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Steve Valentine

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french

Spacious Farmhouse in 65 Acres Big Private Pool In The Foothills of the Pyrenees

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Vallespir Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom Restored Farmhouse near Ceret, Languedoc Roussillon - Very Tranquil Location 15 Mins From Ceret & Amelie Les Bains & 45 Mins From The Med

In the foothills of the Pyrenees in a sunny wooded valley, 1 kilometre down a cul de sac track leading to a few other houses, Mas Nialgue is a completely restored centuries old Catalan Mas, set in 65 acres of mature woodland and meadows leading down to a small river. Whilst offering complete tranquillity and surrounded by nature, the property is only 15 minutes drive from the popular towns of Ceret and Amelie Les Bains, with art galleries, spas, restaurants, supermarkets and all necessary facilities. The house is perfectly situated to explore both the Pyrenees, with Cathar castles and medieval villages steeped in history, mountain walks, vineyards, markets, wild flowers, birds and cycling, Mountain Biking and the Mediterranean coast, with the beautiful and historic port of Collioure 45 minutes away, and the Spanish border 30 minutes drive. There are also lakes to swim in locally and horse riding nearby.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Valentine (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Steve Valentine

I now live permanently at Mas Nialgue with my dog Bullet when it is not let and love the area and all it has to offer - the mountains, the Med, Spain and France. There is always something lively going on nearby, but it is also great to return to the peace and quiet that the Valley and Mas Nialgue offer. I like sharing this with others and letting clients enjoy a taste of the fantastic life that I am so lucky to live.

Steve Valentine purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Steve Valentine chose Vallespir

Mas Nialgue is very spacious and enjoys complete peace and quiet in the middle of the forest. That said it is only 15 minutes from all facilities, so you don't have to drive hours to get that forgotten item of shopping!

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘Just want to say thanks for letting us stay at your lovely house. We had a really great holiday. The house and area were so perfect for us all and gave us the peace and tranquillity we all needed. However we were near enough to Ceret and the coast for some fun days out. Again many thanks on behalf of the Stewart and Seaman families.'

'We would definitely like to use your home again and will recommend it to friends. Had a superb week and loved the area. However did you find such a lovely place?' LF
Apr 2011
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
La Clavelle
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Domaine De Falgos
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Can Fouste
Nearest Ski
1.5 Kilometres
Font Romeu
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can arrange

Walking or hiking (available on the doorstep!)

Horse Riding (facilities 5 minutes away by car)

Mountain Biking or VTT (in the grounds, see video clip on website)

Rock Climbing or Mountaineering

Birdwatching for owls, ospreys, golden orioles etc (available in the garden and grounds)




Golf (Mountain or Seaside)


Ultra Light Aircraft flights along the coast

Jet skiing on the lake at St Jean Pla De Corts

There is plenty of safe storage for your specialist equipment!

Art Holidays

The area is famous for its special light and Ceret is well known for its links with modern art, having been home to many famous artists over the years. Mas Nialgue welcomes art lovers and artists, whether painting in the grounds or nearby.

Forest Retreats

Situated in the middle of the woods and surrounded by nature, Mas Nialgue is ideal for forest or yoga retreats, qualified yoga teacher available.


The French Mediterranean coast is 45 minutes by car (Canet Plage, Collioure etc) and the Costa Brava is 1.5 hours drive.


The property is conveniently located 45 minutes from Perpignan airport, 1 hour 30 minutes from Carcassonne airport, and 1 hour 15 minutes from Gerona airport in Spain, offering a wide range of travel options from various destinations. Barcelona, Toulouse and Montpelier are all 2 hours drive. Use of a car is essential and car hire is cheaper if you fly to Spain.

Further Details:

There is an adventure park offering a wide variety of outdoor activities at Amelie Les Bains and a good choice of supermarkets, restaurants and banks in the nearby towns of Ceret & Amelie Les Bains, both 15 minutes drive.


Rates & Availability

Ceret Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jul 3 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 18 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 2 2016 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $663

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday only in July/August due to other commitments of the caretakers, otherwise can be flexible, arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am to allow time for cleaning.

Notes on prices:
An additional charge based on gas used will be made for winter rentals when central heating is used.

Bed and breakfast may also be available when the house is not let, cost £60.00 per room per night, contact owner for further details.

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Vallespir Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Upstairs are 1 shower room with toilet and 1 bathroom with twin sinks and separate toilet. Downstairs is a toilet and washroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 & 2 are Kingsize. Bedrooms 3,4 & 5 have twin 3ft single beds. 3 of the bedrooms have large built in storage and fans are provided in all rooms. An antique cot and highchair are available for babies but please bring your own bedding.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Outside there are several lawns and terraces including a covered terrace for outside dining with table tennis table, a 12x6 metre private swimming pool with diving board and sun loungers. The pool is covered and not in use from October until the beginning of May. Built in plate type gas barbecue. There is outside parking for several cars securely behind electric gates. All in 65 acres of mature woodland with a small river. Apart from two neighbouring houses invisible through the trees, the next is a further kilometre away. Utility Room: A washing machine, iron and ironing board are provided in a utility cupboard upstairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath, pool and face towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned and linen changed weekly. Other: There is a large hall with desk, chair and wireless internet access.

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