CATALAN MASIA WITH POOL. CLOSE TO GIRONA; EASY ACCESS COSTA BRAVA & BARCELONA.

Gill Colverson

Speaks english, A little Spanish & a little French.
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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CATALAN MASIA WITH POOL. CLOSE TO GIRONA; EASY ACCESS COSTA BRAVA & BARCELONA.

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True home from home. Small & large groups. Owner managed. Arrive, unpack, relax.

Welcome to Casa Nova d'en Borra, a character masia situated close to Girona and Girona airport, with easy access to Barcelona, Costa Brava and France.

Here we invite you to relax, unwind, to explore at leisure. Spend quality time with family and friends; experience Catalunya; a taste of the Mediterranean.

This renovated masia is a true home from home - light, spacious with modern comfort, well decorated and well appointed. Wifi and Sky Freesat TV, ipod and MP4 docking station. The house has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a seperate ground floor toilet.

Enjoy the fabulous outside roofed porch área with traditional barbecue, wooden furniture and outside lights, ideal for summer living and al fresco winter lunches.

The masia front garden is walled and fenced with gates; south facing catching the sun all day and the pool área is fenced so you can relax whilst your children play in the garden. In addition there are many other areas to explore on the estate - further garden area, our vegetable patch, fruit trees, hazelnut grove, fields and our cork and oak wood.

Ideal for small to large groups; whole house rental; toddler and family friendly; cyclists, golfers and retreats.

A true pleasure is the large outside roofed porch, to enjoy all year round - summer living, balmy nights, winter lunches. It is furnished with wooden tables, a fridge and traditional barbecue. The masia garden is private and secure, walled to the front, fenced at the back, and the pool area is fenced with a locking gate, so that you can relax whilst your children play. The masia and pool are south facing with open views; enjoy the sun all day long. There are many areas outwith the masia garden to explore, play boules, cycle, to retreat to with a book including our cork wood and hazelnut grove.

Casa Nova d'en Borra is a private estate, yet not isolated, situated between two villages (2km & 3km), with an easy 15 minute drive right into Girona's charming city centre and 25 minutes to S'Agaro our closest beach. There is a good variety of local shops, supermarkets, markets, restaurants & activities all within 10 minutes of the masia.

Owner managed; a warm welcome; book with confidence.

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT -: Ideally situated with good transport links with mainland Spain, the Balearics & Europe.

AIRPORTS - GIRONA, BARCELONA, REUS, PERPIGNAN, CARCASSONNE, BEZIERS -

1 - Girona, 10 minute drive from the masia. www.ryanair.com.

2 - Barcelona, 60/70 minutes south of the masia - good access AP-7 road.

3 - Reus, 2 hours to the south.

4 - Perpignan, 1 hour to the north.

5 - Carcassonne & Beziers, 2 hours to the north.

TRAIN STATIONS -

1 - Girona, 15 minutes from masia. www.renfe.es

2 - Caldes de Malavella, 15/20 minutes from masia - excellent for a day trip to Barcelona.

3 - Perpignan, 1 hour north.

4 - AVE / TGV - high speed train. Paris to Figueres, (5/6 hours). www.tgv-europe.com Barcelona to Madrid, approx 2/3 hours.

- New ! Girona to Barcelona in 35/40 minutes, direct.

5 - ALVIA - train connecting TGV train at Figueres to Girona and Barcelona,.

CAR -

The AP-7 road is within 15 minutes of the masia. Exit junction 7 or 8. Easy access north into France and south to Barcelona, Tarragona to Valencia.

BUS -

www.barcelonabus.com Girona airport to Barcelona & airport.

www.frogbus.com Perpignan station to Girona airport.

ACTIVITIES, EVENTS, COST OF LIVING - : There is a full information pack in the house including restaurant & supermarket information with maps. Please see our website and blog for a diary of events & useful websites - www.casanovagirona.com

www.casanovagirona.blogspot.com - 'A Handful of Hazelnuts'. www.ajuntament.gi www.costabrava.org www.selvaturisme.com

A few of our annual events, 2014 -

JANUARY 5th - Parade of the Three Kings, Girona.

MARCH 27th, DIJOUS GRAS - Carnaval Week starts.

MARCH, 24th to 30th - Volta de Catalunya. Girona stage, 25th.

EASTER, APRIL 18th - Good Friday Procession, Girona.

APRIL 23rd - Diada de Sant Jordi. 'Book & Rose' day.

MAY, 9th to 11th - F1, Spanish GP, Circuit de Catalunya.

MAY, 10th to 18th - Temps de Flor, Girona's Flower Festival.

JUNE, 19th -Corpus Christi. Floral Carpets.

JUNE, 23rd - Eve of Sant Joan, Summer Solstice.

SEPTEMBER - Alt Emporda Wine Show.

