I - Sem - Be
About the home
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, 35km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / 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 room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / 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.
Rentals of 3 weeks or more in hight season (July-August) will allow a discount to be negotiated, rentals of 2 weeks or more the rest of the year can be let at a discount.
We ask that renters sign and return by mail 1) terms and conditions and 2) Booking Form. These documents set out the payment schedule, the basics of which are that a rental is exclusively reserved upon receipt of the 30% deposit, and that the balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. There is a 500 euro deposit for damage. In six years we have returned every euro of deposit, so fortumate have we been with our renters. The breakage deposit is to be paid with the balance 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Electricity is included during the summer months; heating during the winter months is by arrangement.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales 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.
The Ceret area
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.
How to get there
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Ryanair flies to Perpignan (one hour from property) from Charleroi, and from Girona (one hour 15 minutes from propety) to many UK and other locations. Cars are available for rent at Perpignan and Girona.
Activities near Ceret
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
15 Jun 2011
I-Sem-Be nestles in the foothills of the Pyrenees looking down on the artistic town of Ceret. The villa is set in its extensive private grounds which give tremendous privicy. The views from the... more
01 Jun 2011
The photos of the house on the website do not do this place justice and the views are stunning. The house had everything we needed and as for the studio what a place to sleep.
Remote and yet... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||25 Jan 13||1 Jun 13||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||6 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 2100||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||28 Sep 13||1 May 14||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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Claire and Ralph Barracano
The owner is based in France and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2009. This villa has received 2 reviews from previous guests.
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