About the property
- Cottage430 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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- english, french, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 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 Cottage 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 Cottage 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 an idyllic week at Simon's breathtaking property, and were so reluctant to leave; we would happily have spent an entire month there. The cottage is utterly charming, rustic stone with lovely interiors. With the windows thrown open, the sound of running mountain water and birdsong was ever-present. The cottage is beautifully appointed, including a full kitchen with everything one needs to self-cater. The property itself is simply idyllic, surrounded by mountain trails for hiking, and tthe stream with several access points, including the most beautiful spot for bathing in the cool, clear water, surrounded by butterflies and dragonflies. Simon is an impeccable host: warm, funny, engaging, and helpful. His dog, Blue, is also a wonderful companion, who happily accompanied me on hikes and swims, and always made sure I found my way back home safely. I can't recommend Simon's hospitality and property highly enough. This is an utterly beautiful part of the world, a delightful fusion of Catalan and French culture and landscape, and I can think of no better base to explore its many charms. Thank you Simon - we do so hope to return to visit you soon!
Memorable stay at Can Llouquette
I stayed at Can Llouquette for a month. This stay will be engraved in my memory for a lifetime.
I was astonished by the location and the surrounding beauty. The house is located near a nice river between two mountains, in a very preserved environment. The accommodation is very well furnished, nothing is missing.
Simon is a fantastic host! He welcomed me warmly even though I arrived very late at night. He is very kind and honest: he arranged an upgrade for me to be more comfortable. We shared meals in the evening and had good times. I am looking forward to go visit him sometimes.
A wee gem
Great stay, great time. We'll be back. My wife and I were new to the area, but we can see the attraction. We had great walks; an easy visit to a sleepy village over the mountains in Spain; awesome wine; Ceret was amazing; did I mention the awesome local wine? Very clean premises. We've still much to explore in the area, so we're planning our return. Back home, we've been buying wine from Languedoc-Roussillon where ever we can just to remind us of our trip.
Stunning gite holiday
My mother and I had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful location. The gite is surrounded by mountains and we had everything we needed and more. The accommodation was spotless and spacious with beautiful natural character and special personal touches from our hosts, who couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. Mum especially liked our day-trip to Spain. So grateful to Ashley and Simon for giving us such a wonderful place to stay.
Great location and charming accommodation
Great location, quiet place and charming accommodation. Simon is very friendly, always there to help and very discreet at the same time. Thank you for the great experience we had at Can Llouquette!
A hidden paradise in the Pyrenees
We have spent here one of the best holidays ever. The location is just great, the surroundings are breath taking and they offer endless possibilities: from easy walks in the woods to more challenging trekking excursions in the nearby mountains. Interesting historical sites -both from the Spanish Civil War and from the WW II- are also close at hand (Ceret, La maternité d'Elene, ...) The sea is quite near, so you can have a refrreshing swim in no time.
The facilities are top notch and Simon, Ashley and Sophie, the owners, are wonderful hosts. They run the place in a sustainable way, growing their own vegetables, and cooking them too!! They know the area like the back of their hand and provide you with a lot of info and suggestions of things to do.
In a nutshell: a place not to be missed!!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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. 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.