House in Ceret, Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Delightful townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 3 ensuites, plus sofa bed in the smaller lounge. Although an old house, it has been wonderfully modernised and has a well equipped kitchen, good dining area, a large central lounge and an amazing, sunny, rooftop terrace with astounding views - ideal for leisurely breakfasts, sunbathing or chilling out with wine and BBQ as the sun goes down over Mt Canigou. Located right in the historic centre all the town's facilities are just a few minutes stroll away! Tall leafy plane trees provide welcome shade in the hotter months for the open air cafes, bars and restaurants - so inviting on a warm summer day - and the museums, art galleries, bakeries and patisseries. No wonder so many famous artists, Picasso included, came and stayed and painted in the village and its surrounds. The streets come alive for a number of festivals and events, ranging from the cherry festival in May, the running of the bulls in July and local music and Sardanes or communal dances.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely house in centre of the town
Marie-Louise & Richard
About the Owner
We are an Australian couple with family and children living in Europe and have been renting holiday houses in France and Italy every summer for the past few years so we can meet up with our family. This year Ceret was our meet-up place and we all just fell in love with the town and the area.
So we ended up buying our own house which we could all enjoy and which we could share with others - much as we do our other holiday home, Tanglewood, in Margaret River in Western Australia.
We hope you enjoy our house, Chez Beaumont, Ceret and the surrounding area as much as we do!
Guestbook comments from the owner
In a personal message to us a recent guest said:
"Having a lovely time in your great house in wonderful Ceret. What a gem of a place.- thanks for sharing 😄 Have had some lovely lunches & dinners on the rooftop terrace. Could never get tired of that view! Few more days to go then back to reality..."
5 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely house in centre of the town
This is a great house for couples or families with older children. Superbly equipped and very comfortable. We really enjoyed the roof terrace and had many of our meals outside enjoying great views to the front and rear. The road itself is so pretty, lined with stunning plane trees. Parking is plentiful and free, and all within a short walk from the house. Unfortunately, we missed the Saturday market, but heard great things about it. The town centre is within easy walking distance with many good restaurants. The coast and Spanish border are all easily accessible too.
Wonderful house in a wonderful town!
This house has a terrific location in the heart of town-easily walkable to many stores and restaurants. Free parking in nearby outdoor areas is a bonus. The kitchen/dining area is large, inviting those doing the cooking to be part of the action. A nice, comfortable lounge/tv area off the kitchen is very cosy too. Kitchen is well-equipped with lots of dishes and glassware and cooking items. Loved the 2 main bedrooms-very comfortable beds and lovely decor-both with their own bathrooms with showers, so plenty of privacy. A third sleeping area with a bed and a pull out couch would be fine for overflow kids/guests. We didn't get to use the 3rd floor terrace as the weather was a bit chilly, but it looked very nice for warm evenings-great space and table/chairs and bbq-really appealing for summer vacationers-lovely views of treetops and town homes. All in all, I have no hesitation recommending this lovely home for 2 couples (with or without kids!) Ceret is well-located for lots of day trips-we did Gerona, Figueras, Besalu and Collioure. Sadly, we had to leave Saturday morning, just as the market was setting up outside our doorstep. But we shall return!
wonderful house in a perfect position
We have just spent 3 amazing weeks in this wonderful house. Chez Beaumont has 3 en suite double bedrooms (one small) with a high degree of privacy.
Other guests/children could be accommodated with a lower level of privacy, but still very comfortable.
The roof terrace is a sun trap with marvelous views, the sail provided much needed and welcome shade from the midday sun. By contrast the dining room and lounge are cool and shaded. The air conditioning is very effective and a blessing in mid summer. We found the beds, furniture and utilities very comfortable and user friendly. We would have kept the utility room as a garage, because parking in Ceret can be a bit random. But in fairness, during 3 weeks in July/August, we never needed to park further than the upper town car park, a 5 minute walk away.
Ceret is our favorite French town, so far. It is beautifully decorated and proudly Catalan. The local boulangeries, charcuteries and caves sell delicious food and wine. The open air cafes and restaurants are wonderful places to spend time. As the many posters in shop windows will remind you, Ceret has a very strong culture of Arts, Crafts and Music. There was excellent live music in the streets outside the bars nearly every night. You step outside the front door straight into the Saturday market, which is extensive, lively and entertaining. We can highly recommend the 'poulet roti citronelle' from the roast chicken stall for an instant Saturday dinner. We only discovered on this visit that Ceret has it's own rugby team who were celebrating their centenary!
You could spend a happy 2 weeks in Ceret alone, with a hike to the waterfall, and a short drive or strenuous walk to the Hermitage of St Ferreol, and the huge Brocante. But the fact is there are so many nice places nearby. Le Racou beach, Collioure and the Gorges de Fou, to name a few. As you have gathered, we had a wonderful holiday, and are already thinking of the return trip.
Perfect stay in this beautiful townhouse in Ceret
What a wonderful time we enjoyed in this lovely town house in Ceret. We were there during one of the hottest weeks of the year with the temperature in the mid 30's. We really appreciated the air conditioning in all of the rooms which ensured a good night's sleep and provided a cool haven when we wanted to escape the heat. The owners have made every effort to provide fittings of quality and have created a beautiful, elegant interior with quality furnishings, bed linen and towels and a very well equipped kitchen. The house is located on a very quiet street in the heart of Ceret so perfect for participating in local life without needing to travel anywhere.
We would definitely rent again.
Perfect stay in this beautiful town house in Ceret
What a wonderful time we enjoyed in this lovely town house in Ceret. We were there during one of the hottest weeks of the year with the temperature in the mid 30's. We really appreciated the air conditioning in all of the rooms which ensured a good night's sleep and provided a cool haven when we wanted to escape the heat. The owners have made every effort to provide fittings of quality and have created a beautiful, elegant interior with quality bed linen and towels and a very well equipped kitchen. The house is located on a very quiet street in the heart of Ceret so perfect for participating in local life without needing to travel anywhere.
We would definitely rent again.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
Please contact owner
Changeover day is Friday however this can vary during the low season
£300 deposit required at time of booking, which becomes the security deposit.
50% of cost required 2 months prior to the stay with balance due 1 month prior.
The security deposit will be refunded within 2 weeks as soon as we hear back from our caretakers.
- Available arrival
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bedroom 1 - modern ensuite with shower recess, WC, bidet, heated towel rail Bedroom 2 - modern ensuite with shower recess, WC, heated towel rail Bedroom 3 - modern ensuite with shower recess, WC, bidet, heated towel rail
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 - 8 (3 Bedrooms, 3 Ensuites) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Large double bed, good storage Bedroom 2 - Extra large double converting into 2 single beds, good storage Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed, with adjacent private sitting area, good storage This sitting area has a double sofa bed if required
- Notes on accommodation: There is high speed WiFi /internet access, plus free phone calls to UK and Australian fixed land lines. Utility Room: The utility room is very spacious and contains a brand new washing machine, a condenser dryer and drying racks and provides plenty of storage space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bath towels and bed linen is provided. Please bring your own beach towels. The linen is changed and house cleaned on Fridays. Other: The large sunny rooftop terrace has astounding views through the plane trees or to the surrounding mountains. With a large outdoor table and electric BBQ, it is ideal for leisurely breakfasts, evening BBQs or watching the sun set with wine glass in hand!