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Beautiful stonehouse in a very quiet location facing Mt. Canigou



Updated: 22-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bdrm traditional house w/ modern interior & incredible views of the mountains.

Maison Gallinas is an original renovated, spacious stone house situated as the last house in the village adjacent to the Réserve Naturelle of Jujols and Nohedes with an overwhelming view towards Canigou, the Haut-Conflent-valley, and the mountains bordering Spain. Located in the sunniest area in France within close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea and situated in the Pyrenées Orientales, Maison Gallinas is a perfect place for an adventurous, but also relaxing holiday.

The house is approximately 125m2 (1345ft2) in size with a garden-terrace, small lawn and an endless view of nature. It is well equipped for 6 persons and completely renovated in a modern, open style with panoramic windows opening out to the mountains and valley. There are 3 sleeping rooms all with double beds. You will find satellite TV, CD/DVD, and a selection of music, literature, maps and information of the region.

The modern kitchen is fitted with a gas hob, oven, dishwasher and a sizable refrigerator. Ceramic floors are heated for winter holidays and there is a small but very efficient and wood is provided. There is one bathroom with an 'Italian Shower' (large walk-in shower). A washing machine/dryer is also available. The terrace has a picnic table seating 8 people and a fire pit suitable for bbq-ing. The village has a 'Maison de la Réserve' where one can find information of the flora, fauna and endless hiking possibilities in the area.

A €50,00 cleaning is paid to our caretaker upon departure. There is also the option to rent bed and bath linens for €5,00 per person.

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About the Owner

Jim Bateman and Jennifer Poulson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wir haben zwei wundervolle Wochen in dem Haus verbracht. Die Ausstattung ließ für uns keine Wünsche offen. Die Gegend hält was sie verspricht. Vor allem für Wanderer und kulturhistotrisch interessierte Urlauber geeignet."
Jul 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wir haben zwei wundervolle Wochen in dem Haus verbracht. Die Ausstattung ließ für uns keine Wünsche offen. Die Gegend hält was sie verspricht. Vor allem für Wanderer und kulturhistotrisch interessierte Urlauber geeignet."
Jul 2010
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8 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Three weeks in the mountains

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this lovely house for 3 weeks in March waking up to the changing views of the mountains.

We walked in the mountains, skied and went to the beach, enjoying wonderful sunshine and great snow.

Jujols is a very special village.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The mountainside location is quite and relaxing and the views are incredible.The walking is superb and it is also a great spot to relax in the sun.

The house was very clean and comfortable.It is well equipped and delightful to live in.We really enjoyed our stay.

Many thanks,

Guy and Carmel

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Mountain Getaway, Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, words will not adequately describe what a fabulous home this is! It is amazing!!! Our family of four came to the Pyrenees to ski for our February Break. We couldn't have asked for a better place to call home at the end of a long day of skiing. The house is very charming and the layout was perfect for our family. Upon arriving, we were let in and very graciously shown around by the caretaker of the property. All the beds were made up very nicely, the house was very clean, and well-stocked (toilet paper, food items, fire wood, etc). There was even firewood in the fireplace already, ready for our first fire and a bottle of wine waiting for us! We called the caretaker right before our arrival and she had the heaters going, so the house was nice and cozy upon our arrival. Did I mention that there is a heated floor in the kitchen?!?!? Super nice! The kitchen was very well-stocked and we were able to cook and enjoy quiet dinners for the four nights we stayed in the home. Everyone slept very well as the beds were super comfortable and were made up with flannel sheets so we were nice and warm as well. We skied at a resort called Les Angles which was about 45 minutes away. We didn't even mind the drive as it was gorgeous! There are closer ski resorts, so if you were hoping for something not so far away, you have other options. I have been told that it is fairly close to the beach as well. Would love to come back in the summer and explore nearby beaches as well! All in all, a fantastic vacation! Thank you, James and Jennifer, for helping our family have one of our most memorable (if not THE most memorable) vacation our family has enjoyed together! You have a lovely home!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house but dirty mattresses

  • 3 of 5

The house is in a stunning and quiet location on the outskirts of the village. The car park is about 100 m from the house which can only be reached via a footpath. The last 20 m of the footpath are down a steep cobbled slope.

