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Overview

A very nice fully equipped house over looking the town, with perfect views of the mountains. 2 bedrooms on the first floor, with double beds and wardrobes in each. Dining-sitting room with a TV, dining place for 10. A separate kitchen equipped with gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, dishes, cutlery, kitchen utensils, electric pot, coffee machine. Bathroom, separate WC. Wonderful view from dining – sitting room and the kitchen, as well as from the terrace.2 bedrooms on the ground floor (1 double, 1 – with twin beds), wardrobe in each. Sitting room with a sofa-bed and TV. Shower room and a separate WC. Also a washing machine, an iron with ironing board and vacuum cleaner. There is a garage and a parking space for 1 more car – in front of the gates. Though you can easily get almost everywhere without the car - the railway station is only 700 m away. The property is fenced, both the garden and the house are safe for children. There is a BBQ area in teh garden with great view!

An Activity Heaven All Year Round
Our house is ideal for anyone wishing to avoid the expense and bustle of resorts such as Nice or Chamonix. The position of the house is really perfect, offering cool nights in summer after a hot day on the beach and warm evenings in winter - after a day of skiing. And no mistral! The town centre, a 10 minute stroll, has a lot of restaurants and all the necessary shops, as well as banks and ATMs. A supermarket is in 1.5 km. There is a large municipal swimming pool and tennis courts at a 1 km distance. All kinds of sports, sightseeing, nature watching, hot springs and spas and a lot of wine related activity, the closest wine making village being only 6 km away.
Prades is a very pretty French with a big and colorful market on 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 the excellent wine. There are events and festivals throughout the year. Spanish cellist Pablo Casals fled to Prades during the Spanish civil war, stayed and established the festival that now bears his name and is held each year for 2 weeks in July-August at Prades itself, but also in the Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa.
There are plenty of things to do all year round. The skiing season starts in December and often lasts through into April. The main resorts are at Font Romeu - Pyrenees 2000 (40 pistes, 52 km in total) and Les Angles (32 pistes, 40 km in total). Swimming –at the lake Vinca at a 10 km distance or at a water sports park (40 km) or at any coastal resort you can choose from a large range of (45 km to the closest).Wind surfing, water skiing at most coastal resorts. Diving at Argeles, Banyuls, Port Vendres, Bacares, St Cyprien and Collioure. Golf at Font Romeu there is a 9 hole golf course at a beautiful mountain setting. St Cyprien-Plage has a 27 hole golf course. Spas and thermal baths in Vernet-les-Bains (Rheumatology) and Molitg-les-Bains (Respiratory pathologies and Skin diseases). Outstanding natural sulphurous hot springs in wonderful outdoor mountain setting in St Thomas les Bains. Casino and night club in Vernet les Bains, wine making village – just 6 km away. And a lot more!


A good Base for Exploring the Region
Pyrenees-Orienatles is a beautiful region with perfect climate and a lot of places to visit. Among them: Villefranche de Conflent A medieval town with complete fortified walls. It is also the starting point for a ride on Yellow Train. You can ride in open or closed top carriages admiring the breathtaking view. Abbeys at St Martin de Canigou & St Michel de Cuxa. The 1.3 km long path to St Michel starts almost from the gate of the house. By the way, St Michel de Cuxa it that very place where the heroine finally kills Dracula in the bestseller by E. Kostova “The Historian”.Tautavel Museum – the site of the oldest human in Europe. Natural reserve in Nyer - wild life of the Pyrenees preserved as it is. The Perfume Tower in Mosset can be reached in 15 min, the Solar Oven at Mont-Louis in 30 min by car. And also Perpignan with its Palace of the Kings of Majorca, Collioure with its Royal palace overlooking one of the most beautiful ports in France, Ceret with its Modern Arts museum are well worth visiting.

