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Large Modern Villa with Private Heated Swimming Pool And Great Mountain Views



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
In the Pyrenees National Park with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms & Private swimming pool

Come and enjoy a holiday 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 heated ( 8 x 4 metres) and has steps leading to the shallow end. It is in use from late April - Mid October. There is also a bike repair station and tools for those who bring their own bikes.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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!

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"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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2 holidaymaker reviews


villa Maple Rouge

  • 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: Apr 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We purchased the land in Fuilla where the houses are 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 houses and a busy few years ensued with all the different aspects of managing such a big project whilst living in the UK. The first house was completed in 2009 and the second one in 2010. 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 is a very friendly Bistro in the village with excellent food and a warm welcome. There are many other restaurants in nearby villages including a very good one just up the road in Sahorre.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan at 30 Miles Nearest Train : Villefrance-les-Conflent at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Argeles at 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).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer and Autumn
28 Aug 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Mar 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
25 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

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.

We can accept payment by BACS or cheque or via PayPal (we now have an automated booking/payment system on our web site for PayPal).
We ask for a 20% deposit and for the balance to be paid 8 weeks before your holiday.

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From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 170 m²


  • 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.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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 rooms there is a wood burning stoves 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, heated when necessary 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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