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  Castell Rose
Chemin de la Litera
66500 PRADES
Evelyne and Alex WALDVOGEL
Email: inquiry@au-chateau.com

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Languages:    English 
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Département: Pyrénées-Orientales (66)

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Castell Rose
 
  Century-old trees adorn the two and a half hectare landscaped park surrounding Castell Rose, a château constructed in 1947 with respect for and adherence to old traditions.  Built from granite and pink marble, the château has three different aspects:  the principal wing with a square tower, a Romance gallery on the north side, and a pink marble terrace facing south. 

The owners, Evelyne, a former flight attendant, and Alex, once a hôtelier, purchased this fine building and completely renovated it in 2004 to create a sophisticated and inviting chambres d'hôtes.  They have succeeded admirably.  Castell Rose offers five distinctive en suite guest rooms, one suitable for a family.  The guest rooms are spacious, light and airy and tastefully and thoughtfully furnished. Some offer balconies, fireplaces or king size beds, and all bathrooms are equipped with all the modern conveniences.  The polished oak or marble floors, pleasant color schemes, fine linens, and long windows overlooking the lush grounds make each room special.   The salon is at the disposal of guests and includes a bar, a television, a dining area for enjoying breakfast and dinner, and a large fireplace surrounded by comfortable arm chairs for relaxation. 

Four beautiful self-catering accommodations are offered at Castell Rose.  The lovely Villa les Palmiers is available for those who would like to rent a two-bedroom, gîte by the week.  With one bedroom offering a king size bed and the other a double bed, the Villa is perfectly suited to four people.  There is a laundry, a bathroom with shower, a fully-equipped kitchen, a salon, a private garden with a terrace and barbecue, and it is air conditioned for the ultimate in comfort during the hotter days of summer.  Three newly completed apartments are Picasso, a studio with private terrace; Gaudi, an apartment for four with two bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom; and Dali, two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, also for up to four people.  All are air-conditioned and offer privacy and countryside views.

Guests will find a generous array of things to do at Castell Rose including boules on the south side of the château, a shaded first-class tennis court, a giant trampoline, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, a solarium, and a 50-foot by 21-foot swimming pool complete with safety fencing available from May 20th to September 15th.   There is, of course, private parking on the grounds for guests. 

The location of Castell Rose (a five-minute walk from the town of Prades) makes it the perfect destination for exploration of the Pyrénées.  With 300 days of sunshine a year and a wonderfully mild climate, visitors will find themselves truly enjoying all the outdoors offers in this region.  Canigou, the sacred mountain of the Catalans, is perfect for experienced hikers; horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing and cycling along country lanes are also popular pastimes.  There is an abundance of Romanesque architecture in the region for guests at the château to see including the many churches, cloisters, priories and abbeys like St Michel de Cuxa, St Martin du Canigou and the hilltop Cathar castles.  Also, there are five classified Most Beautiful Villages nearby: Castelnou, Eus, Evol (a commune of Olette), Mosset and Villefranche-de-Conflent.  There are also thermal spas, the popular Train Jaune, and the Grottes des Canalettes.  As you can see, you will not be lacking for sights to see, things to do and places to explore.  Contact the owners direct for their Themed Holidays which they will happily organize for you based upon either cultural or sporting interests.  They're waiting to hear from you!

 
  Rooms:  4 guest rooms, en suite.  Minimum of 7 nights stay during high season.
Prices: doubles from € 85 to € 110; family suites € 119 to € 139.  Price is depending upon the season
Suite: 1 comprised of two connecting double bedrooms (one of which has a king-sized bed) adjoined by private corridor with balcony, tub and shower
Price: € 109 o € 129 depending upon season.
Breakfast included in room rates.
Air-conditioned Gîtes: Picasso: € 490 to € 790 depending upon season; Dali and Gaudi:  € 650 to € 1190 depending upon season. Final cleaning included. Villa les Palmiers: € 690 to € 1190 per week depending on the season. Final cleaning € 60.
Dinner not served at château.  Restaurants are within a five-minute walk from the château.
The entire château is non-smoking.
No pets, please. 

Open All Year.
On the grounds: Tennis court, swimming pool with security fence, basketball, volley ball, table tennis, badminton, solarium, landscaped grounds, century-old specimen trees.
Vicinity:  Prades, the capital of the Conflent region, is known as far back as the year 843.  See the 9th century Eglise St-Pierre, l'Abbaye Michel de Cuxa, summer festival honoring Pablo Casals.  Also: the cities of Perpignan (25mins), Carcassonne, Montpellier or Gerona (1h30) or even Barcelona and Toulouse (2h30); Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt (the Organ) a strange rock construction caused by erosion and appearing like chimneys ; le Petite Train Jaune (an adventure by train through the Catalan region), priories, churches, castles and five Most Beautiful Villages of France.

  Directions:

From Perpignan: Autoroute A9 and N 116 direction Andorra. When you reach Prades follow Prades centre and cross Prades following the sign for Hôtel de Ville. At the route de Ria (long straight road with plane trees on the left and side) go about 200m and turn left into a narrow road between the Senioriales and the Hôtel de Ville.

From Andorra:  N116 to the entrance of Prades, after the supermarket Lidl, turn right go along 500m then turn right into a small road.

From Perpignan by bus: from bus station catch the bus Perpignan - Prades.

Airport - Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport (25 mins)
Railway Station - Perpignan Station and then the local train to Prades - La Tour de Carol line

Car Rental Perpignan (click here)
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Chambre du Clocher

Lovely Guest Rooms


Petit déjeuner at Castell Rose

Le Petit Déjeuner


Views of the Pyrénées

Spectacular Views


Pink Marble Terrace

Pink Marble Terrace


Villa les Palmiers

Villa & Apartments