3 Rue des Remparts
Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Under new ownership this bijoux little property has been decorated to a very high standard. In the most prime of locations in this beautiful little town, it is literally a stones throw from all the towns attractions, its famous museum of modern art, stunning church, main square, the city Ramparts (Rue des Remparts!), excellent restaurants, cafe's and funky shops not to mention the bustling and picturesque Saturday market. Despite this, it is quiet being situated on a narrow cobbled alleyway parallel to the main street.
There are two ensuite bedrooms on the first two floors, a spectacular modern kitchen and a skylit office on the third floor and a chic sitting room on the 4th floor which has a magnificent view of the church tower. There is a wood-fire in the sitting room and a small but attractive terrace with a barbeque. There is full double glazing throughout for the winter months. It is fully kitted out with all modern amenities. Perfect for a romantic break or for 2 couples/families of up to four.
Ceret is in a fantastic region for outdoor activities - half an hour from the coast (eg. beautiful Collioure), 1.5 hours from ski-ing in winter, great hiking, cycling and walking and there are endless places to explore in the region from unspoilt villages, mountains, beaches, wineries - it is also a 15 minute drive from Spain. The mountain drive at the foot of the Pyrenees along the tech river is spectacular. A well known wine growing region, Ceret is also famous for its cherries, art galleries and many festivals. Wonderful cuisine. Despite all this Ceret remains relatively undiscovered, popular with art lovers and outdoorsy types rather than mass tourist groups. Countless markets in the region.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Collioure 30 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 30 km, Nearest railway: Perpignan 27 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
High quality linen is provided. There is free and plentiful parking nearby and it is easy to stop close to the house to unload luggage. Bookings are from Sunday to Sunday so as to allow visitors to enjoy the Saturday morning Market. This is the only day that parking can be a problem.
Bookings are generally Sunday to Sunday except in low season which can be more flexible. Minimum 6 days all times of year. Check in is 4.00 pm, Check out is 10.00 am. We will be flexible if possible. A 250 Euro refundable deposit is payable against breakages, theft or damage due to the nature of the decor which includes collectors items and antiques. A 25% deposit of the rental charge is due to secure the booking with the balance payable a minimum of 30 days before commencement of the booking.
The sitting room carpet will be removed during summer months.
A general no smoking policy is in place although smoking in the kitchen with the extractor fan working is permitted.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Languedoc Roussillon region is famous for its wines, particularly its Red's. This mountainous area on the border with Spain is very forested and green compared to much of the South of France. There is a strong Catalan influence in the culture and history. It is spectacularly beautiful - from the nearby coastline which has pretty harbours as well as private coves and long beaches to the winding mountain roads alongside the river Tech where there are amazing medieval villages to explore. Famous historic towns such as Carcassonne, Toulouse, Gerona, Figueres (home to the Dali museum) and Perpignan are in easy driving distance. Ceret enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and relatively mild weather throughout the year. Skiing is 1.5 hours drive away from Ceret. A well known hiking area
Ceret with its permanent population of over 8000 remains alive throughout the year - shops and restaurants remain open over winter unlike many places in the south of France. It is most famous for its modern art museum which features plenty of Picasso pieces - (he once resided in Ceret, attracted by its lovely light) and its many art galleries. The Saturday market is also justly famous - featuring a wide variety of craft items alongside cheese, wine, olives, organic vegetables, seafood, catalan cuisine, flowers, candied fruit and other wonderful offerings which attracts not only tourists but locals and expatriates from all over the region. There are countless festivals the most well known being the' Feria' (running of the bulls) in July and the Cherry festival in May.
The historic town centre is breathtakingly lovely with majestic Plain trees lining the cobbled mainstreet, fascinating shops and plenty of typical french street cafes and boulangeries. People are friendly and crime is almost unheard of. Explore the winding back streets and alleys. Place de neuf jets (Place of nine fountain jets) is a hub of activity in the summer with outside cafe's and buskers playing and a place of exquisite aesthetic beauty in the winter. There are too many wonderful restaurants to mention (Can Jordi is my personal favorite). It is the most pleasing place I have ever visited in the whole of beautiful France!
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6 Jan 2014
"Great central location - charming town house"
Very comfortable and characterful apartment - 4 rooms on 4 floors ! Kitchen was nicely laid out and well equipped. Bathrooms were tight but otherwise fine. Note that there is no outside space and no real views. However the beds are very comfortable and we found the fire very cosy in the winter !
5 Sep 2012
"Beautifully decorated, well equipped and comfortable property in the gorgeous town of Ceret."
The location of this lovely property could not be better situated,as it is, mere steps from the main attractions of Ceret. But for all it's proximity to the restaurants and shops, it manages to have a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. We were even undisturbed by the bustling Sat. morning market.
The house is beautifully furnished and decorated and the beds are wonderfully comfortable.
It was a pleasure to deal with Lyndsey ,who made her herself available through e-mail at all times during the booking process, and her agent in Ceret who greeted us warmly on our arrival. The welcome pack of milk and wine was much appreciated!
I would have no hesitation in recommending this property though,as other contributors have remarked,it would not suit people with limited mobility due to the stairs.
30 Jul 2012
"great location, comfortable house and enjoyable visit"
Had a great time here, coinciding with a Catalan festival and with our kids' birthdays (both in same week). The town of Ceret is lovely and well situated for visits to the Mediterranean (try Collioure and Argeles) and the Pyrenees. The house was a great base, right in the middle of the town and its design of one room per floor is an imaginative layout for the small size of the building and gives good levels of privacy between parents and kids!! The house is well equipped, nicely designed and centrally located. Though it is quite hidden in a little alleyway near the main arches/ramparts. Everything is in walking distance and the local free car park is not far away at all. The owner and agent are extremely helpful. And as for the wireless internet connection? excellent facility, but keep away from work email when on holiday!
11 Jul 2012
"A very special house in a very special town"
A fantastic vacation in Ceret!! It's a very nice house in the middle of this old and special town, with galleries and nice restaurants everywhere. In the evenings there is jazz-music in the streets and a big market is arranged every Saturday. The house is origionally from the 13th century but it's completely (and tastefully) modernised. A very nice housekeeper met us the first day and gave us all necessary information. Everything in the house was neat and clean. Ceret is close to the Pyrenees and we have been driving high up in the mountains as well as visiting the fantastic beaches at Carnet, St. Cyprien, Argeles sur Mer and the very special old town Collioure. We also made a short trip to Spain, but we prefer France. We enjoyed every minute of our vacation in Ceret, and can recommend this place to everyone that likes both walking in the mountains, swimming in the sea and nice and warm evenings with good food and wine at Place des 9 Jets, Place Pablo Picasso and Place de la Republique. I'm sure we someday will return to Ceret! Magnhild & Carl, Norway
30 Apr 2012
"Unique house in superb location"
The location of this house is hard to beat - right in the centre of Ceret, a stone's through away from all facilities, cafes and restaurants yet in a quiet street hidden away behind the ramparts in the old town. Behind the ancient exterier is a house completely modernised and well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. With four floors and lots of stairs, the house is not suitable for those with mobility problems but for those without the views from the top floor are well worth the climb.
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