The holiday home

El Monastério


Central Catalonia & Solsonés

El Monasterío is beautifully situated on top of a hill, where the templars in the 1400s used the house as a base. This castle has now been fully restored and to put the icing on the cake there was in the summer of 2006 made a big and great swimming pool. The apartment has room for 14 people, which is perfect for one or more families on holiday together. This house will put up a solid base for an excellent holiday in the Catalan area.

Templars chose his time to build their castle here, because they had a good view of the area below from the top of the hill. If you look at pictures of the view, is also not in doubt that it was a very good choice. A better view is very hard to get. Besides the view, the location provides a very peaceful atmosphere, as there are no houses nearby. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, this is the place.

Despite the renovation, there are still many relics from the time when it was the property of the templars. You can for an example still see the cannon holes in some places in the house, but the most prominent of all is that there is a small authentic church in the backyard, which dates back to the 13th century. If you are curious, you can borrow a key to the church from the owners.

The pool area of the holiday home stands out. Firstly, the pool is large with a size of less than 32 m2, and secondly, the view is indescribable good, because the pool is equal to the edge of the tray. There has been put a fence for safety reasons. In addition, there are sun beds for all guests in the house. Right next to the pool there is a covered terrace, which probably will be the meeting point of the holiday. There is also another terrace with direct access to the kitchen. Here you can enjoy the homemade food during the long and warm Catalan evenings.

There are 6 bedrooms in El Monasterío. These are spread over 4 double rooms and 2 triple rooms. General for all the rooms is that they have a classic design and high ceilings. 4 of the rooms have en suite bathroom, while the two others share one. The triple rooms are perfect for groups of children.

The well-equipped and beautiful kitchen is located on the first floor. It has among others a microwave, a dishwasher, a oven and much more. It is even possible to book a private chef one evening - it is strongly recommended. Connected to the kitchen there is a large and classic Catalan long table, where you can enjoy the food. In the same room there is a small sitting area with soft couches.

On the ground floor there is for the children and playful adults a room with table football and table tennis. There is also a cozy corner with beautiful old-style furniture.

  • Historically interesting holiday
  • Unique view over the valley
  • Large swimming pool with sun loungers
  • Two covered terraces
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Possibility to book a chef
  • 6 rooms with 4 en suite bathrooms
  • Cosy town, Gironella, 4 km away



Reviews from previous guests:

We were with a group of 15 persons all kind of ages and each of us had a fantastic holiday.We had a very hectic time in Holland so it was so relaxing to spend our time in a Catalonion monestery. Thank you!

Visit Barcelona or rent a holiday flat in Barcelona

An obvious excursion during your stay is a visit to the Catalan metropolis Barcelona. Experience the Sagrada Família church by Gaudi, the Ramblas, the Gothic neighbourhood, the F.C. Barcelona museum at Camp Nou, the beach etc. The distance from most houses is between 1 and 1½ hour. As one day might not be enough, many choose to combine the stay in our Spanish holiday homes with some nights in our centrally located Barcelona apartments.

El Monastério

14 Persons

6 Possible extra beds

8 Bedrooms in total

5 Double rooms

3 Tripple rooms

350 (m2)

11 Single beds

4 Double beds

7 Bathrooms

7 Ensuite bathroom

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Private garden
Terrace (private)
Private outdoor pool
Swimming pool fenced
Washing machine
Extra Fridge
Coffee maker
Juice squeezer
Table Tennis
Table Football
Playground swings

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Towels for bathroom
Bed linen
Final cleaning
VAT and Spanish taxes


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Dorinda Pollard

We are a family of 15, 11 adults, 2 children and 2 infants who spent a week at El Monasterio in August 2019. It is a wonderful, spacious property, very peaceful, on 3 floors allowing for people to 'do their own thing' should they wish to.
Amazing views, brilliant pool, plenty of sun loungers for the pool area and on the top terrace where we spent our evenings. The property was very clean, neat and tidy both inside and out.
The owner and his son were very friendly and welcoming and were there on our arrival to give us a tour and answer any queries and were easily contactable should we have needed them during the week.
Lovely property, lovely holiday enjoyed by us all.

Stephen and Kate's family

We’ve just left El Monasterio after a wonderful week there. It was ideal for our large family group - plenty of space so children could do different things; simple decor with no worries children might break things or damage carpets; wonderful views; the two terraces where the 15 of us had all our meals; and the pool which was much used. The owner Antoni was really pleasant (fortunately we had several Spanish speakers in the group). He took time explaining various activities and at the end of the week showed us the chapel and explained its history.

I need hardly say that everything was clean and ready for our arrival. No issues there at all.

We made a lot of use of the fans in the bedrooms as it was very hot during our week - too warm for some of us.

Some thoughts for the future…
- more detail about finding the house would be useful. You might suggest that Google maps seem better than some other satnav systems, at least for this location. .
- a second dishwasher would be useful with large groups, and it would be really valuable if the present one were to break down.

Thank you for originally suggesting a list of properties, including this one, and for dealing with all our queries so quickly.

Siska Verstraete

El Monasterio is a very nice place to stay: amazing views from the large terrace! a very nice and big pool with lots of deckchairs to relax. The is very comfortable en clean. The owner and his son are very friendly and helpful.


El Monasterio is a sublime villa with amazing views. It is a great place for friends, family and children. There is a lot of space for having privacy and also beautiful rooms and terraces to gather together to enjoy the view and have a nice meal. The pool is good and all the rooms have their own bathrooms. Bedrooms are very clean and the linen are very nice, good quality beds. The owner was very helpful and made a doctor's app for us when one of our children had an ear infection. We hope to come back one day.

Hervé Martin

Very nice place, we enjoyed a relaxing holiday. If you are looking for a peaceful place do not hesitate and book el monastério !


Nous avons passé de superbes vacances en famille
La propriété est très spacieuse
Le panorama est fantastique avec de beaux levés et couchés de soleil
Proche de la nature les balades ont été nombreuses
Le propriétaire est fort sympathique et toujours au petit soin
Je recommande vivement El Monasterio

Michael Lytken

Dette er et helt igennem fantastisk hus med en super beliggenhed og med alt man har brug for. Ejerne er virkelige søde og hjælpsomme og det er et sted man kan nyde at slappe af 100%. Vi har prøvet flere huse i området og dette er indtil nu det absolut bedste.
Tak for et super ophold.
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