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4 Bedroom Farmhouse With Private Pool Set in a Very Peaceful Location.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Completely Private 4 Bedroom Rural Property With Pool and Equipped Games Field

Mas du Pla de Railla is an old Catalan farmhouse that has been renovated to a high standard. It is located in the heart of the countryside, nestled among peach orchards, cherry and olive groves.

The house set in over 2 acres is completely detached and offers total privacy and tranquillity, yet is only a few minutes drive from the “chic” historic market town of Thuir. The sun kissed Mediterranean beaches, cosmopolitan Perpignan, Spain and the Pyrenees Mountains are all within 30 minutes drive.

You arrive at the property via a long private drive bordered on the one side by an impressive 2 mtr wall of oleander bushes with the most beautiful pink and white blossom and on the other by a peach orchard.

There is a gated entrance into the property where there is secure parking for up to 5 cars.

The land is divided into several parts.

There is the garden that surrounds the immediate farmhouse and contains a large floodlit patio area which houses a BBQ and large table and chairs and operatres as an outside kitchen.

There are a couple of Mulberry trees here that offer the very necessary shade.

This area also contains a bed of roses that offer a beautiful scent that surrounds the property. There are also several fruit and nut trees namely peach, cherry, pear, almond, hazelnut, walnut and olive. You are welcome to pick your own, season permitting.

There are 2 other floodlit terrace areas so lots of space for large groups.

This area also contains the swimming pool that is fully maintained and provided for your exclusive use. Not overlooked and completely fenced with a lockable gate making it safe for families with young children. Sun beds are provided and there is ample room for sunbathing.

Behind the pool is a playing field which is fully equipped for football, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and bowls something for everyone.

There are spectacular views of Mount Canigou, which is normally snow capped from November to June and dominates the skyline of this beautiful region.

You enter the house via a large combined lounge kitchen diner.

In the recently installed farmhouse kitchen there is a 4 ring gas hob with extractor fan,an electric oven a microwave dishwasher and fridge-freezer.

It is well equipped with every appliance needed to self cater. A door off the kitchen exits to the large patio terrace that operates as the summer dining area.

Sliding patio doors exit from the lounge diner onto another of the outside terraces.

The lounge diner is large and bright and houses a dinning table and chairs, a flat screen TV with a selection of channels from Sky (Sports is available) a DVD player is also available with several recent DVD releases. There is a log burning fire and there is also a 6 seater leather sofa and wi-fi broad band.

There is a hallway from the lounge and from this you can access the rest of the farmhouse.

There is a seperate shower room with washbasin and toilet.

There is also a utility room should you want to do some essential washing.

Three large double bedrooms all on the ground floor are also accessed from the hallway all of which have patio doors leading out onto the terraces.

All have double beds and are fully furnished.

The master double bedroom Parisian in its style, has a double bed, bedsides tables with reading lights, a very large en-suite walk in shower room with washbasin. There is also a dressing room off this bedroom.

The family bathroom is also off the hallway and contains a bath, shower and double washbasin. There is also a second toilet off this hallway.

There is a staircase from the hall that takes you up to the fourth double bedroom, which also has a separate dressing room. In this room there are two single beds, a chest and bedside tables with reading lights.

More Details

Helene Tihay
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
2 July, 2017

About Helene Tihay

Although we are new to advertising on Owners Direct with Mas Du Pla De Railla our home we have for the past 8 years successfully rented out our other properties.

In fact this is our main business as we own 3 properties in this beautiful region and are fully busy letting them out.

Helene Tihay purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Helene Tihay chose Castelnou

This is a large property set in a very peaceful location and is great for large groups to enjoy a relaxing holiday.

Most of the living accomodation is on the ground floor which helps if there are elderly family members.

The private pool not overlooked is completely enclosed with a lockable gate so safe for families with young children.

The equipped playing field is great as it keeps the children amused for hours in fact not just the children.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Being so peacefully located in the countryside but only a 5 minute drive from the market town of Thuir.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Castelnou in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is a family bathroom with a bath and a shower above it. There is also a double wash basin in this room. There is an independent and sepearte toilet. There is another seperate shower room with a shower a single wash basin and a toilet. There is a walk in shower in the ensuite off the master bedroom along with a single wash basin
  • Studio, Sleeps 8
  • The Master bedroom has en suite walk in shower and wash basin and a small walk in dressing area. Fully furnished with a double bed bedside tables and reading lamps. Opens onto floodlit terrece The second and third double bedrooms are also fully furnished with double beds wardrobes bedside tables and reading lights. Both open onto a floodlit terrace. These 3 double bedrooms are on the ground floor. The fourth double bedroom is on the first floor and is furnished with 2 single beds wardrobe bedside tables and reading lights. There is a small dressing area next to this bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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4 Bedroom Farmhouse With Private Pool Set in a Very Peaceful Location.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful quite retreat

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away behind oleander hedges this villa is perfect for people who enjoy peace and quite. The villa itself is spacious, beautifully kept and has every amenity. After a .day out it is ideal to come home to a refreshing dip in the pool.Its location allows easy access to both sea and mountains. Argeles and Collioure are 30 minutes away, both delightful resorts. The outstanding mountain village of Castelnou is 15 minutes away. Villefranche is 30 minutes and is another of the Beau villages de France with the added attraction of the Yellow Train for a ride into the Pyrennes.Thuir itself is a lovely town with a vibrant Saturday market.The Gecko restaurant is 5 minute down the road and thoroughly recommended.

