Casa Susana

Costa Brava

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Web Ref: 3412
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Accommodation

  • Street level: Entrance hall. Cloakroom. Open plan kitchen/dining/living area (oven, dishwasher, microwave, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with patio doors to sun terrace (sea views). Central heating throughout the house.
  • Lower level 1: Double bedroom (continental double bed). Twin bedroom. Bathroom. Twin bedroom with doors to semi covered terrace (sea views). Double bedroom (continental double bed) with doors to semi covered terrace (sea views). Shower room. Utility room (washing machine). Hall with door to garden.
  • Lower level 2: A separately accessed annexe comprising: Open plan sitting room/kitchen with patio doors to sun terrace (oven). Twin bedroom. Double bedroom (continental double bed). Shower room.
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds of lawns, flowerbeds and terraces. Gas barbecue. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 4.5m)

Quintessentially Mediterranean in style, one is immediately captivated by the magnificent views across the bay of Pals that this delightful villa enjoys.Its excellent location, between the 4km long stretch of fine golden sand that forms the beach of Platja de Pals (1.2km) and the enchanting, medieval, stone village of Pals (5km), makes this property the excellent choice for a family holiday.  Whether you hanker for long, bare foot walks ankle deep in surf or sand castle building with the kids, Casa Susana has it all, and more.

Fresh and light in style, the open plan kitchen/living-dining area is dominated by azure vistas of the Mediterranean that draw us out onto the spacious terrace where the blue of the sea blends with the verdant canopy of pine trees to create the perfect backdrop for lazy, outdoor feasts.

Down a level and we find comfortable bedrooms, airy and bright, with two benefitting from the peaceful ambiance of yet another terrace from which to gaze in admiration at those astounding views. A door from the hall opens out to the garden and pool area and further accommodation in the form of a self contained annexe comprising an open plan sitting area/kitchenette, twin bedroom, double bedroom and shower room.

The atmosphere here is most relaxing and much time will no doubt be spent in and around the large swimming pool or soaking up the sun on one of the terraces whilst contemplating white sails in the distance. However, drag yourself away if you can. This is a beautiful coastline scattered with tiny coves and petit fishing villages such as Sa Riera and Sa Tuna where elderly fishermen can still be spotted repairing their nets. Inland, sleepy ancient villages puncture the rolling countryside reminding us of an age when time was slower.

Guests paying the small party rate will have use of accommodation on the street level and lower level 1.  The annexe on the lower level 2 will not be available.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa Susana

Drive to nearby 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.

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.

Take a short drive and

visit the wine cellar of Mas Oller (on the outskirts of Torrent) for a wine tasting. Then pop into the village and visit the Jam Museum on the Plaça Major. Tel: 972 30 47 44.

Explore some ruins

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!

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.

Enjoy a guided walking tour around some of the sights of the Baix Empordà

Among those on offer are tours of the La Bisbal d’Emporda, to include a visit to the Ceramics Museum, tour of the Romanesque monasteries, Besalú or Figueres to include the Dalí Museum. www.nikduserm.com or Nik@nikduserm.com.

Explore the nearby hidden coves of Aigua Xelida

famous for their crystal clear waters and wonderful opportunities for snorkelling. Take a picnic and make a day of it, perhaps trying your hand at fishing for your supper!

The Medes Islands

These Islands and their marine life, just a mile off the coast, are protected Marine Natural park and are one of the most important in the whole of the Mediterranean.Divers come here from all over the world as they are considered to be such an important site.

Montgri Castle

Montrgi Castle is the symbol of Torroella de Montgri! The panoramic views from the top of the towers take in almost the whole of the Empordà, from the Bay of Roses, Empúries, Canigó Massif, the Pyrenees, Montseny Massif, the Gavarres Mountaints, the Baix Ter and back to L’Estartit with the Medes Islands.

Visit the fabulous city of Girona for the day,

taking in the beautifully restored Jewish Quarter, the Arab Baths, the cathedral, its museums and the many shops. Why not pay a visit to Cacao Sampaka, C/Santa Clara, 45 to indulge in the finest products using chocolate – cakes, drinks, spreads, ice creams to name a few!

Try the wine!

Make the short drive to the well known wine warehouse of Jordi Grau, where you can browse amongst a mind blowing selection of wines, from the very simplest local wine through to the rarest vintages. There is something here to suit all tastes and pockets. Refresh yourself with a drink and a ‘tapa’ in the bar at the back of the store.

Take a short drive and

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 Daro. From the viewpoint you can see the Medes Islands, the Montgrí and Canigó massifs and the Albera mountain ranges.

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

Walk 7 kms of the GR92

From the inland medieval village of Pals to Begur, which has delightful views up and down the coast. There are some great restaurants in which to enjoy some sustenance before the walk back!

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)

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.

Learn to windsurf or rent a catamaran at Pals beach

If you are up for a challenge, have a go at kitesurfing – a new sport where a small kite is attached to a surfboard allowing spectacular pirouettes and high speeds.

A great day out.

Pack a pic-nic and visit nearby Banyoles, which has the largest natural lake in Catalunya. Here you can swim, fish or go on a boat trip around the lake itself. You can hire rowing boats or book tickets for a boat trip from Bar Aquàrium, Pg Darder s/n, Banyoles. Tel: 972 58 09 23.

For the motor sport enthusiasts visit the Circuit de Catalunya,

just off Exit 13 of the AP7. Guided tours are available to include entry to the paddock, the control tower, the podium, for example. www.circuitcat.com. Maybe the ladies could indulge in some retail therapy at the same time at the nearby outlet shopping centre La Roca Village. www.LaRocaVillage.com

Go ride a horse!

Horse riding is available at Canapost Cavalls de Forallac – (tel: 649 43 14 80). 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.

Nearby

Towns

Pals 10 mins
Begur 15 mins
Torroella de Montgri 20 mins
Palafrugell 20 mins
Girona 60 mins
Barcelona 105 mins

Beaches

Platja de Pals 15 mins
Sa Tuna 20 mins
Aiguablava 25 mins
Platja de Tamariu 30 mins
Platja Llafranc 30 mins
Platja l'Illa Roja 40 mins

Airports

Girona 55 mins
Barcelona 105 mins
Times are approximate

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