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Rustic 19th Century Farmhouse In Quiet Rural Setting Near Llafranc And Tamariu

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Farmhouse in Palafrugell, Costa Brava, Spain - In Costa Brava's Most Sought After Area

Can Ralet consists of two bedrooms (one double bedroom, one twin bedroom), a kitchen diner, a cozy sitting room and a spacious bathroom. French windows lead to the ‘Italian’ garden giving on to extensive lawns and overlooking the house’s vegetable garden. The kitchen/diner gives on to a charming covered floral terrace featuring a large dining table and sitting area. Parking is on the lawn less than 5 yards from the terrace. Both Llafranc and Tamariu offer (in addition to their charming beaches), numerous restaurants, hotels and cafés. There is also a restaurant and bar in the (rather Ritzy) hotel at the San Sebastian lighthouse, as well as a Japanese restaurant and relaxed bar in what used to be the lighthouse-keeper's house. On Cala Pedrosa there is an informal beach bar offering drinks and excellent light meals during the summer months.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tony Axon
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Catalan
Calendar last updated:
9 January, 2017

About Tony Axon

The owners of Can Ralet and Sycamore Cottage are Tony(English) and Maria Teresa (Catalan). Tony is a (semi) retired publisher, Maria Teresa used to own a well known restaurant near Cambridge and another popular one on the road to Begur. Both are happy, when possible, to provide guidance and offer suggestions for visitors.

Tony Axon purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Tony Axon chose Baix Emporda

A love of the quiet and tranquility, as well as the greenery, that Can Ralet offers year-round. Ideal for children - safe gardens, visits to feed the chickens and to 'self service' in the large vegetable garden.

What makes this farmhouse unique

One of very few rural settings to be found on the Costa Brava

6 Reviews

Good! 3.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

5

amazing find

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this rural house in September and were delighted with it. Rustic settings, lots of space and character, authentic and lived-in feel to the house (but clean and all in working order), beautiful bedroom and French doors into the garden - elegant sunny terraces,and to top it up - genuine hospitality and helpfulness of hosts nearby melted our hearts. We felt welcomed and well looked after. The location is truly amazing too. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Rather surprised to read the previous review. We stayed at Can Ralet in September and yes, it is an old farm house, doors and beds normal sizes for the period. The hosts were charming and friendly and the grounds &local area secluded and very relaxing. We have a wonderful week and would certainly consider returning.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Suffolk
5

Can Ralet

  • 5 of 5

Definitely a hidden gem. My wife and I had a lovely time. Very welcoming hosts and an ideal location. We were blessed by great weather so the proximity to many excellent and secluded sandy beaches was a bonus in October.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I was dissapointed

  • 1 of 5

Nice location, very sucluded. But, being 1,92m, this porperty was not for me. Some doors were very low (1,75m?). Double bed also more for smaller people.

Kitchen was old, not clean with a bad odour. Toilet did not flush properly - I won't go into details! Although we had paid in adance for the whole week, we left after one night.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Rural Costa Brava

  • 4 of 5

I am in doubt wether I want share this hidden gem so I can keep it to my self. This rural piece of property is right in between the most beautiful brava beaches ever. The owners, who live on the upper part are more then friendly; true good hosts! The rooms are decorated with good taste in a non-design but authentic style. The terasses are ther to enjoy the sun and peace and calm serenity. No crowds, no mass tourism here nor overbuilt coastlines. I will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Plzen
4

Can Ralet stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice place, quiet, clean - situated in nature.

The owners are very friendly and lovely - it was a original holiday stay at Costa Brava.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Location

From the Owner

A love of the quiet and tranquility, as well as the greenery, that Can Ralet offers year-round. Ideal for children - safe gardens, visits to feed the chickens and to 'self service' in the large vegetable garden.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Girona at 48 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Faro de Sant Sebastia at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander at 400 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Pals at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Flaca/Girona at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Girona at 35 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Faro de Sant Sebstia at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : La Molina at 120 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Llafranc at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Can Ralet is astride the GR92 coastal footpath between Llafranc and Tamariu. Both chic Llafranc and Tamariu, as well as the lighthouse, are within easy walking distance (about 20 minutes). The area is also ideal for cycling and mountain biking.

Kayaks and small motorboats can be hired in both Tamariu and Llafranc. Snorkelling centres are also to be found in Llafranc, Tamariu and Calella.

Teresa is an experienced cook and restauranteur, running and owning restaurants in Spain and the UK. For anyone interested in learning the basics of Catalan cuisine Teresa offers a simple cookery class in the kitchen at Can Ralet.

It's a one or two day course, covering fish, meat and specialities. The course can be arranged to suit the pupils. The price per two hour lesson, which includes ingredients, wine etc, followed by a meal to enjoy the results - is €75 per person.

