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Secluded country villa for 4 with pool and fantastic views

Bedrooms 2
Space 108 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

4star clef vacances 2 Bedrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC's, sleeps 4

'There's so much to do but what's great is that you don't HAVE to do it!' This comment from one of our visitors refers to how lovely it is just relaxing around the villa, soaking up the magnificent views and the peace and quiet. It is light and airy, modern and is equipped and furnished to a very high standard. It has two bedrooms (one double, one twin), both with en-suite shower rooms (with WCs) and ceiling fans, an open-plan fully-fitted kitchen / dining / living room, a spacious covered terrace with dining and sitting areas, and a large garden with a gas barbecue, table tennis and sun loungers. The friendly (but discreet) owners live 40 metres away and, as the two houses are out of sight of one another, guests are guaranteed complete privacy. There is unrestricted use of the owners' pool, which is solar heated at the beginning and end of the season and has a pool house (with fridge and tea and coffee making facilities), shaded areas and loungers.

The lounge has a wood-burning stove for winter cosiness.

Guest book entries: 'We were delighted with the house and the area. The peace and quiet you have afforded us was very much appreciated. It's nice to be able to just sit and listen to the birds! We sincerely hope to visit again.'

'We enjoyed our holiday very much. The villa was extremely comfortable and well equipped. I particularly enjoyed sitting outside and admiring the wonderful view. So peaceful and restful. The area is so interesting and unfortunately so little time to see everything. We enjoyed meeting you very much.'

'Beautiful, peaceful location - ideal for exploring. The accommodation is bright and very comfortable.'

'You are perfect hosts and have tried very hard to think of everything - well done!'

'The villa was wonderful. The best we've had after four trips to France!'

'Our main focus of the holiday was to relax, forget work and have fun. We did all of this every day, our only complaint was that the days went too quickly.'

More Details

Adrian Tee
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018

About Adrian Tee

We grew up in the south of England and have lived in France for many years. Pauline works in Perpignan and Adrian has worked all over the area, making him in particular a mine of information on places to see and things to do.

They are very friendly and happy to help with anything needed, but are also very respectful of guests' privacy.

Adrian Tee purchased this villa in 2001

Why Adrian Tee chose Montauriol

We fell in love with the countryside around Montauriol for its rural beauty, tranquility, walks, nature (wild plants, birds) and the friendly Catalan community. (Pauline was a village councillor for several years and survived to tell the tale!)

And yet this ideal setting for R&R is within easy reach of buzzing coastal resorts and the town of Perpignan, with its programme of summer activities. For example, the Jeudis de Perpigan are not to be missed: guests always love the varied music and street entertainment that takes place all around the town.

What makes this villa unique

The villa was purpose built by Adrian's own fair hands and was designed for relaxing holidays. When not seeing the sights, rambling in the country or doing a few lengths in the pool, guests can sit on the terrace, cool drink (or cuppa) in hand, watching the sun go down behind the mountains and admiring the spectacular colours of the sunset. Some guests remarked that they'd never had a kitchen sink with such an amazing view.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Montauriol, France

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 108 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The shower rooms are spacious, modern and fully tiled. The showers themselves are roomy.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • The bedrooms are bright and spacious, with ample storage space and ceiling fans. They both have en-suite shower, basin and toilet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Except for 2013, we have rented out the villa since 2001 and have a visitors' book full of positive feedback.


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Secluded country villa for 4 with pool and fantastic views
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Fantastic place to kick back and switch off

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location yet close to many different holiday experiences: mountains, sea, vineyards. The owners were very welcoming and close by but never intrusive. Lovely!

  • Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and quiet with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Away from it all but not remote, this gite is perfect for nature lovers.

The birdsong is never ending and the views to Canigou ever changing.

Adrian and Pauline are charming hosts.

The road to Castelnou via Caixas in May is awash with wild flowers and views over the surrounding wood clothed hills.

  • Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing holiday here. The house is spacious, comfortable and well laid out, with everything you need, and Pauline and Adrian are warm, welcoming and discreet hosts. Ample outdoor furniture and barbecue – great to be eating outdoors in early October on the covered terrace! The views are splendid – rolling wooded hills and Mount Canigou in the distance to watch in all its changing moods - and a very peaceful location. Well placed for trips to the coast or the mountains. Loved it, and hope to return. Tina and Wai-Cheung

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us & many thanks for leaving the house so lovely & clean. It was a delight meeting you both & hope to see you again. Adrian & Pauline
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Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 3 weeks here and to wake up every day to such amazing views was fantastic.. The gite had everything you could ever want. The pool was sheltered and warm and we spent many hours just relaxing in the solitude.. Pauline & Adrian were great hosts but never intrusive..Feeding the goats and getting visits from Phoebe the dog really made the holiday . A truly away from it all relaxing holiday

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved meeting you,So glad you enjoyed your stay, the goats & Phoebe are missing you already.
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Lovely villa in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to get away from it all - quiet and private with stunning views of the surrounding hills. Very well equipped villa with a light and airy feel. Good facilities - heated pool, covered terrace so you can eat al fresco even when it's raining, TV, reliable internet, modern kitchen. The delightful owners, Adrian and Pauline, are on hand if you need anything, but otherwise just let you get on and enjoy your holiday. Lots to see and do in the area, whether you're a walker, history buff, wine enthusiast or culture vulture. Nice beaches are not too far away either. We couldn't ask for more and really enjoyed our week-long stay.

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Extremely well equipped, very comfortable gite in a beautiful location with very friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

The only drawback to this otherwise delightful property was the steep, rough track to approach it.

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Perpignan (40km) or Gerona, Spain (100km)
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
31 Kilometres
Saint Cyprien
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Perpignan Sud
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Saint Pierre dels Forcats
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Saint Cyprien
Car: necessary

The Pyrenées-Orientales can be said to have everything - sun, sea, mountains... and Spain within easy reach (Gerona Airport is only 100 km away and can be the cheapest access to the area). The villa is just outside Montauriol, a quiet village in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It is 30 minutes south-west of Perpignan, 30 minutes from the Spanish border, 40 minutes from the coast (sandy beaches at Canet, St Cyprien, Argelès, Collioure...) and 1 hour 30 minutes from the nearest ski resort. As well as its unspoilt natural beauty and picturesque villages and harbours, the area is known for its history (abbeys, churches, castles, walled villages...) and culture (art galleries, music festivals...). Tourism is well developed so a full range of activities is available, e.g. water skiing, diving, horse-riding, canyoning, paragliding, ULM, animal and bird parks, etc. There are also excellent shops, markets, restaurants and clubs. So there's plenty for those who want more than R & R!

Other Activities: bird watching, shopping, markets


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Montauriol, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 1 2018
14 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2018 - Dec 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2019 - Mar 31 2019
7 night minimum stay
easter & early spring
Apr 1 2019 - May 31 2019
7 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 1 2019 - Jun 28 2019
7 night minimum stay
Jun 29 2019 - Aug 31 2019
14 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2019 - Sep 28 2019
7 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2019 - Nov 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit C$307.74

Security deposit of £100 (returnable after inspection of the villa).
Enquiries for short stays or long weekends welcome for period 29 Oct 2006 to 28 Apr 2007.
Arrival and departure days other than Saturday will be considered out of the high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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