In short loved the villa, loved the area and the owner could not have more more helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope to welcome you back at one of our properties in the future
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A fabulous holiday!

  • 4 of 5

We have travelled to France for many years and love finding places that provide peace and tranquillity. This villa which is based in the countryside five minutes by car from Thuir and thirty minutes from the Spanish border met our requirements. The owners were extremely helpful and informative and the villa was spacious, well maintained and clean - ideal for a small family. One large and two smaller bedrooms. Given the amount of sun the area has, we lived outdoors for most of the days - the good sized pool providing a regular 'cooling off' facility and barbecues on may occasions - however the kitchen is also large and well stocked. The owners instructions on how to find the cottage were accurate and the information pack on places to visit was very useful. Lots of good restaurants nearby - the 'Gheko' a real find. And the surrounding areas have a lot to discover whether you want a good sandy beach (thirty minutes away); some art (Ceret/Cadeques in Spain) or ancient buildings (Perpignan) - it has the lot! We travelled by Eurostar to Avignon and rented a car. Next time (we will return) we will fly to Perpignan and hire a car there. It is then only twenty minutes to the house. One of the best and relaxing holidays we have had - and the house and its location were a key element.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you feel your stay with us was one of the best relaxing holidays that you have had especially as you are a regular traveller to France We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

This villa was fabulous, modern and clean. Our teenagers even loved it! The pool area and outdoor facilities are excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You do need a car as the shops are a 5 minute drive. This region has a fantastic choice of restaurants and it is well worth a visit to Castelnou. The owner, Bob, is delightful and nothing is a problem. I would say this property is one of the best we have ever stayed in. We would certainly stay again. Thanks Bob.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind comments We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future Kind regards Bob
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Comfortable property close to mountains and sea

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated in the midst of many peach and nectarine farms, but close to small towns for both supermarkets and boulangeries.

Relatively easy to find, we were made very welcome by the owners and the property was clearly fastidiously maintained and cared for by the owners, feeling just like a home.

It is well situated, being half an hour or so from the sea, Perpignan, and the foothills of the Pyrenees. There is fine walking in the mountains but a bit hot this time of year!

We had a thoroughly relaxing holiday, barbecues being easy, and the dining area was great for long evenings.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa, it is ideal for a family holiday.

Thank you for the use of your house!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned to Scotland after 2 weeks here. It was a fantastic holiday and the house was perfect for us - a family of 6 with four boys 12, 9, 8 & 7. We thoroughly enjoyed having so much out door space which was extremely private. Virtually all our meals were eaten out doors, with morning coffee under the tree outside the kitchen window, lunch in the outdoor dining area and even the odd cigar and Calvados on the decked area, under the stars, late in the evening. The outdoor cooking area was like having a second kitchen and made it easy and simple to use the BBQ.

The pool was great and the kids loved it and it was an added bonus being able to see it from the house so we could keep an eye on the boys. It was a great size and just right for us. The aspect of the garden area ensures sunshine all day long and there are enough shaded areas for anyone who doesn't like too much sun.

The kids loved the outdoor space, and spent a great deal of time playing football and table tennis in the field at the back of the house.

Out two weeks passed all to quickly and we were sorry to have left, in what seemed a very short time.

The owners were delightful and went out of their way to welcome us to their house and ensure we had everything we needed on arrival.

We would not hesitate to return or recommend this house to others. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Its fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
St Cyprian
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Font Romeu
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The medeival village of Castelnou which has the creditation of being one of the most beautiful villages in the whole of France is just a 5 minute drive away.

Le Cave Byrrh located in Thuir houses the largest oak vat in the world.

The Mediteranean beaches are only a 30 minute drive away as well as the famous fishing port of Collioure.

The Modern Art Museum in Ceret is very worth a visit and there is a typical Catalan market in Ceret on Saturday mornings.

There are an abandence of quality restaurants in Thuir at the coast and also in Perpignan so you really will be spoilt for choice.

There are also a great number of caves to explore as the wine in this region is becoming much sort after.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Castelnou, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
2 Dec 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

All bookings are levied with a 50 euro final house cleaning charge.
This is payable on arrival and is to cover the full cleaning of the property (includding all bathrooms and toilets) on departure so that the property is prepared for the incoming guests.

Bed linen is available at £6 per person and includes all bed linen as well as a bath and hand towel.
It does not include beach or pool towels.

There is an immediate 25% booking deposit to be paid that reserves the holiday.
Then the final balance is due 8 weeks prior to the holiday.
There is a £150 per week security deposit also payable along with the final deposit.
This is returned in full on a satisfactory checkout

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.