This delightful villa is set on the side of a rosemary covered hill and offers a perfect base to explore the surrounding area and everything it has to offer. A short drive from Barcelona and only minutes from glorious sandy beaches and captivating sights, sounds and tastes of the Costa Dorada, it’s easy to see why the rugged hills of the Baix Penedes wine region around El Vendrell (a typical Spanish market town) became the perfect spot for many city dwellers to build holiday villas. Be as active or as relaxed as you wish: spend a day in Barcelona or Tarragona or on 1 of the 22 blue flag beaches, visit the water-parks/themeparks, take in some culture by visiting Montserrat or 1 of the many Roman sites, visit Freixenet and Torres cellars or follow the Cava trail (it is even possible to take a wine tasting tour by horse and cart, from the equestrian centre in nearby Rodonya) and if all that is too much just chill out by the pool with a glass of wine and enjoy the view.
Barry is Head Gardener on a private estate and I am an infant teacher in a tiny rural school. Our 3 children have almost flown the nest! When we met and married 31yrs ago in S.Devon, old-fashioned estate-life gave us an idyllic lifestyle but modern life caught up and change became inevitable. The Midlands offered a little more prosperity and we decided it was time to own a property. Friends moved to Spain, plumping for the Barcelona area after much research. Soon after, we visited and were also smitten - our property search began. We wanted to immerse ourselves in a new language and culture and create a home for the future; we were looking for a real Spanish lifestyle and found it in El Vendrell.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2003
In the winter of 2002/3 Barry made 2 visits to El Vendrell, alone, & on the 2nd he bought our villa – without me seeing it! As soon as I saw it I loved it too. It was obvious what had attracted him to it: the pool, barbecue area, mulberry tree, terraced garden, fruit trees and wonderful views made it a perfect relaxing holiday destination, and its distance from the town & coast would mean only a short drive to shops, beaches & many other places of interest, all set against a backdrop of olive trees & vines. We absolutely love our Villa, for its views and tranquility and everything the area has to offer. Inexpensive flights to Barcelona and Reus airports, both less than an hour's drive from the Villa, adds to its desirability.
The drive from Barcelona and Reus airports is easy & once at the Villa there is plenty of parking. The private pool, cool mountain breezes, possibility of finding fresh lemons, figs & grapes in the garden & the ability for everyone to find their own private chill-out spot, may make ‘going out’ less appealing but only a 20 mins drive away are activities to suit all tastes from a waterpark, to the Pau Casals (cellist) museum, to pony trekking, to beaches & much more. Leave the car in El Vendrell and take the train to Barcelona or visit the market & buy fresh local fish & shellfish & olives (the tiny ones), visit the wine cellars & taste & buy wine & Cava then, return to the Villa for a barbecue & while away the evening on the terraces watching the sun set behind the hills.
What a fantastic holiday!I think the view from the villa will be etched in my mind for ever. I don’t think I've had a more enjoyable & relaxing holiday for many years, the kids really enjoyed the pool & sunbathing on the terrace as well as our frequent trips to Comaruga beach. I don’t think I will ever tire of the view from the poolside veranda. It’s not just the cava, the beaches, the people, the history, the hills, the sea air, the food! I think it is the memories the place instills. They will live with you for a lifetime.
We have already shown photos to anyone & everyone we can & keep talking about all the things that we didn’t do & will have to do next time. Once again thank you for the use of your villa & making the organisation beforehand so easy & straightforward.
The veranda was beautiful. All in all we have had a fantastic week & have had a lovely holiday. The children (all 5!) wanted to comment on the character of the villa, liking all the different levels & areas.
Had a lovely time here. Nice villa, Pool cleaner and villa cleaner are very helpful. Even the neighbours are nice and helped us with the language barrier as we dont speak Spanish. We would recommend to friends and family and would even visit again.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
We require a non-returnable deposit of £250 per week which will reserve your booking. The outstanding balance plus a £250 refundable damage deposit is to be paid 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. (You will lose your reserved week/s and deposit if this final payment is not received in that time.) The damage deposit is to cover breakages or damages & the cost of any excessive cleaning required after your departure. It will be returned to you, less any necessary deductions.
Saturday is our preferred changeover day. In at 4pm. Out at 10am.
Notes on prices:
Easter period & May bank holiday week £1050 per week.