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BEAUTIFUL FAMILY VILLA with PRIVACY, LARGE GARDENS, 8M POOL & WALK INTO VILLAGE.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 160 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

...and please also see the descriptions provided by our guests in their reviews.

We know you have lots of villas to choose from, so our first five bullet points describe what makes our villa different - hopefully you'll like them, and read on....

---FIRSTLY, none of the terraces, gardens, barbeque, swimming pool, or poolside areas, are overlooked, nor do they overlook any other properties.

---SECONDLY, there are no other properties in front of the villa, nor to the right, nor to the left, of the villa. There are two properties to the rear, but they don't affect our privacy at all.

---THIRDLY, there is a short, flat walk into the village (please note that a short section of the road has no footpath).

---FOURTHLY, the garden is flat, extensive and very accessible.

---And FINALLY, there are uninterrupted views of an unblemished wooded hillside across the valley opposite the villa.

REVIEWS:

Do have a quick look through the 35+ wonderful reviews provided by our previous guests, at the bottom of this page. We are very proud to have received so many positive recommendations from so many people - and we hope you will find their views and comments helpful and reassuring.

CASA ORIOL is an individually designed luxury villa, carefully furnished, and fully equipped, to ensure that it will provide all our guests, across all age groups, with a wonderful and memorable holiday. It is situated within a small and exclusive residential area, within walking distance of the medieval village of Calonge, with its restaurants, cafes, bakers, and supermarket - all set within the beautiful ‘Les Gavarres’ mountains, with the Mediterranean sea and many magnificent sandy beaches within 10 minutes easy drive. The villa is gated and secure, with ample parking space for two large cars.

THE GARDENS are extensive, mature and flat, fully landscaped with pathways and low level stone walling throughout, and planted with trees, palms, shrubs, herbs and bushes – including 80m² of grassy lawn, as well as a large hard surface area for boules, badminton and other games. There is also a spacious shady pergola with a hammock, and its own coffee table & chairs, providing yet more alternative ‘al fresco’ relaxation space. Another feature of the garden is the large wooden summerhouse, used mainly for storage, and here you will find the two bicycles, pool toys and inflatables, the boules, games, beach equipment, and extra chairs etc.,

THE OUTDOOR DINING TERRACE, with its own large dining table and chairs for six people, overlooks the swimming pool, has uninterrupted views to the wooded hillside across the valley, and is only a few steps away from the stone barbeque. Two sets of double patio doors open directly out onto the external terraces, gardens, and pool area - and, when left open, merge the interior of the villa with the exterior, to create one overall living space.

ALL THREE BEDROOMS have excellent remote-control ceiling fans to keep you cool at bedtime, and each bedroom window is fitted with retractable insect blinds so that the windows can be left open for extra cooling, if required. There are also two large portable upright fans to provide a cooling breeze through the rest of the villa, if the going gets a bit hot.

The SWIMMING POOL is south facing and gets the sun all day. The pool is 8 metres by 4 metres, is 2 metres deep at the deep end, and 1 metre deep at the shallow end, with roman steps down into the pool at one side of the shallow end. It is surrounded by extensive poolside space for six cushioned sun loungers, two high-back chairs, side tables, and two large sun umbrellas, together with large beach towels for your extra comfort. There is also a hot/cold poolside shower, and the pool will be checked, cleaned, and maintained for you, at least twice a week.

HELP and ADVICE ‘before’ you decide: - We have been on villa holidays ourselves for many years, and we know just how important it is to ensure that you select the right villa, located in the right area, for your holiday. For example, it may be helpful for you have extra photos, or more information about the villa, or flights, airports, directions, hire cars, places to visit, beaches, restaurants, supermarkets, markets, websites etc.… So, if you would like any further information at all to help with your decision, we will be very happy to provide it for you – without any obligation at all on your part.

