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VILLA SCILLA, WATERFRONT GREAT VIEWS, AUGUST OFFER – Home 4641228 Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

VILLA SCILLA, WATERFRONT GREAT VIEWS, AUGUST OFFER – Home 4641228

  • Villa
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

5 bedrooms Villa to sleep right in sea front facing lighthouse tip of the bay.

Villa just refurbished, built in 1960. Waterfront villa with spectacular views and stunning location. Placed by the sea front facing Ampolla's lighthouse tip of the bay. Quiet beach with no traffic just by the entrance. Sunny and rustic gardened surroundings. 5 rooms Villa with 2 bathrooms, 3 of them double beds and the rest single beds; refurbished kitchen full equipped; dining room with a chimney and a living room besides with tv.

All inspired to have comfortable, welcoming and lighting environment.

7 Rooms, of which 5 Bedrooms, Independent kitchen, Living room, Dining room, 2 bathrooms, Terrace. Surface area : 300 m2 / 3227 sqft, Garden : 1500 sqm / 16140 sqft.

Year of construction : 1960, Date of last renovation : 2007.

Official tourist accommodation, HUTTE-001193, registered in the Generalitat of Catalunya Tourism Chamber, and therefore complies with all requirements

5 bedrooms Villa to sleep right in sea front facing lighthouse tip of the bay.

Villa just refurbished, built in 1960. Waterfront villa with spectacular views and stunning location. Placed by the sea front facing Ampolla's lighthouse tip of the bay. Quiet beach with no traffic just by the entrance. Sunny and rustic gardened surroundings. 5 rooms Villa with 2 bathrooms, 3 of them double beds and the rest single beds; refurbished kitchen full equipped; dining room with a chimney and a living room besides with tv.

All inspired to have comfortable, welcoming and lighting environment.

7 Rooms, of which 5 Bedrooms, Independent kitchen, Living room, Dining room, 2 bathrooms, Terrace. Surface area : 300 m2 / 3227 sqft, Garden : 1500 sqm / 16140 sqft.

Year of construction : 1960, Date of last renovation : 2007.

Official tourist accommodation, HUTTE-001193, registered in the Generalitat of Catalunya Tourism Chamber, and therefore complies with all requirements and obligations.

Waterfront environment with stunning sea views: The Villa Scilla entrance is linked to a beach cliff shoulder with 30 seconds walk distance to the shore.

The Villa is placed in a spot with a stunning sea and Ampolla's fangar bay views. Easy to be delighted meanwhile you are having the breakfast, lunch or dinner in front of the BBQ's table, cooking the BBQ's, reading or getting tanned in the garden couch or having a look from the living room window, dinner room window, first floor 3 windows king size bed or the first floor terrace.

The Ebro Delta Natural Park: The Villa Scilla faces the Ebro Delta Natural Park with a total surface area of 7,802 ha. It has some 95 breeding species of birds, is also very important for a wide range of overwintering species, and serves as an essential stopover point for large numbers of migratory birds. The Ebro delta has the world's largest colony of Audouin's Gulls. In 2006 it held a record number of more than 15,000 pairs.

Location description from owner

The Catalonia region

If you like nature, then in Terres de l'Ebre you will find long, peaceful beaches, lush green areas in the Ebre Delta National Park and rugged mountains in Els Ports National Park. If you prefer to discover our historical heritage you can visit prehistoric paintings declared a World Heritage, or there are impressive fortifications built by the Arabs and Templars. If what you want is popular culture, then a visit to fishing villages or villages in the mountains will help you to understand the character of the people and to discover this country declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO on the 28th of May 2013.

This is just a brief summary of an incredible amount of tourist attractions on offer in the four most southern regions of Catalonia, known as Terres de l'Ebre. With such different surroundings, away from the built up areas and conventional tourist trips, visitors can choose whatever best suits their needs.

Terres de l'Ebre is located between the Mediterranean sea and the most southern rock faces of the Catalan pre-coastal mountain range. The calm waters of the Ebre River – the largest in Spain – shape the land and form meanders which calmly lead across the delta plain, down to the sea.

The last stretch of the Ebre River has been the melting pot for many different cultures. The fact that it is strategically positioned in business terms – products travelling by sea can travel inland upriver – has seduced all kinds of civilizations: the Iberians, Romans, Arabs, Jews and Christians, have all established some of the most important strongholds there. All of these passing cultures have left an important legacy which can be seen in popular traditions, monuments, the language, and also in the character of the people.

