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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 6
THE MAS, consists of dining room, kitchen, living room three bedrooms, two bathrooms, glass conservatory for dining, under cover terrace with gas plancha for outside dining, lawned gardens with beautiful flower beds, garden furniture to relax and enjoy the stunning views. TV with surround sound and a selection of dvd's. Bose i-deck & i-pod dock, a library of books and free WI-FI. VILLA OLIVE with heated pool on the top terrace also sleeps up to six in three bedrooms. Please contact us for further details.
Great care has been taken to tastefully furnish the house to the highest standard as a private home, not a holiday let. The property sleeps up to six in three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have double beds and the third two single beds (this room has a low ceiling on one side, similar to an attic room). The kitchen is very well equipped, including dishwasher, double oven etc. Also, there is everything required for outdoor living Mediterranean style! The utility room with washing machine and dryer is situated on the bottom terrace and the house is fully supplied with linen, bedding, towels, etc., which are changed weekly. The owners request that you do not smoke indoors as the majority of guests are non-smoking.
One of the many excellent features of the property is your sole use of the very large swimming pool, which is 16m X 5m and 2.7m at the deep end, set on the large lawn in front of the mas with a fantastic panoramic view of the valley. There are sunbeds & sunshades round the pool, a shaded area under the Mulberry trees with a hammock and outdoor table tennis.
Great care has been taken with the high standard of furnishing and design to help create something special in this beautiful location.
Prices include fuels and all linens & bathroom towels which are changed weekly. Pool towels also supplied.
Regret, only children over 6 or babies under one year. Cot & high chair available.
PRICES from £800 - £1,600 sterling based on FOUR people. Please contact us for a price for 5/6 people. There is a reduced rate for two people outside high season, please contact us for a price.
We have another smaller property with private pool, ideal for couples, one double and one single bedroom, one bathroom, fantastic views, please email for further details.
Picturesque Montferrer village, which is only a short walk, is now appearing in many tourist guides because of its old Romanesqe church and its spectacular views of the valley and coast. Although very small, it has a bar/restaurant, swimming pool, crazy golf, children's play area and tennis court. Locally available are guided walks, tours of local vineyards, pony trekking, 4x4 Off-roading, trout fishing and the professional 18 hole golf course at Falgos. The owners highly recommend a stout pair of shoes suitable for walking as the local signed walks offer spectacular and stunning views impossible to see any other way!
The closest shops and supermarkets are in Arles-sur-Tech, a 15 minute drive.
The ancient Romans were the first people to use the valley for rest and recuperation and were responsible for the Spa towns and churches. For centuries many great musicians and artists have been attracted to the Pyrenee Orientales, the sunniest region of France. In recent times, most of the great modern artists, Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Dufy, to name but a few, have lived in the area and found it a great source of inspiration, from the beautiful village of Collioure on the coast with its ancient castle built by the Kings of Majorca, to the spectacular mountains. Also, whilst in exile from fascist Spain, Picasso lived for some time in Ceret, a small town at the start of the valley, which now boasts a famous modern art museum. The region is rich in Cathar history and castles and the majority of these are situated amidst the vineyards.
On both sides of the border there are many coastal resorts, from picturesque fishing villages to large towns. Over the border in Spanish Catalonia, which is a thirty minute drive, there are many places of interest. In about 600BC the area was colonised by the Greeks and Phoenicians and they planted many of the vines and olive groves in the region. Of particular interest on the coast are the extensively excavated ruins of the Graeco/Roman city at Empuries. Close to the border is the town of figueres where Salvador Dali lived most of his life and his large home has now been converted to a Dali Museum. Many guide books and maps are available at the house.
During the summer months there are numerous events and concerts of all types. Of particular interest are the classical orchestral concerts in the castle on the coast at Collioure and just over the border in Spain at Castello Perallada, and also, many concerts and events in Perpignan. In French and Spanish Catalonia the activities and places to visit are too numerous to mention, but there is a large collection of guide books, maps, programmes of activities & concerts available at the house, as well as a specially commissioned guide of tours and places of interest in the region.
The valley, although close to Spain and the Mediterranean sea, does not suffer the problems of mass tourism, and is a beautiful unspoilt part of the South of France, in fact, the farthest south one can go - a true undiscovered treasure - the lost valley!
The property consists of three houses built on three large terraces on the edge of four acres of its own woodland. Extremely private but not isolated, The Mas is on the middle terrace with its own private pool and a second house, Villa Olive, is on the top terrace with its own private HEATED pool and its own driveway leading up to it. The owners live in a third property on the bottom terrace and are on hand should help or advice be required, but every effort will be taken to ensure your privacy and make this a very special holiday.