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Luxurious Converted Barn With Pool and access to Costa Brava & Côte Vermeille

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Las Illas Barn Rental Photos and Description

Comfortably Sleeps 8 In 3 Bedrooms Each With Own Bathroom And Stunning Views

Cortal del Baille is a centuries old stone barn which has been tastefully converted to provide a very comfortable home from home for 8 people. Close to the villages of Las Illas (in France approx 1km) and La Vajol (in Spain approx 4km) and only 35 mins from the Mediterranean.

It nestles at the top of a hill from which you look out on to the Spanish border. The barn is surrounded by wilderness, woods and meadow and you can simply walk into the surrounding hills. There is a private pool in the meadow behind the barn with tremendous views all around. A truly wonderful place to experience nature, peace and quiet in the sun.

Cortal del Baille is extremely peaceful and private, indeed the Barn, pool area and garden are NOT poverlooked by any other houses.

The original farmhouse and another barn are adjacent to Cortal del Baille and are uninhabited. Amazing star gazing beside the Cork Oaks. Good bird watching. Great walks - actually on the GR7 - cross Pyrenean Walk. Discover the artists who worked in this area - Picasso, Dufy, Dali, C. Rennie McIntosh, Malliol or pop down to the beaches in France or Spain. The sun shines here an average of 6 days out of 7 all year round.

Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and bathroom across the corridor, Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds and ensuite bathroom, Bedroom 3 with 2 bunk beds and ensuite bathroom.

Well equipped large galley kitchen with Hob, oven, dishwasher, big fridge/freezer, microwave, food processor, coffee makers, toaster, kids plastic crockery and lots of great kitchen and BBQ equipment to allow you to easily create wonderful meals.

A huge living/dining room with a large wood burning stove - good for roasting garden chestnuts, 3 sofas and bench seating, large dining table with 8 chairs, TV, DVD with DVDs, ipod dock, free wifi, 2 large french doors.

Outside to the front is a large patio and gravel area with dining table and 8 chairs and a BBQ.

The garden is extensive and gently merges into the hills. Much of it lies behind the Barn, here we have a large private outdoor pool with a covered decking area and a table, seating 8 under the oaks near pool. The pool is 5m x 10m and has steps at the shallow end (3 feet) and is deepest in the middle. The pool has unbelievable 360 degree views stretching for miles, and only one other house in view!

Meadow surrounds the pool area, with occasional clumps of cork oaks or evergreens, holly and chestnut. Sun loungers may be placed in full sun or under the shade of the trees or on the covered decking area by the pool.

The village of Las Illas and its hotel restaurant is only a 10 min walk down, the walk back up may take slightly longer! Driving - La Vajol is 10 min Figueres 30 mins, Roses 40 mins, Girona 1 hr and Barcelona 2 hrs, Ceret is 30 mins, Collioure 40 mins, Perpignan 1 hr drive away.

Please note Summer change overs are on Sundays and there is a security deposit payable of £300 and this is fully refundable if there are no breakages and the house is left in a clean state.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Martin and Caitriana
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2016


based on 4 traveler reviews

Luxurious Converted Barn With Pool and access to Costa Brava & Côte Vermeille
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

If you are looking to escape and chill out but still have access to the outside world look no furthe

  • 5 of 5

We never tired of looking at the views both when at the property or whilst driving to and from there was always something new.

Catriana and Martin were extremely helpful. The Barn is extremely well equipped and sitting by the pool with the views to die for......we will be back to explore more thank you 👍🏼👍🏼😎🌞

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Margarita - it was a pleasure to meet you both and we are delighted that you so enjoyed your holiday at the Barn. We look forward to seeing you both next year!! By the way, did you visit the Clos de Paulilles vineyard and restaurant?
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Beautiful mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week here with our two sons. The barn is in the most beautiful, remote setting, but with easy access to the coast and towns and villages in both France and Spain. The pool has a breathtaking view of mountains; we watched the sunrise and the sunset from it. It's a fantastic spot for bird watching and for leisurely or more taxing walking, straight from the house. The garden is huge and completely private, with ample shade for reading and space for games of cricket. Inside, the house is spotless and very well equipped and comfy. We loved the Catalan cuisine and friendliness, and our only regret is we didn't have longer here.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to review our Barn at Cortal del Baille. We loved having you all to stay and would welcome you back anytime!
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A gorgeous and relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

We (two adults, two children of 13 and 11) had a wonderful week. Martin and Caitriana are extremely kind and helpul and the house is lovely and very well equipped, with comfy beds and good linen. The garden is a haven of amazing birdsong and wonderful views. We had mixed weather so it was lovely to be able to cosy up by the fire and watch a DVD on some of the colder nights. There are masses of good things to do - among other things we enjoyed walking in the hills around the house, swimming in the Med in France and Spain, the aquarium at Banyuls-sur-Mer, the fabulous market in Ceret and finding lots of lovely places to eat both sides of the border. I also discovered that this corner is a gem for Romanesque architecture, which is a particular thing of mine!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Für Naturliebhaber!

  • 4 of 5

Die Scheune ist herrlich groß (auch wenn es "nur" drei statt vier Badezimmer sind). Zwei extrem bequeme Ledersofas hätten wir gern mit nach Hause genommen. Der Pool ist groß genug für eine große Familie, aber das Besondere ist der weite Blick in die Berge von hier aus - das bietet kein anderer Pool! Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und bemüht, alles zu erklären und angenehm zu machen.Wer gern hart schläft, ist im Masterbedroom gut aufgehoben.Für die Anfahrt eignet sich besser ein 4Radantrieb, zumindest für das letzte Stück. Wir sind dort oben viel gewandert und am Spätnachmittag in den Pool gesunken.Internet gibt es intermittierend, die Garage ist Werkstatt und Wäscheraum.Alles in allem: ein prima Ziel für Naturliebhaber!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Here is an English translation of the German review. The barn is lovely - big (even if it is "only" three bedrooms and four bathrooms). Two extremely comfortable leather sofas, we would like to have taken home. The pool is big enough for a large family, but the special thing is the wide view of the mountains from here - which no other pool offers! The owners are very friendly and eager to explain everything and all is comfortable. We liked the Master Bedroom with it's view of the stars. The approach may be better suited to a 4 by 4, at least for the last few metres. We walked a lot into the hills. Internet in the late afternoon was intermittent, the garage is a workshop. All in all, a great destination for nature lovers!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Perpignan/ Girona
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Las Illas
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A9 France/ AP7 Spain
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Las Illas
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Las Illas Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Autumn
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
New year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 5 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $122
Refundable damage deposit $365

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Las Illas Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , in garage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , across corridor from bedroom 1
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , ensuite bedroom 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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