A grand and imposing 14th Century Catalan mansion situated in a peaceful rural setting

Sleeps: 28
Bedrooms: 10
Weekly price guide: £10780-£20944
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: MAS3095


General Description

This noble 14th Century Catalan mansion offers the best of both worlds with sumptuous and sophisticated accommodation in a stunningly serene location.

A grand and imposing house, this property stands proud surrounded by peaceful countryside where uplands of dense forest contrast with verdant, flowering meadows to create a real-life oil painting. From the large, first-floor sun terrace, views of the sparkling azure Mediterranean stretching out into the distant horizon are a magical reminder that this essentially rural setting is only a 10 minute drive from some of most picturesque and unspoilt coastal beauty spots to be found along the Catalan coastline, including Aigua Blava, Tamariu and Llafranc (to name but a few).

As you'd expect from a property that has been lovingly restored over 24 years, great care has been taken to retain all the original features. Rib-vaulted and Baroque style painted ceilings, mullioned windows and exposed stone all subtly combine with an exquisite mixture of traditional and contemporary decor and furnishings to create a stunning masterpiece that cannot fail to delight!

Spanning three floors, this is an impressive property that exudes comfort and quality. Equipped with the most up-to-date of fittings and appliances, the layout of the interior offers an abundance of sumptuously furnished rooms that open out of each other like a series of ornate jewellery-boxes. Each well proportioned bedroom enjoys en suite facilities and air conditioning, whilst a selection of beautiful sitting rooms, a snooker room, TV room and library afford a level of intimacy for all, making this an ideal venue for large groups of family and friends.

Relax and re-energise in the indoor spa area, home to the heated pool with incorporated Jacuzzi, alongside the Finnish sauna and the gym zone.

Outside, explore the impeccable gardens, sun terraces and shaded nooks and crannies which surround the tranquillity of the outside swimming pool which can be heated if desired, at an additional cost. Relax in the poolside pergola, play a few sets of tennis in our tennis court, or enjoy a meal with friends and family on our barbecue terrace.

Golf, sandy beaches, cycle routes and walking trails are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed in the surrounding area and even the 4km drive down a rustic track that leads from the property to the local supermarket is a pleasure as one takes in the delightful, ever changing vistas of 'mar y montaña' and savours the faint scent of pine, wild broom, lavender and rosemary.

Accommodation Facilities

Accommodation Main House (sleeps 20 + 2):

- Ground Floor (435 m2)
- Large entrance hall (110 m2) with amazing vaulted ceiling.
- Spacious living room with fireplace, reading area and TV room (all with vaulted ceilings)
- Dining room with dining table to seat 20 people.
- Full equipped kitchen with centre aisle (3,60m long) and breakfast table seating 6 people.
- 1 Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, accessible by wheelchair.
- Utility room (2 washing machines, 2 tumble dryers , laundry sink, ironing & sewing facilities)
- Office & games room, with extra TV
- Wine cellar
- Heated health spa with interior swimming pool (7m x 3m) with incorporated Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, 2 WC & 2 shower rooms
- Outdoor dining area (105m2) with BBQ, sinks, fridge and freezer, accessed via kitchen First Floor (285 m2)
- Spacious landing (110 m2) with comfortable seating & reading area
- 5 high-standard double bedrooms, all with en suite facilities
- 1 bedroom sleeping 6 people with en suite bathroom
- Sun terraces (110 m2 + 30 m2) with outdoor furniture Second Floor (60 m2)
- 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with panoramic views
- Snooker room, with sofa and extra T.V. Outside
- Spacious entry court yard with covered parking (755 m2)
- Large swimming pool (11m x 5m) surrounded by stone tiles (heated upon request, at an extra cost)
- 1 shower room by the pool
- 1 changing room that includes 2 W.C. in the pool area
- 2 pool-side 'Chill-Out' areas with comfortable seating
- Full size tennis-court
- Table-tennis table
- Children's playground area (slide, see-saw, swings…)
- 2 spacious lawned gardens with garden furniture and absolute privacy
- Central Heating & Air conditioning & WIFI throughout house.

Heating of Swimming-pool & SPA:

1 - Indoor SPA

Indoor heated Spa included in rental fees.


2 - Exterior SWIMMING-POOL

The property's exterior swimming pool (11m x 5m) can be heated upon request at an extra charge.
The rates of heating vary depending on the month of the year.

