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Luxury Ski and Summer Activity Apartment Near Gondola and Village Centre

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

A superb apartment which sleeps up to 8 guests with stunning mountain views.

Located just 200 yards from the gondola station and village centre makes the apartment ideal for skiers, mountain bikers and walkers. Riding stables are adjacent for summer pony trekking. The apartment is on 3rd and 4th floor with uninterrupted mountain views.

It features a large balcony, 2 double bedrooms, 2 conjoined attic rooms each with 2 single beds, luxury corner bath/shower/bidet and also secure underground parking with ski locker.

The apartment has a fitted kitchen which includes a microwave oven, toaster, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Heat and unlimited hot water is by gas central heating. There is also a large flatscreen TV/ DVD combo with PlayStation, audio player, hairdryer, vacuum cleaner and iron.

Wireless internet is available for free and most of the bars and Hotels in the village also provide free WifI although password protected in most.

Out neighbours, the 4* Piolets Park Hotel and Spa includes an indoor/outdoor pool and jacuzzi, sauna and fitness suite all available to external guests and remains reasonably priced. Spa food and drinks are also available.

Summer and Winter Activities: Andorra and the Pyrenees are renown for winter sports. However, this resort offers fantastic summer holidays as well. Located just 2 hours drive from Barcelona, Perpignan, Lourdes and Toulouse, it makes a great base for exploring Europe's finest cities. The East and North coasts of Spain, the West and South coasts of France are all accessible.

In the resort the gondola also operates during summer time (July and August) opening up the mountain to extreme mountain biking, walking, dog sledges on wheels or just mountain walks to admire the views.

The Ice Palace in Canillo is 5 mins away and is the country's largest sports centre with ice skating, swimming, tennis and go karts for those looking for a more adventurous holiday. The tourist office in Canillo also caters for those who wish to explore the mountain directly, with mountain climbing, white water rafting and a variety of other mountain activities up for discovery!

In the capital (15 mins drive away) are some of Europe's best shops and are all duty free. Literally a shoppers mecca, with quality goods from around the world. Caldea in the capital boasts Europe's largest spa and relaxation centre and is always worth the time!

Getting There: By Air : Carcasonne, Perpigan, Barcelona and Toulouse Airports are all approximately 2 hours drive. Regular buses run from Barcelona and Toulouse (tel Novatel +376803789 or Nadel +376805151). Other airports include Carcassonne and Pau. Cheap flights can be found with Easyjet; BMIbaby; BA; Ryanair, Flybe, Thomsonfly and Monarch.

By Train : The nearest station is L'Hospitalet in France, 30Kms away, tel +33561052078. Bus from here is Hispano tel +376821372.

By Car : We have driven several times leaving Dover mid morning and this put puts us in Central France, near Limoges by evening. Then a nice drive next day puts us in Soldeu by mid afternoon. We usually drive the return leg from Soldeu early morning to Calais late evening where we overnight.

Friends have also driven using the Portsmouth to St Malo crossing overnight with only an 8 hour drive through France. The ferry from Bilbao/Santander to Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries is also a superb option and allows for a cruise in addition to enjoying the moutain retreat!

Shopping: Andorran shopping is known worldwide, to the point that it has become one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions and a good addition to any holiday activity. You can always make your journey to Andorra worthwhile with a few good buys.

Andorra’s privileged tax status provides very competitive prices and shops stock a large selection of products in sectors such as jewellery, optical items, sporting goods, perfumes, electronics, models, food and designer clothing, alcohol and tabacco. It’s hard not to find what you’re looking for in Andorra; there are over 4.800 shops!

In Andorra, it is a shoppers paradise, with bargain prices all year around. Electronic items have low prices. Ski's and ski wear are cheap, with shops that can cater for every Skiers and Snowboarders needs.

Local distilleries fill plastic bottles from the cask with home made spirits, ports etc for approx 3 Euros per litre.

1000's of branded drinks are also available at increadible prices.

With so much to see, there has never been a better time to visit Andorra. It's reputation for both Summer and Winter activities has increased dramatically and can easily rival and out compete the most traditional of ski resorts in Europe at a fraction of the price.


