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Peaceful Retreat La Casa De La Vigne With River And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts, Céret, Pyrénées Orientales, France - Year Round Activities:Beach, Culture, Gastronomy, Hiking, Biking, Watersports

This typical Catalan house is set on three levels, all with private terraces and beautiful views of the mountains. The main bedroom has a sun lounge. The utility room/office on the ground floor gives access to the garage and the large terrace. The house is situated on the edge of the village and within easy walking distance of all facilities.

There is a private garage parking space on site for 1 car.

Where else could you enjoy the run of an entire, private, village house in the middle of such a beautiful area? The versatility of activities on offer, together with the diversity of locations featuring sea, lakes, countryside and mountains make this a truly unique environment.

More Details

Elizabeth Ford
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2017

About Elizabeth Ford

We have successfully managed holiday lets for 7 years in the UK and Italy and this is our latest venture in Languedoc Roussillon southern France.

We love the area and live a short walk away in the same village. As well as being the centre of our new venture it is also the village where we have chosen to live ourselves, such are its attractions.

Elizabeth Ford purchased this house in 2015

Why Elizabeth Ford chose Vallespir

The area is perfect for mountain walks, lakes, hiking, biking, beach holidays and cultural visits.

It is an ideal base for visiting northern Spain, Andorra and the beautiful Mediterranean coastline.

The cuisine is a tremendous blend of traditional French and Catalan and so offers a great variety.

The area is rich in local art and culture, with the Museum of Modern Art in Céret offering many works by Picasso, who sought refuge in the area from the troubles in Spain. The nearby Spanish town of Figueras boasts the Dali Museum as does his hometown of Cadaques, just along the coast from Argelès, our nearest beach resort.

The area is easily reachable by road, rail, ferry or air.

What makes this house unique

The property is easily reachable from anywhere in Europe and further afield due to the proximity of major ports, airports, fast train links and motorway networks.

It is a few minutes' walk into the centre of the village where there is a restaurant which is open all year round and in summer, a vibrant tapas bar with live music. The lakes of Saint Jean are within walking distance and offer facilities for water skiing, fishing, canoeing, swimming and tree top walks with zip wire. There is lake-side lunching and dining, often with an accoustic music accompaniement.

It is a 10 hour drive from Calais

Brussels 10hrs 30 mins

Paris 7 hrs 40 mins

Barcelona is 1 hour 50 mins

By rail there are the TGV stations at Perpignan, Figueres, Gerona and Barcelona.

Finally by air there are many low cost airlines which fly into Perpignan, Béziers, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Gerona, Barcelona and Reus.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with wc, shower. Studio apartment: bathroom with wc, hand basin and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , With sun terrace, private balcony and mountain view.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The 2 single beds may be combined to make one double.
    Utility room/office. - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Utility room/office & sun terrace.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) plus Studio which sleeps 2 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, south facing and a sun room overlooking the mountains. Bedroom 2 has twin beds which can be used as a double. Bedroom 3 is the utility/office which has a double futon with kitchen and shower room.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is on 3 levels with the office/utility room on the ground floor. We will welcome bookings for 1 couple, 2 couples or 3 couples and price accordingly. Outside: Outdoor furniture on all terraces, sun shades. Utility Room: Garage equipped with sink, ample storage space and generous room for one car. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided, linen changed after 7 days. Other: Utility/Office Cooker, coffee maker, kettle, washing machine, table & 2 chairs, sofa bed.


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Peaceful Retreat La Casa De La Vigne With River And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful views with perfect weather

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a two week stay. The property was very clean and the weather was great. The views from the balcony were wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Colin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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A fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at La Casa De La Vigne. The house was very clean, comfortable and well equipped and spacious too.

The owners were friendly and welcoming and lived nearby, so could contact them easily if necessary.

We enjoyed the wonderful views, paddling in the river on hot days and exploring the village. There are also many places to visit in close proximity, so a great place for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne for your kind words. We were delighted that the house, village & surrounding areas were ideal for you both & your 4 boys. You certainly made the most of your holiday in Saint Jean Pla De Corts. We both hope to welcome you all back very soon.
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A delightful village house near the Med

  • 4 of 5

We were warmly greeted by Liz who showed us around the house and told us about the village. The house is in the lovely old part of the village with great views ... but is a little tricky to find (better instructions? ... but Liz is on hand ready to help).

The house is on 4 floors with lots of steps which would not be suitable for anyone with a disability - but is good for the fitness. It is a delightful house with a beautiful main bedroom with sitting area and terrace. There is a lovely 'top' terrace for eating outside.

It is very handy for local shops and, most important, the lovely villages on the Med coast. We did not find the mountain walking as enjoyable as the central Pyrenees (less grand, warmer climate) but the coastal walks are a delight (as are the local wines and the restaurants on the coast).

