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Country Cottage On 14 Hectare Almond Farm, Private Pool, Spectacular Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool


About the property

Cottage by Masias Catalanes, Nr. Alcover, Tarragona, Costa Dorada, Spain - Peaceful Location Only 20 Mins From The Coast And The Backdrop Of The Prades Mountains

Mas de Sans is a typical working almond farm (harvest in August/September), in a privileged setting in the Tarragona hills. Although peacefully secluded, only minutes away from the major towns of Reus (modernist architecture) and Tarragona (beaches and Roman ruins). The area is also famous for its wines (5 different regions), gourmet dining, Cistertian Monasteries and Modernist Wine Cellar route. Arriving through the urbanisation of Masies Catalanes and by an entrance track of 1/3 km. There is plentiful parking, an orchard, garden and large sun terrace with a small BBQ. The natural spring, continuously flowing, swimming pool is found on one of the many walks just 150m from the cottage. The building is airy and cool with high ceilings and original stone features. The living area and kitchen have views over the valley and coast. Only 4km from the historic villages of Alcover and La Selva or the mountain hamlet of L'Albiol and the fabulous Prades mountain range and historic villages.

Registration Number : PT-000247

About Us

Ronald A. Boyd
Mas de Sans, Carrer del Drago s/n
43479 Apt de Correo 109
Reg. de Catalunya, PT-000247
Comerç i Turisme Dels Serveis Territorials a Tarragona de Department d' Empresa i Coneixement.
VAT Reg NoB4320715

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Ron

I worked in an enclosed environment, so it is great to be able to rest during my days off in the open air and fresh air. The word rest may imply lazing in the sun doing nothing, the cottage is surrounded by almond trees which I tend while I relax and I enjoy sharing the tranquility and beauty of the countryside. Recently semi-retired I am dedicating my time to the Finca and rural tourism. The work I ensure causes minimum annoyance and noise around the cottage.

Ron purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Ron chose L'Albiol

The farm is within easy access to the beaches, the city, however not overlooked by neighbours. Barcelona is only 1h 30min by road or rail, the train removes the stress and cost of finding a parking space. Tarragona full of Roman treasures. Enjoy the best of both worlds, mountain and beach within easy reach, countryside or city, peace and quiet of a "digestif" on the terrace overlooking the bright lights of Tarragona or if you prefer the excitement of the nightlife in Salou, Reus, Valls or Tarragona.

What makes this cottage unique

All taxes (VAT & Tourist Tax) are included in the prices advertised. No hidden charges. Private secluded Pool. Fantastic views of the Prades Mountains as well as to the Mediteranean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mas de Sans - 4th August 2007. Dear Ron, what a wonderful location and fantastic accomodation. We had everything we needed and more. Being up in the hills with nature gives our children good experiences and this certainly did. Watching their faces and listening to their excitement as they found the peaches, oranges and almonds was such a pleasure for us. And the swimming pool – need we say more?!! Our boys just loved it, it is in the perfect location, not too near for us to worry about them falling in out of our vision. There is so much to see and do from here, we could easily have stayed for 2 weeks rather than move on. If there are flights from Belfaast to Reus in the future we will definitely come back (if not we would still love to return). We will definitely recommend this beautiful place to others. Thank you so much, Jacqui, Neil, Callum, Jack and Lydia. Bangor, N. Ireland.
Apr 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in L'Albiol in El Baix Camp

