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: 8 Single rooms: 1 Double rooms: 7 Triple rooms: 0 4 person rooms: 0
Property number: 04-85413 Size (m²): 240
Single beds: 7 Double beds: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms ensuite: 0 Price per week (€): 2.900 - 3.700
Nearest town (5km):
Arriving in Casa Granmontyou immediately feel arrived in Catalonia. Leave the main road and follow the small gravel road passing a few houses and a stream and then, driving between the wine yards, you see the house coming closer, slightly above the landscape in the distance.
The house has been completely reformed and designed to be as eco-friendly as possible using sustainable energy from the sun, recycling the water in an advanced ecosystem next to the house. The walls are made from excess clay, when the swimming pool was made and with the heating system integrated in the walls (one of the first houses in Catalonia to use this technique). You will find some excellent architectural solutions and all modern facilities you need.
The natural centre for your holiday is the big common room for cooking and eating next to the swimming pool, with a big dining table, kitchen and direct access to the swimming pool and the outdoor terrace.
Entering the house by the nice hall, you will pass the “bodega” of the house, where the idea is to organize wine tastings and of course preserve a very authentic function in the house, historically. It was where they used to keep the wine. On the first and second floor, you will find the living spaces, divided into 3 units, as the house can also be rented as apartments.
On the first floor, there are two units for 4 persons each. The “Rosemary” has two bedrooms, one with single beds and one with two double beds, all in light “Nordic style” and each with a balcony. There is also a fully equipped bathroom with shower and a common room with kitchen, dining area, sofa corner and a very nice first-floor terrace, view to the valley and to the castle on the top of the hill. The “Salvie” has a similar layout with two bedrooms, bathroom, a common room with kitchen, dining area and sofa corner and French balcony with view to the courtyard. As the house is situated on a sliding hill, this unit’s terrace is situated directly on the mountain, with view to the vinyards.
On the second floor is the biggest unit “Lavender”, where you will find four spacious bedrooms, 3 of them doubles and one of them a single room (but with space for an extra bed against supplement).
In one end, you find the enormous common room with open, fully equipped kitchen, in one side, sofa corner and TV in the other, and then the entire facade is a panorama window with double doors, with a fantastic view over the landscape and to the mountains with the famous castle on the top. The dining table is places right in front of the double doors, so when open, it works like a covered terrace. To both sides, there are also windows, making the room light and nice to be in. The apartment has two fully equipped bathrooms as well.
From the house, the nearest village with a couple of restaurants, a supermarket, pharmacy and some shops is less than 30 minutes’ walk away, or 5 minutes by car. For long excursions, you can get to Barcelona or to the beaches of Sitges in 1 hour. If you want to go to the mountains, the Pyrenees is 1 hour away in the other direction.
In one end of the house, a kind couple live in a separate apartment. They will leave you with all the privacy you need, but be available if you have questions or doubts regarding the house or the area.
7 bedrooms (with 15 beds) + 1 extra bed possible against supplement
Big common room next to the swimming pool with kitchen
3 separate common rooms and 2 terraces in the units
All kitchens fully equipped with fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Swimming pool with view to the wine yards
Outdoor terrace and barbecue
WIFI internet and TV
The local village in long walking distance (3 km.) or short driving distance
Perfectly situation for excursions toCatalonia’s sights (Barcelona, beach and mountains 1 hour)
Bicycle rental possible in the village
Activities: Golf possible (35 km), Internet and computer, Television
Interior: Dishwasher, Washing machine, High chair, Cot
Garden: Private garden, Private outdoor swimming
pool (48 (12 x 4) m2)
Distance to (km):
Public transportation: 3
Price per week (€)
Price per weekend (€)
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
LINEN & TOWELS
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(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: € 0,5/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 :
Penedes is Catalonia's leading wine region located southwest of Barcelona and considered to be aligned with Rioja in popularity. Penedes is one of the oldest wine producing areas in Europe with emphasis on white wine varieties, which primarily are used for sparkling wine, but also reputable oak-aged reds are produced The calcareous soils of Penedes is perfect for the wine production, which can be traced back to the Phoenician time when the Chardonnay grape was introduced. Penedes region is divided into three:
Penedes Baix is the lowest lying coastal region, where the climate is hot and where the soil is a mixture of limestone and clay, which is well suited for growing Camacha and Tempranillo grapes.
Penedes Medio has a cooler climate and the wine is grown on hill sides in the hilly landscape. This area produces approx. 60% of the Penedes wines, especially the white varieties Xarello and Macabeo.
Penedes Alto is, as the name suggests, the highest lying area with the highest humidity.. The Alto region is known for light, lemon flavored white wines, for example Parallada, grown in up to 800 m above sea level. Some of the vineyards are considered to be among the best in Europe.
The capital, Vilafranca del Penedes, lies on the left bank of the Foix river and on the main line between Barcelona and Tarragona (AP 7) Founded in the mid-12th century and was several times the seat of Corts (parliament).
Attractions: Royal Palace from the 12. century, which today is a museum whose collections include archeology, paleontology, ornithology, ceramics and religious art.
The gothic church of Santa Maria
TheWine Museum, showing wine-making, the history and technology.
Other attractions include the church of SantJoan, Sant Francesc monastery and a number of old merchant houses such as Palau del Fraret, Casal dels Gomá and Casal del Marques d'Alfarràs.
Anoia is the area north of Penedes Baix, a thriving agricultural and wine region around Anoia River. Today the most important industry is papermaking.
The capital is Igualada (39,000 inhabitants) on the left bank of the Anoia river at the end of the Igualada-Matorell-Barcelona railway. The old town center dates back from the 11th century with an irregular network of narrow streets and the remains of a fort and ramparts. The town lies 65 km. from Barcelona and 20 km. from the famous mountain monastery of Montserrat. The city hosts the annual European Balloon Festival and hasSpain's only balloon factory (Ultra Magic), but traditionally were leather- and textile industry dominant, but environmental restrictions finished the tanneries.
The Leather Museum from 1954 was the first of its kind in Spain and shows a typical traditional tannery.
The Muledriver Museum shows the evolution of transport modes with mules, horses and oxen.
The Santa Maria Basilica is the most important historic building, originally from the 11th century, but most of the present building is from the 17th- century
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