Daily rate of Heating exterior pool:

JANUARY (max. temperature: 26º) 250€/day
FEBRUARY (max. temperature: 26º) 250€/day
MARCH (max. temperature: 26º) 250€/day
APRIL (max. temperature: 26º) 220€/day
MAY (max. temperature: 26º) 200€/day
JUNE (max. temperature: 26º) 150€/day
JULY (max. temperature: 28º) 100€/day
AUGUST (max. temperature: 28º) 100€/day
SEPTEMBER (max. temperature: 26º) 150€/day
OCTOBER (max. temperature: 26º) 220€/day
NOVEMBER (max. temperature: 26º) 250€/day
DECEMBER (max. temperature: 26º) 250€/day

For higher temperatures, a rate of 25€/degree will be levied.

*These rates exclude 10% VAT

We are pleased to inform you that there is also a self contained annexe cottage that can sleep an additional 6 people (raising capacity to a maximum of 28), which can also be rented, with prices starting from an additional €1,700 per week.

The property offers daily maid service included in rental fees:
• 5 hours every day from Monday to Saturday (main house rental) or • 7 hours every day from Monday to Saturday (main house and annex cottage rental)

• This service includes: delivery of freshly baked bread from Monday to Saturday, making the beds and cleaning the bedrooms and bathrooms and cleaning of communal areas

• This service doesn't include: 1-'Stock the fridge service on arrival day' (fixed price: 95€) 2-cooking 3-doing the guests' private laundry 4-ironing 5-babysitting or looking after children.

Additional Notes:
Baby and toddler equipment: cot(s) and high chair(s).
Chef/cook available.
Babysitting available.
Arrival time: 4 pm.
Linen and towels included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included in the rental price.
No smoking inside the villa.
Pets not allowed.
It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Heating of exterior swimming-pool is extra, if require.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

Stretching north from the town of Blanes and almost to the French border, seafronts are seldom as picturesque as the one hugging the Costa Brava. Holidays here are the ideal way to enjoy this sun and sea destination, which offers history and culture in the form of idyllic fishing villages to complement the beautiful weather.

This property is in a charming Costa Brava province called Girona. If you're expecting it to be absolutely rural and not developed, full of farms and far from the civilization then it's time to think again - this part of Spain really is full of surprises. Forget about your work, forget about the everyday routine and dip into your dreams!

Go to Palafrugell (4 km from the property) and explore its narrow streets and ancient fortifications. Visit St. Martí's 11th century church, or go to Calella de Palafrugell, or Llafranc (8.5 km from the property), an area loved by artists such as Salvador Dalí and Ernest Hemingway and have a nice stroll along the sea. Go to the stunning secluded rocky coasts near Tamariu and Begur to enjoy a dip in the crystal clear water, considered the purest of the region.

Enjoy the marvellous views of the enormous vertical cliffs going down into the sea and covered with pine trees. Touch the medieval architecture of Peratallada and breathe the scent of herbs in the air during its Herb Festival. Move on to L´Escala to visit its port full of small ships. Pass by Ampurias’ ruins or get closer to the arts in Figueres, where you'll find the Dalí Theatre-Museum. This contains a broad spectrum of works covering Dalí's career, and is a real must for visitors!

And of course, only an hour-and-a-half-drive from the villa is gorgeous and cosmopolitan Barcelona with its Gaudí buildings, the Temple of Sagrada Familia (his masterpiece and architectural jewel) or Casa Batlló, a major landmark of Modernist style. Also worth a visit is Barcelona's magnificent theatre opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, opened in 1847 on Barcelona's famous Rambla. One of the key landmarks of Barcelona, it has been a major centre for culture and the performing arts for over 150 years.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Girona Airport (50 km)
Nearest Ferry port: Barcelona (100 km)
Nearest Village: Palafrugell (4 km)
Nearest Town/City: Girona (50 km)
Nearest Restaurant: Palafrugell (4 km)
Nearest Bar/Pub: Palafrugell (4 km)
Nearest Beach: Llafranc (8 km)
Nearest Golf: Pals (10 km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Fishing
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £10780
High Season: £20944

Security deposit: €2000 payable on arrival

Key Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court on site
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Near sea beach
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby

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