Be Wild and Free.

The House & The Hill is a mountain retreat in the foothills of the Pyrenees.


We are at your service giving you precious time, space and a helping hand to slow down, connect with your sense of intuition and explore your creativity in the unspoilt natural landscape of a sleepy frontier territory called Les Fenouillèdes – The Fennel Hills, one hour from the Spanish border, the Mediterranean and a quick train ride to Barcelona.

If you are looking for some peace and quiet you can rent our self-catering holiday cottage for a private weekend escape, short break or longer retreats.  If you're feeling creative you can make use of our artist/maker/crafter studio during your stay.

We also offer Barter Exchange and no-frills budget village gîte accommodation for those on low incomes and crazy missions.
We get you. And we've got your back.

Get involved with our #thisisrefugi Open Residencies Project.

You are always welcome.


"Space is the twin sister of time.  If we have open space then we have time to breathe, to dream, to dare, to play, to pray, to move freely, so freely in a world our minds have forgotten but our bodies remember. Time and space. This partnership is holy." Terry Tempest Williams


How to find us


Within easy reach of the UK and major international airports of Barcelona and Toulouse, The House & The Hill is an accessible all-year round destination for weekend breaks, short holidays and extended retreats.

One hour from the white sandy beaches of the Mediterranean sea and the unspoilt Pyrenees ski resorts you can get to us by train from Barcelona in under 2 hours and we are 40 minutes from Perpignan International Airport and Perpignan train station serviced by the TGV from Paris.