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Quality Apartment Quietly Situated in Old Centre of Ceret - 1st Floor Flat

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ceret apartment 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!

1st Floor Flat: Ceret Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 53251ha

On the 1st floor of a 'Maison de Maitre', this apartment offers space and a traditional feel. The sitting room to the front of the building has a high moulded ceiling, large open fireplace and two sets of French windows onto decorative balconies over looking the tree-lined street. There are double doors into the dining room/kitchen, which is similar in feel and again has French windows. Both rooms are sunny in winter and shaded in summer when trees are in leaf. The bedrooms are situated quietly to the rear with a balcony running across the back of the house, overlooking the garden. The bathroom houses the laundry area, and is a good size. There is also a 'cabinet de toilette' en suite with the double bedroom. The floors throughout the flat are tiled with 'tommes Catalanes' traditional hexagonal earthenware tiles. The furniture is country French style. This is a place that feels cosy and secure if one wants to stay in, but is at the heart of everything whenever one wants to venture out.

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 90 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


          • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            See notes below...moreless

          • Large double bedroom with en suite loo & basin and balcony overlooking garden. Large twin bedroom with balcony overlooking garden. Good quality mattresses. All bedlinen white or cream. Bath and hand towels supplied. Beach towels available. Independent studio with double bed with en suite shower room available on ground floor at extra charge....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom: toilet

            En suite to double bedroom: toilet and hand-basin....moreless

          • Large, well lit bathroom with laundry cupboard containing washing machine and drying machine....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Although children are welcome, the balconies mean that the flat may not be not suitable for very small children. Smoking requested on balconies only. Tennis courts, bicycle hire and outdoor swimming pool a few minutes walk. Babysitting by arrangement. Wonderful lake for swimming a few minutes drive. Horse riding locally available. Local walking group weekly, usually Wednesdays and weekends. Local golf. Many spas in the area - both medical and just plain relaxing!...moreless


              • Music Library
              • CD Player
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Books
              • Games
              • Books For Adults


              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic
              • Romantic


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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Near The Ocean
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

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

              building type

                  • House

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


                      • Fireplace:

                        Large open fireplace for burning logs....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Electric radiators in every room....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        1 set per bed per week...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Maps
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Internet
                      • Wireless Internet


                      • Refrigerator:

                        Under-counter with ice-box....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        3 gas rings and 1 electric. Electric oven....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        This room is more a dining room in which you can cook - thus a simple kitchen area but well-provided for cooking proper meals!...moreless

                      • Oven:

                        Fan oven with grill...moreless

                      • Pantry Items
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Microwave
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Toaster


                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      property descriptor

                          • Terraced


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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season
                          Jun 28 - Sep 12, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          Low Season
                          Sep 13 - May 15, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          Mid Season
                          May 16 - Jun 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          High Season
                          Jun 27 - Sep 11, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £200
                          • Taxes Included


                          Rates for Easter and Christmas may vary from the standard off season rate. Please enquire.

                          Security deposit of 200€ or £200 per flat.

                          Rates do not include electricity.

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                          Last updated: 07/12/2014
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                          35 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          20 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          A 9
                          25 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf

                          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 3 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 ) subsequently.

                          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 watching the passers by, or, in winter particularly, sitting in a pool of sunlight with a book! The ground floor flat, which is more contemporary, is cool in summer and snug in winter. The garden (ground floor flat only) with its shady terrace is a huge asset in the summer.

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                          Speaks: french, german, english



                          • 1st Floor: sitting room right side

                            1st Floor: sitting room right side

                          • Ground Floor: sunbathe in the garden

                            Ground Floor: sunbathe in the garden

                          • Ground Floor: terrace

                            Ground Floor: terrace

                          • Ground Floor Twin Bedroom

                            Ground Floor Twin Bedroom

                          • 1st Floor: flat kitchen/dining Room

                            1st Floor: flat kitchen/dining Room

                          • 1st Floor: double bedroom

                            1st Floor: double bedroom

                          • 1st Floor: bathroom

                            1st Floor: bathroom

                          • Place de Neuf Jets, Céret has 3 restaurants

                            Place de Neuf Jets, Céret has 3 restaurants

                          • Saturday is market day in Ceret

                            Saturday is market day in Ceret

                          • Place de la Liberte in autumn, Céret

                            Place de la Liberte in autumn, Céret

                          • Nearest beach 'Raccou' near Argeles

                            Nearest beach 'Raccou' near Argeles

                          • View of Céret

                            View of Céret

                          • Ground Floor: sitting room with doors to garden

                            Ground Floor: sitting room with doors to garden

                          • Ground Floor Kitchen

                            Ground Floor Kitchen

                          • Ground Floor: double bedroom looking onto garden

                            Ground Floor: double bedroom looking onto garden

                          • 1st Floor: sitting room left side

                            1st Floor: sitting room left side

                          • 1st Floor kitchen view

                            1st Floor kitchen view

                          • 1st Floor: twin bedroom

                            1st Floor: twin bedroom

                          • Rue Pierre Brune, Ceret - just across the road!

                            Rue Pierre Brune, Ceret - just across the road!

                          • 19th C Maison de Maitre in the heart of Ceret

                            19th C Maison de Maitre in the heart of Ceret

                          • Céret view of the town

                            Céret view of the town

                          • Collioure is about 1/2 hour drive from Ceret

                            Collioure is about 1/2 hour drive from Ceret

                          • Countryside around is beautiful even in winter!

                            Countryside around is beautiful even in winter!

                          • 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

                          £275 - £400 per week (GBP)

                          2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 07/12/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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