Mas d'en Gouneille
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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
A very special Mas located in the middle of vineyards and olive groves and really well situated being only a 10 minute walk to Torderes, 20minute walk to Forques and a few minutes drive to the nearest large town, Thuir.
The property is fully renovated and has recently been updated. All 3 bathrooms and two kitchens are stylish,modern.
This beautiful house sleeps 10 people comfortably in 4 bedrooms 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 (seating 10 ) , with fabulous views to the " holy "catalan mountain, Le Canigou.
In addition there is a large roof terrace overlooking vineyards, olive groves and countryside.
The 10X5M pool is surrounded by natural greenery and sunbathing terraces set apart from the main house with gated access.
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 and private secluded setting for people to really relax and enjoy a superb holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Argeles Sur Mer 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 30 km, Nearest railway: Perpignan 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or 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 leather sofas, white wooden table and chairs, wood burning fire, electric heaters, satelite TV (limited sky package), DVD player, ceiling fan.
leading into,a fully fitted, 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 10 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, 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, wash basin.
built in wardrobes, views of the garden, bedside tables and lights, double bed
Twin bedded bedroom :
twin beds, 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.
Small modern kitchen, convienient for breakfast.
Very large family bedroom:
sleeps 4 in 2 single beds and 2 bunks, 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
Seperate bathroom with shower, washbasin, toilet.
From the hallway are French doors to an large outdoor terrace:
garden furniture supplied, views to the garden and the countryside.
|Further details outdoors|
Enough room for 4 cars
There are a number of 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 with trees and shrubs. The roses are glorious in season.
Built in BBQ
Wooden table and chairs for 10 people
Glorious views of Mount Canigou and the surrounding countryside
10 x 5 m Swimming Pool:
Fully secured behind a lockable iron gate.
Surrounded by mediterranean shurbs and trees.
The pool is completely private and secluded
Table and chairs
The pool is accessed by steps at one end.
Pool is open May to October
The property is for the exclusive use of guests
Guests will be met 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.
The Languedoc-Roussillon 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 Baccares.
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.
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 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 down town castillet 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
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