Our first stay at Mas Pallares was as Chambre d'hote guests for three nights only and was not pre-planned but we found it comfortable, tranquil and in such beautiful surroundings and Lizzie our host so helpful and friendly that we planned a return for one week in 2013. The self catering apartment at Mas Pallares which is about 5 minutes from the town of Ceret, is well equipped and spotless, very comfortable and with wonderful views from every window and from the terrace where we could eat outside and relax. We appreciated once more Lizzie's welcoming, helpful manner, together with sensitivity to guest's space. The pool is immaculate and the gardens are beautiful and teeming with bird life. Information is provided about the numerous local walks and places of interest and one can choose whether to visit the coast 30 minutes away, a variety of interesting towns, the surrounding mountains or even Spain which is literally over the mountain behind Ceret. We hope to return with friends and thoroughly recommend Mas Pallares to those who value comfort, peace and beautiful natural surroundings with the potential for a variety of activities in an interesting and stunning area.