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Mascaros Luxury, Tranquility All Year Round in a Great Chateau

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WHAT A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY THE DAY....TAKING A REST FROM THE SUN..

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
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Property description

IF YOU WANT TO HOLIDAY IN LUXURY AND REST SURROUNDED IN FINERY ....WELL HERE IT IS OUR VERY OWN 13TH CENTURY MASIA MASCAROS... and the icing on the cake is ....THE FAMOUS CELLER DE CAN ROCA NO 1 OF THE TOP 50 RESTAURANTS WORLDWIDE IS ONLY 30 MINUTES AWAY AND WE REGULARLY BOOK THE RESTAURANT FOR OUR GUESTS
The Costa Brava is caressed by warm waters that lap against the shores of gentle fine sand beaches, basking in the mediterranean sun. Here you will find all you need to feel good while enjoying surroundings of exceptional beauty.

Mascaros has eight grand bedrooms all with their own bathrooms. THE INDIVIDUAL SUITES AS FOLLOWS :-

FAMILY ROOM on the top floor with a double bed and it has its own shower room and wc

TOP VIEW ROOM on the top floor with three wrought iron single beds and has its own bath with shower and wc

CHAPEL ROOM on middle floor with a double bed and has its own bath with shower and wc

BLUE ROOM on middle floor with a double bed and has its own shower and wc

CHURCH ROOM on middle floor with a double bed and has its own shower and wc

BRIDAL SUITE on middle floor with a massive king bed and has big jacuzzi and seperate shower room and wc

GOTHIC ROOM on ground floor with a double bed and has its own shower and wc

KOI POND ROOM on ground floor with own externel entrance a double bed and has grand shower and wc

The kitchen is extremely grand and has the most fantastic big double french oven and two big fridge/freezers plus a large dishwasher. There are crockpots and plates in vast quantities. The kitchen table is set for 14 people with ease and can make 18 people if required.
There is a lovely lounge for relaxing in, on the ground floor and also on the first floor a grand games room with televison and dvds plus lavish snooker table, which also leads out onto the awesome terrace and party area with extremely big BBQ.
Externally there is a beautiful Koi pond and seating for up to 14 people. The 12 metre swimming pool is south facing and serious swimmers can exercise in lengths if required or laze on a sunlounger.
Within the landscaped gardens is a large area for petanca (boules).

MASCAROS is set up for small weddings (around 100 guests) and can cater for accomodation of up to 30 people which would include the additional hiring of our villa which is adjacent to the masia. MASCAROS has already had several weddings and from wedding vows on the Koi gazebo amongst the fish, to disco night on the terrace and snooking playing to the early hours all is possible. We can provide chefs, menus absolutely all special needs(flowers,hair,etc) and requirements to make the bride and grooms day special and .......SIMPLY THE BEST DAY EVER. Unique weddings we have catered for and traditional ones too.

The stunning Iberian town of Ullastret quietly sits amongst the golden cereal fields in the Baix Emporda area of the Costa Brava and was one of the first fortified urban settlements to be found in Catalonia. It is located on a small hill from which it overlooks the gentle and peaceful landscape of the Emporda and Costa Brava to the South and the Pyrenees Mountains and Girona to the North.

The original village was founded in the 6th century BC and by the end of that century was defended by a magnificent wall, much of which can still be seen today. This medieval village is a short walk from today´s Ullastret, and here you can marvel at the ruins such as the magnificent walls, remains of dwellings, cisterns, silos used for grain storage and public buildings such as the Temples.

The more recent village site is situated on a small hill around which was built a fortified wall and beautiful village church. The village developed around this fortified centre and today is a peaceful, typically Catalan, environment. Everywhere you look beauty surrounds you from the lovingly restored character stone houses, unique nooks and crannies, tiny narrow streets and the stunning village church which is still used today by the local community for weddings, baptisms and children’s´ school productions.

Mas Mascaros is located in the unique and stunning vIllage of Ullastret, in the heart of the Baix Emporda. Ullastret has a population of fewer than 300 and the locals, many of whom have lived here for generations, are proud of their village and its unique character and appeal. Many families from Barcelona own holiday and weekend properties here, too, where they come to escape from the city and bask in the tranquility of the best the Emporda region has to offer.



The small local store is a delight offering a chance to meet the locals as well as stock up on all your essentials and to try some local produce as Bottifarra – the Catalan speciality sausage and locally baked Iberian bread. The 3 local restaurants offer superb high quality traditional Iberian cooking sourcing all produce locally, and offer excellent local wines.
The nearest railway station is Flaça, a mere 10km away, which provides easy access to Girona (10 mins), Barcelona (1 1/2 hours) and the French border (30 mins).

