Empordanet is situated in a small development of just four apartments, right in the heart of the charming Catalan resort of Calella de Palafrugell, with a number of bars and restaurants serving appetising food just a few paces away. The apartment is less than 100 metres walk from a choice of sandy beaches.The Empordanet apartments have been upgraded to a good standard with both Wifi and air-conditioning. The four apartments are located on either the first or second floor, with balconies both front and to the rear. They are light and bright with cool tiled floors, white walls with attractive rock features and wooden doors. The apartments offer good value for money.Empordanet is ideal for a small family, a couple or a group of friends.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Playa Les Voltes 100 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Girona - Costa Brava 53 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|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The entrance to each apartment is into the living room which has both sitting and dining areas with sliding doors that open onto a front balcony furnished for dining or sitting. In the living room there is a double sofa bed, so allowing the apartment to sleep 5 or perhaps 6 guests. The kitchen is open-plan with a bar separating it from the living room and dining area. The kitchen is equipped for holiday living with a fridge, dishwasher, a two ring electric hob and microwave. There are two bedrooms, a double and a twin which share a shower room that also houses a washing machine. The twin bedroom has two beds which are arranged end to end. Both bedrooms have access to the rear balcony which gets the morning sun.Please note that the images used in this advertisement are representative of the four available apartments. WIFI access has recently been installed.
|Further details outdoors|
Each apartment has two terraces, one at the front of the apartment overlooking the pedestrianised road which leads down to the small central square and the nearest beach, Port Bo, whilst the other is at the rear of the property and overlooks private gardens.For further information on the location of Empordanet please refer to the interactive map which also includes a satellite image.GUEST COMMENTS:-**********************Hello Linda. We had another good time on holiday. Please can you hold Empordanet for two weeks for next year, flights are not out yet. Let me know if you can do this. Many thanks. L McA - June 2014*********************HelloJust to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday in Palafrugell – loved the apartment and the area. Thank you for all your help and information.RegardsJ. D. August - 2013*********************Dear Linda now we are back again from Spain and a nice holiday in Calella de P. The aparment was very comfortable and to our complete satisfaction. We we will gladly return.Do you have special rates if renting longer periods at low season? Best RegardsC E - July 2013****************Dear Linda, Thank you for a great stay in your appartement in Calella de Palafrugell. We really loved both Palafrugell and Llafrance. All in all a exellent week! Thank you! Best regardsP D - July 2013****************Hi LindaJust back from hols. Lovely time. Really appreciated your brilliant instructions on how to get from the airport to Calella – very thorough and thoughtful. Your apartment is in a great location – we didn't realise how great until we got there. Instead of moving on, as we originally intended, for the rest of our holiday we actually stayed in Calella. B. H. - August 2012*********************
PROPERTY REGISTRATION - the Catalan Government has recently introduced a new registration scheme for all rental properties called the H.U.T (Habitatge d'ús Turistic). Under this scheme only properties that are registered can be legally advertised, promoted and offered for rental on websites like Holiday Lettings. The Empordanet apartments are a registered property and the H.U.T registration numbers are HUTG - 009727 (1A); HUTG - 000001 (1B);HUTG - 009726 (2B); HUTG - 009725 (2A). 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 Empordanet when you collect the keys of the property.
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.
Calella de Palafrugell is an attractive resort, well known for its various rocky coves, sandy beaches and excellent fish restaurants overlooking the sparking sea. Calella is popular with families, beach lovers and those seeking water sports. Holidays here are relaxed, lunches are long and the evenings are late. The paseo is the prelude to the evening meal with longer walks along the coast for the more serious hiker, one of the most popular is around the nearby headland to the next resort, Llafranc and up to its lighthouse, El Far, for amazing views over the whole bay or south along the ‘Cami de Ronda’ to the gardens of Cap Roig.
There are many local festivals in the surrounding towns and villages - on 23/24 June the Festa de St Joan is marked all over the region with bonfires and firework parties; in July and August the Cantada d' Havaneres musical festivals and the annual International Jazz Festival held in the beautiful gardens of Cap Roig just to the south of the resort.