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ES1005565

Begur, Spain

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2014


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Catalonia. Costa Brava. A holiday house in Pals Beach. Enjoy Golf, diving, sailing, coastal paths, gastronomy, Barcelona City,...

We have already arranged our summer holidays 2016 in Scotland so we are not open for new exchages.

We have had two wonderful exchanges with two Danish families in summer 2015. We would be open to long-weekend exchanges as well, preferably in cities close to airports.

The house is located in Pals Beach (Google Maps: carrer cala moreta, begur) in a quiet and sunny area. Begur and its beaches are one of the most wonderful spots on the Costa Brava.We are a family of four who live in Barcelona, so this is our second house where we spend the most of our free time.BARCELONA is about 130 km away from Begur.

The house is NOT AVAILABLE TO EXCHANGE FROM JULY the 2nd to AUGUST the 27th (2016). As we are only available to travel the last week of july, August and the first week of september (2016), we offer a NON SIMULTANEOUS EXCHANGE (1-2 weeks). You can stay in our house whenever we agree (except the dates I pointed out before).

We can also offer an exchange on Easter Holidays or Christmas (depending on the dates), even long weekends all over the year.

We are mainly looking for an exchange in:
Scotland (Edinburg, Highlands), French Brittany, Portugal (South, Lisbon), Switzerland, Ireland, Austria, Germany (South, Black Forest).

If we can’t eventually arrange an Exchange but you are interested to spend some days in our house, we can offer you, as an Intervac member, a special discount on the standard rates in the area.

The beach, supermarket and restaurants are only at 1 Km. The house has garden, private swimming pool and 2 parking places. Distribution in three levels with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It also has a heating system so the house is suitable to spend some days in Autumn and Winter, so besides the sun and beaches you can also enjoy the gastronomy, coastal paths, golf courses, medieval villages, cultural excursions,…and we offer ourselves “as tourist guides” if you decide to spend one day to visit Barcelona.

We cannot exchange with a home that has pets.
You’ll need a car but we have no car available to exchange, sorry.

HOW TO ARRIVE??
There are several ways of reaching Begur (Girona). If you come by car, by the AP7 motorway you must take exit number 6, directon Begur - Palafrugell (if you come from France), or exit 9 direction Palamós (if you come from Barcelona). To come by bus, the company Sarfa has several buses with departures from Girona, Barcelona or Palafrugell (you can check timetables at www.sarfa.com). By aeroplane, the Girona airport is the closest to Begur, 45 km. away (tel. +0034 972 186 600, you can check flights at www.ryanair.com), or the Barcelona one, too, 142 km. away (tel. +0034 93 298 38 38). Finally, you can also get by train to the closest station, Flaçà, 30 km. away from Begur (you can check timetables at www.renfe.es).

BARCELONA is about 130 km away from Begur.
Barcelona website: http://www.bcn.cat/english/laciutat/welcome.html

GIRONA - Old Quarter: with its cathedral, Arab baths and the best preserved Jewish quarter in Catalonia. It's located 40 km far away from Begur (http://www.girona.cat/turisme/eng/activitats.php).
Do not miss the visit to its old town (in september 2015 some scenes of the next season of GAME OF THRONES are going to be shot there).

PALS BEACH

Pals beach is one of the longest and most spectacular beaches on the Costa Brava. This 3.5km long beach has its fair share of pines and dunes with magnificent views over the Medes Islands (http://www.enestartit.com/en/natural-park-montgri-illes-medes-baix-ter). The beach is divided into two parts. The northernmost part lies next to the Platja de Pals golf club-the oldest course on the Costa Brava and to the other side, the south beach, next to the town of Begur.

The Begur coast enjoys a shoreline of unparalleled beauty, whose cliffs and pines, the crystal waters of its hidden coves and its abrupt coastline, make this area one of the most characteristic of the Costa Brava. Begur has eight coves and beaches, located to the north, east and south of the town, with different characters and completely different kinds of natural beauty.
http://www.begur.cat/turisme/eng/platges.php

GOLF COURSES
Golf Platja de Pals and Empordà Golf.
http://www.golfplatjadepals.com/ (5 minutes away by car from the house)
http://www.empordagolf.com/en/index.php (10 minutes away by car from the house)
http://www.golfdaro.com/ (20 minutes away by car from the house)

