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LOiseau Chantant, private, garden, pool & parking – Home 167042 Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

LOiseau Chantant, private, garden, pool & parking – Home 167042

Excellent Excellent – based on 13 reviews

  • Villa
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from manager

Description

L'Oiseau Chantant is a lovely, large villa in the picturesque village of Fuilla is situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, an hour from beaches on the Mediterranean, and an hour from resorts in the high Pyrenees. Ideal to get away from it all, you can relax in the garden or pool side, where all you can hear is the birds singing, the stream trickling and the bells of the clock tower chiming in the centre of the village.

The house has been renovated and fitted with good quality furniture, beds and a refurbished kitchen. All the soft furnishings and curtains are new. You can expect beautiful crisp new bed linen and fluffy towels.

The house is suitable for winter letting as it is heated throughout with the added bonus of a cosy log fire.

If you choose this villa the owner hopes that you and your partner, family and friends will experience a binding time together during your stay.

Location

L'Oiseau Chantant is a lovely, large villa in the picturesque village of Fuilla is situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, an hour from beaches on the Mediterranean, and an hour from resorts in the high Pyrenees. Ideal to get away from it all, you can relax in the garden or pool side, where all you can hear is the birds singing, the stream trickling and the bells of the clock tower chiming in the centre of the village.

The house has been renovated and fitted with good quality furniture, beds and a refurbished kitchen. All the soft furnishings and curtains are new. You can expect beautiful crisp new bed linen and fluffy towels.

The house is suitable for winter letting as it is heated throughout with the added bonus of a cosy log fire.

If you choose this villa the owner hopes that you and your partner, family and friends will experience a binding time together during your stay.

Location description from manager

The Occitanie region

Languedoc-Roussillon is perfectly positioned 1 hour from the Mediterranean to the east where the beautiful sandy beaches provide long days by the sea, 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 provides lovely green scenery, with Mount Canigou dominating the skyline and the Pyrenees visible in the distance. You can be swimming in the sea in the morning, and hiking in the mountains in the afternoon, skiing in the morning and paddling in the afternoon. It really does offer you everything!

There is a lake in the local town of Vinca, with beaches, from which you can swim, sail or wind-surf.

Weather: This area benefits from being in the sunniest region of France, and enjoys 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 (less than 1hr drive to the ski resorts).

The Pyrenees Orientales has much to offer art lovers; the world famous Pablo Casals music festival is held in and around Prades (only 15 minutes drive away) during the summer and is attended by world famous musicians.

Perpignan hosts “Jazzebre” an international jazz festival in October.

This area has also been the home to many famous artists including Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and surrealist artist Salvador Dali who declared Perpignan railway station “the centre of the universe”. You can see examples of their work on show in Ceret, Perpignan and the picturesque seaside resort of Collioure.

There are many beach resorts including Collioure, Argelès sur Mer, Canet, Le Bacarès and Port Leucat with sandy beaches for sunbathing, rock beaches for snorkeling and diving and various other activities including, wind surfing, beach volley ball, kiting, sailing and much more.

Fuilla

Fuilla is a charming village set in a sheltered valley situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It is an ideal centre for holidaymakers all year round as the village enjoys a wonderful climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year.

Shopping from Fuilla is easy, with a wide range of amenities available in nearby Villefranche and Prades, where you will find a variety of Supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants. In Prades there is a large market every Tuesday and a smaller produce market on Saturday mornings.

Visit the tourist information office in Prades and discover the many activities and festivals held in the area. It is open all year round.

The walks in the area are many, varied and well marked, stroll around the village or take a hike following some of the most beautiful trails in France.

For touring the area Fuilla is ideally situated and offers an excellent base. Just a few sites of interest within easy driving distance are listed below:<

* Villefranche de Conflent, a fine example of a medieval walled town (5 minutes drive). Festivals and fireworks throughout the year, visit fort Liberia high above the town.

* Little Yellow Train (le petit train jaune), catch this train from Villefranche and enjoy the spectacular mountain views right into the Pyrenees towards the Spanish border. (5 minutes drive).

* St Thomas les Bains, outstanding natural thermal hot springs in wonderful outdoor mountain setting. (20 minutes drive).

*Animal Park, Casteil, lovely day out for the children, lots of animals to see and feed, in a beautiful mountain park, the walk around the park is 2-3 km. (10 minutes drive).

* Grottes de Canalettes, magnificent renowned caves with an incredible light and sound show. (5 minutes drive).

* St Martin du Canigou, 9th century abbey perched impressively high on the hillside with fantastic scenery and walks. (10 minutes drive).

* 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. (15 minutes drive). Both this abbey and St Martin are considered to be the finest architecture of their period in France.

