1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
About Stewart Monteith
The owners are Stacy and Stewart Monteith. We are probably best described as an 'international' couple, Stacy is from the States and Stewart is from the UK. We met and married in Kuwait where, amongst other far-flung places we have been teaching in schools for most of our careers. We now live in Florida, again teaching for a living but now more 'grounded' and intentionally, here to stay.
Stewart Monteith purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Stewart Monteith chose Eus
Our Eus(ful) house was bought in 2005 to provide a 'home for the summer' when on school holidays and as a possible retirement home. Originally, it was one house that was converted into two flats by previous owners. We have kept it that way, but have completely redesigned and remodeled the interior and added windows, put on a new roof and new floors and floor beams in both apartments and of course had a complete rewire and plumbing. The outside areas and the 'cave' have also been given a complete overhaul from the rather 'utilitarian' condition they were found in. The renovation took 3 years but we have ended up with a property that has all the convenience and practicality of a modern home, but blends perfectly with the charming, old stone buildings of the village. We take great pride in our 'new' house and hope our guests will enjoy it as much as we do.
What makes this Apartment unique
Eus is possibly the most picturesque village in the conflent valley and almost irresistibly draws the eye as one drives along the road into the Pyrenees. When we were seeking a property to use a s a holiday / retirement home in the area, we never thought it would be possible to find an available home for sale. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate that there was indeed something available and what's more, a house which we fell in love with at first sight. We are now very happy that we can share the good fortune in being able to vacation in such a magical place with our guests who have always expressed a similar appreciation for their stay in our home from home in Eus.
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Outstanding property for two in a beautiful hillside village near Prades
We spent a fabulous week in July 2019 at this wonderful one bedroom property in the small hillside village of Eus, located in the French Catalan region near Prades. The views from the apartment out onto the Pyrenees mountains are stunning. The apartment itself is beautiful, spotlessly clean and completely furnished with everything need for a home stay including a fully equipped kitchen with oven, stovetop, dishwasher, full size refrigerator and freezer and all required utensils. A washing machine and dryer for clothes are available for use Although the village is for the most part residential, the town of Prades is only an 8 minute drive away and has shops catering to all needs. Perpignan is only 35 minutes away and numerous beaches within an hours drive. The area around Prades itself is very scenic with plenty of sights to fill a week’s worth of activities. The owner and property manager are very welcoming and helpful with all questions and requests. Overall highly recommended for a unique rural experience in French Catalonia.
Do not miss this place. , fantastic location and views, superb!!
Smart apartment in picturesque village made us instantly feel welcome.
Our first visit to this region of France. We found the property easily following excellent directions from owner. The apartment was very well equipped with everything needed to make it feel 'home from home'. The style of decor was tasteful and its fair to say that we spent a considerable part of our holiday at the apartment, eating some meals on the patio. The view of Pic De Canigou provides a stunning backdrop to this picturesque village. The maze of winding alleyways provide a multitude of different routes up to the church/restaurants and back.
The village, whilst looking beautiful, has very few facilities. It took us a while to discover the nearest Boulangerie and supermarket (Prades). We're still not sure we understand the opening hours of shops! This would have been useful info to acquire in advance as we arrived on Sunday. The two restaurants (one bar/cafe style and one Tapas bar) were both well-positioned and a pleasure to visit.
We found Eus to be a superb base from which to explore the area and visited Villefranche De Conflent, Abbaye St Martin, Castelnou, etc. We now wish to return with walking gear to explore the mountains a little more closely.
Thank you for a fantastic holiday.
It was perfect - equipped with everything, spotlessly clean and in a stunning location.
Absolutely delighted with the property and location
Apartment on single floor at top of house with views from bedroom and living room overlooking Canigou across the valley. Really well fitted out with aircon if needed. Small patio at the back of the building with small rock garden, well shaded for dining outside or relaxing. Path immediately behind leads up to the top of the village for the church and 2 restaurants (that we found). Excellent tapas at el Lluert but need to book. Visited Perpignan, Villefranche-de-Conflent, Mont-Louis and Abbaye Saint-Martin du Canigou (40 min walk up the mountain but worth it). Well looked after by local agents.
Glorious view from this superb village house.
We had a wonderful 7 days in this lovely house overlooking Canigou. We got a warm welcome from Richard and the house had everything we needed. It was spotlessly clean and equipped with tasteful furnishings. We will return next autumn for more walking and eating!
The pretty village of Eus sits atop a small hill on the side of the Têt Valley, looking out across pink flowered peach orchards and commanding a magnificent view of the Canigou Mountain. In the valley below lies the market town of Prades, sleepy for most of the year but coming to life in August with the music of the Pablo Casals Festival. In the surrounding area, opportunities for an active vacation or a relaxing escape abound; from the castle-strewn history of the region (Villefranche/Castelnou) or the art-culture of Ceret and Figueres (Picasso/Dali), to the beaches and picturesque fishing villages of the Mediterranean coast (Argeles/Collioure) or the pursuit of adventure in the rugged Pyrenees mountains. Alternatively, indulge in therapeutic relaxation and resuscitation at the many sites of natural thermal springs (Molitg/Vernet les Bains). In the Winter months, take your skis up to the high slopes (Les Angles/Font Romeu), less than an hour away. Be inspired, it's all here!