The house is decorated to make it comfortable and welcoming and Liz looks after it beautifully.

A most enjoyable stay with lots of sunshine and blue seas.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we had a lovely week in this charmingly old-fashioned house, very much enjoying the spectacular views from the balconies and its peace and quiet. The house layout works well for a family, but was a little tricky for our small group - couple + friend. Everything was very clean, the beds very comfortable and the towel supply generous. The fans were a great help in the heatwave, and the 2 showers both had good pressure with ample hot water as long as you’re not extravagant. The kitchen was very well-equipped, and the internet connection worked a treat. There is currently one restaurant open in the evenings (the excellent La Cova), but other dining options are only minutes’ drive away – the Hostalet in Vives serves ridiculously good and large Catalan meals if you’re a meat eater, plus being a delightful hamlet to visit. There is a church bell (common in French villages) which strikes every hour through the night, so earplugs are helpful! The property would benefit from an ‘Information folder’ on how the house works, and some local knowledge - most importantly, advice that swimming in the crystal-clear Tech River, 3mins walk away, is not recommended as it is polluted; we only found this out after having spent the day in it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you thought the river was polluted. It is not. It is used by locals and visitors alike throughout the year. It is very clean and perfectly safe.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed five nights here. This townhouse is in the old quarter of a peaceful village, with views to die for over the valley towards the mountains. The house was very well presented and immaculately clean. All the facilities we required/expected were there. We cooked ourselves on some evenings, enjoying the views whilst dining al fresco on the balcony/patio, watching the birds flying around in the valley. It also made a great base, as there was of course plenty to see and do in the area - we went to Ceret, to the nearby Plans d'Eau lakeside beach, to Arles-sur-Tech and to Argeles-sur-Mer. The tapas restaurant La Cova around the corner from the house was a nice spot to unwind and we got to know some of the lovely people there too. There was a great Samba band on our last evening there, which was a lot of fun. We met Liz and Bas, the owners, who were lovely - very pleasant and helpful. Liz had been very professional, courteous, prompt and organised throughout all our dealings and communications, in fact. We would certainly recommend and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom & Joanne. You were super guests & we are delighted that you had such a great time visiting our lovely region. There is such a diversity of things to see & do here that it is certainly worth more than one visit. We look forward to meeting up again soon.
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Fantastic stay at Casa de la Vigne

  • 5 of 5

We immensely enjoyed our stay at Casa de la Vigne. The house is great and has everything just like at home. Liz and Baz were very welcoming and gave us a good introduction to the house and area. We also really appreciated the welcome package, which is such a nice touch.

We particularly enjoyed the comfortable nights of sleep with relaxing days on the terraces and walking in the surrounds. The area is truly gorgeous with so many things to do. A bonus was that we didn't need a car at all to get there and around.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Les Abeilles
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
St Cyprien
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A9 Exit Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Les Abeilles
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Les Angles
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Argelès Plage
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We organise hiking and cycling activities as well as visits to local rugby union and rugby league matches.

Contact us if you would like a tailor made proposal.


20 minutes' drive to the beach at Argelès-sur-Mer just a short drive away from the Spanish border.

25 minutes to Collioure, an idyllic artists' community on the rocky coastline. The small Catalan port is sheltered by a creek where the waters of the Mediterranean meet the rocks of the Pyrenees mountain chain.

An exceptionally sunny climate ensured by the Tramontana wind from the north makes it a unique place and the source of the Catalan well-being and life style.


Perpignan Airport 30 minute drive

Carcassonne airport 1 hour 20 minute drive

Bezier airport 1 hour 15 minute drive

Toulouse airport just over a 2 hour drive

Gerona Airport 55 minute drive

Barcelona airport 2 hour drive

Reus Spain 2 hours 30 minute drive


Céret is a 10 minute drive

Argelès-sur-Mer is a 20 minute drive

Canigou mountain is a 1 hour drive

Lakes are a 15 minute walk away

Further Details:

There are 2 local restaurants; Les Abeilles in the village, which is open all year round and has a lovely sun terrace. and the tapas bar, La Cova, which is particularly lively in the summer months with live music.

Butchers, pharmacy, boulangerie, rôtisserie, green grocer, post office, newsagents also in the village.

A short walk down to the main road will take you to a chemists, a snack bar and several smaller shops.

The two nearby lakes offer a range of water sports including water skiing, with tuition, swimming, children's activities and fishing.

Bars and restaurant.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October to December 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
December 2016
18 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.34

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is required to secure your booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is flexible. We can be flexible with arrival and departures dates & times, when possible.

Notes on prices:
Stays for one couple in the property we will reduce the price, please contact us for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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