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Les Sargantanes: A Villa With Private Pool And Mountain Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Sep-2016
Villa in Ceret, nr. Le Boulou, Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Completely Private In A Very Peacful Location 10 Mins Walk To Ceret And 20 Mins Drive To The Beach

The property is not overlooked and is peacefully and privately located on the hill above Ceret and will comfortably sleep 10 in its 5 double bedrooms.

There are fantastic views from every aspect of the property with the best being the direct frontal view of Mount Canigou "The King Of The Pyrenees" that changes daily.

The Picasso made famous town of Ceret is a brisk 10 minutes walk where there is a great Saturday market and lots of shops boutiques restaurants and bars. The Mediterranean beaches are just a 20 minute drive as is Perpignan which is the régions capital.

The reduced tax shopping at the Spanish boarder town Le Perthus is a 20 minute drive and this is the Gateway to Spain.

There is an exclusive and fully maintained private pool with infinity views across to the mountains and hills and there are toilet and showering facilities in this area. Sunbeds with matresses and deck chairs are provided.

There is a well equipped outdoor kitchen with a BBQ electric grill and gas hot plate and there are 2 areas to enjoy outside dinning with tables and chairs again provided in both areas.

There are beautiful gardens at the front of the property with secure parking within the grounds for 4 cars.

There are bikes on site to explore the local terraine and also table tennis for those more active.

The house has approx 260 sq mts of living space so lots of room to cater for large groups.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I emigrated to France 14 years ago. My first task was to rebuild the 200 year old ruin of a farmhouse Mas Den Gariste. During my stay here I met, fell in love (sorry a bit cheesy but true) and married my wife Helene.

We live in a nearby farmhouse with our animals, 3 horses, 4 cats and our rescued dog Rockie. Anna my 23 y/o step daughter shares our home and life but is soon to start her own adventure with her soon to be husband in a recently purchased town house in nearby Thuir. My own daughters their husbands and my grand children and father visit us and this idyllic region several times a year, so I guess we are very lucky.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Lynus family

June 2013 and Aug/Sept 2014.

We have had 2 great holidays at this location and will return.

We thought the house, the town and the region were all lovely.

The house is airy and spacious, very well equipped, nicely furnished and extremely peaceful. The garden was perfect - we could always find a shady or sunny spot depending on what we needed.

The views of the mountains and the valley are sensational, especially from the terrace in the evenings. The pool was great for cooling off.

We were really taken with Ceret - the old part of the the town seems quite unspoilt and has a good choice of restaurants which we thought were quite reasonably priced. There were musical events on a couple of evenings which we thought was great.
May 2015
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3 Reviews

4.3
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Great time in Ceret

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Ceret, after at least 50 visits to France over the last 30 years we are looking for the best area to buy our own holiday home in, and decided to explore the Ceret area for the week. We visited for the day in April, and got a taste for it. I doubt any other areas of France have such a great combination of amazing scenery, things to do and see, atmosphere and food.

The house was very well presented and huge for just the three of us. The pool was a great size and very refreshing when the outside temperature was in the mid 30s. Views from the house of Mt Canigou and the valley were spectacular and ever changing. We ate most of our meals outside and made use of the built in barbecue . The house is well equipped and comfortable, wifi worked faultlessly. We played Boules in the drive, which was good fun. The house is on the top of a ridge and isn't overlooked. We had planned to make use of the bikes at the property, but it was a bit too hot during our stay. We did walk into the centre of Ceret and back one evening, about 30 mins each way, and would happily do so again if came back. Ceret has lots on offer for a town of its size. We ate in the Bisbe one lunchtime on the vine covered terrace, the food was imaginative and well presented as well as tasting fantastic. On Bob's recommendation we booked L'atelier du Fred for a celebration Birthday meal for our son. You definitely need to book for a table in the evening as it's very popular. The menu is quite small....three dishes per course, but excellent quality and the service was extremely good for France. Interesting dishes, my son had a duo of squid and beef canalone.....which sounds bizarre, but worked really well.

Lots of good places to visit, we headed down to Figueras to the Dali Museum then across to the Costa Brava coast one day, and went to Perpignan another day. Perpignan is very pleasant to stroll around and felt smaller than we expected, will visit again.

We also visited a few castles and old villages, there is a tremendous amount to see and do within a 50 mile radius.

Bob did a first rate job of looking after us on behalf of the owners. He was very quick to respond to email enquirers, flexible in meeting our needs and very well organised. He knows the area well and is a great source of information and advice to help make the most of your time on holiday.