Ullastret is at the centre of what is locally regarded (and refered to in several articles including The Guardian) as the Golden Triangle.

I have put together some ideas as requested of day and half day trips which I would consider a must:-

1 DAY BARCELONA
1/2 DAY VISIT TO THE VILLAGE IBERIC RUINS WHICH ARE ONLY 0.6KMS FROM MASIA
!/2 DAY AT DALI´S CASTLE AND HOME WITH GALA ONLY 10 MINUTES FROM ULLASTRET
1/2 DAY AT DALI´S BIG MUSEUM IN FIGUERES 45 MINUTE CAR DRIVE EACH WAY
1/2 DAY MARKET ON FRIDAY TO LA BISBAL OR MONDAY TORROELLA DE MONTGRI OR FRIDAY PLATJA D ARO
1/2 DAY SHOPPING AT PLATJA D ARO AND THE BEAUTIFUL SHOPS WHICH ATTRACT EVERYONE
1 DAY OR EVEN 2 AT THE BEACH AND YOU CAN TAKE YOUR PICK BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL AWESOME AND FANTASTIC
1 DAY AT TERRMOTA VINEYARD AND A PICNIC LUNCH THERE
1 DAYOR 1/2 AT THE SPA AT MAS TORRENT WHICH SOUNDS DIVINE AND LUNCH THERE WOULD BE A VERY EXTRAVAGANT BUT WELL WORTH IT


Restaurants to visit as a must in my eyes are:-

IBERIC ONLY 77 STEPS FROM THE MASIA
HOTEL EL FORT ONLY 120 STEPS FROM THE MASIA
CAN JOAN IN SAN FELIUX DE BOADA JUST A FIVE MINUTE TRIP BY CAR
MAS CONCAS IN L´ESCALA

LUNCHTIME AND BREAKFASTS ARE A MUST IN THE ULLASTRET VILLAGE AT THE LOCAL CAN QUELL* A 2 MINUTE WALK FROM THE MASIA) AND EXTREMELY POPULAR WITH THE VISITORS

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 16-18

Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We have now a lovely games room with a full size snooker table

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    english sky tv aand also digital spanish tv...moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    very large carpark with parking for five or six cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    four big log burners which make lovely features and fantastic heating at the festive period...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
PEAK
Aug 1 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

€5,200
MEDIUM
Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

€2,400
LOWEST
Sep 6 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

€2,000
CHRISTMAS
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
7 night min stay

€3,000
EARLY YEAR
Jan 9 - Mar 18, 2016
7 night min stay

€2,000
EASTER
Mar 19 - Apr 1, 2016
7 night min stay

€2,500
LOW SEASON
Apr 2 - May 6, 2016
7 night min stay

€2,000
MIDDLE LOW SEASON
May 7 - Jun 3, 2016
7 night min stay

€2,400
MIDDLE
Jun 4 - Jun 17, 2016
7 night min stay

€3,000
MIDDLE HIGH
Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2016
7 night min stay

€3,500
MEDIUM
Jul 2 - Jul 15, 2016
7 night min stay

€4,300
MEDIUM HIGH
Jul 16 - Jul 29, 2016
7 night min stay

€4,800
HIGH
Jul 30 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

€5,200
MIDDLE
Aug 27 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

€3,000
LOW
Sep 10 - Dec 23, 2016
7 night min stay

€2,500
CHRISTMAS
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

€3,000

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Location

LOCALLY THERE ARE VINEYARDS TO EXPLORE,DALIS CASTLE AND HOME ONLY 3 MINUTES AWAY,

The local market in La Bisbal is a must for all to see. It is every Friday morning and brings many people from around into the town to sell their products…..cheese, poultry, fish, meats ,salads, vegetables to tee shirts and all possible clothes and toys.

FOR THE GOLFERS :-

Emporada - Two courses the Forest and the Links Emporada is one of the finest 36 hole complexes in Spain .The links course has fast and wide fairways but little in the way of Trees whereas the Forest course winds through unbrella pine trees with narrower fairways and well placed bunkers.A must play if in the area.

Platja De Pals - Is laid out on flat ground surrounded by pine woods ,Large fast greens and narrow fairways.An excellent test of golf for all abilities and one of the only courses in Spain with a Par 73.

Girona - A stunning Golf course in the hills above Girona .Elevated tees ,many dog legs and great driving holes.Beautiful scenary and tree lined fairways that cut through valleys.Look out for special deals especially on a Monday another must play course.

Golf D'Aro - Built high in Les Gavarres mountains golf D'aro or Mas Nou as once known is one of Spain's most spectacular layouts with superb views on every hole of the Mediterranean coastlne below.The course is surrounded by pine,cork and olive trees and two lakes come into play .Lovely food in the clubhouse and a round here must be included in any trip .

