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Castel d'Escales - history with modern serenity – Home 93232 Castle

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Castel d'Escales - history with modern serenity – Home 93232

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 4 reviews

  • Castle
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Castle / 7 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living.

Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals.

The castle is adjacent to a pristine nature reserve yet walking distance to an authentic Catalan village and only 8 km to the beautiful, medieval walled city of Girona and some of the area's top destinations for extraordinary food and wine. Award-winning scenic beaches and golf courses are 30mins away.

Listed as a Spanish and Catalan historic monument dating from the 10th-century, the unique architectural elements of the castle's original structure have been beautifully blended with a relaxed, contemporary aesthetic tailored for your comfort and enjoyment. The castle is a self-catering, private luxury retreat with all modern amenities and is attractively decorated with comfortable, original furnishings and art. The property is unique in that, while self-catering,

Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living.

Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals.

The castle is adjacent to a pristine nature reserve yet walking distance to an authentic Catalan village and only 8 km to the beautiful, medieval walled city of Girona and some of the area's top destinations for extraordinary food and wine. Award-winning scenic beaches and golf courses are 30mins away.

Listed as a Spanish and Catalan historic monument dating from the 10th-century, the unique architectural elements of the castle's original structure have been beautifully blended with a relaxed, contemporary aesthetic tailored for your comfort and enjoyment. The castle is a self-catering, private luxury retreat with all modern amenities and is attractively decorated with comfortable, original furnishings and art. The property is unique in that, while self-catering, we have a resident English host to help your group settle in, answer questions, and provide local, insider tips to the very best of the area. Professional gourmet cook also available.

Property Highlights: completely private yet only 10mins to Girona and 30mins to the coast; circular stone tower's sweeping panoramic view to the Pyrenees; Wi-Fi throughout; private pool with bar and lounge area; well-stocked kitchen with updated appliances and induction cooktop; large terrace and dining areas perfect for entertaining; stocked wine cellar; beautiful and comfortable decor feels local.

Architectural Features: 10th century circular tower squared by 14th century original stone walls; wood-beamed and stone vault ceilings; medieval courting seats; arched doorways and windows; castle arrow loop windows.

Located in Spain's region of Catalonia, midway between Barcelona and the French border, Castel d'Escales is 10mins to Girona and 30mins to the most picturesque and unspoiled part of the Mediterranean's Costa Brava with small secluded coves fringed with golden sand beaches, clear turquoise water, and traditional fishing villages. Castel d'Escales provides a peaceful and intimate haven convenient to everything this spectacular part of Spain has to offer.

Bookings are for a one week minimum stay May thru October for groups of up to 14 guests. Children are welcome.

We look forward to hosting you here in Catalonia.

NB: This site provides a calculation on a per night cost which is not what we provide. We rent the castle by the ONE WEEK MINIMUM FOR THE ENTIRE PROPERTY. YOU DON'T SHARE THE CASTLE WITH ANYONE ELSE. IT IS YOURS FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK.

Location description from owner

The Catalonia region

Castel d'Escales is in a peaceful, rural location yet only 8 km from the medieval, picturesque small city of Girona - frequently named one of the loveliest towns in Spain- and 30mins to the Costa Brava's best golden-sand beaches, idyllic secluded coves, and authentic fishing villages.

This is a quiet part of the world that, for the most part, has not succumbed to major development. While there is plenty to do, you can still unwind and relax.

Named "one of Europe's best hidden beaches" the sandy bay and crystalline turquoise waters of Llafranc are only 33km from the castle.

The castle is 90mins north of the Catalan capital city of Barcelona with its vibrant modernist architecture and Gaudi masterpieces, 30mins to the world-famous Salvador Dali museum at Figueras, and less than one hour from the French border and the romantic, seaside village of Collioure.

Local Favourites: magnificent botanical gardens perched on cliffs overlooking the sea with exceptional views of the rugged coastline's hidden, small coves; archaeological Greco-Roman ruins at Empuries; the beautiful, World Heritage village of Besalù with its 12th century Romanesque bridge.

Recommended: Daydream with a glass of cava and some tapas at a cafe on Girona's Plaça Major; watch the turquoise Mediterranean while savoring a simple yet elegant lunch of fish freshly caught that morning; forage for fresh, intensely flavored local ingredients, produce and other treasures at open-air markets; taste pure passion in a bottle at a family-owned winery steeped in ancient wine-making traditions dating from the 14th-century.

Celra

Celrà is an authentic working-class village within walking distance to the castle with bakeries, butcher, fishmonger (fresh local meat and fish), small grocer, church, sports bar/tabac that serves good tapas, and a weekly open-air market on Friday. Each day of the week a different village or town throughout the area holds an open-air market; many are exceptional.

Girona's ancient, picturesque Old Town is captivating with more than 1,000 years of architectural and cultural history mixed in with stylish and interesting shops, cafes, and museums. Its pedestrian-only, cobblestone streets are perfect for leisurely wandering and the gothic Cathedral, Arab baths, and important medieval Jewish quarter are all well worth a visit. You can also walk around the crenellated wall (dating from 9th century) surrounding the historic center. The formerly fortified wall has withstood more than 30 sieges over 800 years and offers breathtaking views outside the city as well as views of a quiet garden and cloister inside the fortress wall. It's the best place to be during sunset.

Superb restaurants are only 15mins from the castle including two top destinations in Girona for foodies: the Roca brothers' El Celler de Can Roca, named Best Restaurant in the World 2015 and 2013, and Rocambolesc Gelateria, Jordi Roca's Willy Wonka-inspired ice cream shop (try the hot ice cream-filled brioche bun).

Or savor excellent freshly caught seafood and shellfish at a restaurant on the coast. Our gourmet cook is on hand to recommend the area's best restaurants and assist with making reservations.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 5 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 6 En suites, 2

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Self-catering property: your group is responsible for garbage removal, bottle recycling, dish washing, and any desired mid-week laundry for bed/bath linen.
INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE:
The castle is so large we include UP TO 6 hours/week of general tidying up in main living areas
Final clean included in rental price
Weekly bed/bath linen change included IF your stay is longer than 1 week
On-site English host welcomes your group, answers questions and provides superb local tips and info

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About the owner

William H

Tourist Licence
CHG00845713001

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
06 Sep 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United States

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Castle has 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and sleeps 14. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Jun 2009. Located in Province of Girona, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £4742 to £5173.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Sep 2016.

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