Make a holiday rental villa or cottage in Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain your home away from home
Santa Coloma de Farners is found in northern Catalonia, a little way in land from the Costa Brava, in a region of low-lying mountains covered with forests, and home to countless historic towns and villages. The city of Girona is 30 minutes from Santa Coloma de Farners self-catering villas, while the coast is a 40-minute drive and Barcelona is about an hour by car.
Things to do in Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain
The landscape around Santa Coloma de Farners holiday accommodation is wonderfully rural, with orchards, olive groves and fields of sunflowers. It’s perfect if you’d like to escape the bustle of city life for a few days. You’ll be free to go walking or cycling, while there are a number of interesting sights to be found just minutes away.
Inside the village around Santa Coloma holiday cottages is the medieval gothic church of the same name, while the town’s lovely main square is arcaded in the typical Catalan style. Farners is also home to an 11th Century castle, which sits atop a peak, high above the village. It is a Romanesque structure, as is the nearby Santuario de la Virgin de Farners, which dates back to the year 1200. Also in the area are two important medieval monasteries – Sant Pere Cerca and Sant Salvi de Cladells.
Girona is less than half an hour from self-catering cottages in Santa Coloma de Farners, and, together with a host of excellent bars and restaurants, is home to some fantastic historical buildings. The old town is still partially enclosed by defensive walls, which can be climbed and explored on foot, while there’s also an extensive and well preserved medieval Jewish quarter here.
The Mediterranean is just over half an hour from Santa Coloma de Farners rental villas, and boasts craggy coastline, quiet coves and long sandy bays. Platja d’Aro is a resort with a beach offering all kinds of activities and amenities.
Places to visit on holiday in Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain
Barcelona is about an hour by car from Santa Coloma de Farners villas, and offers numerous world-class sights, excellent dining and fascinating culture. A sightseeing trip should start with Gaudi’s architecture, which forms a city-wide UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Weather in Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain
Summers in the region around Santa Coloma de Farners vacation rentals can be very warm, and rainfall is uncommon from May to October. Temperatures in mid-summer can peak above 30 degrees. Winters are short and moderately cool here, although the mountains in the distance will get a covering of snow.
Cheap flights to Santa Coloma de Farners, Spain
The nearest airport to Santa Coloma de Farners holiday villas is Girona (GRO), which is served from the UK by budget provider Ryanair, and can be reached from Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and London Stansted (STN).