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Tranquil rural retreat in own valley with pool, only 1hr to beaches - La Bergerie

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet



La Bergerie

La Bergerie is approximately 80 sq m, and has two bedrooms (one double, one twin) each with a private bath and toilet, its own kitchen, lounge and terrace. It is suitable for couples or a family of four with one small child.

It also has its own private terrace with an easterly aspect (towards Spain), equipped with garden furniture and is perfect for enjoying outdoor meals or simply relaxing listening to the stream.

For additional room the Le Pommier has one bedroom (a double) with a private bathroom, lounge and kitchen as well as its own terrace, Le Pommier sleeps two. There is also L'Atelier which accommodates 4-6 people in two bedrooms.

We have found that extended families love this arrangement of separate properties, as it means intimacy and privacy with the ability to withdraw to one's own space when required.

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About the property

Can Llouquette

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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Simon Williams
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 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 barn 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 barn 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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Please Note: we have four gites, the above rates are based on 4 Adults and 2 Children, please inquire about possibilities for 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.


Accommodation and facilities for La Bergeriein Montferrer in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Cots can be provided at no extra cost. High chairs also.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
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, and 110 Euros when pets have accompanied you. 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.


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La Bergerie
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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mountain hideaway offering great walks/excursions

  • 5 of 5

Can Louquette lived up to our best expectations. The description was correct in every detail, but the reality was even better! We shared our holiday with old friends from New Zealand, and even if we had never ventured further than the front gate, the property and and the swimming pool in themselves made a perfect place in which to eat, drink and talk, whilst enjoying the surrounding mountains, the wildlife, and the great welcome and hospitality offered by Simon and Ashley.The accommodation was spotless and beautifully furnished and equipped, down to the last detail. The swimming pool was just perfect. A large supply of maps and brochures gave us endless ideas for excursions, both local and further afield. Walks, as all over France, are always clearly marked and well main tained.

We particularly appreciated the genuinely friendly welcome in the nearby village bar and restaurant at Montferrer. Further afield we explored several local towns and villages, and sampled a large number of good restaurants and bars. For amazingly good value and a genuinely local eating experience, the restaurant on the main road at le Tech was hard to beat. A day across the mountains in Spain, wandering round the Sunday market in Camprodon, offered further new perspectives and change of scene. Nearby Gorges de la Fou provides a testing but rewarding climb through a spectacular rocky gorge. Especially recommended is the town of Ceret with very good art galleries, and the nearby Prats de Mollo for its history and a pedestrianised town centre.

Can Llouquette suited us - four reasonably fit adults -perfectly, and we would very happily recommend it to similar people. We felt it might not be so easy for less able-bodied people, or those with very small children. For teenage children, we were not aware of much that would appeal to that age-group. A car is essential for all but the totally sedentary.

The owners gave us impeccable service, they made suggestions for activities, and made us very welcome into their own home and family. We were free to wander through their estate, usually followed by the inquisitive resident donkey! We were particularly impressed by their ecological commitment, care for the environment, and their passion to share their enthusiasm for this beautiful part of France.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely place surrounded by nature

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from September 23rd 'til 30th with our newborn baby and our dog. Those were our first holidays since our daughter was born and we can not imagine a better place to spend them. There are lots of activities nearby, trails, places to visit and local food products to enjoy.

Our dog met Blue, Simon's dog, a never-ending source of joy and energy to play with.

During our walks around the house, we were able to discover some of the local fauna and flora, enjoy a meal in a grass field or close to the river, read a book or just having a nap without being disturbed by any noise.

Simon, our host, made us feel definitely welcome; everything was arranged to make us feel like home.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Can Llouquette was all we needed for our summer holiday. The gite was clean, bright and well laid out. The farm is wonderfully quiet, with plenty of space for the children to run about in. The pool was well situated, with a good range of seats and recliners. We had a private terrace which allowed grown ups to read in peace whilst the children explored. The children loved not only the pool, but also exploring, playing in the stream and attempting to stay on the hammocks - I think they mastered it by the end of the week. We were made very welcome by Simon and his family and had a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little gem

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away from the madding crowd this Mas provides everything you need plus a lot of tranquility. Go there and enjoy the peace of the Pyrenees.

Clean , well kept, friendly helpful owner.

Terrific place for children. Fantastic pool.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can Llouquette is just a perfect holiday place

  • 5 of 5

Can Llouquette is just a perfect place in the Pyrenees (near Mount Canigou, so close to the French-Spanish border). Really quiet and very private, child friendly (superb swimming pool, a nice stream downhill with hammocks, a football area,…) and green, well equipped gites (good beds, private terrace) and, last but not least, the hospitality of Simon and Ashley is wonderful (very friendly and lots of good hints). Can Llouquette is a little paradise (hmm, in fact not so little). We will definitely come back!

All the best,

Thomas and Soetkin (and the kids)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place of our most wished dreams

  • 5 of 5

The place of our dreams. We enjoyed so much the company and the place

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Domaine de Falgos
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Diamant Noir, Montferrer
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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