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Villa in Quiet Location with Private Pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 12,916 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Ceret, Languedoc-Rousillon, Pyrenees Orientales - Close to Town, Riverside Location but well Placed for Access to Local Attractions

The property is located within a 20 minute walk of the centre of Ceret on quiet roads, although there is a supermarket nearby within easy walking distance. The property is ideal for those with children as it is a good distance from main roads and although the river is very close indeed it is not easily accessible for smaller children. The pool is very private and all measures have been taken to ensure the safety of small children. There is a spacious lounging area around the pool with sun loungers provided, plus a separate shaded dining area. The beach is some 30 minutes away by car and should you prefer to visit the mountains, they are a very short drive inland.


Owner
Maria
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About Maria

Karl, my husband and I are a working family with a young son. We are both professional people so we have too little time to enjoy ourselves, spending too much of our time at work. Eventually the plan is to retire to the South of France but unfortunately this is some way away for now. Until that time, we have to enjoy the precious time we have to spare. The house in France is therefore our escape, our sanctuary!

Maria purchased this villa in 2002

Why Maria chose Vallespir

My husband and I purchased the property in 2002 following a short holiday in the area in June of that year. We liked the area so much we decided immediately we would love to have a second home there and purchased the house in Ceret. We have gradually improved and upgraded the property to the point where we feel very much at home there. The house itself is about 300m from the main road from Ceret to Arles sur Tech and eventually Spain, but at the same time lies in a secluded spot with the river Tech running alongside, hence it has the best of all worlds. We love the mixture of greenery around the area but also the climate more akin to Spain than the northern half of Europe. The long sandy beaches are also no more than 30 minutes away.

What makes this villa unique

The house is now more than just that to us, it is a real 'home from home' with all the facilities and comforts of home, plus lots of sunshine!!! The shops are not too far away, in fact the small LIDL supermarket is very close by. Ceret has many other more individual shops and the large centre of Perpignan is no more than 30 minutes away by car. The property is a great compromise between the countryside and lively towns. The house is also very safe for young children, being quite secluded. The pool is as safe as we can possibly make it, something very important to us particularly having a young child ourselves. We sincerely hope our guests feel the same way about the area and the house, hopefully the feedback we have received confirms that they do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A charming rustic style farmhouse conversion set in a quiet part of Southern France close to the Pyrenees and Spanish Border.

Children can enjoy the swimming pool in the garden of the property or the nearest beaches at Collioure or Argeles-sur -Mer which are about 25Km by car.

The house is situated in a quiet area, a short distance from the town of Ceret, with a Lidl store close by, so self catering needs are easily and quickly satisfied. it has a good range of food, wine and beer in stock.

The star feature of the property for us was the swimming pool, which we used every day. The pool cover keeping the water warm overnight.

Eating out in Ceret , where there are a choice of restaurants is an adventure, since in this part of Southern France not much English is understood as this is not a tourist town but a place where the local people live and eat out.

A bigger supermarket, Intermarche is to be found in Ceret with a very large range of goods on sale and a petrol filling station.

The accomodation consists of three bedrooms, (two bunk beds in the third room). the bedrooms are reached by a spiral staircase; downstairs is a kitchen , dining room and a living room leading out to the garden for al fresco dining.

My memory of the week was of a peaceful house set in a quiet part of Southern France, near to the autoroute for Perpignan and the Spanish border.
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Céret Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 12916 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom (large) 1 with bath/shower, Double wash basin with vanity unit, toilet and bidet. Bathroom 2 downstairs with bath/shower, wash basin and separate toilet. Outdoor shower (cold water).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms plus one sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1 double bed and plenty of space for the Cot and Crib provided. Bedroom 2 with 1 double bed (4 poster). Bedroom 3 with two adult Bunk Beds. Sofa Bed located upstairs and fold-up bed downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property has sufficient space for 6 adults plus children and is therefore ideally suited to a family. The property is well equipped for children having a cot and a crib, highchair and a play pen for small children, all provided at no additional cost. A small table and chairs have also been provided for children for eating outside. A stair gate is also provided. Outside: A private swimming pool 8x4m in a walled rear garden, with child proof safety fencing. Spacious (70sqm) private lounging area with sun loungers, plus tables and chairs with sufficient seating for 8+ for outdoor eating. A large brick built barbecue is also provided. The house also has a decent sized garden for kids, safely separated from the pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels provided. Cleaning takes place at the beginning and end of your stay, more frequently if required for an additional charge. Other: Separate dining room with highchair.

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Holiday in Ceret

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Ideal accommodation. Really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful views and excellent location. We found it within walking distance to most amenities. The accommodation was comfortable and well looked after and we would definitely book again as the family loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Le chat qui rit
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Angeles sur mer
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

I am myself into cycling and can recommend some great cycling routes around the area both on and off road depending upon your preference.

Coast/Beach:

30 mins by car to the beaches at Argeles, Banyuls or Coulliore.

Travel:

Perpignan airport is approx 30 mins away and is served by both Ryanair (Stansted) and Flybe (Southampton). Girona is just 40 mins by car and is served by a number of low cost airlines including Ryanair. Barcelona is approx 1.5 hours away by car and is served by Easyjet and BA. Regular flights are also available from Manchester and Liverpool, plus a route opened recently from London Southend Airport to Barcelona.

Distances:

Ceret 2 mins by car, 20 mins on foot. Amelie Les Bains 10 mins by car. Perpignan 20 mins by car. 1 min walk to the nearby supermarket.

Numerous local restuarants, the nearest is no more than 300m from the villa.

Further Details:

The town of Ceret is renowned for its proliferation of artists and was once the home of Pablo Picasso, the town therefore has a real 'artistic feel'. In the town there is a modern art museum and if you are prepared to travel into the mountains you will find the studios of many artists and sculptors. the town is a real magnet for artisans from across the world and many unique artworks/ ceramics/ glassworks/ items of furniture are available locally. If you prefer a more action packed holiday an adventure park is located close to Amlie Les Bains where you can experience white water rafting, climbing, abseiling etc. If you are interested in Scuba Diving this is available at Coulliore.

For those who enjoy cycling there are few better place in Europe, having the benefit of the famous Pyrenees (very close to some of the more challenging Tour De France routes) on the doorstep plus some flat riding towards the sea. Fabulous routes are available both on and off road and cycle hire is available locally for those unable or unwilling to take a bike on holiday.

For those interested in a more sedate holiday, exploring history, (specifically medieval history), this is the region of the ancient 'Cathars' and their legacy can be seen in many places locally. The legacy of the Knights Templar can be found all across this most historic of regions.

The area has something for everybody, from beaches to mountains, from lounging by the pool to challenging uphill bike rides and white water rafting, or history and art!

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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
Refundable damage deposit $329.73

Booking Notes:
For bookings please contact Maria by E-mail or telephone. A 30% deposit is requested at the time of booking with the balance to follow 8 weeks prior to arrival at the property. We also request a £250 deposit for breakages, refundable two weeks after departure from the property, assuming no breakages

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday but may be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
All linen, towels and utilities included in the price.
Weekend and mid week breaks possible, please call for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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