|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Mas ferran is a 17th century Catalan farmhouse in a peaceful, rural setting, yet only a 3 Km drive to the nearest small town of La Bisbal d'Emporda, with shops, bars, and restaurants.The views from the house are unspoilt, out over the countryside. Fully restored with all modern conveniences, the house still retains its rustic charm, with stone walls, vaulted and beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors.The rooms are large and airy, with antique furnishings. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. Large garden with floodlit pool, jacuzzi (solar heated) patios for sunbathing,shaded seating areas, and a poolside open air dining area with barbecue. ;table tennis and petanca/boule + equipment; American road tennis court and free standing Home Gym. Selection of books and board games available in the house.The owners who live nearby, take care of the pool, garden and proper functioning of the house. Baby sitting service on request.Cot and extra child bed available
Surrounding area: Mas ferran is situated just outside the old village of Casavells where bread is still baked daily in a wood burning oven. 10 minutes away is the market town of La Bisbal d'Empordà, capital of the Baixa Emporda (one of the richest areas of Catalunya), famous for its ceramics. Close by are the Roman ruins at Ullestret, and many other historic medieval villages. The Gala Dalí museum in La Pera is 10 minutes away, the Dalí museum in Figueres-30 mins. Girona - capital of the province, with its Roman and Arabic history which can be seen in the old part of the city, also has a modern side, with great shopping, restaurants and night clubs- a 30 min. drive. The most beautiful of all the Costa Brava beaches, Aigua Blava, Calella de Palafrugell, Llfranc are 20minutes by car-small sandy bays with rocky headlands, pine trees and clean water. Perfect for children swimming, diving, sailing etc. Barcelona is 90 mins by car or train (nearest train station is 15mins - hourly service to Barcelona).
Travel details: AIRPORTS- the nearest international airport is Girona. 40 minute drive, Car hire available at the airport. Ryanair flights from Blackpool, Bournemouth, Doncaster (from October), East Midlands, Liverpool, Luton, Stanstead in the UK and many other European cities. Barcelona airport-90mins by car or train- scheduled services and Easy Jet flights from the UK.
TRAINS- nearest station Flaca, (10 Kms), with hourly connections to Barcelona and regular service into France.
MOTORWAY- A7 runs to Barcelona and to the french border (45mins). Nearest junction 25Kms.
Activities at the house and surrounding area: We have bikes available for hire to guests
Outdoors there is a table tennis table, bats and balls provided .
Gravel area suitable for petanca/ boule, full metal set also provided.
American road tennis court with rackets and balls
The upstairs sitting room holds a collection of books, mostly novels (both child and adult) and a good selection of board games, which can be used by guests during their stay,
The Islas Medes, off the coast at Estartit (20 mins) is a marine sanctuary, one of the best dive sites in Europe. There are several diving clubs in Estartit that take diving groups out to the island, or give instruction to obtain a 'Paddy'licence.
The hills of the Gavarres, (10 mins. drive) are well known for walking and mountain biking.
The Costa Brava was voted by the IAGTO as the best emerging golf destinations world wide. There are 11 courses all within an hours drive of the house-4 of which are considered amongst the best in Spain.
We stayed in this villa for a week as a family group of 6 adults and 2 children (age 4 &6yrs) in July. We were met with a very warm welcome from Colin and Mandy, and there were even a couple of cold beers in the fridge for us when we arrived. The house, gardens, and pool area are all fantastic, and I would have no hesitation in whole heartedly recommending this villa. The photos and descriptions in the advert make the place look amazing, but I would say it actually surpassed our expectations.
The house itself was beautiful, equipped with everything we needed, spotlessly clean and decorated to a good standard. There are 3 double/twin bedrooms in the main house and another double/twin in the the little annex which has it's own entrance and bathroom. There is no air conditioning, but the design of the house along with the ceiling fans were more than adequate for keeping the rooms comfortable. We didn't really use the lounge and dining room as we were there in the summer and the property has such fantastic outside space that we weren't inside very much. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and had the added bonus of a water dispenser & ice machine in the fridge. The downstairs toilet/bathroom was very handy for coming in and out of the pool area.
The real bonus of this property is the wonderful garden & pool area. The pool has steps going down into it, and was a good size and temperature. There is a little pool house with sink, BBQ, dining table, seating area & wifi, and we pretty much lived out there during the day. A wee fridge out there for cold drinks would have been an welcome addition. There is loads of outside space and the garden is just beautiful with plenty of seating and sun loungers. The little games area is equipped with a ping pong table, darts, table football, weights machine, and a tree swing. there is also a lovely seating area and big dining table just outside the main house.
The property is in a rural location in the middle of corn fields, so it is lovely and peaceful and quiet. We did get a few insect bites out by the pool area (you are surrounded by fields to be fair), so taking a good insect repellent would be a good idea (mosquitos plug ins are supplied in all the bedrooms) . A car is essential, but the town on La'Bisbal is very close by, with good supermarkets, restaurants etc. The coast is also only a short drive away and there is lots to do & see in the area.
Overall, a stunning property.
