In the gentle Girona forest, a family holiday villa with gated pool

Montseny, Girona, Catalonia Property Ref: CA29
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    4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 11
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     Pool  Pool
  • Property Ref: CA29

The villa has its own extensive, private corner of forested grounds in fabulous Montseny. A large, shared pool, a clear stream running by, and hiking or beach excursions make it a fine prospect for a family holiday in rural Catalonia. Sleeps 6 to 11.

Booking information for CA29

  • Normal check-in time: 6 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, but not heated, and the normal pool season is from June to September.

Changeover day for CA29

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

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Summary

The villa has its own extensive, private corner of forested grounds in fabulous Montseny. A large, shared pool, a clear stream running by, and hiking or beach excursions make it a fine prospect for a family holiday in rural Catalonia. Sleeps 6 to 11.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    4 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    3 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 11

Enjoyment
TV; DVD with USB port; CD/radio; Large shared pool (10m x 5m and 1.10 - 1.60 m deep, salt-filtered, fenced and gated); Sunloungers (by the cottage); Private wooded grounds with brick-built, shaded and furnished barbecue area (firewood provided).

Self-catering
4-ring vitroceramic hob; Oven; Dishwasher; Microwave; Toaster; Coffee machine; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron and board (on request); Hairdryer; Cot & highchair (on request); Central heating; Glass-fronted fireplace (firewood included); All linen provided; Private parking.

Notes on Facilities
There are no sunloungers by the pool: these are kept by the holiday home.
There are two other smaller holiday homes above and at some distance from CA29, which remains private within its own grounds, except for the shared pool area above.

Layout

Ground Floor
Living / dining room; Kitchen.

First Floor · Staircase 1
Bedroom 1: Double bed; Shower room/WC (part way up staircase, 5 steps from living area).

First Floor · Staircase 2
Bedroom 2: Double bed; Bedroom 3: Triple bedroom (three single beds); Bedroom 4: Double bed and two single beds, balcony; 2 Shower rooms/WC.

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Overview

Bright and tidy, the villa combines modernity with an outdoor world that is a real joy: forest grounds with a fresh stream running through, making a small waterfall, where you can explore and ramble to your hearts’ content.

The villa is set within a quite vast and totally natural estate owned by a local woodcutter, where it shares an excellent, gated swimming pool with up to two other families in separate accommodation on different levels.

We thought it a fantastic place for children. The peace and quiet, impressive barbecue area, the proximity to Montseny and to good restaurants makes it an attractive option for their parents, too.

Set apart but close to the swimming pool, the villa has masses of outdoor space.

It’s a smart property that has been well put together, employing quality materials, chiefly local stone and wood. Walls are left bare stone or plastered and painted: a rich crimson, for example, in the living area.

From ample parking, you cross one of the little bridges across the stream and enter the villa past the barbecue area.

A spacious main room occupies the ground floor with living and dining areas, plus kitchen.

There are two 3-seater sofas, a glass-fronted woodstove, and a dining table to seat 10 people.

The ambience is less rustic than semi-urban, with modern tiling underfoot, dried flower arrangements and air freshener.

The kitchen is spacious and has a table with chairs and stools.

There is a staircase on either side up to bedrooms and bathrooms. All bedrooms have wardrobe hanging space and duvets.

One staircase goes up to one of the bedrooms, which is particularly private for being on its own staircase. The wood celing and stone walls give it a natural feel. It looks out to trees at the rear and the sound of the stream reaches you with the window open.

The bathroom is partway up (5 steps from the living room), so it's not strictly en suite with the room.

The other staircase goes up to the other three bedrooms. 

Next to the entrance, a roofed, long-tabled barbecue area with lighting looks out onto stream and trees.

Up behind the villa is a bamboo-planted green expanse that slopes down to a picnic area set with simple mill stone tables and the stream.

The swimming pool is situated above the villa, where it is fenced and gated for child safety. If one or other of the two other holiday homes (a good distance away and not overlooking CA29) is occupied, you share the pool with them, otherwise it’s just for you. The water is salt-filtered, much kinder on the eyes than chlorine.

All around it is a extensive green lawn.

You really do feel part of that living environment when you’re here. This area of rural Girona is blessed with major aquifers which provide mineral water for bottling, sustenance to forest and plant life, and create a number of rivulets and clean and healthy streams.

A major attraction is Montseny, just ten minutes down the road. Montseny is Catalonia's oldest Natural Park and an outstanding destination for walkers of varying levels of fitness and interest. There are a endless itineraries to follow from easy strolling through medium to challenging. It is said that mountain trekking in Spain began here and one soon understands why when drives in. The woods, forests and mountains extend for miles and miles.

Girona, at 30 mins, has a wonderful old town with a medieval Jewish quarter within the origina city walls. It's also full of interesting fashion shops.

For seaside trips, beaches of the Costa Brava are little more than a half hour away.

In an hour, you can be right in the eastern Pyrenees at Nuria.

At most times of the year, you’ll inevitably be spending most of the time outdoors between one attraction and activity and another, but if the temperature drops you do have central heating back at the villa, as well as open fires both inside the house and out, under the covered porch.

