No sky in all France is more blue than that of Collioure - Henri Matisse

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Welcome

L’Origine, a traditional townhouse in the beautiful village of Collioure, on the French Catalan coast, has been sympathetically converted into two separate apartments both appointed and equipped to the highest standards.

Located in a quiet residential area within 200 metres of the market square and a 400 metre stroll to the beach and seafront cafes and restaurant, L’Origine is a restful oasis amid the bustle of a vibrant Catalan village. Collioure has much more to offer than its average 320 days of sunshine a year!

Getting around Collioure is relatively easy, even in a wheelchair. The old town of Collioure is pedestrianised and the short distance walk from L’Origine to the seashore is suitable for both paras and tetras….there is a bit of crazy paving along the way so there are one or two bumps but nothing to prevent you enjoying getting out and about- you can even make it all the way around the bay and really get a real flavour of this beautiful coastal town.

 

The ground floor, two bedroom, two bathroom apartment features step free, level access throughout. People with mobility issues and their families will appreciate the design features such as wheelchair friendly, extra wide doorways, open, spacious living areas and effortless access to the level garden terrace. With both heating and air conditioning the apartment is suitable throughout the year for those seeking either winter or summer holidays in Mediterranean France. Direct access to the outdoor eating areas mean visitors can delight in the Mediterranean outdoor lifestyle choosing sunny spots to catch the best of the weather or shady areas for a quiet, post lunch, snooze.

The first floor, two bedroom, two bathroom apartment has its own separate entrance up a flight of external steps leading to a large roof terrace and the door into the apartment, providing independent holiday accommodation in the heart of Collioure. A light, airy and spacious layout plus the terrace provide generous space for 4-6 people. The partly covered terrace is hugely popular with guests, having a dining table and seating plus sun loungers it makes an attractive area for breakfast, lunch or an evening bbq – or simply relaxing with a good book.

 

Both apartments are available for you to rent and can be booked independently or together. When booked together they make an excellent holiday retreat for larger families or groups of friends. Off-street and secure on-site parking is available for both properties.

The town of Collioure, which is not far from Perpignan and only 30 minutes from Spain, is charming and the local people friendly and considerate, making it the ideal place for a relaxing holiday. The region is renowned for its colourful history, artists past and present, luscious citrus trees and cuisine.

In Collioure the letting of the apartments is handled by our agent who will ensure you have the keys etc. for your stay.

Accommodation

Owned and managed by ORIGIN, a care agency providing live-in care services specifically for people with a spinal injury, L’Origine, in central Collioure, offers the only appropriate accommodation to people with a physical disability or mobility problems visiting this beautiful and unspoilt seaside town. L’Origine has been awarded the ”Tourisme et Handicap” marque by Clévacances, the main holiday accommodation quality award approved by the French Ministry of Tourism. The aim of the award is to provide relevant information on accommodation accessibility. Properties must consider various disabilities to be awarded the label. L’Origine has been awarded the label for physical disability access and ORIGIN is proud to be recognised for its continued investment in disability in tourism. We have two separate apartments available for you to rent. To find out more please take a look at the accommodation page which includes full floor plans and detailed information about the property and its amenities.

Reviews

We stayed in L’Origine Apartment 1 for ten days. The apartment has everything one needs for a relaxing holiday. There is a large terrace with a table and six chairs, sun loungers, barbecue and pretty plants. The terrace is a sun trap and we loved having our meals out there.

L’Origine is located within 5 min walk to the town centre and the beaches. Collioure is a beautiful town with lots to do and see. Our kids’ absolute favourites were a little train that goes up to the castle and boat trips to Argeles. Market on Wednesdays and Sundays is a must! There are few little supermarkets in town. Restaurant choice is fantastic!

We highly recommend L’Origine for families or groups of friends.

Thanks – Oksana & Peter Styles, 

 

This was our second year staying in both apartments of this lovely house.  We particularly love the market, mooching around the little streets, people (and dog!) watching on the beaches and the yummy seafood.  The wheelchair accessible (blue) boat trip to Port Vendre and Argeles was great fun too although prepare to be underwhelmed by the size of the fish your see through glass bottomed bit of the boat.

Thanks again to Andy and Nathalie for their help and advice.  Joanne and Co.

 

This was our first real holiday in 10 years.  We loved it, and hope to return next year and many years to come.  The house was very accessible – it had everything we could want.  If only all wheelchair – friendly accommodation was so perfectly laid out.  We enjoyed the beaches, the little train, and the sounds and sights of Collioure.  We had a particularly memorable meal at Cave et Barc à Vins just one street away and away from the tourists/crowds.  We sat at the table across the street from the restaurant.  An excellent place to people watch and very friendly service.  Thank you.

Kent, UK

My week at L’Origine was wonderful. I would really recommend the apartment. The owner is tetraplegic so the apartment is designed for wheelchair users and even the tiniest of details has been covered. The bathrooms are both large wheel-in showers with wheel under washbasins, there is plenty of room to move around and use a shower chair, the same goes for the whole apartment really. These little touches really made the stay a lot smoother and made for a very enjoyable holiday.

The apartment is well equipped with full air conditioning and central heating and the outdoor area is great we had lots of long, warm holiday evening barbeques and sunshine breakfasts! The town, only a couple of minutes walk away is a heaven for shoppers and ice cream lovers and twice a week there is a market, which brings the locals out to enjoy the town. Being Catalan country, there are many local restaurants and bars in which to enjoy lunch, dinner a few drinks overlooking the village beach.

I would recommend the apartment to anyone and with the apartment above its ideal for large parties or two families holidaying together. For wheelchair users it is a completely hassle free holiday apart from the having to leave!!!

Bonnes Vacances! – Jonathon Fogerty

 

We have had two wonderful weeks in this apartment, and have especially enjoyed the large and beautiful terrace.  A very comfortable place to stay – easy living!  Temperature 30-370, very nice compared with chilly Norway!  Hope to be back!

Oslo, Norway

 

Collioure is a hugely attractive small town with a good range of shops, restuarants, beaches etc.  The apartment is in as relaxing part of town but is still within easy walking distance of the beaches and the centre.  A great, relaxing week in a well appointed apartment.

 

Evans, Penarth, Wales