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Traditional Stone House with views of the Pyrenees

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with views of the Pyrenees

Mas Tuillerie- sleeps 6, . Perfect for intimate get a ways or a family retreat with a taste of local living and a hint of luxury. Comfortable beds, good quality appliances and modern comfortable furniture. Reliable and fast Wi Fi connection for those of you who like to bring your computer - you can also stream films or bring your fire stick to watch Netflix . The advantage of a stone house is that it is wonderfully cool during those hot summer months. Traditional shutters keep the house cool with the addition of electric fans should you want that extra breeze.

On the ground floor there is a spacious open plan living area. It boasts a wonderful log fire, a large seating area and large oak table . The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge freezer, gas hob and Electric cooker, dishwasher etc. There is a separate WC downstairs. Upstairs there are three spacious, bright airy bedrooms, a king room, double room and a twin bed room. The main bedroom has views of the pyrennes.

The garden area is south facing with views of the mountains. The new decking area is perfect to unwind and relax. Whether that be sipping a glass of chilled wine , reading a book or sunbathing on one of the sun loungers. It is the ideal place to sit and eat breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Mas Tuillerie is set in the perfect location- just a five minute walk into the village of Saint Andre where you will find all the amenities you should need; a fabulous Patisserie which bakes its own bread and pastries, a butcher , a fruiterer, which sells locally grown vegetables and fruit. There is a traditional local restaurant in the middle of Saint Andre. During the summer months Saint Andre hosts several Fetes and Festivals and has plays shown in their open air theatre. Mas Tuillerie is only a ten minute drive to the local beach at Argeles which boasts seven kilometres of sandy beach! It is also the ideal base to explore historic sights such as Carcassone, Cathor Castles and Perpignan. The spanish border is only 15 minutes drive away. Barcelona and the Pyrennes ski resorts are only one and a half hours drive away.

Perpignan airport is 20 minutes by car. Gerona airport is 20 minutes by car. Barcelona airport is 1 hour and 20 minutes by car.

It is also the ideal base over Christmas to visit the local Christmas markets and enjoy the warm sunshine.

Claire the owner will provide you with all the information you should need and will keep in touch with you before your arrival. Angie , the manager in France lives in the next village . She has a wealth of information having lived in France for over 10 years and can speak fluent French. Both Angie and Claire will ensure that you have the perfect holiday.

More Details

Owner
Claire Norfolk
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Claire Norfolk

I live in the UK with my husband and three children. We love France and spent our honeymoon in The Ardeche, Auverne and Dordogne. Over the years we have spent many holidays enjoying France and the French cuisine.

Claire Norfolk purchased this house in 2013

Why Claire Norfolk chose Alberes

Our goal was to buy a place in the south of France and after visiting Argeles a couple of years ago we discovered what a great area it is. Close to the Spanish border, the Pyrennees where we can go skiing in the winter, and beaches within a ten minute drive.

We found our house in Saint Andre in September 2012. What we loved about the house was the traditional style with olive green shutters. It was sunny, bright and spacious.It was set in a quiet courtyard which was important for us where we can sit outside on a warm balmy evening and enjoy a glass of wine .

What makes this house unique

The property is close to all the local amenities.We loved the fact that you can walk into the village in the morning to buy your croissants and baguettes.

There is a traditional restaurant in the village for those evenings where you don't feel like cooking. It also has a takeaway pizzeria where pizzas are baked in a stone baked oven.

Plenty of choice of local restaurants serving traditional French food.

You can either eat out at the local port of Argeles or visit Collioure which is famous for it's anchovies and sea food.

There are many festivals and Fetes during the summer months. The times these are held can be found at the local tourist information office.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wonderful comfy beds. Manager Angie is very friendly and helpful. Great location close to the local amenities in Saint Andre." Frances, Durham

" Lovely week. Nice to stay in a house which was well decorated and thought through. Saint Andre is a lovely Village. Manager Angie very friendly and helpful. Owner Claire communicated with us regularly before our stay and was very helpful" Louise Cheltenham

"The Patisserie lived up to our expectations and I bought my birthday cake there" Debbie

"Lovely view of mountains from bedroom window, nice to wake up to. House kept cool, fans great. Lovely little village. Jogged to laroque every morning then back to Boulanger for bread."

" The Wi Fi reception was excellent"

" Loved the bottle of wine, a definite need after the long drive" Isabella Belgium

" We have just arrived and wanted to say that we are absolutely delighted with the house" Annie
Aug 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-André in Pyrenees-Orientales

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Modern bathroom with shower over the bath, and toilet. Separate WC with sink downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king bed south facing, Bedroom 2 spacious double bedroom, Bedroom 3 twin bed room with two single beds. All bedrooms have fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Two brand new bikes available to use whilst you are staying at Mas Tuillerie. Outside: Quiet,secluded south facing courtyard for relaxing . A BBQ is provided. A new decking area has recently been laid where you can relax and read, have a BBQ's with meat bought at the local butcher in Saint Andre or fish bought at the local markets. Mas Tuillerie has two sun loungers with cushions, two comfotable deck chairs and out door table and chairs that seat 6 for eating Al fresco. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is professionally cleaned before each guest arrives . The property is expected to be left in the same clean state as found upon arrival. Linen and towels are included in the price. ( Not beach towels)

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

5

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Claire's property! This is a charming little stone house which fit our family of four just perfectly. Extremely comfortable beds, a working fireplace, a tub, nice amenities, kind neighbors... As of April 2017, there was no working TV signal, however there is a very stable Wifi connection. Travelers with small children/mobility issues: there is a staircase that is a bit narrow and steep, but Claire does provide a gate for children.