Let us know if you'd like to improve your besugo or bacalao, or rustle up an 'arroz negro.' Dinner parties will never be the same again!

Coast/Beach:

Llafranc (2.5km), Tamariu (2.5km), Cala Pedrosa 500m (almost vertical) and Cala El Cau all offer (in addition to their charming sandy and stony beaches), numerous restaurants, hotels and cafés. There is also a Catalan restaurant and bar in the (rather Ritzy) hotel at the San Sebastian lighthouse, and a very fashionable Japanese restaurant and bar in the lighthouse itself.. On Cala Pedrosa there is an informal beach bar offering drinks and excellent light meals (including breakfast after an early morning swim during the summer months.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Girona (described by Ryanair as Barcelona/Girona!) & is approx. 45 minutes drive away. Barcelona airport (Ryanair, easyjet etc.) is around 2 hours drive away. Perpignan (Ryanair) is less than 90 minutes drive.The ‘Sarfa’ bus company operates a regular service from Barcelona Airport & the Estacion del Norte to Palafrugell. There is also a train connection (changing at Barcelona Sants) from the airport to Flaca (Flassa), 30 minutes away. Car hire can be arranged at the airports or in Palafrugell.

Distances:

Llafranc 2.5km; Tamariu 2. 5km; Palafrugell 2km; Begur 9km; Girona (which has been extensively restored) where there is a marvelous cathedral and medieval Arab and Jewish quarters) 47km; Figueres is home to the Dali museum which, after the Prado in Madrid, is the second most visited museum in Spain) 59km; Barcelona is 120 kilometers – the road is all dual carriageway or motorway.

Further Details:

The area around Llafranc and Palafrugell offers a lot to visitors – beaches, gastronomy, history, golf, tennis,. There are also a number of excellent guide books all available from Amazon (These include : AA – ‘Essential Costa Brava’, Rough Guides – ‘Directions Costa Brava’ & ‘Mini-Guide Costa Brava’, Rother walking guides – ‘Catalunya East’, Cadogan – ‘Barcelona and Catalonia’ and Lonely Planet – ‘Catalunya and the Costa Brava.’ The area has become known as the ‘Golden Triangle’ and Can Ralet is at its heart in a protected area near (and easily walkable!) to the Sant Sebastia lighthouse The hotel restaurant at the lighthouse does a good value ‘pris fixe’ menu at lunchtime. It’s also a great spot to watch the sunset with a sundowner. The botanical gardens (landscaped in the 1920’s by an eccentric English lady and her Russian husband) at Cap Roig just past nearby Calella are beautiful. Each summer a music festival is held in the gardens – sadly tickets are at a premium and hard to come by. In addition to the obvious local attractions (Palafrugell Sunday market and Palamos fish market, for example) further afield (just past La Bisbal) is the village of Pubol where Salvador Dali’s muse and lover Gala lived (the house is now a museum). The well preserved ruins of the Roman/Greek city of Ampurias are located near La Escala, 25 km to the north. Take to the interior back-roads and one soon forgets that this area is a popular tourist destination. Small bars and restaurants are used by farmworkers and local residents and the pervading perfumes are not of Ambre Solaire but of cattle and hay.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 16
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£365
for 7 nights
£365
 
 
Rate 17
18 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£405
for 7 nights
£405
 
 
rate18
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Rate 19
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Rate 20
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate 21
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Rate 22
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
Rate 23
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate 24
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£445
for 7 nights
£445
 
 
Rate 25
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
Rate 26
28 Oct 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
Rate 27
25 Nov 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£445
for 7 nights
£445
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£365
for 7 nights
£365
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Booking Notes:
Correspondence can be in English, Castilian or Catalan. A 20 percent non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. Full payment of the balance to be made by bank transfer no less than 6 weeks before arrival. Please note that the cancellation deadline is three weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday, but where convenient this can be (slightly) flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in Euros. Please note that an additional charge of €50 is made to cover cleaning costs. There is also a €10 charge for laundry. Should additional cleaning be required during a rental, the owners can put tenants in touch with appropriate cleaning services.

We ask guests to pay a deposit of 20 per cent to confirm the reservation. The balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. Cancellations cannot be accepted after three weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

One of very few rural settings to be found on the Costa Brava

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Family

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Outdoor Shower
  • One bathroom with both bath and shower, bidet and sink.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms - one double bedroom, one twin bedroom.

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Can Ralet is a 19th century farmhouse owned by an Anglo Catalan family who have lived in the area since the 1960s. The apartment is on the ground floor, the family live upstairs. Whether it is winter or summer, Can Ralet the opportunity to explore, swim and relax. Year round there are excellent restaurants within 10 minutes drive, a tennis club and top quality golf courses.

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