The Courtyard Apartment for 4 (self-catering/B&B)
- english, french
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay
This is a fabulous gite, with the most helpful owners.
The gite is compact but really well set out and equipped. Great shower which is always a benchmark for me. Gas Bbq was a great bonus (gas and tools provided).
Swimming pool was brilliant. Gardens beautiful.
In a great location for beach, Ill sur yet, trip to Banyuls and Collioure and local vineyards.
Maggie and Kevin are fabulous hosts, lovely homemade food given to us on our stay, fruit salad, coleslaw, jam, ragu. Their local knowledge is great in particular the recommendation for Chateau Jau lunch which was amazing. Thank you both.
Escape from it all!
I stayed at the courtyard apartment of Mas de Guilles with my wife and two young children. Maggie and Kevin were very welcoming and explained everything about the surrounding area. The apartment was wonderful, comfortable, and fully equipped and spotlessly clean, including a welcome pack and found our gite had a complementary bottle of wine, bowl of fruit, a couple of beers in the fridge, milk, tea & coffee plus other treats. There was a helpful pack of information on the local area such as when and where are the local markets, supermarkets, beaches and recommended restaurants - how to get there and back.. Kevin and Maggie were always available if needed and Kevins Apricot compote and home made coelslaw were to die for...yumm. Maggie looked after the fabulous pool and I have to say it is one of the most fantastic pools I have ever been in! The location is wonderful, an Intermarche a mere 5 mins away, on the outskirts of Rivesaltes, a lovely town with restaurants and watering holes aplenty and they had their fiesta during the time we were there. Cheap petrol and a large shopping area, with restaurants and cinema, about 10-15 mins away near the motorway junction. Wonderfull beaches along the coast approx 30-45 mins away, Torreilles being one of our favourites. The spanish border only 45-60-mins away and Figueres (Dali musuem) not that far, booking necessary. A vist to the seaside town of Collioure is highly recommended with beautiful buildings and lovely restaurants and located near to the sea. We loved our time at Maggie and Kevins and after our days out it was nice to come back to the peaceful haven that is Mas de Guilles. The garden project which is still ongoing, is wonderfull with numerous seating areas where you can sit and daydream in perfect peace. I enjoyed my chats with Paul, the gardener, who has performed miracles and is continuing to do so. Do not hesitate to visit it is a wonderful place and the only reason we are not going back next year is that we have only just discovered France and there is so much to see, so we are going elswhere on our discovery trail. Enjoy Mas de Guilles you will not be disappointed.
A Wonderful Holiday
We have visited this area twice before and love the culture, wine, picturesque landscapes and stunning beaches. The property is very conveniently located for exploring the whole area.
The gite (we stayed in the courtyard 2 bed gite) was clean and kitted out with everything you could want and much more. On arrival we were given refreshments and found our gite had a complementary bottle of wine, bowl of fruit, a couple of beers in the fridge, milk, tea & coffee plus other treats. There was a helpful pack of information on the local area such as when and where are the local markets, supermarkets, beaches and recommended restaurants - how to get there and back. The swimming pool was a good size and immaculately clean and maintained with sun loungers and parasols all surrounded by beautiful gardens. We had a choice of two outside tables for al fresco dining and a personal bbq area.
Kevin and Maggie are the perfect hosts. They gave advice on what and where to go, including maps with parking marked up and even where to buy great coffee to take home. We were also supplied with delectable food treats from their kitchen such as a bowl of ratatouille, coleslaw and preserves.
We will go back again soon and I would recommend a visit to anyone - individuals, couples and families - you will have a superb holiday.
lost in france
great rural location just a short walk from the village where you will find a spar shop. Very peaceful with beautiful well maintained gardens and an outdoor swimming pool.Friendly owners (who are very good at crossword puzzles) keep you well informed and my apartment contained everything you need for a perfect self catering holiday. The location is very convenient to Perpignon airport.
Good welcome from the owners, everything very clean and tidy. Nothing too much trouble. Excellent clean pool, lots of seating and relaxing areas in the grounds. Rooms quite small, suitable for two adults and children. Handy Boulangerie next door, and five minutes by car to local supermarket. Lots to do in the area, close to beaches and mountain valleys for walking, lots of local markets.
thank-you Alan and Wendy for your email and positive comments about your stay at our home in the Pyrenees Orientales. As you know our pool is open in May which is a lovely time to visit especially as you both also like walking and exploring the Cathar region with it's castles and mountains. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon.
A great holiday
Thank you so much for a great week. Maggie & Kevin were so welcoming. Every day we were treated to a delicious culinary present from Kevin, a former chef. The pool was big and well exposed and a refreshing experience after a busy day visiting the region.
Good value, enjoyable family holiday.
after having had 40+ years in the catering & hospitality industry Kevin still loves to please people
who appreciate good cooking - his passion has always been good simple food.
The nearest beach is half an hour's drive away. From then on, there is a choice of either quiet and unspoilt beaches with the occasional little restaurant or there are holiday resorts/towns, and a few ports/marinas with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars with St. Cyprien, Argeles-sur-Mer and Canet-en-Rouissillon being the liveliest in July and August. The sandy Mediterranean beach stretches from Port Argeles all the way up to Narbonne and beyond.
Montpelier 1 hr. 30 mins drive. Nearest airport Perpignan 7km.
Toulouse and Barcelona - just over 2 hours drive. Beziers, Carcassone and Girona about 1hr. 20 mins drive. Marseille -2hr 30 mins.
With it's close proximity to Perpignan airport and easy access to the A9 autoroute, the Mas de las Guilles is ideally placed for house/property hunters. We are located just off the D117 which passes through the Cathar villages of Maury,Foix,Limoux, Rennes-le-Chateau and ends up at the magical cité of Carcassonne.