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Gorgeous spacious villa with pool in the hills, Catalonia, Costa Brava, Spain



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
6 bedrooms all ensuite, modern open-plan living and dining space for 12 people

Can Lledo is totally unique - modern, spacious and open-plan, yet this farmhouse conversion still retains many original features. It is nestled in the Gavarres hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with views down to the Costa Brava that really take your breath away. Within these hills, the house is set in 54 acres, with truly beautiful gardens, a stunning infinity swimming pool, and an abundance of natural forest paths to explore. We have a tree house on the path down to one of our fields, and this begins a walk which takes about an hour to explore the trails within our land.

The interior is sleek and modern and all rooms have been thoughtfully furnished. Upstairs are 4 large double bedrooms, 3 of which have incredible panoramic windows and 1 boasts a terrace and chairs for a little more 'me' time. There is room with 2 bunk beds, which is perfect for children, and a couple of fold-down beds and cots should you need more beds. There is another double bedroom downstairs with optional twin beds. All bedrooms have modern ensuite bathrooms.

Living space includes a large open-plan kitchen with all mod cons and a dining room that seats12. There is a fully equipped utility room next to the kitchen. To make the most of the views, we have designed the house so that from the kitchen and dining room, you can look out of the enormous windows to take it in at all times.

A large yet cosy TV room adjoins the games room, and is the perfect place to chill out with a good dvd. The huge sofa can seat 10 people and there are bean bags and a rocking chair for extra relaxation. The games room is full of fun, with a ping pong table, table football, and darts to get competitive.

The open-plan kitchen is centred around a big island, and opens onto an beautiful stone-arched outdoor eating area. The table seats 12, and is perfect for al fresco dining overlooking the pool. There is also a coal barbeque which is ideal for cooking the Catalan dish of 'mar y montanya' - literally meaning 'sea and mountain' and referring to the way they combine both seafood and meat. Our favourites are large prawns and steak!

Website: Can Lledo has a private website giving further details of the house, the local area, things to do and further information about local amenities. At the time of booking, we can give you access to the website to help you plan your stay.

Activities: There are so many things to do in the area, although you may want to sit back and relax by the pool for the week at the house. We have a detailed information folder at the house listing everything there is to do in the area. Some examples of activities you can do are: kite surfing, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, diving, ballooning, golf cycling, cycling, horse riding, hiking, go karting, boat trips and kayaking.

Culture: There are many beautiful historic towns near Can Lledo and again we list all of these attractions on our website and also in our information folder. You might want to visit the stunning cathedral or walk the wall of the old town in Girona. You may want to drive for an hour south to Barcelona. There are various museums, the house and birth place of Salvador Dali, stunning beach coves and seaside towns such as Palafrugell, Sa Riera, Begur and Llafranc. Besalu bridge is worth a trip, as is Cadaques. The Pyrenees are breath taking on the drive from the airport up to Can Lledo, and only an hours drive away.

Extras: As well as our private website and information book with details and information on so many local attractions, we can also put you in touch with a number of people who might make your holiday more relaxing and special. Should you want to go out and leave the children, we have a great local babysitter; if you would like an evening of Catalan cuisine, we can organise a chef to come to the house; and if you feel like you need to unwind even further, we have a yoga teacher and massage therapists who can come to the house for individual classes and sessions.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

At the very first moment upon my arrival at Can Lledo I knew I was in a special place. The night air was rich with tradition and spirit. The house speaks to you with it's gracious rooms and comfort. The large bath tubs were a special treat for me! The kitchen and both the indoor and outdoor eating areas proved to be a most comfortable and scenic way to enjoy a home cooked meal. The deck below the lovely pool, (just above the tennis court) with the magnificent large charcoal grill was a particular favorite spot for reading and relaxing. Driving off the grounds at Can Lledo, one is offered a gorgeous, ancient part of the world. In addition to being so close to beaches and sea, you are also minutes away from incredible mountain towns and scenic drives through rural Spain. As a photographer and nature lover, I could not have been more impressed with my ten day stay at Can Lledo.

Thank you Nicola for sharing this splendid retreat with us!

Robert Kirk, Photographer

May, 2015
May 2015
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33 Reviews

based on 33 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a family holiday. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's a short ride from Girona airport, in the most glorious of settings and a heaven for kids!! There is a pool, tennis court, trampoline and great games room. This in turn meant it was a heaven for the adults as they were kept entertained.

The house is big and well equipped so no one felt on top of each other which is a big bonus when there are 6 adults and 6 kids !!

There was lots to do in the vicinity and although we were all quite happy staying in at night there are some great restaurants near by. If you are going with children and fancy a night out I would suggest visiting Monelles.

