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Charming Town House in the Traditional Village of Maureillas

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms in well-equipped house within walk of local shops, mountain views

Our town house house in Rue de l'Eglise is perfectly positioned on the edge of the traditional village of Maureillas. It has sweeping views across fields and vineyards to the Pyrenees and is just around the corner from various bakeries, grocery shops, bars and restaurants. The house overlooks a calm, leafy church square.

Our town house is on 3 floors, with a sunny open-plan sitting room and dining/kitchen room combined, with French windows looking over a small balcony and the gorgeous view beyond. On the first floor there is a double room with a queen-sized bed, and a twin room with two single beds. There is a bathroom and shower, and separate WC. On the top floor is an attic room with a sofa bed and lots of space for playing or chilling out (ideal for children/teens!).

The house is fresh and modern, and beautifully equipped, but we have retained the old charm of the original Catalan building. It has excellent wifi and also French and British television channels. The kitchen has everything you need for a self-catering holiday (large fridge, microwave, coffee maker etc), and there are also a washing machine and tumble drier.

Maureillas is ideally situated to take advantage of all this exquisite region has to offer. Walking and hiking, mountain biking, swimming (either at the nearby lake or at the beautiful sandy beaches 30 minutes drive away), tennis, water sports, skiing and many other attractions are within easy reach. The nearest town, Ceret, boasts a renowned museum of modern art, a lively Saturday market and street festivals all year round. It is a mere 5km to the Spanish border, with Girona and Barcelona easily accessible by car or train. Local ski resorts are just 90 minutes away. Perfect for summer stays, and is also lovely in the autumn and winter.

More Details

Owner
PENNY O'KANE
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 November, 2017

About PENNY O'KANE

Hi, I'm Penny and I live in the village of Maureillas, in the Languedoc Rousillon region of France, with my husband Dominic and 2 children. We moved permanently from the UK 11 years ago to follow our dream of living and working in this beautiful, unspoilt area of France.

We feel very privileged to live in this gorgeous area, and love to show our guests what a great place it is to visit.

PENNY O'KANE purchased this house in 2007

Why PENNY O'KANE chose Maureillas-las-Illas

This area of France is in a wonderful position between the mountains and the sea. It has over 300 days of sunshine per year, and still remains relatively unspoilt by tourism or over-development. It is easy to visit from the UK by air or train, and is also very close to Spain. We also love the fact that the traditional way of life remains unchanged - people have time to stop and chat, the weekly markets are full of local produce, and the seasons and festivals are recognised and celebrated.

Maureillas has a reputation locally for being the friendliest village in the region! We have certainly found the welcome here to be very warm, and we hope to extend it to our future guests.

What makes this house unique

The house is very close to the village centre, with all local shops within a short walk. It has gorgeous views across the Pyrenees, and overlooks a delightful leafy church square. It is ideal as a base for exploring all that this area has to offer, or for just chilling out! Our many repeat guests love the location, the well-equipped and comfortable house and the great variety of things to do in the beautiful Pyrenees Orientales.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a brilliant holiday. Loved the house, you have thought of everything. The best view in town is from here!' - March 2010.

'The house, with its great views, is superbly equipped and encourages relaxing. A perfect refuge for the week.' - June 2010.

'The house has all the comforts of home with a wonderful view. This is on our re-do list.' April 2011

'The house was more than perfect. We have stayed in many gites but none matched how this was equipped.' September 2011

'We stayed here exactly 2 years ago and have returned. There is no better compliment!' September 2011

'Great weather, great time, great house. Snow for sledging, sun for the beaches and lots of walks.' December 2012

'We knew as soon as we arrived that we wouldn't want to leave and we were right! Thank you for a memorable holiday.' April 2012

'Return visit for us to this lovely house. Children felt it was home from home and wish to return again.' July 2012

'Thank you for making us very welcome.' Sept 2012



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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
El Tap
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
66/Vins
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Les Angles
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Argeles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

This area is well-known for its superb cycling (either road or mountain biking) and walking (close to the famous GR10 route across the Pyrenees). Cycle hire available locally, and walking maps supplied.

Coast/Beach:

The large, sandy beaches of the Cote Vermeille (Canet, Argeles, Racou plages) are 30 minutes drive from the village. The Spanish Costa Brava is also easily reachable. Within 5 minutes' drive is a beautiful swimming lake (St Jean Pla de Corts) which also has a lakeside restaurant, boat hire and various adventure activities.

Travel:

Perpignan airport 40 minutes. Girona airport 1 hour, Barcelona airport 2 hours, Beziers, Montpellier and Carcasonne airports 1.5 hours. TGV from St Pancras in London to Perpignan (change at Lille or Paris). Fast train to Barcelona (1 hour). Car hire is recommended to fully explore this area, although there are excellent local buses to all main towns (only 1 Euro).

Distances:

5 minutes drive to Ceret and Le Boulou. 25 minutes to Perpignan. 30 minutes to the coast. There are many fascinating historic villages and towns in the region, including the Cathar castles, which are between 40 and 60 minutes' drive away. 10 minutes to the Spanish border, 60 minutes to Girona and 120 minutes to Barcelona.

Further Details:

Within the village of Maureillas there are 2 bakeries, a supermarket, a butcher's, a pharmacy, a take-away pizzeria, a bar and 2 restaurants. There is a small market selling local produce every Thursday morning. Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and a wider selection of shops can be found at Ceret or Le Boulou, both 5 minutes away by car. The Saturday morning market in Ceret is highly recommended.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Maureillas-las-Illas in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a shower, wash basin and heated towel rail. There is a separate WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with sofabed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The rental price includes heating if required (radiators in every room). Children are welcome and would appreciate the large attic playroom (there is also a children's play area 2 minutes walk from the house). A high chair and cot also available on request. Wireless internet connection (bring your own device). No smoking and pets are not permitted. Outside: There is small balcony (with a table and 2 chairs) which overlooks a pleasant leafy church square. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Iron, ironing board and cleaning equipment (hoover etc). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included (excluding beach towels). The house is cleaned at the end of each rental (included in the rental price). Other: Large bright attic bedroom/TV-room/playroom which includes a double sofabed, various books and children's toys/games. Restricted height at one side. There is free parking throughout the village, very close to the house.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Maureillas-las-Illas, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 
 
Spring 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Summer 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Autumn 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Winter 2019/20
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 25% non refundable deposit is required to secure a booking. The balance will be required 8 weeks before the arrival date together with a security deposit of £150. This will be refunded (subject to damage) within 14 days of finish date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible, and we prefer NOT to start bookings Saturdays.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in pounds sterling. Short stay rental rates can be provided on request, apart from during the months of July and August. Discounts on stays of more than 2 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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