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Villa Amelie- views, large heated pool, WiFi

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Nestled at the foot of Mount Canigou, the hill-top village of Vernet-les-Bains is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, or to explore the varied attractions and activities of the Pyrenees Orientales. This lovely villa is peacefully situated at the end of a lane, only a ten minute stroll from the centre of the picturesque village, with its bakers, restaurants, market, shops, sports complex, thermal spa and parks. The spacious villa has a 10x5m heated pool in the private back garden as well as table tennis and swing set. Inside there is a comfortable living/dining area with a wood-burning stove, plus kitchen, family shower room, three bedrooms and laundry room. Upstairs is a large fourth bedroom with en-suite bathroom. French windows lead onto the south-facing ...Nestled at the foot of Mount Canigou, the hill-top village of Vernet-les-Bains is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, or to explore the varied attractions and activities of the Pyrenees Orientales. This lovely villa is peacefully situated at the end of a lane, only a ten minute stroll from the centre of the picturesque village, with its bakers, restaurants, market, shops, sports complex, thermal spa and parks. The spacious villa has a 10x5m heated pool in the private back garden as well as table tennis and swing set. Inside there is a comfortable living/dining area with a wood-burning stove, plus kitchen, family shower room, three bedrooms and laundry room. Upstairs is a large fourth bedroom with en-suite bathroom. French windows lead onto the south-facing front terrace, pleasantly shaded by mature trees, perfect for relaxed outdoor dining while enjoying the views of Vernet and Mount Canigou. The villa is well supplied with FreeSat UK TV, Broadband Internet and laptop, books, games, and DVDs. The pool is fitted with a domed pool cover, which can be fully or partially retracted, kept in place for swimming under on cooler days, or closed for security when left unattended. There is a solar shower for rinsing off before or after your swim. The villa also has central heating for cooler months. 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 abbey of St. Martin du Canigou, the fortified village of Villefranche, limestone caves, thermal spas, an animal park, and the Little Yellow Train. Climb Mount Canigou (or take a 4x4 jeep to nearer the summit!), 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. Recent guest comments: August 2015- We have been holidaying as two families for years and we think this is our favourite house and setting. The restaurant near the church was a delight, the walks wonderful, the pool wonderful. Thank you- the Coogan and Wallbank families. September 2015- Thank you very much for another enjoyable stay at your villa. We love it here and hope to come back soon- the Maxson/Francombe family. October 2015- A very nice house in a lovely setting. The kids loved being able to swim everyday. Thank you. Gavin and Harris families.More
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Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2008
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Reviewed 23 July 2019

Our group consisted of two grandparents and two sets of parents each with two girls, aged 6 months to 3.5 years. We all fitted in quite easily as both the big bedrooms have ample room for a travel cot plus a futon, if needed. There...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Global293207, VR Owner at Villa Amelie- views, large heated pool, WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

Thank you for your very positive review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Amelie and found the villa well equipped and that you found time to try some of the many leisure activities in the area. We would...More

Reviewed 5 January 2019

Nestled in the delightful town of Vernet les Bains, its the ideal house to get away in. Peace and quiet, safe for the kids a haven for parents, plenty to go and see in the locality, excellents beaches within 20-30 kilometres. The owners are great...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Dave R
Global293207, VR Owner at Villa Amelie- views, large heated pool, WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thank you for your very positive review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Amelie and enjoyed the many activities in the local area as well as the chance to relax. We would love to welcome you back to...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Our two week holiday at Villa Amelie was wonderful! We were two families, with 5 children aged 11 to 16, and we found the house and the setting just perfect for our needs. The holiday was a lovely combination of getting out and about visiting...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Global293207, VR Owner at Villa Amelie- views, large heated pool, WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

We are so glad to hear that you had a great time at Villa Amelie and enjoyed the many activities in the local area. We would love to welcome you back to the villa again sometime in the future.

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We all loved this house (we were a family of four and only used the ground floor) and the outdoor space is amazing. The pool is a great size and heated (you will notice a big difference if you got the local piscine which is...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank mrshubbard4563
Global293207, VR Owner at Villa Amelie- views, large heated pool, WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

We are so pleased you had a relaxing time at Villa Amelie and look forward to welcoming you back another time.

Reviewed 27 July 2017

We enjoyed a fantastic 2 week holiday at Villa Amelie. Located just on the edge of Vernet les Bains, and an easy 10 minute walk to the town centre for fresh bread and croissants from the local bakery Our group comprised 2 families holidaying together,...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Martin K
Management response:Responded 27 July 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Amelie and thank you for your recommendations of activities in the area- you certainly fitted a lot in to your two week stay and I am sure future guests will find these ideas useful!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a steam room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Vernet-les-Bains is an ideal centre for holiday-makers as it has so much to offer that you may not feel the need to leave the local area at all! The village enjoys a wonderful climate, as it is set in a sheltered valley, surrounded by mountains which trap warmer air, yet not over-shadowed by them so it is in the sun all day. Its altitude of 650m means the air stays a pleasant temperature, without the high heat and humidity that may be experienced in the coastal regions. Vernet has its own thermal spa and fitness centre, offering aquagym, jacuzzis, sauna, steam room, massage and fitness room. Next door there is an imposing casino and its tranquil park. Vernet is also a Village-Arboretum, with over 1,500 trees in the village, of which some 200 species have been identified and listed. There...
How to get there
-Fly to Perpignan, Beziers, Girona (Spain), Carcassonne, Montpellier, Toulouse or Barcelona (in order of closeness) via the low-cost airlines - Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe or with British Airways or Air France. Vernet-les-Bains is about 45 minutes from Perpignan and 2 hours from Girona airport. All major car rental agencies have a desk at all the airports. -By train- TGV ( 8 1/2 hours) London to Perpignan, then local train to Villefranche de Conflent (5 minutes taxi ride to Vernet-les-Bains). It is even possible to put your car on the train as far as Narbonne, then drive from there. -By car- approximately 12 hours from Calais by autoroute. Please ask for advice if needed.
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