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: 3 Single rooms: 0 Double rooms: 3 Triple rooms: 0 4 person rooms: 0
Property number: 7956 Size (m²): 150
Single beds: 2 Double beds: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms ensuite: 0 Price per week (€): 970 - 1.720
Nearest town (5km):
Welcome to Casa Sionia. This charming, 18th. century village-house is situated in a small village in the famous Penedés wine-district only 8 km. from one of the important towns Vilafranca de Penedés. Enjoy the tranquillity of the village and benefit from its location less than one hour drive to Barcelona and ½ and hour drive to the beaches near Sitges.
The house has two planes: On the ground floor there is the entrée, the kitchen with dishwasher, a bathroom, the dining room with sofa corner and direct access to the garden. Upstairs, there are two double rooms and a triple room. Furthermore there is a second fully equipped bathroom.
The private garden has a nice patio with barbecue and swimming pool for children and adults, fenced to assure the protection the children. From the garden, you have a nice view over the Penedés area. Across the very quiet side-road there is a nice playground for the small children and a bit further away, there is a football field.
Activities: Golf possible (15 km), Football field, Internet and computer, Playground or swings, Television, Stereo
(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)
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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 nights (even though you stay 2 or 3 weeks).
By rental of this house, an additional deposit is paid by arrival and refunded by departure, if the house is left in same condition as by arrival.
At Catalan holidays in low- and medium season supplements may apply. Please consult us.
Description of the region :
Penedés is a diverse, exciting region that offers everything from the relaxing beach life to the beautiful highlands, filled with green vineyards and local vinefarms. This region has many things you can do: You can visit the local, authentic wineries up in the country that offers a guided tour and wine tasting, or you can take the big wine tour at the world famous Freixenet. Similarly, you can go to the very popular, large white sandy beaches or find your own small and less visited bay and enjoy the warm waters of the Mediterranean. Additionally, staying in the Penedés region, you have Barcelona just around the corner to the east and Tarragona to the west – this provides plenty of options for day trips.
WINE PRODUCTION Penedès is especially known for its wine production, which is among the oldest in the wild and dates all the way back to 600 BC. It is also here that they invented Cava in 1872 - as a response to the French champagne. The part of the region that goes into the highland country has the optimal climate conditions for wine production- especially the many hours of sunshine annually. We can definitely recommend a visit at the vinefarms - from the big to the small. Especially the small, local and very authentic wineries can be a very special experience. It can be anything from small guided tours where you can see the procedure to simple bodegas, where you can taste the wine that comes from the surrounding fields. There is also the big wine tour at the world famous Freixenet that appeals to the whole family with wine tastings and small train rides - so if you like Cava, this is definitely worth a visit.
HUMAN TOWERS In Penedès, they are very good at making human towers. Castells or Human Towers are unique cultural phenomenon, which has its junction in Vilafranca del Penedès. Here, you can see how people together can achieve an enormous strength - the towers can reach up to 8-10 levels. It is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage, which aims to protect important cultural practices around the world. Talk to the local tourist office, to find out where you can experience this unique Catalan tradition.
SITGES Just 30km south of Barcelona, you will find the the sophisticated beach town of Sitges. With the Garraf Mountains in the background and the geographical location next to the sea provides a microclimate - this means that you can actually lie and sunbathe until October and from March. There is something for everyone. There are wonderful beaches in the city, which the children certainly will like, and a long beach promenade offers plenty of supplies in the form of ice cream parlors, cafes and delicious, cozy restaurants. You can enjoy the very authentic old town and there are shopping opportunities in the form stylish, local shops. Likewise, there is a lively nightlife – here, there is both discos and cozy streets with casual cocktail bars.
VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÉS This exciting, classy town lies further up in the country and has a high cultural value. Back in the Middle Ages, it was important city and it is still seen in the buildings and details. There is a medieval route in the city, which leads you through the city's ancient structures. Likewise, every Saturday in the city, there is a traditional market, which dates back to medieval times. Here there are now about 200 stalls selling all sorts of things. It is open from 8 AM to 2 PM. Around the city, there are plenty of shopping opportunities. A large variation goes from modern boutiques to traditional, often over 100 years old, commerce stores.
Please do not do not hesitate to take contact if you have any questions or if you want to book.