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2013

speech bubble Dear Simon & Ashley,

Well this has been a full detox from our everyday life in the Netherlands! No internet, no phone, no music ...

We found out there's much more here than meets the eye ... Butterflies, tame 'wild' cats, early-morning bird song, bears! ... oops misunderstood you guys ... boars ;)

We have had a wonderful time in L'Atelier. Cooked dinner in the lovely kitchen most days.

Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness. It has meant a lot to us.

We hope to be back soon and miss you guys already.

Love

Corella & Dorien (L'Atelier)
Zoetermeer, Nederlands

31/08/13 - 07/09/13

speech bubble Dear Sophia, Ashley & Simon,

We would like to thank you for one of our best holidays of all times. We enjoyed the beautiful mountains and especially the lovely apartment.

We would love to come again.

Alles, alles liebe und danke für die wunderbare Gastfreundschaft!

damir & catrin

Damir & Catrin

Damir & Catrin

Damir & Catrin

Damir & Catrin (Le Pommier)
München, Deutschland

24/08/13 - 07/09/13

speech bubble Dear Simon & Ashley - and of course Sophia ...

We love this place.

It's even more beautiful than the pictures on the website, and the sense of peacefulness and quiet is a gift.

The minute we saw L'Atelier we loved it - it's such a great living space. Spacious and simply but beautifully furnished. And then there's the outside, stunningly beautiful and so alive! I've never seen so many incredible butterflies, and never heard so many crickets and toads.

It felt like home, and for that we're very grateful to you for all the information, for your warm welcome and relaxed approach.

Alma and Raphael loved playing with Sophia. We'd love to come again.

And we're curious to see who Sophia becomes - she is such a little powerhouse!

Enjoy the peace when all the guests have gone! We hope to see you again some time.

on the rock

Shanit, Rob, Alma & Raphael (L'Atelier)
London, England

24/08/13 - 31/08/13

speech bubble Liebe Ashley, Lieber Simon, Liebe Sophia

Wir haben uns bei Euch und auf Eurem Anwesen seh wohl gefühlt. Wir haben die Still und Ruhe (und die wunderschöne, verschwiegene Terrasse von Le Bergerie) genossen und die Kinder fanden das Gelände, den Bach und die Esel toll ... und natürlich auch den Pool!

Wir sind beeindruckt von dem, was Ihr geschaffen habt und wünschen Euch für die Zukunft alles Gute.

Katrin, Martin, Anton & Jakob (La Bergerie)
Esslingen a.N., Deutschland

24/08/13 - 31/08/13

speech bubble Thank you so much for your warm hospitality. We've had a lovely time this week spending time at your beautiful hideaway and discovering the local area.

The girls have had a brilliant time playing in the pool, feeding the fish and playing on the swings and in the playhouse. Elizabeth and Georgia have drawn you pictures! Charlotte has played with the toy phone non-stop!

With our best wishes ...

elizabeth's picture

georgia's picture

Siân, Geoff, Elizabeth, Georgia & Charlotte (L'Atelier)
London, England

17/08/13 - 24/08/13

speech bubbleDear Simon, Ashley & Sophia,

Thank you so much for a wonderful setting for a wonderful holiday. We've had such a relaxing time in your corner of paradise.

The gites, the gardens, the pool, the donkeys, the cats, the grounds, the weather - it's all been absolutely perfect.

And you are the perfect, most welcoming hosts. Thank you for a fantastic holiday!

Jon, Heather & Jenna Bradley (Le Pommier)
York, England

17/08/13 - 24/08/13

speech bubble Dear Ashley, Simon & Sophia

Thank you for a lovely week. We have all loved the beautiful surroundings (plunge pool, early morning run for croissants and family of wild boar as well as the stunning views).

Thank you so much for your hospitality and warmth - inviting us to do some artwork and play with Sophia.

A definite highlight was 'Au Diamant Noir' in Montferrer - the owners were charming, food delicious and the atmosphere was exactly what we hoped for. We also very much enjoyed driving to Ceret for a meal and the Tuesday evening craft market and a trip to 'Le Racou' beach as it wasn't to crowded.

We had a fantastic week and hope to see you again - but in the meantime best of luck for the future!

Alison, John & Sky (La Bergerie)
York, England

17/08/13 - 24/08/13

speech bubble Well, this is the most pleasant 'workshop' that I have ever stayed in. It is also the only one but you have set the bar very high.

We have had a great week thanks to your hospitality and the lovely environs that you have created.

Alex & Sarah

Alex, Sarah, Peter & Connie (L'Atelier)
Littlehampton, West Sussex, England

10/08/13 - 17/08/13

speech bubble Dear Ashley, Simon and Sophia

We had a wonderful time here ... It is such a beautiful and tranquil place. We felt so tucked away in our Bergerie (Philipp kept expecting apes to come down the trees).

We liked the hikes a lot ... and will keep a great memory of our 'wet' walk to the three forts (and our drive back in our swimwear). We are really impressed by the beautiful region. So if you see a little 'chocolate box' place with a nice view on the valley, let us know!

And if you visit Edinburgh, let us know too, we'd be glad to have you over.

We look forward to be back here some day and wish you the very best.

Michele & Philipp (La Bergerie)
Edinburgh, Scotland

10/08/13 - 17/08/13

speech bubble A dream come true!

It was my dream to spend some time in your area. Destiny led me to your place. You accommodated us as if we were family members ... thank you so much ... your hospitality is unique.

We will never forget the cosy flat, the extraordinarily pure nature with its unforgettable scents and the sounds of silence we experienced when hiking.

Besides that there were so many fascinating places we could visit which made us curious for more.

Until now I have always had the motto never to return to a place I have been to once. You can be sure that for the first time in my life it is Hans Jürgen's and my wish to return to you.

Thank you for this wonderful experience and take care of you all!

Whenever you feel like visiting our area, our home will be yours.

Martina & Hans Juergen

Martina & Hans Jürgen (Le Pommier)
Melsungen, Deutschland

03/08/13 - 17/08/13

speech bubble Dear Simon, Ashey & Sophia ...

Many thanks for a truly relaxing and lovely stay in this wonderful place.

Batteries re-charged now and back to 'old blighty' and reality.

Many thanks again.

Lucy, Thomas, Jani & Peter Santarius (La Bergerie)
Cambridge, England

27/07/13 - 03/08/13

speech bubble Beste Simon, Ashley & Sophia

Het was super leuk! Het is ook een heel leuk huisje. Ik hoop dat we nog een keer terug kunnen komen.

Roemer

Soms klopt alles en vindje een paradijsje. Jullie liefde voor Can Llouquette straalt naar alle kanten: het mooie houten huise met de prachtige details, van (boeken) kast tot handdoeke, van natuur stenen-terras tot bloemenstruiken we genoten van de vlinders, de vogels en het ruisen van de beck, het zwembad en de (wifi) terrasje. We hopen dat we hier ooit weer terug mogen kome.

Dieuwke

Dear all, Dieuwke wrote in Dutch and hopes Simon is able to understand most of it!

We had a great time and hope to be back someday!

You have created a small paradise where everything fits ...

All the best and take care.

Johan

Johan & Dieuke

Johan, Dieuwke, Wisse & Roemer (L'Atelier)
Amsterdam, Nederland

27/07/13 - 03/08/13

speech bubble Thank you Simon, Ashley & Sophia for your warm welcome and hospitality in Can Llouquette We loved it all!

We were torn between enjoying the house, pool and grounds, and visiting the wider area.

Most of all we enjoyed visiting Prats-de-Mollo and buying food and wine for easy picnics in the house. Fort Lagarde was amazing, the tunnel a complete surprise.

We drove down the coast to the Spanish border, and ate well in a fish restaurant in Port Vendres, after watching a boat land the catch. We will be sad to leave on Saturday and could have stayed longer.

Best wishes for the future ...

Caroline, Norman and Sarah (La Bergerie)
Winchester, England

20/07/13 - 27/07/13

speech bubble J'ai fait la magique étude du bonheur qu'aucun n’élude. Arthur Rimbaud.

Merci pour cet excellent séjour!

Nous avons profite de la montagne, de la piscine, de la verdure, des oiseaux, des papillons, des chats, des anes ...

Sans télévision ni téléphone, nous avons retrouvi nos filles.Des plaisirs simples, des jeux, des fous rires, C'est un super concept.

Nous vous félicitons et vous souhaitons une plaine réussite dans ce projet.

Jean Marie, Louise, Carine, Margaux (les Ardennais) (L'Atelier)
Wadelincourt, France

13/07/13 - 20/07/13

speech bubble We have spent a lovely week here, enjoying the beautiful setting, the very warm welcome and the Bergerie itself. We have not wandered far ... Camprodon for the Sunday market, Prats-de-Mollo for lunch and the march up to the castle through the tunnel with our own little 'soldiers' (3 & 5) both were very enjoyable - but really we have been very content to explore all that Can Llouquette has to offer, which is a lot.

The weather hasn't been terribly kind to France this week, but we have been in and out of the pool merrily, in the stream picnicked among the trees, spotted lizards, frogs, birds and butterflies,. The boys have swam, swung, fed donkeys and fish, played happily together, and particularly happily with 'princess' Sophia, who they were clearly delighted by.

And they ave slept very well, a real testament to the fun that they have had, allowing the grown-ups tranquil evenings watching the moon, stars, clouds and bats moving through the sky.

Would thoroughly recommend a meal at Le Diamant Noir in Montferrer - we rather wish we'd gone earlier in the week, because then we'd have gone more than once.

I very much hope that we'll be back.

Marie-Anne, Ian, George (5) and Jacques-Jacques (3) (La Bergerie)
Kimpton, Andover, England

13/07/13 - 20/07/13

speech bubble Two weeks is a must to empty your mind and soak up the ambience and terroir of 'la belle Vallespir'.

Keep your eyes on the notice board outside the cafe at Montferrer. Spanish evening was a blast, unlimited vin ... hic! Bread and croissants crispy and fresh from Giselles along with a bonjour and smiles.

Can Nadal sheep's cheese goes well with local organic rose wine. The French markets are best to sample more local foods.

Plenty of wildlife to avoid on the roads after dark ... wild boar, and young pine marten, foxes and deer.

Last but not least, the beauty and kindness of Can Llouquette. Simon, Ashley and Sophia who all enhanced our stay.

