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Villa with garden on Mount Canigó close to ski-ing and beaches,South France.

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Vernet-les-Bains - Lokicor

Villa sleeps 7, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Garden Flat sleeps additional 4.

Relax in our comfortable Villa in a quiet location surrounded by mountains, in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees National Park in the South of France near Perpignan and the border with Spain. The villa stands in a secluded garden with fruit trees,a large sun terrace with BBQ and garden furniture. In the summer an above ground pool is on one of the lawns.

The interior is comfortable and fully equipped with electric heating and a wood burning stove. One double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms sleep a maximum of 7 (additional pull out child's bed). There is one full bathroom with bath shower and bidet, and 2 separate toilets. The Self Contained Garden flat will sleep an additional 4 in 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, the flat is only available with the house and is not booked out separately, ideal for families holidaying together. The small town of Vernet is just a short walk away with its shops, markets and wonderful parks. The house is just 40 minutes from winter skiing and from Mediterranean beaches

Getting to Vernet: Perpignan airport is just 40 minutes away served by low-cost airlines, Ryanair and Flybe. Other airports accessible are Girona (75 mins) Carcassone, Toulouse and Barcelona are a 2-3 hour drive away.

There is a main train station in Perpignan served by the TGV and car hire is available here. The TGV also runs to Barcelona.

Vernet is about a 12 hour drive from the channel ports. We usually stop off half way at one of the many comfortable motel chains, our favourite is Campanile.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Rachel Bridgeman
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2016
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About Rachel Bridgeman

We live in Buckinghamshire, have 2 children (21 and 15) and a beagle. Love gardening, walking and running.

Rachel Bridgeman purchased this house in 2005

Why Rachel Bridgeman chose Conflent

We have always loved France and this area in particular because it has mountains and sea close together. Our plan is to retire here.

What makes this house unique

Sunny days all year round. Clean mountain air and utter stillness.


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Villa with garden on Mount Canigó close to ski-ing and beaches,South France.
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

nice house in a nice location

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house which was just as well with 4 adults , 3 children and 1 baby.

superb views from the terrace. Quite a nice town which is easily accessible once you work out the short route past the church. loved the shutters as i prefer a completely dark room for sleeping and also stopped the temp rising too high during the day.garden was ok for the boys to kick a ball about . very little traffic ever goes by .a nice enjoyable stay in an area i have visited several times before.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vernet is a lovely town just a short walk from the house, all down hill too! The mountain views are stunning. So glad you enjoyed it.
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Great location in Vernet les Bains

  • 4 of 5

This house is in a quiet location, but not too far from the centre of Vernet Les Bains - restaurant Le Cortal is very close and serves excellent food. The town centre has several good bakeries, bars, a small grocery store and a regular market. There is also a good supermarket on the edge of town.

The house is in a traditional French style ( I love the shutters!) and a contemporary interior, and has both shady areas and sunny spots in the surrounding gardens. There is a terrace which has sun all day and is a lovely spot to watch the sunset with the swifts swooping overhead, glass of wine in hand...

The house has all the amenities you need; as we were hiking each day (and got a bit wet and muddy) I made good use of the washing machine. The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of glasses, decent saucepans, etc,

On the downside some of the garden furniture was a little tired but adequate. As someone who enjoys cooking I would also have loved to see some herbs growing in the garden.

As a couple, we found the house ideal and I think it would also suit a family or two couples. The booking process, direct with the owner, was very easy and straightforward, and good value.

This was our second visit to Vernet les Bains; there's plenty to do in the area. The hiking trails are excellent and mostly well marked, with a variety of challenging and easy walks. There is a wealth of history and places to visit in the area; from the town's Spa heritage, to nearby abbeys, le petit train jaune and Les Canalettes caves.

