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Fabulous townhouse with mountain views – Home 123027 Townhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Fabulous townhouse with mountain views – Home 123027

  • Townhouse
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay

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Townhouse / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Our beautiful town house 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. The views from the balcony are stunning!

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. Maureillas is one of the friendliest villages in the region, and has 'fetes' every weekend in the summer.

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

Our beautiful town house 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. The views from the balcony are stunning!

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. Maureillas is one of the friendliest villages in the region, and has 'fetes' every weekend in the summer.

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.

Location description from owner

The Occitanie 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

Ceret

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 (wake-boarding), boat hire and a delightful lakeside restaurant and a cafe. The famous GR10 walking route (coast to coast) comes near to Maureillas. This region is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. And for those wanting a more relaxing holiday, there are beaches, wineries and restaurants galore!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

To get the most of this area, we would recommend a car. However, the local buses (just 1 Euro) are very regular and take you to most of the sights you would wish to visit. There is a high-speed train to Barcelona and Girona.

Interaction with guest

We live about 15 minutes from the house. After 10 years of living here, we are always keen to tell our guests about this beautiful region, and have lots of ideas of places to go, retaurants to try out, and activities to try out for all ages and tastes. We have lots of return visitors, and some of them tell us about walks or restaurants they have discovered.

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About the owner

Penny O.
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
03 May 2017
Years listed:
7
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Mar 2010. Located in Ceret, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £275 to £550.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 May 2017.

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“a perfect choice”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2014

This is a beautiful house in a glorious part of France. The house is very well equipped and the owner, Penny, is a pleasure to deal with. This was one of the nicest holidays we have had and we will seriously consider returning to Rue de l'eglise. The location in the mountains and close to the Med is excellent. Ceret is a must to visit, as is wakeboarding (at the lake 3km away), the little yellow train...

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. Do come again! Penny

“Excellent compact property with glorious views”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2014

We spent 8 days here in mostly glorious spring weather - blossom on trees, wildflowers and butterflies galore, etc. The property is in a convenient village location, with wonderful views of the mountains (esp of Canigou, if you sit in the right place!). It's well appointed, with everything you might need. Bedrooms are a little tight for space. Top floor would be ideal for losing the children, if you had them with you - but we didn't have cause to test that theory. Internet TV is a plus for those who don't carry web-enabled devices around with them on holiday. A friendly village, with better facilities than most. In particular, two boulangeries which it was impossible to choose between, an excellent restaurant, and a bar. Plenty of walking options direct from the property - or within a few km if you want to take the car out.

“A perfect escape”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2014

Our second visit. The first was in the height of the midsummer season last year. Then there were 3 generations of our family, this time only the seniors! The house remains as we expected, simple, comfortable, warm and containing all we could need. We were welcomed back by the Maureillas community who remembered us! We now look forward to the next multigeneration visit this August.

“Perfect house in perfect setting - superb for all ages (6-seventy plus for us!)”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2013

Rue De l'Eglise, set in picture postcard perfect village of Maureillas las Illas was, quite simply, perfect. We drove from Devon - via Dover - to get there. An arduous 3 day journey which involved two under 10s, two mid-40s and two 70-ishes (won't give away specifics)! We were tired and hot and a bit fractious by the time we swung into the village, but the site of the beautiful square (complete with two restaurants, butchers, and driving school), and the almost medieval lane down which the house lay, was enough to lift all our spirits. Ooos and ahhs from all of us - youngest to oldest. The house itself not only was suitably picturesque, it was ridiculously thoughtfully presented. Everything from a box of Lego in the kids attic room (we NEVER saw them - :)) to picnic baskets, beach umbrellas, a bottle of superb wine, more glasses, plates and bowls than you could need, a visitors book full of useful info, fans in each room, games to play, CDs, even ENGLISH TELLY (great for a father who hates to miss the news!) and more were provided. Penny the owner could not do more for us and really has thought of it all. (NB- there is no garden, or pool, but believe me we have outdoor-mad girls aged 6 and 9 and this did not bother them AT ALL). The view from the balcony, the Pyrenees beckoning us, was stunning and enhanced on our first Sunday morning by a local mountain choir coming down to sing in the church after which the street was named. A magical welcome which had all of us entranced. To be honest, Maureillas is crammed with such moments (make sure you check out local brass band practice - if you are in the square you can't miss it!). The village has all you need and more to survive! A brilliant local in El Tap, a fine dining option in Vins 66 (cold cucumber soup - who knew it could be so bonkersly good - AND the wonderful Sabrina gave us the recipe), exceptional butcher, local shop, two bakeries, a pizzeria, tabac, even a helpful and welcoming pharmacy. Nearby there is so much to do. Ceret is magical, the mountain drives breath-taking, the beaches all you expect from the med, the local lake had us there every day and was a firm fav with the children. We even ventured into Spain to Figures and the coast road home... long, windy but spectacular. And that only touches the surface of what is on offer. We stayed for two, superb weeks. We feel we made firm friends, lots of kisses and "a l'annee prochaines' on our departure, and we booked the house again (for TWO more stays) before we left. We liked it, and Maureillas, THAT much, and we still have so much more to explore. All of us - from the youngest to the the oldest - cannot wait to return and what can be a better review than that? The Norrises (x4) and G-Gs (x2).

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your glowing review. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2014! Penny

“Excellent facilities made it feel like home from home”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2013

We found Rue de l'Eglise a particularly comfortable rental property which was very well equipped and we loved the friendly village of Maureillas with its general store and its boulangeries providing everything for breakfast. There was plenty of information about places to visit and offers of help from the owner. We fell in love with the mountain view which was an added bonus.

“Cool Catalan Village Apartment”

Reviewed 5 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.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your great comments, glad you all had a good time. Penny

“My second visit this year”

Reviewed 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.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you for your next visit to Maureillas!

“Great location, friendly village and charming host”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2012

The gite was well and thoughtfully equipped, cosy and overlooked a small, quiet church square. The small balcony, accessed from the sitting area, was perfect for standing in and admiring the view towards Canigou. Maureillas itself was a very friendly village totally unspoilt by tourism. It had an excellent restaurant and a bar on the other side of the square, the restaurant was so good that we ate out most evenings. I would certainly recommended it to anyone looking for a holiday rental near the Spanish border.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your lovely review. I hope you see you in this area again! Penny

“Wonderful and authentic French village house with all mod cons!”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2012

The house is well situated for Ceret, beaches, Collioure and Spain. Well equipped, light and airy. The church yard immediately outside can be enjoyed at any time and this makes up for the lack of outside space. The facilities inside the house are well-thought out and generous. Maureillas itself has 2 restaurants, bakeries and a laid-back charm. Great for families and older couples.

“brilliant holiday”

Reviewed 19 Mar 2012

had the best holiday here. great little house, great villiage in a fantastic and beautiful area. perfect for the sea, the mountains and kid freindly village.

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