Cal Pescador

Costa Brava

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Web Ref: 3610

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 8
  2. 5 Bedrooms
  3. 3 Bathrooms
  4. Air Conditioning
  5. WiFi
  6. Beach 12m
  7. Restaurant 1.6km
  • Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Sitting/dining room (TV, DVD, WiFi, A/C) with door to the grounds.  Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave).  Double bedroom (A/C).  Shower room.  Three steps leading up to: Single bedroom (A/C). 
  • First Floor: Landing. Two double bedrooms (A/C).  Bedroom with sofa bed (A/C).  Two shower rooms. 
  • Outside: Terraced grounds.  Laundry room (washing machine).  In-built barbecue.  Private parking. 
  • Private swimming pool (7m x 4m)

This gem of a property sits on a low rocky bluff that extends out into the middle of one of the most breathtaking stretches of coastline to be found along the Costa Brava: the bay of Aigua Xelida.  When you go to bed at night it will be to the gentle murmur of waves lapping the shoreline.  When you wake in the morning and walk out into the grounds you will be greeted by an endless expanse of ocean that sparkles in a thousand shades of blue, from the dazzling turquoise of the shallows to the deep indigo beyond the bay. Photographs and descriptions can tell part of the story but nothing will quite prepare you for this magical experience. This is the Mediterranean of dreams!   

Cal Pescador started life many moons ago as somewhere to store lobster pots, repair nets and shelter from winter storms but like any cherished family heirloom it was passed down from generation to generation and gradually grew into what it is today: an authentic, cosy fisherman’s cottage supplying oodles of old world charm yet enjoying all the comforts of 21st century living.

Terracotta floor tiles, beamed ceilings, solid oak doors, mullioned windows and hand painted wardrobes are perfectly complemented with contemporary bathrooms, comfortable furnishings and a fully equipped country style kitchen.  The latest addition is an enticing swimming pool which is conveniently positioned in adjacent, private grounds to the rear of the property which were orginally home to the family's' vegetable garden.  Simply slip the catch of the back gate, cross a rustic coastal footpath and you will find yourself in this delightfully secluded setting where the pool sits amidst a spacious area in which to relax and the lush green foliage of soaring pine trees provides a classically Mediterranean backdrop.

Memorable holiday moments are guaranteed in such an idyllic setting where outdoor living is a real highlight.  Steps lead down from the grounds giving you direct access to the calm, shallow waters of Cala d’en Gotas, the perfect starting point for a snorkeling expedition to explore the deep craggy inlets, tiny hidden strands and magnificent imposing rock formations that blend with the translucent waters to create a living seascape painting.

The nearby pretty fishing village of Tamariu (1.8km) hosts an ample selection of seafront restaurants, two grocers and a bakers.  Its sandy beach is a delight for children and adults alike and no doubt many an evening will be spent strolling along the bustling waterfront.

  • The swimming pool is located in a separate area at the back of the property.  This is accessed by going out of the back gate and crossing the rustic coastal footpath.
  • Terraced grounds and very close proximity to the sea mean that Cal Pescador is not suitable for young children.
  • Property Licence Number: HTCP79957413

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Great Things to Do Near Cal Pescador

Early morning dip....

What could be better than stepping down from the grounds and straight into the inviting, shallow waters of Cala d'En Gotas. It feels as if the Mediterranean is your own private swimming pool! Swim on your back, look at the shore and congratulate yourself on choosing this idyllic yet hidden away location!

Take in the views.

Whether it be over breakfast, a leisurely lunch or an evening BBQ just marvel at the jawdroppingly beautiful location of this house - the Costa Brava at its stunningly breathtaking best!

Snorkelling on the doorstep? Now there's a novelty!

Step down from the grounds and explore the wonders of this fabulous coastline and see hidden inlets and creeks only accessible from the sea.

Sa Roncadora de Tamariu – the salt water geyser!

You might be lucky and experience this spectacle of nature. If you take the coastal path between Tamariu and Aigua Xelida you will come across this 52 metre long, 17 metre deep crevice which stretches down to the sea. On days when there are blustery easterly winds, the waves crash onto the rocks, rush the length of the crevice and shoot out to a height of 5 metres over the mouth, erupting in a cloud of froth and water.

Drive a few miles inland

and visit the many ancient stone villages that make up what is known as the “Golden Triangle”. Stop for lunch at the Restaurant L’Arc Vell in Peratallada and enjoy a meal in the confines of its peaceful walled courtyard. After lunch visit the fascinating farm museum in the tiny village of Palau Sator

Catch the train and visit Barcelona for the day.

There is so much to see and do in this vibrant city. Take the open topped tour bus and hop on and off at the different sights. After a lunch of delicious tapas save some energy for shopping in the elegant shops.