With best wishes ...

Maureen & Graeme (Le Pommier)
Stonehaven, Scotland

06/07/13 - 20/07/13

speech bubble To Sophia, Ashley & Simon

Thanks for a quiet and nice place to hide away for one week. It has truly been relaxing ... and since it seems to be an international guestbook ...

Det her vart en avslappende fin uke. Avslappende for hele familien. Barna har likt friheten de har fått av å være beite fra hverdagens mas og kjas. Esel, katter og sommerfugler har vært en fin attraksjon. Dere har virkelig en flott plass som utgangspunkt for en fjellferie i Pyrineene!

... and to all of you, take care and all the best for the small family in the coming years.

Odor, Snorre, Vetle, Trude & Espen (L'Atelier)
Jar, Norway

06/07/13 - 13/07/13

speech bubble Dear Simon, Ashley & Sophia ... Donkeys, Cats, Butterflies etc ...

Thank you for giving us a lovely relaxing week of peace and calm and exploration.

It's been lovely exploring this region and its towns and people.

We hope one day to return.

Lots of Love

Skev, Sophie & Esme (L'Atelier)
Charmouth, Dorset, England

29/06/13 - 06/07/13

speech bubble Lieber Simon, Liebe Ashley & Sophia!

Vielen Dank fur Eure überragende Gastfreundschaft.

Der gestrige Abend hat dem Urlaub eine herzige und liebenswerte Abrundung verschafft.

Wir werden lange von den schönen Erinnerungen zehren und gerne an die Tage und Euch zurückdenken.

Viele liebe Grusse von ...

Daniela, Tobias, Thomas, Juliana ... Charlotte und Clara (La Bergerie)
Steißlingen, Deutschland

15/06/13 - 29/06/13

speech bubble Dear Ashley, Simon & little Sophia

We really enjoyed our stay in the Bergerie.

The area was amazing. We loved the quietness, the pool, the drive up and down the mountain (including the wildlife). We felt very welcome and the facilities were excellent! (thanks for the crepe pan).

We definitely recommend this lovely place to all of our friends and family! We wish you all the best for the future.

Tot ziens!

Marjet & Kennard, Lenneke & Shawn (La Bergerie)
Boskoop, Holland

22/06/13 - 29/06/13

speech bubble Nous avons passe une agréable semaine dans ce paradis vert.

Au moindre rayon de soleil nous avons profite de cette superbe terrasse, souvent avec la compagnie de nos amies les chats!

Mais une semaine c'est trop court ... nous avons manque de temps pour faire quelques randonnées. Mais nous avons visite la région, on vous conseille d'aller jusqu’à la cote merveille si la route ne vous effraye pas, sa en vont la peine.

Gilles & Aline (La Bergerie)
Bruxelles, Belgique

15/06/13 - 22/06/13

speech bubble Dear Simon, Ashley & Sophia

Than you for your hospitality. We had a wonderful time despite the weather ;)

Hope Simon learns how to cut the grass with the new mower soon so the next guests can enjoy the wonderful garden!

Thoroughly recommend the local restaurant (Diamant Noir), superb food!

Steve & Cathy (Le Pommier)
Eathorpe, Warwickshire, England

15/06/13 - 22/06/13

speech bubble Dear Simon, Ashley & Sophia

Thank you so much for making our holiday here so comfortable, friendly, peaceful and fun! We have really loved every minute we have been here - and are very jealous of your wonderful lifestyle. It is absolutely idyllic.

We will miss you all - and the wonderful area - so much, and hope we can return in the very near future.

We wish you all the very best wishes for your futures. Ashley - I hope your concert goes well and that your strength continues to grow. Simon - enjoy your new 'toy' and all the ones to come in the future.

Much love to you all ...

paul & gill

paul & gill

Paul & Gill (Le Pommier)
Radyr, Cardiff, Wales

08/06/13 – 15/06/13

speech bubble Back a year later! Still a fabulous oasis of tranquillity and another 2 weeks charging our batteries. Cats remain entertaining as ever (we have told them they will need to make friends with their owners some time soon!).

Seven books read between us, four fishing expeditions and numerous watercolours painted ... all the things we never have enough time for at home. Lovely.

Wildlife cameras snapped deer and a wild boar and three babies - awesome and all at Can Llouquette!!

Many thanks to Simon, Ashley & Sophia for being the perfect hosts.

Hope to see you all soon!

PS. Our recommendations for restaurants in the area:

- Le Sud - Prats de Mollo
- Les Mouettes - Collioure
- Hotel Ausseil - Prats de Mollo (must have the boles de Picolat!)
- Relais d'Oulrich - Ceret
- Cafe de France - Ceret
- Can Mach - Tapis

paul & liz

roe deer

sanglier

Paul & Liz (La Bergerie)
Highampton, Devon, England

01/06/13 – 15/06/13

speech bubble Chère Sophia, Ashley et Simon,

Quel bonheur d'avoir séjourne chez vous, en toute amitié, dans ce pays du Canigou. Nous avons fait ici, en 2 semaines, le plus beau voyage de notre vie, de Montpellier a Barcelone, de Montferrer a tous ces endroits remplis de charme et d'histoire que nous avons découverts.

Votre gîte nous a permis de vivre entre mer et montagne, au milieu d'une foret enchantée, complétement séduits par la symphonie des oiseaux infatigables, et au cœur du jardin fleuri des Pyrénées Orientales.

Soyez certains que nous avons apprécié tous ces outils, revues, cartes, et conseils qui nous ont aides et inspires pour nos escapades. Nous apprécions également votre savoir vivre, simplement, dans le respect de l'environnement et pour un développement plus durable.

Un gros merci a vous deux et a la petite Sophia pour votre accueil chaleureux. Nous espérons vous recevoir dans notre demeure de l'Ile d’Orléans lorsque le cœur vous en dira, ce serait un grand plaisir.

Hélène & Jacques (L'Atelier)
Sainte-Pétronille, Quebec, Canada

01/06/13 – 15/06/13

speech bubble Can Llouquette ist ein herrliches Fleckchen Erde!

Ein Paradies für Kinder, schade, daß unsere vier schon zu groß sind, sie hätten ihren Spas hier gehabt!

Leider sind die 14 Tage schon vorbei, wir haben die Ruhe hier genossen, das Rauschen des Bächleins, morgens von Vogelgezwitscher geweckt werden und von den süßen Kätzchen begrüßt zu werden!

Gott sei Dank wurde das Wetter mit der Zeit besser und wir konnten einige schöne Touren mit dem Motorrad unternehmen.

Dir Lieber Simon wünschen wir, wenn Dein Motorrad da ist, viel Spaß, schöne Touren und allzeit gute Fahrt! Vielleicht fährt Ashley ja mal mit, es macht echt Spaß.

Wir wuschen Euch "3" alles, alles gute für die Zukunft und mit den Katzen, Eselchen, Riesenregenwurmren, bald den Hühnern und was noch so kommt!

Ramona & Bernhard (Le Pommier)
Limburgerhof, Deutschland

25/05/13 – 08/06/13

speech bubble Liebe Ashley, Lieber Simon

Can Llouquette hat Seele, und die seid, neben der wunderbaren Natur und der herrlichen Ruhe, Ihr!

Vielen Dank für die erholsamen Tage, Eure herzliche Gastfreundschaft, die netten Gespräche und die Unterstützung bei der Planung unserer Wanderungen und Unternehmungen.

Aus der Kraft, die wir hier getankt haben, werden wir im deutschen Alltag noch eine Weile schaffen.

Wir wünschen Euch alles Liebe und denken, daß wir uns einmal wiedersehen werden!

Uns haben auch immer die Katzen besucht! Eine hat uns sehr gefallen. Wir fanden das spielen mit Sophia sehr schön und hoffen sie nochmal zu sehen.

torsten & yvonne

Yvonne, Torsten, Philipp (6) & Julia (11) (La Bergerie)
Wiesloch, Deutschland

25/05/13 – 01/06/13

speech bubble Liebe Ashley,

Morgen feierst Du deinem Geburtstag und wir wünschen Dir dafür alle Liebe und alles Gute! Es gibt einem Grund, warum Du mit Deinem wunderbaren und außergewöhnlichen Mann, sowie Deiner süßen und liebenswerten Tochter an diesem schonen und waldigen Ort bist!

Lieber Simon und Liebe Ashley, wir danken Euch für Eure freundliche Art und wünschen Euch Gottes Segen und alles Gute.
Cristina.

Lieber Simon

Danke für deine Gastfreundschaft und die viele Arbeit, die Du hier reingesteckt hast. Alles Gute für die Zukunft, sicher sehen wir uns bald wieder!
Uwe

kinderally

Cristina, Uwe, David (12), Nicole (14) & Mark (7) (L'Atelier)
Weinheim, Deutschland
www.Zauberer-Uwe-Bergmeier.de

25/05/13 – 01/06/13

speech bubble Liebe Ashley, Lieber Simon, Liebe Sophia

Aus dem Auto steigen und sich wohl fühlen - so beginnt Urlaub. Und wenn uns dann ein liebenswerten Mensch, wie du, Ashley, mit einem köstlichen Menü begrußt, ist der Start perfekt.

Die Tage in Can Llouquette vergingen beim Wanderen - vielen Dank für die Tipps - Ausflügen nach Carcassonne oder Serrabonne, die catalanische Küche und den Wein, genießend wie im Flug.

Nette Begegungen und herrliche Landschaften in unmittelbarer Umgebung haben uns Frankreich neu kennenlernen lassen.

Euch Dreien ein herzliches Dankeschön für die netten Gespräche und Eure Offenheit und freundlich Art. Alles Gut und viel Gluck in eurem wunderschönen Zuhause Can Llouquette.

Udo & Andrea (Le Pommier)
Karlsbad, Deutschland

18/05/13 – 25/05/13

speech bubble Liebe Ashley, Lieber Simon, Liebe Sophia

Wir, d.h. Stefan und ich mochten uns auf diesem Wege ganz herzlich für die 14 wunderschönen Urlaubstage in Eurer Obhut bedanken. Wir haben uns hier sehr, sehr wohl gefühlt, zum einem weil wir beide die schone Natur und Stille lieben und zum Anderem weil wir uns in Eurer Wohnung sehr viel liebe, Präzision und perfekt eingerichteten Heim sehr wohl gefühlt haben, ein loderndes Feuer im Kaminofen und ein guter Französischer Wein haben das Ganze dann noch abgerundet.

