About the home
A typical Catalan villa in a very quiet residential street 4 minutes drive from centre of upmarket Begur with its bars, restaurants, shops and markets. Aiguablava beach is 5 min away with clifftop walks and beach restaurants. there are numerous beached within 10 minutes drive.
Lie back and enjoy the stunning south facing private solar heated infinity pool with large pool deck overlooking the forest and take in the peace and tranquility of the area.
The bbq area is very spacious with a large built in bbq accessed from the kitchen and shaded in the evenings
A beautiful spot to relax and enjoy with family and friends.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Aiguablava, 2km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 7, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / 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 and storage for beach gear. 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 bedrooms, 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.
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 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
Well behaved dogs may be considered, must be house trained.
Owner must provide cage.
Extra cleaning cost will be charged at end of rental where pets are involved.
Any damage caused by pets will be deducted from security deposit.
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.
The Begur area
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.
How to get there
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Girona airport is an easy 45 minute drive away. Ryanair operate numerous daily flights from Stansted, Luton, Gatwick and from most major UK airports. It's a great, small airport and you'll be on the road 30 mins after landing. There are lots of car hire companies based there and I'd recommend Gold Car via Amigo autos who are very reasonable.
Barcelona (BCN) is about 100 mins drive from Begur so also an easy trip. Easyjet and a bunch of other will get you there.
Perpignan airport is just over the French border and is approx 1.5 hours by car. Ryanair again serve this airport from major UK and European airports.
Calais is about a 12 hour drive. There's very easy driving access from France and other areas of Spain via the AP7, the main motorway linking France and Spain.
Activities near Begur
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
01 Nov 2012
We stayed in Casa Frencesca in early October and had a truly wonderful time. The villa is located in residential Begur nestled on the side of a mountain with stunning views of the wooded hills and the valley beyond.
The villa itself was perfect. Built over two levels it has everything you could need including a huge BBQ area and a fantastic infinity pool.
Begur is a true hidden gem boasting several picture book coves and beaches and the town itself is charming and if you want to go further afield it's located perfectly to explore. In the week we were there we managed to take in Barcelona, Girona, Figueres and Pals.
If you're thinking about a holiday here try it, it's hard to beat!!
31 Oct 2012
Everything about the holiday was fantastic, the ease to which we booked it all with Jez through to the handing the keys back again. The villa is in a very quiet location just 2 mins from Begur town. The villa was very clean and tidy and very family friendly. We all had a wonderful time and I would suggest anyone with a few weeks spare to check out this wonderful place.
31 Oct 2012
Casa Francesca is a great villa in a superb location. Set high, the villa has distant views across the hills to Pallafrugell that 'twinkles' at night. Medieval Begur is only a short 5 min drive away and you pass a very well stocked modern supermarket on the way. The wine selection is better than any UK supermarket has to offer.
The villa is well equipped and we made lots of use of the built BBQ in the garden. The best thing about the bathrooms was the plentiful and very high pressured hot water, the downside was that there was a lot of spray when you had a shower so you needed to mop the floor afterwards!
The boys loved the pool and the range of toys they found in the toy box in their bedroom.
Jez was really helpful throughout the booking and preparation process, and the local agent was superb too.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||3 Nov 12||24 Mar 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Season||24 Mar 13||26 May 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Shoulder Season||26 May 13||30 Jun 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season - part 1||30 Jun 13||14 Jul 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season - part 2||14 Jul 13||8 Sep 13||£ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||8 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn Season||29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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30% non-refundable deposit required upon booking. Balance due 2 months prior to holiday. Credit card details required as breakage bond. We do not have the facility to book online using credit cards except through Paypal. All directions/instructions issued prior to holiday .House manual kept at the villaEnquire now
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