About the property
- Villa1550 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Villa near Llafranc & Calella de Palafrugell - Excellent Accommodation, Private Pool, Secluded Garden, Sun Terraces, Beach 10 Mins
Nestled into the sunny south-western foothills of the Gavarres, this beautiful and spacious property enjoys a rural location yet is within minutes of coastal beauty spots such as Castell (5 km/10 mins), Llafranch (5km), Calella de Palafrugell (4.7km) & Tamariu (6km).
Set in over an acre of open meadow Ca La Mercè offers privacy with panoramic views across pine clad hillsides, farmland & olive groves to the Mediterranean beyond. The pool & secluded garden afford guests the option of choosing a sun soaked corner or retreating to a shady spot.
Equally inviting is the attractive interior which spreads easily over one level and is decorated in vivid Mediterranean colours & cool pastels complemented by a delightful mix of rustic & contemporary furnishings & artworks. The bright airy living/dining room offers beautiful views, with patio doors to a large sun terrace whilst the country style kitchen opens to a spacious covered outdoor dining terrace & BBQ area. There is electric-gated private access with ample off-road parking.
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- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Jania Marzec
Ca La Mercè is privately owned by a local Catalan/English family. Should you wish to ask any questions about the property or the area please feel free to contact the house-manager by telephone or e-mail. Alternatively she can arrange to give you a call in the evening at an agreed time.
Why Jania Marzec chose Mont-ras
The land Ca La Mercè stands on has been in the owners’ family for many generations. They built their family home here because they loved the view, across olive groves, fields and woodland to the coastal hills and sea at Castell beach and El Crit, a rocky cove where the family kept their fishing boat. Ca La Mercè is a traditional Catalan family house which has been fully refurbished to a high standard with new bathrooms & kitchen.
What makes this Villa unique
Ca La Mercè is welcoming & comfortable, well-equipped & attractively decorated & furnished. The rustic style furniture includes hand painted pieces by Empordà artist Josep Martinell & there are several artworks by Granada artist Angel Campinya. The outdoor areas combine privacy with an open aspect & the pool is conveniently situated & well integrated into the garden & terraces. The annex is completely independent so guests can enjoy their privacy & have exclusive use of this lovely, well-maintained house & grounds while having the option of on-call assistance if required. Babysitting, bike hire, additional cleaning, shopping & cooking can be arranged on request. A welcome pack is supplied, plus toiletries for the beginning of your stay & a housebook full of local information.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely unique home!
We loved our stay in every way. Fabulous house and location with so much to see in the surrounding areas and nothing too far away... Jania's home is immaculately kept and is full of charm. We hope to revisit again some day soon.
Absolutely perfect. Everything was beautifully maintained and the pool was a welcome addition for a family with very young kids. It was big enough to swim and small enough that it felt very safe with the children. There were many thoughtful touches and the welcome pack too was very thoughtful. We will definitely be trying to return.
From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. The villa's setting is outstanding - the garden, the terrace and views. The villa is so well equipped and comfortable. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area, visiting many beaches. Llafranc was our favourite beach and spent many mornings there, returning to the villa and pool in the afternoon. Jania is a fantastic host and her 'house book' with all local information was brilliant. We would highly recommend.
Perfect house, garden and pool = wonderful holiday
We had a wonderful month's vacation staying at Ca La Merce. The Villa is perfect private accommodation providing everything one needs. The hours, Saline Pool and lovely gardens are impeccably maintained. Breakfast on the Terrace every morning listening to the many birds was a joy. Jania is a great host who ensures you have everything you need to have a great stay. She also made plenty of suggestions to explore the area, like the local Vineyard experience at Brugarol and the local Festia which we all thoroughly enjoyed. There are many excellent restaurants within easy reach for example Far Nomo at San Sebastian and Pa i Raim in Palafrugell and for Tapas Calau in Calella di Palafrugell. It was so good we intend to return next year.
Perfect for a peaceful and relaxing break
I had a great week at Jania's villa with my partner and young son and wished we could have stayed longer. The villa is very comfortable, spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated and furnished with character. The kitchen is very well equipped, the wifi is good, English TV channels are available and the place would accommodate 6 people very comfortably. The garden is lovely - very secluded with plenty of sun and shade and a covered barbecue area where we ate every day. The villa is easy to find by car and it's in a great location for exploring the beaches and towns along the coast. We absolutely loved the pool, which is only 45cm deep at the shallow end, so perfect for younger kids. Jania is the perfect host - very kind and helpful and we would definitely stay here again. Thank you Jania!