Dieses Fleckchen Erde ist wirklich ein kleines Paradies und mit sehr sehr viel Liebe und Fleiß hergerichtet worden. Für Kinder wäre es ein großes Abenteuer das Umfeld zu erkunden.

Liebe Ashley, Lieber Simon, Ihr ward sehr gastfreundlich zu uns und Eure angenehme und sehr liebe Art tat uns sehr gut, abgesehen von dem kleinem Gesprächen und Reise Tipps für Auto und Motorrad und die Nachfrage ob es an nichts fehlt, oder Ihr noch etwas für uns zu einem schonen Urlaub hin kommt. Herzlichen Dank für alles, wir wünschen Euch Gesundheit, Glück und weiter hin viel Erfolg.

gabi

stefan

Gabi & Stefan (La Bergerie)
Paderborn, Deutschland

11/05/13 - 25/05/13

speech bubble Liebe Ashley, Lieber Simon

... time to say good-bye ...

Wir haben in Le Pommier viele schöne Stunden verbracht - und auch die Gespräche mit Euch (und Sopia), Eileen und Brian aus Irland sehr genossen. Dies ist eben kein 08/15 Urlaub sondern ein belebender Blick "über den Tellerrand"; das wunderschöne Frankreich (wirklich - wir lieben es von Ulaub zu Urlaub immer mehr) und die "Lebens-Art"! Bei Eurer Gänsehaut - verzehrender La Bohème CD ... danke!

Alles Glück dieser Erde für Euch 3 und Euer kleiner Paradies.

Signe & Rainer (Le Pommier)
Aurich, Ostfriesland, Deutschland

12/05/13 – 18/05/13

speech bubble Dear Ashley, Simon & Sophia

From the moment we arrived at Can Llouquette you have made us feel so welcome in your beautiful home.

The evening meal with carafe of local wine was fantastic and very welcome after our journey.

We are also very grateful for the local knowledge and the use of your carte de randonnée.

We can recommend some great walks including the GR10 north from Arles-sur-Tech up to Dolmen, up the valley from la Preste les Bains and through the Forest de L’Ouillât, and also a great local walk up to Montferrer Castel and the round through the forest past Font del Brigadier.

Thanks so much for a great holiday.

It's time now to go home and rest our weary feet!

james & andrea

James & Andrea (Le Pommier)
Exeter, Devon, England

05/05/13 – 12/05/13

speech bubble Merci pour la petite maison, je me suis bien amusée avec Sophia. Je ne veux pas partir. Valentine 4 ans

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour a Can Llouquette. L’endroit est féerique. Parfait pour se reposer et se retrouver en famille ou en couple.

La Bergerie est une petite merveille avec tout l’équipement nécessaire. Placée en retraite; de la terrasse on se croisait suspendu en haut des arbres avec la douce musique de la rivière et le vol majestueux des chauves-souris le soir venu ...

Mais Can Llouquette ne serait rien sans le générosité et la bonne humeur de ses propriétaires.

Merci à Ashley, Simon et Sophia d'avoir tout fait pour rendre notre séjour parfait.

Nous vous souhaitons une belle et heureuse vie a Can Llouquette, petit coin de paradis.

A l’année prochaine!

Emmanuelle, Johan et Valentine (La Bergerie)
Savigny-Sur-Orge, France

04/05/13 – 11/05/13

speech bubble Dear Ashley, Simon & Sophia

Superlatives just don't cover it. Can Llouquette is not only charming, warm and very inviting, it is truly food for the soul and spirit.

Simon, Ashley and Sophia ... make you feel like you are coming home to family ... The views from the Bergerie are exquisite - we were privileged to watch spring explode forth on the trees. Each morning presented a new view. The only regret is not being able to capture with camera the sense and sounds of the property; the relaxing sounds of the river. How peaceful.

We fully appreciate the sensitivity to the environment. Can Llouquette will be with us in our hearts, tucked away for those times we need to slip into tranquillity for a brief moment.

Thank you for a glorious week of rest and relaxation.

ruth ann & barry

ruthann&barry

Barry & Ruth Ann (La Bergerie)
Palm Bay, Florida, USA

20/04/13 – 27/04/13

speech bubble Dear Ashley, Simon & Sophia

So many thanks for letting us share yor tranquil piece of heaven. It was truly wonderful. So welcoming (such a beautiful meal).

So relaxing and so hopefully again for us.

With love and all the best for a glorious summer.

richard&helen

Helen & Richard (Le Pommier)
Calne, Wiltshire, England

20/04/13 – 27/04/13

speech bubble Thank you for welcoming us to your home Can Llouquette.

We've had a wonderful week here despite the cool weather ... it's been very peaceful and relaxing to spend time surrounded by nature, and we also enjoyed the daytrips to Collioure, Carcassone, Barcelona etc.

Thanks for the helpful tips and for making our stay a memorable one.

PS *also enjoyed reading 'Chasing Matisse'!

Megan & Sebastian (Le Pommier)
Frankfurt, Deutschland

30/03/13 – 06/04/13

 

2012
speech bubbleThank you so much for an incredible week. We really enjoyed the peaceful solitude of Can Llouquette and breakfasts on the terrace surrounded by cats (we discovered that cats don’t listen to Dan, but they do listen to me ...)

Also, thanks again for the election night dinner by the glow of Al Jazeera. I’m not sure if I’ll be let back in the country again due to that, but it was somehow fitting (and at least partially good news on Wednesday morning!).

We’ve really, really enjoyed our time here – the nice walks and gorgeous surroundings mean we’ll be going back to the rat race and chaos of London in a slightly less stressed and more rested state. With a bit of luck we might retain some of the zen calm ...

Allison from Wisconsin & Dan (La Bergerie)
London, UK

03/11/12 – 10/11/12

speech bubble

What a peaceful week so far away from everyday stresses. We stayed by the pool, read and fed the donkeys for the first couple of days just to enjoy the simple warmth and quiet.

Then some gentle wanderings, eating out and local shopping. The butchers in Prats-de-Mollo is fantastic and should be supported.

Ashley, Simon & Sophia have been fun and a delight to share time and hospitality with. We love them dearly and will be back.

sophia playing with polly

Polly & Niel (La Bergerie)
Cheltenham, UK

22/09/12 – 29/09/12

speech bubble Liebe Leut’ von Can Llouquette

Es war fein bei euch am Hof den Urlaub zu genießen. Wir hatten Zeit für Mußestunden mit Musik und dabei auch Gelegenheit für Wandern. Uns hat's gefallen, den Katzen auch … Wir wünschen euch alles gute!

Arnou & Malou (Le Pommier)
Innsbruck, Austria

15/09/12 – 29/09/12

speech bubbleDear Simon and Ashley,

Thank you very much. We had a good holiday, in which we have found the peace and quite we were looking for. We love the view, the nature here is beautiful. The gite is super.

Good luck in the future! And perhaps until next time!

Groetjes!

Niels & Melissa (L'Atelier)
Rotterdam, Holland

08/09/12 – 22/09/12

willpughLiebe Ashley, Sophia und Simon

Die 3 Wochen Ferien bei euch haben uns sehr gut gefallen. Wir konnten wandern, baden (im Pool und auch im Mittelmeer) und gut essen – in Frankreich und in Spanien.

Die Ferienwohnung hat uns gut gefallen und die Ruhe hier haben wir sehr genossen.

Danke für eure Gastfreundschaft.

Eberhard & Gesine (Le Pommier)
Neumünster, Deutschland

25/08/12 – 15/9/12

willpughWe have been lucky enough to visit this part of France a few times and Can Llouquette is unique and truly special.

Bravo to Simon, Ashley and Sophia for creating such a stunning spot and thanks for making us so welcome!

pugh family

Will, Angela & Toby (La Bergerie)
Winchester, UK

25/08/12 – 01/09/12

speech bubbleLeift Ashley, Sophia & Simon

Villmals Merci dat mir fir enjo kuerz Zeit en Deel konntern sin vun dieser klangoer awer doch son ‘’grousser’ Plaaz!

Mir knu eis kei immense wieel gefillt on kun all Momment, on dee Sonn doder an Reem genoss ... allenjo, ... mat da Gesllschaft vun de Kaazen, den Jeseten, der Natur, de flatten Blicker on naturliech iech drei.

Des Plaaz huet eng gudd Energie!

All Gudds, merci beaucoup, with hope to see you again.

Bee, Carlo & Niclas (L'Atelier)
Contern, Luxembourg

25/08/12 – 01/09/12

speech bubbleWe have had a lovely sunny peaceful week in your beautiful gite. What a fabulous place!

With all good wishes.

Phil & Gilly (L'Atelier)
Haslemere, Surrey, UK

18/08/12 – 25/08/12

speech bubble Merci beaucoup, thank you very much, vielen dank ...

Chers Simon, Ashley et Sophia

Nous venons à travers ces quelques lignes, à nouveau vous remercier pour votre accueil, gentillesse et hospitalité. Nous sommes très heureux d’avoir fait votre connaissance, c’était pour nous, une très belle rencontre, tout comme pour la région.

On a pleinement profiter de cette quinzaine, et même si nous avons fait beaucoup d’activités, il nous reste encoure pleins de chose a voir par ici, donc qui sait … nous pouvions être amené a nous revoir.

Encoure un grand merci et bonne continuation a Can Llouquette!

aurore & kevin

Aurore & Kevin (Le Pommier)
St-Germain-en-Laye, France

11/08/12 – 25/08/12

speech bubbleA throroughly enjoyable two weeks, we alternated between days out and relaxing by the pool. Highlights winclude the drive to Camprodon, we went on a Sunday, the market was great and we ate at Can Po on the way back, lovely day and drive. We seem to have spent most of our time in water, Aqualand (get there early!).

The lake near Darnius and snorkling in the sea on the coast near the Spanish border, the water is a lovely temperature and very clear. We also enjoyed the restaurants of both Prats and Ceret and walking around the shops and back streets. Our two lads, aged 8 + 6 years loved this part of France and snorkelling, and the zip wires at Prats were amongst their highlights.

Simon & Ashley were great hosts, both thoughtful and helpful.

