Mas Soubiranne Luxury Mountain Retreat Near Ceret on 50 Acres, Private Infinity Pool
Mas Soubiranne is a rustic Catalan farmhouse, recently re-furbished to high standards, with marble tiled bathrooms, antiques, a bread oven and original artwork. Arrive via a winding mountain road (15-20 min/5 miles from Ceret), past deep ravines and ravishing views. The Mas nestles among old stone terraces, meadows, and oak and sweet chestnut forests, part of a small estate of 3 houses previously owned by a 19th c bishop. Rare serenity with close proximity to Ceret! The Mas has a new, fitted kitchen and master bedroom on level 1. An artisan-designed spiral staircase leads to a spacious 'sejour' with fireplace and double bedroom. Level 3 is a mezzanine with 3/4 beds - ideal for children. The outdoor terrace is planted with figs and vines. A brief uphill walk leads to a landscaped stone terrace and 6 x 12m heated infinity pool. A new pool house with kitchen facilitates spellbinding poolside dining as the sun sets behind Mount Canigou. Mountain walks straight from the breakfast table!
Accommodation Summary : A 150 year old private, restored Mas (farmhouse) with original features. Electric heating with wood fire; pure water. Stainless steel kitchen, full sized fridge/freezer, double oven, dishwasher, rustic bread oven, appliances. Bedroom 1: double bed, en-suite bathroom, antiques, stone floor.
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Sleeps 7/8. 3 bedroom Catalan farmhouse rennovated to a high quality with art/antiques. Magical views. Lovely, rare and private location close to Ceret up a 7km windy road. Large tiled area with fig trees outside house and separate, heated infinity pool and pool house on a stone terrace above the house. 40 minutes drive to Med beaches. Mountain walks straight from the breakfast table. Wildlife and birdlife in 50 acres of lush forests. Nearby Alpine climbs above the French and Spanish coastline.
Local activities Céret is a popular but relaxed Catalan town with a colourful history of legends, traditions, music and art. Full of leafy cafes, once frequented by Picasso, it boasts a colourful market on Saturday mornings; an impressive modern art gallery, with works by Picasso, Matisse, Miro, and Chagal; and legends surrounding the 'Pont du Diable' and the fountain in the 'Place de neuf jets'. Céret is famous for early, delicious cherries and is known for its cherry festival, held at the end of May/early June. This is followed by the Feria 'Céret de Toros' in early July in which bulls are run through the streets. A festival celebrating the complex, circular 'Sardane' dance is held mid July. The surrounding countryside is of exceptional beauty, ranging from the 'Pic du Canigou', sacred mountain of the Catalans, down the ancient, forested foothills of the Pyrenees, across the vineyards of Roussillon, to the hidden or hip sandy beaches of the Mediterranean.
Places to visit Glorious walks start from your front door - but further afield, there is easy access to French and Spanish beaches and coves; picturesque villages; castles and monastaries steeped in history; festivals; grottos; a Mecca for artists; world famous prehistoric sites; opera in Perpignan; modern night clubs; and a freshwater lake with a tree canopy walk for kids. Treat yourself to the local wines and delicacies found in superb 'dégustations' and restaurants - and don't forget Spain! El Buli is not too far away for true foodies, about 90 min by car. Ceret is an excellent base for travelling to the medieval cities of Carcassonne, Montpellier, and Perpignan; the Cathar castle towns and the lively Catalan centres of Girona and Barcelona.
Travel Ceret is 15 minutes or 7km downhill, 1.5 hours hiking. The nearest beaches are 40 min. In less than 2 hours drive you can visit Barcelona, the Costa Brava and other parts of Spanish Catalonia. On the French side you can reach Montpellier, Carcassonne, Toulouse in 2 hours or less, Perpignan in 40 minutes and also Collioure, Argeles and Canet Plage in under an hour. Ryanair and EasyJet fly to Perpignan (45 min) and Girona airport (1 hour 15 min away).
Please call us or email us directly. In case you cant get through to Karen, call Martin at 07905 285 255
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Posted by Tearney McMurtry Review posted on 17-August-2009, 00:00:00
Dear Martin and Karen,I just wanted to connect with you after our fabulous stay in Ceret. Thehouse and pool are truly spectacular... You've done an amazing job with theplace. It's just perfect.As I think Clare mentioned when we spoke to you, we had a rather hellish (ifwonderfully scenic) 9-hour drive through the back roads to get to the housefrom Uzes where we had spent our previous week. We arrived at dusk,exhausted, and were thrilled to discover that the house completely exceededour expectations. Somehow the photos on line just don't do it justice...And then there were things that we couldn't have expected, like the kidstoys and games that my 7-year old son in particular was over the moon todiscover.A rain-swept Sunday followed in which we enjoyed lounging in the upstairsliving room and watching the clouds. For the rest of the time we haddifficulty doing anything but relax by the pool! In fact, our only"complaint" about the place was our inability to leave it to do anything inthe area....Thanks again for a magical stay.Best,Tearney
Posted by Tara Doyle Review posted on 09-September-2009, 00:00:00
I just wanted to let you know we arrived safely and are thoroughly enjoying ourselves. The weather has been glorious so far and your home is very beautiful. We have already raided your herb garden and are busy making dinner with the spoils as I type.
Are the insect paintings in your living room by your neighbour Jacques? Do you know where in town I could buy one for myself? Who is the painting in the middle room by? Is it also a local artist?
Posted by Sue Lynn Review posted on 08-October-2009, 00:00:00
We were chatting last night about your wonderful villa, and what a lovely time we had there. We certainly hope to return in the not so distant future.
We wish you all the best, you deserve every success, and we really do feel that your "customer service" goes over and above the call of duty!
Many many thanks
3 bed Holiday Rental Villa in Ceret Languedoc Roussillon Ref:FR07995