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Gorgeous fisherman's cottage with private roof Terrace, internet, 50m from sea



Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Five shower townhouse in Cadaques Old Town. Sleeps 8. Close to beach/town centre. Full Of Character

Beautifully converted 'fisher's cottage' situated centrally within the charming and picturesque "Casc antic" - the original Old Town of Cadaques. Two minutes walk from the sea.

2017 now open for booking!

Rebuilt in 2004 using traditional materials, the house combines all the charm of an original cottage with modern comfort, convenience and a beautiful coastal interior. Free wi-fi throughout, five seperate showers, 3 toilets, a service lift, and zone controlled underfloor heating. Fully equipped, modern kitchen with espresso machine, Nutri Bullet, Miele appliances and solid teak units

Beyond the imposing oak door entrance lies a large living/dining area leading into a ludicrously well-equipped kitchen

Two twin and 2 double bedrooms are found on first and second floors - each with it's owns shower facilities

The top floor opens on to the main living area with a well-stuffed corner sofa, leather armchair, ottoman/coffee table and a DVD player with over 200 recent film releases.

Bi-fold glazed doors lead to the sunny, private roof terrace with table, benches, seating and deck-level lighting

Situated in the heart of the most picturesque part of the village with access to the best local food shops, art galleries, restaurants and with a clear view of the nearby 16th century church bell tower.

Just a few metres down the cobbled lane, the sea and the whole bay of Cadaques opens up in all it's bustling glory

Exceptionally well appointed in a contemporary coastal style. Plantation shutters, teak doors, antique furniture and artifacts from around the world. Great beds and beautiful linens!

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I first set eyes on the bay of Cadaques from the mountain road that winds high above the town. I was having a 'life/work balance' moment - touring the Pyrenees (rather slowly) on a classic vintage motorcycle.

Perhaps it was the weather and crystal clear sea - but for me the village of Cadaques was a case of love at first sight!

Having totally fallen for both the village and the surrounding area I couldn't believe my luck a year later when I returned and found a charming house for sale right in the historic heart of the village!

Since then, working to improve the house; bringing everything up to International standards - making it a proper home - has become an on-going labour of love!

I certainly cherish my time there - and friends generally seem to agree.

It is a very special place. CM.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Chris

The house was perfect and cadaques fabulous

We absolutely loved it

A rare treat to stay in a house that had everything you could want

We hope to stay again soon
Aug 2016
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

United Kingdom

Beautiful house in a beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

This stunning house is perfectly located just behind the central hub of the bay. It is relaxing and stylish and really well equipped - we spent as much time relaxing on the roof terrace as we did in the bars and restaurants of gorgeous Cadaques.

Trips to Dali's house and museum were an added highlight, as was the spectacular scenery around Cap de Creus. I can't wait to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stella So glad you enjoyed your week and were able to enjoy a little April sunshine! Chris
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Beautifully restored cottage in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Cadaques is a beautiful seaside village with old cobbled streets and many fantastic restaurants. It is the perfect place for a special holiday. The cottage has been beautifully restored with much attention to detail. The kitchen is fully equipped with high spec equipment and lots of really nice touches. The bedrooms are very comfortable and beautifully decorated, and on the top is a terrace with a fantastic view. It is perfectly positioned, close enough to the car park for a day out (cars not really feasible in the cobbled, steep and narrow streets - though you can take the car close enough to drop off luggage) and also close to the beaches and all the restaurants and icecream shops close by. Chris went to a great deal of trouble to ensure that our stay was successful, even leaving a bottle of bubbly as a welcome gift! He answered many emails with questions prior to our visit, and there is a visitors book with lots of info too. There is also a lift to carry luggage/drinks/people who don't want to climb stairs etc up to the higher floors. (Parents with children younger than 6 might find this a bit nerve wracking as it is quite a drop to the bottom, with waist high gates). Overall thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jo for your very kind and generous comments! We refer to the cats next door as the three musketeers. They don't belong to anyone as such but always seem well fed It's impossible to go up or down the lane without stroking at least one of them under the chin ! With best regards Chris
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Wonderful happy stay!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a friend took our 5 children to Cadaques to stay in this wonderful house. The age ranges were 4 - 16 and the house was well catered for everyone's needs and ours! We didn't want for anything - everything was there which just made everything so easy. The kitchen was really well equipped and aesthetically the house could not have been more lovely - even the bed linen was tasteful! Location was ideal - nestled amongst the pretty streets of Cadaques. Prior to our visit we asked Chris many, many questions and he was always very quick to answer always with helpful advice. We ate well, swam well, walked, hired boats for day trips and slept well and everyone was happy! Thank you so much just wish we had booked the house for 2 weeks and not 1 - it was just as we imagined it be be and better! Many thanks Clare Blum/ Maria O'Neal and 5 children!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cadaques Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family absolutely loved this home! It is a fantastic location near the beach and town center, is beautiful and comfortable inside, and had everything we could have wanted. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb home from home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic property and instantly felt like home from home. Plenty of attention to detail in ensuring that visitors have everything they require. Incredible kitchen with every utensil for an enthusiastic cook, lovely comfortable beds with good quality bed linen and the entire house was very clean. Perfect location for popping to the bakery, strolling the harbour or walking to local restaurants, in the heart of things but quiet at night. Lovely roof terrace which is sunny in the morning and comfortably shaded in the heat of the afternoon. Owner Chris very helpful with any queries and quick to respond. Will definitely hope to return soon and would definitely recommend staying. One point to make is the low roof terrace wall would mean attention for young children, however we had a teenager so not a problem and he loved his bedroom with its own shower facilities. Wish we had stayed longer. Thank you Chris :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