Overall a lovely spot!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. The house is spacious and airy and surrounded by the garden gives a real sense of space and peace. The garden has 2 apple trees, a cherry tree and a chestnut tree which along with the fir tree and silver birches provide welcome shade in the summer. The grassed area and the sun terrace provide plenty of space for sitting in the sun. The Cortal restaurant can be seen from the terrace and is 5 minutes walk away. It really is one of the best restaurants we have been to in France and well worth a visit.
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spacious, well-located, good views

  • 4 of 5

A spacious property for our family of 5. Lovely views all around to mountains and hills. We kept time with the view of the church clock in the old town. On quiet residential street where we enjoyed nosing at people's veg plots. In the best part of Vernet because only 5 mins to buy bread in one direction but right on the doorstep of excellent walks into the mountains. Did one nearly every day and never got tired of the view. Favourite was the 45 min walk (with kids) to Filols over the hill for une pression and ice cream and a walk back. Kitchen stocked adequately; English DVDs and books. Not the comfiest double bed in the world and the TV room needed a better clean. But these are small gripes compared to the positives.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed the house. Apologies for the living room, I will have a word with our cleaner. The house is in a beautiful spot and very tranquil. Thanks for your kind comments.
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Great house in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great two weeks at this house. It was very comfortable and we enjoyed meals on the terrace with wonderful mountain views. The children loved the garden and pool and we spent lots of sunny afternoons at the outdoor village pool too. This is a great location to explore the hilltop villages, forts, mountains and gorges. The coast is accessible, as is northern Spain. Vernet is a charming village with a great restaurant and some good cafes, together with a market in the village square.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bars in main square
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Villefranche de Conflent
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Perpignan A9 Jn 42
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le Cortal
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Font Romeu
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Vernet is on the slopes of Mt Canigou, one of France's top 'Grande Sites'. Vernet has old narrow streets winding up to the church, a market place and a few shops and restaurants. There is a swimming pool complex, parks and playgrounds. It is quiet and relaxing town.

The area around Vernet offers stunning mountain scenery and many things to do for all ages and interests; there are over 250 km of footpaths for walkers of all abilities, the Yellow train, a spectacular journey through the Pyrenees across viaducts and mountain gorges, the Têt valley with its peach and cherry orchards, historic towns and vineyards takes you to the Mediterranean, its long sandy beaches and the picturesque harbour town of Collioures, Skiing is just 40 minutes away.

A great base for exploring French and Spanish Catalonia, Girona is about 75 minutes away, with access to the beautiful Costa Brava. Closer to the border is Figueres, with its Salvador Dali museum and on the French side, the town of Ceret.

Other Activities: Thermal spa, Casino, Canyoning, High ropes


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vernet-les-Bains, Conflent

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Rates are for the house sleeping 6 +1 only. Please contact for rates to include flat sleeping an additional 4.electricity is charged based on a meter reading taken at the beginning and ending of the stay. Electricity is charged at the standard EDF rate.

Payment of 25% to secure the booking. The remainder is payable 6 weeks before arrival plus the £150 Security Deposit.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vernet-les-Bains in Pyrenees-Orientales

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bidet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bidet , First floor
  • The first floor cloakroom has a toilet, bidet and washbasin and can be accessed by both first floor bedrooms. The showers, although 'over the bath' are really good powerful showers. The garden flat has an additional bathroom and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , First floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , First floor
  • The villa sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms. Additional space is available in the self contained flat below, ideal for 2 families sharing. The flat comprises 2 bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and toilet. The flat is not let separately. The main bedroom in the house is on the ground floor with easy access to bathroom and living areas, it has a wonderful view of the Canigou Mountain The first floor bedrooms both have walk in under eaves wardrobes and beamed ceilings.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The main accommodation is all on one level so the house is suitable for people with some mobility problems. Contact the owner for details. The kitchen and dining area are fully equipped.An iron and ironing board and a hairdryer are provided. There is UK satelite TV, a few games and some DVDs. The garden flat below the house will sleep an extra 4 people, ideal for a larger group or two families sharing. We do not let the flat separately. The garden is large and mainly lawn with a sun terrace. The outdoor pool is a 3m round above ground pool ,only in summer. Children are welcome, the garden is fully enclosed but there are steps into the garden. The house provides a great space to relax and enjoy the quiet. The town is a 10 minute walk away for morning croissants, the parks, and Swimming Pool complex are also within easy reach. There are great walks into the mountains from the front door and many other activities within a short car ride.

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