Set in just under an acre, Mas Mimosa benefits from being in the rural outskirts of Perpignan but only a 20 min walk through the pretty park to the beautiful & historic city, with all its delightful bars and restaurants to sample. Just a 10 minute drive are the glorious sandy beaches by the safe non-tidal Mediterranean sea.
The Old Barn and Le Cerisier are gites attached to our 150 year old Catalan Mas. They are stone built and have exposed beams & rafters. Open plan lounge/dining room areas with fireplaces, comfy sofas, TV, DVD stereo/cd player. Fully equipped kitchens to cater for your every need.
Why not rent both and bring extended families, total capacity would be 12 plus a baby.
Outside there is private terrace space for each, with hand built traditional Catalan BBQ, table,chairs and parasol.. Beautiful mature gardens with swings/slide/seesaw, & a giant Jenga, safe & secluded from the road. Tables & chairs are provided here & there amid the trees for you to chill out. The terraces and gardens are lit up at night for al fresco dining in the warm evenings.
Shady peaceful summer kitchen with double french doors opening to poolside, with BBQ, fridge, & utility room with sink, shower, toilet & washing machine for use of all guests.
The stunning secluded 13.5m x 6m pool, private for occupants of the Mas, is family orientated, with perimeter overflow & roman steps. The segregated toddler pool is only 40cm deep and enables little ones to get in & out on their own, encouraging confidence in the water. Huge relaxing decking area with sunbeds, parasols, tables & chairs , security gate & fence. We use a salt disinfection system, kind to skin and eyes, no chlorine smell or taste. Red squirrels & birds come & drink from the pool. The peaceful secluded gardens are a haven to many species of birds, including exotic Hoopoes from Africa.
Mas Mimosa is a wonderful base to explore the Languedoc Roussillon region with all it has to offer. Stunning chateaux with vineyards & wine-tasting. Towns steeped in history with wonderful architecture, Carcassonne, Castelnou, & Ceret to name a few, Ceret has a wonderful market on Saturday morning.
There are markets most days in the numerous squares; we have a flea market every Sunday on the outskirts of Perpignan either a 15 walk or a 2 minute drive. They sell an eclectic mix of clothes, antiques & some wonderful fabrics & curtains. In Place Cassanyes in another part of the city, about a 20 minute walk, every day is an Arab market; the best day to visit is a Sunday morning when the stalls spill out over the streets. They also sell an eclectic mix but this includes food, wine, herbs & spices, all which smell wonderful. Treat yourself to spit roast chicken or home-made couscous, paella or a local speciality ‘boles du picolat’ (meatballs in sauce).
In July & August Perpignan hosts 'Les Jeudis' free Thursday evening festivals, street theatre , dance & acrobats, whereby the city is filled with people meandering around in the warm night air.
Perpignan is full of shops,restaurants & cafes, Canet plage 10 mins drive, has many bars & restaurants, & in the summer beach bars are set up.
Many nearby towns were visited and painted by famous artists, such as Picasso, Dali & Matisse. Perpignan, Ceret & Collioure both have museums & art galleries. The Cathar castles are fascinating to visit.
Perpignan was declared ' the centre of the universe' by Dali, after whom the train station is named.
Spain with its border of duty free shops is 25 mins away, Figueres with the Dali museum , an hour,
Barcelona with the amazing Sagrada Familia is 2 hours away.
In the peak season Ryanair has flights into Perpignan airport every day, this changes in mid season and varies year to year.. They also serve Carcassonne & Bezier airports. Girona (Barcelona) airport 1 hour drive from Perpignan. From here there is a link to Perpignan via a bus service. The rail network links Perpignan to Girona , Figueres and Barcelona.
other airlines are flybe from Southampton, Aer Lingus - Dublin, Flybe/Stobartair from Southend Essex