Amidst the picturesque, natural landscape of the Alt Empordà, with its rolling forested hills and stunning backdrop of Pyrenean foothills, this recently restored 18th Century ‘masia’ enjoys an enviable position in this blissfully unspoilt corner of Catalunya.
Locations such as this, in the heart of traditional Catalunya where a local way of life still exists, are so exemplary of the areas we seek that when presented with this iconic residence, an important landmark and owned by the same local family for many generations, we were in no doubt that it should be included in our portfolio.
Just a five minute walk away via a scenic forest path is the beguiling town of Maçanet de Cabrenys, a charming centre of ancient stone buildings and cobbled streets housing a host of fine restaurants and all amenities. In the surrounding area, an abundance of stunning medieval villages such as San Lorenç de la Muga and Terrades will leave you spoilt for choice for places to visit. Lake Boadella (12km) is a great spot for swimming and picnics whilst for beach lovers the whitewashed fishing villages of Llança and port de la Selva are a 30 minute drive.
The sympathetic refurbishment of this Villa has skilfully combined the very best of the property’s rustic origins with modern day conveniences to provide a charming holiday base that is comfortable and full of character. It is yours to enjoy in seclusion since whilst the house in its entirety is vast, it is the western wing only that is allocated to accommodation, the building opposite occupying an impressive games room and the rest being closed off and unused.
Both the house and games room are accessed from an atmospheric dining terrace, reached by way of stone steps that lead up from the poolside lawn and terraces. From here majestic views can be enjoyed across the countryside towards the shimmering Mediterranean, whilst down below an outdoor sitting area, recessed into the stonework of the house, provides the perfect shaded spot in which to relax whilst supervising activities in the pool beyond.
First floor (entered from the outdoor dining terrace): Living room/dining room (TV, DVD, wood burning stove). Kitchen (dishwasher, microwave). Utility room (washing machine). Two shower rooms. Central heating throughout house.
Second floor: Two double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms.
Outside: Games room (pool table, table tennis). Outdoor dining terrace with in-built barbecue. Open and covered terraces. Rustic football pitch. Private parking.
Private swimming pool (5m x 6m) with corner Roman steps.