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2 Bdr apartment in a village house in Ceret with terrace view of Canigou

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Brm apartment sleeps 4-6 in center of Ceret

The apartment is located one block from the medieval centre of Ceret. The apartment has 2 bedrooms, each with its own small balcony and both are equipped with ceiling fans. The larger bedroom has an old (non-working) fireplace and a small alcove, that can be curtained off and contains a single fold up bed. There is a full bath with a washing machine, a bathroom with a shower and sink and a separate toilet. The living room contains a sofa bed and two easy chairs. A nice place to relax and discus the day's activities. The large kitchen/dining area has a gas range, refrigerator/freezer with everything you need to cook all your meals and a large table that seats 6 (8) . The terrace off the kitchen has a small marble garden table with a lovely view of gardens, and the mountains and Mount Canigou peaks are visible in the distance. It is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset in the evening and a lovely spot for your morning coffee on those hot summer days. It faces west so it is cool in the morning.

There is central heating (gas-fired hot water) that also provides unlimited hot water for washing. Parking is just up the street (100m) in a large, safe, and newly updated public parking area that most residents of the town centre use.

If you always wanted to go and stay at your french grandmother's house this is the place for you. We've tried to keep as much of the original house as possible while updating where necessary for comfort and convenience.

Grand-mère won't be there to cook for you but there is just about everything you'll need to create your own french feasts, especially with all the beautiful shopping options available right up the street. And if you don't cook, Céret has any number of great dining options within easy walking distance of our home. Bon appétit!

Local Activities: Ceret has a great Saturday market, a museum of modern art with a special Picasso collection produced especially for the museum by the artist who spent time here - A bull fighting arena - There is a running of the bulls during their fete de Toros in July. The Mediterranean coast offers everything for water sports. For bicyclists there are many places to ride - Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton both had homes just over the border in Spain. Golfers will enjoy the superb 18 hole club at St Cyprien (20 mins) and another 18 hole course in the mountains above at Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans. There are ranches for horse-riding and lots of hiking in the mountains on well developed local and national paths. Many people escaped the WWII occupation of Europe on foot through Ceret into Spain. There are many castles, Cathar fortresses, medieval abbeys and churches, museums, gorges and caves, interesting villages, and beaches to be visited in both France and Spain. Montpellier, Carcasonne and Barcelona are under 2 hrs driving time. The flat has leaflets explaining local attractions, guidebooks and maps.

How to get there: Ryan Air: Stanstead direct to Perpignan daily in summer or to Barcelona/Girona. Check current schedules as they vary by season.

Car Ferry: (eg Portsmouth-St Malo by Brittany Ferries or P&O or Hoverspeed out of Dover to Calais) and drive 620 miles south on the motorways leaving the A9 Autoroute just south of Perpignan. The simplest route from Calais is via Rheims, Dijon, Lyon and Montpellier to Le Boulou; the last exit in France before Spain.

Train: Rail Europe Direct London-Perpignan.

Many flights from London to Barcelona. 2 hours away(Hint: Less expensive to hire a car in Spain than France).

There is now a high speed train from Barcelona to Perpignan where rental cars are available or make use of the 1 euro bus that can take you to Ceret.

More Details

Owner
Carl Bach
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

Amenities

Céret Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower
  • Clothes washing machine is located in bath #1.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , single bed is fold-up roll-away in separate alcove
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , single bed is fold-up roll-away in separate alcove
  • Both bedrooms have french doors that open onto small balconies-as seen in photo of the front of the building.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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Reviews

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2 Bdr apartment in a village house in Ceret with terrace view of Canigou
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
5

One of the best houses I have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

I loved this place from the start. The house has a generous and relaxed feel with loads of character and nothing fussy or twee about it at all. We climbed up the narrow stone staircase not knowing what to expect, and then arrived in the kitchen and opened the french windows onto the most wonderful expansive view out across a couple of rooftops and vegetable plots to distant hills. This little terrace was so wonderful that we ate there every night (the kichen is excellent) , enjoying either thundery clouds or stars. The town itself is lovely with massive plane trees and interesting buildings. We arrived by train and made great use of the one euro buses, and had no trouble finding things to do for our stay from walking the nearby hills to swimming in the river to visiting Perpignan and Girona. I went with my two sons who are 19 and 22 and we all felt the same about the place.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tamsyn, great job of summing up why we love our place. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect in every way. Comfortable and homely.

