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"Case de l'Avi" you'll feel at home
Hosted by Trudy
Trudy is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A fully renovated and equipped 18th century holiday home in the pittoresque village of Rodes in the foothills of the Pyrenees with a staggering view of the Mount Canigou and the surrounding mountains.

The space

Our holiday home "Case de l'Avi" (Catalan for grandfather's house) is a spacious, renovated, 18th century house in a truly superb setting in the Pyrenean foothills. It has stunning views from every window looking out over the lush valley with its peach orchards and as impressive backdrop the Mount Canigou, the sacred mountain of the Catalans.
The property is tastefully furnished and has all modern conveniences like internet, dishwasher ...
The entrance to the house leads to a flowery fenced patio with garden furniture and a barbecue for those balmy evenings. On this ground floor you'll also find a shower room and washing-machine. On the first floor there is a balcony with garden furniture from which you can enjoy the breath-taking view. One then enters a spacious lounge area with fire place, television, radio, DVD and CD player.
The kitchen on the same floor has a dish-washer, oven, micro wave, fridge/freezer, hoover and all kinds of electrical appliances.
On the second floor there are two large bedrooms with superb views (each room has twin beds of 90 cm by 200 cm = 3 ft x 6 ft 8 inches) and a bathroom.
Rodes is a friendly village in an area which enjoys on average 310 days of sunshine a year with great hikes starting right out of the front door (for example along the river Têt with its canyon and medieval ruin) and is surrounded by other medieval villages well worth a visit like Eus, Villefranche or Castelnou.
Apart from its tennis court, pétanque court and playground for young children, this authentic little village has a restaurant where you can have lunch or dinner under the mulberry trees and admire the distant mountains.
For your baguettes, croissants or any other fresh produce there is a small superette in the village and bigger supermarkets are at 7 kms. You will be half way between the sea with its lovely sandy or rocky beaches and the high mountains (30 minutes by car) and the Spanish border is just under an hour's drive. The region is also famous for its Cathare castles and Romanesque churches which are all nearby. There are wonderful trails for walkers and hikers and ski resorts and golf courses are at less than an hour's drive away.
You'll find lots of documentation in the house and all the walking maps necessary and in case you have any questions we live across the street at the back of your holiday home and you'll always be very welcome.

Guest access

You will be able to access the whole holiday home, patio and balcony

Interaction with guests

We're always available to offer help, information or a home-brewed beer throughout your stay.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £46
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

The cleaning at the end of your stay is not included in the rental but if you wish not to do it yourself you can use the 50€ cleaning service. Smoking outdoors is preferable. Pets are welcome as long as they are house trained.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

James User Profile
July 2016
Trudy is a wonderful host and always on hand to answer any questions. She really is a wonderful person and very knowledgable about the area having lived there over 40 years. The gite offers spectacular views of the Canigou from every window, we ate out on the little terrace every evening and watched the acrobatics of the House Martains and Swifts. Much of our time was spent walking and Trudy has plenty of books to encourage you. The gite itself is very well equipt, offering everything you'd need for a long stay. The village has a little shop to get your baguettes and supplies, it's no Carrefour but adequate enough to keep you going. A car is recommended, we hired one for just a couple of days with Trudy's assistance from the Peugeot garage in Ille-se-tet, it was only £35 a day, far cheaper than the likes of the big players. The buses in the area are heavily subsided and only cost €1 regardless of distance. Overall, a cracker of a spot and look forward to returning for more walks and home brew.
Trudy User Profile
Response from Trudy:
Hi James and Ella, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Rodes. You'll always be welcome, Trudy
July 2016

Petra User Profile
April 2017
Diese Wohnung ist ein absolutes Kleinod. Der Blick ein Traum und von Größe und Ausstattung bequem für 4 Leute geeignet. Trudy versorgt einen mit Tipps zum Wandern und es gibt reichlich Kartenmaterial. Wer Ruhe und Erholung sucht und braucht, wird sie hier finden.
Trudy User Profile
Response from Trudy:
Hi Petra, Thanks very much for your kind feedback! We were up in the hills today in the basking sun and overlooking the snow-capped mountains round the Canigou. Hope you can manage back one day. All the best! Trudy and John
April 2017

Rodès, FranceJoined in January 2016
Trudy User Profile

My husband John and I discovered Rodes 42 years ago while looking for a house to spend our sabbatical. Once we had settled in we couldn't stand the idea of leaving again and after all this time we haven't regretted it for one single minute.
We're both interested in art (John is an artist) and reading (I used to be a french teacher). We're also passionate hikers and love going out with friends and enjoying the local food and wine. Looking forward to meeting you, Trudy

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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