COLLIOURE - FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE - GUEST COMMENTS
The perfect place for a relaxing stay in Collioure
The St Margaret's cottage is everything a fisherman's cottage should be: cosy, practical and relaxing. We fell in love with the cottage as soon as we walked in the door. The master bedroom is spacious and it has a door out to the patio. Every day we ate our meals out there on the charming private patio and some evenings we enjoyed a good barbeque out there too. It made our stay complete.
The cottages itself is located literally a minute walk from the beach, but still in a charming and calm back street. Collioure can be really busy during summer season and weekends in general so it was nice to be able to pull back from time to time. I can really recommend this place.
May - June 2013 - Norway (from Holiday Lettings review)
Beautiful cottage near the beach
This apartment is well appointed and located close to the beach, restaurants, shops and markets. The town has so much history and there are lovey walks along the coast or into the mountains. There is stunning scenery and often artists sketching and painting throughout the area. We found plenty to do to fill our week and it was a very central location. The set up was great and the kitchen had all we needed to cook with the fresh market produce.
Dec 2012 (from Holiday Lettings review)
Just a note to let you know directly that we had a really great holiday in your cottage in Collioure. The special touch of the flowers and wine made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived.
None of us knew that part of France, and it was a real pleasure to discover it. Your cottage was perfect for us - everything was so convenient. We made good use of your suggestions, and of the guide books you so kindly provided. We went on 4 beautiful walks, and on a day trip to Figueres to the Dali Museum. We also explored Collioure, enjoying the shopping - for clothes and for anchovies- and of course the good restaurants. Can Pla was our favourite.
Heather, Ireland, March 2012
Delightful cottage, thoughtful hosts
Fisherman's Cottage is exactly what it says it is ... an authentic (though tastefully modernised) fisherman's cottage in the old fishermans' quarter is this lovely old fishing port.
We found it ideal as a place to stay situated, as it is, just a few minutes walk from the beach (and numerous restaurants).
Everything has been thought of ... an eclectic mix of reading matter including guide books, all household basics, helpful guides to the town and the area written by the owner, Freeview English TV to fall asleep in front of after a lovely day and a bottle of local wine - and fresh flowers - to greet you on arrival.
Hopefully, we'll be back.
(from Holiday Lettings review)
Lovely cottage in a beautiful town
We spent most of November in this lovely cottage in the beautiful seaside town of Collioure. The location is ideal, just a few seconds away from the quieter of the two seafronts and five minutes from the other bay, yet really quiet with no road noise at all. The outside space is an added bonus, though the awful weather (not usual for this time of year - the worst for over 70 years) made it hard for us to use. The cottage is well-equipped with everything you need and there is lots of space, with plenty of room to eat in the kitchen. There is a very comfortable bed and two nice sofas in the lounge. It is also nice to have a bath as well as a shower. We were working during our stay and the internet access was perfect, with no real blips. Quite a lot of the restaurants shut down in November, but there are still enough of them open to give plenty of choice for eating out. The supermarket stays open and the twice weekly market is still lively. The town itself is a gem and you never tire of walking down to the either of the seafronts and looking out across the bays with the combination of the sea, the beautiful old buildings and the mountain landscape behind. We would not hesitate to book this accommodation again.
(from Holiday Lettings review)
We really enjoyed our stay in Collioure it is such a beautiful place and the cottage was lovely, very convenient with everything we could need. I am sure we will be in touch in the future to make another booking with you.
"I have to thank you for letting us stay in your nice little cottage. We had a fantastic stay in Collioure. We have been in several French villages, but this is by far the most beautiful. During the stay, we never felt like leaving to other places, since the village had everything we needed. Good restaurants, nice scenery, good beaches.The cottage was perfect for us, very practical, and located nicely in the old village, we felt like locals!! We spent many evenings at the local small restaurant down at the first corner. The kids were playing with their light plastic balls on the square with all the other kids who were dropping by, while we were sipping a rosé or two after a nice Asian meal. Perfect, and created loads of good memories."
"We had a wonderful time in Collioure and the cottage was perfect...so charming, perfect location and it had all we needed. Loved the Can Pla restaurant...ate there three times, so often that the owner and the resident cat became "friends"! "
"It's difficult not to fall in love with Elizabeth and Peter's fisherman's cottage. And it was very difficult to leave it at the end of a 3-month stay in 2010. Full of character, light and charm it is very well equipped and comfortable, with the extra bonus of your own private outdoor space. The agent, Jane, was incredibly helpful and I quite soon settled into feeling this was my own, perfect home in Collioure. In fact, I loved it so much that I intend to return. Often.
