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Chateau | 12 bedrooms | sleeps 24
Recently restored, this exclusive property has been converted into a unique space for tourist groups, business meetings, intimate family celebrations … Ideal rental for all those interested in a peaceful and quiet place, while still having all the mod cons in a privileged area. It is located in the heart of a historic medieval town and the Jewish quarter, on the mound where the ancient castle of Counts of Besalú stood and around which the people of Roman times articulated their lives. In its gardens there are the remains of an X century rampart, the apse of the Romanesque, collegiate church of Santa Maria, XII century, and the rest of the ramparts from the same era.
|Size||Sleeps up to 24, 12 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castelló d'Empúries 37 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Girona - Costa Brava 35 km, Nearest railway: Figueres-Vilafan (AVE) 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||12 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 12 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (6), Single beds (12), Dining seats for 32, Lounge seats for 24|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Casa Marcial has two buildings. The first one is catalogued and is of the late c. XIX and the early XX. It is in neo-classic style and notable for its facade and the 'alcoves' inside. The second building, with a new floor, is built on the remains of a medieval noble house from the first half of the c. XVII. It is located in the heart of the historic medieval town and the Jewish quarter, on the mound where the ancient castle of Counts of Besalú stood and around which the people of Roman times articulated their lives. In its gardens there are the remains of an X Century rampart, the apse of the Romanesque, collegiate church of Santa Maria, c. XII, and the rest of the ramparts, from the same era.
About this location
The Catalunia region
Situated in lower Garrotxa, straddling the regions of Pla de l’Estany and Alt Empordà, Besalú enjoys a privileged geographic location: +45 km. from the Pirineo Catalán ski slopes (Vallter, La Molina) and the best Costa Brava beaches (Rosas, Cadaqués...); +25 km. from Olot volcano area, as well as a few minutes from the prestigious golf courses (Torremirona, Perelada...); +25 km. from the Figueres and the Dali museum; +12 km. from the Banyoles lake, home of the Regata World Championships and the Olympic Games.
Besalú is basically a medieval village. It was the capital of Besalú County (c. IX – c. XII) and welcomed an important Jewish community (c. IX – c. XV). A set of monuments are concentrated in a small space to bring out their former glory: the romantic bridge (c. XI); the romantic churches of San Pedro (c. X), San Vicente (c. X), Santa Maria (c. XII) and San Julián (c. XII); Jewish baths (Mikwe), the only ones in Spain (c. XII – c. XIII); Remains of the ramparts; Casa Llaudes (Romanesque civil); casa de la calle Tallaferro (Gothic style); Plaza Mayor Porticada...
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2 Jun 2012
"beautifully designed and comfortable vacation home for up to 24 people"
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely medieval gem of a village. Casa Marcial is a completely restored mansion (2 connected buildings) with ample space for our group of 24 friend… More
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