Guestbook Comments

Westons (June 2013)

I just thought I would drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Villa Panoramique. We were so impressed with how well equipped it was. Everything we needed for our holiday was there and more. We loved the decoration in the bedrooms - they were so pretty and the pool was in constant use.

We had some super days out, visiting the chateau of Peyrepetuse, Collioure and Perpignan. We also went to the chateau of Salses, which was very interesting. One of our favourite past-times was to go to Leucate village and sit in the square at one of the cafes, enjoying a coffee or a baked camembert.  Ian and Julie were very helpful and we felt we had a point of contact should there have been a problem. I hope they found the villa all in order when we left.  Once again, many thanks for enabling us to have a wonderful holiday.

Farleys (Sept 2012)

We had a lovely stay and would definitely consider coming back again. Can't think of any improvements - there was everything that we needed and we had a lovely relaxing time. There are lots of places we didn't get a chance to explore so would definitely like the chance to visit some other places. I will definitely recommend to friends and fingers crossed we can make another visit.

Ward (Aug 2012)

We had a fab time, absolutely brilliant. It was a wrench to leave. Llyneth and I have been fortunate enough to rent holiday property across the world from South China Sea to Hawaii and your lovely house is right up at the top of the tree.
My late booking was a result of my rather hectic working life over an extended period and this holiday was just what the doctor ordered!
In terms of feedback, not sure what to add. Facilities and the way you have equipped the villa are brilliant, Ian represents you very well, your website reflects the villa as it is (been caught out on stretches of the truth before) and  I have already started recommending it to anyone and everyone!!

Eastwood (Jul 2012)
We really loved your villa,it was so well equipped,it had everything we needed and grand children especially loved the inflatabale boat,we couldnt get them out of the sea.Your villa is in an exelent location for sightseeing,we used Le Franque beach & saw Carcassone,& Collioure not to mention the aqua parks.The flights from Southampton to Perpignan were great & no problems with hire cars.

Deacons - June '12
'I was one of the family members that stayed in your lovely Fitou house in the last two weeks of June.
I really can't express how much we enjoyed our holiday in your house for those two weeks, it really felt like a home from home and we couldn't say enough good things about how great the house was and how much thought had gone into it by you the owners to obviously make it an amazing place to stay.  So many thoughtful touches and clearly loved also by everyone else that had stayed there.' 
'I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say what a lovely holiday we have just had in your beautiful villa, we really had a fantastic 2 weeks, our 4 your old son was hardly out of the swimming pool and was learning to swim without his armbands.  The villa was so well equipped and very comfortable, the beds were super comfy and the kids were so worn out they were in bed without a peep which meant we could sit on the veranda and enjoy a few glasses of wine!'

O'Coigligh, Ireland (2012)
'We really enjoyed our stay in Fitou. The house is lovely and very well equipped, my nieces had endless fun in the pool.The weather was great, any showers soon passed and the sun was out again, very different to Ireland. We were surprised at the very high standard of restaurants in such a small village, not to mention the terrific wines.  We had a very enjoyable stay.' 

Bull - May 2012 (have rebooked for 2013)
We had a lovely time, although could have done with another week or three.Everything was good your villa is excellent with everything we needed & by far the best furnished & fitted that we have stayed in. My wife has been on internet trying to find various little things she liked, e.g. washing peg basket, used tea bag dish!'.

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely villa - it was perfect and had everything and more that we needed! The best equipped we have ever stayed in.

K Pitcher, 

This is the most well equipped villa we have ever stayed at and is very reasonably priced. It felt like home from the moment we stepped in and has all the mod-cons including bluetooth speakers, wifi, internet TV and plenty of games/books/pool toys. You name it, they provided it even down to a cheese baking pot (used daily for baked Camembert). We arrived during a heatwave (39 degrees) and welcomed the aircon in the bedrooms although the rest of the house felt the heat! This is a farming community and Fitou is very quiet. We would suggest that a car is essential to get out and about and to go food shopping as the Spar (about 30 seconds up the road) has limited opening times and food options although is extremely useful! We would definitely stay here again and really recommend the restaurant closest to the house (Moulin de Fitou). If you want a 'get away from it all' escape with plenty of pool lounging then this is the place for you.

Rebecca J, 

We first visited the property in 2008 and have returned a further three times. This is a luxury villa very well maintained by the owners who have regularly carried out improvements over the period we have been visiting. The villa has everything you could wish for including a very good swimming pool and plenty of outside seating both in and out of the sun. The property is managed during the season by Ian and Julie (an English couple resident in France) who are very friendly and attentive and have a wealth of information about the local area. There is a Spar grocery store within 2 minutes walk from the villa and Fitou has three very good restaurants, the closest of which is a ten minute walk. Fitou is an attractive village the centre of which is about a 15 minute walk away with about 6 wine caves where you can sample the local wine. There is also a wine cave about 2 minutes walk from the villa. About a 5 mile drive away is the attractive town of Leucate which has a very pleasant square with a number of cafes and restaurants. Leucate Plage is a very long sandy beach again with many restaurants and cafes. We hope to visit again in the foreseeable future and have no hesitation in recommending this villa.