Summary:

A comfortable house over viewing a pretty market town, halfway between the Med beaches and 5-6 Pyrenean Ski resorts. Our house is good for 2-10 people

Facilities

Property type: House

Room details

Bedrooms:

4 bedrooms, sleeps 10

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 4: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
2 double sofa beds located in sitting room ground floor, games room ground floor, 1 single sofa bed located in bedroom ground floor, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 10 in the dining area
Room for 8 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
Telephone
TV Languages in English, Local
Leisure:
Table tennis
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Private garden
Extra information (A new baby cot and a high-chair provided. Really great view - 24 hours a day! Sorry, but please smoke on the terrace.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Pets (Yes, we do accept dogs - please ask.)

Sports and activities

Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Skiing
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Night Club
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
6th January 2015 to 30th April 2016 None set No 3

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 180 Days 10%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 30th April 10 Days 40%
1st May to 30th September 7 Days 25%
1st July to 31st October 20 Days 15%
1st November to 31st December 10 Days 40%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st October to 31st December 27 Days 30%
1st October to 31st December 15 Days 20%
1st October to 31st December 15 Days 20%
1st January to 31st May 27 Days 30%
1st January to 31st May 15 Days 20%
1st January to 31st May 15 Days 20%
1st June to 30th September 27 Days 20%
1st June to 30th September 15 Days 10%
1st September to 30th September 8 Days 5%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Change- over fee All year N/A £72.80 per booking

Paid with booking

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
You are supposed to leave the property tidy and as clean as possible: 1)Clean refrigerator. Leave no food or drink in it. 2)Collect garbage and empty it into outside cans 3) Clean stove, range & grill, counter tops, sinks and appliances. Wipe all surfaces so that they are free of grease and food 4) Clean bathrooms (include toilets and sinks) 5) Vacuum floors 6) Put the furniture to its usual places 7) Bring the used bed linen and towels to the games room If you want to ask our cleaners to do it instead - you can either pay on the spot (please negotiate directly, minimum 2 days before your departure) or we can deduct this money from your damage deposit. All year unit

Paid locally

Bed linen and towels All year person

Paid locally

Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 10km
  • Nearest bar: 0.6km
  • Nearest restaurant: 600m
  • Nearest ski lift: 45km
  • Nearest supermarket: 600m
  • Girona Airport: 110km
  • Beziers Airport: 80km
  • Rail station, shops, banks, bars, market: 700m
  • Tennis,municipal swimming pool: 1km
  • Lake, golf course, adventure park, natural resort: 10km
  • Sea,ski resorts, skating rink, animal park: 45km

