Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
L' Aigle is a luxurious two bedroom gite (1 Double and 2 Singles can be setup as 2 doubles), situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It is an ideal location for walking, cycling and generally exploring this beautiful seanic the area which is rich in historical sites and natural wonders. Alternatively, it is also an excellent base for just relaxing in the courtyard, enjoying an AL-fresco meal and just generally winding down.
The property is an ideal size for four adults or a small family. The open plan living area on the ground floor is light and airy and leads via a wooden staircase to the upper floor where the bedrooms and bathroom are situated.
The well laid out master bedroom has wide doors opening out onto it's own balcony overlooking the courtyard, whilst the twin/double room is also very well proportioned and looks out over the courtyard below.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vinca Lake 21 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 58 km, Nearest railway: Villefranche-de-Conflent 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor has open plan living area (consisting of kitchen, dining and sitting areas).
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for your stay (including dishwasher). The cupboards are stocked with all the basic provisions (such as salt, pepper, herbs, spices and oils) and also the necessary cleaning products.
The dining area accommodates 6 people so it is ideal for inviting a couple of friends around for lunch or an evening meal.
The comfortable seating area seats 4 persons and includes TV, DVD and CD player. TV reception in French and English is provided along with an internet connection in case you need to stay up-to-date with things whilst you are away.
Upstairs, the two bedrooms and bathroom leads off a lobby area which is stocked with beach towels for when you want to visit the numerous pools (4 km), lakes (18 km) and beaches (45 minutes drive). Each bedroom has been exceptionally well planned to provide light and airy accommodation whilst also retaining exposed stonework to remind you of the heritage of the building. Both rooms have plenty of storage and the shower room is also supplied with basic toiletries.
All rooms have heating (small charge) , and all windows are double-glazed so the gite is perfect for an all year round breaks.
Linen and towels are provided for your stay (changes weekly if your stay is more than one week). For the twin room, if you would like it made up as a double (with mattress pad), just let us know and it will be arranged.
A shared laundry (Washing and drying) facility is available for your use and is situated just across the courtyard.
To make your stay even more relaxing, we provide a small collection of books and DVDs for your use along with an up-to-date supply of local maps and the latest information on events and fêtes happening in and around the Pyrenees Oriental region.
Arriving late, if so we will be delighted to supply breakfast on your first morning ..... or would like a meal on arrival, either of these can be arranged in advance..... bon appetite !
Naturally we welcome you with a wee dam....in the shape of a bottle of excellent local wine.
|Further details outdoors|
Leading from the living area through large sliding double doors you will find the shared courtyard (which has full sun all day) and decking area. This area is fully equipped with barbecue, patio chairs, tables, parasols and sun loungers.
If you would like us to book activities walking tours etc. Please do not hesitate to ask.
We supply lots of reading material on the area and many walking books.
For further info on the area why not look at: http://www.pyrenees.fr
NEWS: For 1€ you can now go to Perpignan by train or bus, and onwards to the beach if you wish, its a great way to see the small villages that you would normally by pass by car, also much easier on the driver!
And a bus runs from Perpignan for 1€ anywhere you go.
http://www.cg66.fr/553-plan-et-horaires.htm for routes and timetables
Prices include all utilities (gas, electric, accept heating), and the use of bedding and towels during your stay.
We close from early November to Easter. But if you would like to stay in the area during these times we would be delighted to recommend other locations.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Languedoc-Roussillon is perfectly location to get away with more than 320 days of sunshine a year positioned between the Mediterranean to the east with beautiful sandy beaches, and the Pyrenees to the west, which offer a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities, not to mention skiing in the winter!
This region is a delight; the Conflent valley in the Pyrenees provides lush green scenery, with Mont Canigou dominating the skyline. You can be swimming in the sea in the morning, and hiking in the mountains in the afternoon. There are even thermal hot springs, so if you would like to combine the two activities we can suggest a hike AND a swim in the mountains! It really does offer you everything !
If you are into extreme sports they can all be done from here, with some of the worlds greatest climbing, canyoning, caving and much more near by suitable for all, from beginner to the most experienced guides can be arranged if you wish.
There is a lake in the local town of Vinca (15 minutes drive), with beaches, from which you can swim, sail or wind-surf, or you could just visit the popular open air swimming pools in Prades or Vernet les Bains.
Weather: We benefit from being in the sunniest region of France, and enjoy warm, sunny weather from March all the way through to October. November and December are cooler but still with sunshine. January, February and March are great skiing months (35 minute drive to the ski resorts).
Fuilla is a very peaceful, typical village of the region. It benefits from being located so close to the Canigou mountain giving walkers and cyclists a great starting point for some fantastic tours. So why not give it a go and walk to Pic du Canigou!
The house is a short drive (4 km) from the recently nominated UNESCO world heritage site of Villefranche-de-Conflent. Fuilla also benefits from a small cafe just a short walk away. There is also a grocery store in the nearby village of Sahorre, which is easy walk or bike ride (available on site), so it’s easy to forget about the car for a few days, relax and unwind. It also has easy access to the main road between Perpignan and Andorra which allows the surrounding area to be explored very easily.
The nearest main town, just a few kilometres away, is Prades. A thriving market town, with shops and restaurants as well as a lively market on both Tuesday and Saturday mornings, where you can buy local produce such as the peaches and cherries that are grown in abundance here, fresh vegetables, wonderful cheeses…. and of course the excellent wine!
There are events and festivals throughout the year. Spanish cellist Pablo Casals fled to Prades during the Spanish civil war, stayed and established the festival that now bears his name. The Catalan summer school takes over the town for two weeks in August, and there is dancing in the square every night during this period.
Just a few of the MUST SEE within easy driving (or walking) distance are listed below:
*Rockpools at Sahorre (3km) - Fantastic place for just relaxing and taking a dip in the cool, clear mountain water !
*Villefranche de Conflent, a fine example of a medieval walled town and recently nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site. (4km)
* Little Yellow Train, catch this train from Villefranche-de-Conflent and enjoy the specatular mountain views right into the Pyrenees. (4 km)
* Grottes de Canalettes,
magnificent renowned caves with an incredible light and sound show (4 km)
* St Martin du Canigou, 9th century abbey perched impressively high on the hillside with fantastic scenery and walks. (6 km)
* Casteill animal park (9 Km) - great fro the children.
* St Michel de Cuxa, 6th century abbey that hosts concerts during the Pablo Casals festival but is also open for viewing most of the year. (10 km)
* St Thomas les Bains, outstanding natural thermal hot springs in wonderful outdoor mountain setting. (15 km)