Overview of Large House, Heated Pool, Stunning Views, Edge of Village, Close to Coast

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4.0/5 Very Good
2 reviews


  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

Popular LocationGran Jonquera Outlet Mall and Shopping44 min drive
Popular LocationCaliceo53 min drive
RestaurantLe Fournil de Shéryl5 min walk
RestaurantLe Vallespir5 min drive
AirportPerpignan (PGF-Perpignan - Rivesaltes Intl.)57 min drive

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    About this area


    In a rural area and near theme parks, this vacation home is in a walkable area with good shopping. Abbaye de Sainte-Marie and Prats de Mollo la Preste Church are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Gorges de la Fou. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Gran Jonquera Outlet Mall and Shopping - 44 min drive
    • University of Perpignan - 52 min drive
    • Caliceo - 53 min drive
    • Dali Museum - 56 min drive
    • Valter 2000 - 89 min drive

    Getting around

    • Perpignan Soler Station - 40 min drive
    • Perpignan (PGF-Perpignan - Rivesaltes Intl.) - 55 min drive


    • Le Fournil de Shéryl - 5 min walk
    • Le Vallespir - 5 min drive
    • La Paneterie 2 - 5 min drive
    • Grand Café de Paris - 6 min drive
    • Le Select - 6 min drive

    About this property

    Large House, Heated Pool, Stunning Views, Edge of Village, Close to Coast

    Family-friendly vacation home with water park and outdoor pool
    La Paloma is a large residence on the edge of the medieval village of Arles sur Tech in the Languedoc region of South West France. In 1956 local chiropractor, Mr Boix and his dentist wife chose this prime site on an old vineyard with views over the picturesque village to create a villa to live in and a separate suite of rooms for them to practice in. When we bought La Paloma in 2003 we converted the practice rooms, installed a heated swimming pool and created extra terraces. We offer: - Private heated pool - Stunning views - Extensive terraces - Fully equipped kitchens - Short walk to shops and restaurants - Short drive to coast and into Spain - Cots, pushchairs and high chairs available La Paloma is the ideal venue for a family reunion, celebrations or two family holidays. The two-story layout of the property lends itself to large gatherings. In addition to sleeping 12 people in the bedrooms there are three sofa beds to accommodate a further 6 people. With two kitchens, three bathrooms and three reception rooms there is plenty of room for party members to find their own space. If your party is smaller you can rent just the villa section for 6 people outside of the July and August peak periods. The various outside terraces and seating areas mean that you can be together when you want to and can separate into smaller groups when required. In the evenings party members can find their own favourite spots to group together and enjoy a quiet drink and meal or to play music and chat the night away. One of the most important reasons for us buying a house in France was our love of food and wine. The main kitchen at La Paloma becomes the main gathering place when we are there with friends and family. The kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons and some interesting traditional French features. It has a table that will comfortably sit eight people, an American fridge with ice maker and modern gas cooker along with all the utensils and equipment required for the most ambitious cook. A small library of cookbooks includes books from Elizabeth David though to Rick Stein should you be stuck for inspiration. The village butcher has a fabulous selection of meat, poultry, and charcuterie and the local Spar has fresh supplies of vegetables each day. Child Friendly – Cots, pushchairs and high chairs available La Paloma is in the beautiful medieval village of Arles sur Tech. Arles is one of the most southerly villages in France and is just a few miles from the Spanish frontier where you can access Figures, famous for it’s Salvador Dali connection and the historic Catalan city of Girona. The prefecture of Ceret, famous for it’s annual cheery festival and museum of modern art is a short drive away. Beyond Ceret the old Roman road leads to the picturesque Côte Vermeille with the artists’ enclave at Collioure and seafood lovers paradise of, Port-Vendres once the home of René Mackintosh. The regional city of Perpignan is a thirty-minute drive away with its bustling shops, ancient canal network and fascinating Arabic quarter. Further up the coast you can reach Montpelier in one and a half hours and the historic Cathar city of Carcassonne in two.Getting here is easy. You can come by Ryanair to Perpignan or Girona, EasyJet to Barcelona, TGV to Perpignan or spend a leisurely day or two driving down from the Channel ports and crossing the spectacular Millau viadu
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bidets, and hair dryers. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on request.
    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park and an outdoor pool.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    John Biggs

    Speaks English, French, Spanish

    Property amenities


    Close to skiing


    Private pool
    Outdoor pool
    Heated pool


    WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car recommended

    Family friendly

    Children's games


    Lobster/crab pot


    5 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    5 bathrooms
    Shower/tub combination
    Hair dryer
    Toilet paper
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room
    Wood stove


