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Modern Pretty House on the Outskirts of a Well Provisioned Village

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in St Genis des Fontaines, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location, Surrounded by Vineyards, 5 Miles from the Mediterranean

Beautiful modern 3 bedroom house with integral garage. The surrounding vineyards and fruit orchards of the Roussillon plain lead to the Mediterranean beaches 5 miles away. Modern, American, fully fitted kitchen and breakfast bar, stairgate, private and secure rear garden has brick built barbecue on tiled terrace, spacious balcony offering views of mount Canigou. The interesting historical city of Perpignan is within half an hour’s drive away. Excellent family beaches are within 10/15 mins drive with resorts all along Mediterranean coast line at Argeles sur Plage, including Plage Nord, Plage des Pins, Plage Sud totalling 7 km of fine golden sand. Seven fine beaches at nearby Canet Plage, offering sailing schools. Further excellent sand beaches extend over 3km at Saint Cyprien, including water sports activities, marinas and Aqualand. Several excellent Skiing resorts in the Pyrenees are within 60-90 mins drive.

Liam O'Sullivan
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Liam O'Sullivan

A family with two young boys. We enjoys holidaying at Maison des Oranges regularly during the year. There are lots of toys, books, DVD that all the holidaymakers can enjoy when staying (i.e. inflatable pools)

Why Liam O'Sullivan chose Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines

This is a beautiful and fully equipped modern house with private gardens, located on the outskirts of the lovely French village of St Genis des Fontaines, deep in the south of France at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains and just 8 km from the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.

With 5 airports less than 90 mins drive away, what is there not to like ? Happy Holidays!!!

What makes this villa unique

Internet TV, A rear balcony that both upstairs bedrooms have access to, with lovely south westerly views of the pyrenees. Downstairs bedroom boasts an ensuite. The integral garage has lots of things that holiday makers can utilise - i.e. more chairs and tables, boules, games, inflatables, beach games, etc...

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a fantastic place - great location for both the village and all of the beach resorts nearby - we'll definitely be returning again." John, Deirdre & family, Sunbury-on-Thames.

"We really enjoyed staying at Maison des Oranges - the villa is really well equipped and comfortable - and we have been back again three years running". Paul & Barbara Hogan & Family, Lancashire.

"Thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing and oh so comfortable, in La Maison des Oranges...from the mountains to the coast, we hve explored and the highlights have been plentiful". Mike & Pat Rae, Carnoustie.
Sep 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Ground floor: Bedroom 1 en-suite, fully tiled with extract fan (WC, bidet, wash hand basin & shower with thermostatic control). Separate WC, half tiled, extract fan. First floor: Fully tiled bathroom with WC, bath, basin, separate shower, extractor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 spacious Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 on ground floor, double bed, large fitted wardrobes and en-suite. Bed 2 on first floor, double bed, large fitted wardrobes and access to balcony Bed 3 on first floor, twin beds + 2 pull outs, sleeps 4, large fitted wardrobes and access to balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: House is light and bright and built with best quality materials. Structure incorporates a high level of insulation to ensure maximum comfort all the year. All windows are double glazed and fitted with roller shutters. Floors are tiled with best grade, hard wearing tiles and bathroom ceramics are by Villeroy & Bosch. High chair and cot are provided. Stairgate for children's safety. Outside: Westerly facing private and enclosed rear garden. Large terrace with full range of garden furniture, mostly paved garden with well established plants. Brick built barbecue on terrace with chimney that discharges at roof level. Victorian water pump feature and automatic irrigation system. Wide patio doors are shaded by a retractable awning. Balcony from both first floor bedrooms with bistro table and chairs. Enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Canigou, which is usually snow topped until June. Front garden is walled and has a small gate set in a decorative arch for pedestrian access to the front door. Double gates lead to the garage via a pergola which is shaded by wisteria and jasmine. Both gardens are hedged by pyrocanthus. 4 Sun-loungers, 2 deck chairs, two garden tables and chairs. Lots of beach games in garage. Utility Room: Situated in the garage you will find a washing machine / dryer, large sink with hot & cold water. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (including beach towels), linen and end of stay clean included in price. Additional cleaning or linen changes during stay are available on request at additional cost.


