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Farmhouse studio apartment with a view to live for!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Self contained little paradise for two in full countryside but not isolated

Our accommodation is situated directly underneath the main Catalan farmhouse on a south facing terrace, giving stunning vistas across the mountains to Spain on left and the village of Montferrer perched above, right. The studio is a small but delightful self contained flatlet, comprising an attractive and comfortable sitting/dining room with doors opening onto terrace, an adjoining fully equipped kitchenette and bathroom with shower. Stairs from sitting room lead to cosy mezzanine with double bed. Outside there's a private terrace with steps leading to private garden area. BBQ and garden furniture provided. Plenty storage utility room. Montferrer is a tiny village mountain in Catalunia, 7kms above the Tech valley. The area boasts cherries, apricots, peaches, good wines, cheese and plenty seafood on the coast which is approx 45mins away. The village has its own cafe, bread depot and restaurant .Free swimming pool open July and August. Nearby golf course, ideal walking country.

Nearby Ceret has lovely regional market every Saturday morning and Figueres also has a huge bustling market on Tues, Thurs and Saturdays.

We are situated 4 kms down the hill away from the famous Gorges de la Fou purported to be the narrowest Gorge at least in Europe.Daily visits from April until October.

An hours drive away is the beautiful and extensive bird sanctuary of St Pere Pescador.A wonderful place to visit extending to the coast at Roses--lovely picnic areas and hiking for as many kilometres (or not!) as the mood takes you.

At Perpignan there is much summer entertainment including a streeet music festival every Thursday evening, cinemas with several 'version original' movies as well as French ones and numerous interesting and diverse restaurants.There are two theatres and an international Photojournal exhibition every September.

We have our own gold medal winning cheese producer in the village .Also a thriving cafe which sells bread and croissants and a small selection of groceries.Our restaurant is run by Micheline and Serge who are excellent chefs and produce great food prepared with love and care using only fresh and locally sourced produce.

The nearby lake at St Jean Pla de Corts provides a lovely setting for summer picnics and has a restaurant and a cafe.It also has pedaloes and canoes for hire,plus a very exciting high tree walk with several levels of difficulty to choose from.The lake restaurant also hosts themed musical evenings once a week.

There is a small daily market at Amelie les Bains (15 mins away) and a much larger one on Thursdays.In the small market place, an oyster stall functions twice a week so one can purchase a delicious plate of opened oysters or mussels and then sit enjoying them in the pretty square with a glass of white wine from one of the three bars surrounding the square.

The nearby coast provides a wealth of places to visit either this side of the border or in Spain . Collioure is renowned for it beauty and next to it is Port Vendres (a favourite haunt of Rene Macintosh --you can see the spots he painted when you stroll around the town ).Port Vendres has some lovely eating places overlooking the Port and the owner will be happy to advise.

This location is unbeatable for those who like to walk.An enormous choice of mountain or coastal paths.It is possible to employ the owner as a guide by arrangement for a day fee of 50 Euros if you would like to experience one of the less obvious routes.

More Details

Nicola Faure
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About Nicola Faure

Moved to this most beautiful part of the world 20 years ago with my son and various animals to escape the pressures of social work in the UK !

Nicola Faure purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Nicola Faure chose Vallespir

Come and see and you will understand immediatly

What makes this apartment unique

The amazing views ,the beautiful natural unspoilt surroundings and a feeling of peace and tranquility without being far from civilisation and culture


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Perpignan or Gerona
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The village
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Falgos a St Laurent de Cerdans
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Perpignan , Figueres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Le Boulou--Ceret
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The village
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Argeles and Collioure
Car: necessary

Nearby Ceret is home to the museum of Arte Moderne plus colourful weekly market and many music events in the summer. Perpignan has delightful historic centre plus its own 'rive gauche' with lots of pavement cafes and diverse dining experiences on offer. Weekly street music events all through summer. In Spain, Figueres has the famous Dali museum as well as delightful shopping and eating experiences. The coastline boasts numerous small resorts and unspoilt coves both in France and Spain with well marked footpaths leading from village to village for walkers .Inland is also a walkers paradise and a good environment for cyclists. Two excellent golf courses in France and over the border (Perelada) and horse riding facilities close by. Barcelona is only 2.5 hours away by auto-route or one can enjoy the train from Figueres and a day trip is easily manageable. Nature lovers will not be disappointed as the area abounds with a multitude of flora and fauna.

Golf: Falgos golfcourse, St Laurent.

