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Spectacular traditional Catalan villa with heated private pool near beaches

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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.

The swimming-pool is closed in January and in February.

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
  • Sleeps 20
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan

8 Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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wonderful,...

  • 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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : International Airport of Girona-Costa Brava at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cafeteria Minairons at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Barcelona ferry port at 115 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Girona Golf at 9 Kilometres Nearest Train : Girona station at 9 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : AP7 (E-15) at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Can Selvatà at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Vallter 2000 ski station at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Empúries - l'Escala at 35 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Like a canvas where nature has intended to combine with exquisite delicacy the intense green of the pine groves, the massive steadfastness of the rocks, the softness of the golden sands and the deep, dazzling blue of the sea - that is the Costa Brava.

The house is located 50 meters from shops and 1 km. from supermarkets, 2 km. from Banyoles lake, 9 km. from Besalú village, 9 km. from Girona city, 15 km. from Natural Park of Volcanic Zone, 35 km. from the Beach (Costa Brava), 35 km. from Figueres (Dalí Museum), 60 km. from the ski station, 110 km. from Barcelona city.

Would you like to have more activities or interesting places? Don't worry!!! You will have a guide book with a lot of activities and interesting places to visit.

Frommer's Magazine from US and National Geographic have published in October 2011 the Best Destinations of the World for 2012 which are Girona and the Costa Brava.

Exuberant Barcelona has long hogged the limelight, but its little sister Girona is stepping out from the wings. This diminutive city in northern Catalonia packs a cultural punch that is the envy of many a larger destination, with a superb dining scene to match. Girona's historic quarter, a secretive jumble of medieval mansions and courtyards crowned by a magnificent cathedral, is piled up on the eastern bank of the River Ter. To the west of the river, elegant avenues laid out during the 19th century are lined with smart boutiques and cafés. The lofty peaks of the Pyrenees form a violet smudge on the horizon and the rugged coves of the Costa Brava are just a short drive away.

Gastronomic mecca Celler de Can Roca, voted the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine in 2013. The best restaurant of the world was El Bulli located in Girona too in 2005 and for 5 years.

Other Activities: adventure sports like paint-ball, archery, astronomy excursions...

Golf: The house is located 9km from Girona Golf. Golf Girona is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course designed by the English architect F.W. Hawtree, seeded entirely with Penncross, the best quality grass for playing golf.

A course that is entirely adapted to its natural surroundings, featuring an advanced sprinkling system using regenerated water from Girona's purification plant, and meeting the most up-to-date environmental standards.

The top nine holes are extremely competitive – their design requires players to use all the clubs in their bags. The bottom nine are simply spectacular, with all the tees set atop walls built with Girona stone, offering impressive panoramic views of the fairways. It is a true pleasure to follow the flight of the ball towards its destination, and encourages many players to take out their woods.

Ski: -The Vallter 2000 ski station is situated 60km from the house.

Vallter 2000 is surrounded by peaks, some exceeding 2,800 meters, the base station is located at 2,000 meters above the valley of the River Ter.

It's a privileged location since it gives the visitors a unique and exceptional views. Since the 2535 m level you can see the bay of Roses and the Cap de Creus (Costa Brava). This proximity to the sea makes the eastern storms leave snowfall can exceed one meter in height. Vallter where the snow is more Mediterranean.

-The mountain resort of Vall de Núria is situated 65km from the house.

Discover an unparalleled environment where the waters of the Núria river can only run its course thanks to the deep narrow gorges that have been cut through this hard rock, until you arrive at the valley of the Freser, a river which flows into the great Ter at Ripoll.

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
2 night minimum stay
£793
for 2 nights
From
£600
Fri,Sat
£2,775
 
 
High season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,775
for 7 nights
£2,775
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£793
for 2 nights
From
£600
Fri,Sat
£2,775
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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!!

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa

General

  • 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 ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • 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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 300 m²

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

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 20 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 15 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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.

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