Rue du Chateau
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
* The house is five minutes away from the village square with its lively restaurants, cafes and shops, and a market three times a week. Vernet les Bains is renowned for its thermal baths and arboretum, and it has public swimming pools (outdoor pool open summer months, indoor pool open all year round) and tennis courts, as well as a Casino. A walker's paradise, it also has caving, fishing, mountain-biking and the "little yellow train" within 20 minutes. Pharmacy and English-speaking doctor in the village.
* The main bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom are all on the first floor of the house, with balconies and beautiful views. On the ground floor there is a further bedroom, en-suite shower room and living area leading to a small courtyard. It's ideal for a familiy or friends. There's also a storage/garage area for bikes. Parking is three minutes away, outside the Town Hall.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vinca lake: 20 km, Canet plage 50 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 45 km, Nearest railway: Villefranche 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, 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 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The house has double-glazing throughout. Each room has at least one radiator which heats it very quickly, The main living area also has a "wood effect" fire. There are also cooling fans in each bedroom if necessary in the summer. There is a baby-bed. The house also has a small courtyard with table and chairs, and lighting so that you can sit out in the evening. .
The DVD player plays Blue Ray.
The house can be cleaned, and bed linen changed during your stay if you wish, at a small extra cost.
|Further details outdoors|
The village recreation area is by the Cady river, ten minutes walk from the house. There are public pools here (outdoor children's and adults', and indoor), tennis courts, a bowls area and a shady park which forms part of the arboretum. Bicycles can be hired in the village, as can 4*4s if you don't want to walk up the mountain.
Parking is 3 minutes away, outside the Town Hall.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
This region is both beautiful and varied.
The mountains are spectacular and accessible to all - hikers, bikers and skiers of any level.
The coast boasts sandy beaches northwards, and rocky coastline with delightful bays towards the Spanish coast. Coastal towns entice with their fishing ports and restaurants.
Those interested in culture, history or language will find much to offer: Cathar castles, the old Spanish border north of Perpignan at Salses le Chateau, and Catalan festivals throughout the area. Abbeys (St Martin du Canigou, St Michel de Cuxa, Serrabonne priory), Vauban walled towns (Villefranche, Mont Louis), the Prades Pablo Casals festival, Perpignan and Carcassonne.
There are vineyards everywhere, look and see where the wine you bought is from - you can probably visit the vineyard - this is the largest wine-producing area of France.
...and if you tire of France, go to Andorra or Barcelona for the day!
Vernet les Bains
Vernet-les-Bains is a great place for a holiday whatever you enjoy doing, and whether you all want to do everything together or separately:
* From the door you can hike, mountain-bike, play tennis, and swim (outdoor public pool open summer months, indoor pool open all year round).
* A short drive away there's trout fishing and caving, rafting and adventure parks
* Taking it easy? Discover the arboretum, pamper yourself at the thermal baths, or stroll up to the Belvedere. Take the "little yellow train" into the mountains and in the evening enjoy the frequent concerts on the village square or visit the Casino.
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14 Jul 2014
"Paradise in comfort!"
We could not have asked for a more accommodating host, ideal placement, nor well equipped property. My husband and I were travelling with our 15 month old and Nicola made certain that we had a cot ma… More
23 Oct 2013
"Everything you need in central location"
Excellent owner to deal with, well-equipped space and lots of info on local spots, excellent base from which to explore nearby areas. We travelled on the Petite Train Jaune, visited the local market, … More
19 Oct 2013
"Amazing to be part of a community on a mountain slope with breath-taking views!"
This is a property nestled on the hillside with stunning views every morning you open the shutters and overlook the valley and the mountains across. We had sun from a blue sky every morning, but not a… More
14 Oct 2013
"A perfect holiday retreat for walking, relaxing and sightseeing"
We loved our stay in Nicola's lovely house, high on the hill in the historical section of Vernet les Bains and surrounded by the Pyrenees Mountains. The town was friendly, with all the necessary … More
16 Sep 2013
"LA CASA PERFECTA Y SU DUEÑA MAS"
Excelente¡¡ La casa con todas las comodidades y su dueña muy muy amable y generosa. Hemos pasado unos días estupendos gozando de todas las comodidades posibles. La casa esta muy bien pensada y es… More
21 Sep 2012
"The eastern Pyrenees is one of our favorite places."
This is a comfortable, spacious and well equipped house located in the lovely old town part of Vernet. It is also within the boundaries of the National Park.An excellent base for both walking and moun… More
20 Sep 2012
"Home away from home - Views & Space"
Great village to base yourself in, lots to do in the area, brillient views. Very well equiped house. Balconey only big enough to fit 1 person on but good views from the lounge area. Parking close b… More
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your commments.We sit 2 people quite happily on each balcony - with our feet up on the herb borders. I guess it's a question of how much space you need!
9 Sep 2012
"Beautiful views in old upper part of Vernet les Bains"
We stayed here for one week in July of 2012, and enjoyed our stay very much.There was ample room for a family of four. Although we made use of only the two bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor, i… More
28 Aug 2012
"charming appartment, with an exellent view to the mountains"
The owner showed great hospitality. They were very concerned that we should have a perfect stay. And we did!! The appartment is well restored, very charming. The kitchen is very well equiped, and spic… More
Many thanks for this review. It is, in fact, a house, on two floors.
2 Jan 2012
"An activity holiday for all"
We planned a week in early summer walking holiday in the Eastern Pyrenees, using Vernet les Bains as our centre and staying in the Rue de Chateau. We had studied maps of the area and identified some activities for the days off from our walks. In the event we our downtime was filled enjoying the local food and drink and we didn't find enough time to explore the many other facilities for adults and families in the area. Rue du Chateau is in the centre of the old part of Vernet les Bains. The house is light and airy, most of the accommodation is on one level, one floor above street, and the windows can be safely left open to keep the house cool. There are sweeping views from the rooms on this level The walled courtyard on the lowest level is a safe place for small children to play while their parents enjoy a drink in the shade while older children can make friends in the nearby squares. The house is very well stocked with books, maps and guides of the area for planning the next day's adventures, and for the keen holiday e-readers the 3G signal is excellent.
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