|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
A most attractive stone barn conversion with private pool, situated in the stunning Tet valley, in a quiet location on the outskirts of Eus, officially 'un des plus beaux village de France', one of the prettiest villages in France, the property enjoys one of the most beautiful views in the area, and is equipped and furnished to a very high standard with terracotta floors on all floors. This region of France enjoys the mildest climate in the country. Summers are hot and winters are mild. There are over 300 days a year of sunshine in the region. Even in the winter the sun can be quite warm, and temperatures rarely fall below freezing. The climate, geography and rich history of the area ensures that you will never be short of things to do.
All beds are provided with pillows, and duvets. Bed linen and towels are also included, pool toowels are supplied (please leave clean on departure). The bed linen and towels changed weekly The price also includes gas, water and electricity. The property enjoys full central heating (for the winter bookings),and there is a large log burning stove in the lounge.
A private and exclusive large 8m x 4m pool with Roman steps (available from 1st May - 31st October), set in a large, south facing, paved terrace with shrubs. Fully equipped with 5 sun loungers and 5 reclining chairs. There is also a gas BBQ and a table and chairs to seat 10 under the pergola especially for those 'al fresco' meals. Off-road parking for 3 cars.
This area is ideal for all kinds of holidays. There are miles of blue flag sandy beaches on the Mediterranean within 35 min. Inland there is wonderful walking countryside and stunning scenery. From the beginning of December to the end of March skiing is available at the resorts of Les Angles and Font Romeu, 55 min drive away, and tax-free shopping at Andorra within easy reach. There is a mountain lake with a sandy beach just 10 min from the property. This is safe for children as there is a lifeguard on duty; there is also a snack bar. The Pyrenees can also be explored from the famous Little Yellow Train, which runs from Villefranche de Conflent to Latour de Carol, where there is a restaurant nearby.
We had a lovely week in this fabulous property. It is a real 'get away from it all' place. The village of Eus rises above it and is a stunning back drop. The property is well equipped and the accommodation spacious. The pool and terrace are great with lots of natural shade! The area is beautiful with the beaches of the Mediterranean less than an hour away and the mountains rising all around, there is something for everyone! A real gem of a property.
I cannot recommend La Bergerie more highly, nor the assistance we received from the property's caretaker, Julie. After following the detailed directions we arrived at the house in Eus and were blown away by the stunning setting, with views across the valley and towards the mountains in one direction then up to the beautiful village above in the other. The house was incredibly well equipped for our party of four adults and five children, especially the kitchen that had every conceivable pot, utensil and modcon you could wish for. The pool was perfect and although not fenced off the alarm system gave us the peace of mind we needed with five children aged from 8 to 16 months. The location is fabulous, with a cafe bistrot and a fantastic tapas restaurant a short walk away up the hill. There is a hypermarket a very short drive away in Prades and lots of interesting places to visit nearby such as Villefranche and the Little Yellow Train. As a keen runner, I was spoilt for choice with the beautiful trails up and around the hills practically on the doorstep. We had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing break and with any luck will be returning in the future.
Incredible views met us on arrival at La Bergerie. To the north, the stunning village of Eus seems to tumble down the hillside towards La Bergerie. To the south and across the fertile Têt valley, Canigo rises to a magnificent 9,000 feet. We could even see the small glacier close to its summit.
La Bergerie is really well equipped and to a high standard. The pool alarm, the fire blanket & extinguisher and the smoke & CO alarms made me feel really safe. These were important to me as I have three very active girls. Touches like UK adapters in all rooms were welcome. I was really happy to find that ten pool towels were also provided – that was a first for me!
The TV and internet just worked. The girls were happy that they could watch UK television and Netflix when the sun was at its fiercest. Watching Mia and Me on Netflix was an unexpected bonus for the girls! The internet was fast and reliable.
The pool was clean and inviting with several pool toys available. The pool had been cleaned before we arrived and once during our stay. We had great difficulty getting the girls to get out of it – even to eat!
The region has lots to offer to a family. We visited the animal park at Casteil, the pool at Vernet les Bains (with slides, toys, etc), the water park at Les Argeles and the beautiful seaside village of Collioure. We also took a trip on the Petit Train Jaune to the ski stations in the High Pyrenees. My husband even babysat for one afternoon whilst I visited the spa at Moltig les Bains for a little pampering!
