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Melanie Dulson

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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SUNNY APARTMENT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN FRENCH PYRENEES

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in St Laurent de Cerdans - Apartment in the Mediterranean

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4-5

Fully equipped apartment within, stone town-house(1790). Situated in an elevated position in the historic mountain village of St. Laurent De Cerdans. Full central heating and hot water. Kitchen/diner with south-west facing balcony with sun blind, commanding spectacular views of the mountain range of Canigou (10,000 ft). Main room has a sofa bed, easy chairs, dining table, kitchen area. Bathroom with bath/shower, wash basin, toilet and bidet. 2 double bedrooms each with twin beds. Bed linen and towels provided.

Bedrooms look out onto attractive square with its ancient font de St. Antoni. All amenities within walking distance; post office, boulangerie, charcuterie, mini market, bank, restaurant, bar, swimming pool (open air, July-August only); a cinema which shows the most current movies. Plenty of beautiful mountain walks which can be accessed directly from the property.

Guests are greeted with complimentary tea & coffee & a bottle of wine of the area. Easy storage for bikes.

Cycle routes:

This area has excellent mountain and road bike routes with recently developed tracks taking you through some of the most stunning scenery you would not otherwise see by car. The routes are marked and pass through the the village. From the doorstep, on a mountain bike you can travel through the landscape on the loggers tracks which cut cross country, through the hills from village to village. A great way to explore the area off the beaten track.

This part of France and Catalunya is the training ground for Tour De France competitors and road cycle enthusiasts. Directly from the apartment you can access some fantastic road routes each side of the border which take you high into the mountains with wonderful views across the Pyrenees. The village of St. Laurent is at altitude of about just under 700m. The apartment has bike storage facility in the cellar which can be accessed from the road.

Autumn and winter months are especially good for cycling and walking as the days are very dry and sunny.

Mountain-bike hire is available at Tapis, 15 minutes over the border, at very reasonable rates.

Health spa and golf resort:

A 7min drive from the village, higher into the mountains, is Falgos golf resort which facilitates an excellent spa with swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, all open to non-members. There's also a well equipped multi-gym which commands excellent views of the Pyrenean landscape! There are several walks from the club-house which take you around the outskirts of the golf course from which you can take in the spectacular scenery of both Catalunya, looking down towards the Costa Brava, and France's Canigou mountain range. Afterwards, you can relax at the club-house sunny terrace with a beer, glass of wine or coffee!

The Bear Festival: (17th-19th February, 2012)

The Fete de l'Ours is the largest and most celebrated of the Catalan festivals and kicks off the festival calendar. It takes place in St Laurent De Cerdans in February. Expect all the chaos of the Carnival, floats, costumes, men in stockings!, live music in the street, madness, mayhem and a party atmosphere for 3 days. Take part if you dare!

Take advantage of our special Bear Festival weekend rate.

For more details about St. Laurent and the festival.

Lake at Darnius:

There is a beautiful lake about 1/2 hour from the apartment at Darnius. An inflatable boat, oars and pump are available on request.

Tennis:

There is a tennis court in the village. Tennis and Artengo rackets and balls are available on request.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Melanie Dulson

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Speaks English, French
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Perpignan or Girona
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Figueres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Le Boulou or Figueres(spain)
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

The historic, Catalan village of St. Laurent De Cerdans is situated on an open plateau in the mountains close to the border of Spain/Catalunya. The Mediterranean beaches of France and the Costa Brava are within easy reach. Close by is the art-culture of Ceret (Picasso) and Figueres (Dali) in Spain. Falgos golf course is 10 min. away where facilities include health spa, pool, sauna and steam room. The village is unique in that it is within easy reach of the coast, sandy beaches or rocky coves; mountain activities are on the doorstep for the more energetic; you can shop and hang out at the French street cafés of Ceret and Perpignan; enjoy the vibrancy of the Spanish, and sample Catalan cuisine in Macanet De Cabrenys (15min.) Figueres (30min.) Girona and Barcelona; or just enjoy the tranquillity of the Pyrenees with gentle walks in the surrounding landscape. For cyclists (mountain or road)this area has excellent routes from the apartment.

St Laurent De Cerdans is home to the famous Les Toiles Du Soleil store (http://lestoilesdusoleilnyc.com/). This vibrant Catalan cloth is fabricated here in the village. Their products and fabric may be purchased in the boutique here.

Other Activities: Health spa with swimming pool,fitness room,sauna, hot-tub, steam room and masseurs; cinema

Golf: Falgos golf resort is a 10 minute drive from the village. A full 18 hole course commanding spectacular views of the Pyrenees. Resort includes health spa with swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room plus well equipped multi-gym.

Ski: Nearest ski resort is 1 1/2 hr. drive at Vallter 2000 in Catalunya. The French resorts of Font Romeu, Formigeres, Les Angles are 2 1/2 hours away.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in St Laurent de Cerdans, Vallespir

Notes

  • A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking.
  • Rental rates shown includes central heating, bed linen, bath towels, hot water and electricity. Complementary welcome pack including tea/coffee and bottle of local wine.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in St Laurent de Cerdans in Vallespir

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • village
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Local Maps
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Thermos Flask
  • Linens Provided
  • Shampoo
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Kitchenette
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bath with overhead shower + curtain; wash basin; toilet; bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 2 twin bedrooms. Both east facing so get the morning sun. Both overlook the ancient Place De St Antoni with its font dated 1888. Bedrooms have bedside tables and side lamps, wardrobe space and mirror. The main sitting room has a single bed-settee if required.
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • forests
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • ski
  • equestrian events
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
Notes:
Guests are greeted with complimentary tea and fresh ground coffee plus a bottle of wine from the area. The apartment takes the whole of the 1st floor of a family home and is self contained. All room doors are lockable. There is a bed-sofa in the main room which acts as a spare bed where necessary. For cyclists, their is a large cellar available for storage of bikes which is accessible from the road via a passageway that leads directly to the cellar door. The village has tennis court , basket ball court and table tennis. Rackets and balls are available on request. With the lake at Darnius just 1/2 hour away, inflatable boat, oars and pump available on request. For those who practice yoga or meditation, there is a gallery on the ground floor providing a tranquil, quiet space (yoga mats available on request). There are 3 buses a day to the village from Perpignan (2 buses to Perpignan) The journey is 1 1/2 hrs. Cost 1 euro!