We returned to Collioure and the same house after having a magical holiday the previous year. We were not disappointed. The house has such a good ‘feel’ about it and you are definitely staying in someone’s house – it is a very relaxing place with so many different areas to sit whether you want sun or shade, balcony or terrace. The kitchens are so well stocked with beautiful plates and dishes to present food which we loved as we ate in a lot. Yet Collioure has a wealth of fabulous restaurants and bistro’s that we tried and enjoyed and we love Catalan food. A favoured activity was to go to the Poisonnerie in Port Vendres (10 minutes away) and buy fresh fish then go upstairs to have some oysters and a glass of Banyuls. Indulgent but great fun. The pool is so well designed as it caters for young swimmers with a ledge that they can paddle and stand on but also deeper parts so you can dive in and swim in. Caroline, the owner, is great to deal with. It really is the perfect family venue and if we can go back next year we will do so.