All in all we spent a fabulous week at La Bergerie and didn’t want to leave. The house is as described, very well equipped and everything worked. The region is a delight. It offers something for both adults and children. I would recommend La Bergerie without reservation.
After leaving the trunk roads behind, we drove for 20-30 minutes on deserted roads, through pretty countryside to find La Bergerie nestling invitingly into the hillside below the outstanding medieval village of Eus.
On entering, we were charmed by the rustic interior with exposed stone walls, beams and tiled floors. The location and the barn together immediately creating a feeling of ease and relaxation that simply got stronger day by day. The kitchen had everything we needed readily to hand and the open plan dining made for informality and togetherness. Beds were extremely comfortable and the showers had great pressure.
We loved having supper outside on the pool terrace with the lights of the village twinkling above us. Later, we lolled on squashy sofas and relished the luxury of being able to watch our favourite programmes on the full English TV service. What with that and the internet, it was all gain and no pain.
La Bergerie is perfectly placed for outings. More very interesting places than we could visit in two weeks, mostly within an hour's easy drive, and as before through traffic free beautiful scenery. I should not fail to mention the fantastic SuperU supermarket only a 10 minute drive away with absolutely every requirement catered for, including fresh French deli.
We didn't want to leave and can't wait to return.
Good morning from not so sunny Bearsden. Well where do I begin - Your house in Eus is absolutely beautiful, the views are amazing and it is such a perfect spot. We all had a wonderful time and I will send you some pictures we have taken of views of/from house. Boyd had a great (cycle) race the only day the weather was dull/raining. The temperatures in Eus were very hot, sunny every day, the breeze was most welcome. I jumped in the car at La Bergerie around 2pm and the temp was 52o -- I have never seen a car temperature that high. We have all come home relaxed, happy and full of wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing your delightful home was us.
We did unfortunately break 3 wines glasses apart from that all okay. The plants around the pool were very dry so I did give them a little water and all look much better. Hope that was okay.
Thanks again for the champagne it was a lovely thought and went down very well on the Saturday night.
We booked La Bergerie to celebrate my birthday. We love the region and were keen to include my elderly mother in our celebrations.
La Bergerie is well equipped – bedding, linen and kitchen equipment is all of a high standard and everything matched – even the coat hangers! The bed linen was 400 thread-count pure cotton – better than home! There was also a choice of duvets – summer, spring/autumn and winter weights. The kitchen was more like a home rather than a holiday let – quality small electrical equipment, adequate pans, gadgets and utensils. There was a Nespresso coffee maker, a combi-microwave/oven and a food processor – in addition to the dish washer, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The kitchen furniture is old but adequate. Little things like the plug adapters found in all rooms were a godsend!
The technology was also faultless. We had UK TV channels and an almost unlimited choice of music via the streaming service provided free-of-charge by the owner. This was in stark contrast to another property we rented in the PO last year – only French TV and a few dodgy movies! We used the owner’s free-of-charge VPN connection to watch programs on iPlayer and Netflix. He even helped us on phone to set things up when the suppliers’ documentation was difficult to follow.
Booking and administration was a dream. The documentation forwarded to us after booking and found in the house allowed us to enjoy Eus and the Pyrenees Orientales to the full.
We were warned that there would be an extra cleaning charge as we took our dog with us. This was waived and we thank the owner for recognising our cleaning efforts.
Nestling between the mountains and the sea and sharing a border with Spain, this southern most tip of France has a distinctively Mediterranean flavour. Nowhere else in France will you see such incredible diversity of natural beauty. Majestic Mount Canigou (2785 m) provides a dramatic backdrop to the whole region. By contrast there is also the longest stretch of uninterrupted sandy beach in France.
Other Activities: The Yellow Train - Le Petit Train Jaune
Golf: There is a 9 hole golf course nearby and a Championship 27 hole golf course at St Cyprien (1 hours drive).
Ski: The Pyrenees are 55 min away. Plenty of good skiing December through to March, with lessons available at Les Angles and Font Romeu. The ski slopes are good and not as busy as the more popular Alps.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£350|
Guests will be charged for electricity and logs used during lets which have our "SPECIAL PRICE". The charge will be calculated using meter readings taken by our housekeeper using the current tariff charged by EDF. Only the actual cost of electricity used is charged. Logs for the wood burning stove can also be supplied and will be charged at cost.