About the property
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, garden and pool in beautiful village with restaurants
This beautiful stone villa is in the centre of Peratallada, one of Catalonia's most prized and celebrated villages with its annual music, culinary and artistic festivals. The house has a lawned garden with a small private pool (4.5m by 3m) and a shaded outdoor dining area. Inside, the large rooms have fascinating historical features, such as an ancient bread oven, and an underground cistern for storing grain. There are 4 bedrooms; 3 with large double beds and one with twin beds. There's a stylish bathroom on each floor, a modern kitchen, a huge living/dining room with stone fireplace and large TV room with a double sofabed.The village has several restaurants, some very highly rated and well known, and others offering good value, quality, traditional Catalan food. The house enables you to enjoy the Catalan atmosphere with its history, culture and entertainment while also providing an ideal situation to access lovely local beaches 6 miles away. Water sports including sailing, snorkelling and diving, are particularly good in this area. Gerona (Spain's 'other Barcelona') is just 30 minutes drive, as is Figueres, where you can visit the fascinating Dali museum. The house is ideally situated for holidays all year round.
Baix Emporda, the area around Peratallada, is a region of great environmental interest with national parkland immediately to the west (Gavarres Massif) and to the north towards the coastal town of L'Escala. The Roman archaeological site at Empuries is a national treasure. It's really worth resisting the beaches on a couple of days of your holiday to explore the surrounding places of interest. For gardeners, a MUST is the Cap Roeg Botanical gardens where you'll see the most important flora of the Mediterranean. And in July and August they have a jazz festival in a superb outdoor setting overlooking the sea.
Golf: The area is excellent for golf, with several courses within 20-30 minutes. Emporda, with 27 holes and a swimming pool for non-golfers, and Pals are nearby and very good. Golf Costa Brava at Santa Christina D'Aro (30 min) has dramatic views and is testing in golf and physical terms with many climbs and descents. The best course, though a little further afield, is the PGA Golf Club de Catalunya, a championship course but worth the trip. Located on the N11 between Girona and Barcelona at Caldes de Malavella (45 min).
Swimming/ diving/ sailing/ walking: You'll find an excellent selection of beaches all along the coast right down to Palamos.
Our nearest small beaches and pretty bays are:
Our nearest large beach is close by at Playa de Pals which has a hugh sandy stretch of more than a mile.
There are diving schools at Fornells, Aguafreda and Begur if you want to do scuba diving. Good snorkelling is found all along this stretch of coast as the water is clear and the sea life thrives.
There are many additional sports/leisure activities available in the area, and very good walking with well signed paths.
Sailing and motor boats can be hired from several boatyards. Our agency has a list of phone numbers and will make a booking for you if you ask.
Howard or Chris Fielding
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- english, french, spanish
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- May 22, 2018
About Howard or Chris Fielding
We live in London and have been coming to the Costa Brava for many years and never tire of its beauty. We love the beaches, the historic villages and the wonderful Catalan cuisine. We enjoy cooking too so our kitchen is very well equipped for keen chefs! . We come here winter and summer so the house is always available for holidays in any season.
Howard or Chris Fielding purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Howard or Chris Fielding chose Peratallada
The house is large, so two families can share with comfort and privacy. You don't have to drive to eat out as there are so many great restaurants in our village of Peratallada. Our private pool is very popular with children, in which some have learnt to swim.
What makes this Villa unique
The village is a spectacular historic setting while the house has all modern comforts to ensure a happy holiday for all ages and generations. The house is great for all-year-round holidays as we have air-conditioning in all the bedrooms, effective central heating and an open log fire for cosy winter evenings.
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A lovely place to stay.
We stayed in this lovely old house in the middle of Peratallada for one week in July 2009. We were a party of 8 adults and our ages ranged from 26 to 75 years old, and we all really enjoyed it.
The description of the property is accurate and can be relied on, although it doesn't mention that the old walls are home to many small birds who provide constant amusement to those sitting by the pool.
The beds were comfy and the bed linen and towels of a good quality. The house was clean and well presented. The kitchen facilities are excellent and all 8 of us really could sit in comfort and enjoy our meals in the pleasant dining area. The glasses, crockery and cutlery were all more than adequate. (We didn't use the BBQ or eat in the garden so I can't comment on this experience.)
The village is full of restaurants so there is no need to cook if you don't want to and no need to drive in the evenings. We tried 3 restaurants and they were all good.
The pool is small but perfectly adequate for a cooling dip.
There is plenty to explore in the area near the villa and Gerona and Barcelona can both be visited on day trips. A car is essential for this holiday home. Leaving it in the village car park was not a problem although paying the small fee did depend on which attendant was there.
The equipment - dishwashers, washing machine etc were all of a high standard and there is a really good 'sheila maid' for drying.
Choosing a house for a family group is always quite a responsibility but I really did feel that this time I had struck gold. I have received no adverse comments from my son and daughter and they would not hold back! I think however that 10 adults would be too many.
Of course there are niggles although the main one is beyond the owner's control. We wished that there had been a nice bakery in the village and found it tedious to have to leave the village to shop as we really were happy to sit in the lovely little garden, although the garden furniture is not up to the quality of the rest of the house and was our main disappointment.
If you want to stay in a lovely old house in the middle of a beautiful old village yet within easy reach of cities and beaches, I can recommend Peratallada.
