Charming Catalan cottage. Property has been fully renovated with new kitchen and bathrooms. There are radiators in some of the rooms and an open fireplace makes it cosy in Winter. It is an unusual house with separate quarters, which gives all occupants privacy. There is a private terrace which is not overlooked and can be accessed from the bedrooms and kitchen. The house is in a peaceful location, children can play safely in Rigarda the roads are so narrow vehicles can not travel fast. There is a prize winning boulangerie the delivers bread to Rigarda at 10.30 most mornings. There is a river running through Rigarda and by the river is a communal area with a barbacue.
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Jan 2019
I live in London and rent a flat in Colindale, its easy to get to work from there, I work for the NHS. I love coming to the Pyrenees I find its a great escape and decided to have a home there. One day I hope to live in it permanently.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Owner chose Rigarda
The cottage is in a pretty traditional catalan village, its off the beat and track, tucked away under the mountains.
What makes this Cottage unique
Its a peaceful location but only 30 minutes drive from the airport. It is located right in the centre of the Conflent Valley and is exactly between the mountains and the mediterranean sea. Its perfectly placed to enjoy everything, arts and history and the beaches run for miles. I also have a lake with a small beach just down the road.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Brilliant. A super stay tucked away in the pyrenean hills in a delightful village
Before we set off and in the months leading up to our break, I was very happy with the level of contact we had with the owners. Kay graciously and unsolicited provided plenty of details about the area, things to do and see and made some recommendations of what to do too.
We arrived on a blazing hot Saturday afternoon in August, on the slopes of the mountains. As we drove through the very narrow winding streets of Rigarda admiring the houses, we rounded a corner to a beautiful, peaceful, planted up paved area next to the house. We were impressed. The setting was superb, the house is sympathetically modernised but keeps features of the older house. It was immaculately clean throughout too. Every room has a bathroom to itself and we never felt in each others pockets. The kitchen was well equipped and had a good store of dry goods, tea and coffee for guests. Plenty of crockery and cooking equipment to help cater over the week. Washing and drying facilities too.
We spent some relaxing afternoons on the patio, enjoying meals and sunbathing.
The local area has plenty to visit, it is not too far from the coast and if you are willing to drive there is much to be explored locally. Villefranche De confluent is close and is also near an underground grotto. The grotto was wonderfully cool in the summer and very popular!
We also found the neighbours welcoming and spent an evening in conversation (in our rudimentary French) with them and the mayor, enjoying a beer.
A splendid place, as a base, to enjoy our holiday at. We would definitely come again.
Maison ancienne rénovée avec goût et tout le confort nécessaire.
Maison dans un joli petit village. Elle est très agréable à vivre, spacieuse et très propre. Nous étions 2 couples et 2 enfants, et chacun avait son indépendance. Très bon contact avec le propriétaire.
Ruhiges, gemütliches und komfortables Ferienhaus
Das Haus überrascht mit funktionaler und liebevoller Einrichtung. Der Kontakt zur Vermieterin war äußerst freundlich.
maison tres spacieuse et agreable
tout a été prévu pour notre arrivée ,épicerie de base,linge de lit et serviettes de bain, maison parfaite pour famille un grand merci à KAY, pour sa gentillesse et sa disponibilité