LUXURY Villa Sea Views BEGUR 5 ensuite bedrooms
LUXURY Villa Sea Views BEGUR 5 ensuite bedrooms
A magnificent detached villa located in the small exclusive development of Ses Falugues on a hillside overlooking the Bay of Aiguablava and 4km from the historic castle town of Begur.
Approached by its own drive and set in landscaped gardens with extensive lawns surrounding the swimming pool. Parking for at least three cars in a shaded area. The nearest beach is within walking distance at just 1.1km from the villa. There is also a supermarket and restaurant in the immediate area.
The beach next to Fornells harbour and its 5* hotel along with the golden sand beach of Aiguablava with waterfront restaurants is just a few minutes by car or it is possible to walk.
The charming historic castle town of Begur has an outstanding choice of restaurants, tapas bars, cafes and a bustling weekly market selling fresh fruit and vegetables and a host of other items including clothes.
There are specialist shops scattered amongst the narrow cobbled streets creating an enchanting place to explore. With several late night cellar bars and a lively atmosphere in the high season this town has appeal for all ages.
The main living accommodation is on the ground floor with the exception of a first floor studio / balcony area accessed from the kitchen / diner by a staircase. The build quality, fixtures, fittings and contemporary furnishings are of a high standard throughout.
In the centre of the house, accessed by large double French doors, is a modern fully fitted open plan kitchen / dining room benefiting from stainless steel appliances including an American style fridge-freezer, a `range` cooker with extractor, dishwasher and microwave.
Next to the kitchen is a very spacious sitting room furnished with modern, comfortable sofas and easy chairs of high quality and an open fireplace. Entertainment here is provided by English Sky TV in addition to Spanish channels, a DVD Player and stereo system.
Doors from the living room and kitchen give access to the bedrooms via passageways either side.
BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS:
There are three double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms all possessing comfortable beds, quality furniture with bedside tables and fitted wardrobes. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans and double patio doors to the terrace and gardens. Two of the bathrooms also have separate power / massage showers.
BASEMENT - GAMES ROOM:
Internal stairs from the hallway lead down to the spacious basement where there is a utility room housing the washing machine and tumble dryer. In addition, there is a large games room with table tennis, table football and an American pool table.
The first floor balcony/studio area, which extends to a full roof top solarium, is ideaL for relaxing and taking in the magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean coastline.
French doors from all the bedrooms, the living room and kitchen/dining room lead out onto a full length terrace having steps to an expanse of well kept mature gardens and lawns.
The 12m x 6m swimming pool, with Roman steps for safe easy access, is set in well kept lawns. Sunbeds and parasols are provided to relax by the pool.
A brick built barbecue and terrace furniture is provided to experience 'Alfresco' dining in this wonderful setting.
Accommodation is for 10 people and in addition a folding bed and sofa bed are available. For 12 people there is an additional charge of £150
Small group rates available in low and mid season. Please enquire.TripAdvisor property ID 3866241...Read more
LUXURY Villa Sea Views BEGUR 5 ensuite bedrooms Begur, Catalonia, Spain
Additional Location Information
BEGUR - This charming hillside town with its cobbled streets offers the visitor an outstanding choice of Catalan restaurants, tapas bars and shops. The main square has entertainment in the high season and there are many late night bars and an outdoor disco. The overall atmosphere is very Spanish with local artists` paintings and crafts displayed in the square during the summer. Every Wednesday there is a market selling fruit/veg clothes and accessories. There are excellent supermarkets, specialist fishmonger, butchers` shops and freshly baked bread available in many shops.
This is the unspoilt Costa Brava or Catalonia which has escaped invasion by Tour Operated holiday groups and where most of the properties are owned by Barcelonians. With an abundance of delightful coastal towns and idyllic sandy coves, this region is rarely overcrowded and has retained real Spanish charm. This is an area you will want to return to again and again.... Every day you can find a new diversion, be it a cultural pursuit, taking the kids to a waterpark, playing tennis, snorkelling, sailing, or a lazy day at one of the beautiful sundrenched sandy coves with clear water and beachfront restaurants. The coastal resorts all have a choice of waterfront restaurants, cafes and shops and it is a real pleasure to wander the little streets around the harbour fronts and enjoy the spectacular scenery of this rugged coastline. Development here has slowed right down and you will come across villas unexpectedly tucked away. No large apartment development is possible as the rugged terrain, thankfully, does not allow for this, leaving the shoreline intact with some wonderful coastal path walks.
Begur is a charming hillside town with a castle at its crown. The cobbled streets add to the character of the town and offer a really excellent choice of Catalan restaurants which nearly all have al fresco eating in the summer months. In addition there are several tapas bars, individual and exquisite clothes, antique and specialist food shops, cafes and late night cellar bars. There are two plazas both of which have entertainment in the high season. No wall to wall discos here or loud music but there are a couple of clubs situated just out of the main part of the town. The overall atmosphere is very Spanish with local artists` paintings and crafts displayed in the old square during the summer. Every Wednesday the market stalls spill into the narrow streets where you can buy fruit and vegetables, clothes and accessories. There are excellent supermarkets, specialist fishmonger, butchers` shops and freshly baked baguettes in many of the bakeries.
Within 5km of Begur are the excellent beaches and coastal villages of Aiguablava, Sa Riera, Aiguafreda, Sa Tuna, Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc each with its own unique character. The coastal path walk between Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc provides a relaxing pre-dinner or pre-lunch stroll, which can be followed by a drink at one of the many waterfront cafes or bars and the treat of spectacular scenery en-route.
