Villa Fanny (1st Floor)
About the home
Villa Fanny a traditional style 3 bedroom 1st floor maisonette with it´s own private gated entrance and off road parking, situated in the Reils area of L´Escala within 250 metres walk of the lovely sandy blue flag beach of Reills and only a short walk from the old town. The Maisonette´s proximity to the beach, Reills and the old town with good amenities mean it is not absolutely essential to have a car for this location.
The apartment is ideal for families and couples as it is located in a quiet, much sought after residential near to the old town, and only a stones throw from some great restaurants and facilities. This is one of the areas where the wealthy of L´Escala built their large town houses with gardens to escape the density of the old town, where there is precious little space for a garden.
Stairs lead up to the large terraces with ample space for Al fresco dining and BBQ´s. The front door leads into a hallway which then in turn access each room. The Lounge dinner is comfortably furnished with two 3 seater sofa´s and a dining table and chairs seating six. The lounge also has the benefit of a large French window opening out onto the large terrace which runs the full width of the house where you also find another dining table and chairs for dining outdoors.
The apartment is very close to local amenities including two very good restaurants within 200m some nice bars and a children's play park with inflatable castles, trampolines etc. within 300 metres
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Reills, 250m|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 250m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The master bedroom has a double bed and en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom contains twin beds and the third bedroom has bunk beds (as per the photo´s), there is also a travel cot available on request.
Further details outdoors:
The lockable entrance gates provides access to park a car in the driveway to the front of the villa for secure off street parking.
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
The Catalan coast 'Costa Brava' is well known for its wonderful beaches. Many are pretty little jewels, small and hidden away amongst beautiful rocky coves, while others like the golden sands in the bay of Roses on the north side of L´Escala stretch for mile after golden mile.
The 'Costa Brava' runs along the coast of the Catalan region of Girona. The capital, Girona, is a beautiful lively city of approximately 100,000 inhabitants. The city boasts some lovely architecture and has been called the little Venice of Spain with its pretty bridges and painted terraced town houses overlooking the river Onya. The city boasts a lot of history including Arabic baths and a Jewish quarter. A great panoramic view of the city can be gained by walking the top of the ancient defensive surrounding wall.
Culturally, the works of the artist Salvador Dalí are probably best known, and a visit to the museum of his work in Figueres, his home in Cadaques and his wife's castle in Puból are a must. The region has many other museums, festivals and exhibitions that are also well worth a visit.
Although the beaches may take much of the attention, Girona province possesses incredible diversity, friendly people and great food to offer. There are natural parks in the pre-Pyrenees, 40 minutes' drive from the coast, where you can walk to the top of a volcano in less than 30 minutes, or incredibly well preserved medieval towns which still host 'medieval markets' with the vendors dressed in traditional Catalan costume, selling locally produced artisan goods.
The area surrounding L'Escala the Emporda has been described as being like Tuscany; pretty towns with medieval centres built atop of hillocks looking out over a huge fertile plain covered with orchards, olive and lemon groves and vineyards.
The Emporda provides a fantastic place for cycling with well marked routes through quiet village where local restaurants and cafes serve 'Cuine Casolana' or real home-made food. On the subject of restaurants, don't forget that Catalunya was until recently the area with the most Michelin stars in the world, Girona was home to two of the worlds top 5 restaurants El Bulli which was voted best restaurant in the world 3 times before becoming a centre for Gastronomic excellence and El Celler De Can Roca which is now vying for the top spot. Many people come to the Girona region just to take advantage of the gastronomy but whether Michelin stars are in your budget or not there are fabulous restaurants to suit everyone's pocket.
A visit to Catalunya and the Costa Brava really is recommended and remember with temperatures around 25 degrees Celcius; April, May, June, September and October can be much more pleasant than the hot summer. Even the winter months are generally mild. Spring and Autumn are also a great time for golfers to take advantage of lower season green fees, many at a fraction of the equivalent UK courses fees to incredible venues like the Catalan PGA (40mins drive), Emporda (20mins), Pals beach (25mins), etc.
