About this listing
2 bedroom stone cottage in quiet retreat, withing walking distance of the historic spa village Vernet-les-Bains in the foothills of the Canigou mountain, French Pyrenees, Languedoc Roussillon.
Ecovilage Canigou aka Village Catalan, French Pyrenees
Rent from owners direct: 1 or 2 bedrooms, self-catering, sleeps 4/6
Charm, tranquility and stunning views in
Vernet-les-Bains near Perpignan, Languedoc Roussillon
Our 1 and 2-bedroomed split-level cottages are part of the charming Catalan hamlet known as "Village Catalan", located in the foothills of the Canigou mountain (2785 m), within 5 minutes walk of Vernet-les-Bains spa resort. With 300 days of sunshine per year and no pollution, it has the healthiest climate in France; Rudyard Kipling named it "Paradise of the Pyrenees". It is rich on history, culture and natural beauty.
The cottages are on two levels:
2 bedroom cottages have:
Ground level: hall, WC, lounge with fireplace and exposed beams, small kitchen, west-facing terrace with spectacular views of the mountains, the valley and the village.
Lower level: 2 bedrooms, bathroom fitted with bathtub/shower and bidet, hall.
General layout: 1 bedroom with double bed 190x140 cm, 1 twin bedroom with 2 single beds 190x90 cm. There is a double convertible sofa bed in the lounge. Sleeps 4/6 persons.
If the booking is for 2 persons, we reserve the option to allocate a 1-bedroom cottage, unless otherwise agreed. Please conatct owner if you are in doubt.
Our guests are welcome to use the Village Catalan shared facilities, barbecue, a garden area, reception services, direct access to the footpaths of the Canigou Nature Reserve.
Other facilities within walking distance include hot springs thermal centre, jazuzzi, sauna, a large public swimmingpool, arboretum parks, several restaurants, shops, market 3 times a week, and a casino build during the Victorian epoque...
Activities for all ages:
Nature rediscovered, hiking, mountain-biking, swimming, canyoning, abseiling, climbing courses, adventure trail, horse-riding, spa-treatment, nature photography walks with instructor, bird-watching, guided culture and history walks, spa & wellness - stress management, l'art de vivre, wine & gastronomy, eco-tourism courses, house-hunting (just to mention a few..) - or simply relaxation in beautiful and peaceful surroundings.
We also have a rent-to-buy option.
The entire house, shared garden, wifi.
Interaction with Guests
We meet the guests on arrival and guests are welcome to contact us whenever information or help is needed.
Peace and quiet, genuine unspoilt village and countryside, pure clean air, spring water, average 300 days of sunshine per year....
The village is within walkinig distance of our retreat. If you come for the great walks in the area, you do not need a car. Local bus service between villages and to Perpignan is subsidised and costs €1.- per journey. But for optimal freedom and private excursion, a car is recommended.
Other Things to Note
There is free wifi. Our small pool has been removed, since Vernet-les-Bains now has an excellent "Espace Aquatique" with outdoor and indoor pool, jacuzzi etc.
Practical details are sent to guests after booking.
Check-in from 16-19 hrs, please reconfirm time before arrival
Check-out by 10 hrs
End of stay cleaning €65 unless otherwise agrees.
Linen and towels pack optional, can be rented for €12 per person for a week stay.
We ended up staying in a 2-person cottage & had a great stay. A quiet location, yet within walking distance of the town. Lots of things to see & do in the area : mountain hikes, villages, historic buildings, the coast. We stayed for three weeks & there's still plenty of things we did not get to do. Our cottage (Ryad) was basic but has everything you need and above all a terrace with a wonderful view of the town & the surrounding mountains. Bliss :-) Erik and Anette are genuinely friendly and welcoming. We couldn't recommend this place more, except we want to keep it to ourselves, so we can go back there some day!
Our Hosts were wonderful! Erik sat with us for an hour and gave us tips on the local which included a beautiful hike to waterfalls right from the door. When our little girl got sick Erik pointed us in the direction of the nearest doctor. Location was superb with spectacular view from the balcony.
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