12th century village house walking distance to unspoilt Costa Brava beach

Vall Santa Creu, Costa Brava, Catalonia Property Ref: CA44
  • Doors
    4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 8
  • Property Ref: CA44

We offer a once in a lifetime stay in a truly superb 12th century home close to the protected and preserved Santa Creu Cape. With a thousand years of history, ancient arches and original features, this home is anything but dated with its luxury features like home movie theater, jacuzzi and private gardens. The stunning medieval village is brimming with secret tunnels and pirate tales and there are a plethora of Costa Brava beaches and mountain walks right on your doorstep. Sleeps 8.

Booking information for CA44

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

  • Catalonia tourist tax must be paid to the keyholder on arrival. The tax is 0.90 cents per night for each person of 17 years and over (for the first 7 nights only).

  • The heated jacuzzi pool is open all year, instructions and norms for use of this facility are available locally.

  • A refundable security deposit of 100 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for CA44

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in July and August.,

+ Booking information and changeover day for CA44

Booking information for CA44

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

  • Catalonia tourist tax must be paid to the keyholder on arrival. The tax is 0.90 cents per night for each person of 17 years and over (for the first 7 nights only).

  • The heated jacuzzi pool is open all year, instructions and norms for use of this facility are available locally.

  • A refundable security deposit of 100 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for CA44

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in July and August.,

+ Booking information and changeover day for CA44
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Summary

We offer a once in a lifetime stay in a truly superb 12th century home close to the protected and preserved Santa Creu Cape. With a thousand years of history, ancient arches and original features, this home is anything but dated with its luxury features like home movie theater, jacuzzi and private gardens. The stunning medieval village is brimming with secret tunnels and pirate tales and there are a plethora of Costa Brava beaches and mountain walks right on your doorstep. Sleeps 8.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    4 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    2 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 8

Enjoyment

Wifi internet; Indoor heated jacuzzi pool 2 x 2 metre; Table Pool (3-cushion billiard); Movie theather (under 12th century arches) with cinema proyector and DVD player / USB port / Blu-ray (and some films); Conservatory / reading room; Large flat TV with HDMI port; HiFi / CD radio with USB port; Excalextric; Furnished terrace / patio with barbecue; Garden with pergola.

Self catering

4 ring hob (2 gas and 2 ceramic); Oven; Dishwasher; Microwave; Fridge / freezer; Toaster; Coffee making facilities; Juicer; Blender. 

Practicalities

Washing machine; Tumble dryer; Central heating; Open fireplace; Fan in attic room; Hairdryer; Cot (on request); Highchair (on request); All bedding and linen included (no beach towels).  

Notes on facilities

Please note that we are unable to know how reliable the Scalextric at the property may be, although it certainly worked in our visit to the property in June 2017,

Layout

On two floors plus attic

Lower floor (entertainment)

Large games area (Jacuzzi pool, Movie theather, Chill out area; Billiards); Conservatory.    

Ground floor

Kitchen; Living / dining area with balconies; Bedroom 1: double bedded room 1,50 x 1,80 metre bed; Bedroom 2: twin bedded room, 1.20 x 1.90 metre beds; Bathroom (bathtub with shower over); Bedroom 3: double bedded room 1.50 x 1.90 metre bed; Bathroom (walk-in shower).   

Attic room (access from kitchen)

Bedroom 4: twin bedded room 0.90 x 1.90 beds with gallery living space (above kitchen). 

Exteriors

Furnished barbecue terrace on ground floor; Gardens just opposite the house at lower level.

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Overview

We are always seeking intriguing places for our guests to stay and this rare spot on the Mediterranean could be pulled straight from the pages of an Umberto Eco novel.

The Costa Brava is full of surprises and finding this startling 12th century home in a medieval village was certainly a win for our team. Not only do you get an extraordinary property with lashings of history and unrivalled facilities but you also get a lovely location surrounded by untouched beaches, hidden coves, and mountains.

The village La Vall has retained its rich medieval heritage and, thanks to its sheltered sight from the sea, remained relatively unknown to pirates and gangs passing through these parts. For centuries, La Vall stayed safe with only the pirate Redbeard aware of its existence.

The hidden treasure village is brimming with tales and secret tunnels as a testament to its fascinating past. To this day La Vall has a hidden feel as there are no cars allowed to pass through, meaning that you can sip a beer to the sound of birdsong.

The village itself is overlooked by the imposing Monastir of San Pere and your stunning stone property was the old forge of the monastery for centuries. 300 years ago, it turned from forge to a cabaret and after the Spanish Civil War it became a café.

