Almiral de la Font is like no other villa. This boutique property is located just south of Barcelona near the beautiful seaside town of Sitges. It caters for 16-28 guests and has been luxuriously renovated with high tech comforts such as a 19 metre heated infinity pool, hot tub, billiard room and state of the art home cinema. Staying at Almiral is a unique experience: renovated with great care and attention to detail, this beautiful masia (Catalan manor house),offers high-tech modern comforts whilst retaining the historic charm and character of the original building. Set high on a hillside in the Penedes wine region, the masia is surrounded b...y the Garraf National Park and offers dramatic sea or mountain views from every room or terrace. This tranquil haven has more than 300 acres of private grounds with vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees, yet is only a 30 minute drive from Barcelona and 10 minutes from the lively beach resort of Sitges.
This historic masia is ideal for families and corporate groups, and for occasions such as weddings, filming and production launches.
When you stay at Almiral de la Font Masia you will enjoy a substantial private residence with a living area of over a thousand square metres allowing you as much space and privacy as you like. It has a large tiled courtyard with palm and citrus trees and an atmospheric moroccan lounge providing welcome shade.
Almiral has over 300 acres of private grounds with 14 kilometres of tracks in which you will find large areas of vineyards, olive groves & fruit trees. Almiral produces its own artisan brut nature and white wine.
You will also enjoy sea views from 200 meters altitude onto the coastal resorts of Sitges and Vilanova Y La Geltru. There is easy access to the closest town, Sant Pere De Ribes and proximity to numerous good local restaurants and vineyards. The famous Penedes and Cava producers including Torres Freixenet & and Cordoniu are within visiting distance for wine enthusiasts. Almiral has direct access to Garraf national park for excellent hiking and
mountain biking and yet is ony 45 minutes from Tarragona and the much acclaimed theme park - Port Aventura.
Almiral's facilities are as follows:
11 bedrooms in total. Four twin/double bedrooms. Three suites have two bedrooms. One further suite has its own sitting room.
All bedrooms have en suite facilities.
Cottage adjoining the villa - self-contained with its own kitchen & bathroom and separate access.
Daily house cleaning (of common parts) 6 days a week with bed linen and bath towels included.
Fully equipped modern kitchen
Central heating and air conditioning
Gated car parking for over twelve cars
Events Room for banquets, events or conferences and meetings
State of the art home cinema with full wall projector
TV lounge with satellite television with large plasma screen
Outdoor Tables with parasols
Barbecue area and Moroccan chill-out lounge
Scandinavian fireplace lounge
Wine vat / games room
You will not be short of entertainment. Almiral has its own infinity solar heated swimming pool(19 x 6 metres) and children's pool, a jacuzzi hot tub, a snooker/pool room, a children's play room, an exercise area, a table tennis table and basketball net and a trampoline.
Almiral can also provide extra services on request ; excellent chef, extra cleaning, catering, chauffeur for private excursions, baby sitter, outdoor gas heaters, marquee and catering;equipment hire and personal laundry.
History. Almiral de la font, meaning "admiral of the (water) spring", enjoys huge grounds whose xarello grapes are used for its own brut nature and white wine. Amongst the 14 kilometres of private tracks you will also find pear, olive, cherry, walnut and almond trees in addition to many naturally growing herbs and vegetables (asparagus, rosemary and mushrooms). The house, a protected building and fortified masia, was built before 1592 and was extended in 1800. It has been and continues to be a significant landmark in the Garraf area and was formerly used exclusively for winemaking and farming. Though totally renovated and adapted to a high standard of modern comfort, the original details have been preserved, in particular the wine presses and bodega. The windows have been enlarged to allow in more natural light. Balconies and terraces have been added.
Left on 11/21/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | memm99
We rented this wonderful villa --just from pictures on the website-- on a weekend in October for my husband's birthday. It was the best investment ever! For the memories it gave us and our guests of our wonderful reunion in such a beautiful setting, the dividends will never cease.
Everybody congratulated us for a memorable and well-organized party but credit really goes to Paul, the owner, who was extremely helpful and professional. How was it possible to organize a big party from overseas? Paul is the answer. Quick to reply, to the point, full of helpful details.
Paul has a network of reliable professionals that made the event as smooth as possible. From ana the chef, who made the most wonderful paella and tapas, to Paul the flamenco guitarist who entertained us wonderfully and unobtrusively while we devoured ana's masterpieces, to Glenn the DJ who made us dance all night, to Gaby the cleaner who made everything tidy in the morning when we are too drunk to take the wine glasses to the kitchen the night before... Everyone thought I was a party genie, when it was really Paul and his team who made everything happen.
Did I say I booked everything just from seeing the online photos? Well, here is the surprise: Almiral is even nicer than the photos! I don't know if it was the just the summer weather we had on the weekend of our party, but the house just exudes a magical feel that makes all your worldly, ultimately petty, concerns vanish.
