The fully furnished and equipped apartments and villas (sleeping from 4 to 8 people) are located at the heart of one of France's most popular seaside resorts, and only minutes from the beaches and shops.
Les Demeures de la Massane is a new residence offering apartments and villas with terraces and/or gardens of up to 115 sqm. The residence, set in a landscaped park, is in tranquil surroundings not far from the village itself. Pure Mediterranean in style, its architecture is a harmonious blend of wood, light coloured stone and ochre shades. All are fully furnished and have fitted kitchens as well as electric convectors and built-in wardrobes. The residence is set over 2 levels and is fully secured, as it is fully fenced and access is through an automatic gate with a beeper. The communal area comprises an aquatic centre with a swimming pool and a paddling pool, a spa with sauna, gym and a jacuzzi, a
games area for children and a bowling pitch.
The residence is situated in Argeles sur Mer, a traditional small village located in the south of France on the Mediterranean coast, at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains and the Spanish border. With its 7km of sandy beaches, long flower-bedecked and landscaped seaside promenade, Argeles draws in the crowds every year. It boasts a fortified church, narrow lanes and two nature reserves; and has proven to be a popular tourist resort, attracting nearly 100,000 visitors every year. A rural village for years, quietly living on agriculture and craft industry passing between France and Spain, Argeles eventually began to prosper in the latter half of the 20th century. In 1950, Argeles had its first campsite and by 2002, it boasted 25,000 inhabitants and had upgraded its status to a town of both tradition and modernity that effectively comprises both French and Spanish culture. Argeles has a weekly Saturday market (there is one on a Wednesday too in peak season) and a variety of interesting cafes, bars and restaurants.
The country around Argeles offers you an array of landscapes, transporting you from the snowy Pyrenees to the sandy beaches and the Cote Vermeille with its beautiful creeks, marinas and ports. Argeles is also only 20 minutes from Perpignan, the capital of the region whose light and colours transfixed many painters from Matisse to Picasso. It's also the ideal starting point for a host of little trips to discover the surrounding area from Collioure to the Spanish border.
Sea-based outdoor activities abound in the area, including sailing, canoe-kayaking, canyoning and scuba diving (the Reserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbere-Banyuls-sur-Mer , a unique underwater preserve, offers a haven to marine life). Other pursuits on offer include cycling, hiking, tropical golf, the Luna Park theme park, horse riding and karting.
Argeles being at the foot of the Pyrenees, skiing is of course an option, with 10 winter sports resorts in the Eastern Pyreenes area. The pistes at Font Romeux and Les Angles have reputations which precede them. If skiing is not your thing, you can still take “the little yellow train” up into the mountains to the fortified towns of Villfranche de Confient and Mont Louis, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and designed by the famous military engineer Vauban. Why not have a relaxing break at the hot springs? There are many cultural sites to enjoy too, from museums in Tautevel, Figueres and Ceret to various palaces and churches in Collioure and Perpignan.
Local food and gastronomy:
Local specialities include olive oil, olives, goats cheese, tomatoes and seafood. Some of the typical dishes are Gardiane (bull stew with rice), Bourride (fish with aioli), Morue Catalane (cod with tomatoes and pepper) and Creme Catalane (cream with lemon, vanilla and fennel seed). Argeles sur Mer is also in the largest wine producing area of the world, with the rich red Coullioure and Banyuls vin doux as well as the popular sweet dessert wine Rivesaltes. Many local vineyard owners welcome visitors for tastings and purchases.
The management company:
The company exclusively managing this development is stock market-listed and manages 30 other sites in France (leaseback properties and holidays parks).
Leaseback owners can take their weeks of occupancy at any of the residences managed by the company. Those choosing to purchase an apartment in this development will receive an Owner VIP card, entitling them to up to 12 weeks per year at any of the residences listed in the company's catalogue of seaside and countryside properties for just €50 (Subject to availability. Excludes July and August)
We have our own French mortgage brokerage service in order to find the most suitable mortgage for each client. Whether you want an interest-only mortgage, a traditional repayment mortgage or hybrid mortgage, we can get the right mortgage for you.
The investment scheme:
Your property will be managed by a well known holiday management specialist.
Rents are guaranteed by commercial lease.
The buyer will get the VAT back.
VIP member card to the buyer which give access to special offers such as a week holiday for 50 euros.
By car: A9 motorway, exit “Perpignan Sud”, then dual carriageway to Argeles sur Mer- 20km on RN9 Narbonne-Perpignan then RD114 Perpignan-Argeles on a country road.
By train: Argeles railway station has daily connexions from here or Perpignan by TGV to Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Strasbourg, Lille, Toulouse, Geneva and Brussels. There are also daily connexions to Barcelona and Figueres.
By plane: Perpignan-Rivesaltes International Airport is 25km away with daily connexions to Paris, the UK and Brussels. Girona Airport is 90km away, which services 30 destinations in Europe and North Africa with Ryanair.
Prices do not include the legal notaire fees.
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