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Beautiful Mediterranean villa close to Llafranc, with private pool and garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Nov-2016
Villa near Llafranc & Calella de Palafrugell - Excellent Accommodation, Private Pool, Secluded Garden, Sun Terraces, Beach 10 Mins

Nestled into the sunny south-western foothills of the Gavarres, this beautiful and spacious property enjoys a rural location yet is within minutes of coastal beauty spots such as Castell (5 km/10 mins), Llafranch (5km), Calella de Palafrugell (4.7km) & Tamariu (6km).

Set in over an acre of open meadow Ca La Mercè offers privacy with panoramic views across pine clad hillsides, farmland & olive groves to the Mediterranean beyond. The pool & secluded garden afford guests the option of choosing a sun soaked corner or retreating to the shady foliage of the many trees that adorn the grounds.

Equally inviting is the attractive interior which spreads easily over one level and is decorated in vivid Mediterranean colours & cool pastels complemented by a delightful mix of rustic & contemporary furnishings & artworks. The bright airy living/dining room offers beautiful views, with patio doors to a large sun terrace whilst the country style kitchen opens to a spacious covered outdoor dining terrace & BBQ area. There is electric-gated private access with ample off-road parking.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ca La Mercè is privately owned by a local Catalan/English family. Should you wish to ask any questions about the property or the area please feel free to contact the house-manager by telephone or e-mail. Alternatively she can arrange to give you a call in the evening at an agreed time.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We wanted somewhere in the country, with a view, and homely – managed to get all three. Ca La Mercè was ideal: terrific pool; lovely garden; great facilities & BBQ. Easy access to the surrounding towns & villages. A really great holiday. Would readily recommend to our friends at home”. Armagh, UK.

“Lovely scenery, great house, nice pool, definitely a place to come back to and recommend to friends.” “Fabulous time – wonderful welcoming place.” Leicester, UK

“We’ve had such a lovely week here – the beautiful house, the views, the setting, the beaches, the weather and the towns have all been top notch!” Bath, UK

“The house and garden are beautiful. The location is lovely. A splendid and relaxing holiday which we will recommend to others and hope to repeat.” Watford, UK.

“We have stayed in the Costa Brava many times but this was the best house we have stayed in to date.” Twickenham, UK
Apr 2013
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17 Reviews

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based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

5

Tout simplement parfaite !

  • 5 of 5

Grâce à la gentillesse de Jania et de sa discrétion nous avons passé un séjour très agréable. La villa est très bien entretenue et décorée avec goût, la piscine extérieure peut être utilisée aussi bien de jour que de nuit. L'espace terrasse et jardin sont eux aussi les bienvenus les jours ensoleillés mais également plus gris ou pluvieux puisque qu'une partie est abritée. Le barbecue au gaz est pratique et renforce le goût des vacances!! La villa est située dans Mont-Ras, petit village calme et quelque peu reculé ( mais non loin des supermarchés, pharmacie, tabac...) La plage del Castell se trouve à moins de 10 minutes en voiture et c'est une des plus sauvage que nous avons découvertes sans parler de toutes les autres criques accessibles grâce à des chemins. Pour les éventuels intéressés je recommande vivement cette villa !! Couple(s), famille(s), ami(s) tout le monde y trouvera son compte !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful well-maintained villa with pool in a peaceful location, close to numerous lovely beaches

  • 5 of 5

This villa was perfect for us. It was well-equipped and very clean with lots of character, and the outside areas were well thought out with a lovely sunbathing area by the pool, a barbecue and dining area shaded from the sun and beautiful grounds overall. It is close to several beautiful beaches and interesting villages, and the owner has provided a house book full of useful and interesting information, including even a few tapas recipes! There is also Wi-Fi and access to UK TV. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the children really loved the pool. The owner is a lovely lady who has gone the extra mile to make this the perfect holiday home for her guests - thank you Jania for a wonderful stay. We hope to be back some day!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We love this area of Spain and were delighted with the villa we booked this year. Perfect location for getting to the beautiful local coves and beaches but away from the busy areas. The villa was immaculately clean and tidy and very homely with lots of character, so much space outside to sit in the shade or lie on the sunbeds around the pool for a bit of sun worshipping, all very private. Jania, the owner, was lovely and very helpful and always on call if we needed anything. We have no hesitation in recommending this villa and we would love to go back to stay in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house in a beautiful part of Spain

  • 5 of 5

We love this house and garden. The house is tastefully decorated and furnished, and also provides a practical environment in which one feels instantly at home. Along with the garden and pool it provides all you need for a relaxing summer holiday venue. Jania, the owner, has provided a property of a very high standard. Even the little things, like the welcome pack of supplies, and the house documentation, are first-class. And Jania is on hand to give further advice on the locality if you need it.