HELP and ADVICE ‘during’ your holiday: - If you wish, we will arrange to have our excellent, and very friendly and knowledgeable agents, Jim and Samantha, meet you when you arrive, show you around the villa, and where everything is, and also demonstrate how everything works. They live closeby and you will have their mobile numbers – and they will also be very happy to help you with any problems, questions, or queries you might have during your stay. There is no charge for this service.

PEACE OF MIND. We hope that providing you with this comprehensive level of help, advice and support, both before, and throughout, your holiday will provide you with the peace of mind needed in order to ensure that you have a very safe, enjoyable, and memorable holiday.

SECURITY: - To ensure your and our security, we only advertise our villa on this trusted Homeaway website – so, to ensure this maximum security, please only use the contact and payment methods set out on this website – and, by all means, also initially contact me, Douglas Weldon, directly by telephone, on the numbers provided, and/or on my UK home number 0044 (O)1242 576 715, or my UK mobile 0044 07788 615 336. Making direct personal contact ensures all our security.

THANK YOU for considering our villa – we, (and all our previous guests!), know that all the comfort and unique advantages of staying at our villa, combined with all the fantastic options provided by this beautiful area, will ensure that you will have a really wonderful holiday….

Douglas and Barbara

More Details

Owner
Doug and Barbara
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Doug and Barbara

We are a retired couple in our mid sixties, have been married for 42 years, (where did it go!), with two sons who have now left home, and we think ourselves very lucky indeed to own such a beautiful villa in such a beautiful part of the world.

Before building our villa in Calonge 8 years ago, we knew that we wanted it to be in a location:- where we could walk into the local village - which was not overlooked - was on a large, flat plot - was south-facing - and which had lovely uninterrupted views!

It was a very tall order and we had to spend many years waiting for exactly the right location to become available but, in the end, the exclusive development of 'Puig Rosell', became available, and we were lucky enough to be on the spot to snap up exactly the location we had always dreamed of.

Doug and Barbara purchased this villa in 2007

Why Doug and Barbara chose Baix Emporda

For us, the villa and it's location was perfect in every way - and after many years of research, it was exactly what we knew we had always wanted, and had been waiting many years to find!

We, (and, thankfully, all our guests over the last 6 years), believe that our villa has the unique qualities and attributes which makes it stand out from all the other excellent villas in our area...

...and, having had many years of family villa holidays ourselves, we are really happy to be able to offer our villa, and our help and advice, to all prospective guests - in the belief that everyone who has their holidays at Casa Oriol will have a really wonderful and memorable holiday - just as we have always done..

What makes this villa unique

So, we hope we have covered and described all the unique features in the remainder of our advert, but if there is any further information, more detailed description, more photos, or any help, information or advice, you might need, please don't hesitate to ask.

We will be delighted to help in whatever way we can - whether you finally choose our villa or not - and without, of course, any obligation at all on your part.

We know how crucial it is for you to make sure that you select exactly the right villa for your family, so please ask us any questions or queries you might have.

And, in case it might be helpful to you, we are lucky enough to have had over 38 reviews from previous guests, so do have a look through them to see what other holidaymakers have said.

Thanks - we hope you will consider having your holiday at our villa - you'll have a wonderful time.

Best wishes.

Doug and Barbara.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Oriol is an oasis of calm and tranquility. The photos only allow a glimpse of what the villa really has to offer - we are delighted to have had the opportunity to stay.



The villa is a credit to Doug & Barbara - right from the moment we arrived, we knew we had made the right choice for our holiday on the Costa Brava. Immaculate, well equipped, clean, and with extras we have never had at villas we have stayed at before.



The pool and gardens were outstanding and were a particilar favourite of our 3 year old, who spent so much time wandering around the many hidden paths and exploring the areas, finding snails, stick insects, lizards, and much more !



The weather was spectacular except for two dull days, and the children visited the very handy park area next door.



We walked into Calonge, visited Sant Antoni beach, Platja D'Aro, Palafrugell, LLafranc and Begur, all equally good.



