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Place de la Republique Duplex

from £66 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

6 reviews

from £66 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

This apartment is part of a maison de maître dating from 1840, on the Place de la Republique with views across to the historic Porte d'Espagne. Free parking is available close by (5 minutes) and most things are within a very short walk. There is direct access to a shared garden, with seating for al fresco dining. This spacious apartment measures approximately 120sqm. Entry is through a very large hallway and into a spacious living room, with dining table. There is a separate kitchen with oven, 4 plate hob, microwave, fridge and coffee machine. Large sliding doors open out onto the garden. There is also a downstairs shower room with WC and washing machine.

Stairs lead from the living room to the first floor. There are 2 large double bedrooms, both of which have built in cupboards. The front bedroom is very large with 2 balconies that overlook the porte d'Espagne. The smaller back bedroom (still a spacious double) opens onto a very big roof terrace. There is a large family bathroom with a shower and bath. The wc is separate.

There is both a wifi and Ethernet broadband connection.

Our local boulangerie specializes in fougasse, a lovely light brioche pastry with a variety of savoury and sweet toppings. The proprietor is extremely friendly and always happy to make to order. Cafés and restaurants are plentiful, and one can pass endless relaxing hours sampling the local cuisine and wine and chatting in the shade under the plane trees, or simply having fresh croissants on the balcony at home. The area is rich in art history and the Museum of Modern art is a gem. The coastline is varied, sandy and rocky with fascinating and picturesque towns, such as Collioure.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake 6km beach 30 km 6 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perpignan 25 km, Nearest railway: Perpignan
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

The wider region offers something for everybody. Swimming and hiking, fantastic food, wine tasting, history, art and culture. The region has been witness to so much important history that it's barely possible to scratch the surface. There are two important Cathar Castles, Peyrepertuse and Queribus both an easy drive from Ceret. Visiting involves a climb, but the views and the sense of history are extraordinary.

The Tet valley which leads to Andorra and skiing at Font Romeu is worth visiting. There you will find the 11th century medieval village of Villefranche de Conflent which is a Unesco world heritage site. The highlight is a climb up 1000 steps carved in tunnels in the hillside, to Fort Vauban, where the views are stunning and the history of the fort fascinating. From Villefranche one can take the little yellow train which links the mountain villages of the Tet valley.

Ceret is near the Spanish border, so there is the opportunity to drive to Spain, or take the High Speed rail link from Perpignan to Barcelona. Figueres and the world famous Dali museum are 25 minutes by car.

For visitors flying to Girona it's possible to take the Frogbus from Girona airport to Le Boulou which is close to Ceret, and a taxi or lift can be prearranged.

Ceret

Ceret and the surrounding area

As well as being beautiful and fascinating historically, Ceret is a very easy place to live in. There is a fantastic Saturday market, many banks, wonderful restaurants and cafés, boutiques, supermarkets, butchers and patisseries. There are scenic walks in the hills behind the town, and along the river, where it's possible to bathe in places. The swimming lake at Sant Joan pla de Cort is a few minutes drive.

Ceret hosts many festivals and musical events over the year, from classical concerts in the church to flamenco dancing in the Place de la Republique, a wonderful spectacle from all the balconies. The cherry festival in May is my favourite, with an abundance of cherries, and singing and dancing in the streets.

The rocky coastline down to Spain is easily accessible by car, and there are many criques lining the coast where it is possible to swim almost alone, even in the height of summer.

Ceret is in the Tech valley, and a trip up the valley is a real pleasure. Prats de Mollo, one of the last towns on the bus route is a fascinating mountain town with a fort, part of which dates from the 10th century, and hosts a small history museum.

Perpignan has a very lively music scene encompassing jazz, world music and opera. There is the one Euro bus that runs regularly between Ceret and Perpignan, fantastic value, and no need to be concerned with parking.

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Review 1-6 of 6

2 Jan 2015

5/5

"A lovely townhouse apartment"

We really enjoyed staying in this spacious apartment, which is the ground and first floor of a lovely townhouse in the centre of Ceret, with its own garden and parking. It's very well equipped with everything we needed and a comfortable and peaceful space - yet just a few minutes' walk away from restaurants, shops, the market, the Modern Art museum and lots of other delights. Ceret is compact enough to get to know quite quickly and it's lovely to look out from the apartment onto the old town gate and feel part of the place.

28 Sep 2014

5/5

"Perfect place"

A great location right next to the town centre of Ceret, perfect for mountains, Coast and everything in the area. The house is great, loads of space, clean, comfortable and with a lovely garden, and private off road parking for 2 cars. Plenty of space and utensils to comfortably cook and eat in, or the option of a very short walk to restaurants in the town. Lots of nice touches like maps and guides of the region, the owner, Margie is very friendly and helpful and around if needed, without being in the way. Overall a perfect house to spend time in and in a lovely area.

7 Sep 2014

5/5

"Perfect apartment in the centre of Ceret"

The apartment was situated in the main square of Ceret. It had a perfect view from the front windows. Very French! The apartment was very well equipped and was very comfortable. There is a walled garden where you can eat or just sit and read. The WiFi made it easy to go on the net and plan our week. We were able to park in the square ( free) and in the large car park 2 mins away. shops were 1 min away and the market on Saturday was huge and took us 2 hours to walk round. Ceret is the perfect base from which to explore. We drove into Spain (avoid Figeueras and the Dali museum) and went to Girona which was great. All in all Margarets apartment is a grab place to stay

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