Villa Petunias

Costa Brava

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Accommodation

  • Upper level: Entrance hall. Two double bedrooms (one with private balcony). Twin bedroom. Bathroom. Living/dining room with patio doors to covered terrace (TV, DVD, WiFi, fireplace). Kitchen (oven, microwave dishwasher). Utility room (washing machine)
  • Middle level: Two twin bedrooms (one with private covered balcony). Bathroom. Shower room
  • Lower level: Games room (table tennis, satellite TV) with doors to covered terrace and access to pool area via steps. Kitchen. Shower room
  • Outside: Tiered garden with flower beds. Covered and open terraces. In-built barbecue. Private parking. Poolside shower. Garage
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 4.5m) with Roman steps

Enjoying a privileged location alongside other similar properties in the attractive coastal neighbourhood of Aigua Xelida, Villa Petunias is located between the renowned beauty spot of Cala Marquesa and the shimmering turquoise waters of Aigua Blava bay. From its wonderful south facing, elevated position, the property commands stunning views across pine clad mountains to the sparkling Mediterranean beyond.

Traditional in style and furnishings, the house flows over three levels and will prove to be a welcoming, comfortable choice for larger families or groups of friends wishing to holiday together.  The open plan living/dining room with its high, beamed ceiling is a bright and airy space with a well equipped kitchen opening to one side. Patio doors lead out onto a spacious, shaded terrace inviting the enticing sea views to become part of the house itself.

Another large terrace and two private balconies, all enjoying the same picturesque outlook, provide ample space for everyone to find their own quiet spot to relax with a good book and glass of chilled wine or to simply soak up the fabulous views out towards the rugged coastline. Surrounded by a sun terrace, the swimming pool is conveniently located close to the games room, which will no doubt become the main centre of attraction for both adults and children.

A drive of 5 minutes downhill brings you to the beautiful fishing village of Tamariu, with its curving promenade, family friendly sandy beach and selection of fish restaurants and bars. There are also two grocery shops in the village where essentials can be purchased whilst Palafrugell, with its comprehensive amenities and wonderful daily fresh produce market, is just 5km away. Nearby Begur is a charming medieval town with several renowned restaurants, a weekly market, numerous chic boutiques and an impressive hilltop castle.

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Great Things to Do Near Villa Petunias

The golden sandy beach of Aigua Blava

is a very short drive away. Justifiably awarded a coveted Blue Flag, this beach boasts the finest and softest sand in the immediate area. Relax in the restaurant overlooking the bay and enjoy the freshest of grilled fish, accompanied by a glass of chilled white wine.

Drive down to the pretty bay of Tamariu

and spend the evening absorbing the atmosphere of this delightful village. It is 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

Explore nearby Begur in the evening..

Enjoy dinner in one of the many fine restaurants in the old quarter and stroll around the many stalls selling jewellery and handicrafts. Sit amongst the locals with a digestif and enjoy the atmosphere.

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.

Visit the Sunday morning market in nearby 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'.

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!

Go for a day trip to Figueres

and visit the Teatre-Museu Dalí and enjoy the wacky experience, which will appeal to all members of the family. It is a lot of fun and well worth braving the queues! Afterwards, pay a visit to the lesser known Museu del Joguet de Catalunya (toy museum), also in Figueres. Tel: 972 504 585

Catch the train to Barcelona

from either Flaça or Caldes de Malavella and enjoy a day in this vibrant city where there is so much to see and do. The tourist buses are one way of ensuring that you see the major sights - just hop on and off and take it at your own pace.Wander down Las Ramblas and enjoy the atmosphere and the excitement and visit the eye catching colourful displays of fruit and vegetables in La Boqueria market.

Spend a lazy day

sitting on the terrace and watching the ever changing sea scape play out before you - from the slow and dignified sailing boats to the powerful yachts - all seemingly within touching distance.

Take one of the paths that lead down to the rocky inlets of Aigua Xelida

and enjoy snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. Take a fishing line and while away some time on the rocks trying to catch the evening's supper!

Drive across to the majestic bay of Llafranc

and then spend the day relaxing on this gorgeous beach. Perhaps rent a kayak or try snorkelling off the rocks at the side of the bay. Before returning home enjoy a cooling drink on the promenade and do some 'people watching.'

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.

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

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.

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!

The golden sandy beach of Aigua Blava

is a very short drive away. Justifiably awarded a coveted Blue Flag, this beach boasts the finest and softest sand in the immediate area. Relax in the restaurant overlooking the bay and enjoy the freshest of grilled fish, accompanied by a glass of chilled white wine.

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)

Play a round of golf!

There are many excellent and renowned golf courses in the area, including Golf Playa de Pals (Tel: 972 66 77 39), Golf Serres de Pals, (972 63 73 75) or Gualta (972 76 04 50), www.empordagolf.es

Walk amongst all the different exotic Mediterranean flora and fauna

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

Drive across to Calella

and stroll beneath the beamed archways Voltes situated along the front of Port bo beach. Enjoy an evening drink in Tony's Bar and watch the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out at sea.

Nearby

Towns

Tamariu 5 mins
Palafrugell 15 mins
Girona 60 mins
Barcelona 105 mins

Beaches

Platja de Tamariu 5 mins
Aiguablava 5 mins
Platja Llafranc 15 mins
El Castell 30 mins

Airports

Girona 60 mins
Barcelona 115 mins
Times are approximate

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