Spend the evening in Tamariu

a favourite with local fishermen, whose colourful artisan boats provide the perfect backdrop for the handful of excellent restaurants that adorn the picturesque seafront promenade. Evening is a truly Mediterranean experience! As dusk falls local artisans set up stalls. Jugglers, a violinist and perhaps a local artist set their pitch.

Drive to Begur and climb up to the castle from where there are far reaching views.

The most noteworthy are those towards the Medes Islands, long ago a refuge for pirates and smugglers, although today they are famous as a marine nature reserve.

The experience of the so called ‘Dalinian Triangle’ for lovers of art and culture is a ‘must’.

The three parts to visit are his home in Cadaqués (pre-booking necessary), the Teatre-Museu in Figueres and the Gala-Dalí Castle in Pubol. This will be a long day excursion but very informative and entertaining!www.salvador-dali.org

Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.

Enjoy a lunch of fresh anchovies from L’Escala – a local speciality. On the way back, visit the pre-roman Iberian settlement of Ullastret and see how life was 2,500 years ago compared to today’s world!

Take a walk around the City walls of Girona.

Start at the end near the Church of Sant Feliu. You can stop at various points if you wish to descend. There are some spectacular views of the city of Girona and to the Pyrenees beyond. Also, visit The Jewish Quarter (El Call), which is one of the best preserved Jewish ghettos in Europe. The Jews lived here for over 600 years before they were forced out in the 15th Century by the Spanish Monarchy. You get a real feeling of its colourful history as you stroll around the narrow alleys.

Go karting!

There is an excellent track at nearby Regenços, (Tel: 670 27 41 05).Adults might enjoy a Quad bike experience at The Quad Track, Calonge. (Tel: 626 20 27 28)

Go ride a horse!

Hipica Begur (tel 619 23 60 73) also offer night excursions, carriage rides and for those who do not wish to take to horseback, Kart Cross excursions can be taken from here.

Explore the nearby medieval village of Pals

which can be seen perched on the hillside from miles around. Wander around the old town, El Pedró. One of the main features to see is the magnificent circular Romanesque Tower, the Torre de les Hores, which is all that is left of the castle that used to guard the estuary of the river Daró. From the viewpoint you can see the Medes Islands, the Montgrí and Canigó massifs and the Albera mountain ranges.

Spend some time exploring the Gala Dalí Castle in the nearby village of Púbol,

latterly the home of the painter’s wife. On display inside are the paintings and drawings that Salvador Dalí gave to Gala, along with a collection of her haute couture dresses. The garden is decorated with a series of sculptures and elephants! Open daily, from June to September, from 10.00 to 18.00, but closed on Mondays outside of these dates. Tel: (00 34) 972 488 655.

Visit the Peralada Castle Museum and see how cava is traditionally made.

Sample this or the delicious red or white wines which are equally famous. As a treat, try the Wine Spa at the Hotel Golf Perelada. Tel: (00 34) 972 53 88 30

Parc d’Aventura

Fun for all of the family in this forestry adventure park. There are 50 different activities ranging from jungle jumps, nets, bridges, zip wires, tree-hiking and more than 300 m of aerial runways. Situated in Camí del Bernegar, Masos de Pals. Tel: (00 34) 972 113 443. www.costabravaparcaventura.com. Open all year round and in July and August it is open on Wednesday nights from 10pm until 1am.

Visit Castellfollit de la Roca

– considered to be the gateway to the National Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa and one of the smallest municipalities in the region. The buildings seem to be clinging to the rock face – a spectacular sight and a wander around the medieval old quarter is fascinating.

See the famous bridge of Besalú

which must surely be one of the most famous landmarks in Catalunya. There are guided walking tours which leave regularly from the tourist office taking in the Monastery of Sant Pere, The church of Sant Vicenç, the Jewish Baths and, of course, the bridge. The tourist office is open from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm. www.ajuntamentbesalu.org.

Visit the Sunday morning Market at Palafrugell and soak up the atmosphere

with a drink in the main square. Later visit the magnificent wine store of Jordi Grau and enjoy a glass of wine with a “tapa”.

Nearby

Towns

Begur 10 mins
Palafrugell 10 mins
Tamariu 30 mins
Girona 60 mins
Barcelona 105 mins

Beaches

Aigua Xelida 0 mins
Aiguablava 10 mins
Platja Llafranc 15 mins
Sa Riera 20 mins
El Castell 30 mins
Tamariu Beach 30 mins

Airports

Girona 55 mins
Barcelona 110 mins

Train Stations

Flaça 45 mins
Girona 60 mins
Figueres Vilafant 65 mins
Times are approximate

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