Luxury townhouse in a very quiet side street 2 minutes from centre of upmarket Begur with its bars, restaurants, shops and markets. Sa Riera beach is 5 min away with clifftop walks and beach restaurants. The villa itself is over 130 year old and retains a lot of its original character. Completely refurbished in 2007 keeping its original features, it has 3 levels. The ground floor has a beautiful old entrance, charming sitting room and 2 en suite bedrooms, 1 double bedroom and one twin room. The 2nd level has a modern kitchen, dining room and 2 bedrooms, 1 double en suite suitable for a wheelchair and 1 en suite with 2 double beds. The outdoor courtyard invites you to cook and dine al fresco while enjoying a solar heated pool. The 3rd level is a private south facing sun terrace looking directly over Begur Castle with magnificent views of Pals beach and the mountains. This villa is the perfect getaway for a romantic holiday, all year around. Covered by Home Away Rental Guarantee.
How to get there: Getting to the villa: Girona airport is an easy 45 minute drive away. Ryanair operate numerous daily flights from Stansted airport and also from most major UK airports. They also operate flights to Girona from several other European airports.Thompson flights and Avro also operate flights from the UK to Girona. Several car hire companies operate from Girona including Hertz, Avis and Goldcar.The aforementioned companies are bookable on-line. Perpignan airport is just over the French border and is approx 1.5 hours by car. Ryanair again serve this airport from major UK and European airports. Barcelona airport is approx 1.5 hours drive.EasyJet serve this airport as do most major European carriers. Calais is a 12 hour drive.Easy driving access from France and other areas of Spain via the AP7 ,the main motorway linking France and Spain.
Local area: Local activities: Good local shopping in Begur,La Bisbal, Playa de Pals and Palafrugell. Largest wine warehouse in Spain -a local landmark called Grau -in Palafrugell-an experience. Lots of local markets to be visited;both for food and local crafts-the best are in Palafrugell,La Bisbal, Pals and Begur. This area is renowned for diving and snorkeling-diving schools are located in Fornells,Aguafreda and Begur. Motor boats can also be hired locally on a daily basis. Horse riding,tennis,windsurfing all available closeby. For the smaller ones,face painting ,puppet shows and other activities take place regularly in the local park in Begur throughout the summer months which is just around the corner from the house. For the parents fed up driving their teens around, there is a free regular bus to and from the beach every 30 minutes or so that runs in Summer only. Pick up point is 1 minute from the house. Excellent marked walks throughout the area for those of you feeling energetic.
Restaurants/Beaches: A 5min drive from the villa is the sheltered sandy beach at Sa Riera on one side and Aiguablava on the other. Clifftop walks with breathtaking views will work up an appetite for the seafood available in the beachside restaurants. A safe family beach. Small coves and sandy bays abound in this area such as Sa Tuna, Fornells and Aiguablava. All within 10-15min drive. Huge sandy beach at Playa De Pals-you can walk for miles! Good windsurfing here too. Scuba diving and snorkeling are excellent. Some excellent seafood restaurants can be found in Begur and the surrounding villages. The only way to experience them is to try each one, far too numerous to mention.
The best bits
- what a fantastic location - a few minutes from the centre of town and even closer to shops - fresh food every day 60 seconds from your front door. On football nights (barcelona) the local square came alive with a live band, locals dancing and enjoying a great time as well as the big screens all done with families in mind
- Begur has tremendous restaurants, cafes and just enough shops - we are definitiely returning, everythjing we hoped it would be
- Owners were good communicators and gave good information and directions
- the house is big (we had two families) with 6, 8 and 9 year old. They loved the downstairs sitting room (sky!) for the mornings and the adults loved the upstairs bedrooms away from the noise in the mornings. we had great weather so we eat outside by the pool. Typically kids were in the pool all the time.
- the best bit though is the roof terrace with amazing views and we spent adult evenings up there, terrific!
For us the house was great as it suited the relaxed family holiday we wanted. If you want perfect, brand new and shiny it might not be for you as it is a character house with all the colour that it brings. Also the pool is on the small side and although good for the kids, didn't really get the adults in that often.
We loved it.
We had a wonderful holiday in Begur and in this charming and spacious property, perfectly situated in the town within easy walking distance to a good selection of shops and restaurants. The villa was immaculately clean, comfortable and well maintained with a heated outdoor pool, barbecue area and an upper terrace with breathtaking views, perfect for unwinding with a glass of wine and a good book. There was a good selection of local eateries to suit all budgets and when we fancied staying in there was a fully working kitchen and dining area perfect for cooking and with a local mini-market practically on the doorstep we couldn’t ask for more.
The journey from Barcelona airport was straight forward via bus but if you want to rent a car this property comes with a parking space.
