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Large Modern Villa with Private Swimming Pool And Panoramic Mountain Views

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Maple Rouge is In the Pyrenees National Park with 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms

Come and enjoy a holiday at Villa Maple Rouge in the gorgeous mountain Catalan village of Fuilla. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, this historic region has the best weather of Southern France. Fuilla is within a few miles of many natural and historical attractions, this is a great spot for a relaxing yet adventurous getaway. The house is furnished to a high standard, with all the facilities and comfort you need to enjoy your holiday. You can expect beautiful crisp bed linen and fluffy towels. We also provide bikes for you to explore the bike trails on your doorstep! To the side of the house (and under the balcony providing much needed shade from the midday sun) is a large brick built BBQ and outdoor dining area. The swimming pool is 8 x 4 metres and has steps leading to the shallow end. It is in use from Mid May - Mid October. There is also a bike repair station and tools for those who bring their own bikes.

More Details

Property Manager
Katie Gander
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Katie Gander

Our family has had connections with the French Pyrenees since the 1970s when my grandfather bought a plot of land in the hope of building a holiday home. This took rather longer than predicted! Over the years though we have grown to love this corner of France and are happy to share the knowledge and experience we have to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. We live on the south coast of the UK and regularly go over to France to enjoy the sunshine and amazing scenery. With children ranging in age from 3-14 we have tested out the suitability of the region for families and can happily report that there is plenty to keep all ages happy including outdoor adventure parks, old castles to explore and lovely sandy beaches combined with great food and wine there is lots for adults too!

Katie Gander purchased this villa in 2005

Why Katie Gander chose Fuilla

We purchased the land in Fuilla where the house is back in 2005, the location is stunning in a quiet village with amazing views of Mount Canigou. We were lucky to then be given the planning permission to build the house and a busy few years ensued with all the different aspects of managing such a big project whilst living in the UK. The house was completed in 2009. Fuilla is now part of the Catalan Pyrenees Natural Park which is recognised as being an area of outstanding natural beauty. If you enjoy French food you will not be disappointed staying here, There are many restaurants in nearby villages including a very good one just up the road in Sahorre.

What makes this villa unique

We really enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life when at Fuilla. It is peaceful and in a sheltered valley so it often catches the sunshine when nearby Prades is cloudy. With amazing views of Mount Canigou you can sit back and enjoy this or plan your route for walking up it if you want to be more active. It is very often warm and sunny and having a swimming pool makes it the perfect spot to relax with children. They are often happy to stay at the house and swim but it it great to know there is such a good variety of things to do very nearby. Villefranche is just down the road and is a World Heritage Unesco Site, it is a very well preserved Cathar medieval fortified town - its a bit like a miniature Carcasonne!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"The house was in first class condition set in a beautiful location. We have been in this area before but have not stayed in a property as well set out. The kitchen, sitting and bedrooms were all as you described, it was like being at home. The pool was an added bonus and was spotless. It was nice to go to a place that was built well and well looked after. " July 2010

"The house was well located in such a beautiful spot. Fantastic for nature spotters and walkers.It was clean and spacious. The surrounding area is filled with wonderful places to visit - not enough time to go to all on our list sadly!

It was really well stocked with all you could need such as children's plastic plates, bottle openers, plenty of coat hangers, DVD's, games and books. You've obviously thought carefully about what people need." August 2012

