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38 Rue De L'Astrabol

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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
6 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Completed in 2012 this five family bed villa was designed and built by an award winning architect for his own family. The house is located on the edge of Ceret and commands views across the Vallespir to the north and Le Canigou to the west. Located in a quiet area it is a fifteen minute walk to the shops, bars and pavement cafes of Ceret. Immediately above the private rear garden to the south you are in the countryside. Find the path, “le balcon de Ceret”, it winds its way through the edge of the forest: west to the waterfalls (ten minutes) and east to the village of Maureillas (about one hour). The forest continues beyond the frontier to Spain: nothing in between. The living area of the house is open plan: large Kitchen, breakfast island unit, dining and living area, the latter openi...Completed in 2012 this five family bed villa was designed and built by an award winning architect for his own family. The house is located on the edge of Ceret and commands views across the Vallespir to the north and Le Canigou to the west. Located in a quiet area it is a fifteen minute walk to the shops, bars and pavement cafes of Ceret. Immediately above the private rear garden to the south you are in the countryside. Find the path, “le balcon de Ceret”, it winds its way through the edge of the forest: west to the waterfalls (ten minutes) and east to the village of Maureillas (about one hour). The forest continues beyond the frontier to Spain: nothing in between. The living area of the house is open plan: large Kitchen, breakfast island unit, dining and living area, the latter opening onto the terrace next to the swimming pool. The kitchen is well equipped and off season is used as the venue for a cookery course. The main living area, where in the Summer months the fig tree and the oak trees shade the huge glazed wall which extends the length of the whole space and rises literally from the top of the pool, you will enjoy the calm atmosphere created by the dappled light reflected on the ceiling from the pool where the water laps almost up to the glass along the whole length of the room and beyond. You may compare this atmosphere to that in Ceret where the canopies of the huge plane trees filter the sunlight leaving an unforgettable atmosphere of calm and tranquillity, an oasis offering shelter from the burning dry heat of summer. Above the open plan living area are located two bedrooms with between, a Jack and Gill type shared shower room. Downstairs, on almost the same level as the living spaces is a large bedroom, almost two storeys high and with a fully glazed gable wall facing south-east with views of the wooded hillside. Below are located two more double bedrooms that share a shower room. These two are cool in summer. With five double bedrooms ten guests can easily be accommodated. The pool, located to the south of the villa, extends the length of the house, providing excellent surveillance of the children from within. Measuring 12m by 3m and just over 1m deep, it was designed for serious swimming but it has also proved perfect for volley ball and other such pool games. A terrace is located to both ends, the one to the west, accessed direct off the living area, is for dining. Here there is also a table tennis table. More
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About the Owner
Chris H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We have recently returned from a family holiday staying in this large modern 5 bedroomed villa. As there were only 4 of us, we only used the two bedrooms on the upper floor and the master bedroom, which are fortunately all air conditioned. The kitchen...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank chrislambarth
Management response:Responded 17 July 2018

Thank you Chris for the review, which being expansive and informative is going to be helpful to other guests.

Reviewed 24 June 2016

The villa is a beautifully designed house built on three floors. The main level, incorporating the living, dining and kitchen areas is wonderful, separated from a good size swimming pool by a broad glass wall, so that the pool is almost within the main living...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank aeshimron
Management response:Responded 28 June 2016

Thank you for the review, very comprehensive. You made a good point about hanging space for towels - I have now addressed that. Best wishes and hope to see you again. Chris

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Reviewed 4 August 2015

I and my wife stayed in this great Villa with a big part of our family and everybody had a great time!The house was excellent for a big family as it is very open with the big living room and kitchen creating a big open...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Eggert M
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We had a fabulous 2 weeks in this super house which was perfect for the 6 adults and 4 children. The house is well equipped and we spent several nights sitting around the big table eating. It's a short walk into the centre of Ceret...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank Lara B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Ceret is a quaint medieval market town nestling on the lower slopes of the Pyrenees, characterised in faded grandeur by cobbled narrow streets and intimate squares with a host of restaurants, boutiques and pavement cafes, it boasts a distinctly Catalan culture and even has its own bullring: still in use. The town hosts the annual Feria – a festival where the young torus roam the main streets shepherded by the magnificent chevaliers from Le Camargue. There are festivals throughout the year commencing with the carnival in March, then the cherry festival in May where we celebrate the first crop of cherries to be harvested in France. From the early twentieth century Ceret attracted famous artists such as Picasso, Chagall, Monolo, Soutine, Haviland and Brune who resided and painted in the t...
How to get there
Last exit in France on A9 (heading south, if heading north it is the first exit in France), taking the Le Boulou, Ceret sign, head down the D115 direction Ceret/ Amelie Les Bains - approximately 5km to Ceret.
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