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Character Cottages with Private Pool & Garden

Bedrooms 6
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottages near Argeles-Sur-Mer & Collioure, Located In Small Village - Within Walking Distance Of Shops And Bar / Restaurants

Cottage des Alberes (sleeps 6) on left-hand of photo above - 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, ideal for small family requiring swimming pool & garden. Can be rented with cottage canigou (sleeps 6) - 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, ideal for two families or larger holiday group to accommodate up to 12 people, enjoying exclusive swimming pool & private garden. Cottage des alberes: sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. 2 double en-suites & 1 twin bedroom, bathroom & wc. Fully equipped cottage-style kitchen, washing machine & dishwasher. Living room / sat tv lounge. Cottage canigou: sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. 1 x double, 1 x triple & 1 x single bedroom. Bathroom, wc & washing machine, plus wetroom & wc. New cottage-style kitchen / dining room & separate sat tv lounge. Ideal for family special occasions, reunions and anniversaries. Can accommodate 12 or up to 32/36 with RoussillonFarmhouse (FR21848) & Mas D'en Porte (FR17661).

About Us

Paul Spink, Oakmeade
PR3 0RS Preston
VAT Reg No

Paul and Annette Spink
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2018

About Paul and Annette Spink

RoussillonFarmhouse and Mas D’en Porte have been in our family for the past 30 years. So popular are our properties and the region we bought the two adjoining cottages. At some stage we might even spend more time in France - as opposed to the wet and colder climate of Lancashire, UK! We have had the benefit of bringing up our son, Luke, in France and he loves the region for the sun, the sea, the mountains and the outdoor life. He learnt to windsurf, water ski, snow ski / board, mountain bike, cook and the art of hospitality. We hope you can enjoy our properties and the Roussillon region and look forward to being of service to you.

Paul and Annette Spink purchased this villa in 1986

Why Paul and Annette Spink chose Villelongue-dels-Monts

We have been visiting the Roussillon region since 1979 and of course we would say we love it. The region has everything - the sun, the sea and the mountains - together with a a rich history, culture, countryside, nature, food, wine and friendly Catalan hospitality. If you have not already been, then you won't be disappointed.

What makes this villa unique

Our properties have been renovated to a high standard, with several ensuite bedrooms, Wifi, Telephone (free calls to landlines in EU etc), SAT TV etc.

Most people ask - Can you walk in to the village to the boulangerie for bread and croissants and to a bar / restaurant in the evening?? The answer is YES - it's just a 750 metre walk. And there is a market once a week (Wednesdays).

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely cottage in a wonderful area. Ideal for walking, lazing by the beach or sunning yourself by the pool. A visit to Collioure and the Dali Museum in Figueres are a must. After a day sightseeing the chance to relax by the pool enjoying a glass of wine with the mountains as a background finishes it off nicely. Looking forward to returning soon.

Mr & Mrs P, Exeter - Sept / Oct 2014

We all had a great time in Cottage Canigou and the children are talking of a return next year already.

Mr McC, Bristol – July 2010

Not all Gite owners have caught up to your standards it seems. Cottage des Alberes was fantastic. It scores a 9, which is pretty damn good in my book. We have recommended your cottage to many people since leaving. Hope to visit again.

Mr S, Glamorgan – May 2010

We've had a lovely time thank you. Cottage Des Alberes was great, the area couldn't have been better and the location of the cottage was perfect. Thank you for the cot/highchair too. Thanks again for making everything go smoothly and we hope to return there again soon.

Mrs H, Cheshire – May 2010
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Villelongue-dels-Monts in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (includes wet room).
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of total sleeping capacity in Cottage Des Alberes (sleeps 6) and Cottage Canigou (sleeps 6), can be let separately. In total Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 with double bed and en-suite. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with double bed. Bedroom 5 with double and single bed. Bedroom 6 with single bed in loft room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Prices are based on rental of Cottage Canigou (sleeps 6). Inclusive: 125 units of EDF /week/property (except October / April); Water, Broadband and Telephone calls to landlines. Welcome Pack: Available on Request – ask for more information. Linen and towels: can be supplied separately. Please enquire. Outside: Private Swimming Pool (9m x 6m) - when booking both cottages, is open from late April until end of October. Sun loungers, outdoor garden furniture for 12 people. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen & towels supplied. Final clean included in price. Additional services such as Maid Service, Chef, Welcome Pack, Bikes, Tennis Rackets and childrens toys available. Toiletry Pack / Shampoo's and beach towels available to travel light. Please enquire.


