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Large Private Villa, Pool, Village in National Park, Mountains, near Girona

Lloyd Daniels

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish, Some French
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Lloyd Daniels

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, Some French
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015
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Large Private Villa, Pool, Village in National Park, Mountains, near Girona

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Viladrau Villa Rental Photos and Description

Five bedrooms, sleeps 12, village, ideal for large families and nature lovers.

Can Capella is a huge detached villa with private pool in the centre of a picturesque mountain village. It's available on a weekly, self-catering basis for large families and business groups seeking the peace and tranquility of this world class (UNESCO) nature reserve region of Catalonia. The historic villa was built in 1900 for Spanish nobility and is very private, surrounded by its own walled grounds, yet is two minutes walk to the town square. It has extensive lounge and dining space with all rooms and hallways built on a grand scale. Nature lovers will enjoy the three huge terraces with breathtaking mountain views. IT has five large bedrooms and two bathrooms on the top floor, with cloakrooms on each of the other two floors. Designed for entertaining with huge dining spaces and the house has three lounges, so it's easy to find a quiet corner. Children are well catered for with a separate tv lounge, toys and games, table tennis and outdoor play area with slide, swings and climbing tree. The gardens include a climbing tree, swimming pool, table tennis, bbq and outdoor dining. Parking in the gated private drive is secure. Viladrau is within easy reach of Barcelona, the Mediterranean and Pyrenees for days out and further adventures!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lloyd Daniels (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish, Some French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

About Lloyd Daniels

Hi, we are a family of six from London. We moved to Catalonia while the children were still small and had a fantastic few years restoring the house, exploring the region and making friends. The local Catalans enjoy the outdoors, good food and a healthy relaxed lifestyle - we loved the place and will probably end up retiring there!

Lloyd Daniels purchased this villa in 2004

Why Lloyd Daniels chose Viladrau

When we discovered it in 2004, despite its near derelict condition, we immediately fell in love with the house and the beautiful mountain village location. A friend in Girona had recommended we look at this house as they liked the idea of sharing drinks on the terrace overlooking the mountains! Two years later, we delivered on the promise. Built around 1900 the house had escaped past fashions of modernisation. It's design and layout are geared towards leisure and entertaining - it was a holiday house for a famous titled publishing family from Barcelona. Now it's a fantastic place for families to relax, have fun and explore the area.

What makes this villa unique

The village of Viladrau is located in Montseny Natural Park, which is a 'secret' gem of Catalonia. It offers a huge variety of unspoilt green waterfall valleys, steep forests of chestnut, pine, beech and oak and high rocky peaks. Top quality Catalalan cuisine can be found in pictureque mountain villages. Viladrau is also an easy drive to Barcelona, Girona, the Pyrenees and the beautiful fishing village beaches of the Costa Brava. Despite being in the centre of the village the house is completely private and really peaceful - and safe!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Large Private Villa, Pool, Village in National Park, Mountains, near Girona
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Gerrards Cross, UK
5

Great stay, super relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We found the villa very well equipped and perfect for our needs. It was very spacious, with room for all of us to eat and sit together, or hide away in peace. The kids loved the pool and there were plenty of loungers, fresh towels and outdoor seating. We loved the area, there were loads of fantastic mountain walks starting from the village. We would definitely return. The house is right in the village yet very private and secure for our young ones. Barcelona and Costa Brava beautiful beaches were great for days out, though we did need the car. The local restaurants were great especially the Chalet Coromina - very interesting food! and just across the road. We have no hesitation in recommending the villa to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback! Kind regards. Lloyd
5

Lovely Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely visit to the villa, what a fantastic house! We loved the village and people, especially Carmen, what a joy to know she was available to us if any probs. Thank you.

The fiesta was on at the weekend so we had a lovely time taking in all the traditional events, the fireworks being the big suprise!!! Amazing.

We are now at home planning a return trip. We recommend Viladrau and the villa to anyone for a super stay. Many thanks again. Linda

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, thanks very much for the feedback. Really glad you had a great time... and you are booked for 2015, huge welcome back! Lloyd
5

Great place to chill out

  • 5 of 5

Great place. High ceilings for rooms which will be cool in the summer, big living spaces, lots of room. Well-equipped kitchen in the main living area, with a spare downstairs. We were only five, but there was room for many more. Three great balconies which are great places to enjoy a gin and tonic, a glass of white wine or just a cup of tea sitting quietly enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of this somewhat sleepy mountain village.

In the main square there are bars and restaurants, a bank, shops and all the facilities one might reasonably require.

Carmen, who looked after the day-to-day management, was a fount of helpful information. Her daughter works in one of the local restaurants.

We enjoyed walking, the electric bicycles and the whole ambience.

The market in Vic is within easy reach as our various other attractions.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks loads for the feedback, really pleased you had a good time, Lloyd.
Silkeborg, Denmark
5

The holiday of your life ?

  • 5 of 5

The house is a large old house with lots of atmosphere. It may need some paint here and there, but it's charm will make you forget that. It has a beautiful and very quiet garden and a nice pool. In the garden you can play tabletennis, soccer or just relax.

