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“Mature Couples”
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4 bedroom villa with French windows onto front terrace
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4 bedroom villa with French windows onto front terrace
Private heated 10x5m pool in secluded rear garden Comfortable living room with French windows and wood burner
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27 reviews
4 bedroom villa with French windows onto front terrace
Private heated 10x5m pool in secluded rear garden
Comfortable living room with French windows and wood burner
The dining area seats ten people with French windows to rear garden and pool
The view from front terrace onto large mature garden with swings and table tennis table
Kitchen with doors to south-facing terrace for outside dining with views of Canigou
Double bedroom with views to rear garden, pool and hills
Upstairs double bedroom with ensuite and views to rear garden, pool and hills
Recently refurbished downstairs shower room with walk-in shower
Upstairs en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and view of front garden and Canigou
Double bedroom with French windows onto south-facing terrace
Two single beds in back bedroom with door to rear garden and pool
The pool with solar shower and 1m deep shallow end for children
A fantastic view of Mount Canigou from the villa
Views of Mt. Canigou from heated pool with sliding/removable domed cover
Views of Vernet les Bains, its main square an easy 10 minute walk from villa
The main square with shops, restaurants and 3x weekly market in Vernet les Bains
Take a spectacular trip on the Little Yellow Train up the valley towards Andorra
Enjoy a scenic walk up to the nearby abbey of St. Martin du Canigou
Visit the fortified village of Villefranche de Conflent only 5 minutes drive away
Local activities include rope courses, tubing, cycling and horseriding
Locals wear Victorian costume for Belle Epoque Festival at the end of May
A variety of ski resorts from only 50 minutes away
Beautiful beaches near Perpignan under an hour's drive away
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Vernet-Les-Bains, Pyrenees-Orientales, Occitanie

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Leanne_tr...
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Spacious villa in great location with a few buts”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The village (fresh bread, market, restaurants, tourist infomation office) is within walking distance, so are the public tennis courts. There are some great walks in the direct area.

The quiet location and views are great. The spacious garden, with both shade and sun (with swing!) was ideal for the children. There is an outdoor shower next to the pool.

The villa is spacious (make sure the lay-out, with interlinking bedrooms works for your group), and beds and duvets are good, but the house could do with some updating and attention. It is very dated, which is fine, but a broken toilet roll holder, bare light bulb, mouldy kit in kitchen etc could and should be fixed/replaced in a holiday let in this price range. In the family bathroom the bath has a handheld shower head, no bar or anything to attach to the wall so shower head has to be held in the hand). Upstairs ensuite does have shower head mounted to wall.

Villa could do with a deep clean. It looked hoovered, but not under furniture and in corners. Toilet walls and door were filthy. Grass was neatly mown, but terraces not sweeped. The gas bbq and high chair weren't clean.

Make sure to agree with the owners when to expect the refund for the security deposit if no damage has occurred. The owner was extremely helpful before the holiday but did not return our deposit (there was no reason to withhold it). Could be that they simply forgot, as I don't want to believe it has been the intention of the owners to make additional money from renters by using the security deposit as they seemed lovely. We politely waited a few weeks before contacting them, asked to have the deposit refunded and it was transferred back to our account, so all sorted.

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Liked best: secluded location within walking distance of village, spacious garden
Liked least: attention to detail and cleaniness
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
31 Jan 2015
We appreciate your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed the quiet location, local amenities and wonderful views. We agree that the outdoor space- offering shade, space to play, swings and table-tennis- is ideal for families and we are pleased that you found the beds comfortable; we think it is important to have decent mattresses for a good night’s sleep. We are keen to offer clean, well-maintained accommodation and have repaired/replaced the items you mentioned. The cleaner we were using at the time of your stay has been replaced. We plan to improve the downstairs family bathroom ready for the next summer season.
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848Jay
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mature Couples”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Though we found the house rather dated, tired and in need of a little tender loving care we had a fantastic holiday at Villa Amelie and thoroughly enjoyed our five week stay. The house location was superb being on the edge of the village so very quiet and peaceful with only the sound of birds and horses in the next field. House and surrounds very spacious and ideal for sometimes six staying in the villa. Though there were lots of books and DVDs these were mostly old and not to our liking and had we not had the satellite TV we would have been disappointed. The satellite TV was excellent and provided much entertainment even being able to watch our Australian Rules Football games and of course the World Cup Soccer games. The Manager Donna & Pool/Gardner Nick were very helpful and provided much advice about the area. The village of Vernet Les Bains was divine and the people very helpful and friendly. The local restaurants and bars provided excellent meal choices. Villa was a 10 minute walk 15 minute stroll to the village centre and bus though visitors need to be aware they do not run Sundays. The nearest railways station 6km away and bus and train do not often connect. Train strikes in France (one for 11 days) did cause some problems as most friends arriving from Australia and London came on Sunday and do not hire cars in Europe. As we have travelled twice a year to Europe since 2008 and stayed at many properties in many European countries we did think the house was a little over priced.

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Liked best: Location and Pool and spacious property with no noise from neighbours or traffic.
Liked least: Having to open and close the shutters all the time and remove and replace the pool cover. Friends using the second bathroom struggled with the hand held shower..
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
31 Jan 2015
Thank you for your mostly very positive feedback. We agree that the location of the villa is excellent and we also love the village with its wide range of restaurants and other amenities. We are glad you enjoyed the TV (actually now over the internet as satellite reception is no longer possible in the south of France) and are very pleased that we have Donna and Nic to give guests advice and support as needed. We appreciate your feedback about the books and DVDs. It is difficult to cater for everyone’s taste but we will make sure we stock a wider variety for next year’s guests. We think that the villa, with its large garden and heated pool, represents good value for money and we hope that the new shower room and this winter’s maintenance and spruce-up will meet with the approval of our future guests.
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Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The views and the swimming pool
Liked least: The flies
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jordi B
Mataró
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I highly recommend you spend a few days in this home !!”
Reviewed 4 May 2013 for a stay in March 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We spent four days during the Easter holidays. The house is great, very cozy. Is
five minutes from the center of town, in a quiet area (the only noise is the sound
of birdsong).
The dining table has a very large, perfect for a big group like ours. If you are
lucky enough to enjoy good weather, you can make a meal on the terrace.
The house has a large garden, ideal if you have children. There are swings for
children, and can also play ball. In addition, the house you will find a handful of
games to have a good time playing.
In the house you will find a folder where owners recommend a visit to the area.
I would recommend the trip to the Englishman's cascade. Vernet is very close,
and the scenery is beautiful.
In short, I highly recommend you spend a few days in this home!
Jordi (Mataró, Catalunya)

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Liked best: The conditions are ideal to feel at your own home !!
Liked least: I can't say anything bad about this house ...
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Reviewed 16 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Space
Liked least: Having to close shutters every night and when leaving property in daytime
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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