PALS MEDIEVAL VILLAGE
The town therefore has much to offer. Seaside or countryside are lifestyle options, culture or leisure when it comes to free time and the peace of mind which comes with life in the Empordà, whatever your personal choice may be. It could be said that there is a Pals for everyone, with fantastic cuisine, the culture and the history which surround the town easily seduce those visitors who sooner or later decide to return and perhaps even stay.
Moving down towards the beach and among the woods you will find Masos de Pals, and a little further on, nearer the water you will arrive at the buildings of Platja de Pals or Pals Beach.
http://www.palsturisme.com/uk/pals-turisme-costa-brava.html

BEGUR VILLAGE
Begur is located in the heart of Baix Empordà. The town of Begur and its beaches are one of the most wonderful spots on the Costa Brava. The town boundary takes in the impressive hills of the Begur Massif and an extensive coastline washed by the Mediterranean sea. Begur’s old town, home to numerous monuments left as legacies of significant moments in the town's history, together with its eight coves and small beaches, and the Romanesque centre of the village of Esclanyà, make it and its peerless natural surroundings an unbeatable place to visit.
http://www.begur.cat/turisme/eng/index.php

CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL
An ancient fishing village formed by several coves that still preserve their charm, Calella de Palafrugell is one of the few places on the Costa Brava which still preserves the charm of the villages of the area before the arrival of mass tourism, with narrow streets, steep tiled roofs and some traditional two-floor fishermen’s dwellings.
This ancient fishing village is on a rocky coastline sprinkled with small coves to the north of the Castell – Cap Roig natural area and ideal for walking or cycling, with the coastal and tourist village of Llafranc to the north.
http://visitpalafrugell.cat/en/calella/

PERATALLADA MEDIEVAL VILLAGE
The village is declared a historical-artistic and cultural heritage of national interest (BCIN), is one of the most important centers of Catalonia regarding medieval architecture. In an extraordinary appeal and beauty, retains its old feudal aspect, with narrow winding streets, with numerous inlets and outlets, which highlights the fortified castle with its keep, and palace (XII-XIV) , the walls (XII-XIII centuries) and the Church of St. Stephen (Romance of the early thirteenth century). It also emphasizes the great moat surrounding the town, excavated in the rock. The population is all she settled on the sandstone, worked in various ways.
http://www.forallac.cat/index.php/municipi/pobles/peratallada

MEDES ISLANDS - A sub aquatic paradise
The Medes Islands are without doubt the highlight of the natural park. This small archipelago formed by seven islets is found only a mile from the coast of L’Estartit, with a total area of 23 hectares.
The Medes Islands are one of the most important marine reservations in the Mediterranean and attract thousands of visitors every year.
The options for nautical and subaquactic activities are varied and respectful of the protected area.
http://www.enestartit.com/en/natural-park-montgri-illes-medes-baix-ter

THE SURROUNDINGS

For kids....…and adults:
www.costabravaparcaventura.com/
www.windoor-realfly.com

The bays and coastline paths of Begur: Sa Riera, Aiguafreda, Sa Tuna, Fornells and Aiguablava, coves of crystalline water edged by sheer cliffs and lush vegetation that represent the very essence of the Costa Brava.

The coves of Palafrugell: Calella, Llafranc, Tamariu, old fishing villages located in settings of unrivalled beauty. The view from the Sant Sebastià lighthouse is breathtaking.

Villages with the charm of a distinct mediaeval style: Peratallada, Canapost, Monells, Palau-sator and Cruïlles. Travel in time on their narrow, cobbled streets, surrounded by Romanesque churches, fortified walls, castles and porticoed squares.

Cadaqués: undoubtedly the most enchanting village of the Costa Brava. Surrounded by coves such as the one of Portlligat, home to the Salvador Dalí Museum and a source of artistic inspiration. Stroll on its streets lined with art dealers, workshops and craft stalls.

Figueres: capital of the Alt Empordà, home to a number of museums, such as the famous Dalí Theatre-Museum (http://www.salvador-dali.org/index/), and with a rich architectural heritage. A gastronomic Mecca and a centre of fairs and festivals.

Empúries: site of the archaeological remains of the Ancient Greek town of Emporion, later renamed Emporiae by the Romans, dating from the 6th century BC.

