The Villa Beau Soleil is situated in the quiet village of Rodès and is ideally placed for those who wish to explore this beautiful region where the landscape varies from vineyards to peach orchards set against the magnificent back drop of Mount Canigou and the foothills of the Pyrenees. The quality of the light is incredible, especially if you have escaped from a dull British spring or autumn. Easily accessible from the house are things to suit all interests. History abounds in the Cathar castles, many churches, the walled town of Villefranche de Conflent, Castlenou, the Abbey of Saint-Martin-du-Canigou and Perpignan itself. The Spanish border is only a 40 minute drive from the house and visitors can pick up bargains in the many supermarkets, explore Roman remains at Empúries or visit the Dali Museum at Figueres. Swimming is a choice of the nearby lake at Vinça which has a children's area roped off and supervised by lifeguards, and the endless sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. From Port Leucate in the north famous for its wind surfing, through Torreilles, St Cyprien and to Collioure and its harbour, there is lots of parking and and a choice of unspoilt sand or areas with restaurants and entertainment. For those looking for adventurous activity, there is canyoning on local rivers, a climbing Parcours centre at Marquixanes and Aqualand at St Cyprien which is an excellent family day out. The ascent of Canigou is an unforgettable experience with magnificent views from the top at 2,786 m. There are various routes and also a 4X4 option for those who prefer not to walk the whole way. Off season, there is much for the visitor to enjoy. Villa Beau Soleil has a wood burner and electric radiators. It is an excellent base for many walks and cycle routes.
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House in Rodes,Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Quiet Village, 2 Minutes from Lake Swimming, 30 Minutes from Numerous Sandy Beaches Like Canet Plage
Mrs Helen Fox
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Jul 2018
About Mrs Helen Fox
We are a family of four with two boys.
Mrs Helen Fox purchased this House in 1998
Why Mrs Helen Fox chose Rodès
We had been visiting the area for some years as we have family friends in Elne. Driving down through France,we loved the change in climate south of Lyon. We were looking for a family holiday house and viewed many properties near the coast. The estate agent said we might like a more "romantique" property than the concrete ones we'd seen. We fell in love with the view from the terrace and made an offer.The Danish owners came down from Denmark to meet us and we bought the house. We have spent Easter and summer at the house with our 2 boys and many friends. Going to the lake or beach by day and sitting on the terrace playing cards at night, watching the local characters and drinking the local wines. Our boys are now 22 & 25 and it's a shame for the house to be empty when we're not there.
What makes this House unique
We are never plagued by flies or mosquitoes even sitting on the terrace late at night.The large garage means that you can keep the car cool. In the summer, Perpignan has free street entertainment on Thursday evenings and the huge hypermarkets are worth a visit.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Maison de village fonctionnelle à 8 personnes le 2eme espace de vie permet aux enfants de jouer
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Nous sommes contents que vous avez passé un séjour agréable.
Todo Genial, Un sitio estrategico para visitar la zona
Genial, la casa tiene de todo, y su situación para mi es muy importante, para los días que no queríamos salir mucho teníamos una playa de agua dulce, en el pueblo de al lado < de 3 Km. Hicimos una ruta de 4x4 desde Prades, donde también esta Super U y Lidl, por lo que la compra de cualquier cosa esta muy cerca. El pueblo es muy tranquilo y acogedor. Recomiendo alguna de las rutas de senderismo. Esta ubicada en el centro de la zona, por lo que a menos de 1,5 horas tienes de todo, España, Andorra, La ruta Catara.Playa a 30 minutos, lagos para pescar a 20´, en fin que nos encanto, y seguramente repetiremos.
Muchas gracias por unas vacaciones inolvidables.
Perpignan airport is only 20 minutes drive. other airports within 2 hours drive are Beziers and Girona.
The village has a shop which sells essentials such as bread. There are more shops in Vinça which is 2 minutes drive away. There are good supermarkets in Ille sur Tet and Prades, both 20 minutes drive away. There is a very good restaurant within walking distance, the other side of the Route Nationale and many restaurants in Prades and Villefranche.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: All bookings must be settled in full 4 weeks prior to arrival by a bank transfer to our French account. Keys are in the key box, the code will be sent with the house notes when the final payment has been received. A deposit of £200 to our English account will be refunded on the day of departure if the house is left in good order. Changeover Day: Arrival day is any time on Saturday, departure is on a Friday to give time for cleaning. Off season, the day is negotiable.