The area is excellent for hiking, the village is charming and the beach is really nice, has clean water and there is a lot of space . There is two good restaurants in the village. The house is well equipped and is an excellent "basecamp" if you want to explore the area or if you just want to relax at home. The swimming pool area is good, but the beach is so nice that it's worth 12 min car drive. We will come back.
Situated 5 minutes' walk away from the village of Fitou and within half an hour's drive of the coast, this is a wonderful place to stay; a light and airy property with a well sized garden and a pool close by! The rooms are all lovingly decorated and spacious and the pool is a few seconds walk away (perfect for when the sun is out- which is most days!) The garden is brilliant to sit out in and comes fully equipped with loungers, table/ chairs and a barbecue for those long sunny nights! Immaculately clean and well presented, this property is perfect for a family holiday or even just a long weekend. The villa is fully equipped so there's no need to bring cutlery, towels etc! With all needs catered for and UK TV on demand, this is a slice of sunny paradise! Very agreeable rates and easy to book with, I will definitely be booking again soon!
Stayed in Fitou with my partner and family members in May 2017. May was the perfect time to visit - the weather was beautiful, the flowers were blossoming and the flights were cheap as chips - hooray to term time holidays!
We spent most of our time outdoors, with our daily routine evolving into breakfast on the patio followed by a wander into the village/to the pool, afternoon chilled rose on the garden sunloungers followed by aperitifs while making dinner. There's an electric BBQ (! never seen in the UK, but convenient for quick heating and cleaning), which my stepdad made to be 'his thing' (boys and their toys!), while the rest of us enjoyed a communal dinner prep on the patio. I think we enjoyed prepping the food as much as eating it - might be to do with the fact that, as red wine is the village export, it's €2 a (nice) bottle (one of which was waiting for us when we arrived).
We visited the market at Port Leucate, where I had the opportunity to practise my rusty schoolgirl French while buying the most delicious, bright-green cheese (green as it was basil pesto flavour). We had a crepe on the marina front and picked out which yacht we'd buy when we won the lottery. While I would definitely recommend hiring a car to get around, as we left for the airport at a different time to my family (who'd hired the car) we took the train from the neighbouring town of Leucate to Carcassone where there's a shuttle to the airport directly from the train station. We saw from a distance a medieval walled city which we didn't have time to explore, so we've said we'll go back a second time to see that (nothing to do with endless sun and French cheese and wine!).
Overall, we were just looking for a short relaxing escape from the pressures of work, which we got, but we've resolved to go back as we feel we missed out on some lovely French towns. Another English family at the pool recommended Narbonne as must see (and as Narbonne was featured on one of the board games available to use in the villa), so we'll probably return this time next year to get out and about a bit more.