We can't speak highly enough of Doug & Barbara, and Casa Oriol.
Jun 2010
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Amenities

Calonge Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Two large, luxury, modern and fully tiled bathrooms. The large family bathroom has a full size bath with shower over and shower curtains, plus a toilet and a bidet.. The large ensuite bathroom is ensuite to the master bathroom, with a walk-in tiled shower area plus a toilet. Both bathrooms have washbasins set in modern marble-topped vanity units with large mirrors with built-in lights, and drawers and shelves for all your bathroom kit. We provide bath & hand towels for each person. (There is also an Outside Shower located beside the pool).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First Twin - 2 twin/ single , The beds can be joined to provide a double bed if preferred.
    Master - 1 king , Extra large comfortable double bed.
    Second Twin - 2 twin/ single , Two comfortable twin beds.
  • All three bedrooms have ample built-in cupboard space, bedside tables and bedside lamps. The Master Bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in tiled shower. The first twin bedroom has two twin beds which can be joined to form a large double bed, if that is preferred. The second twin bedroom has two twin wooden framed beds. All three bedrooms have excellent 3-speed ceiling fans, with remote controls, to keep you cool at bedtime when necessary. All three bedrooms are also fitted with excellent roller window insect blinds so that the windows can be left fully open for extra coolness at night, if preferred. A child's cot and highchair is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The villa is fully equipped to ensure that you will have everything you need. If not, we'll get it for you !! The full list of ‘facilities’ is above - but here are a few extra details:- We provide you with a 'Welcome Pack' of wine, water, olives and nibbles - with our compliments. The villa is adjacent to an area of landscaped green open space, which also has a small infant play area nearby. There is good weekly street market in the local village of Calonge. The superfast Wi-Fi is capable of providing for up to 6 separate devices being used simultaneously, with Wi-Fi reach throughout the villa, the gardens, the pergola and the poolside – and even providing Wi-Fi access on the beaches of some local beaches !! There are lots of external terrace lights, including underwater pool lighting, which means that you can swim and barbecue etc, late into the evenings. For extra security, there is an easy to use ‘alarm system’ which can be easily set when you leave the villa unoccupied.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

BEAUTIFUL FAMILY VILLA with PRIVACY, LARGE GARDENS, 8M POOL & WALK INTO VILLAGE.
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 64 reviews
5

FANTASTIC VILLA !!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a really wonderful 2-week holiday at Casa Oriol.

The villa is even better than the descriptions and the photos, and it was very clean, comfortable, and was fully equipped with everything we needed.

The terraces, the pergola, and the large garden gave us plenty of room to ‘spread out’, and the pool and BBQ were perfect.

Doug (the owner) and Samantha (the local agent) looked after us exceptionally well –‘thank you’ to them.

We agree with all the other reviews – we had a five-star holiday…

Highly recommended - we will be back !!!!

Chris and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for giving us such a ‘fantastic’ review. It’s very rewarding for us to know that we are providing our guests with a five-star holiday. We will continue to do everything we can, to make sure that we maintain this very high standard. Doug and Barbara.
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5

A Beautiful Family Villa with Amazing Pool

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in Barcelona ahead of driving down to this wonderful villa. It was peaceful and private, and the children adored the pool. It was difficult to get them away from it! We were well looked after by the the owner before we went to the villa. Great email communication meant peace of mind! Also, Sam was great while we stayed at the villa. The pool was the highlight of our holiday. The house was comfortable and the facilities were spot on. A home from home. We could walk to local restaurants, and the small town, but some of the walk was on the road so you have to be careful, particularly if coming home in the dark! I warmly recommend this villa to anyone, and I would definitely go back there!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a wonderful review, especially your very positive comments about how easy and clear all our pre-holiday correspondence was - and how well you were then looked after whilst on holiday. Thank you for your warm recommendation of Casa Oriol and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable holiday very soon,
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5

Fantastic Holiday at Casa Oriol !!

  • 5 of 5

All our family have had a really fantastic 2 weeks at Casa Oriol.

