Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
A typical Catalan villa in a very quiet residential spot just 4 minutes drive from the centre of upmarket Begur with its bars, restaurants, shops and markets. Beautiful and serene Aiguablava beach is just 5 minutes away with clear sea, fine sand and cliff-top walks and beach restaurants. There are many more beaches within 10 minutes drive.
Lie back and enjoy all day sun on the stunning south facing sun deck with private solar heated infinity pool. From poolside and the large terrace there are stunning views over the forest offering complete privacy and peace. There are also wonderful woodland walks.
In another secluded area of the garden sits the large brick BBQ - the BBQ area offers shade by day and evening sun.
The house is homely, stylish and well equipped with numerous books, DVDS and UK and Spanish TV.
Casa Francesca is a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy with family and friends.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aiguablava 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Girona 35 km, Nearest railway: Flace 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (7), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The villa is built on 2 levels. The ground floor is just off the pool deck with a toilet and shower for easy access from pool. We have just built a great twin bedroom on this level - cool and spacious with it's own shower and toilet. Perfect for teenagers, grandparents or visiting friends. Upstairs there is a large enclosed covered terrace with gorgeous views and a large outdoor dining table. The terrace is child proofed so that toddlers can't access the pool alone. This leads through french doors directly into a large open plan kitchen and living room which can seat 6-8 people. There are 3 more bedrooms here. 1 double bedroom en suite, 1 room with twin beds and 1 room with large adult size bunk beds (3 in all). The main bathroom has a combined bath and shower.
To the side of the house is a large BBQ and seating area, refreshingly shady during the day but with warm evening sun. The property has a small surrounding garden with a selection of beautiful flowers and plants.
There's a basketball hoop for those who want a break from the sun beds! The property, pool and gardens all have good lights for nighttime.
There's space to park a car - although the road is very quiet.
For the winter months there's a brilliant wood burner that heats the whole house as well as radiators throughout.
There's a large TV with UK and Spanish channels as well as DVD player. There's an i-Pod speaker dock. There are hundreds of books. The house is stylish and homely.
|Further details outdoors||
Private solar heated south facing infinity pool with large pool deck
Very large bbq area with lots of seating, enjoy with family and friends.
Secure car parking space
Steps down to villa so not suitable for the infirm
There are a number of steps (approx 20) from the car parking area to the house itself so parents with small children or elderly people should keep this in mind. The secure area for toddlers is the terrace. The pool deck and pool area is not secure so young children must be supervised once they access these areas.
An excellent english speaking spanish agency is on hand to help you with anything you may need.
They will meet you on arrival, give you the keys and show you to the property
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
Costa Brava - the wild coast - is the jewel in the Catalan Coast. Catalonia has its own identity and culture. The rocky cliff coastline and sandy beaches are a signature of this part of the Costa Brava. Surrounded by woods, ancient villages, each with its own story to tell and the best restaurants it makes for a completely different type of holiday experience from the high rise of the south of Spain. Here you will also find Figueres for the Salvador Dali Museum and Barcelona itself is a feast of culture and architecture, from Las Ramblas to the modernised waterfront and the spectacular unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Begur is a pretty medieval village with cobbled streets and whitewashed houses draping the hillside below the ruins of a stone castle. Catalan bars and restaurants specialising in seafood surround the central pedestrianised square .Service is friendly and children are welcome and cherished by the Catalans. Locally produced wines compliment the fare.
The vineyards producing these wines will welcome you to wine tasting . There are excellent supermarkets and specialist fishmonger and butcher shops. Freshly baked bread is available in many shops. No sign of high rise here!! Sandy bays and small coves with beach side bars and restaurants abound such as Pals, Llafranc and Aiguablava. La Bisbal-the home of ceramic goods-is 15 mins away and is a must for pottery lovers. Girona is a beautiful city and is 45 mins by car.It will satisfy the culture-vulture and shopaholic alike. Barcelona is an easy one hour drive-this vibrant city needs no introduction! Francophiles--French border 1 hour.
Local activities: Good local shopping in Begur,La Bisbal, Playa de Pals and Palafrugell. Largest wine warehouse in Spain -a local landmark called Grau -in Palafrugell-an experience! Lots of local markets to be visited;both for food and local crafts-the best are in Palafrugell, La Bisbal ,Pals and Begur. This area is renowned for diving and snorkeling-diving schools are located in Fornells, Aguafreda and Begur. Motor boats can also be hired locally on a daily basis. Horse riding, tennis, windsurfing all available close by. For the smaller ones,face painting , puppet shows and other activities take place regularly in the local park in Begur throughout the summer months which is just a 5 minute drive. Excellent marked walks throughout the area for those of you feeling energetic.