Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The house is very peacefully situated at the edge of the picturesque mountain village of Canaveilles (altitude 900m). Halfway between the high Pyrenees and the sea, the location enjoys a mediterranean climate.

It has a fully fenced private garden with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

The layout is as follows: ?Bedroom 1: Double bed and single bed, steep stairs to ?Bedroom 2: Twin beds. Bathroom is reached via this room Bathrooms: Bathroom with wc, sink and shower. The bathroom is on the 2nd floor, adjoining Bedroom 2. ?Living Room: Open plan kitchen/dining/living room. Wood-burning stove, DVD player. iPod dock. ?Towels and linen included. The village of Olette is 5 mins drive away, and has a grocery store for basic provisions. Prades is 25km to the east and has large supermarkets, restaurants and a wide variety of other facilities, including an excellent Tuesday market. Because of the fairly steep stairs, very young children will need to be supervised. There is a safety gate at the top of the stairs in bedroom 2, so children can go to bed there safely.

About the area:?The countryside around the house and throughout region is wonderful for those with an interest in nature, hiking, mountain biking. High mountains, deep gorges, caves, crystal clear rivers and lakes are all around.

The garden looks down into the river valley where the narrow gauge 'Petit Train Jaune' (Little Yellow Train) takes passengers on one of Europe's most dramatically scenic train routes.

Close by, mineral rich hot springs flow out from the mountains, into batheable pools, both within their natural setting and within the lovely open air swimming pool establishment at St Thomas les Bains (10km away).

The region is rich in historical interest with many Romanesque churches and ancient abbeys. Several of the 'Plus Beaux Villages de France' are within a short drive.

Means of Access:?A car is essential. Airport: Perpignan (1 hour), Girona (2 hours), Carcassonne (2 hours) Train: Olette (5km) The village is reached by 3km of mountain road which has a few narrow stretches where two cars cannot pass each other, you may prefer to arrive during daylight hours if this concerns you. Car parking is available in the centre of the village, a two minute walk from the house. The location of the parking and the steepness of the internal stairs make the house unsuitable for those with mobility problems.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perpignan, Beziers or Barcelona
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

The Pyrenees Orientales stretch from the sandy Mediterranean coast to the east, westwards past the city of Perpignan and into the high Pyrenees passing on the way fields of peach trees and vineyards. The landscape soon starts to rise dividing itself into two distinct valleys: the Tech - which leads to the Spanish frontier and the Tet - which rises up on route to Andorra. The two are separated by the massif of Canigou, a colossal mountain that dominates the skyscape throughout the whole Orientales department. The region is rich in historical interest with many Romanesque churches and ancient abbeys plus several of the 'Plus Beaux Villages de France' are within a short drive.

Prades

About the area:?The countryside around the house and throughout region is wonderful for those with an interest in nature, hiking, mountain biking. High mountains, deep gorges, caves, crystal clear rivers and lakes are all around.

The garden looks down into the river valley where the narrow gauge 'Petit Train Jaune' (Little Yellow Train) takes passengers on one of Europe's most dramatically scenic train routes.

Close by, mineral rich hot springs flow out from the mountains, into batheable pools, both within their natural setting and within the lovely open air swimming pool establishment at St Thomas les Bains (10km away).