A beautiful house in a dramatic valley right by Villefranche de Conflent station and five minutes stroll from the village, where you will be looked after by Ygor the dog and his two partners Linda and Robert de Beer. And looked after beautifully. You very soon forget you're not in a friend's home. Actually you very soon find that you are with new friends as Linda and Robert take care of your comfort and wellbeing with much warmth and generosity. Having eaten wonderfully at restaurant La Senyera (recommended by Linda) I came home to sit outside in the warm night air and chat over a couple of beers with Robert and Linda (Ygor can't be bothered with beer, apparently) and two young guests/relatives. These latter two had just finished a musical theatre course and I'm an actor, so we had a lot in common. I went to bed with a smile on my face and slept like a log.
Next morning breakfast was perfect -- the freshest of bread, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee. And a delightful request from a young member of the family (who, being shy, deputed dad to ask me) that "the famous actor"(!) should sign her tee-shirt. I only hope that she'll forgive me when she realises that I'm completely unknown!
I left with considerable reluctance to catch Le P'tit Train Jaune, and waved goodbye to Ygor, having had a completely delightful stay. I'm determined that I shall be back one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the edge of Villefranche de Conflent, a 11th century Medieval Village, a charming riverside property is situated on the river Têt. 35 Minutes from the Mediterranean Sea, with its beautiful beaches and 90 minutes from Girona and Carcassonne Airports. The surroundings offer superb possibilities for activities or relaxation. There are many ways to fill your days, active, biking, running, walking, canyoning, caving etc. or just with a book next to the pool or beach. ... more less