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: 5 Single rooms: 0 Double rooms: 4 Triple rooms: 1 4 person rooms: 0
Property number: 07-84206 Size (m²): 320
Single beds: 7 Double beds: 2 Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms ensuite: 3 Price per week (€): 1.890 - 2.690
Nearest town (10km):
Brilliant vacation home with unique 360-degree view over the beautiful Catalan countryside.
In Central Catalonia, on a hilltop, the newly restored holiday home Can de Mateo has just been opened for guests. The house has room for 11 + 2 guests and the grand attraction is the unique location. In Can de Mateo you have the opportunity to enjoy a 360 degree view of the Catalonian countryside,framed by the Pre-Pyrenees rising in the background. We represent many holiday homes in this region, all with stunning views, but Can de Mateo beats everything so far.
You reach the house from the main road to via a small dirt road (3.5 km / about 15 minutes) which is the price one pays for the unique location. If you do not wish to drive on the dirt road with your own car, the house owners have a SUV, which you are free to use during your stay to drive up (they just have to be refilled before departure). Once up there, you enter a true paradise. Can de Mateo has almost park-like grounds of over10,000 m2 and there are no neighbours at all to disturb the peace.
In addition to the unique view the house owners have built a football and volleyball court, and in April 2015 a delicious swimming pool will be built, where you can lie and recharge while enjoying the surroundings. There is also an activity room with billiards, table tennis and darts and you will also find a Petanque lane and a really good Wi-Fi. With all these activities you will probably not need to have many reasons for searching for activities in the area? The house has also applied for the coveted European ECO-Label as the house uses solar energy and also plans to construct biomass.
Can de Mateo has been carefully restored in unerring style so that it appears super delicious and has all modern facilities. There has been put a lot of deliberation into the location of the rooms so that everything is convenient, thus ensuring a good setting for a very good holiday.
On the ground floor of the house, you enter a beautiful hall. To the left of the hall is themodern kitchen with freezer, oven, microwave, ceramic hob, dishwasher, espresso machine and even a draft beer tap. The kitchen has direct access to the large common room which has a beautiful Catalan refectory table (if you should want to eat in the shade for a day or two) and a cozy living room. From the common room's sliding doors you have direct access to the stone-paved terrace. The BBQ of the house is a bit further down in the garden. If you turn right from the kitchen you’ll meet the activity room, which probably will be the frame of some good hours, also for children in the group. Here are billiards, table tennis and darts.
To the right of the hallway are four of the five beautiful bedrooms in Can de Mateo. The four bedrooms are all doubles, three of which have bath ensuite. One of the rooms has direct access to the terrace. This floor also contains a further bathroom which is shared with the last bedroom on the top floor of the house.
On the top floor is a cosy lounge area, which is situated next to the triple room, which has three single beds. The room is ideal as a children's room and the small lounge will be excellent for use as a cosy corner for children in the evening.
Can de Mateo is a great choice of holiday house with many great activities, a high standard and a quite unique view. The only drawback is the 3.5 km. on the dirt road, but we are sure that it is certainly worth the price and you will probably not want to move much about when you live here,
Overview of facilities in Can de Mateo:
- 320m2 newly refurbished, very delicious holiday home
- 10.000m2 park-like grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Completely unique 360 degree view
-3,5 km up to the house. Possibility of free use of a SUV to drive up if you prefer
- Many activities: Soccer and volleyball court, petanque, billiards, table tennis, darts, WI-FI.
(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
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
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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 :
Central Catalonia is where our "the fairytale" of our company began. Being late with booking a house, the houses in our focus area close to beach and Barcelona, were already booked. We ended up in Central Catalonia, and in the following summers we did not even bother to search in other regions, Central Catalonia was the perfect base for vacation in Catalonia!
Central Catalonia is situated where the Llobregat-river winds it is way from the Pyrenees down towards Barcelona. It is not heavily populated, and in the small town and villages you blend in with local life. The region is ideal for families or groups, who want a diversified vacation.
Most of all however, the region has, we found out, vacation houses of very high standard, carefully nursed by the owners, as they have been in the family for centuries, previously used for labour, in the days where agriculture needed more man-power, with all facilities you could think of, inside as well as outside. So many of the days, the car stayed in the carport and the time went with playing, swimming, reading and some nice meals from the barbecue accompanied with a glass of wine.
The landscape at the entrance to the Pyrenees is dominated by small rivers, hills, fields and forest. From almost any point, you have view to the steep Pyrenees that raise in the distance, probably some of the most beautiful mountains of the world. The area provides excellent conditions for a variety of sports- and outdoor activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, angling, canoeing, river crafting or perhaps a visit to the owners farm.
