3 bedroom, 2 bathroom , kitchen,open plan lounge/ dining room with log fire
About Claire Norfolk
I live in the UK with my husband and three children. We love France and spent our honeymoon in The Ardeche, Auverne and Dordogne. Over the years we have spent many holidays enjoying France and the French cuisine.
Claire Norfolk purchased this House in 2013
Why Claire Norfolk chose Saint-André
Our goal was to buy a place in the south of France and after visiting Argeles a couple of years ago we discovered what a great area it is. Close to the Spanish border, the Pyrennees where we can go skiing in the winter, and beaches within a ten minute drive. We found our house in Saint Andre in September 2012. What we loved about the house was the traditional style with olive green shutters. It was sunny, bright and spacious.It was set in a quiet courtyard which was important for us where we can sit outside on a warm balmy evening and enjoy a glass of wine .
What makes this House unique
The property is close to all the local amenities.We loved the fact that you can walk into the village in the morning to buy your croissants and baguettes. There is a traditional restaurant in the village for those evenings where you don't feel like cooking. It also has a takeaway pizzeria where pizzas are baked in a stone baked oven. Plenty of choice of local restaurants serving traditional French food. You can either eat out at the local port of Argeles or visit Collioure which is famous for it's anchovies and sea food. There are many festivals and Fetes during the summer months. The times these are held can be found at the local tourist information office.
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Stay too short!
We stayed just the one night in this lovely house on our way back to the UK from Spain. It’s such a shame I would have loved to stay longer and explore the pretty village and the surrounding area more.
The house was clean, well looked after and comfortable. Larger than I expected too. The bed was very comfortable and everything we needed in the house for our albeit brief stay was available.
I’m sure we’ll be back but for longer next time I hope.
Thank you for your comments. I certainly hope that you stay longer next time.
Lovely homely house
We stayed in Mas Tull for 9 days in September. The house is spacious and tastefully decorated with high quality furniture and accessories. The village of St Andre is a 5 minute walk for bakery, restaurant/bars. 25 minute drive from Perpignan airport. Lots ofor lovely villages to visit nearby and 10 minutes from the fabulous beach at Argeles sur Mer. Girona or Figueres in spain are also a possibility to visit
Claire is a fabulous host, she is very thoughtful and more than helpful if you have any problems.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the property for a relaxing, centrally located holiday home. Looking forward to visiting again.
It was such a pleasure hosting both you and Stefan .
I am so pleased that you were able to explore this beautiful part of France .
I try to make sure my guests have a wonderful holiday .
I certainly hope you both will visit again .
Cosy holiday home in a great location
The property matched the description provided and was a good base from which to explore the local area. It is well located for access to some beautiful beaches, the Pyrenees and the historic town of Carcassonne. The owner was helpful and provided good customer service.
The house is situated in a great location to explore this beautiful part of France
Clean, tidy, well-equipped house in good location
The house was exactly as described on the website. It was spotlessly clean on our arrival. The manager was able to come to our aid straight away when we had an issue accessing the property and the owner was very attentive in making our stay as pleasant and interesting as possible.
Saint Andre is a good location, with village amenities but also close to several supermarkets. We found the coast very busy, but hardly surprising given it was peak season. We liked the beach at Plage de la Marenda, which had a big car park, toilets, showers, a cafe and place to rent pedalos, as well as reasonable sand for sandcastles. We also liked the lakes at St Joan Pla de Cortes, where you could also rent pedalos and there was a tele ski, an overhead contraption which towed around water skiers.
It was quite easy to get into the hills and there are some great walks within easy reach. We loved one from Le Perthus which was right on the border with Spain, and took in both Roman ruins and a fort. We bought a walk guide from the Tourist Information Office in Ceret (in French) and also a book from the 'Sentiers d"Emilie' series (also in French), which are aimed at families. We also had the FFRP book for the region (again in French).
In an ideal world, we would have loved air conditioning (although the fans were welcome), and also a bigger fridge with proper freezer.
Thank you for your lovely comments. The house is in a great location to explore the Langedoc Rousiilon area. We also have enjoyed many walks that have led to some great restaurants for lunch.
I am pleased that Adam made use of one of the bikes and found some great cycle routes.
We did find that if we close the shutters during the day that keeps out the heat in the hot summer months and put the fans on at night to remain cool.
We will look into buying a larger fridge with a bigger freezer compartment.
You were wonderful guests and hope you return again.
The house is set in a beautiful part of Languedoc, in the picturesque and unspoilt small town of Saint-André. The house itself is very comfortable and well-equipped, including fans everywhere to keep you cool. It is very quiet at night, and the beds were wonderfully comfortable.
There are lots of interesting locations and sights nearby, including a never-ending array of towns and villages with interesting history. Perpignan and Collioure are big-ticket destinations, but smaller places like Elne or Laroque are equally interesting. Spanish Catalonia is also easy to reach.
I would thoroughly recommend Mas Tuilleries, and Claire Norfolk is the perfect owner, with helpful advice and support.
Ferdinand and his family were perfect guests . The gift of wine from Valmy was a wonderful surprise .
Perfect base for exploring Languedoc region
A beautiful traditional house on the edge of the village of St Andre, with the beaches of Argeles-sur-mer just 10 mins drive away. Easy access to explore this area of France and even to venture into Spain. Claire has equipped the house with everything you need for a comfortable stay and the village offers a boulangerie, tapas bar, etc. all within walking distance.
Thank you for your comments.
It is the perfect base to explore this perfect part of France .
Fabulous choice of beaches all just a 10- 20 minute drive away; Argeles, which boasts 15 kilometres of sand and has a back drop of the mountains where several beach cafes serve delicious Mediterranean food at very reasonable prices. The beach at Racou is a cycle ride away, has a great beachside café where we regularly go for lunch.
Saint Cyprien and Plage Nord are less crowded beaches and very popular with families during the summer months.
Perpignan Airport 30 minute drive
Gerona Airport 40 minute drive
Barcelona airport 1 hour 30 minute drive
5 minute walk into Saint Andre
Argeles port where you will find street side cafes and restaurants 10 minute drive.
Collioure an idyllic place on a rocky coastline is 20 minute drive
Jonquerra, Spain - 15 minutes
Barcelona 1 hour and 20 minutes
Le Clerc 5 minute drive
Carrefour 7 minute drive
Chemist 3 minute walk
Cashpoint 5 minute walk
Tennis courts 10 minute walk