There are a number of Cathar castles to visit in the area, take a day out of your holiday to learn the fascinating history of the persecution of the Cathars.

* Skiing in winter - we are less than 1 hour from some of the Pyrenees mountain ski resorts.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the manager

Lets Holiday France
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
24 Mar 2017
Years listed:
10
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Aug 2011. Located in Pyrenees-Orientales, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £650 to £2000.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Mar 2017.

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“Nice view, location and house - maintenance and service a poor experience”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2013

Stayed here for a week with two couples and five childeren under eight. House is situated in a nice and peaceful location. Funtionality of the house great - many rooms. A big dissapointment was the cleanliness of the house and the pool. Floor surfaces had been cleaned cosmetically. Under beds obviously not: big glass piece under bedroom bed, floor matts in one bedroom smelling dog, in kitchen most elements sticky. Flies. Small simple repairs not done. Pool not clean on arrival and we needed to call pool man next morning, who did a poor, cosmetic job. Decided to clean the pool ourselves. Fair enough, we do not expect to find the perfect clean holiday home. Nevertheless, what we experienced was far below par.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the peaceful location and the functionality of the villa. We realise you had initial concerns on your arrival, and we think we responded quickly to those concerns. We had previously been satisfied with the job done by and willingness of the pool man and housekeeper, although you might be interested to know that during your stay we accepted the resignation of both these individuals. The villa and pool are now cared for by a new team who are focused on the high standards guests such as yourselves expect. We would be pleased to see you again in the future if you wished and would like to offer you a good discount for your help in detecting issues that needed our attention. Our aim is for our guests to love the villa as much as we do.

“Lovely, peaceful stay and great location!”

Reviewed 24 May 2012

Just spent a relaxing and peaceful week at L'Oiseau Chantant, in the pretty village of Fuilla. The villa is tastefully decorated and spacious and the dining area accommodates 10 people easily. The large rear garden offers several dining areas and a pool from which we could enjoy a stunning view of Mount Canigou still covered in snow! We indulged in delicious, flaky croissants for breakfast which were provided by a nearby restaurant. We didn’t miss any of our favorite British TV programs as the villa has satellite TV in English and French. Internet connection was also available. There were plenty of interesting places to visit in the area to keep us entertained. We enjoyed walks recommended by the local tourist office around Venet les Bains, and we explored the old fort village of Villefranche de Conflent. A trip in May to St Michel de Cuxa, a nearby 6th century abbey, was rewarded with gardens full of blooming irises. Overall, L'Oiseau Chantant was a wonderful location to explore this area of France.

“Great Villa, Fabulous Location”

Reviewed 24 Oct 2011

We spent 8 days at L'Oiseau Chantant in Fuilla. The villa is extremely comfortable with new furnishings throughout and a well equipped kitchen. Outside there is a terrace, BBQ and a pool with stunning views of Pic de Canigou and the surrounding mountains. There is a good local restaurant at the end of the road - delicious food and friendly service. Fuilla is a good base for walking and sight seeing with several abbeys within an hour's drive and excellent walking right from the door. It is also possible to walk at a higher level with just over an hour's drive to the ski stations above Mont Louis. There are supermarkets in Prades and an excellent farmer's market on a Saturday. We had a fantastic week and will definitely be going back.

“A true gem of a find in an unrivalled location”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2011

Having arrived after dark our breath was taken away when we saw the panoramic views which surround the property the next morning. The house sits on a very quiet lane where the only sounds come from a tinkling stream and the occasional stirring of a few geese next door. The gardens are totally private and the pool a delight with day long sunshine but plenty of shady areas too. The interior of the house is spacious and bright and the quality of the furnishings and bedding high quality and modern. The kitchen and utility area is well stocked with a plentiful supply of matching crockery, cutlery and glassware and everything you need for home catering.The surrounding area is suitable for people with every kind of interests. We walked miles from the house itself up into the hills and cycled from one valley to another via steep roads and past tiny hamlets. Sightseeing is plentiful and the market at Prades is also worth a visit. This is an area where you could spend an endless amount of time and only scratch the surface.

Owner's reply: Thank you Lindsay for such a positive review. I will try to make things as comfortable as possible for future guests and hope they enjoy an equally good time! Don't forget we offer 10% discount on return visits.

“High standard villa in stunning location”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2011

This villa offers a very high standard of accommodation situated in the quaint village of Fuilla which is nestled in the foothills of Le Canigou mountain - the views of which are stunning particularly from the pool and back garden area. The old walled town of nearby Villefranche de Conflent offers a variety of shops and restaurants that are reasonably priced. L'Oiseau Chantant offers flexible accommodation such that it is suitable for families or couples alike. Highly recommended!

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