Pyrenees Orientale / Roussillion, France
Price from £898 - £2,662 per week
Maximum of 6 adults plus 2 children and 2 infants in cots
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Luxurious Maison des Vignes is a brilliant holiday for families with children of all ages as there is so much to do. Thanks to its sunny South of France location close to the Spanish border, you’ll be torn between choosing to explore the mountains, the beach, historic sites, quaint villages, wineries and both French and Spanish culture, or simply stay on-site and enjoy the huge pool, indoor playbarn, adventure playground and amazing park-like grounds!
The spacious property is slightly separated from the other apartments at Le Mas, perfect if you prefer a quiet glass of wine on your private terrace while the kids gallop around the grounds having adventures with new friends.
Holden Family, September 2019
Fabulous accommodation for our young family. Felt safe and was well equipped. The was our first booking with Tots To Travel and won’t be our last!
The Oughton Family, August 2017
An amazing holiday, the perfect venue for a family with young children and brilliant hosts - Henri offering us freshly picked figs while we were enjoying our evening meal was just lovely. Couldn't recommend more highly, we will go again.
The Blanco Family, May 2017
We stayed at Maison des Vignes for a week over Easter and loved it. The house is a great size with good self catering facilities, the scenery and local area are beautiful and Henri and his wife couldn't have done more to look after us. We'll definitely be back again.
The Leleu Family, June 2016
We had a superb holiday. The villa was spacious very well equipped and comfortable.
Pool protected by fencing
|Twin bedrooms||One - with two kids size single beds|
|Bathrooms||One double with ensuite bathroom, Two doubles with ensuite shower rooms|
|Living room||Open plan with galleried staircase|
|Nearest village/town||Thuir 2kms / 5 mins Car|
|Nearest supermarket||Thuir 2kms / 5 mins Car|
|Nearest doctor||Thuir 2kms / 5 mins Car|
|Nearest A&E||Perpignan Clinique Saint Pierre 15kms / 20 mins by car|
|Nearest beach||Canet 30kms / 30 mins by car|
|Nearest restaurant||Thuir 2kms / 5 mins Car|
|Home cooked food||No|
|Babysitting||On request €15 / hour|
|Swimming Towels available||Yes|
|Local Bike hire||No|
|Welcome pack||Bread, cheese, milk, coffee, tea, wine|
|Internet access||Yes included|
|Restaurant on site||No|
|Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant||No|
|Suitable for Multiples||Yes|
|Suitable for Wheelchair Users||No|
|Home Cooked Food||No|
|Restaurant on Site||No|
|Additional Cleaning available||Yes|
|Golf available locally||Yes|
|Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport||Yes|
|Local Bike hire||No|
|Air Con or Cooling System||Yes|
|Non slip bath mat||Yes|
|Indoor toys and books||Yes|
|Food blender (hand held)||Yes|
|Child's loo seat||Yes|
|Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters||Yes|
|Garden equipment (slide etc)||Yes|
|UK satellite TV channels||Yes|
|Other information||UK TV channels are Sky TV / CNN.
BBC / ITV etc are not available.
For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
|Essential Kit Guarantee Info||Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.
As this is a cluster property, not all equipment is stored within the property. It is therefore important that the items you require are requested using your booking form before arrival, so that they can be placed in your property.
Maison des Vignes is a large, airy holiday property with luxurious touches like leather sofas, oak units, modern appliances and air-conditioning throughout.
Entering into the sitting room with double height ceilings, you can enjoy stunning views towards the mountains. Large doors open onto your private terrace and enclosed gravelled garden with BBQ, table and chairs. The sitting room also has a large screen TV, DVD and French satellite TV, for chilled out evenings.
The sitting room leads to an open-plan dining area and modern oak-fitted kitchen complete with oven, American fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
Also downstairs is the large master bedroom with en suite shower room and WC. This room is well suited to anyone with walking difficulties as it has an extra-large doorframe, walk-in shower and no steps on the ground floor – a good choice perhaps for grandparents to stay in.
A gated staircase takes you to the galleried landing overlooking the sitting room, leading to two further en suite double bedrooms and a small twin bedroom suitable for children, all of which are tastefully furnished.
Le Mas is approached via a quiet country road, with only one or two properties further along it, making it very safe and quiet.
Maison des Vignes is set in a secluded spot away from the other holiday properties at Le Mas, which has an additional five properties on site. It has its own private garden with dining area, BBQ and sun sunloungers, plus a further gravelled area with palm trees, shade and lovely views towards the mountains. Guests can access the main garden, pool and games areas shared with the other properties via an internal gate.
There is a large communal terrace with two steps leading up to a grassy area and just beyond that is the heated, enclosed swimming pool. The pool is surrounded by a terrace with plenty of sun beds, while a pergola provides an attractive shady area to snooze in.
Kids can have a brilliant run around, a game of football or boules in the enormous, flat gardens that surround the enclosed pool. A little further on from the other Le Mas properties, a new barn conversion provides a fantastic toddler’s soft play area, plus tables and chairs for a board game or creative activity, while out front is a new adventure playground with a ping pong table.
A gate closes off the terrace from the parking area ensuring children stay away from any cars.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from lazing around the pool, you are spoilt for choice for things to do in the area, particularly as it is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year, making it perfect for late Autumn and early Spring holidays. We’d recommend getting a hire car to explore this diverse region.
