A BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED farmhouse combining rustic French charm with modern comfort. The property is located on a quiet private lane way with stunning views of the mountains, but is just a 10 minute walk from the picturesque medieval town of PRATS DE MOLLO in the heart of the Pyrenees. This fortified town offers a good selection of bars, restaurants, village shops and amenities, as well as a weekly market where the wonderful produce of local winemakers and farmers can be sampled.
Large 4 bedroom house, stunning views, easy walking distance to village.
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 13, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
French Pyrenees countryside charm
As outdoor people my husband and I love the French Pyrenees. We enjoy the high mountain and the endless walking trails, the historic villages, rich cultures and the artesian food and wine. On four occasions now we have based our holiday in the rustic fortified mountain village of Prats De Mollo. The village Prats with its cobbled streets and perimeter wall has plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to browse in and a small tourist office which is so helpful in recommending outings to enjoy in the vicinity.
We found a real treasure in a beautifully renovated farmhouse which is just a few minutes walk out of the village. Its location is perfect and we keep returning to this house and can't recommend it strongly enough. Here we get the real sense of countryside with breath-taking scenery in every window or from the balcony. The house is tasteful renovation maintaining the old French local style, yet has all modern requirements that make living easy. The house is lovingly maintained and it is thoroughly clean throughout. The house is fitted out to sleep 8 people in its spacious rooms. The large dining room table and the open feature fire provide a homely atmosphere.
Over a number of years we've stayed here in the spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons each bring their own charm and uniqueness. This farmhouse is a perfect retreat any time of year. And we have found that the owners and the locals are always accommodating and extremely helpful in our dealings.
Fantastic house, great location, superb holiday
My wife and I have stayed here a few times now with our family (three kids) and can't recommend it strongly enough. The location is mountainous but not remote as the main town of Prats is only a few minutes' walk away, so you get the luxury of breathtaking scenery without losing the benefits of an accessible town and its bars and restaurants.
The house is quite special - a tasteful renovation of an old French farmhouse full of unique pieces of furniture and featuring a kitchen with all mod cons. It's spotlessly clean throughout and, with the ability to sleep eight people, should be able to accommodate even the largest of families.
We've stayed here when fireflies have lit up the night sky and eagles have soared above us during the daytime. On occasion the heavens have opened with spectacular thunder and lightning storms but, almost without fail, we've been able to throw open the shutters every morning to be greeted by glorious sunshine and perfectly blue skies.
Put simply, this is a beautiful house in a beautiful part of the world. Behind the house, lie the high Pyrenees and Spain while, in front, lies the Mediterranean Sea.
The house has been used by writers in the past and as such is a perfect retreat. But we've used it as a base to explore the region with our kids and the close proximity of a swimming pool, adventure centres, zip-wires and outdoor pursuits means there's lots to do.
We found the owners great to deal with, easy-going and straightforward and only too happy to help with any questions about the area.
We're already planning our next trip.
Farmhouse in Pyrenees
We have had some wonderful days in Pyrenees, and enjoyed our stay in your lovely house!
magnifique région, très jolie maison agréable à vivre , impression d'être chez des amis
Agréable maison, conviviale, belle cheminée pour se retrouver au coin du feu le soir, terrasse où nous avons pris le petit déjeuné avec une belle vue sur la vallée.
PRATS DE MOLLO is a picturesque medieval town in the heart of the Pyrenees, within 1 hours drive of Mediterranean beaches, shopping in Perpignan, and Spanish ski resorts. It enjoys its own micro-climate, boasting 300 days sunshine a year, protected from the strong winds and humidity more usually experienced in coastal towns. ACTIVITIES include municipal swimming pool, tennis courts, children's playground, BBQ areas, local spa resorts, fabulous adventure park, forest walks and cycle tracks, and many historic sites of interest. Easily accessible from Perpignan, Girona and Barcelona airports.