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Most luxurious villa in Spain, fully staffed private chef, butler & maid service

Forallac, Province of Girona, Spain
  • Cottage15822 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms10
  • Sleeps22
  • Bathrooms10
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum StayNone

Awarded as the best residence in Europe by IPA in London

Crossing the sober door, which gives access to 70 hectares of domains Mas Mateu we enter a unique world where the majesty of the great house, the extensive garden with its olive groves, pastures, meadows and the forest allow us to disconnect from the daily routine and experience the tranquility enjoying their own as never done before.

La Casa Pairal is a primary residence of more than 1,400 m² of great eighteenth-century Catalan farmhouse complemented by more than 1,200 m² of residential structures. The villa retains all the splendor and the style of the elegant mansions of the era, at the same time offering the most modern amenities withing its glittering walls. The house has capacity for twenty people, with accommodation for additional staff, which makes it ideal a private family getaway, a special honeymoon or an informal party.

Leisure inside and outside the house

On the main facade dominated by a majestic sundial, there is a gracefully arched door leading to a series of cozy rooms, with magnificent views of various places in the region, highlighting the snowcapped Pyrenees in winter, the flowering of natural park 'Les Gavarres' in spring or the magnificent sunsets over the plains in summer and autumn, ideal place for relaxing with friends. Beautiful alabaster walls frame the majestic fireplace large living room, making it an ideal place to curl up with your favorite book.

There are ten suites in the house, each one is unique and is decorated in delicate Catalan shades, complemented by carpets from local origin, unique family heirlooms, and individual fireplaces, some open their own private terrace with great views of the landscape of the Baix Empordà. Dive into a delicious and large bath oval, surrounded by glass walls which open onto the large natural park of 'Gavarres', for maximum peace of mind.

Supper is a truly Catalan experience in Mas Mateu. Enjoy a delicious meal, freshly prepared by the chef of the house under the stars, in one of the many terraces or you can lunch at the majestic main hall.

Property Manager

Alfred Cabanes

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Calendar last updated:
Jan 17, 2018
About Alfred Cabanes

We are a couple, parents of two daughters. We are active, dynamic and sociable persons with multiple interests, in particular sports and gastronomy. Both of us have extensive knowledge of Barcelona as we were born and lived in the city for all our lifes, except a 4 year experience in London. We would be pleased to host you, and assist you with all kind of advices to take the most of your stay in Barcelona, by recommending restaurants, points of interest, museums, best places to go shopping, excursions out of Barcelona or any other motivation you may have during your stay. Thanks to our experience in London, we realized how valuable can be to have some precious advise to experience the city as local. We have selected and decorated our apartments with much effort and attention to detail, and we hope to see you with us. See you soon!

Alfred Cabanes purchased this Cottage in 1998

Why Alfred Cabanes chose Forallac

It is the best villa experience in the world. We have reccomendation letters from past VIP clients to proof it. It has been restored up to the highest standars The area is very reach, gastronomically we have the top restaurant in the world 'El Celler de Can Roca' among others, nature with a national geographic recommended destination, history and culture area where Salvador Dali was born. AND... BARCELONA

What makes this Cottage unique



    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
      • Suite Mediterraneo
        1 king
      • Bedroom 8
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 9
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 10
        4 twin/ single
      • Library Suite 2
        1 king
      • Suite Peratallada
        1 king
      • Oliveres Suite 3
        1 king
      • Suite Les Gavarres 6
        1 king
      • Suite Norte 7
        1 king
      • Master Suite 1
        1 king
      • All suites and bedrooms have flat tv, air conditioning, fridge, high quality latex beds, ipod dockings, telephones. All Suites if required can have additional bed or cot.


      • 10 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Living room bathroom
      • Bathroom Bedroom 8
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom Suite 1
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom Suite 2
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom Suite 3
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom Suite 4
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, bidet
      • Swimming pool bathroom 12
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom Suite 6
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom Suite 7
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Bathroom Suite 9
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, bidet
      • Courtesy kitchen bathroom 11
      • Bathroom Suite 5
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • All bathrooms in the suite have bulgary amenities and hair dryers.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Wifi throughout all the estate
                    • Elevator
                      We have lift at guests disposal
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchens, with all type of material you can think of.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Several type of frideges, drinks, food, freezer.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Mas Mateu is a culinary experience, we always suggest different dinning rooms where to have a gala dinner, degustation menu, tapas dinner, km0 lunch, etc...
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 22 people


                                • Pool Table
                                • Books
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Different sizes
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda


                                        • smoking allowed
                                          In Mas Mateu is allowed to smoke.
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          We have a lift that connects all floors. All members of staff will be happy to help if you find an inconvinient.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Infinity 13x8 meters, heated.
                                            • Sauna

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • marina
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • museums
                                                    • pond
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • volcano
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing


                                                                    • Mas MAteu is fully staffed, private chef, patissier, butler, waiter, maids and poolman.

                                                                      2 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      PERFECT HOUSE FOR FAMILY VACATION!

                                                                      George H.

                                                                      We had a wonderful time in Emporda and especially in the villa. The house has everything that you would like to have including billiard, which gave us much fun... During our vacation the weather was on our side the whole week, the sun was shining and it was above 28 degrees. The house was nicely decorated and with good beds. We can really recommend the house and the renters. We would love to come back!

                                                                      LOOK NO FURTHER

                                                                      George H.

                                                                      We stayed at this villa, you don’t need to look other options. The location is fantastic, this gated Villa is on a peaceful neighborhood, which gave us the feeling of being in a secluded piece of heaven. The decor of the house is exquisite. The pool is magnificent, especially at sunset. Last but not least, Alfred is the most welcoming host, cordial and helpful person we have met in a very long time (and we travel a lot). Without a doubt, this will be our place of choice for every future trips to Emporda.


                                                                      Forallac, Province of Girona, Spain

                                                                      The Ampurdan is a magical area, known for the locals as the spanish tuscany due to its similarities in the landscape. COAST Additionally we have one of the most beautiful coasts in the mediterranean, 'Costa Brava' a national geographic recommended destination. GASTRONOMY Top area in Spain together with the vasque country, in the area of Mas Mateu we have 11 michelin restaurants with a total of 20 michelin stars HISTORY & CULTURE Our history & culture is very reach!! Is the area where Salvador Dali was born, and the three main museums are still in this area, we have the first greek and roman village in the peninsula iberica. We are surrounded by hundreds of medieval villages. NATURE Mas Mateu is inside one of the biggest natural reserves of Catalonia, Les Gavarres, that goes from the coast to Girona the capital of the province. BARCELONA We have one of the top destionations in the world in an hour drive ideal for a day out!!

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