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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

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

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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 nature reserve with lush rolling green hills 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, family-friendly beaches, gorgeous Mediterranean coastline with hidden coves (think the Côte d'Azur at a fraction of the price), and Spain's #1 rated golf course with Stadium layout are 30mins away.

A listed historic monument in Spain and Catalonia 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

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 nature reserve with lush rolling green hills 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, family-friendly beaches, gorgeous Mediterranean coastline with hidden coves (think the Côte d'Azur at a fraction of the price), and Spain's #1 rated golf course with Stadium layout are 30mins away.

A listed historic monument in Spain and Catalonia 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 local English-speaking host to help your group settle in, answer questions, and provide insider tips to the very best of the area. Professional gourmet cook also available.

Property Highlights: completely private, rural setting yet only 10mins to Girona and 30mins to the coast's prettiest beaches; 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 pristine golden sand beaches, clear turquoise water, and traditional fishing villages. Castel d'Escales provides a peaceful and intimate haven convenient to everything this inspiring and 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.

This site provides a calculation on a per night cost which is not what we provide. The castle cannot be booked on a nightly room-by-room basis.

The rental fee reflects the price of booking the ENTIRE property for a ONE WEEK MINIMUM. You do not share the castle with anyone else during your stay.

We look forward to hosting you here in Catalonia.

For more information go to casteldescales dot com

Location description from owner

The Catalonia region

Castel d'Escales offers the pleasures of the countryside yet is only 8km 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.

90mins north of Barcelona with its vibrant modernist architecture and Gaudi masterpieces; 30mins to the world-famous Salvador Dali museum at Figueras; 33km from Llafranc, "one of Europe's best hidden beaches 2016"; 45mins to France and the romantic seaside village of Collioure.

Celra

Celrà is a traditional working-class village 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 with a fine selection of almost everything you can imagine.

Girona's ancient, picturesque Old Town is enchanting with more than 1,000 years of architectural and cultural history mixed in with stylish one-of-a-kind boutiques, 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 definitely worth a visit. You can also walk around the 9th century crenellated wall 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 tucked inside the fortress wall. It's the best place to be during sunset!

Extraordinary restaurants are only 15mins from the castle including two buzzy Girona destinations 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 unique Willy Wonka-inspired ice cream shop.

Memorable Musts:

Try the hot ice cream-filled brioche bun or other adventurous sweet treat at Rocambolesc Gelateria.

Savor freshly caught seafood, superb in its simplicity, at a restaurant that's nestled on the beach in a secluded cove.

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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 Toilets only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • 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
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The best way to explore the area is by car but you also have the option of learning more about your specific interests with a local guide. If you would like to experience a market visit followed by a hands-on cooking course with a Catalan chef, take a 'Flavours of Girona' tour with a local foodie, tour a winery and learn about local wine making traditions, attend an Iberico ham workshop, or have a picnic in a vineyard overlooking the Mediterranean, we will connect you with Marc & Fiona. They provide fun and professional tours and courses including private, customized options that are specially designed for your group. Tours/courses are in English and transportation is provided so you can fully relax and enjoy an unforgettable day.

Interaction with guest

Our English-speaking host will meet you at the castle and give you keys, a tour of the property, and help your group comfortably settle in. She will be available at specific times during your stay to answer any questions and will happily give you insider tips only a local would have. She can assist with restaurant recommendations and making reservations and you will be able to call her at any time during your stay. We also provide a detailed 'Activities List' with information and suggestions of a wide range of things your group might like to see or do.

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.
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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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::
25 Apr 2017
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

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 £4662 to £5085.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Apr 2017.

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