"A quick note to say that we had a wonderful holiday in Villa Maple Rouge. The house is beautifully designed and lends itself to a perfect holiday"
May 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fuilla in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The large family bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet and wash basin. There are 2 en-suite shower rooms with toilets and wash basins. There is also a downstairs toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 5 bedrooms available plus sofa bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - twin beds Bedroom 2 - twin beds These can be pushed together to make a double. Bedroom 3 - large double bed Bedroom 4 - large double bed Bedroom 5 - Twin single beds. Situated in a mezzanine over the garage. Sofa bed in lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: The villa is in a small village with another villa next door, we have used appropriate fencing to provide good levels of privacy. The double garage is available for you to use plus ample parking. End of stay clean is included and all bedlinen and towels are provided. In the living room there is a wood burning stove and there are wall mounted electric heaters in all the rooms. We can provide a range of toys and baby equipment upon request. There is a selection of books and DVDs available for your use. WiFi broadband internet access is also available in the houses. Outside: There is a large terrace on 2 sides of the villa which overlooks the peaceful adjacent meadow. The bedrooms open out onto the balcony which provides valuable shade in the hot summer months on the terraces. There is a table outside the kitchen for eating breakfast al fresco and a second larger outdoor dining table next to the large brick built BBQ. The private swimming pool is 8 metres by 4 metres and fitted with a child safety alarm for your safety. We provide a range of outdoor garden furniture including 4 sun loungers. Utility Room: Adjacent to the garage there is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: End of stay cleaning included. All bed linen and towels provided. Other: There is a range of baby equipment available on request at no extra charge. A full size wooden cot is there for your use, and the under stair cupboard has toys and board games.


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Large Modern Villa with Private Swimming Pool And Panoramic Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Spacious, clean, amazing views & homely vibe

  • 5 of 5

A great place to relax, socialise and and enjoy the beautiful countryside. The kitchen dinning area is an amazing communal area where you can cook whilst remaining amidst the party. The bed room was comfy with the lovely French shutters you can throw open in the morning to drink in the beautiful views and mountain air. The cosy lounge has a wood burner and enough space to spread out after over indulging all things French. There are so many activities for adrenaline junkies, with winter sports, mountain biking, hiking, climbing etc and there is so much more, especially if like me you are not an adrenaline junkie. There are many historic towns & villages in easy reach with markets, cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy eating and drinking to your hearts content. We had an amazing meal at El Taller Restaurant nearby where we enjoyed excellent value, friendly service and the best of contemporary French cooking. Also a short drive away is the St Thomas Les Bains natural hot spring baths, float in the beautiful outdoor pool whilst taking in the breath taking mountain scenery. (they are proper hot) Also due to some strange French rule blokes have to wear budgie smugglers. The coast is in easy reach for a lovely day trip (we explored Collioure, a picturesque town with a castle where Matisse did some great paintings. For a holiday with so much to do on your door step but beautiful enough to stay and enjoy all the home comforts, this is a great place to base your holiday in unspoilt France.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenery if you are looking for a quite location. Despite some hot wheater, the 500m elevation will always keep you cooled down with a light fresh breeze. The house is spacious and functional. Highly recommended if you don't mind being 45 min drive from the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay at Villa Maple Rouge, it is indeed a beautiful and peaceful location. There is a beach 20 minutes away with water sports at the lake in Vinca, hope you are tempted to return next year to explore this lovely area of France some more.
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent property for our week long break with our grown-up family and Grandchild. The property was well maintained, clean well equipped and with beautiful views up the valley to Pic du Canigou, snow-capped still in late April. The service from the owner was fast and efficient and very helpful with odd extras like cots/stair gates. I would certainly recommend it to others.

The village of Fulla is small and peaceful and the locals very friendly, and there is a good range of restaurants in Villafranche de Conflent, a few minutes away by car, and good shops/supermarkets (we preferred Super U ) in Prades about 6km.

Not all local attractions were open in mid April - but there is pelnty to do. We had some great walking ( usually after using the car to gain a lot of height!) and an excellent day at the unusual Parc Animalier in Casteil and one on the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed your stay - thank you for your review, we do listen to feedback and provide the little extras that will make your stay more enjoyable whenever possible. I hope we can welcome you back when more of the local attractions are open - sounds like a good reason to return to this lovely location to me!
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Great stay, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Mimosa and miss the glorious view everyday still.

The Villa has a homely feel and is well equipped and kept clean and tidy.

Thanks for the local wine left for our arrival!

There's something for everyone to do with historic sightseeing all around, amazing countryside and the mountains nearby for hiking and adventures. We could have even skii'd if we'd wanted to- amazing for April!

