About the home
Nos Vacances is located by the Cady River, just a few minutes stroll into the square of Vernet les Bains, where you will find shops and restaurants .The apartment is situated in the quiet and peaceful gardens of the main house, but is completely independent, with its own entrance and terrace. There are stunning views of the mountains and surrounding countryside. Larger towns of Prades and Perpignan are within easy access by car ,bus or train, as is the beautiful coastline, and the high peaks of the Pyrenees.
The Apartment is suitable for 2 adults, with the ability to be a double or two singles. It has a small, pretty terrace for dining and relaxing. The interior is modern and comfortable, with a lounge/dining kitchen, separate bedroom and en-suite shower room. All modern appliances are provided, to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Canet, 60km|
Nearest amenities: 400m
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The bedroom can be a double or two singles, requested when booking.
Although the apartment does not have a washing machine, an arrangement can be made with the owners if laundry is required.
Further details outdoors:
The apartment is situated within the grounds of the owners house. Parking is opposite, in a safe off road area. There is a large outdoor public swimming pool, and tennis courts just down the road in Vernet, open all summer.
This accommodation is perfect for a couple, or two friends, who want to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, abundant walks, without the need to drive.
Changeover days can be arranged to suit travel arrangements, if possible.
There is welcome pack of basic food items on arrival, with some garden produce if available!
English speaking owners are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Strictly no smoking in the Apartment
25% of rental at time of booking
Balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.
All payments to be made in euros, by bank transfer/paypal or balance in cash on arrival.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales region
The Pyrenees Orientales is perfectly situated between the Mediterranean to the East, and the Pyrenees to the west, each offering a wealth of activities, such as walking, cycling, horse riding and of course, lazing on the beach!
This area is also a cultural centre, offering music festivals, art galleries, Abbeys and many other historic sites to visit. The Pablo Casals Music Festival in Prades is an event not to be missed in the Summer, and Perpignan hosts some wonderful Summer Evenings of music and street theatre.
The weather is typically warm and dry from April to October, with beautiful sunny days even in Winter! A visit to the coast is a must, and the picturesque harbour at Collioure is a gem not to be missed.
This area also has much to offer the Art Lover, as many famous Artists have had connections here, such as Picasso, Matisse, Macintosh, and Salvador Dali. Dali was born in Figueres, a Northern Spanish town just an hour's drive away, and there is a Museum dedicated to him there.
The Vernet les Bains area
Vernet Les Bains is a pretty spa town, nestling in the foothills of the Canigou. The Canigou is regarded as a sacred mountain, and it dominates the eastern fringe of the Pyrenees. Vernet hosts a memorable race on the first Sunday of August, when competitors run from the Village Square to the peak of the Canigou at 2785m and back, usually in 3hours!
Vernet is one of France's 'Villes Fleuris', and has a wonderful arboretum in the park, with many unusual tree specimens.
The Park plays host to another Vernet Festival in May, when the time of 'la Belle Epoque', from 1850 to the first world war, is celebrated in costume, theatre and song. Buildings of this time gone by, still exist. The Casino and the Hotel Portugal being the best examples, and well worth a visit.
Town life is typically French, with wonderful local produce markets on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with people gathering in the square to have coffee and chat. For other shopping, there is a small Ecomarche on the outskirts, and the usual Tabac, Presse, and Boulangerie in the centre of town.
There are many marked walks in the area, for all abilities, and also tennis, swimming and boules, in the recreational area. For those who like adventure, there are 4x4 trips up to the highest refuge on Canigou, from there you can walk to the summit!
Vernet is ideally situated for touring the area, and some of the places of interest are listed below, but of course, there are many more to discover yourself.
- Casteil Animal Park, 5mins drive from Vernet
- St Martin du Canigou, a beautiful 9th Century Abbey perched above Casteil
- Grottes de Canalettes, stunning caves to visit approx 10 min drive away.
- The Little Yellow Train, which winds its way up the Tet Valley from Villefranche, across ravines and over viaducts and bridges.
- Villefranche de Conflent, which is a wonderful example of a medieval walled town, just 10 mins away.
There is a very good Tourist Information Office in the square, which can provide you with all you need to know on how to have an enjoyable holiday!
How to get there
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Flights to Perpignan (France) and Girona in Spain with Ryanair/BMI Baby and Flybe. Car hire is available from both airports and journey time is 40mins from Perpignan, and 1hour 45 mins from Girona, aiming for the RN116 Andorra road, which brings you to Prades. Follow signs to Villefranche. Vernet les Bains is signposted form there There is a coach (Frogbus) available from Girona Airport to Perpignan Railway station, bookable online. There is a train connection from Perpignan to Villefranche, with a 15 min bus connection to Vernet. There is also a direct bus route from Perpignan to Vernet, for €1 !
Activities near Vernet les Bains
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
19 Nov 2012
Everything you need for a relaxing holiday, apartment attached to main house, very private, with our lovely hosts Hazel & Dennis available if needed, made us feel really welcome. The apartment was well stocked and very clean with quality linens. The area is beautiful plenty of walks in the area, nice village, lovely restaurants. Loads of places to visit in the area. Can't say enough other than we plan to stay again next year.
13 Oct 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at Nos Vacances. The apartment is situated at the side of Hazel & Dennis' home so there is plenty of privacy when you want it. Dennis and Hazel are always... more
24 Jun 2012
We spent a wonderful fortnight in this idyllic part of France with our gracious hosts Hazel and Dennis Pitt who were very welcoming and knowledgable about the area. The apartment situated a short... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||6 Apr 13||2 Jun 13||€ 250||€ 40||€ 50||3 Nights|
|Mid season||2 Jun 13||14 Jul 13||€ 300||€ 50||€ 55||3 Nights|
|High Season||14 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||€ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Late season||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||€ 250||€ 40||€ 50||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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