Villa Rental in Rural Costa Brava Spain

House to rent for holiday in rural Costa Brava, Spain

Newly renovated 18c stone house to rent sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms. This impressive vacation house accommodation is located in a Mediterranean village setting. Its quiet rural location in the Ampurdán is within 5km of the beaches


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Torroella de Fluvià is a quiet agricultural village. On our street you will see neighbours paying their daily visits, chatting while seated on chairs on the pavement or front porch, or greeting other neighbours out for a stroll. Others are always busy, but don't fail to wave as they pass by while driving an amazing variety of agricultural vehicles. The bar-restaurant acts as the local 'business centre' and is the social centre of the village in the main square.

This 18th century village house was completely remodelled in 2003, conserving and sandblasting the vaulted brick ceilings and stone walls on the ground floor.

The upper floor, where three of the four bedrooms are located, had been renovated in the 1940's. The tiled floors and moderately high ceilings dating from this time make the living space cool in summer and warm in winter. We conserved this harmonious work and added modern kitchen and bathroom facilities. Each bedroom has quite unique features and is decorated in a different colour.

While the beaches of the Costa Brava are only 5km away, this house provides an opportunity to explore and experience the 'real' Spain away from the tourist traps, and to appreciate the rich natural and archeological treasures of the Costa Brava and the Ampurdán.

THE VILLA

Built in the 18th century, the house has had various owners during the past century. A stone over the door bears the name of the Vilardell family, still important in the village. Neighbours with long memories recall when the house belonged to a family considered well off because of the ample size and construction of the house. It was at that time a "taberna" known as Can Zula, providing refreshment and lodging. Local children enjoyed visiting the lower floor, with its impressive vaults and arches. On holidays, puppet shows were held in the barn across the street, which was then attached to the property. A deed of transfer of the property dated some 50 years ago is notarised by Salvador Dalí, the father of the famous local painter, who lived in nearby Figueres at that time.

House to rent for holiday in rural Costa Brava, Spain

  • Living room: Situated on the ground floor, 40 m2 with vaulted ceilings and tile floor. It has seating for 10 people and connects to a narrow 8 m2 patio.

    House to rent for holiday in rural Costa Brava, Spain

  • Dining room: Large 30 m2 kitchen-dining room seats 8 comfortably at table. The breakfast bar in kitchen has two stools, and there is additional seating in this space.

    House to rent for holiday in rural Costa Brava, Spain House to rent for holiday in rural Costa Brava, Spain

  • Kitchen: Newly remodelled in 2003 with dishwasher, cooker, fridge, (the washing machine is in the downstairs bathroom). Granite counter tops plus island bar with stools.

    The upstairs is heated by a permanently installed radiator system.

  • Terrace: The 16 m2 south-facing roof terrace is a perfect place to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine, dine al fresco, or get together for an evening drink and watch the sun go down.

    House to rent for holiday in rural Costa Brava, Spain

  • Sun room: The adjacent sun room is also a lovely room to relax, read a book, listen to music, or even take that well-earned siesta. The large window looks out towards the Pyrenees and the south-facing wall is floor to ceiling glass looking out onto the terrace.

    House to rent for holiday in rural Costa Brava, Spain

    THE ACCOMMODATION (Sleeps 8 in 4 large double bedrooms)

  • Bedrooms: Four large double bedrooms of 13 to 15 m2, three with double beds and one with two singles.

    House to rent for holiday in rural Costa Brava, Spain
    House to rent for holiday in rural Costa Brava, Spain

  • Bathroom 1: Upstairs bathroom features convenient walk-in shower.

  • Bathroom 2:Downstairs bathroom has two showers, convenient for getting kids and family sand-free after beach visits. It features a vaulted ceiling, wash basin on iron stand with green granite top and decorative oxidised iron door in stone and brick arched doorway.

    AREA

    Roads through the fields surrounding the village offer plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling, as do some of the trails and paved roads. A number of attractive towns and villages are nearby. A swimming pool is open to the public in an adjacent village just 2km away. A walk along the river Fluvià takes visitors to the nearby market town of Sant Pere Pescador, and the riverbank area is included in the Aiguamolls nature preserve and bird sanctuary. More intensive bird watching is afforded by the trails and blinds around the Aiguamolls visitor reception centre located some 10 minutes away by car, between Sant Pere and Castelló de Ampurias.

