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  • Quiet and peaceful rustic cottage in a beautiful setting with private pool
    5 of 5

    Spent a lovely week in this peaceful period cottage. Very quiet setting with far reaching private views across a lovely forested valley and many hills with the impressive mount Canigou range in the distance. The pool is completely private and not overlooked, but with unparalleled views across the valley and the mountains. The pool is large, clean and well maintained, with plenty of space around to lounge in sun or shade. Owners had pool noodles and other fun toys to use in the pool. The cottage itself is very spacious, clean and tidy. Looks recently modernized, but has been tastefully renovated to keep period features and rustic charm. All rooms are a good size, with all facilities in the large kitchen. Patio doors lead out onto a private patio overlooking the pool and valley. There are 3 large terraces to explore and local walks amongst the woods, washing machine is in the basement in a wash room with plenty of hanging space to dry clothes. Owners are very nice and helpful, live in the house next door, but the cottage is very private and not really overlooked. The owners are discrete and available if needed for advice on the local area or facilities. The area offers lots to see and do, but a car hire is a must. Roads seem narrow at first, but plenty of passing areas, and very little traffic. Routes are all picturesque, and more to stop and see than you can fit in a week! Took a day trip to Mount Carlit, road trip was fantastic and walk up the mountain amazing. Lots of gorgeous French towns and villages with historic buildings to explore and high Abbeys and Castles galore within a reasonable drive. Highly recommended for someone looking for peaceful tranquility in lovely countryside within reach of modern facilities and shopping.

    Stayed: Aug 2018
  • Lovely villa
    5 of 5

    The villa was lovely, well maintained and equipped and very clean. Lots of information supplied by Angela in advance. The villa had everything we needed for a great family holiday. We stayed for 2 weeks as a family of 4 with 4 additional family members joining for the second week. Plenty of space for all. The property in in lovely gardens and has a brilliant pool area so whether you want sun or shade you are spoiled for choice. The villa is a little further from Arles than we'd understood but proved to be a decent morning run or cycle to the town for the bakery run. Arles itself seemed typically french - quiet! The few restaurants in Arles did not seem appealing so we headed to nearby Amelie les Bains where there was more choice and a nice square of cafes. The scenery is stunning and there were enough activities to keep restless teenage boys happy. Local Gorges de la Fer is a nice cooling walk for a hot afternoon and an easy walk from the villa. We did Canyoning from Ceret with Oxygen Adventure which was brilliant. Also recommend Buggy Ride 66 further away in Ille-sur-Têt - Amazing tracks and views, a great way to see the area. We also ventured further away to Les Angles to use the gondola uplift for mountain biking - great fun but brutal. Plenty of bike hire shops saves breaking your own. After a lot of searching we did find some local marked rides from Arles (search Sud Canigou VTT) which were brilliant. Would certainly recommend the villa.

    Stayed: Aug 2018
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