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.