Villa du Parc is a manor constructed in the thirties in the so-called “Basque style”. It now contains a number of holiday apartments (accomodating 2 to 4 persons), a separat house for 5 persons and four rooms (B & B). There is also a chimney lounge, equipped with a chimney and comfortable easy chairs, a free internet connection, games, books, magazines and a video beamer, a dining room and a terrasse. And underneath the house, you find a large subterranean garage, where you can store (and work on) your (motor) bikes, skies, etc. The grounds surrounding the manor are 8000 square meters (a little over three acres), with centenary trees and affording a magnificient view of the Pyrennees; it is equipped with a swimming pool, sauna, and a jaccuzzi. There are deck-chairs and other opportunities for sitting down, a barbecue, and a play-ground for children. The property is located at the edge of the town of Prades (Casals festival), so that you can walk to the town center in about ten minutes, and enjoy the restaurants, movies, concerts, shops, and the weekly market there. Thanks to the unique location of Prades, you will be able to enjoy your favorite holiday activities, whatever they are: In only forty-five minutes you can either bask in the sun at the beach, or hike or ski at over two-thousand meters (about seven thousand feet) altitude. Of course, there is rock-climbing, spelunking, canyoning, white-water kayaking, and paragliding as well; and, because of our mediterannean climate, most of it can be done year-round. Or you may want to take the “yellow train” (a narrow gage railway with open carriages) which runs through a narrow valley up onto the high plateau of the nearer mountains. If you are interested in the local culture, you may want to visit the fortresses designed by Vauban, the castless of the Catharists, the Dali museum or house, the Casals festival, or any of a number of beautiful abbeys.
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Sliding scale prices according to duration, Credit cards accepted, Bank transfer accepted, Service charges included in prices, Cleaning charge on departure included in prices, Down payment of 30% of the rentFind prices for all rooms, studios and self-catered apartments on our website www.villa-du-parc.com - just go on the availability calender.