Domaine Les Pyrenees

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Sleeps: 24 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

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Feel the Catalan spirit of this exquisitely renovated farmhouse set in Mediterranean woodland in the foothills of the Pyrenees, close to the Spanish border and just a short drive from one of France’s most enchanting villages.

The complete restoration of this former 13th century mas has been a remarkable achievement. Completely abandoned and being taken over by nature, its new owners brought together a dedicated team to oversee its thoughtful transformation. Every care has been taken to maintain so much of the farmhouse’s original structure whilst sensitively adding contemporary elements. 600-year old wooden beams have been rescued, as have many of the terracotta tiles including some painted with traditional Catalan patterns, now showcased as part of the domaine.  

Indeed, the interior design also reflects Domaine Les Pyrénées' Catalan heritage with colours and materials used whilst furnishings have been carefully selected to create a calming yet characterful ambience. This is especially evident in its nine bedrooms, each one individually designed yet all featuring high-end bedding alongside original features, always complementing the beauty of the estate’s surroundings. The nine bathrooms are just as impressive, seven of them en suite, each one unique in its style and design.

Set in many acres of pine forests, enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings as you relax by the swimming pool, pick vegetables and herbs from the garden or bathe in the southern French sunshine on the upper patio. As the evening nears, enjoy a glass of Byrrh, a local aperitif, and watch the sun set from the vast terrace.

Let the house-manager arrange delicious feasts for you with locally sourced ingredients prepared using traditional cooking methods, or drive the short 3km distance to the local village, classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. With its incredible hillside setting, potter around its cobbled lanes coming across little artisan studios and charming restaurants. Admire the 10th century château perched above the village or simply gaze out to the stunning scenery around you.

Hiking excursions in the mountains and gorges can be arranged, as can horse-riding and mountain biking or even a trip to the beach – the sandy shores of the Mediterranean can be easily reached for a wonderful day out by the sea.

Otherwise, spend time exploring the vibrant city of Perpignan, visit vineyards and wineries, head as far as historic Cathar castles or discover more delightful villages and market towns in this extraordinary and authentic part of southern France. 

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What you should know…

  • When maximum capacity of 24 guests is booked, please note that four guests will be accommodated on a single fold-away bed which can be added to bedrooms 1, 2, 3 and 7.
  • There is also a loft area with space for 2-6 guests in a dorm-style room with bathroom – please see the ‘Features’ tab for more details.
  • A gas plancha is provided for al-fresco cooking as barbecues are not allowed due to the fire risk in the surrounding forests.
  • The helpful house-manager works in her on-site office a few hours a day and is available if needed (her office is independent from the main part of the house and she respects her guests’ privacy).

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Committed to Renewable and Green Energy
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Vegetable Patch)
  • Protects and conserves local Heritage

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Heating

Domaine Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living room featuring bar with drinks fridge
-    Dining room
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including fridge, freezer, ice-maker, oven, induction hobs, microwave and dishwasher
-    Laundry room
-    Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with Italian shower
-    Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with Italian shower
-    Bedroom 3 with twin beds (can be made up as double) and en suite bathroom with bath and Italian shower
-    Office (manager’s use only)

A fold-away bed can be added to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3.

First Floor

-    TV lounge with doors leading to sun terrace
-    Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed, access to terrace and en suite bathroom with Italian shower
-    Bedroom 5 with king-size double bed, access to terrace and en suite bathroom with Italian shower
-    Bedroom 6 with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with Italian shower
-    Bedroom 7 with twin beds (can be made up as a double) and en suite bathroom with Italian shower

A fold-away bed can be added to bedroom 7.

Lower Level (-1)

-    Bedroom 8 with king-size double bed
-    Bedroom 9 with king-size double bed
-    Bathroom with Italian shower
-    WC
-    Kitchen area

Top Level (loft)

-    Dorm-style area with four single beds and sofa-bed 
-    Bathroom with bath, shower and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (5x12m, depth: 0.6-1.8m including children’s area) with safety fencing/gate
-    Sun-beds (x15)
-    Gas plancha
-    Large terrace 
-    Upper sun terrace (90m2)
-    Pétanque pitch
-    Table tennis
-    Vegetable garden
-    Gardens (various levels)
-    Access to parkland (235 acres of forests and rivers)
-    Car parking area (8 cars)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Large screen TV
-    Bar area (in open kitchen)
-    Children’s DVDs
-    Books
-    Board games
-    Outdoor games for children
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Domaine Les Pyrenees
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In southern France in the foothills of the Pyrenees, close to the border with Spain, Domaine Les Pyrénées is set in 100 acres of pine forests and just 3km to one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

The small local village, under a 10-minute drive away, is one of the most enchanting medieval villages of the region. In a hillside setting, surrounded by glorious scenery, potter around its cobbled lanes with little artisan shops, studios and restaurants. Perched above the village is a castle which dates as far back as the 10th century – whilst it is not currently open to the public due to renovations, it is a great sight as you gaze up from the village.

