• All Private Pools Barriered
  • FREE 20+ Items Of Baby & Toddler Kit
  • 30 Point Child Safety Check
A physical barrier in place at every private pool, guaranteed.
We include extensive kit for Under 5s at no extra cost so you can travel light.
Tots carry out a special child safety check during an on the ground inspection for your peace of mind.
Three bedroom stone cottage on family fun cluster
Private terrace with outdoor dining facilities, separate roof terrace
Large shared heated pool with sun loungers
Playbarn packed with toys and soft play
Outdoor adventure playground and sandpit
Spacious gardens to explore, with sports pitches
Sunny South of France weather, mountain views
Nearby towns, villages and family friendly activities
30 minute drive to nearest sandy beach
Opportunity to easily explore both France and Spain
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Pool protected by fencing

The Property

Double bedrooms Two
Twin bedrooms One
Single bedrooms None
Bathrooms One shower room and one bathroom
Living room Open plan to dining and kitchen

Local Information

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
Bikes No
Local Bike hire No
Local assistance/housekeeper Yes
Welcome pack Bread, cheese, milk, coffee, tea, wine
Internet access Yes included
Restaurant on site No
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels Yes
Flights included No


Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Open fire No
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant No
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food No
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport Yes
Bikes No
Local Bike hire No
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Indoor Pool No
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche No

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots 6
Highchairs 6
Booster seat Yes
Bed guards 4
Potty Yes 5
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table Yes
Socket guards Yes
Baby den Yes
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system No
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

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.


Located closest to the parking area, Les Caves Carignan makes a great cottage for two families holidaying together.

Walk through the large sliding doors from the terrace into the open plan lounge and dining room, furnished with two comfortable leather sofas and a solid oak dining table that can seat up to nine.

We know some parents value the chance of getting their kids off screens, which is why the property offers a TV (French satellite channels and CNN news) and DVD player with children's DVDs in the games room library.

There is a good size fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, toaster, electric hob and oven – everything you’d need to try your hand at making some of the local cuisine.

Head up to the first floor (all stairs are gated top and bottom for safety) where you’ll find a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, and a private terrace with table and chairs which you can relax in while admiring the lovely views of the Pyrenees. It also gives you somewhere to hang any wet swimming costumes so they are out of sight when sitting out downstairs. The terrace can also be reached from the landing. Making up the rest of the first floor is a shower room with WC and a second bedroom which is ideal for children with twin beds.

The second floor brings you to a double bedroom with extra single bed with a bathroom / shower and WC. There is also a second private terrace with recliners for looking out at the Les Alberes Mountains. This is ideal as a slightly separate living area for granny and granddad or perhaps a couple with a younger child.


The holiday cluster Le Mas is situated on a very quiet country road. There are only a couple of properties further along the way, ensuring it is safe, peaceful and quiet – no traffic noise!

Running in front of the row of properties is a large sunny terrace, with a low wall and steps leading up to a grassed area, which in turn leads to the wonderful enclosed, heated swimming pool. There are plenty of sun loungers to laze on dotted around the wide terrace surrounding the pool and if you want to escape the sun, a pretty pergola gives plenty of shade to chill out in.

The expansive, park-like gardens are another wow feature of this property. Kids can spend hours playing hide and seek, football, boules, leapfrog or anything else that will tire them out! And if that wasn’t enough, one of the barns has been converted into a brilliant indoor soft play area and games room. Just outside, younger guests can clamber all over the adventure playground with safe, soft matting underneath, while older kids can have a competitive game of ping pong.

A gate closes off the terrace from the parking area ensuring children stay away from any cars. There is one other separate holiday property on site set back from the five cuves, as well as a discretely placed owner’s residence.

Where to start? This beautiful region of France gets on average over 300 days of sunshine a year, which means you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities for far longer than more northerly parts of the country. Your challenge will be trying to limit what you do!

Immediate vicinity

If you fancy a stroll, walk to the local farmer to purchase some fresh farm produce or just nip to the next door neighbour who has honey and new laid eggs for sale.