This natural, cultural legacy enriches any visit to Terres de l'Ebre, and gives tourists the chance to discover details which lay hidden in the collage created by the four most southern regions of Catalonia.

Our Villa location enhances a large number of spots to explore the culture, the history and the nature of this great environment.

We recommend you to discover:

…..NATURAL PARKS
1) DELTA DEL EBRO

This is the largest wetland in Catalonia, and one of the most important in the Mediterranean region The estuary of the river, which gives its name to this region, forms a first class nature reserve, with a richness of flora and fauna beyond compare. It has a total surface area of 7,736 hectares in the Baix Ebre and Montsià regions. Here, you will find many lagoons: La Bassa de les Olles, El Canal Vell, El Garxal, L'Alfacada, la Platjola, la Tancada and L'Encanyissada; as well as Buda, Sapinya and Sant Antoni islands; La punta de la Banya and El Fangar peninsulas, the Casablanca moorlands and Els Ullals de Baltasar (blow holes). As for vegetation, there are more than 500 different species including reedbeds, bulrushes, Eucalyptus and River Woodbines. Not forgetting rice, which is the star of the area and rice fields occupy lots of land in the delta. Regarding fauna, birds are very important here, with 50,000 to 100,000 examples of 300 different species. The humid climate is ideal for insects and invertebrates, and the differing degrees of salinity in the water means that there are also many different fish, including eels, red mullet and sea bass which live alongside other introduced fish like the Wels Catfish. Climatic conditions and the natural beauty of the land, give visitors some wonderful scenery to admire, where the water from the river and the sea plays a leading part. There are many routes and activities to choose from in the Ebre Delta and nearby towns and villages.

2) PORTS DE BESEIT

Els Ports Natural Park covers the Catalan area of the Els Ports mountains, a massif that passes the limits of Terres de l'Ebre and reaches into in the provinces of Teruel (Aragon) and Castellón (Valencian Community). These mountain ranges are very rich in fauna and flora and are in fact, a refuge for many endangered animal and vegetable species. The Hispanic Goat inhabits these lands, and the most southern area of beech trees in Europe is here too. Geological formations create a unique landscape, which is typical only in Catalonia. We cannot forget the historical ties that have been established between the villages which border the massif and the farmhouses in the area, which are now abandoned. The use of the natural resources here, such as hunting, livestock, removal of wood, the production of lime and resin, or the construction of snow wells, remind us of eras of intense human presence in this natural space. With the year 2001, the declaration of Els Ports Natural Park and the partial Nature Reserve of Fageda del Retaule, recognized the natural values of this, one of the most significant natural spaces in Catalonia and the second biggest after Cadí Moixaró Nature Reserve. Since then, it has been possible to visit different Interpretation Centres in the villages of Roquetes, La Sénia and Horta de Sant Joan, which help us to discover the natural and cultural wealth that lies hidden in these mountains.


…..CULTURAL ROUTES
BENIFALLET CAVES
The visitor can discover, amazed, the strength and beauty of Nature, where water and stone, slowly and with the sensitivity of a supreme artist, they both have created a new nature. It was in spring 1968 when a group, Grup d'Espeleologia de Gràcia (Barcelona), found a number of cavities in a work in Serra de Cardó. Studying and investigating the caves, which were well-known in Benifallet as Coves de l'Aumidiella, and where there were found archaeological findings from the Neolithic, this group discover the Cave Marigot, l'Avenc del Sifó i la Cova Meravelles. Then they are added to the existing ones, forming what we know today as COVES DE BENIFALLET. These ones are important because of the rock formations inside. It is important to highlight COVA MERAVELLES and COVA DEL DOS because they are the ones which are open to public at the moment, although they are not open in its entirety.

ASSUT DAM
Assut dam is in one of the most spectacular and representative scenic areas in the lower stretch of the Ebre River.It is located near Xerta, and it seems that it dates back to Muslim times. It was restored in the middle of the twelfth century, however it wasn't finished until 1441. In the middle of the nineteenth century it was modified to lead water into canals on the right and left of the Ebre, for irrigating the Delta and fields in the valley, and it is still in use today. Apart from this work, there is a lock which allows boats travelling downriver to pass. A small hydro-electric office has been installed there.

