A week in Peratallada to remember
Review Submitted: 29 September 2012
Date of Stay: September 2012
We stayed in Peratallada for a week this September as a group of 6 people, which this house easily accommodated.
The village of Peratallada itself does not have a shop which is a bit inconvenient, e.g. re water and milk and essentials. So we would advise stocking up on the way, especially if arriving later in the evening. The property was quaint yet with all necessary modern amenities, and felt very homely. In this regard, the excellent collection of books in the house was a particular and welcome surprise. The pool is small but great for a cooling dip after the hot Catalan sun. Beaches and shops are within easy access but a car is 100% essential, something we were told in advance and is definitely the case. Some of the more quaint beaches and coves are off the beaten track and are well worth exploring - we did a beach and cove trail one day, and found it fun and diverse!. Snorkelling in l'Estartit was another highlight for some of our group. We had a very varied week overall, with Roman ruins, beaches, country walks, ancient villages and museums all within easy reach, making for a very varied holiday - which is great with a diverse group of people. The restaurants in the village are lovely; the bar/pub scene is however quiet with only one restaurant also serving as a pub - in the lovely village square. Possibly our nicest day trip was a drive to Cadaques, which is via a tortuous mountain road not for the faint hearted but very rewarding! In fact, I would strongly advise using a map with contours, as these are not included on many local tourist maps, and you can end up on a challenging road if you are not careful - we did one late eveing! Overall, we would heartily recommend this house given its lovely setting, furnishings, fittings and overall charm. Lots of steps over 3 floors for older or less mobile people would be the only point that could be difficult for some - this was not a problem for us however. A great holiday and many great memories!
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