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.
La Masia del Monastério - Costa Daurada & Tarragona
Number of persons: 11 Extra beds: 4
Number of rooms: 6 Single rooms: 1 Double rooms: 5 Triple rooms: 0 4 person rooms: 0
Property number: 02-78367 Size (m²): 330
Single beds: 0 Double beds: 0 Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms ensuite: 0 Price per week (€): 1.300 - 2.900
Nearest town (11km):
Take the opportunity to live in a unique holiday home in connection with a great Cathedral
La Masia del Monastério is, in short, a totally unique holiday home. This kind of situation and history concerning a holiday home is difficult to find. It is integrated in a great antique monastery and back in time it was frequently used by the monastery – it has among other things been the home of a priest. Moreover the interior is in a class of its own: The rooms have high ceilings and are equipped with antique and lavish furniture.
When you arrive in the overwhelming monastery yard through the nearly majestic entrance, the holiday home is situated in the left corner, next to the monastery, which was founded back in the 12th century and thereby one of the historically most important buildings in the area. It is a pureprivilege to sit on one of the balconies of the house and watch the beautiful and historic monastery yard.
The holiday house itself was built in the 18th century and has been listed as antique home and must be kept as it is. It has a rich history and was originally built as a home for retired monks. It has now been thoroughly renovated by the owners, whose family during long times has been related to the monastery.
If you want an authentic experience, there is a mass in the monastery every Sunday.
When entering La Masia del Monastério you are met by one of the three sitting rooms of the house: A large room with a long rustic dining table, behind which there is a delightful sofa area with TV. This room has access to the patio with outdoor furniture, dining area and cooking area. There is also a door into a large kitchen, which is well equipped with the necessary kitchen tools. On the ground floor there is a toilet as well.
You notice at once that the ceilings are high – to be more precise: 3,8 m. These dimensions are due to the fact that the house was built for retired monks, who had led a rough and contemplative life. The spaciousness should give them more freedom and avoid that they should think too much of themselves.
On the first and second floors are two sitting areas, a kitchen and in total 6 double rooms. Like the rest of the house the bedrooms are very spacious and the are two very large suites. These have both a large double bed, a sofa and a writing desk and direct access to a balcony with view over the monastery yard. Furthermore there are 4 other double rooms – all lavishly fitted out in the classical style. For these bedrooms there are 5 fine bathrooms: 4 with a shower and one with a bathtub.
The house has a very large patio of 3000 m2, which is completely private, and only for use by the guests. It is very long and stretches along the walls of the monastery. At the exit from the house you find a covered dining area, and next to this a cooking area with a big BBQ-grill and outdoor sink.
The garden is not a classic flower garden, but a more authentic garden with high old trees. In the other end of the long garden you will find the pool of the house. Here the owners have been creative: Since the house is listed for conservation, they were not allowed to build a complete swimming pool. Instead they chose to convert the old water basin into a pool, which means that the water in the pool is natural water from the mountains, and the surplus water runs further to a fountain in the garden. A big gate to the pool can be closed so that smaller children can’t enter the pool without the parents’ surveillance. If you want a larger swimming pool – maybe for swimming in lanes – there is a public swimming pool in the village, just 800 m. away.
Furthermore there is a volley/badminton net in the garden for the active ones.
In the neighbouring area you will find 3 restaurants and 3 bars that are worth a visit for getting an impression of the local life. In the bigger city, Valls has a market every Wednesday and Saturday and another market every Tuesday in a smaller town, 5 km. away. You can find beaches about 20 min. driving from the house and the owners will be pleased to share their knowledge of the less visited, a bit “secret” beaches.
Grab the chance and live in a thoroughly unique holiday home – with lots of history.
·Holiday home uniquely situated beside an authentic monastery
·Fascinating history and authencity
·View over large monastery yard from several balconies
·Spacious rooms with lavish classic furniture
·6 double rooms, of which 2 are large suites
·Three living rooms and two kitchens
·Large patio of 3000 m2
·Smaller swimming pool
·Outdoor dining- and cookin area
Activities: Public tennisclub (8 km), Golf possible (30 km), Tabletennis, Internet and computer, Playground or swings, Television, DVD-player
(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: € 0,99/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 :
With its 130.000 inhabitants is Tarragona the smallest of Catalonia's four province capitols, but with its situation on the beautiful Costa Daurada, the historical town centre and the landmark the roman amphi-theatre, the city has a lot to offer.
In the roman time, the town was called Tarraco and was province capitol of Hispania Tarraconensis.
From the artistic point of view, there are not many places that have such a large number of monuments and tourist attractions concentrated in such a small area as Tarragona has. Iberian civilization remains are plentiful in the whole region, as well as multiple Roman vestiges, especially in Tarragona city, where you can follow the traces of Rome in the Catalonian region.
The splendorous past of the city is enclosed in its several well preserved edifices. Its most notable landmarks and tourist attractions are the Roman Amphitheatre in Tarragona and the Cistercian monastery in Poblet, as well as many other places of interest within the capital city, just to mention some examples. Reus, home town of the internationally famous Gaudí, is nowadays a centre for Modernism architecture, a kind of art also to be found in many wine cellars through the whole Tarragona province.
The International Dixieland Festival takes place every year just before Easter. In the first week of July, is held in the bay Punta del Miracle a firework competition between six invited pyrotechnics. In the middle of September, the Santa Tecla Festival takes place, one of the biggest traditional Spanish festivals.
The Costa Daurada shoreline is comprised of a total of 13 municipalities, which, over a stretch of 92 kilometres, offer some sixty different beaches in all shapes and sizes from the small, secluded coves of Mont-roig del Camp-Miami Platja to the dramatic cliffs of Torredembarra, from the high-iodine waters of El Vendrell-Coma-ruga to the fine sand and clear shallows of Salou. There are even nudist beaches, such as Torn Beach in Hospitalet de l'Infant.
Several Costa Daurada beaches have been awarded the blue flag by the European Foundation for Environmental Education, in addition to other distinctions, such as that earned by Creixell from the same organisation for its wheelchair-accessible beach or the Ecoplayas Award for clean and sustainable beaches and ISO 14001 environmental management system certification earned by the beaches of Calafell. The towns of Calafell, Salou and Cambrils have moreover been officially certified as family tourism destinations by the Catalan government.
Universal studios Port Aventura
The areas main attraction is the entertainment park Universal Studios Port Aventura. It consists of an aqua park and an amusement park, which can be visited together or separately. If you let the kids decide, you can easily spend 2-3 days here.
Please do not do not hesitate to take contact if you have any questions or if you want to book.