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Simon Williams

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

Tranquil rural retreat in own valley with pool, only 1hr to beaches - Le Pommier

23 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Montferrer Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

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).

More Details

Details for Le Pommier 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Le Pommier is approximately 50 sq m, and can accommodate two people, or two people and a child.

It has its own living room, double bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom and its own terrace. This is a suitable option for a couple or single person, and is accessible via a private entrance.

It also has its own private terrace with an easterly aspect (towards Spain), equipped with garden furniture and is perfect for enjoying outdoor meals or simply relaxing listening to the stream.

For additional room the La Bergerie is approximately 80 sq m, and has two bedrooms (one double, one twin) each with a private bath and toilet. There is also L'Atelier which accommodates 4-6 in this separate two-bedroom accommodation.

We have found that extended families love this arrangement of properties, as it means intimacy and privacy with the ability to withdraw to one's own space when required.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Simon Williams (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

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 Vallespir

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!

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Le Pommier
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Superb, superb, superb!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a more splendid vacation. Can Llouquette is exactly what we needed. The property's gorgeous surroundings are something out of a postcard. We were finally able to relax and enjoy some tranquility. Simon and his family have really created a special place in this valley. Their advice for what to do in the area was excellent, and their hospitality was great. It was sad to say goodbye! Thank you for everything, we plan to return! -D Johnson

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Just lovely, a real find.

  • 5 of 5

We flew into Bezier and drove up. . The rural roads are windy but very easy and almost traffic free, and the views are spectacular.

And when you arrive Can Llouquette is just lovely, a real find. Meticulously cared for, pool, garden, fields, river and the holiday cottages. Ours was an old apple store and beautifully refreshing on hot, hot days.

It has a lovely terrace with BBQ and it was such a pleasure eating here listing to the birds and the stream.

We really enjoyed the picnic tables at the river too.

The area is breathtaking ... and there is so much within a short distance.

If you are looking for a bucolic break, away from the crowds but with plenty to do for kids and adults in the vicinity, you'll do hard to find better.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Amazing hospitality in a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

Simon and Ashley were the perfect hosts during our wonderful stay at Can-LLouquette. If you are after an über relaxing break in a beautiful corner of France with exceptionally knowledgable and hospitable hosts, then you would do well to find anywhere more suitable than here. The setting is stunning, and both the property and the expansive grounds are extremely well maintained making it very hard to leave the place everyday. However, on the days you do want to explore, the location is ideal for accessing the mountains, the coast, and everywhere in between. There is no shortage of interesting towns and villages to explore locally with lively markets etc. on both sides of the French / Spanish border. In short, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Bristol
5

Lovely holiday in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect relaxing stay - just what we were after. The accommodation was to a high standard and spotless, the grounds and swimming pool were excellent and the hosts were lovely. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Vancouver, Canada
5

Tucked away on a mountainside, is a lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a lovely time - we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We were in the Apartment, and it was beautifully kept up inside and the grounds were so much fun to explore.

We had our 10 month old with us and he had a wonderful time too - it's very child friendly.

Hope to see you again!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Denmark
5

Montferrer - a place full of peacefullness.

  • 5 of 5

We were enjoying the stay at Montferrer very much in june/juli 2010 and found right away our self in the middle of a place full of calm- & peacefullness. We have been many places in our summerhollidays during the years in europe but never have we found our self relaxing so much as in this beautiful environment. Beside that the accommodation at Can Llouquette had everything to make our stay a succesfull vacation

We can only recommend to make this "jump" into the french Pyrenees. ;o)

Best regards

Bjørn, Malene & Julie

Denmark

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Montferrer
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Domaine de Falgos
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Diamant Noir, Montferrer
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Setcases
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Collioure
Car: necessary

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

www.falgos.com

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Rates & Availability

Montferrer Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Autumn 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$506
 
 
Autumn 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$337
 
 
Low Season 2016/17
Oct 29 2016 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$281
 
 
Early Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$337
 
 
Spring 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$394
 
 
Early Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$618
 
 
High Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$877
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$618
 
 
Indian Summer
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$394
 
 
Low Season 2017/18
Nov 4 2017 - May 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$281
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$281
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $112
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Please Note: we have four gites, the above rates are based on 2 adults, please inquire about possibilities for more or 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, and 110 Euros when pets have accompanied you. 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.

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Amenities

Montferrer Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Cots can be provided at no extra cost. High chairs also.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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, and 110 Euros when pets have accompanied you. 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.

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