This comfortable detached villa (self catering) with private pool and pleasing garden has large terraces with lovely views of the nearby Montgri hills. The Villa Catalan enjoys the best of both worlds. The Montgri nature reserve with its rolling hills and rugged coves and the vibrant resort of Estartit with its picturesque harbour and expansive beach are both within easy walking distance. Also close at hand are supermarkets and restaurants. The villa’s two floors each have a self contained apartment with large lounges and well equipped kitchens. There are 6 bedrooms and three bathrooms. Facilities include two barbecues, two satellite TVs with DVD, CD and video, ample parking and laundry room with wash machine. There are plenty of sun beds to relax on by the pool and tables and chairs to dine al fresco in the garden. Both tastefully decorated lounges are in modern style with settees, easy chairs and pine dining suites. Central heating and a fireplace make it also ideal for winter.
Things to do: There is a helpful tourist office to advise you with sightseeing and activity ideas. The Pyrenees meet the med just 45 minute’s drive away where Salvador Dali had his coastal retreat at Cadaques. Visit Barcelona on coach excursion or by train from Flaca (20 minutes drive or taxi ride away) plus Girona (45 minute’s drive+ local buses) with its historic old town. Figueres (40 minute’s drive) is famous for the Salvador Dali museum. A few minutes drive inland Torroelle de Montgri is a must on Market day (Monday morning). Why not climb to the castle that dominates this historic old town. There is an excellent museum in the town. The Estartit beach is one of the best in the Med. You can wind surf, mountain bike, hike, golf, pitch and put, horse ride, dive, ride a quad bike, fish and sail. There are a number of popular water parks in the region. Aqua-diver in Platja d’Aro offers a free bus transfer in the summer season. The “Aqua Brava” park in Roses is an easy drive away.
The hiking, biking, diving and golf: In high season the Estartit tourist office offers free guided hikes to local scenic spots.
Grab a map from the local supermarket or newsagent (L’Emporda Walking and Mountain Biking – 2/L’Escala-Pals) and just minutes from the villa the Montgri Hills protected parkland is yours to explore with its hills and hidden coves. Some of the best sections of of Europe’s long distance “GR 92” trail are easily accessed. And some great walks in the Pyrenees are a short drive away. Bikes can be hired in Estartit. The biking is amazing. The diving is considered the finest in the Mediterranean. Contact us for details of the many diving schools operating in the resort.
It's a golfers paradise. The 26 holes 12 minutes away at Emporda is considered one of Europe's great courses. Try the two Pals course 13 minutes drive away. Also nearby is the championship course of Club de Golf d’Aro, the Girona course and Torremirona Course. The Gualta 3 par course & driving range is 10 mins.
Transfers.: We can help you arrange airport transfers from Ryan Air's Barcelona / Barcelona airport 45 minutes drive away.
From 13 Euros per person (8 seater minibus for 105 Euros) added to Ryan Air's cheap flights and it makes for a very reasonable priced holiday. And if you are driving, the villa is only an hour from the French border. We can send you directions.