Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Le Moineau is a luxurious one bedroom gite (1 Double and 1 Single), situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It property has an old world feel with all modern needs. The open plan living area on the ground floor is light and airy and leads via a wooden spiral staircase to the upper floor where the bedroom and bathroom are situated. The amazing mountain views are to be seen to be beleived.
An excellent location for just relaxing in the courtyard, enjoying an al-fresco meal and just generally winding down.
The property is an ideal size for a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a small family, an ideal location with amazing walks, cycling and is rich in historical sites and natural wonders.
The spacious and well laid out bedroom has wide doors opening out onto a private balcony overlooking the courtyard, plenty of storage space and also benefits from exposed stone walls and small niches which have been retained from the original Grange that this building once was.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vinca Lake 21 km|
|Will consider||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||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor is devoted completely to the large open plan living area (consisting of kitchen, dining and sitting areas).
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for your stay. The cupboards are stocked with all the basic necessities (such as salt, pepper, herbs, spices and oils) and also the necessary cleaning products.
The dining area accommodates 4 people so it is ideal for inviting a couple of friends around for lunch or an evening meal.
The comfortable seating area seats 3/4 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.
Situated upstairs and accessed via the lovely wooden spiral staircase, the spacious bedroom with two elegant beds can be found. Leading from the bedroom is the bathroom (shower, toilet and basin), which is stocked with basic toiletries for your use.
Along with the provision of linen and towels for your stay, beach towels are also considerately provided, for when you want to visit the numerous pools (4 km), lakes (18 km) and beaches (45 minutes drive).
All rooms having heating only normally needed in early Spring and late autumn (small charge) , and all windows are double-glazed so the gite is perfect for an all year round breaks. Don't forget about the skiing possibilities ....... 35 minutes drive and you arrive at the larger resorts in the area (Font Romeu and Les Angles)
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, a small collection of books and DVDs is provided 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.
A welcome pack will be there to greet you including a wee dram, and if your stay is for a week or more, a continental breakfast will be delivered to your door on your first morning ..... bon appetite !
If you arrive late and would like a meal on arrival, this can also be arranged in advance.
|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.
Prices include all utilities (gas, electric, small charge fro heating), and the use of bedding and towels during your stay.
We are closed from early November to Easter, but if you would like to stay in the area we would delighted to recommend somewhere.
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
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).
For further details on the area why not look at: http://www.pyrenees.fr
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)