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Gorgeous spacious villa with pool in the hills, Catalonia, Costa Brava, Spain

Nicholas and Nicola Hall

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Gorgeous spacious villa with pool in the hills, Catalonia, Costa Brava, Spain

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Cassa de la Selva Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms all ensuite, modern open-plan living and dining space for 12 people

Can Lledo is totally unique - modern, spacious and open-plan, yet this farmhouse conversion still retains many original features. It is nestled in the Gavarres hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with views down to the Costa Brava that really take your breath away. Within these hills, the house is set in 54 acres, with truly beautiful gardens, a stunning infinity swimming pool, and an abundance of natural forest paths to explore. We have a tree house on the path down to one of our fields, and this begins a walk which takes about an hour to explore the trails within our land.

The interior is sleek and modern and all rooms have been thoughtfully furnished. Upstairs are 4 large double bedrooms, 3 of which have incredible panoramic windows and 1 boasts a terrace and chairs for a little more 'me' time. There is room with 2 bunk beds, which is perfect for children, and a couple of fold-down beds and cots should you need more beds. There is another double bedroom downstairs with optional twin beds. All bedrooms have modern ensuite bathrooms.

Living space includes a large open-plan kitchen with all mod cons and a dining room that seats12. There is a fully equipped utility room next to the kitchen. To make the most of the views, we have designed the house so that from the kitchen and dining room, you can look out of the enormous windows to take it in at all times.

A large yet cosy TV room adjoins the games room, and is the perfect place to chill out with a good dvd. The huge sofa can seat 10 people and there are bean bags and a rocking chair for extra relaxation. The games room is full of fun, with a ping pong table, table football, and darts to get competitive.

The open-plan kitchen is centred around a big island, and opens onto an beautiful stone-arched outdoor eating area. The table seats 12, and is perfect for al fresco dining overlooking the pool. There is also a coal barbeque which is ideal for cooking the Catalan dish of 'mar y montanya' - literally meaning 'sea and mountain' and referring to the way they combine both seafood and meat. Our favourites are large prawns and steak!

Website: Can Lledo has a private website giving further details of the house, the local area, things to do and further information about local amenities. At the time of booking, we can give you access to the website to help you plan your stay.

Activities: There are so many things to do in the area, although you may want to sit back and relax by the pool for the week at the house. We have a detailed information folder at the house listing everything there is to do in the area. Some examples of activities you can do are: kite surfing, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, diving, ballooning, golf cycling, cycling, horse riding, hiking, go karting, boat trips and kayaking.

Culture: There are many beautiful historic towns near Can Lledo and again we list all of these attractions on our website and also in our information folder. You might want to visit the stunning cathedral or walk the wall of the old town in Girona. You may want to drive for an hour south to Barcelona. There are various museums, the house and birth place of Salvador Dali, stunning beach coves and seaside towns such as Palafrugell, Sa Riera, Begur and Llafranc. Besalu bridge is worth a trip, as is Cadaques. The Pyrenees are breath taking on the drive from the airport up to Can Lledo, and only an hours drive away.

Extras: As well as our private website and information book with details and information on so many local attractions, we can also put you in touch with a number of people who might make your holiday more relaxing and special. Should you want to go out and leave the children, we have a great local babysitter; if you would like an evening of Catalan cuisine, we can organise a chef to come to the house; and if you feel like you need to unwind even further, we have a yoga teacher and massage therapists who can come to the house for individual classes and sessions.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nicholas and Nicola Hall (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Can Lledo is an absolutely fabulous house in an idyllic location set in the Catalan Hills and if you are looking for a tranquil place to chill out this is it! The house is extremely spacious, clean, with every conceivable piece of equipment/utensil required. Our party consisted of six pernickety gents but we each had a large double en-suite bedroom with modern fittings. The spacious grounds and gardens all around the house are lovely and very well kept, in which is situated a very nice swimming pool with all the sun loungers, outdoor sports equipment, Bar-b-q etc you could want. The views over the surrounding forestry are amazing, with no other building in sight. If one was looking to be overcritical you could say that the track leading up to the house for the last half mile was pretty bumpy but that was only a minor point. We all thought that it was a wonderful holiday house in an excellent secluded location and would certainly recommend it for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.
Aug 2014
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Gorgeous spacious villa with pool in the hills, Catalonia, Costa Brava, Spain
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our three consecutive holidays at Can Lledo have all been magical. We keep coming back because we can’t imagine a better place for a family get together. The beauty and peacefulness of the location is matched by the comfort of the house. Because Can Lledo is a family home and not just a commercial rental property it has a very different feel to it. Everything has been chosen carefully to look lovely or to function well. No corners have been cut and you feel that you're sharing a lovely and well-loved space.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Best place to forget the rest of the world!!

  • 5 of 5

I fell in love with CanLledo as soon as I saw the pics online but I fell REALLY in love when I step through the beautiful and modern kitchen, dropped my bags in the spacious and cozy bedroom and saw the amazing view on the forest and the park, when I took my first shower and bath in the huge bathroom and when I realised that I was going to spend a long time around and in that infinity swimming pool!!

