The Sunflower House
- Premier host
- Port de la Selva, Catalonia
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- Sleeps: 10
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
Featured in the New York Times and Wallpaper, The Sunflower House has been purpose-built on an exposed clifftop near Port de la Selva, to capture truly mesmerising views across the Mediterranean to France, and the surrounding Cabo de Creus National Park.
Created from a series of cubic boxes, each with a huge floor-to-ceiling window that frames the scenery to perfection, the retreat was designed by Catalonian architects to ‘open up’ and drink in the sunshine… hence the name Sunflower House.
From the private garage at the front of the retreat, you can simply make your way up to the ground floor – passing the infinity pool that overlooks the sea on your way – and enter into a beautiful open-plan, underfloor-heated space created for cooking, lounging, reading, and dining.
The superbly-equipped kitchen boasts an island with an induction hob, as well as a built-in microwave, and an Italian espresso machine to charge your mornings in style. Carry your coffee over to the bespoke lounging area, from which you can gaze dreamily over the sea, towards the French coast.
Later on, dine together at the designer aluminium dining table, on sleek Shanghai Hay chairs, to views of the sea and the edge of the National Park.
Entertainment-wise, there’s a reading area with heaving floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a double sofabed… with an adjustable hanging fireplace too, you’ll be toasty no matter where you’ve chosen to sit! Meanwhile, a revolving bookcase can be made to reveal the ‘hidden’ telly, for snuggly movie nights courtesy of Apple TV.
Sleeping up to 10 guests, there are four bedrooms to choose from. The master double is a thing of wonder, showcasing exceptional views over the sea and the tip of the National Park from the bed and the en-suite bath.Keep reading
At a glance
- A unique, architect-designed retreat for 10 guests, bespoke-designed on an exposed clifftop near Port de la Selva, Catalonia, with amazing views across the Mediterranean to France, and the surrounding Cabo de Creus National Park.
- The expansive ground floor is home to sumptuous living, dining, lounging and kitchen spaces, with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase sea-and-park scenery.
- There are 4 bedrooms: 3 doubles, and a twin or double. The master en-suite features a bath with sea views, and the others patio or terrace access.
- Outside awaits a green garden with furnished patios, along with an infinity pool and wooden decking for al fresco lounging.
- Family Friendly
- Large Groups
- Seaside Breaks
- Swimming Pools
Architect-designed clifftop retreat, sleeps 10 guests. Private double garage with steps to 120m2 ground floor: well-equipped kitchen with built-in oven, fridge freezer with water filter, cupboard space, kitchen island with induction hob, large sink, dishwasher, espresso machine, built-in microwave, toaster, kettle, plates, bowls, cutlery and utensils. Scenic relaxation area with 2 lounge chairs. Dining area with designer aluminium dining table, Shanghai Hay chairs. Reading area with double sofabed, hanging adjustable fireplace, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, ‘hidden’ TV with Apple TV. Lounge area with large sea-facing sofa, lounge chairs, coffee table, hanging adjustable wall light. Utility room with washing machine/dryer, cupboards, beach towels and inflatables for pool/beach. WC with rainforest shower. Underfloor heating throughout. Master double bedroom with bath en-suite, second double with sea views, third double with space for an extra single bed/cot, direct access to private terrace, fourth double or twin with patio access. Family bathroom with large rainforest shower, sink, WC. Outside: furnished terrace, patio, and garden, 8m x 4m infinity pool.
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That isn’t to say you’ll be missing out if you choose any of the other rooms. The second double also boasts stunning views, while the third large double comes with access to a private sea-facing terrace.
Last but not least, the fourth room, a twin or double, features direct access to the patio at the rear of the house… an ideal spot for sundowners.
Of course, on balmy days you’ll no doubt be spending most of your time in that shimmering infinity pool, or lazing on the furnished wooden decking, chatting and laughing with your favourite people. Inspired by lush Catalonian nature, green gardens complement the sea views, for a sumptuous feeling of heaven on Earth.
Yes, you could easily wander into the town and go shopping, or choose a restaurant for dinner; the beach is close by, too. But when you’re staying somewhere as special as this, there’s no doubt you’ll want to savour the experience for as long as possible.
Things to note
Pets are not permitted.