The Old Barn
About Sue Wisdom
Originally from Essex we are a mature couple who are both parents & grandparents. We pride ourselves in providing you with a truly lovely setting to enable you to have a memorable holiday .
Sue Wisdom purchased this Barn in 2007
Why Sue Wisdom chose Perpignan
After spending several years holidaying in the region , circumstances became right for us to move permanently. After seeing lots of unsuitable properties, our friends here heard about this farmhouse and took us to see it . Well it was pretty run down but ticked all the boxes to use a well worn cliche. So began our journey into DIY heaven and hell . Looking back on the photos of the renovation we may have been slightly bonkers, but now our labours, we think , have produced a wonderful home for holiday makers.
What makes this Barn unique
Here you will have the benefits of rural surroundings, but 10 minutes walk from the traditional boulangerie and Spar convenience store , both open every day. and its 20 minutes walk into the city. We have always felt life was close by but yet we are in a tranquil private paradise of our own making. We have tried to make both gites homely, welcoming and well equipped. The same for the pool and gardens , beautiful salt water pool surrounded by plants and trees. Lots of places to sit whichever takes your mood. Parents chill while the children safely play .....which means a holiday for all .
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Spacious, clean, comfortable accommodation with a fantastic pool
We had a lovely time staying in "The Barn", Sue and Steve have done a brilliant job in making this a real home from home. It's well equipped with 2 large bedrooms and a mezzanine with 2 single beds. The pool is a real highlight - a great place to spend time relaxing. Also try Sue's homemade apricot jam - especially nice with fresh croissants from the local bakery. Sue and Steve are great hosts - nothing is too much trouble.
Beautiful villa that feels like home!
We were absolutely impressed with everything to do with Sue & Steve's lovely home. We stayed there with our 4 children including a 4 month old and Sue went out of her way to provide a lovely cot, bedding, baby bath. There were toys and books for the others which kept the 4 year old very busy and the amazing pool kept the bigger two busy which meant us parents enjoyed a break!
The photos don't do the villa justice, the pool is absolutely amazing! The villa is stunning. There are beautiful touches in and around the property which really adds to it and makes it feel so warm and homely. Including some beautiful plants and flowers. And it is so brilliantly clean and well stocked with everything you could possibly need!
Sue & Steve are great hosts, even greeting us with a beer and a vino after a long day of travelling and stuck in holiday traffic - I find it's these little touches that go a long way. Sue also makes homemade jam - yum!
We would most definitely go back in a heartbeat and couldn't recommend The Old Barn enough! We have stayed in many villas previously and this one has to be at the top of the list, especially for a family. There really was nothing that we came across that the place needed and didn't have and for 6 people it was rather impressive.
Thanks Sue & Steve, hopefully we'll see you again one day!
Terrific place & hosts
We stayed in the old Barn this summer and had a wonderful time with our two kids. Sue and Steve were fantastic, very helpful and friendly. Everything is very well organised, clean and tasteful. Pool is huge. Highly recommanded!
Fantastic holiday at Mas Mimosa!
We stayed at the Old Barn for a week and loved our time there! We stayed as a family of 5, which included a 9 month old baby. Steve and Sue are very welcoming and kind hosts; full of local knowledge. We were greeted on arrival and given a tour of their beautiful home. The pool area is beautiful and clean and the Old Barn is also very clean and spacious. Steve and Sue have thought about everything to ensure you have a relaxing and wonderful holiday. This was our first family holiday with our 9 month old baby and Sue and Steve had thought of everything to make our stay as relaxing as possible.
The property is a 10 minute walk to the nearest spar and wonderful bakery. (Tip: Sue makes wonderful homemade jams which you can purchase and is beautiful with a croissant or two from the bakery!) The centre of Perpignan is a further 10 minute walk away. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Old Barn and would recommend to anyone who would wish to enjoy a relaxing holiday at a beautiful location. Thank you very much Sue and Steve!
A wonderful property in a great location
We stayed at the barn over Christmas this year and we couldn't have wished for more. We were so warmly welcomed by Sue and Steve who had decorated the barn for us with Christmas decorations and tree and left a hamper with goodies such as a home made Christmas pudding, home made jam, Christmas crackers and other bits. The fire was lit for our arrival and the whole place was magical. Sue and Steve are extremely easy going and accommodating leaving us to our own devises but quick to help with anything if required. The property is about 15 mins walk to the town centre and Perpignan is well situated to visit many sea side resorts, vineyards and historic villages. We recommend it without hesitation! Thank you Sue and Steve.
A very nice and comfortable holiday
We had a great time staying at the Old Barn. Sue and Steve were extremely accommodating and friendly.
Our accommodation was spacious and very clean and the kitchen had everything you need for your stay.
It was very close to the main supermarket and to Canet Plage which is a lovely sandy beach. The sea was very clean and shallow which was great for the kids.
I would definitely recommend my friends to come here.
Thank you Sue & Steve!!
The Mas,attached barn and land are set amid the farming and market garden conservation area of the Jardins St.Jacques.The land used to be tended by the monks of St.Jacques to feed the local population. Perpignan; most southerly city of France boasts 300 sunny days a year,we enjoy long summers. This colourful and vibrant city is very proud of its Catalan culture. It has art galleries & museums,a plethora of cafes & restaurants, ideal to sit & watch the world go by.The shops are interesting,from the beautiful to the quirky, both designer & unique,some within a labyrinth of tiny lanes a joy to explore. The beautiful & safe beaches by the Med surrounded by the Pyrenees at Canet Sud or Toreilles with nothing to do but let the kids enjoy them or Canet Plage with its beach bars, rides and activities,There are vineyards, Cathar castles, old walled villages, Collioure & other towns along the coast which inspired many artists. Nearby is Aqualand water park, an aquarium, & an African Reserve.
Golf: There is an 18 hole golf course at St.Cyprien, about 20 mins drive, and several courses over the border in Spain.
Ski: Font Romeu and other towns in the Pyrenees are an hours drive away.