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Villa 14742 Costa Brava, Spain

Sleeps: 14

Castell d'Escales
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Description

Located at the top of a hill on the edge of a small town, 5km from Girona, and just minutes from the Costa Brava, stands this impressive building, built around an 11th century tower, surrounded by 14th century square fortifications. This unusual property has maintained the natural feel of a castle and has many interesting rooms with views of the surrounding countryside.

From the lookout tower, 360 degree panoramic views stretch all the way to the Pyrenees Mountains where they meet the Mediterranean coast and the French border. The castle also borders the Gavarres mountain range, a lusciously forested area, criss-crossed by an extensive network of footpaths, ideal for walkers.

Entry into the castle is either through curving stairs around the outside of the tower, or through the middle of the tower.

The owners have made a point of creating separate sitting areas so that all tastes are catered for, from the spacious living room with its welcoming sofas and fireplace, to the quieter library areas, or from the gallery that contains paintings and works of art, to the activity room with its TV and DVD player.

The vaulted dinning room with its ultra long table will be a wonderful focus for your holiday feasts, and for less formal meals there is a pleasant paved stone terrace where you can dine while enjoying the nearby garden and greenery.

The private pool has a pool house with a shower and bar. There are more tables and chairs positioned on the grass along the fortification walls, offering views of the valley, the town and hillsides below.

Accommodation

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

7 bedrooms, all en-suite except one.

First Floor
Bedroom 1 (Double, 140 cm) with en-suite bathroom (shower, tub, washbasin, WC)
Bedroom 2 is next door (Twin, 90cm, which can be joined together to form king-size bed) A half bath, with washbasin and toilet, are adjacent to this bedroom, but it shares the shower/tub of Bedroom 1.

Second Floor
Bedroom 3 (Double, 140m) with en-suite bathroom (shower and tub, washbasin, WC)
Bedroom 4 (Twin, 90 cm, can be joined together to form a king-size bed upon request) with en-suite bathroom (shower and tub, washbasin, WC)
Bedroom 5 (Queen, 160 cm) with en-suite bathroom (shower and tub, washbasin, WC)
Bedroom 6 and Bedroom 7 both have standard double beds (140m), and en-suite bathroom with shower and tub, washbasin, and toilet.

Living Space

Large main living room with fireplace, and comfortable leather furniture, large play/TV room, two smaller sitting/library areas. Ground floor kitchen beside formal dining room for up to 20. First floor kitchen with breakfast nook.

Outdoors

Pool with pool house, bar and shower
Large terrace
Outdoor dining areas

Household Amenities

Fully equipped kitchens with double oven, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, washing machine, tumble dryer, telephone, fax, TV with American DVD/VHS players, large selection of movies, CD player, Internet connection, fans, hairdryers.

Distances

Walking distance to nearest village
10 minutes drive to Girona
20 minutes to Figueres
25 minutes to the Costa Brava beaches
40 minutes to the French border
1 hour to Barcelona


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