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Village church and Mount Canigou viewed from the terrace, beautiful !!

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 4km

The house has accommodation on two floors. The first floor is reached via stone steps which rise from the rear courtyard. The spacious sitting room has an original beamed ceiling and an antique fireplace with a woodburner . (Overhead fans keep the house cool in the summer). The television has been adapted to receive a selection of UK channels in addition to French TV.

The sitting room opens out onto a large private terrace with a magnificent view of the village and mountain peaks (Mt Canigou 2784m).

The kitchen/ dining room has just been refurbished to a high standard and has a gas hob, electric oven, microwave,dishwasher and a fridge/freezer.

On the second floor, there are 3 bedrooms, one double with en-suite shower / WC, a second double and one twin bedroom. The main bathroom is spacious and has a roll-top bath washbasin and WC.

In the basement of the house, adjacent to the attractive courtyard , there is a new laundry room fitted with a washing machine, iron and ironing board and a sink. There is also a separate WC.

Finestret is a small picturesque medieval village with 180 inhabitants. The little town of Vinca is 4 kms away. It has shops, restaurants , a bank, tennis courts and a lake with a beach for swimming, wind-surfing, sailing and fishing.

Prades is a vibrant market town 8 kms from Finestret. It has a spectrum of facilities including a busy market (on Tuesday mornings) several restaurants and an excellent tourist office. Prades also hosts the Pablo Casals Music Festival every August.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Vinca lake 4kms / Canet plage 40km 4 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: PERPIGNAN 32 km, Nearest railway: VINCA via PERPIGNAN 4 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Further details outdoors

There is ample car parking available 50 metres from the house.

Local swimming is available either in the nearby river which has deep pools or in the lake at Vinca (4kms) which has a beach and excellent bathing facilities. Windsurfing and sailing takes place on the lake.

Vinca has a bank, several restaurants, cafes, bars, childrens playground and tennis courts. There are also shops and a new supermarket.

Prades (8 Kms) has many shops, a hypermarket, a large weekly street market, banks, a cinema and good restaurants.

There are numerous Mediterranean beach resorts less than 40 kms away with a range of seaside activities

Further details

No smokers please

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Climate: Summer is dry and hot but light breezes create a comfortable atmosphere. Perpignan boasts the highest average daytime summer temperatures in France (28'C). This region is also the sunniest in France with over 300 days of sunshine each year.

History: The region has a dramatic history. There are Roman remains and Cathar castles (like the one at Queribus) which cling to the rocky foothills of the Pyrenees. The medieval town of Carcassone was the strategic defensive sanctuary for the Cathars during the 13th century sieges, an event referred to in the recent best selling novel, The Labyrinth.

Nearby places of Interest: There are numerous fortified towns which are steeped in history and where Catalan culture is very evident. Sites of special interest include the fortress town of Villefranche de Conflent, Vernet-les-Bains with its spas and thermal baths, the abbeys of St Michel-de-Cuxa and St Martin-du-Canigou and the artistic village of Eus.

Don't miss the "Little Yellow Train" will take you on a spectacular journey up the steep inclines to the high Pyrenees plateau and the mountains beyond. This unique trip, from Villfranche de Conflent to Mont Louis (a stronghold built by Vauban) and the onwards to the mountain resort of Font Romeu, offers magnificent views.

Prades

Finestret is a small medieval village with around 130 inhabitants. It is set in the foothills of the Pyrenees and there is a river running through the village with deep clean pools where you can bathe in summer. The little town of Vinca is only 5 km away and has a number of bars and restaurants as well as a small supermarket. There is also a lake (with a beach) where one can swim and windsurf. Finestret is 40 mins drive from Collioure and other Mediterranean coastal resorts. It is also only 45 mins drive from the Pyrenees ski resorts of Font Romeu and Les Angles.

The vibrant town of Prades is only 8 kms away and offers a variety of facilities: banks, supermarkets, excellent restaurants, cafes, cinema and a hospital. There is a colourful street market every Tuesday. Prades also hosts the Pablo Casals Music Festival every August.

Local activities include historical sightseeing, hill-walking, climbing, golf, tennis, swimming, wind-surfing, sailing and fishing. Both alpine and cross-country skiing are available in the winter.

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Review 1-5 of 5

7 Sep 2013

5/5

"A peaceful retreat with stunning views."

La Vielle Rose is a truly wonderful place to relax and unwind. The house is charming , comfortable, spacious and superbly equipped. It is perfectly situated , tucked away in sleepy Finestret, offeri… More

3 Sep 2013

5/5

"Lovely family holiday"

What a wonderful break the house was fabulour with all the comforts of home .lovely surrounding of the mountain and beautiful swimming lakes. a short drive the perpignan and the beach there is lovely.… More

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28 Jun 2013

5/5

"If only for three days this is the perfect place to relax and recuperate!"

Quite simply a little gem for a couple or a small family. Plenty of space in the house with a substantial balcony for sitting and reading, eating and drinking- all with the beautiful view over the mountains. The quiet village of Finestret is a pleasure to explore. Within an easy drive is all manner of French village and country life to experience- almost as if time has stopped still.The market on Tuesdays at Prades is worthwhile to stock up on fruit and veg and gifts to take home as is a mountain drive to the spa & thermal bath at Vernet-Les-BainsBains

3 Apr 2013

5/5

"A lovely relaxing place to stay."

A lovely relaxing place to spend a fortnight.
The house is charming and very authentically French, with all the amenities one could hope for and very clean. There are lots of things to do in the area throughout the year, particularly for the outdoor enthusiast, with the mountains close by for hiking, skiing and white water rafting. The coast is within easy reach for trips to the beach, although the lake in Vinca has a great beach and safe swimming for something close to home.

18 Sep 2012

5/5

"The property is well equipped and in an excellent location."

Booking the property was easy and we had a lovely welcome on our arrival. Thereafter our two week stay was a delight. Finestret is very peaceful and perfectly situated to sample almost everything the region has to offer. The property is comfortable and well equipped. The needs of our four children (aged 9-15) were easily met and the local swimming lake was within easy reach to burn of any excess energy at the end of the day!

I would recommend the property and region - you wont be disappointed.

Review 1-5 of 5

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Julie Waldren (Property Manager Lets Holiday France)

  • 8 Years listed

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Based in France

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