MIRAVET 'Templars' CASTLE
Miravet is a little village located in the middle of the Terres de l'Ebre, in the middle of a beautifull landscape between mountains, the River Ebro and a leafy bank forest. You can enjoy the view by crossing the river with the ferry. Arriving in Miravet on the ferry that crosses the Riber Ebro (the last one of its type that has been conserved in the Terres de l'Ebre) is an unique experience. Today, of course, a medieval tax is no longer charged for the crossing, and though cars are now transported, the ferry still uses the river current as its only driving force. Making use of a crag, the Moors decided to found the, nowadays, Old Village, and crowning the rock, the great castle, rebuilt by the Knights Templars and transformed into a fortress-monastery, after the conquest of 1153. It is considered to be the largest fortified complex in Catalonia, and one of the best examples of Romanesque, religious and military, architecture of the Templar order in the whole Western world. It keeps alive the memory of the end of the Knights at the Crown of Aragon, who suffered a 12 month siege, between 1307 and 1308. The other architectural treasures are in the Old Village, the Old Church by the Hospital order, dating from the Renaissance and unique in its style throughout the Terres de l'Ebre, it conserves the original stone altar from the castle, the remains of wall paintings and somes expositions. In contrast to this, we find the Islamic Arch for the Aljama-mosque in the backside of the church, and the Sanaqueta balcony over the river. The clay pottery, the most ancestral tradition that is conserved in Miravet and in the Terres de l'Ebre, has for centuries seduced visitors who came to this town, and can now be see in Miravet. There are still eight workshops, which are located toghether in the “Raval” quarter. There masters can be found making pieces by hand and still using the potter's wheel; with shapes and glazes introduced from the Islamic world, such as pitchers,vats, jars, etc.

PABLO PICASSO MUSEUM, HORTA DE SANT JOAN
Horta de Sant Joan is the birthplace of Manuel Pallares, friend and companion of Pablo Picasso. Picasso spent some time in Horta during his youth (1897-98)with his friend Manuel. Picasso is quoted as having said, “Everything I know I learned in Horta”. He later returned to develop his cubism style of painting (1909). During both visits he made a lot of paintings and drawings. There is currently a Centro Picasso (Picasso Center) that organizes expositions, symposiums, publications, etc… www.centrepicasso.cat

…..WINE ROUTES
The Wineries of the Priorat region open their doors to you
Priorat is a Catalan ”Denominació d'Origen Qualificada” (DOQ) in Catalan for wines produced in the Priorat county to the south-west of Catalonia.

The DOQ covers 11 municipalities. It primarily produces powerful red wines, which came to international attention in the 1990s. The area is characterised by its unique terroir of black slate and quartz soil known as llicorella.

It is one of only two wine regions in Spain to qualify as DOCa, the highest qualification level for a wine region according to Spanish wine regulations, alongside Rioja DOCa.

Priorat is the Catalan spelling, which is the one usually appearing on wine labels, while the Spanish spelling is Priorato.

The traditional grape variety grown in El Priorat is the red Garnacha tinta, which is found in all the older vineyards. Also authorized are the following red varieties: Garnacha Peluda, Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Four white varieties are also authorized: Garnacha blanca, Macabeo, Pedro Ximénez and Chenin.

The trend among the red varieties is that Garnacha stays constant, Cariñena decreases and the international grape varieties increase. While Cabernet Sauvignon has always been in the lead among these, in recent years, Syrah has increased faster.

The Priorat Regional Tourist Office has organised visiting hours in Montsant and Priorat wineries. These wineries would like to share their excellent wines with you whilst showing you where they are making wines for the future.

www.turismepriorat.org/en/what-to-do/wine-route/

L'Ampolla

L'Ampolla is the offspring of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and the lively River Ebro. Currents of sea and river, playing with the sand and waves, formed a huge lake, which eventually took the shape of a 'bottle' (Ampolla in Catalan); a name that was then given to the small fishing village that sprang up close to the mouth of this river.

The town's origins date back to the time of the Iberian tribes. Historians have identified L'Ampolla as being the Hellenic city known as Lebedontia, populated by the Iber tribe known as the edentants or erdets. Remains of Roman and Pre-Roman occupation in the form of coins, amphoras and antefixes (baked clay images in the shape of a woman) have confirmed that the roots of the village go right back to these times.

