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Castell De Girona - Costa Brava- Girona

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Live in luxurious, historic castle near Girona and the Costa Brava Coast.

The beautiful private Castle Castell de Girona, is listed on Spain’s register of historic monuments, and offers a luxurious, historic and very unique accommodation with splendid panoramic views to a delightful countryside setting. The owners have one goal: to make your stay as unforgettable, relaxing and delicious as possible, and this can really be fulfilled in Castell de Girona as the castle is almost magical.

When you have visited more than 500 houses in Catalonia, Spain - in order to make a selection of lovely holiday homes - it is challenging to be really amazed. This is exactly what happened when visiting the 930m2 castle. The setting of the house, combined with the amazing structure of Castell de Girona, simply leaves you breathless. We do not normally use 50 pictures when showing a house on our website, but this time we had to in order to try to show that very special feeling the house creates (please read the text under the photos for more detailed information about the Castle). The castle itself consists of two buildings. A Tower from the 11th century and a more conventional square fortification added in the 14th century. The castle has even served as the home for the Bishop of Barcelona.

The construction, with the round tower in the middle of the castle, creates a very unique experience, as the round tower creates unique spaces, which can be explored all over the house. The jewel in the crown is the look out from the very top of the medieval tower. An excellent panoramic 360-degree view stretches all the way from the Pyrenees Mountains to their blending with the Mediterranean coast and the French border. Under the top terrace you will also find a small library with two astronomical telescopes. A perfect spot to stand, and explore the stars on a silent night.

When arriving at the castle you are greeted by the scent of lavender, with sunlight reflecting off the ancient olive tree and the inviting terrace. The outdoor area has several seating areas and an impressive view towards the country side.

The house has several different terraces, each with its own advantage. The garden offers a swimming pool area, with a seating area and a small bar area. The large terrace in front of the house has a sofa area as well as a dining area. Behind the castle is another little terrace area, which has direct access to one of the two kitchens in the house. The feature is very practical as it simply makes it very easy to enjoy the meals outside on the long warm summer nights. Away from the house, an authentic pizza-oven is constructed by pieces of rocks. Here, you can enjoy a true stone-baked pizza, or just benefit from the heath, if the evening is a bit chilly in May and September.

You enter Castell de Girona through the large beautiful gate from the main terrace. Here, you are greeted by a very spectacular furnished “courtyard”. The tower is in the very middle and you enter the castle by the stone stairs curving around the outside of the circular tower. This is where the energy of this ancient and historic home really touches the guests.

On the ground floor is the furnished courtyard, an ancient dining room, with a small wine cellar next to it and one of two kitchens (which leads directly to the terrace at the back side of the house). The kitchen contains all modern amenities. On the ground floor are also a laundry room and a toilet.

The second floor has a really large dining/ lounge area, with charming windows with “seatings for fiancées” (in old days they could sit here together and still be “watched” by the family). The second kitchen in the castle is situated in connection with the dining room on the second floor. The large area furthermore has a reading/chess area and a small library. Two of the seven bedrooms are also situated here and these two rooms are the only ones that share bathroom as all other rooms has bath en suite.

On the third floor you will find 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and the large and cozy upper living area. All bedrooms in the castle are pretty decorated, respecting the history of the house. All the 6 bathrooms have bath and shower. On the third floor the round tower will lead you to the library. Go to the very top of the tower and enjoy a morning coffee or early evening glass of wine while watching the sun rise or set from the circular tower’s sweeping 360-degree vista. Here you may see the night owls watch the stars and their constellations on the nighttime sky or enjoy the nightingale’s pretty songs.

A kind english lady, Jools, who is the caretaker of the Castle, lives in a seperate part of the castel, with her own garden. She will greet you and she is a brilliant cook and hence it is poosible to order meals at a supplementary cost. She will also be available to answer any questions you might have, make restaurant reservations, etc. Up to 8 hours per week of housekeeping is included in the price.

Additionally, the house is a perfect point of departure for exploring this interesting part of Catalonia. To the north, you will pass through the “Catalan Tuscany” with small fortified villages on hill-tops, often with excellent restaurants and you will arrive at the Mediterranean Sea with its long beaches, divided by small parts of rocks, with smaller more private beaches excellent for snorkelling.

