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Cortal del Baille

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The 16th Century Barn luxuriously renovated into a light & spacious idyllic retreat
The pool surrounded by an acre of meadow in the back garden overlooks the Spanish border
1 of 12The 16th Century Barn luxuriously renovated into a light & spacious idyllic retreat
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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
5 nights minimum
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Cortal del Baille is a centuries old stone barn which has been tastefully converted to provide a very comfortable home from home for 8 people. Close to the villages of Las Illas (in France approx 1km) and La Vajol (in Spain approx 2.5km) and only 35 mins from the Mediterranean. It nestles at the top of a hill from which you look out on to the Spanish border. The barn is surrounded by wilderness, woods and meadow and you can simply walk into the surrounding hills. There is a private pool in the meadow behind the barn with tremendous views all around. A truly wonderful place to experience nature, peace and quiet in the sun. Cortal del Baille is extremely peaceful and private, indeed the Barn, pool area and garden are NOT overlooked by any other houses. The original farmhouse and another bar...Cortal del Baille is a centuries old stone barn which has been tastefully converted to provide a very comfortable home from home for 8 people. Close to the villages of Las Illas (in France approx 1km) and La Vajol (in Spain approx 2.5km) and only 35 mins from the Mediterranean. It nestles at the top of a hill from which you look out on to the Spanish border. The barn is surrounded by wilderness, woods and meadow and you can simply walk into the surrounding hills. There is a private pool in the meadow behind the barn with tremendous views all around. A truly wonderful place to experience nature, peace and quiet in the sun. Cortal del Baille is extremely peaceful and private, indeed the Barn, pool area and garden are NOT overlooked by any other houses. The original farmhouse and another barn are adjacent to Cortal del Baille and are uninhabited. Amazing star gazing beside the Cork Oaks. Good bird watching. Great walks - actually on the GR7 - cross Pyrenean Walk. Discover the artists who worked in this area - Picasso, Dufy, Dali, C. Rennie McIntosh, Malliol or pop down to the beaches in France or Spain. The sun shines here an average of 6 days out of 7 all year round. Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and bathroom across the corridor, Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds and ensuite bathroom, Bedroom 3 with 2 bunk beds and ensuite bathroom. Well equipped large galley kitchen with Hob, oven, dishwasher, big fridge/freezer, microwave, food processor, coffee makers, toaster, kids plastic crockery and lots of great kitchen and BBQ equipment to allow you to easily create wonderful meals. A huge living/dining room with a large wood burning stove - good for roasting garden chestnuts, 3 sofas and bench seating, large dining table with 8 chairs, TV, DVD with DVDs, ipod dock, free wifi, 2 large french doors. Outside to the front is a large patio and gravel area with dining table and 8 chairs and a BBQ. The garden is extensive and gently merges into the hills. Much of it lies behind the Barn, here we have a large private outdoor pool with a covered decking area and a table, seating 8 under the oaks near pool. The pool is 5m x 10m and has steps at the shallow end (3 feet) and is deepest in the middle. The pool has unbelievable 360 degree views stretching for miles, and only one other house in view! Meadow surrounds the pool area, with occasional clumps of cork oaks or evergreens, holly and chestnut. Sun loungers may be placed in full sun or under the shade of the trees or on the covered decking area by the pool. The village of Las Illas and its hotel restaurant is only a 10 min walk down, the walk back up may take slightly longer! Driving - La Vajol is 10 min Figueres 30 mins, Roses 40 mins, Girona 1 hr and Barcelona 2 hrs, Ceret is 30 mins, Collioure 40 mins, Perpignan 1 hr drive away. Please note there is a security deposit of £300 payable which is fully refundable if there are no breakages and the house is left in a clean state. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Martin S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2015
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2021
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed July 27, 2020

Date of stay: July 2020
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

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

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

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

Reviewed September 15, 2015

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

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

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

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St Andrews
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Reviewed March 2, 2015

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

Cortal del Baille is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Cortal del Baille has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Cortal del Baille has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Cortal del Baille must last at least 5 nights. See all property details.