La Cabanya is a beautiful, charming and luxury villa. It has just been awarded with 5 stars/keys from the Catalan Government (the highest quality award category).
The house is located in the village of Mata, in the heart of the Costa Brava. It's a quiet, safe and sunny neighbourhood and the neighbours are very warm and friendly. It's in a privileged place since it lays between the sea and the mountains.
The house is walking distance from shops and restaurants and a short drive from Banyoles lake (only 2 km.), 15 km. from Girona city, 25 km. from Girona's Airport, 35 km. from Costa Brava beaches and 115 km. from the Barcelona city.
The house is suitable for a group from 2 up to 6 people.
La Cabanya has got two beautiful ensuite bedrooms with mattresses 100% of latex, a full equipped kitchen, an attic, a spacious living room with satellite television, DVD with "Home cinema", a fireplace, a free wifi area, air-conditioning and central heating.
Outside, there is a private garden with a pergola which is ideal for eating outside all year round, swings and a slide for children, a barbecue, a little wooden house with a kitchen inside for children and a nice private swimming pool with saline treatment and totally automated.
You don't have to share the house nor the private pool with anybody else.
La Cabanya is ideal for your holidays with your couple or with the family.
The perfect situation of the house allows you to do a great variety of routes on foot or by bike around Banyoles lake. Also you can do different excursions around Girona's province since the house is situated in the middle of Girona's province.
The house has an extensive collection of touristic information of the Pla de l'Estany region and the Girona's province.
Frommer's Magazine from US and National Geographic have published in October 2011 the Best Destinations of the World for 2012 which are Girona and the Costa Brava.
Health, Beauty and Wellness:
La Cabanya brings you closer to the senses world through a wide range of relaxing therapies where time will stop and your senses lead you to an exotic world of sensations. All services are offered by a professional licensed esthetician in Can Xargay wellness room (next to La Cabanya). All products used are natural.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Empúries (l'Escala) 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: International Airport of Girona-Costa Brava 25 km, Nearest railway: Girona station 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Like a canvas where nature has intended to combine with exquisite delicacy the intense green of the pine groves, the massive steadfastness of the rocks, the softness of the golden sands and the deep, dazzling blue of the sea - that is the Costa Brava.
There are a lot of interesting places to visit:
-Banyoles lake, 2 km. from the villa
-Girona city, 9 km. from the villa
-Natural Park of Volcanic Zone, 15 km. from the villa
-Figueres (Dalí Museum), 35 km. from the villa
-Costa Brava beaches, 35 km.
-Besalú village, 9 km. from the villa
-Barcelona, 115 km. from the villa.
Text from Frommer's Magazine about Girona, in the Top 10 destinations 2012 of the world:
Exuberant Barcelona has long hogged the limelight, but its little sister Girona is stepping out from the wings. This diminutive city in northern Catalonia packs a cultural punch that is the envy of many a larger destination, with a superb dining scene to match. Girona's historic quarter, a secretive jumble of medieval mansions and courtyards crowned by a magnificent cathedral, is piled up on the eastern bank of the River Ter. To the west of the river, elegant avenues laid out during the 19th century are lined with smart boutiques and cafés. The lofty peaks of the Pyrenees form a violet smudge on the horizon and the rugged coves of the Costa Brava are just a short drive away.
Plunge into the time-capsule of Girona's Barri Vell (Old Quarter) to discover Roman walls, Arabic-style baths and one of the best preserved medieval Jewish ghettos (El Call) in Europe. The ancient stone streets culminate in the mighty cathedral, which boasts the largest Gothic nave in Christendom and an extravagantly sculpted cloister. Peer down on the huddle of ancient rooftops from the walkway atop the medieval walls, then stroll across the River Ter for a spot of shopping. Catalan cuisine is renowned the world over, and in Girona you'll be spoiled for choice: grab a counter table at the market for a filling dish of the day, check out the contemporary creations at a glossy new tapas bar, or push the boat out at gastronomic mecca Celler de Can Roca, voted second best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine in 2011. The best restaurant was El Bulli located in Girona too but now is a foundation.
The climate of Girona region is the typically Mediterranean one. The proximity with the coast gives a soft temperatures during all the year.
During the spring there are some sunny days with pleasant temperatures, which will allow you to enjoy the privileged natural environment.
The summers, quite warm, they allow to carry out every type of aquatic activities.
In the autumn, however, the rains are frequent.
The winters are soft and dry and the temperature.
The most interesting place in Banyoles to visit, is the Olympic Banyoles lake that it was the olympic city of rowing at 1992.
The lake represents the origin and main symbolic identity of the town of Banyoles.
The lake and its associated lacustrine basin are regarded as the largest karstic stretch on the Iberian Peninsula, and make up an environmental system of enormous value.
It's located to the West of the town, it was declared part of the Plan for Spaces of National Interest (Pla d'Espais d'Interès Nacional, PEIN) by the Catalonia Generalitat. In 2003, it was included in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, and has been put forward for inclusion in the Natura 2000 Network for the Mediterranean region.
In addition, the Banyoles Town Council, as well as the local population, are petitioning for it to be declared a Nature Reserve.
Besides, it is important to visit the Banyoles town too!.
Banyoles' historical centre houses the origins of the medieval town and the town itself.
It is an historical nucleus built in the shade of the Sant Esteve Monastery. The Benedictine cenobium eventually led to the foundation of the old town, which took place from the 9th century onwards.
Cobbled streets, little squares and cozy corners, civil and religious buildings, art and the water flowing through the canals from the lake all come together in a unique town centre that merits special attention.
There are more places to visit such as the Preshistoric Caves of Serinyà, Besalú village, the Natural Park of Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa...
Would you like more activities or interesting places? Don't worry!! You will have a guide book with the most interesting places to visit and activities.