Villa in Oms, near Ceret, Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location. Mountain Tracks & Walks On The Doorstep. Beaches 40 Minutes Away
This light & airy, comfortably furnished property with wonderful views of Mt. Canigou & the surrounding hills is situated in the village of Oms in the Vallespir within a few minutes' walk of the village shop & café. Céret, just 20mins away & famed for its Museum of Modern Art which includes a permanent exhibition of some of Picasso's ceramics has a colourful Saturday market which winds through the central streets of the town, making it the perfect place to relax at one of the many café terraces & enjoy a coffee or glass of rosé. A visit to one of the several fortified villages, Cathar castles & abbeys or, for the more sportive types, to the adventure parks in the woods or over the nearby lake makes a great family day out & then home for dinner on the terrace & a bottle of local wine. Perpignan, the coast & the Spanish border all being just 45mins away, the property is ideally situated for making the most of a holiday in this beautiful & historically interesting region.
Top Traveller Review
Fantastic Villa for a relaxing holiday
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(5 traveller reviews)
Fantastic Villa for a relaxing holiday
We stayed in Villa Des Fleurs for the first 2 weeks of August and had a wonderful time! The Villa is beautiful!! Very spacious and comfortable with a great layout. The house is very well equipped and has all you need. We spent a lot of time at the villa as our boys were quite happy in the pool and playing table tennis and we were happy just to relax. We had some lovely BBQ's out on the terrace at night watching the sun go down and admiring all the stars in the sky. We did some day trips to the beach and particularly enjoyed Coullioure, an old fishing town close to the Spanish border. Very beautiful with lovely places to eat and plenty of art galleries. We loved the nearby town Ceret and went there for the Saturday market and spent hours just walking around. There's a small square where you can sit out, eat and listen to live music. Lynne was very helpful and gave us lots of tips & ideas, I think we would have missed out on a lot of things if she had not told us about it! Thank you!!
Lovely stay at the end of August
We stayed for a week in the delightful house up in the fresh clean air in the hills near Ceret. Great space with everything we needed and all in excellent working order. Very comfortable for a group of six. Spacious. A private and beautiful spot to watch the sun and the mist rising and rolling over the mountains close by. nearby Ceret a delightful town with lovely art gallery and plenty of eating options. Drive to the coast for sea and art at Collioure - market towns all over the place. They were bringing in the grapes in the local vineyards on our final days - lots of activity in the valley. A fabulous part of France and so near to Spain - not crowded at all. A lovely holiday and a great base for doing nothing but reading and resting or going places.
excellent holiday house
A very well equipped house in a perfect location. Nearby village shop for essentials (Bread, croissants etc) fantastic scenery, and lovely peace and quiet.
Ceret is 10 minutes down the (winding) road and its a short hop to Spain.
The house is underplayed on this site. Its very clan and well equipped, able to sleep 4 - 6 easily, lots of space and nice touches. (we watched a lot of the DVD's) the kitchen has sharp knives - a sure sign they have paid attention to detail. Lynn was on hand if help were needed, and offered advice on places to eat and walking routes (although it was too hot for that)
there's shade by the pool, which made it perfect for the really hot days, and there's table tennis - a holiday staple for our family!
a very good place to go.
Perfect for a quiet family getaway
We've visited this area a few times but had our first stay in Villa des Fleurs this year. It's a very well thought out and well-appointed villa - we particularly liked the open plan layout and the ease of being able to step out onto the sun terrace from the main living areas. The kitchen is up to date and everything you think you might need is there - It very much feels like you are visiting someone's home as a guest. The property is well set back from the road so it's quiet and peaceful up by the house and that's the main attraction for us of the area overall. It's a beautiful part of France to drive around and stop off in the villages when you want to explore, and there's a quiet base to come back to and watch the clouds come off the mountains.
We didn't use the pool much (too early in the year for anything other than a bracing dip!) but everything was in really good order and condition. Lynne was also very helpful about recommending some places to eat in the area that we hadn't tried before, and managed to get the wifi/tv working for us in short order too.
Superb holiday home
Our stay here was perfect! Villa des Fleurs is a superb holiday home in a beautiful, peaceful ,away-from-it-all location. The villa is very well equipped with everything you might possibly need, and the spacious and stylish but comfortable design make it a lovely place to relax and chill out. We enjoyed leisurely meals on the terrace with splendid views over lush greenery to the mountains beyond and watching the sun set there was a bonus. The pool is wonderful and very well maintained and the gardens are lovely – we were lucky that the figs on the tree by the terrace were just ripening so we gorged ourselves! Another bonus is excellent internet access which can be a problem in rural locations. It was great to have a warm welcome and an introduction to the house from Lynne who gave us all sorts of helpful insider tips on what to do and where to eat. Also to know that she lived not far away if we had problems (which we didn’t)! Oms is a pretty and interesting historical village with lots of good walks nearby and and there’s loads to explore further afield. The villa is so nice though that it’s tempting just to stay put and enjoy the pool! Our only regrets were that we never did see the wild boar that Lynne said were round and about, that we didn’t get round to that game of table tennis and that we couldn't stay longer!
