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Stylish, spacious village house with sunny garden and fabulous views,

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Large village house in Maureillas-Las-Illas, Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - ideally situated between Mediterranean beaches and Pyrenean mountains.

Our house in the heart of the charming village of Maureillas is an ideal base for a relaxed and stress free holiday.

Whether you prefer to relax under the dappled shade of the olive tree, play on the lawn or soak up the sun on the terraces, the outdoor spaces can cater for everyone.

Restaurants, bakeries and village shops are a short stroll away, larger shops are a five minute drive away in the market town of Ceret.

A swimming lake in the village of St Jean Pla de Corts is less than 10 minutes away, wonderful beaches are 25 minutes away or you can be in the high mountains in half an hour.

Walking, hiking and mountain biking are all on the doorstep with a range of paths and trails through the cork oak forests. Water sports, tennis, skiing and many other attractions are within easy reach.

Perfect for families or small groups at any time of year.

More Details

Hazel Spatschek
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Hazel Spatschek

Hello, I'm Hazel and I have been living in Maureillas for the past 10 years, making the move from Manchester to a sunnier climate.

When the opportunity came up to buy and restore another lovely traditional French village home I jumped at the chance and, after a couple of years hard labour, it’s great to welcome new guests to experience this fantastic place.

I have rented lots of houses for my own holidays, learning loads along the way about what makes a good home for both family vacations and group getaways. I’ve kept all this in mind whilst renovating and I'm really happy with the results, come and see for yourself!

Why Hazel Spatschek chose Maureillas-las-Illas

Maureillas is a traditional, friendly village with everything we need for day to day living.

Ideally situated between the Med and mountains we enjoy an outdoor lifestyle making the most of the reputed 300 days of sunshine a year.

What makes this house unique

The house is located in the heart of the village, the shops and bars are a two minute stroll away.

The south facing terraces provide perfect sun traps for enjoying the winter sunshine while the shady garden provides a cool retreat during the hotter months.

The large and airy rooms ensure that everyone will feel comfortable to spread out without getting on top of each other.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is just as beautiful as the pictures and if you are looking to enjoy a proper French village, this is the place for you! Highly recommend this place for a nice relaxing holiday away with family.
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Maureillas-las-Illas in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , hair drier provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom1 has an en-suite bathroom and french doors to the top terrace with stunning views. Bedroom 3 as an en-suite bathroom and a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Outside: Lawn, trees, shrubs and flowers. Table and seating for 8 on the lower terrace, perfect for alfresco dining. Picnic bench under the tree. Barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine, washing lines in the garden, iron, ironing board, pegs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels, including beach towels are provided. The house is cleaned at the end of each rental (included in the rental price). Other: Generous entrance hall with plenty of space for bikes, golf clubs, walking gear, kids paraphernalia etc Parking There are ample parking spaces in the free car park at the top of the road.


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Stylish, spacious village house with sunny garden and fabulous views,
average rating of 4.9 based on 23 reviews

Relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful location with a well appointed house. It is south facing with lots of sun and a lovely terrace area and garden to sit in and enjoy a glass of wine or cook some food. Everything you need is in the kitchen and bedrooms are large and very nice. Lovely en suite bathrooms and nice showers. Hazel was a great host and made us very welcome. We enjoyed the area and the people were very friendly. We will certainly be returning very soon. Thank you Hazel for making us feel so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful, generously proportioned French village house.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of six - grandparents, parents and two children of 4 and 1. The house and garden pleased everyone. The house was well furnished and equipped with a lovely family kitchen where we started each day with croissants from the local boulangerie - a choice of two with minutes of the gite and both equally good.

The view of the Pyrenees from the upper floors was spectacular. We ( the grandparents) would spend a quiet hour on our balcony mesmerised by the fabulous panorama, after a morning enjoying the myriad of 'must do' activities our host introduced us to.

Hazel was a superb host, who aimed to ensure that we had a memorable holiday with all home comforts into the bargain, which indeed it was.