A dream home- clean, comfortable, fully equipped and easy to run. Children beware of low roof terrace wall.

The town is charming with much to offer. Many restaurants offering all sorts of cuisine, fantastic walks near and far, sea excursions, Dali's House a must, numerous art galleries and a beautiful church. People very friendly and helpful. What more can I say. One week was not enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Cadaques succeeded where many other villages on this coast failed. It remains charming and unspoilt in spite of being home to Salvador Dali and in spite of being located on the busy Costa Brava. Access is one thing. The approach road from Rosas around the Peni mountain is similar to that of a ski resort. Just one road in and the same road out. Also Dali used his considerable influence to block any major housing developments in his lifetime. Today it remains a picturesque town in naturally beautiful surroundings - full of history, charm and character. The sea is crystal clear, there are restaurants and bars serving wonderful food all over the town and just beyond it's narrow, cobbled lanes lies the Cap de Crues Natural Park, home to some of the most spectacular and unspoilt scenery in NE Spain. Travel from the UK is very easy via Girona Airport and yet, for most, Cadaques remains a 'secret spot'.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Girona/Barcelona at 50 Miles Nearest Ferry : Cadaques/Rosas/cap de Crues at 50 Metres Nearest Train : Figueres (TGV) at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : AP-7 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : La Sirena at 40 Metres Nearest Beach : Bay of Cadaques at 50 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

A PADI dive school operates most days in the bay of Cadaques. Look for Sotamar Cadaques

Sailboats and motor powered RIBS are for hire close to the house.

Empuriabrava is renowned for it's world-class sky diving/parachuting centre.

Several hiking trails are accessible from the house.


Two minutes walk (75m) to main Cadaques beach. Many other secluded bays and beaches are a short walk in either direction. Beautiful scenic trails rise above the coastline - easily accessible from the house - providing wonderful views of Cadaques and the dramatic local seascape. Many more rocky bathing areas are dotted along the coastline. On most days the sea around Cadaques is extraordinarily clean and absolutely gin clear!


Girona Airport 55 miles / 75 minutes drive. Also Perpignon - both served by Ryanair. Barcelona main airport 80 miles. Served by Easyjet and National carriers.

SARFA bus services to / from Barcelona centre also main Barcelona airport. Taxi or bus from Girona Airport.

Five and a half hours by TGV train from Paris Gare du Lyon to Figueres

650 mls by car from St. Malo cross channel ferry port (10 hour drive) - connecting with Portsmouth in the UK

38 miles by car to the French border.


Port Lligat (site of the spectacular Dali studio/house) is a 20 minute walk from the house.

Cap de Crues National Park and light house is 15 mins by car.

Figueres (Dali Theatre Museum) 20 miles by car.

Roses 40 minutes by ferry.

Barcelona 80 miles by bus or car.

Girona (airport and city) 50 miles.

Greek/Roman ruins of Empurias 15 miles

The monastery of St. Pierre de Rosas about 10 miles.

Further Details:

Most public interest in Cadaques stems from it's links with the surrealist Catalan artist Salvador Dali - born in nearby Figueres - who spent many summers here. But Dali was not the only artist to visit the village. Pablo Picasso spent the summer of 1910 at a house on the harbour. Joan Miro was a regular visitor. Marcel Duchamp created a cobble-stone star in one of the historic lanes - and played chess with local fishermen at The Meliton bar on the square. In his 20's, Dali brought college friend Federico Garcia Lorca to stay with his parents at a house on the opposite side of town from Port Lligat (marked by a small monument to Lorca, killed during the civil war) Man Rey was a regular visitor along with various stars of music and film in the 1960's and 70's.

