Cottage des Alberes - ARG106

Prices from £363 - £1,876

Sleeps: 6   Bedrooms: 3

(1 reviews)

Ideal for small family requiring swimming pool and garden. Can be rented with cottage Canigou ref ARG105 to be ideal for two families or larger holiday group to accommodate up to 12 people, enjoying exclusive swimming pool and private garden. Ideal for family special occasions, reunions and anniversaries. 3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms. Sleeps 6. Can accommodate up to 22 or 32 with ARG105 (Cottage Canigou), ARG107 (Catalan Farmhouse) and ARG108 (Mas D'en Porte). Tennis available in the village

About Cottage des Alberes

The cottage is a recently renovated and thoroughly modernised stone Roussillon Cottage comprising 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms to sleep 6 + cot, and benefits from a shared garden and swimming pool (9m x 6m).

Ground Floor

Comprising 2 master double bedrooms, complete with en-suite showers & WC’s. French windows from rear bedroom provide access to Cottage garden. Hall and staircase leading to first floor living room.

First Floor

Bedroom No. 3 – twin, with adjacent bathroom & WC. Fully fitted cottage style, designer-kitchen, with Island. Modern oven & hob and matching appliances: dishwasher, washing machine and refrigerator. Living room with dining area and lounge with flat-screen SAT TV. South facing views over the court-yard.

Child-friendly equipment supplied at no extra cost - Baby cots, high chairs and Stair-gates. Prices also include WIFI / Broadband Internet and FREE telephone calls to landlines in France and some 60 international destinations. Linen & Towels, Welcome Pack, Maid & Chef service provided on request.

FOR LARGER GROUPS

Available for rental separately or rent both cottages together; ideal for 2 families or a larger group of up to 12 people (or up to 32 / 36 people - see below); each property having their own privacy & facilities, whilst sharing the 500m2 garden and swimming pool 9m x 6m. Private patio / BBQ area for each cottage.

Alternatively, these two cottages can be rented in combination with ARG107 and ARG108 which sleep 10 each to accommodate to 32 / 36 people, including 3 separate swimming pools, set in a total of almost 2-acres of private gardens.

We can offer short breaks (minimum 2 nights) and or winter lets as Cottage Des Alberes is well insulated and equipped with electric heating. A local English housekeeper is available to provide assistance, if required.

Optional (enquire for further information)

Linen and Towels
Maid Service
Welcome Pack
Chef service
Bikes
Tennis Rackets
Concierge

Outdoor Terrace enjoying all-day and evening sunshine, complete with garden furniture, sun-beds and BBQ. Shared swimming pool set in secluded garden.

Private driveway provides car parking for one vehicle. Additional parking available on quiet road side.



OUTSIDE

Shared swimming pool of 9m x 6m but would be private when booking both cottages. With a deep-end of approximately 1.75m and a shallow end of 1.20m, it is available from early-May until mid-late October each year. Situated in a location enjoying all-day sunshine, the pool is attended regularly to ensure ideal water quality.

A range of sun beds, parasols, tables and chairs are available in the garden and pool surround. A Mulberry tree in the garden provides shade for those wishing to relax and read or take a refreshing drink!

The swimming pool is equipped with a Pool Safety Alarm system, conforming to NF P 90 – 307 to provide added safety protection.

BBQ

Private Car Parking

Terrace enjoying all-day and evening sunshine, complete with garden furniture, sun-beds and BBQ. Shared swimming pool set in secluded garden.

Private driveway provides car parking for one vehicle. Additional parking available on quiet road side.

Tennis Rackets and bikes are available for a small charge.
Exterior

Swimming Pool (9m x 6m)
Pool Security Alarm
Garden & Patio Furniture – Tables & Chairs
Sun Beds & Parasol
BBQ
Sun Terrace / Patio
Private Car Parking

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Facilities and Features

Bedrooms:
Bedrooms 1 and 2 with double bed and en-suite.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds.

Kitchen: Separate cottage-style kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, refrigerator with freezer compartment, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board.