Our thanks to Hazel . Hope to see you in the near future, if our regular trips to DC to see our gorgeous granddaughters don't soak up our entire holiday budget!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful village home with views near and far

  • 5 of 5

28 Rue des Aires was the perfect headquarters and cozy nest for our family gathering of my wife, two daughters, son, and one significant other. Perfect bed and bath setup. All of the rear-facing rooms have their own versions of sunny backyard and mountain views. An unexpected bonus were the back gardens lovingly developed and maintained by our hosts, Hazel and Aid, who live in the adjoining house. We walked the streets of Maureillais for morning pastries, evening wine, and for the sheer pleasure of it. We enjoyed trails accessible from the house. Our daughter and her boyfriend ran on trails to meet us at the busy diverse Saturday market in Ceret. A day at the beach was 30 minutes away as was another day higher in the mountains. A perfect house in every way. We'd return in a heart beat and hope that we do.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston, ON, CANADA

Wonderful house in an excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of seven and the house was surprisingly roomy. The back garden is lovely for lunches in the sunshine. The pictures don't do justice to the views from the back balconies. Watching the sun set behind Mt. Canigou is magical! The location on the border with Spain made it a straightforward drive from Barcelona airport. There is excellent access to shopping, historic Roman and Greek sites, the Mediterranean, hill walks, and, for the train spotters, the narrow gauge Train Jaune. We had a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, London

large, lovely renovated house with Pyrenees views, very nice owners

  • 5 of 5

This impeccably renovated four-bedroom house located in a village a few kilometers away from the charming town of Céret is a real find. The bedrooms are all capacious and bright, the eat-in kitchen a pleasure to cook in, and it was a treat to breakfast in the big, flower-filled garden, and watch the martins and bats swoop through the twilight from the back terrace , with the outlines of the Pyrenees in the distance (and a glass of the excellent local rosé in hand, naturally). There is even a well-furnished house library--we could have happily continued to read our way through it for another week. It's particularly convenient that the residence offers three and a half baths over three floors, in contrast to many French rental properties, where you can find one loo serving several bedrooms. Parking is easy, wifi reliable, and the area is well served with grocery stores and other amenities. The English-speaking owners, who live next door, were friendly and generous with time and suggestions. This is a lovely part of France, where the mountains meet the coastal plains in lush, orchard-filled foothills, and it's still relatively undiscovered and untrodden, in comparison to Provence. All in all, a first-rate experience--we'd love to return for another stay, which says it all.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Retreat in the Pyrenees

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying in this Maureillas village house! The owners were both helpful throughout the booking process and welcoming when we arrived. It's perfect for a relaxing stay in the foothills of the French Pyrenees and being so close to Perpignan, Collioure and Spanish Costa Brava, there are no shortage of things to do. Of course, you can always put your feet up and admire the mountain views from the lovely back garden, or try one of the village bars/restaurants for some real Catalan hospitality. Please can we come back again?

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


The Mediterranean coast is a 25 minute drive away where you will find wonderful sandy beaches at Le Racou, Argeles and St Cyprien.

A swimming lake with cafés, pedalo hire, flying fox and giant inflatables is less than a 10 minute drive away.


Our closest airports are in Perpignan, 40 minutes away and in Girona, Spain, which is 50 minutes away. Barcelona, Toulouse, Montpellier, Carcassonne, and Nimes are all about 2 hours away.

Further Details:

Small Group Holidays

The house has plenty of space for everyone to feel they can relax without being cramped, perfect for your group getaway.

Art Groups - Take inspiration from visiting some of the many art galleries in the region: Ceret Museum of Contemporary Art, the Maillol studios at Banyuls, the Fauvism Trail in Collioure, The Dali Museum in Figueres.

Set up your easels in the garden or take advantage of the bright natural light in the house.

Book Groups - make a book choice from one of the many titles written in or around the area, for example, Philippe Georget’s “Summertime, All the Cats are Bored”  

We have a wide selection of paperbacks that you are welcome to swap for your finished holiday reading.

Cookery Groups - You will be spoilt for choice by the produce in the local markets and regional fairs or gain new ideas by eating at some of the award winning local restaurants.

The modern, well equipped kitchen provides the perfect space for creating your gastronomic delights.

French Language Groups - Maureillas is friendly village were the locals are willing to understand your efforts at speaking the language. There are French books and DVDs in the house or tune in to French radio to test your listening skills.

Walking and Cycling Groups - Explore the spectacular trails through the mountains or take in the breathtaking views from the coastal paths. Guide books and maps at the house will help in planning your routes.

Wine Groups - The choice of vineyards to explore is tremendous, even within the immediate vicinity. The wine shop in the village gives useful advice or enjoy some of the excellent local wines with dinner in the restaurant.

Open a bottle or two on the terrace, put your feet up and watch the sunset behind the mountains.

Yoga Groups - Roll out your mats on the top terrace (space for 6) and practise your sun salutations in the sunshine or take advantage of the peaceful garden for meditation.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

During the colder months logs and heating are included in the rental price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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