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La Cave, Apartments in 15thC Farmhouse Near Ceret. SAUNA POOL, GYM

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,259 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Apartments from 2 to 6 person. Private terraces. Pool.Sauna.Gym

This romantic garden apartment has been created from an old wine cave and has been totally re-designed and refurbished in 2016 to provide a stylish, spacious apartment with a very large terrace giving easy access to the garden and the large secure pool. It is entirely charming and quirky being U-shaped with barrel ceilings, stone arches and even some natural rock face. A wisteria-covered pergola gives shelter from the hot summer sun. Accommodation comprises 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite sitting room (accessing the terrace) and shower room & wc. There is a second double bedroom with shower room The spacious living room comprises a new modern kitchen/diner leading to a further sitting room accessing the terrace. There are 2 single bed settees in the main living room for extra guests. Lovely walks direct from the house. Free WIFI,summer kitchen with washing machine. sauna & small gym.

Lizzie Price
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 July, 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.

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Reynès in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • mas
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1259 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ensuite - Shower Enclosure , spacious with barrel ceiling
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 is accessed from the guest bedroom as well as from the living area. Each door is lockable making it possible to make it either a second ensuite bathroom or a general use bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Double guest Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • There are 2 double bedrooms. 2 shower rooms. Cot and/or highchair on request 2 single sofa beds in main sitting room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
L'a Cave is a charming garden level apartment within the farmhouse. Buckets of character and charm and loads of outdoor space! Great walks from the farmhouse. Great location for exploring, hiking, biking, sea sports, historical research and wonderful for lovers of nature! Extra charge for final clean will be added to rental, although this is not intended to replace cleaning by guests.


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La Cave, Apartments in 15thC Farmhouse Near Ceret. SAUNA POOL, GYM
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

We just loved the apartment, it was absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely blown away by how lovely the apartment was. It had loads of character, yet it was in a very tranquil setting. The apartment had all the latest appliances which is something you usually don't find in a rental apartment. Lizzie, the home owner, was very warm and welcoming. We had a few small problems with the TV (self inflected), and every time Lizzie quickly came to rescue. This was our forth year coming to the area, and each time we have stayed in different accommodations. We don't have to look for another accommodation for when we return next year. We definitely want to stay in La Cave again, and we have already booked our dates with Lizzie. I wish I could give the apartment (and Lizzie) more than 5 stars, as they definitely deserve it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie and Les, you were lovely guests. I enjoyed your stay here very much and look forward to your return visit next year. La Cave will be waiting for you. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay here at this lovely old house. Keep well. Love Lizzie
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Very nicely decorated, clean, well equipped, good location for local walking & Ceret also has a pool

  • 5 of 5

La Cave is as it says like a cave, its the old cellars of the house(Mas). There are 2 bedrooms each with their own shower rooms. Both have large beds, one is within the cellar so no windows the other leads open plan into a lounging area with patio doors out onto the patio beyond. The kitchen is well equipped with most things you would need and leads to another lounging area and another set of patio doors onto the same outside patio area which is large.

There have been reviews saying the Gite is damp but we found two de-humidifiers one in each bedroom which are set-up to run during the day and they kept the place nice and dry for us even after a really heavy thunderstorm one day.

If I have a negative its a small one in that there is an apartment above and to the left of the Gite that has a small balcony/patio of its own which does overlook the large patio of La Cave. The apartment is not rented but owned and the couple who are only part time residents who visit from the UK a few times a year and were very nice and also quiet.

The pool is lovely with both deep and shallow ends and despite the region having the coolest/wettest spring in 50 years was still around 24c in mid June and we swam everyday after walking in the area.

Lizzie the owner is normally around to help if you need anything and there's a Lidl 4 mins and an Intermarche 10 mins away by car. You can walk to the local boulangere about a 30min round trip or 2-3 mins each way in the car.

Ceret centre is about 1hr 15min walk each way either on country roads or footpaths over the local hills and is only 10 mins by car. The Le Jardin restaurant in Ceret has a nice courtyard out the back for lunch and serves a very good 3 course Menu Du Jour for about 17 Euros.