We will be back soon. Thank you for a relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heerlijke villa

  • 5 of 5

We hadden een zalige vakantie in dit heerlijk huis. Aangenaam zwembad, mooi uitzicht, veel activiteiten in de omgeving. Alles wat je nodig hebt is aanwezig. Villefranche de Conflent dichtbij, gezellig dorpje met veel eetmogelijkheden en en goeie bakker. Buur was dichter dan we verwacht hadden , maar we hadden er geen last van. Een aanrader!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
35 Miles

Special interest holidays:

We provide up to 4 mountain bikes for your use as well as a bike maintenance station with tools and stand. This is a well known destination for french cyclists, the villa was used as a base for the Dijon french olympic sprinting cyclist team in 2011. With many off road marked routes you can get a different viewpoint of the Pyrenees. Please see our web-site for more information about cycling.

The walks in the area are many, varied and well marked, you can stroll around the village or take a hike following some of the most beautiful trails in France.

An excellent way to enjoy the mountains is to take a 4 x 4 trip up Mount Canigou and then either take the explorers trail around the refuge and have lunch at the restaurant, or to walk to the peak which is a 4 hour round trip. The views are amazing and the wildlife varied and interesting. There are also refuges with restaurants to stay in if you want to take a couple of days walking up there and need overnight accommodation.


It's a 50 minutes drive to the Mediterranean beaches including Argeles and the artists retreat at Colliure. Argeles is a large commercial beach, if you would like something quieter there are many to choose from such as Le Racou, a pretty seaside village with a good sandy beach. There is a freshwater swimming lake and beach at Vinca - just 20 mins drive, here there are water sports on offer. White water rafting and canyoning are also available in the area.


Perpignan Airport - 28 miles. Barcelona-Girona Airport - 85 miles. Carcasonne Airport - 75 miles. Toulouse Airport - 165 miles. Car is recommended. There is a train station just 2 miles away at Villefranche where you can travel on the picturesque little yellow train up into the mountains or go to Perpignan - the capital of the Pyrenees Oriental.


There are many restaurants in the surrounding villages. The nearest grocery shops are 2 miles away in the adjacent villages of Villefranche-de-Conflent and Sahorre. Prades is 10 mins drive away and is a busy market town, with all the amenities and facilities you would require, including supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and a hospital.

Further Details:

Fuilla is a charming village set in a sheltered valley situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It is an ideal centre for holidaymakers all year round as the village enjoys a wonderful climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. Shopping from Fuilla is easy, with a wide range of amenities available in nearby Villefranche and Prades, where you will find a variety of Supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants. In Prades there is a large market every Tuesday and a smaller produce market on Saturday mornings.

For touring the area Fuilla is ideally situated and offers an excellent base. Just a few sites of interest within easy driving distance are listed below: Villefranche de Conflent, a fine example of a medieval walled town (5 minutes drive). Festivals and fireworks throughout the year, visit fort Liberia high above the town. Little Yellow Train (le petit train jaune), catch this train from Villefranche and enjoy the spectacular mountain views right into the Pyrenees towards the Spanish border. St Thomas les Bains, outstanding natural thermal hot springs in wonderful outdoor mountain setting. (20 minutes drive). Animal Park, Casteil, lovely day out for the children, lots of animals to see and feed, in a beautiful mountain park, the walk around the park is 2-3 km. (10 minutes drive). Grottes de Canalettes, magnificent renowned caves with an incredible light and sound show. (5 minutes drive). St Martin du Canigou, 9th century abbey perched impressively high on the hillside with fantastic scenery and walks. (10 minutes drive). St Michel de Cuixa, 6th century abbey that hosts concerts during the Pablo Casals festival but is also open for viewing most of the year. (15 minutes drive).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fuilla, Pyrenees-Orientales

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
9 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
21 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer and Autumn
26 Aug 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £262.18

Booking Notes:
We accept your reservation with a deposit of 20% of the holiday rental. The final balance becomes due 8 weeks before your arrival at the house.
We also ask for a security deposit of £250, this is returned in full within 7 days of the end of your holiday, providing the house is left clean and tidy. All bed linen and towels are provided at no extra cost. Please enquire about price reductions on long winter lets and also for holidays shorter than 7 days.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day in July and August is Saturdays, the rest of the year we are happy to be flexible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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