Living Rooms: lounge with SAT TV (BBC etc) and separate dining room.

Other:
SAT TV (BBC, ITV etc)
WIFI / Broadband
Telephone (FREE calls to landlines)
CD/Radio
Electric Radiators / Heated Towel Rails
Hair-dryer
Pillows (English Style) / Duvet Quilts
High Chairs, Cots & Stair-gate
  • On Residence
  • Grouped properties
  • Shared Pool
  • 2+ Bedrooms
  • 2+ Bathrooms
  • Private Parking
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Terrace
  • BBQ Area
  • Table Tennis
  • Pet Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy Walk to Shops
  • Golf Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Spacious garden

Location and Map

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Located in a traditional peaceful Catalan village, within walking distance (5mins) of shop / boulangerie, weekly market, selection of 3 restaurants and a café / bar. Views of the Mediterranean and Pyrenees foothills and just 15mins to the beaches at Argeles Sur Mer and the magic of nearby Collioure.

Coast/Beach
15 minutes by car to the family rated Blue Flag beaches of Argeles-Sur-Mer. Others within a short distance - St Cyprien, Collioure and Canet Plage.

Great for swimming, pedalos, windsurfing, water-sking, diving, fishing, boat-trips, yatching.

Golf
3 golf courses within 20 minutes and many more over the border in Spain - within 30 minutes. The most notable local course is St Cyprien.

Skiing
100 kms to Pyrennes 2000 / Font Romeu. Fantastic skiing within 90 minutes drive.

Special interest holidays
Holiday Boot Camp (including ZUMBA) and singles Boot Camp.

Wedding parties and wedding receptions (catering for up to 40 people) - on request.

Ideal for cycling and / walking, hiking holidays.

Nearest Beach - the family orientated, Blue Flag beach resort of Argeles-Sur-Mer is 15 minutes by car.

· Nearest picturesque fishing village - Collioure is 20 minutes by car.

· Village centre of Villelongue-dels-Monts. 5 minutes walk / 750 metres.

· Nearest shops - 5/6 minutes to boulangerie, supermarket, post office, newsagent, pizza take-away.

· Nearest market - in Villelongue-dels-Monts, every Wednesday.

· Nearest restaurant / café / bar - 5 minutes walk.

· Nearest evening entertainment - traditional Catalan village evening entertainment at certain times of the year – 5 minutes walk or in the village of Sorede, 5 minutes by car.

Introduction

Roussillon has some of the finest French beaches, a warm climate and clear waters that are thought to promote health: a perfect combination for family vacations.

A mix of family holiday resorts, health spas and ancient fishing villages cluster along the coast, backed by a hinterland of untouched natural beauty.

Roussillon is a land of coastal plains, mountains, valleys and plateaux. The rich variety of the region’s landscapes has strongly influenced the architecture, lifestyle and culture of its people.

Roussillon’s countryside is unspoiled and its coastline protected, but its historic and cultural riches are also stunning. The region is littered with historical monuments, abbeys and castles and boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Pont du Gard, the Canal du Midi, the medieval city of Carcassonne.

Collioure

Culture

The Roussillon also known as Catalonia is blessed with 300 days of sunshine per year, this most southerly region of French Catalonia nestling on the Spanish border is one that continues to delight and charm every visitor. 'La Cote Vermeille' in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon offers a great deal for the discerning holidaymaker and or property investor looking for a second-home or permanent home aboard.

You will discover an incomparable variety of scenery and many fascinating towns, mountains, plains ancient cities and modern resorts with a dry climate so characteristic of Mediterranean countries.

The coast has long, wide, flat sandy beaches with a complete range of water-sports, golf at St Cyprien and marvellous walking country in the Catalan foothills of the Pyrenees. Along the coast at such old ports as Collioure, Port Vendres and Banyuls, the coast eventually becomes high and rocky as the Pyrenees reaches the sea.

