About This Listing
Family house with stunning views over the roof tops to the Pyrenees. 3 minute walk to bars, restaurants & market place. Situated in the old part of the village that it is extremely peaceful and where children can play outside without any issues.
Magnificent View is the first thing you will notice.
We have a 4 bedroom house, we are located at the top of the village, children can play outside safely as this is a car free area and the views are magnificent.
The lower level bedroom has a double bed with an en suite. Also on this level is a utility room with washing machine and dryer.
The first floor has the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom. There is also a study or additional small bedroom on this level. This room is lovely and bright and has great views.
The 2nd floor is the open plan living area. Traditional style kitchen is practical and comes complete with dishwasher, TV, CD Player and stunning views! There is also the main shower room (recently renovated) and separate WC on this level.
The 3rd level is the final bedroom with a double bed and a single bed, a great kids room - with probably the best views in the house through the sky light!
This is a great family home and has everything you need. We lived here for 2 years before reluctantly returning to Australia.
Guests have sole use of the whole house.
Interaction with Guests
We are available at all times. Guests can contact us if they need assistance or have any questions about the house or the area. We are always happy to help.
Just 50m from the house is a well equipped childrens play park, swings, roundabouts, climbing frames and benches for Mum and Dad to sit and read.
Barcelona, Beaches, Skiing and Andorra easily accessible.
There is a regular bus service in Vernet if you would like to leave the car behind. All bus fares in the area are only 1 euro per person.
We are situated in the old part of the village which means that it is extremely peaceful and that the children can play outside without any issues. The village is very safe.
We have lived in the house for 2 years and have enjoyed every minute. We never tire of the views, which are spectacular. We sit on the balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the beautiful scenery any time of year.
In the summer there are lots of things happening each evening in the Place de Republic - to name a few: Discos, Catalan dancing, Live Music, Honey Festivals....
There is a Supermarket in town and a local village store, of course bakeries and a butcher.
A Casino has been here since the early 1900's it is a very grand building located next to a wonderful park.
We have boards games, cards and DVD's for those very occasional rainy days.
Parking is available at the Marie and this is a secure location 1 minutes walk from the house. Any outdoor activity that you can think of is not far away. Tennis, mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, skiing, golf, sailing etc. We have a fantastic view of the famous sacred Catalan Mountain 'Le Canigou'.
Other Things to Note
The Pyrenees Orientales is full of treasures exceptional here are some remarkable places to discover. You are in Catalan country whilst in the Pyrenees-Orientales.
From Perpignan to Font Romeu , the beautiful port town of Collioure, Ceret , Lake Bouillouses, the Marine Reserve of Banyuls, Cerberus, the world heritage site classified of Villefranche de Conflent, Mont-Louis , the Canigou to nature reserves, at the foot Albères, Argeles-sur-Mer, Salvador Dali Museum, Andorra and Barcelona ...to name a few.
Between the Mediterranean Sea and Pyrenees Mountains, explore the terroir, the Heritage natural and cultural visits, come discover and visit the country Catalan! Paradise in the Pyrenees.
Vernet les Bains
Vernet les Bains is a " Green Station "mid-mountain (650 m) in the center of the department of Pyrenees-Orientales. Vernet is nestled at the foot of Canigou - the sacred mountain of the Catalans, which culminates at 2785 meters - in a small valley sheltered from the wind and enjoying plenty of sunshine (300 days per year). Beautiful!
There is a host of activities in the local area to suit all ages and tastes. Within a 10 minute drive you will find the Romanesque Fort Liberia, the abbeys of St. Martin du Canigou and St Michael de Cuxa, the fortified village of Villefranche, limestone caves, thermal spas, an animal park, and the Little Yellow Train. (all within 10 - 15 mins from the house).
Climb Mount Canigou (or take a 4x4 jeep to nearer the summit!), where the views are amazing. Or enjoy gentler walks in the area. There are opportunities for canyoning, white-water rafting, and climbing, as well as horse-riding, mountain-biking, and water-sports on the nearby lake. The area is ideal for bird-watching, painting, photography and fishing. There are also several local markets, a variety of restaurants, a host of festivals and summer entertainments in the village square.
With less than an hour’s drive to the ski slopes around Font Romeu, or towards the beaches, water-parks and golf-courses around Perpignan, you will be spoilt for choice.
This area is the largest wine-producing area of France. There are vineyards everywhere. When you visit the Winery(s) you can taste their wines and buy direct all year round.
The Spa of Vernet is quiet and relaxing, its sulphurous waters and spa excellent treat respiratory and rhumathologie. Also, here nature is privileged; Vernet-les-Bains has the label Green Station and is the first Village Arboretum de France, with over 2000 trees of 320 different species identified and listed. The potential for hiking abound in the Canigou and the valley of Cady. A Geological Museum has outstanding collections of crystals and minerals and fossils of marine animals. In addition, the area offers many attractions and surprising: abbeys, fortified towns, villages, caves furnished little yellow train, etc.
We do not accept pets unless by prior agreement and we have a no smoking policy. We ask guests to leave the house in a good clean condition on their departure and to advise us of any breakages as they happen. Please let us know if you feel anything requires repair or replacement.
The house was confortable and enough big for 6 adults. It was clean and this house has amazing views! The village is really cute and calm to spend some relaxing days. Very recommended!
Beautiful house in a beautiful town.
House was just perfect - spacious and well stocked with all the amenities we could need - dishwasher, washing machine, bathrooms galore!
Lovely experience. Thank you Julie!
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About the Host, Julie
Very happily married with 4 children and 4 grand children. Spare time is mostly taken up with renovating our derelict house (the apartment is the first part to be finished and we are very proud of how successful it is). Favourite pass-times, eating, drinking and relaxing.
Looking forward to having people stay in our apartment, this has been our "baby" for the last 2 years and we hope you will love it as much as we do.