Relax with a glass of wine enjoy the pool and the beautiful views.Master bedroom, quiet sitting area with patio doors to the garden
Entire home/apt
12 Guests
5 Bedrooms
12 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

L'Oiseau Chantant, a beautiful Villa ideal for large families, set in beautiful grounds with a sparkling swimming pool, terraces, BBQ and stunning mountain views. Between Mediterranean beaches, Pyrenean Mountain resorts and the Spanish border.

The villa is furnished to a high standard with good quality linen and fluffy towels.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need for sumptious dinners and quick snacks.

Private parking for up to six cars.

Relax with a glass of wine enjoy the pool and the beautiful views.

Relax with a glass of wine enjoy the pool and the beautiful views.


The Space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 12
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $337
Weekly discount: 5%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

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.

Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms, or 12 if using the sofa bed in the lounge.

Bedroom 1 (Orange) has twin beds with patio doors out to the garden.

Bedroom 2 (Mauve) has a king sized bed with patio doors out to the garden.

Bedroom 3 (Pink) has a king sized bed with new en suite shower room, views over the garden.

Bedroom 4, master bedroom has a king sized bed, comfortable sofa and coffee table, en suite shower, toilet and hand basin, and patio doors out to the garden.

Bedroom 5 (green) has twin beds with patio doors out on to the pool area.

The spacious family bathroom has a full sized bath, with an over bath shower, toilet and hand basin.

Separate new shower room and wc 2015.

The lounge is 'L' shaped and has three separate areas. Firstly the TV area, large comfy sofa and two bucket chairs. You can watch French channels or some free channels English channels or just settle down to a favourite film on the DVD player. This is a cosy area and during the cooler winter evenings you can relax in front of the log fire.

Secondly the Office area, with Wifi broadband internet connection. Equipped with a desk and office chair, an ideal work station if you need to keep in touch with the office during your stay.

Finally an area with a large sofa and 2 large armchairs and coffee table, ideal for sitting and chatting over aperitifs or just curling up with your favourite book.

The newly refurbished open plan kitchen and dining room is well equipped with everything you would expect in your kitchen at home. Plenty of quality cooking utensils, pans and equipment. There is a ceramic hob, oven, microwave and fridge-freezer. The house is well stocked with crockery and cutlery.

The dining area has a large dining table that comfortably seats ten and is a lovely area to share a convivial meal.

Adjoining the kitchen is the utility room with washing machine, dish washer and a second fridge, handy in summer to keep drinks icy cool.

Baby equipment includes a cot and a highchair. If you require any other baby equipment please ask.

All bedrooms are fitted with ample hanging and drawer space, each one has a hair dryer.

Further details outdoors, The garden is completely fenced and the pool is alarmed and secure for children. Inside the main gate there is car parking space for 5 cars. There is also on street parking in a quiet road in front of the house. The house sits in its own well maintained grounds.

There is a large BBQ terrace leading off from the kitchen and dining room with a table comfortably seating 12 people, ideal for al fresco meals. The table has a large parasol for the hot daytime sun.

There is a second smaller terrace with a table and six chairs at the front of the house, that can be shaded by a large electric awning.

The swimming pool (4m x 8m) is situated in the large garden and is surrounded by terraces equipped with 6 sun loungers and a parasol, bistrot table and chairs and a pool shower. The pool is alarmed for your safety. There is an outdoor shower next to the pool.

The views from the house and garden are of beautiful mountains and wooded hills. Due to clever hedges and planting the grounds are not overlooked. There are many shaded areas around the garden where you can take a book and have a quiet hour reading or snoozing.

Shopping from Fuilla is easy, with a wide range of amenities available in nearby Villefranche de Conflent 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's 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. Visit the Tourist information for free leaflets on local walks.

Guest Access

Guests have private access to the whole house, free wifi, garden, pool and secure parking.

Interaction with Guests

We have a team of people who are on hand to help should any problems arise during your stay. Following you reservation we will send you a list of useful phone numbers for the local agent, housekeeper, gardener and poolman.

The Neighborhood

The Languedoc-Roussillon 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.

Shopping from Fuilla is easy, with a wide range of amenities available in nearby Villefranche de Conflent 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's open all year round.

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.

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.
Visit the Tourist information for free leaflets on local walks.

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.

Getting Around

We advise that a car is essential for your stay in Fuilla, however you can leave the car in Villefranche de Conflent and take to local transport. Buses and trains in the area are only 1 euro per journey per person. (Not the Little Yellow Train)


House Rules
Check-in is after 4PM

As this villa is a home, I would be grateful if you would do some cleaning and tidying before you leave. Although a cleaner will pass through following your stay, her main task being to prepare for the next visitors, ideally you would leave the villa in the same condition as when you first arrived.


Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
5 nights minimum stay
Master bedroom, quiet sitting area with patio doors to the garden

Master bedroom, quiet sitting area with patio doors to the garden

Your Host


Julie

Julie

Ria-Sirach, France · Member since July 2012

We, Jonathan and Julie, have been living in France since 2001 and we are still very much in love with this stunningly beautiful region of France. We are married with 4 children and 4 grand children. Spare time is mostly taken up with renovating our derelict house. The apartment advertised in Ria-Sirach as "lovely apartment - large terrace" is the first part of the renovation to be finished and we are very proud of how successful it is.

Our favourite pass-times are eating, drinking, gardening, looking after our 4 chickens and "relaxing". If you get to know us you will realise that "relaxing" is meant to be a joke, it is something that we aspire to in the future.

We help other local holiday home owners to manage their houses, we have a selection of properties that we manage from a one bedroom apartment to 5 bedroomed villas. We have an amazing team of house-keepers, gardeners and pool maintenance people to look after you. If you need anything during your stay in any of the properties we have the expertise to help.

Feel free to contact us with your questions and if you need help in finding the house that is right for you.

Response rate: 100%(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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