The garden is small but attractive with great views over Mount Canigou. In June the main terrace had sun from late morning till 6 pm but there is a very small terrace at the back of the house which is in the sun from early in the morning.

The kitchen is spacious and well equipped but do watch out for the fridge freezer which will freeze your vegetables if it is set on 4!

The main bedroom is in the basement and has a very small window which makes for a dark room. It has no door only a bead curtain. The window does not open and the door had a board in front of it - not sure why. The most off putting thing was a stained mattress and duvet. They were horrible and smelled musty.

The bathroom was functional with a walk in shower. There was plenty of hot water.

The second bedroom was upstairs but again this did not have a proper door either. The third bedroom was just an alcove off the sitting room upstairs. This was fine for just the two of us but it does not offer much privacy.

We did contact the owner regarding the dirty mattresses after our visit but she failed to respond to our email.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many of the suggestions have been taken in to account as they were helpful and changes will be made. The lack of response to her initial email was due to what we felt were exaggerated complaints and lack of appreciation of what a mountain house in the Pyrenees is. No acknowledgment of the time and effort spent on personalised information and explanations of the area and the situation of village of Jujols was given; approximately 15 emails went back and forth before she arrived. We also changed the method of payment specifically for her and did everything she asked for to be flexible and informative. This was to be a quiet, relaxing vacation at a very reasonable price. The village is beautifully rustic and perfect for those who appreciate nature and solitude. The house is clean, very functional and includes many amenities which most rentals do not offer (stocked with cleaning and bath supplies, food, fire wood, and utilities are included.) We love this house and village and love the rental process. We've gained a lot of knowledge and have come in to contact with some wonderful people we've done business with and shared information to about this unique area of France. This experience, however, turned into an unexpected house inspection by someone keen on finding fault with everything. This attitude and difficulty was also confirmed by my caretaker and we felt there would be no positive outcome to continue to address the renter's never ending issues.
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Lichtdurchflutetes Haus in wunderschöner Lage mit traumhaftem Ausblick auf den Canigou

  • 5 of 5

Gut ausgestattetes Haus, das absolut ruhig in beeindruckender Umgebung liegt. Berge und Natur pur.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Einsamkeit und Ruhe pur

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten 3 sehr schöne und entspannende Wochen in Ruhe und Einsamkeit. Das Haus liegt in einem sehr kleinen Bergdorf am Hang in "unverbaubarer" Lage mit Blick auf das Tal und den Canigou. Es ist komplett und geschmackvoll ausgestattet und wird von einer sehr hilfsbereiten Nachbarin verwaltet. Wir wurden vor der Anreise gut informiert und nach der Ankunft von der Verwalterin begrüßt. Jederzeit können wir das Haus für Naturfreunde und Liebhaber der Einsamkeit empfehlen. Zusätzlich - nur mit dem Auto - gibt es jede Menge Ausflugsmöglichkeiten in die nähere und weitere Umgebung.

Alles in Allem - wirklich zu empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan at 57 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Olette at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de Falgos at 33 Kilometres Nearest Train : Olette at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N116 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Olette at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Font-Romeu Pyrenees2000 at 35 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mediterranean Sea at 60 Kilometres Car: necessary

Winter: Skiing in the Eastern Pyrenees, (Font-Romeu Pyrenees 2000-35km, Les Angles-39kms, Formiguères-41kms) Summer: Hiking and other adventure activities: GR10, numerous trails for one hour hikes to overnight camping, canyoning, rafting, and fishing. Cultural activities: Pablo Casals' Prades Chamber Music Festival (July), abbeys, chateaux, vineyards and markets. Leisure: Mediterranean beaches and thermal baths (natural and spa). Wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon region with Catalan cuisine. Located nearby to Andorra (100kms) and Barcelona (200kms).

Other Activities: Villefranche de Conflent - UNESCO City

Prices and Availability

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £42.43
Pet Fee £0

Bed and bath linens can be rented for 5euors per person, payable to our caretaker.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • house

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed


  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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