Begur is beautifully picturesque town with hills, cobbled stoned winding streets and picturesque views, and well worth exploring on foot, I would recommend sensible shoes. The people were very friendly and there was a good variety of shops, restaurants and cafes to suit all budgets.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return. I would definitely recommend this property!!
This villa is a beautifully restored and charming town house with original features and perfectly situated in the town of Begur within easy walking distance to all amenities. We had a wonderful stay! The trip from Barcelona airport was straight forward there is public transport available and if you want to rent a car this property comes with a parking space.
The accommodation was immaculately clean, comfortable and well maintained. The outdoor heated pool and terrace area were very clean with beautiful views from the upper terrace. There was a fully working kitchen and dining area perfect for cooking and with a local supermarket practically on the doorstep we had all the comforts of home.
Begur is a picturesque town with winding streets and breathtaking views, it is hilly so perfect to work off the sangria and paella and well worth exploring on foot. The people were very friendly and there was a good variety of restaurants and cafes to suit all budgets.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property!!
Our stay in this villa was amazing! The trip from Barcelona airport was straight forward and there's a parking space for your rental car.
The villa itself still has its original charm with some fabulous original brick work in the down stairs bedrooms especially!
The accommodation was comfy and well looked after! We felt very at home and all the little ornaments and attentions to detail in each room helped.
We cooked in one day snd the kitchen appliances are top class, the outdoor pool was clean and heated by solar panels.
The central location was super handy with Spar just round the corner and the views were fab!
The village it self is hilly with cobble stones so maybe leave the heels at home.
There was a Great variety of shops, cafes and restaurants to suit all budgets in the village of Bagur and great bargains to be had in pottery nearby.
We loved every minute of our stay and throughly recommend the villa and town to all.
There really is something for everyone there.
I stayed in this property over the long May bank holiday. The property was spotlessly clean and well furnished. Everything you needed was there. It is very large making it very comfortable for a large crowd. The beds were lovely and comfortable and the area was very quiet at night. The pool and terrace was very private and well stocked with table and chairs for comfort. The kitchen had all mod cons with a view of the pool. The sitting room was large and comfy. I liked the fact that this property was near all the shop's and the supermarket was right down the road. I would recommend this property as it has all you could need for a comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings.
Fabulous house in picturesque Begur. House was spacious with all the facilities one could ask for. Loved time spent there.
Supereb central location for Restaurants Shops & Beaches yet very quiet & peaceful.
Large spacious rooms in a house full of character with a very nice pool in the quiet courtyard.
Several exellent Restaurants with delicious Seafood on offer.
The Dali Museum is only an hour away and is really worth a visit.
Begur is a pretty medieval village with cobbled streets and whitewashed houses draping the hillside below the ruins of a stone castle. Catalan bars and restaurants specialising in seafood surround the central pedestrianised square .Service is friendly and children are welcome and cherished by the Catalans. Locally produced wines compliment the fare.The vineyards producing these wines will welcome you to wine tasting. There are excellent supermarkets and specialist fishmonger and butcher shops. Freshly baked bread is available in many shops. No sign of high rise here. Sandy bays and small coves with beach side bars and restaurants abound such as Pals, Llafranc and Aiguablava. La Bisbal-the home of ceramic goods-is 15 min away and is a must for pottery lovers. Girona is a beautiful city and is 45 min by car.It will satisfy the culture-vulture and shopaholic alike. Barcelona is an easy one hour drive-this vibrant city needs no introduction. Francophiles - French border 1 hour.
Golf: Golf: The Costa Brava has recently won an award for The Best Emerging Golf Destination Worldwide by IAGTO. Why? Because the Costa Brava now hosts some of the finest golf courses in Europe.In the last decade the Costa Brava has become host to nine excellent golf courses, ranging from Par 3 courses up to championship level, all within a 45 minute drive of our villa. What's more, the very reasonable green fee rates and the ready availability of tee times make the Costa Brava a real rising star in the world of golf. With a year round playing season and very comfortable weather conditions on any given date the Costa Brava is an excellent choice for a golfing holiday. The local tourist office provides specific details of all courses within an easy drive of our villa so bring those golf clubs.
Ski: Ski: Ski resorts are a two hour drive away in the French Pyrenees and Andorra.
You will be required to leave a security deposit with my agent on collecting keys for the property. This can be done in the form of credit card details. You must receive permission from the home owner should you wish to bring a pet into the property. Bringing a pet may incur extra cleaning charges at the end of your stay. Please note that pets are not allowed on any furniture, at any time. As pet hairs are very difficult to remove from furniture the extra cleaning costs are very necessary. You MUST clean up after your pet should it soil anywhere within the confines of the property. Not to do so will mean the loss of the security deposit.