The nearest town is Thuir (9km) where you will find further useful amenities including a supermarket, a greater choice of restaurants as well as the impressive Théâtre des Aspres which hosts a number of cultural events. Another popular place to visit in Thuir is Caves Byrrh where you can take a tour of the wine cellars and sample their famous wine. Overall, Thuir is an atmospheric town with shady squares, pretty lanes and lovely terrace cafes and restaurants. Furthermore, look out for the wonderful produce for sale at the Saturday morning market.

Admire the fascinating rock formations of the Orgues near Ille-sur-Têt, around 30km away, or hike through the stunning landscapes of this region with its woodland, olive groves, vineyards and garrigue. The house-manager will gladly help you with the best routes or assist you with organising horse-riding or mountain biking in the region.

Then of course there is the grand city of Perpignan, reached in around half an hour, with its riverside setting, charming medieval quarter, historic cathedral, lively markets and impressive 13th century palace, Palais des Rois de Majorque. There’s a distinct Catalan vibe across the city with North African influences too – seek out some amazing food in the Arabic quarter. If the vibrancy of Perpignan is too much, head to Parc Sant-Vicens for a relaxing walk in picturesque surroundings.

The coast can be reached in under an hour with long stretches of sandy shores, beachside restaurants and various watersports. If you prefer wilder beaches, head south of Saint-Marie whilst the beachfronts at Canet-en-Roussillon and Saint Cyprien have plenty of amenities.

The gorgeous little town of Céret (40km) is also worthy of a visit with its delightful ambience and Museum of Modern Art featuring works by Picasso, Dali and Matisse as well as local artists. Another artistic gem is the coastal village of Collioure (42km) with its attractive seafront, twice-weekly market and beautiful old town.

Other places to consider travelling to include the Cathar castle, Château de Quéribus, around an hour away, incredible gorges for more hiking and swimming opportunities, the magnificent area around Mont Canigou or yet more idyllic mountain villages such as Eus (35km), Villefranche-de-Conflent (45km) and Mosset (50km).

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perpignan Airport

(30km)

Nearest Airport 2 Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport

(130km)

Nearest Airport 3 Carcassonne Airport

(145km)

Nearest Train Station Perpignan

(25km)

Nearest Village

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(3km)

Nearest Shop Local village

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Thuir

(9km)

Nearest Town Thuir

(9km)

Nearest City Perpignan

(30km)

Nearest Beach Saint Cyprien

(35km)

Region

A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short on character or identity, but remember, this is France we’re talking about – the whole country is steeped in history and tradition. Encompassing parts of Gascony, Languedoc, the Gers and several others, you’ll get a varied slice of the whole French experience here, not least if you stay at one of our beautiful chateaux in the Midi-Pyrénées! And if you want to discover the best of what the region has to offer, our Midi-Pyrénées travel guide is here to show you where to go, what to eat and how you can make the best of your break with some amazing activities.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

As well as being surrounded by incredible natural beauty, perfect for family hikes, horse-riding and mountain biking, Domaine Les Pyrénées is also close to the wonderful city of Perpignan and the beaches of the Mediterranean.

The sandy shores of St Cyprien, Canet-en-Roussillon and Argelès-sur-Mer are around a 45 minute drive away. Watersports including kite-surfing, windsurfing and jet-ski can be found along this coastline as well other attractions such as picturesque parks, mini-golf, boat trips and waterparks. Children may enjoy a trip to the new aquarium near the attractive marina in Canet-en-Roussillon whilst nature lovers can look out for a variety of birds around the stunning Étang de Canet - Saint-Nazaire.

Make the most of being in the foothills of the Pyrenees with many family attractions across the area. Train lovers should head to Villefranche-de-Conflent (45km) to catch the magnificent train (Le Petit Train Jaune) to Puigcerdà on the Spanish border passing the most spectacular mountain scenery. Villefranche-de-Conflent, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also near the Grotte des Grandes Canalettes with its fascinating caves and light shows as well as Le Clos Des Dinosaures, a perfect place for spotting dinosaurs.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby monitor
  • Bottle warmer
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Car Hire Available
  • Cultural/Gastronomic/Sporting Excursions Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Cleaning (approximately 4 hours per day, most days)
- Arrival toiletries
- Croissants
- Access to vegetable garden
- Pool and garden maintenance

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Fridge-stocking service (just pay for goods)
- Catering
- Wine-tasting
- Cookery classes
- Yoga sessions
- Babysitting
- Car hire
- Transfers
- Sporting/gastronomic/cultural excursions

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Host an intimate French wedding in the most spectacular natural surroundings in the foothills of the Pyrennees. Once a 13th century mas that was abandoned to nature, this beautiful residence now showcases exquisite Catalan character and original features alongside discreet contemporary luxuries with a keen focus on sustainability.

