Mas dels Avis

Costa Brava

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Traditional arched entrance hall. Sitting/dining room (fireplace,TV, DVD, Nintendo Wii, telephone) with door to side terrace. Kitchen/breakfast room (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Shower room. Laundry room (washing machine). WiFi. Central heating throughout the house.
  • First floor: Double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom.
  • Outside: Lawned garden. Terraces. Spacious covered barbecue terrace. Basketball net. Table tennis. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (9.5m x 4m) with Roman steps

The local owners of this traditional 'masia' or farmhouse spent several years in its meticulous restoration and debated at length over layout, colour schemes, decorations and furnishings.  The result is a happy blend of classic features such as stone walls, vaulted beamed ceilings, extensive use of local ceramics, wood and traditional fabrics together with all the modern day comfort and amenities you would expect.

Part of a tiny Catalan hamlet bordered by fields and pine woods, this lovely property is within a 12 minute drive of two beautiful, sandy Mediterranean beaches - the impressive sweep of Platja d'en Castell and the picturesque rural cove of Cala Estreta. Also close by is the local fishing harbour of Palamós with its maze of ancient back streets and over 50 restaurants, many of which specialise in the fresh seafood for which the town is renowned.

You are within easy walking distance of the village of Vall Llobrega with its two local restaurants, and from the enclosed lawned gardens you can enjoy views of the green hills that skirt the sheltered bays of the coastline.

Historic Girona is a 45 minute drive away, rich in history and well worth a visit. Closer to hand Begur with its medieval castle, excellent shops and restaurants takes about 15 minutes.

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Great Things to Do Near Mas dels Avis

'Visit the pre Roman Iberian settlement

on the headland to the left of the virgin El Castell beach. Walk among ancient stone walls and enjoy the spectacular views out to the Isles Formigues, where bottle nosed dolphins have often been spotted feeding. '

Walk amongst the vineyards belonging to the Celler Can Sais

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

Visit the Museum dedicated to fishing at Palamós harbour

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

Wander around the cobbled back streets of Palamós

and visit the numerous Tapas bars.

Go on a Tuna fishing trip from Port Marina Palamós.

Afterwards, dine in one of the seafront restaurants and sample the famous 'prawns from the Bay of Palamós'.

Take a packed lunch and follow the coastal pathway

that skirts the rugged coastline between Palamós and Platja Castell, stopping every now and then at one of the many hidden coves to swim and snorkel.

Take a guided tour on foot and by sea

following the footsteps of the Turkish Pirate Barbarosa who ransacked the town of Palamós in 1543.

Enjoy an evening stroll along the seafront promenade

that connects Palamós with Sant Antoni. Stop at a café to enjoy a drink and 'people watch'.

Try go karting in Vall Llobrega.

Tel 696 58 91 01. The adults might also enjoy Quad bikes on the Quad Track in Calonge. (Tel: 626 20 27 28

Drive up into the nearby Gavarra mountain range

and visit the ancient stone burial site Cova d'en Daina. Stop for lunch at the medieval stone hamlet of Romanya de la Selva.

Take the Tuesday sea excursion

from Palamós-L'Estartit (round trip) on the Marina Princess.

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 old Jewish Quarter of Girona,

the Arab baths, the cathedral and the museums. The city has some great shops so save some energy for them, and recharge your batteries in the Cacao Sampaka, C/Santa Clara, 45 to indulge in the finest products using chocolate - cakes, drinks, ice creams to name a few!

Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.

On the way back climb up to the Castle of Montgri at Torroella de Montgri and enjoy the fabulous views of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.

Try Scuba diving at the Dive Centre in Palamós.

Nautilus Sub - Tel 972 31 62 49. Or for those who prefer to stay on top of the water - hire a pedalo for half an hour!

Take the children and spend a day at the Aquadiver water park

in Platja d'Aro. Afterwards go into the town and enjoy an ice cream at one of the many Italian ice cream parlours.

Visit the pottery town of La Bisbal

and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home.

Visit the Tuesday morning Market at Palamós.

Select from the wonderful fresh produce displayed and prepare a delicious lunch, followed by a siesta beside the pool!

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.

Visit the Iberic ruins at Ullastret

Dating from the 6th century BC, the Poblat Iberic ruined citadel is amazingly large, well-preserved and fascinating. There is good information in English and great views from the hill-top.

Nearby

Towns

Palamos 5 mins
Vall Llobrega 15 mins
Palafrugell 15 mins
Girona 50 mins
Barcelona 90 mins

Beaches

El Castell 10 mins
La Fosca 10 mins
Platja Llafranc 20 mins
Platja de Tamariu 20 mins
Aiguablava 25 mins

Airports

Girona 45 mins
Barcelona 100 mins
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