4 Bedroomed House With Pool, Orchard, Garden and Magnificent Mountain Views
- english, french
About Trish Barnes
We, our four children and their families and friends have enjoyed the house hugely. The house was originally owned by Trish's mother who had the good sense not to build on the adjacent plot but to leave it as an orchard to the house. Our principal home is in Greenwich and we are a retired lawyer and web site designer. Our principal interests are walking, reading,visiting historic towns and churches and relaxing. Les Lucioles is ideal for all of them.
Trish Barnes purchased this House in 2003
Why Trish Barnes chose Fuilla
Les Lucioles has great views of the mountains and wonderful walking all around. The garden and swimming pool are great attractions. The house is eminently comfortable and welcoming. But it is not remote and you can access Viilefranche and Vernet within 15 minutes. There are no crowds anywhere around; the main visitors to the garden, (and a bit of a menace!) are moles and badgers.
What makes this House unique
The house is about 50 years old and so does not have the problems which sometimes occur in old houses. Things work, and if they do not, then Philippe who lives across the road and has a garden maintenance contract, will usually be able to help. About 5 minutes is required to clear the living room after the ravages of children during the day. The sun room and the pool, together with the ladders and tree houses in the orchard are features which may not be found everywhere.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A lovely holiday in the perfect family home in fantastic scenery
Thank you for a lovely couple of weeks at Les Lucioles. It was perfect for a family such as ours that made full use of the pool, had lovely mountain walks, and enjoyed the many sights and tastes of the region. The way the house is set up made us feel at home very quickly and being outside in the evening was a particular pleasure, with birds swooping into the pool for a drink as dusk settled. We found Villefranche to be a lovely place for an evening meal and also enjoyed visiting Prades on market day to buy meal, cheese, etc. Road connections are also good, making it easy to drive up into the mountains in one direction, and connecting to Perpignan and the Coast in the other.
We are so glad that you enjoyed and appreciated so much the house and garden and all the outdoor activities that the region offers. Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review!
Delightful property in great location
Our family (2 adults and 2 children, 13 & 11yrs) stayed at this property for 1 week in August 2016 and had a fantastic time. The views from the property towards Mt Canigou are stunning and the house is perfectly located for those who wish to enjoy this wonderful area. We enjoyed several walks high up in the mountains (and even over the Spanish border) as well as some less strenuous walks in the foothills starting at the back gate... There are a wide variety of beautiful/historic villages and monasteries to visit locally as well as many other sites (e.g Cathar castles) that are only just over 1hr drive. On the more relaxing days we stayed in the house and enjoyed the garden, the views and the great swimming pool. The property is spacious and well equipped (best of all there is no TV! But don't worry, the WiFi will keep the children happy!) This is obviously a well-loved and well-used family property, the interior is slightly dated in places, but everything was clean and in good working order. There was also great information provided on things to do locally, as well as detailed descriptions of walks and a great library. The owners were extremely helpful in all aspects of the arrangements. We would happily return to enjoy this great location.
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday so much and appreciated both the house, garden and swimming pool as well as all the area has to offer.
Prachtige locatie met mooie tuin
We hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad in deze ruime woning. Vooral de tuin en zwembad vonden we prachtig. Binnen is het huis wel wat ouder en niet superschoon. De slaapkamers waren prima en de bedden goed. De locatie is prachtig. We hebben genoten.
We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for your comments. There is little time to prepare the house between guests but we are looking at how we can upgrade the older facilities and make sure that, however the previous tenants left the house, it is restored to sparkling clean.
Buena opcion a los pies del Canigou
Jardin enorme en medio de una zona muy tranquila a 10 Min de Vilafranca de Conflent. casa ideal para 8 personas.
We are so glad you enjoyed the tranquility of the house and garden Xavier and the views of Canigou. Thank you so much for your appreciative review.
La maison est grande et agréable. Elle est bien située pour visiter la région avec vue sur le Canigou. La piscine et le jardin sont agréables et bien sécurisés. Seul point négatif, les rangements surtout dans la cuisine sont trop encombrés. Le classeur d'accueil mériterait une traduction en français. Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine de vacances en famille.
Merci beaucoup pour votre critique. Il nous a donné plaisir que vous avez apprécié la maison, le jardin, la piscine et la belle vue.
Cet année, nous ferons un traduction du classeur d'accueil pour rendre plus facile l'opération du maison pour les français.
Superbe séjour dans cette maison si bien située et au jardin si agréable !
Très beau séjour à Fuilla : la maison est située à proximité de nombreux centres d'intérêt et points de départ de randonnée et le vaste jardin dispose d'une très agréable piscine et d'une vue imprenable sur le Canigou : on y reviendra avec plaisir !
Merci beaucoup pour votre appréciation. Il nous donne beaucoup de plaisir que vous aimez bien notre maison et jardin dans le très beau localité
Tim et Trish
Special interest holidays:
The Prades Festival at the end of July/beginning of August is world renowned and is in honour of Pablo Casals who lived in the town during the Spanish Civil War. Concerts of a high standard take place in a variety of historic locations.
There are some walking/painting/cookery courses within easy reach but we have not accessed them.
Collioure is about an hours drive. It is an historic small port favoured by the Fauviste artists and relatively unspoilt.
45 minutes drive from Perpignan Airport. 2 hours from Carcassonne and Barcelona. Car hire available at all these airports.
Villefranche de Conflet 10 minutes drive.
Vernet les Bains ( historic spa town) 10 minutes drive
Prades 15 minutes drive
Major supermarket, Super U in Prades. Splendid street market in Prades every Tuesday. Cash dispensers in Villelfranche, bank, doctor and other essentials in Prades. Alfresco pizza restaurant on the square at Vernet.