Laroque Holiday Villa

  • Laroque des Alberes Rental Villa
  • Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £560 to £1600 per week

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A well-equipped modern spacious villa with its own private heated swimming pool, air-conditioning and wifi, in a quiet location on the edge of a traditional pretty Catalan village only 10km from safe sandy Mediterranean beaches, and with great views of the mountains and across the plain to the sea. This family friendly villa can sleep up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms - one twin and two doubles, one on the ground floor and with en-suite shower room.

For us, Laroque is the perfect location - the weather's usually great - hot and sunny in the summer and warm and sunny in spring and autumn. We're sure you'll agree if you visit. There's something for everyone. The region has beautiful scenery and its very varied with both the sea and the mountains. Whether you just want to relax at the beach or by the pool, or be out and about visiting historical sites, museums, art galleries or local festivals, or being active with walking, hiking, cycling, riding or water sports all nearby. Go hiking and walking on the trails in the Alberes Hills directly from the house.or head to the village centre - it's a pleasant stroll - to collect your bread fresh from the village bakery or enjoy a tasty meal at a choice of restaurants full of atmosphere. The village has a good selection of local shops and its only a couple of kilometres drive to the nearest big supermarket.

When you arrive at the villa you can park the car on the off-road parking space and enter the secure private garden, which is enclosed by both a wall and a hedge, by the lockable gate. The front garden contains jasmine, palm, fig and almond trees and other Mediterranean plants. You enter the house by the front door, into the entrance hall, and then into the light, bright, spacious main living room which includes lounge, dining and kitchen areas.

The lounge is comfortably furnished with two three-seater sofas and two armchairs, and equipped with an HD TV which can receive both French channels and some English channels, by satellite or IPTV, a DVD player and radio. The kitchen is equipped with a full oven, ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, filter coffee maker, toaster, blender and a generous number of pans and utensils. The house also has an automatic washing machine. The kitchen is separated from the dining area by a granite-topped breakfast bar with bar-stool seating. The dining area has patio doors out onto the sunny terraces at the back of the house and the swimming pool. There's an extendable dining table and dining chairs for 8. The storage unit in the dining area contains a generous amount of crockery, cutlery and glassware as well as some board games and novels to borrow for reading on the beach or the terrace.

Leading off the main living room is the ground floor double bedroom. This has a large (160x200cm) double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet, French doors to the garden, and its own spacious, fully-tiled en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC, bidet, basin and storage.

Also leading off the main living room is a second sitting room with stairs to the first floor. Off the entrance hall there is also a separate WC.

Upstairs is the second double bedroom, also with a large (160x200cm) double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. This is a light and bright double aspect room with patio doors opening onto a jasmine covered balcony. Sit on the balcony (a table and chairs are provided) and enjoy views of the Alberes Hills, the Pyrénées and across the plain of Roussillon to Perpignan and Canet.

The third bedroom is a twin on the first floor with two single (90x200cm) beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet. This room overlooks the swimming pool with views of the Alberes Hills, the village of Laroque with its tower and as far as the sea.

Also on the first floor is the family bathroom. This is also fully-tiled and contains a bath with shower over, bidet, wc and basin with storage.

There are reversible air-conditioning units in each of the bedrooms and the living room to keep cool in the heat of summer and to provide warmth in the cooler months. The rooms, including the bathroom and shower room, also have electric panel heaters and there is a wood-burning stove in the lounge. The main windows have roller shutters to keep the sun out too to keep the house cool.

Outside, there is a 4x7m private heated swimming pool, surrounded by paved terrace for sunbathing. The pool has corner steps in at the shallow end and an electrically operated security cover to take the hard work out of covering and uncovering the pool. The pool is available and heated from Easter until the end of October. There is also a sunny paved terrace accessed from the dining area patio doors and a covered paved terrace accessed from the second sitting room, giving you the choice of sun or shade. An outdoor dining table, chairs, sun umbrellas, sun loungers, side tables a barbecue are all available for relaxing and dining outside. The rest of the garden is planted with fruit trees (apricot, lemon, kumquat, figs, olives, plum) and grape vines - guests are welcome to pick and eat the fruit as it ripens - and other Mediterranean plants.

For families we can provide, on request, travel cots, high chair, stair-gates, baby bath, socket covers, bottle stereliser, bed-rails, children's crockery and cutlery etc - even a child sized arm chair.


Laroque Holiday Villa

Laroque des Alberes rental villa

Laroque des Alberes
Pyrénées-Orientales 66740