    TV with cable/satellite service
    Table tennis table
    DVD player

    Outdoor areas

    Barbecue grill


    Washing machine and dryer
    Near laundromat




    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Housekeeping (on request)
    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    In the mountains
    In a rural location
    Near a health or beauty spa
    Near a hospital
    Near outlet shopping
    Near a zoo
    In a village

    Things to do

    Water park
    Fitness facilities nearby
    Bicycling on site
    Bicycle rentals on site
    Cycling nearby
    Mountain climbing nearby
    Horse riding nearby
    Sailing nearby
    Casino nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Theme parks nearby
    Hiking nearby
    Snorkeling nearby


    Sleeps 12



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Long-term renters welcome. Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

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    Frequently asked questions

    Does this property have a pool?
    Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool types include heated pools.
    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    This family-friendly Arles-sur-Tech vacation home is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Abbaye de Sainte-Marie, Gorges de la Fou and Office de Tourisme d'Amelie-les-Bains. Ceret Museum of Modern Art and Prats de Mollo la Preste Church are also within 12 mi (20 km).

    Guest reviews

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    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Great house in beautiful location

      10 of us stayed in this lovely property. The accommodation is split into two - the main living area upstairs and a flat with two bedrooms and a small kitchen downstairs. Location is great. Amazing views. Lots of local shops in easy walking distance.

      5/5 Excellent

        Views to die for!!

        A great property for a large family as you can hire both levels. We stayed with our family of 3 generations and all really enjoyed the house, pool and garden. There are quite a few steps up to the house which is not ideal for elderly parents and little ones, but the views over the mountains are so amazing that it makes it so worth the climb. The house is very comfortable and very well equipped - everything seems to have been thought about . Our 6 children loved the pool, gardens and table tennis table and the board games in the evenings. The location is fantastic as it is so quiet, but you are only a couple of minutes walk from the village with it's shops and cafes. John ,the owner was so very helpful and even found us a local vet for our dog. Overall, a super holiday home in a beautiful area

        5/5 Excellent

          A fantastic base for cyclists!

          La Paloma is a wonderful location for cycling breaks. The scenery and roads around La Paloma are perfect for creating some truly memorable rides. We went out every day on rides organised and guided by John Biggs. The variation in the rides, and some of the views from the mountains made every day an adventure. La Paloma has it all..hill rides, flats, coastal rides. This resort is highly recommended for any keen cycling groups. We will never forget our stay there. The resort itself is perfect for evening recoveries after a day on the saddle..thank you, John for your hospitality and organisation.

          5/5 Excellent

            Spacious house, stunning views in great location

            We stayed at La Paloma for 10 days this month. We arrived in the dark - so to wake up to that stunning view in the morning was amazing. There were 12 of us, 7 adults and 5 children and there more than enough space. Plenty of room for us to sit around all the tables, both in and out. The layout was as listed and clean and well maintained, although the villa is slightly more up to date than the apartment.There are rather a few stairs, which was good exercise after all the lovely local cheese and wine but some may struggle with them. Adults and children loved the pool, so much so that we hardly left the villa - great that the pool had gazeboeetc for some shade. Table tennis and mountain bikes got used well too. The village, Arles surles tech, was very handy to walk to for the shops - Spar, butchers, bakers etc and the restaurants were good, altough not open very late as we discovered on our first night! Bigger supermarkets were about 20 mins away. John was very helpful and easily contactable with any queries we did have. We had a great time and would love to go back.

            5/5 Excellent

              Fantastic villa with impressive views and a great location...

              We have just returned from a fantastic week at La Paloma - we were 7 adults and 4 children and the house was more than spacious enough. The facilities are as clearly explained, and more than comfortable, with plenty of crockery and cutlery to cater for meals, and the convenience of dishwashers to help with the clean up. The best facility was by far was the pool - separate enough from the house that the kids couldn't accidently fall in - a great feature that was used daily. The BBQ got lots of use, with the dining mostly happening on the main terrace. The house was clean and generally well maintained, although the main villa is better appointed then the apartment downstairs. The only negative was that the TV wasn't getting reception, but that wasn't a significant problem - you're not on holiday to watch TV! The centre of Arles-sur-Tech is only a few minutes' walk away and offers a small Spar store for the essentials, a couple of restaurants and the expected patisserie, charcuterie amongst others. The Abbaye is worth a visit - very beautiful and peaceful. You need to go a little further for a larger supermarket (we went to the one in Céret - about 20 mins drive). The owner (John) is quick to answer questions and in general great to deal with - we will be recommending La Paloma to friends and family looking for a spacious house to accommodate a large group of people, in a beautiful setting and offering great value.