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Character Cottages with Private Pool & Garden
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Lovely property in nice location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Cottage des Alberes which was lovely and clean and well equipped with everything you could need, ideal for our family.

The garden was nice with a large pool which was cleaned at least a couple of times during the week.

The house is in a quiet village but with quick access to main roads making visits to Girona and Carcassonne easy. I can also recommend a visit to Castlenou and the lovely, although busy Collioure.

Paul and Annette were very friendly and helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Would certainly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alison - thank you your review. We were glad to have been able to fit you in at rather short notice and to have been able to accommodate you and your family of 5 people in Cottage des Alberes at the beginning of July. It was pleasing to know that you rated Cottage des Alberes, including the garden and pool, 5-Stars and that everything provided you with an ideal holiday. There is so much to see, do and visit in our region and you seem to have covered the highlights - was as the historic villages of Carcassonne, Castelnou and the spectacle on the Med, Collioure. We would love to have you back at some stage and thanks for your recommendations. Best wishes Paul and Annette
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Spring Time in Villelongue-de-Monts

  • 5 of 5

The property was really comfortable with everything you needed The weather was kind for the time of year and we easily visited Andorra, Barcelona and Girona from the property

An ideal base to visit Southern France and Northern Spain

The owners were really friendly

The local beach is long with a large marina therefore a place to kill a few hours with restaurants and bars most were quite reasonable

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen - its been a pleasure hosting you and your family - glad to hear that you all had a fab time in Cottage des Alberes - and it was pleasing to hear that you felt our cottage was amazing - one of the best you've have stayed in while in France. Also it was nice to hear that if you decide to visit the area again you would certainly consider our property and would recommend it to friends. Thanks once again
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A real home from home feel

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to spend 5 glorious weeks in the summer in this wonderful region of France, the property we stayed in which was Cottages des Alberes was a real home from home with a beautiful pool and garden area along with of course the fantastic legendary South of France weather. We picked this particular property partly because of it's proximity to the village centre with it's restaurants, a great bar popular with the very friendly locals, and the village shop / bakery which provides just about everything that you'd need, and all of this a pleasant 10 minute walk from the cottage. All in all we can thoroughly recommend Cottage des Alberes for great family holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet, calm and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cottage Canigou for almost five months, from early January to late May. Had such a lovely time. The house is an old, beautiful place with wooden floors and a fire oven. Very much how you would imagine a picturesque little place on the French countryside. The surroundings are stunning, with the Pyrénées on one side and the ocean on the other, the village is calm and the little garden is really the cherry on the cake.

Only thing to watch out for is heating during the winter months. The house is made of stone, rather poorly insulated and probably built to keep the heat out during the summer. Therefore, it can get quite cold inside the house in January-February. Logs for the fire oven are mandatory during this period, so make sure to have room for that extra expense in your budget.

Dealing with Paul and Annette has been an absolute pleasure. They have been very obliging and helpful. The housekeeper Derek deserves some extra credit as well, always nice, very sympathetic and service-minded.

We would definitely recommend this property to a friend, and we would love going back there ourselves.

Thank you Paul & Annette!

