LUXURY PRIVATE VILLA, POOL, VILLAGE IN NATIONAL PARK, MOUNTAINS, NEAR GIRONA

Lloyd Daniels

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

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LUXURY PRIVATE VILLA, POOL, VILLAGE IN NATIONAL PARK, MOUNTAINS, NEAR GIRONA

Viladrau Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

Can Capella is a luxury detached villa with private pool, available on a weekly, self-catering basis for large families and business groups seeking the peace and tranquillity of this world class (UNESCO) nature reserve region of Catalonia. The historic villa was built in 1900 for Spanish nobility and located in the centre of the picturesque village of Viladrau. 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 house is surrounded by walled grounds, so the swimming pool, table tennis, gardens, bbq, outdoor dining and parking are secure and very private. Just two minutes walk to the main square and within easy reach of Barcelona, the Mediterranean and Pyrenees.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Lloyd Daniels

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks spanish, english, Some French
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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 llifestyle - we loved the place and will probably end up retiring there!

Lloyd Daniels purchased this villa in 2004

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.

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!

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

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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Luxury Private Villa, Pool, Village in National Park, Mountains, near Girona
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Luxury Private Villa, Pool, Village in National Park, Mountains, near Girona
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Viladrau Osona - Girona
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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback! Kind regards. Lloyd
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Viladrau Osona - Girona
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.
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Viladrau Osona - Girona
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: Jul 2012
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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
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Viladrau Osona - Girona
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
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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!
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Luxury Private Villa, Pool, Village in National Park, Mountains, near Girona
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Viladrau Osona - Girona
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
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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
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Luxury Private Villa, Pool, Village in National Park, Mountains, near Girona
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Viladrau Osona - Girona
5

CYCLING HOLIDAY IN THE MOUNTAINS

  • 5 of 5
We were a small group of road cyclists – experienced in European cycling with a few Etapes, Marmottes and a Maratona or two under our belts.
There are two natural routes around the national park straight out of the door. Traffic free, to an almost spooky extent, the road surfaces are simply the best I’ve ever cycled on. Smooth, crack-free, never seen a pot hole in their lives and obviously beautifully-maintained (or maybe just very little-used) they were a complete joy to ride on. The very few drivers we met were ridiculously respectful and friendly.
The climbs around the Montseny National Park are that wonderful 5-6% gradient which lets the rider who’s not a natural climber find a nirvana of rhythm denied by the steeper stuff. The park’s locally famous for the flora and fauna and for the quality of its air. On the climb that goes up from Campins, as you reach the top you understand the whole quality of air thing. It’s densely wooded in a tree cathedral style towards the top and the air feels drinkable in its coolness and pureness. The road crosses a couple of high level viaducts and fabulous views open out. A really, really lovely climb. Descents are quick and exciting – the flawless road surfaces and almost total absence of traffic urge you to push on a bit and cars are so infrequent you have to remind yourself every so often you’re not on closed roads
We also headed out – still on small, traffic-free roads, towards the hills behind Girona. It’s easier to get to than it looks on the map and the descent into Angles from Sant Hilari, through a rocky wooded gorge, is euphoric. If it doesn’t put a big smile on your face you shouldn’t be cycling. We found a couple of steeper climbs – one of 10-12% for 5 k near Joanita/Bas area was a serious pull. Some excellent fun was had cruising around the volcanic peaks and plateaus near Cantonigros.
An average we covered 60-70 miles per day with around 2,000 metres of climbing. We were never bored and there was a lot more cycling that could have been done.
The house itself in Viladrau is little short of spectacular. It is enormous and has been refurbished to a very high spec, inside and out. Kitchen, bathroom and shower facilities are first class. There’s loads of secure garage room for bikes and plenty of flat areas outside for fettling. If you’re lucky enough to get the wonderfully hospitable Lloyd preparing your breakfast you’re set up for the day. Great porridge, fresh fruit, toast and the works all on tap.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Huge thanks Simon - The Montseny area is really popular with local on-road and off-road cyclists and now I understand why! I'm really happy you had such a good time on the mountains. Come back next year and I may join you...! Lloyd
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Map

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

This luxury villa is located in a picturesque village in Montseny Natural Park, a UNESCO protected World Biosphere Reserve and is just one hour from Barcelona, Mediterranean beaches and the Pyrenees mountains, and just thirty minutes from Girona Airport (Ryanair, Easyjet). The village has all amenities including cafes, restaurants, bakers, butchers, chemist and general stores, and the city of Vic with its historic market square, is just fifteen minutes drive away. 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 tranquillity 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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Viladrau Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 29 2014 - Jul 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,395
 
 
Last Minute Summer
Jul 21 2014 - Aug 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
 
 
Last Minute Summer
Aug 17 2014 - Aug 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
 
 
Late Summer 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
£295
£1,295
 
 
Late Summer 2014
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Viladrau Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
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 2 - 1 king , shared ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , shared ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • All bedrooms are large with good views Two of the bedroom are en-suite to bathroom Exclusive access to the top terrace through Bedroom 1 Cot available on request, no extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
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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