Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 13
Escape civilization in Plana Novella. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains and peace and tranquility rarely found along the Spanish coast. Located in a secluded neighborhood in the middle of a park, only 6 miles to popular beaches and 8 miles to the beautiful town and beaches of Sitges. Swimming pool, child-friendly 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms; hardwood floors throughout, a large (45m2) living room with double-high ceiling and fireplace, large open kitchen, 3 terraces including a romantic secluded one off the master suite. Completed to the highest standard in 2008, it is fully equipped w/ broadband internet, WIFI, sat TV, stereo, A/C, central heating, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, induction stove, convection oven, microwave, 2 fridges, and BBQ. Plana Novella is also home to the famous Buddhist Temple. The region is well known for its wine & Cava production. Surrounded by vineyards, visits to local bodegas and wineries are possible. Come celebrate any holiday in Garaf!
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castelldefels and Sitges 10 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Barcelona El Prat 18 km, Nearest railway: Castelldefels/Sitges 12 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|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Trampoline|
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
Garraf region is Catalunya's second smallest comarca but packs a lot into 184 square kilometers. Located on the Costa Garraf, just south of Barcelona, the region's beautiful coastline includes 25 kilometres of large sandy beaches and tiny secluded bays almost hidden beneath rocky cliffs. The Parc Natural Garraf in the east covers 13,000 hectares. The low limestone peaks of the Garraf massif create a wild landscape and habitat for a number of rare and protected species like the European fan palm, Mediterranean tortoise, wild boar, and red fox. The Parc Natural de Garraf is full of tracks for walking and cycling, as well as many caves just waiting to be explored; Jafra Natura based in Olivella runs guided activities at weekends. Other activities on offer in the park include group workshops and courses in astronomy at the Observatori Astronòmic del Parc del Garraf. The region's historical monuments include seven castles that date from the 10th to 17th centuries.
Sitges, an old fishing town. When Modernista artist Santiago Rusiñol moved there in the late 19th century he was instrumental in putting the town on the artistic and cultural map, by hosting festes modernistes in his home and studio, Cau Ferrat, which is now a museum and gallery. Cau Ferrat is situated in a lovely old quarter, Racó de la Calma (literally, 'quiet corner'), just along from another important cultural site, the Museu de Maricel, housed in the Palau of the same name built in the early 20th century for an American millionaire. The museum also encompasses Rusiñol's friend and fellow artist Ramon Casas's house, and has collections of art and sculpture spanning many centuries and styles, as well as an interesting exhibition of maritime artifacts. Sitges continues to be a magnet for creative minds and one of the favourite subjects for artists is the 17th-century Baroque church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla.