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Perfect for families, comfortable, great for Ceret, sea & mountain

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps up to 8), fully equipped, detached villa in own grounds

Casa Alta is a pretty house high on hill, two kms from Céret in the stunning Pyrénées Orientales department of France. With three bedrooms offering a total of eight beds, a modern kitchen and comfortable living-room and outside terrace with views to the surrounding countryside, Casa Alta is fully equipped and perfectly placed.

Furnished in a cosy style, the living-room has a sitting area with tv and wifi access. The wood burner is perfect for cosy autumn evenings and the dining area has views to the terrace and surrounding hillsides.

The modern kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. With a full complement of pots, pans and everything you could need, the kitchen is ready for you to enjoy.

The main bedroom has a king-size bed which may be split into two single beds if needed, and ensuite shower. Bedroom 2 has a double bed and plenty of storage space and bedroom 3 can sleep 4 with a bunkbed, a single bed and a drawer bed. The bathroom has a large bath with shower, wash basin and washing machine

The private terrace is accessed via 2 sets of large patio doors from the dining area. Sunny and orientated towards the coast, it is the perfect place for barbecues, alfresco dining and evening star-watching. The house is situated on a private lane which is used only by yourselves and the owners, when they are in town. There is a gate at the end of the lane, and all around is the local woodland.

The centre of Céret is just 2 minutes away. It wasn't by chance that Picasso, Chagall, Soutine and Miro all lived and painted here. The light, the vues of the Roussillon plane and being just 25 Kms from the Mediterranean coast are just some of the reasons, along with the laid back way of life and wonderful climate. Céret has its own modern art museum where you can admire original works of art from all these artists.

On Saturday mornings the local market provides the perfect opportunity for people watching outside the famous 'Pablo' bar as well as for picking up local delicacies to eat and drink. Céret also has supermarkets, shops, a cinema, and numerous bars as well as doctors clinics, banks and a tourist information office. For the more active, Céret has a swimming pool and tennis courts and from the house you can walk the 'Traboucaïres', the routes smugglers used from Spain. Nearby at just 6kms, Le lac de St Jean is a lake with supervised swimming, waterskiing and tree climbing activities. Higher up the valley is the famous thermal spa village of Amélie-les-bains and golf 'St. Laurent de Cerdans. The extensive Mediterranean beaches of Argelès and the gorgeous walled port of Collioure are only 30 minutes away, the Spanish border is just 12 Kms. Again for art lovers, Figueras with it's Dali museum and Cadaques are both within easy reach. So too is Barcelona which is just 2 hours away.

More Details

Dominique & José
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Dominique & José

This is where we raised our children. Now work commitments take us elsewhere in France, but we return for holidays as often as we can and look forward to returning permanently in a few years. This is where our heart is!

Dominique & José purchased this villa in 1981

Why Dominique & José chose Céret

The views, the air, the space...

Ceret is on our doorstep and is a constant pleasure. The light and beauty of this are are what brought Picasso here, and you'll understand why from the first time you visit.

What makes this villa unique

Outdoor eating and living is one of the treats that bring many people to visit this area. Our villa offers private outdoor space all around (the only property further past the villa is our family holiday home which we use only occasionally). You can spend tranquil evenings on the patio, take breakfast and catch sunrises and sunsets while the children explore the gardens or play on their bikes in the secure grounds.


Céret Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , Family bathroom with basin and bath / shower
    WC - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Master bedroom - shower & basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    master bedroom - 1 king , king-size bed may be split into two single beds if need
  • bedroom 3 can sleep 4 with a bunkbed, a single bed and a fold-away bed.
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Perfect for families, comfortable, great for Ceret, sea & mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A place to be recommended

  • 5 of 5

I spent of excellent holidays to Céret, the location is completed, we are at 20 minutes of the beach and at 20 minutes of the mountain!! The village is magnificent: the Picasso museum, the central street under plane trees … and the house is off-centered enough to be very quiet!!

The house is clean, spacious and the very nice owners, the place to be recommended!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope to see you soon !
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Charming little nest overlooking Céret!

  • 5 of 5

This little house is not so little actually but quite spacious!!. Nice and comfortable rooms, very tastefully decorated, very clean and well equipped. You'll feel home straight away. Beautiful view on the outsides, looking over Céret. Nice situation close to Céret but in the middle of nature, nice hiking tracks nearby.

José and Dominique are very nice people;we had a very warm welcome, they make you feel easy.

We'll surely come back for a longer time, one week is not enough to explore this beautiful region.!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you, we are waiting to see you again in Catalogne !! Thank's a lot for your review. José & Dominique
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Comfy, well equipped and pefectly placed. Great to be rural, and yet close to beautiful Ceret

  • 5 of 5

If you are anything like us, finding the balance of private space, beautiful setting and being close enough to a town or village with enough to keep all the family happy can be challenging. We found it here, and more. Great that the house is so well equipped with a real kitchen and everything we needed and that the gardens are away from any public road, and the views! Stunning in the day and sky at night is amazing, I have never seen so many stars. Ceret town is a treat, with shops, its amazing museum / art gallery and some great bars and cafes. Plenty enough to keep everyone in the family entertained and a few minuets drive from 'our' house! The whole area is stunning, we are regulars, and so happy to have found this house on Owners Direct. We'll be back, as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very positive review, we will be delighted to welcome you again as soon as you wish. Best regards.
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wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Jose and Dominque`s house!

They gave us a lovely and warm welcome and helped us whenever we needed anything.

The house is perfectly equipped, neat and has a very tasteful interiour. The area is great for many activities, mountains and the beautiful coast as well as Ceret with its special atmosphere are nearby.

We, and our 3 children thoroughly enjoyed the stay in Casa alta!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we ´ ll be happy to see you again in Catalogna !!
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Une superbe Villa où respire la douce quiétude bercée par le chant des cigales

  • 5 of 5

Villa qui surplombe Ceret avec en ligne d'horizon la mer à Argeles. Située à deux pas de l'Espagne.

Ceret, un village catallan, paisible et qui vous offre un panel culturel éclectique.

Tout le confort pour les vacances

Parfait pour la quiétude où les cigales nous souhaitent une belle journée dès le matin.

Des propriétaires, très discrets, et très présents pour nous assurer un agréable séjour.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour cette appréciation, la Casa Alta sera toujours prête si un retour en Catalogne vous tente !
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empfehlenswert für Familien

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zwei sehr schöne Wochen in der "casa alta" in Céret verbracht. Das Haus ist der ideale Ausgangspunkt für die Erkundung von Hinterland und Küste. Das Haus ist ebenerdig, was für Familien mit kleinen Kindern ein großer Vorteil ist. Ein eigenes Kinderzimmer mit einigen Spielsachen haben unserer Kleinen das "Nachhausekommen" im Ferienhaus leicht gemacht. Dominique und José sind sehr nette und zuvorkommende Gastgeber und stehen gern mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Wir hatten auf jeden Fall einen wirklich schönen Urlaub!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's a lot Rahel, hope to see you soon in Catalogne !!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $492.25
Cleaning fee $86.14

We prefer Saturday to saturday bookings. Exceptions to this are considered, but unlikely to be accepted. Thank you for your understanding.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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