Highly recommend visiting this beautiful corner of the world xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Almost perfection

  • 4 of 5

The first thing to note about Can Lledo is the views. We had a week at the end of May/early June with frankly dreadful weather and so didn't get to enjoy these as much as we might have but when the weather did clear the views were spectacular. The house is also equipped to a very high standard with good rooms and plentiful en suites. The house is very family friendly with a good play/games room and trampoline/tennis court as well alongside sufficient green spaces for football/children running round. The kitchen is also very well equipped. The one thing that stops the house from getting 5 stars is the pool heating. The pool was a reasonable size for our party 3/4 adult swimmers and 3 children but would be small for a larger party. However the main issue with the pool is that it is heated to 21C. This is warm enough to make it possible to swim (we had the children in wetsuits) but not comfortable. 24C or 27C would be much better. The other thing to note is that there is an excellent estates manager on site who has two large dogs. These are the best-trained dogs we have ever come across and successfully cured my children's dog phobia but it is worth knowing that they are there. My kids would love to go back to Can Lledo, as would I, but it would have to be the height of summer or the pool heating would have to be increased before we did so.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

Can Lledo was fabulous in every way for five ladies on holiday. From the gorgeous views to the well equipped kitchen to the fabulous bedrooms with private baths to the pool etc, we could not ask for more. The bedrooms all had wonderful views and were equipped with all cotton bedding. We had the BEST weather and visited quaint old gorgeous towns from the hills to the Mediterranean. And the "piece de resistance" was having Parker the landlord who was so friendly and accommodating in every way. I can't wait to go back and take my family some day.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful stay away then this dream Villa is the one you are looking for. Surrounded by mountains it offers a views you will never forget. Just take a seat in the balcony, by the pool or some of many places around the house and relax. We stayed there with three families 6 adults and 6 children and everyone found a preferred activity the house offered - the kids enjoyed the heated pool (cost some extra but was worth it in the middle of autumn :)), as the adults were playing tennis and basketball and some of quest were even picking the mushrooms on the site :). The house was equipped with everything you need and in case you need a help, Parker, a really nice guy, looking at the household there, was always nearby and happy to help you. Make you shopping in Cassa de la Selva, in Caprabo . Nicola can give you good tips what you can buy there. If you are to lazy to cook for yourself, we suggest to use Cafe Frankfurt for take away. We used them in the last evening and the food we got was really good, also reasonable priced. Our best recommendations for this house, hope to come back here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful secluded villa with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa in the Catalonia hills that is spacious, clean and well maintained. It is perfect for house parties or a family vacation. The visitors can expect to enjoy a lovely pool overlooking a beautiful vista, a tennis court, a tree house and trampoline for the children as well as a well stocked game room with a ping pong table. It is convenient to many villages that make day trips very diverse and enjoyable. There are also many restaurants in the area that are superb. Can lledo is highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An incredible property in an incredible location. The children said it was the best holiday they have every had! The house was amazing and was extremely well equipped, there was everything we needed. The rooms were clean and spacious, the kids were kept entertained all holiday in the games room and made full use of the outdoor tree house, trampoline and tennis courts. The BBQ and chill area provided an extra entertainment area and the view was literally to die for. Parker was a great help showing us around and very welcoming. There are great day trips close by, we went to the beach and the water park for a change to the daytime routine. We made full use of the chief facility and the food was lovely. Love, love, loved this villa and we shall be recommending highly to our friends and will be definitely back!! The kids are asking when we are going back, a great sign of an excellent holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Girona Barcelona at 18 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cassa de la Selva at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Barcelona at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : PGA Catalunya at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Girona at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : AP7 at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cassa de la Selva at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Guils de Cerdanya at 150 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sant Pol at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

Can Lledo is situated in the rolling hills of Catalonia, Spain, near to the Costa Brava, rightfully famous for its breathtakingly beautiful coastline. The historic city of Girona is only 30 minutes away, and the airport to fly to is Girona Barcelona.

The house is nestled in the Gavarres hills, with the infinity pool boasting stunning views down to the coast, but it is easy to explore the region. You can find the beautiful towns of Monells or Sant Sidurni de l'Heura within a 20 minute drive, and be at the beach within 30 minutes. The coast has wide beaches of golden sand and crystal clear waters or little coves backed by sheer pine covered cliffs. Palamos, Palafrugell, Pals, Sant Pol, Tamariu, Aguabrava, and Sant Marti d' Empuries are some of our favoutie beaches and can be reached in half an hour.

The interior of the Costa Brava is every bit as stunning as the coast, with pristine medieval villages set in lush Mediterranean landscapes. Begur, Cadaques and Peratallada are all well worth a visit, and Roses further up the coast is a picturesque hillside town of whitewashed houses.

