Peace and relaxation
Review Submitted: 28 August 2010
Date of Stay: June 2010
This spacious apartment is up the peaceful green Happy Valley a few miles above Sorede. We have now stayed in two of Caroline and James' properties, we know it will be clean, recently decorated and we will have a well equipped modern kitchen and bathroom, and external terrace. The owners are kind and friendly and will come up from Sorede if needed. Having WiFi was helpful as mobile reception can be poor up there. There are steps down to two terraces for meals outside, BBQ, sunbathing and through a gate a cooling stream rushes down among the trees with a soothing sound.. Under the apartment, along an awkward narrow path, is the washing machine area. The overhang from Villa Heureuse above keeps the temperature indoors equable in hot weather.
We used the apartment to explore more of the Roussillon region. There are many sandy beaches within striking distance, pretty Collioure, historic Elne and Perpignan, prehistoric Tautavel. We also did a trip into Spain.
Many winemakers in the region are now highly regarded and offer tastings. In season the local apricots and cherries are delicious.
Sorede has most shops, weekly market, good greengrocer, Post Office and restaurants and there's the hypermarket at Argeles. There's a Michelin starred restaurant in the next village, Laroque des Alberes
Families with Teenagers,
Owner's Response: Thank you we try our best to ensure any problems are sorted as fast as possible. This apartment is our most recently renovated & each time we try to improve!
Helpful votes: 3/6
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