Le Mas is surrounded by beautiful countryside with amazing views of the Pyrenees. On your doorstep, you can pop in at the local farmer for fresh produce or ask for newly laid eggs and delicious honey from the neighbouring property.
Just a short drive away is the town of Thuir, which will give you real flavour of rural French life without any tourist trappings. The town has a range of bakeries, delis, shops and cafes as well as family friendly and gourmet restaurants, and if you can fit in any more food, Saturday is market day giving you the chance to stock up on regional delicacies. Thuir is also home to the largest oak vat in the world which you can see at Les Caves Byrrh while sampling the local Pernod. Alternatively explore nearby Castelnou, a wonderful example of a fortified village dozing behind stone walls with a maze of cobbled streets and tiny restaurants serving delicious local produce.
This region of France was originally part of Spain, known as Catalan country. The influence of both cultures creates a fascinating mix, giving you a flavour of two countries in one. The region is rich in medieval history, particularly linked to the crusades and myths about the Holy Grail. If you like castle ruins, museums and archeological sites, head in the direction of Carcassonne for a history fix or try the ruins of the mountain top fortress of Peyrepertuse.
To compare life in France to that of its neighbour, drive south for twenty minutes from Thuir to reach the Spanish border and the Pyrenees, where you can discover numerous small villages built into the mountains with spectacular views of the area. Figueres, home of Salvador Dali is just fifty minutes drive from Thuir, while the white sandy beaches of Roses is just over an hour. The cosmopolitan delights of Barcelona can be reached in two hours.
Twenty minutes the other direction from Le Mas is the pretty town of Perpignan, good for a browse around or for the kids to enjoy bowling or the cinema on a rare rainy day. North of Perpignan in Rivesaltes you’ll find the biggest Go Karting track in Europe.
A trip out to the French beaches of Cote Vermeille will take about 40 minutes, passing through the beautiful old cathedral town of Elne. Wide sandy beaches stretch for miles, including Saint-Cyprien, home to Aqualand waterpark which the kids will love, or further up the coast to the beach resort of Canet Plage.
Head down the coast towards Spain if you prefer smaller coves and explore the beautiful fishing towns of Collioure, Port Vendres and Banyuls.
Already spoilt for choice, the Pyrenees mountains are also just a short drive away. For active families with older children and teens, you might want to try Font Romeu or Pyrenees 2000 ski resorts in winter, or seek out white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and mountaineering adventures in warmer months. For a more gentle adventure, try catching the Yellow Train from the fortified town ofVillefranche-de-Conflent. The train weaves its way up through the mountains for spectacular views or visit Les Grandes Canalettes, the largest grotto in Europe with spectacular stalagmites, earning it the name of ‘the underground Versailles of the Pyrenees’.
Alternatively, head through the mountains towards Ceret, famous for its cherry orchards and eclectic Saturday morning market, or continue on to the beautiful spa town of Amelie Les Bains at an altitude of 230metres.
You really can do something different every single day and get to enjoy a family-friendly holiday in France and Spain.
Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.
Covid-19: What to Expect: As the world re-opens for travel, you can expect some changes to your holiday experience due to necessary precautions. It’s possible some information on our website regarding facilities and services may temporarily be inaccurate. Please read our blog for more detail.
Tots Clean & Safe Standard: Our new hygiene protocol is designed with families in mind, ensuring the highest sanitisation standards.
The maximum occupancy is 8: 6 + 2 in cots, 6 plus 1 in children size single bed plus 1 in cot, or 6 plus 2 in children size single beds.
The communal heated swimming pool will be open for use from 15th of May, but is realistically usable from 15th June to the end of September. The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.
Check-In & Check-Out Times:
Check-in is after 4pm
Check-out is before 10am
There is no security deposit payable at this property. However, should the need arise any payments for damage or breakages will need to be settled directly with your host.
|Girona–Costa Brava Airport||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Carcassonne Airport||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport||25 minutes|
|Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport||25 minutes|
|Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport||25 minutes|
Enjoy mountain views from your terrace while the kids make friends in the extensive grounds of this gorgeous family-friendly property in the south of France.
Experience Catalan culture at this stunning family-friendly cluster close to the French/Spanish border... if you can get the kids away from the pool & playbarn
Choose sociable fun or quiet relaxation at this family-friendly cluster close to the French/Spanish border, with a playbarn, pool, gardens & new friends for the kids.
Drink in the mountain views at this stylish family-friendly cluster close to the French/Spanish border, with ample room for kids of all ages to run around, swim and play.
Get exploring or simply relax. A south of France idyll to keep the whole family happy with a range of child-friendly facilities, beautiful scenery and laid back vibe.
Family holiday bliss in the heart of the Dordogne. Spend days in your private pool and the gardens or exploring local towns and villages.
Holiday adventures start here: splash in the pool, discover the outdoor play zones, explore local villages, or drive to beautiful beaches of Southern Brittany.
FREE Mum & Dad's Treat Package
Book one week or more at The Water Mill (Aubriete, Mill End or Massette) and you will get:
20€ voucher for a pizza delivery night
40€ voucher for an evening's babysitting
40€ voucher for a massage or treatment for mum or dad
Or alternatively use any of the above vouchers towards a home cooked meal.
For stays of 7 nights or more. One Treat Package per booking. Offer subject to availability.
Offer end date: 29th October 2020
Stunning river views steal the show at this family friendly hideaway in the south of France. A character packed converted water mill with shared pool and play areas.
£898 - £2,662 per week