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Charming Catalan style house with amazing views.

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House in Oms, Nr. Ceret, Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Situated in unbelievably beautiful countryside, this charming Catalan style house is set in an acre of wooded garden, at an altitude of 500 metres. Facing South, it has magnificent views of the Franco-Spanish border and the Alberes mountains. A 5 min. walk takes you to the old picturesque village of Oms, with a lovely church, a Post Office in the Mairie, and Mme. Doutre’s bar, and shop which sells everything! Try the local cured hams and salamis, and pick up hot croissants and baguettes for breakfast, to enjoy on the terrace overlooking the mountain pass into Spain. Join the locals for a game of boules in the village square, and enjoy the wonderful walks.

Joan Higgs
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2017

About Joan Higgs

I am an Irish national, retired from working overseas with US embassy. This is a privately owned holiday home which is available for rental as I am currently spending most of my time in London.

Why Joan Higgs chose Vallespir

Beautiful location, unspoilt, and rich in history. Easy access to adjoining Spain, where one can enjoy breakfast, and be back home for lunch! Calm and peaceful surroundings, and excellent restaurants in nearby Thuir. Local wine now excellent, and costing so little!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Lovely villa , lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

Secluded and private villa , yet with easy access to surrounding towns in about 25 mins. The villa is spacious , comfortable , and very clean. The views were stunning with enough shade on terrace if required . ( 38 degrees on the day we arrived ) The pretty garden at the rear , the paved area to the side , and the long private drive all help to make this villa a perfect place to relax. Joan rang us a couple of times to make sure we had settled in , which was very kind of her .Would have no hesitation in recommending this property .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint little cottage, with a special charm

  • 5 of 5

Pretty little cottage, well equipped and homely. Spotlessly clean, and the owner Joan Higgs was in touch regularly to ensure the property met our expectations. Internet provided, which is a bonus. Whilst the village does not boast any restaurants, there are a plethora in Ceret and surrounding villages. Views are stupendous, and photos do not do it justice. A great place to unwind and try your hand at cooking delicious sardines. Oodles of walks. If you go in May there is wonderful bird life. (Actually got fed up with hoopoes) as if!! One May we had a pair of Golden Oriels which made the trip. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Like us, once visited you will always have a longing to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kent, England

Tranquility, Seclusion, Beautiful Views

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for three weeks in June 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. We've long loved this part of France, it being an area of outstanding beauty in which the house fits perfectly. It's an attractive, comfortable and well equipped home that sits in a large, private garden where one can relax quietly in the shade of the hot sunshine, watching and listening to the wildlife - including a pair of golden orioles when we were there - and admire the fabulous mountain views towards the Spanish border.

The nearest town of any size is Céret which, although a half-hour drive away, is a lovely, ancient place with several excellent restaurants, and the journey there and back, through lovely scenery, never seemed too long.

Drive to the west or south - into the Pyrenees - or enjoy a walk on one of the local footpaths, and the views will take your breath away.

Joan, the owner of the house, is very helpful and friendly, and telephoned us during our stay to ensure that all was well (which, of course, it was).

Our holiday went all too quickly, and we were very sorry to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven on earth.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Joan's Villa for two glorious weeks in July. The house itself is quite beautiful and tastefully decorated with views overlooking the Alberes Mountains and looking down to the valley below to can see the village of Ceret, and look harder to see the road over the mountain into Spain. We were also lucky to be there for Bastille day when Ceret celebrates with a very Spanish theme, all said it's delightful village at any time. The location is a great place to explore from and to visit the local Vineyards and towns throughout the area. Terry and Anne Devlin and June Neill.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

We had a really restfull two weeks in Joans villa. We were able to sit outside and see the views of the Pyrenees and take trips to the little towns and villages for quiet lunches. A visit to the coast is a must! A really comfortable villa, couldn't ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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A Holiday Villa with the full "Wow" Factor.

  • 5 of 5

When we first stayed at this villa in 2005 we noted that everything in the listed description was accurate but we were still not prepared for the astonishing view over the Alberes Mountains. We walked through the villa from the front door to the patio at the rear and just stood there and as one voice said "Wow"! We still go for a two week holiday at this villa every year. As well as always being a very clean and well maintained property it is also very comfortable. The owner provides an extremely friendly customer service which is second to none! We love the villa for the peace and tranquility it offers. We like sitting out on the patio in the evening as the sun is setting with a glass of wine to complement a truly magical aura. Activities include frequent trips to the beach at St Cyprian, visiting Ceret, Perpignon,Collioure and Banyul and driving through the beautiful landscapes (and tasting the wines!) around Touchan. We enjoy the restaurants, our favourite being Con Marty in Thuir - very good food for a reasonable price. I often recommend this villa to family and friends, making sure I have made my own next booking first before I do! Quite easily the best value holiday villa in the South of France.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
2 Jan 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
12 Jun 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Rate
2 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
6 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A reservation deposit of 25% of the full rental fee (non refundable in the event of cancellation) is required at the time of booking. The 75% balance of the rental fee is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival in Oms, together with a £95 security deposit (separate cheque), to cover damages, breakages, and any excessive cleaning. The security deposit will be refunded in part, or in full.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time Saturday after 4pm and departure time by 10am

Notes on prices:
Prices negotiable for long lets.
Central heating charged separately if required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Oms in Pyrenees-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • One bath with shower attached and bidet etc. Separate toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. One room has a queen size bed and the other a double. Tastefully furnished and equipped for up to four. Bedding, Duvets, Pillows, Sheets, Towels…
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Fresh linen and towels are provided with all bedding at the beginning of the rental.

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