Villa Pinell

Costa Brava

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Accommodation

  • Lower ground floor: Landing.  Twin bedroom with en suite shower room.  Laundry room (washing machine).  Garage.  An elevator serves all three floors.
  • Upper ground floor: Entrance hall.  Spacious open plan sitting/dining room (TV, DVD, WiFi, ornamental fireplace) with patio doors to covered terrace.  Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave) with door to terrace.  Cloakroom.  Air conditioning on upper ground and first floors.
  • First floor: Landing.  Double bedroom with en suite bathroom and patio doors to covered terrace.  Single bedroom (additional pull-out bed) with patio doors to covered terrace.  Shower room.  Principal double bedroom (twin beds together, prepared as a double) with dressing area, door to covered terrace, en suite shower room and en suite bathroom. 
  • Outside: Enclosed tiered garden of grass, flowerbeds, open and covered terraces.  Electric barbecue. 
  • Private infinity-style swimming pool (7m x 6m at widest points) with wide Roman steps. 

A stunning waterfront location above Llafranc’s picturesque shoreline gives this infinitely stylish coastal residence spectacular, uninterrupted vistas across a seemingly endless expanse of Mediterranean ocean and makes it one of the most prestigious homes that we have had the privilege to offer.

Rarely available for rental, properties of this status in such a desired location are normally proudly retained by local owners for their own family holidays and so we could not contain our delight when we stepped into the exquisitely furnished interior of Villa Pinell and admired the impressive scene that opened out before us.  

Atop a smooth floor of chic cream tiles, timelessly classical furniture is complemented by the fashionable muted hues of fabrics and paintwork to create a restful ambience of sophisticated elegance.  Spacious living rooms flow gracefully from one to the other through sliding doors and attractive archways whilst the ever-present maritime backdrop is wonderfully incorporated by wide picture windows framing panoramic vistas of the shimmering ocean. 

On the first floor, three of the four bedrooms open onto a sea-facing terrace and such are their levels of comfort that the principal suite benefits from not just one but two fully equipped en suite rooms, one with a shower and the other with a bath.

Within the immaculately presented grounds, neat lawns, pretty flowerbeds and inviting terraces spread out above the waterfront like a private viewing gallery, and an infinity-style pool allows swimmers to feel as if they are in the ocean itself.  They offer a privileged location from which to enjoy one of the most beautiful tracts of the Costa Brava since the sandy bay of Llafranc, with its waterfront restaurants, elegant promenade and yacht-filled marina, is only 750m away, downhill from the house.  From here, a 2km-long spectacular coastal path provides the most scenic of routes to the neighbouring, equally beguiling, fishing village of Calella, whilst a stroll of just 175m across rustic steps, hewn into the rocks, reveals the rocky shoreline just below the house itself. 

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Great Things to Do Near Villa Pinell

Stroll down to Llafranc seafront...

and meander along the promenade to the marina to gaze at the boats. Before heading back, stop and enjoy a leisurely drink whilst engaging in a spot of people watching.

Take in the views....

Just sit and enjoy the fabulous open sea views from the property and the comings and goings of all types of sea going vessels from the smallest inflatables to the massive glitzy yachts - all from the comfort of your sun lounger!

Take the ‘Cami de Ronda’ footpath

that leads from Llafranc along the coast and over the headland to neighbouring Calella de Palafrugell. It is well signed and will even give you an idea of how long it takes to walk it! If you don’t want to walk back, catch the little tourist train which will take you up to the lighthouse from where you will enjoy breath taking views down the coast.

The seafront in Llafranc comes alive in the evenings

when artisans set up their stalls to sell their hand made wares. All generations of families, mainly regular visitors to this delightful village, meet up to chat and catch up with their news, and enjoy an ice cream or a digestif.

Go diving

Triton Diving Llafranc has been operating since 1979. Contact details: tel: 00 34 972 30 30 20, email: diving@tritonllafranc.com; www.tritonllafranc.com, for up to date information on prices, courses available and where and when the next dive takes place.

Walk up the winding road to the lighthouse

and marvel at the spectacular open views down the coast. Stop for a drink or a meal in the restaurant and spoil yourself before walking back down to the villa.

Anyone for tennis?

Llafranc tennis club.www.tenisllafranc.cat. Tel 972 30 23 80

See this stunning coastline from a boat

You can hire your own or take an excursion. Llafranc boats: Tel 972 61 15 48. Open daily May-September 09.00-20.00. www.llafrancboats.com or email: info@llafrancboats.com.

Don’t want to cook?

Order a freshly cooked paella to take home and enjoy on the terrace of your villa, under the twinkling stars. Available, to order, from the ever popular Restaurant Leon (Tel: 972 30 14 19), it is something of a tradition in Llafranc. Spend a relaxing evening by the pool and return the pan the next day – you won’t be the only people doing this!

Botanical Gardens of Cap Roig

Walk amongst all the different exotic Mediterranean flora and faunaat 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 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 Sunday morning Market at Palafrugell

and soak up the atmosphere with a drink in the main square. Buy some fresh produce and enjoy a long and leisurely BBQ lunch at the property, followed by a well-earned siesta!

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.

Take a stroll beneath the arched ‘Voltes’

situated along the front of Port bo beach in Calella de Palafrugell. Enjoy a drink or evening meal at one of the seafront restaurants and watch the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out in the bay and the spectacle of the brightly lit cruise ships gliding silently across the horizon.

Drive to the centre of 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.

Go for a day trip to Figueres and visit the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres

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

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!

Explore the nearby Cala del Ruso, close to Calella de Palafrugell,

named after the Russian Colonel Woevowsky, who lived there with his aristocratic English wife, Dorothy Webster. Together they built the Botanical Gardens and small Castle at Cap Roig and used to swim daily at the cala.

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!

Nearby

Towns

Palafrugell 5 mins
Tamariu 10 mins
Llafranc 10 mins
Begur 15 mins
Calella de Palafrugell 30 mins
Girona 55 mins
Barcelona 100 mins

Beaches

Platja de Tamariu 10 mins
Platja Llafranc 10 mins
El Castell 20 mins
Aiguablava 20 mins
Platja de Pals 25 mins
Calella de Palafrugell 30 mins

Airports

Girona 55 mins
Barcelona 110 mins
Times are approximate

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