Mas d'en Gouneille
About the home
A very special Mas located in the middle of vineyards and olive groves and really well situated being only a 10 minute walk to Llauro, 20minute walk to Forques and a few minutes drive to the nearest large town.
The property is fully renovated and has recently been updated. All 4 bathrooms and two kitchens are stylish,modern and beautifully presented.
This beautiful house sleeps10 people comfortably (plus 2 small children) and can be organised into two separate apartments ( sleep 4 & 6 respectively)
The Mas is surrounded by mature gardens with a number of shady terraces to enjoy a quiet read and a glass of wine. The outdoor summer kitchen , BBQ area comes with a large wooden dining table and chairs with pergola (seating 12 ) , all overlooking the mountains.
At the front of the property,accessed from the 2nd floor, there is a large roof terrace overlooking vineyards, olive groves and countryside, complete with a long awning for much needed shade.
To the side of the property there are stone steps leading down into a fabulous floodlit 10x5m pool,which is surrounded by landscaped gardens, sunbathing terraces. The whole property benefits from sun at all times of the day.
This property is perfect for friends and families alike, providing a wonderful holiday home, with flexible spacious accommodation, a safe environment for children and private secluded setting for adults to really relax and enjoy a superb holiday.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Argeles Sur Mer, 20km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
with double French doors on both sides of the room, providing lots of light and views of the garden. Two squishy leather sofas, white wooden table and chairs, wood burning fire, electric heaters, hifi system, satelite TV (limited sky package), DVD and video player, ceiling fan.
leading to recently installed, fully fitted, 'horseshoe' style open plan kitchen:
.There is plenty of cupboard space, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven, gas hob and fridge freezer. Fully equipped with everything to serve, feed and cater for 12 people. Large window and French door to the enclosed dining terrace
Enclosed dining terrace and reading area:
stretching the whole width of the house and overlooking the back garden. Large picture windows and doors to the garden. Oak dining table and seating, open fireplace, large serving sideboard . At one end are leather sofas and bookcase (fully stocked with tourist information, maps etc and books) providing a reading area.
From the main corridor is the Utility room:
with washing machine and tumble dryer and ironing facilities
Off the corridor is a separate toilet: with wash basin
Bathroom (shared by both bedrooms):
newly installed stand alone shower cubicle, bath, wash basin and slate tiled floor
built in wardrobes, views of the garden, bedside tables and lights, double bed
Twin bedded bedroom :
twin beds (can become a double bed), views of the garden, bedside tables and lights
Can be accessed by both an internal and external staircase, which means the top floor can be made into completely self contained accommodation.
Fully fitted modern kitchen:
smaller than the one downstairs equipped with everything you'll need..
with toilet, shower and washbasin
Very large family bedroom:
sleeps 4 in single beds, clothes storage, bedside lights , views to the front of the property and garden.
includes en-suite bathroom : with toilet, shower and washbasin
Large double bedroom:
wrought iron double bed, bedside table and lights, clothes storage, view to the side of the property to the garden
BOTH BEDROOMS CAN BE ORGANISED TO SUIT SPECIFIC PARTY REQUIREMENT s- sleeps 6 in total
From the hallway are French doors to an large outdoor terrace:
garden furniture supplied, fabulous views to the gardenand the countryside.
NB: A child's cot and bed for up to 2 small children can be supplied on request
Further details outdoors:
Enough room for 8 cars
There are a number terraces and patios surrounding the Mas, offering privacy and quiet when you need a spot of relaxation alone.
No matter where you sit there are wonderful views, of the vineyards, olive groves, the surrounding valley or Mount Canigou
The gardens are mature and well stocked with plants, trees and shrubs. The roses are glorious and the smell from the Mexican orange flower is wonderful.
Summer kitchen built in BBQ area.
Large pergola providing shade for eating
Wooden table and chairs for 12 people
Glorious views of Mount Canigou and the surrounding countryside
10 x 5 m Floodlit Swimming Pool:
Fully secured behind a lockable wrought iron gate and fully complies with French safety regulations
Surrounded by landscaped gardens.
The pool is completely private and secluded
Loungers for 10 people
Table and chairs
The pool is accessed by gentle steps into the shallow end. It is XXX at the deepest part of the pool.
Pool is open April to October
The property is for the exclusive use of guests
Both english and french spoken by owners, who will usually meet you on arrival
Welcome pack provided on arrival
All linen, towels, utilities, pool maintenance, garden maintenance and welcome pack are included in the price.
Beds can be organised to suit your parties requirements.
