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Cortal del Baille

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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Cortal del Baille is a centuries old stone barn which has been tastefully converted to provide a very comfortable home from home for 8 people. Close to the villages of Las Illas (in France approx 1km) and La Vajol (in Spain approx 2.5km) and only 35 mins from the Mediterranean. It nestles at the top of a hill from which you look out on to the Spanish border. The barn is surrounded by wilderness, woods and meadow and you can simply walk into the surrounding hills. There is a private pool in the meadow behind the barn with tremendous views all around. A truly wonderful place to experience nature, peace and quiet in the sun. Cortal del Baille is extremely peaceful and private, indeed the Barn, pool area and garden are NOT overlooked by any other houses. The original farmhouse and another bar...Cortal del Baille is a centuries old stone barn which has been tastefully converted to provide a very comfortable home from home for 8 people. Close to the villages of Las Illas (in France approx 1km) and La Vajol (in Spain approx 2.5km) and only 35 mins from the Mediterranean. It nestles at the top of a hill from which you look out on to the Spanish border. The barn is surrounded by wilderness, woods and meadow and you can simply walk into the surrounding hills. There is a private pool in the meadow behind the barn with tremendous views all around. A truly wonderful place to experience nature, peace and quiet in the sun. Cortal del Baille is extremely peaceful and private, indeed the Barn, pool area and garden are NOT overlooked by any other houses. The original farmhouse and another barn are adjacent to Cortal del Baille and are uninhabited. Amazing star gazing beside the Cork Oaks. Good bird watching. Great walks - actually on the GR7 - cross Pyrenean Walk. Discover the artists who worked in this area - Picasso, Dufy, Dali, C. Rennie McIntosh, Malliol or pop down to the beaches in France or Spain. The sun shines here an average of 6 days out of 7 all year round. Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and bathroom across the corridor, Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds and ensuite bathroom, Bedroom 3 with 2 bunk beds and ensuite bathroom. Well equipped large galley kitchen with Hob, oven, dishwasher, big fridge/freezer, microwave, food processor, coffee makers, toaster, kids plastic crockery and lots of great kitchen and BBQ equipment to allow you to easily create wonderful meals. A huge living/dining room with a large wood burning stove - good for roasting garden chestnuts, 3 sofas and bench seating, large dining table with 8 chairs, TV, DVD with DVDs, ipod dock, free wifi, 2 large french doors. Outside to the front is a large patio and gravel area with dining table and 8 chairs and a BBQ. The garden is extensive and gently merges into the hills. Much of it lies behind the Barn, here we have a large private outdoor pool with a covered decking area and a table, seating 8 under the oaks near pool. The pool is 5m x 10m and has steps at the shallow end (3 feet) and is deepest in the middle. The pool has unbelievable 360 degree views stretching for miles, and only one other house in view! Meadow surrounds the pool area, with occasional clumps of cork oaks or evergreens, holly and chestnut. Sun loungers may be placed in full sun or under the shade of the trees or on the covered decking area by the pool. The village of Las Illas and its hotel restaurant is only a 10 min walk down, the walk back up may take slightly longer! Driving - La Vajol is 10 min Figueres 30 mins, Roses 40 mins, Girona 1 hr and Barcelona 2 hrs, Ceret is 30 mins, Collioure 40 mins, Perpignan 1 hr drive away. Please note there is a security deposit of £300 payable which is fully refundable if there are no breakages and the house is left in a clean state. More
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Martin S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2015
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

After a 20 minute drive up the mountain, the old farmhouse and the views were spectacular. A quiet remote location, enabling us to relax and chill with a good book and a pool to cool down in. Spain was only a short drive away, where...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Beatty S
Management response:Responded 25 June 2017

We are so glad that you had a chance to really unwind and many thanks for leaving the house so clean and tidy.

Reviewed 15 September 2015

Cortal is a small collection of old buildings high up in the forests that flank the side of the Pyrenees. The 30 minute from the village drive is a bit daunting - for the first time, at least - a narrow track, unpaved in the...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank groan
Management response:Responded 6 September 2016

Many thanks for your review Groan, we hope that you will not mind if we clarify that the village that you mention must be Maureillas - 30 minutes down the hill on the French side, and not the village of Las Illas, which hosts the...More

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St Andrews
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

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Date of stay: June 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
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Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
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