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Make a holiday cottage in Valles Oriental your home away from home

Valles Oriental holiday cottages are found in a location convenient for the city of Barcelona, fantastic Mediterranean beaches and impressive natural landscapes. It makes Valles Oriental holiday homes especially versatile, appealing to all kinds of holidaymakers – those who want to take cultural or gastronomic tours, active tourists who’d like to scale the peaks at Montseny or La Mola, or families who can’t resist the lure of sun, sea and sand. Whatever your plans, cottages in Valles Oriental serve as a peaceful retreat, thoughtfully appointed with today’s conveniences, with many also providing relaxing gardens and private pools.

Things to do

-Local heritage. The modernism movement, which took place at the turn of the 20th Century, furnished the Valles Oriental area with some fabulous architecture. Impressive examples can be seen in Granollers, Cardedeu, La Garriga and Figaro-Montmany. You can even follow the Ruta Raspall, a route that takes in the best local works of the architect Manuel Joaquim Raspall i Mayol, who was very active in the area in the early 20th Century.

-Outdoor recreation. Valles Oriental is a low-lying area, but you won’t be far from some beautiful hills. The Ruta Els 3 Monts (route of the three mountains) passes right through the area. It links the legendary Montserrat with La Mola and Montseny, on a course that is 100 kilometres in length and broken down into six stages. What makes the trail special is the landscape, which changes slowly as you pass from peak to peak.

-Gastronomy. There are more than 30 markets across the region, where you can purchase seasonal fresh produce as well as locally-crafted artisan products. Valles Oriental has been a corridor for travellers for millennia, and this has made the area open to new ideas. Many of the best restaurants here serve traditional Catalan cuisine, but with modern twists. Key local products include Alella wine, white beans, olive oil and a sausage made exclusively in the town of La Garriga.

-Coast. The coastline north of Barcelona has a fantastic infrastructure – gorgeous sandy beaches are complemented by vibrant resort towns, home to great restaurants and all the shops you could need. There are also golf courses, the nearest being Llavanera near Mataro. One of the best and nearest beaches can be found at Calella, which has Blue Flag status, as does El Masnou.

-Barcelona. Great road and public transport links from Valles Oriental mean there’s no excuse not to visit one of Europe’s most dynamic and stylish cities. For shopping expeditions there’s nowhere like it, with everything from one-off boutiques in Gracia to plush fashion houses in Eixample. Sights and culture are abundant, but the many outlandish works of modernist architect Antoni Gaudí are a must.

Weather in Valles Oriental

Valles Oriental holiday accommodation is in an area of Catalonia that gets mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers. Get here any time between May and late-September, and you’ll be faced with temperatures that approach or exceed 30 degrees. Rain becomes more frequent as the summer goes on, with the wettest weather of the year occurring in October. Winters here are mild compared to those in Britain – most days it will get up to 14 or 15 degrees, while sub-zero temperatures are quite rare, even at night.

Travel to Valles Oriental

If you want to reach your holiday home in Valles Oriental from the UK then the nearest international airport is Barcelona El Prat (BCN), which is just on the other side of the city, to the southwest. It’s a straightforward drive; the town of Granollers for instance, can be reached in just over half an hour, via the B10 and B20. With public transport, you could catch a bus from the terminal, or even use the R2 Rodalies de Catalunya line to get out to towns like San Celoni, Montmelo, Cardedeu and Granollers.

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                                                                                                      Relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings

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                                                                                                      Villa Maresme was a lovely experience. We were 15 people and still the house made it feel spacious and calm. All the bedrooms are very big and breezy, the kitchen has everything you need and it was nice and clean on arrival. The villa has a beautiful garden with a lovely pool and a big terrace to enjoy in the evenings. The only issue we experienced was that the WiFi did not work very well. Bas, the owner of the property, was also very helpful during our time there. He is incredibly service minded and truly just wishes you the best experience at his place. We enjoyed our stay very much, and would gladly come back for another week.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      A fantastic stay - een fantastisch verlof

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Met onze familie van 4 personen hadden we een fantastisch verblijf van 1 weekje in deze villa in Sant Cebria de Vallalta. Omdat we de reis van België tot Spanje voornamelijk 's nachts deden, arriveerden we al rond 10.30h aan de woning. Geen probleem echter, want de verantwoordelijke ter plaatse - en hierbij dus een hele dikke pluim aan Marcello - deed er alles aan om ons onmiddellijk in de woning te laten, daar waar dit in feite eerst rond 16.00h zou zijn. De ontvangst maar ook de verdere begeleiding door Marcello was omzeggens perfect - en dat is een hele geruststelling mocht er toch ergens iets fout lopen of een defect optreden. De woning is perfect voor groepen tot 6 a 8 personen met zijn 4 separate slaapkamers. We hebben al heel wat huizen gezien - maar van deze villa waren we onder de indruk. Misschien niet zozeer het formaat, maar vooral de netheid en het feit dat zowat alles voorhanden is. Niet te vergeten de garage om 1 wagen veilig en buiten de zon te kunnen parkeren - ook dat is een enorme troef vonden we. Het uitzicht dat deze woning te bieden heeft is adembenemend mooi - zicht over de bergen tot op zee. De bereikbaarheid van de woning is erg goed, de minder goede Spaanse binnenwegjes moet je erbij nemen. Alles wat je verder nodig hebt aan voorzieningen (supermakt / bakker / slager) is te vinden binnen handbereik - namelijk in het dorpje van Sant Cebria. Een wagen is daarbij natuurlijk wel een absolute must. Wij deden enkele bezoeken aan Barcelona per auto - en ook dat is perfect meegevallen. Je doet de afstand van de woning tot centrum Barcelona in iets minder dan een uurtje - de oprit van de snelweg ligt op ca. 7 km. Als uitvalsbasis is deze woning daarvoor dus perfect gelegen. Barcelona is zeer toegankelijk met de wagen - amper files en voldoende parkings te vinden ook. Anderzijds zit je vlakbij Calella, Blanes, Lloret De Mar en zelfs Tossa De Mar. Overdag heb je de rust van de bergen - 's avonds kan je perfect de drukte van het strand en de dijk opzoeken. Wij vonden Blanes heel leuk en heel levendig. Voor al degenen die naar deze regio willen reizen, en eventueel Barcelona willen bezoeken zou ik zeggen - niet twijfelen! Vandaar dan ook onze beoordeling met 5 sterren, in dit geval dubbel en dik verdiend!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017