The most fantastic thing about the house though is the location. We have never felt more welcome, than in this small village. There were hardly any tourists during our stay - so the locals took good care of us :-).

We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tina, thanks very much for the feedback... yes, the village and its people are fantastic! Glad you had a great time. Kind regards Lloyd
5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Such a stunning house in a beautiful location only a 30 min drive from Girona. We arrived late and had not eaten, Carmel the lovely local manager, arranged for us to eat at the local bar where they laid on some truly authentic local fayre at very short notice which was greatly appreciated and a lovely welcome to this friendly, charming village. The house is immaculate and full of character as well as being extremely spacious. The views are breath taking and the garden ideal for families.

The house has that perfect mix of space and privacy as well as being right in the centre of town.

Cannot fault it we had a really memorable weekend with friends and would definately go back.

Lloyd was a pleasure to do business with and met our every need, thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Victoria, thanks very much for the review and all the positive words. We're really pleased you had a great time!
edgewater,md.
5

viladrau May 2012

  • 5 of 5

My wife and four friends spent almost two weeks at Villa Viladrau in May. The town was charming and convenient (only a two block walk). There were four or five little cafes with above average food and good prices, several more upscale choices including the hotel restauant right across the street (very! good), and two small groceries for last minute needs. Lloyd was terrific to work with , graciously seeing to our every need. The location is a little remote (a little over an hour to the bigger nearby towns) , but coming home to our "mansion" made it worthwhile. The house is huge, very well furnished, and well equipped (the dining table seats14!). The housekeeper/greeter (sorry can't remember her name) was punctual, spoke perfect English,and was very helpful with suggestions for dining out. She also lives very nearby and made herself available a minutes notice. We can highly recommend Villa Viladrau if you're planning a trip to this area of this beautiful country.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg, thanks very much. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure to have you all. Kind regards, Lloyd

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Girona Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Many around town square - 2 minute walk from house
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Montanya Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Vic
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
C25
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Many, in and around village square - 2 minute walk
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Val Ter 2500m
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Costa Brava beaches - ask us for recommendations!
Car: recommended

This huge villa is located in the centre of a picturesque mountain village in Montseny Natural Park, a UNESCO protected World Biosphere Reserve and is just 60 minutes from Barcelona, Costa Brava Mediterranean beaches and the Pyrenees, and also just thirty minutes from Girona Airport (Ryanair, Easyjet). The village has all amenities including cafes, restaurants, bakers, butchers, chemist and general stores. Viladrau village is famous for its healthy air and spring water (it has 111 springs!), this along with its sunny dry days and cool nights, have made it the traditional summer retreat for wealthy Barcelonains and Spanish Royalty. It is ideal for groups seeking the peace and tranquility of an unspoilt mountain nature park and also the enjoyment of Catalan culture and cuisine. Viladrau is a walkers paradise - Montseny is packed with walks and cycle tracks. The peak of Matagals (visible from the terrace!) is a great walk from the house, with views of the Pyrenees, Barcelona and the Med. Further afield, one of our favourite walks is Val de Nuria - take the fenicular railway up and walk down (3 hrs). Montseny's quiet mountain roads and forest tracks make it hugely popular with on and off-road cyclists.

Other Activities: The most beautiful Costa Brava village beaches are an easy day trip 60 to 80 minutes away - Sa Tuna, Calella de Palafrugel, Llafranc, Aigua Blava, Sa Riera, are the best. Just outside Viladrau: Polo (ask in the village when a match is on - viewing is free!) and don't miss the Tree Rope Adventure Park - La Selva d'Aventura. Also Ballooning from Vic.

Golf: The beautiful Montanya Golf Club is 15 mins drive into the mountains, or the world standard, luxury PGA Catalunya 30 minutes away towards Girona.

Ski: Vel Ter 2055m is the nearest resort (60 mins), however La Molina, a 90 minute drive has much a more extensive skiiing and lift system.

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Rates & Availability

From £185 Per night

Viladrau Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Apr 4 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,395
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Aug 31 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A returnable damages deposit is payable in cash on arrival
Arrival / departure day; Saturday or Sunday
Prices are all inclusive of bedding, towels, utilities and cleaning.
A pre-shopping service and baby sitting are available on request.

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Amenities

Viladrau Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Aqua massage shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , cloakroom only
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , cloakroom only
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Corner bath, twin sinks
  • Bathrooms are large, with high quality fittings and power-showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Superking + Exclusive access to top terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , shared ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Kingsize bed, shared ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Kingsize bed
  • All bedrooms are large with good views Two of the bedrooms are en-suite to bathroom. Exclusive access to the top terrace through Bedroom 1 Cot available on request, no extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There are two kitchens,linked by a dumb waiter! Kitchen 1 is on the middle floor where the main dining area and lounges are located and Kitchen 2 is on the garden floor to complement the BBQ outside dining facilities. The garden floor kitchen also has the laundry facilities (washing machine and ironing)

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