Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Carudo Amunt, the upper apartment, is part of a small residence of just two duplex apartments set one on top of the other over four floors, each sleeping 6 guests, which is set just back from the main square in Llafranc and less than 2 minutes' walk to the beach.
The apartment is light and bright with tiled floors and pale walls and has been comfortably furnished for holiday living. Carudo Amunt benefits from two balconies from which there are views to the beach and sea. It is an ideal property if you want to be right in the heart of Llafranc.
The downstairs apartment is also avaible for rental and is very similar to Carudo Amunt but has the added advantage of a integral garage.
Carudo is ideal for families looking to be in Llafranc centre, near the beach and several restaurants.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Llafranc 150 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Girona - Costa Brava 54 km, Nearest railway: Girona, also TGV|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The residence is set back into a hillside and the entrance into Carudo is from a small pedestrian street. From the front door a short flight of steps leads down to the ground floor of the duplex apartment; here there are two twin bedded rooms which share a shower room.
The living room is open plan and contains both sitting and dining areas with large glass sliding doors which open onto a front furnished balcony, which in turn has views down to the square, beach and sea. The compact kitchen is separated from the living room by sliding doors and is well equipped for holiday catering with a hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer; whilst there is a washing machine in a separate utility room on the upper floor for guest's use.
From the living room an open flight of stairs leads up to the top floor of the duplex apartment where there is the master double bedroom which has an en-suite shower room. Large sliding doors open onto a private furnished terrace from which there are views down to the square and out over the beach and the sea.
WIFI access can be arranged using a router at a cost of €25 (download capacity 2gb) or €35 (download capacity 5gb). This service must paid for locally and pre-booked.
GUEST COMMENTS :-
Just to let you know that we loved Carudo! As you advised it was a very well presented property in a great spot and although we slept in the lower two bedrooms so our little one wasn't on a different floor, the discounted rate made this more than acceptable. We will certainly be recommending it!
Vicki R - June 2014
Dear Linda and John,
We had an absolutely fantastic time in Llafranc and were delighted with our apartment in Carudo. Thank you for all your help in getting us there.
Thank you and kind regards,
Pamela G - August 2103.
|Further details outdoors|
Carudo Amunt benefits from having two good size furnished balconies, one on each floor of the apartment. The balcony on the lower floor opens off the living room, is furnished with a large table with 6 seats and is a great place for a long leisurely al fresco meals. The second balcony opens off the master bedroom on the top floor of the apartment with great views to the square, the port and the sea.
Carudo Amunt is set just a short walk down to the main square of Llafranc, the Placa del Promontori, where you will find a number of open-air restaurants and bars overlooking the sandy beach, the port and the sparkling sea.
There is a second apartment which comprises the ground and first floor of the residence which has 3 bedrooms and an internal garage, full deatils are available on request. The availability chart will only show full when both apartments are booked.
For further information on the location of Carudo please refer to the interactive map which also includes a satellite image.
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
Catalonia, or perhaps better known as the Catalunya region, is the area of northern Spain bordering the Mediterranean just to the south of the French border. This ancient Kingdom once extended from near Narbonne in France down to Barcelona and eastwards to include the Balearic Islands. The area was later divided between France and Spain but even today it remains fiercely Catalan, as can be seen by the numerous red and yellow striped flags proudly displayed.
Perhaps Catalunya greatest gifts to the world have been its artists, Joan Miró and Salvador Dali are both from this region, but today’s artists, the chefs of Catalunya, lead the world with their own inimitable styles and the rather exceptional cuisine, demonstrated originally by Ferran Adria of El Bulli fame and today perpetuated by the Roca brothers in Girona.
For the holidaymaker this is the Costa Brava, known throughout the world for its scenic beauty, aquamarine seas and golden sandy beaches. The most attractive area of the coast is the small area around Palafrugell which stretches from Pals and Begur in the north, south through Fornells, Aiguablava, Tamariu, Llafranc, to Calella de Palafrugell. This dramatic coastline abounds with beautiful bays, coves and headlands, with sandy beaches washed by sparkling seas, and interspersed by glistening white villages, each very different, the perfect locations for relaxing holidays.
Inland, the countryside is mainly agricultural with some wonderful timeless villages like Peratallada and Ullastret set against a distant backdrop of the ever present Pyrenees. Visit Pals, the walled medieval city; Bisbal famed for its production of ceramics; Torroella de Montgri with its Gothic palaces, courtyards and narrow streets nestling beneath the Castell de Montgri, and the spectacular gardens of Cap Roig. There are various markets to explore, vineyards to visit and slightly further away the Dali Museum in Figueres; whilst the vibrant city of Barcelona is less than 2 hours away.
For the more energetic there are no fewer than 5 golf courses nearby; you can play tennis; follow a number of planned walking and cycling itineraries; go scuba diving; enjoy all manner of water sports; hire a boat and explore the coast; or just relax soaking up the sun on one of the beautiful beaches for which the area is renowned.
Llafranc is a charming, traditional Spanish resort with a tree lined promenade fronting a long golden sandy beach that is set on a beautiful bay between its fishing and pleasure port at one end and a majestic tree clad hillside at the other. It is very popular with families, beach lovers and also those seeking more energetic pursuits - water sports, tennis, riding, scuba diving, walking, cycling and golf.
Holidays here are relaxed, lunches are long and dinners run late and Llafranc has a number of excellent restaurants specialising in seafood and Catalan specialities, some are set overlooking the sea, whilst others are just back from the promenade. Our favourites are in the Hotel Llevant, the Casamar, Casa Leon and Chez Tomas. A popular way to burn off the excesses of a good meal is the walk up to the lighthouse, El Far, set high above the resort with breathtaking views over the bay and down the coast. Another popular, less energetic stroll is south along the coast, following the ancient Cami de Ronda to the neighbouring resort of Calella de Palafrugell.
There are many local festivals in the surrounding towns and villages – the highlight being the Festa de St Joan on 23/24 June.
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7 Jul 2014
We loved the house and the location was perfect, so close to the beach and restaurants. Very comfortable bed. However, I have to agree with the previous review about the hot water system, only enough… More
21 Jul 2013
"Great location, spacious could be great"
The locations is superb, just off the square so very close to the beach and right in the town centre. Access is by foot about 30 metres from the road. It has two good size terraces and the view down onto the harbour is lovely. It would have been nice to have had a couple of sun loungers rather than the chairs provided. The aptmnt is large and spacious, lots of cupboards/wardrobes. No English tv channels we could find and no hifi. There is no aircon or fans in this apt, which was ok in June, but looking around most places seemed to have aircon. The master bedroom upstairs has the second terrace and a walk in closet and ensure shower room. It got quite warm up there. Plenty of windows and high enough to be secure though. Bedding was a little tatty, staines on the blankets, marks on the sheets, awful pillows and not enough of them, and the bed was Hard. It was a bit chilly for a couple of days which exposed the small hot water tank (only enough for one proper hot shower) and the radiator in the living room flex wouldn't reach the plug. Not a problem when it's hot but not comfortable if cool. The shower wall support in the lower bathroom was broken as was the toilet seat upstairs. I liked that blackout curtains were provided in the master bedroom a nice touch. In summary this is a great building but is let down by the equipment and furnishings. Location is hard to beat so as a base it's fantastic, a bit more attention to the internals and a better hot water supply would make this a great apartment.
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