More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Canillo in Andorra

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Attic Bathroom - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 Double Bed
    Second - 1 Double Bed
    Attic 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Attic 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Two double beds in the two master rooms and 4 single beds in the attic room with 1 cot (*available upon request). The master bedroom benefits from a spacious balcony and wonderful views.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Two double bed rooms and 2 conjoined attic rooms (each with 2 single beds). New luxury bathroom suite with corner bath, shower, bidet and w/c. New fully fitted kitchen. Large lounge with space and seating for dining. Large balcony with seating. Fabulous views over the mountains and valleys. Convenient to the bars, restaurants, shops and ski lifts. Nearest bars approx 30 yards away, then they continue along the main street far another 200 yards to the Gondola station. No noticeable noise from Apres skiiers as we are 3 floors up and far enough away to avoid the clubs. The restaurants are great and cater for all tastes.


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Luxury Ski and Summer Activity Apartment Near Gondola and Village Centre
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Great property, helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our week skiing in Andorra, had everything we needed and was a great location. The owner Gary was very responsive in answering our questions ahead and during stay. Thank you for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Was very impressed with this apartment. I have stayed in a few places in Andorra and this was easily the best!

The Apartment was very clean and had everything we wanted for our stay. Giving us a good place to relax after a hard day on the slopes.

Kitchen facilities were very good and allowed us to easily cook meals rather than eating out every night. Location was also very good, just a short 5 min walk from the main gondola. Overall I was very impressed, would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic 5 days in soldeu

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic 5 days 5 nights here last season. The resort is brilliant, loads of skiing, 2m of snow whilst we were there and happy hour was a huge success! The town itself hosts all

The requirements for all ages, from lovely restaurants, bars, clubs, you really can do whatever you fancy, plus its all 2-5 mins walk! The apartment is beautiful, warm cosy but very large with picturesque views across the whole mountain. Can't wait to go again this year. Thanks Gary

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
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Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday here - the kids say it was the best they have had. The apartment was clean, tidy and comfortable. Any little problems were sorted immediately for us so we were really pleased. Would love to go again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
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Leonardtown, Md, USA

Most Charming place in Andorra

  • 5 of 5

My extended family stayed in this wonderful chalet for a week. The village of Ordino is fantastic, easily the nicest in Andorra. The center village is an easy walk from the home and pretty too. The home has everything we could have asked for, its very well equiped There are several flights of stairs, which may be an issue for an older person. The owners have taken care to 'child-proof' the main floor. There are good local resturants, shops and a grocery. There are a number of great hiking trails nearby. We had a great time and I was sad to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
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  • 4 of 5

I have been in black sea region,its so relax and chilling holiday i had there. you can check www.holidaycenterbg.com

it was a great hotel in sozopol

my regards

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please note this review does not relate to our apartment. It must have been listed by mistake.
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Gary Drage
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Polish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Gary Drage

Director of a leading leisure and home games company in the UK.

Started skiing as a child at school but stopped at age 19 when mortgage and family took priority. Started again when I was mid 30's and after a few package tours with wife and kids selected to buy. Loved Andorra because of its vast terrain, sensible prices, great long season. I often ski mid December and again mid April. So far i've never been disappointed with the snow even at these times of the season. The GrandValira ski region is so well maintained and managed. Loads of snow cannons to ensure snow cover and great variety of pistes.

Gary Drage purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Gary Drage chose Canillo

Location, Location, Location!

Superb ski conditions and slopes for both experienced and beginners.

Sensible priced food and drinks with very welcoming family atmosphere in village bars and hotels.

What makes this apartment unique

Short distance to Gondola, Sleeps 8, Stunning Views, Duty Free Prices and Unique Culture of Spain and France in one place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gary, Had a great time in soldeu skiing. Great apartment. I'll send the keys back ASAP. Will recommend you to all my friends, thanks, Brendan Birt. 06 January 2005...

Had great time, will be back next year. Strongly recommend Caldea. Thanks, Mrs V. Gibbs.

