kitchen and lots of local information !
No smoking or pets.
Top Traveller Review
Compact, clean, and stylish
About the Owner
David and Caroline have owned Le Mimosa and their main house next door since 2011. Caroline is French and David is English. We love the area for its mountains, beaches in summer and great food. David is an International Mountain Leader and runs regular walking trips from the village.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Calm, beautiful setting next to a palm tree"
"We spent a week here and it was ideal for walking and a day at the beach - highly recommended"
"Great place if you want to get away from it but have easy access to restaurants and a wifi"
5 based on 8 holidaymaker reviews
Compact, clean, and stylish
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks at Le Mimosa. Caroline and David were friendly, welcoming, and helpful hosts. The village was lovely and we did most of our daily food shopping using the excellent local butcher and baker stopping for a drink at the bar on our way back. Our favourite beach was at Paulilles and we mostly alternated between that and walking in the mountains with some day trips into beautiful Catalonia. Our one wet day was a good opportunity to visit the modern art gallery at Ceret. We returned home relaxed and refreshed after a memorable holiday. Thank you Caroline and David.
Fantastic place to get away from it all
My partner and I stayed at Le Mimosa during mid July. The property itself was perfect, a little gem hidden away with lovely views over a stream and the mountains in the distance. Could not fault the accommodation at all.
David and Caroline were great hosts, supplied everything we needed, were extremely friendly but with enough space to allow us to relax. The information books they provide are a great help with regards to places to visit and would recommend you follow his map to the hidded rock pools, very serene.
The restaurants in the town are all great however did love Café des Artistes and Côté Saisons. Great value and lovely food.
All in all a great holiday and would recommend Le Mimosa to anybody looking for a peaceful escape.
Thanks for having us
Matt & Raj
A little gem
We stayed at Le Mimosa for 12 days in October. The cottage was exactly as described with the exception that, to our delighted surprise, it felt much more spacious than we had anticipated! Situated on the edge of the village overlooking a stream and allotments it was truly tranquil. Simply furnished and uncluttered, everything was in very good order and spotlessly clean throughout. David and Caroline were friendly, welcoming and responsive with lots of really helpful ideas on things to do but at the same time were unobtrusive – perfect hosts! Laroque-des-Albères is an excellent base for a holiday – all the essential shops (butcher, baker, small supermarket and an excellent small weekly market) as well as several places to eat and drink and all within a few minutes’ walk of Le Mimosa. The mountains form a beautiful backdrop to Laroque and offer excellent walking opportunities moreover, there are books, maps and David’s suggestions to get the best ways to explore them. The Mediterranean coast and beaches are very close and easy to reach but, it was October, not really on our agenda so another visit in the summer months would offer another very different holiday.
My husband and myself had a fantastic time when we stayed at La Mimosa, both Caroline and David went out of their way to make our stay there perfect. The cottage is small but perfectly formed. Very, very comfortable bed, (very important!!) The cottage is very clean and has everything that you would need for your holiday, including lots of local infomation and a guest book chock full of maps and recommendations for restaurants etc. don't miss the walk up to the rock pools. The views of the surrounding countryside are stunning.
La Mimosa situated in a small friendly village, and only a short drive to super beaches.
Very cosy stone cottage with friendly host
We had a fantastic stay in Le Mimosa, Laroque des Alberes. Perfect location in the heart of a lovely village. The host was very friendly and made our holiday superb. They walked With us to a fanstastic bathing Place in the mountains, and had many suggestions for activities and Places to visit. The cottage was very clean and well maintained and had a lovely terrace. The retaurants in the village was very good and the village has a Perfect location, between the mountain and the sea. We will highly recommend this Place to others.
Anette & Anders, Norway
Wonderful, welcoming oasis
My daughter and I stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. The property is exactly as described but you really have to be there to experience the beauty and calm of this lovely location. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful and really felt more like old friends than 'owners'! They provided maps of the area and even took us on a walk to show us a beautiful place for swimming, picnics and other walks.
The property has all the basics you would need for a holiday and is stylishly furnished. The terrace is a lovely place for evening meals, although we didn't get around to using the BBQ. There are a few restaurants and cafes within a short walk of the property and also the usual bakery, pharmacy etc.
We'd definitely recommend the property.
From the Owner
“As soon as we saw the house we fell in love with its charm and above all its location looking up to the mountains and the border with Spain.The village is a real gem with wonderful restaurants , village shops and direct access to the mountains.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Le Mimosa is a great location for walking and biking (road and mountain bike).
Great beaches are 15 minutes drive away. We are very happy to give you are best recommendations !
Nearest airports : Perpignan & Girona (45 minutes). Carcossonne (1.5 hours ). Barcelona (2.5 hours).
3 minutes to the village centre with boulangerie, butcher and general store.
Laroque des Alberes is an outstanding place to eat out with 3 restaurants and two cafes.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
May - Sept 2016
30 Apr 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A deposit of £100 at booking and full payment 21 days before arrival please.
Please contact us for a stay of less than a week however in July and August we prefer a minimum stay of a week.
Saturday is the normal change over day but happy to see whats possible on other days. Arrival after 3pm, departure by 11am.
Notes on prices:
Pay by bank transfer.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Its an ideal place to stay to get away from it and to walk, cycle as well as visit a few beaches and eat at great restaurants ( as well as staying connected via the broadband wifi).”
- Away From It All
- Linens Provided
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Coffee Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Television ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- water parks
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 35 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with sink, toilet and bath with shower above.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 open plan room - bedroom and living room).
- Notes on accommodation: Le Mimosa is - No smoking and No pets Cleaning / Towels / Linen / - Provided