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La Petite Maison

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

21 reviews

from £79 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Views of the Albere Hills from the house

Townhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Townhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Nestled off one of the town's squares, La Petite Maison offers a light filled retreat for your holiday. Reached through a short stone passage, the unique location of this Maison de Village combines the tranquility and beautiful rural views of the countryside with immediate access to all the amenities of the lovely town of Ceret.

This charming house sleeps four people comfortably in two double bedrooms -- both with a balcony and wonderful views of the Albere hills.

The property has undergone major renovation and now provides a fully equipped kitchen and separate large salon. The garden can be accessed from both the kitchen and from the salon via the terrace. The terrace has an outside dining suite for four as well as comfortable seating and a coffee table – all shaded by a roll-out awning.

The south facing garden has bougainvillea, lavender, herbs, olive and citrus trees, views of the hills and space to sunbathe, eat and barbecue. Deck chairs and sun loungers are provided.

Ground Floor

The front door opens into the kitchen. Totally re-fitted over the winter of 2013 with white cabinets and a stone worktop, the well equipped kitchen offers excellent cooking facilities, storage options and a table with chairs for four. There is a wall mounted radiator and underfloor heating. Off the kitchen is a utility room with a washing machine and a lavatory. The double aspect french windows provide access to steps leading up to the garden and terrace.

First Floor

From the kitchen curving stairs lead to the living room. This has a wood-burning stove, ceiling fan, L shaped sofa, chaise longue and an easy chair. There is also a dining suite for four, a flat screen TV with integral DVD player and iPOD docking station. DVDs are provided and secure WIFI is accessible throughout the house.

The two windows and triple doors which which open on to the south facing terrace ensure this room is always bright and airy, an unusual feature for most village houses.

Second Floor

Stairs lead from the dining area up to the second floor landing where there is a built in wardrobe.

Shower Room:

Walk in shower with wide shower door. The fully tiled bathroom is modern and has a bathroom cabinet, wall mirror and heated towel rail. Next door is a separate toilet.

Bedroom One:

Double bed, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps, wall mounted convector heater, ceiling fan and french doors to the balcony with lovely views over the garden and to the hills.

Bedroom Two:

King size bed (this can be divided into two 90 cm single beds on request) bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, wall mounted convector heater, ceiling fan and french doors to the balcony overlooking the garden and up to the hills.

Car:

Parking is immediately outside of the entrance passage, in the square or close by in Le Tins car park. It is quite possible to stay here without a car, as you are right in the centre of Ceret with all the shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance.

Local transport:

There is a local bus service and it is easy to catch buses between Perpignan other local towns and Ceret.

Please note that changeover day in on FRIDAY. This is in part because the Ceret market is held on Saturday morning -- a great opportunity to buy fresh local produce at the very start of your holiday.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Argeles Sur Mer 20 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

If you want the coast, mountains , vineyards, or gentle rolling hills this region has it all plus 300 days of sunshine every year!

For most of its life, the Pyrenees-Orientales region (formerly called Roussillon) of Languedoc was Spanish, only reverting to France in 1659. Since then it has retained a distinctively Catalan flavour, with Catalan spoken widely, and the Sardana dance, Bullfights and Paschal rituals still performed. The food too has a Spanish flavour, with spicy chorizzo and paella popular.

The landscape of the Pyrenees-Orientales is perhaps the most dramatic in Languedoc, dominated by the towering Pyrenees, the foothills of which hold some of Languedoc Roussillon's most interesting sightseeing.

As the plain nears the coast, huge etangs appear (inland lakes), home to fishermen and wind surfers alike. The coast is mostly flat, but suddenly (thanks to the Pyrenees) starts to undulate at Collioure, creating picturesque bays and headlands (more like Provence). Collioure is particularly pretty with chic restaurants and cafes looking out over the battlements and pastel-coloured houses.

The mountains of Languedoc's Pyrenees-Orientales give way to huge river valleys of the Tet and Tech rivers, where fruit farms abound growing apricots, apples, almonds and much of France's early vegetables.

Ceret

Céret is the pretty and charming centre of the Vallespir region. It is famous for its Musée d'Art Moderne (Museum of Modern Art), which has numerous Picasso paintings, sculptures and ceramics, including the famous bull fighting bowl series. The museum also features paintings by Chagall, Matisse, Herbin, Soutine, lots of Fauves and a few Impressionists. The top floor of the Museum hosts touring exhibitions. The museum is open 364 days of the year.

The Pont du Diable (Devil's Bridge) is a single arch stone bridge built between 1321 and 1341. With a single span of 45.45 m, it was at the time of its construction the world's largest arch bridge in terms of span length.

There are many cafes, restaurants and bars in the centre plus a local post office, tourism office ( very helpful and well stocked), butchers , bakers, supermarkets etc

Travel further up the valley and you are going into the heart of the Vallespir with breathtaking views and pretty spa towns.

Leaving Ceret and just 10 minutes down the road are the lakes at St Jean Pla De Corts , where you can swim, have lunch and the kids can play in the small adventure park ( zip wire over the lake and tree walks), bouncy castles and lots of shade and a gentle breeze so you can cool off during the heat of the summer .

25 minutes away you are at the coast: Long sandy beach at Argeles Sur Mer, beautiful harbour at Collioure and get away from the crowds at Racou.

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Review 1-10 of 21

23 Aug 2013

5/5

"Very pleasant accommodation in a charming town."

Two couples spent a relaxing 9 days in La Petite Maison. It is situated in a charming square where there was always some parking to be found. It is a short walk to the village centre and to a patisserie for the morning baguette. The facilities at the gite were exceptional including a generous complimentary basket of food and wine for our late arrival. Both bedrooms look out on to a charming cottage garden and hills. We spent much time relaxing in the sun on the terrace. The interior is modern and easy to keep clean. We would definitely like to stay there again.

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.I am pleased that you enjoyed the central location of La Petite Maison in the beautiful town of Ceret.We hope to see you again if you return to this part of France in the future

19 Apr 2013

5/5

"Great location in a beautiful town"

We stayed at La Petite Maison at the end of May and had fantastic weather, which meant that we could make full use of the dining terrace that overlooks the garden. We loved eating breakfast in the shade and then sitting in the sun later in the day at the end of the garden. The house is beautifully looked after and everything worked perfectly(not always the case in France) The house is very quiet but also in the centre of town and the Saturday market starts right outside the door, we didn't need our car at all during our stay.

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at La Petite Maison and discovered all the hidden treasures Ceret has to offer. We hope to see you again at La Petite Maison

7 Jul 2012

5/5

"Relaxation"

Perfect location and contemporary comforts in a characterful little house made the stay excellent. La Petite Maison showed attention to detail to ensure that my stay was absolutely relaxed. Its terrace overlooking a delightful herb-filled garden demanded that we sit outside with a glass of wine and enjoy.

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to post this review. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday and your stay at la Petite Maison. Please do come back and stay with us again all the best Ruth

10 Sep 2011

5/5

"One of the most beautiful location we ever booked in France"

This is a really wonderful place to stay! It is very nice designed in- and outside with all you need from sun-chairs to washing machine and internet access with a wonderful small garden and a magnificent view from the beds into the montain! The people living near by are very friendly and always willing to give a tip. You are living in a small town but very calm and intim. We will for sure come back whenever we go to the south of France!

Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We loved your review and we hope to see you again should you visit these parts. Ruth

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