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: 6 Single rooms: 0 Double rooms: 6 Triple rooms: 0 4 person rooms: 0
Property number: 86034 Size (m²): 600
Single beds: 4 Double beds: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms ensuite: 3 Price per week (€): 3.432 - 3.638
Nearest town (7km):
Huge holiday home with plenty facilities
Masia de Ferrén gives you the opportunity to stay in a XV-century mansion, situated in one of the cosy villages of the Penedés wine district, surrounded by vineyards.The house has for many years served as mayor of housing for the region's mayor and one senses clearly the fashionable athmosfære.
As the C-15 passes only 2 km. from the house, you can be in the regional capitol Vilafranca del Penedés in 5 minutes, visit the beaches of Sitges or Vilanova in 25 minutes, or visit Barcelona in 50 minutes.
If you enter from the church-square, you will be amazed that such a big and beautiful house is hidden behind the discrete wall. When you enter the gate, you meet a nice and quiet front-garden, leading to the main entrance of the house.
The house itself is 600 square meters, with 6 beautiful bedrooms and has room for 12+2 guests. The left part is the most antique, and where the noble people once lived. It has very high ceilings and a lot of space. The many different spaces have been used for a sofa corner with TV, a place for playing cards and a room with table tennis and armchairs in front of the fire place. The house is equipped with WIFI Internet. There are also some toilets next to the garden exit, perfect as you will probably spend a lot of time outside.
In the right part, the kitchen is nicely located, with a door to the garden to one side, and directly connected to the other side, a dining room with a big dining table. The classic-style kitchen is well-equipped with stove, hotplates, fridge, freezer, microwave etc. and also, an open barbecue makes it possible to prepare meat over open fire.
On the first floor, you find the 6 bedrooms. Four of the bedrooms are double rooms and 3 of them with bathroom ensuite. The last two bedrooms have 2 single beds each and room for an extra bed, so they can be converted to triple rooms.
As additional facilities, two of the bedrooms have a balcony with pool view and a third bedroom has a big terrace. In addition there is on this floor a small sitting area, and 2 extra bathrooms (1 downstairs) to be shared between the rooms without bathrooms, hence in total 5 bathrooms. Finally, there is a room with washing machine, so you can do your laundry during your stay,
The garden on the other side of the house, is very spacious. Closest to the house, you will have the pool area with a covered terrace area. The swimming pool is 8 x 4 meters and with low part for small children. In the other end, some beautiful pine trees provide shade and excellent view over the vineyards and the MontserratMountain. A game of petanque between the trees might prove a good idea.
Activities during your stay Vilafranca del Penedés is a big and lively town, always worth a visit. It is especially known for its Saturday market, where people from the entire region comes to buy fresh food and many other things sold everywhere in the streets of the antique town center. They are also proud to be the best in the Catalan discipline “castells”, human towers. It is fantastic experience, so we recommend contacting the tourist office for information about whether it is possible to see it during your stay.
As you are staying in the middle of Catalonia’s most well-known wine district, we will of course recommend a visit to a wine producer (bodega). You can just drive around, and many signs will show you to the bodegas, or with children, you could consider one of the bigger places (Cordorniu, Freixenet, Torres), where organized tours take you around in small trains.
If you want a day at the beach, Sitges is a very nice town with some excellent beaches. Alternatively, there are places, perhaps less crowded on the coastline. If you want to go to Barcelona, it is only 50 minutes by car, or you can park in Vilafranca del Penedés and take the train. For the children, you could also consider going south to Universal Studios Port Aventura, just on the other side of Tarragona, 1 hour drive approximately.
Facilities in Masia de Ferrén:
6 beautiful bedrooms (4 with double beds, 2 with single beds)
(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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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 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.
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