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Three bedroomed cottage with private pool. sleeps 7 with maximum of 5 adults.
For those who really want to get away from it all. The cottage is situated, at 600m altitude, in the commune of Prunet et Belpuig in the foothills of the Pyrénées, just over 1 hour from the Mediterranean beaches, 50 minutes from Perpignan and 1 hour from Spain.
The detached farm cottage is part of a traditional catalan mas, with the cottage oriented for maximum independence and privacy.
The mas is set along a quiet, rough country track in 150 acres of mixed woodland which leads down to a small river. The cottage has an open plan living/dining area with beamed ceiling and wood floors. the seperate kitchen leads onto a terrace with stunning views of Mt Canigou and the surrounding countryside, and the swimming pool on a lower terrace.
Swimming pool open according to season.
From the dining area, with farmhouse table, a step down into the kitchen with terracotta tiled floor, double sink, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave and gas cooker. Double glass doors open onto a part paved, part lawned terrace.
The washing machine is located in the cave with a separate outside entrance.
The front entrance leads into a living and dining area with open fireplace
and bread oven, wood floors and exposed beams and joists. A door in the living area leads into a room with tiled floor and shower, wash basin and wc.
Upstairs there are 3 wood-floored bedrooms, 2 with double beds,1 with 3
single beds, all with fitted wardrobes.
Upstairs bathroom comprises separate shower, bath, bidet, wash basin and wc.
Downstairs shower room contains shower, washbasin and wc.
The double doors from the kitchen lead onto the terrace with table, chairs and large built in barbecue, and magnificent view of surrounding countryside with Mount Canigou as the focal point, and the
10 x 5 metre swimming pool on a lower terrace.
Ample parking on the property
Interesting and varied walks, hiking, cycle routes, butterflies, birds and wild flowers, and of course eating and drinking. There is a fund of things to visit from the local 12th century chapels and ruined châteaufort, to Cathar castles, markets, local fêtes, music festivals or the weekly petanque/boules competition in summer at the neighbouring village where you will also find a restaurant, a bakery/grocery store, part time PO and tennis court. CERET: 22km. excellent modern art museum,lively Saturday morning market. PERPIGNAN: 50 mins. ancient capital of the Majorcan kings, "Centre of the World" (Salvador Dali). PRADES: 40 mins. Pablo Casals festival. Extensive Tuesday market. Beaches: numerous resorts, including Collioure, " the jewel of the Mediterranean". SPAIN: Figueras-Dali museum: Gerona - Medieval quarter: Barcelona-Gaudi, Costa Brava
We have just returned from a wonderful week at this property. It is situated in a stunning, peaceful location and the property itself is clean and comfortable. It is well stocked with everything you might need and the swimming pool, which is in a beautiful setting, was very refreshing in the 30+ degree heat. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and we look forward to returning. We would definitely recommend it to others. We had a lovely meal at the restaurant in La Bastide which was recommended to us by the owners. Collioure, Ceret and Villefranche de Conflent are worth a visit and the walk through the Gorges de la Fou is a must.
A lovely property in a stunning location. The cottage had everything needed for a wonderful holiday.
The owners could not do enough to make sure we had an enjoyable time. They were always available if we needed them. We would not hesitate to recommend this property and hope we will visit again in the future.
The local amenities were limited but we were advised of this prior to the holiday. However, the nearest town, Ceret , had excellent shops which stocked a good range of food.