A spacious 3 bedroomed villa with 2 bathrooms on a private residential development in Fitou.
Set in the beautiful Corbieres countryside and just a 10 minute drive to the local beaches and the coastline of the Mediterranean.
This is an ideal villa for a family or 2 or 3 couples wishing to holiday together to enjoy what the Languedoc area has to offer.
The villa is set in lovely private gardens and benefits from 2 private parking spaces
Living Room - nice bright room with patio doors leading out on to a lovely terrace, ideal for dining outside.
Dining area is open plan to the living area - with dining table and seating for 6 people.
Kitchen - a small but modern and well fitted kitchen with everything you need for enjoying your holiday in this delightful house with a home from home feel. Oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and large fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1 - Double bedroom, nice light and bright room with wrought iron bed.
Bedroom 2 - A further double with black wrought iron bed
Bedroom 3 - Twin bedded room. 2 Full size single beds in cream wrought iron. Door to outside terrace and garden
Bathroom 1 - Shower room, with shower, wash basin and toilet. Bathroom 2 - shower room, with toilet and wash basin. Outside - A lovely terrace at the rear of the property gives ample space for alfresco dining.
Pretty private gardens with shrub planting
Swimming pool - The property benefits from the use of the large shared swimming pool and a smaller children's pool. All in a secured area, with plenty of sun loungers around the pool. As this is a private residential development and not a holiday complex, it is never very busy around the pool, so plenty of room to enjoy a lazy day in the sun, while the children splash around the delightful pools.
About the local area
Fitou village is just 10 minutes walk away or a couple of minutes by car. It has a small Spar supermarket for bread and daily provisions, a tabac, a post office, a take-away pizza outlet, a bar, tennis courts, a boulodrome, and many wine caves. There are 4 great restaurants in the village and a medieval castle which has a museum, a gift shop, and a tapas bar.
Ten minutes away by car are the lovely villages of Leucate and La Franqui where you will find fine, sandy beaches.
The towns of Perpignan (25 mins), Narbonne (30 mins), Beziers (45 mins) and Carcassonne (50 mins) are all within easy reach by car. Perpignan has a real Catalan feel, visit the narrow lanes and unique shops, wide squares lined with palm trees and the Palace of the Kings of Majorca. Narbonne, once a Roman port, is a delightful town divided in two by the Canal de la Robine - it has a great indoor market in Les Halles. Beziers - visit the Cathedral St Nazaire, the long tree-lined promenades, cafes and great shopping. Carcassonne - a must see whilst you are here with its two rings of fortifications and 52 fairy-tale turrets.
Sport facilities: Golf at Saint Cyprien (27 holes), walking, cycling, rock climbing, bird watching, swimming, sailing, wind or kite-surfing, canoe/kayaking, ski-ing in the Winter at Font Romeu and Les Angles.
Sightseeing/days out: The area has a lot to offer - here are just a few suggestions: locally the Fortresse de Salses and the African Nature Reserve at Sigean, the very lovely Collioure, Ceret, Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, the Cathar Castles, Villefranche de Conflent and the border with Spain is only 30 minutes drive away, so a trip to Roses, for example, is an easy possibility.
Wine: The AOC wine produding area of Fitou is very famous. The grapes are grown either along the edge of the Mediterranean coast or on the slopes of the Corbieres hills. The grape varieties are: Carignan and Black Grenache blended with a little Syrah or Mourvedre to give the wine a rich, smooth taste. Wander along the main street in Fitou and try some for yourselves.
Markets: The local markets are full of fresh seasonal produce as well as jewellery, wine, clothes, basketware etc. Some of the best ones locally are Narbonne - Thurs and Sun; Collioure - Weds; Leucate Village - Friday; Leucate Plage - Weds; Port La Nouvelle - Weds; Perpignan or Ceret - Saturday.
Restaurants: 4 great restaurants in Fitou village, more in La Franqui and Leucate.
Supermarkets: Carrefour at Leucate, larger Carrefour at Claira. Spar mini-market in Fitou village.