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Cottage built on top of a hill between sea, mountains and Cathars’ country - La Grotte cottage in the hills overlooking the garrigue. Near the sea

Bedrooms Studio
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



La Grotte cottage in the hills overlooking the garrigue. Near the sea

Enjoy a unique experience in a two rooms troglodyte cottage built. The cottage was built on top of hill that offers an exceptional sight of the French “garrigue”. The background wall is made of the hill’s rocks. Calm and wild surroundings.

Located in a mountainous region which enjoys a Mediterranean climate and warm sunshine. Between the Mediterranean sea, the Upper Pyrenees and the Cathars’ country.

Guests will enjoy the whole cottage. Access to the house is made through a terrace with a large bay window. There is a spacious living room with a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a TV area. The bedroom is nicely furnished with an adjoining “Italian style” shower. La Grotte is perfect for couples.

more bedding can be added, animals are authorized, WIFI, no vis-à-vis.

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About the property

Pyrénées mon Amour

Small piece of heaven, far away from stress, in the hinterland of Perpignan, between Mediterranean Sea, Upper Pyrenees and the Cathars’ country.

Pyrénées mon Amour is made of 4 comfy cottages fully renovated. The decoration and furnitures are stylish, they mix classical and modern design but respect the spirit of the houses.

Each cottage is independent, has its own entrance and a terrace with an amazing view on French « garrigue ».

Cottages were built in promontory on a rock located in Felluns, small picturesque village of 50 inhabitants. The upper part of the cottage open on the charming Church’s place which dates back to the XIIth century. You can move freely and let children play in the whole village, in total safety, because there is no roads.

Discover the Fenouillèdes, an authentic and wild Mediterranean region. At a walking distance from the cottage, you can see the vineyard, the garrigue, dolmens, a Roman aqueduct, the lake of Caramany, ruins of medieval castle, magnificent panoramas.

A few minutes by car, you can visit exceptional sites such as: the Galamus gorges, the Synclinal of Saint-Paul, discover the rich heritage of the Fenouillèdes (Cathars’ castles, Romane’s churches …). Immerse yourself in the prehistory of humanity with Tautavel’s museum , visit the numerous wine cellars and taste the wines of the region (Côtes du Roussillon, Maury …).

Practice sporting activities such as canyoning, rafting, climbing, horse riding ...

Fenouillèdes "Far from everything, but close from everything"!

- in the east: the sea, its beaches (45mn), Collioure (1h15)

- in the south: the high mountain, the peak of Canigou, the Conflent (1h) and further Spain,

- in the West: the very rural High Valley of the Aude region (45mn), its Gorges, the Ariège region (1h30)

- in the north: the Cathars’ country, Cucugnan, the Bugarach, Rennes-le-château (1h), Carcassonne (2h)

PRACTICAL INFORMATION: A truck passes daily to Felluns (bread, grocery store). In the neighbouring town of Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet, you will find all the necessary services (bank, supermarket, petrol station, bakery, butcher, tobacco store... You can also discover local producers (olive, honey, cheese, vinegar ...) and take part in cultural events and local festivals.

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Fabienne Wetterwald
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Fabienne Wetterwald

An Alsatian origin, former primary school teacher and lifeguard, I got engrossed in this region. After a very successful career, I wanted to develop a new project that would give me the opportunity to use all my skills and pursue all my passions. I love the nature, history and all types of arts including architecture and decoration. I also love writing and I published several poetry collections. I also love sports and hiking. I studied archaeology, art history and multimedia. I love meeting people and share my discoveries. I live on site and I will be delighted to welcome you.

Fabienne Wetterwald purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Fabienne Wetterwald chose Fenouilledes

My wish is to offer you serene holidays full of nice activities. I would like to make you discover this beautiful part of France, not well known and called Fenouillèdes. It is important to me to share with you my passion for this authentic region, far from mass tourism. My plan is to develop high quality service in respect of the environnement and a form of tourism based on cultural exchange. I want to give meaning to your holidays. I will look after your comfort and your tranquility and wish to share with you my historical and geographical knowledge of this part of France.

I live next-door, in an other cottage and I will be at your disposal during your stay. Starting from May/June, I will organise every week a french aperitif to welcome the guests. It’s always very friendly! Guests can order a basket of organic vegetables before arriving. Maps and hiking books are available. Price reduction are possible for certain activities in the region (Canyoning, horse riding, Via Ferrata, rafting). Felluns’ cave and the 12th century church can also be visited on request.

What makes this cottage unique

Authentic cottage built on the rock overlooking the French garrigue.

Lodging is at your disposal in total privacy with terrace and amazing view.

Renovated, fully equipped and nice furniture. High quality welcome.

Maximum sunlight (2500 hours sun exposition par year).

Wild and calm surroundings.

At the heart of the Fenouillèdes region, hills area with Mediterranean climate.

Fauna and flora protected. Rivers of clear and fresh water.