Yet Cadaques remains a very real,unspoilt and rather Bohemian fishing village - regarded by those who cherish it's charm as the best kept secret of the Costa Brava! For more detailed information and maps see 'visitcadaques.org' - official site of the local tourist office

As for the house itself, great care has been taken to provide fun as well as home comforts - from high quality furniture and fittings to plenty of wardrobe space ( lots of proper wooden hangers) powerful showers, cupboards for toiletries etc etc

In the kitchen,those who enjoy cooking at home as well as eating out will find everything they need here. From Raymond Blanc saucepans to a full set of Chef's knives - and a stick blender for making soup!

All local shops, banks, restaurants, bars, boat hire, bike or scooter hire, supermarkets and ATM's are within short walking distances. We have Cadaques' best butcher, baker and greengrocer all within 20m of the house!

The town still supports many local artists whose work can be found tucked away in galleries all along the narrow lanes.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late shoulder
26 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.

Booking Notes:
After confirming availability and rental costs for requested dates, a deposit is required in order to secure the booking. The deposit amount will depend upon nearness to rental period but is generally 30% of the rental price
In the event of a cancellation, 50% of deposit will be refunded for a cancellation within 4-8 weeks of rental period, 25% refunded within 2-4 weeks No refund can be given inside 2 weeks of rental period.
Cleaning fees
During the season, our housekeeper Angela has her work cut out to turn the house around between guests leaving an those arriving
For rentals of 7 nights or more I do not charge for her services but for less than 7 nights I feel it is fair to ask guests for a contribution of €60

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day in high season. Keys can be collected from a local agent in the afternoon of your arrival and returned on the morning of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. All other periods on request. Short lets (2 or 3 days, weekends) can sometimes be arranged in low season but are very difficult during July/August as they block full rental weeks in what are the most highly demanded months
May, June and September are beautiful months in Cadaques. The weather is lovely and yet it's quieter than high season. I have priced these months to encourage guests to try 'shoulder season'

In order to secure a booking a deposit of 30% is required
The balance is paid on arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 01-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

The house lies right at the heart of the once walled, historic 'old town' halfway between the 16th Century church and the sea. Visitors are able to feel part of a traditional village way of life - buying bread and fruit from local storekeepers within 50m of the house These steeply cobbled lanes with their bouganvillia clad houses create a charming and picturesque atmosphere below which the clear waters of the bay, filled with little boats and surrounded by restaurants and coffee shops are just a matter of minutes from the front door. There, a faded plaque on the quayside identifies a house once occupied by Picasso. Salvador Dali's home and workshop - 15 minutes walk away at Port Lligat - is where he and many other 20th century artists came to enjoy the extraordinary light quality and rugged natural beauty of the area. Very few properties in the old town are available to visitors. Finding another as well appointed and with such character and charm is almost impossible.

Property Type

  • house


  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


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


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathrooms with hand basin and walk-in shower to both double bedrooms. Shower enclosure and large basin in both twin-bedded rooms. Additional guest shower/drying room with w.c. on ground floor. 2 further separate w.c.'s (on floors 1 and 2).


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Room 1: Kingsize 4 poster double (5ft), large built-in wardrobes, french windows, dressing table. Bathroom. Room 2: Superkingsize double (6ft), large built-in wardrobes. Bathroom. Rooms 3 & 4: Twin single beds, wardrobe, shower and basin in each


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: My advice to anyone thinking of renting property is to first read independent reviews from those who've recently stayed there. Attention to detail is visible throughout the house with the emphasis on comfort Beds are pocket sprung, pillows Hungarian goose down, linen is cotton Wifi is freely available and the house dvd library has over 200 recent releases There is underfloor heating available when needed, plus a log fire in winter There are i-pod/phone docking systems on ground and top floors and a service lift to transport those essential bottles of cava from one to the other! Outside: Glass sliding doors lead from the upper living room onto a private roof terrace with teak dining table, benches, drinks table and 4 additional aluminium carver chairs. Outdoor lighting, power point, clothes drying line, water tap and sunshade. The sea is visible between neighbouring houses - though the main vista is rooftops, the 'Cadaques bowl', surrounding hillsides and beyond to Cap de Crues Natural Park. Utility Room: New for 2014, Miele Automatic front loading washing machine. Ironing board, steam iron. Clothes drying rack Storage for detergent, other consumables etc. One of 2 electric immersion water heaters ensures ample hot water in all five showers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A full set of bath towels, bath mats and fitted cotton bed linen is included for each bedroom within the rental price. The house will have been professionally cleaned before your arrival Other: Extensive ground floor living/dining area featuring a large round vintage dining table seating 8 people, barcelona chairs, drawer unit, i-pod dock. A cupboard under stairs houses the second hot water immersion tank.

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