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UNIQUE RURAL RETREAT IN OWN VALLEY WITH POOL, ONLY 1HR TO BEACHES

Simon Williams

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Simon Williams

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2014
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UNIQUE RURAL RETREAT IN OWN VALLEY WITH POOL, ONLY 1HR TO BEACHES

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Montferrer - Can Llouquette: farmhouse

Very peaceful rural location, 30 miles from the Mediterranean

Can Llouquette is a recently renovated Catalan Mas (farmhouse).

We cater for couples or families in beautiful self-catered accommodation set in 11 acres of forest and garden with it's own stream. Relax by the pool, stroll around the garden, down by the stream, or simply find your own nook and cranny to enjoy the peace and quiet in a hammock.

Can Llouquette is set in an idyllic location in the Eastern Pyrenees. We are in the most southerly valley in France, an area of outstanding natural beauty only thirty miles from the Mediterranean, very close to Spain and at the start of the Pyrenean mountain range.

What makes Can LLouquette extra special is that it is set in its own little valley; is extremely private with no houses or roads in view or earshot and has acres of meadows, forest and stream for you to enjoy. Yet the local bakery is only 3 mins away and market towns are only 15 mins away.

We have three properties for rental, La Bergerie (for four people), Le Pommier (for two people) and L'Atelier (for four to six people).

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse L'Atelier, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

L'Atelier is suitable for four adults + two children. As the rooms are spacious and easily accommodate one extra single bed each, L'Atelier can also accommodate six adults. It has two bedrooms both with a double bed and en-suite bathroom. Both rooms will also accommodate cots or an extra single bed. L'Atelier has a dining room with a fully equipped open plan kitchen/lounge at approx 40m2. Outside there is a private terrace of approx. 30 sq meters, from where you can hear the fountain. It has a picnic table for dining al fresco. There is also another private outside space - a small walled garden with picnic table under beech trees. Washing facilities are available in the utility room adjacent to the Farmhouse.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Simon Williams (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2014

About Simon Williams

Ashley is a trained classical singer who performs and teaches.

Simon is a lapsed anthroplogist who has a web agency.

Sophia is busy just having fun!

Simon Williams purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Simon Williams chose Montferrer

We searched for years for a property with land and a river with several outbuildings. After two years of circumnavigating Canigou on the French / Spanish border we found this place and fell in love. It is tucked away in its own valley, and feels safe and secluded.

What makes this farmhouse unique

You can see the stars at night and listen to owls. There is no light pollution, no noise from roads and no neighbours. Listening to the stream, birds and butterflies it was hard not to fall in love with the tranquility of the place. And the air quality is wonderful, it is a joy to breathe the night-time air!

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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L'Atelier
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
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L'Atelier
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416864
-+33 468891664
Montferrer Vallespir
St Albans, UK
5

Wonderful holiday, couldn't be happier.

Wonderful holiday, couldn't be happier.
  • 5 out of 5
Can Llouquette took longer to get to from Beziers airport than expected, and we arrived late at night. It seems very remote on first visit and after dark, but once you get to know the roads and get a feel for the place, the ten minutes or so to Montferrer or Prats doesn't seem too far. The track down to the cottages is very rough and when we arrived in a dark distant forest tired and hungry we couldn't have been happier with the warm welcome and the beautiful accommodation. The offer of a carafe of wine was most welcome, and we were so pleased that Ashley had put a travel cot in the spare room for our youngest, and a chest of toys for him, so thoughtful. The beds were comfortable, the cottage was cosy, and the view from the cottage in the morning was just amazing.

The owners were very helpful and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble, and although we saw them around during the day they were not at all intrusive and really very lovely people.

The pool was too cold to swim in comfortably in May, but no doubt will be fabulous later in the year. It's really a very lovely part of the world and I genuinely think we will return sometime. We would happily have stayed much longer than the week had our schedule allowed.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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L'Atelier
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416864
-+33 468891664
Montferrer Vallespir
5

Restful and remote location with lovely pool

  • 5 out of 5
Can Llouquette is such a beautiful & restful place to spend a holiday. Simon & Ashley are very welcoming, the location is stunning and if you ever get bored of lying beside the immaculate pool watching the myriad butterflies (which I didn't) there are lots of things to do in the surrounding area, including driving into Spain for lunch, or hurtling down a mountain zip-wire. Prats de Mollo, the nearest town, is very pretty. Our accommodation, L'Atelier, was very spacious - we were a family of 4 - and well-equipped with a huge kitchen/living area and 2 en suite shower rooms. The mountain location means that it's cool during the night and early morning. My sons (11 & 9) loved the pool and Simon & Ashley were very tolerant of their sudden penchant for evening swims! A week wasn't long enough to properly explore the grounds, which include a long riverside walk and plunge pools, as well as hammocks. It is rare on holiday that I feel I could stay longer but this was one of those rare times.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
L'Atelier
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416864
-+33 468891664
Montferrer Vallespir
5

Beautiful, peaceful, clean, butterflies, friendly

  • 5 out of 5
Our young family (4 & 6) recently spent one week at L’Atelier and we had a wonderful time.
Simon and Ashley are both well travelled and have worked hard to create an environment that is really lovely to stay at. This ranges from the smallest details within each property to the relaxed but thoughtful way they treat you during your stay. The properties all benefit from the pool and garden but residents can also wander around the rest of the grounds which are left fairly wild to attract an enormous number of butterflies.
The people in the nearby villages and towns were the friendliest French people that I have come across.
We followed our stay with a week at the beach which was a good balance for our family but our second property just could not meet the high standards set at Can Llouquette.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
L'Atelier
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416864
-+33 468891664
Montferrer Vallespir
5

Perfect ...