Canyons, gorges, landscapes, wildlife activities, historical patrimony, cultural events, local producers, …

Between the Mediterranean Sea, Upper Pyrenees and Cathars’ country

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Felluns Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower opening onto the bedroom
  • Large walk-in shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
-Hiking, fishing, spots to swim in the river, 2 swimming pools with panoramic view within 10km -Canyoning in the Gorges de Galamus, rafting in the Gorges de la Pierre-Lys, Via Ferrata in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet - Lake of Caramagny, Gorges of Galamus - Horse riding - Cathars’ castles: Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, Puilaurens, d'Aguilar - Roman aqueduct, dolmens, archaeological museums of Tautavel, Bélesta - Priory of Marcevol, Notre Dame of Laval, Hermitage of Saint-Antoine ... - Wine Cellars and wine tasting (Côtes du Roussillon, Muscat de Rivesaltes, Maury ...) - Local products, organic market, local producers - Local events, medieval festivals, Petit train rouge - Upper Pyrenees and peak of Canigou, - Sandy beaches: Le Barcares, St Cyprien, Leucate ... - Rocky coast: Collioure, Anse de Paulilles ... - Conflent Valley: Organs of Ille-sur-Têt, Eus, Prades, Villefranche de Conflent, Caves of Canalettes ... - The Upper Aude Valley (Bugarach, Rennes-le-Château, Carcassonne ...)


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La Grotte cottage in the hills overlooking the garrigue. Near the sea
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Tellement inoubliable qu'on y revient!

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes revenus pour la troisième fois en juin dernier. Les gîtes sont tellement impeccables, l'accueil si chaleureux et la région tellement belle qu'à peine partis, on voudrait déjà y revenir. Nous avons passé d'agréables séjours au gîtes Café Abadie, magnifique studio avec grande terrasse et une vue à couper le souffle, parfait pour un couple, au gîte familial de la Forge avec ses deux terrasses proposant deux angles de vue différents sur les collines et au gîte insolite La Grotte, à même le rocher et avec une terrasse qui offre une fraîcheur bienvenue à partir de l'après-midi pendant la saison chaude, avec toujours cette même vue. Honnêtement, on n'arriverait pas à choisir quel gîte est notre préféré, ils sont tous uniques, charmants, parfaits!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Superbe week end dans un charmant village

Logement de caractère avec une belle vue sur les montagnes

confort, propreté et accueil chaleureux

Dépaysement garantie

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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plaisir, convivialité, tranquillité

  • 5 of 5

un gite convivial conçu dans l'esprit du pays ou il fait bon se retrouver et se reposer au milieu de cette nature catalane

et bravo à Fabienne qui distille sa bonne humeur et sa joie de vivre à ses locataires de passage ( ah ces soirées du jeudi ou se retrouvent les locataires des 4 gites!!!!)

une adresse à recommander et qui donne envie d'y revenir....donc à bientôt

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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dépaysement , tranquillité , accueil chaleureux

  • 5 of 5

Gite original et agréable, parfait pour se reposer et se ressourcer dans la nature. Sa situation est idéale pour la vue sur les montagnes et goûter le calme.L' accueil de la propriétaire est chaleureux et l' apéro commun a tous les gîtes permet de faire des super rencontres . Merci de ce séjour Fabienne et au plaisir de se revoir ! Corinne Bernard

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Grotte la merveilleuse

  • 5 of 5

Pour notre premier séjour dans le Languedoc , nous avons très apprécié le gîte "la Grotte " à Felluns . Très spacieux, très bien équipé, propre, et surtout original !

Le cadre est très calme et idéal pour une coupure de la vie active.

Madame Fabienne, la propriétaire est très sympa et est très à l'écoute de ses clients . L' accueil est aussi chaleureux.

Nous recommanderions ce gîte à des amis, nous avons d'ailleurs demandé la location du gîte "le café d'abadie" à Me Fabienne pour le mois de septembre ! Ils semblent tous originaux ! C'est avec plaisir que nous y reviendrons.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Petit nid douillet

  • 5 of 5

Gite très confortable , " petit nid douillet " , en pleine nature ou il fait bon vivre .

Bien situé , nombreuses ballades a proximité , très belle région à découvrir .

Très propre et très bien équipé .

Nous avons été accueillies par Fabienne , la propriétaire , sympathique , disponible et serviable . Nous gardons un excellent souvenir de notre séjour .

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
A9 Perpignan
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Le Barcarès
Car: necessary

Via Ferrata in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet

Canyoning in the Gorges de Galamus (introduction circuit from 9 years old)

Climbing with more than 600 routes for all levels in Tautavel

Donkey ride in Prugnanes

Cathar castles: Quéribus, Peyrepertuise, Puilaurens, etc.

Nearby Mediterranean Sea

Musée de Tautavel

Roman aqueduct of Ansignan and dolmens

Serrabone, Cuxa and Saint-Martin du Canigou Abbeys

Local products, organic market and local producers

Vineyards, wine cellars and tasting of Côtes du Roussillon

River and white water swimming


Local events

Train des vignes and Train rouge de l'Agly d'Espira in Axat

Lakes of Caramany and Vinça

Nearby high mountain

Views of the Pic du Canigou