About the property
- Chateau / Country House8611 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
MAS with pool. WIFI. INCLUDING CLEANING. Equipped with sheets, towels. Terrace
FROM YOUR HOME TO YOUR OTHER HOME BUT ON HOLIDAYS.
Want a peaceful quiet holiday away from the usual tourist traps but still close enough for day trips to Barcelona, Girona and the Costa Brava coastline? Want to experience traditional Catalonian hospitality and culture? Then this house is for you.
Situated on the side of a mountain, this beautiful 300 years old house provides breathtaking views from almost every point on the property. There are three full sized and equipped kitchens with dishwashers in all, one kitchen is right next to the pool and includes an air-conditioner for hot sunny days. In the level floor, there are four large bedrooms in each with its own bathroom, besides a great living room with fireplace, at the same level of the swimming pool and leisure area. In the main floor, that is the second level, there is a suite room with bathroom where there are a hydro massage bathtub and shower, and two more bedrooms that share a bathroom, and spectacular living room with fireplace that would lead you to a suggestive gallery where to admire the Brugent Valley. Finally, in the upper floor, third level there will be one bedroom but with a bathroom with hydro massage shower as well; in this floor there is an indoor leisure room where to enjoy a football table and a pool, while you can taste any drink.
All the beds are European size, and in most of the rooms It is perfectly possible to place supplementary beds or even cradles.There is a laundry with cloth washer and dryer. The house is fully equipped with blankets, sheets, bedspreads, pillows, and bath and beach towels.
The house is ideal for winter thanks to a fireplace, as well as in the other three seasons; spring, summer and autumn, for long walks and strolls in the surrounding mountains. There is a traditional covered terrace with arches, where you may play table tennis, football table or billiard, something that young and older people will enjoy. On this terrace there is also a chat table and chairs for enjoying the scenery.
A large south facing salt water pool is yours to enjoy for your entire holiday. No need to deal with the harsh after-effects of chlorinated water. In the pool, there are water polo goals and whirlpool jets, so that you can have even more fun. There's an outdoor shower and change room which includes a full bathroom, another shower and another clothes dryer.
After all these, just a brief break: let us suggest you to discover a surprisingly different not only view, or vision but even a picture of the house and the surrounding area: that it is a musical promotional film that was recorded in the Manor at the end of September 2.012. You only have to find it in "You-Tube" "No season Love" by Capri Elle. Just watch it, close your eyes and imagine where you can enjoy what are to be one of your best holidays.
Children of all ages will love the house as there are endless activities for them, including two electric cars, skateboard, scooters, video games, pool table, ping pong table, football table, darts, bowling, basketball, soccer net and much more.
A twenty minute hike from the back of the property takes you to a 1000 year old church perched on a cliff overlooking the entire valley. A similar 5 minute walk through the forest will take you to a lovely restaurant. Patrons are invited to use the restaurants pool if they wish.
A five minute drive takes you to Amer, an active , picturesque town with narrow cobbled streets and a traditional square. Though village of Amer is rather small with about 2500 inhabitants, there are all the service that you would eventually need, such as Health Centre, pharmacy, two bank offices, Fire Station, Theatre, Museum, Petrol Station, Football field, Sport Pavilion... In the main and monumental square there are two bars where you can comfortably chill out and drink some beer, wines or any other spirits. Next to the Central Square (Plaça de la Vila), there are also two fish shop, two local greengrocers, three supermarkets, four traditional bakeries, tobacconist, and two local hallmark butchers. There is a wide range of restaurants, from Pizzeria, to Mediterranean food, local cuisine, snack bar, and even take-away; what means that you can always find at least one affordable to every economy. Finally it is also to be mentioned some traditional craftsmanship as wickerwork and espadrilles
I'm sure you will enjoy yourselves and want come back to Amer, where you can relax and enjoy the many activities offered, such as trekking, para-glide, climbing, motocross, golf, horse riding, and a possible flight on balloon over the Garrotxa. You can also enjoy bicycling, regardless of age, thanks to the Greenway (bike-lane) passing next to the house going from Olot to Girona. That is why you can count not only on all sort of bicycles, with baby saddles if needed that we have in the house, but that we would arrange that, and even the transfers as well, as a free contribution for your holidays. Cities nearby include Figueres, Olot, Girona, Vic, Lake of Banyoles, Ripoll, Camprodon, etc and even Barcelona in one hour driving.
On the old dining table you will find many ideas for what you can do during your holidays, and the house has games and table-games for children and all ages.
