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Big beautiful traditional Masia located in valley above Sa Riera bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,552 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

This is a beautiful and extremely spacious traditional Catalan Masia (farmhouse), located in the valley above Sa Riera bay, only a 10 minute walk to the beach. It is almost unique to find a Masia such as this so close to the coast and the local area, 'Mas Mato', is named after this house. You can reach Begur in 5 minutes by car. It has a private pool in a lovely secluded garden at the rear of the house and a private drive and large parking area for 3 cars at the front of the house. Upstairs, there are 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a huge lounge with sofa bed, plus sun terrace with views of Begur castle and the valley. Downstairs, the entrance hall leads to a fully equipped kitchen, a vaulted TV lounge, a vaulted dinning room and a shaded terrace overlooking the pool and garden. The thick stone walls keep the house deliciously cool in summer and wonderfully warm during the winter.

Paula Aplin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Paula,

We had a super time in Begur and really enjoyed everything about the village and the beaches and the house and the garden and the pool and the weather and the food ...

Thank you very much!


Jul 2011
  • 1 of 5


Sa Riera Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , (en-suite to bedroom 1)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , (en-suite bathroom)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bed linen and towels are available free of charge upon request.


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Big beautiful traditional Masia located in valley above Sa Riera bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mas Mato for a week in mid-late June. It was perfect for our party of seven, getting together for a family reunion -- with members arriving from the UK and NZ. It's in a beautiful part of Catalonia -- Begur and the surrounding bays and beaches are stunning, the house itself is extremely spacious with several different spaces to relax and hang out. It is well-equipped and homely, rather than polished luxury -- which adds to the relaxing ambience. The pool is brilliant, the walk down the steps to the beach is about 5 minutes and the owners Paula and Chris are extremely accommodating. For us they converted one of the spare rooms into an extra bedroom -- which worked a treat -- and we arrived to find various goodies in the Fridge. A fab place for families or larger groups with loads of character and an authentic rustic feel about it.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 Weeks in Sa Riera

  • 5 of 5

We stayed this year the 5th time in this nice farmhouse. From this you can already see that we love this house!

It is a beautiful place to relax. You can go to different nice beaches wich are 10-15minutes by car away or if you are to lazy even for this it is great to stay also one day at the nice pool.

It is a perfect place to go with Kids. Our boys ( 13 and 15years old ) love the pool

The owners ( Paula and Chris ) are great. They help you where they can.

The House has really everythjing you need for a perect holiday and everytjing is well maintained

In the evening it is nice to go to Begur or other nice places such as Sa Tuna where a nice Restaurants and Bars

We will come back for sure - hopefully next year and again 3 weeks.

All the best and take care, Paul and Chris !

Tanja, Hendrik, Niklas and Finn

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday in a perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 wonderful weeks in this very individual, lovingly, big and well-kept house with perfect pool in perfect location.

Thank you to the owners Paula and Chris for this unforegettable, relaxing holiday.

We will come back !

Claudia and family

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Great time in Mas Mato!

  • 5 of 5

In July 2012 we have been for the 2nd time in Mas Mato. We enjoyed the time there again, the house and the region are perfect for relaxed holidays. Paula and Chris are very kind and always willing to help if something is needed. Mas Mato is well appointed, there is everything you need during the holiday. Our kids like the pool and we love to sit on the terrace with the nice view and to have a barbecue. You can reach different nice beaches with good infrastructure within some minutes by car. In the evening you can go to various places with nice restaurants and bars. Next year we will come back, we look forward for another great and relaxed time!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
AP7 Girona
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Sa Riera
Car: recommended

Begur is the jewel of the Costa Brava. The medieval hilltop fishing village with its castle is surrounded by pine-clad hills that shelter gorgeous small coves with golden sand and crystal clear blue water. Most bays have small hotels and restaurants where the classic Mediterranean lunch of grilled sardines and salad should be eaten, washed down with cold pink (rosat) wine. The surrounding Baix Emporda landscape is extremely varied: agricultural countryside, forests, mountains and rivers, with many historic towns and villages to explore. Almost any leisure activity imaginable is possible within the vicinity, from the more usual pursuits of walking, cycling, horse riding and golf to the more extremes of para-gliding and sky-diving at Empuria-brava (40 km). All water sports, from scuba-diving to yacht sailing, are available at locations close by along the coast. For the evening, Begur and the surrounding area have restaurants, bars and clubs to suit all tastes.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bed linen and bath towels are included in the price as is final cleaning.
Mas Mato is available for a minimum of 7 nights on a Saturday to Saturday basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.