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Pyrénéan self-catering cottage on organic farm, 2 pools and delicious meals - La Bergerie

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking



La Bergerie

La Bergerie is a lovely 3 bed roomed detached cottage with its 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

Le Paloume - Pyrénéan Cottages

4 Beautiful Pyrénéan Cottages have been carefully converted, combining original features with modern comfort. Each set in its own private garden with BBQ, separate entrance & off road parking. The thick stone walls make it cool in summer without air-conditioning and cosy in the winter with their log fires. Le Paloumé is a traditional Catalan organic family farm dating back to the 7th. century. Situated in an unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty and within walking distance of the Spanish border. Guests enjoy our 120 peaceful acres of meadows, woodlands, breathtaking scenery, pure clean air, fresh spring water & wonderful climate. The main pool 10m x 5m has a fabulous position with panoramic views & in full sun from dawn to dusk. It is fenced, gated & alarmed to French standards. The weekly 5 course dinner, from our own organic produce and local wine, is a happy social occasion for all when we can share with guests our 20 years plus of experience and knowledge of the area and Catalan culture.

Extras: • Meal in your cottage ready for your arrival

Weekly delicious 5 course dinners using own free-range organic produce.

Organic, free-range provisions.

Towel set (bath, pool).

Daily morning bread & croissant delivery.

Baby/Toddler pack (cot, high chair, buggy, potty & baby bath.

Extra beds.

Child minding / baby sitting.


VCR. DVD, Satellite & TV.

Free WiFi Internet Broadband.

The magic of Le Paloume: The beauty & tranquillity of Le Paloumé makes it a very special place. After the sunset of their 1st. evening guests have visibly relaxed; worlds away from stress & cares.

On entering their cottage they see at once that their comfort & convenience has been fully thought out. The table is laid & their meal (if ordered) is ready to eat.

In the morning a basket of fresh croissants & bread, if ordered, awaits them on their terrace – a perfect start to the first day of their holiday. There is masses to do in the area but if all you want to do is relax in the garden, by the pool (or log fire in winter) you can choose from our varied library for adults and children in English, French and German.All our guests say that the weekly dinners are a high point; good food, good wine & good company on the candle lit terrace; our dark skies brilliant with stars. We hope you will have had an unforgettable holiday.

Multiple Unit Rental: When rented together the cottages provide comfortable accommodation for 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 19.

La Bergerie plus Can Paloumé, Le Grange and Le Gîte can accommodate up to 19

La Bergerie plus Can Paloumé can accommodate up to 12

La Bergerie plus Can Paloumé can accommodate up to 10

La Bergerie plus Le Gîte can accommodate up to 10

La Bergerie plus Le Grange can accommodate up to 10

Can Paloume plus Le Grange can accomodate up to 9

Can Paloume plus Le Gîte can accomodate up to 8

La Grange plus Le Gîte can accomodate up 7

In the large garden of La Bergerie there is space, tables and chairs for up to 19 to eat together.

There is room also in our 'ballroom' when required.

Can Paloumé and Le Gîte can accommodate up to 9.

The terraces of Can Paloume and Le Gite are linked by steps the gate to which is opened when rented together.

Up to 9 can be seated on Can Paloume's terrace.

We can accommodate all on our vine covered terrace for memorable dinners.

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Jane Woolfe
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 September, 2017

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 and loves Formula 1.

George, 10 when we arrived, is a talented chef and is taking over the management and bookings.

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 Vallespir

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.

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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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perpignan or Gerona
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
St. Laurent de Cerdans
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Perpignan and Figueres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A9 France
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
St. Laurent de Cerdans
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Le Paloumé, is 10 mins. drive from the large Catalan village of St. Laurent de Cerdans; with all facilities: shops, bars, 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. Near by 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 2hrs. Barcelona in Spain & Carcassone 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 mins. 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

Amelie Les Bains, 9 hole.

Saint-Cyprien, an 18 hole and 9 hole courses with par 73 and length 6480m.

Torremirona Golf Club, 18 holes, par 72 and length 6245m.

Peralada Gold Club, 18 and a 9 hole, par 71 and length 6704m.

Ski: Skiing is an hour drive in Spain and also and hour and half in France. But in a good year for snow there is a ski run in Prats, only 20 min. drive away.

Available Rentals

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Days in additional to first 7 days is charges pro rata
Bed linen, hand towels, bath mats, tea towel, electricity (excluding heating), gas and all cleaning materials are included in the price.
Discount for full payment with booking - please email or phone
Discounts for bookings of fortnight plus (outside peak season) and groups – please phone.
Flexible changeover day outside high season – please phone.


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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • 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
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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.


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La Bergerie
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

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: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Rennes, France

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: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Newton, Mass, USA

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: Apr 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Total Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

If you like to stay in the hub of the action, with nightclubs,pubs and every amenity on your doorsep then don't stay here! If on the other hand you are looking for a holiday location where you can relax in the most beautiful surroundings, away from the rush and pressures of everyday life then you've just found your ideal location. When we arrived we thought that the view from our gite was fantastic, but the view from the pool is absolutely unbelievable!

We stayed in the smallest gite, for 2/3 people. It was spotlessly clean,and was provided with everything that we needed. Children, (and adults!), will love all of the free roaming animals, especially Rosey the dog.

Loads of places to see locally, or about 60 minutes drive to the beautifull beaches at Argeles.

Don't miss Jane's goumet evening! I must admit I was fearing it was going to be like the 'Goumet Evening' on Fawlty Towers! Not a bit of it, Jane, Felix and George cooked up the most fabulous meal.

If you are looking for a holiday location where you can relax in beautiful, peaceful surroundings then this is the place for you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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