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Lovely family friendly cottages in peaceful unspoilt setting near Spanish border - La Bergerie - 3 bedroom detached stone cottage private pool sleeps 6

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Space 979 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

Description

La Bergerie - 3 bedroom detached stone cottage private pool sleeps 6

La Bergerie is a lovely 3 bed roomed detached cottage with private grounds and own private pool (7.3m x 3.7), alarmed & fenced.

The sitting room is spacious & comfortable with 2 large settees, armchair, writing desk, original oak beams, chestnut flooring & log fire.

There are dining table & chairs for 7 (space for up to 16 when a group wishes to eat together inside). Downstairs WC

The kitchen is fully equipped (dishwasher), opening on to a south-east facing terrace with table & chairs - perfect for breakfast.

Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms, the beds made up ready for use. Family bathroom. French windows open onto a terrace with steps (gated) down to the poolside dining area with large BBQ, tiled table and chairs for 7 with glorious views & sunsets.

La Bergerie is private in its own south facing Mediterranean garden with flowers & herbs full of butterflies. There are sun loungers, parasols & natural shade, your own entrance & off-road parking. You also have use of the main pool

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About the property

Pyrénéan Cottage South France

4 lovely, comfortable Pyrénéan Cottages on former organic farm, 2 swimming pools, delicious meals. All set in 120 peaceful acres of meadows & woodlands.

Situated in the most southerly valley in France in an unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity & within walking distance from the Spanish border.

Le Paloumé dates back to the 7th. Century & enjoys breath-taking scenery, pure clean air, fresh spring water wonderful climate all year round.

The cottages have been beautifully converted, combining original features with modern comfort. Each is set in its own private garden with separate entrance & off road parking

La Bergerie Sleeps 6 private pool, Can Paloumé Sleeps 5, La Grange sleeps 4 and Le Gîte Sleeps 2 and up to 4 if rented with another property.

George, our son and talented chef, creates organic dinners, from our own produce & local ingredients. The weekly dinner is a happy social occasion when, over local wine, guests can share their experiences and our knowledge of the area

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Owner
Jane Woolfe
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Jane Woolfe

We a British family of 4, moved here in February 1992 and have lived here, year round, ever since. Jane loves gardening, cooking, reading and the Archers.

Felix loves animals, dancing and computers/technology.

Oskar, 13 when we arrived, now a builder, very useful here, loves Formula 1 and lives in the spar village of Amelie les Bains just down the valley.

George, 10 when we arrived, is a talented chef, is taking over the management and bookings. Lives in the medieval town of Arles sur Tech.

We have come to love it here and all appreciate the real community spirit of the village and its' traditions.

We are keen members of the village walking club for many years. We spent our early years here learning the Sardane, the Catalan dance of celebration and go regularly to local ballroom lessons - Strictly is popular here too!

Jane Woolfe purchased this villa in 1991

Why Jane Woolfe chose Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans

We had settled on Le Roussillon as the ideal place to live. Beautiful, unspoilt mountains, the Mediterraean and lovely climate. Peaceful yet with a vibrant traditional culture. After 3 years of looking we found Le Paloumé in the southernmost valley in France, next to the Spanish ( Catalan) boarder.

Perfect for our new 'Good life' of trying to be self-sufficient away from the pressures of the city, and a healthy life for us and our sons.

What makes this villa unique

The spirit is uplifted on seeing the Pyrenean Mountains in the distance.

Guests who arrive tired and stressed, from their busy lives, in a very few hours, often only minutes, they are soothed by the peace, fresh pure air, natural beauty and tranquillity of Le Paloumé. Also, possibly, by a glass or 2 of the local wine!

The views are truly glorious, you need to see for yourself.

Le Paloumé has been a habitation for more than a thousand years and we are only the latest to enjoy its charms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage is gorgeous, the hospitality is great the views are beyond words, the FOOD IS AMAZING, and the animals are so SWEET! All in all a very memorable stay. Thanks!

Lynne, Mark, Louse & Ken English, Norwich. -



Everything you need & nothing you don’t need! And spotlessly clean.

Mandy Nettlemill & family. -



We came exhausted & left renewed….

Wonderful food & company at the “Cherry Time” dinner (banquet). Thank you all for your kindness, hospitality & warmth of welcome.

Adrian & Helen Thorp. -



Ideal spot for group visits, so much to share with friends. We shall return.

Gillian & Jack Penrose, Somerset. -



The main attraction was the animals (better than the peace, quiet & wonderful views etc.) They made it for the kids (8, 8, and 5). Thanks again for letting them feed & help generally. Hope you have as much fun, future visitors. We’ll be back.

Nicki, Steve, Philippa, Alex & Guy. -



Our 5th. year & as wonderful as ever.