My guests tremendously enjoyed the whole property. The adults were duly impressed, but the kids -- the more demanding of guests! -- couldn't get enough of the place! We had 13 year olds and under 10s that just loved the house and the grounds. I didn't expect that!
For an unforgettable party in Spain, or really just a tranquil oasis for a relaxing holiday, the delightful almiral de la Font fits the bill and more, and Paul is the best person to help. We are already planning our next excuse to go back!
Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Dinara&Alan
Best possible location for a wedding.We had the most amazing time.couldnt have had a better start to our life as a married couple!!
Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | temma
We recently got married here and had 30 guests that all stayed in almiral, it was absolutely magical and breathtaking, it couldnt have been a better venue and Gill was our chef for pretty much the whole 3 days including all of the wedding catering, the food was 5 stars, all of the guests were blown away with everything, thankyou so much for the opportunity to have our special day there, we will return!!
A little bit of paradise
Left on 10/15/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Elaine
Almiral de la font is so beautiful with so much thought gone into every detail, every corner you turn leads to a wonderful surprise. The moment you arrive you feel at home as it is so relaxing and comfortable, with delicious food and wines what more could you want! If only we could have stayed longer!
Almiral has everything you could ever want from a holiday
Left on 09/19/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Rachel mcdevitt
My husband and I recently got married in sitges and stayed at almiral for 3 days with our family and friends. From the minute we arrived we knew we had picked the right setting for our wedding, Paul the owner was in constant contact in the months leading up to our arrival and accommodated us in every way he could by recommending the house chef (Gillian who is amazing) and putting extra beds in rooms to accommodate our guests, he also met us on arrival to welcome us and explain everything, he couldn't do enough for us to make sure we settled in ok. As for the house, it is breath taking, my guests will be talking about it for years to come. The view from the patio area and pool is gorgeous and if you take a room with a terrace it's lovely to sit with a glass of wine and look over the vineyards below. Every person in the house from old to young had something to occupy them, from the cinema for the children, games room for both adults and children, the pool and jacuzzi... I could go on!
Almiral is a unique setting for a wedding or even a special family break.
The villa is only 5 minutes outside sitges by car, so renting a car would be advisable, however there is plenty of info provided with taxi numbers if you don't drive, or are going into sitges for a meal and a drink.
Almiral has all the mod cons as well as keeping the originality of the villa.
The only thing I would say is bring mosquito spray as most of my guests were bitten, but that's not a complaint!
Got married at the masai & had the best day!
Left on 09/18/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Zoe Borg
Best place in the world! Owners are lovely, location is great & private.
Loved looking out over the infinity pool & the fact that there was so much to keep everyone entertained kids included.
Did not want to leave & will definately go back.
Wow what a place!!
Left on 10/24/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Justine Cross
Amazing place to host an event. From start to finish our experience was flawless!
Left on 11/08/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Charlie Lyons
We stayed at almiral De La Font with Family and friends for our wedding. The whole week was magical! The location is stunning and you can never get bored of the view! There is so much to do at the villa you don't really want to go anywhere else and there is always another bit of the villa to discover!
The mosty amazing thing about the villa is that although it ishuge and beautiful it is also homely and makes you feel instantly at home and relaxed.
A week in my life I will never ever forget!
Salvador Bahia - Brasil
Fabulous Catalan villa
Left on 10/26/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Hugo
Fantastic Masia and excellent location (30' from Barcelona, 10' from Sitges).
Dificult to find a house like this in today's Catalunya. Excellent architecture.
Left on 06/18/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Anja and Phil
The photos on the web site don't really do the house justice. The rooms are all so comfortable and individual, it gives you a feeling of being completely relaxed. The location is great, with wonderful views. The staff too were helpful and very friendly. We had over 60 people at our wedding, and about twenty slept over, and the house accommodated them easily. All our guests had a great time, thanks, Phil and anja.
Execellent and unforgettable Experience
Left on 06/18/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Kai
We were celebrating a private function and were impressed by the venue. The entire house is furnished with style and you can feel the neverending hours of work which were and are continuously spent to make this place as it is.
The personality of Paul (the owner) gives this place a very sympathic touch.
Thanks for everything and we hope to come back soon !
A beautiful and wonderful retreat for extended families
Left on 06/08/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Sanjeev
We celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary with family from around the world ranging from 1-80 years old and I can say we all had a great time. The place was spacious, beautiful, and perfect for a family get together. It would be great to go their with friends as well. Rooms were lovely, Paul and his team were wonderful, the Riojas were juicy and the chef services provided by Gillian, Graham and Willie were amazing. We had a different cuisine every night and loved every meal. Would come back again and stay, especially now that the Euro is finally where it should be against the dollar.
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