This fully renovated apartment occupies the ground floor of a traditional stone cottage in the medieval village of Eus – with the prestigious ‘plus beau ville de France’ status and claiming to be the sunniest village in France! Ideal for a couple or small family, the accommodation includes a queen-sized double room and a den off of the courtyard with day bed (opens as a single or double bed). The bathroom is a good size and has a plumbed in washing machine. A spacious, well equipped kitchen adjoins a small dining area which leads into a comfortable living room with large window looking onto the famous Canigou Mountain directly across the valley. A terraced balcony at the front and a private, shaded courtyard in the rear allow outdoor seating / bbqs, and on-street parking in front of the house is a real convenience in the steep village where most properties require an uphill walk to reach them. This is a quiet and private apartment from which to access mountain sports and recreation, historical tours, sunny beaches or just plain relaxing with a glass of the local wine and a gorgeous view!
1 bedroom + den cottage, sleeps up to 4, stunning location, magnificent views!
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Nov 2018
About Stewart Monteith
The owners are Stacy and Stewart Monteith. We are probably best described as an 'international' couple, Stacy is from the States and Stewart is from the UK. We met and married in Kuwait where, among other far-flung places, we have been teachers in international schools. We now live in Florida, again teaching for a living but now more 'grounded' and here to stay (probably!).
Stewart Monteith purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Stewart Monteith chose Eus
Our Eus(ful) house was bought in 2005 to provide a 'home for the summer' when on school holidays and as a possible retirement home. Originally, it was one house that was converted into two flats by previous owners. We have kept it that way, but have completely redesigned and remodeled the interior and added windows, put on a new roof and new floors and floor beams in both apartments and had a complete rewire and new plumbing. The outside areas and the 'cave' have also been given a complete overhaul, away from the rather 'utilitarian' condition they were found in. The renovation took over 3 years but we have ended up with a property that has all the convenience and practicality of a modern home, but blends perfectly with the charming, old stone buildings of the village. We take great pride in our 'new' house and hope our guests will enjoy it as much as we do.
What makes this Apartment unique
Eus is possibly the most picturesque village in the conflent valley and irresistibly draws the eye as one drives along the road into the Pyrenees. When we were seeking a property to use a s a holiday / retirement home in the area, we never thought it would be possible to find an available home for sale. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate that something did become available and what's more, a house which we fell in love with at first sight. We are now very happy that we can share the good fortune to be able to holiday in such extraordinarily beautiful surroundings, with our guests who have always expressed a similar appreciation for their stay in our 'home from home' in Eus.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great time in this lovely little village, perched on the hill across from the Pic du Canigou. Good base for day hikes around the area. Very comfortable apartment with great front porch to enjoy the long summer evenings. We were really able to "unplug" and enjoy lots of reading, relaxing evenings and lovely views.
Lovely property with wonderful views of the mountains and valley.
Great location serving as a base for exploring Cathar country. Own transport definitely required. Easy to park near property. Owner and agent Pascale kind enough to buy us provisions as we arrived on a Bank Holiday. Only getting four stars as WiFi strength quite poor, one radiator not working and instructions to access property were not clear.
Maison fonctionnelle, confortable et très bien équipée, idéalement placée. Très beau site.
Apparemment très bien, intérieur très bien équipé très accueillant et propre avec une très belle vue sur le Canigou de superbes randonnées à faire autour
le village est très mignon , parfois certain locaux pas très agréables avec les touristes !
Dans l ensemble nous avons été très satisfait de notre séjour
appartement très agréable et frais.
Pas toujours facile de se garer
Wonderful apartment in very nice village with beautiful surroundings
Last April we stayed for nearly one week in this beautiful apartment in Eus. It's really wonderful and very much recommendable.
The apartment is very well furnished. You really find everything you need. It has lots of atmosphere, beautiful paintings on the wall and is well lit. When you need to read there's good light everywhere. You find it next to your bed and everywhere in other places where you need it. The chairs and sofa's are comfortable. When you arrive in cold weather, like when we came, there's heating everywhere.
Both from the veranda in front and from the living room there are wide views of the surroundings with the Pyrenees (especially Canigou mountain) and the valley in villages nearby. The patio in the back must also be nice on warm summer evenings.
The location is pretty low in Eus, so that you don't have to climb a lot to reach the apartment. There is only a small staircase with a handrail which should not be a problem, if you have walking difficulties. Parking is possible nearby. Usually one street lower, a few minutes walk. But to unload you can park your car below the building for a short while.
We found it very clean. There were even fresh flowers on the table and a bottle of local wine. The beds were very comfortable.
Eus is a wonderful village. It's not just tourists. Local people are still living here; families with children are among them. There is a cafe and a restaurant on top of the village. Walk up the stairs or park the car on top of the village to get there. There is a Super U for all your shopping in Prades, about 10 minutes by car. More shops and restaurants to be found here.
Eus is a good location for visiting the Cathar countryside, coast near Perpignan, Andorra and nothern Catalonia/ Spain.
The owner Stewart can be contacted if you need him, although he doesn't live here. For the rest there is a local caretaker. The only little thing of improvement is that the local caretaker could be slow in responding, but she told she will improve this. So it's really a 5 star accommodation which you will definitely enjoy a lot! We have sweet memories of it and would like to return once we have new plans for the Pyrenees.
The pretty village of Eus sits on a small hill aside of the Têt Valley, looking out across fields of peach orchards and commanding a magnificent view of the Canigou Mountain. In the valley below lies the market town of Prades, sleepy for most of the year but coming to life in August with the music of the Pablo Casals Festival. In the surrounding area, opportunities for an active vacation or a relaxing escape are plentiful; access the castle-strewn history of the region (Villefranche/Castelnou), the art-culture of Ceret and Figueres (Picasso/Dali) and the beaches and picturesque fishing villages of the Mediterranean coast (Argeles/Collioure). Alternatively, pursue adventure in the rugged Pyrenees mountains, or indulge in therapeutic relaxation and resuscitation at the many sites of natural thermal springs (Molitg/Vernet les Bains). In the Winter months, take your skis up to the high slopes (Les Angles/Font Romeu), less than an hour away. Be inspired, it's all here!
Additional pricing information
Check in 4pm, check out 10am on change-over weekends. Please request anything different ahead of vacation. Discounted rate of GBP 600 per month for long lets (3 or more months).