Artistic holiday villa with pool garden in ideal Catalonia location

Crespia, Girona province, Catalonia Property Ref: CA23
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    Sleeps 8
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Perfectly located for visits to Dali's castle-museum, beaches, Girona town, medieval villages, lake and mountains. Sleeps 8.

Booking information for CA23

  • The pool is open from the end of May to the end of September.

  • Obligatory costs not included, payable locally:

    • Catalonia tourist tax must be paid to the property manager on arrival. The tax is 0,66 euro per night for each person of 16 years and over (for the first 7 nights only).
  • Check-in time: from 16:00h to 22:00h; Check-out time: 10:00h

  • A refundable security deposit of 200 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day CA23

  • The changeover day is Saturday in July and August and flexible at other times.

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Summary

Perfectly located for visits to Dali's castle-museum, beaches, Girona town, medieval villages, lake and mountains. Sleeps 8.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    4 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    4 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 8

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet; TV (Spanish and International channels) with DVD and USB & HDMI ports; CD/radio; Board games; Private, filtered swimming pool (7 m x 3.5 m, 1.20 - 1.70 m deep); Sunloungers; Barbecue; Porch furniture for meals al fresco; Outdoor fridge; Basketball hoop & ball; Table tennis. 

Self-catering
5-ring gas hob and oven; Microwave; Kettle; Coffee maker; Toaster; Juicer; Dishwasher; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Fan & mosquito netting in each bedroom; Hairdryer in each bathroom; Washing machine and dryer (in utility room); Iron & board; Cot & highchair; Central heating; Open fireplace (a reasonable amount of firewood included); All bedding and towels provided, including pool towels; Private parking.

Notes on Facilities
In dry summer months there may be restrictions on barbecue use if forestry regulations are enforced.

Layout

Lower floor
Open-plan living room-dining room with open fireplace and access to gardens; Kitchen. 

First floor
Bedroom 1: Double bed (two beds made as a double) with en suite bathroom/WC (shower, no bathtub); Bedroom 2: Double bed (can be made up as twin beds on previous request) with en suite bathroom /WC (shower, no bathtub).

Second floor
Bedroom 3: Twin beds; Bedroom 4: Twin beds (can be made as a double on previous request only); Bathroom/WC (shower, no bathtub).

Exterior
Bathroom (walk-in shower); pool area; lawned gardens; parking.

Notes on layout

Some bedrooms can be made as double bedded or twin bedded on previous request.

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Overview

If you want comfort and privacy in a tranquil country setting within comfortable reach of the highlights of northern Catalonia, look no further.

Your four-bedroom villa is set in quiet countryside, just 100 metres from a well-preserved old village. It comprises the lion's share of an impressive dwelling with an upstairs apartment belonging to the same owner that is left strictly unoccupied whenever holidaymakers are here, thus guaranteeing your total privacy in the house and gardens.

In 2023 we were informed that the village has a good restaurant/cafe. There's also a good restaurant 4 minutes' drive away, in a small village with a bar, bakery and butcher's.

The villa is pleasantly informal, furnished in an eclectic style by the artist owner and hung with a mixed assortment of pictures.

We especially liked the spacious and imaginatively decorated open-plan main room and how it communicates naturally with the lawned gardens.

The house scores high on facilities. The four bedrooms are comfortable and attractive. 

A stepped, mosaic swimming pool allows for delicious cooling-off and enjoyment during summer months and there are sunloungers by the pool and in the gardens. The pool's nocturnal illumination is automatic.

The house is an excellent choice all year round, with central heating as well as an open fireplace (logs included in the rental).

This is one of the most rewarding locations in Spain, and excursion options from the property make for a thoroughly complete holiday. You can choose from cultural visits to villages and towns, including Dali’s castle museum in the town where he was born and died; natural wonders such as the amazing volcanoes of La Garrotxa; boating, swimming and walks at Banyoles Lake, and good beaches on the Costa Brava.

Distances to places of interest are usually an item we list under the Location tab, but in this case, they bear underlining as they are so conveniently situated.

Here are some of the highlights:

Mare de Deu del Mont at Cabanelles is a magical mountain from whose summit you can virtually see the entire province of Girona. It is surmounted by a sanctuary, destination of local pilgrimages in March and April from nearby villages such as Crespià, Beuda, Besalú, Cabanelles: 10 minutes.

Dali's Castle Museum, where the inimitable artist is also buried, in his home village of Figueres on the verge of the Pyrenees: 15 minutes.

Banyoles Lake, from where water is channelled through the town of the same name, watering the market gardens of Sant Esteve monastery: 15 minutes.

Besalú, an atmospheric medieval town on the banks of the River Fluvià: 20 minutes.

In Sant Miquel de Campmajor, Bosc Can Ginebreda is another enchanted wood, this time thanks to the free-standing sculptures by artist Xicu Cabanyes. Xicu has his studio right in the woods, and you’ll also find an exciting restaurant there, 30 minutes away.

Handsome Girona cathedral town, with its ancient Jewish quarter (and international airport): 35 minutes

Beaches of the Costa Brava and well-preserved ruins of the Greek town of Ampurias (Empúries): just over 30 minutes.

