La Petite Maison
About the home
Nestled off one of the town's squares, La Petite Maison offers a charming, 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.
The house sleeps four people comfortably in two double bedrooms -- both with a balcony and wonderful views of the Albere hills.
The property has just undergone major renovation and now provides a fully equipped kitchen and separate large salon. The garden can be accessed from the kitchen and from the salon via the terrace. The terrace has both an outside dining suite for four as well as low comfortable seating and 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 barbeque.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Argeles Sur Mer, 20km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
La Petite Maison is accessed through a door off one of the town's main squares. This gives onto the passage way which leads to your front door. In this bright and airy house all rooms have tiled floors and the decoration is simple and fresh. There are ceiling fans in each room plus two portable fans for the heat of summer. For chilly nights there are wall mounted heaters in each room, a wood burning stove in the main room and underfloor heating in the kitchen.
The front door opens into the kitchen. Totally re-fitted over the winter of 2013 with white cabinets and a stone worktop, the kitchen offers excellent cooking facilities, storage options and table with chairs for four. Off the kitchen is a new utility room with a washing machine, shelving 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 up to the living room. This has a wood-burning stove, large 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, french doors to the balcony, with views over the garden and to the hills.
Double bed (can be divided into two 90 cm single beds on request) bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and french doors to the balcony, with views over the garden and to the hills.
Further details outdoors:
The garden can be accessed from the ground floor and the first floor. It is south facing and offers an ideal place to relax and enjoy one of the 300 days of sunshine that southern France offers.
The first floor has a terrace which stretches across the back of the house.
There is an awning which can be lowered to provide shade. To the right-hand side of the terrace the wooden table and four chairs allow for alfresco dining.
To the left-hand side of the terrace four comfortable chairs and a coffee table allow you to enjoy a quiet read in the afternoon or enjoy star gazing on a clear night.
From the garden the Albere hills provide a beautiful backdrop for you to enjoy this delightful, sunny haven.
Storage for additional garden furniture (sun loungers, parasol etc) is found in the garden room which is fronted by a shady grape arbour and is located at the end of the garden.
Parking is immediately outside of the entrance passage, in the square or close by in Le Tins car park.
It is 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.
We can accept payment in POUNDS or EUROS, payable by bank transfer
All rentals run from Friday to Friday
Check is in at 4pm and check out at 10am.
The price includes:
All linen, towels, welcome pack (basics plus snacks and wine), tourist and house information pack
For all rentals there is a house cleaning charge of £50 per booking (deducted from security deposit)
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales 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.
The Ceret area
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.
How to get there
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Drive time to the house 40 mins. Airport to station transfer and onwards to Ceret by local bus, up to 2 hours.
Ryan air, Flybe and BMibaby
From various airports in the UK.
By public transport: take the airport shuttle (the Navette, about 4 euros) to Perpignan train station and change to the local bus to Ceret (1 euro)
Drive time to house 1 hr 50 mins.
Ryan air and others
Drive time to the house 1 hr 50 mins.
B.Airways and others
From various airports in the UK.
Drive time to the house 45 minutes .
Ryan air and others.
From Stanstead, East Midlands & Luton.
These are just some of your options.
Car hire in Spain is normally cheaper than France but you should ensure your hire agreement allows you to take the car out of Spain and into France.
Activities near Ceret
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
07 May 2013
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
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
09 Dec 2012
This was my third stay at La Petite maison and I'll continue to go back. Its special attraction is the combination of immediate access to all the typical facilities of the small town in France... more
Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are delighted you had a great holiday . Please do come back and see us again , should you visit this region. Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2013. Lisa
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|September||31 Aug 12||28 Sep 12||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|October - December||28 Sep 12||21 Dec 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas / New Year||21 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|January - May||4 Jan 13||1 Jun 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|July - August||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
|September||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|October - December||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas / New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|January - May||4 Jan 14||26 Apr 14||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please Note: For Easter rates ask the owner.
We can accept payment in Pounds or Euros, payable by bank transfer
All rentals run from Friday to Friday.
A flat fee for the security deposit of £150 / 150 euros per week is payable on all rentals.
Check is in at 4pm and check out at 10am.
The price includes:
All linen,towels, welcome pack (basics plus snacks and wine), tourist and house information pack
All utilities May to October .
NB: During Oct to May , dependant on duration of your stay, winter fuel charges may apply
For all rentals there is a house cleaning charge of £50 per booking (deducted from security deposit).Enquire now
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