Château d’Ortaffa

Ortaffa, Pyrénées-Orientales
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 64 14 53 42


Eye-catching art and antiques, a panoramic breakfast terrace, lovely cultured hosts who put you at ease...A sunny getaway near Collioure

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Medieval Ortaffa sits in a pocket of sunshine between the Pyrénées and the lively port of Collioure, and this big old winemaker’s château – once the Episcopal palace of the bishops, adjoined to historic residential buildings – perches on its ancient fortified walls. Large French windows open to the terrace, where breakfast comes with a stunning tableau of mountains and sea with village rooftops tumbling below. Slip into a beautifully restored house, luxurious and with a relaxed holiday feel, whose elegant, pastel-shaded library and guest rooms display your hosts’ love of antiques and fine art. Your room may have Picasso prints, bookshelves, an antique child’s bed, or quirky graffiti in the loo; one beauty, in pale greys and blues, reveals remnants of the former chapel. Alain (once in advertising) and Michelle (in antiques) are friendly, articulate and know their patch well. Roll down to the port for seafood, slide south along the coast to Spain… for Cadaques, Figueras, Girona. A special spot, away from the bustle of Collioure.

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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on weekdays. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurant in village.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €110
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per night.
2 Doubles
From €110
1 Suite for 2
From €110
1 Suite for 2
From €130

Accommodation

Reviews

Can only endorse the comments made by the previous reviewer. Alain and Michelle were excellent hosts during our five day stay in this beautiful part of France and we had beautiful clear weather for most of our stay.We stayed in Picasso and it was very comfortable. The Chateau provided a great base for explorations. Alain helped plan our journeys and gave us very good recommendations on restaurants. A misty day prevented us seeing the two best Cathar castles. We’ll have to return.

Kim, Fremantle Western Australia

As soon as we stepped into Chateau d’Ortaffa we knew we would be treated to a memorable stay. From awe-inspiring antiques and artwork, to spacious and comfortable suites and generous hosts who go above and beyond to ensure you are enjoying yourselves, you really can’t ask for a better B&B experience. Merci Alain and Michelle for being so welcoming and attentive and sharing your local tips of this incredibly picturesque and tranquil part of France - including the best local markets and hidden swimming coves where the fish swim between your legs - exhilarating!

Melissa, Australia

The building is a stone, very arty Chateau with fascinating quirky rooms. Accommodation was excellent with great views of the countryside. Breakfasts were superb with lots of fresh fruit and home made jams. Michelle and Alain are lovely people and were extremely helpful with our queries and problems including our poor French. People with mobility issues may find the stone stairways difficult.

Bob and Liz, AYR, Scotland

Alain and Michelle made us so welcome in their home. Alain was really helpful in suggesting places to visit and local restaurants, which all added to our enjoyment of our stay in the area. Michelle's breakfasts, served on their pretty terrace overlooking the town with the backdrop of the Pyrenees, were delicious. Would highly recommend this delightful chambre d'hote.

Angela, Burton on Trent

Even better second time around - thank you Alain and Michelle for your wonderful hospitality, warmth, generosity and for being such excellent company. Chateau D'Ortaffa is a very special place run by very special people and we will definitely be back.

Sharon, Oxford

Sometimes its people that make a holiday - and Alain and Michelle certainly made ours. Their home is just beautiful and sitting on their quiet terrace with a tortoise for company, quietly soaking in the view and the sunshine was one of the highlights of our trip. Generous, helpful and welcoming our hosts set a very high standard. Although Ortaffa is a quiet small town, it is an ideal place to explore the local area - we definitely hope to come back.

Sharon, Oxford

We loved this jewel of a place. Michelle & Alain were the most gracious of hosts in this most wonderful of places. Although a bit difficult to find, it is well worth the effort. Chateau d'Ortaffa is their personal home and it shows in the details. Each room is filled with interesting paintings, sculpture, found art and furniture. Comfortable elegance at its best. Our room, "Baroque," was more than spacious with an enormous bathroom and a very comfortable bed. The area offers a wide range of places to explore from the seaside town of Collieure to Cathar monuments. Highly recommended.

Robin, Miami Beach

Thoroughly recommended - Alain and Michelle looked after us wonderfully well in their home, which is a delight in itself, full of paintings, sculptures and photographs. Alain speaks very good English and his advice about where to eat, what to see (even where to park) was spot on. We loved everything about Chateau d'Ortaffa. It's a fabulous area to visit - the Pyrenees, Mediterranean, Collioure, Ceret etc., and Spain's just a short drive away. Marvellous!

Scott, Edinburgh

We enjoyed the lovely views from our room and the breakfast terrace and the owners are particularly helpful and charming.

Frances

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Michelle & Alain Batard

  • The Catalan port town of Collioures is under 20 minutes away. There is a popular annual Saint Vincent festival around the 15th August of music and fireworks.
  • The climate where we are is lovely, we get over 300 days of sun a year!
  • There are many Cathar castles to visit nearby and the Roman art circuit.
  • The Spanish border and East coast are not far.