Beautiful village house, amazing mountain views
From $80 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
3 Bedroomed house to sleep 6 in heart of Conflent valley countryside.
This charming house is arranged over three floors with the ground floor containing a hallway leading to the large master bedroom with en-suite shower room and separate WC, being on the ground floor it's nice and cool in summer!
The 1st floor has two further comfortable bedrooms (one twin, one double) sharing a family bathroom with WC.
On the top floor, the space is devoted to an open plan living area which incorporates kitchen and dining room along with a very comfortable sitting area leading onto the terrace with amazing views of the surrounding countrysi...Read more
Beautiful village house, amazing mountain views
Marquixanes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
Marquixanes is a fabulous village, quiet and tranquil but with great amenities, such as a Post Office, Shops, Cafés, Cave and a Tapas bar (in summer).
People come from miles around to get their patisseries from the village boulangerie. For the young at heart there is an adult/childrens adventure park at the river, where you can indulge in canyoning, kayaking, rope climbing in the tree tops, zip wires, cargo nets and all sorts of other adventurous activities
The nearest main town, just a few kilometres away, is Prades. Prades has many great shops and restaurants as well as a lively market on both Tuesday & Saturday, where you can buy local produce such as the peaches & cherries that are grown in abundance here, fresh vegetables, wonderful cheeses & of course the excellent wine!
There are events and festivals throughout the year. World famous Spanish cellist Pablo Casals fled to Prades during the Spanish civil war, stayed and established the festival that now bears his name
Other Activities: Canyoning, skiing (45 mins), caves, historical sites
Golf: Please ask for golfing information when you make an enquiry.
Ski: Skiing in the Pyrenees about 45 minutes drive to many winter ski resorts.
The Pyrenees Orientales
The Pyrenees Orientales is perfectly positioned between the Mediterranean to the east where the beautiful sandy beaches provide long days by the sea, and the Pyrenees to the west, which offer a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities, not to mention skiing in the winter!
This region is a delight; the Conflent valley provides lush green scenery, with Mount Canigou dominating the skyline and the Pyrenees visible in the distance. You can be swimming in the sea in the morning, and hiking in the mountains in the afternoon. There are even thermal hot springs, so if you would like to combine the two activities we can suggest a hike AND a swim in the mountains! It really does offer you everything!
There is a lake in the local town of Vinca, with beaches, from which you can swim, sail or wind-surf, or you could just visit the popular open air swimming pool in Prades or nearby Ille sur Têt..
Weather: We benefit from being in the sunniest region of France, and enjoy warm, sunny weather from March all the way through to October. November and December are cooler but still with sunshine. January, February and March are great skiing months (45 minute drive to the ski resorts).
Marquixanes is a fabulous village, quiet and tranquil but also with great amenities. For the young at heart there is an adventure park at the river, where you can indulge in canyoning, kayaking, rope adventure, with zip wires, cargo nets up in the tree tops and all sorts of other adventurous activities in the summer there is also a Tapas Bar.
The nearest main town, just a few kilometres away, is Prades. A thriving market town, Prades has many great shops and restaurants as well as a lively market on both Tuesday and Saturday mornings, where you can buy local produce such as the peaches and cherries that are grown in abundance here, fresh vegetables, wonderful cheeses…. and of course the excellent wine!
There are events and festivals throughout the year. the world famous Spanish cellist Pablo Casals fled to Prades during the Spanish civil war, stayed and established the festival that now bears his name. The Catalan summer school takes over the town for two weeks in August, and there is dancing in the square every night during this period.
Places of Interest: For touring the area, Marquixanes offers an excellent base. Just a few of the sites of interest within easy driving distance are listed below:
* Villefranche de Conflent, a fine example of a medieval walled town
* Little Yellow Train, catch this train from Villefranche and enjoy the specatular mountain views right into the Pyrenees.
* Grottes de Canalettes, magnificent renowned caves with an incredible light and sound show
* St Martin du Canigou, 9th century abbey perched impressively high on the hillside with fantastic scenery and walks.
* St Michel de Cuxa, 6th century abbey that hosts concerts during the Pablo Casals festival but is also open for viewing most of the year.
* St Thomas les Bains, outstanding natural thermal hot springs in wonderful outdoor mountain setting.
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby
Water park nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Horse riding nearby, Tennis courts nearby, Fishing nearby, Water sports nearby
Nearest shops, 0.5 miles
Nearest beach: Vinca Lake and beach area, 3 miles
Nearest train station: Marquixanes, 0.5 miles
Nearest airport: Perpignan, 25 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on February 20, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $166
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- House swap allowed
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- 6 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 100 square meters