Espen & Alexandra from Stockholm

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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comfy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage within 5minutesl walk of very friendly village with small supermarket, a bar and two bistros. The whole cottage was well maintained and both manager and owner checked we had arrived safely and all was well. Great shared swimming pool good opportunity to meet a family from Sweden in ajoining cottage. Super place for couples but probably not enough to do for children and teens unless a car is used.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debbie Thank you for your review and we were pleased to hear that you found Cottage Des Alberes to be a super, lovely place for you as two couples. It’s a real asset for us to have village shops, three restaurants and a bar all within 5mins walk. By the way, thank you for your compliment about the restaurant Pierranne (in Villelongue) and it seems as though you made good use of the village tennis club too. We recommend a car, especially as there are so many interesting places to visit, such as the beaches at Argeles and the very scenic fishing village of Collioure. Thanks for enquiring already for next year – we hope to be able to accommodate you again.
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely cottage in a super area. Set on the edge of a small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees. This is ideal for people who enjoy walking, lazing around on the beach or sunning yourself by the pool. The cottage has everything you need (including wi-fi) and has got great views over the mountains. We loved Collioure, Argeles, Ceret and a visit to the Dali Museum in Figueres is a must. Also being in France you know you are going to get great food and there are many fine restaurants close by.

We had a great time and we are looking forward to returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Graham, thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to accommodate you in Cottage Canigou for your 3-week holiday in Sept / Oct. As you experienced, the weather is still good at that time of year, 25c to 30c, which enabled you to make good use of the garden and swimming pool. By all accounts, you were also able to visit some of the most notable and spectacular places of interest, such as Collioure (made famous by Picasso and Matisse) and Figueres (home to Dali). You may wish to visit the Modern Art gallery in Ceret next time. It seems as though you made good use of the restaurants in the village, which are just a a 5mins walk. We look forward to welcoming you back at some stage. Paul & Annette
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Villelongue dels Monts
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St Cyprien
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Argeles Ville
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Villelongue dels Monts
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Pyrenees 2000
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Argeles Sur Mer
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Holiday Boot Camp (including ZUMBA) and singles Boot Camp.

Wedding parties and wedding receptions (catering for up to 40 people) - on request.

Ideal for cycling and / walking, hiking holidays.


15 minutes by car to the family rated Blue Flag beaches of Argeles-Sur-Mer. Others within a short distance - St Cyprien, Collioure and Canet Plage.

Great for swimming, pedalos, windsurfing, water-sking, diving, fishing, boat-trips, yatching.


Nearest airports:

France: Perpignan: 25 mins. Carcassone 90 mins. Beziers 60mins, Montpellier: 90mins.

Spain: Girona 60mins. Barcelona 120mins.

Train / Eurostar / TGV from London to Perpignan - let the train take the strain..!


Nearest Shop 5mins walk

Nearest Bar 5mins walk

Nearest Restaurant 5mins walk

Nearest Village - Villelongue dels Monts 5mins walk

Nearest Beach Argeles-Sur-Mer at 15mins (car)

Nearest Airport Perpignan at 20 miles

Nearest Train Argeles-Ville at 8 miles

Nearest Motorway Le Boulou at 10 miles

Nearest Beach Argeles-Sur-Mer at 10 miles

Nearest Golf St Cyprien at 20 miles

Nearest Ski Font Romeu at 80 miles

Further Details:

Child-friendly equipment supplied; Cots, high chairs & safety gates, selection of child toys.

Bike hire, chef service, maid service. Complimentary wine vouchers for restaurant - 5mins walk.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Villelongue-dels-Monts, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Aug 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Sept 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Oct 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nov 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Xmas 2018
19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Jan - April 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May 2019
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Whit 2019
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
June 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July - Aug 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Sept 2019
7 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Sept 2019
14 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Sept 2019
21 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Oct 2019
28 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nov 2019
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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Booking Notes:

The above prices are based on the rental of Cottage Canigou - sleeps 6.

Deposit: 30% at time of booking, subject to a minimum £200. Balance: Due 2 months before arrival. Security Deposit: £300 per property.

Changeover Day:
Generally Saturday / Saturday, although we do have some flexibility, especially out of season. Please enquire and we will be pleased to assist.

Enquire Now for Special Prices:

Enquire now for Special Early Booking Prices for 2019 - enquire NOW..!

Linen & towels can be supplied. Please enquire for Special Prices for a two property and / or two-week reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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