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Maison Oranger

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The medieval village of Estoher,
Estoher is a still unspoilt medieval village, situated in the lower fruit- and wine valley at the foot of the Pyrenees. Protected by the 'holy' Mont Canigou, the village enjoys a strong Mediterranean micro climate with lavender, oleanders, olive trees, mimosa trees, palm trees, cork oaks and a scattered orange tree, which means that the sunny terrace can often be used throughout the whole year.
Within walking distance are the so-called 'Cascades' of Estoher. These are high waterfalls with swimming ponds, in the river. The water comes directly from the Canigou and the size of the ponds varies, depending on the season and rain fall. In the summer, the ponds are used by the inhabitants of Estoher for swimming.
Estoher is very centrally located. So shops and restaurants can be found at a distance of about 5 minutes (and no difficult winding roads) in Marquixanes and Vinça. The prefecture city, nostalgic Prades, is 15 minutes by car and the regional capital, dynamic Perpignan, can be reached in 30 minutes.
Estoher is well situated for the many attractions that this particular region has to offer, such as famous medieval abbeys, thermal baths, the Mediterranean, ski areas, Cathar castles, museums and many more.

At a distance of 15 minutes by car:
* Estoher has bread service. Every morning (with the exception of Sunday) the baker comes by car.
* The cities of Prades and Vinça with their many shops, restaurants and medical facilities (including regional hospital) are respectively 15 and 10 minutes by car.
* Marquixanes is 5 minutes by car. Here is a small supermarket (also open on Sundays) and a restaurant
* Abbeys, a large swimming lake with a sandy beach, swimming pools, fortified towns (Villefranche)
* Dripstone caves
* Vernet thermal bath

At a distance of about 30-40 minutes by car:
* Perpignan, 30 minutes, (capital of French Catalonia, many museums, large shopping centres, theatres, etc.)
* Mediterranean beaches
* The small ski resort of Mosset
* Thermal baths of St. Thomas
* Several attractions such as zoo, wildlife park, wine bottling, butterfly garden, glassblowers,

At a distance of 60 minutes by car:
* The open air swimming paradise of St. Cyprien
* The large ski areas around Les Angles, Font Romeu, Pyrenees 2000
* Sigean Zoo
* The seawater thalassotherapy facilities of Port Barcares
* The coral reefs of Banyuls (good diving and snorkeling possibilities)
* Cathar castles
* Côte Vermeille with the beautiful port city of Collioure
* Spanish Figueres, the city of Salvador Dali with the unique beautiful and impressive museum of this artist

At a distance of approx. 2 hours:
* The Spanish metropolis of Barcelona (2 and 15 minutes)
* Gerona (1.30 minutes)
* Narbonne (1 hour and 15 minutes)
* Toulouse (2 hours and 15 minutes)
* Montpellier (2 hours)
* Carcasonne (1 hour and 30 minutes)
* Andorra (2 hours and 15 minutes)

  • Rural
  • Mountainous
  • In or near a village
  • Near swimming water

Restaurants, food & wine

At a distance of 15 minutes are several restaurants with typical French-Catalan specialties on the menu. In Prades you will also find some 'foreign' restaurants, such as a Vietnamese, a tapas bar, an Italian, et cetera.
In the Pyrenees Orientales region you will find several wine houses. The region has: 7 AOC dry wines, 6 AOC natural sweet wines, Côtes du Roussillon (red), Côtes du Roussillon Villages (red), Colioure wines (including rosé). It is possible to buy wines from producers on the spot.


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  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports
  • Mountain sports
  • Flying and gliding

Further remarks

Perpignan has both a TGV station and an airport ( Ryanair)

Additional price info and offers

The stated rental prices include taxes and use of water. Electricity will be charged according to use at 0.30 euro per KWh. The house is well insulated and all electric appliances are energy class A/B, so the costs are usually quite reasonable. Depending on the season ( use of heating) and degree of use between 10-25 euros per week.

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 150.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 40.00
  • Price bed linen per person (compulsory) € 5.00
  • Price towels perp person (compulsory) € 5.00

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Visitors of Maison Oranger evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in October 2018

Drie weken in een klein maar compleet ingericht huis. Grote plus is het balkon, met schitterend uitzicht op de Canigou!
Vriendelijk dorp, mooie wandelingen, rust en stilte...
Een supervakantie!

Visited in September 2018

Erg leuk huisje in sfeervol, authentiek dorpje! Het huisje is niet groot maar van alle gemakken voorzien. We hebben uren genoten op het terrasje met prachtig uitzicht op de bergen. Veel lange wandelingen gemaakt (direct startend vanaf het huisje) en een aantal prachtige dorpjes in de omgeving bezocht. De mensen zijn hier vriendelijker dan je normaliter in Frankrijk gewend bent. Een week was tekort om alle interessante dingen te bekijken, we komen zeker nog eens terug in deze omgeving!

Visited in May 2010

een fijne van alle gemakken voorziene comfortabele dorpswoning met fraai uitzicht in frans dorpje met vriendelijke inwoners en een handjevol "buitenlanders". Omgeving voor elck-wat-wils: middellandse zee, wandelen en fietsen in bergen, leuke kustplaatsen en stranden, prachtige stuwmeren bijv. Lac de Boulouse bij Bourg Madame, goedkoop shoppen/tanken in Andorra, spanje vlakbij, aardige markten in Prades (do) en Thuir(za), in sept/okt de wijnoogst, in voorjaar het fruit, de sneeuw op de bergen, het milde klimaat, het eten in de vele franse restaurantjes kortom een ideaal verblijf met als centraal punt de woning in estoher, overal dichtbij.

Visited in May 2010

Fantastisch,wij zijn niet meer zo heel jong,en hebben al wel wat van de wereld gezien,maar dit overtreft al je verwachtingen.
Je bent niet ver van de kust,en toch geniet je van de stilte en de rust,van een wondermooi dorpje en de nabijheid van de bergen.
Mijn man kon maar niet genoeg krijgen van het adembenemend uitzicht,op het terras.


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