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why the frig is it so hard to find a VILLA that is walking distance to STUFF? Please tell me you know of one.

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Ocho Wed 22-Apr-15 14:38:34

Well, OK, I know why; it's because the larger properties have to be outside of any built up area for the space, and in practice it usually means properties off out in the countryside.

But surely there must be a villa with a pool, somewhere in hot bits of Europe, where I wouldn't have to drive to get the bread and we could walk back from having a nice dinner with lovely wine, eh?

Please help if you know of any, because I feel like I've looked at every single villa in Europe and I'm going villa blind.

(it's for next summer btw and needs to sleep at least 8)

MegCleary Wed 22-Apr-15 14:45:36

www.popularvillas.com/Algarve/Villa-Premier-Albufeira/ref-9024/130
Had a lovely time here supermarket across the road. Old town a walk or 3 euro in taxi. Restaurants nearby too, but old town fab

magimedi Wed 22-Apr-15 14:57:20

Try Kalkan in Turkey - full of large villas, at least 50% within 10 min walk of centre.

Ocho Wed 22-Apr-15 15:00:04

ooh brilliant, some replies! I'm off to have a look...

flashheartscanoe Thu 23-Apr-15 15:07:06

I came on here to say Kalkan!- we went for this exact reason and are going back this summer. First time I have ever gone back to the same place for a hholiday.

trice Thu 23-Apr-15 15:10:31

www.algarvevillaowners.com/5OSolarAzul.html

We are going here again this summer. It is five minutes from the centre of Carvoeiro so we don't need a car.

ShangriLaLaLa Sun 26-Apr-15 22:39:16

www.mamfredasresort.gr Very central in Tsilivi, Zante. Plenty of restaurants, supermarkets close by. Not the best beach but you have your own pool. I would definitely go back.

Ocho Mon 27-Apr-15 08:58:07

lovely, thank you!

any more?

janinlondon Mon 27-Apr-15 09:01:43

Try here

www.rusticaltravel.com/villas/spain/andalucia/walk_into_town

LooksLikeImStuckHere Mon 27-Apr-15 09:01:57

Depends how much you want to spend!! Loads in The Balearics, check out Owners Direct. And let me know if you find any cheap two bedroom villas with pools!

weebarra Mon 27-Apr-15 09:06:00

Try C'an Mos in Pollenca. On phone so can't link, but we've stayed there about 5 times. It's a twenty minute walk into the main square but only about 5/10 from the nearest supermarket and bread shop.

ElizabethHoover Mon 27-Apr-15 09:19:17

go to Turkey

ElizabethHoover Mon 27-Apr-15 09:19:29

Dalyan

FauxFox Mon 27-Apr-15 16:05:57

Spain 10-15min walk to restaurant/bakery
south of france walking distance to restaurant

You can search that site on location and pick town so that might give you a few more options?

Ocho Wed 29-Apr-15 16:31:48

OK, these are great

Looks like there's plenty of affordable options in Kalkan.

HammerToFall Wed 29-Apr-15 16:43:26

Try Nerja. Loads of villas two minutes from the centre and masses of authentic spanish bars and restaurants.

Ocho Wed 29-Apr-15 22:29:07

Nerja, brill!

Paddingtonthebear Wed 29-Apr-15 22:33:46

Menorca, We went to a small resort called Punta prima and it had loads of villas

Paddingtonthebear Wed 29-Apr-15 22:34:56

Like these

m.villaplus.com/menorca/villas/punta-prima#villas

Ocho Wed 29-Apr-15 22:36:30

Thank you Paddington!

It's really helping having suggestions of areas to search in.

BadgersArse Wed 29-Apr-15 22:38:42

Punta prima is a dump tho

nooddsocksforme Wed 29-Apr-15 22:47:04

lots of lovely townhouses in pollensa like this onehttp://www.villavida.co.uk/casa-sant-jordi-townhouse-pollensa-pool-garden/

nooddsocksforme Wed 29-Apr-15 22:48:40

((http://www.villavida.co.uk/casa-sant-jordi-townhouse-pollensa-pool-garden/)) sorry can never do the link bit

Ocho Wed 29-Apr-15 22:49:39

OK, noted re Punta Prima grin

We were looking at Pollensa originally as it seems the kind of place that would have the tourism infrastructure that I guess we're after.

ishouldcocoa Wed 29-Apr-15 22:52:30

I'm suggesting Kalkan too!

Going back for the third time in 4 years.

But shhhhhh.... Don't tell anyone.

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