Rue du Cabanot, Lapradelle, France.

Lapradelle is a truly beautiful place, idyllic, sublime. Set in the valley of the river Boulzane, it lies under the ruined Cathar castle. Our house looks over the village and the castle to the mountains beyond. We offer four bedrooms for seven people with a safe garden and easy parking. Relax, enjoy.

For romantics only!

For lovers of the countryside, of village life, of 'France profonde', of history, of walking strenuous or otherwise, of fauna & flora, of bird-watching, of water-sports, of castle-bagging, or of just lazing and having an easy time.

Lapradelle is a village divided by the river. Our house is a short walk from the village shops, bar, general store, restaurant etc., but Rue du Cabanot is a quiet street which soon turns into a footpath down the valley. The little tourist train 'Le Papillon' stops at Lapradelle en route between Axat and Rivesaltes http://www.tpcf.fr/ It makes a lovely day out, stopping at villages en route for refreshments!

The countryside round about is spectacular, truly beautiful. Sit out on our roof terrace or on the balcony below with your g&ts and savour the magnificent view. It lifts the spirits. This is Cathar country, the land of the 'heretic' sect which was exterminated in the 13th. century. The castle is steeped in that sanguinary history. Forest paths abound on all sides.

There is an international watersports centre at Axat which welcomes visitors. It is a lovely, easy drive to the coastal resorts around Perpignan. The gorges towards Quillan are breath-taking.

Our house offers all comforts. The living-room upstairs is huge, leading out on to the spacious roof terrace. The garden is safe for children and easily supervised from the patio. Parking is easy a few yards from the house. Do come and have a really good  relaxing holiday.