    Beaches:

    Several of the most attractive beaches on the Costa Brava are within easy reach. the closest is Sant Pere, which extends for 10 km, and our favourite is Sant Martí, which has five small coves, a Greek breakwater and a maritime walkway. This affords a view of the Roman ruins of Ampurias and goes all the way to L’Escala. Roller skating and cycling are permitted here, while walkers may use a wheel-free pathway through the dunes.

    Cuisine, wineries and nearby attractions:

    Wineries in Pau, Vilajuïga and Perelada are within easy reach, and the Sant Pere de Rodes monastery is a worthwhile attraction for many, as are the dolmens nearby. Figueres with its Dalí museum is just 15 minutes away, while the medieval centre of Girona requires a 25 minute drive, but is definitely worth visiting. The French border is less that 30 minutes away by car. Catalan and Ampurdan cuisine have never been more in vogue -- at least in recent centuries. Local restaurants of every size and description offer ample possibilities to try out the many local specialities. Fixed-price lunches of three courses plus wine and dessert usually cost only 7 or 8 euro and will not disappoint. There are plenty of opportunities to splurge on a good night out as well as restaurants suitable for a meal with the kids.

    Sporting and Wildlife activities:

    Facilities for sport nearby include golf, water-skiing, diving, sea kayaking, windsurfing, kite-surfing, sky diving, and horseback riding. Hikers and nature lovers will enjoy the Cap de Creus Natural Park and the Gran Muntanya Protected Area along the coast, as well as the Aiguamolls Natural Park, which includes marshland, riverbanks, coastal areas and trails for hiking or cycling. Areas around the Roman ruins of Ampurias and the beach at Sant Martí de Empúries are under protection of the Forest Service. La Garrotxa Natural Park features a volcanic park in a low mountain environment, and the Pyrenees with their myriad mountain attractions are within easy reach, at a distance of some 30 km. Another place of interest in the mountains is the Albera Natural Protected Area. Serious walkers will find plenty of scope for their activities including the wonderful GR11 which starts at the coast and traces its route through Cap de Creus, the Alberes, the Salines and the Pyrenees.

    Villages:

    Local villages are a great source of visitor interest. Few can resist the charm of the village squares, the narrow streets of stone houses and the medieval churches built in the Romanesque style.

    Our village of Torroella de Fluvià is included in an itinerary called the "Romanesque Route" because of its 11th century parish church. The other two poles of interest on this itinerary are Sant Tomas (3 km away) and Sant Miquel de Fluvià (6 km).

    Archaeology:

    Apart from the well known ruins of Ampurias on the coast, the ruins of Iberian and Roman settlement at Ullastret are also a fascinating place to visit. Both sites have a visitor centre with a museum.

    Routes and Itineraries:

    We are very enthusiastic about local opportunities for cycling, walking, hiking, sightseeing and pursuing cultural interest, and we have compiled a great deal of helpful information about this to help our guests fully enjoy the possibilities offered by our village, area and region. We are also glad to share this information (both graphic and descriptive) with anyone having an interest in our region or in activities such as cycling and hiking, or enjoying nature, local culture or sports. But this is not the place to include such extensive and detailed information, so please contact us if you wish to know more.

    Maybe an aerial view of the area appeals to you!

    Just for the kids:

    The area immediately around Torroella is more agricultural than touristic, but resort areas such as L'Escala and Ampuriabrava (15 -20 mins by car) will provide plenty of entertainment for those interested in taking the kids to a resort for the day to enjoy a water park, go kart track, mini golf, amusement arcades, trampolines, bouncy castles, etc. Many of these facilities are not, however, open in the off season.

    Fiestas, festivals, fairs and markets:

    While music festivals are mainly held in Spring and Summer, fairs and fiestas in the villages are noteworthy attractions that occur throughout the year. Keep in mind the weekly market days in the towns, when local produce is sold along with other goods.

    PRICE

    The price range is from 500 to 900 euros per week (approximately £340 to £620 GBP).

    If you are interested, please enquire.

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    Spain ~ Costa Brava ~ 18century House Rental ~

    we are one of the oldest holiday rentals websites and have known most of our villa and apartment owners for years and are in touch with them regularly. For this reason we feel that you can have confidence booking the holiday accommodation featured on this page. We hope that you'll get a better experience through booking your holiday villa or apartment through our pages as a result.

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