Beautiful and comfortable house with a “Vue EXCEPTIONELLE”. The house is close to the centre of medieval village Vernet les Bains near Perpignan and Prades in Southern France, named “the Paradise of the Pyrenees” by Rudyard Kipling.
You will find Vernet les Bains in “Région Languedoc-Roussillon” in “Département Pyrénées-Orientales“. This area has more than 300 days of sunshine on a yearly basis. Vernet les Bains is at the foot of the sacred Mount Canigou at a hight of 650 meters. The house “La Petitoune” is fully renovated and equipped with french style furniture. It is situated a “stones throw” from the central market place “Place de la République”.
All commercials are within walking distance, most of them around Place de la République. There are excellent trekking areas into the mountains and a quietness and nature that will impress you. In the village you can also find, a thermal bath, heated public swimming pools with clean water from the hot springs, banks and service facilities including tourist office, sports facilities and many restaurants as well as a famous Casino.
There is approximately 1 hours drive to the Spanish border, the fabulous beach Canet-Plage and the picturesque harbour village Colliuere at the Mediterranean coast and 110 km to the free state of Andorra.
The house is accessible by car on roads and highways ranging from good to excellent. Airports within 1-3 hours drive from the village include Montpellier, Toulouse, Perpignan, Carcassonne, Béciers, Barcelona (Reus REU (SP)) and Barcelona (Girona GRO (SP)). Rental car can be hired at the airport. Closest airport is Perpignan (Llabanera (PGF)) 45 kilometres from the house. Trains include TGV to Perpignan. The closest train station being in Villefrance 5 to 10 minutes drive from the house. TAXI can be called from Vernet les Bains.
The house is situated in the old part of the village. This part of the village is characterised by narrow cosy streets with picturesque houses with flowers and wine.
Entering the lower apartment you get to the bedroom (two beds) with access to bathroom with salle d\'eau and wc. Mezzanine and dining/living room is at the first floor. TV, DVD and radio with CD player is available.
In the upper apartment you enter a small hall. From here you have access to two bedrooms each with double bed and the bathroom with salle d\'eau and wc. The upper apartment has fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and with dining/living room and access to the terrace. TV, DVD and radio with CD player is available.
The terrace has chairs and table and a BBQ facility. You have a fabulous view from the terrace overlooking the village with the mountains in the background.
La Petitoune has electrical heating. It is additionally equipped with a power accumulator to produce heating from the hours of cheap electricity (heures creuses).
Property Style : House Airport: : perpignan - 45 mins Bar : yes - 3 mins Restaurant : yes - 3 mins.
Location Type : Rural/Village Sleeps : 6 Bedrooms : 3 Twin Bedrooms 1 Bunk Beds Bathrooms : 2 Bathrooms.
Kitchen : Oven,Hob,Microwave,Fridge,Freezer,Wash Mach,Iron. General : Linen
Garden & Pool : Shared Pool,Terrace,BBQ,Parking. Leisure Facilities : TV,Sat TV/Cable,Video/DVD,Radio,CD Sys,Tennis
Kitchen Notes : Both Mezzanine and kitchen are fully equipped. Toaster, boiler and coffee machine are also available.
Leisure Notes : Internet is available at a low price in a store close by the Market Place. Public telephone is available in front of the house.
Others : You can park at public parking lot approximately 200 meters from the house.
Rate is depandant on the number of renters.
Rental fee does not include consumption of water and electricity.
Abbayes romanes: Further up the valley you can walk to the Monastery de Saint Martin du Canigou. The walk requires good physical condition. Canigou la montagne sacrée des catalan: Walk to the top of Mountain Canigou (5 hours one way) or hire a 4x4 in the village. Villes fortifiées: The old fortress of Villefrance is a must with its many cosy shops and restaurants. La Cascade des Anglais: The waterfalls are about 1 hour one way from the house and offer a beautiful walk through the valley. Le petit train jaune: The yellow train takes you to the fortified town Mont-Louis at the height of 1613 meters. The train ride offers a breathtaking view of the river Tet valley and the surrounding mountains. The train leaves from Villefrance. Grottes aménagées: Visit the Grotte Grandes Canalettes about 5 minuttes drive from Vernet les Bains. Visit www.ot-vernet-les-bains.fr to explore the possibilities.
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