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4 Ave General De Gaulle, Vinca

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 3 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The property is situated close to the centre of the village of Vinca, which is in a fruit and wine growing region. Easy access to the coast (35 minutes) and mountains (50 minutes) an ideal location for all types of outdoor activities. There is also a lake with a beach and lifeguards only 5 minutes walk from the property.

The area is full of historic sites and villages. In summer there are all types of musical and cultural events. It's possible to enjoy the area without a car as there is a railway station and buses only cost one euro. The village has a good supermarket, a twice weekly local produce market and shops, bars and restaurants.

The property is a two storey, renovated traditional stone built village house, with a beautiful, relaxing and well kept private garden with barbecue. The ground floor comprises of an open plan kitchen/dining room with a gas stove, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. A utilities room includes a washing machine, dryer and a downstairs toilet. The lounge has a traditional fireplace with a wood burning stove, and French windows open onto the garden.

Upstairs the master bedroom is en-suite (shower and toilet).The twin bedroom and double bedroom share a bathroom with shower, bath and toilet. More beds can be added if required. All rooms have good storage and windows.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake in Vinca with beach or by the sea Saint Marie
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perpignan 29 km, Nearest railway: Perpignan 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Bordered by the Pyrenees, Andora and Spain in the south, Languedoc Roussillon is noted for its relaxed pace of life. It extends north as far as the Massive Central and has a long Mediterranean coastline of sandy beaches stretching 180km from the Spanish border to the Camargue. Languedoc encompasses the largest wine producing area of Europe.

A typical Mediterranean climate with long hot summers, temperatures often reaching over 30 degrees C and short, mild winters. Rain falls in spring and autumn and there can sometimes be strong Mistral winds and summer storms. The inland hills are colder in winter and the Pyrenees have thick snow cover.

Good beaches and resorts along the coast, offering a variety of water sports. Many golf courses throughout the region from 9 to 18 holes, for all levels and inexpensive. Numerous health spas to relax. Nature reserves with a variety of flora and fauna and ideal for hiking, rambling, cycling and riding with good fishing in the rivers and lakes. Routes are well sign-posted. During the summer in the Pyrenees there is mountain climbing, accompanied by experienced guides, mountain biking, or walking. In the winter there are good cross-country ski routes and excellent skiing. Serious walkers can follow the ancient pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela that take you across the region.

Markets and country bric-a-brac markets in towns and villages on different days and from early spring until late autumn, there are numerous festivals, fetes, classical, jazz and folk concerts. Children are welcome and included in all activities.

Vinca is located in Pyrenees-Orientales in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. The closest airport to Vinca is Perpignan Airport (29 km) in the surrounding area are Carcassonne Airport (65 km), Beziers Airport (100 km), or Toulouse Airport (144 km).

Nearby Vinca things to do: visit Castillet, Perpignan (30 km), Aqualand Water Park - Saint Cyprien (40 km), Aqualand Water Park - Port Leucate (46 km), or Carcassonne (63 km).

Prades

This area benefits from 320+ days of sunshine each year.

The attractive town of Prades is located next to the mountains and rivers. The dramatic scenery surrounding the town is dotted with Cathar castle ruins and is a rambler's delight. Prades red roof-tops and pretty stone buildings have a distinct Catalan feel to them and the main attraction in the town is the church of St-Pierre.

There is strong Catalan feelings in Prades and the town was the first in France to have a Catalan-language Primary school. The town is quite lively during the summer months with traditional Catalan music and dancing taking place in the square during the evenings. The town is also host to the Catalan summer school for two weeks every August. Every Tuesday there is an excellent market.

A few kilometres to the south of Prades is one of the loveliest abbeys in the country.

Sites of interest:

Villefranche-de-Conflent (Walled medieval town)

Grottes-des-Canalettes (Magnificent caves)

Geology Museum at Vernet-les-Bains (Incredible collection of over 10,000 fossils and minerals)

St.Martin-du-Canigou (an Abbey dating back to the 9th Century).

Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa Benedictine monks have been here since 578. The Abbey is pre-Romanesque and the cloister (in pink marble) Romanesque. Concerts during the festival Pablo Casals at nearby Prades.

Prieur de Serrabona (literally, the Priory of the Good Mountain) Consecrated in 1151 and classified as a Monument Historique in 1838. Famous for its beautiful capitals in the cloister.

Popular activities:

The little yellow train (Petit Train Jaune) a fantastic train journey through and up into the Pyrenees.

Wintersports (Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, cross-country skiing)

Thermal spa's at Vernet les Bains, St. Thomas les Bains and Molitg les Bains

Adult and children's adventure park at Marquixanes

Watersports & sunbathing at Vinca Lake / beach

Indoor swimming at Ille-sur-Tet & Prades

Canyoning at the Gorges du Llech

Walking trails throughout the region (marked trails)

Mountain and road cycling throughout the region

Wine tasting at the various chateaux and caves.

Watersports at the coastal resorts and marina's.

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30 Oct 2013

4/5

"A lovely secluded property in an old town at the foot of Mount Canigo very magical."

A lovely old traditional style house very cosy with a wood burner and a very generous supply of wood 4 of us stayed and we found the house and garden quite magical the owner Leonard lived next door in… More

29 Aug 2013

4/5

"location location location"

house was very well laid out bedrooms are grand and big slept 6 comfortably...very safe area...swimming in the lake was brilliant lake is only short stroll from house...plenty to do around this area...

15 Aug 2013

4/5

"A spacious and practical house with a lovely secluded garden, good value."

Had a lovely week in Vinca. Found the house lovely and spacious with everything that we needed. The area was great for cycling with lots of challenging routes and plenty of places to visit. Close e… More

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Calendar last updated:08 Aug 2014

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