|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The house is a traditional ‘maison de village’ situated in the centre of a pretty village. It has 3 double bedrooms and a large terrace with panoramic views - Mount Canigou to the left and the Mediterranean sea to the right.
The beach at Argeles is 15 minutes by car and the heart of the mountains a 30 minute drive away. The border with Spain is 10 minutes by car with Barcelona a leisurely 2 hour drive south. There is an abundance of activities in the area all year round for both the young and old and the picturesque fishing village of Collioure is well worth a visit, as is Ceret with its famous art museum and the beach and marina at Argeles sur Mer.
Generally speaking, the area enjoys long, hot summers and relatively short, cold winters with warm springs and autumns. It is officially proclaimed to have more than 300 days of sunshine. The area is ideal for families, walkers, beach enthusiasts, arts lovers and people who love great weather, food and wine!
The village has a cafe where you can buy your bread and croissants as well as enjoying coffee and wine, a small food market once a week, local wine producer and communal sports amenities (tennis court, football/basketball court and playground). The local Carrefour supermarket is located 10 mins away by car in Laroque des Alberes.
The house has been completely refurbished with electric heating and fully equipped kitchen. Facilities include the terrace with outside eating area and loungers, television, DVD player, barbecue, CD player, washing machine and dishwasher.
The house is professionally checked and cleaned before your stay and our local manager is available to provide help with any issues.
We had a really good stay in your house. We enjoyed the small village and the amazing views. Everything was fine during our stay, so there was no need to contact your local housekeeper!
We want to thank you for being guests in your nice house. We've had two very relaxing holiday weeks.
This is a very nice house in a lovely mountain village near the coast.
It sits in the old heart of the mountain village of Montesquieu Des Alberes and retains it's old charm whilst provide modern facilities inside.
The service we received from the owner was excellent, the property is well maintained, stocked and clean and the descriptions given are accurate.
It's large terrace with superb views allows you to relax and eat outdoors, or stay in the cool of the house when it is too hot out.
The beaches of the Pyrenees Orientale's coast are 15 minutes away by car, as well as many other places of interest if you so wish.
There are plenty of walks in the surrounding hills right on your doorstep, as well as being a popular location for cyclists.
The lake at St. Jean pla de Corts, 15 minutes away, is great for families, with high ropes courses, pedalos, kayaks and swimming etc.
Barcelona is within easy reach and if flying, worth considering as an arrival destination.
Grande et ancienne maison, bien aménagée et confortable. idéalement située pour une découverte de la région. Kevin répond rapidement aux mails et est bien organisé. à recommander sans problème!
Nous avons passé une excellente semaine à Montesquieu dans la maison de Kevin. Nous étions une famille de quatre personnes, deux adultes et deux adolescents. La maison est très agréable, très spacieuse, propre et bien équipée.
Kevin répond très rapidement à toutes nos questions et est de bons conseils. C'est quelqu'un de sérieux et tout était conforme à ce qu'il nous avait indiqué.
C'est une très bonne adresse, à conseiller.
Huge apologies to Kevin for not submitting a review if this gorgeous property sooner. I can think of no bad points I really enjoyed the sonorous stairs. You cannot beat a cupboard full of useful beach stuff. Watching the sunset and stars from the patio whilst swallows wheel and squeak. Naturally cool in roasty weather with fans to help.
La maison est très agréable, spatieuse, avec une belle terrasse et une vue superbe.
Elle est particulièrement bien placée: dans un petit village tranquille, à 20 mn du Racou pour la plage, et proche de Cérès pour ceux qui préfèrent les ballades ou randos...
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour.
Rien ne manquait dans la maison.
Kevin est très sérieux et très bien organisé !
This house in Montesquieu des Alberes was beautiful and absolutely perfect for us. We loved the spacious size of it and the facilities it had.
We found it extremely well equipped with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. It was clean and well maintained. The bedrooms were large and spacious with magnificent views from the windows. It has a huge safe walled balcony area which is great for outside dining, BBQ and soaking up the sun.
Parking was a little tricky as the roads near the house were quite narrow with limited parking spaces available. Most of the time you needed to park a little further back which didn't cause much of a problem or reflect on the location of the house in any way.
The village was beautiful and friendly. A small circus came to the village which was a great family run show. On a Thursday evening a pizza van comes to the village and makes fantastic home made pizza to order. There is no shop in the village but there is one in the next village and a large supermarket a short drive away.
The house is very well situated for exploring the surrounding area with some fabulous large sandy beaches nearby and beautiful coastal roads. Our favourite places to visit were:
Castelnou - a beautiful mountain village.
Collioure & Port Vendres - two very attractive harbours.
Cucugnan - a beautiful mountain fortress village.
Villefranche & Mont Louis - the yellow train is a must.
Tautavel - prehistoric site and museum.
Plan D'Eau - two beautiful large lakes with water ski and many activities for children and adults.
Barcelona - this is a must. It was only a 2 hour drive away and there was a lot to see however it can be quite expensive. The gaudi architecture at Park Guell and Sagrada Familia were fantastic.
The whole area was a beautiful region of France with so much to see and not enough time to see it in one go.
The owner Kevin Holloway provided excellent customer service and was extremely helpful and responsive with any questions we asked.
The whole experience from the initial first contact through to the booking of the house, the holiday itself and the aftercare service on our return was a pleasant one and just what we required from our well earned holiday.
A big thank you to the owner Kevin for making our stay such a pleasant and enjoyable one and we hope to return to the area in the near future and stay at this property again.
We would highly recommend this property to our friends and family.
Montesquieu des Alberes is a small village set in the Alberes foothills of the Pyrenees Orientales close to the mediterranean sea. The Alberes is the mountain range forming the eastern section of the Pyrenees and its foothills are dotted by charming, tranquil, medieval villages.
Close to the border of France and Spain, the Pyrenees Orientales has a strong Catalan influence. This cross-border region of the Pyrenees Orientales and Catalunya has a unique identity and language and is indisputably cosmopolitan, rich in heritage and culturally independent.
The location offers a vast array of activities both sides of the border including beach life, watersports, walking/trekking, wine tours, golf, historic sightseeing, art museums and natural spectacles. Local food and wine production is of the highest standard and Catalan gastronomy is renowned.
Collioure fishing village
Ceret art museum
Sigean nature reserve
Gorges de la fou
Tautavel prehistoric man
The Cote Vermeille
Argeles sur Mer beach
Salvador Dali museum at Figueres
Cadaques fishing village
Girona gothic cathedral
St Jean Pla de Corts boating lake
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
There is an additional charge of £15 per person for the provision of bed linen and towels.
Cleaning of the house after stay is included in the rental cost.
Contact person lives nearby to solve any problems during your stay.