Posted by: Peter Springett | August 22, 2010

Wish you were here (in spite of the weather)

We’ve just received a lovely review from a couple who stayed at the start of the summer. They had a great time in spite of a rare spell of bad weather. It’s good reading for anyone who wants to know about local attractions (apart from the pool and the beaches).

We spent a week at the villa in the middle of June. Unfortunately we were not blessed with the weather, it rained for the first 2 days and we had gale force winds for the last 3 days. Obviously this is out of the ordinary for this time of the year, however, it did not spoil our stay.

We were pleasantly surprised at the sheer size of the villa, how well equipped it is and the overall presentation. The kitchen has everything you will need, there is a tv, wifi, dvd’s etc. The garden is exceptionally well presented, equipped with large tables and chairs, sun loungers etc. The pool is excellent and despite the weather, we still managed to use it a number of times. The gas bbq was used most evenings, even when it was raining we could fire it up under the sun shade.

The location of the villa is off the beaten track, if you are looking for somewhere peaceful this is the ideal place. The village has a small bakers and butchers, ideal for getting fresh foods daily. There is also a well stocked supermarket approx 10 minutes away. The local wine caves sell some excellent wines and they were always very welcoming and keen to let us taste the various types.

There are many things to do in this region whether it is a city visit to Perpignan, a visit to one of the many beaches, a drive into the Pyrenees or white water rafting. There are lots of leaflets in the villa giving details of various different things to do.

Overall, we had a fantastic time in Fourques, we loved the villa, the peace and quiet that it offered, we loved exploring the region and sampling the wines, olives and oils etc and we enjoyed cooking lots of seafood sourced locally. I would have no hesitation in staying at this villa again, it was excellent.


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