About the home
Enjoy your own 11th century historic castle with a relaxed and comfortable way of living. Adjacent to a nature preserve yet within walking distance to a village and only 8 km to the medieval walled city of Girona. Perfect for couples or families of up to 14 persons; all ages are welcome and the castle is a favourite destination for groups with children.
Located in Spain's region of Catalunya, midway between Barcelona and the French border, Castel d'Escales is 30mins by car to the most breathtakingly beautiful, unspoilt part of the Mediterranean's Costa Brava with its small coves, traditional fishing villages, and award-winning, golden sand beaches.
Our rates make a luxury castle holiday very affordable. Even during the high season a group of 14 guests stays for less than Eu80 per person per night.
The castle provides a peaceful and unique haven convenient to everything this spectacular part of Spain has to offer. Bookings are for a one week minimum stay during the months of May through September.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Palamos, 38km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||7 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seating for 20, Lounge seating for 14|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Other Luxuries: long-term resident host and gourmet cook, stocked wine cellar, private grounds and lovely garden, pool with bar area and changing room, 11th century circular tower library, 14th century stone barrel vault dining room.
Up to 2 hours per day housekeeping IS included in the rental price (except Sundays).
While the property is self-catering, we have a wonderful English-speaking resident host, who is also a gourmet cook and will provide delicious meals if desired (meals and wine are extra and not included in the rental price).
Wine tastings based on your preferences can be arranged at the castle wine cellar (at a supplemental rate).
For more information you can visit our website.
Further details outdoors:
Large flagstone terrace and other idyllic outdoor areas perfect for relaxed alfresco meals.
Private grounds and pool along with beautiful gardens encourage your group to fully enjoy open-air living. Gated property.
Hiking trails located behind the castle are a favourite with our guests. An adjacent nature preserve provides a serene, bucolic setting yet the castle is walking distance from the village of Celra and only 8 km from Girona.
On confirming your booking we provide you with detailed information about your castle stay and an extensive list of area activities that can be experienced ranging from sport/adventure, nature parks, beaches and coves, museums, spas, open-air markets, superb restaurant recommendations and custom winery tours to small boutique producers in the area.
Our long-term resident English-speaking host is on hand to help your group settle in, answer any questions, and make excellent recommendations for activities and restaurants.
Simple and basic requirements:
50% of rental fee on confirmation of booking
50% final rental amount due 60 days before arrival (rental fee paid by wire transfer)
500Eu security deposit is also required upon arrival which will be returned at the end of stay
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
Castel d'Escales is 8 km from the medieval, small city of Girona and is within easy reach of the Costa Brava's remaining pristine and idyllic beaches, pretty coves, and charming fishing villages. It is a 1.5 hour drive to the Catalan capital city of Barcelona with its vibrant modernist architecture and half an hour to Figueras and the world-famous Salvador Dali museum.
Local favourites include renowned botanical gardens perched on cliffs overlooking the sea that offer exceptional views of the rugged coastline, archaeological Greco-Roman ruins at Empuries, and the beautiful, historic village of Besalu with its 12th century Romanesque bridge.
The Girona / Celra area
Celra is a small, authentic village within walking distance from the castle with bakeries, butcher, fishmonger (fresh local meat and fish), small grocer, church, and sports bar/tabac that serves good tapas.
Each day of the week a different village or town throughout the area holds an open-air market.
Girona's pedestrian-only and stylish Old Town is captivating with more than 1,000 years of architectural and cultural history mixed in with chic and interesting shops, cafes, and museums. The gothic Cathedral, Arab baths, and important medieval Jewish quarter are featured highlights.
Superb restaurants are 15 mins from the castle including 'El Celler de Can Roca' in Girona, ranked Number 2 in S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2011 and 2012.
How to get there
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Flight to either:
Girona + drive 15mins or
Barcelona and drive 1.5 hrs
Maps and detailed directions will be provided on booking confirmation.
The property is situated 8km outside of Girona
Find more information at: www.casteldescales.com
Activities near Girona
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
17 Oct 2011
Our party included 10 adults, two teenagers and three children. We had plenty of room to spread out during the day and the dining room was large enough to accommodate sit-down family dinners.... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 14|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|May||1 May 12||1 Jun 12||£ 5000||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 5500||-||-||1 Week|
|July-Aug||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 6000||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept-Oct||1 Sep 12||13 Oct 12||£ 5000||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Bookings are for a minimum stay of one week from SATURDAY to SATURDAY.
Please call or e-mail to confirm availability.
We accept payment by wire transfer.
Meals catered by our resident gourmet cook are charged extra.
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