Tamariu - a most picturesque bay with a sandy beach. A promenade with restaurants and shops fronts the beach and creates a very convivial al fresco atmosphere. Approximately 4km from Begur, Tamariu has an extremely pretty sandy bay with a promenade and waterfront restaurants, shops and cafes. Villas decorate the surrounding area of Tamariu, known as Aiguagelida and there is also a small bay with this name.
Llafranc a chic coastal resort with a crescent shaped sandy bay and promenade has restaurants, hotels and shops along the front, looking straight out to sea. A small marina at the far end of the bay adds to the local interest. From Llafranc there is a coastal path walk to the exquisite string of sandy coves and waterfront shops and restaurants of Calella de Palafrugell.
Calella de Palafrugell - The largest of Palafrugell`s beach resorts has a series of pretty coves strung out like pearls behind the fishing village with whitewashed arches on the promenade. Fishing boats are pulled up on the sand and the seafood restaurants beside the water are always busy at weekends. Development here has been low-rise and low-key with everything on a human scale. A cliff path leads in around 20 minutes to Llafranc, making a delightful pre-dinner stroll. High above the bay, the Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig is a botanical garden designed by Russian emigre Nicolai Woevodsky and his English wife Dorothy in the 1920s. The gardens feature cypress, cedar and mimosa trees as well as Mediterranean flowers and herbs, plus a mock castle at the centre and stunning views of waves crashing against cliffs. Calella de Palafrugell is best known as the home of havaneres, performed on the beach at a popular festival each summer. The singing of hananeres is usually accompanied by the drinking of cremat, a spicy Creole concoction of flaming coffee, rum and cinnamon with a twist of lemon.
Aiguafreda - Extract from The Sunday Times Travel section, 9 March 2008, listing Aiguafreda as one of the top ten beaches in the world!
"My favourite beach is called Cala d`Aiguafreda and it doesn`t have sand. It has flat rocks as warm as electric blankets and tiny rock pools that make perfect wine coolers. Wrapped in pine woods and sheltered from the tramontane wind, it smells intoxicatingly of ozone and resin and is lapped by waters as clear as Bombay Sapphire. That`s nothing special in these parts. The beaches of the Baix Emporda, as this part of the Costa Brava is known, belong in a superleague of their own; but, for my money, tiny Aiguafreda is number one. That`s due in no small part to the fabulous Hostal Sa Rascassa, located in heavenly isolation a few steps from the beach. Owned by the ebullient Oscar Gorriz, this simple, stylish place (recently voted one of Spain`s best decorated hotels) with a candlelit open-air restaurant, a beach bar and a Wednesday night music club, is a diamond set in an emerald forest beside a sapphire sea". [Chris Haslam]
Sa Tuna - South along the enchanting coast road, the bay of Sa Tuna must be one of the most beautiful in Europe. There is little to match a meal outside the Hostal Sa Tuna, right by the sea on a calm, warm evening. Sa Tuna is an old fishermans village and a real favourite of the Catalans, never too crowded but always lively enough, and with an atmosphere that easily makes you understand the history of the place. Many of the people who live here have been in the bay for generations, calmly uninterrupted by the visitors. Above Sa Tuna, the carefully developed areas of La Borna and Cap de Begur have stunning views of the bay, the coast and the sea. You can travel to Sa Tuna from Begur south along the main coast road, but if you are lucky enough to find the alternative windy road from Begur to Cap de Begur and La Borna, finally arriving at Sa Tuna, you will be discovering a little bit more of Begur`s history, as this is the old road which the fisherman would use to reach the bay. At LA BORNA and Sa Tuna the sea flows through a rocky inlet with dramatic scenery into a protected bay with a sand and shingle beach.
Places to visit:
There are many places of interest including inland medieval towns such as Peratallada, 20 mins from Begur. This village is kept in pristine condition and has some very individually styled restaurants and shops.
Visit Salvador Dali`s castle which he gifted to his wife Gala, at Pubol (20mins Begur) and his amazing museum at Figueres (40mins Begur), where you cannot fail to be drawn in by the extensive and fascinating exhibits.
At La Bisbal (20mins Begur) the streets are littered with ceramic shops and there is also an antique centre.
Girona is a wonderful city to visit. The River Onyar, lined by buildings in red and ochre, divides the old city from the new A walk up the lively riverside Rambla takes you towards the city`s spiritual core and major landmark, the magnificent cathedral. Its 1680 baroque faÃ¯Â¿Â½ade conceals a graceful Romanesque cloister and what is said to be the widest nave in Christendom. Girona is commonly known as mini-Barcelona, with its own charming Ramblas and interesting shops and pavement restaurants. There is a large market here every Saturday.
Barcelona, if you crave city life, is approximately one hour by train from Flaca, where you can leave your car (20mins from Begur) and get right into the centre of Barcelona. Barcelona is a confident, progressive city and the classic tourist images of Spain seem firmly out of place in Barcelona`s bustling central boulevards and stylish modern streets. And style is what brings many visitors here, attracted by enthusiastic newspaper and magazine articles which make much of the outrageous architecture, user-friendly city design, agreeable climate and frenetic nightlife. Barcelona has continued to blossom from provincial city to putative European capital. When the Olympic Games had finished, the city was left with an entirely new harbour development containing the futuristic Olympic Village.
The border of France is approximately one hour away but you will find all you need and more in this beautiful and charming unspoilt region of Spain, Costa Brava, Catalonia.
Be sure to take a map with you or buy one in a newsagent`s store. This is an area of immense beauty and car hire is highly recommended if you want to experience the diversity of this region. It is advisable (and less expensive) to arrange Car Hire prior to your holiday and we can arrange this on your behalf, as well as flights and insurance.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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