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Private Villa with Pool - The Warmest, Driest, Sunniest Region Of SW France



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
One of the best Ceret Villas - Peaceful Location, Walking Distance to Restaurants and Shops, 20 Minutes To The Beach

Superb detached villa, brand new private pool, with solar cover, 200m2 sun terrace with sofa, two arm chairs. A swing chair/bed with drapes overlooks the pool on its own raised terrace area. Two outdoor dining areas, the one to the rear of the property which is a south facing sun trap overlooking the beautiful woods, the other is a covered terrace with built-in French BBQ with views of the surrounding countryside. There is a side lawn large enough for a game of badminton, a table tennis table, a herb garden where you can pick some fresh organic mint, thyme, sage, marjoram, bay or Melissa. We have a row of lavender and some beautiful plants that attract the wildlife. This hidden gem provides a very high standard of accommodation in one of the most sought after areas in the region. Boulangerie, pharmacy, take away, three great restaurants - very French, market stall selling local produce, public basket ball, picnic areas plus a beautiful river and streams to play in, which are all within a short walk. Set in total tranquillity, in a secluded valley yet only 2 miles from Ceret, a beautiful town with plenty of art history, bars and excellent restaurants. The property has been fully refurbished to a very high standard with every possible convenience, such as wifi internet access. The pool is closed from October - April, however, the sauna can be used during this period.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mike packed in his successful job when Theo (our third child) was a baby. We sold up in the UK, bought a trailer tent and ended up at a camp site on a beach with our three children for the summer, looking and deciding where to live. By September we had chosen a school in an area that we liked, set up our own small business and then proceeded to look for a place to buy whilst we rented. Our three children were by now in the local school. We fell upon this house, it was in quite a state when we bought it, however, now with many years of hard work from all the family, it is now a pretty as a picture and we are very proud of it.

We love our French house, we love the people, the lifestyle, the weather – if we had stayed in France any longer we wouldn't have ever come back to the UK.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The best location imaginable, loved it'.

Its like a 5 star hotel (June 2013)

‘The villa was/is fantastic, thank you very much indeed. All that was advertised and more’.

‘The villa was fantastic in terms of the villa itself and access. A real gem. In addition it was nice to be in Ceret for the cherry festival!

Thanks again. We will certainly come again and hope to speak to you soon.

I just wanted to let you know that we think your house is lovely, comfortable and very well equipped. Also, the area was really beautiful’

‘Hah! - I told Peg (my wife) that fast decision making brings rich rewards - the villa is fantastic’

Yes, we had a great holiday thanks, with some fantastic weather. In fact, almost too hot at times, but it was nice just to be able to relax and sit by the pool or on the terrace looking over the hillside.

What a fortunate person you are to own such a lovely villa in such a beautiful part of the world.

We had a wonderful holiday, see you again.
May 2004
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Brilliant property in the best location in the region

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the property in July 2016 and I have to say that we were absolutely delighted.

The property is of very high quality with the most amazing pool terrace and facilities.

It is just the right distance from the pretty market town of Ceret. It is about a five minute drive - close enough to enjoy everything that is on offer but far enough away to be very tranquil. Just what we were looking for in our holiday.

We also really enjoyed the visiting the coast - both the beaches and the beautiful seaside town of Collioure - both being an easy drive away

The property and pool were immaculately clean and the owners and guardians were very helpful indeed.

The main highlight is the pool and terraces which are large with plenty of loungers and 2 nice tables for al fresco dining.

Both the region and the property were a real delight - highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great setting and facilities

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay very much indeed. The kids loved the pool and is parents enjoyed the extremely quiet setting. For such a quiet position we found that we were never more than an hours drive away from all the attractions we visited including a day trip to Spain. We will certainly be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the villa. It was lovely and clean when we arrived. The pool area was great with some lovely places to eat locally.

We can highly recommend a holiday here.

Party consisted of 4 adults and 2 16 year olds.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquil and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my wife in January and had an amazing time. The house was beautiful and very comfortable and the area is briliant for getting out and exploring.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ashley, Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad that you had a nice time. Thank you for the card and the words inside it. We fall in love with the place every time we visit too.
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Winter sun and ski

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for our winter break, we chose it for easy access to the coast and the ski resorts in the Pyrenees but found it all too easy to relax in this lovely house in its peacefull surroundings! We enjoyed walks to medieval old Reynes and picturesque artist town Ceret when we could drag ourselves away from the log fire, sauna and jacuzzi bath. We will have to come back in the summer and make use of the terraces and pool.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi PJR, Thank you very much for taking the time to put a review on Owners direct. However, I also want to say, thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad that you have such a nice time. Don't hesitate to contact me should you wish to stay in the warmer months so that you can use the terrace and pool - it does make for a very special holiday. Kind regards Su
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A superb week

  • 5 of 5

The villa is superb, if anything better than we were expecting. Bags of room for 2 familes including 4 adults and 4 children under 7.

Lovely location and setting, peaceful but close enough to walk to the local bakery.

The pool area is first class - large, loads of seating, perfect for whiling away the long hot days.

We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Ben. I am pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time. I will be delighted to hear from you if you do manage another trip out there. It is a truly spectacular place during the autumn, winter and early spring too. Thanks once again, Su
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From the Owner

As we were living in France we wanted somewhere quiet but not remote for the children. It had to be accessible so that we could travel back and to to England easily to see the family and somewhere where we could swim, sail in the summer, with a warm, dry climate and yet go skiing in the winter. Chez nous... Montagne - Mer

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gerona at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ceret at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Collioure at 38 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Amelie Les Bains at 9 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Reynes at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Les Angles at 118 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Argeles sur mer at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

This is one of the best places you will find for cycling. Miles and miles of quiet tarmac lanes, plus the most amazing brand new cycle path that goes from the mountains to the sea. You can do short trips in to the local town, or spend the day exploring the area. The brand new cycle path links up several towns/villages is very easily accessed from the house - bring your cycle shorts.We have bikes for those who ask by special request.


