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: 03-86138 Size (m²): 600
Single beds: 0 Double beds: 0 Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms ensuite: 6 Price per week (€): 3.490 - 4.150
Nearest town (6km):
A unique opportunity to stay in a luxurious and historical castle
El Castell de Fonollét was back in time a defensive fortress – now it is a completely renovated holiday home of very high standard. If you are looking for something special that is also very comfortable, luxurious and private, this house is perfect.
The pool area is very well designed: It is a courtyard, surrounded by the original ring wall with the pool of 40 m2 centrally located. In addition, there are, by the pool area, two covered terrace areas. One of them has an outdoor kitchen with refrigerator, sink, utensils and gas grill. This is very nice when you want to enjoy the warm evening sun. The second area is dedicated to relaxation. Here, you can enjoy the shade in the chill-out area’s comfortable seating furniture when the sun is high in the sky. You can of course also cool off in the pool - something that the children probably will enjoy much. There is also a toilet with shower in the same level as the pool area.
The property was back in the 1100s a defensive fortress and observation post, whose function was to protect and control the road from Lleida to Barcelona. You can still see some of the other fortresses from the holiday house, and the high castle walls with lookout holes provide a truly authentic atmosphere. It was of great strategic value to place the fortress on top of a hill, and nowadays this is still very useful, as it provides stunning, panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
On the first floor, there is a spacious and prettily designed kitchen. It is fully equipped, so you can easily prepare meals at home. Furthermore, there is a lift up to the first floor, which is convenient when you have shopped groceries or when you arrive with suitcases. In addition, you can also buy wine and cava from the wine fields in the area. On the same floor, there is the living room, which consists of a sitting area with a large flat-screen TV, a huge dining table, several other seating areas and a fireplace.
The living room has a stairway up to the second floor where there is a games room with large pool table and play activities for younger children. From here, there is also access to a terrace with seating and sunbeds. Here there is a splendid view over the area.
The house hassix bedrooms of high quality. Three of these are double rooms and the other three are triple rooms - they are spread over the three floors of the holiday house. They are all comfortably furnished and all have a flat-screen TV. The rooms are designed and constructed as smaller suites with en suite bathrooms. The rooms have different styles, and if you are travelling as a major holiday group, it is pleasant to be able to retreat and relax alone in the beautiful rooms. In addition, several of the bedrooms have desks and there is Wi-Fi connection throughout the house.
The house is nicely situated: There are 2 km to the A-2 motorway, which means that you can reach Barcelona within an hour by car. Likewise, the beaches in Tarragona, is just an hour away. The house is located between the two major cities, Tárrega and Cervera, so there is great opportunities for shopping and restaurants.
• Stay in the castle surroundings
• 6 luxurious bedrooms and en suite bathrooms
• Well-equipped kitchen on the first floor and outdoor kitchen by the pool
• Elevator to first floor
• 40 m2 swimming pool
• Private location
• WiFi throughout the house
• Chill-out area by the poolside
• Historic building with a curtain wall located on hilltop
• Panoramic views
• 1 hour to Barcelona and Tarragona
Activities: Billards, Internet and computer, Television
Interior: Dishwasher, Washing machine, High chair, Cot
(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.
For this house, the remaining payment must be transferred 1 month before arrival.
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 0r 3 weeks).
Security deposit: 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 :
The region Urgell and Lleida stretches from the regional capitol Lleida along the Segre river and the road C-14 up through the Pyrenees and in direction Andorra. The area around Lleida is one of Spain's most extensive plateaus, and the flat terrain makes it ideal for agriculture, olive- and fruit plantings and increasingly wine production.
The area Urgell on the other hand, is less populated, mountainous and has great nature and sceneries. Wake up to the smell of the grass and the flowers, the sounds of the birds, the locusts and the bells of the cows in the distance. Feel the dry heath taking over when the day matures. Jump in the pool and dry again in the beach chairs, that the basics of a vacation in the Lleida and Urgell region.
Impressive medieval castles
The Lleida province is known in Catalonia for its castles. In total 17 castles in different shapes and standards makes the province a magnet for people interested in medieval history or those who simply are attracted to the histories about knights, dukes, princesses, barons and the related extravagant way of living. And the kids love it!
Some of the castles are very well maintained and a few even inhabited, while others are only ruins. A very fun way to explore it is to stay in one of the medieval villages built together with one of the castles. Please request information.
Walks and tracking
The region is the perfect point of departure for enjoing rambling, trekking and long-distance walking routes throughout most of the year. The difficulty of these routes varies greatly, but there is something for every type of visitor. It is possible to choose between quite easy routes that cross the plains, valleys and lower mountains, or ones of medium-high difficulty that run through some of the highest parts of the Lleida Pyrenees. Many of the routes are signposted and easy to follow.
The Lleida Pyrenees are the leading venue in Spain for adventure sports, with more than 150 specialized companies and world championship events (including kayak, paragliding, hang-gliding, canoeing). There is also scenery of outstanding natural beauty for nature lovers which can be enjoyed through trekking, GR, MTB and horse riding. Given the diversity of its natural spaces, including the only National Park in Catalonia -the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, its fast-flowing rivers, which are ideal for rafting, and more than 500 lakes, which are just waiting to be discovered, there are many reasons to come and discover the Lleida Pyrenees and to share the most exciting and surprising of experiences with your friends and family. Please request more information, if you have any specific wishes.
The region has several golf courses and especially the ones situated in the Pyrenees should be amazing, with the mountainous surroundings.
Although situated in one of the less touristy areas of Catalonia, the excellent network of highways makes it easy to visit some of the well known sites of Catalonia. The subsequent sights can be reach in less than 2 hours in car.
Penedés Wine district
Distance: 1-1½ hours 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: 1½-2 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: 1½-2 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 you pool in your house in the country side.
Please do not do not hesitate to take contact if you have any questions or if you want to book.