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Spacious detached Villa with private pool and panoramic views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs3
Space 1,367 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bed 3 shower/baths Villa 15 Minutes from beach but in peaceful location.

Modern villa sleeping 8 with large private pool suitable for swimming – 15 x 5m. Outside summer kitchen, BBQ, toilet and shower. On the outskirts of a quiet village, the gardens have uninterrupted views across the vineyards and to Canigou. 60 plus UK TV channels with catch-up, fully air-conditioned, 6 bicycles, outdoor table tennis, WIFI, all mod cons. Villa Tom Tom Sat Nav has all favourite restaurants and locations stored. Many quiet vineyard tracks for walking, cycling or jogging.

colin hamer
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Malagasy
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About colin hamer

My wife has taught, and I have worked in the public and private sectors. We have two adult children and six grand children.

colin hamer purchased this villa in 2001

Why colin hamer chose Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines

My wife and I knew this area of France and despite travelling widely it remained our favourite spot. I sold my business in 2000 and some friends who lived in the area searched for a plot for us to build a villa. After a year we found this lovely place and we had the Villa built.

The villa is an a quiet and peaceful location just outside a typical French village.

What makes this villa unique

The garden has uninterrupted views of the fields and mountains and are not overlooked - so you can sunbathe in privacy.

There is a large pool suitable for swimming.

Several fine beaches are a 15 minute drive away.

There is a built-in state-of-the art air conditioning system throughout the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The pool and the air conditioning are fantastic . . . and as for the view!
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1367 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WCs
  • En Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    First floor shower room - Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Toilet 1 Ground Floor - Toilet
    Toilet 2 First Floor - Toilet
    Toilet 3 Pool side - Toilet
    Poolside shower - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 en-suite. 1 shower room. 2 separate wcs. Poolside shower and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king size bed and en-suite (ground floor). Bedroom 2 double (ground floor). Bedroom 3 double. Bedroom 4 2 single beds.
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Sun loungers garden chairs, pool toys, inflatable paddling pool, beach stuff including windbreaks etc. Full size all weather table tennis table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels bedlinen etc is included. Cleaning/linen change once a week.


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Spacious detached Villa with private pool and panoramic views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

We were two couple staying in this lovely property. The owner was very helpful - good communication and accurate information / helpful house book.

The weather was very hot indeed so we spent little time indoors but it was ideal for our size of party. The property is on a little estate but it backs onto fields and overlooks (or is overlooked by) the Pyrenees. The pool is the biggest I've had in a rented house - ideal! The house is on the outskirts of a village and it's a 10 min ride (on the house shopper bikes) to the centre. Probably a 20/ 25 min walk. You also have a 20 min ride to another beautiful little village nearby (it has a tower which you can see from the garden of the house).

The Med is a 20/ 25 min drive away (Argeles) and the Pyg (the highest mountain you can see in front of you when looking from the back of the house) is a 4 hour walk (hard) from the next village or you can drive virtually to the top (an hour) via v windy roads and walk for an hour. Worth it for the view and there are some cafes where you leave the car.

Domaine Sanac in the centre of the village produced good acceptable wine. A 30 min drive can take you to an English run vineyard named Trelour which produces excellent and interesting wines (the nearest top quality - the rest are north west of Perpignan).

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable property in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped villa with first rate house guide. Pool was great size, and views of the mountains were lovely. Several shops in village, a 15 minute walk away, and supermarkets a short drive away. Beautiful beach at Argeles sur mer.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, lovely area

  • 5 of 5

fab holiday, house was excellent and what a super setting !! Clean, tidy, spacious, well maintained, fully equipped, nice quiet but friendly neighbourhood, lovely pool and poolside setting, excellent and very helpful communication from Colin, everything you need is either in the house or in the house book !. Wi-fi / UK TV / books / scrabble for any cloudier evenings

St Genis itself is a small quiet village but some excellent restaurants in several local villages a very short drive (or cycle) away - bikes are in the garage !! Close to fine beaches at Racou and Argeles, Within striking distance of Caracassonne and Barcelona.

Excellent house, lovely area, great holiday, thoroughly recommended, previous excellent reviews are all spot on, would very happily spend another two weeks there !

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best holiday of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

If you've ever felt that words failed you to describe the most pleasurable experience of your life, you know how I feel about our holidays at this villa. The villa itself is just perfect for family holidaying: it has great air-conditioning, a wonderful pool, very relaxing rooms, and a wonderful view. It is located in St. Genis des Fontaines, a most charming town, with the sea only minutes away, with nice little villages that offer great wine, food, and entertainment. This is our third holiday at this enchanting villa. And we're coming back next year. And the year after that. And so on. Enough said.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Villa in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in St. Genis. The booking process was simple and efficient and any questions I had were answered promptly. The villa is well equipped, has plenty of space and was spotlessly clean. The views and peaceful environment make it the perfect place to unwind, while the pool and Wi-Fi also make it an ideal place for family fun. There is plenty to explore in the local area and beautiful seaside resorts just a short drive away. A pleasant stroll into the village to buy some fresh bread in the morning and breakfast is served! For dinner there is no shortage of wonderful restaurants and bars serving the best French cuisine. Our holiday there was everything I hoped it would be. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, clean well presented in quiet area.

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent villa, modern, clean and comfortable. I was able to sit in warm sunshine and read quietly every day and even swam in the pool!

It had everything I needed and close enough to the sea and lakes to enjoy interesting trips out to a variety of locations.

It was a bonus to have English TV and a selection of books and DVDs to relax and enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
St Genis des Fontaines
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
St Genis des Fontaines
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Car: recommended


15 minutes drive to Argeles beaches - some of the best in France. 20 minutes drive to Spain.


30 minutes from Perpignan. 60 minutes from Girona (NE Spain). 75 minutes Beziers.

100 minute Carcassonne

120 minutes Barcelona.

Car hire recommended.


1km St Genis des Fontaines; 2.5km Laroque; 25 kms Perpignan.

Further Details:

15 minutes walk to local shops. Post Office, bank, grocery store, bakery, tennis etc etc


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines, Pyrenees-Orientales

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Peak summer
28 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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