And it couldn't be better situated. The Faubourg area is to my mind by far the best place to stay in the most beautiful place in France. It takes about 50 paces to reach the shops and the sea. The view is magnificent and the shops have everything you will need, from a baguette ancienne to a kir catalan, and several good restaurants. A short walk around the walls of the Chateau Royal takes you to the more touristy part of Collioure where every street presents a new sensation and the beaches roll right up to your café seat. There is much to love about Collioure but don't forget to pause and contemplate the light. It's what brings so many artists to the area and it really is special. "
March - May, 2010
Comfy, cosy and convenient
"This quiet little house in one of the old parts of Collioure was an excellent base for a very cold, but mainly sunny February holiday. Although it looks from the photographs as if it is a two-storey cottage, the accommodation is actually all on one level with the entrance at the top of the little flight of steps. The ground floor is disused storage space - presumably where the original fishermen would have stored their gear
The photographs are an accurate representation of the property, but don't show how well equipped the kitchen is, the amount of useful storage both for clothes and food, and how easy it is to keep the property warm even at below zero temperatures outside. We found the seating and bed very comfortable.
It is about a 2 minute walk to the sea and a selection of restaurants and small shops including an excellent boulangerie, a small food shop, and a pharmacy - and also to a bus stop where you can catch a comfortable, unbelievably cheap bus to the villages towards the Spanish border, or into Perpignan. A 5 minute walk will take you to more shops including an excellent small supermarket (Shopi). There are also two markets a week in the little square in the centre of the village. The railway station is about 10 minutes easy walk from the cottage.
We found Collioure in February quiet and friendly, and the walking in the hills and vineyards behind it (and behind the other villages along the coast towards Spain) was excellent, and as easy or difficult as you choose to make it. Quite a lot of the coast towards the Spanish border is also walkable. There is a good 1 : 25000 map available from a little bookshop / newsagent near the market square, and the lady there spent a long time pointing out some good walks to us.
Highly recommended altogether!"
Jim and Kay Clark
St Agnes, Cornwall, UK
Une maison douillette, calme et bien équipée
Cette petite maison en plein coeur du vieux quartier piétonnier et à quelques pas de la plage est calme, confortable, propre, décorée sobrement mais avec goût. Nous y avons passé un excellent séjour, et particulièrement apprécié l'équipement éléctro-ménager très complet (lave-vaisselle, hi-fi, fer à repasser...) Les deux chambres peuvent héberger un couple avec deux enfants (ils vont adorer les lits superposés), et un des canapés du salon est convertible en lit 2 places. La petite cour-terrasse ombragée à l'arrière doit être bien agréable en été. Seul vrai point noir du séjour : le matelas du grand lit, pas assez ferme à notre goût. Du point de vue tourisme, l'emplacement est presque idéal, il n'y manque guère que la vue directe sur la mer. Restaurants et commerces sont tout proches de la maison, ainsi que le petit musée d'art moderne et son cloître paisible, et la colline du moulin offrant un panorama qui récompense largement l'effort de grimper là-haut ! La promenade autour de la forteresse ammène en quelques minutes au centre touristique de Collioure, avec ses terrasses, ses galeries de peintres et ses rues colorées où il fait bon flâner - particulièrement hors-saison quand la foule se fait moins dense. De nombreux sentiers de randonnées sillonnent les collines voisines, et permettent de flâner agréablement au milieu des vignobles en admirant le splendide point de vue sur la mer (profitez-en pour ramener quelques bouteilles de cet excellent Banyuls qui enchantera vos apéritifs) A noter : les places de stationnement sont rares dans le quartier, mais le grand parking public du château est tout proche, et il est gratuit en hiver. Nous recommandons donc vivement cette location, particulièrement au printemps ou à l'automne, quand Collioure prend tout son charme. A noter aussi : la communication par e-mail avec la propriétaire (Australienne et fort sympathique) se fait en Anglais; la clientèle étant donc essentiellement Anglophone, l'abondante documentation touristique et les commentaires de visites laissés par les locataires précédents sont exclusivement dans la langue de Shakespeare ...et la (petite) télé satellite ne propose pas de chaîne en Français.
Je conseille cette location à: Escapades entre filles, Vacanciers sans véhicules, Visites touristiques, Familles avec adolescents
Fev 2010 (from Abritel)