Cap de Creus Nature Reserve: the first maritime nature reserve in Catalonia. It is home to the Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery, an ancient Benedictine abbey considered one of the finest examples of the Catalan Romanesque style.
Banyoles Lake: the largest natural lake in Catalonia. A natural space of great geological, ecological and scenic value.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Sales Engineer
  • Purchase Manager

Our Home

  • House Type: Holiday home, second home
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Renting possible

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Private swimming pool

Facilities

  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Scotland, UK
  • Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Croatia

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Español
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

  • golfing Platja de Pals/Empodà (0.0 km)
  • shopping Girona /Barcelona (0.0 km)
  • forest Montseny Nature Park (0.0 km)
  • boating L'Estartit/Medas Islands (0.0 km)
  • beach Platja de Pals/Aiguablava.. (0.0 km)

The house is located in Pals Beach (Google Maps: carrer cala moreta, begur) in a quiet and sunny area. Begur and its beaches are one of the most wonderful spots on the Costa Brava.
The beach, supermarket and restaurants are only at 1 Km. The house has garden, private swimming pool and 2 parking places. Distribution in three levels with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It also has a heating system so the house is suitable to spend some days in Autumn and Winter, so besides the sun and beaches you can also enjoy the gastronomy, coastal paths, golf courses, medieval villages, cultural excursions,…

BARCELONA is about 130 km away from Begur.
Barcelona website: http://www.bcn.cat/english/laciutat/welcome.html

GIRONA - Old Quarter: with its cathedral, Arab baths and the best preserved Jewish quarter in Catalonia. It's located 40 km far away from Begur (http://www.girona.cat/turisme/eng/activitats.php).

The house is not available to exchange or rent from the 4 of july to the 29 of August of 2015. We spend our holidays on August, so we offer a NON SIMULTANEOUS EXCHANGE.
We are only available to travel during August but you can stay in our house whenever we agree (except the dates I pointed out before).

If we can’t eventually arrange an Exchange but you are interested to spend some days in our house, we can offer you, as an Intervac member, a special discount on the rates published on the web (look at link below).
During your stay you’ll have the help of our Real State Agent for anything you need, and we offer ourselves “as tourist guides” if you decide to spend one day to visit Barcelona.
http://www.turismopals.com/tp_EN_catalog_4.html (reference 4K)
We cannot exchange with a home that has pets.
You’ll need a car but we have no car available to exchange, sorry.

HOW TO ARRIVE??
There are several ways of reaching Begur (Girona). If you come by car, by the AP7 motorway you must take exit number 6, directon Begur - Palafrugell (if you come from France), or exit 9 direction Palamós (if you come from Barcelona). To come by bus, the company Sarfa has several buses with departures from Girona, Barcelona or Palafrugell (you can check timetables at www.sarfa.com). By aeroplane, the Girona airport is the closest to Begur, 45 km. away (tel. +0034 972 186 600, you can check flights at www.ryanair.com), or the Barcelona one, too, 142 km. away (tel. +0034 93 298 38 38). Finally, you can also get by train to the closest station, Flaçà, 30 km. away from Begur (you can check timetables at www.renfe.es).

PALS BEACH

Pals beach is one of the longest and most spectacular beaches on the Costa Brava. This 3.5km long beach has its fair share of pines and dunes with magnificent views over the Medes Islands (http://www.enestartit.com/en/natural-park-montgri-illes-medes-baix-ter). The beach is divided into two parts. The northernmost part lies next to the Platja de Pals golf club-the oldest course on the Costa Brava and to the other side, the south beach, next to the town of Begur.

The Begur coast enjoys a shoreline of unparalleled beauty, whose cliffs and pines, the crystal waters of its hidden coves and its abrupt coastline, make this area one of the most characteristic of the Costa Brava. Begur has eight coves and beaches, located to the north, east and south of the town, with different characters and completely different kinds of natural beauty.
http://www.begur.cat/turisme/eng/platges.php

GOLF COURSES
Golf Platja de Pals and Empordà Golf.
http://www.golfplatjadepals.com/ (5 minutes away by car from the house)
http://www.empordagolf.com/en/index.php (15 minutes away by car from the house)

PALS MEDIEVAL VILLAGE
The town therefore has much to offer. Seaside or countryside are lifestyle options, culture or leisure when it comes to free time and the peace of mind which comes with life in the Empordà, whatever your personal choice may be. It could be said that there is a Pals for everyone, with fantastic cuisine, the culture and the history which surround the town easily seduce those visitors who sooner or later decide to return and perhaps even stay.
Moving down towards the beach and among the woods you will find Masos de Pals, and a little further on, nearer the water you will arrive at the buildings of Platja de Pals or Pals Beach.
http://www.palsturisme.com/uk/pals-turisme-costa-brava.html

