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Castelnou - Gite medieval - 16th century features

Courtyard dining in the evening
Very good
6 reviews
Courtyard dining in the evening
Views across rooftops and countryside below
Spacious sitting room shares split level open plan area with kitchen
Sitting room opens out to the terrace
Cosy log fire for the cooler winters evenings
Mezzanine bedroom has it's own dressing room and bathroom
Castelnou nestling in lush green countryside, when you first see the village in the distance it is b
Private courtyard / terrace area is ideal for entertaining !
Double bedroom looks out over front of property
One of the bathrooms features a full length bath
One of the small quaint street in the village of Castelnou
View from the bedroom through the window
Some of the architectural feature date back to the 13th Century
Canet en Roussillon with Canigo in the background
Collioure picturesque resort on the Mediterranean coast
The summit of Mount Canigou
Les Orgues at Ille Sur Têt
Quite area for working
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Castelnou, Pyrenees-Orientales, Occitanie
It’s like stepping back in time when you enter the village of Castelnou through it’s 14th Century archway, with numerous artisan’s shops and restaurant’s and wander through and on to the 10th Century castle.

During the sympathetic renovation of the gite, there have been numerous architectural features retained which date back to the 13th Century. These include pillars, arches and a font, reputably taken from the castle when it was badly destroyed in the 16th Century!

The property houses 5 comfortably within 3 bedrooms and benefits from a beautiful courtyard / terrace to the front which overlooks the village rooftops and countryside below. It’s just a great place to sit, dine or relax and watch the world go by.
Listing #HL67910
About the Manager
Julie Waldren (Property Manager Lets Holiday France)
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We are available during your stay if you need us. When you make a reservation we will send you our contact details and those of the housekeeper.
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have just returned from a fantastic stay at this lovely Gite. We were a party of four and the house accommodated us really easily. The Gite is well equipped & very comfortable, we didn't want for anything. We are already missing it. It was...More

Thank Gimarluc
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is not the first time we have visited this property - and it won't be the last! It still takes my breath away as we turn the corner and see Castlenou ahead. It's hard to believe that we will be staying in this fairytale...More

Thank janeboe
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

The house is wonderful. Lots of space. The village very old and peaceful. The surroundings very beautiful and good for long walks. But you have to be very tolerant to the smell of smoke from a restaurant close to the house. They prepare the food...More

Thank Irene H
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
Accommodation in the house is arranged over three floors with the ground floor containing the wooden floored open-plan main living area, with large leather sofa, TV, DVD player and a large log-fire (for those winter evenings).

The kitchen area is raised slightly above the sitting area, and has been designed so that meals can be prepared and not miss out on the lively discussion with the rest of the group in the sitting area.

Stairs from the living area lead up to the first floor level and a small office area on the landing. Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with polished wood floors, exposed stone walls and views over the valley, comes complete with it's own dressing room and bathroom (with w.c). It is arranged over two levels so that the dressing room and bathroom are on the first fl...
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    2 Fulls
    1 Crib
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 5 nights
9 Jun 2018 -
6 Jul 2018
6 nights
7 Jul 2018 -
24 Aug 2018
6 nights
25 Aug 2018 -
7 Sep 2018
6 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bookings must be confirmed by payment of a 25% non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the payment should be paid one month prior to arrival.

Payments can be made direct to our English or French accounts in Euros or Sterling. We also accept Paypal which allows secure payment by credit or debit card. Other payment methods can be accepted.

Alternatively you can pay direct through Trip Advisor/Holiday Lettings.

For information about short stays at this property, please contact us. Midweek arrivals are possible and reductions are available for longer term stays of greater than 2 weeks. Why not take advantage of the Budget Airlines inexpensive mid week flights?
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About the neighbourhood
Castelnou is a lovely little village, in a beautiful setting of rolling hills in the eastern Pyrenees. The village, sitting in the shadow of the castle that towers above, and also that of the famous Mount Canigou, dates from the 10th century.<The village is entered through a large stone arch / gate, dating from the 14th century, and is part of the fortifications that were at that time erected around the village. The narrow cobbled streets in the village are impossible to walk along without having a sense of the thousands who have already passed the same way - a real step back in time.

The castle itself, high on a rock above the village, dates in part from the 10th century although the original building was largely destroyed in the 16th century. Renovated at the beginning of the 20th ce...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Perpignan: 27.0 km
Railway: Millas: 14.0 km
Ferry: Santander: 758.0 km
Fly to Perpignan via Aer Lingus, Flybe, Delta Air Lines or Air France - Castelnou is is just 30 minutes from the airport.

Alternatively fly to (in order of closeness)
Girona (Spain)
Major car rental agencies have a desk at the airports.

Drive from Perpignan, head for Thuir (D612) and when you arrive take the road for Castelnou. There is a low cost bus service from Perpignan airport to the city rail station and from there the closest rail station is Millas. A taxi ride to the village is in the region of 15-20 Euros.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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