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Laroque des Alberes - Class 3 * Apartment with Pretty Private Garden

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Ground-floor Apartment - Living/dining room, Kitchen, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 2-4

The accommodation consists of the ground floor of a large detached villa with private access and parking. It has its own secluded garden.

The apartment entrance leads to a good-sized lounge/dining room with comfortable seating for 4. It is equipped with a Sony flat screen TV, mini Hi-Fi and DVD player. British television is now available through our

internet service and can be accessed by a wifi connection.

Outside,there is a patio with a large table, chairs and a barbecue.

The fully-equipped kitchen features a hob, microwave, oven, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

The master bedroom has a double bed plus room for a travel cot. There is a ceiling fan in this bedroom. The twin bedroom has two single beds plus room for a travel cot.

The apartment also features a shower room with wash basin and a separate toilet and hand basin. Bed linen plus bath and hand towels are provided. Beach towels can be hired by prior arrangement.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GUESTS' COMMENTS PRIOR TO 2011, APPLY TO OUR PREVIOUS PROPERTY WHICH FEATURED A POOL. THIS PROPERTY DOES NOT HAVE A POOL.

What to do in the area - 1: All along the coast there are resorts with promenades and long sandy beaches, or with coves and small harbours. Our favourite beach is Le Racou (Just south of Argelès). It also has an excellent tapas bar - Menj'Aqui - open during the season for lunch and dinner. The old coast road to Spain is quite exciting and provides really spectacular views. Dali's house at Port Lligat and the nearby fishing town of Cadaques are excellent destinations. There are many fascinating old towns and villages nearby including Ceret, Elne, Perpignan and Collioure, all of which have their historic buildings, traditional narrow streets, ancient monuments, quiet squares, local shops, weekly markets, restaurants and art galleries. Walking opportunities range from a relaxing evening stroll through Laroque to strenuous hikes in the mountains above the village. Guided walks are readily available. There are also Aquaparks, adventure parks, wild animal sanctuaries and many other outdoor activities for the family.

What to do in the area - 2: There are many riding stables in the area running hacks in the mountains, along the coast or on the plain. If you feel like a change from French life, Spain is only a twenty minute drive along the motorway. The historic centres of Figueres and Girona are well worth a visit, as is the Dali Museum at Figueres. We have also really enjoyed the Costa Brava coastline and the idyllic coves and fishing villages, such as Sa Riu, Tamariu and Palafrugell. And if you tire of the coast, you stiil have the mountains to visit. A lovely trip is west along the Tech valley (south of Canigou) and over the Pyrénées to St Laurent de Cerdagne, with lunch at the Can Mach in Tapis or La Quadra in Massenet. The journey home can be via Espolla and the Col de Banyuls or via Llanca and the old coast road. You can also go up the Tet valley (north of Canigou) via Villefranche to the beautiful Capcir and Cerdagne regions. You can return via the N152 & La Molina, Ripoll, Camprodon, Prats de Mollo and the Tech Valley.

Ski-ing in the Pyrennees: Our apartment makes a good low-cost base for a great choice of skiing and boarding in this area. There are 11 resorts on the French side of the Pyrenees. The nearest (Les Angles and Font Romeu) are only two hours drive away but all are within 3 hours. Les Angles, for example, is well run, with a fast cable car from 1600m up to 2400m. There is a chair lift to the mountain top at 2800m. The resort is great for beginners and intermediates and features 29 runs (many red and blue runs go from top to bottom); several green runs go from 2400 to 1600m. There are also 10 ski stations on the Spanish side of the mountains. The nearest again are about 2 hours drive, but all are within approximately 3 hours. If you want even more choice, then Andorra is about three hours drive from us.

More Details

Owner
Caroline Boyle
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A rather delayed response after a lovely 2 weeks in Laroque. Having carried on to other destinations in France on a prolonged holiday in Europe we have to say that this part of France is our favourite.

The apartment is comfortable and pristinely clean with a very pretty garden. The village is charming with great restaurants. Both the coast with beautiful Collioure and the mountains make for great days out.
May 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Laroque-des-Albères in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The property has a well-fitted shower room with wash basin and a separate toilet with hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Double Bed , Room large enough for a travel cot
    Twin - 2 Single Bed , Room large enough to include a travel cot
  • The master bedroom contains a double bed, bedside tables and lights, a chest of drawers, a wall mirror,ceiling fan and a double fitted wardrobe. There is sufficient space to accommodate a travel cot if required. The twin bedroom contains two single divans, bedside table and light, a chest of drawers, a wall mirror and a large fitted wardrobe, plus space for a travel cot if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The garden gets the sun all day, but has some pleasant shade. The windows in the apartment are double-glazed and are fitted with modern roller-blinds for shade and security. There is off-street parking for one car. We also have available a high chair, baby bath, baby walker, travel cot with bedding, booster car seat and some baby toys. You must request these when booking. Please note that we are beside one of the roads into the village, and there may be some traffic noise in the morning and evening. A Wi-Fi broadband connection available on request. Beach towels can be hired by prior arrangement.

