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Simon Williams

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish

Tranquil rural retreat in own valley with pool, only 1hr to beaches - El Casot

11 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Montferrer holiday cottage

Very peaceful rural location, 30 miles from the Mediterranean

Can Llouquette is recently renovated and set in 11 acres of forest and garden with it's own stream. It has a large pool, a mature garden, vegetable garden, fields, a stream with picnic tables, hammocks and BBQs.

We are in the Eastern Pyrenees, in the most southerly valley in France. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty only thirty miles from the Mediterranean at the start of the Pyrenean mountain range. We are only minutes from Spain and can be reached from Girona or Barcelona, as well as Perpignan airports.

What makes Can Llouquette extra special is that it is set in its own little valley. It is extremely private with no neighbours and has acres of meadows, forest and stream for you to enjoy. Yet the local bakery, cafe and restaurant is only 5 minutes away and market towns are only a quarter of any hour away.

We have four restored holiday cottages for rental: La Bergerie (for four people), Le Pommier (for two people), El Casot (for two people) and L'Atelier (for four to six people).

More Details

Details for El Casot 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

El Casot is approximately 40 sq m, and can accommodate two people, or two people and a small child.

It has its own living room, double bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom and its own terrace. This is a suitable option for a couple or single person, and is accessible via a private entrance.

It also has its own private terrace with an easterly aspect (towards Spain), equipped with garden furniture and is perfect for enjoying outdoor meals or simply relaxing listening to the stream.

For additional room the La Bergerie is approximately 80 sq m, and has two bedrooms (one double, one twin) each with a private bath and toilet. There is also L'Atelier which accommodates 4-6 in this separate two-bedroom accommodation.

We have found that extended families love this arrangement of properties, as it means intimacy and privacy with the ability to withdraw to one's own space when required.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Simon Williams (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, spanish

About Simon Williams

Ashley is a trained classical singer who performs and teaches.

Simon is a lapsed anthropologist who has a web agency.

Sophia is busy just having fun!

Simon Williams purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Simon Williams chose Vallespir

We searched for years for a property with land and a river with several outbuildings. After two years of circumnavigating Canigou on the French / Spanish border we found this place and fell in love. It is tucked away in its own valley, and feels safe and secluded.

What makes this cottage unique

You can see the stars at night and listen to owls. There is no light pollution, no noise from roads and no neighbours. Listening to the stream, birds and butterflies it was hard not to fall in love with the tranquility of the place. And the air quality is wonderful, it is a joy to breathe the night-time air!

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveller reviews

El Casot
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

A wee gem

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, great time. We'll be back. My wife and I were new to the area, but we can see the attraction. We had great walks; an easy visit to a sleepy village over the mountains in Spain; awesome wine; Ceret was amazing; did I mention the awesome local wine? Very clean premises. We've still much to explore in the area, so we're planning our return. Back home, we've been buying wine from Languedoc-Roussillon where ever we can just to remind us of our trip.

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

Stunning gite holiday

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful location. The gite is surrounded by mountains and we had everything we needed and more. The accommodation was spotless and spacious with beautiful natural character and special personal touches from our hosts, who couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. Mum especially liked our day-trip to Spain. So grateful to Ashley and Simon for giving us such a wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and charming accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Great location, quiet place and charming accommodation. Simon is very friendly, always there to help and very discreet at the same time. Thank you for the great experience we had at Can Llouquette!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

A hidden paradise in the Pyrenees

  • 5 of 5

We have spent here one of the best holidays ever. The location is just great, the surroundings are breath taking and they offer endless possibilities: from easy walks in the woods to more challenging trekking excursions in the nearby mountains. Interesting historical sites -both from the Spanish Civil War and from the WW II- are also close at hand (Ceret, La maternité d'Elene, ...) The sea is quite near, so you can have a refrreshing swim in no time.

The facilities are top notch and Simon, Ashley and Sophie, the owners, are wonderful hosts. They run the place in a sustainable way, growing their own vegetables, and cooking them too!! They know the area like the back of their hand and provide you with a lot of info and suggestions of things to do.

In a nutshell: a place not to be missed!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Peace and quiet and an excellent walking base

  • 5 of 5

beautiful large well maintained grounds with a pool. Plenty small spots to read and while away the hours. we stayed in two of the properties and both were superbly equipped, couldn't be cleaner or more homely. Simon is a great host and a mind full of useful information. If you like climbing this is an excellent base. the best place tI've stayed so far in France. Only an hour from the coast and close to a wide range of walks from easy to strenuous 8 hour hikes it is ideal for outdoor lovers. Its pretty hard not to relax here, so if you want a break from work, the emails and tv this is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Bliss

  • 5 of 5

The gite we stayed in was exactly what we had hoped for- an oasis of peace and tranquility with plenty of things to see and do within easy reach. There are walking trails everywhere and no shortage of quaint villages to explore. There are good restaurants quite close or better still grab some top quality meat from the friendly butcher in Prats de Mollo and barbecue under the stunning night sky with a bottle or two of the local brew.

