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Beautiful views,peaceful location, great walking, bird watching and relaxing



Updated: 24-Sep-2016
Apartment in Molitg les Bains, Nr. Prades, Languedoc, France - Peaceful Location In Walking Country

The apartment is comfortably furnished and adjoins the villa of the owners, Sue and Bill, who will be only too happy to help you make the most of your stay. The apartment is on the ground floor and has its own private entrance and parking. The house stands quietly on the outskirts of a small village and enjoys splendid views from the terrace over the garden and pool across open countryside towards the magnificent Mount Canigou which is the heart of the Pyreneese. The peak of Mount Canigou is 9289 feet (2784 metres)high, proud and magestic. Step out from the front door and you are immediately in wonderful walking country, whereas coastal walks, beaches, water sports, fishing ports are only an hour away. The weekly market in Prades is a magnet for locals and holiday makers, offering fresh produce, hand made cheeses, flower stalls and much more, a great shopping experience in classic French style. Open air cafes and restaurants are also a feature of our local town.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

Whilst holidaying in 2004 we found our plot of land and fell in love with our dream location. Employing a local architect we spent the next year designing our new home, we retired early (Bill an engineer and Sue a retailer) in 2005. and took up residence in August 2006. Since then we have been laying the driveway and paths and planning and planting the garden. Enjoying owning a pool for the first time and living in a unique house in the most beautiful location with magnificent views. We very much enjoy greeting our guests and answering their questions and helping them enjoy their holiday, whether it is relaxing by the pool, enjoying a glass of wine, walking the beautiful countryside, or exploring further afield. A warm welcome awaits all our guests.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful setting in great accommodation. Everything was perfect for us. A lovely place with such nice people. Thank you both very much for helping make our stay so enjoyable and relaxing. Dave and Orcilla July 09.

We loved staying in your apartment with those fantastic views, and would recommend it to friends. Helen and Eddie October 2010

What a place to live, we enjoyed a fabulous holiday, there is so much to do and see, will return, thank you

Julie and Brian July 2011
Nov 2007
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


Peaceful area, stunning views from wonderful pool

  • 5 of 5

Property well appointed and hosts charming; providing welcome goodies for our arrival and wealth of local information and guides

The view from the pool is exactly as pictured - Mont Canigou is a stunning backdrop!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that this mother and daughter enjoyed their stay with us and loved the peace and the views.
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Just Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

As noted, our stay was 16 to 22 July 2016 - far too short a stay to sample the many delights of this area. But we will return. Sue and Bill are perfect hosts giving us privacy when we wanted it but always ready to provide information of sites, excursions and festivals. The accommodation is excellent with the swimming pool with its spectacular view particularly welcome at the end of a very hot day exploring hill-top towns and the location is within walking distance of Molitg les Bains and Moligt Thermes. Food shopping in Prades is close enough and comprehensive. This was our type of vacation - visiting ancient hill-top towns and sampling local cuisine. Thank you Sue and Bill for sharing your lovely home and gardens. Ed and Judith from Vancouver, Canada.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to welcome Ed and Judith to our home, there comments are wonderful as this is exactly what we strive to offer our guests. To share there Golden wedding celebrations with fizz on the terrace gazing at our wonderful view was one of our high lights of their week with us. We look forward to welcoming them again in the future. Sue and Bill
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Excellent property in a pretty village.

  • 5 of 5

A Peaceful and beautiful location. A very relaxing stay and welcomed by the owners Bill and Sue, who provided a wonderful welcome pack and were knowledgeable about the area and kept us informed of special events during our stay. Would recommend the accommodation although also want to keep it our secret as the location was so special. Thank you Sue and Bill for a wonderful holiday we hope to return in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to enjoy this couple staying with us, they certainly took advantage of life here and experienced village life to the full. They are right, the bird watching the peace and quite, walking and just relaxing by the pool are what we endeavour to provide for our guests holidays, and for us it is a bonus to see them leaving looking tanned and relaxed. Sue and Bill
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcome from Sue and Bill which included homemade pastries and jams. Fantastic views from the beautifully clean pool which we were welcome to use at any time. Excellent accommodation, hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE did enjoy welcoming this couple and seeing them relax into the calm of our beautiful area, they enjoyed the pool which Bill cleans enthusiastically, the walking and wild life here are to be enjoyed, from a slow walk to the village to larger scale walks even to the top of Mount Caniqu. This is a great place to unwind after the stress of a busy year working.
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Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at Sue and Bills for our second visit in 2 years and had forgotten how wonderful the accommodation, gardens, pool and views are. The gite was, as our last visit spotlessly clean with everything we would need for our stay.

The village of Moltig is just wonderful with a few great bars and restaurants, Prades has all amenity and Villefranche is just unique but Eus is stunning and only a 15 minute drive.

Sue and Bill were just as we remembered, simply great host's!!!

So helpful with a great local knowledge of the surrounding area and further afield.

We both really enjoyed our stay in our Gite and a big thank you to Sue and Bill for just being such nice people and making our stay in the Pyrenees such a great one!

Notice I wrote our Gite!! Because it just FELT LIKE HOME!!!!!!!!

