The Chuckling Sparrows
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Situated in Feilluns in the foothills of the magnificent Pyrenees and only a short drive from beaches, ski-slopes & interesting cities (Carcassonne/Perpignan/Barcelona), the house is ideal for one or two couples, or a family, maximum of 5. There is parking for one car in front of the house with parking spaces close by for any other vehicles. The house has an open plan living room with 2 large, comfortable sofas, a wood burning stove, CD player & radio + British/French TV, internet connection and opens into the large open plan kitchen/diner. The fully equipped kitchen has all amenities such as, gas cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer etc. and there is a lovely flow between the rooms offering a peaceful and creative living space.
There are 2 spacious and comfortable bedrooms upstairs, both have good quality king sized beds and there is also a sofa bed for an extra person in the larger of the two rooms. Both bedrooms are attractively furnished and have bedside tables with lamps, wardrobes, storage space, all the windows are south facing.
The bathroom, which adjoins both bedrooms, has a bath with an overhead shower, wash basin & WC, and there is a separate toilet downstairs with with wash basin & extractor fan.
The garden is relatively private & ideal for al fresco dining and has been designed to offer a relaxing & chilled ambience, just like an extra room...outside accessed directly from the kitchen. It is gloriously sunny all day long and happily there is shade from 2 large, mature trees to sit under when it gets too hot.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torreilles 50 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 45 km, Nearest railway: Perpignan 50 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
In the southernmost part of France, just before the Spanish border, between the wild and rugged mountains of the Corbière and the northern foothills of the Pyrenees lies the mountain range of the Fenouillèdes. This is the northernmost part of French Catalonia, known as the legendary country of the Cathars.
In this southern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon (Departement Pyrenees-Oriental, Aude), where countless ancient vineyards mingle with the wild and untameable forces of nature, wild rivers, gorges, wind and mountains blend into a unique landscape composition. What's more, the mild influence of the nearby Mediterranean is clearly tangible - creating a truly rare and exquisite natural ambiance. In the heart of this wild, romantic landscape lies the small wine-producing village of Feilluns.
**Please note village name is 'FEILLUNS' and not Fosse, which is a neighbouring village (unfortunately there was no option for Feilluns and so I chose the closest village :)
Thanks to its ideal geographic location within close vicinity of many of the most beautiful and impressive sites of the Pyrenees Oriental and the department of Aude, The Chuckling Sparrows provides the perfect holiday base from which to explore this diverse and ever surprising landscape with all its cultural treasures.
Situated approx. 45 km from Perpignan, the last big town before the Spanish border, Feilluns is neither far from the Mediterranean coast (45 min), nor from the high peaks of the eastern Pyrenees and the independent province of Andorra. Yet, surrounded by wine villages, Cathar castles and the fragrant hillsides of the Garrigue, the location of The Chuckling Sparrows is just as idyllic as it is central.
Despite the excellent traffic connections to Perpignan and Carcassonne (both offer international flight connections within an hours' drive, as do the airports of Toulouse, Montpellier, Barcelona, Gerona, which can all be reached within 2½ hours by car) this enchanting region has remained almost untouched and defying modern progress, has preserved its original rustic charm. The signs of the past are apparent everywhere, yet one is often surprised by the gracious merging of past and present and between nature and culture.
Nature-lovers and walkers will find the awe-inspiring, dramatic scenery a true holiday paradise. Families with children will discover countless opportunities for exciting excursions, no matter the weather. Neither sports and fun nor nature or culture will be in short supply. Gourmets and wine connoisseurs will be amazed by the variety of local wines and delicacies.
Whether you simply wish to lay back and relax, discover people and places, or seek exciting adventure sport thrills - the southern Languedoc Roussillon can hardly be surpassed in its diversity of natural and cultural treasures and countless opportunities for all types of leisure activities.
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