Villa Suro and its swimming pool is an ideal family base to enjoy your holiday in the sun with spacious level garden/patio areas for you and your children to enjoy.Fantastic views from the roof terrace of the sea/forest.Situated in an established semi rural, residential area just 1.5km from the centre of the medieval village of Calonge and 4kms to the nearest beach. It has recently had a complete quality refurbishment throughout.Outwardly the property is typical 1970,s retro style whilst inside has been redesigned into contemporary open plan living areas which are air conditioned and WIFI, stylish bathrooms and kitchen/dining areas and four good size bedrooms.The 850 sq metre garden has a BBQ, a swimming pool, patio areas and trees which give ample shaded areas during summer months and lots of space for children to play or adults to find a quiet corner to sunbathe or read a book.Situated close to the beaches, in a beautiful 'away from it all' location where butterflies abound and birds sing all day long!
Winter activities: The rugged Pyrenees mountains are 1 and 1/2 hours drive and is attracting more skiers each year, during the winter months. Baqueira-Beret in the Val d,Aran is one of Spains best ski resorts. Other popular activities around the Pyrenees include mountain climbing ,white water rafting and trekking.
The cost implications for ski passes are significantly cheaper than the Alps and other mountain ski slopes situated in the near continent of Europe.
The principality of Andorra which sits between Catalonia and France is one and a half hours drive away and offers further skiing opportunities and breathtaking scenery. Here you can also experience a dip in the mineral waters at the Caldea Spa complex or a drive across the spectacular Port d, Envalira pass,which is the highest in the Pyrenees.
There is also good boar hunting and fishing that takes place throughout the rural areas.
Golf around Calonge: There are a selection of 9 good quality golf courses, most within 1/2 an hours drive of this villa.The prices are generally cheaper than the Costa del Sol but are in no way inferior. Local clubs include Club de Golf D,Aro which is 15 minutes,Club de Golf Costa Brava at Santa Cristina.Voted as in top 100 in Europe and home of previous Spanish open is Golf de Pals around 30 minutes, as is Golf Serres de Pals and the 36 hole Emporda golf club which has a mixture of 9 holes of wooded, links,water hazards and open choices.Around 45 minutes away is the PGA Catalnya which again is of the highest quality and previous home to Spanish open and the Sarazon Open.
Activities and interests all year: Snorkelling and diving. The rockier parts of this coast line lends itself to memorable sights of magnificent underwater flora and fauna. The Illes Medes, off L,Estartit, which is a natural park made up of 7 islets that form the extension into the sea of the Montgri Massif offers arguably, the best diving in all of Spain. From here you can organise snorkelling and diving trips including the hire of all gear.
Birdwatching-there is a great concentration of birdlife that gathers in the coastal park of Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l,Emporda.
There is a very large network of 370kms of coastal, country and mountain dedicated footpaths, all of which are maintained and sign posted throughout this region.Distances and approximate timings are offered.They embrace the exceptional beauty offered by this area interspersed by unspoilt medieval villages and churches and wonderful places for refreshment.If you prefer to cycle these routes then cycle hire is available from nearby San Antoni.
We are a married couple who reside in the south west of England with grown up children. Enjoy golf,travel, fine cuisine and culture.We regularly host our children and grandchildren at the villa and have many extended family happy memorable vacations there.
We love this area!
My wifes sister moved to this area of Spain 40 years ago, married a Catalan and lived in the area ever since.We have always been interested in travel both in the UK and Europe during our vacation period from work.We found our passion continued to draw us back to Italy and Spain but eventually this area of Catalunya.It is rich in natural beauty,culture and cuisine both inland and on the coast.We enjoy both the snorkelling and beach life on offer and the exceptional countryside walks,drives and cycle tracks. The whole area is about the great outdoors and memorable family holidays in quality surroundings..
When we decided to purchase a property in the area we realised the importance of location with views. So many properties were sunk on hillsides or with gardens so steep that it would be dangerous for our children. When we saw Villa Suro it was an obvious choice. Situated on a level elevated position with fantastic views to the sea and wooded hills. A good sized level garden providing an safe environment for all in a beautiful semi rural location which is both peaceful and relaxing. The jewel in the crown was the good sized roof terrace which affords fantastic uninterrupted views of the vine yards,countryside and sea! The villa itself has been subject of a complete refurbishment since our purchase with fully upgraded kitchen,bathrooms,double glazing,air conditioning to the living areas and swimming pool patios and garden areas. In the kitchen we have a large Bosch fridge/freezer,dishwasher and all facilities to ensure ease whilst dining 'at home'. The garden also has a good sized BBQ area.A Wifi internet connection is maintained year round which completes the picture on making our holiday home a comfortable place to stay.