Many Thanks Marie & Kev (Bikers from Bristol)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was super having Kev and Marie back with us, their enthusiasm for our home and the surrounding area pleases us enormously. They understand exactly why we bought our little piece of heaven and built our home and Gite, may they enjoy many more great holidays hopefully another with us. Sue and Bill
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Pyrenees escape.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment for a holiday in the Pyrenees is ideal, Bill and Sue are excellent hosts, discreet but always available for advice and help when required. Sue's welcome hamper will keep you going for days for her lovely jams and apricots are a delight. We can not recommend this apartment highly enough, definitely a five star accommodation.

Thank you Sue and Bill, from Alan and Val.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure for us to have such good guests, they enjoyed many aspects of there stay, the little yellow train, using the pool and enjoying the views and the local take-away. Thank you Val and Alan and we hope to see you again. Sue and Bill
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From the Owner

We love the peace and quiet of this area the simplicity of its people and way of life. Our village ticked all our boxes, beautiful views, close to the sea and to sking and golf, good lines of transport, there is lots to do and a great local community. We've even learned to dance! A place to really unwind and relax.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can arrange cookery and painting courses, these are run by an English lady and a French and English qualified cookery tutor. Wine tasting, pop into a local vineyard or we can book a tour with a talk by the owner/wine maker followed by a visit to his historic vinery to learn how good wine is made followed by a tutured wine tasting and if requested lunch. Guided walks.


There is a wide choice of beaches and ports, the nearest being about 1 hour's drive away. Collioure is a delightful little resort nestling in a bay beside the Mediterranean. It has always lived from fishing the anchovy being it's main catch, a few small companies still operate. The picturesque landscape inspired many artists including Matisse and Derain, Charles Remie Mackintosh lived along the coast at Port Vendre which is alively fishing village, with great restaurants lineing the port.


By air: Perpignan, 45 mins. Gerona (Spain), 1 hour 30 mins. Montpellier, 2 hours. Carcassonne, 2 hours 30 mins. Toulouse 3 hours. By rail: Perpignan, 45 mins. Car recommended.


3 mins walk to the village of Molitg. The epicerie and a bar restaurant. 5 mins walk to the Grand Thermal Hotel. 4 bar/restaurants within 5 minutes' walk.

10 mins drive to the local supermarket, and to Prades, the local market town.

45 mins drive to Perpignan. 2 hour 30 mins to Barcelona. Collioure 1 hr 15 min

Villefranch-de-Confluent 15 min. The Spanish coast 1hr 30min. Wonderful beach of Canet-Plage 50 min. Ceret the home of the cherry 1hr 15min

The Canaldu midi 2 hrs.

Further Details:

Many interesting and panoramic walks for all levels from your own front door. In the immediate area there are historical towns, abbeys, thermal baths, fishing, cycling, horse riding, tennis and local markets. From nearby Villefranche you can take the "Little Yellow Train" through the wonderful scenery of the Pyrenees as far as Latour de Carol.


Rental rates

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 30% on booking, balance 8 weeks prior to arrival. Simple booking conditions on request.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure day, Saturday. Arrival time, after 4pm. Departure time, before 11am. Days and times are negotiable outside peak months.

A deposit of 30% is required on booking the balance is required 8 weeks prior to the holiday booking. All payments to be made directly to our UK bank account. Information on request.

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Updated: 24-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

We are in a peaceful area. The pool is fantastic and very well kept by Bill, along with his grass its his pride and joy. We provide all your linen, which is changed weekly. Local cuisine is wonderful. One of our local restaurants provides a unique plate de jour (15 euros) which is not to be missed. Everyone enjoys Sue's welcome pack.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom with large shower, toilet and hand basin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin or large double bed. Walk-in wardrobe.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Notes on accommodation: Molitg les Bains is village of 2 parts, as you approach it is impossible to miss the splendid Grand Thermal Hotel which dominates the deep gorge cut by swift running water of the Castellane River. The village surrounds the Church and square and by wondeful countryside and amazing views. As one guest said there is a wow around every corner. Prades (10 min drive) is surrounded by orchards, when the fruit trees are in bloom the colours are spectacular. It is also a good starting point for excursions. Film fans will love the film festival (3rd week in July). The Pablo Casals festival (end of July for 3 weeks). The Tuesday market is a great shopping experience in true classic French stlye. Take the little yellow train from Villefranche-de-Confluent to Latour-de-Carol. Built in the early1900 it is a pleasure to discover breathtaking scenery and the fantastic bridges of Sejourne and Gisclad. Wine tasting is a must, as are the local fetes, there is one to celebrate almost everything. Outside: Private terrace with table and chairs. BBQ, sun loungers, and electricity point. Walk from your terrace to the pool (10 x 5 metres shared with the owners) one step onto the pool terrace where you can relax on wooden loungers and glance at the view and look out for visiting birds, it is not unusual to see eagles, vultures, hoopoo's golden oriels and more. The village has a small epicerie and one bar restaurant, whilst the Thermal area has 4 restaurants all serving drinks and meals, great places to stop after a good walk or after a day relaxing by the pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly supply of good quality bed linen, towels and pool towels tea towels. Property thoroughly cleaned after each letting. Extra cleaning on request (not included in price).

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