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

Espolla is a munipality in northeast Catalonia, close to the French border and about 45 minutes by car from the coast. In this mountainous area at the feet of he Pyrenees are a number of peaks taller than 1,000 metres, while in the landscape around Espolla villas you’ll find olive groves and vineyards.

Things to do in Espolla, Spain

An Espolla holiday cottage would appeal to you if you’re in need of some peace and quiet, or want to get back to nature for a few days. The Albera mountains are all around and offer a welcome escape from the busy beaches and resorts of the Costa Brava. They remain remarkably untouched by tourism or development and feature numerous Megalithic structures, including menhirs and dolmen. There are numerous trails that will take you to the most scenic spots or sites of archaeological interest. Keep an eye out for Albera cows, which are allowed to roam free throughout this upland area.

There’s also plenty of history surrounding self-catering villas in Espolla, with Romanesque chirches, monasteries and medieval castles. Requesens Castle is just 20 minutes away by car and dates to the 9th Century, with a Romanesque chapel. The castle is surrounded by a forest of Lebanese cedars, said to have been planted by noblemen centuries ago.

The town of Figueres sits just 17 kilometes from villa rentals in Espolla and is synonymous with surrealist artist Salvador Dali, who was born here. There’s a museum devoted to his work that merits a visit by anyone with a passing interest in 20th Century art. Also in Figueres is the 18th Century San Ferran castle, which is the largest historic monument in the whole of Catalonia.

Places to visit on holiday in Espolla, Spain

Espolla self-catering accommodation is about 25 kilometres from the Mediterranean, and the lovely beaches of the Costa Brava and France’s Pyrenees-Orientales. Banyuls-sur-Mer, LLanca and Roses are within easy reach. The resort of Llanca is particularly close and offers a marina and a number of sheltered beaches.

Weather in Espolla, Spain

If you arrive at an Espolla holiday cottage in summer then you can expect warm weather, which generally lasts from early-May to October. The hottest months are July and August, with consistently clear weather and high temperatures. Winters here can be cool, due to the high elevation, and snow is common on the taller peaks. Spring is a great time to be here, when temperatures are ideal for getting out and about.

Cheap flights to Espolla, Spain

Girona Airport (GRO) is an hour from Espolla self-catering holiday rentals, and can be reached via the budget airline Ryanair, serving this destination from East Midlands (EMA), Birmingham (BHX), London-Stansted (STN) and Manchester (MAN).

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                                                                                                      Fantastic Family Apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We've just returned from a great two week stay and can't say enough about how great the apartment was and how helpful Emil was during our stay. So, useful info... we're a family of four - two adults, two children aged 10 and 7. The apartment had everything we needed for our stay, the pictures given on this site are all accurate. The kitchen is modern, clean and well stocked with crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots, pans etc as well as a much used coffee maker! Lounge area has plenty of space, bedrooms have plenty of storage and there's room for suitcases in the large washing machine cupboard. Bathroom is modern and clean, plenty of towels. Balcony area was perfect for sitting out in the evening to eat as well as to just relax and have a glass of wine once the kids were in bed. Pool area is clean and well maintained, plenty of space for everyone. Apartment block as a whole is very clean and looked after well. Supermarket next door is handy and always very busy, Carrefour is just a short walk or drive away and is probably a bit better. For us the location was perfect - it's about a 10-15 min walk down to the 'main' area and beach of Santa Margarita so close enough but away from the hustle and bustle. It would probably take 20-30 mins to walk in to Roses along the beachfront with the children, though we didn't try it. It takes about 10 mins to drive in to Roses centre and is very straightforward. There is a lot to do in the local area both beach sport and historic sites. With older kids a lot of adrenalin beach activities to try nearby. The Aqua Park was a big hit with our children, we went on an overcast Tuesday and didn't have to queue very much for any of the rides, I think it would be a very different story on a sunny day. Emil was a great host - met us at the apartment with no problems, even though we arrived later than expected. He gave us lots of advice on places to visit, the best beaches, restaurant tips and most importantly the best places for croissants and pain chocolat! When we had one slight issue with the apartment - a door sticking - he was round and sorted it straight away. Really couldn't have asked for anything more, he was great! Highly recommend the accommodation for a family.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Delightful

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Fabulous panoramic view and good apartment facilities. Clean and comfortable. Lovely accessible walks and beaches by foot. Look forward to staying again especially when the outdoor small pool is completed. Kids missed dipping in a pool. Thank you Imma for a lovely stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017