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Spectacular complex of country estates

Bedrooms 11
Half Baths1
Space 6,996 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Two country estates on the verge of National Park of Garrotxa with views

Can Pau - 400 sqm of restored country house with 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, large terrace with barbecue area, large swimming pool.

Sant Bartomeu - 550 sqm, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, large living área, hamman, terrace with barbecue, swimming pool.

The properties feature mature gardens, tennis court, 1.000 m2 equestrian ring for riding horses.

Suitable for wheelchair, elderly and children. Pet friendly.

Owner Jana Barnes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, russian, czech, polish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to drop you a note from all of us and tell you what a truly wonderful time we had visiting Can Pau. What a relaxing, beautiful place! We feel so, so lucky to have discovered it. It was just what we hoped for. Everyone was extremely comfortable and the children loved having the run of the property. Thanks so much to Ces and Natalya for their hospitality and all the nice little touches they provided to make the stay a memorable and easy one. They were never too busy to help us with one thing or another, and Ces was very gentle and calm with the children around the horses, which was really a thrill for them.

We have rented several houses over the years and have never had such a completely positive experience. We also love the new place and were very appreciative that Ces took the time to show us around the stunning house and tell us the story of San Bartomeu. I think you have some special spirits living in that place--we felt them, anyway, and felt truly blessed to be there.

In any case, we hope that we will be making a return visit in the future.

Oh by the way, all your suggestions were great--we loved the restaurant in Besalu and Vinil in Girona. Couldn't get in at Can Roca, we were "winging it" a bit too much, but it would be worth a return trip. Discovered on our own a little place in Santa Pau just off the main square (name escaping me at the moment, but it must be well-known if all the "celebrity photos" on the walls are any indication), where the food was divine and the atmosphere (we were able to sit outside) was perfect for a lazy lunch. Do you mind if I post a note about your place and the various places we visited around there on my favorite travel websites?
Mar 2011
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Porqueres Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6996 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Wheel chair access
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , double sink
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , double sink
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , double sink
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
  • Bathrooms are of very generous dimensions with walk-in showers and double sinks.
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 30 m2 suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 35 m2 suite with sitting area
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king , 30 m2 suite with sitting area
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king , 30 m2 suite with sitting area
    Bedroom 11 - 1 double , 30 m2 suite with sitting area
  • There is a crib available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Linens and towels are provided. If the rental exceeds one week, they will be changed. Maid service available with extra charge. Horse back riding available at no extra cost. Use of tennis court and rackets included in the price of the rental.


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Spectacular complex of country estates
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Great House, great hosts, great location

  • 5 of 5

e stayed with two families at Sant Bartomeu for a two week summer holiday and were enamoured. The day we left we already thought about coming back!

The house is completely renovated and very well-maintained. Bathrooms and sleeping rooms are lovely and the vast living room on the ground floor with vaulted ceiling is an absolute highlight! The kitchen is well equipped – even with a pizza oven - and there is a barbeque outside. Pool, terraces, outdoor furniture – everything just right.

The hosts are lovely and extremely caring. They even brought us meat from the local farmer, a bottle of wine and we’ve got an invite for a great BBQ the other night! The kids went horse riding every evening on the owner’s horses and you could not get the smile out of their faces.

The house is located up a little hill in the middle of a forest. It is completely remote and we loved being in the middle of nature with no sounds of cars. However, the beautiful little town of Banyoles is just a ten minutes drive away and we went there to buy fresh bread in the mornings, went jogging around the beautiful lake or swimming. Surrounding mountains, vulcanos, forest and medieval villages are breathtaking. We also went to Girona and the beaches. It won’t take you more than an hour to get virtually anywhere.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We took few days off and came to this truly amazing spot!!! The property is beautifully located, secluded, yet close to everything. Great views!!! The main house is very comfortable with large kitchen/ dining area, cozy sitting room with fireplace. The rooms were tidy and well appointed. Big thank you to Cestmir for his help with horses. We enjoyed Susanna´s dinners as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quelques jours à Can Pau.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé quelques jours très agréables dans un petit paradis profitant de la paix et du silence en pleine montagne avec les avantages et les inconvénients que cela comporte.

Nous le conseillons vivement! Installations parfaitement équipées, chambres propres, et surtout une vrai tranquillité. Écouter les oiseaux, voir les chevaux se promener dans la nature, l'air pur, profiter de la pluie ; nous ne pouvions demander mieux.

Merci pour tout, nous vous embrassons très fort.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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A fabulous retreat, the perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous weekend away in your magical house! I shall definitely return. My friends and I felt truly invigorated, we only wish we could have stayed longer. Jana and Cestmir, your hospitality and attention to detail made our stay a truly memorable experience, thank you again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
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The stay to repeat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Can Pau the first week of September, 2012. The setting is spectacular, secluded with spectacular views over Pyrennees. It is short drive to Banyoles where you can get anything you need. The area is very beautiful with lot of places to visit.

The house and the anex building were perfectly set up for our party of 16. The main kitchen had every utensil we needed, the rooms were comfortable and clean. We used all of the outside amenities - barbecue area, swimming-pool and the tennis court. The kids and the adults enjoyed riding the horses. They were great - gentle and so well behaved.

Cess (caretaker) took a very good care of us.

Overall, I would highly recommend it!!!

Lisa Brown with the family, Vancouver, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
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New Year's eve in Can Pau

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days including New Year's eve in Can Pau with a large group of friends - 9 couples with 10 childrens between 0 and 5 years. We simply had a fantastic time!

The property was big, confortable and clean. The garden very well kept and just perfect for outdoor activities with kids even in winter time.

A special thanks to Cess for making our stay so easy! He has been available all the time for helping and we got lots of nice tips on the area around which offers a number of great restaurants and beautiful spots.

Wish we could comer back to Can Pau very soon!


  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Girona - Costa Brava Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Club Girona
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Girona train station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
AP7 - Girona Norte
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Banyoles lake
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Beaches of Costa Brava
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $627.07

Refundable damage deposit 520$ will be charged and returned after the inspection of property. Final cleaning is included in the price. The rental includes linen, towels and beach towels, charcoal and wood for fireplaces. If two weeks are booked, linen and towels will be changed after one week. Extra maid service and babysitting possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.