A lovely holiday!
Joanna

Wow, what a fantastic two weeks! Loved every minute of it. Can Llouquette lived up to expectations a great place to relax and take it easy. Simon, Ashley and Sophia have been excellent hosts, very easy going and allowed us to enjoy the ambiance of the place.

I have enjoyed hanging out by the pool, playing water quidditch!, loved the cooling plunge pool on a hot sticky afternoon listening to the sound of the owls at night. We ventured out to a few places but especially loved the sleepy towns, villages of Montferrer and Prats-de-Mollo. Camprodon on the Spanish side was also great and a fabulous meal at Can Po!

The kids loved the zip wiring outside of Prats and there are also a lovely woodland walk. I will take away some lovely lasting memories of Can Llouquette and we will return again ... to continue the experience and hopefully to do some more walking.

PS. hope the donkeys settle in ... may Simon, Ashley and Sophia enjoy and continue to build on the Can Llouquette experience ... do not change a thing!

Tres magnificent!
Ian

Joanna, Ian, Jaimil & Hallam (La Bergerie)
Stroud, Gloustershire, UK

11/08/12 – 25/08/12

speech bubble

We came here because Angus refused to stay in Spain. Little did we know what a great decision that would prove to be.

This place has everything. Of course there’s the stuff you find in brochures, the mountains, the pool, the tranquillity, the stream etc., etc. But the real magic is the atmosphere and the people.

Thank you Simon and Ashley for creating a haven and all your thought and effort.

Sophia will long be talked about by Timmy (6) and he has every intention of coming back. You have been warned!

So finally, you asked me to write Timmy’s 6 reasons to come back.

1. Swimming pool
2. Donkeys
3. Sophia
4. Mountains
5. The stream / fishing
6. The beautiful view

Wish we had booked for 2 weeks!!!

crawford family

william

Phil, Angus, William & Timmy (L'Atelier)
London, UK

11/08/12 – 18/08/12

speech bubbleButterflies, tranquillity, empty mountain paths, splendid views all around, swimming pool, lovely accommodation and gracious hosts. What more could you want? Oh yes, another pastis ... Well done for all your hard work and looking forward to coming back!
Nick

It really is a little paradise here – so peaceful and lovely not to hear cars at all. We loved our morning swims and barbecues and the butterflies. And what fun meeting you all – what a lovely family.
Sarah

Thank you so much for a wonderful time at your chateau! It’s an amazing place you have here and I can’t wait to come again.
Love Ed

Thank you so much for a totally lovely holiday! We’ve been so happy and it was super dooper to make friends with Sophia! Lots and lots of love and hope to see you soon!
Bea

the walker family

Nick, Sarah, Ed & Bea (L'Atelier)
Shoreham, UK

04/08/12 - 11/08/12

speech bubbleWe have really enjoyed the peace and quiet and the pool! It really has been a very relaxing holiday. We have not ventured too far. Mainly up the lane to Montferrer a 40 minute walk for coffee and breakfast.

We did go to Ceret for an afternoon and found it very pleasant for a visit. The gîte is very comfortable and we have really enjoyed our stay.

Jeremy & Sue (La Bergerie)
Lancashire, UK

28/07/12 – 11/08/12
speech bubbleThank you for two great weeks at Can Llouquette!

We enjoyed our stay very much: nature, the cats, the seclusion of the place, the sun (unlike Germany, where it often rains) and the many great places around the mountains, the sea, Ceret) and of course: the red wine!

Next time we’ll also look for the half-wild horses, and walk up the little hill in Montferrer without getting lost.

All the best for you !

Sabine & Holgar

Sabine & Holgar (Le Pommier)
Mannheim, Deutschland

28/07/12 - 11/08/12
speech bubbleLieber Simon, liebe Ashley & liebe Sophia

Merci beaucoup – für alles! Wir hatten eine tolle Woche, haben uns wie ‚zu Hause‘ gefühlt und eine Menge Eindrucke gesammelt! Peter versucht uns schon jetzt davon zu überzeugen, daß wir unbedingt wieder hierher kommen müssen ...

Wir wünschen Euch alles liebe für die Zukunft und hoffen natürlich, daß wir Euch bald wiedersehen!

Liebe Grüsse von Gerald, Ellen, Peter, Gesa & Anne (L'Atelier)
Königstein im Taunus, Deutschland


28/07/12 - 04/08/12
speech bubbleWir haben eine sehr entspannte angehneme Ferienwoche hier verbracht. Die Landschaft, die Ruhe, die reine Luft und der Pool haben uns gut getan. Vielen Dank ...

Dagmar, Christoph & Clara (La Bergerie)
Mönchengladbach, Germany


21/07/12 - 28/07/12
speech bubbleThanks a lot Simon and Ashley for this wonderful week in this quiet, peaceful and beautiful property! Best Regards ...

Audrey, Franck, Marie, Sylvan, Sache & Rosanna (L'Atelier)
Montpellier, France

21/07/12 - 28/07/12
speech bubbleLoved it ! We learnt to relax, sleep and enjoy a different countryside and different country. A unique and wonderful place to stay.

Thank you Simon and Ashley for making this possible.

Sue & Steve (Le Pommier)
Sutten, Surrey, UK

21/07/12 - 28/07/12
speech bubbleDear Ashley, Simon & Sophia

Thank you for the wonderful week we had here, we came here to rest and that’s just what we got. The weather was great and the location was beautiful. You guys convinced Eline about a vacation in the Country. Thanks for the pleasant stay!

Yan & Eline

Yan & Eline (Le Pommier)
Herentals, België


14/07/12 - 21/07/12
speech bubbleFerien auf Can Llouquette!

Lieber Simon, Liebe Ashley & Sophia, unsere Anreise war ziemlich beschwerlich – endlose Streß, Hitze und endlich die Beine ausstrecken wollen!!!

Dann die Einfahrt nach Can Llouquette und wir dachten, worauf haben wir uns nur eingelassen?

Als uns dann Simon mit offenem Armen Empfang und in diese wunderschöne Gite führte, sind schnell alle Zweifel vergangen.

Wir hatten eine wundervolle Zeit, tolles Wetter, herzliche Gastgeber und sehr nette Gesellschaft!

Wir wünschen Euch vom Herzen alles Gute!

Gerd, Ruth, Doreen, Stefan & die süße Ida (L'Atelier)
Wildeshausen, Deutschland


07/07/12 - 21/07/12
speech bubbleWir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt – im grünen Paradies – und sind immer wieder gerne nach unseren Ausflügen – z.B. zum Tour de Batere oder Tour de Mir – „nach Hause“ zurückgekehrt um auf der Terrasse den Vögel zu lauschen oder am Abend den Flug der Fledermäuse zu verfolgen.

Die Wohnung ist/war für uns perfekt und die Betreuung von Simon und Ashley herzlich.

Wir würden gerne wiederkommen.

Helgard & Lutz (Le Pommier)
Berlin, Deutschland


30/06/12 - 07/07/12
speech bubblePerfect! An oasis of peace and tranquillity. We couldn’t have wished for a better 2 weeks of relaxation. Many thanks to Simon, Ashley & Sophia for letting us share their world (and for the cats for entertaining us!).

Hope to be back soon.

Paul & Liz

Liz & Paul (La Bergerie)
Devon, UK


16/06/12 - 30/06/12
speech bubbleLiebe Ashley, Simon und Sophia!

Es war sooooo schön in Can Llouquette: das Tal, der Wald, der Fluß, die Stille, ‘unsere’ Terrasse auf dem wunderschönen Grundstuck.

Wir sind sehr zur Ruhe und uns gekommen. Lieber Simon, es war immer schön die Gespräche mit Dir. Wie schön auch Ashley und Sophia mal kennenzulernen!

Vielen Dank für Eure Gastfreundschaft und Herzlichkeit! Ihr seid jederzeit in Bremen willkommen.

Alles Gute für eure Zukunft.

Herzlichst!

Werner & Ulrike

Ulrike & Werner (Le Pommier)
Bremen, Deutschland


16/06/12 - 30/06/12

speech bubbleWhat a fantastic place. We came here after spending a week in Collioure – the contrast couldn’t be greater. Although we enjoyed being by the beach and having the ease of shops/restaurants/ice creams at our fingertips, the relative remoteness and tranquillity of this place is just what we needed.

Our 4½ year old twin boys have just loved being able to roam freely here, play in the wooden play house, race around the fish pond, climb the soil heap, find lizards, climb the ladder, swing on the swings, create a little café from which to deliver pretend ice creams ... it’s been a paradise for them (and wonderful for us to see them playing as children should – freely. Something they really don’t get to do much in the UK).

So tomorrow morning we head off on our road trip back to the UK. Very sad to be leaving, but somehow I think we’ll be back.

A really fabulous week. Thank you!!

the Badain Family

Nik, Tom, Luca, Sam (La Bergerie)
Guilford, Surrey, UK


09/06/12 - 16/06/12

speech bubbleWhat a welcome and what a week! We have enjoyed all aspects of the Pyrenees at Can Llouquette – from the very moment when we arrived. It is a beautiful location so make sure you enjoy time at Can Llouquette as well as visiting the various towns and villages nearby and enjoying the fantastic views – particularly as you head for the Spanish border.

Look out for the wildlife as well – some impressive birds and an amazing family of wild boar that we met enjoying a stroll by the road side. Your custom will be much appreciated at the cafe/local shop next to the Mairie in Montferrer.

Simon has been an excellent host – looking after our needs and making us feel very relaxed and welcome. It has been a great holiday and really good break for all six of us.

Fantastique!

Richard, Jude, Sue & Nick

Richard & Jude, Sue & Nick (La Bergerie)
Bristol & London, UK


02/06/12 - 09/06/12

speech bubbleMany, many thanks to Simon and the extensive support staff for a lovely 2 weeks – gorgeous place, excellent company, hospitality and tourist advice, and above all, relaxation ... we will be really sorry to go ... It’s been wonderful – a lovely place and many thanks for such a warm welcome and great hospitality – we will miss you!

Hope to come back before long. Best wishes to you all ...

Marina & Ant

Marina & Ant (Le Pommier)
Yatton, Bristol, UK

02/06/12 - 15/06/12

 

2011

speech bubbleSimon & Ashley

Most people dream, you achieve.

