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Can Bonet: Rural cottage in the Gavarres Massif (Girona)

S Les Gavarres - Aigüamolls de l'Empordà - Gironès

Can Bonet (2-6 persons)

Website - email - Tel. 34 669 900 933

Can Bonet is a rural apartment available for full rental with room from 2 to 6 people. It is on the ground floor of an 18th Century masia (Catalan farmhouse) situated on the outskirts of Sant Martí Vell, a small rural village in El Gironès county, and just 15 minutes drive from Girona city. The house is peaceful and quiet is surrounded by a rural and natural environment.

The rural apartment offers:

  • 2 double rooms and 1 single room
  • 1 cradle
  • Reading room with fireplace
  • Full bathroom
  • Living-dining room with fireplace (TV, DVD, radio-CD player and table games).
  • Fully furnished kitchen: microwave, oven, fridge, washing machine, toaster, mixer, electric orange juicer, coffeepot, cooking gear: pots and pans, plates, cutlery, cups, glasses, kitchen cloths, etc...
  • Heater with independent thermostat
  • Private parking
  • barbecue
  • outdoor table
  • 2 city bikes
  • big outdoor patio and garden
  • Tourist information of the area on a 24 hour a day basis
  • Pets are accepted (always ask before making the reservation)
  • Wi-fi area

What to do?

0 km

  • Mushroom picking, (warning: some may be poisonous. Always ask an expert before eating them)
  • Cava Riding Centre (Association of British Riding Schools)
  • Bike rides to the neighbouring villages: Madremanya, La Pera, Púbols, Monells and Baix Empordà
  • Trekking across Les Gavarres Park (Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Angels)
  • Gourmet eating at the village restaurants: Restaurant La Riera, tent-bar Els Til.lers and Retaurant Sant Martí Vell
  • Sales of local biological products: "Ecovilosa" shop.


Typical Mediterranean forest birds including sparrowhawk, tawny owl, green woodpecker, jay, blackbird and nightingale, among others. Mammals include wild boar (very common), badger, red squirrel and genet. Amphibians and reptiles include salamander and green newt, and a small population of Mediterranean tortoise. Les Gavarres is excellent for butterflies. Two-tailed pasha is present.

15 km

  • Castle Gala-Dalí (Púbol). The guided tour is recommended. Phone: 972 48 86 55
  • Pottery and Antiques from La Bisbal de l'Empordà
  • Cultural visit to Girona city: The house is an ideal base to explore Girona, one of the most beautiful towns in Catalonia with its Jewish quarter, city walls, Cinema Museum, Cathedral, Sant Feliu Church, Onyar Buildings, Lleó (Saturdays) and Devesa Markets, Craft market at the Pont de Pedra (Stone Bridge), in pedestrian areas
  • Old Iberian village of Ullastret
  • Public swimming pools in the neighbouring villages

30 km

  • Costa Brava (Begur, Pals, Calella de Palafrugell, Palamós)
  • Medieval villages of Besalú and Peretallada
  • Lake Banyoles
  • Prehistoric caves of Serinyà
  • Castle of Torroella de Mongrí
  • Maritime Natural Park of the Medas Islands .
  • Rural Museum of Palau Satort
  • Musical Festivals along tthe whole sumer , close to the areas of Torroella de Montgrí, Cap Roig Gardens and others.
  • "Pitch and put" at Gualta and Golf Empordà
  • Horse rides, light aircraft, kayak, sailing boats

50 km

  • Natural Park of Aigüamolls de l'Empordà
  • La Garrotxa Volcano Park
  • Medieval village of Santa Pau
  • Dali Museum and Toy Museum (Figueras)
  • Greco-Roman site of Empúries
  • Music Festival at the Perelada Castle (summer)


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  • S Self-Catering
  • G Guided bird tours, etc
  • A Adventure sports

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