Lodging 1 : The Nest

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Perched on the back of the Mas like a “bird’s nest”, this 1st adjoining gite on the ground floor of 69 m2 is planned for 4 to 6 people (+ cot or child). You enter through a private entrance and a balcony with a magnificent view of the Vallée des Aspres, its villages and above all the high Massif of the Pyrénées Orientales with a sea view on the horizon.

Inside, beautiful bright spaces mix the modern vintage spirit and the charm of wood with an entrance leading, on the right, to a large living-dining room and sofa bed and, on the left, a new, modern and fully equipped, then a walk-in shower room and a separate toilet next to 2 beautiful bedrooms which open directly onto a large private and sheltered terrace, quiet and at the back of the large garden, above the dining room. common sports and games area, playground with table tennis and trampoline, right next to the large fenced and salt-water swimming pool of 5 x 10 m, the 2 hectare wooded grounds, the soup and henhouse in the distance.

Entrance and private space (accommodation and terraces) but secure outdoor parking with cameras and fenced land, gym & games room, large shared garden and swimming pool (open from mid-April 2024). More information on access and other services

Monthly rental :

Given the current difficulty in finding accommodation in the region, we cannot offer annual rents (prohibited to owners of tourist rentals), but only monthly rents renewable 3 times, i.e. for 1 to 3 months and only between October and april. In this case, only one gîte (accommodation with terrace and private balcony) will be made available, but without the swimming pool closed out of season. Parking and Wi-Fi remain free and fees are included in the price. Tourist tax and cleaning fees must be paid in advance, as well as a larger deposit depending on the length of stay and the number of regular tenants planned in advance as well (cash payment returned at the end if there is no damage).

For a long-term rental, you can already check availability on our calendar by clicking on the green bar below, but in this case it is always better to call us beforehand to book by the month after having read our Terms and Conditions carefully beforehand, important information and Rules & conditions below.

Spoken languages :

French, English, German

Accessibility :

Detached terraced house located at the back of the farmhouse, ground garden terrace, overlooking the pool – not wheelchair accessible.

Included Equipment :

  • Charges, trash and tourist tax, water and heating (gas and electric with photovoltaic panels and reversible air conditioning).
  • Salt pool (without chemical chlorine) & covered to maintain up to 8°C sometimes (night-day difference).
  • WiFi and free outdoor parking, secure with gate and surveillance cameras.
  • rivate entrance with balcony and panoramic views of the valley, the mountains and the sea over the horizon.
  • New equipped kitchen with a fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, a 4-burner hob, a Whirlpool multifunction oven, a double coffee machine (classic and percolator), an electric kettle, a long toaster , lots of kitchen utensils and crockery complete with wine or beer glasses, pancake & raclette machines, etc.
  • Living room and dining room with tables and 6 chairs (provided : tablecloth and napkins with tea towels). large “rapido” sofa bed (140 x 190 cm) and small armchair with cushions, wardrobe with hanging space (hangers and trouser press), flat screen TV with furniture, library with books and board games, standing coat rack and high chair for children.
  • Modern bathroom with vanity unit, mirror, toiletries, hair dryer, first aid kit, laundry basket, walk-in shower, separate toilet and toilet paper.
  • 2 Air-conditioned bedrooms, each opening onto the large terrace, with 2 “Queen Size” double beds (160 by 200 cm) with memory foam mattress topper or 4 separable beds 80 by 200 cm with organic cotton bed top and mattress protectors, cotton, feather-free and hypoallergenic blankets, duvets and pillows, 4 bedside tables and lamps, 2 desks with chairs, 2 dressing rooms with drawers and wardrobes (hangers and trouser presses), a drying rack, a table with its iron, a laundry basket, vacuum cleaner, broom, etc.
  • Large private terrace well exposed and partly shaded with lit patio, dining area with plancha-barbecue, tables, wooden chairs with garden furniture, cushions and deckchairs. Very close to the collective swimming pool fenced in L (5 x 10 m) with wide practical staircase for children (provide armbands for safety).
  • Gym & indoor games (children and adults) with foldable table football, rowing machine, indoor bike, darts, books and lots of children’s games including board games/puzzles… indoor mini-golf, petanque balls, balls, hoop, etc.
  • Outdoor playground with slide and swings, small children’s basketball hoop, large trampoline (3.5 m) and table tennis (ping-pong) or badminton with net and rackets (also tennis to borrow) and other activities depending on the season.

