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Due to the train strikes we arrived late in the night but Claudie came and collected us from the station which was really kind. She is very helpful with local information and it was reassuring to have someone like that around. The flat was clean and comfortable and we could have had a barbecue if the weather has been better. The kitchen was well equipped and the shower was great, torrents of hot water. The location is very useful for getting to and from the station and only a short walk to the centre. We had a supermarket, bakery, pharmacy and good takeaway pizza nearby.
The garden is reasonably private and quiet and we enjoyed relaxing with a beer in the evening sun.
We had a good holiday marred only by the French train strike.
A friend and I stayed at this picturesque location just north of the village of Vingrau for about a week. The owner, Claire, couldn't have been more helpful, sorting out our ineptitude with the washing machine and the oven with good humour. I arrived very late at night, and she had thoughtfully provided me with some food for breakfast, which was much appreciated. The apartment comfortably sleeps 4, with the second bedroom being a loft above the living room. The location was fabulous, both for the views over the Pyrenees, and for its proximity to Perpignan and nearby beaches. The pool is small, and suitable for cooling off, but not for any serious swimming. Even though the apartment is attached to the house, there is a sense of total privacy, with a rocky garden that was just about to burst into bloom with lavender and other summer flowers. There's a lovely space to eat just outside the front door that catches the morning sun and then is shaded for the rest of the day. If you want a quiet getaway in the French countryside, this is a terrific spot. Vingrau has a bakery that's open in the morning, and a wonderful restaurant owned by a friendly husband and wife team. Tautavel, which is a few kilometres away is a bit bigger with a few more restaurants and a couple of small stores, and Perpignan is only about half an hour away, if you want something more urban. We went to a couple of great markets in Ceret and Argelès-sur-Mer, both of which are within an hour's drive, and well worth a visit anyway. I highly recommend this spot, and would go back in a heartbeat.