About the property
- Cottage699 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Cottage/gîte with 2 bedrooms, lounge, large kitchen-diner and pretty courtyard
The gîte « Les Glycines » was built some time in the late 1700s and shares a large, secluded courtyard with the owners' house, built in 1910.
The courtyard benefits in summer from the shade of a wisteria, planted in the 1960s by the previous owners - (who were winegrowers). There are several spots where we let the sun through, though! In winter there are no leaves on the wisteria and the sun does what it likes. Round about Easter, it is covered with aromatic flowers!
The house consists of:
A good-sized lounge with full double sofabed, 2 armchairs and additional sofa, TV and DVD player.
A large kitchen-diner easily able to seat six with room to spare.
1 double bedroom.
1 twin bedroom.
The bedroom windows look out over the courtyard.
1 bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin.
Double glazed throughout.
Full central heating (included in the price)
Moray & Ann McKay
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French, We are bilingual
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Moray & Ann McKay
We moved here from London in 1998 to work in Perpignan - and we don't imagine ever going back! Moray works as a pastor in a bilingual evangelical church and Ann gives private English lessons. We've come to appreciate the 'Catalan' pace of life in this lovely region!
Moray & Ann McKay purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Moray & Ann McKay chose Thuir
The gîte is an original, traditionally-built village house but it has all modern comforts. During the Autumn of 2015 we have again renovated the kitchen and bathroom. En 2014 we installed double glazing and central heating. The property is situated in the historic centre of the village, 150m from the Place del Castell and the church of St Thomas (11th century). The village is surrounded by vines which produce the excellent Côte du Roussillon wines as well as apéritifs such as Muscat de Rivesaltes and Byhrrh. Half way between Mont Canigou and the beaches at Canet-en-Roussillon, St Cyprien, and Argelès-sur-mer, Llupia is an ideal centre for holidaymakers. Hill-walking, the coastal paths of the Côte Vermeille, golden beaches, Cathare castles, sailing, snorkelling or scuba, wine tasting, golf, tennis, horse-riding... everything is possible without travelling more than about half an hour. A great area for birdwatchers - we are on the migration route and have many species that are rarely seen in the UK - Hoopoes, Greater Spotted Cuckoos, Rollers, Red and Black Kites - all within walking distance of the gîte! The climate is truly Mediterranean - with sunshine practically every day of the year. The town of Thuir with its squares, fountains, restaurants, banks and boutiques – not forgetting Cave Byrrh with the biggest oak vat in the world (1,000,000+ litres)– is only a 20 minute walk away. Perpignan, Catalan city and ancient capital of the kings of Majorca, is only a 20 minute drive. But Llupia, with its local shops (bakery, locally sourced fruit & veg, butchers/charcuterie, chemist, and café-tabac) remains calm and peaceful.
What makes this Cottage unique
Without a doubt - the courtyard. It's an unexpected private oasis of calm. Relaxing under the wisteria in the evening after a BBQ, with a glass of wine, reflecting on the days activities. All our guests love it! Calm, peaceful and quiet village - yet with easy access to the whole region. In low season you will appreciate the double glazing and central heating (a biomass system with thermostatically controlled radiators). Heating costs are included in the rental price.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We stayed with Moray and Ann at Les Glycines for 11 days. We cannot recommend this property highly enough - so peaceful and quiet - and such kind and welcoming hosts. Llupia itself is a small village - but there is a nearby supermarket and local shops within 10 minutes walk of the property. It is well situated for touring the area and has easy road access. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Catalonia - and we would go back again. So much we didn't manage to see in our 11 days there. Thanks must go to Moray and Ann for making us feel so at home and welcome in their cosy gite. Highly recommended - 5 Star hosts and a 5 Star property.
Thank you. You'll always be welcome!
Comfortable, enjoyable and highly recommended.
I highly recommend this wonderful place to stay, rest, and to base tours of the beautiful surrounding area and cities. Spacious and very clean and comfortable - with all comforts of home. Hosts Moray and Ann were very welcoming and provided a great atmosphere of respect and friendly guidance. Value for money - high rating. I will recommend this to my friends and in future if I find myself again enjoying the mountains, coast, beaches and wine terraces of Southern France I will hope this place is available again. Plenty of room for myself, and my 2 grown young adults and our luggage and car. The only opportunity to improve would be more consistent and strong WiFi signal.....varied in strength and much better closer to the Windows over looking lovely Courtyard. Thank-you Moray and Ann. Duff, Braeden and Madison from Georgetown, Ont, Canada
We understand the wifi problem - which is caused by the traditional thick walls of the house and gîte. We're working on it!
You'll be welcome back any time!
Moray & Ann
Bon accueil en fin d'après-midi.
Le logement est correct. La petite cour est agréable et la maison calme.
Une très bonne appréciation de la région. Nous reviendrons certainement.
Le gite est trés bien situé. Dans une petite rue au calme.
Les propriétaires sont charmant (et sont très arrangeants erreur de date de notre part). La location est bien équipée, électro ménagé de qualité. La petite cour est agréable, nous reviendrons a une autre saison pour voir la Glycine et profiter d'un temps plus clément. En bref, séjour très agréable proche de la mer de la montagne, des vignobles. Nous sommes heureux d'avoir découvert cet endroit.
Merci, Christiane, pour cette jolie appréciation!
Merci à Ann et Moray pour leur accueil très sympathique
Appartement très agréable, cour ombragée, la mer assez proche, la montagne pas très loin. Nous conseillons
The gîte is 10 minutes drive from the A9 motorway. Ryanair fly to several airports within easy reach: Perpignan, Béziers, Carcassonne, Montpellier and Girona (Spain). The owners are British, have lived in LLupia since 1998 and are fluent in French (and English!)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Frais de chauffage inclus, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire présent sur place. Draps, serviettes et ménage en fin de séjour ne sont pas inclus, mais sont disponibles en option, à régler sur place. (Draps:10€ par lit; serviettes 5€ par personne; ménage 40€) Heating costs are included, non-returnable deposit to be paid when booking, keys will be handed to you by the owners when you arrive. Sheets, towels and cleaning service at the end of your stay are not included, but are available as options, the fees payable on arrival. (Sheets 10€ per bed; towels 5€ per person; cleaning service 40€)