La Petite Maison
Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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.
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.
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.
Stairs lead from the dining area up to the second floor landing where there is a built in wardrobe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
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.
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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14 Aug 2014
"Perfect holiday home in a vibrant town"
The house is absolutely spot on! The house is extremely well equipped and we enjoyed sitting on the tranquil patio on the rare occasions that we weren't sight seeing. The house is decorated to a … More
I'm so pleased you enjoyed the house and environs. Holidays are to be enjoyed and we do try to make a contribution to that end. Thank you for the review.
23 May 2014
"Relaxing, easy living, like staying at a friends house with beautiful view"
We just arrived from Australia and being jet lagged makes finding the place a bit overwhelming, but once we got there we found ourselves very much at home. Easy strolls for coffee et tarte, luch or di… More
I'm so pleased you enjoyed staying in our house. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review for us.
14 Oct 2013
"Ticked all the boxes"
La Petite Maison was exactly the house we needed for our holiday.In a busy,beautiful town.Close to Hills/mountains for our walks and close to the sea for swimming,sunbathing.Great attention to detail … More
Good to hear you enjoyed the house and environs. Thank you very much for taking time to write this review.
9 Oct 2013
"The perfect holiday haven - everything you could ask for and more!"
Four of us spent a week at La Petite Maison at the end of September and we are already talking about when we can go back! The house is just delightful - stylish, well laid out and above all wonderfull… More
Thanks for this fantastic review which should be very helpful to others as they consider Ceret as a vacation location and La Petite Maison as their accommodation there. Making the time and taking the effort to write the review is really appreciated.
16 Sep 2013
"Delightful little houses"
This is our 4th visit to this lovely town and this is the best house we have stayed in so far. We stayed here for 12 days in this beautiful little house which is in a great location in Ceret. The v… More
We're so pleased that you've enjoyed our house and its location. We try to make the place as welcoming and easy to live in as possible so its very good to know that our approach is working. Many thanks for taking the time to write this review.
30 Aug 2013
"Great value! This is a well presented, equipped and furnished house in a delightful location."
We stayed at La Petite Maison for two weeks in July, and were joined by friends for the second week. The house and garden are delightful. The ground floor has obviously very recently been converted to… More
Thank you for your kind review and the enthusiasm with which you write of La Petite Maison.
27 Aug 2013
"Wonderful! Perfectly and peacefully located - an extremely stylish, comfortable and well equipped house."
This small house in the heart of the attractive town of Ceret is a joy. On three floors the accommodation is beautifully and stylishly decorated, comfortable, and extremely well equipped. The 2 bedroo… More
Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in both the house and Ceret.
23 Aug 2013
"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
7 May 2013
"Wonderful stay in a gorgeous house and great location"
We stayed over Easter and loved every minute of our stay. I understand that the house had just been reconfigured with the kitchen on the ground floor with a table and chairs where we ended up eating … More
thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at La Petite Maison. We do hope you will come back and see us again.
19 Apr 2013
"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
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