The L'Escala / Riels area
L'Escala is a small fishing town (famous for the best anchovies in the Mediterranean) to the north east of Catalunya on the southern edge of the Bay of Rosas, surrounded by sandy beaches. The Greeks and Romans both created their first settlements on the Spanish peninsula here in L'Escala at Empuries and for that reason the Olympic flame was landed here during the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
Nowadays the area is a place the middle class Catalans would really like to keep as a secret for themselves, but independent holiday makers are starting to discover its charm. L'Escala is a truly wonderful place to stay with beautiful sandy beaches, shallow water and craggy outcrops providing lots of interesting places to explore and inlets to snorkel.
Villa Fanny is in Reills and only a short walk from the Old Town of L´Escala. The Villa is less than 250m walk from the blue flag beaches of Reills L´Escala most popular family friendly beach and is only a 2 minute drive from the beaches of Empuires, where a pedestrian walkway runs along the back of some of the coast Brava's most stunning beaches all the way from L'Escala old town past the Greek and Roman Ruins to St. Marti D'Empuries (approx 2 km long). St. Marti D´Empuries is a pretty walled medieval village, the village square of which is a lovely place to have lunch and a few glasses of rosé and watch the world go by.
During your stay you will also find there is a huge amount you can do. There is a RS dingy test centre with water skiing / wake-boarding and other water sports facilities for all levels only a few hundred metres away on Reills beach. Other local facilities include: golf, scuba diving, cycling both on and off road, horse riding, off road buggies, etc., or for those wanting to delve into Catalan culture there are lots of museums and places of interest locally including the Greek and Roman 'Ruins D'Empuries (14 mins walk), the museum of Salt (3 mins walk), and not forgetting the artist Salvador Dali's 'Teatre-Museu' and his house which is now itself a fabulous museum.
How to get there
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L´Escala is easily accessed from all over Europe by Plane, Train and Car. There are 3 airports within 1hr 45mins drive, the nearest being Girona (45mins drive), which is now a key Ryanair hub serving the whole of Europe. Perpignan airport (1hr 15mins drive) also being served by Ryanair and Air France, not forgetting Barcelona airport (1hr 45mins) which is served by most of the large airlines including BA, Easyjet, Iberia, Lufthansa, KLM etc.
The nearest Train station is Flaça (25mins drive) which is situated on the main line between Barcelona and Cervere (the French border) making high speed train travel from Paris, London, Brussels etc. simple.
L´Escala is located 20km from the AP7 motorway (the motorway connecting Barcelona to France) and is well signposted making self-drive very straightforward. The driving time to Calais / Brussels is approximately 13-14hrs. A car is advised for this location; however, it is not essential as supermarket and local facilities are very close. During summer months a tourist road train (carrilet) run as a bus service through the town
Activities near L'Escala
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
24 Jun 2012
Stayed here for 9 days in lovely resort. All beaches were clean and sea was warm. The resort reminded me of my first holiday in the 1960s not many high rises loud clubs and still quite spanish... more
23 Jun 2012
It was very easy to book the apartment, and deposit paid and confirmed quickly. Good directions and easy to find. Manager was very friendly and had good advice on places to visit, where to eat and drink and even which side of Montgo bay to snorkel - very helpful. The apartment had a lovely outdoor table with parasol fitted so it was easy to sit in sun or shade. It is in a very quiet road - no disturbances - but the local beach and restaurants etc is only 200m away. The old town is also a fairly short walk away as well. Easy and quick access to Figueras - remember to go to Dali theatre/museum there.
Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to family and friends.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|31 May 13||29 Jun 13||€ 440||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||€ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 656||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||€ 440||-||-||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.
N.B. Not included in price: Bed linen & towels (supplementary €10 per person).
10% deposit secures booking, balance due 4 week before arrival. A cancellation at least one month early will return 50% deposit (full refund if the slot is subsequently booked).Enquire now
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