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Cal Micos villa, 7 en suite BRs, gorgeous property Cottage

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 16 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

Another Villasbarcelona property, in our catalogue since 2001.

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Intro: inaugurated in 2001, Cal Micos villa sleeps 16+ guests in 7 en suite bedrooms. This lovely 18thC renovated farmhouse in on a 5 hectare fully fenced & landscaped garden, a fenced 9x5m swimming pool, a remote-control gate & a very nice new outdoor covered BBQ shed right next to the kitchen. Situated just 8 km off the AP-7 highway between France and Barcelona, about 22 km inland from the coast at Lloret or St Feliu de Guixols & set amid broad undulating fields & surrounded on three sides by different low pre-Pyrenees mountain ranges, the views are just gorgeous!

The house: The early 18th C building has been completely remodeled,

Another Villasbarcelona property, in our catalogue since 2001.

VillasBarcelona: trusted Barcelona-based villa experts (Charlie and Maria) online since 1997. Let us help you find your ideal rental property & provide you with the info you need to make the most of your holiday. We handle all bookings personally and are available 24/7.

Intro: inaugurated in 2001, Cal Micos villa sleeps 16+ guests in 7 en suite bedrooms. This lovely 18thC renovated farmhouse in on a 5 hectare fully fenced & landscaped garden, a fenced 9x5m swimming pool, a remote-control gate & a very nice new outdoor covered BBQ shed right next to the kitchen. Situated just 8 km off the AP-7 highway between France and Barcelona, about 22 km inland from the coast at Lloret or St Feliu de Guixols & set amid broad undulating fields & surrounded on three sides by different low pre-Pyrenees mountain ranges, the views are just gorgeous!

The house: The early 18th C building has been completely remodeled, and most of the common rooms are on the elongated ground floor, each of which seems to have a convenient separate entrance from the lawn area in front of the house. The main entrance opens onto a small vestibule, which separates the traffic: to the right for the hallway to the large kitchen and dining area, straight ahead for the staircase up to the first floor bedrooms, and a couple of steps up to the left leads to the main living room. (In the photos, this main living room is identified by the very tall glass front on the left of the old farmhouse, behind the haystack.)

The living room, which measures well over 45 m2, has three sofas, and dining or game table for 10 or 12, a small cast-iron chimney, a TV with DVD player, and a good-sized radio/cassette/CD player. The sloping ceiling is high, and thanks to the large windows, the room is very bright as well as spacious. Across the vestibule from the living room and on your way to the kitchen there is a small room with a small round table (the one with the fireplace in the photos) - maybe a good separate game room for or from the kids.

Next down the hall on the right is the kitchen, a large modern chrome restaurant-style kitchen, a feature I thought I might get complaints about, but as it turns out guests have written in to praise lavishly. I guess you can get good results cooking in a professional kitchen! Just beyond the kitchen is the indoor dining room with three tables with six chairs each, and just beyond that to your left, another sitting area with wicker chairs and a TV. There is direct access to the garden with sliding front doors - very convenient! So, so far we have encounter four different indoor sitting areas: the living room, the small round card table, the 18-seat dining room, and this second TV room with the wicker seating. Not bad as far as distribution. Speaking of distribution:

Here's the bedroom & bathroom distribution:

On the ground floor to the left on the long hallway to the kitchen are 3 en suite bedrooms:

bedroom 1) with double bed and a bathroom with shower

bedroom 2) with double bed and bathroom with shower

bedroom 3) with two single beds and bathroom with shower

Upstairs there are four bedrooms, two on each side of the landing:

bedrooms 4, 5, 6 & 7) each have two single beds and small private bathroom with one of those small half-bathtubs that are really to only to use for showers.

The rooms are somewhat sparely decorated with not much closet space, but at least the rooms are of a good size, and the views from the upstairs rooms is delightful.

Conclusion: this is another one of those best-value sort of places, with 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, and a very nice pool within the lovely 4.700 m2 fenced-in garden area, large covered BBQ outdoor dining area right in front the kitchen, good location and great views.... all for about 27 Euros per night per person in the high-season and much less in the off-season, €18! Located a few km off the AP-7 highway between France and Barcelona, this part of the hilly coastal plain is known locally for its good & inexpensive restaurants and food markets, a half a dozen spa towns, and the PGA golf course 7 km away in Caldes de Malavella. 6 km from Cal Micos in Sils town is the commuter train into Barcelona city center, every hour from 7 am to 11 pm, and the trip on the express train takes 50 minutes. The bullet train from Girona to Barcelona now takes 30 minutes.

