À propos de ce logement
Very peacefully situated at the edge of a charming mountain village halfway between the high Pyrenees and the sea, the location enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Both the house and private garden have spectacular mountain views. The house is built into the rock and stays warm in winter and cool in summer. It is a tranquil place ideally located for walking, thermal pools and mountain biking and 30 mins drive approx from ski resorts like Font Romeu. The beautiful Carança Gorge is 12 mins drive away.
The house has a fully fenced private garden with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.
The layout is as follows:
Living Room: Open plan kitchen/dining/living room. Wood-burning stove, Bluetooth speakers, steep stairs to:
Bedroom 1: Double bed and single bed, steep stairs to:
Bedroom 2: Twin beds. Bathroom is reached via this room Bathrooms: Bathroom with wc, sink and shower. The bathroom is on the 2nd floor, adjoining Bedroom 2.
Towels and bed linen included.
The stairs up to the first and second floors are steep, so very young children will need to be supervised, and the house is not suitable for people with mobility issues. There is a safety gate at the top of the stairs in bedroom 2, so children can go to bed there safely.
Accès des voyageurs
Bed linen and towels are provided. There's also a cot and high chair. In the kitchen there's a washing machine, toaster, kettle, four ring hob and small oven.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
None unless necessary.
Canaveilles itself is a beautiful south-facing village on a hill-side, with fantastic views of Canigou and other mountains, and great walks into the hills behind. It has a Mairie, church, basketball court and swings for kids. The nearest shops and bar at Olette, which 5 mins drive away (or 40 mins very scenic walk downhill), and has a cafe/bar, pharmacy, butcher and bakery/ mini grocery store for basic provisions. Prades is 25km to the east and has large supermarkets, restaurants and a wide variety of other facilities, including an excellent Tuesday market.
The countryside around the house and throughout region is wonderful for those with an interest in nature, hiking, mountain biking. High mountains, deep gorges, caves, crystal clear rivers and lakes are all around.
The garden looks down into the river valley where the narrow gauge ‘Petit Train Jaune’ (Little Yellow Train) takes passengers on one of Europe’s most dramatically scenic train routes.
Close by, mineral rich hot springs flow out from the mountains, into bathable pools, both within their natural setting and within the lovely open air swimming pool establishment at St Thomas les Bains (10km away).
Skiing at both Font Romeu and Cambre D'Adze is 35 mins drive away.
The region is rich in historical interest with many Romanesque churches and ancient abbeys. Several of the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ are within a short drive.
A car is essential. Airport: Perpignan (1 hour), Girona (2 hours), Carcassonne (2 hours) Barcelona (2 hours 45 mins) Train: Olette (5km). The village is reached by 3km of mountain road with six hairpin bends and a few narrow stretches where two cars cannot pass each other. You may prefer to arrive during daylight hours if this concerns you. Car parking is available in the centre of the village, a two minute walk from the house. The location of the parking and the steepness of the internal stairs make the house unsuitable for those with mobility problems.
We recently bought the house after ourselves renting it for a holiday through airbnb which is why we haven't had many reviews so far. The previous owner had many happy holiday renters (including us!).
Lover of mountains, historian, father of two girls (5 & 7), partner to Elaine. We kept coming back on holiday to the Conflent valley, never imagined we'd buy a house but discovered that the beautiful cottage we stayed in in Canaveilles was for sale and...