L'Ampolla's history is closely linked to fishing and sea trade. In fact, in the middle of the 16th century, Pope Adrian VI embarked from the town on a voyage to Rome. During the last third of the 19th century, progress began to be made along the Spanish coast and L'Ampolla came within the scope of influence of the large Catalan cities. In 1867 the L'Ampolla railway station was built and the first train began operating on 8 May in the same year.

In its early days, L'Ampolla was a stopping point along the camí ral (royal path) from Tarragona to Valencia. Historical documents from the 16th century tell of a number of fishermen's families living around the site of the town. Towards the end of the 19th century, the town's beaches began to become popular for bathing; to such an extent that a special bather's train was put into operation linking Tortosa with L'Ampolla.

One of the main features of L'Ampolla is the variety of the beaches, unique on the Catalan coast, ranging from sandy beaches with calm shallow waters, ideal for children, to pebbly or sandy beaches surrounded by red-hued cliffs.

L'Ampolla being part of the Delta del Ebro offers a wide range of activities. Really close to the nature and friendly local people. We highlighted a list of some activities that may encourage you to enjoy and discover:

…SPORTS
WINDSURFING & KITESURFING: You can access to different spots close to l'Ampolla: Arenal beach, Riumar beach, Marquesa beach and Trabucador beach.
SUP: Right in front of the Villa you can launch the SUP board and paddle anywhere…
SAILING: Inside L'Ampolla harbor you can ask in the Club Nàutic Ampolla and they will inform regarding all the sailing services.
SPEAR FISHING
ROD FISHING
HUNTING: Ask us if you want to go hunting.
CANYONING: A.K.A: 'Barranquismo': It is the most unusual and indeed exciting way of travelling through the Natural Park of Els Ports. There are numerous opportunities to jump or dive into deep rock pools of crystalline water.
KAYAKING: The Ebro river ensures plenty of space to enjoy a kayak session with the family or friends. Tours can be planned towards the river mouth or paddling down the river.
TREKKING: You can start trekking from the Villa and take the GR-92 official path that guides you towards Tarragona. This walk takes you to unspoilt places along the coast. It is extremely fascinating scenery.
Also you can go trekking through the Natural Park of PORT DE BESEIT where you will find a great adventure.
MOUNTAIN BIKE: Close access to different MTB trails inside the Natural Park of PORT de BESEIT and Coll del Alba. Also, different cruising tours around the DELTA del EBRO.
AMPOLLA PITCH AND PUT + PADDLE: A part of practicing Pitch & Putt you will have the possibility of playing paddle.
GOLF, Bon Mont Golf Club.
AMUSEMENT PARK, Port Aventura

…CUISINE
As a town with a fishing and delta tradition. L'Ampolla boasts a rich cuisine, unique to this region.

Naturally enough, being a fishing village, it has the very best varieties of fresh Delta fish and exquisite shellfish flavoured seafood stews, such as the Delta oyster, which can be eaten either raw and cooked, by means of the innovative recipes created by the chefs in our restaurants.

The influence of the Delta can be noted in the traditional Catalan dishes such as Fideuà (a paella type dish made with noodles instead of rice), eel in sauce and smoked eel. These along with black rice and rice a banda (paella rice) are among a wide variety of rice dishes that have been created using the delicate products of our land and the Mediterranean sea.

For those with a sweet tooth, as well as the sweet dishes offered by the dessert chefs, there are other traditional desserts such as coc de brossat, cakes made with cabell d'àngel (a kind of sweet vermicelli) and les coquetes de la creu.

…POPULAR EVENTS
This fishermen village offers a multiple range of popular events where you can enjoy local traditions transferred through generations. You can find the schedule here: www.ampolla.org/eng/activitats.asp

You can discover a local events as running besides a bull.
Or enjoying a mass served paella..
Or the Day of Oyster from the Delta
A Procession by the sea with fireworks

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:12:00, Check out time:12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Xavi A

Tourist Licence
HUTTE-001193

Response rate:
29%
Calendar updated::
21 Jul 2016
Based in:
Spain

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Sep 2014. Located in L'Ampolla, the average weekly rate varies from £577 to £2204.

The Owner has a response rate of 29% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Jul 2016.

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