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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Catalan

Nature, peace, gastronomy and culture - Cottage No 1

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Sant Martí Vell Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 adjacent appartments with 3 double bedrooms, to let together or separately

The cottages proposed for rental are situated in the park of a large private property, 17th Century Catalan Farm, In the vicinity of a medieval village. Property lies between mountains and sea, off the beaten track. Beautiful views and walks. Welcome and safe for children. There is a pool shared by the cottage guests. Nearest beaches at 20 km, the town of Girona at 25km, railway connection to Barcelona five minutes away, excellent restaurants within easy reach.

Distance from Girona airport about twenty minutes drive.

The cottages are surrounded by forest and have a beautiful view of sea and the village of Madremanya. They have extensive terraces with dining table and chairs and deck chairs.

No 1 is very spacious, it has two large bedrooms, one twin-bedded, one double bed with en suite bathroom. There is a well-equiped kitchen and a second WC. A large comfortable living room has a dining area for six.

No 2 is a cosy sunny cottage with a large bedroom with bathroom en suite, a well-equipped kitchen and extra WC. Friendly living room with dining table and comfortable armchairs.

The terraces surround both appartments.

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Details for Cottage No 1 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

Modern Cottage which together with cottage No 2 forms a combination which sleeps a total of six people. However No 1 and No 2 are quite independent and can be let separately.

No 1 comprises one double bedroom adjacent bathroom. There is a twin bedded second bedroom. Separate WC.

Equipped kitchen with electric cooker, fridge freezer. Large living room with dining corner for six. Large and well-equipped terraces. No 1 and No 2 share large utility room with washing machine, bicycle storage etc. Cottages are centrally heated. There are fireplaces.

Welcome food basket provided. There are books and games.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Powell (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Catalan


based on 5 traveler reviews

Cottage No 1
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A very nice stay in the Caterina Mas

  • 4 of 5

Very nice rental ,very well equiped, clean and well maintained. The rental is completly accurate with the desription. The swimming-pool is very nice and in a beautiful landscape without any noise. We can do very nice walks near the Mas and go walking through the forest to the village of Madremanya.The only negative point is that there are a lot of mosquitos and a lot of flies (it is perhaps due to the proximity of the horses): it was often very difficult to eat on the terrace. Globally, a very good adress.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted with the review of our French guests. Just one small comment : during the month of August the entire country suffered an invasion of flies ( probably due to meteorological conditions earlier in the year ). It was over by the end of August, we do not think the horses had much to do with it.
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend Mas Caterina. Jennie and her family were very welcoming but unintrusive during our visit. The location is beautiful: very peaceful next to a protected forest, with just the sound of horses braying (from the working stables at Mas Caterina) and the crickets. Despite the rural location, the cottage is only 30 mins drive from some nice quietish beaches, Girona, waterparks further down the Costa Brava etc. The cottage we stayed in was (cottage 1) was spacious, very clean, tastefully decorated and had a very well equipped kitchen (including coffee grinder, oyster knife and a handblender as well as all of the usual stuff). From the spacious terrace we had a lovely view of the neighbouring village of Madremanya, the stables, and in the distance, the sea. The utility area downstairs had a washing machine and there was a selection of bikes (for adults and kids) to borrow. The cottage also had a TV and a selection of DVDs for all ages, and family board games to play and a selection of adults and kids books in English, French and Spanish to borrow. There is a lovely swimming pool (shared with 3 other families) including a shaded area and a barn for barbeques etc with views of the church at Madremanya and the surrounding hills. On our first night, our "basic welcome pack" included a full meal for 4 people, a bottle of wine, fruit juice for the kids, fruit, cakes, bread, butter, home made apricot jam and enough tea/ coffee for 3 days. The owner also provides a catering service providing home made dishes which were delicious and very good value. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Die perfekten Sommerferien

  • 5 of 5

Noch nie sind wir so stürmisch und liebevoll in einem Ferienhaus begrüßt worden wie in Mas Caterina. Vier supersüße Hunde rannten uns laut bellend entgegen und freuten sich - unbekannterweise - tierisch. Gleich darauf erschien unsere Gastgeberin Vicky und stand den Hunden in nichts, aber auch gar nichts nach. Ihr Charme und ihre Entspanntheit waren eine Wohltat. Und als wir später den Kühlschrank unserer Ferienwohnung öffneten, überraschte uns eine leckere selbstgemachte Marmelade sowie Butter und Co. Welch herzlicher Empfang!

