Charming Luxury 5 Bedroom Historic Villa, a Pool & Gaudi Garden.
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Sant Andreu chateau / country house description
‘Las Cuatro Torres’ is a stunning five-bedroom luxury villa, ideally
situated in the charming village of Alella - within easy reach of the Catalan coast, mountains and just 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona city center.
Dating back to 1629, this historic family residence has been in the same family for the last six generations and is only now, for the first time, available to discerning clients. The property has been recently refurbished and updated.
One will enjoy maximum peace and privacy whilst staying at ‘Las Cuatro Torres’ with sea-views, the historic ambiance of the house or lazing by the pool. Although there is also plenty to do should you wish to venture out and about.
Given the peace, privacy and exclusivity of ‘Las Cuatro Torres’
it’s perhaps no wonder that it’s a residence visited in the past by
Spanish royalty and sought after by international rock stardom
The village of Alella is known for its wines and nestles in the heart of the oldest vineyard growing area of Spain.
This wonderful property and grounds together cover 22,000 sqm
(about 5 ½ acres) and gently slope upwards between coast and
In addition to the spacious historic home, guests will also enjoy the garden and grounds. These were designed by the renown Catalan architect Fontsesere i Mestre, together with his then apprentice, none other than the world famous Antonio Gaudi.
The grounds were landscaped to include a unique ‘montagne’
(designed hillock) set into the natural landscape that one can walk right through, a contemplative garden pond, swimming pool and outdoor barbecue area.
The grounds also contain woodlands and a log-cabin ‘wendy-
house’ for children to explore. Near the entrance to the property
is a delightful small private chapel typical of historic Catalan and
A Historic Home.
The property extends to 450 sqm/4,850 sqf: there is a large formal dining room covering over 40sqm in area and seating up to 14 with sea views, an informal breakfast room/daily dining room with garden views seating up to 10 guests, a large living room and a private living room with multimedia facilities and broadband
internet and comfortable sofas. Guests will also enjoy a large well equipped kitchen.
The large, bright and airy rooms of this stunning luxury home will
give you a wonderful sense of peace and well-appointed comfort.
Perhaps most of all though guests will appreciate the privacy
that ‘Las Cuatro Torres’ has to offer. On entering the grounds
its as if the rest of the world disappears amidst the peace and
luxurious serenity of a wonderful bygone era.
The gardens and grounds with lake, aviary, tended lawns and
maintained woodland cover a spacious 5 ½ acres.
What really makes ‘Las Cuatro Torres’ special is the choice guests have between the peace and privacy of a delightful historic home and yet also the wonderful range of activities available on your doorstep for when you feel like venturing out.
Located in Alella, a charming village just 19 kms (20 minutes) from Barcelona city center. Alella is in the oldest vineyard growing area of Spain, overlooking the sea and Coastal range (Serralada litoral) and located within the Maresme area .
With the sea, mountains and Barcelona all close by you will be
spoilt for choice when it comes to fun family or group activities and amazing local cuisine.
The Maresme area (adjacent to the Costa Brava) with its
wonderful cuisine, everything Barcelona, surely one of the great
European cities, has to offer and cultural activities aplenty in and
out of town.
Near Las Cuatro Torres you have access to a wide variety of
holiday activities, just some of which listed below.
You might like to visit the nearby local wineries of Alella. We can
also offer wine tasting at home in 'Las Cuatro Torres' own cellar
with your personal sommelier, famous Catalan wine expert Rosa
Vila. Rosa’s wine tasting experiences use food as compliment so as fully explore the delightful flavours of each wine. Wonderful and highly recommended!
Villaromana's P&P the largest pitch & putt of Catalonia (2 courses are possible: 9 or 18 hole) 15 minutes drive, 10km away.
Track Days & Driving Experiences.
Montmeló (Formula One) circuit is only 22 minutes (14kms) from
Alella. They offer exciting track days driving performance cars
(take your pick from Ferraris or Porshes’).
Maritime activities can be organised on request, for example daily excursions on a 12m sail boat, scuba diving the shipwrecks of the Costa Brava, deep sea-fishing, kite-surfing etc.
Alella is also 38minutes drive (54km) from Blanes, the first village
of the Costa Brava.
Cultural (Gaudi Route), Historic Sites, Gastronomic activities,
horse riding or Wine tasting & Oenological (winemaking) activities/classes can also be organised if you wish.
Barcelona is just 19kms, 20 minutes away - so you have ready
access to all the touristic attractions you might expect from this
most cosmopolitan and lively European city.
Explore the Gothic Quarter and historic Cathedral, amble down the famous ‘Las Ramblas’, shop on the exclusive Paseo de Gracia, take tapas at the Puerto Olympico overlooking the sea with your toes in the warm sand. Explore boutique shopping, the young fashion designers that only Barcelona’s side-streets offer. Visit Gracia for a drink and a movie at the wonderfully independent Cine Verdi (as lauded by renown British filmmaker Mike Leigh) should the mood take you. Quite simply in a city like Barcelona the possibilities are almost endless!
