Newly refurbished 1100 square foot apartment with private entrance comprising two spacious double/twin bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms, entrance hall, separate kitchen and sitting room.
Bedroom 1 enjoys the early morning sun and has its own balcony ideal for breakfasting. it is a beautiful light area room with a large double bed. Bedroom 2 has an original marble fireplace and has a 4' bed and a 2'6" bed. The beds are all made up with freshly laundered sheets and quilts. Both bedrooms have magnificent original tiled floors and plenty of storage space.
Both bedrooms have modern en suite shower rooms complete with WC's, wash hand basins and power shower. Toilet rolls, hand wash and plenty of freshly laundered towels are also provided. Hot water is electrically heated and the large 300L tank ensured loads of hot water for bathing and showering. Fresh towels can be provided at any time during your stay at a small charge to cover laundering.
The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen including an American fridge freezer with ice-maker and drinks dispenser, cooker, microwave, dishwasher, expresso coffee maker, kettle, toaster etc.. It even includes mugs, teapot, and tea bags! The kitchen is fully stocked with cutlery, dining sets, glassware, kitchen implements and cookware for 6 people. Basic items such as salt, pepper, dishwashing tablets and liquid, bin-bags, toilet rolls , washing powder, hand soap, tea, coffee, sugar and cleaning products are all supplied saving you the hassle and expense of buying large packs of these items. We even throw in a small welcome pack which can vary to include wine, bakery products, milk, flowers or seasonal fruit. This ensures that even if you arrive in the middle of the night you have something in the larder.
Oftentimes in the summer Chantel and Serge, who look after the property and live next door will provide you with seasonal fruit and vegetables from their expansive garden.
The kitchen also has a TV which receives English Satellite stations.
The kitchen area has a first aid kit, fire blanket and the apartment is fitted with both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
The kitchen has dining table and chairs for 4 people.
The lounge / sitting room is large and comfortable with three two seater couches.It has a wood burning stove which is lovely to light in the colder weather. The room is filled with light and catches the sun for most of the day. All windows are curtained and shuttered which allows for privacy and together with really thick walls allows you to keep the house cool in the heat of the summer. The lounge comes equipped with a large flat screen TV, UK satellite receiver and a DVD player. The TV has both French channels and also all your favourite UK television and radio stations. Located elsewhere in the house you will find a library of dvd which you are welcome to use. Also there is a video player you can borrow with over a hundred videos, including loads of kids favourite movies.
The sitting room also has a large armoire containing a hoover, brush and shovel, mop and bucket, large fan, hair-dryer, iron and ironing board and a clothes dryer.
Within minutes of the house is the local bakery, restaurant and corner shop. The main town of Prades (2km) hosts a bustling Tuesday market and is famous for its summer classical musical festival. Beautiful views make the area ideal for walking/ painting holidays.
Ski Resorts of Font Romeu and Les Angles are only a 45 minute drive away, Both have a varied mix of ski runs and are ideal for the beginner and intermediate skier. Further afield at about one and a half hours are the slopes in Andorra.
Left on 09/12/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | The Coggins familyReviewed Sep 12, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
This area of France is very scenic with scope to sample many things. Andorra is about 1 hr 45 mins away and a great place for an overnight stay with fab duty free shoping, had an enjoyable ski lift ride also!
About an hour and a half away is Roses in spain - a nice marina resort with lots of interesting "gin palaces" to oggle!
In the very near locality is many interesting places to visit, ie Villefrance, Eus, and superb beaches are to be found nearby at Perpignon. Apartment itself was spacious and light and the facilities very good. The welcome from the owner who lives nearby was excellent and very friendly, cooked us dinner on the first night and shared several of his bottles of wine with us, our holiday so busy we did not get to repay the nice gesture - however if you are reading this Padraigh - thank you very much!!! Weather was fab 32 -39 degrees every day - was a shock to come back to England which was cold, drab and grey. Will definately go back to this area of France again and would have no hesitation in staying at this apartment again - a very enjoyable holiday!
Left on 08/30/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 30, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
Although waiting for local mayor to approve renovation of the outside, the inside has been finished to the highest standards. Everything you could want on a holiday and some more. The Private balcony is a great way to finish each day, looking out over the village. Plenty to do and see in the area, well worth a visit.
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