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The Mas Catelonia Superb Property - Costa Brava Sleeps 13 to 14

The Mas Catelonia  Superb Property villa services, Costa Brava, Spain
Owner's Name :   Villa Center  
Telephone 1 :   00448000112428  
   
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One of our most popular villas now since 1998. It is absolutely top-notch in terms of price-quality-size-location.
Probably one of the nicest independent vacation homes available in Catalonia (and I've been told by frequent rentors of holiday properties that it is probably one of the nicest vacation houses in Europe - see our Comments or Testimonials page). Set in lush farmlands only 7 km SE of Girona's provincial capital - a fascinating historical city - this venerable fortified farmhouse occupies an priviledged hillside position surrounded by fruit trees and woods, offering marvellous views of the Medieval village below (Estanyol), and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. Built in the 12th century and was the fortress of the Viscount of Cabrera. This entire area is renowned for its pristine Medieval villages, the beauty of its countryside, and the area's gastronomy - whether you eat out at a restaurant or buy local produce from nearby markets - is now rated top-notch, with four 3-star Michelin restaurants within a short drive from Mas Grau.

This magnificent fortified stone mansion, once aptly described by an 8 year old friend of my daughter's as a "museum house", is set in an spot overlooking the hamlet of Estanyol, near Girona on the Costa Brava, a safe (25 km) distance inland from the (often crowded) coast. Set on a huge private estate of over 110 hectaires, with great views out over the coastal plain, the house measures well over 1000m2, with 7 bedrooms and 5 bathsrooms, a private fenced-in 10x5 meter pool, outdoor BBQ dining area seating 15+ under old vines in the patio, & an exercise room with jacuzzi for 4.


Here is the detailed bedroom layout:

Ground floor:
1) Lavendar bedroom: double bed (150x190cm) with private bathroom

First floor:
2) Mimosa bedroom, double bed (150x190cm) with private bathroom
3) Margarita bedroom: double bed (150x190cm)
4) Sunflower bedroom: huge room, 45m2, with double bed (150x190cm) + with private terrace + and separate alcove with 2 single beds (80x180cm)

The tower:
5) Lilac bedroom: 3 single beds on first floor and upstairs the
6) Attic room: 2 single beds upstairs + 1 additional bed* for kids

Across the large terrace:
7) Iris bedroom: 2 double beds (130x190cm) + 1 additonal bed* for kids + a private full bathroom

* the additional beds can be moved and there are 3 cots and 3 high chairs for babies

So you see, there are in fact beds for 20 guests in 7 bedrooms, not counting the cots!

The confusion about the number of bedrooms is due to the fact that we didn´t count the upstairs attic or tower room at first, but people seem to love that room and we are now including it in the total!


Facilities

Luxuries: Gym, Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General: Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-fi available
Standard: Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities: Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms: 6 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 3 en suites, Solarium / Roof terrace
Furniture: Single beds (9), Double beds (6), Cots (3), Dining seating for 18, Lounge seating for 20, Sleeps maximum of 18
Other: Linen and towels provided.
Highchair available.
Outdoors: Balcony / Terrace, Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access: Parking space

Further details indoors:
The rooms are spacious and set far apart from one another, with plenty of common rooms on each floor, two rooms with private terrace, and outside there are different outdoor sitting areas, BBQ and poolside lounge chairs.

All windows have mosquito screens.

All rooms have closet and cupboard space for your clothes, and lighting for reading, at double beds, on both sides of the bed.

When you email your request, I will send you a detailed description of each room and bathroom.

Further details outdoors:
Next to the old artisian well is the permanent barbecue grill, very easy to use, with three levels for the grill.

Outdoor patio seating for 16+ under vines, lit up for al fresco meals even at night.

The unspoiled views are magnificient, and there are no houses in the immediate area surrounding Mas Grau. The owners live in a similar mansion on the other side of the hill, and are on hand if you need them.


Please read Testimonials and Comments from Past Guests.

Further details

One house cleaning and sheet, towel and linen change per week included in the rental fee.

Swimming pool is maintained year-round, and is fenced in for child safety, but there is no life-guard.

There is an electricity counter on the jacuzzi and guests are kindly requested to pay for the electricity used for the jacuzzi apart. This is to avoid situations whereby guests leave on the jacuzzi 24 hours a day during their stay. It only takes minutes for the jacuzzi to warm up.

Other than that, there are no hidden of extra charges of any kind. To the contrary, we can arrange extra services for you, for example, such as having a food shopping at the house and ready for you upon arrival....



The property is a five minute walk to the lovely historic hamlet of Estanyol, with two restaurants, and a bike path leads 2 kms to the village of Aiguaviva, where you have several stores (butcher, baker, etc) and a supermarket. The huge supermarkets at 8 kms away, at the shopping malls at the entrance to Girona town.