In summary, great house, great views....fantastic for outside living. Top quality location. very well run.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nick We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and you certainly had a very active week taking in many of the great sites here. Good luck with the house search Kind regards Bob
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4

Chill Chill Chill

  • 4 of 5

We were welcomed by our host Helene who explained everything we needed to know. The accommodation was clean and spacious. The views from all around the house were amazing. The location gave us the privacy and relaxation that we needed. The view of Le Canigou had a great calming influence and the scene chaged throughout the day, sunsets were especially spectacular. You can walk into the hills from the house. There are great walks all around Ceret. We walked for 3 hours and didn't see anyone else. A great base to see the south of France and Spain just the other side of the Pyrenees. Weather was over 30 degrees every day, so the pool was a great place to cool down. That second photo really is the view from the terrace by the pool. Worth it for the views alone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you return one day in the future
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A Brilliant Group Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved our holiday at Les Sargantanes and certainly didn't want to come home. We were travelling as a group of three families with five kids and there was plenty of space for us all.

The house is lovely, typical of the region and very well-equipped. The setting is idyllic - peaceful and private with amazing mountain views. All this and only a short drive to Ceret, which is utterly charming - brilliant Saturday market and excellent modern art gallery. There was lots to do in the surrounding area, although with such a large pool, gardens, table tennis etc we were just as happy to be around the house (once we'd completed the a boulangerie run each morning!)

My only niggle would be the bathrooms which could do with a bit of an update - the showers in particular, however this is only a small point and wouldn't stop us returning.

Bob and Helene were extremely welcoming and helpful which made for a very easy holiday. All in all, a great find!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Bob and Helene
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Canet 30 mins drive / St Cyprian 25 mins drive / Argeles Sur Mer 20 mins drive / Collioure fishing port 20 mins drive / Banyuls 30 mins drive / Spainish beaches 45 mins drive.

Travel:

FRANCE

Perpignan:

Drive time to the house 25 mins

Carcassone:

Drive time to house 1 hr 15 mins

Montpellier:

Drive time to the house 1 hr 45 mins

Beziers

Drive time 1 hr 15 mins

SPAIN

Girona:

Drive time to the house 1 hr 15 mins

Barcelona:

Drive time to house 2 hr 30 mins

Car hire is essential.

Hiring in Spain is normally cheaper than France but you should ensure your hire agreement allows you to take the car out of Spain and into France.

Distances:

Ceret nearest town 4km

Perpignan 25km

Beaches 20 to 30km

Golf 20 to 30km

Le Perthus reduced tax shopping on the Spanish boarder 25km

Further Details:

Visit the incredible Cathar castles of Queribus and Peyrepertuse built on shear mountain top positions, or the historic medieval towns of Castelnou and Villefranche de Conflent or the museum of Tautavel the European centre of Prehistory.

Stroll around the local lakes at Villeneuve de la Raho or Saint Jean Pla de Corts or enjoy the animals at the African reserve at Sigean.

Dine out in typical French or Catalan restaurants there are just too many great ones to list.

For wine enthusiats the "Route des vins" would be a must where you can visit several different vinyards and taste several differnt varieties of wine. Organised tours are available.

For the sports and more active groups there are great facilities for golf, fishing, diving, cycling, hiking , canyoning are to name just a few.

This region has just about everything you would want from a holiday espcially the sun as we have the most recorded hours of this wonderful resource in the whole of France.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 6
29 Sep 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£699
for 7 nights
£699
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To reserve a 25% booking deposit should be paid into my UK Nat West account.
The final balance including a £150 per week refundable security deposit is due 8 weeks prior to the Holiday.

Changeover Day:
June through to end of August the change over day is Thursday where mid week flights are often cheaper and road traffic is far less.
Outside of this there is flexibility.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • En suite to master bedroom with bath/shower over/ w/c Separate w/c first floor. Family bathroom with bath/shower over / w/c Ground floor separate w/c By the pool in the pool house there is an interior shower and w/c

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 42 sq mts with large double bed 160cm wide. Bedroom 2 and 3 20sq mts with standard 140cm wide double beds. Bedroom 4 20sq mts with 2 singles. Bedroom 5 is 18 sq mts with a double sofa bed

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Outside: There is an exclusive and fully maintained private pool with infinity views across to the mountains and hills and there are toilet and showering facilities in the adjoining pool house.Sunbeds with matresses and deck chairs are provided. The pool measures approx 8 x 4 is 1.5 mts at the shallow and 2mts at the deep end. There is a well equipped outdoor kitchen with a BBQ electric grill and gas hot plate and there are 2 areas to enjoy outside dinning with tables and chairs again provided in both areas. There are beautiful gardens at the front of the property with secure parking within the grounds for 4 cars. There are bikes on site to explore the local terraine and also table tennis for those more active. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen packs are available at £6 per person and include all bedding a bath and hand towel it does not include pool or beach towels. The house will be fully cleaned for your arrival and again on your departure and all bookings are charged 50e for this. Other: There is a comanding entrance / hallway that is approx 36sq mts and 5 mts high that is the heart of the property.

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