When we bought the villa in 2004, there were three things that convinced us it was the right decision: the large open living area (unlike the ‘snug’ room design of most French properties); the large pool and garden; and proximity to the beach, mountains and Spain. It helped as well that the local wine cave was 30 yards down the road.
The villa is on the outskirts of Fourques, a rustic Catalan village at the heart of Rousillon wine country. It’s very quiet and secluded, especially in the large garden where high trees isolate you from the outside world. When the last long-term tenants left in early 2007 we redecorated and completely refurbished the house.
The pool is in pristine condition and there are baby/toddler facilities for young families. It’s not for the party crowd, but if you just want to relax, unwind and make up your holiday as you go along, it’s the perfect place to be.