“Sleek, monastic B&B in the former rectory of a tiny medieval village, 4km from the coast”
Décor is austere yet elegant, with pale olive green walls, grey headboards, unpolished terracotta tiles and Scandi-style furniture. Crisp white cotton sheets add to the cool and calming ambiance.
The 2 ground-floor Apartments are accessed directly from the communal walled garden and pool, making them ideal for families. Each has a double bedroom, a living room with a funky purple sofabed for 1-2, and characterful arched brick ceilings offset by plain white modern kitchens.
We preferred the brighter top-floor Suites with white painted wooden ceilings, separate sitting rooms and a more generous layout. We stayed in the Senior Double, which was our favourite, thanks to its breezy vibe and beautiful views across the surrounding fields. It is accessed (as is the Junior Double) via a huge beamed lounge, where a rustic, wooden cupboard filled with candles, adds a much-needed touch of warmth.
Sleek, contemporary bathrooms have bathtubs with overhead showers, fluffy white cotton towels and fabulous Omnisens toiletries.
A simple breakfast of croissants and coffee is the only meal served at the Rectoria. However, there are a plethora of fabulous restaurants, from rustic to Michelin star, within a short drive. We had excellent plates of grilled sepia, fried white anchovies and tortilla, washed down with a carafe of sangria, at the fabulous little Es Dofí fish restaurant in Tamariu. The chef could be seen walking back and forth between the kitchen and his fishing spot in the little bay just outside the restaurant, returning with a catch in his hand each time. Begur, 5 minutes' drive away, has some good options too; ask Alicia for recommendations.
There is only one eatery in Regencós itself, open during the summer months, but SolBlanc in nearby Pals is a bike ride away; a typical Catalan farmhouse with a large garden and great local dishes.
The Apartments have full kitchens suitable for whipping up light snacks and family suppers, and there are grocery stores in Begur.
Good for kids aged 0-12, though the atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. Ideal for an exclusive booking by one extended family or group, giving free reign of the walled garden and pool.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
The spacious Apartments are the best option thanks to their fully equipped kitchens and direct garden access; both have a double bedroom and sofabed for 1-2 kids in their living area. The Suites also have double bedrooms and small living rooms with big sofabeds. If you book the Senior and Junior Double together, you get exclusive use of the entire first floor, including its large central lounge.
Available on request.
The staircase to the top-floor Suites is very steep and there are no stair gates. Apartment guests do not have access to the first-floor lounge. Senior and Junior Doubles lack cooking facilities. The pool is unfenced