Cottage 1 : The Nest

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Cradling the back of Le Mas, like a small “bird’s nest”, this 1st gite in garden level (67 m2) can accommodate 4 to 6 people. There is a private entrance with a balcony with panoramic views of the Aspres Valley and the Massif des Albères, with the sea on the horizon. Inside, beautiful bright spaces blend the modern vintage spirit and charm of the wood with an entrance giving, on the right, a large living room-dining room and sofa bed and, on the left, a new kitchen, modern and fully equipped, then an Italian shower room and a separate toilet next to 2 beautiful rooms that lead directly to a large private terrace and sheltered, quiet and at the back of the large garden, close to the fenced pool with a Nordic bath and open views to Perpignan and the valley.

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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, WiFi and free parking with gate (without prior reservation).
  • Private entrance with balcony and panoramic views of the valley, the mountains and the sea over the horizon.
  • New equipped kitchen with a dining room table, cooking hobs, multifunction oven including microwave, coffee machine, electric kettle, toaster, kitchen utensils, crockery and wine glasses, raclette and grill appliances and of course fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Lounge and dining area with tables and 6 chairs, large sofa bed (140 x 190 cm) and armchair, buffets, flat screen TV and TV stand, library with books and board games, coat rack and high chair for children. Supplied: tablecloth and napkins with tea towels.
  • Modern bathroom with cabinet unit, mirror, toiletries, hair dryer, first aid kit, laundry basket, walk-in shower, separate toilet and toilet paper.
  • 2 Bedrooms with 2 double beds (160 x 200 cm or separable 2 x 80 x 200 cm) with bedspreads and mattress protectors made of organic cotton, 4 nightstands and lamps, dressing room with drawers and closets, coat racks and trouser presses, desks and chairs, 4 pillows without feathers and 1 hypoallergenic, drying rack, ironing board and iron, mosquito net, fans.
  • Outside the house, there is a garden with a large private sunny terrace and partly shaded with patio, dining area with plancha-barbecue, garden furniture and deckchairs near the fenced pool (5 x 10 m with stairs for children).
  • For children: outdoor games such as a trampoline (depending on the season), children’s books and DVDs, board games / puzzles… On site for free: small bath, high chair and potty, bowl and covered baby.
  • For teens and adults: badminton games with long net and table tennis with snowshoes and other activities according to seasons…
  • Non-smoking gite but outdoor smoking area.

Taxes and Deposit :

  • The residence tax : From 2020, according to the ministry’s new guidelines, the Thuir Tourist Board is asking us to switch to the real residence tax, which is calculated in a rather complex way for unclassified furnished at about 2% per night and number of occupants – see :
  • The deposit : On the spot as insurance on your arrival, we ask for between 300 and 500 euros deposit depending on the season, the number of occupants and the length of stay (cash or cheque) that we return at the time of departure if there has been no damage or significant degradation.

Other services on request and supplement:

  • Transport with shuttle from the airport or train station (depending on the route).
  • Pets allowed : 10 € per pets (2 maximum).
  • Complete cleaning : 50 € extra (after departure if there is no time)
  • Bed linen in organic cotton (fitted sheets, duvet covers, flat sheets, pillowcases) : € 5 per person/stay (if you do not want to clutter yours).
  • Bath and shower towels (organic cotton) : 5 € per person/stay (idem).
  • Baby equipment with foldable child bed (available until 2-3 years), cozy, car seat and booster seat (0+ to 18kg for baby and 15 to 36kg for child of about 10 years), stroller, deckchair, bibs, booster seat, etc. : supplement between 10 or 20 € per child and stay.
  • Loan of bicycles according to availability and age (family bikes) or rental in store at Le Boulou (at 5-10 minutes’ drive : VéloSud) or Argelès-sur-Mer. On-site – 4 family mountain bike bikes (2 adults and 2 children: 8-14 years old) for 5 euros/pers/day or according to quote.
  • Nordic wooden bath for 4-6 persons, with integrated woodstove (surcharge) = extra : 5€/pers./hour.
  • Wellness massage for adults and children (at an additional cost upon prior reservation)
  • Booking of walks or courses on horseback or pony at the St Georges Equestrian Center between Pollestres and Canohès (15 minutes) or the Stable Sant Jordi in St Genis des Fontaines.
  • Catering for the first evening and/or morning: cold or hot buffet and organic breakfast plate (according to the season and demand, for example without gluten, milk, eggs …).

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