Noch dazu sprechen die drei Hausherrinnen Elisabeth, Vicky und Jennie sooo viele Sprachen perfekt: Spanisch, Katalanisch, Englisch, Deutsch, Französisch ... Und in all diesen Sprachen stehen sie Gästen mit Rat und Tat freundlich, aber unaufdringlich zur Seite.

Nur mit einem habe ich ein Problem: Ich kann mich einfach nicht entscheiden, was das Schönste an unserem zweiwöchigen Aufenthalt in Mas Caterina war: die geschmackvoll und saubere, perfekt ausgestattete Wohnung mit der tollen Terrasse und dem Superblick aufs mittelalterliche Madremanya? Die gepflegten Pferde in ihren Luxusställen und der harmonische Park? Der tolle Pool, aus dem unsere beiden Mädels (5 und 1) gar nicht mehr raus wollten? Die Familienfreundlichkeit (plötzlich stand ein Bobbycar und Kinderspielzeug auf unserer Terrasse:-)? Die Ruhe? Die Natur, die zu stundenlangen Wanderungen und Bike-Touren einlädt? Die Lage inmitten einer Landschaft, die an die Toskana erinnert - mit Sonnenblumenfeldern, Pinien, Feigenbäumen und der Nähe zu Stränden (etwa 20 Minuten) und interessanten Städten (Girona) und Dörfern? Die vier netten Haus-Hunde, die unsere Jagdhündin Ewi jeden Morgen besuchten und Freundschaft mit ihr schlossen? Die entspannten Abendessen auf der Terrasse bei 30 Grad mit Grillenkonzert?

Ich glaube, es war die Summe all dieser Erlebnisse, die Mas Caterina für uns einmalig macht. Nochmals herzlichen Dank an Elisabeth, Vicky und Jennie. Besonders in den kalten Münchner Winternächten werden wir von den sonnigen Tagen bei Euch zehren. Und sicher werden wir uns bald wiedersehen.

Kerstin, Ricardo, Elena und Laia

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des vacances très agréables

  • 5 of 5

Merci à nos hôtes de nous avoir aussi bien accueillis, avec chaleur et discrétion.

Le gîte est un vrai petit paradis dans une région magnifique.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Havre de paix !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adoré le Mas Caterina au milieu d'une nature généreuse et accueillante. Le calme de ce grand jardin invite ses occupants au repos et au laisser vivre. Les enfants (et les parents) sont comblés par la beauté des chevaux qui sont logés dans différents espaces du domaine très bien aménagé et très bien entretenu. La piscine est très agréable et offre une vue sur le village très pittoresque de Madremanya. Un endroit à recommander sans hésitation avec des propriétaires charmants, discrets et disponibles.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Girona Costa Brava
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Salida 6 AP7
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Madremanya is situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, at the northern end of a mountain range called 'Les Gavarres' which runs from Girona to Palamos by the sea. The hills are covered in forests of Holm and Cork Oak with undergrowth of Rosemary, Thyme etc. You have the snow covered Pyrenees on one side and views of the sea, Les Isles Medes, to the other side. Madremanya is on a secondary road connecting villages of Bordils and Corça.


Rates & Availability

Sant Martí Vell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
Jul 15 2016 - Sep 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
mid season
Sep 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
low season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 10.0%
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Prices do not include VAT (10%)

We also charge tourist tax - 0.45 per night per adult + children over 16 for a maximum of 7 nights + 10% Vat

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sant Martí Vell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Friendly double bed (large french bed) with built in wardrobes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Cottages are situated on a hill with steps. During the months of July and August, the use of the barbecue may be restricted because of fire risk.

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