Simon and Ashley were the ideal hosts - they couldn't have been more helpful or pleasant. Both have s a fantastic knowledge of the local area and were only too happy to help in any way they could. 5 stars, we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Montferrer
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Domaine de Falgos
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Diamant Noir, Montferrer
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Setcases
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Collioure
Car: necessary

We are in the Vallespir Valley of the Pyrénées Orientales, on the outskirts of the village of Montferrer. This is the southern-most region in France and the sunniest, averaging over 300 days per year.

At the heart of the region is Mount Canigou dominating the horizon from almost every vantage point.

The planes undulate with vineyards laid out before the impressive mountains. The higher valleys are covered with oak, ash, beech and chestnut. The views are exceptional, the roads ‘untroubled’, and the weather very agreeable.

There are no properties overlooking us, no busy roads, no light pollution, just perfect peace. The nearest market town is Prats de Mollo at 15mins.

The nearby French and Spanish Mediterranean coast has many long beaches and secluded coves: Argeles, Collioure, Roses and Cadaques.

Perpignan at 1hr is the capital and other famous cities and market towns within reach include: Ceret, Figueras, Carcassone, Montpellier, Girona, Besalu and Camprodon.

Other Activities: Cuisine, wine tasting, sight seeing, Spain, Vallespir Rally, spas, watersports.

Golf: There are some outstanding courses not far from the house. The two closest courses are Domaine de Falgos and Camprodon (over the border in Spain).

The closest of the two is the stunning 18-hole course at Domaine de Falgos.

Established in 1991, it is a Par 70 of 5044 mt, where you'll also enjoy an exceptional panorama: the snows of Canigou and blue of the Mediterranean.

The Camprodon Golf Club boasts a 9-hole course located in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Camprodon Valley.

The club has made the most of the natural course of the River Tortell which cuts across many of the holes: meaning that skill, strategy and focus are required.

Golf de Falgos (30 mins away)

Domaine de Falgos

66260 Saint Laurent de Cerdans

Tel +33 (0)4 68 39 51 42

www.falgos.com

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Montferrer, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2016/17
29 Oct 2016 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$360
 
 
Early Spring 2017
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$432
 
 
Spring 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$503
 
 
Early Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$791
 
 
High Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,122
 
 
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$791
 
 
Indian Summer 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$575
 
 
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$503
 
 
Low Season 2017/18
4 Nov 2017 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$360
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$360
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$144
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Please Note: we have four gites, the above rates are based on 2 adults, please inquire about possibilities for more or less people.

Our swimming pool is open from May to end of September.

A shopping service is available for your arrival day, please ask if required.

Security deposits are returned after your holiday.

Please note, gas, electricity are included in the rental price. We charge a cleaning fee amounting to 70 Euros for the two smaller apartments, 90 for the larger, and 110 Euros when pets have accompanied you. Sheets are 20 Euros a set, towels (a set of hand, bath and pool) are 6 Euros a set. Taxe de sejour (0.33 cents per day per adult) is also paid at the end of the stay.

Please note: since 2016 payment through certain websites (HomeAway, FewoDirekt, Homelidays etc) have started taking service fees on top of card transaction fees off your payment to us for your holiday. Even though we pay substantial marketing subscriptions to all of them bar Airbnb (which is wholly commission based). You always have the opportunity to pay us directly to save such transaction fees, so in such instances where you have chosen to pay via the third party (which we have no issue with) we will however ask that the holiday rental fee is fully honoured, to cover this additional new expense to ourselves.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for El Casot in Montferrer, France

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • .
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please note, gas, electricity are included in the rental price. We charge a cleaning fee amounting to 70 Euros for the two smaller apartments, 90 for the larger, and 110 Euros when pets have accompanied you. Sheets are 20 Euros a set, towels (a set of hand, bath and pool) are 6 Euros a set. Taxe de sejour (0.33 cents per day per adult) is also paid at the end of the stay. Please note: since 2016 payment through certain websites (HomeAway, FewoDirekt, Homelidays etc) have started taking service fees on top of card transaction fees off your payment to us for your holiday. Even though we pay substantial marketing subscriptions to all of them bar Airbnb (which is wholly commission based). You always have the opportunity to pay us directly to save such transaction fees, so in such instances where you have chosen to pay via the third party (which we have no issue with) we will however ask that the holiday rental fee is fully honoured, to cover this additional new expense to ourselves.