This beautiful stone villa is in the centre of Peratallada, one of Catalonia's most prized and celebrated villages with its annual music, culinary and artistic festivals. The house has a lawned garden with a small private pool (4.5m by 3m) and a shaded outdoor dining area. Inside, the large rooms have fascinating historical features, such as an ancient bread oven, and an underground cistern for storing grain. There are 4 bedrooms; 3 with large double beds and one with twin beds. There's a stylish bathroom on each floor, a modern kitchen, a huge living/dining room with stone fireplace and large TV room with a double sofabed.The village has several restaurants, some very highly rated and well known, and others offering good value, quality, traditional Catalan food. The house enables you to enjoy the Catalan atmosphere with its history, culture and entertainment while also providing an ideal situation to access lovely local beaches 6 miles away. Water sports including sailing, snorkelling and diving, are particularly good in this area. Gerona (Spain's 'other Barcelona') is just 30 minutes drive, as is Figueres, where you can visit the fascinating Dali museum. The house is ideally situated for holidays all year round.
Baix Emporda, the area around Peratallada, is a region of great environmental interest with national parkland immediately to the west (Gavarres Massif) and to the north towards the coastal town of L'Escala. The Roman archaeological site at Empuries is a national treasure. It's really worth resisting the beaches on a couple of days of your holiday to explore the surrounding places of interest. For gardeners, a MUST is the Cap Roeg Botanical gardens where you'll see the most important flora of the Mediterranean. And in July and August they have a jazz festival in a superb outdoor setting overlooking the sea.
Golf: The area is excellent for golf, with several courses within 20-30 minutes. Emporda, with 27 holes and a swimming pool for non-golfers, and Pals are nearby and very good. Golf Costa Brava at Santa Christina D'Aro (30 min) has dramatic views and is testing in golf and physical terms with many climbs and descents. The best course, though a little further afield, is the PGA Golf Club de Catalunya, a championship course but worth the trip. Located on the N11 between Girona and Barcelona at Caldes de Malavella (45 min).
Swimming/ diving/ sailing/ walking: You'll find an excellent selection of beaches all along the coast right down to Palamos.
Our nearest small beaches and pretty bays are:
Our nearest large beach is close by at Playa de Pals which has a hugh sandy stretch of more than a mile.
There are diving schools at Fornells, Aguafreda and Begur if you want to do scuba diving. Good snorkelling is found all along this stretch of coast as the water is clear and the sea life thrives.
There are many additional sports/leisure activities available in the area, and very good walking with well signed paths.
Sailing and motor boats can be hired from several boatyards. Our agency has a list of phone numbers and will make a booking for you if you ask.