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Rodès, Maison Mimose, spectacular mountain views !


Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

View from the dining area. It's great at night too!

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Prices held for 2014, free wireless internet.

This fantastic property has everything you need for a relaxing break away from it all. The recently renovated house is ideally located in the tranquil village of Rodes just down the street from the historic church. It has the most amazing panoramic views from its rooftop terrace and also benefits from its own private garage along with the use of two bicycles to tour the area on !

Rodès itself is a small village with a renowned restaurant and small grocery store, which makes it ideal for a break where you can just relax and forget about driving if you wish. It also has easy access to the main road between Perpignan and Andorra which allows the surrounding area to be explored very easily.

Rodès is situated between the two thriving market towns of Prades and Ille-sur-Tet which both have a wide wide choice of bars, restaurants and shops to visit. For beach-side relaxation, Vinça lake is located 3km towards Prades and is an excellent alternative to the coast which is around 30 minutes drive. It has a lake and beach area where you can swim and sunbathe surrounded by wonderful mountain views.

Accommodation in the house consists of one double bedroom and a further bedroom with two bunk-beds on the first floor. The 2nd floor is dedicated to the open-plan day room containing the kitchen, dining and sitting areas leading on to the rooftop terrace as well as a small set of stairs to the Mezzanine shower room / w.c.

For your entertainment there is a TV with integrated DVD player and a selection of DVDs. Books, games, playing cards, a CD player and of course wifi.

The ground floor is a small garage, where the washing machine and two adult bikes can be found.

Baby equipment available - cots, high chairs, change mats, sterilisers etc. Please ask.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake Vinca 10 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 600 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perpignan 40 km, Nearest railway: Prades 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Telephone available - please ask.

Bring your laptop or tablet and we can help you watch all your favourite TV shows.

Baby equipment available please ask.

Further details outdoors

2 Adult cycles are available at the property to explore the surrounding countryside and villages.

Further details

Prices include all utilities (gas, electric, oil and water).

Bedding and towels can be supplied on request for a small additional charge

No end of stay cleaning charge, all we ask it that you leave it in a good condition on your departure.

Children should be supervised on the stairs.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

A beautiful region with perfect climate and a lot of places to visit.

Among them: Villefranche de Conflent - A medieval town with complete fortified walls. It is also the starting point for a ride on Yellow Train. You can ride in open or closed top carriages admiring the breathtaking view.

Abbeys at St Martin de Canigou & St Michel de Cuxa.

The 1.3 km long path to St Michel starts almost from the gate of the house. By the way, St Michel de Cuxa it that very place where the heroine finally kills Dracula in the bestseller by E. Kostova “The Historian”.

Tautavel Museum – the site of the oldest human in Europe.

3 natural reserves within 10 min drive are ideal for walkers, a still larger one in Nyer preserving wild life of the Pyrenees as it is can be reached in 15 min .

Animal Parks - Casteil near Vernet-les-Bains (10 min drive) and at Les Angles where wild species are kept in semi - liberty and will keep the whole family busy for half a day. Why not take a picnic.

The Perfume Tower in Mosset can be reached in 10 min, the Solar Oven at Mont-Louis in 30 min by car.

The sights of Perpignan with its Palace of the Kings of Majorca, Collioure with its Royal Palace overlooking one of the most beautiful ports in France, Ceret with its Modern Arts museum are well worth visiting.

The road from Perpignan goes by endless peaches, apricot and cherry orchards . The trees will start blossoming in March, when the mountain slopes are still covered with snow. Why not to come in March to combine the pleasures?


There are plenty of things to do all year round. The skiing season starts in December and often lasts through into April. The main resorts are at Font Romeu - Pyrenees 2000 (40 pistes, 52 km in total) and Les Angles (32 pistes, 40 km in total). But you can enjoy skiing also at Col de Jau which is called the smallest skiing resort in Europe and is located in 15 km from Prades( 2 downhill ski pistes, 1 ski lift, also cross-country ski, snowshoe walking).

Swimming – at any coastal resort you can choose from a large range of (45 km to Canet plage) or at the lake in Vinca 10 km away - good also for surfing and diving. Or you can swim in warm waters at the thermal spas of St. Thomas-les-Bains - against the backdrop of the mountains.

Wind surfing, water skiing at most coastal resorts. Diving at Argeles, Banyuls, Port Vendres, Le Barcares, St Cyprien and Collioure. 2 adventure parks within 6km distance.

Also within easy reach are the four nature reserves of Py, Mantet, Nyer and Jujois, as is the Carlit Massif, a very popular region for walking the GR10 coast to coast path and Pyrenean route across the massif. There are both multi day and day walks to the interior from valleys on the outer rim. In addition, several summits are accessible to walks as well as challenging rock climbs.

Golf at Font Romeu there is a 9 hole golf course at a beautiful mountain setting. St Cyprien-Plage has a 27 hole golf course.

Spas and thermal baths in Vernet-les-Bains (Rheumatology) and Molitg-les-Bains (Respiratory pathologies and Skin diseases). Outstanding natural sulphurous hot springs in wonderful outdoor mountain setting in St Thomas les Bains.

Casino and night club in Vernet les Bains, wine making village – just 6 km away. And a lots more!

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Review 1-4 of 4

17 Jan 2013


"Great getaway place, highly recommendable!"

We stayed in this place in early January and were really impressed. We travel a lot, are a very picky couple from Madrid, and it is very difficult to impress us – but the hosts of this place did! All the tiny details are arranged very thoughtfully and respectfully, from the appliances to the bedsheets. Everything was very clean, and the very atmosphere of the house was friendly and hospitable. Needless to say that the location of the place is spectacular: the tranquil air of antiquity surrounds Prades and its neighborhoods, and it is so lovely to sit on the balcony sipping coffee or smoking a cigar, to feel engulfed by the history of that place, to detach yourself from the everyday vanity, and to think about the eternal… Brilliant place for those who seeks for a getaway place with lots to see nearby, highly recommendable! Muchas gracias a los amos de esta magnifica casa!

11 Jan 2013


"Excellent time in the best place!"

We were 6 - 3 adults with 3 kids (from 6 to11) and we were all happy: kids were playing ping pong - and that was really great, we were enjoying alfresco eating and drinking and long walks. It was warm and sunny most of the time. And we have found quite decent eating places nearby. We would recommend Tautavel museum to families with kids. Will do our best to come again in summer.

20 Oct 2012


"Nice view"

We stayed 1 week in September. The house was situated on a hillside with a nice view. The house was on the outskirts of Prades, so it was a bit to the center. We just used the upper part of the house. The kitchen was nice, but the pans was a disaster and as usual the knifes wasn't what we wanted to have. There was no dining table in the kitchen so you had to eat in the living room. That's not any problem if the table is adapted for dinners. The table was far too high to be a dining table. There should be a table on the balcony but it was thrown in the garden. The garden was very messy and it appeared that the owner simply ignored it.

10 Aug 2011


"A great house"

Our group consisted of 2 families - 4 parents and 5 kids from 15 - 6. Although we are very experienced travelers, this was the 1st time we'd rented a house and we were very impressed. Booking with our agent was an easy, agreeable process. The house is very centrally located in Prades, minutes from the centre of a well-equipped town with excellent summer attractions of its own and central to many other regional attractions. Very clean with all the mod-cons. With 2 families splitting the bill, it was superb value. We've promoted it through our social networks - highly recommended.

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Calendar last updated:24 Oct 2014

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