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

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Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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.

Cleaning.

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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About the Owner

Jane Woolfe
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 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 cottage 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.

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Notes

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.

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Un petit trésor dans les hauteurs

  • 5 of 5

Après avoir parcouru en voiture une petite route de montagne, on découvre, accrochée sur un côté, la ferme Bio de Can Paloumé. Les quelques gites disposés autour d'une petite place centrale devant la maison des propriétaires donne le charme d’un "micro-village". Notre gite, La Grange, simple, confortable et très propre, nous a bien plu. Terrasse, jardin avec noyer harmonieux, donnant juste ce qu'il faut d'ombrage lors du repas ou allongé dans les transats, tout en profitant de la vue géniale sur les montagnes pyrénéennes. Quel plaisir aussi de piquer une tête dans la piscine avec une vue superbe sur les cimes, dans le calme du site où, en cette période, stridulent les insectes divers. Un grand merci à George pour son accueil, sa sympathie, sa disponibilité et ses petits gestes attentionnés !

JC et L.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Prima Unterkunft, ruhig in den Bergen gelegen mit tollen Gastgebern

  • 5 of 5

Der Aufenthalt bei Jane, Felix und George war prima und sehr erholsam. Bei dem Hof handelt es sich um einen Berghof, der etwas weiter weg vom nächsten Ort liegt. Die ruhige Lage in den Bergen, umgeben von viel Wald, sorgt dafür, dass man direkt entspannt und entschleunigt. Die Gastfreundlichkeit, das großartige Essen und der Pool mit einem tollen Ausblick tragen ebenso dazu bei.

Ausflüge in den Region sind mit dem Auto möglich. Sowohl die französische als auch die spanische Seite sind für Wanderungen bestens geeignet. Im Sommer finden in den Bergdörfern laufend Feste statt, deren Besuch unbedingt lohnend ist (insbesondere wenn auch Sardana getanzt wird).

Wir haben hier eine schöne Zeit verbracht und können Le Paloumé uneingeschränkt empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • 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 Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 45 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Situated in the living room
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 2 Bunk beds suitable for 1 Adult or 2 children

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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