About the property
- Cottage15822 sq. ft.
- 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.
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- 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
'THE MAN WHO FOLLOWS THE CROWD WILL USUALLY GET NO FURTHER THAN THE CROWD, THE MAN WHO WALKS ALONE IS LIKELY TO FIND HIMSELF IN PLACES NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN' - Alan Ashley-Pitt
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PERFECT HOUSE FOR FAMILY VACATION!
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
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.
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!!