Taxes and Deposit :

  • Tourist tax : Tourist tax : Since 2020, according to the directives of the Ministry & the Tourist Office of Thuir, the tourist tax is calculated in real terms in a rather complex way for unclassified furnished accommodation at around 2% per night and according to the number of guests. major occupants actually present. This is why it should normally be paid on site and not in advance via OTAs.
  • Deposit : Similarly on arrival, during the inventory, we generally ask for a deposit of between €300 and €500 (€1,500 for groups) depending on the season, the number of occupants and the length of stay . Deposit as security only in cash or check that we return at the time of departure if there has been no damage, malicious damage, pollution (cigarettes, waste, etc.), theft or disappearance, breakage or other.
  • Complete cleaning (steam) : 50€ in cash for complete cleaning with windows and maintenance of interior and exterior spaces (mowing and watering of the garden, swimming pool, terrace, etc.). On the other hand, storage is not included in it, please return the accommodation, terraces and others in the same condition as on arrival.
  • Pets are happily admitted even if we do not have one ourselves, nor in the other Gîte LA TOUR. On the other hand, just do not take them with you into the swimming pool area for reasons of hygiene and the well-being of others and keep them under surveillance, inside and out, especially because of the large 2 hectare accessible plot. to all (also including hares, foxes, weasels, etc.) Vegetable garden and henhouse also being fenced.
  • Rules : Non-smoking cottage but smoking area only outside on the terraces & balcony, with closed and emptied ashtrays given the regular fire risks in all regions of the South of France, even in winter. No waste either outside the bins, no parties, no music with sound system and speakers both outside and inside, obviously no drugs, excess and drunkenness especially in and around the swimming pool, no night noises between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. according to the French laws in force. Read our T&Cs & Regulations on Important Information

Other services on request and supplement:

  • Transport by shuttle from the airport or train station (at an additional cost depending on the route).
  • Pets allowed in this Lodging only (2 maximum) under your supervision and responsibility = supplement of 10 € per animal and stay.
  • Organic cotton bed linen rental (fitted sheets, duvet covers, flat sheets, pillowcases) = € 10 per person and stay (if you don’t want to burden yourself with your own).
    Rental of shower and bath towels (organic cotton) = 5 € per person and stay (idem). Bring your own beach and pool towels though.
  • Childcare equipment rental “Lodging Babyfriendly” with a high chair, baby bath and potty, baby bowl and cutlery and if necessary also a children’s folding bed type “umbrella” (available up to 2-3 years), cozy, car seat and booster seat (0+ to 18kg for babies and 15 to 36kg for children around 10 years old), stroller, deckchair, etc. = between 10 and 20 € supplement per child and stay.
  • Bike rental according to number, age and availability (reservation in advance) or professional bike rental in store at Boulou (Vélo Sud 5-10 minutes away) or Argelès-sur-Mer; or on site therefore = 4 family mountain bikes (2 adults and 2 children: 8-14 years old) for 5 € / pers / day or according to estimate.
  • Modeling – adult wellness massage – children by a professional, in the institute or on site (with advance reservation).
  • Haircut with pro hairdresser : woman – man – child (by prior reservation).
  • Booking rides or horse or pony lessons at Sant Jordi Stable in St Genius des Fontaines (5 minutes by car) or at the St Georges Equestrian Centre between Pollestres and Canohès (15 minutes).
  • First evening and/or morning catering : cold or hot buffet and organic breakfast tray (depending on the season and request, for example gluten-free, neither milk, nor egg…) depending on availability.

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