Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Location excellent all the facilities we needed. Cottage quaint and comfortable. Parking can be a problem even in September but having a season ticket made things easy and was a considerable saving over daily tickets. Really loved Can Pla the restaurant in the square at the end of the street. Ate there several times; food always delicious. Walked up to the Windmill on to the fort then down to Port Vendres. Had intended to bus back from Port Vendres but after a 20 minute wait with lots of others we noticed a small label on the timetable saying that the bus would not be going into the Port on that day because there was a film at the cinema! Walked up to the IBIS Hotel where it would stop but decided to walk back to Collioure as we were about halfway. Great fun.
Very restorative 12 days in St.Margarets (fishermans cottage), and easy to find on quiet walking street. Apartment very well equipped and clean, with the advantage of a peaceful yard to relax in. Narrow spiral stairs to yard not suitable for young children or elderly. Bed firm, could do with matress topper for comfort. Enjoyed clean sandy beach and good for swimming. Cottage very close to Perpignan bus. Good market twice a week and plenty of good restaurants close by. Well worth the trip to Collioure, would like to return.
We had a really lovely time in Collioure, it is such a special place. St Margaret's is a charming cottage ideally located for a small family. With its beaches, shops, restaurants and sailing club, Collioure had everything we needed for our holiday. The location is excellent for the sandy beach and it's only a 5 minute walk into the heart of the town.
There were just a few things that I would raise. When we arrived at the cottage the cleaners were still there at 4pm and we had to wait to get in. However, we went in to find all the surfaces in the living room were still obviously dirty. This was disappointing. There was also a problem with the door handles for the bathroom and the second bedroom as they kept falling off and the bathroom couldn't be locked. This was just a very minor point though and will be easily sorted with a screwdriver. A bottle of wine was kindly left for us upon our arrival but there was no cork screw to open it! We bought one and left it in the cottage.
The most important thing I would mention (and at least one other guest has raised) is the temperature of the hot water from the taps. It was dangerously, scalding hot with no signs to indicate this. It should either be turned down or guests should be warned. This has the potential to cause serious harm!
Overall though, none of this detracted from our stay here, we had a great couple of weeks staying in this lovely, charming cottage
Our visit to St Margaret's, Collioure was fantastic. The apartment was delightful with very comfortable seating and bedding, kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities offered everything required for a great holiday. The apartment was just a few minutes to the beach and excellent restaurants, gourmet supermarkets and speciality shops as well as the important local bakery. We enjoyed sunshine each day and visited many nearby must see places and regional landmarks. Easy to walk to nearby Port Vendres for moules and the local bus for Perpignan. A treat for the day was lunching in the sunny courtyard at St Margaret's. Perfect.
This cozy cottage is in a beautiful pedestrian street with friendly neighbors and close to everything! A spacious beach is a few minutes walk away as is the fabulous castle and promenades around the artisan village and marina across the bay. We love Collioure, which is like a Disneyland fantasy of a French village, with beautiful vistas, a castle, beaches, a windmill, a fort, colorful houses, etc. The rooms in the cottage are a little small but the bathroom is spacious (love a tub) and there are small balconies to stand on and enjoy the ambience. The courtyard is lovely, down a tight spiral staircase, and we enjoyed reading and relaxing there. There is plenty of furniture in the private courtyard for dining and napping! We were there for two weeks and we really did miss having a microwave. We think there is sufficient counter space for one and hope the owners will consider getting one. We loved being greeted with a gorgeous arrangement in the kitchen! Thank you owners for all the lovely thoughtful touches. Overall, this was a good rental for the two of us.
Loved the location close to restaurants , bakery's parking bus stop, and beach.
Well equipped kitchen dish washer was a great help, washing machine was used often.
Nice little court yard great for hanging out washing.