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4 bedroom Villa With Large Private Pool In Spacious Garden And Mountain Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Ceret, Languedoc Roussillon - Tranquil Location On Outskirts Of Historical Town

Spacious four-bedroomed villa in quiet residential area on outskirts of historical and picturesque market town of Ceret. Half an hour from Collioure, Argeles and other resorts on the Cote Vermeille. A large secluded landscaped garden surrounds the house offering panoramic views over the foothills of the Pyrenees. The garden is bordered by a conservation area guaranteeing its seclusion. There is a large swimming pool with terraced sunbathing area and three outside dining areas with wrought iron and mosaic garden furniture. Ample parking. Free TV and wifi.


Owner
David Powell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About David Powell

We are are a family of four from the UK who originally bought the house with friends after we had visited the area on holiday in 2004 and just fell in love with it. We still feel we've only just begun to discover the vast

historical, cultural and artistic treasurehouse that is the Languedoc region, as well as the many opportunities for relaxing holiday pursuits it offers. We hope you will feel similarly drawn to this wonderful and still relatively little known part of France.

David Powell purchased this villa in 2005

Why David Powell chose Vallespir

We were attracted by the mix of French and Spanish culture in this area of Catalonia, minutes from the Spanish border. Ceret, the local town, draws thousands of visitors to its mediaeval streets and shady squares. The stunning scenery and the Mediterranean light has and for decades attracted artists to the area and Ceret features a world-famous art museum. The wider region offers mountain walks through stunning gorges; beach resorts from the rocky coves of the beautiful old fishing village of Collioure and the bays of Costa Brava to the long beaches of white sandy beaches of the Cote Vermeille; international festivals of classical music at Prades and folk music at Amelie; and of course a variety of local wines and dishes.

What makes this villa unique

The house is in a secluded residential area but only five minutes drive from the town. You can spend the day in the spacious and secluded garden feeling you are swimming into the mountains; go for walks or cycle rides in the nearby cherry orchards or stroll into Ceret to a shady cafe or visit to the art museum, with works by Picasso, Matisse and Derain; explore one of the nearby vineyards and restaurants; visit Caracassone, Barcelona or Dali's house; go horseriding or snorkelling; or relax with the children on the beach or at the nearby boating lake with its adventure playground; or drive over to one of the resorts on the Costa Brava for a leisurely lunch of sardines in beach-side restaurant.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. Would certainly recommend the property to our friends.



The facilities were great and the welcome basket a very nice touch.



One of our favourite self-catering properties over many years of self-catering holidays; Thank you.
Apr 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Many in Ceret
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Golf de Montescot
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Many in Ceret
Nearest Ski
115 Kilometres
Font Romeu
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Argeles
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Half hour drive to coast, including range of beach resorts with water sports to suit all ages; rocky coves and picturesque fishing villages;

Travel:

Perpignan Airport 20km; Girona/Barcelona Airport 60km; Car hire recommended to access area and attractions, but bus and train service available to all major towns.

Distances:

Ceret 1km; Barcelona 100km; Carcasonne 60km; lake with water sports 3km; Villefranche for Train Jaune 30km; Costa Brava 30km; Dali Museum at Figueras 20km.

Further Details:

Mediaeval town of Ceret has all amenities including shops, banks, post office, internet cafe, cinema, nightclubs and bars.

Amenities

Céret Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Large bathroom with bath, shower and double sink with separate WC. Downstairs cloakroom. separate shower room with bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs bedroom with double sofa bed and ensuite shower
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One large double bedroom with balcony overlooking mountains and extensive fitted wardrobes; second double bedroom; large twin bedroom with mountain views.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Spacious, light and airy house. On edge of countryside but easily accessible to town. Outside: Spacious landscaped garden including large lawn, flowerbeds with Mediterranean flowers and herbs; pool 8m x 4m not heated; high quality garden furniture; gas barbecue; washing line. Utility Room: Washing machine and drying area in basement; butler sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided and changed weekly. For stays over one week cleaning optional mid stay payable by guest.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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4 bedroom Villa With Large Private Pool In Spacious Garden And Mountain Views
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Great pool for the grandchildren but am afraid I'm not a fan of futon beds!

  • 4 of 5

Our one main disappointment was the absence of a freezer. There was only a small ice box inside the fridge - we felt inadequate for a villa that sleeps 8! This excluded us from buying bags of ice, ice creams etc etc in any quantity. Also we felt the television was lacking - a mass of wires and no instructions as to what was what! We did manage to find BBC News eventually. However we loved the peaceful location and Ceret itself.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Great property within easy reach of airports in both France and Spain. Spacious living area with a wonderful pool to relax in. Easy walk into Ceret which hosts some delicious restaurants with outdoor dining.

Would highly recommend.

Caroline F

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, comfortable living, beautiful views and all at a reasonable rate

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday in Ceret. The house is well positioned to explore all the area has to offer, literally from the mountains to the sea. Situated close to Perpignan airport it was a stress free break for all. The house is spacious, clean and has all you need for the week including a delightful pool and outside space with views to the mountains. Would recommend the property highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful fortnight in this gorgeous house on the outskirts of Ceret. The house was even better than the photos suggest, and the views are to die for. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was provided, including a well-equipped kitchen - not that we ever ate in, given the excellent variety of restaurants in the town and surrounding area. The local contact, Dave, was also incredibly helpful on the one occasion we needed him. All in all, a fantastic property in a lovely town.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, comfortable, wonderful views,great pool

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a wonderful two weeks in this villa. It was so easy to live in, we felt at home really quickly. The rooms are extremely spacious and the villa is very well equipped. The highlight for us was the wonderful outside area - the balcony to our bedroom with its panoramic views, the pool area, the garden - all with views. There was a great choice of sitting out areas with tables, chairs and easily moved loungers so that it was easy to chase sun or shade. The pool was a good size and we used it most days. It was cleaned during our stay as was the villa so we felt very well looked after. There is a boulangerie and excellent restaurant within walking distance of the villa. Ceret is a lovely little town with a wonderful Saturday market and a variety of restaurants. The surrounding area is not only beautiful but full of history dating back hundreds of years and more recently - we only did about 300 miles in the two weeks we were there as there was so much to see so near - Banyuls, Port-Vendres, Collioure, Arles, Prats de Molle, Amelie, Elne. Thank you Anne and David

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 week stay in this villa, it is lovely, the photos don't quite do it justice, particularly the stunning views. I couldn't capture them in my photos either, I guess you just have to be there! Ceret is a gorgeous little town with lots to do in the surrounding area, lovely beaches a short drive away. It is hard to tear yourself away from the pool which is perfect, not too deep. The accommodation has everything you need and is very spacious and spotlessly clean. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Refundable damage deposit $331.17

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