Linda & Alan, 

The villa was lovely and having air-con in each bedroom made sleeping very comfortable. I found the house very wheelchair friendly being able to enter the house through one of the pool side sliding door and just one step of about 2 inches at the front door.

Richard H, 

We booked this villa from Rose & her Husband to take my disabled Mother away for a week in the sun and we were not disappointed. Rose was fantastic with keeping in contact with us before we travelled and no question was too much trouble. The villa was near perfect for my Mother who uses a walker to get about. The rest of the family loved the villa and the outside spaces/pool area were fantastic. On arrival the villa was very clean, tidy and very well maintained and the pool had been opened up for us and it was beautifully clean and very warm (they said it was around 28c ... it is heated!) We also had a welcome bottle of 'Fitou' red wine on the table for us with the compliments of the owners which was a nice touch. The area is very quiet but not in the main centre, but you must go for a walk up there as it is a very pretty and worth a look. The villa is on a corner plot and therefore is not overlooked and has amazing views across the lagoon to the east. It is especially lovely in the mornings to open up the shutters to glorious bright sunshine and to sit on the terrace and eat your breakfast in the sun in complete privacy... beautiful. Ian and Julie (The Property Managers) were superb and were there to meet us on arrival, show us around the villa and explained all the details to us. There were also Guest Guidebooks packed with information on the villa and also places to go, things to do and local food and drink. Nothing was too much trouble for Ian and Julie if you needed them... we did and they were there within 10 minutes and had sorted our little issue out straight away. It seems that Rose and her Husband have thought of just about everything possible and we were all very impressed with how well equipped the villa was. Even if you are unlucky enough to get bad weather, there was a big unit stuffed with games, music and hundreds of DVD's and books. There is every modern appliance you need (Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, large Fridge/Freezer...) EVERY Bedroom had proper air-conditioning which was a god send as when we were there the temp got well over 30c and you needed it on at night.

Paul C, 

we got back last Wednesday after a very enjoyable 3 weeks.It’s a lovely house with a great variety of places to lounge around, either in the sun or the shade.

Alan & Gay, 

Lovely clean and well equipped villa. Suited our family of 4 adults and 2 children wonderfully. Welcome warm sunshine with a lovely breeze. Pool in sunshine all day.Great location proximate to pretty villages, mountains, sea and lagoons. Plenty to do and see. Excellent communication from Rose both before and after our stay and property manager Ian was approachable and informative. Plenty of wonderful cafes and restaurants both in Fitou and Leucate. No problems with mosquitos either! Response


two week stay enjoyed by all, brilliant communication from both the owner and the local management agent, they couldn't have been more helpful. We hope to stay there again in the future

Peter C, 

We had a wonderful holiday in this property and Rose's advice with regards directions to the property was most helpful. The house was fabulous and even though we were a party of 7 adults, we had lots of space and great comfort. Our party ranged in age from 21 to 72 and we all loved it. The area itself was maybe a little quiet for the younger ones but, within a short drive, they had plenty to do. The weather was great overall except for the thunder storms on the last few days. We had some lovely meals in the local restaurants, the two by the church in Fitou were so good we visited both twice. As we had our own transport, nearby towns were easily accessible for us which were great for exploring. A big thank you from all our family and hopefully we will visit again sometime in the not too distant future.


Hi Rose
We had a really great time thank you. As far as feedback goes, it is all positve. We found your villa just as and probably better than we had expected. It was spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable, light and airy with fabulous views. The location is perfect for both retaurants and the beach. The only suggestion we could make would be to advise guests to travel by car leaving plenty of space in the boot to stock up on some of the fabulous red wines from the nearby caves. We brought a few cases back but we don't want to drink it as we will not be able to replace it over here! We would hopefully like to book for next year, for two weeks this time!


2nd Visit
We had a fantastic time and the villa was excellent. It was certainly hot but with the pool beach and trips to the castles we survived. The villa was as usual a fantastic place to holiday, spotlessly clean and equipped to the highest standard.


We had a lovely stay. Your villa is perfect in all ways and we all liked it very much. I have also written a short message to new guest in your guest book. And I will recommend your villa to all my friends and family. You have such a great villa and it is a great location too. I would love to come back one day.


This was our second visit to Villa Panoramique, we enjoyed our first visit so much we promised ourselves a return. The villa is excellent in all respects and most comfortable. My wife is disabled and we found the ground floor met all her requirements without the need to climb the stairs. The owners are most helpful and a pleasure to make arrangements with. Ian and Julie, (who look after the property) were as usual most helpful and gave us a warm welcome.


One of the best villas we have stayed in - very comfortable, well equipped and modern. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Fitou is a lovely town with fabulous restaurants and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there.


A beautiful villa with all the home comforts. One of the best we have stayed in and would not hesitate to return to this bit of luxury in the sun!