Mountain and beach holiday in one! This wonderful, 19th century renovated farmhouse is set in a small hamlet, with a delightful walled garden surrounded by vines, orchards and fabulous views over the Pyrenees, just 10 minutes from the Mediterranean coast at Canet-en-Roussillon.
A recent renovation and extension project by a renowned local architect has transformed this once simple Catalan farmhouse into a sophisticated, modern home without compromise. Traditional features combined with the use of natural, local materials, finished with a blend of modern and antique furnishings and creative use of colour make a wonderfully warm and welcoming family home. The large flat lawn and play equipment will keep children happily occupied whilst the adults keep a watchful eye from the terrace and possibly sample some well-known wines of the Banyuls-sur-Mer vineyards. The newly-built pool is set in a walled and gated area making it ideal for families with younger children.
The real draw here must surely be the location; the foothills of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea are both just a short drive away. Within 5 minutes you can reach the shops and restaurants of Canet-en-Rousillon, and 5 minutes further its lovely harbour and the all-important golden sandy beach. Nearby Perpignan offers a vibrant café culture and Ceret has the stunning Pont du Diable bridge over Le Tech river. Prades is the gateway to the Parc Naturel Regional des Pyrenees Catalanes with extensive opportunities for hiking. Day trips into Spain or along the French coast to Beziers and Cap d’Agde, or to the medieval fortified town of Carcassonne are all possible, but with so much on offer locally, you may not want to stray too far afield.
400sqm divided into two interconnecting areas of accommodation:
Common areas centrally air-conditioned.
Entance hall, door to new wing bedroom. Steps down to
Open plan living/dining room (18th century grand piano), open fireplace, French doors to garden.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Double bedroom (1.60m), mountain views. This room connects to new wing twin room.
Twin bedroom (0.90m), underfloor heating/cooling, Juliette balcony.
Bathroom. Separate WC.
Informal living/games room (TV, DVD, CD), high beamed ceiling, patio doors opening onto arched balcony.
Master double bedroom suite (1.60m), double aspect French doors, walk-in wardrobe/dressing area, shower room, separate WC.
Mezzanine study/double bedroom (sofabed) with 270 degree sea and mountain views, traditional Catalan wood burner, ensuite shower room WC.
Door to further Mezzanine overlooking first floor living/games room.
Double bedroom (1.60m 4-poster bed with adjustable twin mattresses), mountain views, ensuite shower room, WC. This room connects the new wing living area to the central hallway between the two wings.
Large, open plan living/dining room and kitchen, open fireplace, double height ceiling, French doors to terrace and courtyard garden, stairs to mezzanine.
Mezzanine with library/study area overlooking the living room.
Double bedroom (1.60m), mountain views.
Twin bedroom, garden views. This room connects to original wing double bedroom.
1 hectare of enclosed grounds. Large flat lawn with mature palms, walled garden and courtyard (floodlit at night). Several terraces for outdoor living and dining, built-in charcoal barbecue. Children's climbing frame, slide, swings. Trampoline on request (all at own risk). Separate walled and gated area with private 15m x 6m heated, salt-water pool (depth 0.80m - 2.5m). Gated entrance with ample parking.