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with window, wet shower, toilet, sink and large vanity mirror. The water heated by solar power electric backup, hot water at all times. Lots of towels available and basic bathroom products provided. Hair dryer for the ladies in the party.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Both with large windows, fitted with mosquito netting and overlooking the terrace. Large fitted wardrobes, feature stone wall tastefully decorated in rustic style.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Underfloor heating has been installed now fully working with solar power. There is a wood burning stove in the living room with a basic supply of wood, more can be purchased from the main house. The cottage and gardens are safe for children being a good distance from any roads, no insecticides or herbacides are used, but it is important to stress that this is a working farm and in the middle of the countryside so very young children need to be supervised at all times. There is no air-conditioning as it is not necessary, the cottage has thick stone walls keeping it delightfully cool in summer. The mountain breezes keep the temperatures down in the hotter months. Outside: The garden in front of the house blends into the fields, and the terrace is a good size. There is an outside dining table and chairs, sunbeds, BBQ, plus terrace lighting - the perfect place to relax on a summer evening. To the left of the cottage there is a shared area for hanging washing and on the right a small orchard. The rest of the farm is open to visitors for walks etc. although we ask you to respect the owners' privacy. The private natural spring swimming pool is situated in a beautiful scenic spot just 100m from the cottage. The water comes directly from a mountain spring and is constantly flowing not heated yet. The size is approx. 4m x 6m x 1.4m deep with full filter/cleaning system. The area surrounding the pool is perfect for sunbathing, picnics. With table, chairs, parasol and sunbeds. Guests are welcome to bring their own animals providing they are not aggressive and that they sleep outside the holiday cottage. Sunbeds are also available on the terrace or gardens. Utility Room: An iron and ironing board are supplied with washing basket, pegs and plenty of room outside for drying clothes (we hope you won't need to use this too much on your holiday). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding, towels (house/pool) included, blankets/quilts available for the cooler months. There is a supply of linen for a weekly change. The cottage will be cleaned before your arrival and should be left in a similar condition. Laundry service available. Other: The terrace - very large, shaded, perfect for hot days and balmy evenings. Large table with 4 comfortable dining chairs as well as a wicker 3 piece suite. A gas BBQ is also on the terrace which is portable for the occasions you want a change of view.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Very nice getaway weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very nice weekend at the cottage. Ron met us when we arrived and showed us the cottage and the farm and left some snacks including fresh fruit from the farm for our stay. The cottage was a beautiful restored farm building with a very comfortable feel and gorgeous views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Although it was still May we did enjoy the cool waters of the pool and the walk through the almond grove and the numerous wildflowers to the pool was a highlight.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the second time we have stayed and was great

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a cosy warm fire ron had put on for us was just lovely milk and drinks and a few nibbles in the fridge.

We visited the medieval village's drove up in to the mountain's for a spectacular view.

Climbing only 20 minutes drive.

Home from home

Thanks Ron.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very scenic, peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week, The villa felt like home from home, loved the log burner during the chilly evenings.(February) loverly location.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Koszalin, Poland

A holiday to remember

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. We got a very warm welcome, and were informed by the host about nearby attractions. The place looks even better than in the pictures. The house is really comfortable for a four person family and well equipped. It is located in a short distance from some beautiful beaches, Tarragona and other magical towns. We would love to visit this place again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kamil Many thanks for the comments, they are appreciated. Perhaps I should buy a better camera! Ron
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A really enjoyable getaway. Would definitely reccommend for chill out and total relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage very well equipped and Ron even had some welcome provisions in for us. Spent a really relaxing 3 days/ nights and had barbecue overlooking the mountains with lights twinkling. Children loved private pool and enjoyed stroll down to it through fruit and nut trees. A quiet spot but with in easy reach of lots of towns and sites. Well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, I hope you make it back for another visit.
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Lovely secluded cottage in the hills

  • 5 of 5

Delighted by the cottage - it's exactly as described in the listing. The owner (Ron) was very welcoming. We had no problems, but he was nearby if we'd needed anything. The pool was a big plus - we chose an exceptionally hot week and it was great to cool off each evening. We would recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Aguas Verts
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Alcover / La Selva del Camp
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Alcover / La Selva del Camp
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Salou / Cambrils / Tarragona
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking/Climbing - one of the best kept secrets for both fun and serious climbers (check it out on the net) - La Mussara, Prades, Mont Ral etc.

Horse Riding - several schools around the farm.

