|La Casa del Gat||Self Catering||Saturday||5||12||4||2 cots|
The official 4-star rated La Casa del Gat is a beautiful 5 bedroom villa with a large private heated saltwater pool. The house is surrounded with a huge garden with lounge chairs, barbecues, playground, petanque.
Situated in a quiet location nearby the medieval village of Mosset, 10 minutes away from Prades. Ideal for large families, several couples or groups (walkers, cyclists etc.) but can also be rented for 2 persons. The region is famous for its sunshine and fresh air which makes it perfect for relaxing and hiking
There is free wi-fi.
The kitchen is very well equipped, and for your comfort there are 4 bathrooms.
On the ground flour is the lounge with a dining area and a sitting area with a cosy log fire. Several dining areas outside.
We provide everything you need for babies and small children.
Pets are allowed.
The huge garden and grounds (1,5 ha) are surrounded by trees, shrubs and flowers. There are over 200 square meter of paved terrace around the house.
Easy access with cheap flights to Perpignan (45min.), Béziers (1h30), Girona (1h45), Montpellier and Carcassonne (2h) or even Toulouse and Barcelona (2h30).
Pricing is set by week starting on Saturday. But we do offer other possibilities at certain periods, and even adapt our prices until 2 persons out of season. Also promotional tariffs for last minute bookings. Please contact us before you book.
The kitchen is equipped with everything you could need, including a nespresso machine, microwave, dishwasher, mixer, big stove and oven, huge refrigerator and freezer, good knives, lots of pots and pans, plenty of gadgets and good quality, matching tableware for a big amount of people. We used to prepare dinners in this kitchen for large groups when running a B&B 10 years ago.
On the ground flour is the lounge with a dining area with a big table and 12 chairs.
There is another dining area with a huge table and 12 chairs (teak furniture) in the front of the house, overlooking the pool and the garden with nice views to the mountains.
In the back of the house you find one more dining area with furniture, a big stone barbecue and a weber barbecue. You can choose to switch from place according to the sun, you always find a spot in the shade or in the sun.
On the ground flour is the lounge with a dining area (big table and 12 chairs), a sitting area with sofas (tv, dvd, hi-fi, books, music, toys and games), a cosy log fire (free wood provided).
Lots of tourist information in the bookcase.
The huge bay windows makes you feel sitting in the garden while being inside.
There is one bedroom downstairs with a double bed and a good quality bunk bed. This bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, double sink unit and toilet.
Upstairs are 4 bedrooms with views over the mountains. There are 2 twin bedded rooms and 2 double bedded rooms. One bedroom has an en suite shower room with toilet and sink. The other bedrooms share the family bathroom and toilet. There is an extra sink in one of the rooms. All beds have quality linen.
Possibility of adding a cot (2 cots available).
The downstairs bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, double sink unit and toilet.
There is another bathroom with shower, sink that can be shared.
There is also a separate toilet on the ground flour.
One upstairs bedroom has an en suite shower room with toilet and sink.
The other bedrooms share the family bathroom and toilet.
There is an extra sink in one of the rooms.
All rooms have electrical heating, as does the lounge downstairs.
We have a cosy log fire downstairs which can heat the whole house. Logs are provided free at charge. This can help to keep the electricity bill low.
There's free wi-fi.
Tv, dvd, hi-fi.
Plenty of toys for babies and small children.
Equipment for the outdoor playgrounds (pétanque, volley, badminton, soccer/rugby).
Large 11mx5m private heated crystal clear saltwater pool.
Donkey rides in the valley.
Large 11mx5m private heated crystal clear saltwater pool.
Whilst a heated pool is not always necessary in Summer you may find it more comfortable for holidays in the late or early season when water temperature may be cooler. The saltwater pool is a particularly appealing choice as it's better for the skin.
It is available from May to September and is very well kept after.
The pool is completely fenced (safe for small children). It is surrounded by a luxury wooden deck with lounge chairs and stone paved terraces.
There is a playground with childrens toys (swings, slide),a volleyball court and a "terrain de pétanque".
The huge lush garden and grounds (1,5 ha) are surrounded by trees, shrubs and flowers. There are over 200 square meter of paved terrace around the house.
It's a great place for entertaining and big enough to find a tranquil spot to sit and unwind by yourself.
Parking space in the shade of the trees for up to 5 cars.