SEPTEMBER -Medieval Festival, Castello d'Empuries.

OCTOBER, first weekend, Brunyola Hazelnut Festival. OCTOBER - Girona 'Sant Narcis' Fairs, Festivals & Markets.

LATE NOVEMBER to 23rd Dec - Santa Llucia Fair, Barcelona.

DECEMBER - Christmas Fairs, Ice Ring, Nativity Scenes.

EATING OUT - Restaurants, cafes and bars; never struggle to find something to eat ! Prices to suit all pockets. Great variety, particularly in Girona and Barcelona - traditional, tapas, vegetarian, Italien, Creperies, Chinese, Indian. Sandwiches to seafood extravaganza !

EAT OUT LOCALLY - Try a 'Menu Diari', traditional lunchtime 3 course menu with choices, including wine & water - 9 to 12 euros per person - great value, traditional Catalan cuisine.

CATALUNYA THROUGH THE YEAR -: Girona Province enjoys all the seasons, yet has a climate which makes it ideal as an all year round destination. Some people call it the 'sunny side of the Pyrenees' and we do have many many days of sunshine, without the rain of the north side of the Pyrenees.

SPRING - Fabulous blossom, green verdant landscapes, sun and warmth. Superb for cyclists, walking, exploring.

SUMMER - True summer heat, dry heat, not the intense heat of the south or interior.

LATE SUMMER - Glorious, balmy days, enjoy the pool. AUTUMN - Sun, autumnal colour, fallen leaves, an abundance of food markets and festivals.

WINTER - Clear blue skies and sunshine, real feel-good weather. Day temps vary from 10 to 20 degrees, warm in the sunshine. Chilly nights, occasional frosts, but warm and cosy in front of the wood burning stove.

RAIN - Rain showers usually in April and early or late November, often during the night, they don't usually linger. Occasional summer thunderstorms.

THE POOL - easily used from April to October.

VISIT US IN MAY, JUNE, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER - fabulous months, lots of festivals to experience, great temperatures, the pool, bbq - enjoy the Catalan sunshine.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful 10 days. We enjoyed the house, the kindness of Chris and Gill, the facilities and the area. The house felt like home. Thank you.
Sep 2012
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Gill Colverson

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Speaks english, A little Spanish & a little French.
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Chris and Gill welcome you to Casa Nova d'en Borra in Catalunya.

Here we take pride in providing a comfortable, well presented house for you to truly relax in, to feel at home.

We made the move from Edinburgh, Scotland to Catalunya; from owning and working in our restaurant, Le Cafe St. Honore, central Edinburgh for more than 15 years, to renovating and refurbishing this Catalan masia and estate.

Life is never dull here - there is much to explore, to discover, people to meet, foods to try, guests to cater for, markets and festivals to attend, theatres, museums and exhibitions, the masia and grounds to be managed, sunshine to be enjoyed.

We look forward to welcoming you to this fabulous place.

For more information and ditties on our life here please do dip into our blog - www.casanovagirona.blogspot.com

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Catalan masia with pool. Close to Girona; Easy access Costa Brava & Barcelona.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Catalan masia with pool. Close to Girona; Easy access Costa Brava & Barcelona.
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Santa Coloma de Farners La Selva
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WONDERFUL HOUSE

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We were a group of 12 friends, including children, who periodically go on vacations together for 2 weeks, and do some biking and lots of eating. This house is as comfortable as shown on the web page and worked very well for us.

The spaces are large enough for a large group, and comfortably furnished. There are enough different places, that you are not confined to your room if you want a little privacy. The outdoor eating area was great. The internet and TV and other facilities worked well.

The hosts were extremely accomodating and friendly. The grounds well kept. The area nearby is quite pretty for both walking close by, as well as for road biking.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Catalan masia with pool. Close to Girona; Easy access Costa Brava & Barcelona.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438793
+34 872000218
Santa Coloma de Farners La Selva
5

TRÈS BELLE MAISON DANS UN COIN TRANQUILLE

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons réservés cette superbe maison une semaine en juillet 2011 pour 17 personnes (4 familles). Chaque famille avait sa salle de bains, nous avions beaucoup d'espace dans la maison, une cuisine bien équipée, les chambres bien aménagées et les propriétaires très sympas, nous avions d'ailleurs commandé les repas des adultes pour notre arrivée du samedi soir et c'était parfait. Le coin est très tranquille car c'est la seule maison aux alentours de ce bois (nous avons même fait un peu de VTT dans le bois en partant directement de la maison) tout en étant pas très loin des commerces, les propriétaires habitent juste à côté et sont très accessibles, ils nous ont même fait profiter de leur potager !!! Le seul bug de cette semaine a été la météo mais personne n'y pouvait rien.
Un grand merci à Chris et Gill pour cet agréable séjour et nous recommandons vivement cette location à toutes les personnes qui souhaitent avoir de l'espace, une maison très bien équipée, un coin tranquille et de très bonnes relations avec les propriétaires.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Girona Airport
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Caldes de Malavella & Girona
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Junction 8, Ap-7
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Platja d'Aro / S'Agaro
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
La Crosa, Sant Dalmai
Nearest Ski
125 Kilometres
La Molina
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
PGA Catalunya, Caldes de Malavella
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Brunyola, El Castell. Sant Dalmai, Can Gros.
Car: recommended

