The Costa Brava Hideaway
is a beautiful intimate village house ideal for family escapes. .
- Sleeps a maximum of 11 adults
- 5 rooms in total
- Travel cots and children’s beds available
Things to know:
- Cots can be placed in any room
- Girona airport is approximate 30 minutes away by car
- A car is necessary to get around
This hippy-chic, intimate family house is located in a former rectory in a small village on the Costa Brava.
Owned by a delightful French family, the property has been lovingly restored and decorated with an abundance of antiques, lots of bold colours and vibrant textiles. It’s a charming and exuberant blend of rustic, modern and international, with unusual knickknacks and design ideas picked up by the owners on their travels.
The property has just five rooms, each of which is unique. Room 1 is particularly spacious and has a large private terrace making it ideal for families. Room 2 opens onto the garden and Room 3 has a private balcony overlooking the garden. All rooms have private bathrooms, flat screen TVs and DVD players. Four of the five rooms are large, with plenty of space for extra beds or cots for children, which the owners will provide.
The atmosphere is chilled out and child-friendly, with various toys and games available on site, including table football and a mini snooker table.
Upstairs guests can read, play games, listen to music or relax on daybeds in the airy lounge, while outside a charming garden and small, fenced-off pool create a relaxing little oasis.
Please note they have a 7 night minimum booking policy for high and mid season. For Christmas, New Year, Easter and bank holidays there is a 3 night minimum stay. For the rest of the year they ask for a 2 night minimum stay.
HIGH SEASON DATES:
July 15 - August 31
MID SEASON DATES:
June 1 - July 15 and September 1 - September 30
LOW SEASON DATES:
Rest of the year
The Change-over day is typically Sunday however other days can be accommodated depending on lettings – please enquire.
High season: 500€ per day
Mid season: 400€ per day
Christmas, New Year, Easter and bank holidays: 400€ per day
Low season: 300€ per day
Deposits / Cancellations
Between 30 and 7 days prior to arrival: 20% of total
From 7 to 3 days prior to arrival: 50% of total
2 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of total
No show: 100% of total
This room is particularly spacious and has a large private terrace making it ideal for even larger families. The room can fit 2 adults, 2 kids and 1 baby.
This room opens onto the garden and a comfortable extra bed can be added so that 2 adults and a child or three adults can sleep there.
Room 3 is a very spacious and bright room which has a private balcony overlooking the garden. It can sleep 2 adults, 1 baby and also another small child. Cot and extra bed available on request.
The light in this room is very cosy, there is one big window that opens to a quiet village street and the bathroom is next to a little patio where soft natural light enters. This is a smaller room and can fit two adults and a baby or one small child.
A cosy little room with bright colours, which can fit 2 adults and 1 baby. Like in all the other rooms it offers a flat screen TV and DVD player. The hotel owners offer their private DVD collection for free so guests can choose a movie if they wish to stay in.
- Bicycle rental
- DVD player available in all rooms
- Fenced Outdoor Pool
- Ironing board
- Natural soap available in all rooms
- Restaurants close-by
- Seating area
- Shops close-by
- Washing machine
- High chair
- Indoor toys & books
- Outdoor games and toys
- Playground nearby
- Fenced outdoor swimming pool
- Toilet trainer
- Fenced outdoor swimming pool
- Doctor on call
- Shopping possibilities close by
- Baby sitting available on request
Activities for kids
At the House
Because the guesthouse is rented out by a family with children of their own there are plenty of toys and games on the property, including badminton rackets, a mini snooker table and table football. The outdoor pool is also open during the summer months.
Several beaches and resorts, including Begur and L’Escala are a 30 minute drive away. Beach toys can be borrowed from the property, and there are plenty of water sports available at the coast, including snorkelling and scuba diving for older children.
The river Ter is just five minutes away and offers parents and children, from age 4, the chance to go river kayaking when the weather is warm.
Bikes, child seats and helmets can be borrowed to explore the quiet country lanes that connect dozens of charming small villages in the surrounding area. Take picnic or stop for a snack or a cold drink in one of the villages.
Activities for adults
This region of Catalonia is scattered with picturesque medieval villages that are ideal to explore on foot or by bike. Sample the wines of the area and indulge in the local cuisine, as you relax in one of the many shady squares.
The village of Besalu, which dates back more than 1,000 years is particularly worth a visit. One of the best-preserved medieval villages in the region, it is atmospheric and quaint. Wander through the cobbled streets admiring the artistic details on the buildings, cross the impressive 11th century bridge and pop into the quirky museum of miniatures.
The small market town of La Bisbal is best know for its ceramics and antiques shops, so is a good place to pick up a souvenir or two. Several of the pottery workshops open their doors allowing visitors to watch the artisans at work. The town also boasts an 11th century castle and various other historic buildings all of which can be visited on a self-guided tour.
The guest house is surrounded by picturesque countryside and two nearby reserves offer stunning scenery.
Unique vegetation and unusual rock formations can be seen at the volcanic La Garrotxa reserve. The mountainous terrain is great for walking and features volcanic peaks, lava outcroppings and forests of oak and beech trees. en.turismegarrotxa.com
The natural park of Aiguamolls, situated between the rivers Muga and Fluvia, forms part of the Bay of Roses. Once a vast area of swampland, much of it was drained to create agricultural land in the 19th century. The remaining marshes, dunes and lakes were designated a natural park in 1983 and there are various walking trails you can follow. With over 300 species of birds living permanently or migrating through this area it is a birdwatchers paradise. You may also see deer, foxes, otters and various amphibians. www.castelloempuriabrava.com
For art lovers, this area is at the heart of Salvador Dali country. The three main sites that comprise the Dali Triangle are the private residence of the surrealist painter at Port Ligat, the eclectic Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres and the Gala Dali Castle, the home that he gave to his wife in Pubol, and whre she is now buried. www.catalunya.com
For a dose of city life, Girona is just 20 km away so can be easily visited in a day.
Walk along the top of the city’s medieval walls for a bird’s eye view of the old town, visit one the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain and admire the baroque façade of the cathedral, or simply stroll through the narrow streets and down to the river.
The Film Museum (Museu del Cinema) is well worth a visit for anyone interested in the history of film. Displays chart the progress and development of moving images over the course of 100 years, and include lots of movie paraphernalia. www.museudelcinema.org
This beautiful family house is located in a pretty medieval village, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village itself has a few basic services, including a bar/restaurant and bakery, and is just 15km from the historic town of Girona and 20 minutes drive from the coast.
There are many pleasant rural walks close by and lots of quaint villages that can be explored on foot or by bike. The village lies at the centre of the Dali triangle, which comprises three important museums dedicated to the surrealist painter, and La Bisbal, a town famous for its ceramics is within easy reach.
Spring and autumn are particularly good for exploring rural surroundings and enjoying picnics in meadows filled with wildflowers. In summer the beaches of L’Escala and the coastal town of Begur are within easy reach by car; when the coast is busy, the River Ter is a pleasant alternative where you can spend the day canoeing or strolling by the river.