In the other direction, the regional capitol Girona is really worth a visit and after Girona, the Banyoles lakes and the volcanic zone of La Garroxta with Besalú as the most beautiful of many charming towns.

Directly from the house, you can walk to the village with train station with trains to Barcelona and buses to Girona. You can also buy fresh bread and find the shops you need. In the other direction, you immediately enter one of Catalonia’s many natural parks with a lot of hikes in different difficulties.

Please request our activity document for more inspiration to activities in the area.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Location

Activity and Interests

Distance to (km):

Andorra: 190

Barcelona: 113

Costa Brava: 20

Girona: 11

Placa Catalunya: 113

Public transportation: 0,5

Restaurant: 0,5

Supermarket: 0,5

If you wish to absorb the lively local life in one of the smaller villages in the Girona region, go swimming on the stunning beaches of the Costa Brava. Go hiking in the Pyrenees or see some of the most interesting museums in Catalonia. If you want everything in a week and within your reach, we highly recommend the Girona region - one of the most beautiful regions in all of northern Catalonia.

The city of Gerona, near the French border. It is a beautiful city where you get a real feeling for its history just by walking through its ancient streets. Its a walled city which dates back to the Roman period, the old quarter is located within the city walls. The city of Girona has a rich, detailed, and dramatic history. The first inhabitants of the area were the Iberians. Then came the Romans who built a fortification there, which was named Gerunda. After having been occupied by a number of cultures, Girona finally fell under control by the Holy Roman Empire. In the 12 th century, the Jewish community flourished in Girona , and a major Kabbalistic school was built. However, the Catholic kings drove the Jews away from Spain in 1492. Later on, in the 17 th to 18 th century, Girona fell under siege by the French, and it was conquered by Napoleon in 1809. The walls of the city were destroyed in the 19 th century. Today, the city is a rich heritage site full of historic and cultural beauty.

The most striking characteristic about of the province is undoubtedly its great diversity. From a tourist point of view it can offer a magnificent coastal area -the internationally recognised Costa Brava- as well as a fine mountain region, which is ideal for both tourism and the practice of a wide variety of sports. This balance between coastal and inland scenery, along with a mild climate, helps attract tourists to the province throughout the year.

The coastline

The coastline north of Barcelona, the Costa Brava, is one of the busiest coastlines in northern Spain. White sand beaches, lifeguards on duty, and one restaurant after another makes it a perfect spot for an easy day on the beach. To the north the town of Roses, provides rental of windsurfers, diving equipment etc. However should you prefer something a little quieter, we highly recommend the small village of Cadaques a to the north. This beautiful village build on the rocks around a small bay, is virtually untouched by modern day mass-tourism. And although the are no sandy beaches the water is clearer and perfect for a small snorkelling-trip. Cadaques is also the birth town of Salvador Dali, and was a reuge for painters and jazz-musicians. The small and central square is a beautiful little place for a lunch. The town also has some small very good and cosy seafood restaurants.

Figueres - Dalí

The hometown of one of the worlds most influential surreal artists Salvador Dali- Figueres, is also home of the official Dali museum. This spectacular is a must-see for all visitors in the area. Designed by Dali himself, the museum is a piece of art in itself, on the outside as well as the inside.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
31 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,345
for 7 nights
£4,345
 
 
High season 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,015
for 7 nights
£5,015
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,596
for 7 nights
£4,596
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£5,015
for 7 nights
£5,015
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Number of persons: There are 14 guests included in the price. There are also cot(s) available on request.The price includes: Taxes and VAT, electricity, heating, water, bed-linen, towels (for each guest is one for the bath and one for the hands - please bring towels for the pool and beach (there is a washing machine in the house) and cleaning at departure. Catalan Tourist to be added

40% within 8 days, and the remaining amount 1 month before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • castle

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Attractions

  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 930 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms ensuite: 5

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Double rooms: 7 Single beds: 2 Double beds: 6

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Private chef is possible to book

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