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La Paloma Villa - Sleeps 6+

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and swimming pool in Arles sur Tech, the South of France

From £622 per week

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Villa to rent in Arles sur Tech, the South of France

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • Internet
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Villa overview - owner's description

Best of all worlds - stunning mountain views on edge of Medieval Village easy access to sea and skiing.

La Paloma Villa is the main part of La Paloma House which also includes La Paloma Apartment.

The property enjoys stunning views across the valley yet is within easy walking distance of shops bars and restaurants.

Grounds & Pool
Built in an old vineyard, La Paloma is surrounded by wonderful grounds with extensive terracing and seating areas for outdoor dinning.

The 9 x 4.5 mtr pool was built in July 2003.

The Area
La Paloma in on the edge of the tiny medieval village of Arles sur Tech, 30 miles inland from Perpignan in South West France


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4 out of 5 people recommend staying here

From London, United Kingdom Sep 2007

Large airy and very comfortable villa in a wonderful location above, and close to the centre of Arles which we think is one of the most attractive, unspoilt, villages in that part of the Pyrenees. There are two apartments in the villa buit since the ground floor wasn't occupied we had the place,and the very extensive gardens to ourselves.The villa needs a bit of attention here and there but is exceptionally well equipped and the pool is wonderful, and very well maintained.

From Westmalle, Belgium Jul 2005

very good situated ,breathtaking views,nice swimming pool shops in walking distance.


From Newmilns

Spacious and airy villa with a lovely authentic French feel. Very clean and good kitchen features. Private, peaceful balcony with fantastic views over town and mountains. We went in July which although very hot usually got a nice breeze, although some fans would have been ideal for the really days. Great pool for cooling off in the sun and lounging about, which our kids loved. It was difficult to lever them away from it to do other things!
Laid back town with a few quiet bars and restaurants. Surrounding towns are well also worth a visit like Ceret. And of course, the food generally is a treat with reasonable prices in most places we visited.


From Arles Sur Tech France

Positives: Property in excellent location with stunning views from the balcony. Close to town. Quiet and peaceful (except when the circus is in!). Clean and well maintained. Good range of kitchen appliances, many new. Lots of space. Open and airy. Cool in Summer heat. Great pool. Very good welcoming English housekeeper, lives locally. Probably one of the best areas of France we've stayed in. Great for walking. Nice little villages for pootling around. Beaches not too far away.

Negatives: Lack of privacy/use of facilities if the bottom apartment is occupied. Villa shares pool/washing facilities with apartment below.

Hike to wash room from villa & machines often in use when you get there. I rigged up a line and washed by hand mostly.

Shared pool - often in use by other guests. We didn't feel comfortable using the pool when the other guests were using it (they probably felt the same).

We think it's overpriced - stayed in 5 other villas in France and, in comparison, felt that this was expensive. Other villas have had TV, range of childrens/adults games, video, books for all ages, own washing machine, private use of pool, use of boat, bikes, good BBQ, power shower etc. They've all cost quite a lot less than La Paloma.

Would recommend for adults and older children but only if bottom apartment isn't occupied and price is reduced. Ideal for a big group who want to take over the whole property. Not ideal for toddlers and young children - no room to run around. Not ideal for elderley - lot of steps up to the villa.

That said, we did have a very enjoyable holiday and love the location of the villa. We spent some lovely evenings eating out on the balcony, playing pictionary and watching the thunder storms. Great location for chilling out and winding down!

Reply from John

Hi LindaThanks for your useful suggestions. Here are my responses:Washing MachineWe will install a second washing machine for next season in the Villa to avoid the problems you describe.GamesThis is a great idea. We will buy a selection for guests to use.BBQThis is a good suggestion and we will get one.TVWe have resisted this as when we use he Villa with our family we like to encourage them to do other things. I will check what some other guests and see what there views are.SharingIt is possible to book the whole of La Paloma House. it is on Villa Renters at: often review our prices to keep them competitive. We also run a whole range of special discounts for early and late bookings and promotions for returning guests.I am delighted that you were able to "chill out and wind down" during your stay.John BiggsOwnerLa Paloma


From Arles Sur Tech

Water presure low - could live with it.The view was stunning, the town lovely and the beds good. It was a surprise that the house has two flats, and that we had to share the swimmingpool with another family. It worked out ok, although. The house has all the modern equipment, which is very nice. The house has a "private look" and we felt realy good about staying in the house. The house was still beeing renovated, and paintings, and mirros were standing on the flor instead of hanging on the walls. This was a bid odd to us, these things could have been put away until there is time for putting them in the right places. Standing on the flors just make it look a bit "un tidy" and can harm the paintings/mirros. Nothing happend during our stay, but just in case. Thanks for a lovely week - we would like to meet the owner, he must be a nice person. And one of us are working within the same field as him acording to the supporter "Don". Best regards, Nomi SkovgaardMembers response: Dear NomiThanks you for taking the time to add a review to the website. In response to your comments:Water PressureAs the weather has been so hot this season we have had to top up the pool most days. This can reduce the water pressure little. I will now arrange for this to be done at a time when guests are out of the villa.Pool SharingIt is possible rent the whole house so that you do not have to share the pool. Prices are available on request.Mirrors & PicturesI have arranged for these to be put up at once.I am delighted that enjoyed staying in our home and hope to welcome you back.Kind regardsJohn BiggsOwnerLa Paloma


This villa is:

45km from the nearest beach 45km from Perpignan airport 60km from Girona Airport 120km from Barcelona Airport 45km from Nearest Beach 90km from Nearest Ski Slope

Local activities

Boat hire 45km Climbing 15km Fishing 15km Flying 45km Golf 15km Sailling 45km Scuba diving 45km Skiing 45km Sports center 15km Tennis 15km Water skiing 45km Wind surfing 45km

Sights and attractions

Theatre 15km Theme park 45km Zoo 45km Cinema 15km

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Outside this villa in Arles sur Tech, the South of France
This villa is in a village. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden.

Prices and availability

Updated 1 February 2017

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Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 January - 18 December and receive 50% off if the booking is made within 6 months of the arrival date.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



  • Short stay change over fee

    £10.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 7 nights, paid with booking


  • Bed linen and towels are included for all members of your party. You can order a mid-stay linen change here:

    person, paid locally

  • Double sofa bed in Villa lounge

    £15.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • Double sofa bed in Villa dining room

    £15.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • Cot in Villa

    £5.00 per booking, paid with booking



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 2 double sofa beds in Lounge/Dining Room, 1 cot


2 bathrooms, 1 en suite bathroom, 3 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet, Radio, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 12, Dining area seats 12, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden


Table tennis

Suitable for


Extra information

There is one double sofa bed in the lounge and one in the dinning room. The pool is private to La Paloma and is only shared if the La Paloma Appartment is occupied. There are sufficient terraces to provide privacy for all guests.


Average rating from 21 reviews

Private Owner From Arles Sur Tech, France Member since Sep 2003

We live near Epsom in Surrey and run a small training company working with teachers and their pupils in the UK and overseas. We have always loved France and decide to buy our property there in 2004. We spend as much time as we can there during the year and let the house out during the summer. Our children and grandchildren often come with us which adds to the joy of being there. John & Gina Biggs

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We live near Epsom in Surrey and run a small training company working with teachers and their pupils in the UK and overseas. We have always loved France and decide to buy our property there in 2004. We spend as much time as we can there during the year and let the house out during the summer. Our children and grandchildren often come with us which adds to the joy of being there. John & Gina Biggs

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