Reviews

14 out of 14 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 11 September 2010
Brilliant location with excellent views and many opportunities for good walks. Accommodation comfortable for four couples. Well equipped kitchen. Apart from a few teething problems we had an great holiday.
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Stayed Saturday 04 September 2010
After many attempts to use the rental systems payment service I overpaid as I couldnt change the amount on the system to the correct amount offered by the vendor which took nearly 3 weeks to be re-paid. The view from the house was amazing its a large property and could be absolutely lovely, but we were dissappointed with the inside condition of the house, it does need a bit of TLC especially the hallway. The floor seemd to be dusty and unwashed when we arrived. When we came to use the dishwasher we found the last tenants had left the dirty plates and cutlery in the dishwasher unwashed, we also found dirty plates and utensils in the cupboards and had to wash everything before using it, which we did mention to the owner who was very apologetic. We were also very limited as to where we could eat, although the town/village centre was just a short walk away there was only 3 decent restaurants to choose from. One we did enjoy visiting twice is Le Patio not the cheapest but well worth it.
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Stayed Thursday 28 January 2010
I truly enjoyed my stay, am very happy. The place is perfectly located, with a breathtaking mountain view from the living room and balcony. The house was very clean, all amenities in order, beds and sitting areas comfortable and arranged with taste and wisdom. Being a "hotel guy", I was at first very skeptical about the idea of booking there, but eventually was satisfied way beyond my expectations. I will definitely refer it to people I know, and will have no doubts where to stay should I visit that neighborhood again!
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Stayed Thursday 28 January 2010
I truly enjoyed my stay, am very happy. The place is perfectly located, with a breathtaking mountain view from the living room and balcony. The house was very clean, all amenities in order, beds and sitting areas comfortable and arranged with taste and wisdom. Being a "hotel guy", I was at first very skeptical about the idea of booking there, but eventually was satisfied way beyond my expectations. I will definitely refer it to people I know, and will have no doubts where to stay should I visit that neighborhood again!
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Stayed Thursday 28 January 2010
I truly enjoyed my stay, am very happy. The place is perfectly located, with a breathtaking mountain view from the living room and balcony. The house was very clean, all amenities in order, beds and sitting areas comfortable and arranged with taste and wisdom. Being a "hotel guy", I was at first very skeptical about the idea of booking there, but eventually was satisfied way beyond my expectations. I will definitely refer it to people I know, and will have no doubts where to stay should I visit that neighborhood again!
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Stayed Tuesday 06 October 2009
SOME DELPH WERE CRACKED AND CHIPPED CUTTLERY LOOKED CHEAP,TV TO FAR AWAY FROM SEATING,BABY NEXT DOOR CRIED EVERY MORNING AT 7 AM. OTHERWISE OK.
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Stayed Saturday 26 July 2008
I felt unable to selec t one of the options for "met your expectations?" because halfway house did not meet all my expectations but I was not disappointed. I had to do this though in order to submit the review electronically. The house was great, and good value for money, and the new table tennis table proved wonderful for our group of 9 adults (including 5 youngsters aged 17 to 22), but I do not think that this house is suitable for groups containing more than 8 fully grown people. This is because as the website states there are 4 bedrooms, but as none of the many websites advertising this house that I have read, make clear the second lounge, containing one of the bed settees, is a thoroughfare with 5 rooms leading off it. There is a bed settee in the games room, but this is even more of a throughfare than the second lounge. The third bed settee is in one of the smallish bedrooms, so is only suitable for a child sharing with parents or for 3 very close friends. One of my sons had to sleep in the upstairs lounge/ dining room, which meant that this lovely room with the wrap round balcony and the wonderful views, could not always be available to the rest of the party. It also meant that he had to put his bed out every night after everyone else had gone to bed. Still good value for money and I would return any time in a smaller party. We had a good time. I suggest a floor plan be added to the advert so that people are not mis led.
Owner reply:

Thank you very much for your comments! Its the first time I am told the smaller living room is not good for adults to sleep there though we have large groups quite often! Well, if you think so - there may well be some other people who feel the same. Well provide a screen for delicate guests next time. And its a great idea to show the floor plan on the website. Again thank you! I just think its a bit unfair to put 2 1/2 stars to a house like ours..... Anyway you are welcome! Come again! Winter is great here too!