If you do not see the dates you require available please contact us, as we have other properties in the area
ONLY PEOPLE NAMED ON THE BOOKING FORM SHOULD RESIDE AT THE PROPERTY
Changeover days are flexible where possible so please enquire
The property can be accessed from 4pm on the day of arrival
All guests must depart by 10am on the day of departure
100 euros will be charged for cleaning and deducted from your security deposit.
All security deposits will be returned within two weeks of your stay.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales region
Mas Gounielle is located on the Route de Llauro, just outside the villages of Llauro and Torderes and just a few minutes drive ( or 20minute walk ) from Forques.
The Pyrenees Orientale is one of the most delightful and sunny regions of Southern France, with over 300 days of sunshine per year .
It is easy to understand why it is one of the most prolific wine producing areas in the world.
It also has everything you could ever need in a holiday destination:
In the North the holiday resorts of Canet and Canet plage, St Cyprien ( Waterworld park) and Baccarates.
In the South sample the delights of Spain, the pretty coves and medieval towns of Spanish Costa Brava : Figueras, Gerona, Pals, Roses.
To the West the Pyrenees mountains and skiing , also Mount Canigou (10,000ft) which is sacred to the Catalan people, here the ancient and still inhabited abbey of St Martin de Canigou clings precariously to the craggy side of the mountain.
To the East the Mediterranean sea and lovely old fishing port of Colliure (30 mins drive) and the fun and entertainment of Argeles sur Mer . There are restaurants and bars to suit everyone..
Perpignan,formerly ruled by the Kings of Majorca, is just 25 minutes drive away through the vineyards .
The area is well served by airlines with flights into Perpignan (25 minutes), and Gerona (40 minutes). A little further afield are beautiful Barcelona and the amazing Carcassonne each at approximately two hours, putting their airports (and day-trips) within easy reach.
The Ceret / Torderes area
Mas Gouneille is within walking distance of Forques ( 20minutes ) or just a couple of minutes drive from the village of Forques, here you will find a boulangerie/patisserie, butcher, chemist, bar and post-office.
It is also only a ten minute drive from Thuir , one of the largest towns of the region. Here you will find supermarkets, restaurants, bars and local shops for all your needs.
You are also only a 15 minute drive from Ceret, the other significant town of the region. The world famous Musee d'art Modern is located here (set up by Picasso himself) as well as shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants. and bars.
Both towns have superb Saturday morning markets, an absolute must visit if you are staying here. Both also have local cinemas (French language only).
The Mas is also only a 25 minute drive from the main town of this region Perpignan. Here you will find everything you need , including restaurants, bars, cafes. Lots of shopping opportunities clothes, gifts shops and speciality shops and the Rive Gauche Cinema showing 'voice originale' films. There are also commercial centres at both the South and North of Perpignan with large hyper markets. During August Thursday is party night in Peprignan with various street musicians and performers. All the shops stay open late and the atmosphere is wonderfully friendly and relaxed.
Directly outside the Mas to the left is the La Costelle restaurant, serving typical Catalan cuisine (for meat lovers).
Also the Mas is on the edge of a Natural Park, perfect for beginner and seasoned walkers alike
How to get there
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Perpignan to the property 25 mins. Airlines: Ryan Air, BMI Baby, Flybe from various airports in the UK
Carcassonne to the property 1hrs 30 mins. Airlines: Ryan Air and others from Stanstead
Montpellier to the property 1hrs 30 mins. Airlines: B Airways and others from various airports in the UK
Girona to the property 1hr. Airlines: Ryan Air and others from Stanstead, East Midlands and Luton
Barcelona to the property 2hrs 30mins. Easyjet, B airways and others from various airports in the UK
Activities near Ceret
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|October||1 Oct 11||1 Nov 11||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|Nov - April On Request||1 Nov 11||1 May 12||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|May||1 May 12||1 Jun 12||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|July||1 Jul 12||15 Jul 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Jul 12||2 Aug 12||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|July - August||2 Aug 12||10 Aug 12||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|10 Aug 12||1 Sep 12||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|October||1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 950||-||-||Flexible|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
PLEASE NOTE: The main house sleeps 10 adults plus 2 small children.
Changeover days are normally THURSDAY, however if we can be flexible we will try to help please ask
All linen, towels, utilities, pool cleaning, garden maintenance and a welcome pack are included in the price.
Cleaning of the property is 100euros and will be automatically deducted from your security deposit.
Your security deposit will be returned within two weeks of your stay.
Payment can be in POUNDS (£) by cheque or EUROS (e) by bank transfer.
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