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Quality Apartment Quietly Situated in Old Centre of Ceret - Ground Floor Flat

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Ground Floor sitting room with doors to garden

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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

These lovely apartments are situated in a wide-built 19th C 'maison de maitre' (lawyer's house) shaded by towering plane trees within the heart of this sunny southern town with its narrow lanes and pretty squares. Great care has been given to make sure that both flats are well provided, comfortable and attractive. And, although so central, the house is situated in a quiet area only a few moments away from good bakeries, small shops, cafes, restaurants and charming bars - some open till the small hours. Saturday mornings sees the bustle of the colourful local market in the streets around. Stunning country walks just a couple of minutes away and a local lake for swimming a few minutes by car, with the sandy beaches of the Med about a half hour further. Find out more about the town, please see the Ceret Tourist Information website: most helpful and well illustrated.


CERET DIARY 2013 : Musee d'art moderne permanant collection plus exhibition date 'TBC * Every Saturday morning local market in centre of town * 30 June to 25 August Tuesday evening market * Cherry Festival date 01/02 JUne * Dog Show date TBC * @Quérencias'music date TBC * Ceret de Toros Feria (one big party with fireworks, lots of music, bull fights and running of bulls through streets - fun, but noisy!) 12 - 14 July * 22 - 24 July Festival de Sardanes (wonderful local dancing contest) * July and August music in Catalonia Festival *July & August: most Wednesday evenings locals really do dance the Sardane in the streets * Town picnics up high on the hill at Fontfrede date TBC * Ronde Ceret (27th Round Ceret run with many serious runners alongside locals) Sep TBC. Local autumn classical music festival date TBC.

SPAIN: The Spanish border is about 15 minutes motorway drive from Ceret, and just over it lies the border town of La Jonquera - the spot where truck drivers stop to have amazing lunches for next to nothing (and its the place to stock up on food at Spanish prices!). Between the border and Barcelona (about 2 hours away) stretches the Costa Brava, with many charming small bays, as well as the larger well known (and less attractive!) resorts. Particularly of note is Dali's home in the fishing village of Cadeques, and Empuries with its Greek and Roman archaeological sites and the prettiest little beaches imaginable. Inland, Girona is a lovely town with a beautiful old quarter and good shopping. Besalu is a stunning medieval jewel of a town with an amzing bridge spanning a ravine. Figueres has the fantastic Dali museum. Spanish wine, tapas, and of course, endless pottery!

Walking: Wonderful guided walks all year round organised by an experienced, charming and informative local guide will take you to places you may never get to on your own - into the mountains, by the sea or over the border into Spain. Some are half-day, and are graded from easy to 'sportif'. There are also full day walks, and even one to see the sun rise from the top of Canigou (local mountain). The weather is usually fabulous for walking through autumn, winter and spring, and, in summer, the heat is avoided by walking high in the mountains.

For those who prefer to plan their own walks, the area is outstanding and the local tourist office has a good guide leaflet for local walks!

Ground Floor Flat: Ceret Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 53251ha

This apartment with its high ceilings has been lovingly restored. We have kept the mood of the old building, with hand-made window frames (local craftsman, who also sells great honey!). And every wire and pipe is new - so everything works. The open plan contemporary style reception room with tiled floor has a large comfy L-shaped sofa, so you can relax in comfort with windows and French windows opening onto the garden. The well-equipped kitchen is open plan but in its own space with plenty of room to cook on its rose granite work surface. Both bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom and other with en suite shower room) are a cool off-white with full length curtains and wood floors. Air conditioning heats or cools the reception room and in the bedrooms electric heaters do the trick in winter or standing electric fans if summer gets too hot. The garden with beautiful 10' (3m) high stone walls is well planted and is provided with a dining area and reclining chairs for sunbathing.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Apartment
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Whilst not actually geared to children, the garden is safe and enclosed with no water features. There is a large trunk full of beach stuff, games, etc. High chair and cot available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO smoking indoors please. There is a sheltered area in garden if weather inclement....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs by arrangement only please. No cats or other animals....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Doors to bedrooms and bathrooms too narrow for wheelchairs, but access into the house and into garden involve 1 step only and doors are wide enough....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Separate studio on request at extra cost....moreless