  • 5 out of 5
Our week in Can Llouquette stands out as the best family holiday in years. It's 7 months since we visited and still both our boys - then 7 and 9- talk about our week in the French Pyrenees as the absolute best. It's hard to your finger on why it is such a special place. It is beautiful and carefully thought-through without being precious, the bumpy drive invites you to switch off to the demands of normal life, the pool begs you to jump in. For our oldest the highlight was the arrival of the two new donkeys which he likes to think he personally tamed and meeting another boy of his age. For our youngest Sophia (owners' Ashley and Simon's daughter) was a big hit as was climbing his first ever mountain.

At Can Llouquette there is no pressure to socialise. It really is a case of 'make it up as you go along' and Simon and Ashley strike just the right balance of hospitality and warmth and knowing when to leave you to your holiday. What a find! If we didn't have to go to Portugal for a family party this summer, this is where we would be again in August 2013.
  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
L'Atelier
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416864
-+33 468891664
Montferrer Vallespir
5

A week in the mountains away from it all

  • 5 out of 5
We enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing week. Utter peace, warm weather and a charming location. Plenty to see and do within half an hour's drive, remarkable walking around the Canigou and truly welcoming hosts.
The Atelier is cleverly set out with two en suite bedrooms at either end of the main living area. Barbecue on the patio and swimming pool a few paces away. We didn't spend enough time in the garden and exploring the property; the butterflies were quite wonderful.
Simon, Ashley and Sophia made wonderful hosts and their local knowledge and recommendations were all well judged. We certainly look forward to coming back. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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L'Atelier
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p416864
-+33 468891664
Montferrer Vallespir
Dorset, UK
5

Magical retreat in a little piece of paradise

  • 5 out of 5
Nothing could really do justice to the charm of this place!! It was characterful, scrupulously clean, beautifully maintained, and set up with all we could need. Everything has been created with great love, skill, imagination and total respect for the environment. The setting is quite magical and we came away feeling that Simon, our delightful host, had become a real friend: we were just sorry not to meet the rest of his family on this occasion. He was full of advice and warmly hospitable.
The nearby village is delightful, with a real sense of community, and this area of the Pyrenees is magnificent, ideal for walking and outdoor pursuits. There is spectacular hair-bend driving in all directions, especially over into Spain, and thick mixed woodland which looked particularly lovely in the Spring, with the luminous cherry blossom everywhere and ethereal silver birch.
Other reviews have covered the wealth of places to visit , enough to provide a for a richly varied holiday. Our own favourites were the colourful seaside resort of Colliours and the spectacular setting of the Priory at Serrabone. Drives to such places were quite long, but were a real pleasure in themselves.
If you are looking for a remote hide-away in a magical place with delightful people and every comfort, this is the place to come, and you will almost certainly want to return!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Montferrer
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Domaine de Falgos
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Diamant Noir, Montferrer
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Setcases
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Collioure
Car: necessary

We are in the Vallespir Valley of the Pyrénées Orientales, on the outskirts of the village of Montferrer. This is the southern-most region in France and the sunniest, averaging over 300 days per year.

At the heart of the region is Mount Canigou dominating the horizon from almost every vantage point.

The planes undulate with vineyards laid out before the impressive mountains. The higher valleys are covered with oak, ash, beech and chestnut. The views are exceptional, the roads ‘untroubled’, and the weather very agreeable.

There are no properties overlooking us, no busy roads, no light pollution, just perfect peace. The nearest market town is Prats de Mollo at 15mins.

The nearby French and Spanish Mediterranean coast has many long beaches and secluded coves: Argeles, Collioure, Roses and Cadaques.

Perpignan at 1hr is the capital and other famous cities and market towns within reach include: Ceret, Figueras, Carcassone, Montpellier, Girona, Besalu and Camprodon.

Other Activities: Cuisine, wine tasting, sight seeing, Spain, Vallespir Rally, spas, watersports.

Golf: There are some outstanding courses not far from the house. The two closest courses are Domaine de Falgos and Camprodon (over the border in Spain).

The closest of the two is the stunning 18-hole course at Domaine de Falgos.

Established in 1991, it is a Par 70 of 5044 mt, where you'll also enjoy an exceptional panorama: the snows of Canigou and blue of the Mediterranean.

The Camprodon Golf Club boasts a 9-hole course located in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Camprodon Valley.

The club has made the most of the natural course of the River Tortell which cuts across many of the holes: meaning that skill, strategy and focus are required.

Golf de Falgos (30 mins away)

Domaine de Falgos

66260 Saint Laurent de Cerdans

Tel +33 (0)4 68 39 51 42

www.falgos.com

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Rates & Availability

From €490 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Montferrer, Vallespir

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1 Nov 2014 - 6 Feb 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€490
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €250
Stay tax €0.3 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 11 years.
Notes Please Note: we have four gites, the above rates are based on 4 Adults and 2 Children, please inquire about possibilities for less people.

Our swimming pool is open from May to end of September.

A shopping service is available for your arrival day, please ask if required.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Montferrer in Vallespir

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Cots can be provided at no extra cost. High chairs also.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please visit our website (www.can-llouquette.com), to seem more pictures of our Gîtes and read the many positive reviews we have received over the years.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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