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Villa with Pool - Pyrenees Orientale : 30 min Med/Spain/Pyrenees.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious, secluded, 4 double bedroom Villa, 2bath/showers,sleeps 8

Detached Villa built 1980, Tiled floors, French windows (double -glazed) to every room/bedroom. Elevated position with distant mountain views. Large, secluded, terraced tropical garden approx. 1 acre, (partly wooded) recently constructed L-shaped pool. Private entrance/driveway. Outdoor table-tennis. No passing traffic, immediate access to open country (walking/mountain-biking), 10minutes from delightful traditional French town of Ceret (Saturday market) & Spanish border. 30minutes from Mediterranean, Colliure, Argeles, Banyuls. 90minutes from Pyrenees (skiing in winter).Extensive cultural & recreational facilities nearby yet complete privacy & tranquillity should this be desired. Perpignan airport 40minutes,Gerona 45 minutes, Barcelona 90 minutes.

Local amenities: Ceret our nearest town has great charm & character. It was a favourite location for artists such as Picasso, Braque & Matisse the evidence of which can be seen in the small Modern Art Museum in the main square. There is also an Archaeological Museum. There is a large variety of shops & not to be missed is the excellent Saturday morning street market selling local produce, rafts, clothes, occasionally antiques. There are cafes for people-watching Pablo's & the Grand Cafe are popular & a range of excellent restaurants some of which serve traditional Catalan dishes. Tennis & bicycle-hire are also available in town.

Perpignan: The nearest large town is a 30 minute drive away. Here one will find an abundance of sophisticated shops, restaurants & bars, cinemas & concert venues. It seems that rarely a week goes by without there being an arts festival of some description, be it music, drama or merely to celebrate the cherry or grape harvest!

The Coast, Spain & Mountains.: The coastal resorts of Argeles, St.Cyprien are also about 30minutes drive & each have long sandy beaches & in parts a very busy seaside atmosphere. There is a large Aqua Park & Go-Karting in St Cyprien. Further south, close to the Spanish border there are the picturesque harbours of Collioure, Banjuls & Port Vendres.

Spain(20minutes drive) has some excellent duty-free shopping & it is little more than 1 hour to Figueras, & the Costa Brava, with Barcelona 1.5hours.

The Pyrenees are very close by & for the keen walker the trekking is limitless. For the less-energetic 4-wheel-drive excursions can be arranged. Skiing in winter is easily accessible at les Angles & Andorra.

More Details

Owner
Amber Richards
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We'd like to stay for 2weeks this year as we just like the area very much and the ouse & location
Jul 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ceret
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Perpignan
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A9
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ceret
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Les Angles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Argeles
Car: necessary

Villa situated in a very tranquil location but within easy reach of lovely traditional small French towns & villages all hosting a variety of cultural activities, traditional festivities & colourful street markets. Strong Catalan influence & for a change of atmosphere we are but a few miles from the Spanish border & within 30-40minutes of some lovely beaches of the Costa Brava

Amenities

Céret Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Double fully tiled shower
  • Bathroom 5 was added in 2010, it is contains a large double walk in shower, wc, heated towel rail & washbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 child bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 family bedroom, 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The villa is situated in the hills above the delightful picturesque town of Ceret. The house is a 10 minute drive from Ceret & spectacular sea & mountain views can be enjoyed on the drive down. The villa is reached through its own gated entrance & a private drive leads to a large parking area. On a lower level within the part-terraced gardens there is an all-weather table tennis table adjacent to a large workshop. The pool has its own pool house & there are a number of sun loungers & outdoor dining table & chairs + parasols etc. The large double-height reception room has a covered balcony overlooking the pool & an additional terrace leads to a stone built barbecue. The fully-fitted kitchen is equipped to provide for at least 8 people. 2 bedrooms are situated on the upper floor, 2 on the lower, all being newly furnished. There is a separate laundry room with washing machine, tumble drier & additional freezer.

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Villa with Pool - Pyrenees Orientale : 30 min Med/Spain/Pyrenees.
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Cardiff, UK
5

Great house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is I want to live there!