Finally, we can promise you that we will make the greatest effort to ensure that you will have a wonderful and memorable holiday and you will like to repeat.
Montse Ramos Carbajo
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- May 22, 2018
About Montse Ramos Carbajo
Very hospitable and cosmopolitan people.
Montse Ramos Carbajo purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2000
Why Montse Ramos Carbajo chose Amer
You will enjoy the sounds of Nature that you may have forgotten. Spectacular views for your eyes. Enjoy the strolls and sunsets.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Rest, fun in the same house if you do not want to go out like: table football, billiards, basketball hoop, pim-pom, goals, bikes and many other outdoor games and board games.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A quiet gem in the hills of Catalonia
As a large family of 9, we had a fantastic stay here in July / August and have thought about returning, even though we generally tend to stay at a place just the once.
Montse, Alvaro and family are friendly and welcoming hosts. The farmhouse is their main home, with the lower ground floor for guests, separated from the main house so plenty of privacy. This was never a problem, they were happy to help when we needed and to give space when not (during our 2 week stay they were often away).
The property is quite well maintained. Some portion of the grassed area was under development but there was still plenty of yard space.
As the pictures show, the pool area is lovely. The pool is a good size, gets good sun, and overlooks the hills. We had a lot of fun playing pool games, diving in or just being lazy. We gave feedback at the end of our stay that some parts of the pool area needed a bit of maintenance, but again this is just normal wear and tear.
The kitchen is small but that didn't seem to be a problem. I would suggest that it could do with a better selection of cooking equipment, and food storage was limited for a large family, but we made do and it was fine. There is a small table in the kitchen, but we tended to eat at the large indoor table, at the large circular table out on the balcony, or in the cooking / dining room by the pool.
It was nice to have the pool table and ping pong table. The pool table and equipment did need some repair, so hopefully that has is better now (but the playing surface was fine).
The house is located at the end of a winding dirt road up a steepish hill. It's about a 5-minute drive into Amer, or a 15-20 minute walk following the path down the hill into town.
We really enjoyed walking up to the chapel at the top of hill, about 30 minutes and the views up there. There doesn't seem to be a lot of choice for eating out in Amer as it is quite small, but we'd definitely recommend Masai D'Amer (which you can walk to) – excellent food, nice setting and great prices.
Getting to Girona took about 30 minutes and was very easy. Driving to Barcelona took about 90 minutes.
Overall we had a really enjoyable family holiday here.
Our nice holiday in Amer
Our nice holiday in Amer
I'd like to tell you that we've really liked our holiday. All the things described on the ad were present. The villa was clean and spacious always as described. The owners of the villa were always ready to help, to explain and were always at our disposal. Were were travelling with our little baby and we needed all the necessary things for little babies, and, as it was promised, we have found everything we needed: from kitchen equipments up to toys. The territory of the villa has a nice pool where we have enjoed our time. We travelled also with my brother and his gf and they like their staying at the villa as much as we did. Being really big and spacious the villa gave space and privacy to all of us. The town of Amer is really cute. The territory is green, full of trees and the people are very friendly. If you want to walk you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. The air is fresh and clean.Being situated not far from Barcelona, it takes you about 60 minutes to get to Barcelona, we have gone several times to Barcelona and we've liked this city. All in all we advise everyone to make a holiday in this beutiful place cause you'll find all the things you need and your vacation will be unforgettable.
Vorrei dirvi che ci è piaciuta veramente la nostra vacanza. Tutte le cose descritte erano presente. La villa era pulita è spaziosa sempre come descritta. I proprietari della villa erano pronti ad aiutare, a spiegare ed erano sempre alla nostra disposizione. Viaggiavamo con la nostra bambina and perciò avevamo bisogno di tutte le cose necessarie per i bambini piccoli e, come era promesso, abbiamo trovato tutto di cui avevamo bisogno: dalle cose della cucina ai giocattoli. Il territorio della villa ha una bella piscina dove abbiamo passato il nostro tempo. Con noi c’era anche mio fratello con la sua ragazza e a loro come a noi è piaciuta molto la nostra permanenza nella villa. Essendo veramente grande e spaziosa la villa ha dato la privacy a tutti di noi. Il paese di Amer è veramente carino. Il territorio e verde, pieno di alberi and la gente è molto simpatica. Se uno vuole fare un giro per il paese. L’aria a fresca e pulita. Essendo non lontano da Barcellona, ci vogliono più o meno 60 minuti per arrivarci, siamo andati un po’ di volte a Barcellona and ci è piaciuta questa città. I
Our week in Spain unforgettable.
