Spacious three-bedroomed villa (additional sofa bed in separate downstairs lounge), in quiet residential area on outskirts of historical and picturesque market town of Ceret; the town counts many famous artists amongst its residents including Picasso and Matisse. There is an additional sofa bed in the downstairs second sitting room with ensuite shower room. The villas is half an hour's drive from the picturesque fishing village of Collioure, and the white sandy beaches of Argeles and other stunning resorts on the Cote Vermeille It is fifteen minutes from the border with Spanish Catalonia where beautiful beaches and a plethora of cultural attractions are on offer. The villa offers a large secluded landscaped garden which surrounds the house offering panoramic views over the foothills of the Pyrenees and 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 private parking. Free TV and wifi.
- Villa2260 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Villa in Ceret, Languedoc Roussillon - Tranquil Location On Outskirts Of Historical Town
David and Anne Powell
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About David and Anne 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 and Anne Powell purchased this Villa in 2005
Why David and Anne Powell chose Céret
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great pool for the grandchildren but am afraid I'm not a fan of futon beds!
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.
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.
Great location, comfortable living, beautiful views and all at a reasonable rate
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.
Fantastic villa with stunning views
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.
Spacious, comfortable, wonderful views,great pool
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
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.
The villa is in a quiet residential area just a short drive, or 20 minute stroll, into picturesque mediaeval town of Ceret. The town is full of great cafes and restaurants, art galleries, a world famous art museum and a renowned Saturday market. Coast/Beach: Half hour drive to coast, including range of sandy 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: Picturesque mediaeval town of Ceret has all amenities including shops, banks, post office, internet cafe, cinema, nightclubs and bars.