We're glad Sandra and family - all with such different ages- enjoyed themselves so much. Peratallada really seems to charm people of all generations.
We've had 10 people at the house frequently and if two don't mind sleeping in the downstairs living room on a bed-settee (with a large TV on the wall opposite which teenagers particularly seem to enjoy!) it works pretty well.
The birds nesting in the outside stone walls are fun to watch as you sit in the garden and the area around has great bird-life for more serious bird-watchers.
We'll review the comfort of the garden furniture on our next visit and make some changes - thanks for letting us know.
Truly delightful, you have to see it to believe it
Our stay could not have been better in any way. Everything promised in the description and more was delivered. The house is clean and well appointed and its quirkyness makes it perfect for those that like a holiday home with a difference. The kitchen is super for self catering -
everything is provided and is good quality - the outside patio/BBQ area is great for lazy lunches and evening meals in the warmth of the Spanish evenings.
The location is perfect for all. Peratallada is a very interesting town with many restaurants to suit all tastes and all pockets. The coast is just minutes away and offers good swimming, walking and, of course seaside bars and restaurants serving the local catch of the day. we especially enjoyed L'Estartit as we found several excellent fish restaurants just by the Marina at the north of the town. Be sure to try t he fried anchovies and baby squid.
Although there is no parking adjacent to the property, the large car park in Peratallada is safe and only a couple of hundrred metres from the house. Loading and unloading the car at the entrance door is possible and relatively easy. There is virtually no traffic in the town itself so there is no traffic noise to disturb your siesta after a great lunch or swim in the lovely pool. There are several waymarked walking routes in the vacinity. The walks are easy and enjoyable through agricultural land with good opportunities for bird spotting and picking the wayside fruits (we even found some pommegranites that were lovely to accompany a salad).
We thoroughly recommend this property - there is honestly nothing that could have made our break better. We thank the lovely owners (Chris and Howard Fielding) for all their help and advice they gave before arrival and the useful notes that help holidaymakers like us to settle in quickly and safely and get on with the holiday.
Charming oasis in a medieval village
A traditional stone house in an amazing village. The sort of place that we would often walk past and wish we could stay there. The house was very well appointed and was a real home from home. Plenty of space for the nine adults in our party. The garden and pool were a real plus for relaxing, and the location gives easy access to the many bars and restaurants of Peratallada. Great communication from the owners with plenty of detail about the property. I would strongly recommend this property to anyone looking for an authentic Catalonian stay.
Beautiful villa in a beautiful place
We were so impressed with the villa - the village itself is stunning and the villa matches it.
So much room for everyone both socially and in terms of the bedroom size.
All needs catered for in terms of kitchens and bathrooms.
With excellent service all round.
Would recommend in a heartbeat!
What a find!
So impressed with this place! The website pictures are great but really don't do it justice. Full of character and so much bigger than we were expecting. And that includes the pool - perfect size for a cooling dip yet big enough to let three kids do their thing all day long. The perfect mix of tradition (absolutely beautiful stone house) and all the necessary mod cons (well-equipped kitchen, pool towels, wifi etc). And felt very smug being able to walk out of the front door right onto the cobbled lanes of Peratallada and be seated at a cafe or restaurant or be mooching around a shop within seconds (read no late night drives home with hot, tired kids.) A great base for exploring, with beaches within 20 minutes drive but really happy to spend all day at the house, to be honest. Peratallada is nicely bustly at night but never overcrowded and the house itself always feels incredibly peaceful, given that the garden runs adjacent to one of the main pedestrian "streets". Would and will recommend and hope to return ourselves. Could go on but don't want to rave too much in case the house then gets all booked up for next year! Only wish it was OUR holiday home...
Ps. (A few more freestanding fans would be welcome in the hotter months, especially for the upper bedrooms, but, given that we visited in August, the temperature in the house was, on the whole, pretty comfortable.)
delightful village house full of character
A delightful holiday in this beautiful village house, full of character , and very tastefully furnished. It was extremely well equipped, helping provide a relaxing holiday. Facilities for self catering were excellent , and it's position in an adorable old village, surrounded by excellent restaurants made eating out , equally relaxing ....and very tempting.
Lovely garden pool, which was very clean and well maintained.
Thank you !
The village is in an area of exceptional beauty with forest, mountains, historic villages and an unspoilt coastline. This area has escaped the high rise developments of southern Spain. Well-maintained coastal paths link the local small sheltered beaches and bays providing some stunning sea views. A huge sandy beach at Playa de Pals has excellent windsurfing. Nearby towns such as Begur, Palafrugell, Torroella de Montgri and La Bisbal have thriving markets for food, crafts and pottery. You can take a boat to the protected Iles Medes - a perfect environment for varied species of fish and bird life. Gerona has a wonderful old town centre - a photographer's delight. It's stylish, yet still provides excellent value in the restaurants and shops. Peratallada is well known for its restaurants and it's an easy walk to all of them in the village to enjoy local specialities and leisurely outdoor eating. There are music, art and dance festivals in the summer months and wine festivals in the autumn.
Other Activities: Snorkelling, bird watching
Rates & Availability
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Payments by cheque or bank transfer in euros or pounds. Changeover day is Saturday. Check-out by 10am. Check-in after 4pm (some flexibility by arrangement).