- Village / Rural
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Courses Available
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
Escape to The House & the Hill, a lovingly renovated stone barn, in the quiet foothills of the French Pyrenees. Reconnect with yourself and nature in the snow-capped mountains and beaches of the Mediterranean South of France. An all-year-round luxury ecotourism retreat for summer sun and winter snow vacations.
The House & The Hill started as a dream in 2007. It is the home and the playground of Anne Burniston and Emma Wallace. It has been designed to explore creativity, mindfulness, growth and peaceful living. It’s a place to stay and also a place to learn and perfect for Writers, Creatives, Artists, Walkers, Escapists, Adventurers, Change Agents, Sleepy Heads, Wanderers and Vagabonds. This spacious, self-catering loft apartment, sleeps up to 2 with a private terrace and glorious views over the Fenouillèdes hills and terracotta rooftops of the quiet mountain village of Fosse in Languedoc-Rousillon, France. Whether you choose to holiday in the self-catering apartment, spend time on retreat or join an event or workshop, The House & The Hill hopes that you enjoy your time here and it brings you what you need.
The village of Fosse en Bas, Las Cabanes sits in a small valley of olive trees and grazing pasture. Traditional Catalan stone farmhouses dominate the architecture of the landscape. Nestled in the hills of the Fenouilledes approximately 45 minutes from the Mediterranean city of Perpignan and an hour from the Spanish border, this sleepy little place is our home and we invite you to come and play. We are in a remote area. No restaurant, no bar, no baker and no 24/7 supermarket. We like it that way. Nearest amenities are in the village of Caudies de Fenouilledes, about 10 minutes drive away.
There are regular low cost flights into the area. Transfer times by car from our local airports are: Perpignan (50 minutes), Carcassonne (1.5 hours), Bezier (1.5 hours), Toulouse International Airport (2 hours), Montpellier (2 hours), Girona, Spain (2 hours), Barcelona, Spain (3 hours). Eurostar from St Pancras and travels to Perpignan via Lille or Paris.
Nearest Train Station:
Nearest Bus Stop:
St Martin de Fenouilledes
Caudies de Fenouilledes
St Paul de Fenouillet
Intimate, comfortable, full of character the interiors of the cottage have been created for ease, luxury and delight. Modern meets traditional in this original stone barn and great attention has been paid to the design and flow of the space – room for contemplation, reflection and relaxation. Boutique modern facilities and antique French furniture and the original hand-built oak staircase cut from locally sourced timber. Hand-pointed exposed stone walls and terracotta tiled floors. One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with large walk in shower and Italian stone-tile wet room with exposed beams. Linen, fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers provided. Open-plan modern kitchen fully equipped because it’s nice to cook at home and a wood burning stove with seasoned local timber. Comfy sofas, cushions, blankets, rugs and plenty of books, artists’ materials and an easel. Optional at your request, a flat screen television, Wifi, iPod docking station and speakers are available.
Private south-facing sun terrace. Charcoal BBQ, and wood from the vines. Free parking.
Creative and learning courses at The House & The Hill will start in Autumn 2012. With other like-minded providers of accommodation in the village and surrounding area courses can cater for up to 10 people. Meals are made from locally grown produce, organic local meat, eggs from the village, and wine from local vineyards. Most dietary needs can be accommodated including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
Conditions of Rental
No minimum stay. No maximum stay. Simple. The standard all-year round rate is 70