House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)
- english, french, spanish
About Beverly Wileman-Pratt
My husband James and I love to travel. Europe is one of our favorite areas as one can experience different cultures within a short period of time. Since the late 1990's we were always on vacation looking for a home to buy for when we retire and we finally found it. We live and work in the United States and look forward to the day we can spend three months at a time there.
Beverly Wileman-Pratt purchased this House in 2003
Why Beverly Wileman-Pratt chose Maureillas-las-Illas
This is a solidly built home that sits above the village with commanding views of the Pyrenees. It is a modern home and just the right size for the two of us and guests. It is a five-minute walk into the village which has all the amenities and now our friends. Of course, the fact that it came with a pool to enjoy the hot summer afternoons was a plus.
What makes this House unique
There are several airports close by that are serviced by both the International and budget airlines. We are nestled between the mountains with skiing and the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. One can enjoy day trips and a wonderful lunch in either Spain or France and the village has everything you need including a pharmacy, dentist, doctor, butcher, bakeries, pubs and a grocery store.
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Wonderful spring visit
There is so much going on in this area starting with the cherry festival and the first cherries being sold from everyone's home to the fete de musique in every village and the fireworks celebrating Saint Jean. The village of Maureillas is very active with all its musical concerts and a plus to have fine dining that you can walk too.
A wonderful and relaxing stay
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in this home. It has all the amenities and the bonus is the short walk into the village to buy groceries, have a coffee or to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and people watch in the little square. There are eating out options in the village as well.
It is a wonderful location for day tripping in both France and Spain (too many to list). We highly recommend this home and will look forward to coming back one day.
I was lucky enough to stay in this lovely house for 3 months from January to March 2018. It was very clean, cosy, warm, quiet and had the most amazing view on the Canigou, one of the highest mountains in the Pyrenees. It was easy to liaise with the owner, Beverly, who was always very helpful and kind. This has been a fantastic experience and a perfect spot to enjoy a more peaceful way of life.
Wonnderful home in a beautiful area of France and Spain
This house is very well equipped, has amazing views, a wonderful village life one can walk to and days trips to explore in both Spain and France.
Home away from home
We had a great 3 weeks holiday together with our dogs. It was great to have a garden completely fenched as well as the pool with no access for the dogs. The terrace was great - sitting there we could overlook the lovely town of Maureillas which is at walking distance ! In the evening it was great looking at the sunset and later at all the lights shining in the mountains. House is well equipped; pool kept very clean 2x a week by Bob, the very nice housekeeper who had wonderful tips for sightseeing and restaurants. All in all a place we could definitely recommend.
Pretty Property in small village
Had enjoyable stay at the property, lovely pool and garden area.
The interior was good though needed a good clean .
.As the weather was extremely hot for the time of year, air conditioning would have been a great advantage. 2 fans were supplied on request which did help the situation somewhat.
Lovely village and surrounding area.
A well equipped comfortable modern home, sleeping four, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The property enjoys breathtaking views of Mount Canigou which is snow capped from November to May.
Set in its own garden with terraces surrounding the private floodlit swimming pool (8m x 4m), the house offers peace and tranquility and yet is only a two minute walk into the village of Maureillas, where there is a post office, a market, butcher, two bars and wine shops, a restaurant, two patisseries, a pizza shop, a large boules ground and in fact, all the amenities you would require.
The sun kissed Mediterranean beaches are a mere 20 minute drive and the Spanish border, where there is tax free shopping is literally on your doorstep as it is 2 km away. The charming medieval town of Ceret famous for its modern art museum where works of Picasso and others are exhibited is just a 5 minute drive. The Saturday market here being a must visit. The winter ski resorts are an hour and a half away.