Large, traditional holiday villa with private pool in Girona, Spain

Garrotxa, Girona, Catalonia Property Ref: CA21
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    6 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 12
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  • Property Ref: CA21

Grand 18th century millhouse in impressive farmstead, Garrotxa area of Girona. Grand swimming pool. WiFi Internet. Sleeps 12.

Booking information for CA21

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • The swimming pool is open from mid-April until mid-October, weather permitting.

  • A refundable security deposit of 150 euros applies to this property. This sum is payable to the keyholder on arrival and subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, but they are not allowed inside the accommodation just in patio area. A fee always applies for pets. Please ask.

Changeover day for CA21

  • The changeover day is Saturday in July and August and flexible at other times.

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Summary

Grand 18th century millhouse in impressive farmstead, Garrotxa area of Girona. Grand swimming pool. WiFi Internet. Sleeps 12.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    6 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    3 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 12

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet; Satellite TV (free-to-air channels); DVD; Large private swimming pool (12 m x 6 m , 1.20 - 2.30 m deep, chlorine-free); Brick-built barbecue; Table tennis; Pergola and private terrace areas with sunloungers and garden furniture for meals al fresco.

Self-catering
4-ring gas cooker and oven; Dishwasher; Microwave; Kettle; Toaster; Blender; Large fridge freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron & board; Hairdryer; Central heating; Open fireplace with firewood included; Cot (on request); All bedding and towels included.

Notes on Facilities
A meals service can be arranged on request.
If clients wish they can access the rear gardens (unlike the private pool & terraces, rear garden space is shared with the owner).

Layout

Ground floor
Large reception hall.

First floor
Spacious dining room / lounge with doors opening to balcony overlooking pool; Kitchen with door opening to balcony; Bedroom 1: Double bed with en suite bathroom; Bedroom 2: Double bed with en suite bathroom; Bedroom 3: Twin beds; Bedroom 4: Twin beds; Bedroom 5: Twin beds; Bedroom 6: Double bed; Bathroom.

Second floor
Sitting area / gallery overlooking first floor lounge.

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Overview

The impression one has on entering the reception hall is more of a castle than a millhouse: the huge space, the vaulted ceiling and stone walls. "Is this all for us?" you might be tempted to wonder.

It’s surprising how quickly you can get used to the grand old Spanish style and make yourselves at home here. For families or a group of friends or colleagues, it has oceans of room and all the conveniences one expects and requires of a self catering holiday home.

There’s a magnificent swimming pool and large paved terraces for dining or sunbathing.

The proprietors live in a separate part of the extensive property, with its own entrance to one side. The lion’s share of the accommodation, the front gardens, terraces and the pool, are all for the exclusive use of guests, whose privacy is respected to the utmost. It’s also a small homestead with chickens, horses and lazy dogs which you’re welcome to visit (and fresh eggs are often available).

The area is very pretty: this is La Garrotxa in picturesque Girona with some of the most delightful walks in Spain through a region of extinguished volcanoes. You can go horseriding, cycling, paragliding, play golf, go rowing in the lake at Banyoles, but is the walks that most people find so rewarding. The options are innumerable but the new signposted network of trails through La Garrotxa Natural Park is enough on its own to satisfy hikers of all levels of fitness.

The millhouse was built in 1797. It’s stately yet comfortable, with six parquet-floored bedrooms sleeping twelve people. The predominant style is rustic Provençal. complemented by modern facilities.

A flight of stairs goes up from the imposing entrance hall to the first floor, which is where most of the accommodation is distributed. A very large main room with a long, formal dining table and informal living area opens to a balcony looking out at the countryside over terraces, swimming pool and the wooded slopes alongside them.

Stairs lead to a cosier living area, a gallery overlooking the main room whose beamed ceiling curves down to the floor. It’s a good place to hide away with a book or write emails, or for children to play.

Beds have quality mattresses and are super-comfortable.

One bedroom is situated by the doorway to the main room, the other five bedrooms lead off a corridor on the same floor. Two of the double-bedded rooms have en suite bathrooms. The other double and the three twin-bedded rooms share a bathroom.

The kitchen is alongside the lounge and dining area. It is fully equipped to cater a full party of one dozen. It has also has access to the balcony at the front of the house.

The outdoor terrace and pool areas are private and not overlooked by the owner’s accommodation. The pool is smashing, twelves metres by six and chlorine-free. There is plenty of terrace space to lie in the sun, as well as a brick-built barbecue and a shaded dining area by the pool. If natural river dips appeal, the nearby River Llemena has safe bathing spots.

To the rear of the house are the owners' gardens, which you are welcome to explore and enjoy, simply bearing in mind that they are a shared part of the property. The old feeding pool for the mill is here.

There is an excellent restaurant less than five minutes away and the local area has other, also very good, country restaurants. The house is on the edge of the village of Sant Esteve and there are two further bar/restaurants which we didn’t try. In Planes d’Hostoles (15 minutes drive), you’ll find first class butchers and bakers. As our Catalonia Guide indicates, this is Spain at its most sophisticated. Where other southern Spain locations may have supermarkets, Catalonia is likely to have delicatessens.

The Vall d'en Bas and its villages are wonderfully charming, don't miss nearby mediaeval Besalu. The capital of the region, Olot, has pleny of museums, history, and beautiful architecture. Santa Pau and Castellfollit offer striking volcano sights.

And for those who find the sea irresistible, there are the great satisfactions of seeking out secluded beaches and some extraordinary views along the coastline. It takes an hour to reach here. Drive the same distance north and you’re in the Pyrenees.

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Location

Setting

In the Lower Garrotxa region, an area of beautiful woods, villages and dormant volcanoes.

Location

Outskirts of village. In countryside, but walking distance to Sant Esteve village.

