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Terraced village house at the heart of the historic Céret town centre

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Céret - Plane Tree

Two bedroom self-catering house

An architect renovated house arranged over four floors offers a fabulous modern maison de village situated right at the heart of the historic centre of Céret. The house has been completed to a high specification with innovative features and a fully fitted modern island kitchen. The top floor offers a cosy lounge with a magnificent view of the church tower and glass doors leading to a small but attractive terrace equipped with BBQ and an outdoor glass table that tops a light well that illuminates the kitchen below. The property has 2 en suite bedrooms situated on the ground floor and first floor that are surprisingly cool in summer.

Located mid way between the bars and restaurants of Le place de Pablo and place Neuf Jets, you are but fifty paces from each and in contrast this quaint little street offers privacy and tranquillity, isolated from the noise, a world away: quiet and private.

This bijou little property has been decorated to a very high standard. In the most prime of locations in this beautiful little town it is perfect for a romantic break or for 2 couples/families of up to four.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Lyndsey McIntyre
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2016
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About Lyndsey McIntyre

We live in beautiful Kenya and have done so our whole lives. My husband and I have been together since we were teenagers and have two daughters aged 18 and 12. We love to travel, but decided a few years ago that we would like to invest somewhere outside Africa with the hope that one day we will be able to divide our time more equally between Southern France and Kenya.

Lyndsey McIntyre purchased this house in 2011

Why Lyndsey McIntyre chose Vallespir

We wanted to be close to my husbands mum and sister who live on the Costa Brava as well as members of my family who live near Aix. A friend mentioned Ceret and we sent family to investigate. After their positive reports, I set off to find our dream house and immediately fell in love with the town. It was a series of lucky meetings that led us to 3 Rue des Remparts as it was not yet on the market. We love the location and the contrast to our lives in Kenya. I walk out the door and get a rush of happiness every single time - it is so aesthetically pleasing and the people are so nice.

What makes this house unique

The house is so old, yet so modern inside. The ramparts are right outside the door. Its steps away to the Saturday market stalls, the wine cellar, the boulangerie and lovely restaurants. The children love the freedom of being able to walk around alone. I didn't even realise we had such an amazing view from the sitting room when we agreed to buy the house - what a bonus.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Terraced village house at the heart of the historic Céret town centre
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Perfect base for exploring Ceret and its surrounds

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous property based in the heart of Ceret. Beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished. Wonderful kitchen, well equipped. Balances character with modern amenities. The location is ideal for enjoying Ceret (the cherry festival is a must).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Miami, FL
5

A great choice

  • 5 of 5

Our experience in Ceret was a very positive one. Upon arriving, we contacted Jay (the property manager) and were met by her at the house. She gave us all of the necessary explanations. The house was well appointed, clean and had all the necessary elements to make our stay very pleasant. We have absolutely no complaints except to say that the week went by too quickly…

The house is very comfortable. Since it is a village house with 4 stories, be aware that there are many stairs so you must be able to walk up and down. Ceret is an interesting and clean village. It is perhaps the most beautiful town in the area with lots of activities and very nice people. The Saturday market is fantastic and should not be missed.

I would recommend this house strongly to anyone wanting to experience life in a French town. My impression is that the entire Languedoc-Roussillon area will be booming in a few years as it is poised to become the new Provence.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

THE PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5

Charming, well-decorated apartment in the centre of this historic town. Surrounded by mountains and within close range to the sea. Enjoyed the weekend market, the shops and good restaurants.We highly recommend this perfect getaway spot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Serene Ceret

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late and wandered through the magical streets of Ceret town to discover the house tucked away in a little street behind the ancient arches/ramparts of the medieval town centre. The layout of the house is cleverly done with a room on each floor and still managing to make each of the two bedrooms en-suite. It is comfortable, well equipped and right at the heart of this pretty Catalan town, which itself is the perfect base to explore the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees and northern Spain/Catalonia.

Our teenage children enjoyed it too, especially visiting the beaches and cafes at Argeles and Collioure, as well as the park at St Jean Pla des Corts which is only a few Km away.

The house is well maintained, the owner and agent being really very helpful in every regard and we'd definitely recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had such a good time and that the house lived up to expectations. Reading your super descriptions of the town and area makes me long to be back there myself!
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5

Wow, wow!