BEGUR VILLAGE
Begur is located in the heart of Baix Empordà. The town of Begur and its beaches are one of the most wonderful spots on the Costa Brava. The town boundary takes in the impressive hills of the Begur Massif and an extensive coastline washed by the Mediterranean sea. Begur’s old town, home to numerous monuments left as legacies of significant moments in the town's history, together with its eight coves and small beaches, and the Romanesque centre of the village of Esclanyà, make it and its peerless natural surroundings an unbeatable place to visit.
http://www.begur.cat/turisme/eng/index.php

CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL
An ancient fishing village formed by several coves that still preserve their charm, Calella de Palafrugell is one of the few places on the Costa Brava which still preserves the charm of the villages of the area before the arrival of mass tourism, with narrow streets, steep tiled roofs and some traditional two-floor fishermen’s dwellings.
This ancient fishing village is on a rocky coastline sprinkled with small coves to the north of the Castell – Cap Roig natural area and ideal for walking or cycling, with the coastal and tourist village of Llafranc to the north.
http://visitpalafrugell.cat/en/calella/

PERATALLADA MEDIEVAL VILLAGE
The village is declared a historical-artistic and cultural heritage of national interest (BCIN), is one of the most important centers of Catalonia regarding medieval architecture. In an extraordinary appeal and beauty, retains its old feudal aspect, with narrow winding streets, with numerous inlets and outlets, which highlights the fortified castle with its keep, and palace (XII-XIV) , the walls (XII-XIII centuries) and the Church of St. Stephen (Romance of the early thirteenth century). It also emphasizes the great moat surrounding the town, excavated in the rock. The population is all she settled on the sandstone, worked in various ways.
http://www.forallac.cat/index.php/municipi/pobles/peratallada

MEDES ISLANDS - A sub aquatic paradise
The Medes Islands are without doubt the highlight of the natural park. This small archipelago formed by seven islets is found only a mile from the coast of L’Estartit, with a total area of 23 hectares.
The Medes Islands are one of the most important marine reservations in the Mediterranean and attract thousands of visitors every year.
The options for nautical and subaquactic activities are varied and respectful of the protected area.
http://www.enestartit.com/en/natural-park-montgri-illes-medes-baix-ter

THE SURROUNDINGS

The bays and coastline paths of Begur: Sa Riera, Aiguafreda, Sa Tuna, Fornells and Aiguablava, coves of crystalline water edged by sheer cliffs and lush vegetation that represent the very essence of the Costa Brava.

The coves of Palafrugell: Calella, Llafranc, Tamariu, old fishing villages located in settings of unrivalled beauty. The view from the Sant Sebastià lighthouse is breathtaking.

Villages with the charm of a distinct mediaeval style: Peratallada, Canapost, Monells, Palau-sator and Cruïlles. Travel in time on their narrow, cobbled streets, surrounded by Romanesque churches, fortified walls, castles and porticoed squares.

Cadaqués: undoubtedly the most enchanting village of the Costa Brava. Surrounded by coves such as the one of Portlligat, home to the Salvador Dalí Museum and a source of artistic inspiration. Stroll on its streets lined with art dealers, workshops and craft stalls.

Figueres: capital of the Alt Empordà, home to a number of museums, such as the famous Dalí Theatre-Museum (http://www.salvador-dali.org/index/), and with a rich architectural heritage. A gastronomic Mecca and a centre of fairs and festivals.

Empúries: site of the archaeological remains of the Ancient Greek town of Emporion, later renamed Emporiae by the Romans, dating from the 6th century BC.

Cap de Creus Nature Reserve: the first maritime nature reserve in Catalonia. It is home to the Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery, an ancient Benedictine abbey considered one of the finest examples of the Catalan Romanesque style.
Banyoles Lake: the largest natural lake in Catalonia. A natural space of great geological, ecological and scenic value.

Tossa de Mar Old Quarter.

Hot springs: the spas of Caldes de Malavella and Santa Coloma de Farners.

Montseny Nature Park: a biosphere reserve.

Occupation

  • Sales Engineer
  • Purchase Manager

Children

  • Boy - Age: 20
  • Boy - Age: 15

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

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