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.
Top Traveller Review
Would highly recommend.
About the Owner
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.
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.
4.9 based on 7 holidaymaker reviews
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.
Great location, comfortable living, beautiful views and all at a reasonable rate
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.
Fantastic villa with stunning views
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.
Spacious, comfortable, wonderful views,great pool
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
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.
fabulous family holiday
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
Half hour drive to coast, including range of beach resorts with water sports to suit all ages; rocky coves and picturesque fishing villages;
Perpignan Airport 20km; Girona/Barcelona Airport 60km; Car hire recommended to access area and attractions, but bus and train service available to all major towns.
Ceret 1km; Barcelona 100km; Carcasonne 60km; lake with water sports 3km; Villefranche for Train Jaune 30km; Costa Brava 30km; Dali Museum at Figueras 20km.
Mediaeval town of Ceret has all amenities including shops, banks, post office, internet cafe, cinema, nightclubs and bars.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
27 Aug 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
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||£250|
Deposit of one third of rental payable at time of booking; balance six weeks before;
Saturdays. Arrival after 16.00
Notes on prices:
900 pounds per week in May and June; 1200 pounds per week in July; 1500 pounds per week in August; Sept and Oct 900 pounds per week.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“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 your 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.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- recreation centre
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 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 2
- Bedroom 3
- 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.
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- 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.