The villa is clean, airy and fresh - and had absolutely everything we needed during our holiday.

The pool is great, with plenty of space for lounging, and it's very sunny all day.

The garden is large with lots of mature trees and shrubs, which means that there's always plenty of space for everyone to spread out into - and the pergola & hammock were especially popular !! - and we played lots of games on the boules area.

The area itself has lots of lovely beaches within short driving distance, and there are plenty of great local restaurants to choose from.

Douglas (the owner) made the booking process easy and clear, and provided us with all the info we needed before we left. Samantha (the local agent who lives nearby) was very helpful and friendly, and nothing was too much trouble.

So all in all, we had a really special holiday - everything was perfect - what more can we say, except that we will definitely be going back, and we would highly recommend Casa Oriol.

Sarah and family

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work very hard to make sure that all our guests have a "fantastic holiday" - so it's great to know that we are succeeding ! We are also very pleased and proud to receive all the other very positive comments about the villa - so many thanks to Sarah and family - and we look forward to them returning soon. Thank you very much.. Douglas and Barbara.
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5

Home From Home in Beautiful Calonge

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a very relaxing week and a half family holiday at the Casa Oriol in sunny Calonge (2 adults, 2 children 15 & 11). The villa is very well positioned on the edge of the village, we cycled most days to the bakery for croissants and Eurospar for bits and bobs. Calonge also has a small weekly local market and a couple of other good supermarkets (Suma and Aldi). The villa is very clean, well maintained, totally private, peaceful and very well equipped, it really does have everything you need. As we had a car we didn't really walk into Calonge (it's a small village really with only a few restaurants/shops) so mainly drove to Platja D'Aro that had more going on. The villa is also close to very good roads for trips out to other local places Palomos, Begur etc as well as an easy journey from Girona airport. We also went to Barcelona for a couple of days, taking the train from Caldes De Malavella.

Doug (owner) communicated really well with the booking process, and once in Calonge, Sam (agent) took good care of us, showed us around when we arrived, helped me when I stupidly messed up with the safe and checked in to make sure all was well.

I'd certainly recommend the villa, and can confirm that all the previous 5 star ratings and positive comments are accurate.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review !!! - It's really lovely to have so many positive things said about our villa, its particular location - and our overall service to guests. - Thanks also to Dan and family their for their very positive recommendation. Doug and Barbara
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Falkirk, Scotland
5

A Haven of Calm and Tranquillity.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Oriol is a very well thought out villa and garden. I can see why Douglas & Barbara took so long to find their dream spot. The villa is well thought out and flows beautifully. The garden is a delight to have a wee walk around. The beds are comfortable and the showers are good and powerful with loads of hot water. Other reviewers have used up all the Superlative's, Wonderful, Fantastic, Beautiful and I can only agree with them. Douglas was very efficient in dealing with all enquiries. I have had many villa holiday in various parts of Spain and Casa Oriol has to be among the top three, over 20+ years. Well done to Douglas and Barbara for creating this idyllic haven of calm. I can strongly recommend Casa Oriol to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy world. One has not got to forget Samantha who managers the villa, she is a delight where nothing is too much trouble - 10 out of 10 for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We are as proud as punch to have received such an exceptionally positive review, and especially from such seasoned villa holidaymakers !!! But, more importantly, we are just so delighted to know that Kenneth and Susan had such a memorable and wonderful holiday at our villa. Thank you for letting us know. Douglas and Barbara.
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5

Fantastic Villa with great pool and gardens

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a fantastic 2-week stay at Casa Oriol, which is every bit as good as all the descriptions and previous reviews suggest. The villa is excellently laid out with everything you need, and wonderful gardens and pool. Our children (10 & 7) loved playing with all the pool and garden toys and lilo's, and we enjoyed having meals on the veranda and enjoying the glorious views.

