8 bedrooms in a Modernist Vila, private 4x8m2 pool, near Barcelona and Sitges
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About Mark Allen
Hi, I´m Mark, a retired Director of Marketing and political consultant. My wife and I purchased Cal Florit in 1999. We spent 10 years meticulously restoring this property to its original state. In addition, we raised three children here. As they have grown and moved on to university and other interests, we wish to share this beautiful, unique space with you.
Mark Allen purchased this Chalet in 1999
Why Mark Allen chose Les Cabanyes
A unique property in the Penedes area and the only Casa Rural of this type, Cal Florit was built between 1900-1913 in the Modernist and "noucentisme" style. Popularly known as a "casa de indios", the orignal owner was a Catalan entrenpeneur who made his fortune in the Caribbean. Incorporating Colonial and Modernist influences, this house remained in one family during 100 years. We would like to maintain it in ours for another 100.
What makes this Chalet unique
A lovely house incorporating the old and the new, you will be impressed by its design, fine renovation, modern comfort mixed with Modernist styling, and the infinite number of quiet nooks, corners and quiet spaces. A truly luxurious home set among the vineyards of Alt Penedes but only 5 minutes from the bustling medieval market town of Vilafranca, wine capital of Catalunya.
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We felt as though we were on a film set. The villa is truly magnificent. Stylish, charming and beautiful. The modern, spacious kitchen is extremely well equipped and made catering for 12 people each day a joy, especially given the incredible views that each door or window affords. Inside the villa and within it's grounds there are so many rooms and spaces, reading nooks and delightful vistas to enjoy and luxuriate in. The library is wonderful stocked with a lifetimes supply of great reading. The pool was a perfectly refreshing temperature and provided fun and relaxation in equal measure. Our party comprised babies, toddlers
,teenagers and this villa, with its ample space, great facilities (including ping-pong), proximity to interesting towns and attractions, provided the perfect retreat for our family holiday. I would have been happy to remain ensconced within it's walls for weeks! Cannot recommend enough. Thank you!!!
Location! Comfort! Tranquil! Perfect!
My wife and myself along with two other couples rented this Chalet (Villa, Castle) for two weeks. As it turned out, they were two of the best weeks ever spent on a vacation. We found the accommodations to be comfortable, beautifully and tastefully decorated and complete in every sense...wi-fi, cable, kitchen complete with all the necessities so that we could prepare gourmet meals. The Chalet is conveniently located close to beaches (Sitges, Vilanova), as well as Barcelona (35 minutes by car or train), and Vilafranca which is 3km away and has all the services and shopping that one might require. The Chalet is large enough and comfortably outfitted so that if one desires privacy for a snooze, reading or simply to be alone, the garden, the terrace can provide that luxury. The garden and the pool and the entire grounds are surrounded by a high wall which makes ones stay very private from the outside world.
Mark, the owner operator is filled with knowledge of the area and can make arrangements for vineyard tours, restaurant reservations, travel information. He is very accommodating seems to enjoy providing recommendations, history of the region and provides wonderful guest service.
Would we go back? Absolutely. We've told friends and have a group of 5 couples and will return this summer.
Vilafranca del Penedes is the capital of wine country. Offering a wide selection of Michelin-recognized restaurants and exceptional wine bars, it is the ideal location to explore Penedes and the outlying counties where you will find all manner of leisure and sport activites.
Want to ride through the vineyards, enjoy a wine tasting and then an exceptional meal, all in company of a multi-lingual wine specialist? No problem!
With beaches only 15 minutes away, and Barcelona a mere 40, Cal Florit is the ideal location to take advantage of all the best that Catalunya has to offer. From vistis to the Roman ruins of Tarragona to climbing classes and all beach activities, we can even set you up with a parachuting class if you dare!
And Port Adventura, the premier theme and water park in Spain is only 30 minutes from the house. Be sure to reserve tickets online in advance!
Cal Florit is the only Casa Rural in Penedes that offer 24-hour concierge services including free booking, dinner reservations, recommendations on how to spend your day, translations and even emergency services in case they are required.