REFUGE MADELOC

A unique off-grid house sleeping up to ten in an amazing position overlooking the Mediterranean for walkers, mountain bikers, nature lovers and people who just want to get away


This is the house (with the pink tiled roof)

The House


The Area


This is a fascinating and little-known area. The three local coastal ports, Collioure, Port-Vendres and Banyuls were used by the Phoenecians, Greeks and Romans. There are also many ancient remains, standing stones and burial sites, as well as hermitages and chapels built in medieval times and even earlier.   Historic sailing ships often visit Port Vendres in Summer.

Collioure, in particular, has many links to artists (Matisse, Derain, Picasso) and others like Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Aristide Maillol lived near here. The area still attracts many artists, photographers and writers.

On the coast there are plenty of opportunities for water sports; sailing and motor boating, snorkelling and scuba (there are many good local dive schools.) The water is clear and warm, with an extensive marine reserve, and even an underwater nature trail! Horse riding, bike hire and of course hiking are popular in the hills and the spectacular coastal path

The local sandy beaches are crowded in Summer but we know small coves and creeks where you can still avoid the crowds and enjoy a peaceful swim.

Catalan and Spanish culture dominate the area which was still part of Spain until 1659. You can buy fish fresh from the boats in Port Vendres, visit markets in the villages, and drink local Collioure and Banyuls wines - even take part in the grape harvest. The area was recently featured on UK television when Rick Stein explored the "secret" cafes and chefs of Port Vendres and the surrounding area. Local festivals continue throughout the year, with "sardane" dancing and musical instruments, fireworks and processions. We can let you know what is happening and where to go.
There are more photos in the gallery

Testimonials


Nicola:November 2019

Refuge Madeloc is one of the most amazing stays I have ever had. We stayed for a week with four adults and a five year old. The view is stunning, the kitchen is very well equipped and David and Linda did an amazing job. This beautiful stone house is highly recommended for anyone who needs a unique getaway in the beautiful region of Roussillon. We cannot wait to go back.

Elvira:July 2019

For lovers of nature and simplicity! The place is beautiful, the view breathtaking; the charming host who tells the interesting story of the refuge. Avoid a low car: the last kilometre is on a stony path.

Jérémie:Offroad biker April 2019

Refuge ideally located with a magnificent view of the sea and the mountains. It is at the crossroads of many hiking trails. There is plenty to do.

Emmanuelle:November 2018

A unique place and a dazzling landscape of beauty and calm. I recommend the sunrise - it's breathtaking. The accommodation is at the foot of hiking trails. A little paradise for nature lovers

David and Linda:Owners of Refuge Madeloc

David is a birdwatcher and walking guide. Linda is an artist. If you have any questions please contact us. We will do our best to help you have an excellent holiday. We speak French, English, German and Russian. Please read the details on the site carefully, and make sure all of your group do so as well. Some of our visitors have no idea that this is an off-grid stone house up a mountain and are disappointed it is not a seaside villa with a pool! There are many more testimonials, information and photos on our airbnb site.

David and Linda

Prices and Availability 2021


(Version FR en bas)  

PRICES

Pricing is for the whole gite. We do not let rooms separately. We base our prices around 20€ per person per night, with a minimum charge of 99€ per night, and 150€ per night for weekends and public holidays. Sheets, towels, local taxes and most firewood is included in the price. Maximum group size is 10 people.  Minimum stay is two nights, except in the period 10 July to 28 August when bookings are 7 nights beginning Saturday. Contact us for a quotation.

Once you confirm your booking we will ask for a 25% deposit and send a contract. The balance is paid on or before arrival.

We try to keep this availability calendar up to date as far as possible. Email us for the latest situation. Figures in red are already booked. Figures in bold are Saturdays.   Weekends and Summer weeks generally go very quickly.

PRIX

Le prix est pour l'ensemble du gîte. Nous ne louons pas de chambres séparément. Nous basons nos prix autour de 20€ par personne et par nuit, avec un minimum de 99€ par nuit, et 150€ par nuit pour weekends et jours fériées.  Les draps, les serviettes, les taxes locales et la plupart du bois de chauffage sont inclus dans le prix. La taille maximale du groupe est de 10 personnes.  Le séjour minimum est de deux nuits, sauf pendant la période du 10 juillet au 28 août où les réservations sont de 7 nuits à partir du samedi. Contactez-nous pour obtenir un devis.

Une fois que vous aurez confirmé votre réservation, nous vous demanderons un acompte de 25 % et vous enverrons un contrat. Le solde est payé au plus tard à l'arrivée.
Nous essayons de tenir à jour ce calendrier de disponibilité dans la mesure du possible. Envoyez-nous un courriel pour connaître la situation actuelle. Les chiffres en rouge sont déjà réservés. Les chiffres en gras sont des samedis. Les week-ends et les semaines d'été vont généralement très vite.


January and February  and March  Closed

April                    1  2   4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24   25  26  27  28  29  30            2 night minimum

May                     2  3  4  5  6  7   9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31       2 night minimum

June                    1  2  3  4   6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30             2 night minimum

July                     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16 17 18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25 7  28  29  3 26  20  31        7 night minimum from 10 July

August                1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31       7 night minimum until 28th August

September         1  2  3   5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30              2 night minimum

October               1   2  3   4  5  6  7  8    10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31       2 night minimum

November          1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8      2 night minimum stay   Closed from 9 November  

December        Closed


Contact


  • Refuge Madeloc, Port-Vendres, France
  • Postal address: 29 rue Arago, 66660, Port-Vendres France