- 1 story
- Chateau / Country House
- 450 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only
- Long Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
- All rooms are spacious, bright and airy, with views to either the sea or the garden. Each room have (except the service room): - two beds, size: 1,10 x 2,00 m - en-suite bathrooms (6-8 sqm) - wardrobe The service room is a single bed suite. Additionally, there two raised extra beds, mezzanine like. Linen and towels provided....moreless
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
- In order you have the hollidays of your dreams we offer you the possiblity of having a guide, a choffeur, a car, breakfast & meals at home with a personnel chfe (apellas in the garden are possible), extra cleanning hours (2hours per day included), picking at the airport, as well as the organisation of many activities you may wish....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
- Water Sports
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Disco Club
local services and businesses
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Ice Skating
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Equestrian Events
- Jet Skiing
breakfast meal type
- Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Dining Room
- Child's Highchair
dinner meal type
- Booking Possible
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Housekeeper Included
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
lunch meal type
- Booking Possible
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
rental charges rb
- Charges Included
ReviewsWrite a review
We have just enjoyed two amazing weeks at Las Cuatro Torres. This unique property has a very special character provided by a huge and unique garden...in my opinion the crown jewell!...which includes a great pool/BBQ area, a pond and some other surprises.... The house is fully renovated but has kept the essence of this historical property. The staff is very friendly and has contributed to make our time in the property the perfect holiday. The ideal location, right at the heart of Alella, a beautiful village very close to Barcelona city and Maresme beaches, has allowed us to have a great mix of actives. Overall, a fantastic experience and a memorable time for our family and friends. Montse Oliver
- Guest Montse O.
- Date of stay 07/22/13
- Review Submitted 08/19/13
We spent 15 wonderful days in this beautiful house. The garden is amazing. Wonderful swimming pool. Very good international cuisine. We had a lovely time. We recommend this house strongly. James Osborne
- Guest james o.
- Date of stay 05/05/13
- Review Submitted 05/22/13
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Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2013
2 night min stay
Extra Nights: €1000
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- Nearest Airport: 'El Prat de Llobregat' (Barcelona Airport) at 36 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: El Masnou at 2.4 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: El Masnou at 2.4 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: A-19 at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: El Masnou at 2.4 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Vallromanas P&P, Catalonia's largest Pitch & Putt at 9.9 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Can Casals at 1 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 1629
Why the Owner Chose Sant Andreu:
IDEALLIC PLACE This charming house gives you peace by its generous and bright spaces, and by a unique garden created by the famous architect FONTSERE I MESTRE, with his then apprendice A. GAUDI. LOCATION Located in Alella, a little village plenty of charm just 19 kms (20 minutes) from Barcelona city center, in the oldes vineyard zone of Spain, with views over the sea and the Coastal range (Serralada litoral). A few steps away from the sea, the mountains and Barcelona, with a huge variety of cultural and gastronomic activities within the Maresme area. All this in a peacefull place like 'Las Cuatro Torres'.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Las Cuatro Torres does not only offers the peace of this style of house, all the activities in Barcelona, and the huge amount of cultural and gastronomical activities available in the maresme area, but also all the services you could need in order to have nice hollidays. Near Las Cuatro Torres you have acces to many diferent activities: - Wineries of Alella visit and wine tasting in 'Las Cuatro Torres' cellar with a personel & famous sommelier: Rosa Vila, peuvent être organisée. http://www.vinsenxarxa.cat/rosavila.php http://www.cazcarra.com/es/noticias/cazcarra_en_los_medios-3/25_television_entrevista_a_rosa_vila-537 - Villaromana's P&P, the largest pitch & putt of Catalonia (2 courses are possibles: 18 or 9 holes) at 10kms, 15 minutes. http://www.pitchandputtvallromanes.com/ - Montmeló F1 circuit where you can ridde high speed cars as ferraris, or Porshe, is only 14kms from Alella, 22 minutes. http://www.circuitcat.com/es/ - Maritim activities can be organised on request, as per example a daily excursion on a 12m sail boat. - Cultural (Gaudi Route), Gastronomic, Sportive (golf, horse riding...) or Oenological activities can also be organised if wished. - Barcelona is just at 19kms, 20 minutes, so you have also acces to all the touristic atractive of a lively city as Barcelona. - Alella is at 54kms (38minutes) from the first village of the Costa Brava, Blanes.
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View from inside Gaudi's grotte
Living room with seaviews
Living room ceiling, end 19th century
Corridor between living room and dinning room
Dinning Room with seaview
Peacefull corner of garden, next to the lake
Aviary on the lake, and the sighs bridge
Little living room's chimney
5 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
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