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4 bedroom Villa With Large Private Pool In Spacious Garden And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Ceret, Languedoc Roussillon - Tranquil Location On Outskirts Of Historical Town

Spacious four-bedroomed villa in quiet residential area on outskirts of historical and picturesque market town of Ceret. Half an hour from Collioure, Argeles and other resorts on the Cote Vermeille. A large secluded landscaped garden surrounds the house offering panoramic views over the foothills of the Pyrenees. The garden is bordered by a conservation area guaranteeing its seclusion. There is a large swimming pool with terraced sunbathing area and three outside dining areas with wrought iron and mosaic garden furniture. Ample parking. Free TV and wifi.

David Powell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About David Powell

We are are a family of four from the UK who originally bought the house with friends after we had visited the area on holiday in 2004 and just fell in love with it. We still feel we've only just begun to discover the vast

historical, cultural and artistic treasurehouse that is the Languedoc region, as well as the many opportunities for relaxing holiday pursuits it offers. We hope you will feel similarly drawn to this wonderful and still relatively little known part of France.

David Powell purchased this villa in 2005

Why David Powell chose Vallespir

We were attracted by the mix of French and Spanish culture in this area of Catalonia, minutes from the Spanish border. Ceret, the local town, draws thousands of visitors to its mediaeval streets and shady squares. The stunning scenery and the Mediterranean light has and for decades attracted artists to the area and Ceret features a world-famous art museum. The wider region offers mountain walks through stunning gorges; beach resorts from the rocky coves of the beautiful old fishing village of Collioure and the bays of Costa Brava to the long beaches of white sandy beaches of the Cote Vermeille; international festivals of classical music at Prades and folk music at Amelie; and of course a variety of local wines and dishes.

What makes this villa unique

The house is in a secluded residential area but only five minutes drive from the town. You can spend the day in the spacious and secluded garden feeling you are swimming into the mountains; go for walks or cycle rides in the nearby cherry orchards or stroll into Ceret to a shady cafe or visit to the art museum, with works by Picasso, Matisse and Derain; explore one of the nearby vineyards and restaurants; visit Caracassone, Barcelona or Dali's house; go horseriding or snorkelling; or relax with the children on the beach or at the nearby boating lake with its adventure playground; or drive over to one of the resorts on the Costa Brava for a leisurely lunch of sardines in beach-side restaurant.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. Would certainly recommend the property to our friends.

The facilities were great and the welcome basket a very nice touch.

One of our favourite self-catering properties over many years of self-catering holidays; Thank you.
Apr 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Céret in Pyrenees-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Large bathroom with bath, shower and double sink with separate WC. Downstairs cloakroom. separate shower room with bidet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Downstairs bedroom with double sofa bed and ensuite shower
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One large double bedroom with balcony overlooking mountains and extensive fitted wardrobes; second double bedroom; large twin bedroom with mountain views.
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Spacious, light and airy house. On edge of countryside but easily accessible to town. Outside: Spacious landscaped garden including large lawn, flowerbeds with Mediterranean flowers and herbs; pool 8m x 4m not heated; high quality garden furniture; gas barbecue; washing line. Utility Room: Washing machine and drying area in basement; butler sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided and changed weekly. For stays over one week cleaning optional mid stay payable by guest.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Great property within easy reach of airports in both France and Spain. Spacious living area with a wonderful pool to relax in. Easy walk into Ceret which hosts some delicious restaurants with outdoor dining.

Would highly recommend.

Caroline F

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location, comfortable living, beautiful views and all at a reasonable rate

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday in Ceret. The house is well positioned to explore all the area has to offer, literally from the mountains to the sea. Situated close to Perpignan airport it was a stress free break for all. The house is spacious, clean and has all you need for the week including a delightful pool and outside space with views to the mountains. Would recommend the property highly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful fortnight in this gorgeous house on the outskirts of Ceret. The house was even better than the photos suggest, and the views are to die for. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was provided, including a well-equipped kitchen - not that we ever ate in, given the excellent variety of restaurants in the town and surrounding area. The local contact, Dave, was also incredibly helpful on the one occasion we needed him. All in all, a fantastic property in a lovely town.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable, wonderful views,great pool

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a wonderful two weeks in this villa. It was so easy to live in, we felt at home really quickly. The rooms are extremely spacious and the villa is very well equipped. The highlight for us was the wonderful outside area - the balcony to our bedroom with its panoramic views, the pool area, the garden - all with views. There was a great choice of sitting out areas with tables, chairs and easily moved loungers so that it was easy to chase sun or shade. The pool was a good size and we used it most days. It was cleaned during our stay as was the villa so we felt very well looked after. There is a boulangerie and excellent restaurant within walking distance of the villa. Ceret is a lovely little town with a wonderful Saturday market and a variety of restaurants. The surrounding area is not only beautiful but full of history dating back hundreds of years and more recently - we only did about 300 miles in the two weeks we were there as there was so much to see so near - Banyuls, Port-Vendres, Collioure, Arles, Prats de Molle, Amelie, Elne. Thank you Anne and David

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 week stay in this villa, it is lovely, the photos don't quite do it justice, particularly the stunning views. I couldn't capture them in my photos either, I guess you just have to be there! Ceret is a gorgeous little town with lots to do in the surrounding area, lovely beaches a short drive away. It is hard to tear yourself away from the pool which is perfect, not too deep. The accommodation has everything you need and is very spacious and spotlessly clean. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely villa in 2014 for 10 days with our two teenage girls. The pool is beautifully located so that it is in the sunshine for most of the day, so perfect for sunbathing and when you are swimming in it, it feels like you are swimming into the mountains. The villa has everything you need for a hassle free holiday. There are lots of activities locally for young and teenage kids including the adventure activity centre at the Lake at Saint Jean which is 5 minutes drive away. There is a lot of local horse riding, the coast is half an hour’s drive on the French side and 45 minutes to Spanish resorts in Catalonia and Costa Brava. If you fancy walking, there are many marked trails and also scope to choose from a wide variety of walks to suit all tastes and levels of fitness. Numerous restaurants serve food catering for a wide variety of tastes and budgets. We would warmly recommend this for a family holiday and it would suit families who want to bring along grandparents.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
12 Nov 2016 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Refundable Damage Deposit £250

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