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About this listing

Studio Vives is a modern open plan self-catering apartment designed to be a comfortable base to explore the area, it is in the heart of the pretty village of Vives.

The apartment
Is designed to accommodate a couple or young family.

The space

Studio Vives is a modern open plan self-catering apartment designed to be a comfortable base to explore the area, it is in the heart of the pretty village of Vives.

The apartment
Is designed to accommodate a couple or young family it can accommodate up to 3 adults The beds can be provided as a double super king size or twin single beds with the sofa bed providing a third bed.
Although equipped for self-catering we can provide a breakfast at a small additional cost. The ground floor apartment has its own private access via a small terrace to the front. It is located close to the boulodrome a pleasant communal shaded garden space ideal for relaxing with a book, glass of wine or of course having a game of Boule.
Parking is provided within the car park a short distance from the apartment.
Secure bicycle storage is available upon request.


The Village
Is home to a famous Catalonian restaurant and a good farmhouse cheese maker.
Is a mile from the bakery and the main road that runs along the Tech river valley from Argelès-sur-Mer, Collioure to Ceret and 3 mins to the junction of the main France Spain autoroute. The cities of Perpignan & Figueres are 30 mins drive, Girona & Bezier are 1hour, Montpellier and Barcelona 2 hours. Coastal resorts of Collioure, Argelès-sur-Mer, Saint-Cyprien are 30 minutes drive. Popular with those that know the area is the Plan d’Eau at the next village of Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts, (5mins). It is a very pleasant lake side park used for swimming, fishing, boating and general relaxation.
Vives is easy to get to either by car on the main French Spanish auto route, by the newly constructed TGV, or by the several airports that are approximately an hours travel time by car, that provide links to the UK and the rest of Europe. Ideally located to explore the Pyrenees Oriental and all it has to offer from Greek and Roman archeology to medieval villages & cities, with cafes, & markets & churches & castles from mountains & forests to Coast and beaches and from Modern art galleries to museums festivals & world class exhibitions & concerts. If you like walking, cycling, canyoning, bird watching, fishing, photography, or painting, touring by car or motorbike and even if you prefer to spend a day or two relaxing on a beach or the shore of a lake surrounded by mountains you will never be short of things to do or see.
The Pyrenees Oriental is in French Catalonia with the mountains on one side and the Mediterranean on the other and less than 10 miles to the south of the Spanish border so you also have easy access to explore the coast cities, cuisine Spanish Catalonian culture.
This area enjoys a great climate with over 300 day of sunshine per year. This climate is ideal for wine production combined with the fertile valleys and coastal plains make it the garden of Roussillon and is famous not only for its excellent wine but abundant harvests of flavorful sweet juicy fruit. It is heralded by the early harvest of cherries from Ceret and its famous cherry festival.

These are the reasons we relocated to area and we are keen to share with others and help them to enjoy what we have found.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $52
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We request our visitors not to smoke inside the studio


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

46 Reviews


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Michael User Profile
April 2017
Another great stay. It must of been my 30th visit to the apartment.

Will User Profile
September 2015
Ian wasn't here but we were welcomed by Kees, a dutch guy living in the village who spoke perfect English, was very friendly and gave us the... keys. Ian left lots of leaflets, maps and info to read about things to do in the area which is really helpful. Once we worked out the basics of the apartment we enjoyed are stay there and planned some really great trips and walks in the area. The photos were very accurate, appliances worked well, bed comfortable, great shower etc. and we enjoyed cooking our food and eating it outside on the terrace with a glass of wine most evenings. The last night we went to the restaurant in the village - meat eaters paradise! We are veggie so they made us a (massive!) delicious mushroom omelette. Vives is a really sweet, quiet and characterful village.

Coco User Profile
July 2015
Ian's studio in Vives was exactly as he describes. Equipped with everything you would need. Vives is a sweet little town to call home for a few days while you buzz around the South of France. It's a special little spot. Ian was helpful and communicative. I miss it here already!

Marta User Profile
December 2014
We had a great time at Ian's studio. Small, cozy, exactly how it looks like in the pictures. The house is fully equiped and the tiny town of Vives is extremely relaxing and with a great restaurant only 2mn walk away from the place. Would definetely go back there!

Pauline User Profile
November 2014
Ian and his wife Helen did everything to make me feel at home in their studio. The studio was very nice, with everything i wanted. The village of Vives unfortunately didnt have any shops or bakery but down the hill you find everything you need. The area is very beautiful, relax and quite. I would recommend this very beautiful place to anyone wanting to explore the area or just be in a quiet relax healthy neighbourhood.

Enzo User Profile
November 2014
We had a great stay at this comfortable studio and Ian was a very friendly and gracious host. The rental had all the amenities that we could possibly need during our visit. Everything was very clean, in new condition and all in working order. Ian went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to help us better know our surroundings. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in Vives or near Ceret.
Ian User Profile
Response from Ian:
It was a pleasure to host Enzo and his family who stayed with us for 5 nights. Considerate guest who we would welcome back.
November 2014

Kingsley User Profile
September 2014
We were able to phone Ian a bit early. He was flexible, met us, explained everything and we had a good experience.

Vivès, France · Joined in October 2012
Ian User Profile

I am a potter originally from Derbyshire but until we moved to France, home was in a small village near the middle of Hadrian's Wall.
For a number of years we have enjoyed touring holidays in Europe and more usually in France. We stayed in many good B&Bs & gites but most lacked one or two elements that made them perfect. For example you are staying in a B&B or hotel and you fancy using some local produce to cook yourself something but you don’t have access to a kitchen, or you are staying in a holiday let & you don’t have access to WIFI or if on some days you wished there was an option of breakfast or a simple evening meals provided. We have used our experiences to make our ideal and comfortable base to enjoy your holiday while you visit & explore this very special part of the world. We can even provide itineraries, suggestions & recommendation of great days out from us and from previous visitors

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