Villa Maureillas is a substantial property in the very south and west of France, twenty minutes from the Mediterranean Sea near the Franco-Spanish border and has panoramic mountain views of the Pyrénées mountains. Villa Maureillas is on about a half acre (quarter hectare) . In addition to being a large, bright, detached villa with four bedrooms and a huge sun-soaked terrace, it also has a self contained garden flat, an additional small cottage, and a Certificat de Urbanisme Operational ( somewhat like outline planning permission) for two more villas on the property. It is 25 minutes drive to the TGV station at Perpignan and 40 minutes from the TGV station at Figueres, Spain.
Nearest airports are Perpignan (30 minutes); Girona, Spain (60 minutes); Béziers (1hr 23 minutes) Carcassonne (1hr 28 minutes); Montpellier (1 hr 49 minutes; Barcelona (2 hrs); Nîmes (2hr 13 minutes) Toulouse (2 hrs 18 minutes)
Villa Maureillas lies at the foothills of the Pyrenees, less than half an hour from fabulous beaches and marinas, a couple of hundred metres from the mountain trails leading up to the GR10 (the trans-Pyrenees trail from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic) and less than two hours' drive to the local ski slopes. The local ski resorts include Font Romeu, Les Angles and Pyrenees 2000.
Living here you can go sailing on a Saturday and go skiing on Sunday!
This is the Catalan region of France on the Spanish border. It has its own unique atmosphere. Villa Maureillas is less than five minutes from the route through the Pyrenees to Spain and about 15 minutes to the main motorway from France to Barcelona. Barcelona is just two hours away.
Villa Maureillas is tucked away on a hillside and overlooks the village of Maureillas las Illas at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains. The villa enjoys a panoramic view of the peaks which are snow covered six months of the year. .
Perpignan, once the seat of the Majorcan kings, is the nearest city. I is within a half hour's drive and has all you would expect of a modern, connected city including an airport and a TGV rail station.
The villa has three floors, the main house being the top two floors. The main house has four bedrooms (or three bedrooms and a study if you wish), a large dining room, a large living room with a glass fronted CLEARVIEW wood burning stove, a large modern and well equipped kitchen, a large bathroom upstairs with separate bath and shower, and separate WC and shower rooms on the main entrance floor.
The ground floor is made up of a self contained garden flat at the font of the building, and a very large utility/storage room the width of the building at the back.
The cottage has two rooms, plus a kitchen, a shower room and a WC. The cottage needs renovation. It has been rented officially out as gîte in the past.
The flat and cottage each have an earning potential of between €350 to €500 per week depending of the time of season.
The villa has high speed internet, oil fired central heating
Situated in the delightful town, Villa Maureillas is well tucked away on a hillside so enjoys privacy while at the same time affording access to the local shops, pubs and restaurants which are all within walking distance. The villa has a huge, sundrenched terrace facing west. The terrace is the "outdoor living room" of the house where you can enjoy fabulous sunsets whilst entertaining friends and family. We have lunch on Christmas day on the terrace without needing sweaters! This is probably the sunniest part of mainland France.
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