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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Pumphouse

A four bedroomed villa in the grounds of Mas de la Rivière with its own private garden. The house has been recently rebuilt (2005) within the shell of the old stable block from the farm. It is an U shape building with a large garden in front of it with sunloungers, dining table and chairs and BBQ. There is an acre of mature grounds at the Mas with a children's play area and volleyball/badminton net. The house has a double bedroom and shower room with WC at one and and three further bedrooms with a bathroom with WC at the other end. In the middle there is a living room with dining area and kitchen area. The house is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, full sized oven and 4 ring hob, toaster, coffee maker, TV, DVD player and DVD library, satellite TV for English channels, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, books and toys. You really will have everything you may need! The decor is very pleasing to the eye in pale yellow, blue and white.

About the property

Mas de la Rivière

Mas de la Rivière, an old Catalan farm, sits on the banks of the river Tet in it’s own oasis of over an acre of mature gardens and is surrounded by vineyards and artichoke fields. It is 1km from the traditional Catalan village of Villelongue de la Salanque, 5 minutes from the beach at the modern beach resort of Canet en Roussillon or St. Marie Plage and 10 minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Perpignan. Despite being in a tranquil setting it is very close to the major link roads into Spain, up to the mountains and down the coast and the glorious mediterranean sea.

At the Mas there are three houses: the owners house built where the stables used to be, the original farmhouse and the converted pumphouse. Each house has its own fenced garden with outdoor eating area, BBQ , lounge chairs etc.. and they share the rest of the grounds including the large swimming pool (12 x 6 m) with a spring board for diving into the 3m deep end. There is a shower room and laundry room for communal use in the grounds. There is a childrens play area including a 3.7m trampoline, basketball and a pingpong table to entertain children as well as teenagers and the not so young. Our latest addition is a petanque pitch, the typical southern french game of boules. The mas is a very safe place for children as it is set well away from the road and there are plenty of safe gardens for them to play in. The houses are fully equipped just like home from home. Internet access is available on site too. There are beach bars, restaurants and beach clubs with stunning views of the sea and mountains. Beach, sea and mountains..mmmmm!

Perpignan: The colourful and exotic city of Perpignan is right on the doorstep . It takes ten minutes by car . It is hard to think how anyone would want for more from a city. It is full of sophisticated shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and music clubs. There are many interesting festivals held in the city during the year. The old quarter of the city is home to several multicultural food markets and full of fascinating Catalan architecture. The icing on the cake is that almost at every turn, the city is full of exotic palm trees.

Roussillon, The Med, The Pyrenees & Spain. This is a truly superb region for any type of holiday you could wish for and at any time of year. Roussillon is the sunniest part of France with app. 320 sunshine days a year with the autumn being a real treat and break from colder parts of Europe. The Med resorts of Canet, Barcares, St.Cyprien and Argeles all with marvellous beaches are all just minutes away. The famous and beautiful Collioure, Ceret and Figueres in Spain are loaded with artistic history. The majestic Pyrenees wrap themselves around Roussillon and tumble into the Med, the lush countryside is quite simply carpeted with sun baked vineyards. If all that was not enough, the lovely Costa Brava of Spain is Roussillon's southern neighbour.

More Details

Jeni Bechara
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at this peaceful and relaxing place very very much. This spot in late summer/early autumn has it's special calming charm. Almost lonesome beaches, nice city trips without masses of visitors and a Canet en Rousillon which is preparing for winter- wonderful.! Our kids loved the garden, all the toys and made friends with the nice cat family. Thank-you!
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for The Pumphousein Villelongue-de-la-Salanque in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathrooms are modern, clean and practical.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • The house is an U shape with one double bedroom and bathroom at one end and the other three bedrooms and bathroom at the other end. The bedrooms have wardrobes and all the floors are tiled. Both double bedrooms have french windows opening onto the garden so when you make up in the morning you can go straight outside into the lovely sun!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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The Pumphouse
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 25 reviews

Nice property with the basics

  • 3 of 5

The garden is lovely and there are out door games like table tennis and bocce ball. The FarmHouse was clean but bare and basic for the most part. We had to remove spider webs from corners in the bedrooms and bathrooms when we arrived. It seems that a basic walk through before a guest arrives would be in order. No warmth add anywhere in decor, but could easily be added with little money. Some nicer kitchen towels, bathroom towels and maybe a few rugs so that the house didn't feel so bare and hollow would be nice.

The wifi was good and that is VERY important to us with 4 teenagers and staying in contact with the office.