There is a beautiful coastline within a short drive of the property. Miles and miles of long golden beaches around Argeles are around 20 minutes drive away. They are blue flag and have been voted some of the best in the world. Plus the beautiful fishing villages such as Collioure on the Vermillion coast are a must to visit.


Perpignan 30 mins. Gerona 50 mins. Carcassonne 60 mins. Beziers 60mins

Toulouse 2 hours. Barcelona 2 hours (1hr 20mins by new super TGV train) . Car hire is recommended, however it is not essential.


Local village of Reynes is less than a mile away. Market town of Ceret with loads to do and see is 2 miles away. Perpignan is half an hour's drive away. Spain is about 20 mins away in the car, with Barcelona about 2 hours. The TGV is scheduled to be complete this year making trips to Barcelona much quicker. Beaches from around 20 mins drive.

Further Details:

You can take a short walk to Reynes village either along a quiet lane or over a small river and down a track, past a small holding farm with goats, donkeys, chickens etc They also provide meditation classes, massage and yoga. In Reynes there is a boulangerie, pharmacy, PO, local farmers selling their produce at the height of summer, an outdoor arena near the river that holds festivals with dancing and 3 restaurants in the village all less than a mile away. Ceret (2 miles), has all the commerce's you may need, including an excellent art gallery and a music school that has some magnificent concerts. The area is in the foothills of the Pyrenees meaning that there is a huge amount to see with wonderful wildlife all around. There are many wonderful places to visit, from thermal spar baths(no holiday is complete without a trip), Cathar castles, flying schools, safari parks, water slide parks, zip wire, butterfly sanctuaries, vineyards and every outdoor pursuit that you could imagine from via ferrate to diving - too many to list here!

I do have to mention that the BBC have moved their satellite in the sky, so we are now unable to get regular British TV, however, we have now connected the TV up to a digi box via the internet, so you can stream - BBC iplayer, iTV player, u tube - can now listen and watch videos on the telly you which is great- plug in memory sticks etc...

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 17
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer 17
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 17
22 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 17
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 17
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Booking are taken by telephone or e-mail, payment by cheque BACS or on line payment. Deposit of £500 payable at time of booking, the rest of the balance 8 weeks before arrival. Refundable security deposit of £500 payable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.
Arrival after 3pm - depart before 10am.
Contact me if you would prefer a different day out of high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Discounts available dependant on the size of party.
Discounts are available for long lets or winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

It’s in a very friendly village, set in a wonderful location where you can access/see the mountains or the sea. From the house you can walk along a quiet lane to the school, boulangerie, and a couple of shops/restaurants. The weather is brilliant, the house is in a sheltered spot with its own micro climate so it is usually warm, sunny, still and dry.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 180 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Outdoor Shower, There is an extra large power shower, plus beautiful sauna
  • The grand master bedroom (40m2) includes an en-suite jacuzzi bath, large luxury shower and sauna. Plus a family bathroom with bath and shower attachment, Jacuzzi shower, double sink and wc.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Beautiful spacious bedroom
  • Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Lovely room with built in wardrobe
  • Girls twin room, can be made up with crisp white sheets - 2 Single Bed, Lovely sunny room overlooking the rear garden.
  • Male twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Can be made up with crisp white sheets. Overlooking garden
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 1 with super king size bed, en suite and king size day bed, dressing table. Bedroom 2 with double bed, with built in wardrobes, lovely views overlooking the front of the property. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, built in wardrobes. Bedroom 4 with twin beds, lovely view of rear garden. Plus; outdoor double bed - with drapes!


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is sunny with many large windows, built on a hillside with lovely views. The air is as fresh a you can get, with no pollution for hundreds of miles; just trees and more trees as far as the eye can see. The house was designed for outdoor living and eating during most of the year, you can be in the sun or shade from sun rise to sun set. Relax and spot the amazing birds - a Golden Oriole flew past me when I was eating my breakfast on the front terrace; this was on my birthday! Relax in the outdoor lounge of an evening with the pool and or terrace lights on and take a quick dip and listen to the Owls. Wake up in the morning, stroll/cycle to the boulangerie, amble back up to the house, then relax in any one of the outdoor eating areas, gently, wind back the pool cover (heating the water up by 8 degrees) and slip down in the pool to refresh yourself before you relax back for your morning coffee. If you dare, sleep outside on the Ellister Luxor double swing bed with drapes! Outside: The house has a private garden, accessible from the lounge, kitchen and dining room following on to the woods. To the rear of the property accessed from the kitchen there is a terrace and herb garden with a large dining table, off this it takes you to an outdoor triple Suntime Luxor double swing/bed where you can sip coffee whilst overlooking the pool. From here you follow the sweeping steps down to the pool. The pool is 8x4m by 2m deep with a selection of garden furniture/sofa's so that you can laze in the sun between dips in the pool. To one side of the property is an area with table tennis. To the front of the property off the lounge is a covered terrace area with lovely views to the front with a built-in barbecue and seating, ideal for eating or simply enjoying the views, air and tranquility. To the rear of the property the woods merge into secluded forests in the hills above the house. You can soak up the sun from sun rise to sun set, or find a quiet shady spot to relax in. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Egyptian cotton linen are provided. The property is cleaned at beginning and end of your stay. More often if you require. A welcome basket can be arranged for arrival. Other: Large entrance hall is fully stocked with good classic English books, great family games, DVD's and maps. On the rear patio is a table tennins table, and a hammock swinging in the trees in the private forest above where you will also find a tree swing.

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