SEPTEMBER'S NEARLY HERE
The beaches are emptier, but the sea is just as warm. Down near the beaches the bars and restaurants are all going strong, but you can park and get a table easily, and the waiters are not so stressed.
And however busy the villages are, our regular guests know that they can always find peace and quiet - and greenery - and space - here, only minutes away from the beach.
So if you're looking for somewhere that provides easy access to some of the Costa Brava's loveliest coastline and its friendliest small resorts, Can Ralet is the answer. If you want to be near some of the best restaurants in Spain, Can Ralet is an ideal centre. Not to mention our 'Ruta de Vino' that takes you to some of the area's best wineries. Neighbouring Palafrugell has the most impressive wine mercant in Soain, with bottles from €1.50 to €20,000!
And if you want to sleep peacefully, away from the noise and bustle, Can Ralet is quiet and peaceful. Open fields, a 'self-help' vegetable garden and the scents of eucalyptus and jasmine. And if you're a bird-watcher, this year we have welcomed Golden Orioles and a Kestrel (not very popular with our chickens!).
Can Ralet consists of two bedrooms (one double bedroom, one twin bedroom), a kitchen diner, a cozy sitting room with a library, TV, and a selection of CD's and even vinyl! There's a spacious bathroom and French windows lead to the ‘Italian’ garden giving on to extensive lawns and overlooking the house’s vegetable garden. The kitchen/diner gives on to a charming covered floral terrace featuring a large dining table and sitting area. A Norwegian guest said recently that he's coming back next year simply to relax and read.
Parking is on the lawn less than 5 yards from the terrace. Both Llafranc and Tamariu offer (in addition to their charming beaches), numerous restaurants, hotels and cafés. There is also a restaurant and bar in the (rather Ritzy) hotel at the San Sebastian lighthouse, as well as a very fashionable Japanese restaurant and a relaxed bar in what used to be the lighthouse-keeper's house. On Cala Pedrosa there is an informal beach bar offering drinks and excellent light meals during the summer months.
Oh, and by the way. We've a sturdy bicycle for those who want to 'pop' down to the local shop for a loaf, a croissant or a bottle of wine
From September 1st onwards, as the beaches begin to empty, we've lowered the price by ten per cent. So if you feel like a break, give us a try. You won't be disappointed!