2018 was the the first year that we rented our house. We were pleased with the feedback we received from guests. Please be assured that our home is as exactly as the photos show. It is a well furnished and comfortable house in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. The house is located in green hills, in a quiet cul de sac containing just 4 large detached houses. It is less than ten minutes drive from the nearest town of CÉRET.
It is completely secluded and peaceful with plenty of parking behind a lockable-gated entrance. Close to a bubbling stream it is still suitable for small children as the garden is fully fenced. It is also some distance from any main roads. With two bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs all on one level it is suitable for wheelchair guests. The fenced pool is very private and spacious. There is plenty of lounging area around the pool with sun bed loungers, mattresses and parasols for eight provided, as well as beach towels. There are several outside seating areas as well as outdoor dining with a covered terrace and electric fan. A Weber barbecue and complimentary briquettes will be provided.
The house faces south and for that reason all of the terraces have electric sun blinds giving plenty of shade if required, they also keep the house deliciously cool.
There is a fully fitted kitchen leading onto an exceptionally large living area with two connecting sitting rooms and TVs, these carry full satellite British and French TV. There are two ground floor bedrooms, one with a shower and toilet ensuite and the other with a full bathroom and separate toilet opposite.
On the first floor is the master bedroom with a Superking bed and satellite TV. There is a door to a dressing room/ study with sofa bed and/or child bed. This also has a separate entrance. Adjacent to this is a shower room and toilet. All bedrooms have high-end quality mattresses, and fittings and pictures. The House is air-conditioned in all principal rooms and bedrooms.
The house has free Internet connections
The garage contains a tumble dryer and freezer for guest use.
Children are welcome
Plentiful gated private parking and large parking area outside,
Fully fitted Kitchen with Electric Oven, Gas and electric hob, Dishwasher, Washing Machine Large larder fridge, toaster, microwave, kettle, Nespresso coffee maker (*bring own pods). Granite worktops.
Large linked living room with two sofas and many chairs. Internet box for guests. Full satellite TV (British and French) with a screen in both rooms, blue ray DVD and Apple /Internet TV
Interior dining area for eight, bookcase and books and additional seating areas
Air conditioned throughout
Two ground floor bedrooms each with twin beds that can be separated, wardrobes and ample storage, both with French doors to garden and with air conditioning. One en suite shower room and toilet. Both rooms have mosquito blinds if air conditioning doesn’t suit.
One full bathroom with separate toilet, opposite the other bedroom
Tumble dryer and freezer in garage
Master bedroom on first floor, superking size bed with satellite TV and ample storage, and internal door to large dressing room/study with dressing table and double sofa bed. (A child’s bed and cot can be provided - Guest to bring own linen), separate entrance to dressing room/study/extra bedroom, Air Conditioning, mosquito blinds.
Adjacent shower room with toilet. Both rooms are air conditioned.
Large half-acre plot with many unusual trees, large patio area, pool size, 7 *4 metres, 1.75 metre depth, roman steps, fully fenced and gated (not shown in the pictures), solar heated outside shower, night time pool light. Pool heating is available at extra cost if required (not necessary in July/August). There is a maintenance contract on the pool.
Eight sunbeds and mattresses and four double sun umbrellas, and side tables.
Electric blinds covering outside seating/eating areas
Large outside seating area for eight as well as other seating areas and external lighting.
Large round table for exterior dining seating eight, cooling overhead fan, and external lighting.
Weber barbecue with complimentary briquettes
There is a weekly gardener and an automatic irrigation system.
All linens and towels provided with weekly change as well as beach towels and toilet rolls and soap on arrival. Welcome Pack of bread, wine and milk etc.
Basic cleaning is provided after changeover but Guests are required to properly wash all crockery, cutlery, utensils, dispose of all rubbish including paper and bottles, ensure that furniture is as where found on arrival, books and DVD’s replaced on shelves or cupboards and the house left as found. Regretfully, for anymore than a basic clean, following our local representatives’ inspection, the cost will be deducted from the security deposit.
kindly note the rental is normally for 7 days minimum. We recommend Sunday to Sunday (traffic is easier on Sundays in August) though, we will consider alternatives if this is possible and property available
Regretfully no pets, as owner has severe allergies.
No events or house parties
Sunday to Sunday booking minimum 7 nights.
ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA.
Nearest “Boulangerie” two minutes
Nearest Supermarket, brand new Lidl, two minutes drive
The welcoming Catalonian town OF CÉRET, the capital of Vallespir, nestling at the base of the Albères massif, unites tradition with modernity with its shady avenues and tall plane trees. Famous in the area for its weekly Saturday market and weekday night market and less than ten minutes drive (4 km) from our house: home to the renowned museum of modern art (Picasso lived in Céret). There is an Annual bull running festival in July as well as many other “fetes” celebrating music and dance. There are many restaurants in Céret from Gourmet to Pizza.
For more information go to the Vallespir-tourisme Céret website
Beautiful walks from the house.
Cycling trails, water sports, boating and swimming lake.
Historical Cathar castles.
Nearest plentiful and safe beaches 30 minutes away including naturist.
Golf courses within 45 mins, tennis etc.
The famous yellow train is one hour away in the PYRÉNÉES
ANDORRA 2 ½ hrs. by road.
The Spanish border is 15 minutes, the thriving town of FIGUERAS with Thursday market, and great shopping is a 25-minute drive, and also home to the world famous Dali Museum.
Historic town of GIRONA with its beautiful cathedral and historic Jewish Quarter one hour
COSTA BRAVA 1 hr.
BARCELONA 2 hrs.
The famous Spanish beach at ROSAS one hour’s drive with wonderful safe swimming for children with many seafood restaurants lining the beach.
Or just lying by our pool with a glass of something cold listening to the beautiful bird song …
HOW TO GET HERE
A car is essential to enjoy the area.
RYANAIR to Perpignan (30 mins from house), Beziers (60 mins), Carcassonne (90 mins) or Girona in Spain (60mins)
EASYJET to Montpellier (1h 45 mins), and EASYJET, and BA to Barcelona (2 h), Toulouse (2h 15)
EUROSTAR/ TGV via Paris or Lille to Perpignan station (25 mins from House). 12 hours from London including time for lunch in Paris
1300 km from Calais via the spectacular Millau suspension bridge
PAYMENT TERMS for a minimum stay of 7 nights Sunday to Sunday
25% on booking, 25% two months before arrival date, 50% one month before arrival
Security Deposit £500 one month before arriving
100% refund up to two months prior to arrival
50% refund between two and one month prior to arrival
From one month prior to arrival-no refund.
ABOUT THE OWNERS
We bought the house in 2009 and now live here up to 5 months each year. It really is our second family home. We speak English and French.Get the full listing »