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Ground Floor Apartment With Pool Gardens and shaded play area. Playa De Pals



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Apartment in Playa de Pals, Catalonia, Costa Brava, Spain. Close to Beaches & Golf Courses

Situated close to the coast at Playa De Pals / Platja De Pals and adjacent to the Pals championship golf course the apartment is ideal for family holidays couples and golfers. The apartment has a patio leading onto a garden area with a swimming pool adjacent and is about three quarters of a mile from the beach - approx 15 minutes walk or a couple of minutes by car. A supermarket, cafe, bars, a pizzeria and restaurants are all within easy walking distance. There are 6 excellent tennis courts just 5 minutes walk away. There is a cafe / bar a minutes walk away and is ideal for a pre or post dinner drink. Pals - a delightful medieval village is situated nearby and really is worth a visit. Parking space is provided to the rear of the apartment. The apartment is situated on the ground floor. The pool has a shallow end as well as a deep end. As well as having a garden outside the apartment there is a shaded copse of pine trees just 20 metres to the left. Ideal for children to play. It has a basketball net and a table tennis table. Bats and balls are in the apartment sideboard

Whilst this page shows that we will take on line bookings and payments we much prefer to speak with you direct before you book, so if you could complete the enquiry form, email, text or phone we will be pleased to give you all the information you need.

In July and August the minimum stay is 1 week.

Richard & Carol

Location co-ordinates: N41.98855 E3.19344 (Put these co-ordinates into Google maps and its drops a pin on the location of the apartment car park)

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Carol and I (Richard) have spent many family holidays in Catalonia We now tend to use the apartment for long weekends as well, since flying to and from Gerona airport has become so much easier than it used to be. Occasionally we fly via Barcelona if we want to combine the holiday with a visit to this fantastic city.

Our daughters having used the apartment as children now use it for their family holidays.

We live in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Our time is spent with a mixture of work, family, gardening and watching Rugby League and or Motor Racing.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

For a full set of guests comments over the many years we have rented out the apartment go to our web site at catalunya.org.uk, but below are typical reviews from guests

‘This was a lovely base from which to visit all the beaches, medieval villages and even get the train to Barcelona. It was only an hour to France too. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable and the gardens well maintained and tidy with a lovely pool we used well into the evening. We would definitely come again’

‘Thank you very much for the use of your apartment, it has a lovely comfortable and homely feel and proved to be a great base from which to explore that region of Spain. We had a wonderful holiday’

‘We had a very good week in your apartment. It was certainly a very convenient and comfortable place to stay and we made good use of the pool in between visits to Pals Beach and other coves. Thank you very much for all the information which was helpful. We would certainly be interested in using the apartment again, because we know there are many places we did not manage to visit – Gerona and Barcelona in particular’
Jan 2009
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Everything has been thought of for this apartment, it is modern, clean, very comfortable and well equipped. There are lovely little touches such as plenty of information on the surrounding area from beaches to restaurants, and books to read. The pool is a great size and more than enough for two teenage boys. All contact with Richard was great and really appreciated a late check out on our last day. Would definitely recommend this property, a great base for visiting great beeches and exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your 5 star review. Your comments are very much appreciated. We hope to have you stay again in the future.
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Amazing Location to Explore

  • 4 of 5

A very well kept property with all the amenities you require. They even supply beach equipment from beach chairs to rush mats and umbrellas.

The kitchen is modern and a good size extending into a comfortable living area where you walk through to a patio area which catches the sun in the morning. Great for breakfasting. The double bedroom is comfortable, and the 2nd bedroom was perfect for Grandad and Grandson. The swimming pool was kept clean. It has a shallow and deep end, so perfect for the kids.

You will need a car to be able to visit the vast surrounding areas. The surrounding villages and towns must be visited as they have amazing restaurants and beautiful beaches. Our favorites were Begur, Aguablava and Pallafrugel.

