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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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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Villa #8120975
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Apartment #6014814
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Multiple rentals Villa #588329a
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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House #6670310
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Apartment #8081788
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Cottage #6577141
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Good! 3.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.4/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Villa #689804a
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Apartment #8006303
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Recent Reviews

Great property

5 of 5
Excellent property located in a dead-end street with a (heated) pool and baby pool. Plenty of storage and fully equipped kitchen. Highchairs and a baby bed were provided for the baby and toddler. Plenty of toys were also provided. The kids (and we) had a great time. Would definitely recommend!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 04, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Peaceful retreat

4 of 5
Apartment located just off the beach with great sea views. Quiet spot, not overlooked. Roof terraces useful, plenty of safe outside space.
  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017