A port dating back to Roman times dramatically spreads itself out before you from the terrace of this spacious and comfortable house with a truly magnificent view. You can spend hours watching the boats come and go and when you're hungry, just wander down to the quayside for fish fresh from the sea (or, of course, from the the many excellent fish restaurants which line the port!). There's lots of things to do here, for instance, Scuba diving, fishing and if you just want a nice lazy day out why not take one of the many pleasure boat trips down this magnificent coast.
The property (arrowed above) is well appointed and set high up in the town in a quiet quartier within a stone's throw of the vines. There are town beaches within walking distance (one with yet another excellent fish restaurant, rocky coves 10 minutes south by car and long sandy ones 10 minutes north. There are beautiful walks along the cliffs to the lighthouse or into the Albères behind the house. Just above the house another surprise awaits, a truly stunning view north and a before you a track which leads magically down through the vines to Collioure in the next bay.
Entrance up external steps to terrace and into large and comfortable salle de séjour with insert fire, which makes it cozy in winter. Well equipped kitchen area - with dishwasher, large fridge freezer, gas/electric hob, small convection oven, microwave - dining and seating areas. TV, radio and DVD player.
Picture window sliding doors to terrace and outside dining area with panoramic view
Second utilitarian terrace behind the house
UP TO top floor, three bedrooms, one double, another double and one with single childrens' bunk beds
Bathroom with bath/shower over, basin and WC
DOWN TO large studio bedroom with sofas, a double and two single beds. This room also has its own front door.
Garage/cave with washing machine
A "low car use" holiday is possible here. There is good railway access and all shops, restaurants and facilities are within a short walking distance
Town beach within walking distance but one of the best beaches in the area at Paulille, 5 minutes drive away.
There are fishing, diving and pleasure boat trips from the port
Easy parking both inside and outside the garage
Supervison required with toddlers on back terrace
Electric heating and wood fire for winter holidays
Please supply your own bedlinen and towels or local hire available
In fact a very pretty town, long undervalued, probably because it is overshadowed by its more famous neighbour, Collioure (difficult to compete with its Picasso connections!), however, this is now changing, the town has recently re-discovered that John Rennie Mackintosh, the Scottish architect, painter and furniture designer, lived here, albeit in near obscurity and total penury, during his last years and painted many local scenes (see his canvas "Rue du Soleil" below).
Please provide your own bed linen towels etc. or local hire is available
REF : AL01
Damage Deposit Code C
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