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Pyrénéan self-catering cottage on organic farm, 2 pools and delicious meals - Can Paloumé

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking



Can Paloumé

Can Paloumé, nearest to the pool, has wonderful views across the farm to Spain.

With comfortable, clean accommodation for 4/5 in 2 double bedrooms – the beds are made up ready for use.

There is a family sized bathroom. The fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher) has a dinning table & chairs for 6.

The open-plan living room is strikingly attractive with many original features; a beautiful high ceiling with large fan, massive oak beams & paintings by local artists on the exposed stone walls. It is comfortably furnished with 2 large settees & easy chair, grouped round the Jödl log burning stove.

The large windows are double-glazing & there are rugs on the ceramic tiled floor.

A glazed door opens onto the sheltered terrace with BBQ, table & chairs for 6.

The walled sun-trap garden has sun beds, parasols & 2 gates and planted with Mediterranean flowers & herbs.

There are 2 gates to the pool (10mx5m) which is alarmed and fenced, another to safe off-road parking & wild flower meadow

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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:
19 November, 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 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.

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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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 Can Palouméin Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Unlimited hot water is provided in this spacious ceramic tiled, bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The double bedroom has a full size double bed, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables, reading lights and electric heating. Ceramic tiles floor & rugs. The twin bedded room has 2 full sized single beds and is large enough for an additional full size single bed. There is a spacious wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables, reading lights, book case full of novels & guides and electric heating. The floor is carpeted. The beds are made up ready to use with sheet, pillows, pillow cases, duvet and cover. Spare blankets and pillows are also supplied The windows are double glazed and 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
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
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 its own washing line.


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Can Paloumé
average rating of 3.5 based on 3 reviews

La Paloume

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in April and the weather was fantastic. The cottage is nice and clean and we enjoyed our stay there. It should be fun for families with children as there is more than ample place where they can run around and play. We will go back another time for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Nous avons séjourné une semaine en famille au Can paloumé, concernant cette location il y a du plus et certains points à notre avis à revoir.

Les plus sont résumés par les avis précédents, cadre naturel magnifique superbe vue sur les Pyrénées, accueil de Jane très sympathique, région catalane accueillante, un grand bol d'air de nature, gîte propre et bien refait et bien agencé.

Nous avons cependant trouvé qu'être réveillé tous les matins par les aboiements des nombreux chiens est dommage dans ce cadre qui le reste du temps est très tranquille.

Certains mobiliers nous ont semblé vieillissants et fatigués (canapés, matelas, mobilier de piscine ...)

Le rapport qualité/prix nous a paru défavorable.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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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.