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Le Mimosa. A Beautiful Stone Hideaway for 2. Ideal - Walking, Biking And Beachs.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Caroline Potter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

About Caroline Potter

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.

Caroline Potter purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Caroline Potter chose Alberes

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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).

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"
Jan 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Laroque-des-Albères in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with sink, toilet and bath with shower above.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 open plan room - bedroom and living room).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Le Mimosa is - No smoking and No pets Cleaning / Towels / Linen / - Provided

Reviews

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Le Mimosa. A Beautiful Stone Hideaway for 2. Ideal - Walking, Biking And Beachs.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Charming little gite

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time in the peace and tranquillity of Le Mimosa. We were made most welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, beautifully situated and everything you might need to make the stay a pleasure.

  • 5 of 5

David and Caroline are charming and friendly hosts. We would recommend this beautiful place in a wonderful old village to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Compact, clean, and stylish

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little gem

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Highly Recommended.

  • 5 of 5

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.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Le Mimosa is a great location for walking and biking (road and mountain bike).

Coast/Beach:

Great beaches are 15 minutes drive away. We are very happy to give you are best recommendations !

Travel:

Nearest airports : Perpignan & Girona (45 minutes). Carcossonne (1.5 hours ). Barcelona (2.5 hours).

Distances:

3 minutes to the village centre with boulangerie, butcher and general store.

Further Details:

Laroque des Alberes is an outstanding place to eat out with 3 restaurants and two cafes.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Laroque-des-Albères, 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
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
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

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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