16th Century Classic Spanish Villa in Catalonia - El Magnifico
Near beaches, close to Barcelona, and large enough to house a large family or group of friend… this has it all, and then some! Dating back to the 16th century, the main house has been beautifully restored to 21st century living, while still maintaining the ambience of its unusual castle-like architecture. There is a small cottage which adjoins the property and is available for those taking the main house. The villa is private yet close to villages, important cities and near the beaches. It has a solar heated private pool with an incredible view of the countryside and perfect for relaxing and reading a good book – and there are lots of outdoor games to keep young and old fully entertained.
(300 acres) The grounds are varied and expansive. There are 30 acres of vines, a pear and olive groves, shepherd’s huts, and a gorgeous vegetable garden. The vineyards are used for Almiral white wine and cava. The property dates back to 1580. The outdoor area around the house is very private. There is a large south facing furnished patio (1000 m2), a barbeque hut and a Morroccan style lounge. There is a large dining table that can seat 24 people very comfortably. There are impressive views of the Garraf Park and the Mediterranean Sea. There is a hot tub by the large solar heated infinity pool (19 m x 8 m) with a shallow section for children at one end. There is a general play area with basketball, boules and trampoline – and an area for table tennis. Up to 12 cars can park in the main parking area inside the property and two more cars can park by the cottage.
The villa is a Catalan style manor house that has castle-like architecture which is quite unusual for the area. Many of the rooms have exposed wood beam ceilings and arched ceilings. Some of the rooms have exposed stone walls. The rooms are very large and the ceilings high. The house remains cool throughout the summer due to the thickness of the walls. However, air conditioning is available in the cottage and the master bedroom on the second floor. There is central heating throughout for the cool winters and two fireplace lounges.
Ground Floor: The main entrance opens into a grand reception room with table and chairs. There is a very large living room on the ground floor that has been comfortably furnished with numerous couches and chairs. There are a couple of TV rooms and a quiet library room. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and can seat 22 comfortably for dinner. The kitchen is large and fully equipped with two ovens, a large cook top, industrial dishwasher, microwave, toasters, center island, microwave, and toasters. The kitchen has access to the patio area. It also has the washing machine and dryer. There is a large guest bathroom on the ground floor.
First Floor: Twenty steps lead up to the first floor and its six bedroom areas. The first suite has a four poster king-size (190 cm mattress) bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. It has a separate sitting room with sofa bed (140 cm mattress) and leads out to its own furnished sun-terrace perfect for morning coffee. The second bedroom has a large king-size (180 cm mattress) bed that can easily be converted to two twin-beds upon prior request. It has an ensuite bathroom with shower. The third bedroom has two large single (135 cm mattress) beds and a very large ensuite bathroom with shower. The fourth bedroom has a king-size (180 cm mattress) bed and it opens into a separate sitting room with a large double sofa bed (160 cm mattress). The ensuite bathroom has an open-plan bathtub area and a private shower area. The fifth bedroom has a four poster king-size (180 cm mattress) bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower. The sixth bedroom area has a large king-size (195 cm mattress) bed and it opens into a separate sitting room with a large double sofa bed (160 cm mattress). The ensuite bathroom has an open-plan bathtub area and a private shower area. Up to 17 people can sleep on the first floor.
Second Floor: The second floor has two bedrooms. The first bedroom is a large master suite with king-size (180 cm mattress) bed and its own sitting area with double sofa bed (160 cm mattress). It has an ensuite bathroom with shower and access to a furnished solarium. The other bedroom has a narrow queen-size (155 cm mattress) bed and an ensuite bathroom. Up to six people can sleep on the second floor.
Basement: There is a snooker/billiards room and access to the home cinema area.
Cottage: The two story casita is adjacent to the main house and is separated by a patio. It is a simpler, cozier style than the main house, and is ideal for either a small family or teenagers that want their own space. It has a private entrance and its own driveway. It can also be accessed from the main house, just 20 meters away. It is air-conditioned upstairs and downstairs. The ground floor has an open plan with a kitchen area with oven, cook top and fridge and small dining area. There is a sitting area with a double sofa bed (160 cm mattress) and a bathroom with shower. The upstairs is accessed via a spiral staircase. There are two beds upstairs – one is a large king-size (190 mattress) bed and one is a narrow single (95 cm mattress) bed.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Cook Service: 160 Euros per breakfast; 190 Euros per lunch or dinner
* Cooking Classes: 120 Euro per person
* Babysitting: 13 Euros per hour
* Massage: 30 Euros per half hour
* Wine: Upon request
* Firewood: Upon request
* There is an additional service cost for Cook Service, starting at 15 Euros per hour.
* Housekeeping is provided for 14 hours per week.
Additional amenities include: pool table, ping pong table, housekeeping - included, firewood available - extra cost, housekeeping available - extra cost, fireplace - indoor, window screens - whole house, cook service available - extra cost, outside area - private, independent villa, balcony/terrace, telephone - incoming only, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, air conditioning - partial house.TripAdvisor property ID 2028024...Read more
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