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Castle / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 Home 93232

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Castel d'Escales - history with modern serenity Castle

7bedrooms
14sleeps
7nights min stay

Castle / 7 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

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

Description from owner

Description

Enjoy your own private castle with an inviting and relaxed way of living. Adjacent to a nature reserve yet within walking distance to an authentic Catalan village; only 8 km to the charming, medieval walled city of Girona and incredible restaurants. Award-winning 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 comfortable, original furnishings and all modern amenities for groups of up to 14 guests. The property is unique in that, while self-catering, we have a resident English host available to help your group settle in and provide insider tips to the very best of the area. Professional gourmet cook also available.

NB: THIS SITE PROVIDES AN ARTIFICIAL CALCULATION ON

Enjoy your own private castle with an inviting and relaxed way of living. Adjacent to a nature reserve yet within walking distance to an authentic Catalan village; only 8 km to the charming, medieval walled city of Girona and incredible restaurants. Award-winning 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 comfortable, original furnishings and all modern amenities for groups of up to 14 guests. The property is unique in that, while self-catering, we have a resident English host available to help your group settle in and provide insider tips to the very best of the area. Professional gourmet cook also available.

NB: THIS SITE PROVIDES AN ARTIFICIAL 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.

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 unspoilt part of the Mediterranean's Costa Brava, with its small secluded coves fringed with golden sand beaches, 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 during the months of May through October.

Location description from owner

The Catalunia region

Castel d'Escales is 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.

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.

Local favourites include botanical gardens perched on cliffs overlooking the sea with exceptional views of the rugged coastline, archaeological Greco-Roman ruins at Empuries, and the beautiful, World Heritage village of Besalù with its 12th century Romanesque bridge.

Recommended: Linger with a glass of cava and some tapas at a cafe on Girona's Plaça Major, watch the turquoise Mediterranean while savoring a relaxed yet elegant lunch of fish freshly caught that morning, forage for fresh, intensely flavored local ingredients, produce and other treasures at open-air markets, and 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 strolls and the gothic Cathedral, Arab baths, and important medieval Jewish quarter are all well worth a visit. You can also walk around the crenellated walls surrounding the historic center. They've withstood more than 30 sieges over 800 years and offer stunning views outside the city as well as quiet gardens and cloisters inside the fortress walls.

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 beach. Our gourmet cook is on hand to recommend the area's best restaurants and assist with making reservations.

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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

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • 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
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

William H

Tourist Licence
CHG00845713001

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
05 Apr 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United States

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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