Catalan Farmhouse - ARG107
Prices from £720 - £3,987
Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5
Spacious original farmhouse in Catalan style, built of stone, with brightly coloured ceramic tiles and wooden shutters. Private swimming pool. Following extensive refurbishment, this delightful property with designer-kitchen and delightful al fresco dining terrace, provides generous accommodation for up to 10 people. 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms. Can be rented with ARG105/6 (Cottages Canigou and Albères) and ARG108 (Mas D'en Porte) to accommodate up to 36 people. Tennis available in the village.
About Catalan Farmhouse
This spacious traditional stone built Catalan Farmhouse has been sympathetically renovated throughout whilst retaining many original features such as the vibrant ceramic tiles, wooden shutters and beams. The house enjoys breathtaking views of the Albéres mountain range, the Mediterranean coast and the surrounding countryside and vineyards.
This delightful property features a designer-kitchen with all modern appliances, large open plan lounge / dining room and extensive exterior terraces, perfect for "al-fresco" dining, enjoying the stunning views and relaxing by the pool.
There are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms / WCs, accommodating up to 10 guests. Cots are also available for our baby guests, together with highchairs.
The Farmhouse enjoys the benefit of its own private swimming pool (11m x 7m). 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 perfect water quality.
A large splendid sunny terrace facing south and east with views stretching to the Mediterranean and Mountains, complete with Rattan garden furniture and BBQ. Directly overlooking the private garden and exclusive use swimming pool, it is perfect for eating al fresco and relaxing at the end of a summer day with a local aperitif and olives!
Access from the terrace via spiral staircase or stone steps to the garden and pool terraced area. Equipped with sun-beds, parasols, BBQ and garden furniture. Natural shade provided from a selection of fig and palm trees. Two outside showers. Ideal for large families. Astra Turf area with Table Tennis on request.
Private driveway off a quiet road provides car parking for 2 cars
Facilities and Features
First Floor Comprising :
4 bedrooms. 2 Master double bedrooms, complete with en-suites; one with bath and one with shower, enjoying views over the private garden & swimming pool towards the Mediterranean coast. Plus a double bedroom and a further twin bedroom and a family shower-room & WC. Internal spiral staircase to ground floor and external
Ground Floor :
Bedroom No. 5 – double, with adjacent WC and separate shower. Fully fitted designer-kitchen with granite-top island, Range Master oven/hob, dishwasher, washing machine and refrigerator. Dining room with Woodburner and lounge with wall-mounted flat-screen TV, enjoying views over the Palm Tree garden and swimming pool. French windows leading directly onto a wonderful sun terrace/balcony (15m x 3m) with access to the secluded garden and private swimming pool via external spiral staircase.
Price Includes :
Inclusive: Electric 125 kWh units / property / week (except October / April or long lets); Water; local rates (Taxe d’habitation and Tax Foncieres), WIFI / Broadband and FREE phone calls to landlines in EU and approx. 60 international countries around the world.
Cots, High Chairs and Baby Safety Gates are included.
Linen & Towel Hire: Please enquire for further details.
Available for rental separately or can be rented in combination with Mas d’en Porte (sleeps 10/11) or one or both cottages (each sleeps 6) to accommodate up to 32 people. Each property having their own privacy and facilities, including 3 separate swimming pools, set in a total of more than one-acre of gardens.
We can offer short breaks (minimum 2 nights) and long lets throughout the year as our Farmhouse is well insulated and equipped with electric heating and a logburner.
A local English housekeeper is available to provide assistance, if required.
Roussillon Farmhouse Facilities & Appliances :
Range Master Oven & Hob
Refrigerator with Freezer compartment
Sky Digi TV
Telephone (FREE calls to EU landlines)
iPod Docking Station
Iron & Ironing Board
Electric Radiators / Heated Towel Rails
Pillows (English Style) / Duvet Quilts
Outside Facilities & Amenities :
Swimming Pool (11m x 7m)
Pool Security Alarm (Conforms to NF P 90 – 307)
Garden & Patio Furniture – Tables & Chairs
Sun Terrace / Balcony (15m x 3m)
Private off-road Car Parking, with CCTV exterior security
- Grouped properties
- Private Pool
- 4+ bedrooms
- 4+ Bathrooms
- Private Parking
- Satellite TV
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boules You can play any where in France or simply watch the locals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weekly rates and Extra Charges
|rental period||weekly rate|
|26 Sep 2020 - 31 Oct 2020||£1204|
|31 Oct 2020 - 19 Dec 2020||£720|
|19 Dec 2020 - 02 Jan 2021||£1513|
|02 Jan 2021 - 26 Mar 2021||£720|
|27 Mar 2021 - 30 Apr 2021||£1083|
|01 May 2021 - 28 May 2021||£1204|
|29 May 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£2118|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£3987|
|28 Aug 2021 - 24 Sep 2021||£1688|
|25 Sep 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£1204|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£720|
|18 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021||£1513|
Fees and conditions
- Security Deposit: £400.00
- Included: Electric 125 kWh units/ property / week (except October / April); Water; local rates (Taxe d'habitation and Tax Foncieres), WIFI / Broadband and FREE phone calls to landlines in EU and approx. 60 international countries around the world.
- Linen & Towel Hire: Please enquire for further details.
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.
A Table Tennis Table, Tennis Rackets and Bikes are available for a small charge.
Available for rental separately or can be rented in combination ARG108 (sleeps 10) or one or both cottages ARG105 and ARG106, each which sleeps 6, to accommodate up to 32 / 36 people. Each property having their own privacy and facilities, including 3 separate swimming pools, set in a total of almost 2-acres of private gardens.
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. 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