The nearest town to Can Lledo is Cassa de la Selva, 10 minutes by car, with great supermarkets, ATM, petrol station, hospital and the majority of your day to day needs. Monells, Sant Sadurni de l'Heura and Bisbal d'Emporda are gorgeous villages to wander the streets and take in the Catalan customs. Bisbal d'Emporda is known for its pottery and is host to an excellent hotel and restaurant called Castell D'Emporda.

You may just want to sit back with a good book by the pool, but if you want to explore the region, there are many day trips and excursions to tempt you: shopping and dining in Girona or Barcelona, visiting Salvador Dali's house and museum or home town of Cadaques; wandering the vast Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries; or heading out for some fun at Aqua Diver water park!

There are award-winning golf courses nearby, PGA Catalunya being one of them, as well as incredible cycling...Lance Armstrong lived and trained in Girona, and the area is renowned for serious road cycling. Great hiking, tennis, horse riding, sky diving, rock climbing and all water sports are within 30 minutes of the house for those of you who love being busy on holiday. We have a private website and information pack with contact details for all of these activities and excursions.

The nearest city to Can Lledo is Girona, host to one of the greatest cathedrals in Spain and a beautiful city to wander around. The old town is the place to head for, with meandering cobbled streets and great al fresco dining. The food in Catalonia is an exquisite mix of traditional and fusion, and there are plenty of restaurants to visit, both in Girona and neighbouring villages. We have a collection of our favourites and highly recommended listed on our website and in our information pack, and will gladly advise you :)

Other Activities:


The nearest beach is 25 minutes away and there are endless choices for beaches: little coves for snorkelling or huge long and sandy for windsurfing. You might want to snorkel or scuba, try kite surfing, take a trip deep sea fishing, or ride a banana boat. We are happy to help with information on all of the many watersports here.


The golf in the area is some of the best in the world and home to PGA Catalunya, often voted the number one course in Sapin and host to the Spanish Open. PGA Catalunya is 30 mins drive from the house and there are a further 6/7 fantastic golf courses to chose from within 50 minutes of the house. Our welcome pack has a detailed listing for each including contact details and maps to each.


One of the most special early morning activities we have done here is take a hot air balloon ride. Starting near the coast and heading over picturesque villages and the hills, this is a truly magical way to see the region. And finish it all off with a huge Catalan breakfast!


The area is famous as a Tour de France training ground, and it is not unusual to see professional teams cycling along the winding mountainous roads, as well as locals who love the sport and take it seriously. Whether you like road biking or prefer the challenge of mountain biking the trails around the house, we know a bike company that will deliver bicycles to the house. A great way to test your fitness and see more of the region.


The house is situated a few hours from the Pyrenees which boasts superb skiiing in the winter months. It is possible to drive there after your stay at the house but I would not recommend doing a day trip across the mountain for a days skiing as the winding roads would not make for a relaxed day! However, Can Lledo could be the perfect location to stay for a week before heading off for a week in the Pyrennes skiing or hiking.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Summer 2017
17 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

- Please enquire if you are seeking less than 7 nights in mid season and the week is free
- We have the ability to organise a cook, additional cleaning or a babysitter, but this is not included in the price
- If you would like to book a special event with us we will arrange rates accordingly :)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
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  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 500 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Double Sink
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Double Sink
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Double Sink
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms including the bunkbed room. One of the bedrooms boasts the most incredible 'cinema' window with 180 degree views of the hills leading to the sea. There is an additional toilet with basin downstairs. Please note that in keeping with local ecological awareness, we ask our guests to respect water and to be mindful of excess use. Towels are supplied in every bathroom.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite with Terrace
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed, 2 Bunk Beds, Ensuite
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed, Possible 2 singles, Ensuite
  • The house can sleep 12 people comfortably and we have bunk beds for children. We do have extra single beds and cots All bedrooms have modern ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a large roof terrace overlooking the views with 2 reclining chairs. The other bedroom at the front of the house also enjoys superb views and has a sofa and large window to enjoy the views. One bedroom has a very large bathroom with windows that give a 180 degree view of the hills down to the sea. The bedroom downstairs has a double bed that can be split to give 2 twin beds. The bedroom at the back of the house has its own private door if guests wish to have more quiet time away! There are 2 cots available for babies and some fold-down beds for extra sleeping arrangements.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Deposit: There is a £500 security deposit payable one month before arrival. This is refunded following a satisfactory check of the house after your departure. Babysitter: If you would like a babysitter we have 2 good babysitters locally who charge 9 euros an hour. Chef: We can organise a fantastic chef to come and cook typical Catalan cuisine for you should you like to have a break from cooking for the evening. Cleaning: If you require extra cleaning during your stay to make you time more relaxing we can organise a cleaner at the rate of 30 euros a day. Bicycles: We can arrange bikes to be delivered to the house for the week. Activities: We are happy to help you book any activities - balloning, sky diving, sailing etc

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