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Luxury Eco-Lodge in the Eastern Pyrenees

Bedrooms 8
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Recharge your modern life batteries here on our peaceful mountain

As you drive up our private mountain road you wonder what can possibly be at the end. As you open out onto the plateau you are rewarded as Can Rigall comes into view. A beautiful restored Catalan mas, fusing the traditional features of a three hundred year old mountain farmhouse with Norwegian industrial design.

Our road is 6km long and leaves from Arles-sur Tech. It is fully tarmacked and although narrow in places it is not at all vertiginous. We are the only house at the end of the road so there is very little traffic.

We have 8 Bedrooms sleeping 18 adults or children-

Inside the main house-

The master bedroom - double or twin - en suite shower room

1 large double room - en suite shower room

2 double or twin rooms - en suite shower room

2 double or twin rooms - sharing a shower room up their own private staircase

Part of the main house but access from outside-

2 triple rooms - twin plus single or double plus single - en suite shower room (these rooms have ladder stairs and are not advised for the elderly, those with reduced mobility or those planning to consume a copious amount of wine.

Possibility to also put a child bed in two largest rooms

There are several places to eat together depending on the time of day, sun etc-

The long dining table in the kitchen seats 18

There are three tables on the outdoor terrace that can be configured how and where you like

There is also a long table on the loggia (shown in the photos)

We have the pool, 22m long on one side. The other side is built up with banks to lounge about on. The deepest point is in the middle where it is possible to dive off the rock (see photo) at each end it is about 1m20 and there are wide steps to enter and leave. The pool is protected by a security alarm when not in use. Children must be supervised.

We have a large boule or petanque pitch in front of the house.

We have 6 adult mountain bikes for loan.

There is endless hiking here right from the front door and we can advise on routes according to time, effort, fitness etc.

For shopping - there is a Spar in the local village and a big Intermarché on the main road between Le Boulou and Céret for 'the big shop'

If you want to leave Can Rigall our region is full of wonderful places to visit-

Le Racou is our nearest beach, just one hour away if you want a dip in the Mediterranean.

Arles-sur-Tech has a beautiful abbey and cloister and the 'miracle' of Sainte Tombe.

There is also an artists collective - Les Moulins des Arts where local arts and crafts can be bought.

Céret is a beautiful tourist town, and is great for eating or having a drink on the terraces - during the summer months the sound of jazz often comes from pavement musicians.

For children we recommend Les Gorges de la Fou. Follow a suspended trail for 1.7km through the narrowest gorge in the world! Also the fortress at Prats de Mollo where during summer months there is always 'un spectacle'. Usually this is a costume drama involving cannon-fire, sword fighting, birds of prey and horsemanship. Very exciting!

If you are interested in local specialities we can tell you where to buy the best local produce. Rousquilles, the local lemon cake, were invented in our local bakery and on feast days there is often a queue out of their door!

You won't want to leave Can Rigall often, but tell us what you feel like doing and we'll tell you the best places to go!

More Details

Sharon Morgan
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Sharon Morgan

We live in the outbuildings and take care of Can Rigall all year around. We have a small flock of sheep here to remind us that Can Rigall was always a farm before it was abandoned in the 1950's and rebuilt by the Norwegian owner to its current splendour. We also have chickens to supply the house with fresh eggs daily and of course our dogs and cats. We love our life on the mountain and we are passionate about sharing Can Rigall and our beautiful region with our guests.

Why Sharon Morgan chose Arles

Can Rigall is a very special place. After a few days the very unique atmosphere and the calm and peace of the mountain and surrounding nature seeps into you and you really won't want to leave. It's not just another house to have a holiday in, Can Rigall has a personality of its own and your stay here will become a very special memory. We have seen so many people fall in love with our mountain, if you stay here you too will find yourself talking about Can Rigall as if it is an entity unto its own!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Can Rigall is a very large house which comfortably sleeps 18 people. Here there is no need to pull out sofa beds and have suitcases lying around - everyone gets a real bedroom.

We are ideal for nature lovers and hikers, and here you can hike all day without having to leave the house in a car - the hiking routes start from our gates! The house is completely autonmous in terms of energy and water and all is produced or comes from our land. The property is 138 hectares so there is a lot of mountain to explore! We have seen all kinds of groups pass wonderful holidays here - perhaps 3 or 4 families with children- Can Rigall is perfect for taking children out of the modern world and letting them reconnect with animals and nature. The simplicity of collecting the eggs from the chickens in the morning can be a wonderful memory! We also often host large groups of older adults too, perhaps friends that holiday together regularly or that have a common interest in hiking and the outdoors. People come here for a more spiritual retreat from hectic lifestyles, to do yoga and relax, or sometimes just to have the company of good friends and eat fresh local produce and drink good locally made wine - or sometimes both are combined!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Arles in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Eco-Lodge in the Eastern Pyrenees
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

You will love it!

  • 5 of 5

We have been in Can Rigall in early July 2018 with a group of 20 persons, 10 adults and 10 children. All of us loved the house with its unique architecture, warm atmosphere, comprehensive kitchen equipment, excellent towels and bed linen and very comfortable beds. Outside the scenery is awesome. You can do extensive walks, mountain biking, boules and so much more. The pool is great. Children played most of the time outside and had great fun. The valley offers a couple of fetching attractions. Can Rigall is certainly a place which will remain in your mind and to which you wish to come back to.

Many thanks to Sharon and the owner for this wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Can Rigall for your holiday. We hope to see you here on our mountain again soon.
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Comme la première fois ..

  • 5 of 5

Extraordinaire .. cet endroit est magique . Merci au propriétaire de nous faire partager sa demeure , cette maison et ce lieu ont une âme . cet endroit respire la sérénité .

Nous avons passés un super WE .. tout mes amis on énormément appréciés ce lieu ..

Et l’accueil de Sharon , toujours disponible et avec le sourire....

Vraiment merci à vous de nous faire partager ce lieu magique.


  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Rien a redire! Le lieu est à l'image des photos à savoir magnifique et l'accueil de Sharon est au top.

A faire sans hésiter

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
54 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Nearest Train
48 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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