To us grackles, this is an unexpected gift. Long may you be happy here, so that we can return to your paradise. Which will not be quite the same without you!

rathansippy

Rathan & Werner
Wimbledon, London, UK

17/09/11 – 24/09/11

speech bubbleLiebe Simon, Ashley und Sophia

Spät am Abend bei unserer Ankunft (extreme dunkel, viele kurven) habe ich gedacht – was habe ich mir nur dabei gedacht, hier Urlaub zu machen? Was ziemlich schnell verflog bei dem freundlichen Empfang von Dir Simon – ich glaube alle Anderen schliefen schon.

Wir hatten eine traumhaft schöne Zeit, wundervolle Gastgeber – alles was das Herz begehrt, Diese Woche verlangt nach Wiederholung.

Alles liebe.

artur & elke

Elke & Artur
Buettelborn, Deutschland

10/09/11 – 17/09/11

speech bubbleHad a great time here and visiting surrounding areas.

Coast is spectacular, castles, abbeys brilliant. Enjoyed the pool when relaxing here and the sunshine. Brilliant colours to wake up to. The feline family were our constant companions on the terrace provided much entertainment and laughter. The kittens were especially cute and I’m sure they’ll stay that way, for a while anyway.

Thanks to Simon, Ashley, Sophia and Chris for an excellent time!

rachel and david

David & Rachel
Saffron Walden, UK

10/09/11 – 17/09/11

speech bubbleDear Ashley, Simon and Sophia

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay at Can Llouquette. We had a lovely time here, enjoying the sunshine, the pool and the quiet surroundings.

Nun gaan we weer terug naar ons houwe likkerlandje. We zullen warme herrineringen koesteren aan onze tijd hier.

... Merci!

bert-jan and eva

Bert-Jan & Eva
Bussum, The Netherlands

03/09/11 – 10/09/11

speech bubbleVielen Dank für die Schöne Zeit in Montferrer und für Nadel und Faden, den Begrüßungswein und den Englischen Tee auf der Terrasse.

Can Llouquette ist ein wirklich schönes Fleckchen Erde und der Srapachenmix aus Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch ...

... merci beaucoup pour le stage et bonne courage pour les petits chats, et peut-être à une autre fois.

Beate, Katharina, Ulrich
Haan, Deutschland

27/08/11 – 03/09/11

speech bubble Dear Sophia, Ashley, Simon

Thank you fso much for a wonderful fortnight at Can Llouquette!

You’ve all made us feel so welcome and we’ve enjoyed every moment here. We will always remember where Grace spent her first birthday and the lovely people she spent it with!

We hope to come back one day soon! With love from ...

kate and ed

Kate, Ed & Grace
London, UK

13/08/11 – 26/08/11

speech bubbleDear Simon & Ashley

Thanks, thanks, thanks for a wonderul place to stay for two weeks. We enjoyed the pool, garden, terrace, the cool nights.

It is a wonderful place to relax, enjoy and remember!

Peter, Emilie, Daniel & Laetitia
Maastricht, Holland

06/08/11 – 20/08/11

speech bubbleAshley, Simon and Sophia

Absolutely beautiful and tranquil ‘getaway’. Had a wonderful fortnight here where we have been able to relax and do ‘not a lot’ in a beautiful setting. Needless to say, we don’t want to go home!

We’ve enjoyed Ceret, Camprodon and the Cote de Vermeille (despite the crowds), Prats de Mollo is a delightful little town – very friendly and unassuming.

We’ll miss seeing the cats (and kittens) every morning and evening – not to mention the ‘visiting’ collie!

Thank you Simon and Ashley, for being excellent hosts – we’re very envious of your life-style! Hope to be back one day!

julia and andrew

Andy & Julia
Herne Bay, Kent, UK

30/07/11 – 13/08/11

speech bubbleLiebe Ashley, lieber Simon, liebe Sophia

Hier an diesem besondere Ort haben wir unseren ersten Kontakt mit den Pyrenäen gekriegt. Es war fuer uns ein anregender Ausstieg aus unserem Alltag, den wir gerne wiederholen.

Wir danken Euch für Eure Gastfreundschaft und wünschen Euch nur das Beste!

roland & janine

Roland, Janine, Rosa & Fanny
Berlin, Deutschland

30/07/11 – 06/08/11

speech bubbleIt has been a blast! Weather mixed but where is certain these days?

Property fantastic. Wildlife superb, ratpors, butteflies, wild flowers. Keep strimming Simon! We have enjoyed the pool, Col d’Ares, Prats de Mollo, Petit train jaune, Camprodon on market days.

A week is just not enough. You need a few days to get your bearings. Get up to the nature reserve in La Preste and see those Gyphte babue. Ceret is lovely too. Avoid Amelie les Bains!

Thanks for the peaches and the white wine.

Jim & Claire
Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

02/07/11 – 09/07/11

speech bubbleWe arrived after 5 weeks on the road and were captivated by the relative isolation, peace and tranquility … we ate in a lot – shopping locally and loved the fresh lettuce, rocket and zucchini from the garden here.

Thanks Simon, Ashley and Sophia … PS. loved the coffee machine!

Ron & Di
Clothiers Creek, NSW, Australia

24/06/11 – 09/07/11

speech bubbleDearest Ashley, Simon and Sophia

So it is our 3rd and by no means final visit and the place still continues to captivate us.

We have had a wonderful week thanks to your hospitality and warmth (as ever).

Archie 'mowgli' has had such fun with Sophia 'Manon' and I can just imagine them enjoying each others company in many ears to come. The beach, wine, cafe, laughter, walks, birdsong, sound of gushing water, and last but not least you guys and the 'treetop' house will all be memories we'll take away for another year.

Good luck with everything and we can't wait to see even more of your achievements next year.

All our love.

sj, wilma & sophia

Pete, SJ, Archie & Willa
Grantham, Lincs, UK

18/06/11 – 26/06/11

speech bubbleWaren die "Wölfe" aus Stuttgart da!

Lieber Simon, liebe Ashley und liebe Sophia, uns hat de Woche bei euch super gut gefallen, dank eurer offenen Art und Gastfreundschaft sowie der tollen Ferienwohnung. Bislang die schönste Ferienwohnung die wir in Frankreich hatten, liebevoll und perfekt in jedem Detail, wie ich (wir) es von Briten gewohnt bin (sind)!

Danke auch für den tollen Grill-Abend. Wir wünschen euch alles Gute für die Zukunft.

Viele Herzliche Grüße

Thomas & Steffi
Ditzingen, Deutschland

18/06/11 – 25/06/11

speech bubbleSimon, Ashley & Sophia

Thank you so much for such a lovely stay in your fantastic home despite the ‘r word’ we had a great time! We will be lighting our fire pit first thing when we get home to try and recreate the memories!

All the very best for the future at Can Llouquette.

“Slan agus go raibh mile maith agaibh”.

Áine & Seamus
Rochestown, Cork, Eire

04/06/11 – 11/06/11

speech bubbleDear Ashley, Simon & Sophia

Thank you very much for your kindness and hospitality, you are a wonderful family.

We will be taking lots of happy memories home and there shall be meany delightful stories to tell our family and friends about this wonderful area and the time we had.

Thank you for everything, all the best

Leonie & John
Forestville, NSW, Australia

07/05/11 – 14/05/11

speech bubbleWir lieben Euch … und danken Simon und Ashley (and the beautiful Sophia).

In liebe und Freundschaft.

renate, ute, marion & angelika

Renate, Ute, Marion, Angelika & Karin
Pforzheim, Deutschland

23/04/11 – 30/04/11

speech bubbleWas für ein großes Glück, dass wir Euch und die Can Llouquette gefunden haben. Denn die Zeit hier war einfach wunderbar!

Das wird uns ganz besonders in Erinnerung bleiben: der saftig grüne Blick von der Terrasse der gîte, einer herzlicher Empfang, der mmmh so leckere Ziegenkäse, das ‚Pain au chocolat blanc‘ aus der Boulangerie ‚L’Ours Gourmand‘ in Prats-de-Mollo, die netten Gespräche mit Euch und das süße Lachen von Sophia, die sehr stilvolle Einrichtung der Wohnung ... die blauen Fensterläden am Haupthaus, die sternenklaren Nächte, der Geruch der Luft draußen, Feuer machen in brandneuen Ofen, der Garten mit dem Holz-zaun (praktisch & schön), Eure Hilfsbereitschaft, und das herrlich prasselnde Feuer, vor dem wir gerade sitzen.

Wir danken Euch für eure Großzügigkeit und daß wir einen so schönen Urlaub bei Euch verbringen durften. Wir wurden uns freuen, uns einmal in Berlin revanchieren zu können. Ihr seid jedenfalls herzlich eingeladen!

(What a stroke of serendipity finding you and Can Llouquette, because our time here was simply wonderful!

We will especially remember: the juicy-green view from the gîte terrace, the warm welcome, the mmmh so delicious goat’s cheese, the ‘Pain au chocholat blanc’ from the bakery in Prats-de-Mollo, the delightful talks with you and the sweet smile of Sophia, the stylishly decorated gîte ... the blue house shutters, the clear starry nights, the smell of the air, laying fires in the brand-new stove, the garden with the practical and beautiful wooden fence, your helpfulness, and the glorious crackling fire in front of which we are now sitting.

We thank you for your generosity and that we could spend such a wonderful holiday here. We would be happy to return the favour once in Berlin. You are cordially invited in any event!)

picture of Sonja & Benjamin

Sonja & Benjamin
Berlin, Deutschland

16/04/11 - 23/04/11
speech bubbleLiebe Sophia, Liebe Ashley, Lieber Simon!

Wir haben schon lange keinen so entspannten und ruhigen Urlaub mehr verbracht! Neben einem kurzen Ausflug nach Céret zum leckeren Mittagessen im charmanten Hotel Vidal (danke für den Tipp!) und Tobias Kurztrip nach Barcelona, war der tägliche Weg zum Fluss die weiteste Strecke, die wir in dieser Woche zurück gelegt haben.

Mit dickem Bauch und Kleinkind war Euer abgelegenes, friedliches Zuhause das perfekte Ferienziel. Wir haben Eure fröhliche Gastfrundschaft und Offenheit sehr geschätzt und werden gerne wieder kommen, um zu viert beim Rauschen des Bächleins einzuschlafen und von zwitschernden Vögeln im Sonnenschein geweckt zu werden!

Herzlichen Danke für Alles!