We are situated in the N.E. corner of Spain, 40 minutes from the French border, 15 minutes south of Girona city centre, 10 minutes from Girona airport, 25 minutes from the coast & within an hour of Barcelona. Travel is easy and direct.

Private, secluded, yet not isolated, this location allows you to enjoy all aspects of Catalunya from countryside to coastal, village to city.

The masia is situated between two villages, (2 & 3km), with a large variety of shops, restaurants, cafes & supermarkets in the área, and only a 15 minute drive right into Girona's charming city centre.

Days can be as active or as lazy as you wish - travel, explore or enjoy the house, pool and estate, end the day with a great family bbq.

Our closest beaches, approx 25 minute drive - Platja d'Aro and S'Agaro.

Our closest golf courses are PGA Catalunya and Franciac Pitch and Putt, 15 minute drive, and Golf Girona and Golf d'Aro, both approx 25 minute drive.

Cycling - Girona Province is a perfect location for road cycling with excellent cycling routes, It is home to many pro-cyclists. Sant Hilari is one of our local routes.

We can recommend the charm of Girona, with it's excellent shops, restaurants, tapas, culture & markets; Costa Brava coves & beaches; family fun at a Platja d'Aro waterpark; many golf courses; medieval village of Besalu; Salvador Dali Museums; ES F1 GP weekend; crafts & festivals; Thermal Spa at Santa Coloma de Farners; walking; cycling; the cosmopolitan streets of Barcelona within easy reach. Enjoy all year round - there is something for all ages and interests.

Please see our blog for up to date activities, recipes, weather etc - www.casanovagirona.blogspot.com

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Availability & Rates

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Santa Coloma de Farners House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer 2014, 10 People
Jun 7 2014 - Jul 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,900
 
 
High Season 2014, 10 People
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,300
 
 
Late Summer, 10 People
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,900
 
 
Mid Season 2014, 10 People
Sep 13 2014 - Nov 7 2014
2 night minimum stay
€295
From
€295
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,400
 
 
Low Season 2014, 10 People
Nov 8 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
€295
From
€295
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €400.00
Notes We have various rental rates dependant on your group size, length of stay and season -
GROUP A - up to 14 people - 1400 to 2600 euros /wk.
GROUP B - up to 10 people - 1100 to 2300 euros /wk.
GROUP C - up to 6 people - 900 to 2100 euros /wk.

All charges are included in the rental price.
Security deposit, refundable.
Short stays, low & mid season.
Sat to Sat rental, high season.
Owner managed.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Santa Coloma de Farners House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Stove
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En Suite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En Suite.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shared Bathroom.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , En Suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , En Suite.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Downstairs Toilet.
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower , Shower By Pool.
  • Casa Nova d'en Borra has five bathrooms in total - four en suite bathrooms/shower rooms and one bathroom that is shared by two bedrooms. There are two baths - bedrooms 2 and 5. We have two baby baths. There is a seperate downstairs toilet in the hall.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , En Suite. Ground floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En Suite.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Shared Bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed. Shared Bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , En Suite.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , En Suite.
  • The masia has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms & a seperate ground floor toilet. The position of the bedrooms in the house is - Ground floor - 1 bedroom with shower room. First floor - 4 bedrooms, with 2 en suites and 1 bathroom. Second floor - 1 bedroom with shower room. Three cots are available - a rigid wooden cot & 2 travelling cots. Two additional single fold down beds - ideal for children. The masia has 4 hairdryers for your use.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Clubs
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 19 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
POOL - The pool area is fenced with locking gate, to ensure that you can relax whilst your children play. WINTER WARMTH - The masia has central heating & a wood burning stove. SUMMER HEAT - The masia has great thick walls to keep the summer heat out, feel the cool air as you enter. We recommend that shutters to the front are kept shut during the day and opened each night to let the cooler air in. Each room has ceiling and/or free standing fans including the hall. There is constant hot water. Linen & ample towels are provided. BABIES & TODDLERS - we have baby & toddler equipment including high chairs, monitors, steriliser, potties, etc. WIFI - There is WIFI access - bring your laptop. MUSIC - There is an IPOD/ MP3 portable docking station for your use. TV - ES & CAT tv & UK SKY freesat.
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