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Spectacular traditional Catalan villa with heated private pool near beaches

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A beautiful 8-bedroom villa with AC and wifi located 2 km. from Banyoles lake

Can Xargay is a beautiful and spacious villa, a Millennial Traditional Catalan Villa of XI century with a special charm, situated in the village of Mata.

It's a quiet, safe neighborhood and the neighbors are very warm and friendly.

The house is walking distance from shops and restaurants and a short drive from Banyoles lake (only 2 km.), 35 km. from the beach (Costa Brava), 25 km. from the International Airport of Girona-Costa Brava and 115 km. from Barcelona city.

The whole villa has got a capacity for a group from 12 up to 20 people with eight beautiful bedrooms (one is adapted for handicapped people), six bathrooms, a large kitchen - dinning room with a fireplace, a spacious living-room with TV satellite (international channels) and DVD, a reading room, a games room...

Outside, there is a covered porch with a barbecue which is ideal for eating outside all year round, swings for children and a nice heated private swimming-pool with an hydromassage bench.

It is appropriate to spend some days with the friends, family reunions, partying, birthdays… or just to spend some calm and break days.

The perfect situation of the house allows you to do several excursions around Pla de l’Estany by bike or on foot, through the lake surroundings declared of natural interest. You can also visit Girona province since the house lays in the center of it.

Also, there are horses 2 km. far.

Extensive tourist information is found at the house.

Car is not necessary because 300 meters from the house there is public transport (bus).

Wellness treatments: Health, Beauty and Wellness:

Can Xargay brings you closer to the senses world through a wide range of relaxing therapies where time will stop and your senses lead you to an exotic world of sensations. All services are offered by a licensed physiotherapist in Can Xargay wellness room. All products used are natural.

More Details

Raquel Xargay
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About Raquel Xargay

We are a family of 5 people and Sandra is the licensed physiotherapist in the wellness room of the house.

We have restored the house and it's up to the high standards our guests expect.

We don't work through rental agencies. The result is better large villa at lower prices and more accurate information for our guests.

We have lived in the same village since we were born because we like this region. Costa Brava area has got a lovely landscape and it's located in a shorter distance from the Barcelona city.

Raquel Xargay purchased this villa in 1930

Why Raquel Xargay chose Pla de l'Estany

We have been renting the house since 1999, so we have years of experience to make you dreams live.

Besides, Can Xargay house has got a real history behind:

It's a millenary farmhouse of XI century whose antique name was Mas Bratlle. It´s the biggest house of this neighbourhood, the other houses were little farmhouses. Pagès-Bratlle´s family lived in the house during a lot of centuries. This family was very rich because they were owners of the village´s lands . Nearly 2 centuries ago, the family of the house (Bratlle) built a new house in the same village and the farmhouse was rented to the family Xargay. At halves of the 20th C., the family Bratlle went to live in Barcelona and their properties slowly kept on being sold to several farmers. Then, the family Xargay bought the farmhouse where many generations had already lived.

What makes this villa unique

The villa has got all the benefits that you will need. For example, there are wifi access, TV satellite (to see international channels in your country), there is a heated swimming-pool with an hidromasage bench (just for you), it's very close to the shops and restaurants (in a walking distance). Car is not necessary because there is public transport only 300 meters from the villa. And so on... We are sure that you will like and enjoy it!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mata in Costa Brava

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Els Pares - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Les Noies - 3 Single Bed
    Els Sagals - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    La Pubilla - 1 Large Double Bed
    Els Mossos - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    La Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , bedroom with a private bathroom
    L'Hereu - 1 Large Double Bed
    El Fadrí - 2 Single Bed
  • The standard capacity of the villa is 16 people but we can increase the capacity of a maximum of 20 people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 20 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 15 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property is adapted for wheelchair users: Access: Property access road is in the same level and smooth. There is a nearby setting down point for vehicles and a dropped kerb at the setting down point. Corridors and doors are wide enough for easy passage, and there should be no steps to the main areas of the property Bedroom: There is a bedroom on the ground floor. Bedrooms are suitable for a wheelchair user and all main sockets, light switches and alarm cords within reach from a seated position. Bathroom: The bathroom has got a wheel-in (level access) entry to the shower or bath. There is a fold-down shower seat. Taps and grab rails are accessible from a seated position. There are enough space to transfer from chair to toilet safely with appropriate handrails. Kitchen facilities: There is a microwave at an accessible height.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

From all of us 8 and 10 and 12 people:

We loved your house and so, so appreciated the special attention and information you gave us Raquel to solve all our various answers and all our requests. And the hospitality of your family in general was so great and to us so unexpected, that we will certainly tell all our friends about it all.

See you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have all had a wonderful holiday in superb accommodation.

The villa is very well appointed and comfortable.

Raquel and family have been extremely helpful in organizing various transports for us.

The Catalan meal they did for us was fantastic which all the adults enjoyed tremendously.

Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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August 2014

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great people, fantastic paella and very helpful information throughout our entire stay.

Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Costa Brava 2011

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at Can Xargay house.

We were pleased to see the house was so well equipped and it had a beautiful ambiance.

True feeling of relaxation and luxury.

Your hospitality won't be forgotten...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Fantastic holiday in a fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Our big family of 19 people containing people aged 1-71 years have enjoyed being on vacation in your house.

We had a fantastic holiday in a fantastic house!

You have been incredibly helpful and very nice.

Everything in the house worked perfectly.

The house has a super location for both relaxation and to visit the big cities.

We hope to come and visit you again.

Thanks for a super holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit!
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A magic week to remember

  • 5 of 5

We've had a wonderful week in this beautiful house!

Thank you so much for the warm welcome and being there when we needed you!

The weather was fantastic and the surroundings were lovely too!

Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jean!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The prices don't include the price of the heated swimming-pool in low season. Please, consult us the prices because it depends on the month of the year.

The price includes towels, bed linen, beach towels, the whole house and the private swimming-pool with an hydro massage bench, Internet access,...
We accept short breaks in low season even weekends.

Weekly bookings from June to September run from Saturday to Saturday. The rest of the year, weekly periods are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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