(Dear Sophia, Ashley and Simon!

It’s a long time since we enjoyed such a relaxing and peaceful holiday! Aside from a short trip to Céret for a delicious lunch in the charming Hotel Vidal (thanks for the tip!) and Tobias’ quick jaunt to Barcelona, the furthest we got from the house all week was the path to the stream.

With a large tummy and a small child your rural and joyful home made the perfect holiday destination. We appreciated your warm and open welcome, and will happily return, so that as four we can fall asleep to the sound of the stream and be woken in sunshine by twittering birds!

Heartfelt thanks for everything!)

picture of Tobias, Julia & Jonas

Julia, Tobias & Jonas
Marseille, France

07/04/11 - 14/04/11
speech bubbleThank you, thank you, thank you all for such a fantastic holiday here at Can LLouquette! With all the toys, paddling pool activity, Sophia's companionship for Ada, emergency milk supplies, chats in the sun over a glass of chilled rose and excellent tips on restaurants and child-friendly walks, you have managed to give us the most relaxing holiday I think it's possible to have with a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old! And in the most beautiful, calming setting too.

You have done a splendid job with the gîte and your land and everything is as comfortable and practical as could be. Thank you for putting the wood-burning stove in for our arrival - we're only sorry we didn't have more than 2 fires, but then if you insist on providing 28 degree sunshine in early April ...

You have made us all very welcome and we have so enjoyed your company - Ada will be bereft without Sophia. We take with us many happy memories, and a bit of a tan before summer begins! And Henry is very proud to be the first o your guests to have taken a dip in the plunge pool, surrounded by 15 frogs!

Thank you again for everything.

picture of Ada and Sophia

Sarah, Henry, Ada & Hector
Dublin, Eire

02/04/11 - 09/04/11

 

2010
speech bubbleThank you for this perfect week together with you!

We are all very satisfied with the walks in the Pyrenees! We will remember the mushroom picking, blacberries and all the good meals ... we reached Costabona, Tres Vents and did the coastal walk and Tour de Cabrens ...

Ingeborg, Agnethe, Lw & Åse
Sweden & Denmark

16/10/10 - 23/10/10
speech bubbleMerci, thank you & dankeschön lieber Simon, Ashley & Sophia für eine Woche in der wir mal so richtig die Seele baumeln lassen konnten.

Die Ruhe, die Natur mit all ihrem ,wundern‘ hat uns sehr begeistert und eure liebevolles Haus, Grundstück und naturlich eure herzliche Gastfreundschaft haben uns verzaubert.

Dies ist ein Ort an den wir sicherlich zurückkehren werden. Wir werden diese Traumhafte Woche nie vergessern und sicher wieder kommen, herzlichst Grüßen.

(Thanks Simon, Ashley & Sophia for a week in which we were really able to let our souls just float freely. Pure peace, nature with all its wonders, as well as your delightful house and land, not to mention your heartfelt welcome and hospitality ... envigorated and worked its magic upon us.

This is a place that we will certainly come back to. We will never forget this dreamlike week and will return soon ...).

rene, marlene & cami

René, Marlene & Cami
Mühlhausen, Deutschland

18/09/10 - 25/09/10
speech bubbleWe appeared unannounced intending to stay a few days but have found it impossible to leave ... even for a walk!

Thank you so much for making our holiday so relaxing - a completely remarkable and totally unforgettable time.

Cathy & Dave
Crinan, Lochgilphead, Scotland

16/09/10 - 24/09/10
speech bubbleThank you very much for a wonderful time. We have thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of Can Llouquette, especially no television, no phone calls and no internet!

It was just what we needed. The gîte is superb with every facility that you could need or want. You have a wonderful location and we have enjoyed the time spent with you and look forward to returning to see you all soon.

Louise & Mike
London, UK

11/09/10 - 18/09/10
speech bubbleWe arrived in a torrential thunderstorm, but were made immediately very welcome. The weather brightened and we have had brilliant sunshine all week. We greatly enjoyed Prats de Mollo, Camprodon, Ceret and Collioure. Thank you for taking us up into the hills, where we had a wonderful seven hour hike, seeing Griffon vultures, disturbing some wild boar and coming across a hunt.

You have a beautiful house and garden, and I envy you the challenge of what to do next with the river and surrounding land.

We have loved our stay and hope to see you again. Do come and stay with us when you do your concert in Torrington.

With love ...

Bill & Renata
Gillingham, Dorset, UK

06/09/10 - 15/09/10
speech bubbleLieber Ashley, Lieber Simon ...

Danke für den herzlichen Empfang und Eure Gastfreundschaft! Wir haben die Woche hier sehr genossen!

(Dear Ashley & Simon, thank you for the wonderful welcome and your warm hospitality, we enjoyed the week immensely).

Steffi & Tino
Jena, Deutschland

28/08/10 - 04/09/10
speech bubbleThank you for letting us stay at your lovely house. It has been really fun. I really love Zouky and the kittens. Our gîte is very comfy and nice. We have been on walks and cycle rides (Caitlin).

I like it here because of the swimming pool and the cats. I like Zouky when he gallops like a horse (Keir).

Margaret, Paul, Caitlin & Keir
Telegraph Hill, London, UK

07/08/10 - 14/08/10
speech bubbleDear Ashley, Simon and Sophia

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! You have a lovely home and we've had a thoroughly Catalan experience.

Wishing you all the best for the future and perhaps we will see you again!

Chris & Lawrence
London, UK

07/08/10 - 14/08/10
speech bubbleThank you Ashley and Simon for a very restful and enjoyable week in your lovely gîte.

Thank you so much for a great week in your beautiful gîte. The swimming pool was really lovely and refreshing and we loved using it. As well as this the kittens, cats and Zouky were all very sweet and affectionate! I managed to get a butterfly to sit on my hand! (Esther, 11 and Naomi, 14).

Chris, Virginia, Naomi & Esther Darling
Teddington, Middlesex, UK

31/07/10 - 07/08/10
speech bubbleAfter a 9 hour journey from Clemont Ferrand on 'Samedi Noir', how pleased and happy we were to arrive and to be so warmly welcomed by Simon & Ashley! It was a real pleasure to sit on our delightful terrace and enjoy the delicious meal in such beautiful surroundings! Bliss.

Despite one rainy day, we have had a wonderful, relaxing holiday, walking, swimming and reading! (as well as enjoying the occasional glass of local wine!).

Thank you Simon & Ashley (and Sophia!) for making Can Llouquette the perfect place to unwind and spend a memorable holiday. We've enjoyed it all and meeting you in your beautiful home! We've loved it here and hopefully we'll return again!

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Janet & Stephen
Brighton, UK

31/07/10 - 07/08/10
speech bubbleLiebe Ashley, Lieber Simon

Zouky ist kein sehr geduldiges Modell ... Wir danken Euch von ganzem Herzen für den Schöne Zeit hier!

(Zouky isn't the most patient of models ... we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful time here!).

[The picture below is by Christiane].

Zouky by Christiane Leesker

Christiane & Hermann
Münster, Deutschland

17/07/10 - 31/07/10
speech bubbleLiebe Ashley, Lieber Simon, liebe Sophia!

Leider endet ein traumhafter Urlaub in Can Llouquettte. Es war ein kleiner Blick in den Garten Eden. Can Llouquette ist wahrhaft paradisisch gelegen ...

Vielen Dank für eure Gastfreundschaft, die man nur selten so findet. Unvergessen wird unser Ausflug bleiben ...

(Unfortunately our dreamlike holiday at Can Llouquette comes to an end. It was a glimpse into the Garden of Eden. Can Llouquette is without doubt idyllically located. Thanks for your hospitality, which one so seldom finds ... our vaction will remain unforgotten ...).

Anja, Frank, Jan & Anna Morawe
Münster, Deutschland

17/07/10 - 31/07/10
speech bubbleDear Simon & Ashley

We truly enjoyed our stay in your gîte and le pommier. It was a great therapy to our stressful life.

Gowtham, Lakshmi & Swarna Rengaraj
Paris, France

03/07/10 - 17/07/10
speech bubbleDear Simon, Ashley & Sophia

We thought it was mission impossible to still find a spot in this hectic world where true peacefulness survives ... but your place here in Montferrer is really such an island and we have enjoyed each moment here fully.

Thanks a lot for your kindness and hospitality, the joyfull moments at the pool, feeding the donkey with grapes, playing with the kittens, nice and funny chates with you and your family and a lot of sun.

That was exactly what we needed. Much love ...

Bjørn, Julie & Malene Flygenring
Frederiksberg, Denmark

26/06/10 - 03/07/10
speech bubbleThank you all for a wonderful stay at Can Llouquette.

We’ve loved the greenery and the wildlife, the sound of birds and water, the amazing moths that only visit for one week each year, the black and yellow salamanders ... it’s been a lovely break and thank you for all your recommendations.

Thank you too for making us feel so welcome.

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Juliet, Adrian & Ruby
London, UK

05/06/10 - 12/06/10
speech bubbleVive la France ...

Hatten ein spontanes 'Besäufnis' mit Simon und Ashley am Kindertisch vor dem neuen Kinderholzhaus. Fühlten uns wie Freunde und keine Gäste.

Sollte Zouky nicht mehr da sein, haben wir ihn mitgenommen ... we love Zouky!

Life is wonderful ... thank you for this feeling ...

(We gad a spontaneous drink with Simon and Ashley at the picnic table in front of the Wendy House. Felt like friends, not guests! Should Zouky no longer be found ... we've taken us with him ... we love Zouky!).

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Karin, Matthias, Marlene & Thea
München, Deutschland

15/05/10 - 29/05/10
speech bubbleThank you so much for a wonderful stay and for sharing with us your dream home ...

Hard to tear ourselves away! I sensed, as soon as I found Can LLouquette in Sawdays, that it would be very special, and so it proved!

For me the abiding things will be the gentleness and the love. Gentleness of Spring delicately unfolding with shimmering birch and cherry blossom, endless birdsong and running water and the quiet presence of Zouky.

It has been a real joy to share in the fruits of all of this and we shall carry it away in our hearts and hope to return ... our warmest thanks.

