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Self Catering Apartments on Private Lakeside Estate - Studios 2/4 (1 Bedroom, Sleep 4)

Overview

Property

Updated: 31-Aug-2016
Darnius, Alt Emporda, Costa Brava - Quiet and Rural, Short Drive to Figueras and Coast

Finca Paraiso is a spacious wooded estate on the border of the Darnius reservoir in the heart of the interior of the Costa Brava. The lake is uncrowded even in August and highly suitable for swimming, fishing and rowing. The surrounding area is excellent for walking, riding and other outdoor sports and the scenery with the backdrop of the Pyrenees, spectacular. Quaint stone built villages dot the surrounding area and the beautiful coves of the Alt Empordà seaside villages are within a 45 minute car drive. The town of Figueres with its Dalí museum, Thursday market and old town pedestrian shopping area is just 20 minutes by car and France is also easily accessible through the main La Jonquera frontier or the less travelled mountain passes. The loudest sound is the wind in the trees.

Details for holiday apartment Studios 2/4 (1 Bedroom, Sleep 4), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This are double bedded studio apartments approximately 30sq.m, with fairly spacious shower bathrooms. They include a fully equipped kitchen area containing a sink, ceramic hob, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee machine and kettle. A washing machine is also available in a separate building and the studios have an ironing board and iron. There is a dining area and a sofa bed which converts into a 135cm double bed. There is TV and DVD, central heating, air-conditioning. All linen is provided. The studio apartments are at ground level and open onto a terrace and garden area, provided with garden furniture and sunbeds.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am English, but came to live in Catalonia in 1970, initially in Barcelona, but since we have been retired, we have moved to Finca Paraiso in Darnius in the Alt Empordà, about 150 kms. north of Barcelona.

I live in this beautiful place with my husband, Antonio and our labrador, Molly. We have three children between us and at the moment four grandchildren. We have plenty of visits from them all and from friends, so often have a full house.

We let apartments, here in Finca Paraiso (S5274)*, but also have a flat in Llançà (S16872)*on the Costa Brava, so if you are looking for a combination of beach and countryside, that can easily be arranged.

*Owners Direct reference number

Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Catalan

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

Norwich
5

Simply the Best

  • 5 of 5

Finca Paraiso

Well in our minds it is Simply the Best,

The location; 10 out of 10

Peaceful, Beautiful surroundings, many beautiful old Villages nearby and beautiful Beaches,

With green trees on mountains, and a Lake (reservoir) with a Bar restaurant less than 100m away.

The Apartment (4); 10 out of 10

Spotlessly clean, comfortable, very spacious and very well equipped, sun relax chairs and Table and chairs outside to sit and have breakfast or a relaxing drink overlooking a lovely garden watching the birds.

The Host; Patricia. 10 out of 10

Very pleasant, kind and helpful.

Thank you Patricia for a very lovely stay.

Martyn & Susan (Norwich GB)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. It is very rewarding to have such complimentary comments from our clients and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you another time to Finca Paraiso.
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Location

From the Owner

In my opinion, this is one of the most privileged spots to live in Europe. The climate is ideal, the scenery, stunning and we are very close to the beautiful, and reasonably unspoiled beaches of the Northern Costa Brava which are situated within a National Park. The French frontier is a stone's throw away as is the town of Figueres with its weekly market, shops, theatre and cinemas. We are surrounded by charming stone built villages with local fiestas, particularly in the summer. The musical festival of Perelada in the summer attracts the very best artists. We are both retired and I couldn't think of a more wonderful place to live. We are truly lucky.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gerona at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Darnius Reservoir at 500 Metres Nearest Train : Figueres at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Figueres at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Darnius Reservoir at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Llançà at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The coastal villages of Port Bou, Llançà, Port de la Selva, Cadaques and Roses are at about 40 to 50 minutes drive. The first four villages are fairly small, get very crowed in July and August, but are quite delightful and are full of beautiful small coves and bays. Roses is a much bigger tourist town with a large wide sandy beach and plenty of night life.

Travel:

Gerona is the nearest Spanish airport at 60 kms (45 mins by car), but Perpignan, in France, is probably a bit closer. A car is essential for a stay at Finca Paraiso.

Distances:

Darnius - 2 kms.

Figueres - 25 kms.

Roses - 40 kms.

La Jonquera - 15 kms.

Perpignan - 45 kms.

Further Details:

Most basic supplies are available from Darnius and shops are open from 08.00-13.00 and 17.00-20.00 Monday to Saturday and from 08.00-13.30 on Sundays. There is a wide selection of restaurants close by offering local Catalan cuisine. Tourist information centres are in Figueres and Massanet de Cabrenys (10 kms. from Darnius).

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£126
for 2 nights
From
£63
£370
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£109
for 2 nights
From
£55
£286
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Flexible

Notes on prices:
Please note that the prices for units 1 and 2 are slightly higher if used by more than 2 people. These prices are available on request.
Also the high season rates are applicable over the Easter holiday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We live in the main house on the property and rent out the Studios, two bedroomed house and a small cabin. Our home is on the border of a beautiful reservoir, which is lovely for swimming and walking. The village of Darnius, with shops for all basic provisions is about 2kms away.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 3 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The Tower apartment has a circular staircase with banister but small children should be careful. The rest of the apartments are very safe with no steps and there is plenty of garden/fields and woods for children to play safely. Dogs are welcome. Cars can be parked close to the apartments and there is plenty of space for keeping bicycles, motor bikes, boats, etc. Outside: Finca Paraiso is a country estate of 35,000 m2 consisting of the main residence of the owners and the accommodation described above, surrounded by open fields, cork tree woods, gardens and orchards. It borders the Darnius reservoir which is highly suitable for swimming and sunbathing. The reservoir area provides a restaurant, aquatic sports facilities (kayaks, pedalos). The nearest village, Darnius, is a 10 minute walk from Finca Paraiso where all basic supplies can be purchased.

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