About this listing
Well situated a few steps from the Mediterranean in the heart of a historic fishing village. Comfortable, well designed and fully equiped apartment. Ideal for artists, food and wine lovers, walkers, swimmers , or those wanting to relax in the sun.
Spacious,architecturally designed apartment with an open plan living area which features an airy vaulted ceiling space that is accentuated by a full height schist-stone chimney. You enter the apartment via a lovely wide tiled staircase with original crafted wrought iron balustrades.Two quintessential french balconies overlook the quaint rue Mailly and offer views to the mountains behind Collioure.
Sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms (2 double, one twin), 2 bathrooms; The third floor apartment is well situated in the heart of this charming historic fishing village and only a few steps from the seafront.
Our recently restored sub-penthouse maintains the charm of the original building with the exposed log beams and traditional tiled entrance combined with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.
Only a few steps from the waterfront that offers safe swimming,gorgeous views over the bay and overlooks the famous church bell tower, le clocher.
In December we have a wonderful xmas market from 29 November to 8 December . It is called "Christmas in the Chateau" here is a link (website hidden).
Collioure’s pastel-coloured houses, royal castle, ancient church, and lovely azure bay have for centuries, attracted artists drawn by the quality of the light. They include Matisse, Derain, Picasso and Mackintosh.
Visit the markets every Wednesday and Sunday and taste the delicious Catalan cuisine in one of the many restaurants, brouse the shops and art galleries. You are surrounded by beautiful landscape with walking and mountain bike trails, and a fishing port in Port Vendre with a daily fish market,
You can take a train to anywhere in Europe from Collioure station,just 10 minutes walk from our apartment.
Trains connect Collioure to Perpignan (20 mins), in France and PortBou to Girona,and Barcelona in Spain.The fast train now connects Barcelona to Perpignan in only 1 hour 20 mins
The closest airport is Perpignan only 30 mins away. Girona airport (Spain) is 60 min drive and it takes about 2 hours to drive from Barcelona airport to Collioure.
The entire apartment.
Interaction with Guests
We live nearby and will meet you to welcome you to Collioure and we are available (by text) should you have any concerns or queries. We have a key that opens access to the old time and allows you to drive up to the apartment to drop off your luggage. We will meet you nearby to assist with directions and gaining access.
We love waking in the morning with the sun streaming in our windows and being 2 minutes walk from the ever changing sea front. The quaint feel of the old village and the interesting people who live here always delight us. As keen walkers we have only to decide which direction to take from our front door. There is always something to keep us engaged.
Excellent train service only 8 minutes walk from the apartment that takes you Peripignan in the North or Spain to the south and then connects you anywhere through Europe. The 1€ bus is available for travel within the whole of the Pyrenees Orientale area . Nearby by villages are in walking distance.
Secure public car parking is available near the apartment . ( 200 metres walk) Cost of 30€ per week or 10€ per day. If you are happy to walk a little further (650m) public parking is available Route Pla de las Forques 2 € per day. We also have a locked garage available at 25€ per week and negotiable shorter term.
Other Things to Note
We have a cot and high chair available on request.
Our house rules are quite simple.
Firstly the most important rule is to enjoy your stay here in Collioure.
It goes without saying that everyone is asked to show respect for others who share the building with you.
Smoking is not allowed in the building. However there is a wonderful beach almost at your doorstep.
We ask people to take their shoes off inside the apartment.
We had a wonderful time in Collioure, the apartment was as it is described. We had a lot of problems with the collection of our car hire at Barcelona airport which saw us arrive very late, 23:30! Petra met us at the post office and guided us to the apartment. On arrival we were delighted to munch on the antipasta that was left out for us. Thank you Petra it was gratefully appreciated. Much to our horror the next night we had problems with the front entrance lock and had to wake Petra up at 2:30 am to let us in which she did with no problems.
The flight of stairs got some getting used to but once we accomplished it, it was no problems. Petra and Malcolm made themselves available to attend to any concerns we had, especially with our luggage. The location of the apartment is all that you want and more. A minute to the water with many restaurants on your door steps. The quaint lane ways just added to our stay, as well as the flash rain storm! The apartment, well equipped, is modern and has both fans and heating.
We had a wonderful few days at Collioure. The appartment was perfect and so well situated, we loved it. Hope to return sometime.
Merci à Petra et son mari pour leur accueil chaleureux l appartement est spacieux belle décoration très propre merci encore à vous et à très bientôt pour ma prochaine plongée en mer Samira
Great location! Lovely apartment in the very heart of the old town. The apartment was very clean and beautifully decorated. Good restaurants and shops all around us.
We had a splendid weekend in Collioure and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Malcolm and Petra's apartment. It feels airy and spacious and is in a great location, close to restaurants, beaches and the magnificent castle. We wished we could have stayed longer!
The apartment was gorgeous! Even better than pictured. We were unlucky and had terrible weather, so it was a relief to have a serene environment to relax in. I didn't meet Petra but her friends were lovely and check in was seamless.
Nous avons passé un formidable séjour en famille. L'appartement est bien équipé, bien situé ( plage, épicerie, restaurant). Nous avons été bien accueilli par un ami de Pétra. Dans l'appartement, il y avait un présent qui nous a fait plaisir.
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About the Host, Petra
We both love people and travel. We are fortunate to have a wonderful family spread around the world and now Malcolm and I have moved from New Zealand to Collioure France to be able to enjoy more of Europe and be closer to friends and some of our family. I adore the food in France , the fresh fruit and vegetables and markets make cooking a joy. Sunshine and warmth are abundant and we love the more laid back attitude where you take time to enjoy the food ,wine and friends. I am still learning to slow down and daily swimming up till November helps.