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Stayed Wednesday 04 July 2007
Thanks we did have a very nice time in the house, its a nice good house perfect for a big family and the area was just perfect for both adults and kids. The house is well situated for tours around in the area where there are a lot of tourist attractions. You have to have a car there. We had nice weather and a good temperature nice warm. There is a beautiful sight over the city and the mountains. When I’m going to that area again on vacation I would be happy to rent the house again. The people looking after the house are friendly helpful and quick. The owner has been very quick too to respond on all my mails, sms and calls. So all in all it has been a very good experience that I would be happy to do again.
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Stayed Friday 26 May 2006
House was great, views wonderful, table tennis a real hit, however there were not enough private bed spaces for the nine adults in our group. Two bed settees were in thoroughfares, and the third was in a smallish room right next to a double bed. A floor plan on the web site would have alerted us to this. In fact none of the web sites advertising this house mention that the second lounge has 5 (or any) rooms leading off it. One person in our group had to sleep in the main lounge, meaning we could not breakfast in there and take in the wonderful views. Also he had to go to bed last every night. Still a great house, value for money and I would go back there, in a smaller group.
This was our second time in Prades, and again we stayed in “Bellevue House”. We were 5 people this time (2 kids and 3 adults). The kids occupied the room with twin beds and were quite happy, and we enjoyed each own space - 1 person in a room. There is an exit from the ground floor to the garden and we were using it to leave the house quietly when the upper floor people were still sleeping. I would say the house can sleep up to 8 adults in comfort, or 10-11 people - if you come with kids. We like the location of the house - it’s so much to do in this area, for all ages, and you can travel by train or by bus as well, though we would recommend a car - the house stands on the hill and walking up and down with shopping bags makes a good work-out for the muscles. We were not lucky about the weather this year so were disappointed first to find the sea cold and stormy, but than we rearranged our plans and decided to explore local spa resorts. We visited 3 thermal resorts in Conflent: Molitg les Bains, Vernet les Bains and St. Thomas and found all 3 very pleasing and quite affordable, though the first 2 does not allow children. We also had a very tough sightseeing program and were making BBQ almost every night. We ate a ton of local fruits - fresh and cheap. We even had cherries directly from the tree in the garden. In one word, we had great vacations and would like to come again as soon as we can - probably next winter, this time to ski. Nataly T. July 2013
Cozy and hospitable accomodation. We enjoyed it very much. The directions that the owner gave me were very explanatory, the house was easy to find. We were impressed by its picturesque surroundings, mountains, historical places. At the same time, the neighbourhood of the property is very quiet, and you have very friendly neighbours, Eric helped me with some things. We enjoyed the views, the up-to-date machines at the kitchen, and especially the ping-pong table that we played a lot. I should add that cleanness and the order how things had been organized were just superb! Overall, we were left with a very positive feelings and excellent impression about this place and your skills to organize things to make your house a warm and temporary place for your guests. We will definitely refer this place to our guests and most likely will visit it again. - Per and Rita R. April 2013
Cozy and hospitable accomodation. We enjoyed it very much. The directions that the owner gave me were very explanatory, the house was easy to find. We were impressed by its picturesque surroundings, mountains, historical places. At the same time, the neighbourhood of the property is very quiet, and you have very friendly neighbours, Eric helped me with some things. We enjoyed the views, the up-to-date machines at the kitchen, and especially the ping-pong table that we played a lot. I should add that cleanness and the order how things had been organized were just superb! Overall, we were left with a very positive feelings and excellent impression about this place and your skills to organize things to make your house a warm and temporary place for your guests. We will definitely refer this place to our guests and most likely will visit it again. - Per and Rita R. Norway April 2013
This was our second time in Prades, and again we stayed in “Bellevue House”. We were 5 people this time (2 kids and 3 adults). The kids occupied the room with twin beds and were quite happy, and we enjoyed each own space - 1 person in a room. There is an exit from the ground floor to the garden and we were using it to leave the house quietly when the upper floor people were still sleeping. I would say the house can sleep up to 8 adults in comfort, or 10-11 people - if you come with kids. We like the location of the house - it’s so much to do in this area, for all ages, and you can travel by train or by bus as well, though we would recommend a car - the house stands on the hill and walking up and down with shopping bags makes a good work-out for the muscles. We were not lucky about the weather this year so were disappointed first to find the sea cold and stormy, but than we rearranged our plans and decided to explore local spa resorts. We visited 3 thermal resorts in Conflent: Molitg les Bains, Vernet les Bains and St. Thomas and found all 3 very pleasing and quite affordable, though the first 2 does not allow children. We also had a very tough sightseeing program and were making BBQ almost every night. We ate a ton of local fruits - fresh and cheap. We even had cherries directly from the tree in the garden. In one word, we had great vacations and would like to come again as soon as we can - probably next winter, this time to ski. Nataly T. July 2013