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Modern Pretty House on the Outskirts of a Well Provisioned Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A Quiet Haven

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the O'Sullivan's home. It is a great location for exploring the coastal and interior villages. Collioure was our favorite, followed by Castelnou. Naturally, we ate everything in sight, all delicious. California Francophiles.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Maison des Oranges

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to discover that the description provided by the owners was absolutely factual. Maison des Orange is situated in a quiet residential housing development on the edge of the village of St Genis des Fontaines. The house is spacious with a well appointed kitchen, TV and wi-fi supplied free of charge. The villa had been thoroughly cleaned before we arrived with clean linen supplied. The sunny rear garden and large terrace is ideal for sunbathing on the loungers provided or perhaps reading a book in the shaded areas. It is always a delight to eat "Al fresco" and there is a large brick barbecue on the terrace for the culinary gifted

The village centre is a ten minute walk away with a post office, supermarket and a number of smaller shops selling meat, bread, cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, newspapers and magazines. A small open-air market visits the village twice weekly with stalls selling various local produce.

I would not hesitate to recommend Maison des Orange to our friends and relatives. Although the owner is not on site he was easily contactable by 'phone or text and in our experience provided a quick response to any questions we had. There is a local contact who can be on- site quickly should the need arise.

No visit to Languedoc/Rousillon is complete without a visit to a local wine producer. The village boasts three "Caves" and my favourite is Pages-Hure where you can sample and buy their prize wining wine. St Genis has a number of good eating places but do visit the surrounding villages of Sorede, Ville Longue del Monts, Laroque des Alberes and St Andre all of which are easily reached by car or on foot and have a number of excellent eating places.

The beaches of Argeles sur Mer and Collioure are a short drive away and for those without a

car there is an excellent, if infrequent local bus service. The equally excellent train service from Argeles provides the opportunity travel further afield, perhaps visiting Perpignan or Carcasonne. Walking, horse riding and cycling are popular activities in the area and the local tourist information office in St Genis can provide information on these and other interesting things to do while you are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little peace of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at Maison de Oranges and had a fantastic break. The house and garden are lovely and the barbecue was a welcome surprise for us and we spent plenty of time sampling some of the lovely and very reasonable local wine. The weather was perfect for the two weeks and we explored the area, went to the beach and had a really good time. There are maps in the house of walks around the area and we did a couple and had amazing views of the countryside all the way across to the sea. The local village of Saint Genis des Fontaines is lovely and the supermarket is great with a really interesting market on Sundays. There is a really good boulangerie in the village which sells fab cakes, for those with a sweet tooth. All in all we had a great break and I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perpignan, Beziers, Girona, Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Tramontane, Restaurant and Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Saint Cyprien Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Auberge des Alberes
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Font Romeu
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Argeles Sur Mere

Special interest holidays:

Near Museuem of Modern Art at Ceret, and Impressionist Painting centres at Figueres and Collioure.

Wine taste at the 6th generation vine producer in the village, who has won several gold medals for their fine but reasonably priced wines.


10km (6 miles) to beaches at Argeles sur plage, roughly 10/15 mins in car or 25 mins by bicycle. Other excellent family friendly beaches and resorts along coastline include Collioure, Port Vendres, Canet Plage, St. Cyprient Plage and Aqualand - all within 20/25 mins drive.


Flights to Perpignan (25 mins drive), Gerona (50 mins drive), Beziers (60 mins drive) or Carcasonne (75 mins drive) - all with Ryan Air from airports throughout UK.

EasyJet / BA to Toulouse (120 mins drive).

BA to Montpellier (120 mins drive) fly from Southampton to Perpignan.

Eurostar to Paris, then TGV to Perpignan.


17km (10.6 miles) from Spanish border, 10km (6 miles) from the beach, 100km (60 miles) from Pyrenees, 23km (14 miles) from Perpignan.

Further Details:

St Genis de Fontaines offers a playground for children, a boulodrome, an assault course, two tennis courts, river fishing, cycling and rambling paths, horse riding. There is a market on Mondays and Fridays selling local produce. The village is famous for its 10th century Romanesque Abbey, the Saint-Michel.

The village has a full range of shops, banks, tabacs, post office, chemists, doctors, dentists, supermarkets, cafes, boulangaries, patisseries, restaurants and bars. A larger Champion Supermarket is 1km away from the accomodation.

Visit the nearby harbour port of Collioure, one of the pearls of the Mediterranean, made famous by artists such as Matisse, Dali and Picasso, the summer castle of the Kings of Mallorca, anchovies and the sweet Banyuls wine.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter / Early Summer
25 Mar 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
22 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter / Early Spring
28 Oct 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
On confirmation of your booking we will require a deposit of 30% of the total cost. Full payment to be made 6 weeks prior to departure. A £250 security deposit will be returned at the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but we may be able to accommodate a different day, especially if it is out of peak season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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