Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Maison Beau Soleil is a charming, light filled 3 bedroom family home situated in the heart of Ceret. A quiet and peaceful holiday home and yet within a minutes stroll of the nearest boulangerie. It provides a wonderful base to relax and explore Ceret and the region.
Enter Maison Beau Soleil via double gates which lead to the front door, situated to the side of the building. The front door opens in to a house , where every room is flooded with light and many rooms have dual aspect windows and double french doors.
Upstairs you'll find 3 bedrooms, two of which lead out on to wrap around balconies.
A large newly fitted family bathroom with a large separate shower and good sized bath.
Downstairs you can enjoy a large open living room, a good sized kitchen which leads to a pretty garden . The house is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
Maison Beau Soleil is a charming spacious, light filled and well equipped property, which provides a lovely home , ideally situated for enjoying a superb holiday , whilst exploring Ceret and the Pyrenees Orientale region..
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Argeles 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 30 km, Nearest railway: Perpignan 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Tiled open hallway leads right to the:
Pretty traditional French kitchen , with enameled doubled sinks and drainers, large modern free stranding fridge freezer, solid wood table for preparation and dinning, wall cupboard and free standing floor unit with drawers and cupboards and work surface. There are wall shelves for pots and pans.
The kitchen has everything you need to prepare, cook and entertain 8 people and it can be closed off from the rest of the house, providing security for younger children.
There is a glass paneled door leading to the garden and a window.
To the left , the hallway leads to the:
Open plan living room :
Tiled , light filled room furnished with solid wood modern furniture. the whole room feels modern, airy and spacious.
Large light coir rug. Dual aspect large windows looking out on to the quiet street and the side of the garden with lace panels and wooden shutters.
A large 32inch plasma TV with surround sound system, UK television is available via the internet, DVD /CD player with a selction of dvds.
Large insert wood burning fire and stone fireplace. large wood shelving unit with rattan storage baskets. 2 large leather sofas and an occcassional chair with foot stool. Lots of books, ipod docking system,DVD films and games are there for your use. An English 4-way adaptor is available for the easy charging/ use of laptops,tablet computers,ipods and cameras
To the left of the living room is the door to the garage , where you will find two folding bikes. There is plenty of space to securely keep your own pushchairs, bikes, motorbikes etc.
Moving further down the hall you will find the utility room :
housing a washing machine and dishwasher underneath a white work surface, making it easy to stack , store and wash crockery and cutlery , as well as wash and dry clothes.
Hoover, iron, ironing board, and clothes airer. Garden furniture and BBQ, glass paneled door to the garden.
Next to the stairs is a separate white modern downstairs toilet , with large under stairs cupboard.
The tiled hall way continues up the stairs and curves around up to the second floor. a large glass brick window panel brings lots of light on to the stairs , without sacrificing privacy.
The tiled landing and wrought iron balustrade leads to three bedrooms and large family bathroom.
All bedrooms are very spacious and have tiled floors, large windows and some have double french doors. Lace panels cover the doors and windows, with wooden shutters providing further shade, each room is filled with light. Each bedroom also has a 4-way English plug adaptor so phones, laptops, ipods etc can easily be recharged.
Dual aspect full length double french doors (views to garden) and large window (views to garden and side return garden). Wrap around balcony .
Large solid wood double bed (204cm x 160cm) , bedside tables, wall lights , lounger and footstool, built in double wardrobe, cast iron radiator and fan
Bedroom Two (could be a family room):
Dual aspect full length double french doors (views to the street ) and large window (views to the side return garden). Wrap around balcony.
Large cast iron double bed (204cm x 160cm) , bedside tables, wall lights , 2 white rattan chairs, double futon sofa bed, large built in double wardrobe, marble occasional table, cast iron radiator and fan
Large window overlooking the quiet street below. two single beds with bedside table between, canvas and wood wardrobe, cast iron radiator and fan
Large Family Bathroom:
Newly modernised, tiled bathroom in shades of grey, with large window. All white bathroom suite, the bath has hand held shower and both the sink and bath are a good size. The separate shower has double doors to enter and plenty of floor space. A tall wooden shelving unit provides good storage space for everyone's toiletries.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden has been designed so you can enjoy maximum time outside relaxing and enjoying the wonderful weather. The kitchen and utility rooms provide easy access to the garden , making preparation, cooking and entertaining simple. The covered all weather terrace has a large family table complete with chairs . The BBQ and gaz grill provide great outdoor cooking facilities , whilst the large stone sink ( hot & cold water) provides valuable space for washing and preparation of vegetables. The terrace has power for music , lighting for the evenings and the well stocked garden provides a great backdrop to enjoy a true taste of outdoor living in the Mediterranean.
There is also a large garage housing two modern folding bikes
The garden has pear, apple, fig and cherry trees, the scents of summer are provided by lavender, oleander, rose and herbs in beds that surround a lawn . The garden is great for cooking and entertaining, relaxing with an afternoon glass of rose and a book or just a lazy days sunbathing.
A true taste of french living for your holiday with friends and family.
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
Bookings can be paid for in Euros or Pounds. We accept cheques or bank transfers ( some restrictions apply).
NB: all payments must include any charges made by your bank.
A security deposit is payable when booking (charged @ £150 / 150 euros per week).
During May to September all bookings include all utilities.
Rentals running October to April may incur a separate charge for heating.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
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.
Every Saturday there is a fabulous local market and the highlight of the week in Ceret.
Everywhere you go there are cafes , restaurants and bars but step of the main street and you'll be back into peace and quiet , wandering along the old streets admiring the architecture and enjoying the cool of the shade.
The town also has all the amenities of a modern town including a large swimming pool and well maintained tennis courts.
From march to October there are various festivals and high days and holidays eg:
March - Ceret carnival
April - Easter celebrations
May - Famous Cherry festival and holidays all month
June - Music festival
July / August - evening market with bands and entertainment, plus various celebrations for summer
September - Sardane dancing
October - The flame of Canigo brought down from the mountain
Ceret is truly a hidden gem in Southern France, only 10minutes form the swimming and fishing lakes of St. Jean Pla de Cort , 25 minutes form the bustling beaches of Argeles sur Mer and all set within the foothills of the Pyrenees. Nature is everywhere , as are the fabulous views of mountains, vineyards and fruit trees.