PGA Catalunya- Number 1 course in Spain 2012 ,host of the Spanish Open twice recently and hosts for the European Tour Qualifying School.The Stadium and Tour courses meander through cork and pine forests with manicured fairways huge greens and lakes to contend with. A fantastic golf complex and as quoted by Radar Riley on Sky sports 'it doesn't get any better than this '.

Girona cathedral and the city itself. It deserves a day of wandering around and taking in the splendour and beauty.

Dune buggy excursions in a nearby town.

Novaimport provide the rental of boats in the ports of L´Escala and L´Estartit .

Glass bottom boat trips around the Medes Island in L´Estartit.

Fish museum and busy fishing port in Palamos

Balloon rides from Ullastret around the local area.

Water parks for the children and the ones who are grownup but still want to

Platja D ´Aro provides all the shops for the best shopaholic. It is a lovely town very very busy and popular at weekends with the Barcelonians.

New high speed rail line between Barcelona, Girona and FIgueres has been opened. The AVE from Figueres to Barcelona needs only 53 minutes (and only 21 euros), and from Girona to Barcelona only 37 minutes. ( and only 16 euros)

There are nine daily trains in both directions. The Spanish capital Madrid can be reached in three hours, the French capital Paris now is only five hours away from the Costa Brava.

The Costa Brava is caressed by warm waters that lap against the shores of gentle fine sand beaches, basking in the mediterranean sun. Here you will find all you need to feel good while enjoying surroundings of exceptional beauty.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: My husband and I came to Costa Brava having travelled all over Spain. We love the Spanish way of life the constant good climate and typical excellent food and zest for life. We offer a special service and pride ourselves with giving 100% to all our clients. We endeavor to improve our standards at all times and provide a 24 hour concierge service to ensure our client have all they require and total satisfaction. Nothing is too much trouble, our aim is to continue to achieve a standard of excellence for our customers. We provide a total service package that we are truly proud of.

Why the Owner Chose Girona:
This area is our dream we have never been happier. We just embrace the way of life and the people embrace us. We are so at home and love having such a fantastic climate all year.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Everything from restaurants, beaches, gourmet food, weather, tranquility......what more could anyone ask?


Contact us

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  • WHAT A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY THE DAY....TAKING A REST FROM THE SUN..

    WHAT A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY THE DAY....TAKING A REST FROM THE SUN..

  • TOP FLOOR VIEW FROM THE FAMILY ROOM BEDROOM

    TOP FLOOR VIEW FROM THE FAMILY ROOM BEDROOM

  • ONE OF THE MAGNIFICENT RECEPTION ROOMS

    ONE OF THE MAGNIFICENT RECEPTION ROOMS

  • BRIDAL SUITE KING BED

    BRIDAL SUITE KING BED

  • OUR MAGNIFICENT KITCHEN

    OUR MAGNIFICENT KITCHEN

  • OUR SWIMMING POOL

    OUR SWIMMING POOL

  • KOI POND AND GAZEBO TO REST IN

    KOI POND AND GAZEBO TO REST IN

  • MASTER ENSUITE BATHROOM

    MASTER ENSUITE BATHROOM

  • CHAPEL BEDROOM

    CHAPEL BEDROOM

  • TOP VIEW ROOM

    TOP VIEW ROOM

  • TRIPLE BEDS IN BEDROOM

    TRIPLE BEDS IN BEDROOM

  • FAMILY LOUNGE

    FAMILY LOUNGE

  • THE MAGESTIC WELL IN THE KITCHEN

    THE MAGESTIC WELL IN THE KITCHEN

  • BRIDAL SUITE JACUZZI

    BRIDAL SUITE JACUZZI

  • ANYONE FOR SNOOKER

    ANYONE FOR SNOOKER

  • RELAXING LOUNGE

    RELAXING LOUNGE

  • A CASTLE FIT FOR A KING

    A CASTLE FIT FOR A KING

  • THE STAIRWAY INTERNEL VIEW FROM TOP FLOOR

    THE STAIRWAY INTERNEL VIEW FROM TOP FLOOR

  • CHURCH BEDROOM

    CHURCH BEDROOM

  • BLUE ROOM

    BLUE ROOM

  • FAMILY ROOM OFTEN USED AS THE CHILDRENS ROOM

    FAMILY ROOM OFTEN USED AS THE CHILDRENS ROOM

  • KOI POND ROOM

    KOI POND ROOM

  • SHINING IN ITS GLORY

    SHINING IN ITS GLORY

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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