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Almiral de la Font

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Villa / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 29

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Villa / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 29

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Look no further. The ultimate luxury villa with a real spanish feel. Almiral de la Font ( www.almiraldelafont.com ) is a luxuriously restored masia just south of Barcelona. 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 by the Garaf 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.

Vacation rental / weddings / events

This historic masia is ideal for families and corporate groups, and for occasions such as weddings, filming and production launches.

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 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.

Size Sleeps up to 29, 11 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sitges 8 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Barcelona 25 km, Nearest railway: Sitges 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 11 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 9 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 5 Sofa beds, Double beds (7), Single beds (5), Cots (4), Dining seats for 26, Lounge seats for 30
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

When you stay at Almiral de la Font Masia you will enjoy:

* A substantial private residence with a living area of over 1300 square metres, allowing you as much space and privacy as you like

* Large tiled courtyard with palm and citrus trees and Moroccan lounge providing welcome shade

* Over 300 acres of private grounds with 14 kilometres of tracks in which you will find large areas of vineyards, olive groves and fruits and Vilanova Y La Geltru

* Easy access to closest town, San Pere De Ribes

* 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

* Direct access to Garraf national park for excellent hiking and mountain biking

* 45 minutes to Tarragona and the much acclaimed theme park, Port Aventura

Facilities

Almiral de la Font is equipped with the following facilities:

* Four twin/double bedrooms. Three 2 or 3 bedroom suites. One further suite with its own sitting room. All bedrooms have en suite facilities.

* Cottage close to villa but self-contained with own kitchen, bathroom and separate access. (Note: Price and availability of cottage on request)

* 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

* Conference / meeting room

* Telephone and satellite television

* Outdoor Tables with parasols

* Barbecue area and Moroccan chill-out lounge

* Scandinavian fireplace lounge

* TV lounge

* Wine vat / games room

* Wine cellar

Facilities

* Swimming Pool (solar heated, 18.6 x 6 metres)

* Banquet and meeting room

* Children's Pool

* Jacuzzi

* Surround sound plasma screen home cinema

* Snooker/ pool room

* Children's play-room

* Table tennis and basketball net

* Hot tub function of the jacuzzi is an optional extra

* Extras on request and not included in the price - additional cleaning, catering, chauffeur for private excursions, baby telephone, hot tub, 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 grapes are used for Freixenet, Cordoniu and other local cavas. 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).

To enter the property, you drive through a gated car parking area for over twelve cars. Internally the property has had much love and attention devoted to it. Guests enjoy a general large events area, central heating and air conditioning, a modern home cinema, satellite television, internet access, a large outdoor tables with shade, a dedicated barbecue area and a Moroccan themed chill-out lounge. Internally there is a warm comfortable TV lounge and a Scandinavian fireplace lounge.

A perfect base to enjoy the many delights of the area - from Sitges to Barcelona, Port Aventura to Penedes wine country, Montserrat to the Garraf.

Further details outdoors

Large tiled courtyard with palm and citrus trees and Moroccan lounge providing welcome shade

The property looks out over the Mediterranean and is south facing. The infinity pool is 20 metres long and solar heated. To the side of the pool is a children's pool and a hot tub jacuzzi. Back towards the house is a barbecue area and a covered Moroccan chill out area. Almiral is set in over 300 acres of private grounds with 14 kilometres of tracks in which you will find large areas of vineyards, olive groves and fruits.

It is only 10 minutes to Sitges and 30 minutes to Barcelona and its airport. There is easy access to the closest town, San 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. There is direct access to the Garraf national park for excellent hiking and mountain biking and it is only 45 minutes to Tarragona and the much acclaimed theme park, Port Aventura

Further details

Prices include 7-night rental of main building available from Saturday to Saturday. In low or medium season, daily or weekend rates may be available. For large gatherings or weddings a supplement may be charged. Cottage price € 165 per night, with a 3 night minimum. Price reductions may be available for parties smaller than 12.

Housekeeper 6 days per week. Children are welcome, but the pool is unmanned and young children require supervision. Catering, babysitting and personal laundry available upon request. Concierge services available on request to cater for car rental, airport transfers, grocery delivery, restaurant and hotel bookings,and activities such as massage, horse riding, wine tasting, golf, cooking classes and sailing

Excellent chef services encompassing a range of different cuisines and tastes.

The Catalunia region

Almiral de la Font benefits from the microclimate enjoyed by Sitges which enjoys more than 300 days of sun a year - more than any other town in Spain.

Almiral de la Font's location provides easy access to the beaches of Sitges, Barcelona, the wine area of the Penedes, Port Aventura and the natural park of Garraf. We can provide more information about the local sights and activities.

