Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Both the villa and the studio are rented together, and accommodate up to eight guests. Long term rentals are available upon inquiry. The villa has two bedrooms – a master bedroom with a queen size bed and an en suite bathroom with a jacuzzi, and another bedroom, also with an en suite bathroom, with a double bed. The pool is visible from the living room window and the terrace outside the living room, so parents can keep watch over children in the pool area.
The independent split level studio is a short distance from the main villa, housing a mezanine with two single beds and a sofa bed in the living area.
The owners do not reside on site which insures absolute privacy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Argeles 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 45 km, Nearest railway: Perpignan 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
In the main villa, a large kitchen / living / dining area faces wide French doors with a view of mountains and valleys, admitting plenty of natural light. The open-plan American-style kitchen is fully equipped, while in the living area, a pair of sofas and two armchairs surround a television with video DVD, a fireplace, and a walnut bookcase. The dining area has a table for eight, and all furnishings are solid wood.
In the studio, the living area has a sofa bed, rattan sofa and armchair, and coffee table. The mezzanine area has two single beds, wardrobe and bathroom/shower. From the living area, a large French door leads onto a private terrace, also with panoramic views.
The floors are covered with hand made carpets, the walls with original art. (The Dufy as far as I know is a print)
|Further details outdoors||
Planted with a variety of trees and plants, there is plenty of room to relax in the shade. The 10x5 metre pool is surrounded by a terraced area, and enjoys the same combination of privacy with excellent views. The property enjoys great privacy, and is separated from the nearest neighbour by a hundred metres of forest. Panoramic views, taking in the magnificent 3000 metre Mont Canigou to the West, valleys and towns to the North, and the Mediterranean to the East.are evident from the main villa, studio and pool area, as well as the terrasses of the two buildings.
A free standing garage houses the clothes dryer and crib and serves as ample storage space should the need arise.
A car is highly recommended. The centre of Ceret is about a 5 minute drive downhill. The ambitious can walk down in 20 minutes and back up in perhaps 30. There is a large private and gated area for parking. There are no steps between parking and the main villa. There are several steps between the main villa and the pool area, and several steps between the main villa and the studio.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The property is located in the hills overlooking Ceret, Mauraillas, St Jean Pla de Corts, and Le Boulou. The medieval town of Céret has three supermarkets, butchers, bakeries, fruit and vegetable sellers and some great cafés with plenty of outdoor tables. There is a great variety of restaurants in Céret and within a 30-minute drive.. Picasso, Chagall, and Braque, all lived in Céret in the early twentieth century, it's Museum of Modern Art features their works permanently as well as special expositions nearly the year round.
The region includes the Spanish side of the border (30 minute drive) with excellent restaurants, and low-tax shopping, not to mention ancient churches, the battle fields of Charlemagne, cloisters with masterpieces on columns. The cloister at St Michel de Cuxa is perhaps the best known, an hour by car near Prades.
In Céret there are activities the whole year, but especially during the summer when the Feria (July) brings many thousands to town, culminating with the bull fight in the local arena. There are dances with live bands within a 15 minute drive from May to August. Saturday market is a regional attraction offering home made cheeses, cured meat, fresh oysters, Roussillon wine and fresh fruit and vegetables. Musicians pass by as you shop, not only on market days. But Céret is alive the whole year. All the shops and restaurants are open the whole year, unlike many resort towns. This makes Céret a magnet for people from all over the world, though it seems there is rarely a crowd - except for the July Feria, when visitors come to mingle in the crowd.