Country estates don't come more beautiful than this. We mean it.
This privileged location, an intimate wooded spot near some of the wildest and prettiest stretches of the Mediterranean coast, was once a large hunting finca with an old manor house.
There were plans by some investors decades ago of turning it into a resort of 140 chalets including a casino. Permissions were even granted and the project was ready to go but an unexpected event made it fall through.
Luckily, the daughter of the property owner took on what she called a “relentless project” which has lasted over a decade to restore the finca and the buildings in it, turning it into one of the most amazing villas you can book in Spain.
Mas Torroella is exceptional and, through our vast experience visiting properties, we can say remarkably unique: a very large house surrounded by thousands of square meters of land and yet every inch is carefully looked after.
This is reflected in the weekly booking rate, and indeed, you can happily expect to get what you pay for. In other words, a faultless property with superior gardens and grounds, all the facilities you could hope for, the perfect amount of sophistication, and a stay next to the most exclusive and impressive stretch of coast in Spain: the Costa Brava.
Typical Catalonian houses are well known for their beautiful stone exteriors, but no matter how stunning from the outside, they can sometimes disappoint indoors.
The property owner's good taste combined with the know-how of her architect husband clearly delivers quite the opposite at this villa. The team has created a house that is not just functional, but smartly preserved in history and decorated to a high standard ensuring a cosy atmosphere throughout.
Yet this is more than just a villa or another holiday property. It is also a first-rate venue for events. After years of success hosting all sorts of parties, conventions and celebrations, it is now considered one of the top luxury wedding villas in Europe. But booking the Event´s Hall is optional so you can also choose to simply treat your family and friends to an unforgettable holiday, and indulge in the grandeur of this place and its vast manicured lawns.
Greenkeepers work all year round, seeding during different times of the year to make sure the lawns look perfect no matter the season. Before we visited the property for the first time in October 2019, the pictures fooled us into believing it was artificial grass, but we were wrong! The lawns are simply kept immaculate.
This above-average attention to detail is also revealed inside the villa's doors: imagine tailor made handles, customized towels and even a gourmet corner shop (with an honesty box) and lovely items for purchase. You will constantly be reminded that everything at this property is designed exclusively with your comfort and well-being in mind.
Probably one of the best features of the house is the on-site spa resort, located on the ground floor; this space is very intimate and relaxing. Besides the 7 x 3 metre jacuzzi pool with jets, seating for several adults and a waterfall fountain for massages, there is also a traditional sauna, a small gym and toilets (separated for men and women, so it really feels like a proper spa resort!).
When it comes to views, certain terraces and spaces within the villa offer views as far as the coast which is 8kms away (especially on clear days). The bedrooms on the first floor with terraces and sea views were our favourites.
The house can sleep up to 28 people and you can all gather together both indoors and outdoors. Despite it having 10 bedrooms, there are additional beds, bunks beds and sofa beds that help to achieve the maximum capacity of 28 people.
If we were to celebrate an important event ourselves, we would definitely choose this as our perfect venue. The Event´s hall is superb, with its own screen projector, and the industrial kitchen is top-notch. It even has a separate access for staff who may be working for the event only, such as chefs, cooks, etc, including their own parking area, changing rooms and toilets. This space is ideal for all sort of events and it can also be used as for a wedding reception, the aperitif or the party afterwards.
If you are planning your wedding or any sort of event, you may ask us for pictures and further information and we will happy to help.
Holidays at this fascinating destination means relaxing in totally privacy, in an unspoilt setting, but still only 15 minutes away from gorgeous coves and beaches. Other facilities like restaurants, bars and large supermarkets are just over 5 minutes away by car.
And for those who prefer not to venture out too much, Mas Torroella is an excellent base for walks. Some signposted treks can be joined from the finca and will take you to a dolmen, views to the impressive Emporda region or to a full-of-history, 10th century Roman chapel.
Regardless of whether you choose to stay at the grounds, do a local walk or drive to exotic wild coves, you´ll definitely agree with us that this villa is an amazing find and a holiday destination that is second to none.