Maison de Village - Laroque des Albères

Laroque des Alberes, Aude
Self-catering


A cool house in the sizzling south ticking all the holiday boxes: in wine country, near the sea, overlooked by mountains

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The Experience

This charming family home has been renovated with love, acquiring a new joie de vivre and an elegant reframing of more than two centuries of French village life.

The location will please too: pretty Laroque is beautifully maintained, a hamlet that has pride in its identity. You’re right in the middle of things: the nearest restaurant an unchallenging two houses up the street.

Cook in the sociable open kitchen, chill in the living room – the heart of the house with space for everyone to chat over coffee and read; step out on the balconies and down to the garden. As you recline here with a sundowner after a day roaming the Pyrenees or splashing in the sea, listen for the babble of the mountain stream that runs through the village… and declare how pleased you are to have landed here.

Chez Armelle & Brigitte mirror reflecting the stairs in Laroque des Alberes, Pyrénées-Orientales, France

We think you'll love

  • The architecture of the house, flooded with natural light
  • The beautifully blending colours of the interior
  • The village setting between mountains and the Med
Maison de Village - Laroque des Albères - Gallery

You should know

  • The stairs aren’t suitable for guests with mobility issues
  • Your garden is flanked by neighbours
  • The house faces onto a village street – expect some morning activity

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 2 nights at weekends. Children over 12 welcome. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Weekly price
from £840
Damage deposit
€1050
Surcharges
Payment in euros possible on request.
1 House for 6
From £1204 beds3 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

In lively Laroque everything you need is a stroll away – bakery, bank, post office and restaurants. It’s a popular base camp for walkers and cyclists exploring the foothills of the Massif des Albères, with routes clearly marked and graded by accessibility. You can reach the small secluded beach of le Racou in ten minutes by car, and 20 minutes gets you to Perpignan, Ceret’s Saturday market or the coastal town of Collioure, famous for its wine.

Local points of interest from Armelle Cureau

  • Laroque is the most beautiful village in the Alberes. Adored by it's close-knit inhabitants it is beautifully maintained. It's enchanting to wander around the village and see the beautiful church, the prettiest allotments, the emblematic Pic du Canigou
  • A short trek up the foot-hills behind us you can soak in the natural spring waters. You have direct access to the many hiking and cycling paths that are renowned in the area. RouteMaps available from the Tourist office
  • There are 3 Tennis courts at 10€/hr (rackets available for loan) at the "Tennis Club du Laroque" 31 Rue du Stade, 04 68 89 11 10, and a number of Ranches close-by for Horse-Riding. You can hire bicycles at the tourist office.
  • In the centre of the village the "Theatre Verdure Laroque" hosts throughout the summer; night markets, outdoor Zumba classes, and various animations. Popular with locals and tourists alike you're sure to make friends!
  • Renowned for it's eateries Laroque offers a superb choice. From snacks to gourmet you have it all. The Catalan is situated 1 minute from the house and offers take-away wine. At the village market, Wednesday AM, you will find locally produced fruit & veg.
  • Organic meat, fruit, eggs & wine are available chez Vincent every day bar Sunday. He is located in the "zone commercial", on the round-about, beside the CUCINA kitchen shop. His farm is located in Palau del Vidre and he offers a great selection.

Introducing

Armelle Cureau

Smiling, friendly Elaine was asked to renovate the house by the current owners – London-based sisters who spent happy family holidays here throughout their childhood. The family was involved in the antiques trade, giving Elaine some great raw materials to work with. She created a sense of light and space and selected the furniture and textiles that enhanced the beauty of the house. On top of that, she runs her own place in the village too.