Great weather, Great Skiing, Great Apartment, Thanks !!

Thanks for a great week. Caroline Sharich 25-01-05...

We had a very enjoyable stay at your apartment. Having worked several seasons in the vast Three Valleys in France I was surprised to find the ski area in Soldeu as large as it was. We didn't cover a fracton of it. Your apartment is ideal and well situated and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a great holiday. Alex Lock 21-03-05..

We had a very pleasant stay, the sun shone every day and the snow was near perfect conditions. Overall an excellent flat an we would certainly recommend it to others. Andy hooper 21-03-05...

The apartment was top notch incredible views, great skiing, Lucy
Nov 2007
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Nearest Airport
128 Kilometres
Carcassonne, Perpignan or Barcelona or Toulouse
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Aspen Bar
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
Soldeu Mountain Golf Course - lift required
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
L'Hopsitalet, France
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
Soldeu Gondola Station
Nearest Beach
128 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Incredible mountain views in the wonderful Pyrénées. Glorious for winter skiing and summer walking (do not miss Val d'Incles). The area is fantastic, picturesque and all within walking distance. Enjoy tax free shopping, which is an obvious boom. Located between France and Spain the mix of these two countries and their customs is intoxicating. Language, food and drink all contribute to make Andorra a fabulous place to holiday in either the summer or the winter. Soldeu is a small village. Its focus throughout winter is skiing with arguably the best ski school in Europe on the doorstep with the gondola 200m away from the doorstep. The resort is great for family friendly facilities. Fantastic slopes for all standards and affordable. Other facilities include Skidoos, Dog Sledging, Helicopter rides, Paragliding and Ratracking. Summer offers mountain sports including climbing, biking, fantastic walks, pony trekking at the stables opposite, dog sledging on wheels or just relaxing in the sun!

Other Activities: Olympic sports centre, thermal spa, duty free shopping.

Golf: The highest golf course in Europe! Grandvalira Golf Soldeu with 9 holes – 34 par, and a total length of 2590 metres (16 hectares). The course will include one par 5’s of 500 metres, five par 4’s and three par 3’s.

The architect, Jeremy Pern, has emphasized the importance of smoothly embedding the course in its natural environment, taking whole advantage of its topography and natural elements so to not impact the area.

An exceptional meeting point Grandvalira Golf Soldeu will offer all the facilities devoted to the practice and learning of the sport. On the one hand, the centre will host a school with an experienced team offering from beginner to advanced lessons. It will also offer an equipment rental service and a driving range, a practice area where newcomers will be able to start learning the secrets of the game. During the summer season, Grandvalira Golf Soldeu will host renown golf competitions and tournaments.

Ski: 'Europe's Best Ski School' as quoted by the Sunday Times

Vast skiing terrain, reasonable prices make GrandValira a leading European contender with the most demanding skiers and snowboarders.

108 runs, 17 Green, 36 Blue, 34 Red, 21 Black, plus Cross country circuits, Ratrack routes, 2 ISF approved comp stadiums, 4 freestyle areas, Halfpipe and Boardercross and a childrens themed Snow park

Guaranteed snow with 900 snow cannons, 63 lifts and minimal queues

Hands free lift pass can be booked with us at up to a 20% DISCOUNT

Kindergarten at top of gondola next to ski school, prices from 15 Euros for 2 hrs to 100 euros for 5 full days

Group lessons cost ~95 Euro per week, private lessons from 30 Euro per hour although prices for smaller private groups can be under 50 euros per hour for up to 6 people. Private lessons also give priority access to lifts. Reservation centre +376801060, reservation not necessary but call for more detailed info.

(Prices based on high season 2005 and may vary.)

WiFi is now available throughout the mountain with free hotspots at most of the mountain lift stations, bars, cafes and many of the pistes.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Christmas and New Year carry a £100 premium as does the February half term week.

We require a 30% deposit with order with the balance 2 months prior to departure along with a £50 key deposit. This will be reimbursed upon return of keys and the apartment being left in a satisfactory condition.

Keys are posted out to my guests in advance to allow you to access directly and thus no need to arrange

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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