For eating out, local Arbucies has no less than five restaurants: three of them are classic Spanish affairs and two are signature restaurants. At least one is a good place to take children.  Dining out here is a real treat: Girona has nothing to envy the rest of Spain when it comes to gastronomy.

In little Joanet, even closer to the villa, there's a simple, typical bar-restaurant, as well.

Arbucies has supermarkets and street markets in local towns are a good opportunity to buy fresh produce for meals at home.

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Location

Setting

Mediterranean woods and pretty valleys in the stunning Montseny Natural Park region.

Location

Private area of large forest estate, reached by 1.5 km track in good condition; 30 mins walk along track from nearest village: Joanet (or 3 km).

Joanet 30 mins walk
One restaurant
Arbucies 5 km
Shops, restaurants, most facilities
Montseny Natural Park 10 mins
Beautiful walking
Vic 25 mins
Market town, all facilities
Costa Brava 40 mins
Beaches
Barcelona 1 hr 15 mins
 
airport Nearest Airports
Girona (GRO) 30 mins
Barcelona (BCN) 1 hr 15 mins
Perpignan (PGF) 1 hr 45 mins
Reus (REU) 2hrs

Prices

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Sleeps up to 11 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-8pax 9-11
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€1,200
€1,380
€1,540
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,360
€1,520
€1,680
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 21 Jul 201721/07/2017
€1,800
€1,960
€2,120
22 Jul 201722/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€2,520
€2,520
€2,520
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Nov 201730/11/2017
€1,360
€1,520
€1,680
01 Dec 201701/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€1,200
€1,380
€1,540
Sleeps up to 11 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-8pax 9-11
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€1,200
€1,380
€1,540
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,360
€1,520
€1,680
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 21 Jul 201721/07/2017
€1,800
€1,960
€2,120
22 Jul 201722/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€2,520
€2,520
€2,520
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Nov 201730/11/2017
€1,360
€1,520
€1,680
01 Dec 201701/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€1,200
€1,380
€1,540
Sleeps up to 11 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-8pax 9-11
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
£1,039
£1,195
£1,333
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£1,177
£1,316
£1,454
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 21 Jul 201721/07/2017
£1,558
£1,697
£1,835
22 Jul 201722/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
£2,182
£2,182
£2,182
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Nov 201730/11/2017
£1,177
£1,316
£1,454
01 Dec 201701/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
£1,039
£1,195
£1,333
Sleeps up to 11 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-8pax 9-11
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
$1,168
$1,343
$1,498
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$1,323
$1,479
$1,635
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 21 Jul 201721/07/2017
$1,751
$1,907
$2,063
22 Jul 201722/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
$2,452
$2,452
$2,452
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Nov 201730/11/2017
$1,323
$1,479
$1,635
01 Dec 201701/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
$1,168
$1,343
$1,498
Sleeps up to 11 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-8pax 9-11
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
AU$1,747
AU$2,009
AU$2,242
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$1,980
AU$2,213
AU$2,445
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 21 Jul 201721/07/2017
AU$2,620
AU$2,853
AU$3,086
22 Jul 201722/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
AU$3,668
AU$3,668
AU$3,668
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Nov 201730/11/2017
AU$1,980
AU$2,213
AU$2,445
01 Dec 201701/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
AU$1,747
AU$2,009
AU$2,242
Sleeps up to 11 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-6pax 7-8pax 9-11
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
CAD$2,631
CAD$3,025
CAD$3,376
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$2,981
CAD$3,332
CAD$3,683
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 21 Jul 201721/07/2017
CAD$3,946
CAD$4,297
CAD$4,647
22 Jul 201722/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
CAD$5,524
CAD$5,524
CAD$5,524
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Nov 201730/11/2017
CAD$2,981
CAD$3,332
CAD$3,683
01 Dec 201701/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
CAD$2,631
CAD$3,025
CAD$3,376

Booking information for CA29

  • Normal check-in time: 6 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, but not heated, and the normal pool season is from June to September.

Changeover day for CA29

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

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YOUR REVIEWS

Kate | August | 2016

A truly stunning location and a part of Spain we'd never explored before. It is SO green!!! Surrounded by forest with a stream trickling past the front door, the house is heaven for kids! Ours loved clambering along the stream on hot afternoons, exploring, checking out the butterflies and dragonflies as they went. Happy to chill by the house all day or spend a few hours at the immaculate pool that seemed to be cleaned by magical fairies - never saw anyone doing it but knew it had been done! Same went for maintenance of the surrounding area/disposal of rubbish/recycling etc - all done quietly without us even knowing. The house was a great base and had pretty much everything we needed. A few free standing fans would have been good as some rooms, particular the long room with three beds where the kids slept - did get very hot and a little airless at night. Otherwise, it had all we needed for a comfortable stay. Visiting Girona is a definite must. Not too far and more manageable than Barcelona for smaller kids, in particular. Lots of great cafes and shops to explore. Hired bikes here to take advantage of the incredible roads in the surrounding area - hardly any traffic, only a few other cyclists to contend with. Bliss...A real adventure and highly recommended. Thank you."

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