Rue de l'Eglise
About the home
The property is a traditional Catalan village house, recently renovated and updated, but retaining its original charm. Its position is superb, offering the best of village life (shops within 2 minutes' walk) but also close to the vineyards, Mediterranean forest and mountains.
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.
The house 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. Longterm lets considered.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Argeles, 20km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
The 3-storey townhouse has charm, views and all mod cons. On the ground floor there is a sunny open-plan sitting room with French windows looking out onto a balcony and glorious mountain views. The adjoining kitchen/dining area is fully-equipped with all cooking facilities and a dishwasher, and there is a large dining table and chairs. The connecting utility room has a washing machine. The sitting room has a flat-screen TV which receives UK and French channels, and there is a DVD player.
On the first floor there is a double room, a twin bedroom, a modern bathroom with shower and a separate WC. The top floor has a large airy attic room with a double sofa-bed, a DVD player and various children's toys and books. Wi-fi internet access is available, and a high chair and cot are also available on demand.
The house keeps cool in summer, and in winter is very cozy with radiators in every room and electric blankets on the beds.
There is free parking throughout the village, very close to the house.
Further details outdoors:
The ground floor sitting room opens onto a balcony with a table and 2 chairs, which overlooks a delightfully leafy church square.
The square has benches which overlook the glorious view of the fields, vineyards and mountains. There is a children's playground within 5 minutes' walk of the house, and there are sporting facilities in the village (tennis, football, basketball, skateboarding).
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Babysitting services available on request.
Cycle hire available locally.
Maps and guides supplied.
Discounts for periods of 2 weeks or more.
We are sorry but no pets allowed in the house.
No smoking, apart from on the balcony.
The house is not suitable for people with mobility problems due to stairs to the house and between floors.
25% of rental fee is due 6 weeks before your visit to secure the booking.
We request £120 security deposit, returnable within 2 weeks of the rental period.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales region
The Pyrenees-Orientales region is one of France's best-kept secrets. It has a dramatically varied landscape, a rich history of invasion and rebellion, a wonderful climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year, and a fascinating combination of French and Catalan cultures.
There are huge sandy beaches, snow-capped mountains, dramatic castles, sleepy villages, bustling markets and some superb wines and food. Seasons and festivals are recognised and celebrated, people have time to stop and chat, and visitors are always made welcome. Places within easy reach of Maureillas are:
Argeles and Le Racou - Beautiful big sandy beaches and warm seas
Collioure - Fascinating fishing village with a strong artistic past
Cathar castles - Incredible castles from the 12th and 13th centuries clinging to the tops of mountains
Ceret - Very popular town with superb Saturday market and renowned museum of modern art
Mount Canigou - Highest mountain in the area, and with a strong link to the Catalan culture
The Little Yellow Train - Open-air train which winds up the valley with amazing views
Spain - Only a few minutes away, with the delights of Figueres (Dali museum), the Costa Blanca, Girona and Barcelona within easy reach
The Ceret / Maureillas area
Maureillas is a lively village in the summer, with festivals every weekend in July and August.
Ceret has strong associations with artists such as Picasso and Dufy, and its Museum of Modern Art draws visitors all year round. It also has an excellent Saturday market, interesting shops and a variety of good restaurants.
St Jean-Pla-de-Corts is a pretty nearby town with a superb swimming lake where there are water activities, boat hire and a delightful lakeside restaurant.
The famous GR10 walking route (coast to coast) comes near to Maureillas. This region is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities.
How to get there
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Low-cost flights to Perpignan and Girona (under 1 hour away), as well as Carcasonne, Beziers, Montpellier, Marseille, Toulouse and Barcelona (2 hours away).
Activities near Ceret
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
05 Nov 2012
Stunning view of Pyrenees in this cool village pad. Great base for exploring beaches of the Vermilion Coast and Costa Brava.
3 bedroom, though one a kids attic retreat (with separate Tv) in great little mountain village. Short stroll through narrow medieval lane ways takes you to restaurant and town bar. Great pizza place down another lane. For a taste of Catalan village life this place can't be beat.
5 min from Ceret with its epic weekend market, funky art gallery, rugby team and tree lined streets.
Owner Penny is v helpful and full of local tips. We stayed 2 weeks in the off season and loads to do.
Thanks for your great comments, glad you all had a good time. Penny
18 Oct 2012
This was my second stay this year in this delightful house.
I found it even better equippped this time - just small improvements but the owners seem to have thought of everything. The house is so central that it is only 2 mins' walk to the shops and wonderful buses for which one pays just one euro for two hours' travel. I even reached Vernet-les-Bains for one euro!
I found the neighbours particularly friendly and found it hard to drag myself away from this super litle house in a region that has everything - mountains, sea, vineyards and excellent small shops. I plan to return early next year ... No 11 is a real home from home.
Thanks so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you for your next visit to Maureillas!
07 Sep 2012
Thank you very much Penny & family. We really enjoyed staying in your property. We arrived tired and weary after driving from Paris. Penny had provided a welcome pack and popped by to make sure we... more
Many thanks, Lucy. Glad you all enjoyed your stay! Penny
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|Mid season||1 Sep 11||1 Nov 11||£ 350||£ 60||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Low season||1 Nov 11||1 Apr 12||£ 250||£ 40||-||3 Nights|
|Mid season||1 Apr 12||1 Jul 12||£ 350||£ 50||-||3 Nights|
|High season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 500||£ 80||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Sep 12||1 Nov 12||£ 350||£ 50||-||3 Nights|
|Low season||1 Nov 12||1 Apr 13||£ 250||£ 40||-||3 Nights|
|Mid season||1 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 350||£ 50||-||3 Nights|
|High season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 500||£ 80||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 350||£ 50||-||3 Nights|
|Low season||1 Nov 13||1 Apr 14||£ 250||£ 40||-||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
25% deposit required on confirming booking with balance due 8 weeks before rental period.
£150 security deposit requested, returnable within 2 weeks of visit.Book
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