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Villa Lokicor - garden, terraces and great views

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7 guests3 bedrooms5 beds1.5 baths
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Villa Lokicor stands in a secluded garden with fruit trees and a large sun terrace with BBQ and great views. The living area is all open plan, ideal for family holiday. Just a short walk to the restaurants/bars in Vernet and the lively square with its entertainment and markets.

For those interested in skiing during their stay, the sitting area is equipped with a wood burning stove, great for cosy Winter nights.

The space
Lovely villa at the foot of mount Canigou with a wood burning stove for the Winter months and lots of outdoor space throughout the rest of the year. Lokicor is ideally situated for exploring the mountains and is close enough to the Mediterranean to have days out at the seaside. With busy bars and restaurants in the center of Vernet les Bains less than 10 minutes walk away, Lokicor has everything. Free Wifi.

Sitting on the edge of Vernet les Bains, a lively spa town at the foot of Le Canigou, Villa Lokicor offers a fantastic base for families wishing to enjoy French culture, explore the beautiful surroundings and spend some time together eating al fresco and cooking on the barbecue in the garden.

The Villa is situated in a peaceful area on the edge of town and offers glorious views of the surrounding hills and valley from its terrace. Walk 10 minutes and you find yourself in the middle of the lively market town. The town square is surrounded by bars and restaurants and holds small markets two or three times a week, it is also the venue for events arranged by the town throughout July and August both afternoon and evening.

Villa Lokicor is a family home on two floors boasting a large terrace and garden.

The ground floor has an open plan living space with a well equipped fitted kitchen, a dining area to seat eight people and a snug area separated from the dining area by an ornate wood burning stove. In addition to this large open plan space on the ground floor, there is also an entrance hall, a bath/shower room with separate WC, a sitting room and the master bedroom.

Upstairs, there are two twin bedrooms, one with a truckle bed (only suitable for children up to the age of 10)

Facilities Indoors

All bed linen and towels provided. For lets of 2 weeks or more we would change the linen at your request.

Master bedroom: Double bed.

Twin bedroom 1: Two single beds

Twin bedroom 2: Two single beds and one pull out child's bed (up to the age of 10)

Baby: We can supply highchair and cot - please ask for details.

Bathroom: One bathroom with bath/shower, hand basin and bidet.

WCs: Toilet with wash hand basin (Ground floor and first floor).

Kitchen: The kitchen is fully equipped with, free standing cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and dishwasher.

Dining area: Table and chairs for up to eight people with wood burning stove.

Snug: Three seater sofa and armchair with wood burning stove (shared with dining area).

Sitting room: Two three seater sofas with coffee table and TV (for playing DVDs)

Garage: (Not used for cars) Washing machine, tumble dryer and two adult bicycles.

General: DVD player, MP3 dock, wireless speaker, wireless internet, board games, books, DVDs, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Heating: Electric heating throughout and wood burning stove

Wifi: Free unlimited wifi.

Facilities Outdoors

Terrace: Large terrace with stunning mountain views and dining furniture.

Garden: Large private garden with shaded areas, barbecue.

Parking: Private parking for one car and parking spaces (on street).

Further Details Indoors:

Entering the house from the balcony along the front of the villa you are greeted by a spacious entrance hall, from which a set of stairs take you to the first floor where you will find a WC and the two twin rooms with beamed ceilings and walk in wardrobes under the eaves.

To the right is the fitted kitchen with French windows back out to the balcony whilst the dining area extends from the kitchen to the back of the villa, here French windows allow access to the garden. At the far end of the dining area is the ornate wood burning stove and beyond that, the snug area. Leading off to the left of the entrance hall is the WC and beyond that the family bathroom. The sitting room with board games, books, DVDs, TV and DVD player, sofas and coffee table is well lit by French windows issuing onto the balcony as well as a window overlooking the garden. Next to the sitting room and accessible from the snug area is the master bedroom with comfortable double bed overlooking the garden.

The large terrace enjoys stunning views of the surrounding hills and valley and is conveniently accessed from the kitchen via the balcony running along the front of the house. Beneath the terrace is a large garage (not used for cars). There are two adults bicycles available for use and a washing machine and tumble dryer.

As well as the wood burning stove, heating is electric - although in the Summer you will not need heaters!

The ground floor is tiled whilst the top floor is carpeted. The stairs are wooden.

Guest access
Guests have access to all areas of the house, parking area, gardens and terraces. They also have free access to WIFI.

Other things to note
Electricity will be charged extra at cost from 1st October to 30th April
Villa Lokicor stands in a secluded garden with fruit trees and a large sun terrace with BBQ and great views. The living area is all open plan, ideal for family holiday. Just a short walk to the restaurants/bars in Vernet and the lively square with its entertainment and markets.

For those interested in skiing during their stay, the sitting area is equipped with a wood burning stove, great for cosy Winter…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds, 1 toddler bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
TV
Hair dryer
Heating
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Vernet-les-Bains, Occitanie, France

Vernet is ideally situated for walking, cycling, and horse-riding in the surrounding countryside or for the more adventurous, there is caving, canyoning and rafting nearby. If you enjoy skiing, the slopes are only a 1 hr drive away. Vernet les Bains is 5 minute drive from the UNESCO world heritage site of Villefranche de Conflent.

Languedoc-Roussillon is perfectly positioned between the Mediterranean to the east where the beautiful sandy beaches provide long days by the sea, and the Pyrenees to the west, which offer a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities, not to mention skiing in the winter!