Towards the end of your special day, imagine watching the sunset with a glass of locally produced Byrrh before star gazing into the night sky as you celebrate with loved ones.

Indoor Capacity - 20

Outdoor Capacity - 30

Wedding Ceremony and Reception
There is a flexible layout for the ceremony and reception.

Additional Fees for Events
Pricing is created on request, please enquire for details.

Catering
In-house catering is optional, please enquire for details.

Wedding Packages
The venue offers extra cleaning on request. Day before and after events are permitted at an extra cost.

Venue Accessibility 
There is limited accessibility via public transportation, guests may need rideshares or taxis. There is complimentary parking on-site. There is limited wheelchair accessibility, please enquire for details.

Venue Back-Up
Tents can be set up outdoors in case of rain.

Wedding Suppliers
The venue has a range of suppliers for clients to use, but clients are also able to bring their own suppliers.

Flexibility on Duration
There is a minimum stay of 3 nights, please enquire for details.

Children
Children are welcome (no event childcare services are available).

Noise Restrictions 
Noise should be minimised after a certain hour to respect neighbours.

Other Information
There are certain restrictions on decoration and themes - please enquire for details.

There is limited security measures in place (as always, guests are responsible for their belongings).

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €3000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including mid-stay change.
Pool towels included? Yes, including mid-stay change.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and 4 hours maid service included most days. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday preferred in July and August. Flexible all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights preferred in July and August. 2 nights all other periods.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that barbecues are forbidden due to the forest fire risk.
Other Ts and Cs When maximum capacity of 24 guests is booked, please note that four guests will be accommodated on a single fold-away bed which can be added to bedrooms 1, 2, 3 and 7. Please see the 'Features' tab for the full layout of the sleeping areas.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 10% VAT - France

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £3,886 £5,830 £7,774 £9,717 £13,602
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 - - - - £16,322
Aug 29th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 £3,886 £5,830 £7,774 £9,717 £13,602
Oct 29th 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 £3,039 £4,558 £6,078 £7,597 £10,634
Nov 28th 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 £3,533 £5,300 £7,067 £8,834 £12,366
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 27th 2025 £3,533 £5,300 £7,067 £8,834 £12,366
Apr 27th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 £3,886 £5,830 £7,774 £9,717 £13,602
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - - £16,322
Aug 28th 2025 - Oct 28th 2025 £3,886 £5,830 £7,774 £9,717 £13,602
Oct 28th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 £3,039 £4,558 £6,078 £7,597 £10,634

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €4,223 €6,336 €8,448 €10,560 €14,782
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 - - - - €17,738
Aug 29th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 €4,223 €6,336 €8,448 €10,560 €14,782
Oct 29th 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 €3,302 €4,954 €6,605 €8,256 €11,557
Nov 28th 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 €3,840 €5,760 €7,680 €9,600 €13,438
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 27th 2025 €3,840 €5,760 €7,680 €9,600 €13,438
Apr 27th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 €4,223 €6,336 €8,448 €10,560 €14,782
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - - €17,738
Aug 28th 2025 - Oct 28th 2025 €4,223 €6,336 €8,448 €10,560 €14,782
Oct 28th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 €3,302 €4,954 €6,605 €8,256 €11,557

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 20th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $4,569 $6,854 $9,139 $11,423 $15,990
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 - - - - $19,188
Aug 29th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 $4,569 $6,854 $9,139 $11,423 $15,990
Oct 29th 2024 - Nov 28th 2024 $3,572 $5,358 $7,145 $8,931 $12,501
Nov 28th 2024 - Mar 28th 2025 $4,153 $6,231 $8,308 $10,385 $14,537
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 27th 2025 $4,153 $6,231 $8,308 $10,385 $14,537
Apr 27th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 $4,569 $6,854 $9,139 $11,423 $15,990
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - - $19,188
Aug 28th 2025 - Oct 28th 2025 $4,569 $6,854 $9,139 $11,423 $15,990
Oct 28th 2025 - Nov 21st 2025 $3,572 $5,358 $7,145 $8,931 $12,501

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?

2018.

What aspect of the property was most appealing to you?

The authenticity of the location.

Do you have any interesting stories from the property?

Yes; these anecdotes will appear in the welcome booklet. 

Have you had any famous guests?

Not yet! 

For visitors to the region, is there anything in the area…

- To do?

Cultural, sports, gastronomic excursions

- To see?

The surroundings, Château de Castelnou, the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean coast…

- To eat?

Catalan gastronomy, local products

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Reviews

  • Highly recommend!

    on 01/05/2023

    Beautiful place where we had a very pleasant stay with the family. Thanks to the owners who made us feel very welcome and pampered. The place, inside and out, is maintained with care. I highly recommend !

  • Beautiful!

    on 01/04/2023

    Beautiful and peaceful place to stay!

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