Get in the car and just a few minutes away you’ll find the town of Thuir for a taste of rural French life without being inundated with tourists. The town has a selection of boulangeries, delicatessens, boutiques and cafes. If you don’t fancy cooking up some of the local produce available from the Saturday market, you can try some of the family-friendly and gourmet restaurants in the town. While you’re in Thuir, have a sample of Pernod while taking a look to the largest oak vat in the world which you can see at Les Caves Byrrh.

For another quaint town nearby, try the fortified village of Castelnou that hides a maze of cobbled streets, artisan workshops and restaurants behind its stone ramparts.

Further afield

History buffs, if you’re intrigued by the myths surrounding the Holy Grail, this region of France is jam-packed with historic castles, ruins and sites linked to the crusades and the Cathars. Try the mountain top fortress of Peyrepertuse, the largest of the ‘Five Castles of Carcassonne’, for a flavour of medieval history.

If you prefer beaches to history, a forty minute drive, passing through the beautiful cathedral town of Elne, will bring you to miles and miles of the white sand beaches of Cote Vermeille. The kids will love Aqualand waterpark at Saint-Cyprien while the whole family will enjoy the resort of Canet Plage with its expansive beach, watersports marina and Canet en Roussillon Nature Reserve waiting to be explored.Alternatively, seek out the quiet coves and beautiful fishing towns of Collioure, Port Vendres and Banyuls closer to the Spanish border.

Just sixteen minutes from Canet Plage and twenty minutes from your holiday home at Le Mas, is the pretty town of Perpignan, with two rivers flowing through it. A good place for a stroll or take the kids bowling or the cinema should it be a rare rainy day. For more high-octane action for older kids, try to the Go Karting track at Rivesaltes, the biggest in Europe.

If mountains are more your thing, the Pyrenees are just a short drive away. Meander through beautiful mountain towns with spectacular views, stopping off at 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.

In winter, you can try the ski resorts of Font Romeu or Pyranees 2000, or in the warmer months, older kids and teens will love to give white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and mountaineering a go. For a more gentle adventure, try catching the famous ‘Yellow Train’ from the fortified town of Villefranche-de-Conflent for spectacular mountain views or visit the largest grotto in Europe - Les Grandes Canalettes – with incredible stalagmites, earning it the name of ‘the underground Versailles of the Pyranees’.

One thing you’ll notice as you travel around the region is the mix of Spanish and French culture that is peculiar to this formerly Spanish area, known as Catalan country. But if you would like to really contrast the two countries, why not cross the border into Spain, just twenty minutes from Thuir. Head straight for the sights of Barcelona (two hours drive) or try the home of Salvidor Dali – Figueres (fifty minutes) – or the sandy beaches of Roses (just over an hour). In fact, if you fly into Girona you can see some of Spain as you make your way to France....and you’ll probably get cheaper car hire too.

Before booking, please read the following Supplier Terms which apply to this property and our Agency Terms and Conditions.

Supplier Booking & Cancellation Terms for this property (for bookings made from 1st September 2020):

  • £99 deposit per booking
  • Balance due 4 weeks before departure
  • Make date changes with no charge up to 4 weeks before departure
  • Deposit and Balance payments are non-refundable
  • 100% refund if Covid-19 means if your accommodation cannot be provided, or FCO restrictions mean you cannot travel (terms apply – click here)

Supplier Booking & Cancellation Terms for this property (for bookings made on or before 31st August 2020):

  • 30% deposit per booking
  • Balance due 10 weeks before departure
  • Date changes subject to Supplier approval & £50 administration fee
  • Deposit and Balance payments are non-refundable

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 6, plus an infant in a cot in 3 bedrooms.

Price Includes:

  • All TOTS Essential Kit items
  • Linen, towels, mid stay clean & change of linen for bookings of two weeks or more, standard end of stay clean, electricity and heating
  • Welcome pack
  • Wi-Fi

Swimming Pool:

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

Security Deposit:

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.

Driving From Transfer Carrier
Girona–Costa Brava Airport 1 hour 10 minutes Company Logo Image
Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport 1 hour 15 minutes Company Logo Image
Carcassonne Airport 1 hour 15 minutes Company Logo Image
Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport 25 minutes Company Logo Image
Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport 25 minutes Company Logo Image
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