About the property
- Farmhouse861 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Very peaceful rural location, 30 miles from the Mediterranean
Can Llouquette is recently renovated and set in 11 acres of forest and garden with it's own stream. It has a large pool, a mature garden, vegetable garden, fields, a stream with picnic tables, hammocks and BBQs.
We are in the Eastern Pyrenees, in the most southerly valley in France. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty only thirty miles from the Mediterranean at the start of the Pyrenean mountain range. We are only minutes from Spain and can be reached from Girona or Barcelona, as well as Perpignan airports.
What makes Can Llouquette extra special is that it is set in its own little valley. It is extremely private with no neighbours and has acres of meadows, forest and stream for you to enjoy. Yet the local bakery, cafe and restaurant is only 5 minutes away and market towns are only a quarter of any hour away.
We have four restored holiday cottages for rental: La Bergerie (for four people), Le Pommier (for two people), El Casot (for two people) and L'Atelier (for four to six people).
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Simon Williams
Ashley is a trained classical singer who performs and teaches. Simon is a lapsed anthropologist who has a web agency. Sophia is busy just having fun!
Simon Williams purchased this Farmhouse in 2005
Why Simon Williams chose Montferrer
We searched for years for a property with land and a river with several outbuildings. After two years of circumnavigating Canigou on the French / Spanish border we found this place and fell in love. It is tucked away in its own valley, and feels safe and secluded.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
You can see the stars at night and listen to owls. There is no light pollution, no noise from roads and no neighbours. Listening to the stream, birds and butterflies it was hard not to fall in love with the tranquility of the place. And the air quality is wonderful, it is a joy to breathe the night-time air!
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Check-in: 5:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We spent 4 amazing days in our family hollidays.
My wife my little baby and I spent 4 days in Can Llouquet and as you can see in all the pictures the place is amazing. Is a very cozy house in a really beautifull and calm southern france nature atmosphere.
We stayed in the Atelier in Can Lloquette from 17th June to 1st July 2017. We had a wonderful stay. The property is entirely beautiful… The swimming pool was wonderful and the natural plunge pool was magical. The Atelier was beautifully clean and extremely well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Our host, Simon, was always helpful and provided us with extremely useful information about lovely spots to visit and markets to see. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return again. We highly recommend Can Lloquette as a holiday destination.
A wonderfully peaceful and restful place to stay.
We had a terrific stay in Can Llouquette and would highly recommend it. It is a beautiful location. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet and the beautiful walks. The pool was great especially for the kids and there were lots of lovely places to visit in the surrounding area. Our only disappointment was the weather but that's life! The owner, Simon, was extremely helpful and welcoming and offered lots of terrific suggestions for where to visit. Overall, a great holiday!
A perfect, tranquil place in a stunning location
We spent a wondeful week staying in La Bergerie at Can Llouquette. It's a beautiful, tranquil place, set in a wonderful, quiet location, close to Canigou, one of the iconic mountains of the Pyreneés.
Simon, our host couldn't have been more welcoming and took real pleasure and pride in giving us the most relaxing, worry free of holidays.
Le Bergerie is a comfortable and well equiped Gîte, with it's own terrace and there's also a lovely swimming pool which is a great place to get to know any other families in residence.
I can thoroughly recommend a week or two at Can Llouquette for a completely care free family holiday.
Idyllic mountain retreat with superb pool, immaculate accommodation and hospitable hosts
Can Llouquette didn't live up to our expectations - it surpassed them! From the moment we arrived, Simon made sure that we were comfortable, had everything we needed and was a mine of useful information about the region, what to do and where to visit. The gite was immaculate and equipped with everything you could possibly need, with the benefit of a large shady private terrace to shelter from the midday sun. There are 4 gites at the property, and L'Atelier proved a good choice for our boisterous and sometimes 'barky' dog as this gite is set a little away from the main house and other gites ... our neighbours were probably grateful! The grounds are beautiful, with a stream running through and lots of private spots for picnics and generally just lazing around. The pool was probably the best I have enjoyed in a holiday rental - big enough for a decent swim and with sun-facing terraces and plenty of comfy loungers ... and, like the accommodation and garden, was kept beautifully clean. Whilst I enjoyed lazing around the pool, 'himself' could just take himself off for several hours of strenuous walking, with mountain paths accessible directly from the property. Days out were spent frontier-hopping between France and Spain - the Sunday market in Comprodon (Spain) was a great place to do the food shopping, so you only need to arrive with the basics on a Saturday. All in all, a perfect spot for a late season break, although I imagine it could be even more beautiful in the verdant early summer-time.