- fly to Girona Airport (15kms) with budget airlines like RyanAir
- or Barcelona Airport (100kms) with British air or EZ Jet
- or Perpignan Airport in France (70kms) with British Midlands and other budget operators
- or Reus Airport near Tarragona, about 2 hours drive from the house

Info on local car hire available upon request.
The house is about 35 minutes from the French border, 70 minutes from Barcelona, and 10 minutes from Girona airport.


Guestbook

Hi
We have just arrived back from a wonderful 12 days - the house was amazing and we were all truly blown away with the stunning property and setting. We all thought that, actually, your website pictures and description did not do it justice and it far exceeded our expectations. Conxita was also wonderful - charming and friendly. She even cooked a stunning paella for us one evening, as well as popping round with homemade tortilla and gazpacho another night. Yesterday, as there were no incoming guests she also kindly let us stay on in the house for the day as our flights were not until later in the day - please send her our enormous thanks for her fantastic hospitality.

With best wishes
Sabia





Hi Charlie

Just wanted to say that we had a great time and Conxita was incredibly welcoming and helpful. We visited her restaurant 'El Batlle' and it was absolutely first class - I can't think why you don't give it a plug in your emails and guide! Thank you for all your help with our booking and our trip, we will certainly be recommended you and the property to our friends.

kind regards
Rob Managing Director-



Hi Charlie,

Our family had a terrific time in Catelonia, with the Mas as our base. Our group, originally to be twelve, ended up at eight as my youngest son and family were not able to come at the last moment. Needless to say, we had more than enough space for eight (or twelve for that matter)! The house is amazing - many rooms, many places to eat (kitchen, TV room, dining room, outside terrace), a beautiful pool, a short walk (relatively) to town. The location, in the countryside but close to larger cities such as Girona and to the sea, was perfect. The local grocery with a real butcher fit the bill - we never did get to the larger grocery stores. We toured in every direction . Our interest in art was filled with Dali, our interest in food was filled at a number of really good restaurants and at home on the BBQ, our interest in scenery was filled everywhere, our interest in relaxation was filled at a number of beaches. We had two weeks of perfect weather - in the mid-20s to the low 30s. We were fortunate to see the Tour de France as it went past St. Feliu at an amazing speed.

I hope this email finds you well. Please say "hi" to Conxita and her sister.
Cheers! Bob
P.S. You can use this email as you wish. ----- Original Message -----



Hi Charlie-

We are back from our vacation and I wanted to write with some comments. Overall, it was absolutely fantastic. We were travelling with 4 couples, one of which had a 7-month old infant. With this size group, we were all able to have our own room and bath. Everyone found the house to be charming and more than adequate for our needs. The house itself and the property are so interesting and lovely, a lot of us spent time just walking around and admiring the scenery. Six of our 8 adults were also there to do some cycling and the Mas was an excellent starting point for a number of good rides.

One of the highlights of the trip was the food prepared by Lee Pennington. Charlie, thanks so much for this recommendation. Lee cooked for us for 5 of our 6 nights and the food was incredible. He spoiled us and we were already saying that when e go to Italy next year, we may need to get Lee his own room so he can stay and cook for us. His services are worth far more than what he charges.

All in all, it was a splendid vacation and I appreciate how easy you made everything. Aside from my cell phone not working very well, things went incredibly smoothly. The property will hold a special place in our hearts.

Best,
Scott North Carolina, USA




Hi Charlie - we got back, from nearly 5 weeks away, on Monday evening. Thank you for the information that you sent to me on 11th July.

The house was very well equipped with nice linen and towels - and a generous supply of both. Conxita told us to make ourselves completely at home and use everything. All the beds had been made up - more than we needed - but as you know, there were thirteen of us and it was good to have such flexibility.

I haven't asked my family if they have any comments to add - we all had such a great time. I know that one huge plus - with small children around (we had four aged between 2 and 4) was the big, secure courtyard.

We are seeing some friends this evening who are very interested in renting next year - Let me know if you want any further input - it will only be good! Regards - Myrna


Hi Charlie,

Just to let you know we had a super time and Conxita was so helpful. Hertz had provided a car with no petrol so she kindly led us to the petrol station on the first day. That could have been tricky!

The house was wonderful and we really enjoyed the sense of history. If I had any suggestions, it would be a large electric kettle and teapot. Well, we are English!!!! The quality of the sheets and towels was great.

One restaurant I would really recommend is Restaurant Bonay in Peratallada where we had excellent Pollastre amb samfaina, and Vedella amb bolets. We took your information with us everywhere and it became known as Charlie's bible. When we were planning an outing someone would say 'What does Charlie say about it?' It was much appreciated.

All in all, a lovely holiday. Thank you very much. Regards,
Claire
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