We spent a fabulous week at La Taillede in Gite Canigou...I didn't want to leave! The gite is pure rustic luxury - spacious and practical with stylish decor and some magical touches (we loved how large chunks of mountain rock were left exposed in the walls in places, the large roaring wood burner and the wood-fired hot tub on the patio scented with lavender oil). Matt & Ali were the perfect hosts - very welcoming and available to answer any questions we had. Our kids loved getting shown round the farm, meeting and feeding the animals and bouncing on the large trampoline! Plenty in the area for family fun but most days we preferred to ditch the car and hang out at La Taillede. A real getaway from it all and the views over the mountains and down to the sea were out of this world. We will be back!
It is so much better than the pictures and videos you see, and they're stunning in themselves. we had a brilliant week, going from the mountains in the morning to the sea in the afternoon. You can have a luxurious stay if you want, but can also get stuck in with Ali, Matt and the team helping around La Taillede. Incredible walks and cycling on your doorstep, and the best food (and wine) in France.
A piece of heaven in the French Pyrenees! My husband, 2 sons and I stayed in gite Canigou for 1 week and it was an amazing experience. The views are spectacular and the peace a quiet will have you relaxed minutes after you arrive. Our brand new gite was the perfect balance of old world with modern conveniences. Anything you need is there making your stay easy and comfortable. The weather was gorgeous and hot the week we were there but we stayed nice and cool in our cozy gite. The hot tub was such a nice touch, we all enjoyed it daily! The convenient babysitting service offered at La Taillede allowed us to enjoy a relaxing night out at the village creperie (thank you again Danny!!). Matt and Ali are fantastic hosts who are readily available if you have any questions or need anything. We were very sad to leave La Taillede and we've already started planning our trip back. Can't wait to be back!
We rented the Gite Canigou last month and it was one of the best vacations we have had in ages. Upon arrival at the farm house we were greeted by the friendly owners and shown the Gite, which has been lovingly built and furnished. Thought and care went in to every detail and we were thrilled with the space. The gite is 3 bedrooms and will easily accommodate any family. Our kids loved the toys and books and the...HOT TUB. Yes, there is a private hot tub on the terrace. They have thought of everything! My husband and I sat in the terrace lounge chairs and caught up on our reading while our kids jumped on the trampoline and explored their surroundings. We hiked and explored during the day and at night we played board games and read. The kitchen was ample and had everything we needed to prepare our meals.The beds are incredibly comfortable and we found ourselves sleeping better than we had in months. The kids also loved meeting all of the farm animals and my four-year-old daughter cried as we were packing up as she did not want to leave. This is the perfect spot for a family holiday and we will be returning!