This home has lived many lives and the owners have well documented the history of the house, collecting a thousand years of stories and preserving its original features as best they can.

The bedrock and arches from the property date back to the 12th century, although this property knows how to make the most of modern day comforts.

Even though there are stone walls, exposed beams, and Juliet balconies -there is also a chillout zone with billiard table, a mini movie theater, and a bubbling jacuzzi inside one of the ancient arches.

Those wanting outside space will be excited to hear that the historical home comes with its own private gardens and that the monastery can be reached by a small signposted path right outside your door. The gardens are a gorgeous mix of mature trees, bushes, and a shady pergola for sipping drinks in the afternoon.

For al fresco dining the terrace works best thanks to its barbeque and location close to the kitchen. We also suggest walking to the nearby restaurant and dining on fresh fish on their stunning terrace if visiting between June and October.

Despite the hidden sight from the sea, your closest beach is only a 5-minute drive, for those who want a scenic walk you can also stroll through the wooded ravine and reach the pebbled shores in 30 minutes. If you prefer sand beneath your feet, then you can find endless stretches of sand less than 10 minutes away.

This area is part of the Cap de Santa Creu, a highly protected peninsula full of cliffs and coves that can be explored pirate style by sailing the coast from Llansa.

Guests staying for longer than a week can make the most of their surroundings and visit the Empuriabrava to see the largest residential marina in Europe.

Those visiting for less than a week may prefer to stay local and take advantage of the hikes close by that showcase panoramic views of the sea and the snowy caps of the Pyrenees. Figueras and the famous Dali museum are also a half hour drive for art and history buffs.

For those who want a truly unique adventure close to Southern Europe’s best preserved coastal spots, this 12th century home can offer a once in a lifetime stay.

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Location

Setting

Costa Brava medieval village by mountains and sea, in the protected cape of Santa Creu.

Location

On the edge of small village (La Vall de Santa Creu). As traffic is restricted to residents only, you can normally park just a few metres away from the house.

Good Restaurant 2 mins walk
Open June to October
Sant Pere Monastery 40 mins walk
Historical site overlooking sea
Port de la Selva 8 mins
Fishing village & facilities
Llansá 12 mins
All facilities
Cadaques 25 mins
Picture-book fishing town
France 30 mins
Via coastal road
Empuria Brava 35 mins
Largest marina town in Europe
Figueras 35 mins
Dali´s town & museums
Pyrenees 55 mins
High Garrotxa region
Girona 1 hr
Historic city
airport Nearest Airports
Girona (GRO) 1 hr
Perpignan FR (PGF) 1 hr 10 mins
Barcelona (BCN) 2 hrs

Prices

Rustical Travel charges Euros. All prices are fully inclusive, no hidden costs, no surcharges.

Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 01 Jan 201801/01/2018
€1,730
€1,870
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 01 Jan 201901/01/2019
€1,730
€1,870
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 01 Jan 201801/01/2018
€1,730
€1,870
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 01 Jan 201901/01/2019
€1,730
€1,870
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 01 Jan 201801/01/2018
£1,548
£1,673
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 01 Jan 201901/01/2019
£1,548
£1,673
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 01 Jan 201801/01/2018
$1,817
$1,964
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 01 Jan 201901/01/2019
$1,817
$1,964
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 01 Jan 201801/01/2018
AU$2,664
AU$2,880
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 01 Jan 201901/01/2019
AU$2,664
AU$2,880
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 01 Jan 201801/01/2018
CAD$3,892
CAD$4,207
Sleeps 4 to 8 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-4pax 5-8
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 01 Jan 201901/01/2019
CAD$3,892
CAD$4,207

Booking information for CA44

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

  • Catalonia tourist tax must be paid to the keyholder on arrival. The tax is 0.90 cents per night for each person of 17 years and over (for the first 7 nights only).

  • The heated jacuzzi pool is open all year, instructions and norms for use of this facility are available locally.

  • A refundable security deposit of 100 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for CA44

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in July and August.,

+ Booking information and changeover day for CA44

Booking information for CA44

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

  • Catalonia tourist tax must be paid to the keyholder on arrival. The tax is 0.90 cents per night for each person of 17 years and over (for the first 7 nights only).

  • The heated jacuzzi pool is open all year, instructions and norms for use of this facility are available locally.

  • A refundable security deposit of 100 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for CA44

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in July and August.,

+ Booking information and changeover day for CA44

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