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16biis

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Townhouse -
2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Ceret, Pyrenees-Orientales, Occitanie
Nestled in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, Ceret is the perfect location for a relaxing, cultured stay. Within its winding streets and squares lies 16bis Rue de Vieux Ceret. Once two townhouses, this 16th Century maison de ville has been classically refurbished while retaining the French traditional features like stone coving, wooden ceiling beams and the original terracotta floor tiles. Built as part of the original walled city consisting of the Church and two curved cobblestone streets, 16bis is a perfect location to explore this delightfully shady, yet bustling town.

Begin with the bakery that opens at 7am and is 30 seconds away from the house. From the Easter Procession to the Cherry Festival in June, there is always plenty to see and do in Ceret itself. You will certainly enjoy the fountains, cafe terraces, the Museum of Mo...
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Listing #HL76033
About the Owner
Sheena W. M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2008
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Situated in heart of Céret amongst winding streets/alleys. Enjoyed the freedom from traffic, quiet etc. I found the church bells pleasant, rather than a disturbance! Easy parking. Great market. One reasonable small supermarket (not Netto), some good and some not so good bakers. Restaurants a...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Linsaj
Sheila_Walsh, VR Owner at 16biis, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thank you for suggesting the vegetarian restaurant beside the Museum of Modern Art. French towns are quieter in October but there is still lots to see and do. I love the €1 bus fare into Perpignan and surrounds. True, my house has flights of stairs...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

We enjoyed our holiday very much in Ceret in Sheena's house. The first few days were very hot but thanks to the ac and the several fans we were very comfortable. Hoping to return again in the future , Sheena was extremly helpful re restaurants...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank FRANCISCO VILEL... T
Sheila_Walsh, VR Owner at 16biis, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Hello, It was lovely to have you stay in my house in Ceret. Thank you for keeping in touch by email, I was relieved to hear that the cooling facilities, like the new windows, were effective. You are welcome to return anytime!

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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

My time at 16bis in Ceret helped me to fall in love with this beautifully quaint and mountainous, yet vibrant little French town. As a young person visiting Ceret, I found there were several things to do and several things to interest my younger sister...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Bernard W
Sheila_Walsh, VR Owner at 16biis, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2017

Hello Emma, Thank you for your kind words about my house and the town of Ceret. As you said, the house is bigger than people anticipate and there was plenty room for the four of you. Next time you come you will be able to...More

Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Spacious is the word that best describes this large three-storey house with 765 sq.ft. of comfortable living space on each of the two floors above the ground floor entrance and rez-de-chaussee. The first floor consists of a modern kitchen, dining room and living room with air conditioning, satellite, convertible A/C, flat-screen TV, DVD player with many DVDs, and portable fans for warm weather . In the cooler weather there is a warm air heat pump, cast iron stove and portable electric radiators for cozy winter nights. The top floor has sleeping accommodation for 5 or 6 people in two double bedrooms plus mezzanine, each with a balcony and ceiling fan. There is also a spacious mezzanine area with air conditioning/heat pump unit, suitable for sleeping or just a relaxing read. Newly renovate... more
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    1 Twin
    3 Fulls
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: $159 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Due to the high density of people and traffic in Ceret on Saturdays I have changed the changeover days to Sunday or Wednesday; 10 or 11 day stays can be arranged with those changeover days; the calendar is not accurate on this but cannot give the same day twice. This way visitors can enjoy the full range of activities in Ceret on Saturday; reduced rates for multiple weeks; refundable security deposit; €150 with final payment; contact owner with any queries by email; winter rate does not include electricity charges or wood granules for the ceramic stove (provided).
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About the neighborhood
Like Collioure Ceret was a favourite spot with many great modern artists including Picasso and Braque. In the 1910's Ceret was regarded as the 'Capitol of Cubism'. There is a famous Museum of Modern Art with several cubist paintings, a Picasso collection and works by Chagall, Dali, Miro, Matisse and Juan Gris. Many of these artists came to visit the Catalan sculptor Manolo (1872-1945) and the composer Deodat de Severac (1873-1921) who lived here at the time when many famous artists came to Ceret. Aristide Maillol, the sculptor from Banyuls made a war memorial for the town. Many visitors take a daytrip to Figueres to tour the gallery designed by Salvador Dali to display his large paintings. etchings and other artwork.

Sport fans will delight in the many facilities in Ceret i...
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Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Perpignan: 15.5 mi
Railway: Perpignan - TGV: 15.5 mi
This large maison de ville is in the heart of Ceret which is 25km from Perpignan Airport or Perpignan train (TGV) + bus station, with a regular daytime bus service to Ceret. The town is a 1.5 hour drive from Gerona Airport, Spain or take the bus from Gerona Airport to Gerona, the bus or train to Perpignan stations, then the €1 bus to Ceret. The stop is 5 minutes walk from my house. Carcassone or Barcelona Airports are 2 hours drive from Ceret. The house is in the heart of Ceret and there are enough nearby activities and regular public transport so a car is not required. If hiring a car from Gerona or Barcelona you will have to pay about €10 per day for bringing it to France. It is better to rent from the Hertz agent in Ceret if necessary.Directions: From the A9 motorway from Perpignan to B... more
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.7 mi.
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