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Beautiful, well-kept historical castle with private swimming pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
Typical Catalan limestone house which can be dated back to 12th century

El Monasterío is beautifully situated on top of a hill, where the templars in the 1400s used the house as a base. This castle has now been fully restored and to put the icing on the cake there was in the summer of 2006 made a big and great swimming pool. The apartment has room for 14 people, which is perfect for one or more families on holiday together. This house will put up a solid base for an excellent holiday in the Catalan area.

Templars chose his time to build their castle here, because they had a good view of the area below from the top of the hill. If you look at pictures of the view, is also not in doubt that it was a very good choice. A better view is very hard to get. Besides the view, the location provides a very peaceful atmosphere, as there are no houses nearby. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, this is the place.

Despite the renovation, there are still many relics from the time when it was the property of the templars. You can for an example still see the cannon holes in some places in the house, but the most prominent of all is that there is a small authentic church in the backyard, which dates back to the 13th century. If you are curious, you can borrow a key to the church from the owners.

The pool area of the holiday home stands out. Firstly, the pool is large with a size of less than 32 m2, and secondly, the view is indescribable good, because the pool is equal to the edge of the tray. There has been put a fence for safety reasons. In addition, there are sun beds for all guests in the house. Right next to the pool there is a covered terrace, which probably will be the meeting point of the holiday. There is also another terrace with direct access to the kitchen. Here you can enjoy the homemade food during the long and warm Catalan evenings.

There are 6 bedrooms in El Monasterío. These are spread over 4 double rooms and 2 triple rooms. General for all the rooms is that they have a classic design and high ceilings. 4 of the rooms have en suite bathroom, while the two others share one. The triple rooms are perfect for groups of children.

The well-equipped and beautiful kitchen is located on the first floor. It has among others a microwave, a dishwasher, a oven and much more. It is even possible to book a private chef one evening - it is strongly recommended. Connected to the kitchen there is a large and classic Catalan long table, where you can enjoy the food. In the same room there is a small sitting area with soft couches.

On the ground floor there is for the children and playful adults a room with table football and table tennis. There is also a cozy corner with beautiful old-style furniture.

Historically interesting holiday

Unique view over the valley

Large swimming pool with sun loungers

Two covered terraces

Well-equipped kitchen

Possibility to book a chef

6 rooms with 4 en suite bathrooms

Cosy town, Gironella, 4 km away

Catalonia - culture and landscape: Geographically and culturally, the splendour of Catalonia is so unique. It has a vast diversity of landscapes ranging from rocky coastlines to long flat beaches, from mountains to plains, and from marshlands to forest. It has great cosmopolitan cities such as the amazing Barcelona with its fantastic art nouveau buildings, or the historical Gerona and its great old Jewish quarter. It has small medieval mountain villages sitting at the foot of the Pyrenees and elegant coastal resorts in the sandy shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Catalonia has a distinct regional identity that borrows little form the rest of Spain. Catalans have their own language, and are intensely proud of their unique art, cuisine, folklore and long history. Ask the Catalans themselves and many will tell you that Catalonia is not a region but a nation.

Situated in the middle of Catalonia, it is easy to visit most of it in half- or full days excursions as variety to the relaxation in the house and by the pool.

Catalonia - Spain : In the north-east of the Iberian, on the Mediterranean side, and occupying a relatively small area lays Catalonia, one of Spain's most fascinating and diverse regions. Geographically and culturally, the splendour of Catalonia is so unique.It has a vast diversity of landscapes ranging from rocky coastlines to long flat beaches, from mountains to plains, and from marshlands to forest. It has great cosmopolitan cities such as the amazing Barcelona with its fantastic art nouveau buildings, or the historical Gerona and its great old Jewish quarter. It has small medieval mountain villages sitting at the foot of the Pyrenees and elegant coastal resorts in the sandy shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Catalonia has a distinct regional identity that borrows little form the rest of Spain. Catalans have their own language, and are intensely proud of their unique art, cuisine, folklore and long history. Ask the Catalans themselves and many will tell you that Catalonia is not a region but a Nation.

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Manager

We offer homes in regions of Catalonia, Spain especially distinguished by a breathtaking nature and an authentic cultural life. We are, in short, offering the areas and homes we believe will provide you with the perfect base for a fantastic and unforgettable holiday.

Our work is directed by the following four objectives:

-Thorough local knowledge of all our locations and homes.

We believe that spending your holiday in the local areas, among the locals, will make you holiday even better. That is why we constantly go out of our way to keep up with what is going on in every little village. This way we can offer our guests the best of the variety of possibilities the region has to offer. We know all about the local markets, the best sausage maker in town, the finest health resorts or the best places to go horseback riding.

