Vinca - Maison de Cerise
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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Prices held. Situated in the vibrant small market town of Vinca, this beautiful Maison de Village, is just 40m from the heart of the historic medieval village. Tucked away down a quiet street so as soon as you arrive you'll just have to relax! The large rooftop terrace has spectacular views of the village rooftops and mountains beyond and is equipped with sun loungers and dining table and chairs for 6, so it's an ideal place to entertain friends on warm summer evenings.
The living areas within the house are arranged over two floors. The lower floor is devoted to a cozy sitting / dining area with a fantastic wood-burner for those winter and spring evenings. Slightly raised above this area is the kitchen area so it's a great place to prepare your meals and chat to friends at the same time. The property has the added bonus of satellite television so you can keep up with what's going on at home or amuse the children while you relax and enjoy your holiday.
Moving up to the next floor, the two bedrooms and bathroom can be found. Both bedrooms have windows overlooking the narrow street below and have plenty of storage space for all your holiday needs. One bedroom has a king size bed whilst the other has been equipped with two single beds, (one bed slides out from under the other so the room can be for one or two people) . The bathroom is shared between the two bedrooms and has the benefit of having a shower cabin to relax , cool off and unwind at the end of the day.
Some UK TV available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vinca Lake 700 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 40 km, Nearest railway: Vinca 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details indoors|
The second bedroom is equipped with a single bed with a pull out single if required.
|Further details outdoors|
The exterior of the property is all rooftop ! With the whole roof devoted to the terrace, you will never be short of space. The views across the village towards the church and surrounding hills are a great backdrop to al fresco eating.
Two adult cycles are available at the house for you to use during your stay. Making exploring the area even more fun.
Prices include all utilities (gas, electric, oil and water).
Bedding and towels can be supplied on request for a small additional charge (£15 per double bed, £7.50 per single bed).
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Languedoc-Roussillon is perfectly positioned between the Mediterranean to the east where the beautiful sandy beaches provide long days by the sea, and the Pyrenees to the west, which offer a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities, not to mention skiing in the winter!
This region is a delight; the Conflent valley provides lush green scenery, with Mount Canigou dominating the skyline and the Pyrenees visible in the distance. You can be swimming in the sea in the morning, and hiking in the mountains in the afternoon. There are even thermal hot springs, so if you would like to combine the two activities we can suggest a hike AND a swim in the mountains! It really does offer you everything!
For swimming, there is a lake in the village, with beaches, from which you can swim, sail or wind-surf, or you could just visit the popular open air swimming pool in Prades.
Weather: We benefit from being in the sunniest region of France, and enjoy warm, sunny weather from March all the way through to October. November and December are cooler but still with sunshine. January, February and March are great skiing months (65 minute drive to the ski resorts).
Nestled beneath Mount Canigou and on the edge of a large mountain water lake with beautiful soft sanded beachfront (used for swimming and sailing), Vinca is a charming market town that combines the charm of a French village with the convenience of having restaurants, shops, bars and cafés. It is extremely convenient for all the main towns and visitor attractions of the region and in addition to this it is only 20 minutes from the historic Catalan capital of Perpignan, 30 minutes from the coast (Canet Plage & St. Cyprien) and 50 minutes from the main ski resorts (Font Romeu & Les Angles).
It also has the great advantage that it has a train station just a few minute walk from the centre of the village, which means that it is an ideal place to just arrive by train, relax and unwind.
Sites of interest in the surrounding area:
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.
Prieuré 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 in the surrounding area:
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 etc.)
Golf at Marcevol (15 mins drive)
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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14 Aug 2014
Very well kept house, lovely location in middle of village. Supermarket, boulangerie and plenty of shops in village. Walking distance to beautiful lake, fantastic swimming in foothills of Pyrenees. St… More
20 Sep 2013
"Planning our next trip already!"
Beautiful, traditional home in central, but quiet location in village. We found the house so comfortable and the details included really thoughtful - everything you could need for a holiday - down to … More
Thank you for the great review and for booking again for next year. As you know return guests get a 10% discount.
9 Aug 2011
My wife and I loved this property, it was an ideal location for us visiting family, it was very clean, and tidy, the property had all the comforts of home, but the icing on the cake is the roof terrace, where I have to say has the most amazing views over the village, it has everything you would need for a relaxing break, books, games, local information leaflets, bicycles, the local bar / cafe, shops, chemist are all but a two minute walk from the property, I cannot rate this property highly enough, I would stay there anytime.
the only negative point for the property is the narrow stair leading to roof terrace, but when there, wow!
1 Aug 2011
"Can't wait to go back!"
I can not fault this house! Booking was a doddle, Julie is so helpful! The area the house is in is beautiful so old and friendly, everyone saying bonjour as you walk the narrow streets. The house itse… More
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