We came here the second year this summer and it feels like coming back to paradise. The house and garden are really just so incredibly beautiful as you can see in the pictures. The house is located on the country and it is quiet and peaceful, yet close to the city Emporda de Bisbal. A plus is the proximity to great restaurants.
The owners are so nice and helpful and keeps the house very clean and tidy.
We will definitely return here and recommend it to others.
Nous avons passé un séjour merveilleux de 2 semaines avec nos amis : nous avons été 4 adultes et 4 enfants (de 4 ans à 10 ans) à profiter de ce lieu et de l'hospitalité de Mandy et Collin. Le Mas Ferran est vraiment idéal pour un séjour tout en relaxation et détente. La ferme extraordinairement réhabilité par nos hôtes offre un cadre au confort complet, décoré avec un goût parfait pour se sentir à l'aise et complètement dépaysé.
Le site est isolé mais les sites touristiques restent très accessibles puisque nous avons pu régulièrement profiter de la plage de l'Estartit (20 km environ), et avons fait quelques visites (Barcelone à 1H30 en voiture ou 1H00 en train, Gérone, Figeres, Cadaques, Paratadella).
Nos hotes ont su se montrer à la fois discret mais nous ont également apporté leurs conseils pour profiter au mieux de notre séjour.
Au risque de saturer les réservations et ne plus pouvoir trouver un créneau disponible pour nous, nous vous confirmons la qualité exceptionnelle de ce site et de l'accueil de Mandy et Collin.
We arrived in Spain at midnight ,and followed the meticulous description provided by the owners on how to locate Mas Ferran without difficulty. Despite the late hour, Colin was there to greet us, and the floodlit garden and pool provided a magical welcome and a fantastic start to a wonderful holiday. The house thoroughly lived up to our requirements concerning ample space for my husband and myself and our 2 children and their young families,( 6 adults and 4 children under the age of 4).The house is beautifully furnished and well-equipped inside and out, with books and games and wi-fi access. It is also very child friendly and has a lovely atmosphere.
We spent most of our time lazing around the pool, playing table tennis,and racquet tennis and studying the lizards. Definitely something for everyone!. We also made several trips to the nearby Costa Brava (25 mins. drive),exploring the beaches and visiting Bégur with its ancient castle, tapas and festive street dances, Girona is also definitely worth a visit, with its cathedral, and tiny cobbled streets and city wall. In the evenings we relaxed in the magnificent garden,barbecueing around the pool, star gazing and listening to the silence of the surrounding farmland. There are several restaurants close by if you don't feel like cooking, though the kitchen is fully equipped and very cosy. We chose Mas Pastor in Corca one evening and fetched paella and local specialities , preferring to eat at home on the vine- decked terrace.
I would thoroughly recommend Colin and Mandy's beautiful home to anyone seeking a relaxing experience with plenty of space for family or friends.
Our family stayed at Mas Ferran two weeks ago and had a wonderful time. The home is located in such a peaceful surrounding and the sunsets are amazing. We spent the days by the pool (or at the beach) and the afternoons/evenings exploring the local towns, restaurants and shops. We loved Girona, only 20 minutes away. One day we drove to Ceret, France, which is a quaint French village about 1 hour's drive from the house. If you are looking for a relaxing retreat that is close to so many Costa Brava sites, then consider Mas Ferran.
My family and two other families, relatives and friends stayed at Mas Ferran. The property is even better than the photographs on the site. It is really spacious, which made the stay enjoyable for everyone. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We liked visiting the surrounding villages and discovering the life of Salavador and Gala Dali. Some nice beaches are only 20 minutes drive, but mosy days we enjoyed the peaceful time at the villa and the swimming pool. I would recommend it to anyone.
Mas Ferran is situated on the edge of the villages of Casavells and Corca, 3Km from La Bisbal d'Empordá. It is In land from the coast directly between Palamos and Girona and about equidistant from them both (25km).It is a one and a half hour drive north of Barcelona and a 45 minute drive to the French border. 40 minutes from Girona airport (Ryan air).
Golf: Recently the Costa Brava was voted by the IAGTO (International association of international Golf Tour Operators) as the “best emerging golf destination world wide”. There are 11 courses all within an hours drive of Mas Ferran – 4 of which are considered amongst the best in Spain : EMPORDA ( 15 min. drive), Home to the European Tour Qualifying School , 27 holes, Par 71 and 72. PALS (15 min drive) 18 holes, par 73. PGA CATALUNYA (50 min drive), Ranked in the top ten best golf courses in Europe- 18 holes par 72. GIRONA (30 min drive) 18 holes, Par72. Others are Perelada, Torremirona, Mas Pages, Gualta, Serres de Pals, Mas Nou (d’Aro) and L’Angel de Lloret.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We do accept payment in Pounds,.These rates are all inclusive. Cleaning at the end of the rental period and weekly linen change included, sheets and bath towels. 20% non refundable booking deposit required to secure dates, balance due 8 weeks before start of rental plus 250 pounds refundable damage deposit ,returned within 1 weeks of the end of let.