Pyrenean Mountain Cottages
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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!
Check-in: 5:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
We no longer accept dogs.
Children are welcome.
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
July & Aug bookings strictly Saturday to Saturday
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Such a beautiful gîte surrounded by stunning scenery. The accommodation was lovely and cosy with everything you would need. When we arrived it was uncharacteristically cold so Simon had lit a fire for us, very kind and and also very cosy! We had such a relaxing time with walks in the surrounding area and a few trips to the local park for our little girl. Simon was an excellent host, around for a chat and advice about the area which was lovely. He even dug out a little bike for our daughter so she could have a wizz round the garden. The grounds are stunning with butterflies everywhere. Really loved our stay here and would 100% recommend visit here. Also, the sky at night due to no light pollution is not one to be missed!
quiet, green, perfectly maintained
We spent a very relaxing week at Simon's place. Found everything in perfect state. With the good weather we spent most time out in the green, had campfire at the river and enjoyed the dark sky in the night. We are going to return.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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