Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Detached house, situated on a hill, surrounded by meadows with excellent views to the mountains of the Pyrenees, El Far, The Barroque. The farm has 50 hectares. Located very near the city of Girona, with excellent communications, so that your stay can make visits to places of great interest at home will provide maps and suggest places that do not forgotten, as the province of Girona is very rich, Costa has, mountain and plain, without naming the Historic Site.

In Can Pol de Dalt, find the comfort that you seek, the pleasant owners and can taste the bread made in the wood oven, in the old way, we recommend visiting. 5 minutes from the house have a swimming pool indoor and outdoor public open in the summer, they also give information on rivers where bathing. 20 golf courses, for lovers of this sport in a road next radio.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Palamós 50 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Girona-Costa Brava 15 km, Nearest railway: Girona 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

House very comfortable. Our beds are best quality, because for us is very important your sleep.

Central heating and fireplace, which gives a very cozy temperature in winter.

In summer it's not hot, due to the good thermal insulation of the stone walls.

Further details outdoors

The house has a large expanse of grasslands, woods, garden furniture, table, chairs, hammocks...

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Garden is shared with the owners of the house.

English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

Indoor public swimming pool open all year, and outdoor swimming pool open in July and August; in Anglès, a town at 5 minutes from the house.

Magma SPA, in Sta. Coloma de Farners town, at 10 minutes from the home.

The Catalunia region

Girona is a fantastic place where one can visit typical mountain towns and villages with mediaeval buildings, such as Besalú, Santa Pau, Beget, Ripoll, Camprodon, Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Molló and Queralbs. We should also mention the city of Olot itself, with its intense commercial and cultural life.

On the other hand, the Costa Brava that includes the Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà, Gironès, Pla de l'Estany and Selva counties has a great diversity of landscape, with sea and mountains.

In the shore, one can find small villages that have own charm such as Peratallada, Peralada, Monells, Ullastret and Pals, seafaring towns such as El Port de la Selva, Palafrugell and Cadaqués, major tourist centres such as Roses, Empuriabrava, Blanes, Lloret de Mar, L'Estartit, Platja d'Aro, Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Palamós, and characteristic towns and cities such as La Bisbal (the pottery capital), Figueres (with its original and unique Dalí Museum) and Girona (with one of Europe's most widely visited medieval Jewish district).


Brief glimpses of history

The current English born as a result of the colonization of the Benedictine monks of Saint Measure (later established in Amer), the ninth century that had received the award of colonization of French King Louis the Pious. The earliest documentation of English is also spoken of the ninth century. At that time, the original center of the town must place it in the saguera Santa Maria de Sales, the embryo of the present town of wineries (hence on behalf of the population). Sacralitzada called sanctuary located in the area around a church where all violence committed was considered a sacrilege which had to answer before a court bishop.

The increase of population, creating an emerging market and the needs of defense led to the construction of a castle Termens (in addition to the defense of the territory became too political and administrative center of the area). Not until 1242 that the first news of the find said the English Castle, when it is referenced in the will of Viscount Guerau V Cabrera.

Until 1788 the town was formed by the daughter of an old castle town of Cabrera Termens, the sanctuary of Santa Maria de Sales (the wineries), possessions planted (Pasterals today), and San Amanç Trullàs (currently within the term of Bescanó).

English castle is mentioned for the first time in the will of Guerau V Cabrera (1242), who bequeathed the Viscounts of Cabrera her son Guerau VI, while created for another son, Ramon, a small heritage made up of English castles and Brunyola. The lack of descent of Marquesa, the daughter of Guerau VI, the Viscounts of Cabrera will be inherited by a son of Raymond, and Bernard de Cabrera. The Old English is configured, then, about this ancient possession of Cabrera.

Over time, the buildings inside and outside the walled enclosure increased leveraging materials and structures (abutments, walls, teachers, etc..) Provided by the same wall. Keep in mind the difficulty of extracting and transporting construction materials. In fact, the urban structure of the town remembers the current English of the XIV and XV, typical of the Middle Ages. This, therefore, is supported on two main themes that run parallel to the path of the wall on Main Street (aka Street Amont) and the Town Square. Like many medieval towns in Catalonia, at the time the streets of the town were still narrower than now, and the subsequent growth of the population involved the progressive crowding of houses, in order to remain within security guaranteeing the walls.

In the sixteenth century were already perfectly formed Down the street, the Mayor and the neighborhood of the castle, and there were the outside walls of the castle and chapel of St. Michael (built on a bastion), the Santa Magdalena (up basically for the poor and the hospital chapel) and the mill of the castle (in the Ciscot).

Not until the seventeenth century that population growth will cause urban sprawl outside the city walls, which then will be more or less unchanged until the nineteenth century.

The nineteenth century marks a turning point in urban history of English as it is at this time that the flat area grows dramatically, and consequently the dichotomy people born old / new, which is still present.

The old town you can also see some modernist buildings of the nineteenth century. In these cases, there is a clear picture on areas in proportion to the width of the plot. Large windows and balconies framed in stone (or thick mortar that protrudes about 2 cm.) And balconies and railings. Sometimes, use of pottery as decoration. Besides Ash Can, Can also include fish.

A beautiful example of the architecture of the nineteenth century is the home of Ash Can, restored by renowned architect Rafael Maso noucentista Girona. The character who had restored the house was Thomas Ash, who towards 1880 had been manager of the mines of the Holy Father. The Ash family, large landowners and ranchers, and came from Estanyol come to English in the eighteenth century. Along with this we can see the farm house of Ash Can (Avail Street, No. 27-29), much older than the modernist style and diversity. Under the arch there is a door that leads to the courtyard and gardens of Ash Can. Interestingly, the landowner would allow passage to their property because there was an old road "missader" to go to St. Peter Sestronques.