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Private Secluded Spacious Villa With Huge Heated Pool - for 14+ people



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Farmhouse/villa near Ceret, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon - Peaceful Location Set In 100 Acres Of Private Forest With Magnificent Views

Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains in the village of Oms near the medieval market village of Ceret which has many bars and restaurants and is also well known for its art museum. Influenced by many famous artists such as Monet, Van Gogh and Matisse who all found inspiration in the surrounding countryside. Wonderful walks and magnificent views. 40 minutes to long wide safe Argeles beach.

  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are a self employed professional couple living and working in France. We welcome visitors to our Country House throughout the year to enjoy the ample space, high quality facilities, cleanliness and stunning countryside that we have grown to love over the years.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


A Birthday to remember!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 12 people consisted of me,my husband (whose 60th birthday we were celebrating) our three grown up children and partners, my sister and her family.

We were looking for somewhere where we could all be together, but have our own space too, where we could have fun, make a noise (and not upset any neighbour's), relax, entertain and enjoy ourselves.

And this house delivered this perfectly!

The house was well equipped with everything we needed,including the all important comfortable beds. It was very spacious and in extensive grounds.The pool was beautifully warm, and there were plenty of sun beds.

My main concern when booking this holiday was " will anyone get bored?" but I really needn't have worried!

There was so much to do here, that apart from a few trips to the supermarket, we never left the place!

We swam, had diving competitions, played water volley ball, table tennis, basketball, archery, darts, and pool.

The highlight of our days was having lovely long lunches and evening meals together ( I had no idea there were that many great chefs in my family!) at the huge outdoor table - a real focal point for us.

Rob (the owner) was on hand if we needed him - very helpful and friendly.

Would I recommend this place? Hell yes!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic family group! You were all great and knew how to enjoy yourselves! I loved the tray of boiling hot tea at midday during 36°C heatwave! You've done your country proud! X
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Peaceful Pyrenees retreat with a great pool

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for an extended family holiday - plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for our needs with 2x kitchens and 2x lounges. We really enjoyed the large, heated pool with table tennis, pool table, basketball hoop, sound dock and other assorted games (including exercise machines) - which made the pool area our own private resort. When called on, Rob was there to help resolve any issue. The house is about 25 mins away from the beautiful medieval town of Ceret which is definitely worth a visit. There was an abundance of baby equipment for those with young children and an Xbox + lots of (english language) films on the hard drive for those a little bit older (adults, too). We loved the large tabel for al fresco family dining and my parents 50th anniversary.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou to the How family...very pleased you enjoyed the property...shame about the football!!!
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Can't Wait to Returm

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Domaine La Palmere in mid-June this year, what seems like a very long three weeks ago. It’s not easy writing a review about this fantastic place as deep down I would prefer to keep it a secret to guarantee some availability for our return. However out of respect for the owner Rob I feel compelled to complete this review.

We have been holidaying in France for at least 20 years and have never quite loved a place as we do this. The property has everything on our tick list for a great holiday. It is an extremely spacious, private and secluded location yet only around 40 minutes’ drive to the coast, supermarkets, shops and some great bars. You can have as much fun as you like without fear of disturbing anyone and possibly more to the point no-one will disturb you. The pool is large and warm which allows for hours of fun and/or relaxation. There’s also a Darts Board, Pool table, Table Tennis, Basketball Hoop and some exercise machines in the annex next to the pool. And if you should want to stretch your legs a little there are numerous tracks in the forest and surrounding hills to wonder off on.

We were part of a relatively small party however the house is spacious enough to accommodate large groups without feeling cramped or falling over each other, there will always be a quiet place to get away from the madding crowd and appreciate your surroundings. The layout of the house is such that two separate families could enjoy each other’s company when they wanted but could also have some privacy if needed.

The owner Rob made you feel extremely welcome and was always on hand if you needed him. Not that we ever did as everything was just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys! So glad you enjoyed yourselves. I look forward to having you back any time!
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Great group holiday!

  • 4 of 5

Our party consisted of six families, each with one child ranging from 5 months to 3 years of age. We chose the property as we hoped it would best meet everyone's different needs. We were not disappointed!

The property is situated in a beautiful, secluded forest which felt extremely private and we could make as much noise as we wanted, day and night! Some of the outdoor space was a little uneven for the toddlers but the forest was a lovely shaded pottering ground. The pool area was securely fenced which put our mind at rest and brilliantly stocked with extensive sports activities, pool toys, umbrellas and even a fridge. The pool itself was large, really clean and warm. The pool house also doubled up as a good party venue at night so as not to wake the kids.