Location description from owner

The Catalonia region

What can one say about the Costa Brava? Disneyland for adults?

Often considered a blend of the Côte d'Azur & Tuscany but with a Spanish flair for fun, the Costa Brava is rightfully famous as one of Europe's premiere holiday destinations.

From the breathtakingly beautiful coastline, where wide beaches of golden sand and crystal clear waters alternate with rocky promentories and little coves backed by sheer cliffs topped with pine and oak forests, the Costa Brava boasts 150 blue-flag, top notch beaches. The interior of the Costa Brava is every bit as stunning as the coast (and far less touristy, of course!), with pristine medieval villages set in typically Mediterranean landscapes on the coastal plain, looking very much like Tuscany, and quickly ascending to typically Alpine landscapes as you work your way up into the Pyrenees, with trout-filled streams feeding environmentally protected lakes - like the one in Banyoles - offering a welcome alternative to the coastal beaches, yet only half an hour away by car.

There is always plenty to do. My 90-page guidebook describes 10 routes you can take on daytrips throughout the region. From village to village and including historical sites, recommended beaches, local festivities and folklore, restaurants, market towns, etc -- the guidebook in indispensable for gettting the most of your holiday and steering you clear of the worst tourist-traps in the area. Included are info on the 14 golf courses on the Costa Brava, numerous aquaparks & go-carting circuits, and every town seems to have a horseback-riding club & bicycle rental.

But of course the main reason for coming to this part of the world is for the good weather, the laid back and friendly local atmosphere, and the excellent and very affordable food and drink. My guidebook explains local dishes, recommends restaurants and cafés, markets and specialty shops, and includes a guide to Spanish wines and cavas. By the way, my favorite local prix fix lunch menus cost about 10 Euros for a 3 or 4 course meal, including wine.

While I am being asked to talk about the Costa Brava, most people enjoy a day trip or two to Barcelona, city center is only one hour away by car or local commuter train. Many guests will also make their way to the Port Aventura amusement park, two hours due south, just off the AP-7 highway, just a few kms from the house. Day trips into Southern France are also recommended, the French border is just a 40-minute drive due north.

When you book your rental villa with me, I will send you a copy of the Guidebook as a .pdf file.

To sum up in one quick phrase, the Province of Girona and Costa Brava is often described as "a quintessentially Mediterranean experience". After only 23 years living here, I couldn't agree more!

The Corniche between Tossa and San Feliu is one of our favourite stretches of coastline in the Costa Brava. Once out of Tossa the coastal road (G682) climbs steeply and for the next 22 km runs high above the red cliffs, twisting and turning through luxuriant groves of pine and cork oak, with sudden views of jutting headlands and small calas, the water changing in colour from emerald green to cobalt. Make a point of stopping at the miradors, the little parking lots from which you can take in the scenery.

At intervals, the road swoops down to circle an inlet and you will see abrupt turn-offs that lead to little calas which you can drive or walk down to, some with restaurants or a chiringuito, (a makeshift snack-bar, sometimes with a busy barbecue). Tucked away in these little calas are beaches for all tastes.

Sils

This house is situated a kilometer up unpaved but not rugged road from the main C-63 road just outside Riudarenes, 17 kms from the coast. Riudarenes is a village with a bakery, fishmonger, butchershop, and a couple of good restaurants. The area is well known for its concentration of good restaurants, and Santa Coloma de Farners has an important Spa, the Magma, with very reasonable fees for day-guests, where you pay an entrance fee and then extra for the spa treatments you choose. The house is also near several Golf courses, including PGA course at Caldes de Malavella (7km).

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 6: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 7: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 7 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the manager for details before booking

Policies

Check in time:17:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Charlie and Maria Williams (Property Manager Villasbarcelona)

Tourist Licence
PG-273-ARI

Calendar updated:
26 Jul 2016
Years listed:
12
Based in:
Spain

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian


This Cottage has 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and sleeps 16. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Sep 2011. Located in Province of Girona, the average weekly rate varies from £1584 to £2292.

The Owner has a response rate of 70% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Jul 2016.

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