The SpaceAccommodation in the house is spread over 3 floors. The entrance on the ground floor leads to two bedrooms, one a double and the other a bunk bedded room and a shower room (often bedrooms are situated at lower levels because it is cooler for sleeping in summer).
The second floor also houses another double bedroom and a bathroom.
The top floor of the house is a spacious, light and airy open plan living area with great views of the surrounding hills and countryside. This layout is ideal for holiday living where delicious local foods can be prepared whilst chatting with friends or family out on the terrace or just relaxing in the sitting area with a glass of wine.
The newly installed kitchen has everything you could need to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable. The sitting area has two large comfortable sofa beds. The dining area has a table and seating for 6.
Leading off from the kitchen is a roof terrace with uninterrupted views to the ancient castle above. There is a large dining table and seating for 6. Also supplied are two comfortable sun-loungers for you to lay back and enjoy the wonderful sunshine.
This house is comfortable both summer and winter, with heating in all rooms and cooling fans available for summer letting. Recently renovated to a high standard, the character of the old house is still apparent in the beautiful restored and exposed roof beams.
Easily sleeping and catering for 6 people, there are also 2 comfortable sofa beds in the sitting area.
The magnificent view from the roof terrace is of the village roof tops, across to the ancient Castle up above the village and surrounding hillsides.
We have television with some English channels available, to keep the children amused while you sit on the terrace and take in the view.
Guest AccessGuests have sole access to the whole house and terrace. Interaction with GuestsWe are close to the house but will leave guests to enjoy their holiday unless they need us, then we are always at the end of the phone and ready to help.
The NeighborhoodCorbère is a very peaceful village typical of the region, with a village church, boules and tennis courts. It also benefits from having a great Pizzaria (not open all year). The Boulangerie and general store is just a short stroll from the house.
It is ideally situated for walking, cycling and horse riding in the surrounding countryside.
The nearest towns are Ille sur Têt and Thuir both of which are a few kilometres away and have great shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants as well as thriving, lively markets. (Thuir, Saturday morning, Ille sur Têt Friday morning).
At the markets you can buy wonderful local produce, such as peaches and cherries that are widely grown here. The fruit trees in spring are a magnificent sight with a sea of white, pink and red blossom stretching as far as the eye can see. You can also buy fresh from the farm, vegetables, a huge array of cheeses, saucisson, olives and of course a great variety of locally produced wines. Getting AroundWe would advise a car for this house but if you would like a little less driving the buses and trains in the area are only 1€ per journey. So take the train from Millas to Perpignan and then on to Argeles, or from Millas to the UNESCO world heritage site of Villefranche de Conflent an amazing walled town. Other Things to NoteCorbère le Château is ideally situated for touring the region and offers an excellent base. Just a few sites of interest are listed below.
* Museum of Modern Art in Ceret (30 minutes drive)?
* Salvador Dali museum in Figueres (Spain) (45 minutes drive)?
* Villefranche de Conflent, a fine example of a medieval walled town and recently nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site. (25 minutes drive)?
* Little Yellow Train, catch this train from Villefranche-de-Conflent and enjoy the spectacular mountain views right into the Pyrenees. (25 minutes drive)?
* Grottes de Canalettes, magnificent renowned caves with an incredible light and sound show (25 minutes drive)
* St Martin du Canigou, 9th century abbey perched impressively high on the hillside with fantastic scenery and walks. (30 minutes drive)
* St Michel de Cuxa, 6th century abbey that hosts concerts during the Pablo Casals festival but is also open for viewing most of the year. (30 minutes drive)?
* St Thomas les Bains, outstanding natural thermal hot springs in wonderful outdoor mountain setting. (45 minutes drive)
The region is popular for many sports and activities available. Here is a list of just a few.
Walking, Hiking, Horse Riding, Canyonning, Climbing, Kayaking, Skiing, Snow-Boarding, Wind Surfing, Kite Surfing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Boating, Tennis, Golf, Fishing, Boules, Skateboarding, Crazy Golf, Bowling,
Karting, Water Parks, Animal Parks, Woodland Adventure Parks, Cinemas, Theatres, Children Playgrounds
Or just spend the day relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Mediterranean to the east or visit the Pyrenees to the west, which offer a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities, not to mention skiing in the winter.