We provide everything you need for babies and small children: 2 cots, 2 highchairs, a baby-cook, 2 changing mats, 2 toilet seat inserts, a baby pot, plenty of toys and even a push chair. We charge no extra cost but hope you will take care of the equipment.
We (Jo, Aurélie and Mila) will welcome you.
We live on the same grounds. The 2 houses and grounds are completely seperated, with two different entrances.
We are there if you need help or any advice on walks, visits, restaurants but are not intrusive. We live here for almost 20 years and love hiking and the outdours.
With my husband we moved from Brussels to the south of france after travelling around the world. We first run a B&B in this house before turning it into a holiday rental in 2006. Our family has been enlarged in the meantime with our daughter Mila. Being a nature lover, I hike a lot and do all kinds of outdoors activities. Gardening takes a lot of my time since the property is quite big.
|Year property purchased||2000|
|Why this location?||With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Prades area in the Pyrénées-Orientales department of the Languedoc-Roussillon is perfectly positioned between the Mediterranean Sea, with its beautiful sandy beaches or its rocky coast (Collioure) and the Pyrenees, which offer a wealth of walking, cycling and all kinds of outdoors activities, not to mention skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
Foodies can indulge themselves with fresh local food at the various markets, enjoy wine-tasting or taste some of the Catalan food in the many small restaurants.
Our property is situated at 9 kms from Prades in one of the most authentic valleys of the area, close to the medieval village of Mosset and the thermal baths of Molitg-les-bains. The property is in a very quiet setting surrounded by only nature. Great to relax and a good base to visit the region
|Unique benefits of property||La Casa del Gat is situated in a quiet location within the Nature Park of the Catalan Pyrenees, nearby the medieval village of Mosset and 10 minutes away from Prades. It's ideal for large families, several couples or groups (walkers, cyclists etc.) but can also be rented for two persons.
It's a beautiful 5 bedroom villa with a large privative heated saltwater pool. The house is surrounded with a huge garden with lounge chairs, barbecues, playgrounds, pétanque.
There's free WIFI.
The kitchen is very well equipped and we provide everything you need for babies and small children. For your confort there are 4 bathrooms.
The crystal clear saltwater pool is heated from May till September with a wooden deck and a natural stone paved terrace.
There are several dining areas around the house with over 200m² of paved terrace.
Main market day is on Tuesday in Prades with many local producers and artisans. On Saturday producers market in Prades, lots of organic farms. In high season little markets in all the villages.
Casa Del Gat is surrounded by mountains and is utterly peaceful - it was perfect for hiking with our dogs and exploring mountain top villages. The house is well equipped and great for young children - high chair, cot and lots of toys available, The salt water pool was idyllic. Plenty of extras on site, the badminton net and petanque court kept us quiet in the evenings :) a BIG thank you to Jo an Aureilie for making us feel so welcome
The villa was lovely, clean and spacious. It was well suited for children with lots of extra equipment such as highchair, pushchair, childrens toys, outdoor play equipment and railings surrounding the pool. The pool was a big hit with the family. The landscape and views were breathtaking 360 degrees around the villa.
The hosts were very friendly and helpful with information of what to do and where to go, Jo even helped us to book at some restaurants as our French is a little rusty!
We enjoyed visiting the little villages and taking in the history. We also spent a day at the beach and Perpignon. There are lots of walks close by suitable for novice and experienced walkers.
Due to having small children we spent most meals at home on the lovely stoned BBQ. There is a large supermarket 15/20 min drive away where we found everything we needed. There are small local bakeries where we had fresh croissants for breakfast but you have to be early before they go!
I would recommend this villa for those that love the countryside.
Thank you for your lovely comment Joanna. We're happy you enjoyed your stay at our property, as did your parents and children. Kind regards, Aurélie and Jo, La casa del gat, mosset
Best equipped kitchen we have ever seen with food processor and pressure cooker.
Generally impressed with facilities and range of games etc provided for. Plenty of outdoor furniture (folding chairs need some attention). Excellent centre for walking or cycling. Owners friendly and very helpful. Property generally clean and well maintained.
Would recommend to friends or relatives.
Train Jaune from Villefranche de Conflent to Font Romeu exciting and fun.
Advert gave an adequate description.
Thank you for your kind review Robin. We're glad you all enjoyed your stay at our villa. Thank you also for leaving the premises in perfect condition. Aurélie and Jo, La casa del gat