The house was of a higher standard than many of the rental properties that we have previously stayed in. All the bedrooms were lovely with more than ample space for a cot, except the one downstairs bedroom which was a slight squeeze. The kitchens were extensively stocked with utensils and the large fridges served our party well. There are multiple bathrooms, the bedrooms are well spread across the property and the two living rooms and two kitchens meant there was always a place to get away from it all and we never felt on top of each other. The large outdoors table was the perfect place for dining in the evening and the gas bbq meant we could do most of the cooking outside so as not to wake the kids in the bedrooms which were next to the kitchen.

We did not feel the need to leave the property much, which was quite lucky as the road from Ceret is pretty windy and steep. We did get used to it throughout the week and made a couple of trips there to the supermarket and for a shady lunch in the heat of the day. Ceret is a very charming town and the beach at Argeles also served as a great day trip less than 1 hours drive. There seemed to be lots of other stuff to do in the area although we didn't get round to it as we were having too much fun around the pool. The owner, Rob, was extremely friendly and helpful and took the time to show us around the property and help us settle in. Rob supplied us with enough baby equipment to start a small crèche, including numerous highchairs, playpens, a playmat and baby baths. All of these were of excellent quality, some were brand new, which is always comforting.

A great property to suit a group and children of all ages. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing half term break at a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely relaxing week at Domaine La Palmere. The Villa is amazing set in secluded woodland surrounded by great views. The property itself was very spacious, very clean and very well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked and there was spacious living accommodation with large TV and well stocked film collection. The bedrooms again are very spacious with clean, fresh bed linen and towels provided. There is good WIFI connection. There is an excellent spacious shaded outdoor eating and BBQ area which we took full advantage of. We could not have asked for more with plenty of activities around the pool area, with a well equipped games room which included darts, pool table and table tennis. The children were well entertained with the plentiful games both for in and around the large pool area. The owners obviously take a lot of pride and care over the maintenance of the property. Overall we spent a fantastic, relaxing half term break here and would certainly recommend to our friends and family. We could not have asked for more and even the weather is excellent!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A family friendly, sechluded gem

  • 5 of 5

Over the years, we have rented a number of properties in France and Domaine La Palmere definitely rates as one of the very best that we have been to. On arrival we found an impressive property, comfortable and spacious, extremely well equipped, but above all else very clean and welcoming. We went as a large group (two families complete with grandparents, babies, young children and teens) which can be stressful due to differing needs - Fortunately there is something for everyone here, be that fantastic places to see and visit or making the most of the facilities on offer. And, what facilities they are – A massive swimming pool and games room that kept the teens and younger ones engaged for hours. Good wifi. Two big TV’s with a selection of recent films (including kids films) and a PS3 which even the adults enjoyed on occasion. From a practical perspective we found the beds to be fantastically comfortable, the linen white and crisp and the towels clean and fresh. However, as a family what we especially appreciated was the huge outside dining table which was shaded from direct sunlight making lazy lunch time dining a real pleasure. It comfortably sat all 14 of us and on the occasion that our fun or dining carried on into the late evening, the fact that are no neighbours within earshot meant we did not have to worry about being too noisy. In short, Domaine La Palmere is a beautiful, spacious and tranquil place that can comfortably accommodate a large and diverse group. Robert (the owner) was always extremely helpful and informative throughout our stay and responded immediately to our communications. We shall be heading back and would not hesitate in highly recommending this property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Wonderful peaceful and above all private location to enjoy and relax with a wealth of history, culture and local produce to discover and make the most of. Fresh air and unspoiled countryside in abundance. Our aim is to provide a unique experience with standards and services you will not find elsewhere. Please refer to owners website for more details: http://dlp.strikingly.com

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan at 47 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ceret at 13 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Saint Cyprien at 36 Kilometres Nearest Train : Perpignan at 47 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Le Boulou at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : ceret at 13 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Saint pierre del forcats at 78 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Argeles at 35 Kilometres Car: necessary


Oms is 40 mins from Argeles beach - a long wide safe beach - a favourite for French families for many years now. With restaurants, activities, shops, bars and clubs if needed, but then quieter bays along the coastline towards Collioure - the famous artists centre.


Perpignan is the closest airport otherwise Girona in Spain has a range of destinations. Other airports include Carcassonne, Montpellier, Barcelona, Toulouse. The mainline train TGV from London to Perpginan, or the car-train service to Narbonne.


Oms 4 mins. Ceret 20 mins. Argeles beaches 40 mins. Le Boulou 30 mins. Spain 35mins.