Beaches are a short drive, or cycle ride, away. The house is well situated for lots of possible excursions and activities. Llafranc provides a busy town beach with plenty of opportunities for snorkelling etc; Calella de Palafrugell offers several beaches to choose from and is full of interest. Castell beach is out of town and totally unspoiled (the pop-up restaurants are surprisingly good.) The gardens at Cap Roig are splendid and inexpensive to visit. Further afield you can see the old towns of Pals, Begur and Besalú, or visit the memorable Salvador Dali museum in Figueres. The old centre of Girona city is also worth seeing.

Our family has stayed in this property four times and we are booking again. Even on our fourth visit we were finding lovely places in the area we had not seen before.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully quiet and relaxing villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa was beautifully decorated and well kitted out, we had everything we needed! Lovely peaceful and private location, wonderful to have forest walks up into the Gavarre behind the villa. Jania is lovely- extremely helpful and thoughtful. Looking forward to returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Enchanting.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a wonderful two weeks in this five star property.The location and amenities at the villa are first class. Jania,the owner, who lives close to the property,is very helpful with tips about the area and can be called at any time . We have no hesitation in recommending this fabulous villa and hope to return next year.

Phillip and Edith

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

From the Owner

The land Ca La Mercè stands on has been in the owners’ family for many generations. They built their family home here because they loved the view, across olive groves, fields and woodland to the coastal hills and sea at Castell beach and El Crit, a rocky cove where the family kept their fishing boat. Ca La Mercè is a traditional Catalan family house which has been fully refurbished to a high standard with new bathrooms & kitchen.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Girona at 47 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Mont-ras at 1.3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Mont-ras at 1.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Calella de Palafrugell at 4.7 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are many beautiful beaches & coves within a few minutes of the villa. The sandy virgin beach of Castell (5 km), just north of Palamós, lies within a protected nature reserve. The lovely coastal villages of Llafranc (5 km), Calella de Palafrugell (4.7 km), Tamariu (6 km), Fornells (9.5 km), Sa Riera (11 km) Sa Tuna (13 km) have sandy beaches & rocky inlets. The renowned beauty spot of Aiguablava is a 20 minute drive away. La Fosca and Palamós (7 km) have long sandy beaches.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Girona (Ryanair) and is approx 45 minutes drive away (47 km). Barcelona airport (Ryanair, Easyjet etc) (133 km) and Perpignan airport (Ryanair from Stanstead and Bristol) (115 km) are within 2 hours’ drive. For those who prefer to drive, Catalunya is easily accessible by road.

Distances:

Nearest beach-side dining: Llafranc (5km), Calella de Palafrugell 4,7km. Palafrugell (daily fruit & veg market, colourful Sunday market) 2 km. Begur (stylish medieval town, chic shops, tapas bars & restaurants) 9 km. Figueras (Dalí museum) 50 km. Pals (delightful medieval village) 9 km. Girona (historic cathedral town, wonderful medieval quarter, fine restaurants, excellent shopping) 50 km. Palamós (fishing harbor & fish market, tapas bars, some of the best fish restaurants in the area) 7 km.

Further Details:

Catalunya is an ideal holiday destination, offering something for everyone: sporting and cultural activities, fascinating places to visit, excellent restaurants, beautiful scenery and beaches, all very accessible from Ca La Mercè

WALKING & CYCLING

The area is a walkers’ paradise and the villa is located near one of many signposted walks. Choose from the Gavarres hills, the Empordá plain and coastal walks. Information and walking maps are supplied for guests at the property. The area is also excellent for cycling and mountain biking. Castell beach can be reached by the new “Green Way” for walkers and cyclists. Cycle hire can be arranged by the house-manager

WATER SPORTS, TENNIS & PADDLE

Water sports are well catered for on the nearby beaches including sea kayaks, sailing, scuba diving and motor boat hire. There are many rocky inlets and coves that are excellent for snorkelling. Tennis and paddle can also be played locally (3 km)

PLACES OF INTEREST INLAND

The Baix Empordà plains are home to the beautiful medieval stone villages of Ullastret, Cruïlles, Torrent, Palau Sator, Peratallada, Pals and Fonteta. The Empordà is also known as Dali’s “Golden triangle” as three of his most important museums are located here: Dalí Musuem Figueras (51 km); Gala’s Castle Museum Púbol (21 km); Dalí House and Museum Cadaqués (advance booking recommended) (72 km). The centre of the local ceramics trade is in La Bisbal (12 km) which also has a lively market.