Also an excellent base to explore the area from, including the local village Calonge, the beaches and restaurants down at St Antoni and Palamos, and the various waterparks in the area which are great fun for all the family. Also well within reach for a day trip to Barcelona, and for transport connections to Girona (we travelled all the way down by train and then picked up a hire car at Girona airport). So much more to see and do that we're already planning our return trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For our villa to be described as 'fantastic' makes us feel very proud indeed - and we are also really delighted that Gordon and family loved the surrounding area and beaches - thank you. And we will continue to try our very best to make sure that all of our guests all have really 'fantastic' and 'memorable' holidays - we know just how important that is for everyone !!!! Doug and Barbara
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Rates & Availability

Calonge Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
OFF PEAK
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$862
 
 
EASTER & SPRING
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,111
 
 
EARLY SUMMER
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,297
 
 
HIGH SUMMER
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,103
 
 
SUMMER
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,607
 
 
LATE SUMMER
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$925
 
 
AUTUMN
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$862
 
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,235
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$862
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $310

For everyone's security, we will only use the recommended ' HOMEAWAY SAFE PAYMENT METHODS'

We would prefer the 'Bank to Bank Transfer' method, recommended by Homeaway, because this is the safest and most secure for all parties - and you can choose to pay into our UK Bank Account (Lloyds), or into our Spanish Bank Account (Bankia) - in Sterling, or in Euros, whichever you prefer.

And we strongly recommend that we speak personally on the telephone at an early stage of your booking.

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the remaining balance to be paid 8 weeks before the holiday start date.

We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance because we cannot provide any refund once the final balance has been paid, unless we can re-let the villa.

- We have drawn up a basic set of 'Terms & Conditions' which deal mainly with security and safety issues for you and your family, and we ask you to please confirm that you are happy to accept them, before confirming your booking

- Changeover day is usually Saturday, but we may be able to be flexible on bookings outside the peak summer period.

Thank you.

Doug and Barbara.

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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Girona airport - 45 minutes drive
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Calonge Village
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Club Golf D'Aro - 18 hole Championship Course
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Caldes De Malavella for Barcelona Express
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Jct 10 of the AP7 - we provide clear directions..
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Restaurants 'Can Tia' and 'La Jovita' 5 mins walk
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Valter 2000
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Magnificent beaches nearby - 10 minutes drive
Car: recommended

This unique area of the Costa Brava remains unspoilt, and is characterised by green, lush rolling hillsides covered in evergreen cork, olive and oak. The villa terraces look out over one such hillside.

There are magnificent beaches, sandy coves, and historic coastal and ancient inland villages to visit, all within easy driving distance. The local area also has beautiful coastal walks and countryside trails to enjoy.

Two very good restaurants, ‘Can Tia’ and ‘Samal’ are less than 15 minutes flat walk (for info’ a short section of the road has no footpath, but no-one has yet had any problems with this). There are, of course, many other restaurants, both ‘fine dining’ and ‘traditional’, within close driving distance.

There are two excellent supermarkets in the village, stocking everything you will need. ‘Eurospar’ is only 10 minutes walk, and has freshly baked baguettes and croissants. ‘Suma’ is 5 minutes drive and it has an excellent rotisserie.

The historic town and active fishing port of Palamos, is only a ten minute drive, and you can buy fresh fish and prawns from the trawlers, in the town’s fish market every evening.

It's very easy to get to the wonderful cities of Barcelona, Girona and Perpignan for a day out, by train or car, and the beautiful and historic towns of La Bisbal, Besalu, Cadaques and Figueres, are even nearer.

There are plenty of activities for young people, including all the usual water-sports, plus cycling (there are two bikes at the villa), kayaking, snorkelling, scuba-diving, horse riding, karting, quad-biking, tennis, and a large water park - all nearby.

Getting to the villa is very easy indeed – with excellent road and rail links, and a good choice of airports. ‘Girona’ airport is only 40 minutes easy drive, and ‘Barcelona’ and ‘Perpignan’ airports are only 90 minutes drive away. (But, wherever you are coming from, we will provide you with all the advice, and clear directions you might need).

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