Farmhouse in Ceret, Pyrenees Orientales, France - All Amenities, Shopping, Gliding, Horse-riding, Waterfall And Lake Nearby, Swimming Pool in Ceret.
Les Rosiers is a 3 bedroom farmhouse dating from early 1800. It has been modernised and refurbished to retain the special features of its age, and original beams and interior stone walls have been restored. It is situated in land with a variety of trees. There is a good-sized railed wisteria covered terrace with barbecue, table and chairs which overlooks the land. A small road leads to a gated parking area with ample parking. A garage is available if required at an extra charge. From the parking area sweeping steps lead to the terrace and front door of Les Rosiers. Les Rosiers is situated at the edge of Ceret with its regular Saturday market and an additional arts and crafts market on Tuesday evenings in peak summer time. The town has many festivities for entertaining tourists: Modern Art museum containing works of famous artists (Picasso, Matisse, Chagall etc).
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Activity and Interests
The Mediterranean coast with its varied resorts are about 30-45 mins' drive while the Spanish coastal resorts and the Costa Brava are a little further. Argeles Plage offers a promenade, a sandy beach, concerts, wind-surfing and many other activities. Some quieter beaches can be found away from the madding crowds. Collioure, Pearl of the Mediterranean, Port Vendres, a fishing port with a variety of fish restaurants -Banyuls, famous for its wine-tasitng tours are all within easy reach.
By Road: Exit 43 (Le Boulou) last exit in France on the autoroute - 5km form Les Rosiers. Follow signs to Ceret. Route Nationale 9 (RN9) leads to the D618 which leads to Ceret and Les Rosiers from a side road.
Airports: Perpignan. Take either the N9 or Autoroute to Le Boulou then as above. Approx 45 mins. Gerona: Autoroute to Le Boulou (in this case the first exit in France no 43 and then as above. Approx 1 hr.
Air: Car hire recommended although Les Rosiers only 1.5km from Ceret centre.
Les Rosiers is situated on the outskirts of Ceret 1.5 km from the centre. It takes about 3-4 minutes to drive and about 20-25 minutes to walk. A short drive will take you to a village St Jean Pla de Corts with lakes and an adventure playground with walks and restaurants. Perpignan is 25 mins drive or a bus ride 1 euro each way. There are many restaurants in Ceret itself further are the fishing ports or nearby villages. There is a list in the kitchen of restaurants holiday-makers recommend.
Ceret is considered the cultural centre of the area. It has the famous Museum of Modern Art where popular exhibitions are held regularly. It has its own collection of Picasso (who lived there), Matisse and Derain among others. Also there are many private galleries to be found exhibiting local artists' work in both the old and modern parts of the town. As well as the Museum of Modern Art there is the local Archaeological Museum situated behind part of the Mediaeval wall. A bridge called the Devil's Bridge dates from the 13th Century .
Ceret has supermarkets both in the town centre or within a short driving distance in the zone industrielle. There are many charcuteries, delicatessens, butchers and the famous boulangeries/patisseries as well as specialist chocolate shops. It has a regular year-round bustling Saturday market while in the tourist season there is an additional arts and crafts market on a Tuesday evening. In keeping with its image as the cultural centre of the area it has concerts, dances, music festivals and a cherry festival in May/June as it is renowned for producing the first cherries in France some of which are sent to the President each year. There are also many specialist individual shops which sell trinkets, hand-made jewellery to local taste etc.
Ceret has many restaurants serving local or speciality foods such as the ever popular Quattrocento (necessary to book) in La Place des Neuf Jets - a wonderfully secluded square with Ceret's famous Plane trees and fountain and where music is played by local musicians in the evenings. Ceret is fortunate to have all the parking areas free; recently they have developed a large tree-lined parking facility in addition to the smaller ones in the town centre.
Ceret lives up to its reputation as a cultural, warm and exciting town and its welcoming residents. There are pathways both to a local waterfall and to the hills and mountains. A map can be obtained from the Tourist Office.
For full details of availability please contact the owner.
- Booking Notes:
Les Rosiers can be booked for periods of 1 week or longer. On booking a deposit is required to make it secure. Six weeks prior to arrival the balance of the rent and a deposit for damages and breakages are required when full details will be sent. The house is cleaned prior to arrival and should be left as it was found. The D& B wiill be returned after a satisfactory caretaker's report. No smoking indoors. Electricity is charged for rentals over 2 weeks and in Autumn/Winter.
Changeover day is Saturday and arrival is after 4pm. The caretaker will welcome you and give you the keys. Departure is by 10am. These times can be negotiated prior to arrival or departure if practical.
Holidays less than 7 days by negotiation.
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain climbing
- 120 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Corner bath with shower over, WC, bidet. Light with shaver point above the mirror fixed over the hand basin. Baby's bath/changing table with shelves. Hairdryer provided in bedroom 1. Ample towel rails and second mirror. Window with shutters.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleep 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2: double beds with dressing tables, wardrobes, easy chairs, side tables with lights. Bedroom 3: single and bunk beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers. All rooms have original beams, exposed stone walls tiled floors with rugs. Cots on demand.
- Notes on accommodation: Les Rosiers was built using stones from the bed of the local river Tech to make the thick stone walls. Electric wall-mounted convector heaters are for the use of winter holiday-makers. It has been sympathetically renovated retaining original features such as old beams, windows, tiled flooring in all rooms and some rugs. There is a terrace with a pergola covered by wisteria, a barbecue, table and chairs. To demonstrate the age and nature of the building, the original front door design has been kept in its own special finish. From the terrace one can see the trees, especially the Willows, which give shade for sitting and relaxation. Les Rosiers is a non-smoking holiday rental. Outside: Les Rosiers is one of three independent units. It is approached by a small side road from the D618 which leads to a gated parking area with steps leading to a large wisteria-covered terrace and barbecue overlooking the land with its variety of trees. The entrance to the house and a window open onto the terrace and this window in the dining area is ideal for using as a hatch to pass the food from the barbecue to the dining area. There is a table, chairs and parasol on the terrace for all purposes. Utility Room: No, but there is an alcove area where a free-standing clothes dryer, ironing board, iron, wash basket and pegs are stored with cleaning equipment such as brush, mop and bucket etc. but not cleaning materials for safety reasons. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before holiday-makers arrive and we ask if they can leave it as they found it before departue. Towels and bed linen can be supplied for a small charge. No beach towels provided. Other: The front door opens onto an entree with a hall table and mirror, book case (many books including cookery), an open-fireplace and a window opening onto the staircase. The upstairs landing has an easy armchair looking out over the land.