|Just half a mile away is the bustling town of Cadaques, with its distinctive church and many whitewashed houses tumbling down the hillsides around a beautiful horseshoe shaped bay. Famous for its links with artists of all kinds, from Dali and Picasso, to Lorca and Man Ray, Cadaques retains its charm and relaxed, slightly bohemian atmosphere whilst, at the same time, possessing a sophistication born out of its years of association with intellectuals and creative thinkers. Staying at Sa Vista, you will very quickly understand why Salvador Dali was so inspired by the light and the landscape that he lived and painted in Port Lligat for some 50 years until the death of his wife and muse Gala. Their house, now preserved as a museum, is just 5 minutes walk from Sa Vista around the other side of the bay. |
Surrounded by olive trees and built from the natural slate rock on which it stands, the house has been carefully designed to blend in with the landscape.
A remote controlled entrance gate with video intercom opens out onto a large courtyard area with a magnificent 500 year old olive tree, bougainvillea and rosemary and parking for around 6 cars. There is also plenty of parking available on the road outside.
The entrance portico to the house opens up to an expansive open plan living space with high ceilings, black slate floor with under-floor heating and large panoramic windows giving magnificent views in all directions. This area is arranged to provide a large space for more formal dining, together with two lounge areas each with picture windows looking out across the Mediterranean and across the pool terrace and Bay of Port Lligat respectively. This second lounge area features a large flat screen TV and glass double-fronted fireplace that can be opened both internally and externally out onto the patio/pool terrace. The open plan space can be sectioned off into more intimate areas with an impressive system of discreet sliding wood paneling.
A washroom/cloakroom is also located on the ground floor,
There are effectively three wings off from the living space.
The first wing includes a magnificent state-of-the-art kitchen with every feature you could want including: large Smeg oven; second Siemens oven; Siemens microwave; Siemens steam oven; Gaggenau gas hobs x 3; Gaggenau induction hob; Gaggenau charcoal hob; Gaggenau Japanese grill plate; cool air curtain around central cooking area; double fronted Miele fridge + freezer; 2 wine storage/cooler cabinets; 2 dishwashers.
• the Master bedroom suite with large picture windows offering views in all directions and sliding picture windows onto pool terrace. Plus large dressing room and two ensuite bathrooms (one with wetroom shower, the other with Jacuzzi bath with a lovely view to savour whilst you’re soaking)
• small self-contained kitchen with double induction hob, oven/grill/microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine and dining area
• large study room
• second large ensuite bedroom with superking bed (or 2 singles), coastline views up to Cap de Creus. Patio windows onto side terrace.
Private hallway leading to two large ensuite bedrooms, one with superking bed (or 2 singles) plus large shower room; the other has a kingsize bed and good sized bath/shower room. Both enjoy sliding patio windows/doors to the side terrace with views up the coastline to Cap de Creus.
A modern polished wooden staircase takes you down to the next level where there is a large open plan area that can be used as a games rooms/relaxation area or for meetings, presentations etc. The walls have been built into the slate rock giving a wonderful natural backdrop which together with the light provided by an internal courtyard and ‘daylight’ artificial lighting, make this a very exciting space. The room also serves as a private cinema, equipped with surround sound and a large screen back projection facility.
Off from this area are:
• Bedrooms 5, 6 and 7, all ensuite and with superking sized beds (or two singles). Each room has double sliding doors to a private patio area and view of the bay and across to Dali’s house.
• Bedroom 8 – internal bedroom so no views I’m afraid. However, there is a superking bed (or two singles) and an en-suite shower room.
• Paint and art preparation/storage room (could be used as a dark room)
• Large laundry room with washing and drying machines
• Passageway to sauna and changing rooms
Overlooking the Bay of Port Lligat is a large terrace with patio seating and dining area, a double fronted fireplace and a large built-in barbeque. Teak decking surrounds the large infinity pool which has a water jet and cold water shower together with a large Jacuzzi overlooking the bay. Steps descend down from the decking to an area planted with lemon trees, rosemary and many olive trees.
The villa is modern in design and style and equipped to the highest standards with wi-fi, satellite TV, under floor heating in the main living spaces, individual temperature control in every bedroom. Cameras are located around the perimeter of the property providing internet viewing.
Beach and Bay of Port Lligat – 50 metres
Cadaques centre – ½ mile (20 minutes walking, 5 minutes car)
Figueres – 20 kilometres
Girona – 40 kilometres
Barcelona – 100 kilometres
Price on application
Availability on request
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|Airport: ||40 km|
|Beach: ||50 m|