Activity Sports - canoeing, kayaks etc in La Siurana.

Mountain Bikes available to rent 1X29" 1X27" & 1 Big Kids.

Cooking classses using local ingredients by Lola rice and fish being her specialities.


Mas de Sans is equidistant from over a dozen beautiful beaches from the busiest beaches of Salou to the quieter Spanish areas to the North of Tarragona. There are 2 nudist beaches if you are interested within half an hours drive and watersports in abundance. Some beaches have restaurants literally on the beach, whereas others have small bars serving drinks and snacks. The general standard is excellent, they are cleaned on a daily basis and a safety flag system operates on most beaches.


Reus is the nearest airport 10km / 10 mins drive. Barcelona 1 hour 20 minutes drive away and 100km. Girona airport about 2 hours / 175km. Car hire is essential for accessing the property and to fully enjoy the surrounding area. All major car hire companies can be found at the airports - it is advised to book before hand. Santander and Bilbao Ferries - about 7 hours drive away - please make sure you take the appropriate travel insurance including green card for cover abroad.


Alcover and La Selva (Historic Villages) 4km from the property. Valls - Famous for Castells (Human Castles) and the Calçot, local gourmet speciality 7km. Reus, the birthplace of the architect Gaudi, fabulous modernist buildings and theatres 12km. Tarragona, museum lovers delight, spectacular Roman ruins, great restaurants and beaches 25km. Salou (Port Aventura) 25km. Functioning Cistertian monastries, Santes Creus 20km. Modernist Wine Cellar/museum route 25km. Poblet 25km

Further Details:

Masies Catalanes - is an urbanization for local people who have escaped the city, it is purely a dormitory village. 4km to Alcover and La Selva del Camp both villages have all necessary facilities such as banks, supermarkets, doctor, pharmacy, swimming pool, restaurants of all types and bars etc. The major shopping towns of Reus and Tarragona have a Carrefour hypermarket and large shopping complex. Mas de Sans is a perfect base for visiting the whole of the Tarragona Province.

Other information of interest - leisure activities - apart from the excellent golf courses nearby, this area is also very famous for walking, climbing and bicycle holidays. There are various riding stables close at hand and several outdoor pursuits centres for all kinds of activities such as canoing, kayaks on a local lake plus watersports on the coast. There are marinas all along the coast with boats and yachts for hire.

The village of Alcover has one of the most famous beauty spots in the area, a series of mountain waterfalls tumbling from the 'eagles nest' down to an area with an ancient hermitage - a trip for the energetic. Visit famous museum

5 wine regions are within half an hour of the property where you can sample and buy the local produce - the most famous of these is the Baix Penedes region - Cava (local champagne), red, white and rosé. The most emerging local region is the Priorat area that produces a strong, full bodied red. The Conca de Barbara region has replanted its vineyards and refurbished its modernist wine cellars and is producing fine cavas. It's capital Montblanc is a medieval town with it's original fortress walls almost intact, a place that is reputed to be where St George (also the patron saint of Catalunya) slay the dragon. The area is rich in remains of architecture from previous centuries and many fine examples can be seen. The knights Templar were very active in the province and it is possible to visit remains of their castles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in L'Albiol, Costa Dorada

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.65

Booking Notes:
Any property booking will be held for 72 hours pending payment of a 25% deposit by bank transfer. The remaining 75% is payable by bank transfer 1 week beforehand or paid directly into bank on arrival. A €100 deposit will be collected on arrival and returned prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
At present no changeover day is specified however we prefer Saturday. Arrival after 3pm and departure 10am unless otherwise agreed with the owner.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros now include VAT & Tourist Taxes. Special rates available for long winter lets on application. Weekend bookings available on low season dates. A returnable deposit of 100 Euros is payable on arrival for any possible damage/breakages during your stay.

25% Deposit on booking by bank transfer.
75% Minimum 1 week before arrival by bank transfer.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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