Sant Esteve 5 mins
Nearest café bar/restaurant
Les Planes d’Hostoles 15 mins
Most services
Girona 30 mins
Beautiful town
Empuria Brava 55 mins
Excellent beaches
Camprodon 1 hr
Pyrenees
Barcelona 1 hr 30 mins
 
France 100 km
 
airport Nearest Airports
Girona (GRO) 45 mins
Barcelona (BCN) 1 hr 30 mins
Reus (REU) 2 hrs 30 mins

Prices

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Sleeps 12 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -12
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€2,190
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 28 Jul 201728/07/2017
€2,640
29 Jul 201729/07/2017 18 Aug 201718/08/2017
€3,100
19 Aug 201719/08/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
€2,640
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€2,190
Sleeps 12 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -12
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€2,190
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 28 Jul 201728/07/2017
€2,640
29 Jul 201729/07/2017 18 Aug 201718/08/2017
€3,100
19 Aug 201719/08/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
€2,640
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€2,190
Sleeps 12 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -12
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£1,851
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 28 Jul 201728/07/2017
£2,231
29 Jul 201729/07/2017 18 Aug 201718/08/2017
£2,620
19 Aug 201719/08/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
£2,231
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
£1,851
Sleeps 12 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -12
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$2,025
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 28 Jul 201728/07/2017
$2,441
29 Jul 201729/07/2017 18 Aug 201718/08/2017
$2,867
19 Aug 201719/08/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
$2,441
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
$2,025
Sleeps 12 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -12
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$2,962
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 28 Jul 201728/07/2017
AU$3,571
29 Jul 201729/07/2017 18 Aug 201718/08/2017
AU$4,193
19 Aug 201719/08/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
AU$3,571
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
AU$2,962
Sleeps 12 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -12
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$4,419
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 28 Jul 201728/07/2017
CAD$5,327
29 Jul 201729/07/2017 18 Aug 201718/08/2017
CAD$6,255
19 Aug 201719/08/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
CAD$5,327
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
CAD$4,419

Booking information for CA21

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • The swimming pool is open from mid-April until mid-October, weather permitting.

  • A refundable security deposit of 150 euros applies to this property. This sum is payable to the keyholder on arrival and subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, but they are not allowed inside the accommodation just in patio area. A fee always applies for pets. Please ask.

Changeover day for CA21

  • The changeover day is Saturday in July and August and flexible at other times.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Phiala | August | 2016

This is a most wonderful house set in a truly beautiful area. The owners are delightful and couldn't have been more helpful. My children loved the chickens and the horses and the pool was fabulous. We will be going back!"

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Andrea | August | 2016

All in all we had a fantastic time with plenty of space for us all, only comment criticism is the fridge, it's old and it didn't seal properly so keeping anything cold enough over the week was difficult, we had shop daily as meat was going off in the heat. Nuria was lovely very helpful"

Rustical Update

The property manager has confirmed that a new large fridge and an extra freezer has been put in the kitchen.

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Frank | July | 2016

Overall an excellent place for a family holiday . Our only criticism is that the the fridge and the freezer are only large enough for a small family . If 10 people stay there needs to be an adaquately sized Fridge ."

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In September 2016 a new American style large fridge / freezer was purchased.

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Vicki | July | 2015

We had a lovely holiday in CA 21. It is a great house for a large party with plenty of room for 12 people with everyone getting a nice bedroom . It is well equipped and the pool is fantastic , you should highlight the table tennis table ! . It was good that the photos matched the reality . Nuria was kind and helpful as were the people in the village . I would highlight two issues. There are no insect guards on the windows , it was difficult to have the windows open which meant sleeping at night was difficult. This would be cheap and easy to address and significantly improve the experience of the house. Secondly, for a luxury house , the bed linen and towels need renewing/ replacing with lots of white fluffy towels and high quality white cotton bed linen. You can ask people to bring pool towels or use the current house towels. We really enjoyed our two weeks and would recommend the house to others . Thank you Rustical Travel, you linked us up to a lovely house again"

Rustical Update

Bed linen and towels were replaced in January 2016.

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Antoinette | June | 2015

The property was exactly as described whic isn't always the case. Spotlessly clean ..bed linen could possibly have been of a higher standard/ natural fabrics. Very friendly and most obliging hosts. We were invited into their home for football match watching and shared friends and food. Very kind and thoughtful,nothing was too much trouble. Place quiet and relaxing,local pub / cafe Vall was really friendly and the food and wine an absolute joy and amazing value. We had many good meals here and the fact that that we could walk to it was most important. Our hostess also supplied meals and these were generous and of high standard. Garden very interesting and serene and accessible for strolling ..lovely space. The house ,pool, garden and lovely friendly generous hosts more than lived up to expectations. Regards , Antoinette"

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Mark | June | 2015

This was perfect for our holiday. We were group of 8 Motorcyclists. We had good parking for the bikes, the accommodation was just right for our needs. The owners were around enough to assist but not at all intrusive, and made us feel very at home. We had provisions already purchased for our arrival. We had a beautiful evening meal cooked for us in the wonderful dining area of the main house. The Bar/Restaurant in the village 10mins walk away, really looked after us, and we had fabulous food at very reasonable prices. The locals were very friendly and accommodating of such a large group. The swimming pool was put to good use, if a little cold due to some unlucky weather we had. The area is rural, and provided some nice walks. Girona took no time to get there really, and the location was just right for all our ride outs, especially the MotoGP at Circuit De Catalunya about an hour and half away. Loved our holiday, and the people we met. A good choice."

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Martin | August | 2014

A wonderful holiday in an amazing setting. Our hosts were always helpful without being intrusive and the house - an enormous place - was well equipped. The pool was magnificent and there were other activity facilities too eg table tennis. All 12 of us loved it."

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