Mas Falgara

Banyuls sur Mer, Pyrénées-Orientales
+33 (0)6 82 15 41 47

A 1980s Catalan mas built in a traditional style, with garden and pool, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards near the Spanish border


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome

The Experience

Enter what appears to be a backdrop to the Knights Templar (and there is much evidence of their occupation in this area) with steel studs in the vast front door, wall lights fashioned as ‘flaming’ torches and a wrought-iron chandelier over the dining table. The sitting room is filled with antiques, a few books and has an open fireplace, but much of your time will be spent in the courtyard by the pool. Here you’ll find another big table for al fresco meals, a stone barbecue and, leading off it, a beautiful Mediterranean garden.

Bedrooms face the courtyard to remain cool, one of the terraces is shaded, and there are ‘secret’ places to read or doze in the shade of mature trees with the scent of lavender and mimosa wafting about. A basket of local produce is left for you which includes Banyuls liquor – a delicious apero.

You’re near to beaches, creeks and coves along the rocky coastline.

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We think you'll love

  • Having so much privacy, with only birds to look over you
  • Packing up a picnic and heading off to find a quiet cove for swimming
  • Exploring and shopping in Banyuls
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You should know

  • If you don't eat in it's a 5km trek to restaurants
  • The house, and garden are on quite a few different levels
  • The pool is open April - late September


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Until 12pm, or after 7pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Extra bed available in single room.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €357
Weekly price
from €2500
Damage deposit
1 House for 5
From €3573 beds3 bedrooms


As a lover of 'vieilles pierres' (old stones), as they say, I would be in heaven for a stay at Mas Falgara: the space, the tradition, the peace of the countryside yet close to the sea. This is a unique and very special place.

Sue, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're in the hills which form the tail-end of the Pyrenees - just before they plunge into the sea. Views are of swathes of olive groves, spruce and vineyards dotted with houses. The pass to the Spanish Costa Brava is just 30 minutes away and drops down into the Bay of Rosas. Banyuls has restaurants and tapas bars. Market days are Thursdays and Sundays and buses to Perpignan are frequent.


Karina & Kevin

Karina (an author) and Kevin (a musician) bought the house recently but also have a base in New Zealand. They retreat to the sanctuary of the mas when they need to recuperate from their busy lives. They are "very committed to living healthily, harmoniously, sustainably and creatively by exploring their human potential." The house is managed by Pascale who greets you and ensures all is well.