Perelada golf course.


Arles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • mas
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • also washbasin, heater
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , mezzanine
  • Bed is situated on comfortable mezzanine area above main sitting /dining room.Has reading lights,bedside cupbaord and small chest of drawers
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Elderly people who are fit would be more than welcome! It is possible to accommodate a small child with a couple as extra mattress can be provided for downstairs./andor loan of cot and high chair Smoking not allowed indoors. French television only--19channels Selection of English videos and DVD`s


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Farmhouse studio apartment with a view to live for!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful apartment in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Nicky's Farmhouse Studio Apartment about 6 years ago and have been trying to find it again and are very happy to have found it on this site.

We just wanted to leave a review for the apartment as we have the most wonderful stay here and are hoping to go back soon. The apartment is in the most wonderful location. We spent two weeks here, and spent every other day spending all day sitting on the terrace eating amazingly fresh food and relaxing amongst the beautiful space around us. It is truly breathtaking. We travelled out to Ceret one day and it was slightly overcast, on the way back to Montferrer we drove through the clouds and into the sunshine. We were above cloud level and we were literally looking out onto the top of the clouds, it was like looking out onto an ocean of cotton wool - totally beautiful. But I have to say this was the only cloudy day. The weather was amazing, beautiful blue skies and sunshine for the two weeks.

The apartment is in an excellent location for exploring both France and Spain. We spent time in a number of nearby villages, exploring churches, museums, we went over the border into Spain to explore some of the villages over there. We missed the numerous markets in the area but there are many. If you just want to stay in the village there are lots of walks nearby. Wildlife is numerous, nuthatches, woodpeckers, marsh tits, cyril buntings and jays were just a few of the birds that we saw on a regular basis and many feeding nearby.

Nicky is also a wonderful host and very welcoming, gives you absolute privacy but is there if you need her.

Whether you want to have a relaxing time away from the madness of city living (and you certainly can here) or want to have a holiday exploring this area you should love staying in this apartment and in Montferrer.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little farmhouse with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The little farmhouse is near the road to the village Montferrer. The road is good to drive. We enjoyed this cosy accomodation which is fine for two person. The view from the terrace is amazing. Couldn't get enough. Nicole is a very lovely landlady and giving much space. Thank you Jutta

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Für Individualisten einfach toll!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im September 2011 (nicht im Mai 2013, aber leider kann ich das korrekte Datum nicht mehr angeben) in diesem Apartment, sind noch heute begeistert und würden jederzeit wieder kommen!

Das Apartment ist in einem ehemaligen Stallgebäude entstanden und ist eher klein, aber sehr liebevoll und gemütlich eingerichtet und für zwei Personen perfekt. Außerdem gibt es zusätzlich einen Abstellraum nebenan, außerhalb der eigentlichen Wohnung, in dem man viel unterbringen kann. Dort befindet sich auch ein weiterer Kühlschrank mit Gefrierfach, Liegestühle und ein Grill.

Die Küche ist sehr klein, aber mit allem ausgestattet, was man braucht. Wir haben sehr häufig dort gekocht, weil wir bei der tollen Aussicht von der Terrasse gar nicht woanders hin wollten! Die Aussicht über das ganze Tal ist genial und wirklich so, wie auf den Bildern.

Die Vermieterin wohnt im angegliederten Haupthaus, war während unseres Aufenhaltes aber kaum da und wenn, haben wir sie kaum bemerkt. Sie war sehr freundlich, der Empfang sehr nett, die Abwicklung einfach und problemlos, und es hat uns an nichts gefehlt.

Handtücher und Bettwäsche sind ausreichend vorhanden und wurden nach einer Woche gewechselt.

Zu beachten ist vielleicht eines: Die Lage, wie sie hier auf der Karte angegeben ist, ist nicht ganz richtig. Die Wohnung liegt nicht in Arles-sur-Tech, sondern etwa 6 km weiter, einige Kurven vor Montferrer, und ein Auto ist wirklich zwingend notwendig. Baguette zum Frühstück kann man in Montferrer bekommen, das etwa 10 min. zu Fuß entfernt ist.

Wer gerne bei absoluter Ruhe und toller Aussicht Abends ein Glas Wein genißen möchte, ist hier absolut richtig!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much --how exciting to get a first review and it makes us very Happy that guests share and enjoy our lovely setting .
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 40 pound or 50 Euro deposit cheque payable on booking .Cash balance payable on arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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