We even saw a Golden Oriole on our first day just 5 mins walk up the road from the Gite.

Ceret Market is big and run along both sides of several of the towns streets, its very crowded so worth a look round but avoid it if you don't like being in a solid mass of slow moving people. Also there's a Catalan bread stall selling fancy olive, Walnut and fruit breads by the Kilo, the bread is great bread but a lump about the size of a British shop brought loaf is about 18Euros!!! You have been warned.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Palafolls Espagne

Un séjour de charme.

  • 5 of 5

Bonjour, Nous venons de passer quelques jours dans l appartement “La Cave” et nous avons adoré.

Accueil charmant de Lizzie, la propriétaire.

Beaucoup d espace, beaucoup de goût dans la décoration et de très belles peintures de Lizzie .

Bref, une adresse à retenir et nous reviendrons avec plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have Patricia and her family stay at Mas Pallares. They were a lovely, family - charming and friendly, and I look forward to them returning some day soon
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Heerlijk vakantiehuis.

  • 5 of 5

La Cave is een heerlijk huis om in te verblijven. Deze oude wijnkelder is op sfeervolle wijze omgebouwd tot een woonhuis/vakantiehuis. Het huis heeft een U-vorm: je kunt het via het terras betreden en na een flinke wandeling door verschillende kamers kom je uiteindelijk weer op het terras uit. Zeer veel privacy, uitstekende verlichting in alle kamers (in ander huizen is het soms zoeken naar een geschikte plek om te lezen, hier kan het zonder meer in alle kamers!), los van de aanwezige airco is het huis van binnen ook al lekker koel, fantastische keuken met alles wat je maar kan wensen, fijne douches, kortom, wat wil je nog meer. Nou, hoor ik mijn tienerzoon zeggen: een snelle wifi-verbinding. Tegenwoordig een van de belangrijkste dingen voor de jeugd en ook op dit punt wordt goed gescoord. Onze kritische zoon was uiterst tevreden met de ontvangst (en natuurlijk ook met de tafeltennistafel en het mooie zwembad)

Tel daar de prachtige omgeving bij op en de prettige gastvrouw Lizzie en het zal duidelijk zijn dat wij een heerlijke vakantie hebben genoten. Een echte aanrader!

Familie Bot.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


nous sommes une famille de seine et marne avec 2 ados, nous avons été accueilli chaleureusement par Lizy une artiste qui a rénové la cave avec ses peintures et autres décoration atypique et très original , c'est un lieu reposant et a 25 Mn Argeles sur mer accés voie rapide et 20 mn du perthus enfin entre mer et montagne, je vous conseille les gorges de la fou a la sortie d'amélie les bains allez y vers 9h30 et 10 H le matin 10 euros par personne visite a son rythme sans guide,Lizy est anglaise mais franchement de nos jours qui ne parle pas anglais? de toute façon elle comprends le français; c'est un endroit qui méritent d'être connu , ah j'ai oublié la piscine est extra et surtout pas de vis a vis avec les autres locations j'ai croisé un couple à la piscine une fois, location la terrasse au dessus de nous, la salle de sport il y a un tapis de course une vélo et un autre vélo elliptique ? et é altères de 2KG les routes sont sinueuses et pas tout le monde ne respecte la vitesse surtout en allant sur cerbere ,banyuls beaucoup coupent les virages et roule vite donc vacanciers attention !

produit régionaul fabuleux a l'entrée de Céret en partant de location, Lyzie indique très bien le chemin en fait sa location se trouve sur 2 voie entrée en bas et en haut et pendant que j'y pense c'est le MAS PALLARES. plein d'avis sur tripadvisor Lyzie photo 24 et beaucoup de photos de la location la Terrasse

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandrine, it was wonderful having your and your family stay at Mas Pallares. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you again very soon. All best wishes Lizzie
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Montesqieu des Alberes
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Can Fouste
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Mont Louis
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Argeles sur Mer & Collioure
Car: necessary

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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £52.99
Additional Guest Fee £17.66
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.63

A security deposit amounting to 200€ will be payable Provided no deductions are necessary this will be returned intact within one week of departure following your holiday.

Electricity is charged according to usage from 1 October to 30 April

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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