Highly recommend if you enjoy exploring.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to manage expectations the supply of beach equipment ‘ebbs and flows’ as it’s kept in an outside storage area and is dependent on items being borrowed and returned. During the season we have no control of what gets broken or lost. However, there is usually sufficient for most families. Many thanks for the five star comments about the apartment and it’s surrounding area.
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Highly recommended, beautiful and well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous apartment in such a beautiful part of Spain. The apartment is really well equipped, extremely clean and comfortable. It's a home from home. There isn't an item of kitchen equipment that you will need that isn't there. There is a DVD player, loads of CDs, a washing machine and even staple foods left in the cupboard.

It has a great location, away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to walk out to a supermarket, restaurants, tennis and mini golf etc.

There is so much to do in the area, we highly recommend Parc Aventura down the road where the kids did tree top walking and zip wiring.

We hired a car which was perfect for exploring all the beautiful coves and beaches in the area. I would also recommend a visit to Begur on market day and a walk up to the top of the old castle.

This really is a beautiful part of Spain and a great apartment. It's on the ground floor with a little garden which is great for toddlers as it doesn't go straight out onto the pool.

The owners are very helpful and informative and have gone to a lot of trouble of leaving information in the apartment for places to visit and eat.

We're not golfers but there is a beautiful golf course around the corner.

We will definitely go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comprehensive review and look forward to you returning in the future.
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British couple owned

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this apartment from 21st to 28th may 2016,Contact with Richard very good beforehand,

Apartment very well equipped and comfortable,Everything was close to hand ie Supermarket,

eating out, beach, all within walking distance. All other areas easy to reach by car and

straight forward,Would recomend area and apartment to relatives and friends.

ray and chris.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and the ones in the Visitors book - we used the apartment the week after you and it was just as we left it previously - thanks.
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Super location

  • 5 of 5

Clean, tidy, comfortable and well appointed without exaggeration. This little gem meets every expectation of the discerning holiday maker and is located in a lovely part of Spain. So easy to access beautiful coastlines and excellent facilities. The property is well maintained inside and out and provides a haven of peace and tranquility after a day in the surrounding picturesque countryside or coast. Definitely one for those who insist on high standards and essential quality.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property three times and in the village of Playa de Pals on five occasions and thoroughly love the area and this apartment.

The ground floor apartment gives lovely access to the garden and is ideal for couples or families. The apartments are mainly owned by Spanish families and that means that the pool is never over crowded as many families only use their apartments at weekends.

The apartment is very well equipped, has its own small patio with table and chairs and having stayed there a number of times, find it not particularly noisy and the other residents all very considerate.