Nicola, our host, has thought at each details to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Nicola organised a special corner of the house with games, pool tables, TV and even a small area with flyers, prospectus and guides to discover the best spots in Catalonia.nEach rooms welcomed us with flowers and fruits, fresh towels etc..

I was organising a Yoga retreat in this house and my guests were enchanted by the welcome and the beauty of the place. They felt at home straight away. The house is also not too far of the beach and some great sightseeing like the Salvador Dali's house and the delightful Girona city, all 30 to 40 minutes away from the house. Some of us never left the house and never felt the cabin fever syndrome, everything is in the house.. you definitely can forget the rest of the world and I am back next year!! Thank you Nicola and Nicola xx Laurent from

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Tranquil luxury, with a view from the Gods

  • 5 of 5

It's all about the tranquility and the view, and the beautiful house. We would recommend this special place to anyone at any stage of life. The view is almost tropical, echoes of Asia. The tranquility is beguiling - no planes, no traffic, just nature. The house is both rustic and luxurious: a great mix.

We enjoyed doing nothing, and being very active. We barely left the house for several days; and other days we went on fantastic trips to Girona, Barcelona, the lovely beach resort that overlooks the sea that is visible from the house, Dali's house etc, and we did not even play golf (to my wife's delight, and my chagrin)......

There was also great support from Sara who lives nearby - she gave lots of support on small details that made a lot of difference to the success of our holiday.

Top marks all round. We will go again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

It was all that the website suggested, and more. The setting is stunning, the house is very large and beautifully renovated in a way that respects the traditional building and yet provides an utterly comfortable modern living space. Most importantly, it is the owners home and this shows. It feels personal and loved and all the little things that often don't work well in a rented property (even top end) have been taken care of because the owners themselves use and care for the house.

Aside from the fabulous property, the area is sublime. Very tight planning regs mean that there are almost no buildings nearby so the silence at night is total. We slept the sleep of the dead!

We've already booked our return week next year. Can't wait!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Paradise in Spain

  • 5 of 5

Can Lledo is an amazing retreat in a very beautiful part of Spain. Arriving there is a fabulous experience because it feels like discovering a palace hidden in the mountains. The house is extremely comfortable and so large that it takes a while before you remember the way to your room. The view is breathtaking and we ended up spending more time "at home" than exploring the touristic sites around. Sara and her husband were also very helpul and answered all our questions and our week at Can Lledo is one that all our party will remember with pleasure !

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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A stunning property with breath taking views.

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a wonderful holiday house. Its even bigger and more beautiful than the website photos suggested. The location is idyllic and the views are amazing. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are large and well designed with modern fittings. The living areas are massive, and the children and adults alike loved the games rooms.

However we spend nearly all our time outside in the gorgeous garden. The pool was wonderful and very well kept. It has a shallow corner which was perfect for our two year old. The pool is a good size, at times we had lilo battles and lane swimming happening at once. There were plenty of sun loungers for our large group of 6 adults and 5 kids. Then we found the hidden gem, the outside seating area, which felt like the VIP section of a very swanky club. Gorgeous cushioned horseshoe seating, long bench table, hanging seats all looking out over the views. Perfect in the day to quietly read your book in the shade, or in the evening with the fairy lights switched on. Our eleven year old had her birthday party there, it was magical.

Sara was there to greet us and give us the tour, she was always available and cheery when we phoned with questions, such as when the supermarket was open. She also took my mother to the hair dressers and stayed to translate.

Tony did a wonderful job of cooking lunch and dinner for us every day. Such a lovely couple and such a treat to not cook or clean for a week.

As we spend a week in Barcelona the week before arrive here, we had no desire to explore the area, we simply had a lazy week and what a great location to do nothing. The furthest I went was down the trail to the treehouse.

All in all, you just can't go wrong staying here for a week or two. I've been back a few weeks now and I still feel rested.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so so happy you had such a wonderful holiday at our home! It brings us huge pleasure to hear about our guests experiences, and your week with the family sounds just perfect. We would look forward to welcoming you back to Can Lledo in future years and hope that restful feeling continues into September! Warmest regards Nicola and Nicholas :)


Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Girona Barcelona
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Cassa de la Selva
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
PGA Catalunya
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Cassa de la Selva
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Guils de Cerdanya
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Sant Pol
Car: recommended

Can Lledo is situated in the rolling hills of Catalonia, Spain, near to the Costa Brava, rightfully famous for its breathtakingly beautiful coastline. The historic city of Girona is only 30 minutes away, and the airport to fly to is Girona Barcelona.

The house is nestled in the Gavarres hills, with the infinity pool boasting stunning views down to the coast, but it is easy to explore the region. You can find the beautiful towns of Monells or Sant Sidurni de l'Heura within a 20 minute drive, and be at the beach within 30 minutes. The coast has wide beaches of golden sand and crystal clear waters or little coves backed by sheer pine covered cliffs. Palamos, Palafrugell, Pals, Sant Pol, Tamariu, Aguabrava, and Sant Marti d' Empuries are some of our favoutie beaches and can be reached in half an hour.

