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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Belesta, France your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for somewhere to stay in the fabulous department of Pyrenees-Orientales in Southern France may like to try Belesta. This is a lovely place to spend a vacation where holidaymakers will find plenty of things to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments, cottages and B&Bs.

Things to do on holiday to Belesta, France

Belesta is located in a lovely part of the country and visitors here are well placed for year round activities including winter skiing at La Cabanasse about 60 kilometres away. The glorious sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are only an hour’s drive to the east and as well as sunbathing, holidaymakers can swim and enjoy various watersports. There are several golf courses in the area including one at Abroussois about 20 kilometres away. Holidaymakers can explore the lovely landscape by hiking and cycling, whilst other activities available include mountaineering, horse riding, tennis and mountain biking. There are restaurants, bars and cafes in and around Belesta serving fine local cuisine. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase provisions from various shops and markets.

Places to visit on holiday to Belesta, France

There are some great places of interest near to Belesta such as Castelnou, which is only 14 kilometres away. This charming village is overlooked by a castle and Mount Caginou. Also about 14 kilometres away is the museum of art dedicated to Picasso at Ceret. Another lovely place well worth visiting is Mosset, which is approximately 22 kilometres from Belesta. Mosset features a 12th century castle, the Church of St Julien, a 13th century chapel and the Mascarda Tower. The fortified village of Villefranche-de-Conflent is about 25 kilometres away. One of the main attractions here is the little yellow train taking passengers to Bolquere, which is the highest railway station in France. The city of Perpignan is about an hour and 40 minutes drive away and features the fortified Castillet gate and Saint Jean Cathedral.

Weather in Belesta, France

This region in the South of France is mild throughout the year but is hottest in July and August when the temperatures reach an average high of 28 degrees centigrade. July is also the driest month with less than 25mm rainfall on average. As well as being the coldest months of the year at an average low of 5 degrees centigrade, December and January are also the wettest with around 90mm of rain per month on average.

Travel to Belesta, France

The nearest airport to Belesta is Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF), which is approximately one hour and 40 minutes drive away. Flights arrive here from Brussels-South Charleroi (CRL), Dublin (DUB), Manchester (MAN) and Southampton (SOU) as well as Paris-Orly (ORY). Six car hire firms are located at the airport including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Taxis are available outside the terminal building.

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Bélesta Holiday Homes & Apartments (300+)

 

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Superb villa in a stunning setting

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We have stayed in many holiday properties in Europe and this one is probably the best overall in terms of quality, location, setting and facilities. The booking process was excellent with great communication from the very helpful owner. Very comprehensive directions and property details made our preparation and stay very smooth. The villa is very clean, comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could need and more. We cook in the villa most of the time and we found it had everything we wanted to do this, both kitchen and barbecue cooking. Lots of room inside and out. We were a couple, but there is plenty of room for more. The pool is absolutely gorgeous and kept very clean. You cannot possibly ever tire of laying back in the pool and gazing up at the mountains. Idyllic. The property isn't alone as there are other properties close by, but it is still very private and secluded and the pool isn't overlooked. This is a perfect combination. We also took our springer spaniel dog with us and the villa was perfect for him. The garden was enclosed and safe, with plenty of shaded areas. The local vets in Prades was excellent for the pet passport checks and treatments before we set off back. The inside of the villa keeps cool even in the hot weather, which was great. There are so many places to visit nearby. It is perfectly placed for trips to the coast - less than an hour. We visited Collioure and Port Vendres and would highly recommend both. Less than an hour the other way, and on one of the most stunning drives you will ever take, you are in the mountains and ski resorts. We even saw snow on top of the mountains one morning we were there (yes, in August!) which was lovely to see. It is extremely well placed for shops - 10 mins drive away is Prades which has two supermarkets which are excellent, as well as other shops. Nearer still are Villefranche-de-Conflent and Eus, both of which are must see places. As is Les Orgues D'Ille. All a short drive away. I could go on. I've probably gone on too much already, but I want to get across what a wonderful place this is for a holiday. PS, we loved the frog chorus, and the crickets. It lets you know you are in the countryside. The perfect accompaniment to sitting out with a glass of wine under the stars at night, looking up at the mountains. We loved our stay here and were very sad to leave. We hope to return one day.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

peaceful hideaway

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The house is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you could need has been thought of and the owner and her local contacts are very welcoming and helpful. The village is incredibly peaceful and pretty. A perfect spot from where we could explore wonderful countryside and the fascinating history of the area.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017