  • 5 of 5

What a place! We loved every minute of our stay at 3 Rue de Ramparts in Ceret. The apartment was so well located we couldnt believe our luck We stayed here for 10 days and on our first morning we walked out but a few metres to find the markets full of fresh foods, flowers, local crafts and other interesting items. We had fun cooking up fresh produce in the quite well equipped kitchen. The apartment was nicely put together, clean and had all that we needed. The only issues we found was that we needed a couple more pillows and the size of shower in ground floor ensuite was a bit small, but nothing we couldnt overcome in this location. Ceret as a town was fabulous with lots of cafes, resturants, bakeries and other closely located shops and galleries. Being so close to the Spanish boarder you can have the best of both worlds Costa Brava one minute and Pyreneese Orientals the next . We can totally recommend a visit to the Dali Museum in Figueres and a ride on the litte yellow train and of course just enjoying Ceret and its welcoming people. Jay the local property manager was also very helpful giving ua access to some local knowleged, helping us with car hire and transport to the train station when we left. Thanks so much we loved it. Carol, Geoff,Gayle and Stephen, Australia

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments Carol. New pillows been purchased and in time hope we can enlarge the downstairs shower and extend the bathroom upstairs too. Got a knife sharpener in but do let me know if there is any other equipment that would be helpful in the kitchen.
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5

A very special house in a very special town

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic vacation in Ceret!! It's a very nice house in the middle of this old and special town, with galleries and nice restaurants everywhere. In the evenings there is jazz-music in the streets and a big market is arranged every Saturday. The house is origionally from the 13th century but it’s completely (and tastefully) modernised. A very nice housekeeper met us the first day and gave us all necessary information. Everything in the house was neat and clean. Ceret is close to the Pyrenees and we have been driving high up in the mountains as well as visiting the fantastic beaches at Carnet, St. Cyprien, Argeles sur Mer and the very special old town Collioure. We also made a short trip to Spain, but we prefer France. We enjoyed every minute of our vacation in Ceret, and can recommend this place to everyone that likes both walking in the mountains, swimming in the sea and nice and warm evenings with good food and wine at Place des 9 Jets, Place Pablo Picasso and Place de la Republique.

I’m sure we someday will return to Ceret!

Magnhild & Carl, Norway

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carl and Magnhild - we hope you will be back. You have been a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and we love your enthusiasm for both our house and Ceret and glad that you were able to benefit so well from its central location.
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Location

Car: not necessary

Ceret is in a fantastic region for outdoor activities - half an hour from the coast (eg. beautiful Collioure), 1.5 hours from ski-ing in winter, great hiking, cycling and walking and there are endless places to explore in the region from unspoilt villages, mountains, beaches, wineries - it is also a 15 minute drive from Spain. The mountain drive at the foot of the Pyrenees along the tech river is spectacular. A well known wine growing region, Ceret is also famous for its cherries, art galleries and many festivals. Wonderful cuisine. Despite all this Ceret remains relatively undiscovered, popular with art lovers and outdoorsy types rather than mass tourist groups. Countless markets in the region.

Other Activities: Badminton, running

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Céret, Vallespir

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£135
for 1 night
From
£67
£538
 
 
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£404
for 4 nights
From
£84
£656
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£294
for 3 nights
From
£76
 
 
Low season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£135
for 1 night
From
£67
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning < 7 days £67
Refundable Damage Deposit £210

A 250 Euro deposit is required against damages/breakages or theft but will be returned immediately after your departure once everything is verified to be in order.
A 25% deposit is required to hold your booking and payment in full must be made a minimum of 30 days before arrival.
On bookings of less than one week a cleaning fee of 80 Euros is applicable.
Payment is by transfer into a UK or French bank account.
Changeover day in July till September is either Friday or S

Please note that for stays less than 7 nights there is a flat 80 Euro cleaning fee. Basic WEEKLY cleaning costs are otherwise included.
25% deposit is payable to confirm the booking. Balance due 30 days before occupation. Deposits and fees are non-refundable unless the cancelled booking dates are filled.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Céret in Pyrenees-Orientales

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms are very small but modern. Lower bathroom 4 mt square including cupboards - shower area is tight! Master bathroom is 2.7 mt (no cupboards) bigger shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • 100% cotton Linen and towels are included in the rent. Lower bedroom is 10.4 mt square. Master bedroom is 15 mt square including dressing area and cupboards.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The fridge has got a small area of freezer. For cooking the kitchen provides a 4 ring induction hob. Special pans are provided. CD player available. The terrace can seat 4 people. Stools are provided. There is 5 min walk to municipal swimming pool.

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