Villelongue dels Monts, just over a mile along the hillside to the west of Laroque, is to me the prettiest of the Albères villages and perhaps its best kept secret. it forms part of the linear group of stunningly pretty Albères villages where you will find most of our properties. The Albères chain of mountains stretches back from the Mediterranean sea at Collioure, they're the last sigh of the Pyrenean chain before it plunges down to meet the sea.
One of the least known of these villages, it's charming and quiet. It has a number of essential shops a friendly bar/restaurant and a new called the Pierranne. Round the corner there's one of the best Traiteurs I've ever found. What's a traiteur? Well it's the French version of a takeaway but forget kebabs, we're in gastro-France here and Claude and his wife do Suquets (Catalan version of Bouillabaisse) Paellas and every traditional local fish dish imaginable .... Keep it quiet from the purists but they do a mean Pizza too.. The tennis club and courts are friendly to strangers and easily accessible and all in all, it is a great little village for your holiday. There's a supermarket only 10 minutes away down on the main road, but why cook when there's a good range of restaurants to be found in these villages, including two of the very best in the region.
Completely refurbished in 2008 in a Scando-Mediterranean style, this comfortable and well equipped villa with 10x5m pool immediately makes you feel relaxed and at home with its palpably generous sense of space and light. It's set on two floors, the main living area being up on the first. There's lots of outside space too with a fabulous pool, sun lounging area and boules pitch. There is off street parking. Village facilities are within walking distance. There are good walks in the forest above, (all the way over into Spain if you like!), and the sea is only 16 km away, close enough to be convenient, far enough to be away from the crowds.
Entrance from driveway, up steps, to front door and into Entrance lobby and hallway.
Large salle de séjour with comfortable seating, elegant dining and super modern kitchen facilities (inc dishwasher, microwave). Open fireplace. French windows to The East and South make it a living space you will really enjoy being in. Outside a balcony terrace stretches round the South and East corners of the villa.
There are 5 bedrooms and 4 shower rooms (all with shower, basin and WC)
Master double bedroom with en suite shower room
From hallway, downstairs to hallway and ..
Utility room with washing machine and ironing facilities
Poolside lounge and games room with TV and spare bed which you can put anywhere.
Outside to sun, fun and relax area
Stunning 10x5m pool with lounger area. Pool heating available when necessary from 100 Euros a week
Villelongue boast a beautifully restored Romanesque chapel in a clearing a short walk above the village. Here, in summer, you can attend extraordinary choral concerts in extraordinary surroundings. Definitely not to be missed
Broadband/ADSL with WIFI
Please provide your bedlinen, towels and tea towels or local hire available.
REF : AL89
Damage Deposit Code D
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