Central Catalonia is situated in 400-800 metres altitude and has more than 300 sunny days on a year. If you visit the region in the spring or the autumn, most days will be pleasant, with temperatures from 18-25 degrees in the day time. In the summer it is warmer. The altitude makes the air dry, and the heath is very pleasant. It is good idea, however, to have the lunch-break in the shadow. The region's houses are constructed of limestone and with tiled floors to secure a pleasant indoor temperature. More
Central Catalonia is an inland area and has a rich cultural and natural heritage, including market-towns and cities with a great historical tradition. It has many monuments (Vic, Manresa, Cardona, Igualada, Terrassa, Sabadell, granollers etc.). The appealing foothill country of the Pre-Pyrenees surprises and you won't be disappointed. In the cosy rural villages, which all have its own weekly market, with fresh vegetables, homemade sausages, bread, cheese, the best olives and splendid oils.
Towns and villages
Most of the towns are situated on the shore of the Llobregat river. Tucked into the edge of the Pyrenees, you find the main town Berga. The centre is easily walkable and is lined with pretty old houses, historic monuments and lively squares, especially along the busy Carrer Major.
From Berga towards Barcelona, the small lively towns are situated by the shores of Llobregat like pearls on a string. Gironella, Puig Reig and Navás are all towns with a lot of shops with fresh vegetables, meat, bread and fish, along with banks, bars and restaurants, great for doing your shopping while staying in one of the houses. Be aware of the siesta!
As there is a limited number of tourists in central Catalonia, you will get a true Catalan experience in the restaurants in the area. Most restaurants are average levelled with solid Catalan food. We will be happy to help with advice.
If you want to try a gourmet dinner in beautiful surroundings in the countryside, Els Casals, just awarded a Michelin star, is really worth a visit. You can visit the restaurant on you own, or join our "evening in Els Casals", an evening where you visit the farm and then enjoy a gourmet dinner, designed especially to allow families with children to enjoy a gourmet meal as well.
Those who are looking for an active vacation won't be disappointed. There are brilliant activities for all age groups. Explore natural surroundings and cultural sites on many different cycling adventures or break your routine by going hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or river rafting on one of the many great places in the Pre-Pyrenees. If you (or your kids) prefer horseback riding there will be a huge variety of possibilities: horse riding routes, riding classes, pony trekking etc.
Just before Berga, the Llobregat river is dammed in order to be able to control the water, which from time to time can be a scarce resource in Catalonia and secondly produce electricity. This has created a big lake in front of the village of Cercs. Her you can rent canoes and either just paddle around in child-friendly conditions or take a longer trip upstream and back again.
The region has several golf courses and especially the ones situated in the Pyrenees should be amazing, with the mountainous surroundings.
Besides enjoying your house and the region, the advantage of staying central in Catalonia is that you have easy access to most of Catalonia's sights in one-day trips.
Distance: 45 minutes -1 hour by car Vic is one of the regional capitols in Catalonia and has a beautiful historical town centre with a lot of shops. Visit the city Tuesdays or Saturdays, where it is market day. First Saturday in every month it is also antique market and second Saturday in every month it is also paintings market. Browse around and enjoy the roman architecture the city is known for.
Penedés Wine district
Distance: 45 minutes -1 hour by car One of the finest wine district in Spain is situated between Urgell and Barcelona. You can easily spend a day visiting wine yards, tasting the excellent products. For the children the tour at the Codórniu ranch is recommendable, as it includes in a train in the 40 km. underground wine cellars, where the wine matures before being bottled.
Distance: 1 -1½ hours by car Barcelona is of course really worth a visit on a day trip. What ever your interest is art, sports, culture, architecture or simply enjoying a day in a big city, Barcelona is really worth a visit. And after a day in the hectic city, you enjoy even more the following day by your pool in your house in the country side.
Costa Brava, Girona and Museo Teatro Dalí
Distance: 2 - 2½ hours by car If you want a day in the Costa Brava area, there are several very nice stops you could make. If you are a fan of Salvador Dalí, you could start by heading all the way down to Figueres, where you find Museo Teatro Dalí. Alternatively, you could visit his castle closer to Girona. The city Girona itself is also worth a visit and of course the beaches of Costa Brava are beautiful although a bit crowded. Read more about Costa Brava and Girona
Distance: 2 - 2½ hours by car If you are interested in roman history, the Tarragona area is really worth a visit, as it has very well-preserved roman amphi theatre, aquaducts and much more. If you want keep the kids happy, a day on one of the great beaches of Costa Daurada or even better a day in Universal Studios Port Aventura can be recommended.
Distance: 45 min - 1 hour hours by car Staying in central Catalonia in the wintertime allows you to have some days on skies and visit Barcelona in the same vacation. The big ski station La Molina is less than one hours drive away and in the other direction, Barcelona is less than 1½ hours drive away.
By car, it is very easy to get to Central Catalonia, as the C-16/E9 (Barcelona-Andorra) goes right through the area and has been extended to being a motorway. With public transport, there are direct fast buses from Barcelona with stop in all the above-mentioned towns. However, as the houses mostly are situated in the country side, it recommendable to rent or bring a car.
Please do not do not hesitate to take contact if you have any questions or if you want to book.