-Quality in the selection of every single holiday home. All of our rental houses are in the traditional style of the region, most of them in smaller villages or rural settings throughout Catalonia, Spain. Our homes have been gently and respectfully restored according to the traditions of local architecture, and now meets the demand of modern comfort our guests desire.

- Exquisite personal service and thorough guidance to all our guests.

We wish to assist you and you travel companions in finding the holiday home that is exactly right for you. We will furthermore be able to aid you with any specific request you might have. Perhaps you want to celebrate an occasion while vacationing, and will need extra assistance with the cooking or maybe a larger room for the party.

-Credibility - we do not make promises, if we cannot keep them.

We try our outmost to make our descriptions accurate and credible. We do not enhance our photos graphically - what you see is exactly what you get. Our thorough descriptions of the area provides you with the best possible basis for choosing the holiday home that suits you the best.

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Location

From the Owner

El Monasterío is beautifully situated on top of a hill, where the templars in the 1400s used the house as a base. This castle has now been fully restored and to put the icing on the cake there was in the summer of 2006 made a big and great swimming pool. The apartment has room for 14 people, which is perfect for one or more families on holiday together. This house will put up a solid base for an excellent holiday in the Catalan area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Barcelona eller Girona at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Gironella at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Barcelona at 90 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Manresa at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Manresa at 40 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Puig Reig at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Gironella at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Andorra/La Molina at 110 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Barcelona at 90 Kilometres

The house provides a perfect base for relaxation and a place you will love to return to after a long day discovering Catalonia. 4 km. to the nearest local town Gironella (shops, restaurants,Internet and a tennis club) 15 km. to Berga a larger town with hypermarkets and a long walking street.

Other Activities: Chef in the holiday home - enjoy a gourmet menu or a traditional Catalan menu served in the house

Golf: There is a golf course in Manresa 40 km. away. If you want a very special experience, there are some spectacular golf courses in the Pyrenees.

Ski: For families where not all are skiers, the location might be a nice compromise, as the distance to Barcelona and the ski resorts is about the same. Enjoy the evenings together and go skiing or sightseeing during the day.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
17 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£543
for 2 nights
From
£271
From
£360
Fri,Sat
£1,725
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£592
for 2 nights
From
£296
From
£360
Fri,Sat
£1,725
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
10 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,022
for 3 nights
From
£341
From
£361
Fri,Sat
£2,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
18 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£560
for 2 nights
From
£280
From
£393
Fri,Sat
£1,733
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
June/July 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£594
for 2 nights
From
£297
From
£361
Fri,Sat
£1,955
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
High season 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,343
for 7 nights
£2,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£594
for 2 nights
From
£297
From
£361
Fri,Sat
£1,951
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 4 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£560
for 2 nights
From
£280
From
£393
Fri,Sat
£1,733
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2017
5 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,090
for 4 nights
£1,908
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2017
11 Dec 2017 - 15 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£495
for 2 nights
£1,733
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,134
for 7 nights
£2,134
 

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 included: The price includes 14 guests. Two optional extra beds available against supplement. Cots available on request.

Price includes: National taxes and VAT, electricity, heating, water, bed-linen, towels and cleaning at departure.
Not included: Catalan tourist tax: € 0,5/adult (+16) per night.

PLEASE NOTE: At Catalan holidays in low- and medium season supplements may apply

Payment terms
Deposit: When booking the property, a deposit equal to 40% must be paid within 8 days to secure the booking. By cancellation more than 2 months before arrival, half of the deposit will be refunded. By cancellation less than 2 months before arrival, the deposit is not refunded.

Remaining payment: The remaining amount is to be paid to the property-owner when you arrive.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

- Historically interesting holiday - Unique view over the valley - Large swimming pool with sun loungers - Two covered terraces - Well-equipped kitchen - Possibility to book a chef - 6 rooms with 4 en suite bathrooms - Cosy town, Gironella, 4 km away

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 350 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The bathrooms are reformed with many authentic details and have a lovely view

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Tripple room 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Tripple room 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Double room 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Double room 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Twin room 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Twin room 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • It is possible with two extra beds against supplement. There are 1-2 cots available without supplement.

Outside

  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • It is possible to hire a private chef in the house for an evening or two. We also help arranging activities such as biking, hiking, canoeing, “behind the scene on a Michelin restaurant”, quads and are able to arrange other activities as well such as horseback riding, kanooing, hot balloon etc. ) Please do not hesitate to take contact and ask.

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