Set in a beautiful south facing mountain valley, the villa is situated in the village of Fuilla du Bas and enjoys stunning views of Mount Canigou. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, this historic region has the best weather of Southern France. Besides extensive year round outdoor pursuits, there is much to see and do locally, making this is a true 4 season holiday destination. The lovely market town of Prades, medieval fortified town of Villefranche de Conflent and the spa town of Vernet le Bains are all less than 10 minutes away. Further afield, the Mediterranean coast is 45 minutes distant. While in the winter a selection of ski resorts, including Pyrenees 2000, Les Angles and Font Romeu are only 40 minutes' drive away and there, even in summer, there is much to see and do. Also close by is scenic inland Northern Spain. A bit further on, but still easily doable as a day trip is Andorra which has a huge range of tax free bargains. All in all this is an area of great beauty and variety.
- Villa968 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay5 - 14 nights
Villa in Fuilla du Bas, Near Prades, Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon - 4 Season Holiday Location, Close To Prades
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- 26 Jul 2018
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Wonderful location, great weather, brilliant owner
A beautiful property in a location with amazing views and perfect facilities. Patricia, the owner, was a delight to deal with (not a typical experience) and nothing we asked was too much trouble. Thank you, Patricia for a wonderful holiday.
Even in late September/October the weather played its part on most days and we had a great time with temperatures in the late 20s. The pool was wonderful (if a little chilly at this time of year) but much needed to cool off. Swimming while able to look up at Mount Canigou made it very special.
The local scenery is spectacular and Villefranche de Conflet, just at the bottom of the hill, is a really interesting town with a fascinating history. The market in Prades is, primarily, a local market (at this time of year, at least) and fascinating for that.
We found nice restaurants in Villefranche, Vernet les Bains and Prades. Our particular favourites were Bistrot le Cortal in Vernet (hard to find but worth the effort) and El Patio in Prades (not to be confused with Le Patio in Villefranche which we thought was OK but no more).
We holiday in Southern France every year and it was a little strange to be in an area with no vineyards. If, however, you venture towards the coast (highly recommend Collioure), or anywhere near Thuir, I can highly recommend Domaine Treloar (owned by a Brit and a Kiwi) at Trouillas. As a white wine fan, their One Block Muscat is wonderful - and the reds aren't bad either!!
Thank you, Martin, for your kind words - and the wine recommendation! It's true that there aren't any vineyards in the immediate vicinity of the villa, but once the Tet valley opens up the vineyards begin on the hillsides on the other side of the river, and continue all the way to the coast. Numerous wineries are there waiting to be discovered!
I'm delighted you had such a great time, and hope to see you again in the future!
Lovely place - great pool
My family and I stayed at the villa for a week at the end of August and it was perfect for us. The pool was fantastic and the kids loved it. The house is a nice size with two good size bedrooms and living space and equipped with everything we needed. The views are really great too. Thanks for a lovely stay.
I'm delighted to hear that you had such a great stay at La Pommeraie. Hope to welcome you back soon!
Superb villa in a stunning setting
We have stayed in many holiday properties in Europe and this one is probably the best overall in terms of quality, location, setting and facilities.
The booking process was excellent with great communication from the very helpful owner. Very comprehensive directions and property details made our preparation and stay very smooth.
The villa is very clean, comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could need and more. We cook in the villa most of the time and we found it had everything we wanted to do this, both kitchen and barbecue cooking.
Lots of room inside and out. We were a couple, but there is plenty of room for more.
The pool is absolutely gorgeous and kept very clean. You cannot possibly ever tire of laying back in the pool and gazing up at the mountains. Idyllic. The property isn't alone as there are other properties close by, but it is still very private and secluded and the pool isn't overlooked. This is a perfect combination.
We also took our springer spaniel dog with us and the villa was perfect for him. The garden was enclosed and safe, with plenty of shaded areas. The local vets in Prades was excellent for the pet passport checks and treatments before we set off back.
The inside of the villa keeps cool even in the hot weather, which was great.