Banyuls

It is a land of many influences and a rich heritage, having been colonised by the Phoenician sea traders and later by the Romans who occupied Narbonne and Perpignan. This has been well restored and is beautifully presented, giving an impressive picture of the local history. Perpignan, 10 miles away is the second Catalan city after Barcelona. A lively city built on the banks of the river Tet, the Old Town has the Palace of the Kings of Majorca. Set in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Ceret is a beautiful market town with a modern art museum exhibiting paintings and works by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Dali.



The countryside here is a mass of green vineyards, scattered with small sleepy villages with pastel coloured houses of red and orange. This is France's market garden, producing the earliest cherries, peaches and apricots from as early as April, and is now one of the most highly regarded "new" wine regions of France - supplying one in ten bottles of the worlds wine and famous for its Côtes de Roussillon, Banyuls, Byrrh, Muscat, and Rivesaltes.

Canet-Plage

Places to Visit

This area of Roussillon has an array of local attractions and sight seeing opportunities, all on its doorstep and easily accessible. A selection of these are detailed below:

Beaches & the Coast Argeles-Sur-Mer, Collioure, La Racou-Plage, St. Cyprien-Plage and Canet-Plage. These beaches are all are favourites for families, providing safe bathing zones, showers, sun beds, parasols and toilets. Most beaches have large free car parking and a selection of cafe bars and restaurants for lunch etc. The beaches at Argeles-sur-Mer are groomed and cleaned each evening to the European Blue Flag standard of quality and have day-time beach patrols.

From Argeles Port and St Cyprien, yacht and powerboats can be hired or chartered. Scuba diving training and classes sail from Port d'Argeles off the coast to the rocky headlands and inaccessible coves only reached by boat.

There are boat trips and fishing expeditions from Port D' Argeles along the coast and into Spain.

Spain For those who wish to visit Spain, then the nearby Costa Brava is within 60 minutes drive to places such as Rosas, Cadaques, L'Escala and Estartit.

Sports & Activities

Aqua Land Fun for the family all day. Equipped with the usual range of water slides and tunnels it is located near to St Cyprien.

Aqualand

Boules You can play any where in France or simply watch the locals.

Boules

Cycling This is an ideal region to explore around the country lanes on bicycle. We can provide both cycle and Mountain Bike hire – see Mountain Biking below.

Golf There is an 18-hole golf course in St Cyprien. Several others within a range of 30 miles.



Mountain Biking We can provide both cycle and Mountain Bike hire, together with an experienced and qualified Guide. For those who may wish to mountain bike there are various tracks and routes to explore amongst the foothills of the Pyrenees and Forest des Alberes. For those bringing their own bikes and or requiring off-road 4 x 4 transport, this can be arranged as part of the package.



Skiing A 90 minute car drive enables you to access the ski resort of Font Romeu / Pyrenees 2000, which has some excellent pistes for all levels. Show canons provide for an extended season from early December until early April and prices are less expensive than the Alps.



Swimming Pool There is an out door swimming pool in Argeles Ville next to the tennis courts.

Tennis There are numerous tennis courts in the area, virtually every village, however small, has a tennis club and most are open to non-members.

Walking The area is famous for its 'Randonee' walking paths some of which are marked out. For those who are more adventurous, there are various challenging routes amongst the nearby Alberes hills. Qualified guides are available for those wishing to explore the area.

Wine Tasting There are numerous caves and vine-yards offering tasting ('degustation'). We can recommend Chateau Valmy on the outskirts of Argeles, near the exit for Racou.

Chateau Valmy

Shopping

Supermarkets There are a range of supermarkets, such as Champion or Intermarche in most of the principal towns, most are ideally located close to the network of express roads stretching from Le Boulou to Argeles and from Argeles to Perpignan.

Hypermarket For a more comprehensive shop, including electrical and house-hold goods there is an Auchan in Perpignan.

Boutiques There are several boutiques in Argeles-Ville, Port Argeles, Collioure, Port Vendres and St Cyprien.

Markets The region is famous for its local Catalan styled morning markets. These can be visited in Argeles, Sorede, Ceret, Elne, and Le Perthus. Evening markets are staged at Argeles-Plage, St. Cyprien and Collioure.

