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Make a holiday rental villa or cottage in Besalu, Spain your home away from home

Besalu is a beautiful medieval town in northern Catalonia, not far from the French border, and within an hour by car from the Mediterranean coast. Besalu villa rentals are found in a location that offers sumptuous natural landscapes, rich history and a host of outdoor pursuits.

Things to do in Besalu, Spain

Besalu was a town with monumental importance during the Middle Ages, and the are are a number of remnants that can be seen to this day. Perhaps the most significant structure is the town’s Romanesque bridge, which dates to the 1100s and features a gated defensive tower. Other landmarks worth visiting close to Besalu holiday cottages are the mikveh, a restored medieval Jewish bathhouse, the 11th Century church of Sant Pere, as well as the charming arcaded streets of the old town.

The moderate slopes in the surrounding Garrocha region are perfectly suited outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain biking, There a network of more than a dozen trails that can be easily reached from holiday accommodation in Besalu. Along these you’ll be able to visit historic landmarks such as hermitages and monasteries, while some routes will lead you through the Garrocha Volcanic Zone, which is preserved as a Natural Park.

At the Garrocha Volcanic Zone, a short drive from Besalu, you’ll encounter what is considered to be on of the best examples of a volcanic landscape in Europe. Here you can visit the extinct Santa Margarita Volcano, which features a small Romanesque church in its crater. The Fluvia river, which runs through Besalu can also be found in the park, as can the ancient Tosca Forest.

Places to visit on holiday in Besalu, Spain

Besalu self-catering cottage rentals are just over half an hour from the city of Girona, known for its extensive old town. Here you’ll find one of the last remaining Jewish quarters in Spain, as well as a host of sights dating to the middle ages, such as the collegiate church of Sant Feliu. Meanwhile an hour by car will take you to the Costa Brava, and the seaside town of Roses, which offers a lovely sandy beach.

Weather in Besalu, Spain

If you visit a Besalu holiday villa any time between April and October, you’ll be able to expect warm, sunny weather, with especially high temperatures in mid-summer. Winters here are relatively cool, due to the high elevation, with snowfall common on some of the taller peaks.

Cheap flights to Besalu, Spain

Besalu is little more than half an hour from Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO), which can be reached by flights from UK cities such as Birmingham (BHX), East Midlands (EMA), London-Stansted (STN) via low-cost airline Ryanair.

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                                                                                            Cottage #1438037
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                                                                                                Apartment #1769652
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                                                                                                  Apartment #6745353
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                    Apartment #223502
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                                                                                                      Apartment #6107743
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Very Nice Apartment & Perfect Location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were greeted by Montse Ollé, the friendly administrator of the property, who was waiting at the apartment when we arrived. She informed us of everything we needed to know about the apartment and was eager to answer any questions we had. The apartment is split on two floors with the living room/kitchen on the top floor of the house and the bedrooms below. The entire apartment is furnished with high quality items, including Miele/Bosch appliances, a marble kitchen counter-top, a centrally-controlled Bose stereo system and comfortable sheets and linens. There are four (very clean) bathrooms in the apartment, three of which with showers in each bedroom. The main bathroom also has a tub. There is a fireplace in the living room and directly on the other side of the wall on the balcony, which enables one to keep warm outside. The view from the living room and balcony is magnificent, directly facing the university and the Convent de Sant Domènec. The Cathedral of Girona is just a few meters away and there are numerous ancient paths from the apartment to the old city. If one doesn't want to hear the church bells at night, one should use earplugs. We stayed in the apartment for one week from February 4 to February 11. The weather was nice, having rained only one night. But it was quite cold with temperatures going down to about 2 degrees Celsius. The heating in the apartment was adequate. But it wouldn't have been had the weather been any colder. There were enough blankets and we could have used the fireplace. The apartment was expensive, considering the prices of other apartments in the area. But it was worth it. There were only two (minor) problems with the apartment. There were some dirty dishes in the sink when we arrived and a wet mop in the kitchen closet that didn't smell so good. All in all, our experience was very good, and we would highly recommend this property to anybody looking for a high-end apartment in Girona.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing spacious property with great terraces and unbeatable views of Girona!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed here over the New Years period for 4 nights - a group of 8 (4 couples). It was perfect in every way! Even though it was December/January we still caught the sun on the terrace and had a leisurely breakfast outside every morning with stunning views of Girona. Perhaps it's not quite clear from the pictures but the lounge area is huge and really great for relaxing after a day of walking around Girona (we pulled all four sofas together so we could all sit together in the evening). There is a dining room/table for evening meals. All the 4 bedrooms are really spacious and there was extra blankets for chilly nights. I can imagine this is an amazing place to rent in the summer - the pool looked incredibly inviting but it was too cold this time of year. I recommend taking a morning walk around the local area (there is a nature trail... if you turn right out of villa and follow the Carrer Torre de Sant Narcís it will turn into a track which will take you back around to a road and from there back to villa). Also there is a mountain to the left of the villa (if you look at villa from road, mountain is on left hand side) which you can climb up and it was the best views of Girona - you need to walk down to Monestir de Sant Daniel then up the hill. The walk up/down to Girona central is about 20minutes and was good exercise.. we all managed the hill fine but we had a car for big supermarket shops. Oh and Girona is a great relaxing place for New Years with a party at the Cathedral from midnight on New Years Eve... the bells chime and you have to eat 12 grapes! I would highly recommend this villa to everyone and hope to come back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Great Location to explore Girona

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed exploring Girona from a convenient location particularly the nighttime when the Christmas lights were on and all the people were outside regardless of age. The apartment was bright and new and had everything you would need. Our hosts met us at the car park and walked us to the apartment and showed us around to make sure we were comfortable and went ove the city map to give us information on where to go in the city. They provdied very helpful hints printed in English of highlights of the city and the area. We really and enjoyed the Sunset Jazz Cafe which was a short walk from the apartment.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016