The overall location is very nice. The village is a five minute drive to the beach, a 20 minute drive to the mountains. While everything in St. André is walkable, we did find that dinner options were a little bit limited: the tapas bar was not serving food; the upscale restaurant was closed (permanently? because of pre-season? We were not able to find out); the bar was closed most of the time. However, we did discover a very nice restaurant (Jardin des Simples) in the residential area of the village. With a car, many nice places are within close reach, e.g. in Sorède, in Laroque, and of course in the seaside villages. The boulangerie in St. André is every bit as good as described.

Thank you Claire for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Theresa, Thank you for your lovely review. My neighbour loves talking in French to my guests! The restaurant in the village and Tapas bar do serve food. I will ask them when I am next there why they were not serving food at Easter time. As you say there are lots of lovely restaurants all within a short drive. I believe that when on holiday you do need a comfortable bed so we bought very good mattresses for the beds and good quality Egyptian cotton sheets and towels. I have provided a stair gate for younger children to make sure that they are safe. I look forward to you staying again. Claire
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5

Everything you needed

  • 5 of 5

On arrival everything was as the description and pictures stated ,and to a very high standard, Claire was very helpful and prompt with any queries we had by phone or email.

As for the location it's perfect,beaches and supermarkets all within a 5 minute drive and a wonderful butchers and bakery within walking distance in the village

We had some wonderful days out in Girona,Perpignan and Toulouse and a trip on the Le Train Jaune is a must .

We spent our lazy days at Plage Nord ,which is a spotless,and had some great meals in Collioure,Banuyl and Ceret (recommend Le francais brasserie in the town square)

And I had wonderful conversations with the lady next door ,with my 20% French and her 0% English ,it was very entertaining for my wife and daughter

The house is just far enough away ,so after a long day it's nice to chill out in the peaceful surroundings .

All in all its a wonderful location to explore this area of France and also a lovely property to just relax in.

When we holiday in this area of France again we will definitely return here

Thank you Claire for letting use your lovely house

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments . We look forward to you staying again . Xlaire
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Auckland, New Zealand
5

Lovely house in working village near Meditarranean

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely, a good size for our group of 6. The location was perfect, situated in a village with everything you could need. Within 10 -15 minutes drive there are many beautiful beaches to choose from, and both Perpignan and the Spanish border are an easy drive. The owner and manager were both very helpful. I would definitely recommend this holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review . I hope that you visit again next year .
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Just as described, and as you see in the pictures. Located just outside Saint-Andre, a small town about 10mins drive from the beach. Enough room for a family, with a well equipped modern kitchen and bathroom. The bedrooms are all good sized and with good light. Note the house is on two levels with the sleeping area up some relatively steep stairs so care is needed from both young and old persons. The local town has a couple of decent supermarkets to get supplies from but also loads of eating options within a short drive of the place. Would definitely recommend if looking for a place to stay near Collioure or Argeles Sur Mer. Also, communications with Claire the owner was easy and any/all questions quickly answered. Thanks Claire!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bevan Thank you for your lovely comments . I am glad you and your parents had a lovely relaxing time . I hope you return again . Claire
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5

Mas Tuillerie

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at Mas Tuillerie to find a lovely house,nice & cool inside with a large lounge & spacious rooms,would be lovely & cosy in cooler weather with the lovely fire place. Property was clean & well maintained with plenty of kitchen ware.

Nice to be welcomed with a bottle of red! Nice touch.

The main bedroom was large with really comfortable king size bed with lovely linen. Nice & quiet & peaceful after rather noisy Argeles village! St Andre is a really small village with a great little bakers selling fresh baguettes ,croissants etc. There is one really good restaurant La Table de Cuisine which is definitely worth a visit. The property is only about 5 mins to local Inter marche & only 10 -15 mins from nearest beach.easy access to motorways for visiting all areas. The Wi-fi works very well in all of the house. Claire was very helpful & emailed straight back to answer any queries. Outside area was rather small ,but adequate,with table ,chairs, loungers etc.everthing you need! Lovely week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments. You were great guests and I hope that you return again. Claire
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5

A tres jolie break! Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely holiday home, a few minutes walk from a friendly village you can get amazing bread/croissants/fruit every morn. The sunny decking area is ideal to sit out on to eat, inside the house is immaculately maintained with all mod cons, cosy but roomy for the 4 of us. The housekeeper was really helpful & the owners recommended local restaurants etc. We really enjoyed cycling in the local area on the bikes at the house, the mountain scenery, nearby beaches & a short drive into Spain for cheap shopping/art museums were fab!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely meeting you and your friends . I look forward to meeting you again on your next vacance
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
£660
for 6 nights
From
£110
£695
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
£621
for 6 nights
£725
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£865
for 7 nights
£865
 
 
High Season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
From
£125
Fri,Sat
£725
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
November
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
£510
for 6 nights
£595
 
 
December
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£621
for 6 nights
£725
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required on all bookings. The balance is due 8 weeks before the first day of the holiday.
A £250 fully refundable damage deposit is also required with the final payment after the property has been inspected by the manager.


Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day in the summer months
Flexible changeover days from September.
Ideal for the cheaper flights from Ryanair and Easyjet.
Arrival time after 4pm
Property needs to be vacated by 10am on day of departure.

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