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Spacious Family House in the foothills of Pyrenees with Pool and Large Garden

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Catalina - a specious family villa
Secluded Swimming Pool (11m x 5m)
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
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Catalina is a beautiful family home situated in the picturesque village of Vinca in the foothills of the Pyrenees – just 30 minutes drive from Mediterranean beaches and an hour's drive from the ski resorts in the high Pyrenees. The spacious architect designed house has been owned by the same family since being built in 1989. Until 2013, it was their full-time residence and still maintains the atmosphere of a family home. With all the accommodation situated on one floor, Catalina is ideal for families with small children or those who have difficulty with stairs. The house is very secluded, situated in grounds of 0.4 hectares (just under 1 acre) offering a variety of dining and relaxation options with plenty of on-site parking available in the large driveway, protected by security gates. ...Catalina is a beautiful family home situated in the picturesque village of Vinca in the foothills of the Pyrenees – just 30 minutes drive from Mediterranean beaches and an hour's drive from the ski resorts in the high Pyrenees. The spacious architect designed house has been owned by the same family since being built in 1989. Until 2013, it was their full-time residence and still maintains the atmosphere of a family home. With all the accommodation situated on one floor, Catalina is ideal for families with small children or those who have difficulty with stairs. The house is very secluded, situated in grounds of 0.4 hectares (just under 1 acre) offering a variety of dining and relaxation options with plenty of on-site parking available in the large driveway, protected by security gates. The impressive swimming pool (11m x 5m) has been designed to maximise both sun and shade throughout the day. Local shops and other village amenities are just a 3 minute walk, with larger supermarkets being a 10 minute drive. With the famous mountain of Canigou dominating the local countryside, Vinca is an ideal base for those wishing to explore this beautiful region. The immediate vicinity is ideal for walking, cycling, and mountain biking. Vinca also boasts a large swimming lake and beach - with watersports, lifeguards and beach café during the summer. The lake is just a 10 minute walk from Catalina. Catalina is suitable for winter letting as it is heated throughout with the added bonus of a large log fire. The large (50² m) lounge complements the fully equipped kitchen and large dining area. The house is spacious, light and airy, with plenty of storage. WiFi is available throughout. ABOUT VINCA Nestled beneath Mount Canigou and on the edge of a large lake, Vinca is a charming medieval village with 2 bakers, butcher, a mini-supermarket, 2 cafes, pharmacy, 2 banks with ATMs, a restaurant and excellent take-away Pizza. On the outskirts there are farm shops selling local produce in season. The main family attraction in Vinça is the beautiful beach area and swimming lake surrounded by hills, trees and mountains. The beach area has a snack bar in summer. For younger children there is a play area, with bouncy castles (land and water) and non-motorised water craft for hire. Other facilities in Vinça include an all-weather basketball/football play area, tennis courts, boulodrome and mini golf. Horse riding and canyoning are also available locally. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets by prior agreement only Ages of all guests must be provided prior to booking confirmation 22 June - 30 August rentals must commence on Saturday Fireplace - logs are available and will be charged at cost (usually 5-8 Euro per day depending on the amount used)
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Nick H
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2019

A perfect place for a family holiday: a spacious, lovely house on one level (no stairs to fear with babies or elderly guests) with everything you need. A well-equipped kitchen, several guestrooms and bathrooms and a wonderful lounge area. The garden is beautiful and the...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

We had a wonderful week staying in Catalina in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. It was our second visit, having previously stayed in the summer of 2017, enjoying summer weather and poolside relaxation, but this time we returned for a winter break. The weather...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Nicksps, VR Owner at Spacious Family House in the foothills of Pyrenees with Pool and Large Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

We’re so glad you enjoyed your return visit to Catalina and thank you for the review!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Game Room
Garage
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
ABOUT THE REGION This area benefits from being in the sunniest region of France (around 300 days per year), and normally enjoys warm 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 (less than 1hr drive to the ski resorts). The local town of Prades – just a 10 minute drive – has 3 supermarkets and is world renowned for its Pablo Casals Music Festival held every August. There is a large market every Tuesday. Beaches - The nearest Mediterranean beach at Canet can be reached within 30 minutes whilst the famous Cate Vermeille with historic fishing ports of Collioure, Port Vendres and Banyuls is a 40-50 minute drive. We have plenty
Getting around
A car is strongly recommended. Many previous guests have actually commented that the facilities within walking distance in Vinca (beach, local café, shops, etc) have meant that they used the car far less than they imagined! There are regular local buses and trains to Perpignan, Prades and Villefranche
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