There are a number of good restaurants in local area, particularly in Old Pals and at L'Estartit a short drive away. Girona is a short drive away and there's plenty to do in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and delighted to see you have booked again for 2016.
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"A lovely little hill top village full of nice restaurants and a market on a Wednesday. "
"Good fun for children of all ages"
Hotel Castell d'Emporda
"Superb location and great food"
Can Padres
"Cheap cheerful and great for the family. Only open high season."
Hotel El Far de Sant Sebastia
"Lovely restaurant for a special occasion"
Calella De Palafrugell
"A choice of 3 or 4 lovely beaches"
"Lovely beach with lots of restaurants for lunch"
"Wonderful restored medieval village with many great restaurants to choose from with wide a w..."
"Museum of the region. Worth a visit"
Golf Platja de Pals
"I'm not a golfer but I'm told its a good course"
Mas Pou
"Lovely local restaurant open all the year round"
"Fiestas in the region 2016. 30th Gastronomic Week of Girona. 2nd-9th March Easter Sunday...."
Aparthotel Arenal
"200 yards from apartment. Great for pre or post dinner drink. Also hardy if t you just want ..."
Par3 p&p Gualta
"The combined 'play a round and inclusive lunch' is good value."
Empordá Golf
"A championship golf course"
Platja de Sa Riera
"Beach in walking distance from Pals - but a steep cliff top walk via the 'Playa Nudista'!"
Aigua Blava
"My favourite beach"
Sa Tuna beach
"A lovely little cove. Quite pebbly but pretty. Good bars and restaurants"
"Little Venice!"
Ruïnes d'Empúries
"Ruins. A bit of history and culture to explore"
Sant Pere Pescador
"Pretty location with beaches, restaurants and a museum of the region"
Jardins De Cap Roig
"Gardens worth a visit. Designed by English Lady and Russian General. In July mid August it h..."
"A fun day out but not cheap!"
Restaurante Can Joan
"Tucked away at the back of the village but an interesting menu and good food"
Club Tennis Pals
"Set right by the tennis courts, this looks more like the club house for the tennis courts bu..."
Playa Llafranc
"Wide sandy beach with lots of bars and restaurants to choose from."
la Bisbal d'Emporda
"Not the prettiest town but the place to buy ceramics"
Aeroclub Empordà
"Small aero club providing flights to view the area in season "
Circuit de Catalunya
"This is where the Spanish Grand Prix is held. Its about one and a half hours drive from our ..."
"Tucked away on the coast north of Rosas and South of the French border. Home of one of the D..."
"The lake came to recent prominence in the 92 Olympics when it was used for the rowing events..."
Aqua Brava
"Fun day out. Can be crowded. Only open in season. Not cheap."
La Sagrada Família
"Stunning building - if not yet finished! Barcelona is an hour and half from the apartment"
Vicus Restaurant
"For a special occasion, probably best without children. The tasting menu is good for a first..."
Restaurant Sol Blanc
"Lovely farmhouse restaurant. Towards the top of the local price range but quality menu and f..."
Restaurant Bonay
"First floor traditional restaurant. Menu has plenty of 'game' dishes as well as the traditio..."
Sa Tuna
"Lovely little cove with a couple of nice restaurants and bars. Beach is pebbly."
Platja de Pals
"Long sandy beach. Watersports. Snack bars on beach for lunch or full restaurants along the f..."
"Cheap and cheerful pizzeria. Semi outdoors so only open in season. Pizzas not the world's gr..."
Mar Blau
"Good middle of the road restaurant. Food excellent décor average. Best on a sunny day for Su..."
"As well as the café bar outside there is good restaurant inside. Also open to the beach in s..."
Restaurant El Pedró
"Lovely old restaurant in the middle of 'Old Pals'. Reasonable prices and good food in pleasa..."
"Fiestas in the region 2016. 30th Gastronomic Week of Girona. 2nd-9th March Easter Sunday...."
"The extensive and lively Sunday market is a place to visit"

From the Owner

We had many family holidays at the camp site at Cypsela (Playa De Pals) and fell in love with the area. We tried a few holidays elsewhere and eventually decided we liked the area so much more than anywhere else that we bought 'our second home' here. Our children, having grown up with family holidays in the area, still go back as often as they can. We like it when its busy mid season and like it when its quiet from September to June we just use it to get away and relax. You will be able to see from our website (see just above 'Notes' on Facilities Page at the bottom - link to our web site) that we have got to know the area very well.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gerona at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Arenal at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Santander and Bilbao at 400 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Club De Pals at 400 Metres Nearest Train : Figueras from London / Paris at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A7 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tennis Restaurant at 400 Metres Nearest Ski : Andorra at 180 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa De Pals - Platja De Pals at 500 Metres Car: recommended

Location co-ordinates: N41.98855 E3.19344 (Put these co-ordinates into Google maps and its drops a pin on the location of the apartment car park)


Playa De Pals / Platja De Pals

There are a variety of beaches nearby ranging from tiny rocky coves to long flat stretches of golden sand. Depending on whether you want to spend the day underwater swimming, wind surfing or exerting all your energy sun bathing there is a beach to suit your needs. Listed below are some of the favourites. This does not necessarily mean that they will be crowded. A lot depends on the time of the year. Pals, Sa Riera, Sa Tuna, Aiguablava, Tamariu, La Franc, Calella De Palfrugell.


