Self-contained flat, recently renovated, in stone-built house, surrounded by almond and fig trees, rosemary and vineyards. The mediterranean sea is 13miles from us, the Spanish border 30 miles, the city Perpignan 10 miles, Andorra 62 miles.
Farmhouse appartment with independent access, sleeps 8, floors made in terracotta and ceilings wooden beamed. A double bedroom, a single bedroom, 2 mezzanines, one with an old double bed( 120cm), perfect for 2 children and the other with a standard double bed( 140cm), sitting room with double divan bed and if necessary we add an extra sofa bed. For children we have a cot, little bathtub, high chair and toys. Bathroom with shower, fitted kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, television and internet(wifi),large garden, parking space.
It's situated at a little more than one mile from the village Cases de Pène where you can find a baker's, a grocer's and a post office.The village also got its own wine cellar where you can get excellent wine and an olive oil mill..
Set in orchards,almond and figtrees, cades, rosemary and thyme, it's an ideal base to explore rural France, the Languedoc-Roussillon region and to savour the local wine. Walks close by and the river is at 15 minutes' walking distance for a swim. Further up are the famous cathar castles to visit, sandy beaches northwards and a rocky coast southwards, the Costa Brava in Spain where you can visit Dali's house in the picturesque village Cadaques and his museum in Figueras. The higher mountains, dominated by mount Canigou (91506 ft), are at an hour drive, ideal for trekking in summer and skiing in winter.
10 miles from Perpignan, 30 miles from Spain, 62 miles from Andorra, 127 miles from Barcelona, 30 minutes' drive from the sea, 15 minutes'drive from a huge shopping centre.
You can also combine your holiday with a French language course in the comfort of your accommodation, tailor made lessons by qualified teacher.
We live at the other side of the farmhouse and we both have complete separate entrances and gardens at different sides of the house. So we don't really see each other, some people like to come round, other prefer to be independent, we are there when we can be helpful and /or just for a chat or a drink
Documentation about the region: festivals, guide books, maps are available at the flat. International festival of photojournalism in Perpignan during the first two weeks of September. Special prices in high season.
Les animaux domestiques sont bienvenus après entente préalable.
Fumer est permis, mais attention au feu, il peut faire très sec en été.
Le linge de lit et les serviettes de toilette sont en location au tarif de 10€ par personne, vous pouvez bien-sûr amener les votres si vous souhaitez
Nous attendons de nos invités de nous rendre le gîte dans l'état qu'ils l'ont trouvé à l'arrivée
My husband and I live in an old "mas" (countryhouse or farmhouse) in the middle of nature but not far from all modern conveniences, the vllage is about 2 kms from here, the city about 18 kms.
I love my way of life a I live in the country with my husband,2 dogs, cats and chickens and a big vegetable garden. I think it's nature which fascinates me most. Apart from walking, gardening and swimming in the river nearby, I love reading and cooking. My husband and I have 4 children, all grown-ups now, and 3 grandchildren, who I love having around.I was born in Belgium but came to the South when I was 27 after giving up my work as a ethics teacher in secondary schools. Ever since I've lived by teaching French(FLE) and English(ELT) as foreign languages, mainly in companies and associations, which seems to be a good match for me with my way of life, b ec ause I need time for the work around the house. I also help my husband with odd jobs, like painting the flat we want to rent now.I love travelling with our old camper, so I feel independent and free.