The interior of the Costa Brava is every bit as stunning as the coast, with pristine medieval villages set in lush Mediterranean landscapes. Begur, Cadaques and Peratallada are all well worth a visit, and Roses further up the coast is a picturesque hillside town of whitewashed houses.

The nearest town to Can Lledo is Cassa de la Selva, 10 minutes by car, with great supermarkets, ATM, petrol station, hospital and the majority of your day to day needs. Monells, Sant Sadurni de l'Heura and Bisbal d'Emporda are gorgeous villages to wander the streets and take in the Catalan customs. Bisbal d'Emporda is known for its pottery and is host to an excellent hotel and restaurant called Castell D'Emporda.

You may just want to sit back with a good book by the pool, but if you want to explore the region, there are many day trips and excursions to tempt you: shopping and dining in Girona or Barcelona, visiting Salvador Dali's house and museum or home town of Cadaques; wandering the vast Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries; or heading out for some fun at Aqua Diver water park!

There are award-winning golf courses nearby, PGA Catalunya being one of them, as well as incredible cycling...Lance Armstrong lived and trained in Girona, and the area is renowned for serious road cycling. Great hiking, tennis, horse riding, sky diving, rock climbing and all water sports are within 30 minutes of the house for those of you who love being busy on holiday. We have a private website and information pack with contact details for all of these activities and excursions.

The nearest city to Can Lledo is Girona, host to one of the greatest cathedrals in Spain and a beautiful city to wander around. The old town is the place to head for, with meandering cobbled streets and great al fresco dining. The food in Catalonia is an exquisite mix of traditional and fusion, and there are plenty of restaurants to visit, both in Girona and neighbouring villages. We have a collection of our favourites and highly recommended listed on our website and in our information pack, and will gladly advise you :)

Other Activities:


The nearest beach is 25 minutes away and there are endless choices for beaches: little coves for snorkelling or huge long and sandy for windsurfing. You might want to snorkel or scuba, try kite surfing, take a trip deep sea fishing, or ride a banana boat. We are happy to help with information on all of the many watersports here.


The golf in the area is some of the best in the world and home to PGA Catalunya, often voted the number one course in Sapin and host to the Spanish Open. PGA Catalunya is 30 mins drive from the house and there are a further 6/7 fantastic golf courses to chose from within 50 minutes of the house. Our welcome pack has a detailed listing for each including contact details and maps to each.


One of the most special early morning activities we have done here is take a hot air balloon ride. Starting near the coast and heading over picturesque villages and the hills, this is a truly magical way to see the region. And finish it all off with a huge Catalan breakfast!


The area is famous as a Tour de France training ground, and it is not unusual to see professional teams cycling along the winding mountainous roads, as well as locals who love the sport and take it seriously. Whether you like road biking or prefer the challenge of mountain biking the trails around the house, we know a bike company that will deliver bicycles to the house. A great way to test your fitness and see more of the region.


The house is situated a few hours from the Pyrenees which boasts superb skiiing in the winter months. It is possible to drive there after your stay at the house but I would not recommend doing a day trip across the mountain for a days skiing as the winding roads would not make for a relaxed day! However, Can Lledo could be the perfect location to stay for a week before heading off for a week in the Pyrennes skiing or hiking.


Rates & Availability

From £500 Per night

Cassa de la Selva Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
September 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £500.00
Pet Fee £50.00
Notes - Please enquire if you are seeking less than 7 nights in mid season and the week is free
- We have the ability to organise a cook, additional cleaning or a babysitter, but this is not included in the price
- If you would like to book a special event with us we will arrange rates accordingly :)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Cassa de la Selva Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double Sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Double Sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms including the bunkbed room. One of the bedrooms boasts the most incredible 'cinema' window with 180 degree views of the hills leading to the sea. There is an additional toilet with basin downstairs. Please note that in keeping with local ecological awareness, we ask our guests to respect water and to be mindful of excess use. Towels are supplied in every bathroom.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite with Terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , 2 Bunk Beds, Ensuite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Possible 2 singles, Ensuite
  • The house can sleep 12 people comfortably and we have bunk beds for children. We do have extra single beds and cots All bedrooms have modern ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a large roof terrace overlooking the views with 2 reclining chairs. The other bedroom at the front of the house also enjoys superb views and has a sofa and large window to enjoy the views. One bedroom has a very large bathroom with windows that give a 180 degree view of the hills down to the sea. The bedroom downstairs has a double bed that can be split to give 2 twin beds. The bedroom at the back of the house has its own private door if guests wish to have more quiet time away! There are 2 cots available for babies and some fold-down beds for extra sleeping arrangements.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Deposit: There is a £500 security deposit payable one month before arrival. This is refunded following a satisfactory check of the house after your departure. Babysitter: If you would like a babysitter we have 2 good babysitters locally who charge 9 euros an hour. Chef: We can organise a fantastic chef to come and cook typical Catalan cuisine for you should you like to have a break from cooking for the evening. Cleaning: If you require extra cleaning during your stay to make you time more relaxing we can organise a cleaner at the rate of 30 euros a day. Bicycles: We can arrange bikes to be delivered to the house for the week. Activities: We are happy to help you book any activities - balloning, sky diving, sailing etc

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