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Rosie & Roger
Toller Porcorum, Dorset, UK

24/04/10 - 01/05/10

 

2009
speech bubbleFerien auf Can Llouquette, das bedeutet für uns:

Kinderwagen schieben, im Pool plauschen, Zouky heimlich mit getrocknetem Brot füttern, Turron bis zur Übelkeit verzehren, Reiseführer wälzen, bis zur Erschöpfung zu radeln, interessante Bucher lesen, keine Tageszeitung, Faulenzen, Tieren vom Ferienhof Namen geben, Stille, Flussrauschen, den Canigou erklimmerm, kurven, Käse beim Nachbarn kaufen, lecker Essen in Tapis und Rocabruna, Baguette zum Frühstuck, scrabblen, Kühe treiben, auf der Terrasse die Sonne geniessen.

Ganz Besonders die Herzlichkeit von Ashley und Simon, das Lachen von Sophia und die freunlichen Begenungen mit Grandma werden uns wieder hierherführen.

A bientôt.

Nadine & Vanessa
Hannover, Deutschland

19/09/09 - 26/09/09
speech bubbleA haven of peace and tranquillity especially after charging around in the car seeing things. We appreciated your little touches like the flowers and the lavender bags on the pillows. We felt most welcome as Simon & Ashley are both thoughtful and kind. Thank you for lending us guide books and a map. Your daughter Sophia is very sweet and fortunate to grow up in such a special place. Thank you so much, memorable in the best possible way. Patrick

And from me too ... what a wonderful place to come back to, it is completely idyllic and a perfect base to go exploring from. We also loved our hilarious evening at the restaurant in Montferrer ... as Patrick says, how could Sophia wish for a more perfect place to grow up? Thank you for all your kindness. Best wishes Siobhan.

Patrick & Siobhan
Dundrocken, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

19/09/09 - 26/09/09
speech bubbleDear Simon, Ashley and the very smiley Sophia

What a great find! This was a real getaway from urban living … it was lovely to wake up to the sun shining and have breakfast out on the terrace, to look out to a fantastic view of green lush hillside, and the sound of the stream below in the valley.

The gîte was lovely and relaxing what a great space!

Ruby and Josh have had a brilliant time, up at 9am ready to feed the cats … followed by a quick ‘chat’ with Zouky.

Both Simon and Ashley have been super hosts and full of enthusiasm to help us decide on day trips, advice on shopping etc. THANKS AGAIN!

BTW … I will have to get out my butterfly guide, I have never seen so many butterflies …

Merci Beaucoup

Raksha, Francis, Ruby and Joshi
Teddington, Middlesex, UK

08/08/09 - 29/08/09
speech bubbleSimon, Ashley and the gorgeous Sophia

We have had a wonderful time in this great location: fantastic weather, views, pool and a gîte that met all our expectations.

But there is more: lovely, lovely hosts who were always available to help where needed.

We want to come back and see even more of the mountains, catch up with the cats, and have another wonderful time.

Shooting stares, warm rain, hot sun, thunder and lightening, tiny mountain flowers, butterflies fluttering … Definitely recommend all the walks highlighted and this includes the walk to the ruins at Montferrer.

All our best wishes and many thanks to you for the many kindnesses and all the books and dvds!

................................................................................................

Dear Simon, Ashley and Sophia

I wish that we could stay longer even if it was only a few short days in this most beautiful of settings.

The kittens and cats that were scattered around were lovely and were very sweet … Zouky made a noise that would make you like him the second the ‘eeyore’ began!

I would like to say to Ashley that the ‘No 1 Ladies Detective Agency’ was one of the best books I have ever read and that you have introduced me to a whole new writer that I love to bits.

Daisy (soon to become 13!)

Chris, Catherine & Daisy
Surrey, UK

08/08/09 - 29/08/09
speech bubbleDear Simon, Ashley & Sophia

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and for making our first trip to the area such a memorable one.

The apartment is a fantastic place to stay and you have created a very special place in Can Llouquette – peaceful, comfortable and natural. If we could paint or compose divine arias then I think we would do a lot that here – however the mountain-biking in a full-on lightening and hail storm was equally life affirming!

We are taking many special memories with us …

Matt & Zöe
Bristol, UK

08/08/09 - 15/08/09
speech bubbleWe have watched the full moon rise over the tree-tops, seen shooting stars disappear below them, swam in the late afternoon sunshine and sheltered from the violence of a mountain storm in our stylish and comfortable apartment.

The butterflies have been glorious in the garden and the cats and kittens an endless source of interest and fun (sorry we can’t take any home).

Simon and Ashley (and the adorable Sophia) are lovely hosts and we wish them all the best in their venture.

They are doing a great job so far.

Sara and Richard

Sara & Richard
Twickenham, London, UK

08/08/09
speech bubbleDear Simon & Ashley

Thanks for a lovely holiday, we have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the kids took full advantage of the pool – we could hardly keep them out of it! They also really enjoyed playing with the kittens on the balcony.

Thank you for the delicious meal on arrival and all your top tips: you were perfect hosts.

All the best and we look forwards to seeing you again soon.

We like Zouky and the kittens from Isobel and Maddy

Andrew, Morag, Isobel & Madeleine
Bishop Wilton, Yorkshire, UK

08/08/09
speech bubble
Dear Simon & Ashley

Many thanks for a great holiday – we thoroughly enjoyed it. Lorcán enjoyed the wildlife – Zouky, cats, lizards etc, as well as the pool!

All the best and slán!

Johathan, Karine & Lorcán
Frankfurt, Deutschland

01/08/09
speech bubble
Dear Simon, Ashley & sweet Sophia

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay in your lovely gîte. The house, the garden, terrace, surroundings were absolutely great! So was Can Po …

Thanks also for the BBQ yesterday night. We will definitely come back and recommend this address to all our friends. So that the four first ‘Dutchies’ will not be the last!

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Henriette & Paul
Amsterdam, Holland

18/07/09
speech bubble
Dear Simon, Ashley & Sophia

Unsere Zeit bei Euch war ‘einwandfrei’ (ich hoffe ich buchstabiere dieses Wort richtig!). Great to meet other world citizens!

Le Pommier was just perfect; cool and nice smelling of lavender ... Laliv liked it a lot and hopefully she learned something from Sophia.

This part of France needs more exploring by us so hopefully we will see each other in the near future.

Diederik, Baerbel & Laliv

Diederick, Baerbel & Laliv
Amsterdam, Holland

18/07/09
speech bubble
Dear Simon, Ashley & Sophia

I had a wonderful time petting and feeding Zouky! But I also had a great time taming the kittens too! I also had a lovely time visiting … from Diego and family.

Amanda, Charles, Diego & Clyde
Montreal, Canada

11/07/09
speech bubbleDear Simon, Ashley & Sophia

Thank you so much for everything, your world is a perfect place but all the special little extras that have your kind and personal touch have made it extra special.

A family holiday to treasure, full of wonderful memories made so special by the three of you and your beautiful tranquil home.

With our love ...

Holly, Ellis, 'master' Jack, Jen & Bob + a kiss from Jack …
Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK

27/06/09
speech bubblePerfect place, perfect hosts, perfect guests!

Kurt & Hildegard
Hamburg, Deutschland

20/06/09
speech bubbleDear Simon, Ashley & Sophia

It was a pleasure meeting you, thank you for your kind welcome. The setting is absolutely beautiful and very peaceful and is exactly what we needed.

Finlay thoroughly enjoyed himself around the pool and the garden and was particularly intrigued by Zouky and the many cats that visit daily.

Hope to see you again sometime in the future.

Best wishes

John, Shona & Fin
London, UK

20/06/09
speech bubble'Die Kindheit ist ein Land das man durchquert, ohne es zu merken. Wenn man, an seinen Grenzen angelangt, zurückblickt, sieht man es, aber dann ist es bereits zu spät.

Man nimmt die Kindheit erst wahr, wenn sie unwiederbringlich hinter einem liegt.'
Eric-Emmmanuel Schmitt

So ist es leider mit vielen Dingen im Leben.

Wundervoll, einen Platz gefunden zu haben, wo man die Uhren für einen Moment anhalten und einfach nur geniessenn kann!

Voller Vorfreude auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen!

Vanessa, Zouky & Nadine

Nadine & Vanessa
Hannover, Deutschland

13/06/09
speech bubbleThank you for a lovely stay. The gîte is great and the location absolutely stunning. We love the peacefulness and sense of being away from it all.

The girls will not forget Zouky and his hellos! Hope to come back in the next few years and many thanks to you both for all your help and kindness. Big kiss to Sophia ...

I Loved playing in the pool (Eleanor).

Lorna, James, Eleanor & Katy
Timperely, Altrincham, UK

06/06/09
speech bubbleDear Simon, Ashley & Sophia

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay – what a beautiful and special place – Chris and Patricia loved the Donkey – Heidi loved the pool – mum and dad loved the tranquillity and we loved everything!

Keep going so we can come back again soon – you are doing an amazing thing!

Take care and all the best, adieu for now.

PS: Heidi says an extra special thanks for all the extras that helped make the holiday!

Kim & Dan, Chris & Patricia
Sydenham, London, UK

30/05/09
speech bubbleWe’ve had a fabulous time – great food, amazing scenery and we look forward to being here again, very soon!!!

Me and my little bro loved playing with the donkey, and we found his ears very soft!

Best wishes

Ann, Andrew, Joe & Alex Weston
Kingston, London, UK

21/02/09

 

2008

speech bubbleThank you for a very special place to stay, it was good to be able to welcome Sophia & Ashley back home. The many butterflies and ‘Zebra’ moth were amazing.

This has been a wonderful retreat in which to catch up with old friends and to meet some new friends. Thank you for your generous welcome and for making Can Llouquette a very special place. Hasta la vista! (wonderful walks on the way to Corsavy).

Beth & Ted Cantrell
Lymington, Hampshire, UK

12/09/08
speech bubbleAshley, Simon, Sophia

We have had a wonderful restoring time here. It was great to meet two of you – we were delighted to hear of Sophia’s safe arrival, only sorry not to meet her too ... when she has her ‘gap’ year – or you all visit down under?