Will definitely be back.

Many Thanks

Steve and Marion.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it so much we came back!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here in 2014 and in our first review we said "we would definitely stay here again" so when we wanted to come back to Céret in 2015, no other property was in the running. Everything we said about its charm and comfort is still true. We had even better weather so made full use of the balcony with its fabulous views over greenery to Mount Canigou. Not just during the day but also for long evenings after sunset, sitting chatting with a glass of wine, watching the stars come out. Céret is a fabulous little town for art lovers with so many public and private galleries. The Saturday morning market fills the boulevards and squares and draws visitors from all around. Our guest wanted to go swimming in the Med, cycling in the foothills and over to Spain and we were able to offer him this all within a shortish drive from this apartment. As in 2014, Internet access was fast and reliable and we received good, punctual service from the owner's local representative.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely, well-equipped apartment with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We already knew Céret was a wondeful place to stay, but Carl and Eileen's apartment is the icing on the cake. It is right in the centre of town, but very quiet (we were there duing the cherry festival and were never disturbed by any noise). It is very spacious and well-equipped. The furniture, flooring, pictures and wall-hangings are all perfectly in tune with the period when the apartment was built and are all lovely. The beds are comfortable and the shower room and bathroom are sparkingly clean. The kitchen has all the equipment you could need for cooking and a large table to have meals when it is too hot to be out on the balcony. The balcony itself overlooks the "Tins" valley that runs through the west of the town and has fantastic views, especially of the incredible sunsets over the Canigou. There is a very helpful local manager, Liz, and a back-up, Mavis, if you need any help.

We have stayed for several weeks in Céret before as it is our favourite town in France, but we would always choose to stay in Carl and Eileen's apartment there now if it is available. It is a real gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Charming apartment with stunning views!

  • 4 of 5

Spending almost 3 weeks in this location was a real treat! Céret has a special place in my heart and this is the perfect place to stay at, while exploring all the wonderful villages around, the beaches, the Pyrenées, the vineyards, the castles and so on. Céret itself has so many hidden gems aswell as known treasures you can always find something new every year.

This apartment has a perfect location with a stunning view and I appreciate the rustic charm, the very comfortable beds, the well-equipped kitchen and the feeling of being home - away from home!

It's managed by a sweet lady who is most helpful!

I definitly recommend this property.....in fact, I wish it was mine! ;-)

Thank you for a lovely, relaxing energy booster. Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We find Ceret to be a very special place and we are still finding new places to visit since our first visit in 1999.
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Tired apartment in lovely village.

  • 3 of 5

This is a great location for access to the coast, Spain and many lovely villages. Ceret is very attractive and well served with restaurants, supermarkets, etc. The apartment really does need some money spent on it relating to bathrooms, flooring and furnishing. Once done this would be a great stop.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Gerona, Spain-Ryan Air
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Cafe de France
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
St Cyprien
Nearest Train
2535 Kilometres
Perpignan, France or Figueres, Spain
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Le Boulou, France, A9
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Various resaurants within 5 min walk
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Font-Romeau
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Argeles-sur-mer
Car: recommended

The apartment is located in the village of Ceret, 8000 inhabitants, in French Catalonia. Ceret is a lively village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, 30 kms from the Mediterranean, on the Spanish border.

Ceret is surrounded by vineyards and orchards, and is well known throughout France for it's Cherry harvest. Snow capped mount Canigou (2800 meters) dominates the area. Ceret is 18 miles south of Perpignan and 8 miles north of the Spanish border.

Ceret is famous for its artist colonies as Matisse, Soutine, Picasso, Dali and others spent time there. The landscape is steeped in Cathar history, abounding with forts and castles. The village itself is quite intresting with a wonderful Saturday market, a modern art museum, with many restaurants, cafes and a full complement of shops.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $12 per person per night
Damage Deposit $125

-A refundable security deposit of 125 euros is required when checking in.
-A reservation deposit of 100 euros is required to hold a reservation.
-100% of the balance of the rental charge is due 30 days before the reservation date,
unless other arrangements have been made.
Rental periods from June 2-Sept 28 are for a minimum of 7 days, arriving on Saturday and leaving the following Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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