We were 6 - 3 adults with 3 kids (from 6 to 11) and we were all happy: kids were playing ping pong - and that was really great, we were enjoying alfresco eating and drinking and long walks. It was warm and sunny most of the time. And we have found quite decent eating places nearby. We would recommend Tautavel museum to families with kids. Will do our best to come again in summer.
Our group consisted of 2 families - 4 parents and 5 kids from 15 - 6. Although we are very experienced travelers, this was the 1st time wed rented a house and we were very impressed. Booking with our agent was an easy, agreeable process. The house is very centrally located in Prades, minutes from the centre of a well-equipped town with excellent summer attractions of its own and central to many other regional attractions. Very clean with all the mod-cons. With 2 families splitting the bill, it was superb value. Weve promoted it through our social networks - highly recommended.
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The location of the house is wonderful, a bit on a hill with great view. Directly from the house one can do some nice hiking up the hill, e.g. to the abbey St Michael de Cuxa. Very quiet and green area with beatiful flowers. About 15 min walk down to the old city with the church. We particularly appreciated the modern and very well equipped kitchen, and, due to 36° in august, the air condition in each room- splendid!. We were only 3 persons, but the house is ideal for a small family as well, we simply used only the first floor, with its lovely balkony. The house makes a very fresh impression, with a nice bathroom. Prades itself is not at all touristic, not even during the music festival (which is really great if you like classical music!). We did some hiking in the mountains which is really great, but the roads are rather difficult to drive sometimes. People are generally very friendly in the Pyrenees and we were often surprised by this friendly, calm and very helpful attitude. Lots of lovely old villages and castles.
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habitation très bien située vues sur la ville et les montagnes exceptionnelles intérieur très bien agencé seul bémol, il faudrait des récipients plus grands pour faire la cuisine, lorsquil y a 10 personnes
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Spent four nights in Prades in March. The house is suitable for two even though it sleeps more. The view is superb and the walk into town is only 10 minutes, so its great to feel youre a bit out of the hustle and bustle yet so near to it too. Prades is well placed for lots of things to do. Good walking in the locality especially the Gorge de Caranca (though not for vertigo-challenged!). Eric looked after us well and gave us tips on what to do in the area. Table tennis in the basement is a nice extra!
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Ideally situated accomdation for access to the mountains and the coast. The house was ideally suited for a couple and very comfortable.
Nous avons beaucoup appr&#233ci&#233 notre s&#233jour dans cette charmante villa &#224 Prades. la maison est tr&#232s bien &#233quip&#233e, nous avons pass&#233 un agr&#233able s&#233jour et les enfants &#233taient ravis. A noter aussi la splendide vue visible du s&#233jour, bien agr&#233able le matin au petit d&#233jeuner. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir &#224 l'occasion." (Incabilouis, France)
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Lovely views and very adequate accommodation for 6 people. Quite a walk up to the place from the town which was fine most times. but a little difficult if you had lots of heavy shopping to carry. We went in April and found the price very reasonable. We did a few days without a car and used local trains but they were not reliable and a car would have helped us see more of the surrounding areas.
We had an enjoyable week in Prades in July 2007. The house in very generous in size with ample room for 8 adults plus children.The view from the lounge window of the Pyrenees is stunning. There is a small garden with barbeque, which is a sun trap.The small town of Prades has a lovely market and we found some good eating places.We wouldn't hesitate to return.
Yes, everybody enjoyed the holiday. It was our first time in the South of France and we will certainly be returning. The Villa had everything that we required and the view from the villa was spectacular ! Phil Collier
A beautiful house in perfect location. Anne-Claire Micheal
Hello Anna!First of all, we have to say that we like a lot the house, the village and the scenery we can see through the window. We can imagine how beautiful it can be with snow. We hope to go back, there a lot of places to visit in Pirynees.....Mar & Juan (Barcelona)

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