Casa de la Fuente

El Port de la Selva, Gerona
+44 (0)208 8765280

Filled with history and character in an unspoilt hamlet, this Mediterranean retreat is great for family and friends


10 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

So many thoughtful details here on the hillside – it’s welcoming, unpretentious and really conveys the love Sue and Ben have for Spain – and India. A big sociable living and dining room is open plan and includes the kitchen so everybody can join in with preparing and cooking under the vaulted ceiling.

La Vall de Santa Creu is fascinating. The village square where folk used to do their washing and collect their spring water is still the beating heart of the place for celebrations and fiestas. Not much has changed in its rambling streets as it is protected by being in a National Park.

Wander to the village restaurant which has a pleasant garden for eating outdoors; there may be a concert or an exhibition on at the new cultural centre afterwards. Drive five minutes and you’re in the bustling port with bobbing boats and colourful fishing nets. You can walk to the beach, and diving, snorkelling and windsurfing are a few minutes’ drive away.

Exterior of Casa de la Fuente in Gerona, Catalonia, Spain with flowers climbing the building and steps leading up to entrance

We think you'll love

  • Being on the edge of the village
  • The wild Mediterranean countryside
  • The unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere of the house
Casa de la Fuente - Gallery

You should know

  • The house is on different levels so won’t suit the very young or the less than nimble
  • There’s no internal staircase so you have to pop in and out to change levels
  • No pool


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Breaks for Christmas and New Year available, please contact the owner.
November to March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €200
Weekly price
from €1400
Cot available.
1 House for 10
From €20010 beds5 bedrooms


Casa de la Fuente is a work of love by the owners, Sue and Ben, and their family. Since 1975, they saw the striking beauty and simplicity of this area, the most northeastern Mediterrean coast of Spain. They worked in the house improving and adding new rooms, renewed the garden and built new terraces. It is located in a unique place, by the village water fountain, which was once the heart of this small community as it provided the most essential good to live there. Groups and families will find here a great place to enjoy fun times on holidays

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The neighbourhood

The village restaurant is two minutes’ walk from your door. For shopping, bars and more food drive to Port de la Selva in five minutes and Llanca in ten. The dramatic monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes is worth the slog uphill, has a great restaurant and stages concerts. In summer many villages in Girona have music festivals – Perelada, 20 minutes’ drive away, is particularly good

Local points of interest from Sue Mackworth-Praed

  • Casa de la Fuente is on the edge of the village of La Vall de Santa Creu, which overlooks the wild and beautiful valley.
  • Enjoy a nice meal at the restaurant and bar with terrace and beer garden in the village, open mid-June to mid-September.
  • In the spring and early summer nature lovers will enjoy walking in the valley, which is full of beautiful birds - Hoopoes,, Golden |Orioles, Bee Eaters, and wonderful wild flowers particularly in May and June..
  • Enjoy a day out at the beach, just a few minutes away by car (or 15 minutes on foot). Great snorkeling and rock pooling.
  • From the house, one can admire the famous Romanesque monastery, San Pere de Rodes (now floodlit every night).
  • Port de la Selva and its excellent restaurants and shops is only 2 miles from the house.- and still unspoilt, no high rise.Many medieval towns and villages and Romanesque churches and monasteries within an hour's distance.


Sue Mackworth-Praed

Sue and Ben have had this magical place as their second home since 1975, having lived and worked in Madrid in the 70s and 80s. When they bought it the village still had no running water and the roads were unpaved. They first met their friends and neighbours when villagers came to the spring each day to gossip and do laundry. Today the couple, their three grown up children and the rest of the family still holiday here each August.