Beautiful modern 3 bedroom house with integral garage. The surrounding vineyards and fruit orchards of the Roussillon plain lead to the Mediterranean beaches 5 miles away. Modern, American, fully fitted kitchen and breakfast bar, stairgate, private and secure rear garden has brick built barbecue on tiled terrace, spacious balcony offering views of mount Canigou. The interesting historical city of Perpignan is within half an hour’s drive away. Excellent family beaches are within 10/15 mins drive with resorts all along Mediterranean coast line at Argeles sur Plage, including Plage Nord, Plage des Pins, Plage Sud totalling 7 km of fine golden sand. Seven fine beaches at nearby Canet Plage, offering sailing schools. Further excellent sand beaches extend over 3km at Saint Cyprien, including water sports activities, marinas and Aqualand. Several excellent Skiing resorts in the Pyrenees are within 60-90 mins drive.
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- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
House in St Genis des Fontaines, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location, Surrounded by Vineyards, 5 Miles from the Mediterranean
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- 18 Aug 2018
About Liam O'Sullivan
A family with two young boys. We enjoys holidaying at Maison des Oranges regularly during the year. There are lots of toys, books, DVD that all the holidaymakers can enjoy when staying (i.e. inflatable pools)
Liam O'Sullivan purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Liam O'Sullivan chose Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines
This is a beautiful and fully equipped modern house with private gardens, located on the outskirts of the lovely French village of St Genis des Fontaines, deep in the south of France at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains and just 8 km from the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. With 5 airports less than 90 mins drive away, what is there not to like ? Happy Holidays!!!
What makes this Villa unique
Internet TV, A rear balcony that both upstairs bedrooms have access to, with lovely south westerly views of the pyrenees. Downstairs bedroom boasts an ensuite. The integral garage has lots of things that holiday makers can utilise - i.e. more chairs and tables, boules, games, inflatables, beach games, etc...
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A Quiet Haven
We had a wonderful time at the O'Sullivan's home. It is a great location for exploring the coastal and interior villages. Collioure was our favorite, followed by Castelnou. Naturally, we ate everything in sight, all delicious. California Francophiles.
Maison des Oranges
We were delighted to discover that the description provided by the owners was absolutely factual. Maison des Orange is situated in a quiet residential housing development on the edge of the village of St Genis des Fontaines. The house is spacious with a well appointed kitchen, TV and wi-fi supplied free of charge. The villa had been thoroughly cleaned before we arrived with clean linen supplied. The sunny rear garden and large terrace is ideal for sunbathing on the loungers provided or perhaps reading a book in the shaded areas. It is always a delight to eat "Al fresco" and there is a large brick barbecue on the terrace for the culinary gifted
The village centre is a ten minute walk away with a post office, supermarket and a number of smaller shops selling meat, bread, cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, newspapers and magazines. A small open-air market visits the village twice weekly with stalls selling various local produce.
I would not hesitate to recommend Maison des Orange to our friends and relatives. Although the owner is not on site he was easily contactable by 'phone or text and in our experience provided a quick response to any questions we had. There is a local contact who can be on- site quickly should the need arise.
No visit to Languedoc/Rousillon is complete without a visit to a local wine producer. The village boasts three "Caves" and my favourite is Pages-Hure where you can sample and buy their prize wining wine. St Genis has a number of good eating places but do visit the surrounding villages of Sorede, Ville Longue del Monts, Laroque des Alberes and St Andre all of which are easily reached by car or on foot and have a number of excellent eating places.
The beaches of Argeles sur Mer and Collioure are a short drive away and for those without a
car there is an excellent, if infrequent local bus service. The equally excellent train service from Argeles provides the opportunity travel further afield, perhaps visiting Perpignan or Carcasonne. Walking, horse riding and cycling are popular activities in the area and the local tourist information office in St Genis can provide information on these and other interesting things to do while you are in the area.
A little peace of heaven
We spent two weeks at Maison de Oranges and had a fantastic break. The house and garden are lovely and the barbecue was a welcome surprise for us and we spent plenty of time sampling some of the lovely and very reasonable local wine. The weather was perfect for the two weeks and we explored the area, went to the beach and had a really good time. There are maps in the house of walks around the area and we did a couple and had amazing views of the countryside all the way across to the sea. The local village of Saint Genis des Fontaines is lovely and the supermarket is great with a really interesting market on Sundays. There is a really good boulangerie in the village which sells fab cakes, for those with a sweet tooth. All in all we had a great break and I would highly recommend it.
Special interest holidays:
Near Museuem of Modern Art at Ceret, and Impressionist Painting centres at Figueres and Collioure.
Wine taste at the 6th generation vine producer in the village, who has won several gold medals for their fine but reasonably priced wines.
10km (6 miles) to beaches at Argeles sur plage, roughly 10/15 mins in car or 25 mins by bicycle. Other excellent family friendly beaches and resorts along coastline include Collioure, Port Vendres, Canet Plage, St. Cyprient Plage and Aqualand - all within 20/25 mins drive.
Flights to Perpignan (25 mins drive), Gerona (50 mins drive), Beziers (60 mins drive) or Carcasonne (75 mins drive) - all with Ryan Air from airports throughout UK.
EasyJet / BA to Toulouse (120 mins drive).
BA to Montpellier (120 mins drive)
Flybe.com fly from Southampton to Perpignan.
Eurostar to Paris, then TGV to Perpignan.
17km (10.6 miles) from Spanish border, 10km (6 miles) from the beach, 100km (60 miles) from Pyrenees, 23km (14 miles) from Perpignan.
St Genis de Fontaines offers a playground for children, a boulodrome, an assault course, two tennis courts, river fishing, cycling and rambling paths, horse riding. There is a market on Mondays and Fridays selling local produce. The village is famous for its 10th century Romanesque Abbey, the Saint-Michel.
The village has a full range of shops, banks, tabacs, post office, chemists, doctors, dentists, supermarkets, cafes, boulangaries, patisseries, restaurants and bars. A larger Champion Supermarket is 1km away from the accomodation.
Visit the nearby harbour port of Collioure, one of the pearls of the Mediterranean, made famous by artists such as Matisse, Dali and Picasso, the summer castle of the Kings of Mallorca, anchovies and the sweet Banyuls wine.
Booking Notes: On confirmation of your booking we will require a deposit of 25% of the total cost. Full payment to be made 6 weeks prior to departure. A £250 security deposit will be returned at the end of your stay. We arrange to post the villa keys directly to your home residential address around 2 weeks prior to your holiday date commencement. We then request that you arrange to post the keys back to our UK home address after your holiday has ended. At which point we release and return the £250 security deposit held, once our caretaker has also confirmed that everything is satisfactory. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday but we may be able to accommodate a different day, especially if it is out of peak season. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.