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Apartment 2 34 rue du Faubourg – Home 352938 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Apartment 2 34 rue du Faubourg – Home 352938

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  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Apartment 2 has just been awarded three star status by Le Gites de France reflecting we care for standards.

Apartment 2 is a north and south facing accommodation looking up to the border with Spain just three miles away. To the rear of the house is a large private garden with outside furniture and barbecue area which is available to guest. Keep in mind that this is a mountain village hence the entrance floor is one floor lower than garden level at rear. This apartment is on the first floor with a balcony from the front sitting/dining room. From the bedroom there is direct access to a private garden and outside eating facilities, table, chairs and parasol.

A two minutes walk from the ramparts of the medieval Catalan town of Prats-de-Mollo and its many excellent restaurants, cafes, shops, swimming pool and tennis courts. The multi lingual locals, speaking Catalan, Spanish and French all give a warm welcome. The town is set in the foothills of the Mediterranean Pyrenean

Apartment 2 has just been awarded three star status by Le Gites de France reflecting we care for standards.

Apartment 2 is a north and south facing accommodation looking up to the border with Spain just three miles away. To the rear of the house is a large private garden with outside furniture and barbecue area which is available to guest. Keep in mind that this is a mountain village hence the entrance floor is one floor lower than garden level at rear. This apartment is on the first floor with a balcony from the front sitting/dining room. From the bedroom there is direct access to a private garden and outside eating facilities, table, chairs and parasol.

A two minutes walk from the ramparts of the medieval Catalan town of Prats-de-Mollo and its many excellent restaurants, cafes, shops, swimming pool and tennis courts. The multi lingual locals, speaking Catalan, Spanish and French all give a warm welcome. The town is set in the foothills of the Mediterranean Pyrenean mountains at 720 metres with spectacular views all around. It is an ideal starting point for many walks, long and short (gentle and challenging), bird watching and sightseeing. The town is three kilometres from the Spanish border, although it is a 15 minute drive away on the windy roads.

This house, for the few, is home to the pottery / workshop of Alan Baxter, who offers a variety of 'hands-on' opportunities.
Summertime in Prats-de-Mollo presents a daily agenda of activities and events, such as classical soirees, jazz weekends, nature trails, Fort Lagarde spectacles, plus much more; maybe just wile away your time playing boules in the square beneath the spread of plane trees.

Location description from owner

The Occitanie region

The fabulous Pyrenees Orientales is where France touches Spain - Catalonia. This is the eastern end of the Pyrenean range. Some say the most beautiful mountain in the world is the Missif du Canigou, only to be compared to Mount Fuji in Japan. At the border, Col d'Ares, its majesty becomes apparent as you look up to the mountain peak, perhaps capped with snow, then look down to the Mediterranean sea both to the French coastline, then south into the Costa Brava and the great sweep of the Bay of Roses.
Here each of the four seasons can be enjoyed as the sun usually shines. In winter the Pyrenees offer many opportunities to ski or snow board in France or Spain depending upon your preference of slopes and culture. Spring comes early with the full bloom of Mimosa in the lower Vallespir valley bottom. This vibrant yellow soon gives way to the acres of cherry bloom leading to the many festivals celebrating the approach of Summer before the thousands of tourists feel drawn south to share the warmth and the wine.
As the children return to their schools and Autumn approaches the mountain walkers and nature lovers needing the calm arrive to rediscover the secrets of thousands of never ending walks. Just as many come to enjoy this rare sanctuary for the mighty Lammergeier vultures (Gypaetus barbatus) that through the months patrol the mountain ridges, hundreds of kilometres a day travelling on the high altitude thermals. Their quest for food during the winter months is helped by dedicated wardens in both Spain and France and by local butchers supplying them with heaps of unwanted animal bones on a weekly arrangment.
Catalonia is a wonderous region to live in, a fact that can be seen within all the small communities who are always ready to party with guests from around the world - the well known 'joie de vivre' enforced with many festivals.

Prats de Mollo la Preste

The immediate area is mountainous with Prats de Mollo lying at 750 meters at the head of the Tech river, whose waters continuously scurry down through the Vallespir towards Perpignan. Looking to the north of Prats de Mollo and above the village is Fort Lagarde, an ancient fortification redesigned by Vauban 200 years ago. Still higher but not directly visible is the mighty Canigou mountain at 2784m. The village is crowned with its medieval towered church perched up high before the pic de Costabonne as a backdrop at a lower 2465m. Looking south and into the sun is the border with Spain a forested ridge that continues to the east downwards to the Mediterranean sea.
Massive floods in the 1940's changed the local economy forever from Industry and Farming to Forestry. Today the Prats-de-Mollo-la Preste is best known in France for its thermal spa, a centre of excellence specialising in lower body treatments as well as relaxation and general health care.
The population around the year fluctuates considerably between the warmer and colder months. Wintertime is a period when the villagers regroup and prepare for the next season, tirelessly tending the husbandry of the village itself and the surrounding nature.
Increasingly more North Europeans are arriving here in the south and making permanent homes as well as businesses which are adding to the diversity of support awaiting visitors and the many tourists that return year after year to explore the riches of this area.

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Patricia B
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated::
12 Jul 2016
Based in:
Australia
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Mar 2013. Located in Pyrenees-Orientales, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £340.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Jul 2016.

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“Great accommodation in a stunning setting”

Reviewed 21 May 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay - the apartment was great - well appointed, spacious and spotlessly clean. The building is well situated just off the main square, Prats De Mollo is a lively little place with a few decent restaurants and various shops. There's a small supermarket a few minutes walk away so self-catering isn't a problem either. Patt & Alan were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The surrounding landscape offers some amazing scenery and if walking or hiking is your thing then there's plenty of opportunities for that. Not to mention being close to the border with Spain, making it easy to venture out that way. Overall a very enjoyable experience, I hope to visit again.

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