House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Fully air-conditioned throughout - deliciously cool in summer and toasty in winter.
Free WIRELESS internet connection.
Our house contains six rooms on two floors, 135 square meters.
The house is ideal for family reunions (up to 13 people as a maximum) but is also great for 3-4 couples travelling together and cozy enough for just two.
There is a separate entrance to each of the floors so you can divide early birds from those who want to sleep until noon.
The house is very well positioned for a relaxing holiday with plenty of sightseeing opportunities.
The town centre, a 10-minute stroll, has lots of restaurants to suit all pockets, all the necessary shops, banks and ATMs.
There is a large municipal swimming pool and tennis courts one kilometer from the house and 3 very good supermarkets , including one selling organic food. Also there are 2 cut-price supermarkets.
Its a place where you can be as relaxed or as active as you wish!
Skiing, skating, mountain-climbing, cycling, rafting, fishing, golf, horse-riding, canyonning as well as swimming and all kinds of watersports, birdwatching and sightseeing are quite possible and very popular here.
Prades itself is a very pretty town that holds a large market twice a week.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Vinca 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
First floor - 2 bedrooms, 1 with twin beds, the other one with a queen size bed, wardrobes in each. Dining-sitting room with a TV, dining place for 10 persons. Wireless internet connection. A separate kitchen. Bathroom, separate toilet. Wonderful views from dining room, sitting room and the kitchen. L shaped balcony overlooking Prades and the surrounding countryside, great for alfresco eating.
Ground floor - 2 further bedrooms (one double plus a comfortable sofa-bed for 1 person, one with a queen size bed, wardrobes in each, ) . Sitting room with a sofa-bed and TV. Shower room and a separate toilet.
There is also another very comfortable sofa bed - for 2 people in the games room.
Separate entrance to each of the floors.
The property is fenced and secure for children.
And we have table tennis for your entertainment.
A new baby-cot provided on request - with all the bedding.
Off street parking (quite steep drive)
|Further details outdoors||
Garden furniture provided for 10 people and barbecue area.
Changeover day is flexible. Why not take advantage of the low cost airlines cheaper mid week flights?
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!