Catalonia

On the Mediterranean Sea

  • Two-bedroom, 53 m2 apartment
  •  70 m2 patio overlooking the sea and mountains
  • France and Spain at your doorstep
  • in a small seaside town with all the amenities
  • southwest facing, sunny all day
  • 1/8 share available at 45,000€

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Picture yourself waking up to the sun rising over the Mediterranean just outside your bedroom window...or lingering over a glass of wine and watching the sun set over the Pyrenees.

This two-bedroom, 53 m2 apartment has a 70 m2 patio overlooking the sea and mountains. The south-western exposure guarantees sunshine, even in the dead of winter. In addition to the patio, there is a delightful little “Romeo and Juliet” balcony off the living room. Newly renovated in a 1920s art deco-style mansion (also known in France as a "hôtel particulier") the apartment, located on the second floor, is just a 5-minute walk from shops, services, the beach and an international train station.

The apartment is quiet, with no neighbors above or any shared interior walls. All windows have shutters, ensuring total privacy. Security is guaranteed by the outer gate with video-intercom.

The interior is light and airy, with a 3-meter-high ceiling and lovely period chandeliers. Original floors from the era have been preserved in the bedrooms, along with the shuttered windows.

French doors in the living room open onto the spacious patio, with a panoramic view of the village, the Mediterranean and the mountains. The patio also offers the possibility of creating a roof-top garden with a variety of Mediterranean plants.

The bathroom has an extra-long tub, shower head, dual-flush toilet, washing machine, vanity, mirror, plus plenty of shelf space. It also has a large window that opens onto the patio.

The fitted, modern kitchen has a good-sized fridge and freezer, 4-element hob (ceramic glass heating element), oven, three-speed fan, double sink and loads of cupboards.

The sale includes a private parking spot within the pleasantly landscaped grounds of the building, as well as additional storage space in the “cave” (also suitable for storing wine, of which there is plenty in the region!).

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Living Room: Solid pine dining table, 10 wrought iron chairs. Three-person sofa, wicker arm-chair, area rug and corner table, all lighting, satellite TV, DVD player and stand.

Kitchen: fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, oven, vacuum cleaner, iron, various pots, pans, crockery, glasses, utensils, cutlery, serving dishes, etc.

Master Bedroom: queen-size bed, 2 small rugs, two night tables, large wardrobe, all lighting, all bedding, including sheets, pillows, blankets and duvets.

Second Bedroom: Sofa bed (sleeps two), small rug, chest of drawers (5 drawers), bookcase, radio-cassette-CD player, all lighting. Patio: large awning, wood table and six matching chairs, parasol, BBQ, lounge chair, various potted plants in ceramic pots.

Bathroom: washing machine, towels.

Cerbère

The property is on the sea, with mountains and vineyards above, and only two hours’ drive or train ride from Barcelona. Unlike many other towns along the coast, Cerbère is not an artificial holiday-makers’ village. It has its own personality and charm, including beautiful period architecture. The people are friendly and welcoming and…still French! Amenities include: two bakeries, supermarket, grocery, butcher, hairdresser, clothing boutique, bank, souvenir shops, news agent, restaurants and cafes. The nearest town up the coast is Banyuls-sur-Mer, renowned for its thalassotherapy centre and its wine. On the Spanish side, just half an hour away, is Figueres, a bustling market town and birthplace of Salvador Dali. Within less than five minutes, you are across the border and on the Costa Brava. The nearest airport in France is Perpignan, about 1.5 hours’ drive away, with daily flights on Ryanair and other budget airlines. On the Spanish side, only an hour’s drive away, is Girona airport. An important hub for Ryanair, it offers daily flights to dozens of destinations.

Things to see and do in Catalonia...

To receive more information on this property, or about fractional ownership in general, please write to Ginny Blackwell at [email protected].

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