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Luxury cottage in the heart of a preserved site

Bedrooms 2
Space 60 m²
Property type cottage


About the property

Old forge from the eighteenth century converted into a beautiful loft

Old forge from the eighteenth century renovated and converted into a beautiful loft style cottage. A queen size bed and two single size beds are available for a couple of adults and two children / teenagers. A baby bed can also be added, if needed. A modern kitchen with oven, gas cooker and fridge is available.

The private infinity pool offers panoramic views of the surrounding nature. Deckchairs and parasol on the wood terrace provide all the comfort to enjoy this peaceful corner of paradise. The area is south oriented and protected from the wind.

A private stone terrace is also reserved to our customers. It is surrounded by flowers and trees and has table and chairs to eat outside.

The serenity of a haven preserved in the bush with all modern amenities and an organic and gourmet catering service based on products from the garden. The country estate of fifteen hectares offers treks through the forest of cork oaks and along the Saint Amans river as well as panoramic views of the peak of Canigou and coastline.

We live in the main farmhouse a few steps from the cottage and we will be happy to facilitate the stay of our guests: laundry service on demand, exotic or Mediterranean food made from organic produce from our garden (we can easily suit particular applications: vegan, gluten free meal ...).

More Details

Giacomo Scotto
Member since: 2017
Speaks english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018

About Giacomo Scotto

Francoise is an anthropologist specialized in the Himalayan region and me, Giacomo (an Italian!) I am an energy engineer concerned by ecology. When our second child was born we decided to escape Paris in order to settle in the midst of nature between sea and mountains. We have literally fallen in love with our property and it is a great pleasure to embellish it and grow fruits and vegetables for our travelers.

Giacomo Scotto purchased this cottage in 2015

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is situated at only half an hour from the sea and at less than 20 km from Canigou's mountain top. Our oak forest offers beautiful walks and the Saint Amans rivers flows nearby. It is an ideal place to relax while enjoying birds concerts and to discover wild life while residing in a very comfortable place. Out travelers really appreciate the amazing infinity pool and the organic food we serve from the produce of our garden.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Caixas, France

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
    - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Luxury cottage in the heart of a preserved site
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

This cottage is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay here in tis beautiful cottage! The setting is beautiful, the attention to detail is beyond expectations, the pool is a dream, and the hosts are wonderful! Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully presented property in stunning location

  • 4 of 5

The property is a converted barn that has been restored very tastefully and to a very high standard. We were slightly disappointed that the overall 'minimalist' style meant that some of the basics were missing (limited storage space, no full size dinner plates, no kettle, no tin opener) but Francoise and Giacomo immediately accommodated our additional requests. It would also have enhanced our stay if some of the basics for cooking were provided (some other properties that we've stayed in have been well provisioned with basics such as herbs, seasoning and cooking oil, and it's a welcome addition when travelling abroad). But this is just a suggestion of what could be added - lack of salt and pepper certainly didn't detract at all from our stay! The property is in a beautiful location, well-placed for walking and visiting the surrounding area, and the pool was an added luxury to enjoy. We felt slightly overlooked when using the pool, as it beneath the front of the owners' house, but the owners took care to ensure we had the pool to ourselves whenever we wanted to use it. For those wanting somewhere completely private and quiet, you may find the proximity to the owners' house, and the occasional little bit of noise from their two small children distracting, but only something to bear in mind if complete solitude is what you're after; the peaceful rural location and access to private sitting areas in front of the property offer plenty of opportunity for quiet contemplation, and enjoyment of flocks of bee-eaters using the valley below. We took advantage of Francoise's culinary skills on one evening and enjoyed a wonderfully delicious meal, mostly comprising fresh organic produce from their own garden - highly recommended. Overall, it's a very lovely property in a wonderful location, with welcoming owners who are keen to let you experience their organic and eco-friendly lifestyle.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Champigny sur marne

Superbe gîte !

  • 5 of 5

Très beau gîte en pleine nature, restauré avec soin, piscine très appréciée, repas réservé sur place simple, bon, copieux et bio (délicieux glaces et gâteaux maison). Accueil très agréable et attentif des propriétaires. Séjour parfait.

  • Submitted: 2-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire! Nous espérons avoir l'occasion de vous accueillir à nouveau. Cela a été un grand plaisir de recevoir un couple aussi charmant! PS: Le fauteuil à bascule que vous nous avez suggéré d'installer est déjà en place!
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Nice cottage with an amazing pool located in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay in the lovely and old cottage of Giacomo and his family. The pool is definitely a highlight with the amazing view over the mountains. The cottage was clean and perfectly equipped with everything u need for cooking and living. We recommend a stay to everyone who is looking for nature, silence and relaxing days in the mountains.

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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sehr einfache Unterkunft in absolut ruhiger Lage in der Natur

  • 3 of 5

Die sehr einfache Ferienunterkunft ist wunderschön restauriert, besteht aber praktisch nur aus einem großen Raum, die Waschecke ist nur durch einen schmiedeeisernen Paravent abgetrennt.

Auch die gesamte Einrichtung ist schmiedeeisern. Leider gibt es innen und außen keine bequeme Sitzgelegenheit, sondern nur die wirklich sehr unbequemen schmiedeeisernen Stühle, die auf allen Fotos sichtbar sind.

Elektrogeräte sind bis auf einen Fön nicht vorhanden, außerdem gibt es keine Handtücher.

Kleinere Nachttisch- oder Leselampen wären wünschenswert.

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
La catalane
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Caixas, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Aout 2018
Aug 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Septembre 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$76.94
Refundable Damage Deposit C$769.35

Nous pouvons fournir une parure de lit complète (draps, taies, serviettes de bain) : 15 euros pour le grand lit et 8 euros pour les petits lits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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