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Make a holiday cottage in Monells your home away from home

Monells holiday homes are in and around a gorgeous medieval village amid idyllic countryside, so if you’re searching HomeAway for an unspoiled setting for rural tourism then this destination could be perfect for you. A short way from the Costa Brava, Monells holiday cottages are historic, built from limestone, and with lots of genuine features like towers, vaulted ceilings and wooden beams. Private pools complete the sense of luxury, making sure your downtime here will be a soothing complement to the thrilling array of activities available all around Monells holiday accommodation.

Things to do

-Local heritage. The small village of Monells merits a walking trip to see arched alleys, beautiful ensemble of old stone buildings and it’s sleepy main square. A few kilometres west of Monells is the national historic-artistic monument, Peratallada. This small town is also famed for its medieval heritage, taking the form of charming stone passageways, an 11th Century castle and original rutted streets.

-Walks. From Monells you can join the PR-C 103, a 14-kilometre circular hiking route that weaves its way into the neighbouring Gavarres mountain range, reaching the summit of Puig de’ Arques, the tallest peak in the area, with magnificent views. For more information about the many scenic local walks you could consult the tourism office in La Bisbal.

-Beaches. The part of the Costa Brava closest to Monells has some of Spain’s best beaches. See Pals, loved for its two-kilometre stretch of fine, golden sand. It’s a beach that appeals to teenage beach-bums and families with younger children in tow. You can come here for windsurfing, kitesurfing, or any number of beach sports. Just up from there is L’Escala, which also boasts a large Greco-Roman archaeological site.

-Gastronomy. Next to its countryside and beaches, the Costa Brava is a destination with a vibrant food culture, home to more than 2,500 restaurants. In Girona there’s El Celler de Can Roca, with three Michelin stars, and rated as one of the world’s top 50 restaurants. Traditional recipes include arroz negro, which is rice simmered with cuttlefish, prawns and died black with squid ink. Turnips are grown in various parts of northern Catalonia, and are combined with duck and game.

-Girona. Girona is the closest major city, and undoubtedly warrants a sight-seeing expedition. There’s a noteworthy cathedral, hundreds of metres of original fortifications and the grey-stoned 14th Century Collegiate Church of Sant Feliu, which is a staggering feat of medieval Gothic architecture. On the banks of the Onyar River is another unique feature – colourful multi-storey houses best-viewed from the city’s bridges.

Weather in Monells

There’s a warm Mediterranean climate in this area of Catalonia. If you’re at a holiday cottage in Monells in July then rainy days will be few and far between, and temperatures during the day will normally get up to 29 degrees. As the season progresses there’s a bit more rainfall, which culminates during October, the wettest month of the year. Despite the cooler temperatures in winter clear skies are a year-round feature – there are almost a thousand more hours sunshine per year than in London.

Travel to Monells

Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO) is the nearest international airport to Monells. It’s a hub for one important low-cost airline, which offers a whole host of routes from the UK. Visiting a holiday home in Monells it would be a good idea to hire a car, as the airport is about 35 kilometres from the village and public transport options are in short supply. By road you can follow the AP-7 northwards past the city of Girona, taking exit no.6 and joining c-66 and then the GIV-6701 on the way to Corça.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfectly Fabulous, everything it says and more.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fabulous is not a word I use very often, however, the Villa can only be described as Fabulous. It is situated in a lovely quiet position, in an area just outside Calonge. The views are superb, looking across Calonge towards the sea at Sant Antoni and Palamos. Many afternoon was spent sitting around the sparkling pool enjoying the hot winter sun, with a cold beer or a glass of wine. We were met by Samantha, who looks after the Villa, any question you would ask, by text or phone, is answered quickly. You could not improve on Sam. Equally the Villa is clean and well maintained. Whilst we were there we visited a local vineyard, Mas Molla, well worth a visit, it is family run and one of the daughters showed us around the cellars, don't miss it. Also horsed riding at Hipica Unicorn, run by a Swiss lady who speaks English, very reasonable prices. Best to look on Google Earth for your directions, then very easy to find. There are a number of restaurants nearby and these are shown in a folder on site, we basically self catered, so I cannot comment on them. What I can comment on is the very friendly, and at all times helpful contact with Judy Anderson, the owner. And when you arrive at the Villa, you will find a folder containing a wealth of information regarding every possible question you may have of the Villa and the surrounding areas; Doctors, Dentists, Train times to Barcelona Etc Etc. You do not find this amount of terrific information in most rental properties. Would I recommend this superb Spanish Home to family, friends and anyone who reads this review, YES I would. Bother, I have just realised that I should have kept this review to myself, as I will now have problems in booking my future holidays there. Thank you Judy for everything. Tony Izzard
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-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

                                                                                                      Fabulous property and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      One of the nicest houses I have ever set foot in - modern and tastefully decorated, set within the frame of this historical property. The location in the old town of Girona suited us perfectly and we received prompt and friendly help from the lovely Montse with everything from taxi bookings to restaurants and shops. We would love to come back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016