  • Double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Twin bedroom with en suite shower room. Good quality mattresses. All bedlinen either white or cream. Bath and hand towels provided. Beach towels also available. Cot (travel type) can be provided. Optional ground floor studio (kettle, mini oven and studio fridge) with en suite shower room and double bed is available on request, at extra cost. Thereby the GF could sleep 6....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite with double bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    En suite with twin bedded room...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This apartment is wonderful for anyone with mobility problems as there are no steps within the flat, and only one on entering and two into the garden. NB: Wheelchair access okay into the flat itself and to the garden, but regrettably the doors to the bedrooms and bathrooms are not wide enough for wheelchair access. Being situated in a quiet area of the old town, it is within a couple of minutes walk to restaurants, shops, etc. Parking in town is plentiful and free, and it is often possible to park right outside or in the adjoining square. Smoking requested in garden only please. Outdoor pool a short walk away, and, even better, a wonderful warm lake a few minute's drive away at St Jean-Pla-des-Corts. Tennis courts a few minutes walk. Cycle hire available just down the road. Horse riding available locally. Golf courses in Spain and in France within 45 mins drive....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Varied selection - as people tend to take and replace....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Toys:

    Some. Mainly beach related....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Wide selection of DVD's (but not particularly recent!) for you to play on your own laptop....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    In main living area only, but the place is well-built and air-con not often necessary....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric radiators in bedrooms and fan heaters in bathrooms. Air-con does most of the heating at a reasonable cost....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    For bathroom and beach....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    Drying machine. Line in the garden. Drying rack....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Very good range of saucepans and frying pans. Ideal when the market or local shops has proved very tempting....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of plates, mugs, glasses, cutlery, etc, so no need to turn on dishwasher too often!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Mature planting surrounds graveled area, which is as large as possible for sun-bathing, etc....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public tennis court locally - about 5 mins walk...moreless

  • Terrace

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
HIgh Season
Jun 27 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

£510

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £73 Nightly

Mid Season
Sep 12 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

£435

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £62 Nightly

Low Season
Oct 31 - May 13, 2016
7 night min stay

£375

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £54 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit £200
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Easter and Christmas rates may vary. Please enquire.

Security deposit of 200€ or £200 payable per flat

Rates do not include electricity!


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Perpignan/Toulouse/Montpellier/Girona/Barcelona
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Amelie-les-Bains
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Perpignan
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A 9
Ceret
Nearest Restaurant
Several within a couple of minutes' walk
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Argeles

Car: Recommended

This area is marvellous for walking or painting: autumn colour breathtaking, February mimosa is stunning and then wild flowers and cherries take over. Winter blue skies and Canigou dominate the horizon, dusted with snow 2/3 of the year. Summers are warm, languid and sunny. Together with the clarity of light, this must have given inspiration to Picasso, Dufy, Braque and many more when they lived and painted here. Ceret is a small country town of real charm and great trees; very relaxed, but with many 'fiestas' all year and there is nearly always music. There are good restaurants and cafe/bars. Saturdays see the fabulous street market, with an additional craft market on Tuesday evenings in summer. The Musee d'Arte Moderne in Ceret is a must. Stunning Colioure and the Med beaches only 1/2 hour drive and there are castles, fortified towns and archaeological sites to explore. Toulouse and Montpellier are 2 hours away, Carcassonne even less. Spanish Catalonia is on your doorstep with its enchanting bays. And Barcelona is temptingly only 2 hours away.

Other Activities: Painting. Bird watching. Castles to visit. Fabulous spas in the area.

Golf: The nearest golf course is a small 9-hole course at Amelie-les-Bains, about 15 mins drive down the valley. However, there is a much more impressive course, Falgos, about 45 minutes drive,which is a magnificent place perched high up with wonderful scenery and full spa facilities for those who do not wish to play. Please check out the Falgos website, ask us for link. Nearby golf courses just over the border in Spain.

Ski: Just two hours’ drive to the Cerdagne pistes: ideal for a day’s skiing.

North-facing Cambre d’Aze is perfect for beginners, with wide slopes and easy forest trails while for experienced skiers there are well-groomed challenges. A good cross-country trail runs between Cambre d’Aze and its sister resort St Pierre del Forcats.

Try Puigmal for a good variety of runs with stunning views to north and west. On the other side of the valley, sunny Font Romeu and Pyrénées 2000 at Bolquère link to give 54km of pistes, backed by 500 snow-cannons.

For Les Angles (making its name among boarders) and Formiguères, head north at Mont Louis, the highest fortified town in France. There’s another good cross-country trail down by the pretty lake.

