Holiday home in France
Romantic dream place with panoramic view.
Maison Amandier (± 120m2, 5 people.) Is located in the beautiful village of Mosset. This eagle nest belongs to the select group of French villages that have received the predicate "Plus Beau Village de la France" from the state, or in other words they formally belong to the "most beautiful villages in France". Only five villages have this special status in the entire Pyrénées-Orientales department. Mosset also has a unique history, as this place marked the border between Catalonia and France for centuries. This history is still tangible in many places in this walled village. Mosset is a relatively large village (302 inhabitants) and therefore also has its own small supermarket and restaurant.
Maison Amandier is a former granary and is almost at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the upper 'ring' of Mosset, directly below the colossal medieval castle. Because of this high location, Maison Amandier has a panoramic view of the Castellane valley and the summit of the Mont Canigou from the living room, the kitchen and a bedroom. The house is semi-detached and therefore has windows on three sides, making it bright and sunny. Maison Amandier is decorated in a combination of antique furniture with modern art. The floors on the ground floor are all gray slate. These slates (over 300 years old!) were originally on the roof of this barn conversion and now form a beautiful, kind of rough mosaic floor. The floors on the 1st floor have light oak boards.
Ground floor: You enter a large kitchen with patio doors to the Carrer de la Font de las Señoras, with a view of the sloping historic street and a mountain flank in the distance. Through the window above the sink you have a view of the wide valley. Kitchen facilities: double sink, dishwasher, ceramic hob, hot air oven, extractor hood, microwave, kitchen equipment (juicer, coffee maker, Senseo, kettle, toaster, mixer, etc.), fridge with freezer, table with four chairs, antique kitchen cupboard, wood stove. From the kitchen you can go to the first floor or to a hall with coat rack.
From the hall you can go to:
- the wc with small washbasin and a window to the street.
- the bathroom with bath (with shower facilities), washing machine, sink, hair dryer, drying rack and also a window to the street
- a bedroom with double bed (2 x 80cm x 200cm) with two separate bed bases and two separate wellness mattresses. Next to the bed are two bedside tables with lamps for reading and a clock radio. There is also a cupboard with things such as a cooling fan, ironing board, iron, vacuum cleaner etc. The bedroom has a window overlooking the valley.
Large L-shaped living room with flat screen TV (with satellite connection), DVD player (with a selection of DVDs), two sofas, two armchairs, separate work area with desk and chair, several windows on three sides ( street, neighbours, valley) and a balcony overlooking the valley with a bistro table with two chairs. On the first floor you will also find the 2nd bedroom with two single beds, each with a bedside table and reading lamp and a large wardrobe with mirror, with a window that opens to the street. A fifth bed can be placed in this room upon request.
- Electric heating in all rooms
- Blackout curtains in both bedrooms
- If you have a small car it is possible to load and unload luggage and groceries in front of the entrance of the house. Parking is possible from 30 meters from the house.
- No smoking
- Local contact
- Washing machine
- Pets welcome
The department 'Pyrénées-Orientales' (or French Catalonia) is the most southern part of France and is located at the Spanish border in Languedoc-Roussillon region. This area was part of 'Catalunia', the area to which Barcelona also belongs, until the end of the 17th century, and therefore has the same history as its southern Spanish neighbour. The Catalan influence is still very noticeable in building styles, festivals, the relaxed lifestyle and French-Catalan cuisine. This uncomplicated Mediterranean region with the most hours of sunshine in France (300 days per year) has so much to offer that only a few highlights are mentioned here. In Maison Amandier, however, you will find travel guides, hiking maps and an information folder with brochures, city maps and information about objects to be visited, including route descriptions and fun facts.
Within approx. 15 to 30 minutes you can visit:
• Several medieval villages, castles and abbeys, including the world-famous abbey of St. Martin du Canigou
• The lake of Vinça (swimming)
• The lively town of Prades (15 minutes) with its beautiful Romanesque church with the largest baroque altar of France, the most famous chamber music festival of France (Pablo Casals festival in July / August), some museums and of course many restaurants and shops and every Saturday an organic famers (ECO) market
• The train station of the 'Train Jaune' (the Yellow Train, a spectacular mountain train, the longest and highest in France)
• The stalactite caves of Villefranche
• The fort of Liberia (Vauban architecture, Unesco)
• The thermal baths of Molitg Les Bains
• The 'Chimneys of the Fairies', a remarkable geological monument in Ille sur Tête
• Various sports facilities such as canoeing, white water rafting, horse riding, guided mountain hikes (also at night), four- wheel drives to the top of Mont Canigou (summers only)
Within about 30 to 60 minutes you can visit:
• The open air thermal baths of St. Thomas
• The beaches of the Mediterranean
• The capital of the Pyrénées Orientales: dynamic Perpignan. This fantastic city offers some good museums and galleries, varied programmed theaters and fantastic shopping centres
• Various attractions such as a butterfly garden, glassworks, winemakers, museums, including the intelligent museum of Tautavel where the skeleton of the oldest man in Europe can be admired.
Within 45 minutes to 1½ hours you can visit:
• The outdoor swimming paradise 'Aqualand' in St. Cyprien
• The huge 17th century Vauban fortress in Salses
• The higher mountain region with animal parks and a few extensive ski resorts
• Côte Vermeille with the beautiful Collioure which according to travel guides is one of the most beautiful harbour towns on the Mediterranean
• Many attractions such as Sigean zoo, the seawater thalasso therapy center in Port Barcares, the coral reefs of Banyuls (with good snorkel facilities)
• The famous Cathar castles
• The city of Narbonne with its charming centre and magnificent cathedral
• Figueres (in Spain, just across the border), the city of the surrealist painter Salvador Dali with a truly absurd and spectacular museum designed by the artist himself
You can visit within 2 hours to 2½ hours:
• The red city of Toulouse with the spectacular theme park Cité de l'Espace (the City of Space, see www.cite-espace.com)
• The Spanish metropolis Barcelona
• Carcassonne (city of the Cathars)
• The small mountain state of Andorra
- In or near a village
see location text.
- Near hiking trails
- Near ATB trails
- Near riding
- Mountain sports
- Flying and gliding
- The village has a jeu de boules court and a playground.
- Along the river Mosset flows the river Castellane, which is wonderful to cool off in summers.
- Mosset is well lit in the evening and offers guests the possibility to make beautiful evening walks
- Maison Amandier is a non-smoking house
- Fire alarms installed
- Contact us if you would to bring a pet
- Fresh bread is available daily in the Mosset supermarket
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.
- Safety deposit € 150.00
- Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 60.00
- Price bed linen per person (compulsory) € 5.00
- Price towels perp person (compulsory) € 5.00
Availability of 'Maison Amandier'
Frans Wagemans has last updated the calendar on 23 Dec 2018
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Visitors of Maison Amandier evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:
nagels jan from turnhout belgie,
vorig jaar zijn we in september geweest en nu in juni.
prachtige natuur met overal bloemengeuren.Heel anders dan september .
Het huis is comfortabel , prachtig in orde.
Het dorp is om bij weg te dromen en de mensen zijn vriendelijk en aangenaam, speek ze aan en je hebt zo contacten .
Wij gaan alvast volgend jaar zeker terug , er is nog zoveel te ontdekken