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Pyrénéan self-catering cottage on organic farm, 2 pools and delicious meals - Le Gîte

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking



Le Gîte

Le Gîte: idyllic, south-facing and spotlessly clean accommodation for 2 plus 1 child on one level.

The sitting room has charming original features on the exposed stone wall , Gas and electric heater. It is pretty and comfortable with a double bed settee, 2 armchairs and fully stocked book shelves. French windows open onto your private garden with BBQ and furniture for relaxing and dining under the shade of a vine.

The fully equipped kitchen has a dining area for 4 and a glazed door to a flowery terrace.

The hall way leads to the bathroom and large double bedroom (room for extra bed/cot).

Beds are made up ready for use.

The lovely garden is sheltered and peaceful with sun beds, parasol and natural shade.

The gentle sound of water running into the stream nearby makes it really relaxing.

You have your own private entrance and shaded off-road parking.

There are steps up to the pool and 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 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 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.

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 Le Gîtein Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • 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 ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Unlimited hot water is provided in this spacious ceramic tiled bathroom with shower, washbasin, WC and electric heater.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Room for extra bed
  • The double bedroom has a full size double bed, bedside tables, reading lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers and electric heater. It is large enough for an additional full size single bed. The bed is made up ready to use with sheet, pillows, pillow cases, duvet and covers. Spare blankets and pillows are also supplied There are rugs on the ceramic tiled floors. The windows are double glazed and has an insect screens.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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
When Le Gîte is rented with another cottage the sitting room can be used as a 2nd. Bedroom for 2. 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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Le Gîte
average rating of 4.571429 based on 8 reviews

Nature, Mountainview, big pool - fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks in le paloume. Our Appartement was an old farmhouse, turned into a nice place to stay with all facilities. The garden invites you to relax, drink a glass of wine and enjoy the amazing Mountainview. 😀 The owner, Jane and Felix, are wonderful hosts. We hat a delicious diner with them and interesting discussions. Of course, we recommend this place to all people, who like nature, walking and driving by motorbike, as we did.

Dear Jane and Felix, thank you for a wonderful time! 😎🍷🏍☀️ Beate and Michael from Germany

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Barnard Castle

A wonderful, beautiful and relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew we had found somewhere special for honeymoon. We stayed in the Gites,a lovely traditional house, well equipped and delightfully cool in the heat. The garden is beautiful and eating breakfast and dinner outside was a joy, with fresh bread and croissants delivered to your door each morning how can you resist eating out.

The swimming pool was used each morning and evening, very refreshing and the views are to die for.

The surrounding area is beautiful and a wildlife haven. There is so much to do on the doorstep with the Mediterranean only an hour or so away.

Jane and Felix were marvellous hosts,we couldn't have asked for more. A delightful and happy holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Aus der Zeit gefallen

  • 5 of 5

Eine zauberhafter Ort in den Pyrenäen. Ruhe, eine grandiose Natur und charmante Gastgeber sind die Zutaten für einen erholsamen Urlaub. Schon nach zwei Tagen waren wir zutiefst entspannt. Hier ticken die Uhren anders und das tut der Seele gut. Danke Jane und Felix für die gute Zeit auf eurem Anwesen. Wir können diesen Ort nur empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Gite set in lovely countryside

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. The lounge is a reasonable size but a bit dark, the bedroom is large, the kitchen is large and well equipped, the shower room is fine, everything is in good order. The TV has some english channels but not BBC or ITV, the wifi went on and off. The pool is great and in a lovely setting, the poolside loungers etc have seen better days, the cushions are torn and the umbrellas are broken. All outside areas need a lot more maintenance and the four dogs have a free run of the place with the obvious consequences making it unsuitable for young children. It is very isolated, five km. up a single track road but the views are great. We did not like having to pay 6 euros on arrival for two pool towels after paying 475 euros rental.

R Holmes

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Slightly quirky but in a lovely setting

  • 4 of 5

Lovely location off the beaten track

Good for wildlife - butterflies and birds stunning

Good walking and lovely villages nearby

Jane and Felix were really friendly and helpful

Actual gite is a bit basic but adequate

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

Le Gite

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant, excellent week high in the mountains, Jane and Felix are excellent hosts, and the communial meal was a highlight. Nearly lost the dogs on a walk, but thankfully they returned, would certainly consider returning. Spain is just down the road, and an hour from the beach in France, plenty of walks, an ideal get away from it all break

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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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.