Disappointing that the day before we were to check in I received an email asking if we would be needing sheets and towels and that there would be an extra charge for these. I expressed my disappointment and wasn't charged. The sheets and towels we did receive were again VERY basic and well used.

Jeni the owner was friendly and offered advice for the area. We were in the area to visit friends. I would recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We purposefully keep the decor in our houses simple and clutter free to allow guests to relax in an easy living space. Photos of all interiors are available on our adverts and website. All our adverts and website clearly state that we offer the service of sheets and towels at a small extra charge . This allows our guests freedom of choice. This family said they were unaware of this so seeing as they were flying from USA we happily provided all these services free of charge for them as a gesture of goodwill. We always walk through the houses after they have been serviced to check on the standard of presentation. Spider webs can re appear very quickly here. In the interests of ecology we do not provide brand new sheets and towels for each guest . We are happy that this family appreciated our lovely outdoor areas.
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Une résidence pleine de charme.

  • 4 of 5

Maison idéale pour un séjour en famille. Un aménagement fonctionnel et complet, un vaste espace de jardin avec sa piscine et ses jeux pour enfants, voilà de quoi passer quelques jours au calme et dans un confort appréciable. Le lieu est idéalement placé, proche des commerces, des plages et de la ville. L’accueil de Jeni et Jean-Pierre est chaleureux et amical, et donne envie de revenir. Un site a essayer sans réserve.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic charm within minutes of the coastal resorts

  • 5 of 5

We rented The Pumphouse for a week and cannot wait to return. The friendliness of our hosts was wonderful although they were discreet and totally unobtrusive. The house was everything we expected and more with comfortable furnishings, plenty of area for enjoying the sun and a extremely well equipped kitchen. It is impossible not to fall in love with Casper the cat who adds to the charm and congenial atmosphere of this riverside retreat...and only a ten minute drive from one of the best beaches on this lovely stretch of Mediterranean coast!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend staying here to everyone. The accommodation was impeccably cleaned and the owners were wonderful. The pool was a major plus point and the sunlit poolside area with sun loungers was lovely. It was easy to spend a day relaxing there with a book. Equally good was the location as Canet beach is a short cycle ride away and Perpignan was great for shopping and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent in every way - including the weather.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the Pumphouse. The location is excellent - midway between Perpignan and the Mediterranean. The facilities are excellent, and our hosts, Jeni and JP were likewise excellent. So my overall rating would simply be : excellent!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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NY in the Pumphouse

  • 5 of 5

Greatly enjoyed our stay in Chez Pumphouse during the New Year. Despite the cold Northerly winds the Air-Con coped admirably.Superb hospitality and cusine from our Hosts. Complete with bike rides and walks to the coast. There was lost to do with Castles, Vineyards, and pretty village squares for lunch. Must return again in the summer, to try out the Pool.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Perpignan Train Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A9/E15 La Catalane
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Les Angles, Font Romeu
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
St Marie Plage and Canet en Roussillon
Car: recommended

Villelongue de la Salanque is a very typical Catalan village with not a tourist in sight; you are likely to hear the friendly locals speaking in Catalan. The village has a few shops, post office, bank etc. Canet village is also close by and is very attractive and far more developed with many more amenities. Canet Plage is about 5 minutes drive away by car and is a very large seaside resort with all that has to offer. The beach here is excellent for families as it is sandy and the sea is shallow for a long distance making it safe for young ones to paddle and play. The sandy coast stretches for miles and miles and there is a huge choice of beaches to go to. In contrast to the beach the charming city of Perpignan is only 10 minutes drive away. The Spanish border is only 30 minutes drive away and the ski resorts of the Pyrenees are only 75 minutes drive away. There are masses of interesting gorges and chateaux and fortresses etc. to visit in the mountains. Sun, sea, sand and mountains!

Golf: Golf Information: The Mas is situated just about 15 minutes from the St.Cyprien golf course itself only half a mile from the Mediterranean. St.Cyprien has both 18 hole and 9 hole courses. The 18 hole course is par 73 and 6480m. In this Roussillon region there is also the spectacular Domain De Falgos, 18-hole course, par 70 and 5047m, with views overlooking both Mount Canigou in the Pyrenees and also to the Costa Brava in Spain. There are also 9 hole courses at Montescot, Amelie Les Bains and Camprodon. From the Mas it is only 25 minutes drive to the border with Spain where you can enjoy the CostaBrava courses at Torremirona Golf Club which has 18 holes and is par 72 and 6245m and Peralada Gold Club which has both an 18 and a 9 hole course and is par 71 with a length of 6704m. When you return back to the Mas, you can then enjoy the large pool. The Mas is only 15 minutes drive from the airport.