Paula, John, Matt & James, Horsham.
Nov 2007
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Notes

Bed linen, hand towels, bath mats, tea towel, electricity (excluding heating), gas and all cleaning materials are included in the price.
Discounts for bookings of fortnight plus (outside peak season) and groups – please contact
Flexible changeover day


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 979 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • GUESTS MUST HAVE PERSONAL LIABILITY & TRAVEL INSURANCE (CANCELLATION ACCIDENT MEDICAL AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS COVER) THIS IS NOT PROVIDED BY THE OWNER
  • Guests agrees to be a considerate tenant, to take good care of the Property and leave it as found in a clean and tidy condition
  • Children are free to enjoy the gardens, meadows & woods at La Paloumé but parents are be responsible for their safety especially in & around the pools
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Unlimited hot water is provided in this family bathroom with full size bath, shower, washbasin, WC and hot air and electric heating. Window has insect screen fitted.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The double bedroom has a full size double bed, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, beside tables & reading lights. The twin bedded room has 2 full sized single beds, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, beside tables & reading lights. Room for a cot. The bunk bedded room has full size bunk beds, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, reading lights. The beds are made up ready for use with sheet, pillows, pillow cases, sheet, duvet and cover. Spare blankets and pillows are also supplied. There are rugs on the varnished solid wood floors. All bedroom windows are fitted with insect screens.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
La Bergerie is ideal for holidays all year round. It is heated by a log fire, hot air central heating and electric heaters. The stairs can be gated top and bottom. There is a large selection of books of all types in the sitting room. The large garden has space for up to 16 to eat together, extra tables and chairs are provided. The gate leads to the wild flower meadow and main pool, 10m x 5m, alarmed and fenced. The utility room houses the washing machine, iron, ironing board, hairdryers, tourist information, library, toys & games cupboard. All cleaning materials washing powder and pegs are provided. Each cottage has it’s own washing line.

Reviews

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La Bergerie - 3 bedroom detached stone cottage private pool sleeps 6
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5

Idilic peacfully holiday location

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of our stay. Will be coming again - soon!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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5

Idilic peaceful beautiful

  • 5 of 5

If you want peace, beauty and to be with nature this is the place to stay. Lovely for children with so much space for them to play and they love the dogs. Walking and horse riding on the doorstep whilst cannoning, tree adventure as well as beaches on France and Spain are within an easy drive. There is even an outlet complex in jouncara for those shoppers

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Rennes, France
5

Un petit coin enchanteur

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une magnifique semaine au Can Paloumé avec nos trois enfants. L'endroit est à la fois typique, calme et beau. Enfants comme parents ont adoré la maison de pierre, la terrasse fleurie, la piscine, la vue sur la montagne.

Nous avons aimé aussi nous promener avec les chiens de la maison, qui ont su être une attraction au moins aussi importante que la piscine pour les enfants! De jolis coins à visiter aussi dans les parages: l'abbaye Sainte Marie d'Arles, le village perché de Corsavy.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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5

Séjour calme et reposant, juste parfait!

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour a commencé par un excellent repas préparé par Jane! Après 6h de route, c'était vraiment salvateur!

Le gîte est propre, fonctionnel et calme au possible. Jane est toujours disponible pour échanger quelques mots, et a toujours le sourire.

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour avec mes amis, et recommandons fortement ce gîte!

Bon séjour à tous!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
5

A great property and fantastic food

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location for our October half-term break. After a long day's travelling we arrived late and were so pleased we had taken advantage of the option to have a meal provided on arrival. Jane's cooking is fabulous, and we certainly appreciated it after a long day. The house was well equipped and perfect for our family of four. We used the house as a base for walking, and our children loved walking in the hills around the house which take you over the Spanish border, especially as Jane and Felix's dogs liked to accompany us. We would highly recommend this property, and the food!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Newton, Mass, USA
5

A Great Place to Refresh Yourself and Your Family

  • 5 of 5

We wanted beautiful mountain views and simple walks. A quiet, relaxed vacation with good food and historical sites within an hour's drive. My daughter wanted some animals (dogs & cats, horses would be nice too) around and my son a wanted decent internet connection -- I guess we all did. Le Paloume was perfect. It was spring, warm not hot, cool at night, a lovely stone farm house with a decent kitchen, The owners, Jane, Felix and their son, George (English) were very accommodating and great cooks. They had great suggestions of places to visit, trails to walk, village events to attend and restaurants to overeat at. This stone house has expansive views of lush mountains. We had a great week and really got away from our life & work in Boston, USA. The four of us plan to come back... If you are looking for similar things, we highly recommend these accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perpignan in France and Gerona in Spain
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
St. Laurent de Cerdans
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Falgos, Serralongue
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Perpignan TGV France and Figueres AVE Spain
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A9 Le Boulou France
Nearest Restaurant
Le Paloume
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Spain
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Argeles in France or Roses in Spain
Car: necessary

Le Paloumé, is 10 minutes’ drive from the large Catalan village of St. Laurent de Cerdans; with all facilities: shops, bars, and restaurants, take always, banks, pharmacy, cinema, museum, tourist information, Saturday market and many outdoor pursuits. Steeped in Catalan culture, the fêtes are lively and great fun with music, dancing, communal meals, amazing cabarets, bals and discos. Nearby towns: Amelie les Bains, market & thermal spa town; Céret, modern art gallery; there are daily markets & restaurants to suit every taste.

We are 1 Hour from Perpignan; Mediterranean beaches, Collioure (Matisse); Figueres (Dali museum); 1½ hours Gerona and 2½hrs. Barcelona in Spain & Carcassonne in France.

There is much local history to explore: 1000 year old castles, abbeys, churches, chateaux...

All this with the magnificent backdrop of Mont Canigou, snow-capped for ½ the year.

Other Activities: climbing, tree Adventure Park, canyoning, dancing, bird watching, gym, sauna, massage & mushrooming.

Golf: Domain De Falgos, only 15 minutes’ drive from Le Paloumé, is a highly praised 18-hole course with panoramic views from Mount Canigou to the Mediterranean coast. It is par 70 and 5047m and was designed by Alain Dehaye

Ski: Skiing is an hour drive in Spain.

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