Take another half hour to cross the Spanish border for La Molina (40 pistes/50km) or head towards Andorra (four hours from Céret) to Puymorens: 40km of pistes plus cross-country trails.

Prefer golf to skiing? Go try Snow Golf at Font Romeu!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I am Londoner, a semi-retired professional property manager and lettings agent, with a grown up family and 4 small grandchildren.

Why the Owner Chose Ceret:
Having traveled extensively through France during various vacations,and being a Francophile, I happened upon Ceret one summer and loved the place. Having done all the wrong things: i.e. no research, no checking other properties,etc, I bought the 1st floor flat in a matter of weeks and I bought the ground floor (a total wreck that needed much work ) not long afterwards. I loved being near the mountains (but not in them), being a short drive from the Med and having Spain on my doorstep in one direction and the rest of France in the other. I enjoyed the market on Saturdays right outside the door and the relaxed, friendly feel of this little Midi town. And, for a Londoner, I loved the feeling of space - a big sky and wild walks just a few paces away.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The 1st floor flat has lovely proportions and a really 'French' feel. I love standing by the French windows (3 sets with decorative balconies overlooking the road) watching the passers by, or, in spring and autumn particularly, sitting in a pool of sunlight with a book! The 1st floor balcony across the back of the house catches the last rays of the day and is a peaceful place for a drink. The ground floor flat, which is more contemporary, is cool in summer and snug in winter. It also has a great kitchen with nearly everything needed for serious cooking. The garden (ground floor flat only) with its shady terrace is a huge asset in the summer.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, czech

 

Photos

  • Ground Floor sitting room with doors to garden

    Ground Floor sitting room with doors to garden

  • Ground Floor: sunbathe in the garden

    Ground Floor: sunbathe in the garden

  • Ground Floor: double bedroom looking onto garden and with en suite bathroom

    Ground Floor: double bedroom looking onto garden and with en suite bathroom

  • 1st Floor: sitting room right side

    1st Floor: sitting room right side

  • 1st Floor: flat kitchen/dining room with double doors to sitting room

    1st Floor: flat kitchen/dining room with double doors to sitting room

  • 1st Floor: double bedroom with en suite loo and basin and with doors to balcony

    1st Floor: double bedroom with en suite loo and basin and with doors to balcony

  • 1st Floor: large bathroom with laundry cupboard

    1st Floor: large bathroom with laundry cupboard

  • Rue Pierre Brune is just across the road and a good start for a local walk

    Rue Pierre Brune is just across the road and a good start for a local walk

  • Saturday is market day in Ceret

    Saturday is market day in Ceret

  • Céret view of the town dominated by the now restored church

    Céret view of the town dominated by the now restored church

  • View of Céret

    View of Céret

  • Nearest beach 'Raccou' near Argeles is also a favourite being small and pretty

    Nearest beach 'Raccou' near Argeles is also a favourite being small and pretty

  • Ground Floor kitchen area opening onto sitting room area

    Ground Floor kitchen area opening onto sitting room area

  • Ground Floor: shady terrace

    Ground Floor: shady terrace

  • Ground Floor twin bedroom with en suite shower room

    Ground Floor twin bedroom with en suite shower room

  • 1st Floor: sitting room left side

    1st Floor: sitting room left side

  • 1st Floor kitchen view

    1st Floor kitchen view

  • 1st Floor: twin bedroom with doors on to balcony

    1st Floor: twin bedroom with doors on to balcony

  • The house is a 19th C Maison de Maitre in the heart of Céret - central but quiet

    The house is a 19th C Maison de Maitre in the heart of Céret - central but quiet

  • Place de Neuf Jets is a minute's walk and has 3 nice restaurants and no traffic

    Place de Neuf Jets is a minute's walk and has 3 nice restaurants and no traffic

  • Place de la Liberté in autumn - rear left is our street

    Place de la Liberté in autumn - rear left is our street

  • View from the Devil's Bridge, Céret. The area is beautiful even in winter

    View from the Devil's Bridge, Céret. The area is beautiful even in winter

  • Collioure is about 1/2 hour drive from Ceret

    Collioure is about 1/2 hour drive from Ceret

  • GF studio room + en suite shower room available with either flat at extra cost

    GF studio room + en suite shower room available with either flat at extra cost

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Speaks: english, french, german, czech
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