About this listing
Formerly part of the château, this character stone property has been meticulously restored to the highest standard offers elegant, well equipped accommodation for up to 5 people. Panoramic mountain views from the roof terrace, equipped with BBQ.
Formerly part of the château, this character stone property has been meticulously restored to the highest standard & now affords elegant, well equipped accommodation for up to 5 people.
The open plan kitchen/sitting room is triple aspect & opens onto a small courtyard at the front - ideal for a morning coffee. There is a breakfast bar & also a comfortable seating area.
A winding staircase leads you to the first double bedroom which has en suite facilities & two sets of French doors opening onto front facing Juliet balconies. Continuing up there is another front facing double bedroom, a small side facing single & a second shower room with WC. (The bedroom layout affords a high degree of privacy & is ideal for a two couples sharing or a family.)
On the next floor is the crowning glory- a fabulous decked roof terrace with summer kitchen, BBQ and the most spectacular views. This is the spot for al fresco eating at its very best & as the sun goes down, the perfect place to end the day.
Situated in a prominent position in an extremely well maintained 'Village Fleurie', this beautiful stone gate house offers outstanding views of the olive groves & orchards of the Tet Valley. Joch is a medieval hill village through which mountain streams run alongside it's flower filled, cobbled streets.
Guests has sole access to the whole property
Interaction with Guests
We live close to Joch and will be happy to help guests during their stay. We are always at the end of the phone.
Lovely sandy beaches & old fishing ports such as Collioure are within easy reach (approx. 45 mins) .
There are numerous Abbeys, Monasteries & Cathar Castles to explore & the UNESCO World Heritage site of Villefranche is 20 min away.There is a Museum of Modern Art at Ceret & the Pablo Casals Festival is held annually at Prades- the nearest market town (13k).
Vinca (3K) has a swimming lake with beach & attending lifeguards. Here you will also find all local amenities - bars, restaurants, shops etc.
A Championship golf course is available at St.Cyprien and there are fabulous walks all around.
Finally, don't forget to leave time for some wine tasting at one of the numerous vineyards.
We would advise having a car as the village does not have regular public transport. However, the nearby village of Vinca is well serviced by local buses and trains which are subsidised and all journeys are only 1 euro!!
Please use the house responsibly, inform us of any breakages or damage as soon as possible and leave the house in a good tidy condition on your departure. Most importantly, enjoy your stay !
About the Host, Julie
We, Jonathan and Julie, have been living in France since 2001 and we are still very much in love with this stunningly beautiful region of France. We are married with 4 children and 4 grand children. Spare time is mostly taken up with renovating our derelict house. The apartment advertised in Ria-Sirach as "lovely apartment - large terrace" is the first part of the renovation to be finished and we are very proud of how successful it is.
Our favourite pass-times are eating, drinking, gardening, looking after our 4 chickens and "relaxing". If you get to know us you will realise that "relaxing" is meant to be a joke, it is something that we aspire to in the future.
We help other local holiday home owners to manage their houses, we have a selection of properties that we manage from a one bedroom apartment to 5 bedroomed villas. We have an amazing team of house-keepers, gardeners and pool maintenance people to look after you. If you need anything during your stay in any of the properties we have the expertise to help.
Feel free to contact us with your questions and if you need help in finding the house that is right for you.