Interesting Towns / Cities

Amelie-les-Bains - beautiful spa and market town in the Vallespir.

Amelie-les-Bains

Arles sur Tech - the religious centre of the Vallespir with stone coffin oozing mysterious and miraculous powers.

Andorra - Is a three-hour drive along twisting roads, but the reward is shopping at tax-free prices for designer clothes, luxury goods and perfumes.

Banyuls-sur-Mer - An attractive town situated in a small Mediterranean bay, famous for the production of the aperitif wine of the same name, Banyuls.

Barcelona - Just two hours away, Spain’s second city vastly improved since the Olympic games in 1992. Breeze down the Ramblas, shop or visit the Picasso museum.

Carcassonne - Europe's largest medieval fortress, one of the best preserved. Take a guided tour or wander freely around La Cité admiring the elaborate fortifications, 54 tower and two gates, craft boutiques and shops.

Carcassonne

Castelnou - One of the most photographed villages in SW France, a wonderful example of a medieval fortified village

Ceret - Old walled market town famous for its art, culture and bullfighting (July), live music, street bars and sardana dancing. Lively local produce market each Saturday.

Collioure - Picturesque fishing village was the favourite town for artists such as Picasso. Well worth a stroll around the bars, restaurants, street stalls, fortified castle and quayside.

Elne - 11th century cathedral set in typical Catalan town.

Figueres - A short drive from the Spanish border, the cultural art town hosting the Salvador Dali Museum.

Le Perthus - Duty free shopping at the French / Spanish border town, full of supermarkets and bazaars.

Perpignan - Once the capital of Catalonia where the Palace of the Kings of Mallorca stands. Today, there are many cafes and boutiques located behind the Castillet.

Port Vendres - Fishing harbour and yachting centre overlooked by bars, restaurants and shops.

Prades - Known for its summer music festival, founded by Pablo Casals, it has one of the largest street markets in the area, every Tuesday morning.

Saint Genis-des-Fontaines - famous for the most ancient Roman sculpture, the lintel above the door of the church of St Michel dating 1020. Market every Tuesday and Friday.

Villefranche-de-Conflent - The Yellow Train runs from this 11th century fortified town up and over the mountain to Mont Louis at 1600m.

Evening Entertainment

In addition to the many restaurants and bars, there is evening entertainment in many of the villages and coastal resorts during the evening.

Argeles - Street markets, Street shows, circus etc. Whilst there look out for the adverts for other traditional events, such as open air 'Bals' - dancing and fetes ie. 14 July and 15 August.

Collioure - Artists, Catalan Dancing in the square, Street shows, markets etc.

Sorede - Every summer Thursday evening traditional Catalan sardana dancing in the centre ville.

St Cyprien - Restaurants, late night shopping or a stroll around the marina.

Availability Calendar

 

Weekly rates and Extra Charges

Prices

rental period weekly rate
21 Mar 2020 - 17 Apr 2020 £545
25 Apr 2020 - 01 May 2020 £605
09 May 2020 - 15 May 2020 £726
30 May 2020 - 05 Jun 2020 £908
06 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020 £968
20 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 £1150
27 Jun 2020 - 21 Aug 2020 £1876
22 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £908
19 Sep 2020 - 23 Oct 2020 £545
24 Oct 2020 - 20 Nov 2020 £363
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: £300.00
  • Prices include: 125 units of EDF /week/property (except October / April); Water, Broadband and FREE telephone calls to landlines in France and some 60 international destinations.
  • Welcome Pack: Available on Request – ask for more information. Linen and towels: can be supplied separately. Please enquire.
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Further Information

Visited by one of our team.

We had a fantastic time and the house exceeded our expectations. The area was brilliant .We particularly enjoyed walking up to the monastery and also meeting with the local bee keeper. Racou beach was excellent for swimming. We would love to return one day.

