Living local is a great chance to make a real difference using "Responsible Tourism" which are supporting the local Catalan farmers as it aids maintaining traditional ways of living. Renovating the beautiful country homes, with a high degree of respect, stops the areas of mass tourism to grow larger and preserve the stunning scenery, wildlife and glory in Catalonia's historic buildings and precious heritage.
Number of rooms: 10 Single rooms: 0 Double rooms: 6 Triple rooms: 3 4 person rooms: 1
Property number: 10-78083 Size (m²): 600
Single beds: 13 Double beds: 6 Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms ensuite: 8 Price per week (€): 2.690 - 3.920
Nearest town (7km):
Mas del Lilja gives you the opportunity to live in the outskirts of a cosy village with a butcher, grocery store and bakery with fresh croissants, surrounded by fields on three sides and close by the river passes by, making its way from the Pyrenees down to the Mediterranean Sea.
It is a newly renovated Catalan limestone house, where the respect and inclusion of the original style, has preserved very well the authentic sensation.
As the house is a former “Pairal”, which was where the landowners lived, while the peasants lived in the Masovers, the house is enormously spacious and has very large bedrooms, allowing flexibility in bed setup if necessary.
The architect has done a very good job in integrating the important areas of the holiday home. The very big covered terrace with barbecue faces the swimming pool, and has direct access to the kitchen, making it very easy to cook, swim and relax and still being all together. The children will love the swimming pool, which is 11x 8meters and from 120 cm – 165 cm deep and with a fence to secure it. The pictures of the pool, are from before the pool was expanded. The pool is now more then twice as large, as the pool you see on the pictures.
Inside the house, the kitchen is directly connected to the very big dining room, with a long dining table, so you can also dine together inside if you prefer. To the left, there is a spacious sitting room where you can either relax in the “grandmother” area with 8 rocking chairs, or in the sofa area with the biggest sofa we have ever seen, TV and Fireplace, if you come in the wintertime.
Also in the ground floor, you find the game room with billiards and table football, and outside also a table tennis. Finally, there is a bedroom with bathroom adapted for disabled people, all in level. In the entire house, there is WIFI-Internet.
On the two upper floors, you find the remaining 9 bedrooms and 8 additional bathrooms. As mentioned, all bedrooms are extraordinarily spacious, and they all have very nice views. One of them even has access to the first floor terrace. The standard setup is 6 double rooms and 3 triple rooms, but the capacity can be extended (against supplement).
It is no problem to enjoy the warm Catalan evenings outside, but as the house is part of the village, it is important to respect the neighbours, and after 23:00, music is not allowed outside. For the same reason, this house is not suitable for big celebrations. In an attached apartment lives the kind elderly caretaker Teresa. She always respects the privacy of the guests, but will be available if you have questions in any regard.
The house is the perfect base for exploring Costa Brava and the Pyrenees, and with the advantage of having two very interesting towns within 10 km., the regional capitol Girona, and Banyoles with the beautiful lake, where small channels leads the water to the river, directly through the city centre. If you drive a bit further, you can easily get to the beaches ofCosta Brava in one direction in about 35 minutes
In the other direction, Besalú and Castellfolit de la Roca are worth a visit, and if you want to feel the mountain air, drive up to Vall de Núria or Camprodón and Molló, where you find the animal park for “Pyrenees Animals”, a very nice visit, especially with children.
(for each guest is one for the bath and one for the hands - please bring towels for the pool and beach -
there is a washing machine in the house)
COT NORMALLY AVAILABLE AND INCLUDED. PLEASE REQUEST INFORMATION
HIGH CHAIR SOMETIMES AVAILABLE AND INCLUDED. PLEASE REQUEST INFORMATION
DOMESTIC ANIMALS/PETS PERMISSION AND SUPPLEMENT MUST BE REQUESTED IN ADVANCE, AS NOT ALL HOLIDAY HOMES ALLOW PETS
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HEATING ( WINTER) INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
40 % must be paid within 8 days to secure the booking.
By cancellation more than 2 months before arrival, half of the deposit will be refunded.
By cancellation less than 2 months before arrival, the deposit is not refunded.
(60%) in cash on arrival to the house owner or transfer one month before (as you prefer).
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Catalan tourist tax: € 0,5/adult (+16) per night. You maximum pay for 7 night´s (even though you stay 2 or 3 weeks).
Number of persons: The number of persons included is stated at the top of the page. The number in brackets indicates the number of optional extra beds available against supplement (typically € 125 per week). The price for an extra bed covers: Setting up additional bed linens, towels and use of facilities. There are also cot(s) available on request.
*At Catalan holidays in low- and medium season supplements may apply. Please consult us.
Description of the region :
If you wish to absorb the lively local life in one of the smaller villages in the Girona region, go swimming on the stunning beaches of the Costa Brava. Go hiking in the Pyrenees or see some of the most interesting museums in Catalonia. If you want everything in a week and within your reach, we highly recommend the Girona region - one of the most beautiful regions in all of northern Catalonia.
The city of Gerona, near the French border. It is a beautiful city where you get a real feeling for its history just by walking through its ancient streets. Its a walled city which dates back to the Roman period, the old quarter is located within the city walls. The city of Girona has a rich, detailed, and dramatic history. The first inhabitants of the area were the Iberians. Then came the Romans who built a fortification there, which was named Gerunda. After having been occupied by a number of cultures, Girona finally fell under control by the Holy Roman Empire. In the 12 th century, the Jewish community flourished in Girona , and a major Kabbalistic school was built. However, the Catholic kings drove the Jews away from Spain in 1492. Later on, in the 17 th to 18 th century, Girona fell under siege by the French, and it was conquered by Napoleon in 1809. The walls of the city were destroyed in the 19 th century. Today, the city is a rich heritage site full of historic and cultural beauty.
The most striking characteristic about of the province is undoubtedly its great diversity. From a tourist point of view it can offer a magnificent coastal area -the internationally recognised Costa Brava- as well as a fine mountain region, which is ideal for both tourism and the practice of a wide variety of sports. This balance between coastal and inland scenery, along with a mild climate, helps attract tourists to the province throughout the year.
The coastline north of Barcelona, the Costa Brava, is one of the busiest coastlines in northern Spain. White sand beaches, lifeguards on duty, and one restaurant after another makes it a perfect spot for an easy day on the beach. To the north the town of Roses, provides rental of windsurfers, diving equipment etc. However should you prefer something a little quieter, we highly recommend the small village of Cadaques a to the north. This beautiful village build on the rocks around a small bay, is virtually untouched by modern day mass-tourism. And although the are no sandy beaches the water is clearer and perfect for a small snorkelling-trip. Cadaques is also the birth town of Salvador Dali, and was a reuge for painters and jazz-musicians. The small and central square is a beautiful little place for a lunch. The town also has some small very good and cosy seafood restaurants.
Figueres - Dalí
The hometown of one of the worlds most influential surreal artists Salvador Dali- Figueres, is also home of the official Dali museum. This spectacular is a must-see for all visitors in the area. Designed by Dali himself, the museum is a piece of art in itself, on the outside as well as the inside. For extensive info and ticket reservations follow this link http://www.salvador-dali.org/museus/figueres/en_index.html to the official web-side of the museum in English.
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