This region is a delight; the Conflent valley provides lush green scenery, with Mount Canigou dominating the skyline and the Pyrenees visible in the distance. You can be swimming in the sea in the morning, and hiking in the mountains in the afternoon. There are even thermal hot springs, so if you would like to combine the two activities we can suggest a hike AND a swim in the mountains! It really does offer you everything!

There is a lake in the local town of Vinca, with beaches, from which you can swim, sail or wind-surf, or you could just visit the popular open air swimming pool in Vernet les Bains.

Weather: This area benefits from being in the sunniest region of France, and enjoy warm, sunny weather from March all the way through to October. November and December are cooler but still with sunshine. January, February and March are great skiing months (1hr drive to the ski resorts).

The Pyrenees Orientales has much to offer art lovers; the world famous Pablo Casals music festival is held in and around Prades (only 15 minutes drive away) during the summer and is attended by world famous musicians. Perpignan hosts “Jazzebre” an international jazz festival in October. This area has also been the home to many famous artists including Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and surrealist artist Salvador Dali who declared Perpignan railway station “the centre of the universe”. You can see examples of their work on show in Ceret, Perpignan and the picturesque seaside resort of Collioure.

Vernet les Bains

Vernet les Bains is a charming historic town situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It is an ideal centre for holidaymakers all year round as the village enjoys a wonderful climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. It is set in a sheltered valley in the foothills of Mount Canigou, which rises to a height of 2,785 meters. Rudyard Kipling praised Canigou as “a magician among mountains”. The town is situated at an altitude of 650m and is dominated by the restored castle and church of St. Saturnin. Guided tours are available during the summer.

As a Spa town Vernet les Bains offers a professional spa/therapy centre with saunas, steam room, Jacuzzi, aqua gym and massage, where you can treat yourself to a day of pampering. The Spa was often visited by the fashionable rich at the turn of the last century.

Vernet is one of Frances “Villages Fleuris” and boasts beautiful, flowery parks and tree lined squares. Visit the village arboretum with more than 2000 identified tree specimens. The arboretum is open daily and is free.

Shopping in Vernet is easy, with a wide range of amenities arranged around the village square including a variety of café bars and restaurants to suite all tastes and pockets. There are also the usual boulangeries, butchers, chemists, newsagents, post office, gift shops and banks with cash dispensers. Markets are held on the square three times a week (Mon, Thurs and Sat), selling local produce such as cheeses, wines, saucisson, olives as well as wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables. There is a supermarket 1km from the centre of Vernet with everything you could need and there are two vey good larger supermarkets in nearby Prades (Super U and Intermarché).

Vernet has a helpful Tourist Office on the village square where you can get information about the many local festivals and activities. It is open all year round.

Festivals include “La Belle Époque”; this festival is celebrated in May each year and celebrates the time when from 1850 through to the first world war, Vernet was visited by crowds of international aristocrats. There are still signs of the grandeur of the times in the Casino and the Grand Hotel du Portugal (both buildings well worth a visit). During the long weekend festival the locals dress in historical costumes of the day and parade through the streets of Vernet and in the gardens overlooking the Casino.

Festival de la Saint Saturnin is a week of festivities held in November in honour of the patron saint of Vernet les Bains, St Saturnin.

The Canigou Race, not for the faint hearted is held on the first Sunday in August each year. The race is a circular 30km race to the top of Mount Canigou and back. The event was inspired by runners in the 20th century who would race to the summit to cut blocks of ice that they could sell in the market. It was obviously the fastest runners who had the most ice to sell on their return! There are many other events in the village that run in conjunction with the race.

Other activities in Vernet include a large swimming pool area with both indoor and outdoor pools. Tennis courts, boules area and children’s playground. A popular activity is to take a trip in a 4x4 up Mount Canigou.

The walks in the area are many, varied and well marked, stroll around the village or take a hike following some of the most beautiful trails in France. Visit the Tourist information for free leaflets on local walks.

For touring the area Vernet les Bains is ideally situated and offers an excellent base. Just a few sites of interest within easy driving distance are listed below:

* Villefranche de Conflent, a fine example of a medieval walled town (5 minutes drive from Vernet).

* Little Yellow Train, catch this train from Villefranche and enjoy the spectacular mountain views right into the Pyrenees towards the Spanish border. (5 minutes drive from Vernet).

* St Thomas les Bains, outstanding natural thermal hot springs in wonderful outdoor mountain setting. (25 minutes drive from Vernet).

*Animal Park, Casteil, lovely day out for the children, lots of animals to see and feed, in a beautiful mountain park, the walk around the park is 2-3 km. (5 minutes drive from Vernet).

* Grottes de Canalettes, magnificent renowned caves with an incredible light and sound show. (5 minutes drive from Vernet).

* St Martin du Canigou, 9th century abbey perched impressively high on the hillside with fantastic scenery and walks. (10 minutes drive from Vernet).

* St Michel de Cuxa, 6th century abbey that hosts concerts during the Pablo Casals festival but is also open for viewing most of the year. (15 minutes drive from Vernet). Both this abbey and St Martin are considered to be the finest architecture of their period in France.
Vernet is ideally situated for walking, cycling, and horse-riding in the surrounding countryside or for the more adventurous, there is caving, canyoning and rafting nearby. If you enjoy skiing, the slopes are o…

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