Begur, Costa Brava, Spain
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About Claudia Blandford
Peter and Claudia live in Sevenoaks with our three kids and Twiggy the boxer. Peter was born in Spain and has Spanish family, so always wanted a place in his home land! We have been renting our home out since 2003 and have been on Owners Direct all that time. We prefer to take payments direct in GBP, USD or EUR in order to save our guests booking fees and foreign exchange fees (up to 15%). Feel free to call and discuss if you have any concerns about security of payments.
Claudia Blandford purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Claudia Blandford chose Begur
Begur is a short walk from Villa Sa Riera. Begur has cobbled streets, with a large central square surrounded by pavement cafes. There is a great mixture of fine restaurants, tapas bars, and even a fantastic open air pizza restaurant. There are also plenty of late night bars which cater mostly to the style conscious Barcelonians, no English pubs or rave clubs in this town.
What makes this Villa unique
The Villa is fantastic for one large or two families to share a holiday without getting under each other's feet. There is loads of space, plenty of different seating and dining areas, and beautiful views almost any way you look. The fixtures and fittings are all of great quality and we have aimed to provide people (and ourselves) with luxury and comfort. The other great thing about Villa Begur is that you can walk into town and experience the many fantastic restaurants without having to drive home after a few glasses of wine! We have installed a 32A Commando socket for electric cars to charge which is available for guests to use. The lovely Villa Sa Riera is right next door.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Max guests:13 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A family get together in Begur
We were 3 generations of family members travelling from the UK and Australia to meet up with ages ranging from 24 to 87. We very much enjoyed our stay at the villa despite slightly dodgey weather which meant we couldn't take full advantage of the roof terrace and pool.
Roomy villa with very well appointed kitchen and communal areas
Terraces facing every direction which meant you got the sun somewhere until early evening (September)
Views to the sea and the Medes Islands
Easy walk for those with no mobility problems into Begur for drinks, shopping, dinner etc
Good leisure facilities including table tennis, table football, roof BBQ, boules pitch and wifi.
We struggled to get the TV to work - we think someone had played around with the wires before we got there...... didn't matter as we weren't bothered by the TV
If you have mobility problems then walking to/from Begur is a challenge - my mother could get there slowly in the daylight but we felt it was too difficult in the dark
There's a slightly annoying lip around the rather cold pool that we all separately tripped over!
Overall a great stay in a beautiful villa and we'd highly recommend for a big group.
The beach and coastal village of Sa Riera is just 15 minutes walk away.
There are a choice of 3 nearby airports, all served by low cost airlines:
Barcelona (approximately 90 minutes), served by Easyjet from a variety of UK airports.
Gerona (approximately 35 minutes), served by a number of charter airlines during the summer and by Ryanair from Stansted.
Perpignon (approximately 75 minutes) with Ryanair from Stansted.
All the low cost airlines offer cheap car hire from their respective airports.
Our villa is just 10 minutes walk from the delightful and picturesque town of Begur, a well-known medieval town. This part of the Costa Brava is much more a getaway for Spaniards than it is a mecca for foreign tourists. In addition to the coast with its many distractions for sun, sea and beach lovers, the area is popular with golfers with a choice of 9 superb courses within easy reach of the villa. It also possesses some of the best diving in Spain, with the only protected national marine park. Other popular activities include walking, mountain-biking and horse riding, all of which are easily accessible all year round. In the winter, one is able to enjoy the luxury of winter sunshine on the coast, with the occasional excursion (2 hours away) to the Pyrenees for skiing.