Stay in our family home with wonderful views and walking Mt Canigou near Prades, France




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    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 Bohère canal 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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

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

  • Help


    Olive orchards and chilli pepper nursery, grown using organic methods. Olive harvest is not just from the ground and and also you need to pick from an A-ladder.

    Help us in the garden, including with chilli and tomato planting, watering, maintaining olive tree bottle traps against olive fly. Tilling, picking and pruning. Ditch clearing. Checking our extensive piped watering system. Olive harvest in Oct/Nov.

    Some light building work. Painting.

    Swimming pool maintenance. Containing the local over-attentive wild sanglier tribe who like to dig!

  • 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


    Small guest studio with mini kitchen, double-bed and shower room, and heating. Internet. South-east facing with its own entrance and small terrace..
    Second choice also has own entrance, bathroom etc but no kitchen facilities.
    During Covid self-isolation is necessary and the studio is self-contained, while we all eat together at a large table outside on our terrace.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The small town of Prades is close to us - the nearest bus stop and supermarket are 2.7kms. A half-hour walk, Prades old town centre has several shops, restaurants and cafes (3.8kms) and more supermarkets. Street markets in Prades on Tuesday (general) 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 (the village in France reputed to have the most sun). The Cerdagne valley & ski area (via bus or scenic Yellow Train ride from Villefranche near Prades). Our 12m 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 from Perpignan TGV station (c.1 hour) . Ryanair fly to Carcassonne, Bezier and Barcelona year round, as well as many Perpignan and Girona flights in summer. Bargain Flix, Blablabus and Oui buses from Barcelona.

  • A little more information

    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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

Host ref number: 395559345539