The nearest airport is Gerona airport and is 40 minutes from Pals. Fortunately Ryanair call it Barcelona Airport and use it as their hub for Spain. As a result it has frequent low cost flights from the likes of Gatwick, Southamton, Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Doncaster, Leeds / Bradford and more. Others (like Monarch)do fly there but its predominantly Ryaniar. There is also the other Barcelona Airport just south of Barcelona about 1 and a half hours from Pals. Train London Figueras


Gerona 40 mins. Palafrugell 10 mins. La Franc, Begur, Tamariu, Aiguablava, Sa Tuna. Peratallada are all 10 to 15 minutes away.

Further Details:

Below is a summary of the things to do, sporting activities, places to visit and restaurants. You will find quiet countryside, medieval towns, fishing villages and hidden coves. It is a very pretty area with a beautiful rugged coastline as well as long sandy beaches.

Sport: Motor Racing (Circuit de Catalunaya), water sport. scuba diving and snorkeling, sailing, motor boats, kayaking, wind surfing, jetski, cycling, walking, tennis, squash, go karts, fishing.

Markets: Sunday-Palafrugell (also fruit and veg., fish and meat every day). Monday-Torroella de Montgri, Cadaques. Tuesday - Palamos, Pals, Girona. Wednesday-Begur. St. Antonio de Calonge, Banyoles. Thursday-L'Estartit, Figueres, Calonge. Friday-La Bisbal, Platja d'Aro. Saturday-Girona, Mont-ras. 1st Saturday of September, in Palafrugell, there is an antique fair. In Begur, every Thursday during July and August, there is an antique fair

Water Parks: Aquadiver (Platja d'Aro). Aquabrava (Roses).

Restaurants: There are an endless number of inexpensive but good quality restaurants to choose from with a wide variety of local and international cuisine.

Places to Visit: Aiguamolls. Sant Sebastia (Palafrugell). Culture Centre 'Ca La Pruna' (Pals). The Church (Pals). The Castle (Begur). Peratallada. Banyoles.Cadaqués. La Bisbal. Barcelona. Andorra.


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Booking Notes:
Once you have established that the apartment is available you may make a booking by email. I will reply in writing. A deposit of 10% is required and the balance is due approx 6 weeks before departure when I will send directions and keys etc. Unlike some apartments no breakage deposit is required as our experience is that guests always look after the apartment as we would. We do ask though, that if you do accidently break anything (glasses etc.), that you replace it for the next guests.

Changeover Day:
Prefer Saturday but can be flexible. Out of season Friday to Monday for a long weekend is fine.

Notes on prices:
Lettings do not have to be Saturday to Saturday. Please ask as they can be flexible to suit your flight arrangements. We do however try to avoid gaps high season. Linen costs (weekly change of bed linen, bath towels, tea towels and laundry) are included in the letting charge. If you are travelling by car there are reductions for people who want to provide their own (not really suitable if flying).

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From the Owner

If you hover the cursor over the topics featured below or on the ...... after it, it will tell you more about the topic. The apartments in El Coto (Playa De Pals) are around 50% owned by Spanish people as holiday homes, which must say something good about their appeal. This tends to mean that weekends are often quite well occupied as the owners come up from Barcelona for Saturday and Sunday but during the week they are never overcrowded. Out of season they are well suited for golfers with 3 courses very close by. Anyone interested in motor racing will find it a great combination of holiday and sport should they want to visit the Circuit of Catalunya about an hour and a half away. We have been to the Spanish Grand Prix on many occasions as part of our holiday.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, shower and WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom with double bed. Bedroom 2 has twin beds.


  • Notes on accommodation: Of the features above if you hover the cursor over the item or the ......after it, it will provide information about the topic. Being ground floor with a patio leading to a garden area it is ideal for children. The garden area can be easily 'blocked off' between the hedge to prevent small children venturing further out with just access back into the apartment. Outside: The apartment is situated on the ground floor and has a patio leading onto a garden area with a swimming pool adjacent. The pool has a shallow end as well as a deep end. As well as having a garden outside the apartment there is a shaded copse of pine trees just 20 metres to the left. Ideal for children to play. Utility Room: Drying area at back. Washing machine in bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels included. Changed weekly. Apartment is cleaned before and after stay and at end of week 1 if staying a fortnight. Other: Iron and board

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