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“Great Villa, great location, great pool”
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4 bedroom villa with French windows onto front terrace
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4 bedroom villa with French windows onto front terrace
Private heated 10x5m pool in secluded rear garden Comfortable living room with French windows and wood burner
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27 reviews
4 bedroom villa with French windows onto front terrace
Private heated 10x5m pool in secluded rear garden
Comfortable living room with French windows and wood burner
The dining area seats ten people with French windows to rear garden and pool
The view from front terrace onto large mature garden with swings and table tennis table
Kitchen with doors to south-facing terrace for outside dining with views of Canigou
Double bedroom with views to rear garden, pool and hills
Upstairs double bedroom with ensuite and views to rear garden, pool and hills
Recently refurbished downstairs shower room with walk-in shower
Upstairs en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and view of front garden and Canigou
Double bedroom with French windows onto south-facing terrace
Two single beds in back bedroom with door to rear garden and pool
The pool with solar shower and 1m deep shallow end for children
A fantastic view of Mount Canigou from the villa
Views of Mt. Canigou from heated pool with sliding/removable domed cover
Views of Vernet les Bains, its main square an easy 10 minute walk from villa
The main square with shops, restaurants and 3x weekly market in Vernet les Bains
Take a spectacular trip on the Little Yellow Train up the valley towards Andorra
Enjoy a scenic walk up to the nearby abbey of St. Martin du Canigou
Visit the fortified village of Villefranche de Conflent only 5 minutes drive away
Local activities include rope courses, tubing, cycling and horseriding
Locals wear Victorian costume for Belle Epoque Festival at the end of May
A variety of ski resorts from only 50 minutes away
Beautiful beaches near Perpignan under an hour's drive away
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Vernet-Les-Bains, Pyrenees-Orientales, Occitanie

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“Great Villa, great location, great pool”
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

we stayed here for 2 weeks in July. One of the best villas we have stayed in. it is really close to the beautiful town of Vernet Les Bains, about 5 min walk which has some great restaurants and bars, a market 3 times a week and loads of other activities. Although this villa is close to the town, it does feel remote. you are not overlooked by anyone. the gardens are large and beautiful. i would recommend having breakfast on the terrace at the front. there is a large fir tree with all sorts of wildlife, including 2 red squirrels! every morning they were there.

Inside the villa is great. the downstairs shower is fantastic. all the bedrooms are large and the kitchen and living room are good too. there are loads of good books and games there. The kitchen has everything you need.

The pool is amazing. it is heated so early morning/late evening dips are no problem. the cover, which is legally required, is a bit of a faff and takes about 10 mins to take off/put back on. Again, you are not overlooked either.

Some tips, take mosquito spray/wrist bands for the evenings/nights. I was bitten a lot. take some binoculars as well. the wildlife is amazing and the views towards the mountains are really good.

will certainly be booking again!

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mandybidg...
Bedworth, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic villa in a beautiful location with great pool and facilities.”
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We've recently returned from a week's stay at Villa Amelie and it couldn't have been better. The directions were very clear and we found the villa easily. We had a spot of bother opening the gate; don't stand in front of the infra-red beam! The grounds are beautiful with lots of space for the four children and four adults. The layout of the house is a little odd, but I think this just adds to its charm! Despite the weather being very hot, the house remained cool and comfortable. It was a joy to wake up in the morning and open the shutters onto the garden; we lay in bed and watched red squirrels in the tree! We initially thought the pool cover would be a bit of a faff, but actually, once we knew how, it was pretty simple to slide the cover back, and the water was warm at all times and incredibly clean, as was the solar shower. We never took the cover completely off, as it provided a bit of welcome shade in the heat. The house had pretty much everything that we needed and the kitchen, though small, is very well-equipped. It was lovely to eat out on the terrace and see the mountains beyond. The lounge was comfortable with enough seating for everyone, though we didn't spend much time inside! The Wi-Fi was also excellent and coped with 4 tablets and 4 phones with no connection issues.
The location of the villa itself is fantastic; it was just a short walk to the village of Vernet les Bains. I can recommend the ice-cream in the village square; best lemon sorbet ever according to our son!
The caves a couple of miles down the road are not to be missed: just breathtaking! And the walled town of Villefranche was also lovely. The supermarket is also just down the road.
We had a fabulous holiday and I would definitely recommend Villa Amelie. If there weren't so many other places to visit, we'd certainly be back!
A final thank you to Heather for her great communication.

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Liked best: The pool and the location of the villa.
Liked least: The layout of the villa.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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VJ2
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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“Villa Amelie”
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Stayed here with friends in May for a long weekend. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather and made full use of the pool which has the most beautiful views of the mountains. The house itself has everything you'd need and is set in lovely grounds. We ate at the house for most meals, but visited a beautiful restaurant in town which was within easy walking distance. Hope to be back soon!

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Sarah J
Enfield, United Kingdom
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“Perfect Trip!”
Reviewed 21 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We wanted a nice long weekend away with the girls and this was perfect. Really relaxing but an amazing restaurant within walking distance! Perfect for what we wanted. The house is lovely and homely and the scenery was beautiful. Perfect Trip!

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Liked best: the scenery from the pool
Travelling group: Friends
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Murray L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Warm and Homey!”
Reviewed 8 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Excellent house in the charming village of Vernet-Les-Bains. Friendly neighbours as well as some great little shops. The house was charming and comfortable. Went skiing several days to Font Romeu and Les Angels - both extremely accessible for all day skiing. The house had a TV with a good selection of dvd's and capability to plug laptops in. No issues whatsoever regarding the property - all round excellent stay!

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Liked best: Proximity to ski resorts
Travelling group: Large Group
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: Swimming pool - excellent & well maintained.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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Liked best: The peaceful setting and welcoming feel of the villa
Liked least: Having to go home at the end of the week.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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