Fantastic house, homely & comfortable, set in the most stunning location. Located in the hills above Ceret this house is the perfect base for those who like to visit numerous locations. From here you are surrounded on all 4 sides by The Pyrenees, The Med, France & Spain.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone who enjoys a peaceful relaxing location with amazing views and everything you require just a short trip away.

The owner is a wonderful woman who cannot do enough to help you prepare for your stay, I will miss chatting to her. We can only thank her for allowing us to stay in her lovely home which made our holiday a very memorable holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely house in beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

We are a couple in our 60's with a dog, interested in walking and sightseeing. We stayed here for 25 days and were joined by our daughter and husband and her 2 children under 2 for 10 days.

This well maintained house was as described and any problems we had were dealt with promptly. The house was comfortable and well equipped with plenty of room for larger numbers.

The terraced garden provided shaded areas for sitting as well as table tennis, badminton and boules. Two bbq's and two outdoor tables, one at the pool and the other beside the kitchen made for variety in outdoor eating. We enjoyed enjoyed breakfast in the sunroom looking over the view of the valley below. We also had fun with the pinball machine in the evenings!

A minor disappointment was the limited seating/lounging area around the pool when our daughter etc joined us. The weather was in the mid 20's which was perfect for walking but consequently the pool was surprisingly cold.

Ceret, 15 minutes by car, is a delightful town with a most attractive medieval centre and some typical restaurants with a variety of prices and menus.

We would recommend this house but not for very small children due to unprotected drops in the garden by the swimming pool.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always grateful for our guests reviews & wherever possible we are keen to address any concerns for the comfort & enjoyment of future guests. We will therefore be adding to our poolside seating & where possible look at ways in which the garden landscaping can be made safer for very small children.Although the pool may occasionally be a little cooler in September, swimming through until October is usually most enjoyable & we therefore had previously not needed to consider supplementary heating. However we will be looking into ways this may be achieved before re-opening the pool in 2016
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5

comfortable family house

  • 5 of 5

Hello Gordon,

Back a week already, it's time to write a little feedback.

We liked our stay very much.

Your house is spacious. We were with four, but I can see it easily working with 8 or 2x4.

The pool was great and very nice situated with a view to the valley. Also well serviced.

The house is also very relaxed. It's livable. Not like an interior designer's showroom.

The big downstairs bathroom was very nice. Looked new.

All kitchen equipment (that we used) worked perfect.

We liked the table tennis and badminton.

Stayed well away from the bicycles. :)

The mosquito nets in front of most windows was also very much appreciated.

I think mentioning more about thing that are available in and around the house would give it an even more positive appeal.

All in all we are happy and satisfied with our stay.

No hidden nasty things. I would say : "as advertised".

Regard

Peter

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An ideal place to relax and wind down

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults / 2 teenagers) stayed in this property for a week in June. I have used Holiday Rentals in previous years and have never been disappointed with the properties we have stayed in. This year was no exception. In advance of our arrival the owners sent some additional information I had requested about access to certain sporting facilities which was very helpful. I found the description of the property on the website accurate regarding its location, layout, amenities etc. The villa sits high on a hill-side, looking next Ceret and is accessed by a road which dramatically twists and turns until you almost reach the summit. Quite unnerving on the first ascent, especially driving on the 'wrong side' of the road but by the end of the week we were well used to it. The journey up however is well worth it, as the views, especially from the infinity swimming pool, are magnificent. Our children had just completed their exams and this property provided us all with a marvellous location to wind down and relax. Whilst the property was secluded, it was only 10 minutes away from the wonderful town of Ceret where there are a number of good restaurants and enough to keep us well-occupied. The property was clean and well maintained. It was well-equipped, having a piano, a wide-screen TV, a sound system with a good selection of CDs and books.Outside there was a badminton net and a table tennis table with all the necessary racquets, bats etc and inflateables for the pool Throughout our stay the owners were easily accessible by phone to deal with any inquiries we had. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to a friend.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $659.46

The rates quoted include all cleaning, laundry charges & twice weekly pool cleaning & maintenance (pool not in operation from 1st November until 1st May each year)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.