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XVIII Century Barn Conversion Set In Paddocks And Woodland With Pool And Horsess

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Stunning, 2 bedroom sleeping a max 5, shower room, spacious open-plan kitchen/dining/sittingroom with fabulous views of pool & gardens

Solar heated salt pool, 10.5m x 6m (shared with the owner). Large terrace area with sun loungers, patio furniture, Air conditioning, Heating, Two bedrooms,1 double, 1 twin with camp bed available, Open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen area, One shower-room. all towels and linen provided.

4 acres of private gardens/paddocks.large childrens playhouse full of toys,swings,slide & large netted trampoline. 2 horses, riding available.

Beaches 25 mins by car, Girona 15 mins Barcelona 1hr 15 mins by train, Ski slopes approx 2 hrs 30 mins by car. PGA golf de Catalunya 10 mins.

More Details
Registration Number : Can Costa Rural PG000768

Carol King
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2018

About Carol King

In 2002 we had the opportunity to move abroad with our two young children. We are both international footwear designers, working with European factories, so we had the whole of Europe to choose from and settled on the beautiful Catalan countryside.

It has taken many years to restore the main house and barn that date from the XVIII century.

We live in the main house, 30 meters away from The Barn, which is the holiday let.

Carol King purchased this barn in 2002

Why Carol King chose Caldes de Malavella

We are located in a beautiful tranquil valley, with paddocks for our two horses, a stream, surrounded by woodlands with a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, crayfish, salamanders, pond diving tortoises, mink and wild boar.

We are situated 3.5 kilometres from the small spa town of Caldes de Malavella (8 minutes by car). The town boasts two beautiful health spas offering a huge range of treatments, many local shops, and the world renown P.G.A 'Golf de Catalunya' golf course.

Girona airport is 15mins away and our train station can deliver you to Girona in 10mins or central Barcelona in 1 hour. The coast is 25mins by car.

What makes this barn unique

Our barn, originally built in 1775 has been converted into comfortable self-catering accommodation, comprising: an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area. One double bedroom, one twin bedroom (with camp-bed available) and a shower room with basin and toilet.

The seating area has a spectacular glass frontage with views of the garden and paddocks, and glass doors opening onto a large terrace and the pool (shared with the owner).

Kitchen facilities include electric oven with grill, gas hob, large fridge with icebox, double sink, electric kettle, toaster as well as the usual cooking utensils.

We provide a welcome package of essential foods on your arrival.

The double bedroom has a family size wardrobe, and French doors opening onto a shady wisteria clad pergola with table and chairs.Riding available.

Guestbook comments from the owner

-"The best holiday EVER"

We've made some wonderful friends and looking forward to returning next year already!

-We have had a lovely holiday, relaxing week in your beautiful house. The girls enjoyed the horses and the cat and dog too! Beautiful setting, great weather, lovely pool. Thank you to Carol, Perry, Poppy and Sophie for making us feel so welcome. We would love to come back!

-Great place for the whole family to unwind. Something for everyone. The most relaxing break I've had in a while. I really enjoyed the pony trekking Carol, a trip down memory lane! Thanks to you and all your family for such a warm welcome and we very much enjoyed the pool and beautiful surroundings.
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn on the Caldes de Malavella on the Selva

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One shower-room comprising shower, toilet, wash basin, mirror, cabinet and heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, large wardrobe, bed-side cabinets with lamps, sliding glass doors opening onto patio with table and chairs and pool area. Bedroom 2 with two single beds (camp bed available), bed-side table with lamp, T.V, games and toys, etc.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • 3 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation suitable for all ages. Outside: Guests are welcome to use our gardens, we have swings and a slide, a large playhouse full of toys, large netted trampoline, woodland area with tire swings, tree-house and two horses (lead rein riding available at extra-cost, weight limits apply). Solar heated pool, measuring 10.5m x 6m, deepest point 1.5m (shared with the owner). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom and pool towels included, two bath robes also Bed-linen included. Cleaned thoroughly after every change-over.


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XVIII Century Barn Conversion Set In Paddocks And Woodland With Pool And Horsess
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Peaceful & Relaxing Ideal Holiday Base

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our two teenage daughters for two weeks and enjoyed a fabulous holiday! The barn is set in rural countryside 3km outside the village of Caldes de Malavella where there are all the shops needed for self catering; butchers, fishmonger, bakery as well as supermarkets and a weekly farmers market.

The barn itself is spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped. The salt water pool is lovely and the surrounding gardens are beautifully kept. Carol and Perry were so welcoming and hospitable and gave us lots of pointers for places to visit. Our favourite was Besalu, steeped in history with stunning views of the mountains.

There is a PGA golf course close by and lots of lovely places to eat within driving distance. We went into Girona a number of times as it was only 20 mins away and gave lots of choice for dinner.

The barn is the ideal place to get away from it all and relax but there is plenty to get out and do too. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday !

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week and would recommend to family and friends. Owners are a very welcoming and friendly family. Barn sits in picturesque surroundings and has its own enclosed area within which is the pool (shared with the owners).

We packed in journeys to Girona Old Town, Vic and Barcelona during our weeks' s stay.

Although advertised with horses, no need to worry about this aspect if horses are not for you as they never detract in any way.

The only thing we would change is that we would have stayed for longer!

Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Una estancia muy agradable, en plena naturaleza y con unas vistas preciosas. Los propietarios muy amables y los caballos una pasada, muy cariñosos y pacientes con nuestro hijo de 2 años. La caseta de madera con juguetes hará las delicias de cualquier niñ@.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
girona costa brava
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Balneari Prats
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
PGA Golf de Catalunya
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Caldes de Malavella
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
AP7-E15 Junction 8a
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Taverna La Granota
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres
S'agaro Plaja de Sant Pol
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Lead rein family trekking rides available at extra cost. Weight limits apply.

For more experienced riders to be discussed.


20/25mins to beaches by car.

Nearest beaches are Platja d'Aro, Sant Pol, Blanes, Tossa de Mar, etc.


Nearest airport: Girona, 15mins by car.

Barcelona El Prat, 90mins by car.

Car hire essential.


Caldes: 3.5km

Sils: 3.6km

Girona: 15mins by car

Platja d'Aro: 25mins by car

Further Details:

There are eight local restaurants in our village catering for a wide variety of tastes and budgets.

There are five local supermarkets, three banks, two churches, roman baths, local lido pool, sports center and two famous heath spas; the Balneari Prats and the Vichy Catalan.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn on the Caldes de Malavella, Catalonia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Mar 2018 - 1 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £219.43

Booking Notes:
25% payable on booking. Balance payable 6 weeks before your stay. 250€ returnable breakages deposit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturdays or Wednesdays. Check-in time 4pm, check-out time 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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