Mrs D, Dorset – June 2012



We had a lovely week in Villelongue - thank you! The house was great - well equipped, comfortable, with lots of atmosphere and in a wonderful location. The 3 bathrooms were particularly useful so we weren't on top of each other and I don't think there was anything we needed and couldn't find in the kitchen. The pool area was lovely too and we loved our table and chairs under the beautiful tree (which provided useful shade for a toddler too).

Mrs Mc, London – Sept 2011



We had a lovely time thank you. The weather was the best we've had 40 degrees all day -30 in the pool! Needless to say with 6 children between us we didn't venture far as the pool and villa were so tempting! Fantastic fireworks at Banyuls and a couple of lovely evenings again at Collioure.

Mrs L, Glamorgan – August 2010



We had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the area. It was lovely to be able to walk into the village in the morning to get freshly baked croissant and bread.

Mrs C, Cheshire – July 2010



We've had a lovely time thank you. Cottage Des Alberes was great, the area couldn't have been better and the location of the cottage was perfect. We spent almost every day at the beach in the morning and by the pool in the afternoon. Loved Collioure a lot! Had coffee overlooking the beautiful sea there almost every morning, followed by swimming, ice creams and shopping. Our holiday was a great success really and we had been a bit worried that it would be quite stressful with 2 small children to entertain. Thank you for the cot/highchair too. My daughter was very happy to find that there were 3 girls in the house next door and we all enjoyed their company very much. They were a lovely family. Thanks again for making everything go smoothly and we hope to return there again soon.

Mrs H, Cheshire – May 2010





Not all Gite owners have caught up to your standards it seems. Cottage des Alberes was fantastic. It scores a 9, which is pretty damn good in my book. We have recommended your cottage to many people since leaving. Hope to visit again.

Mr S, Glamorgan – May 2010

Linen & towels supplied. Final clean included in price.

Additional services such as Maid Service, Chef, Welcome Pack, Bikes, Tennis Rackets and childrens toys available.

Toiletry Pack / Shampoos and beach towels available to travel light. Please enquire.

Children welcome.

Pets accepted.

Child-friendly equipment supplied; Cots, high chairs & safety gates, selection of child toys.

Interior

Oven & Hob
Island kitchen
Dishwasher
Washing Machine
Refrigerator with Freezer compartment
SAT TV (BBC, ITV etc)
WIFI / Broadband
Telephone (FREE calls to landlines)
CD/Radio
Iron & Ironing Board
Electric Radiators / Heated Towel Rails
Kettle
Toaster
Hair-dryer
Pillows (English Style) / Duvet Quilts
High Chairs, Cots & Stair-gate





Linen and Towels
Maid Service
Welcome Pack
Chef service
Bikes
Tennis Rackets
Concierge

Cottage Des Alberes enjoys the benefit of a shared swimming pool, dimensions 9m x 6m. With a deep-end of approximately 1.75m and a shallow end of 1.20m, it is available from early-May until mid-late October each year. Situated in a location enjoying all-day sunshine, the pool is attended regularly to ensure ideal water quality.

A range of sun beds, parasols, tables and chairs are available in the garden and pool surround. A Mulberry tree in the garden provides shade for those wishing to relax and read or take a refreshing drink!

The swimming pool is equipped with a Pool Safety Alarm system, to provide added safety protection.

Tennis Rackets and Bikes are available for a small charge.


Customer Reviews

  • We had a really good holiday, thank you, and found your properties ideal for our family gathering. We visited Collioure, Carcassonne & Ceret as well as Figueres. We ate twice in the village restaurant and really enjoyed our meals.  We swam in the pools and sat in the sun and generally relaxed. Thanks very much - everyone really enjoyed the week and would recommend.

    Mrs G, Worcs – Sept 2012  

    The Cottage was great. the pool was fabulous and the kids really loved it.

    We really enjoyed the Cottages. The location was great and the pool really lovely. We had a fabulous two weeks with glorious weather and we all had a great time. We will definitely go back again as we all had a such a great holiday.

     

    Cottage des Albères was great, the area couldn't have been better and the location of the cottage was perfect.