Reviews

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Laroque des Alberes - Class 3 * Apartment with Pretty Private Garden
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5

Comfortable, private flat in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Wanting a long-term base from which to search the property market was always likely to be a bit of a gamble but this flat came up trumps. The accommodation is spot on for size and comfort for the two of us. It is kitted out comprehensively and well-maintained, so we could settle into a home-from-home existence. The private colourful garden provides a lovely environment to sit out and the off-road parking is a boon when you don’t want your hired car to get scratched. But the real benefit is the location. Not just with the village and its excellent amenities being 7 minutes walk away (and 15 minutes stagger back!) but also the proximity to the coastal resorts, the mountains, the city of Perpignan and trips to Spain. Even the bottle bank is conveniently located just around the corner! Caroline and Patrick have been enormously helpful in guiding us around and giving tips, as well as being totally respectful of our privacy. We now look forward to a future relationship as fellow villagers.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our appartment and that your introduction to living in Laroque was so positive that you chose to buy here! Patrick & Caroline
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5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time we have stayed in the property. It really is home from home and Caroline and Patrick have made the apartment very comfortable. It is very well equipped - especially in the kitchen. The private garden that comes with the apartment is very pretty and is also well equipped with table, chairs, garden loungers and an umbrella! An ideal spot for exploring the area in Winter or Summer.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for choosing us again for your French holiday. We always enjoy seeing you here and hope you come again soon! Best wishes, Caroline and Patrick x
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5

maison très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Merci pour votre accueil! Maison parfaite pour des vacances à 4, propre, bien située. Région magnifique

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre gentille appréciation. C'était un plaisir vous recevoir ici à Laroque.
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5

Perfect location for your holidays !

  • 5 of 5

We visited our lovely and very helpful hosts Patrick and Caroline for the 6th time since 2012 with our 3 children and are still discovering new places and interesting things there. The house is located in the most beautiful village in the whole Albera - just a few minutes away from the center of the village. The guests live on the ground floor with their own kitchen, bathroom etc. and Patrick and Caroline live upstairs. Laroque offers many events and activities during summer and has some very good restaurants where you can enjoy the typical cuisine apart of the mass and party all-inclusive-tourism you might meet at the coast. We loved the colorful garden and enjoyed our stay a lot - like every year! We highly recommend this location and are looking forward to visiting Patrick and Caroline in Summer 2018 again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for yet again a wonderful review ! We always enjoy your stay with us and we are already looking forward to seeing you all next year.
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5

A great apartment in Laroque des Alberes

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property on four occasions and that speaks for itself. It is excellent in terms of facilities, comfort and location and never fails to live up to expectations. Another great holiday here and thanks to Caroline and Patrick for all of their efforts in achieving such high standards and providing excellent customer service.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review ! We always look forward to your visits and hope to see you next year. Patrick and Caroline
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Home from home

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Laroque, the apartment was a real home from home and had a beautiful garden to relax in. It had everything we needed and was conveniently situated for the beaches, transport links to local areas and to Spain, surrounded by beautiful scenery. The owners, Patrick and Caroline were very helpful and thoughtful and happy to assist when needed, without being intrusive. All in all, we had a fabulous stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Laroque and hope to meet you again. Caro,une and Patrick
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Laroque des Albères
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St. Cyprien
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Argelès Ville
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Laroque des Albères
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Les Angles
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Argelès sur Mer
Car: recommended

Laroque des Albères is a medieval village situated in the foothills of the Mediterranean Pyrenees. The village is only 10km from the nearest beaches (Argelès Plage and Le Racou). Other attractive destinations are historic Collioure and the other resorts along the old Corniche road to Spain. St. Cyprien and Canet Plage ( twenty minutes drive to the north of Laroque) are also very family-friendly.

The property is just five minutes walk from the village centre, where there are shops (including a small supermarket, two bakers, a butcher, a chemist and a take-away pizza bar), bars and restaurants, including a Micheliin listed restaurant. A larger Carrefour supermarket is within five minutes drive. The immediate area provides excellent walking and cycling, especially in the Albères hills above the village, where there are rock pools and waterfalls. Perpignan airport (Ryanair, Flybe, BMI) is about 45 minutes drive, Girona airport (Ryanair) 1hour and Barcelona (Easyjet) and Carcassonne (Ryanair) airports are about 21/2 hours drive.

Golf: Golf in the Catalunya region:- The apartment is a 10 mile drive to the St.Cyprien golf course between Argeles and Canet Plage, which has both 18 and 9 hole courses. (18 hole course - par 73 at 6480m). There is also the beautiful 18-hole Domain de Falgos course (par 70 at 5047m) with views of snow-capped Pyreneean Mountains at the same time as the Bay of Roses. There are 9-hole courses at Amelie Les Bains (along the Tech valley, after Ceret) and Camprodon (along the Tech valley again, but on the other side of the Pyrenees, after Prats de Mollo). It is also an easy drive from Laroque to Figueres in Spain, where you can sample the Costa Brava courses at Torremirona Golf Club - 18 holes, par 72 and 6245m) and Peralada Golf Club which has both an 18- and a 9-hole course. Please contact us for more details.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Laroque-des-Albères, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Late summer 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£442
for 7 nights
£442
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2018/9
30 Sep 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£309
for 7 nights
£309
 
 
Spring 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£397
for 7 nights
£397
 
 
Early Summer - 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£486
for 7 nights
£486
 
 
Summer - 2019
27 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£574
for 7 nights
£574
 
 
Late Summer - 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£442
for 7 nights
£442
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2019/20
28 Sep 2019 - 27 Mar 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£309
for 7 nights
£309
 
 
Spring - 2020
28 Mar 2020 - 29 May 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£397
for 7 nights
£397
 
 
Early Summer - 2020
30 May 2020 - 31 Jul 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£486
for 7 nights
£486
 
 
Summer - 2020
1 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£574
for 7 nights
£574
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.63

Long winter lets are available. The central heating, hob cooking and water heating are powered by gas and the oven is electric. A shared WiFi connection to the internet is available, which is also used to receive UK television.

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