Lovely villa and peaceful location
We very much enjoyed our holiday at this villa and have already planned another visit. This well equiped property is clean and tidy and a great deal of care has been taken by the owner to ensure a perfect holiday. There is plenty of outdoor space with secure parking area, and within easy reach by car to C-31 main road but far enough away in a sunny, secluded and peaceful location. Highly recommended.
Coast/Beach: There are many beautiful beaches & coves within a few minutes of the villa. The sandy virgin beach of Castell (5 km), just north of Palamós, lies within a protected nature reserve. The lovely coastal villages of Llafranc (5 km), Calella de Palafrugell (4.7 km), Tamariu (6 km), Fornells (9.5 km), Sa Riera (11 km) Sa Tuna (13 km) have sandy beaches & rocky inlets. The renowned beauty spot of Aiguablava is a 20 minute drive away. La Fosca and Palamós (7 km) have long sandy beaches. Travel: Nearest airport is Girona (Ryanair) and is approx 45 minutes drive away (47 km). Barcelona airport (Ryanair, Easyjet etc) (133 km) and Perpignan airport (Ryanair from Stanstead and Bristol) (115 km) are within 2 hours’ drive. For those who prefer to drive, Catalunya is easily accessible by road. Distances: Nearest beach-side dining: Llafranc (5km), Calella de Palafrugell 4,7km. Palafrugell (daily fruit & veg market, colourful Sunday market) 2 km. Begur (stylish medieval town, chic shops, tapas bars & restaurants) 9 km. Figueras (Dalí museum) 50 km. Pals (delightful medieval village) 9 km. Girona (historic cathedral town, wonderful medieval quarter, fine restaurants, excellent shopping) 50 km. Palamós (fishing harbor & fish market, tapas bars, some of the best fish restaurants in the area) 7 km. Further Details: Catalunya is an ideal holiday destination, offering something for everyone: sporting and cultural activities, fascinating places to visit, excellent restaurants, beautiful scenery and beaches, all very accessible from Ca La Mercè WALKING & CYCLING The area is a walkers’ paradise and the villa is located near one of many signposted walks. Choose from the Gavarres hills, the Empordá plain and coastal walks. Information and walking maps are supplied for guests at the property. The area is also excellent for cycling and mountain biking. Castell beach can be reached by the new “Green Way” for walkers and cyclists. Cycle hire can be arranged by the house-manager WATER SPORTS, TENNIS & PADDLE Water sports are well catered for on the nearby beaches including sea kayaks, sailing, scuba diving and motor boat hire. There are many rocky inlets and coves that are excellent for snorkelling. Tennis and paddle can also be played locally (3 km) PLACES OF INTEREST INLAND The Baix Empordà plains are home to the beautiful medieval stone villages of Ullastret, Cruïlles, Torrent, Palau Sator, Peratallada, Pals and Fonteta. The Empordà is also known as Dali’s “Golden triangle” as three of his most important museums are located here: Dalí Musuem Figueras (51 km); Gala’s Castle Museum Púbol (21 km); Dalí House and Museum Cadaqués (advance booking recommended) (72 km). The centre of the local ceramics trade is in La Bisbal (12 km) which also has a lively market. EVENTS OF INTEREST ON THE COAST The pretty white-washed fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell plays host to the festival of “havaneras” or sea shanties, in the early summer, and to the Music Festival of Cap Roig in July and August. The Festival is set in the botanic gardens overlooking the sea - an opportunity to hear world class singers in a beautiful outdoor setting. Palamós fish market is worth visiting.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, French. Bookings and payments can be arranged online, or directly with the owner by telephone or email. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance of 75% to be made 60 days before arrival. Cancellation policy is 60 days for full refund of the balance, and 30 days for 50% refund of the balance. A refundable breakages deposit of €300 cash (or pounds sterling equivalent) is required on arrival to be refunded on day of departure. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 10:00 and departure by 16:00. Notes on prices: Prices are in Euros per week and are inclusive.