Stay in our family home with wonderful views near Prades, France



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  • Description


    We are an English retired couple with a modern country property in 2.5 hectares, at the Mediterranean end of the Pyrenees, in a quiet and spectacular location near Prades and the Canigou, .

    We have owned the property for 30 years, and as it is in an area with very low rainfall we use our piped irrigation extensively between April and October, supplied from the Canal de Bohère feeder system.

    We have a large family in UK.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Olive and chilli husbandry. Exchange of cooking skills. Language practice.

  • Help


    Olive orchards and a chilli pepper nursery, grown using organic methods. Our olive harvest is picked by hand from our 100 mature trees, from ground level and the higher branches from A-ladders.

    Help us outside: watering, weeding, maintaining olive tree bottle traps against olive fly. Tilling, picking and pruning. Ditch clearing. Monitoring our extensive piped watering system. Olive harvest is in Oct/Nov.

    Some light building work. Painting.

    Swimming pool maintenance. Even containing the local over-attentive wild sanglier (boar) tribe who like to come and dig when the soil is wet!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Compact guest studio with its own kitchen (induction hob, fridge and freezer) double-bed and shower room, and with underfloor heating. Fibre internet. South-east facing it has its own entrance and small terrace..
    We also have a double room with its own outside entrance, bathroom etc but no kitchen facilities.
    During Covid self-isolation is necessary for about 10 days and while the studio can be self-contained, we expect to all eat together at a large table on our large terrace unless the weather is dire. Vaccinated guests welcome.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The quiet small town of Prades is 2.5kms. Our nearest bus stop (and supermarket) are 2kms - a half-hour walk, Prades old town centre has several shops, restaurants and cafes (3kms) and 3 supermarkets near the bypass. Street markets in Prades on Tuesday (general large) and Saturday (local produce).
    Local attractions include beautiful slopes of Mt Canigou (2784m) which our guests find wonderful for hill-walking and running! Villefranche-le-Conflent (historic Vauban-walled town with artisan shops), , Eus (village reputed to have the most sun in France). The Cerdagne plateau & ski area (via bus or scenic Yellow Train ride from Villefranche near Prades or by bus). Our 12m long pool with solar heating in the summer. Two mountain bikes.

    To reach Prades from Perpignan there are frequent (1 euro) buses and TER train, both depart from Perpignan TGV station (c.1 hour) . Ryanair fly to Carcassonne, Bezier and Barcelona year round, with frequent Perpignan and Girona flights in summer. Bargain Flix, Blablabus and Oui buses from Barcelona.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Fibre - at a reasonable speed

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 395559345539