Jiff Stewart & Lew Skinner
New Zealand

10/09/08
speech bubbleDear Simon & Ashley

We’re sorry to be leaving. Two weeks has flown by – thanks for all the tips on places to visit and places to eat! Good luck with the baby and we hope to be able to come back a third time one day! Many thanks (Carolyn & Stewart)

Well what can I say? You've been told it a hundred times before – and will know it very well yourselves – but this house is beautiful, and our second stay here has been just as great as the last! We had a lovely two weeks. (Ellie)

I’ve had a great time! Zouky's so funny and cute! (Flora)

Carolyn, Stewart, Ellie & Flora
Surrey, UK

30/08/08
speech bubbleWe’ve had one of our best ever holidays here. It’s been thoroughly relaxing – a wonderful combination of lounging and activity. The locality charming, and our hosts as helpful as you could want. If you like your food, Can Po restaurant near Camprodon was fab – gourmet food in a welcoming relaxed atmosphere – and Giselle at Montferrer café was charming to us and the kids.

Walks and wildlife were another big plus. The notes that come with the gîte are excellent. If it is not too hot to walk just enjoy the pool and large number of butterflies – I counted at least 14 species including the Scarce Swallowtail. Enjoy your stay!

(I’ve had an amazingly great time and I would love to come back here! The pool was the best! I’ve really enjoyed it here and I’ll never forget Zouky! [Evie])

Sarah, George, Dex & Evie
Oxford, UK

16/08/08
speech bubbleDear Simon & Ashley

Thanks for a wonderful week. Sorry we can’t stay longer, you made us feel really welcome. Best of luck with the baby. Would love to come back.

Anne, Julian & Robin's best friend

Anne, Julian & Robin
London, UK

02/08/08
speech bubbleSimon & Ashley

Thanks for making this such a great holiday. We’ve had such a good time and a great laugh. The week has flown by and we hope to come back. The best of luck to you both and the baby, oh and we mustn’t forget Zouky!

Eileen & Gordon

Eileen & Gordon
Falkirk, Scotland

02/08/08
speech bubbleA magic place and such a refuge from the mad world outside. We had a very happy time! Recommend Collioure and Carcassonne for late afternoon/evening visits – both less busy at this time and can be appreciated in a much more leisurely way.

Prats de Mollo a delight, as are the croissants and pain au chocolates from the café in Montferrer.

Catherine, Geoff, Emily & Mark
Sheffield, UK

18/07/08
speech bubbleThank you for a relaxing, peaceful break! The birdsong, the sound of the wind in the trees, the wind chimes, Zouky’s bell and the river are all you can hear. No wonder you love the place so much. There is so much to see and discover in this area – the mountains, valleys, flower covered meadows … bliss.

Mungo Gilchrist
Lodwar, Kenya

05/07/08
speech bubbleThank you so much for your hospitality. We’ve had such a great week! Shame we couldn’t stay longer …

Mel Ward & Bob Smith
Brighton, UK

28/06/08

 

2007
speech bubbleDearest Simon & Ashley

Á bientôt! ... our second time round ... has been equally as magical as the first visit!

Thanks so much for EVERYTHING … the food (sanglier especially!), handy tips and above all the company and laughter. The place feels like a second home to us, and you an extension of the Goss clan.

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the area better and spending time with you … Can’t wait for round three in June ’08.


Sarah & Peter Goss
Lincolnshire, UK

08/09/07 - 22/09/07
speech bubbleDear Simon & Ashley

... this is so far from the ‘vie en France’ cliché. A really beautiful serene location steeped in history and mountain lore.

I love the confluence of languages and cultures and the deep peace at Can Llouquette. Hope to be back. Thanks so much for the ambiance and good company.

Maria & Steve

Steve & Maria
London, UK

01/09/07 – 08/09/07
speech bubbleSimon & Ashley

We have so enjoyed our stay at Can Llouquette – a complete antidote to our usual hectic lives. It was a pleasure to use the kitchen which is so well equipped.

We will never forget: collecting the delicious spring water; shooting stars and butterflies; the tranquillity and space to relax; Nathan’s face (1 ½ years old) when a butterfly landed and stayed on his hand; spotting a wild boar up the path late one evening.

We don’t want to leave and hope one day to return.

Thank you for your hospitality.

Vanessa, Mark, Alex and Rosie Lees
Cheshire, UK

07/07/07 - 21/07/07
speech bubbleThank you for a wonderful stay at Can Llouquette. The house is great and you seem to have thought of everything. Weather was also perfect and we can’t believe it’s October already.

The recommended beach restaurant at Collioure was fantastic and le Diamond Noir in Montferrer was also very good. Please can you pass on our thanks again to the man at the restaurant for the loan of his jump leads when our car battery went flat!

The restaurant at the bottom of the hill at Le Tech was well worth a visit, if only to see what came next during the 5-course surprise lunch! The boys enjoyed their trip to Spain for a game of golf whilst we enjoyed relaxing by the pool!

We arrived back late yesterday afternoon feeling very relaxed.

Thanks again!

Lucy ... Richard, Ben & Tamzin, Dom & Clare
Somerset, UK

29/09/07 - 06/10/07

 

2004 - 2006

speech bubbleTwo weeks have flown by … and we feel like we are just settling in. Great walks – to Montferrer – with very friendly restaurant. Warmly recommend it. Walk to ruined castle very easy, fun and lovely views. We only wish we had more time …

The setting, pool, stunning scenery, hot gorgeous sun, flowers, butterflies, shooting stars, walks in woods, your hospitality.

Alistair, Theresa, Rosa, Charlie, Evie Wayne
Cambridgeshire, UK

23/07/05 - 06/08/05
speech bubbleThank you for letting us stay in this amazing house! We did loads and loads in our two weeks here … there are so many good places to eat!

It is a unique place and the mountains are stunning! I’m so sad to be leaving this house and very good company …

Cathy, Mark, Sophie, India, Etienne
London, UK

06/08/05 - 20/08/05
speech bubbleDeeply, we thank you. You are the perfect hosts with just the right mixture of friendliness while respecting the privacy of your guests.

You have created a real paradise … the house … the gîte … the pool … the garden. We will savour our memories of this part of France.

Billie & Harald Sorensen
Norway

September 2004
speech bubbleThanks for your fantastic hospitality and for creating a fabulous place to live and holiday in. We have had a lovely time and are very reluctant to leave!

It is a difficult trick to be hospitable and unobtrusive but you managed it beautifully.

Anthony, Sue & Rachel
Rugby, UK

6th August 2004
speech bubbleWe’ve had a wonderful holiday, what a beautiful place! ... paradise … a very special place indeed!

Thanks for a lovely holiday.

Kate & Andy
Sevenoaks, Kent, UK

July 2004
speech bubbleThank you! It’s been wonderful. You have a beautiful home and it’s been an honour to stay here.

Joy & David
Wrotham, Kent, UK

July 2004

 

2002 - 2003
speech bubbleWe all had a great time here. The accommodation was everything we had hoped for and more. Thanks for everything!

Ashley, Joanne, Rachel & Eleanor
Oxfordshire, UK

16/08/03 - 29/08/03
speech bubbleThank you for an ideal stay. This has been a place for peace, beauty and nature. This, more than anything, has been a wonderful chance to relax with nature.

Rod & Catherine Berley
Welwyn, Herts, UK

14/06/03 - 21/06/03
speech bubbleWhat a beautiful place to spend our honey moon … thank you!

We’ve really enjoyed spending time around the gîte, on the land, in the pool as well of plenty of exploring and walking … it was a great two weeks which will be with us for the rest of our lives.

Ruth & Tim Hutchinson
Leighton Buzzard, Bedforshire, UK

31/05/02 - 14/05 /02
speech bubbleThank you … we had a most enjoyable week in your comfortable and well-appointed gîte.

We very much enjoyed Céret … and the suggestion of a visit to Beget was excellent – beautiful village, good restaurants, fine wine.

The Dali Museum was interesting and his jewellery was out of this world! We are already planning another visit …

Paul, Liz & Alfonso
Dordogne, France

12/10/02 - 19/10 /02
speech bubbleWe’ve had a wonderful holiday in this serene idyllic valley. The weather has been superb – hot and glorious sunshine everyday. The pool has been a welcome friend …

The gîte is marvellous – French location but Scandinavian style! For us the ‘séjour’ was an opportunity to unwind and imbibe the peacefulness of this place. We thoroughly recommend the Dali Museum at Figueres – a joy and fun.

Roses and surrounding towns are lovely and give the opportunity to bask on beautiful beaches.

One of the best holidays we’ve had.

Joe & Janet
Wigan, Lancashire, UK

21/09/02 – 01/10/02
speech bubbleAn idyllic two weeks in the mountains in this lovely gîte. We have not experienced such peace for many a year.

Our thanks for this introduction to the Pyrenees …

David & Pauline Hurd
Welwyn, Hertfordshire, UK

07/09/02 - 21/09/02
speech bubbleWe had a lovely week here in this very beautiful gîte … good walks, La Batere, Lamanere, Col D’Ares … and a day on the Mediterranean with very good views of flamingos.

Dave & Trav
Cubria, UK

01/09/02 - 07/09/02
speech bubble… peace and quite and timeless days. We have benefited from our rest in this idyllic spot. The gîte … is a beautiful conversion as everything has been thought of.

We especially enjoyed eating here. Lots of luck and happiness in this lovely home and thank you for making us so welcome.

Sheila, Chris, Carol & Martyn
London, UK

24/08/02 - 31/08/02
speech bubbleWe’ve thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing and super two weeks staying at Can Llouquette … many lazy days basking in the sunshine around the lovely pool enjoying the beautiful scenery and listening to the river.

When the mountains have been cloudy, we’ve found sun on the beach and Collioure.

Our only complaint is that time passed too quickly … we’d love to stay for another week! Many thanks.

David, Diane, James & William
Hampshire, UK

10/08/02 - 24/08/02
speech bubbleThank you for a great two weeks here. We’ve really loved the pool and your beautiful flowers.

Thank you for a lovely rest in our hectic lives.

Judy, Dave, Louise & Gareth
North Yorkshire, UK

27/07/02 - 10/08/02
speech bubbleWe have really enjoyed our two weeks surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery in the wonderful gîte.

It was difficult to leave the comforts of the home, although when we did, we discovered many interesting places.

Altogether a superb holiday sending us back home thoroughly refreshed and relaxed.

The Barnes Family
London, UK

13/07/02 - 27/07/02
speech bubbleThe gîte provides you with everything you require for an idyllic and peaceful holiday … so much so that it is sometimes hard to leave ‘home’.

David & Georgina
Essex, UK

07/06/02 - 22/06/02

 
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