About the home
Nestled in the foothills of the Cap de Creus National park the property offers ideal opportunites for walking and sight seeing. There are excellent restaurants in the area, along with vinyards, olive groves, markets, beaches, horse riding, sky diving, water park for the children, scuba diving, boating, go karting. There is also the Salvador Dali museum in Figueres and Cadaques. For children there are also numerous parks, play areas, mini golf, horse riding, etc.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Santa Margarida/Llanca, 5km|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
There are three bedrooms, one double with ensuite, one twin, one with bunk beds and a sofa bed (this room can sleep up to four children, three adults). All bedrooms have air conditioning one also has fans. All have wardrobes, bedside cupboards, hairdryers, and sea or garden views.
The ensuite has full bath with shower over, washbasin and wc. Likewise the family bathroom. There is also a separate wc with washbasin.
The property has a utility room with cleaning equipment, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and board, vacuum cleaner.
The fully fitted kitchen has dishwasher, waste disposal, electric oven, gas hob, toaster, microwave, kettle, blender, coffee machine and all utensils required for your stay. There is outside access to the bbq area from the kitchen.
The sitting room has leather sofas and chairs, dining table and chairs, flat screen tv, music system and access to the outdoor terrace which also has teak dining table and chairs and a bbq. The south facing terrace has fabulous views over the bay of Roses.
The private swimming pool is 8 x 4 metres and 1 metre deep in the shallow end. There are six sun beds and three large sun umbrellas to provide shade when required. The landcaped garden is well stocked and provides quiet areas where you can peacefully read a book and enjoy the magnificent views if you wish to get away from the pool for a while. Further sunbeds and parasols in the garden.
The third bedroom also has a flat screenl television and a nintendo games station which the teenagers find quite amusing. There is also a Wii for the more up to date games.
Further details outdoors:
There is a Paddle court on the urbanisation.
We are currently including bed linen,bath and beach towels and standard cleaning in the price. The new compulsory Catalan Tourist Tax is also included.
The villa is on a hillside, and therefore there are steps from the road down to the villa, and again from the villa down to the pool. The villa itself is on one level.
The property is available for holiday lets in June, July, August and September. In peak season changeover day is Saturday, but please enquire for other times. We accept payment in Pounds or Euros by Paypal, bank transfer or cheque.
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
The Costa Brava is a 160-kilometre stretch of beautiful, rugged Catalonian coastline in the north east corner of Spain. Its natural beauty, endless miles of sandy beaches and summer sunshine made it an obvious target for the tour operators when the package holiday industry took off in the 1960s. However, although you will find modern, international tourist resorts with high-rise hotels to the south of the region, they have not spoilt the traditional fishing villages, sheltered rocky coves and medieval towns with ancient castles. The Costa stretches from north of Barcelona, to Roses near the French border. Whilst is has many of the attractions of the other Costas with beautiful beaches, watersports and restaurants, its combination of Catalonian culture alongside spectacular Pyrenees scenery make it unique.
Costa Brava (meaning Wild Coast) is also an ideal base from which to explore the countless treasures of Catalonia. The regional capital of Barcelona must surely rank as one of the most fascinating cities on the planet with its Gaudi architecture, Pablo Picasso museum, Olympic village and world-famous La Rambla boulevard. The Salvador Dali museum at Figueres is one of the region's most popular tourist spots along with the Benedictine Monastery at Montserrat, perched high amid some extraordinary rock formations in the mountains to the north west of Barcelona.
Roses is the biggest resort on the northern stretch of the Costa, located just 30 kilometres from the French border. This centuries old fishing port, at the north eastern end of the wide, sweeping Bay of Roses, is now a popular international holiday destination which has managed to retain much of its original charm. All modern tourist facilities can be found here but the resort has escaped the over-development and brashness which now characterises some of the better known Spanish coastal towns. Cadaques, a short drive north of Roses, is one of the most unspoilt spots on the whole of this coastal stretch.
The town was originally named Rhodes by the Greeks in honour of their homeland. The Romans later developed a thriving fishing industry here and today Roses is home to the Costa Brava's largest fishing fleet, based alongside the modern yacht marina.
Those interested in the region's rich history and culture will be delighted by the wealth of ancient sites, monuments and buildings which still remain as reminders of ancient civilisations. The Citadel, at the eastern end of the town, was built in 1543 as a huge fortified enclosure of more than 130,000 square metres. You can take a free guided tour of this impressive military enclosure which contains the remains of the original town of Rhodes, dating back to 776 BC.
The natural beauty of the area immediately around the town is one of the resort's biggest assets. Roses spans two important nature reserves - the Creus Cape Peninsula, home to globally unique species of flora and fauna, and the Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Emporda, declared a protected area in 1983 to protect the Emporda marshlands.
The Emporda reserve is made up of cane fields, floodplains, coastal lakes, salt marshes and dunes. It's a haven for bird and other wildlife; there are several bird observatories around the lagoons, wild animal recovery centres and a stork breeding centre run in collaboration with Barcelona Zoo.
But it's the beaches, with every possible variety of watersports, which are the biggest magnet for most tourists. The coastline of Roses boasts endless stretches of fine sand which sweep around the bay to the south of the town. And either side of the resort there are numerous rocky coves, delightful shingle beaches nestling at the foot of the cliffs and totally unspoilt hidden corners only accessible on foot or by boat.
The Roses / Palau Saverdera area
Casa Leander is situated on the hillside below the Parc Natural 'Cap de Creus' and is an ideal base for exploring the northern Catalunya area. Overlooking the local vinyards and olive groves the villa has far reaching views towards the Bay of Roses to the south and the sometimes snow capped Pyrenees in the west. A short drive or slightly longer walk takes you to the village of Palau Saverdera,a typical catalan village with very friendy local people who are always willing to help. It has its own winery selling locally produced wine and oil. There are at least five very good restaurants, two pubs, a supermarket or three, butchers, bakery, pharmacy, atm and a childrens play area. Within a two mile drive there are many more excellent restaurants, horse riding, tennis courts, go karting and a water park.
How to get there
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Nearest airport is Girona with Ryanair flights from local airports including Bournemouth, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Birmingham, East Midlands etc. Perpignan airport in France is also close by. Barcelona airport is an easy 90 minute drive.
The TGV now travels to Figueres from Paris, Figueres is fifteen minute drive from the villa. Car hire companies in Figueres include Avis and Europcar
Activities near Roses
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Oct 12||30 Jun 13||£ 1260||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 13||1 Oct 13||£ 1995||-||-||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.
Bedlinen, towels, beach towels and standard cleaning included. Also the new compulsory Catalan Tourist Tax is included
Payment accepted in pounds or euros, Paypal, Bank Transfer, or chequeBook
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