Activities

2 km to tennis club, 6km to golf course (4 other courses within 30 kms), 3 km to riding club, short drive to wine and cava cellars. Mountain biking and hiking from your doorstep.

Sitges has many festivals all year round. Painting in peaceful quiet and seclusion.

Beaches - The beautiful beaches of Sitges are a short 10 minute drive away.

There are 17 different beaches along the 4 km stretch. Beaches in front of the main town have sun beds, umbrellas, showers, bars and pedallos available.

The promenade that runs the length of the beaches is popular for summer evening strolls and perfect for rollerblading or biking on its smooth surface.

Barcelona - One of the most popular European destinations, Barcelona is only 30 minutes away. Barcelona is Spain’s most cosmopolitan city and is best known for its Gaudi architecture, pulsating night life and avenues for strolling along. There is plenty of family fun, with an excellent aquarium, IMAX cinema and shopping malls.

Port Aventura

Only 45 minutes away is Port Aventura, the second biggest theme park in Europe. Set up by Universal Studios, it has one of the fastest roller coasters and rides for all ages.

Garraf Nature Park - The Garraf Park is one of the best nature parks around Barcelona. The park has excellent walking or biking paths, and is a highlight for anyone interested in wildlife. A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery is located in the middle of the park where one can eat or meditate with the monks.

Golf - Some of the best European golf courses are easily accessible from the masia. The closest is Terramar Golf

Club in Sitges.

Sailing - There are 3 ports within 15 minutes of the Masia: Port Ginesta, Aiguadolc and Garraf.

The ports themselves, especially Aiguadolc, are worth visiting to walk around in the evening with bars and fish

restaurants serving delicious paella and the local fideau (noodles).

Night Life - Pacha, one of the biggest nightclub owners in Spain with clubs in Ibiza, Marbella and Madrid have one of their first discotheques in Sitges. There is a good mixture of nationalities, people and ages which makes for a very relaxed atmosphere.

Wine Tasting - The Penedès wine region is one of the most famous in Spain and is on our doorstep. Until the 19th century Penedès was fundamentally a red wine area and it was only at this time that big firms around Sant Sadurni such as Codorniu and Freixenet started using French methods for making champagne. Almiral makes its own white wine and cava from the grapes surrounding the property.

Sitges

Back in medieval times, Sitges was essentially a small fishing village, and life was organized around Baluard headland, where the parish church, hospital and cemetery were, as well as a small group of houses, all enclosed and connected to the rest of the village by a bridge at the top of Major or Main Street. There are references to the existence of different gates that closed off Nou, Tacó, Carreta, Aigua and Davallada Streets and several towers, possibly erected in the 14th century, a fact that shows the entire village was walled.

Centuries later, and thanks to the initiative of artists, cultural motivators and patrons of the arts, like Santiago Rusiñol, Ramon Casas, Miquel Utrillo or Charles Deering, Sitges became a standard setter for writers, painters, musicians and other intellectuals and an important center for the spreading of Modernisme (Catalan Modernism). During the passage from the 19th to the 20th century, the town became home to painters, sculptors, musicians and intellectuals who left their mark here that Sitgetans have maintained to this day.

Today, Sitges is known around the world for its heritage and for being a cosmopolitan town that continues to lure people belonging to the world of art and culture from all over.Sitges has many festivals all year round. Beaches - The beautiful beaches of Sitges are a short 10 minute drive away from Almiral.

There are 17 different beaches along the 4 km stretch. Beaches in front of the main town have sun beds, umbrellas, showers, bars and pedallos available.

The promenade that runs the length of the beaches is popular for summer evening strolls and perfect for rollerblading or biking on its smooth surface.

Night Life - Pacha, one of the biggest nightclub owners in Spain with clubs in Ibiza, Marbella and Madrid have one of their first discotheques in Sitges. There is a good mixture of nationalities, people and ages which makes for a very relaxed atmosphere.

Sitges has many festivals all year round including the famous Sitges Carnival and International Film Festival.

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Review 1-10 of 13

25 Jul 2012

5/5

"A great venue with amazing views, fantastic amenities, and a multitude of uses!"

What a great venue with amazing views, fantastic amenities, and a multitude of uses! We had our wedding there in June 2012 and stayed there for 3 nights, resident facilities were fantastic with plenty of entertainment for people no matter what the weather was like. Each guest room had its own personality and character, the design and effort into doing this successfully was something else and as a wedding venue we couldn’t have asked for a more stunning venue! Staff were friendly (who were on call if needed) and Paul was very welcoming and eager to help and accommodate in any way possible during the booking process.

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    • 1 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:25 Feb 2014

    Based in Spain

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • German
    • Italian

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