     

    Not all gite owners have caught up to your standards, it seems. Cottage des Albères was fantastic. It scores a 9, which in my book is pretty damn good. We have recommended your cottage to many people since leaving. Hope to visit again.                                             Mrs S, Glamorgan

                                          

    We had a good holiday, thank you. We thought the house was fantastic and situated in beautiful countryside.

    Because of the age of our grandson, we ate in all the time and found the kitchen to be very well equipped. Wonderful fridge freezer with ice maker. The Rangemaster was terrific and made me very nostalgic for the one I left behind in our last house!

    Mrs W, Derbyshire – August 2012

                                      

    The holiday was a success and we all enjoyed the farmhouse away from the more commercialised seaside resorts and ports. The hillside location, although tough on the cycle legs, provided a welcome afternoon breeze during the hotter parts of the day. We probably stayed around the pool and farmhouse half the total days we were away, swimming, reading, playing games, BBQing and eating lunches in "the cave"; very relaxing.

    Mr B, Kent - August 2012

                                     

    It was a really lovely villa, well equipped in a lovely area of France. As a family we usually go somewhere different each year, but all seemed keen to return to your villa. The WiFi, iced water on tap and the range oven in the kitchen were particularly welcome.

    Mr M, Borders - August 2012

                                  

    Our party was three couples with offspring in their late teens and early twenties - 10 in total. We thoroughly enjoyed our week. The Mas has been renovated to a very high standard and is extremely well equipped. The pool and surrounding area is excellent, with lots of interest for a week or fortnight. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Mas.

    Mr A, Belfast – July 2012

                                            

    We all very much enjoyed our stay at your lovely Mas D'en Porte which was very well laid out and equipped. We had never been to this region of France before, but I'm sure we will return one day. We visited Argelès-Sur-Mer, St Cyprien, Collioure, Ceret and Perpignan over the two weeks and liked all of them. We ate in several of the restaurants on your list including Pierranne, which was very good, and La Salamandre, which was excellent.

    Mrs D, Lothian - July 2012

                                     

    Thank you so much for an absolutely fabulous stay at your Mas. Everyone in the party is extremely pleased with this year's vacation and it definitely rates as the best we have had since we started doing this "la grande famille" holidaying.

    The house with its facilities and the pool and the surrounding patios with the wonderful atmosphere really met all our expectations. The area in itself was superb and there is no doubt we will visit that part of France again. Most probably next year - as I said - best ever! With the service, hospitality and not to forget the warm friendliness you and your "staff" have met us with, I sincerely hope we can come and stay at the Mas again. All the things we were hoping for met our expectations, and one cannot really hope for more than that! 

    Mr K, Norway - June 2012

     

    What can we say.....!!! We have had the most fabulous week at Mas D'en Porte, we loved every minute. We were chilled, relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous French food and sunshine. Your housekeeper made us very welcome when we arrived on Saturday and then came and checked all was OK during the week - you must be pleased to have someone who is so helpful for your guests.

    What a beautiful part of the world and what lovely properties you have! Glad to say we met everyone who was staying in the cottage/farmhouse and we all had a look round each others' places. They are all so individual and charming, and the views are amazing from Mas D'en Porte and the Farmhouse.

    Mrs F, Worcestershire – June 2012

     

    From the moment we arrived at this beautiful location we were sure this would be a holiday to remember. The views from the patio to both the back and the front of the property are outstanding. The Mas itself is very spacious and well appointed with all the necessary equipment for easy living. The kitchen is excellent and again has an abundance of cutlery, crockery etc. The pool area is delightful and the electric pool cover is easy to use and is a very sensible safety feature for families with young children who can't swim. The extensive, well cared for gardens give a great feeling of real rural living. Lots of very comfortable beds for a good night's sleep. The Mas is within easy walking distance of the local shops, post office, bar and eating places in this charming, traditional little French village. These are limited in number but offer all the necessities. Lots of places to visit nearby and near enough to the seaside to be convenient but far enough away to be away from the crowds. The owner's description is accurate and, if anything, a bit understated. An outstanding place to stay in a wonderful part of France.

    Garry & Julia – June 2012