There are so many places to visit nearby. It is perfectly placed for trips to the coast - less than an hour. We visited Collioure and Port Vendres and would highly recommend both.
Less than an hour the other way, and on one of the most stunning drives you will ever take, you are in the mountains and ski resorts. We even saw snow on top of the mountains one morning we were there (yes, in August!) which was lovely to see.
It is extremely well placed for shops - 10 mins drive away is Prades which has two supermarkets which are excellent, as well as other shops. Nearer still are Villefranche-de-Conflent and Eus, both of which are must see places. As is Les Orgues D'Ille. All a short drive away.
I could go on. I've probably gone on too much already, but I want to get across what a wonderful place this is for a holiday.
PS, we loved the frog chorus, and the crickets. It lets you know you are in the countryside. The perfect accompaniment to sitting out with a glass of wine under the stars at night, looking up at the mountains. We loved our stay here and were very sad to leave. We hope to return one day.
Thank you for your kind words, and am delighted to hear that you had such a great stay! I look forward to welcoming you again soon to La Pommeraie.
We had a wonderful week in your villa. It was very comfortable, and could be kept cool even in the very hot weather we had. The pool was a boon - great way to cool off.
We loved the Fuilla/Sahorre valley, and the great walks all around. We had a pleasant meal at Les Mines in Sahorre one evening.
Highlight of the week: a drive to Col de Mantet and walked on up from there. Views!!
It's a beautiful peaceful spot, with the one exception being the night-time frog choir.
Finally of course, Canigou. Difficult to drag ourselves away from the ever-changing glorious mountain views.
So good we are going back
We chose this property because it seemed to be one of the only ones to have a secure garden for our small dogs. However the place was fantastic! It is very comfortable, clean and the secure garden with the pool was perfect.
The location is great for exploring in the mountains and then to come back and relax round the pool is bliss. The near by town of Prades is brilliant with supermarkets and an English speaking vet. TUesdays has a good food market along with a more bespoke market on Saturdays. Just up the road before you get to the next village is a place which makes the most delicious cheese- well worth a visit...... In the next village is a small shop which sells the essentials along with a bread van which comes to the village.
For people with dogs you could not ask for more- plenty of walks nearby - and a completely secure garden and a very comfortable house.
This place was so good we are going back in June 2017
So glad to hear that my villa exceeded your expectations! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
FABULOUS TIME! !!!!!!
We have just finished our holiday in France. We stayed in Fuilla for a week and wished it was for longer. It was truly home from home, it was comfortable, everything you might need was there. Great location, easy to pop into Spain for the day. The pool was fabulous we had a great time splashing about in it.The owner is very helpful and friendly as is the manager who came over to make sure all was well.
Can't wait to go again. I miss Mount Canigou. WARNING! !! You will too.
I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday so much! There is indeed something special about Mount Canigou - the Catalans consider it magic. I can only agree. Hope to see you back soon!
There are excellent, white sand, Med beaches, at Canet Plage and St Cyprien only 45 minutes drive from the villa. Slightly further afield are the scenic sea side towns of Argeles and Collioure.
Perpignan airport is the closest, only 40 minutes' drive. Both Caracassone and Girona (N Spain) are also close being 75 and 90 minutes distance. Ryan Air and Fly Be offer the most services. The villa is some 10 hours drive from the Channel Ports.
The lovely market town and regional centre of Prades, medieval fortified town of Villefranche de Conflent and the spa town of Vernet le Bains are all less than 10 mins away. The Med coast and Ski Resorts are both 45 mins or less. Spain is one hour and Andorra 90 minutes drive.
Booking Notes: Upon booking a 20% rental deposit is due. The remainder of the rental fee, along with a £180 damage deposit, must be paid no later than 10 weeks before the holiday. Changeover Day: A Saturday changeover day is preferred but may be negotiable outside the summer months. On day of changeover please depart by 1000 and arrive not before 1700. Thank you. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds for 2014 and 2015. Discounts for long winter lets available upon request.