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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Girasol is a wonderful family holiday home with a private and pretty garden and it's own plunge pool.The terraced house is of traditional Catalan style with beams and terracotta floors.The total living space is 200 square meters.
The private garden faces South and has different areas to eat around the pool. Open up the french doors and use the garden as part of the house !
The tiny hamlet of Les Torres has a wine making history which continues today. It is off the tourist track while being close to all the amenities with SITGES only 3 minutes by car.
It is possible to walk or cycle up into the hills of the Garraf Natural Park from the front door of the house.
Recommended by Alastair Sawday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sitges 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Barcelona 35 km, Nearest railway: Sitges 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, 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||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Girasol has a large open-plan living/dining room with the kitchen separated off.There is an open fire in the living area.The house is built on three levels with an office area downstairs.
There is a downstairs cloakroom and two bathrooms upstairs, the family bathroom has a large walk-in shower and the ensuite has an over-bath shower. Both showers equipped with tropical rain shower heads.
There are four bedrooms. Three doubles - one with an extra-large double bed ( and ensuite), one with two single beds and one with a standard double bed. The fourth bedroom has a single bed with an occasional pull-out second single.
Mosquito nets are provided.
There are two terraces upstairs, one with a view over the olive groves to the sea and the other with a view of the village.
There are ceiling fans in all of the rooms.
Children's equipment available on request.
WIFI internet connection available in the entire house.
Beach Towels are provided.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is decked around the pool. It is approximately 10 x 8 meters and of this, the pool measures approximately 7 x 5 meters. The pool is roughly two meters at the deep end and there are built-in steps at the shallow end.
There is a charcoal barbeque.
There are two tables for outside dining, two sunloungers and cane seating for four people.
Two bikes are provided.
There is free street parking in the village.
The village has a tiny shop which sells primarily locally produced wine, but also has olive oil, vinegar, honey and some vegetables and fruits, depending on the season. All the produce is locally sourced.
English speaking managers available to assist with queries.
Welcome pack available by prior arrangement.
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
Catalonia is a very special and comparatively wealthy area of Spain with some of it's own regional cuisine.
There is a lot of interesting history attached to Catalonia and several large towns with Roman origins.
The climate is extremely acceptable all year round, with high temperatures and plenty of sun in the summer months.
The scenary is varied with the mountains inland and the beaches and sea in contrast.
The winemaking area of Penedes is located in Catalonia with it's famous Cava, there are consequently, many vineyards to visit and wines to taste !
Sant Pere de Ribes
SITGES, which is on the doorstep, is famous for it's history of artists and non-conformity ! Today this is still in part the case.
There are many and varied festivals and activities that take place in Sitges, from a huge carnaval at the start of Lent, to historic car runs, firework displays, parades, people 'castle-building' (where a tower is formed from people including the smallest children at the top!) and the flower festival in June when the streets are deorated with patterns of flowers ( Corpus Christi ).
This is apart from a wealth of boutique-style shops, a huge selection of restaurants, endless sandy beaches, numerous bars and clubs and beautiful 'modernista' buildings.
Sitges was originally a fishing village but has become a fashionable and exclusive resort.
Once you have soaked all of this up, there is the excitement of Barcelona only minutes away - the famous city with Gaudi architecture, beautiful buildings, art museums and a plethora of restaurants, bars and clubs.
As if this wasn't enough to occupy you, the Roman city of Tarragona is easily accessible by car or train, Puerta Aventura theme and adventure park is easily reached and Aqua Leon water park is even closer by, within 30 minutes drive.
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9 Jul 2014
I was blown away as soon as we entered this house. So welcoming and homely and there was everything you could possibly need. my granddaughter spent most of the time in the pool as we relaxed on patio… More
27 May 2014
"Home from Home"
This pretty home has outdoor space on both sides of the house to take advantage of the sun.Everything you could need is provided from towels and linen to cooking pots and pans. 4 comfortable bedrooms … More
11 Sep 2013
"A wonderful stay in a lovely place"
The house is exactly like the photographs and delights you from the moment you enter. It feels like someone's home: Very well equipped, full of great artwork and extremely comfortable inside the … More
15 Jul 2013
Spent a week at Girasol with my husband, niece (28) and nephew (19) and I was completely overwhelmed by what an exceptional holiday rental this was. The house itself is set in a small village surround… More
6 Apr 2013
"Great - just what was needed..."
Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio open most of the time, and whiled away many a moment in the sun. Had not expected to be so close to Sitges and at the same time able to walk a few hundred yards and be walking next to vines being cultivated for wine, so it felt like staying in the country and at the same time having a beach holiday.
Highly recommended for anyone wanting a break and yet be near Barcelona, as Sitges is so close, and we will certainly return.
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