POOL,SAUNA, GYM, WIFI & AIRCONDITONING add to the attraction of Le Vallespir - a spacious 2- bedroom apartment on the first floor which has been totally redesigned and refurbished. Large balcony (19 sq m) overlooking garden is accessed from the open plan living room. Large (33 sq m) totally private roof terrace is accessed independently from each bedroom. Outstanding views of valley & surrounding hills. This terrace enjoys morning& afternoon sun & the balcony enjoys afternoon/evening sun. Double & twin/triple bedroom; spacious living room incorporates modern kitchen/diner. The kitchen is all electric and is completely new with dishwasher, large fridge freezer, hob & full size oven plus microwave. Two shower rooms with wc (one en suite). This is an ideal holiday venue with great views. Access to pool & garden is via an exterior Victorian style staircase.. Free WIFI. Pool, summer kitchen Great walks direct from the house. Plan available on request
Apartments in 15thC Farmhouse Near Ceret. SAUNA POOL, GYM.. 30 Min Med.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Dec 2018
About Lizzie Price
I grew up near the sea in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, but have travelled and lived in quite a few interesting places, including the Sudan, Cyprus and India. I was looking for an alternative lifestyle here in the south of France, when I quite by chance stumbled upon this ancient farmhouse. It was love at first sight. This was in the year 2000. I still love it here amongst the hills of cherry orchards and vines and never cease to appreciate the beauty surrounding me. Some of my family live nearby now which is a huge bonus.
Lizzie Price purchased this Apartment in 2001
Why Lizzie Price chose Reynès
The charm and timeless quality of this old stone farmhouse with its barrel ceilings, old beams and arches, captivated me, as did the idyllic surroundings. Below the garden a small river runs and all around are hills of ever changing colour from the bright yellow mimosa in winter, to the pale cherry blossom in spring. It is a truly enchanting place. It is just 20 minutes from the Spanish border, and just 40 mins from the Costa Brava. Being in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the walking possibilities are endless. The wonderful old market town of Ceret is just a few minutes drive and here one may sit and sip cofffee in one of the many pavement cafes below the plane trees. Picasso painted beneath these same trees. Altogether a magical place to live
What makes this Apartment unique
AVAILABLE LONG WINTER LETS - contact owner for information and availability SAUNA & GYM available from 2017 The sense of age and timelessness in the fabric of the house gives one a great feeling of tranquility. The house is very large, but there are many cosy, intimate corners with private places to eat and rest, shaded by trees and scented shrubs AVAILABLE LONG WINTER LETS - contact owner direct for information and availability
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Fabulous property in a wonderful location
Le Vallespir apartment (Mas Pallares gites) is lovely and light and spacious, larger than it appears in the photographs. Lovely traditional touches such as beamed ceilings and exposed stonework combined with modern kitchen and bathrooms. It is clean and well equipped with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Fabulous views from the bedrooms and the large private terrace. The second smaller terrace at the front of the property had the sun on it well into the evening. We enjoyed using the large swimming pool which is well equipped with loungers and sun shades and although this is shared with a few other apartments we generally had it to ourselves. The summer kitchen close to the pool is handy to keep drinks cold and has a communal washing machine. Lizzie was a fabulous host, we had excellent communication with her prior to booking, she was there to greet us when we arrived and showed us around the apartment and the grounds and was available if needed during our stay. The location of Le Vallespir was perfect for us. It is a short 10 minutes drive to Ceret which is a beautiful town with a Saturday morning market, the modern art museum and a good number of restaurants and bars. There were several music festivals in the town when we were there at the beginning of July. Just over half an hour to the Mediterranean coast and the wonderful coastal resorts of Colliour and Argeles sur Mer and close enough to Spain to be able to border hop easily. Thank you Lizzie for providing a beautiful and comfortable home and a warm welcome, We will certainly return.
Hi Janice, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a kind and comprehensive review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Le Vallespir and that you were able to experience some of the treasures that this lovely part of France offers. It is very important to me that my guests are happy and comfortable. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and hope very much to see you again in the not too distant future. All good wishes, Lizzie
This general area offers a wide diversity of attractions. It is at the gateway to the Vallespir - a region of outstanding natural beauty in the Pyrenees-Orientales, and the most southerly valley in France. It is a region that is tree-clad with mountains, rivers, gorges, abundant wildlife, good wines and the earliest cherries in France. As well as being less than half an hour from the Mediterranean - with its miles of golden beaches - and the Spanish Costa Brava, the old market town of Ceret with its medieval arches and sleepy squares is fast becoming an important cultural centre in the region, having once been home to Picasso, Soutaine & Dali, amongst others. The Languedoc has much to offer historically, too, perhaps most noteworthy being its Templar & Cathar heritage, with many castles and Rennes Le Chateau (featured in the Da Vinci Code) within 1 & half hrs drive away. There is also a wealth of ancient abbeys and Romanesque architecture close at hand
Other Activities: cannoning, white water rafting, birdwatching
Additional pricing information
The security deposit is payable as a separate payment, and provided there are no losses or damages, this will be returned to you within 7 days of your departure. Electricity is metered and charged according to usage from 1st October until 31 March in any year