Activity and Interests
The nearest coastal resort to the property is Argelès sur Mer being 35kms away & about 40 minutes' drive with Collioure being the next closest at 42kms & around 45 minutes' drive. However, the other resorts of Canet & St. Cyprien are only about an hour's drive. Plus the lake at St. Jean Pla de Cort with it's restaurants & water sports is only about 20 minutes' makes a fun day out
The closest airport is Perpignan, about 45kms away (50 minutes' drive). With the motorway being close by, access to other airports is easy: Carcassonne airport being approximately 150kms distant & taking an hour & three quarters to drive, Montpellier airport is 190kms & takes about 2 hours to drive there. Girona airport (in Spain) is 90kms away & is about an hour & a quarter drive from the property. A car is really essential for a holiday in Oms.
Céret is 16kms away. Perpignan is approximately 35kms & takes 40 minutes in the car. The first of the Cathar castles (Queribus) is about an hour's drive, as are the walled villages of Villefranche de Conflent & Prats de Mollo. The famed village of Rennes le Château is about 2 hours' drive & can be combined with a visit to one of the Cathar castles. The town of Thuir being about 22kms & around 30minutes' drive away. The border with Spain is about 40 minutes drive via the motorway.
Both Céret & Thuir boast a number of good restaurants in addition to several lively bars & cafés & have a choice of banks, doctors, dentists, garages, supermarkets, petrol stations & other shops & boutiques plus outdoor markets. During the summer season there are plenty of festivals & other attractions in both towns. There is also a clinic in Céret for immediate treatment of minor injuries which, hopefully, won't be necessary! There are shady walks to be had through forest tracks virtually from the doorstep. The coast offers some spectacular walks around the headland from Argelès to Collioure & Port Vendres to Banyuls sur Mer. The Little Yellow Train, which winds up through the mountains from Villefranche de Conflent, is a must. In Perpignan there is terrific atmosphere at the Thursday music evenings from mid-July through August with bands playing different styles of music from jazz to salsa, steel bands, blues, etc. at various squares in the town throughout the evening: listening whilst having dinner at one of the many restaurant terraces makes the experience complete. The impressive Palais de Rois de Majorque in Perpignan hosts a number of free concerts, some with famous artists. Whilst, further afield, the city of Carcassonne is an imposing sight & well worth a visit, as is a trip to Girona or Barcelona, catering for all tastes from shopping till you drop, the wonderful architecture of the churches & cathedrals to the cultural jewels of the museums & art galleries plus a plethora of excellent restaurants to suit all budgets & tastes.
Attractions available in the region are plentiful, including cinemas (some with original version films), botanical garden, museums, zoo, vinyard tours, maritime museum, churches, casinos & free concerts in Perpignan.
Leisure activities in the area include horse-riding, walking with donkeys, water sports, mountain biking, snorkelling, golf, rafting, cycling, jet-skiing, swimming, outlet shopping, scenic drives & hydrotherapy.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£863|
Bookings will only be secured after the booking deposit has been received. This deposit is 25% of the total rental due & should be received within 3 - 5 days of the initial booking. A further 25% is due 60 days prior to arrival date with the final 50% being due 30 days prior to arrival. A security deposit of 1000€ is payable at the time of the final 50% being paid. If there have been no breakages or damage, the security deposit will be returned within 14 days from the leaving date.
During the high season the changeover day is Saturday, outside of the peak period it is possible that other days can be accommodated by prior agreement. Arrival time is 17.00 & departures time is 10.00
25% deposit required at time of booking with further 25% due 60 days prior to arrival date. Final 50% payment due 30 days prior to arrival together with damage deposit.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1st Floor bathroom shared by Bedrooms 1 & 2 & having bath with shower over, w.c. & hand basin. Ground Floor bathroom dedicated to bedroom 3 having shower cubicle, w.c. & vanity basin. Separate Ground Floor w.c. with handbasin
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed & walk-in wardrobe, bedroom 2 with double or twin beds & large fitted wardrobe, bedroom 3 with double bed & large fitted wardrobe
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The cot & high chair are available on request. Outside: There is a private terrace off Bedroom 1 on the 1st floor. On the ground floor the Main Terrace leads off the living area, having table & seating for 6 people, with views of Mt. Canigou & overlooking the gardens & pool area. A staircase from this terrace gives access from this to the covered terrace at the garden level, where you will find the BBQ & table tennis table. Another, smaller, terrace is also accessed from the living area. The private pool is surrounded by lawn & has a pool house with shaded seating area & there is plenty of space around the pool for sun beds. There are sunbeds for 6 people & other outdoor seating. Utility Room: There is a washing machine, ironing board, iron & drying rack. An outside drying line is also available Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned at the end of the rental period. Bedlinen, towels, beach towels, toilet paper, Gas BBQ, large cool box, terrace charis, sun loungers, local maps, guides & First Aid Kit are provided. Clean bedlinen & towels are available each week Other: The kitchen, dining area & living room are spacious & open plan, the dining area having a table & chairs to comfortably seat 6 people. There is an alcove area off the living room with the 2-seater sofa which is suitable for quiet reading or board games