EVENTS OF INTEREST ON THE COAST

The pretty white-washed fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell plays host to the festival of “havaneras” or sea shanties, in the early summer, and to the Music Festival of Cap Roig in July and August. The Festival is set in the botanic gardens overlooking the sea - an opportunity to hear world class singers in a beautiful outdoor setting. Palamós fish market is worth visiting.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017 1
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£583
for 7 nights
£583
 
 
Spring 2017 2
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£744
for 7 nights
£744
 
 
Summer 2017 1
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£659
for 7 nights
£659
 
 
Summer 2017 2
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£828
for 7 nights
£828
 
 
Summer 2017 3
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,082
for 7 nights
£1,082
 
 
Summer 2017 4
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,251
for 7 nights
£1,251
 
 
Summer 2017 5
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,386
for 7 nights
£1,386
 
 
Autumn 2017 1
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,082
for 7 nights
£1,082
 
 
Autumn 2017 2
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£744
for 7 nights
£744
 
 
Autumn 2017 3
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£659
for 7 nights
£659
 
 
Autumn 2017 4
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£541
for 7 nights
£541
 
 
Autumn 2017 5
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£507
for 7 nights
£507
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, French.

Bookings and payments can be arranged online, or directly with the owner by telephone or email. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance of 75% to be made 60 days before arrival. Cancellation policy is 60 days for full refund of the balance, and 30 days for 50% refund of the balance. A refundable breakages deposit of €300 cash (or pounds sterling equivalent) is required on arrival to be refunded on day of departure.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 10:00 and departure by 16:00.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in Euros per week and are inclusive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Ca La Mercè is welcoming & comfortable, well-equipped & attractively decorated & furnished. The rustic style furniture includes hand painted pieces by Empordà artist Josep Martinell & there are several artworks by Granada artist Angel Campinya. The outdoor areas combine privacy with an open aspect & the pool is conveniently situated & well integrated into the garden & terraces. The annex is completely independent so guests can enjoy their privacy & have exclusive use of this lovely, well-maintained house & grounds while having the option of on-call assistance if required. Babysitting, bike hire, additional cleaning, shopping & cooking can be arranged on request. A welcome pack is supplied, plus toiletries for the beginning of your stay & a housebook full of local information.

Property Type

  • villa

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 : Bath/Shower over, sink, bidet & WC Shower room 1 : Walk-in Shower, sink & WC Mosquito nets

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : Double Bed Bedroom 2 : 1 Double Bed or 2 Single Beds Bedroom 3 : 2 Single Beds All bedrooms have traditional mosquito nets

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is laid out one level with a single step from the kitchen and living/dining room to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The garden and pool area are on one level and can be accessed from the kitchen and living/dining room via patio doors. There are two steps up to additional sun terraces. There is a front door to the drive. There is secure electric-gated private access with ample parking for 4 cars. There is a self-contained adjoining annex below the villa, with its own entrance and private garden, where the house-manager is available if required to help guests get the most from their stay. The annex does not overlook Ca La Mercè. The grounds are fully enclosed with tree-lined wire fencing. Outside: Ca La Mercè has a private swimming pool (8 x 3m) with underwater lighting and a very shallow end for children – or for relaxing with a glass of something cool. The pool can be viewed from the terraces and garden. The lawned garden, with its shrubs, aromatic plants and flower beds, is surrounded by tall cypress trees, poplars, firs, cork and holm oaks, pines and bays, offering a choice of sun or shade and giving excellent privacy. The pool, garden, covered dining terrace and sun terraces face south and west, with lovely views. There is a BBQ off the dining terrace. There is outdoor dining furniture for 6 people, an additional garden table and chairs for 6 people, 6 sunbeds, and 6 garden chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, including pool towels, is provided and changed weekly. The house is cleaned and beds made up prior to guests’ arrival. Optional interim clean for stays of two weeks or more (no additional cost). Changeover day is Saturday. Other: Hall. Cloak cupboard. Linen cupboard. Iron/ironing bo

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