Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Fully air-conditioned, Atlante is a stylish modern four bedroom villa that has has been built, equipped and finished to a high standard in a very contemporary style and is a very popular holiday villa. Sleeping up to 8 this is a perfect villa for one or more families or for a group of friends.
Set in an elevated position on a hillside above Tamariu only 800 metres from the beach and the centre of Tamariu on foot, Atlante has been built and designed in the new 21st century distinctive ‘Catalan’ style with large windows that allow light to flood into the villa; this is complimented by white walls, cool tiled floors and an extensive use of wood throughout.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tamariu 800 m|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Girona - Costa Brava 58 km, Nearest railway: Flaca or Girona; TGV at Figueres|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Steps lead up through Mediterranean gardens beside the integral garage to the front door of the villa. The entrance is into a double height atrium hall which leads through to a large open-plan living room which has separate dining and sitting areas and a feature wood burning stove. Large glass sliding doors open onto a covered terrace which is furnished for both sitting and dining and opens directly onto the lawned gardens and swimming pool. The stylish glass dining table seats eight and there is a large flat screen television and two black settees.
Leading off the living room is a well-equipped, very modern kitchen with a ceramic hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, blender, toaster and kettle. There is also a breakfast table. A door opens from the kitchen to the garden at the rear of the villa. There is also a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer.
On the ground floor there is one of the twin bedrooms which has an adjacent modern shower room. There is also a separate cloakroom on the ground floor.
A modern wooden staircase leads up to the first floor where there are three bedrooms. The master double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and sliding doors that open out onto a wrap around balcony with views of the garden. From this balcony a spiral staircase leads up to a large sun terrace that covers the whole of the roof, from which there are great views over the surrounding countryside.
There are a further two twin bedrooms, each of which has doors opening onto a balcony which looks down on the gardens and the swimming pool. The two twin bedrooms share a bathroom that has a bath and a separate shower cubicle.
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.
|Further details outdoors||
The gardens are mainly to the sides and rear of the villa and are laid to lawn with terraced areas; there are beds which have been planted with Mediterranean plants and shrubs. The swimming pool is set amongst lawns and is trapezoid in shape measuring aprroximately 6 x 3 metres, with a deep end of 1.6 m and a shallow end of 0.9m and has entry steps in one corner. There is a portable BBQ for guest's use.
For further information on the location of Atlante please refer to the interactive map which also includes a satellite image.
SECURITY DEPOSIT – is payable locally to the managing agent of the property on arrival. This can be done by credit card imprint which will destroyed at the end of your stay; should there be any deductions for breakages or additional charges you will be advised by the managing agent of the property.
TENANCY TIMES - the property is available for occupation between 1600 and 2000 hours (1800/1900 hours in low/mid season) on your arrival day and should be vacated by 1000 on your day of departure. Please bear this in mind when you are booking your flights. If you have flights that are arriving late we can arrange a late key collection for you.
TOURISM TAX - the Government of Catalunya Tourism Tax applies to all villa and apartment rentals. The tax is payable by all persons staying in the property over the age of 16 years. The tax is paid at the rate of €0.45 per person per night for up to a maximum of 7 nights and must be paid locally in cash to the managing agent of Atlante when you collect the keys of the property.
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.
Named after the tamarisk trees that surrounded its bays, Tamariu is a charming small resort with a crescent of golden sandy beach, which is set on a sparkling bay between majestic tree clad hillsides. It is popular with families, beach lovers and those seeking water sports, walkers, cyclists and divers, and is renowned for its excellent fish restaurants which are set on the promenade overlooking the beach and sea.
Holidays here are relaxed, lunches are long and the evenings are late but fairly quiet. The paseo is the prelude to the evening meal with longer walks along the coast for the more serious hiker, along the ancient Cami de Ronda exploring the beautiful scenery and the many coves.
There are many local festivals in the surrounding towns and villages – the main event being the Catalan Festa de St Joan on 23 and 24 June which is marked all over the region with bonfires and firework parties.