The Maison Marie Elise is a beautifully renovated, spacious and modern old Catalan house. It is located in a small alley, at the foot of the village of Marquixanes, an ancient, mature village, surrounded by vineyards, peach and apricot trees. It is a bit inconspicuous from the outside, but behind the door opens a small, lovingly furnished oasis. The house has 2 bedrooms, an open living room (without doors) with sleep coach and TV / SAT / DVD, a fireplace room, a large kitchen, bathroom with large bath and shower. The terrace and the adjacent small garden offer peace and relaxation. On the old-style stone bench you can enjoy the evening sun and watch the swallows. The house is 40 minutes drive from Perpignan and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean and only a few kilometers from the harsh mountains of the Pyrenees.
Often we are asked for the N116 road, which is very close. The road is limited in place to 50 km / h and calmed by additional traffic islands. In the kitchen you can hear a quiet noise, in the bedroom (which go out to the garden) and in the garden the street is barely noticeable.
Towels, bed linen and heating are included in the price.
There are free parking spaces 30 meters from the house.
There is no Wi-Fi in the house. But for that: relaxation, nature and the feeling of being home in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Pyrenees.
SHOPPING: Within 30 meters you will find a kiosk with fresh bread and croissants and some staple foods, a vegetable shop (in summer) and a wine cooperative. In Prades, a small village 5 minutes drive from Marquixanes, you will find a large organic food cooperative of farmers in the area, a weekly market (Tuesdays), a organic market (Saturdays), large supermarkets, a cinema, a post office, banks and several restaurants and cafes.
ACTIVITIES: The swimming lake of Vinca can be reached by car in 5 minutes. The entire area is also known for its beautiful and varied hiking trails (for example the spectacular path through the Gorges de Caranca), thermal baths (Thermes de Molitg-les-Bains and Vernet-les-Bains), its picturesque villages (Eus , Marcevol, Mantet ...), the beautiful railway line with the Train Jaune, the weekly market in Prades on Tuesday, nice restaurants and bars in the villages (eg. Café El Lluert in Eus with fantastic views, Bar du Marché under PLANT'S PLANS), beautiful white sandy beaches (our favorite: the secluded beach in Toureilles Plage with beach bar / restaurant La Baraquette (40 minutes drive away)), Cathar castles (eg. B. Quéribus, Peyrepertuse) and diverse cultural offerings (eg Festival Pablo Casals in summer). There are a variety of recreational activities, such as horseback riding, adventure parks, canyoning, rafting, fishing, surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing. Ski areas are accessible from winter to spring in an hour's drive, z. B. Font-Romeu
CHILDREN: For children there are many offers in the immediate vicinity, eg. 3 km away, the stalactite caves "Grottes des Canalettes", "Kapoupa Cape" (Ninja Parcour, rafting, tubing, tree climbing park), div. Animal parks (eg Parc Animalier de Casteil), the sandstone formations "Orgues d'Ille", the fortified city of Villefranche with Fort Liberia, horse riding on the lake in Vinca, the Cathar castle (eg. Quéribus), sledging and skiing in Font-Romeu and surroundings in winter and spring, ...Get the full listing »