Further Details:

Ceret has a famous Catalan market every Saturday morning throughout the year, with cobbled streets, small boutiques and cafes. The Museum of Modern Art has regular exhibitions and there are many small art galleries and workshops throughout the year.


Rental rates

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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,246

Booking Notes:
A deposit equalling 30% of the total rental cost is required in advance at time of booking to secure your reservation - please see terms and conditions on owners website or contact directly. Full payment of the booking fee is due 2 calendar months prior to arrival. Please email for booking form to be sent.

Changeover Day:
Sunday (Flexible outside of the summer season).
we have found over the years that doing a sunday changeover is most beneficial to our clients in the summer period due to far less traffic on the roads as well as convenient flights.

Notes on prices:
PLEASE NOTE : An extra 105 euros /person/week is applicable when the group exceeds 14.
Special rates apply for weekends and long term (1 month+) out of season rentals as well as Christmas, Easter and school half term holidays. The property can be rented as a whole exclusively (14+ people) or as two entirely separate houses (2x 7 people ), each with their own facilities, they will however share the swimming pool and games room. Please contact and confirm these prices with the owner directly.

30% deposit at the time of booking to secure and the balance along with security deposit 2 calendar months before your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Following a part renovation in 2005 and completion in 2012/ The villa is totally secluded and surrounded by 100 acres of woodland,open spaces, peace and quiet, intimacy and privacy guaranteed yet within a short distance of the local village of Oms and just 15-20 mins from the delightful renound bustling market town of Ceret which offers many shops, bars and restaurants. Groups staying with us as well as benefitting from the calm and privacy are also at liberty to make as much or as little noise as they wish as there are no neighbours within a 1.5km radius. Music by the heated pool or a fun party evening around the huge 5m x 1.4m covered table which has become the centerpiece in 2015. We are perfectly adapted for large groups such as family, school or university reunions and have a substantial quantity of baby/infant equiptment includung 6 cots, 2 play pens, 5 high chairs/table chairs, Stroller, 3 baby baths and much more....check with owner. This will save you transporting your own equiptment!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 230 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, and basin
  • Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, and basin
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, and basin
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms (one with shower/basin other with shower, spa bath, basin and bidet) 2 separate shower rooms with wc and basin. 1 separate bathroom with bath/shower, wc and bidet.


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, own shower, basin and wc.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, ensuite bathroom with basin, spabath and separate shower
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Shared Shower, basin and wc with bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Childrens room... Shared Shower,basin and wc with bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14+ (7 Bedrooms) or two houses 7+ each. Notes on bedrooms: 5 double bedrooms (four kingsize one queensize), one with additional single bed. 1 bedroom with single bed & sofa bed. 1 triple room with 3 single beds. 5 cots. see floor plan on owners website (bedrooms no.1 & 2 have air conditioning)


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: A true "getaway from it all" holiday location, yet still 4 mins from the village of oms which provides for day to day needs and also 20 mins from ceret with all its conveniences. Tranquility and privacy are assured as well as lots of space both inside and out. One big house which can be divided in two to make it ideal for big groups or two families with 2 separate kitchens, 2 separate tv/lounges and two separate outdoor shaded terrace dining areas. Therefore the villa can be rented entirely exclusively or as 2 separate houses with shared pool and games room. contact owner for prices. Please note that our prices only apply if you have booked through owners direct. Other agencies advertising our property may add their commision to this price but should not exceed 10% of the total rental price indicated here. If it does do please contact me directly. Also worth mentioning that all beds,professional matresses, linen and towels are white hotel quality and professionally laundered. Outside: The grounds themselves are extensive with plenty of scope for walking, hiking, mountain biking etc. Garden space is ample also with plenty of room for kids to run and play. Large terrace beside the pool, leading to a games room with garden table and chairs. Sun loungers, parasols. A huge heated swimming pool (surrounded by fencing) which mesures 12.40m x 6.30m (1m to 2.5m deep) and has a laser alarm security system, even at capacity you won't feel cramped.. Several large parasols are also available for shade. The games room which has a full size ping-pong table, pool table, dart board, excercise bike, eliptic treadmil machine (should you really wish to excercise on holiday) and a full size basketball hoop. There is also a toddlers slide and springy toy! see photos on website. The property is very private and not at all overlooked for ultimate privacy. Utility Room: Very spacious laundry room, Spare freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Baby High chairs and booster seats available. Also various baby equipement...stroller, pram, speacial bath etc...ask for details. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen,pool and bath towels are provided and the property is cleaned to a high standard prior to arrival. However being a self catered property, it is the responsability of the client to leave the property as found. (see website for terms and conditions)

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