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Ceret - 3 bed, historic town house with an artistic past

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Set in the historic centre of Ceret, this light and airy house was once the Hotel Canigou, where Picasso, Braque and Deodat de Severac among others stayed. Our house and next door were originally joined together to form the hotel. We have tried to retain the original features where possible, for example the original wooden floorboards throughout.

The accommodation is on the first and second floors, comprising a large kitchen/diner which opens out through two sets of French doors onto a 50 square metre terrace. There is a large electric sun shade for eating outside in summer. The kitchen is well equipped for six people and there’s a charcoal BBQ for use on the terrace. A washing machine is available.

Also on the first floor is the large salon with two small balconies onto the street. Much of the furniture is Danish from the 1960s and 70s: two leather sofas, a recliner chair, coffee tables, desk, sideboard, hifi unit and wifi for the whole house. Between the salon and kitchen there is a WC.

On the second floor, there are 2 double bedrooms, a twin room and a family bathroom. The house can sleep up to 6 people. The master bedroom has French doors onto a balcony which has two chairs and a small table for morning coffee. It has a king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The second double bedroom has a shower and hand basin, king size bed and chest of drawers. The third bedroom has twin single beds and a small wardrobe. Bedrooms 2 and 3 also have small balconies.

The large family bathroom, with bath, shower, twin sinks, toilet heated towel rail and hair drier, also has French doors onto the balcony which overlooks the terrace and garden

A large walk-in cupboard provides hanging space and also houses the iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, clothes airer, travel cot and a baby gate.

Ceret itself is known as the Mecca of Cubism and for anyone who loves modern art the town offers a very impressive Musee d'Art Moderne, several smaller galleries and many 'arty' shops. The town is famous in the region for its bustling Saturday market; the range of stalls selling mouth-watering seasonal produce is truly impressive. There's a fantastic atmosphere on market day … or any other day; it's a place where people haven't lost the art of stopping to have a good chat. Wandering through the narrow cobbled streets, you'll find cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Within 30 minutes you can be swimming in the Mediterranean or walking in the foothills of the Pyrenees, and Spain is just on the doorstep.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About The Owner

We are based in Cambridge, UK but having gone for a change of lifestyle, have bought this wonderful house in Ceret. John, a retired history teacher, and Annie a freelance English language consultant are enjoying all the activities Ceret and the surroundings have to offer as well as lovingly restoring the house!

The Owner purchased this house in 2016


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Céret around the Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , hair drier, heated towel rail; French doors onto balcony
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , en-suite to bedroom 2; shower and hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , travel cot available
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming


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Ceret - 3 bed, historic town house with an artistic past
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

house in ceret

  • 5 of 5

lovely, very large house, fantastic location, ceret in gorgeous

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's pleasure to have such wonderful guests staying in our house and to know that other people are discovering Ceret and its rich and varied surroundings!
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Near Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

Perfect house for Ceret and as a base to explore the region

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfectly located near the centre of Ceret and is a very short walk to the shops, bars and restaurants in town. The house itself is so typically french with large rooms and a lovely terrace and garden to the rear. The property also benefits from a garage which removes the stress of finding a parking space during busy periods of the day. John and Annie were extremely helpful and gave excellent advice on events to attend during our stay. We could not recommend this property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have such wonderful guests who treated our home as they would their own; and helped enormously by watering plants and so on. The house was left spic and span. It's great when guests make the most of their stay discovering countryside and of course the food and wine!
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A privilege to stay in such a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The house was welcoming and comfortable. It was cold for two nights but the heaters were efficient. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped. We loved every minute we were in the house. We did as instructed and watered the plants and harvested the tomatoes. And the location is so perfect being close to the town centre but also quiet.

Having the garden and terrace at the rear was lovely and we enjoyed breakfast outside with croissant from the bakery a few metres u the street. Taking was probably our only challenge! But a few street away we found a good road and just unloaded outside then parked.

We are already working out when we can next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We arrived back to our Ceret house on the same day that you left and we'd like to say a huge thank you for leaving the house so clean and tidy. It's such a pleasure to have delightful guests who treat the hosue as they would their own. We're so glad that you harvested what you could in the garden- otherwise the produce would just rot.
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Boston, MA area


  • 5 of 5

Two of us stayed at the house for about two weeks in August-September, and we thought it was ideal. The house has a large dining room-kitchen, a large and comfortably furnished living room, a master bedroom with a very spacious, modern bathroom, plus a couple of other bedrooms. Best of all, there is a wonderful terrace leading out from the kitchen, where you can take your meals, relax, enjoy the scenery, etc. The front of the house is on a main street; the back of the house (master bedroom, kitchen, and terrace) looks out over greenery, with mountains in the distance, and is blissfully quiet. The house is very well-furnished: great linens and towels, ample high-quality cutlery and dishes, lots of books and tourist information, etc. Location is only two minutes on foot to the center of town (bakery, grocers, restaurants, etc.) and only six minutes on foot (!) to a Carrefour. Highest recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's been a delight to have like-minded guests to stay in our Ceret house. Thanks to their care of the garden, we find flowering geraniums on our return and thanks to their care of the house, it's just as we left it. Thank you for being such thoughtful guests.
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Paris, France

Perfect house - charming village - great region to discover

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well arranged, beautifully furnished, perfectly maintained, and very nice to live. It is airy and luminous. The terrace is a pleasant place to stay and the BBQ also makes it an ideal place for meals. Nothing's missing in the kitchen equipment.

The house is also very well located, at a five minute walking distance from the village heart, charming and interesting (museum). Grocery shopping is easy. It is simple to park with a public parking less than two minutes away where we could always find available slots. It is the perfect basecamp to discover a great region, at an equal 30 or 40 minute distance (in opposite directions) from the sea and the nice beaches, from Perpignan (for the train station), the mountains, the historical sites, etc.

Most of all, Annie and John are the nicest people on earth !

We spent a great week, five of us in our family. We hope we'll have some occasion to stay there again. We could not recommend this property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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très agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5

une semaine trop courte dans une maison pleine de charme et avec tout le confort nécessaire. Logement très propre et bien entretenu .Cuisine très bien équipée, et literie très confortable. Je regrette déjà le "fauteuil-chaise longue" du salon!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We have made the house a place where we are happy and comfortable to stay for extended periods of time and we're delighted to share it with such appreciative guests as you. I know what you mean about the fauteuil-chaise longue - although it sometimes means I don't get the gardening done!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Perpignan (bus availalble to city and station)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
several in Ceret
Nearest Golf
36 Kilometres
St Cyprien
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Perpignan (frequent buses to Ceret from station)
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
several in Ceret
Nearest Ski
39 Kilometres
Vallter, Spain
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Car: recommended

In Céret, there is the famous museum of modern art.

In Figueres, in southern Catalonia, the Dalí Museum.

In Arles-sur-Tech, the famous Gorges de la Fou.

In Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans, the last factory of luxury sneakers, and the renowned Catalan fabric.

The lakes at St Jean Plas de Corts for swimming .

The beautful resort of Collioure.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Céret,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £221.91

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday. In high season bookings can be made for 7, 14, 21 etc nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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