WOW is the first response as we arrived at the villa in Amer. we were looking for a rural experience for our girls and were not disappointed. Montse and her family were amazing hosts which started from the minute we booked. They really have thought of the traveling family and so much of the usual stuff we travel with (cot, high chair, push chair toys, bottle sterilizer, potty etc) were already at the house - a lot were brand new. For the other half of our group the pool, fuss-ball table and terrace with its amazing view were just what we needed - relaxation. Our girls enjoyed visiting the animals on this working farmlet and Montse and her family were very generous with their time and yummy things from their garden and orchard. The apartment (four bedroom self contained) on the terrace level felt like home, beautifully furnished with everything we needed including kitchen and laundry. The house is perfectly located to explore the area of Girona. Visiting Girona city and Besalu were highlights for us but in one week we managed a day trip each day. - nothing is very far at all. Thank you Montse and family for making our week in Spain unforgettable.
Junio de 2014
First of all, this house is a paradise for children: there is everything you can imagine and even more for all ages. Secondly, this is an ideal place to stay for almost all types of travelers: you can do sunbathing all day long or make your day as active as possible (biking, tracking, horse-riding, paragliding etc), visit some beautiful cities around or go to the nearest beach. `Also you will never be tired from the view you have from the hill when this house is situated. And the last but not least is that Montse and Alvaro, the owners of this house, are just incredible welcoming, flexible and attentive people, actually the best hosts I've ever met. We were a company of 8 adults and 3 children and we found our rooms completely adopted to the needs of each family, up to the selection of toys and plays for concrete child in each room and size/combination of beds. Everything you need is there and I bet you will not have enough time to use or try everything that you have in your disposal. And please note that this property is situated in the mountains where it is theoretically impossible to organize the Internet with a speed of the rocket, but it is there, several wifi networks throughout the area and it will be enough for almost all requirements. Finalizing this review, I want to say that each of us would like to come back there some day and we definitely recommend our friends to spend there a great time, taking back home unforgettable impressions. Special thanks once again to Montse and Alvaro for this wonderful experience and all the best to you and your sons.
Septiembre de 2014
we had a very nice time during our stay in Amer. Mr. and Mrs Ramos and children show great hospitality and are very helpful, they want to make you as comfortable as home, and give their best to make your holiday as relaxing as can be. They give a lot of information about the region and tips to visit. The house is exactly as described on the website, really everything is available (even including a piano!), all in perfect shape and ready to use. The pool is very well maintained, as is the garden. Administration for rent was very easy, in mutual confidence. Amer is a beautiful region, near to beautiful cities (Girona is a real pleasant surprise!), Barcelona is not far away. The region is perfect for biking (MTB and race bike, when you take the race bike you can't reach the house for the last 1.3 km, what didn't disturb me). You are one hour away from the sea if you want to take a boat ride. You can hike as much as you like, starting from the house, or in the volcanic region la garrotxa very nearby. Really a holiday I would recommend!
Where do I start. After turning right off the main road into a montano path taking us up the mountain the excitement began. After finally arriving a few minutes later after tackling our off road approach in our not so good rental, my family an I where left gob smacked as we viewed the outside of the property as the electronic gate opened. My partner daughter and two sons of 10 & 7 could not stop smiling as the most helpful and caring owner gave us his personal grand tour( a lesson many owners should follow). The property had the most amazing amenities and convenient areas for all to enjoy, relax, socialise and also have peace and quiet. The kids and admittedly me also could not stop playing all the fun games from basketball to water polo in the pool. With bikes, scooters, pool table, table tennis and even a pogo stick (many attempts) there wasn't any " im bored" moments. Even with game consoles downstairs the kids didn't even play with, games like hide an seek became back in fashion. The villa is set with such beautiful mountain views surrounding it each morning my partner an I would open the curtains in our room and lye back and simply gaze for ages until one of us finally got up. To simply have the ability to mix with everyone, someone, no one all in the same household was fantastic. With three kitchens, more than one washing machine and so many sun bathing spots, all of the normal problems that occur when living in a multi family enviorment were solved. Having stayed in quite a few villas now all over Europe, this was by far the best and not the most expensive. Kids tip: take a hike up to the chapel at the top of the mountain behind the villa 👍🏾
Thank you very much.
Mountain walks. Tour of sources. Museum visit. Parament. Route by bicicarril with friends or family. Swamp Susqueda visit. There are restaurants, 3 supermarkets, fish, five bakeries, two bakeries, 4 hairdressers, two butchers. Tobacconist, fruit and vegetable shop. You can pick mushrooms in autumn.