Wonderful holiday, couldn't be happier.
Can Llouquette took longer to get to from Beziers airport than expected, and we arrived late at night. It seems very remote on first visit and after dark, but once you get to know the roads and get a feel for the place, the ten minutes or so to Montferrer or Prats doesn't seem too far. The track down to the cottages is very rough and when we arrived in a dark distant forest tired and hungry we couldn't have been happier with the warm welcome and the beautiful accommodation. The offer of a carafe of wine was most welcome, and we were so pleased that Ashley had put a travel cot in the spare room for our youngest, and a chest of toys for him, so thoughtful. The beds were comfortable, the cottage was cosy, and the view from the cottage in the morning was just amazing.
The owners were very helpful and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble, and although we saw them around during the day they were not at all intrusive and really very lovely people.
The pool was too cold to swim in comfortably in May, but no doubt will be fabulous later in the year. It's really a very lovely part of the world and I genuinely think we will return sometime. We would happily have stayed much longer than the week had our schedule allowed.
We are in the Vallespir Valley of the Pyrénées Orientales, on the outskirts of the village of Montferrer. This is the southern-most region in France and the sunniest, averaging over 300 days per year.
At the heart of the region is Mount Canigou dominating the horizon from almost every vantage point.
The planes undulate with vineyards laid out before the impressive mountains. The higher valleys are covered with oak, ash, beech and chestnut. The views are exceptional, the roads ‘untroubled’, and the weather very agreeable.
There are no properties overlooking us, no busy roads, no light pollution, just perfect peace. The nearest market town is Prats de Mollo at 15mins.
The nearby French and Spanish Mediterranean coast has many long beaches and secluded coves: Argeles, Collioure, Roses and Cadaques.
Perpignan at 1hr is the capital and other famous cities and market towns within reach include: Ceret, Figueras, Carcassone, Montpellier, Girona, Besalu and Camprodon.
Other Activities: Cuisine, wine tasting, sight seeing, Spain, Vallespir Rally, spas, watersports.
Golf: There are some outstanding courses not far from the house. The two closest courses are Domaine de Falgos and Camprodon (over the border in Spain).
The closest of the two is the stunning 18-hole course at Domaine de Falgos.
Established in 1991, it is a Par 70 of 5044 mt, where you'll also enjoy an exceptional panorama: the snows of Canigou and blue of the Mediterranean.
The Camprodon Golf Club boasts a 9-hole course located in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Camprodon Valley.
The club has made the most of the natural course of the River Tortell which cuts across many of the holes: meaning that skill, strategy and focus are required.
Golf de Falgos (30 mins away)
Domaine de Falgos
66260 Saint Laurent de Cerdans
Tel +33 (0)4 68 39 51 42
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please Note: we have four gites, the above rates are based on 4 Adults and 2 Children, please inquire about possibilities for less people. Our swimming pool is open from May to end of September. A shopping service is available for your arrival day, please ask if required. Security deposits are returned after your holiday. Please note, gas, electricity are included in the rental price. We charge a cleaning fee amounting to 70 Euros for the two smaller apartments, 90 for the larger. Sheets are 20 Euros a set, towels (a set of hand, bath and pool) are 6 Euros a set. Taxe de sejour (0.33 cents per day per adult) is also paid at the end of the stay. Please note: since 2016 payment through certain websites (HomeAway, FewoDirekt, Homelidays etc) have started taking service fees on top of card transaction fees off your payment to us for your holiday. Even though we pay substantial marketing subscriptions to all of them bar Airbnb (which is wholly commission based). You always have the opportunity to pay us directly to save such transaction fees, so in such instances where you have chosen to pay via the third party (which we have no issue with) we will however ask that the holiday rental fee is fully honoured, to cover this additional new expense to ourselves.