At Santa Pau, the marvel of the Garrotxa volcanic zone, where you can get right to the craters of the (extinguished) volcanoes. Or go horseriding in the unique beechwoods of the Faigeda d'en Jordà, whose autumn leaf fall is an event in itself: 45 minutes.

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Location

Setting

Gate to La Garrotxa region: Quiet countryside, with gentle landscape of hills, cultivated fields and pretty medieval villages.

Location

Access via very short rural track from a small village. The track is about 50 metres long and with some bumps, but short and negotiable with an ordinary car. Nearest facilities: Esponellá at 4 mins drive.

Crespia 5 mins walk
Restaurant/cafe
Figueres 15 mins
Most facilities, Dali Museum
Banyoles 15 mins
Lake, good easy walking
Girona 35 mins
Beautiful town
Empuria Brava 35 mins
Excellent beaches
Camprodon 1 hr
Pyrenees
airport Nearest Airports
Girona (GRO) 40 mins
Perpignan (PGF) 1 hr
Barcelona (BCN) 1 hr 30 mins
Reus (REU) 2 hrs 15 mins

Prices

Rustical Travel charges in Euros, VAT is included, no surcharges apply.

 
FromtoPrice per week
01 Jan 202401/01/2024 22 Mar 202422/03/2024
€2,625
23 Mar 202423/03/2024 05 Apr 202405/04/2024
€3,000
06 Apr 202406/04/2024 28 Jun 202428/06/2024
€2,625
29 Jun 202429/06/2024 26 Jul 202426/07/2024
€2,725
27 Jul 202427/07/2024 16 Aug 202416/08/2024
€3,245
17 Aug 202417/08/2024 30 Aug 202430/08/2024
€2,950
31 Aug 202431/08/2024 31 Dec 202431/12/2024
€2,625
 
 
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Booking information for CA23

  • The pool is open from the end of May to the end of September.

  • Obligatory costs not included, payable locally:

    • Catalonia tourist tax must be paid to the property manager on arrival. The tax is 0,66 euro per night for each person of 16 years and over (for the first 7 nights only).
  • Check-in time: from 16:00h to 22:00h; Check-out time: 10:00h

  • A refundable security deposit of 200 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day CA23

  • The changeover day is Saturday in July and August and flexible at other times.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Eugene | June | 2023

We particularly enjoyed the garden and dining terrace and spent most of our time outside whilst at the house. The kitchen is well-equipped. The views over Crespia below were beautiful. It is a rurally-located property but the cafe/restaurant in Crespia is in walking distance and sells breakfast bread and croissants, useful as there is no local shop."

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Carina | July | 2022

the location is fantastic, the view, the swimming pool, the area, the new shower downstairs was great. Lots of trees and enough shade. I think the house could improve a bit if the kitchen gets an upgrade (was a bit smelly) and the other bathrooms too."

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Perrine | July | 2021

Everyhting was perfect. Location, swiming pool, garden, equipement of the house. Really Wonderfull place!"

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Alan | July | 2019

Apart from the hair-raising drive and the lack of toilet on the ground floor, the house was ideal, with spacious and agreeable accommodation, as well as a large garden for relaxing and swimming. There was an unforgettable view of the eastern Pyrenees."

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Claire | August | 2017

We had a fantastic holiday - Lawrence and Olga were extremely welcoming and friendly. The property was well equipped and we had everything we needed. Although in a peaceful location, it was very quick to access larger roads so easy to get around. We would definitely stay here again."

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Tony | August | 2016

To whom it concerns, We had a wonderful two week stay in this property in Crespia. The house and pool were in excellent condition and the weather was really nice."

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George | July | 2016

Fantastic house. Had everything we needed. Pool is also great. Lovely spot with great views. Laurence and Orla were extremely welcoming and ensured we felt at home. Recommend Besalu for a visit, the Dali museum in Figures and Roses for the beach."

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Martyn | August | 2015

Wonderful villa in Crespia - great surroundings and a fabulous location. The place was beautiful, and the service excellent. Highly recommended!"

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Carol | August | 2015

Excellent large house for a big family group. Comfortable,attractive. Beautiful views from the house and garden over village and nearby mountains. 3 minor improvements would be :addition of bbq tools;sharper kitchen knives; better high chair. The high chair supplied was nor suitable for a baby - it had no means of securing child in the chair . This does need to be changed. Owners were delightful and friendly and were happy for us to stay most of Friday while they cleaned house for next visitors."

Rustical Update

Property manager confirmed that high chair is standard size. The other points should be improved for 2016, including barbecue tools.

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Simon | July | 2015

My experience with Rustical Travel, the property and holiday were faultless. Highly recommend."

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Jon | August | 2014

It was a great quiet villa good for groups. The large shaded terrace was ideal and the massive lounge meant that all three couples could spend time together as a group. The kitchen was well equipped and the property was generally well looked after. It was easy to find coming from both France or Barcelona and an a great base to explore the region. The owners were extremely friendly and very helpful."

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Anna | July | 2014

Is an exiting house filled with art, books and family games, comfortabel couches and beds, a cozy and cool living room (July), a very well equiped kitchen and even a bathroom with a chair and beautiful plant. Well maintained garden, refreshing swimingpool. Free view over the small village and surounding hills. Superb hiking close to the property. Very helpful and caring owners. Peace and nature with beach and city life on a short distance Wonderful quiet and peaceful resort."

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