El Racó del Bosc

Costa Brava

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  • Ground floor: Sitting/dining room (ceiling fan, TV, DVD, video, CD, telephone, i-pod dock). Kitchen/breakfast room (dishwasher, oven, microwave). Laundry room (washing machine). Shower room. Central heating throughout the house. WiFi.
  • First floor: Principal double bedroom (king size bed, ceiling fan) with en suite bathroom and terrace. Double bedroom (king size bed, ceiling fan) with terrace. Two twin bedrooms (ceiling fans) with terrace. Bathroom. Playstation.
  • Outside: Barbecue. Enclosed garden. Open and covered terraces. Roof terrace. Basketball net. Table tennis. Private parking.
  • Private heated and gated swimming pool (8m x 4m) with corner Roman steps

Situations, on this dramatic stretch of coastline, do not come much better than this! El Racó del Bosc is an impressive and attractive property nestling in the pine woods on the slopes that rise up from the picture postcard horseshoe bay that is the fishing village of Tamariu.

Literally within a few hundred metres of this fine property you will find a lovely curving sandy beach, shops, bars and some excellent locally recommended fresh seafood restaurants all tucked into a charming village whose beauty has remained intact.

A few minutes walk down the nearby rustic steps brings you to the small crescent of pedestrian only promenade, lined with restored fishermen's cottages and restaurant terraces overlooking the translucent water. Bathing from the beach or snorkelling off the rocks at its extremities is sheer pleasure.

The appeal of the house itself matches its fine situation. Mellow walls of L'Escala stone enclose both the area on the lower level and the neat garden which is laid mainly to lawn.

The interior has been carefully designed with extensive use of traditional local materials, is comfortably and tastefully furnished and, as expected of a property of this calibre, has all necessary conveniences, including central heating, making it a practical choice for early and late season visits.

There is a mini market in the village, whilst Palafrugell with comprehensive amenities and a daily food market is just 5km away.

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Great Things to Do Near El Racó del Bosc

Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.

Enjoy a lunch of fresh anchovies in L'Escala, as they are a local speciality.On the way back climb up to the Castle of Montgri (Torroella de Montgri) and take in the spectacular views of both the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.

Relax at the villa and try your hand at preparing your own tapas

by following the local recipes you will find in the FOOD AND DRINK section of your house book.

Take the steps down from the house

to the unspoilt fishing village of Tamariu and enjoy an evening meal in one of the fine seafront fish restaurants. Evening is a truly Mediterranean experience! As dusk falls local artisans set up stalls and jugglers, a violinist or perhaps a local artist set up their pitch. Waiters start serving platters of grilled fish, while the Mediterranean laps gently on the shoreline.

Take a boat trip with Paco Boats in Tamariu

and visit the famous cave Cova d'en Gispert. Aferwards go snorkelling off the rocks along the side of the beach. (Tel: 607 29 25 78)

Visit the medieval castle of Begur

then have an evening stroll around the old quarte and explore the many stalls selling jewellery and handicrafts.

Drive up through the pine trees

to the 15th century hermitage and lighthouse of Sant Sebastià which sits above the delightful bay of Llafranc, and enjoy the breathtaking views out across the Mediterranean. The restaurant here, 'El Far' has an excellent reputation for serving fine, local cuisine.

Take a stroll beneath the beamed archways Voltes

situated along the front of Port bo beach in Calella. Have an evening drink on the terrace of Tony's bar and enjoy the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out at sea.

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.

Learn to windsurf or rent a catamaran at Pals beach.

Catavent: Tel 972 61 22 48.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.

Take a packed lunch and follow one of the coastal pathways

that skirt the rugged coastline between Calella and Sa Tuna, stopping every now and then at one of the many hidden coves to swim and snorkel.

Walk amongst all kinds of exotic Mediterranean flora

at the Botanical Gardensof Cap Roig where you get magnificent panoramic views of the coastline that stretches from Calella to the cliffs of Cap Roig.

Visit the beautiful virgin beach of Platja Castell

and visit the Pre-Roman settlement that rises above it on a rocky headland.

Rent a kayak from the beach at Llafranc.

Relax on the lovel beach and then try snorkelling from the rocks at the side of the bay.

Walk amongst the vineyards belonging to the Celler Can Sais

in Vall Llobrega andvisit the l'olivera mil-enària or millennium olive tree which has a circumference of over 8 mts ! and is said to be over 1000 years old.

Visit the Museum dedicated to fishing at Palamós

then watch the fishing fleet come in at 5pm when the fish auction commences. Why not round off the evening with a night cruise under the stars on a traditional Latin rigged Catalan fishing boat?

Take the children and spend a day at the Aquadiver water park in Platja d'Aro.

Afterwards go into the town and have an ice cream at one of the Italian ice cream parlours.

Visit the Sobrestany Wildlife Park

and drive through and feed the many different animals that include llamas, deer, goats etc.

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

Visit the pottery town of La Bisbal

and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home. A good day to go is Friday as it is when the weekly colourful market is held.

Drive across to Girona and visit

the Old Jewish quarter, the Arab baths, the cathedral and the museums. Afterwards, indulge in some retail therapy in the many great shops in the city.

Nearby

Towns

Tamariu 7 mins
Palafrugell 15 mins
Girona 60 mins
Barcelona 105 mins

Beaches

Tamariu Beach 7 mins
Aiguablava 10 mins
Platja Llafranc 15 mins
El Castell 30 mins

Airports

Girona 60 mins
Barcelona 115 mins
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