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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:10
  • Bathrooms:6.75
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Can Torrent- This beautiful stone 16th century restored Farmhouse Villa is a great place to spend a couple of weeks or more. It offers a private, quiet and spacious ambiance in which you can relax and enjoy with family or friends. It is intimate and very cozy; its accommodations are very comfortable. The Villa is 600 m2 approximately and is on a 10,000 m2 fenced estate. It has a large pool, 2 terraces and a beautiful garden with trees.

This place offers a wide variety of things to do, from golfing, swimming, hiking and cycling among other sports, to shopping, antiquing, going to the beach, and visiting many beautiful medieval villages that are just minutes away. This is also a great place for other European Travel since it is 35 minutes from the Girona airport and a 1 hour drive to the French Border. You can fly low budget to many other European destinations to and from Girona.

Foixá is a select small village in the comarca of the Baix Empordá, which has a privileged geographical situation making it easy to reach. You can enjoy this region all throughout the year thanks to its warm Mediterranean climate in spring and summer and mild winters. This region has been inhabited since prehistoric times so it is surrounded by history, culture, and a great gastronomy; there are museums, Roman ruins, medieval villages, walled villages, castles, Romanesque architecture, beautiful medieval churches, art. Catalan cuisine is extraordinary, this region offers the greatest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain that will take your breath away including Massana and world’s second best restaurant El Celler de Can Roca which is only 30 minutes away.

Main Villa: Sleeps 12. In the main Villa there are 3 suites with King Size beds, bathroom and spacious closet each. There are 2 other rooms which have 1 King size bed and 1 Queen size bed and share a bathroom. There is another room with two single beds which shares a bathroom with one of the Suites. There is a full kitchen with dining table, a half bathroom, living room with bar and dining table for 10 people. There is also a cozy family room with a fireplace.

There are 2 other villas in addition to the Main House and are just 10 meters away. These villas are not rented separately and may only be used by guests who have rented the whole property. Each of these smaller villas sleeps 3 people and are fully equipped with a full kitchen each as well as a living room.

The Main Villa’s layout is as follows:
Ground level:
Foyer with fireplace
1 Suite with King Size Bed (2 twin beds in size 1.05 x 2 mt) bathroom, spacious closet and seating area.
Kitchen with dining room (table seats 8). The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, stove and oven, cooking utensils and has a spacious pantry. It also has a fireplace.
Living room with a bar and dining table which comfortably sits 10 people.
1 half bathroom.
Spacious porch with BBQ Grill & table. The best place in the house to eat and relax.

Upper level:
Consists of 2 Suites with King Size Bed each (2 twin beds in size 1.05 x 2 mt), with their own bathroom and spacious closet. There is another room with two twin beds that shares a bathroom with one of the Suites. There are also 2 Bedrooms one with King Size Bed and the other with Queen size bed, and 1 Bathroom to share. A family room comfortably furnished with a sofa, chairs, coffee table and fireplace. A full kitchenette/ laundry room with washing machine and clothes dryer machine. Covered terrace and a large balcony with a magnificent view.

Small Villa # 1 Sleeps 3:
Ground level:
Kitchen with dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped.
Living room
1 half bathroom
Terrace and backyard
Central heating and pool and backyard Access
Upper level:
1 Bedroom with 1 double bed
1 Bedroom with 2 twin beds
1 half bathroom
1 full bathroom

Small Villa # 2 Sleeps 3:
Ground level:
Kitchen with dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped.
Living room
Terrace and backyard
Central heating and pool and backyard Access
Upper level:
1 Bedroom with 1 double bed
1 Bedroom with 2 twin beds
1 full bathroom


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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/10/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Master Bedroom Main House: 1 king

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  • Suite 1 Main House: 1 king

    This bedroom has two twin beds set up as a King...moreless

  • Suite 2 Main House: 1 king

    This bedroom has two twin beds which are set up as a King ...moreless

  • Bedroom Main House: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom Main House: 1 king

    This bedroom has two twin beds which are set up as a King...moreless

  • Bedroom Small Villa 2: 1 double

    Full size bed 135 cm wide...moreless

  • Bedroom Small Villa 1: 2 twin/ single

    Two twin beds 1.05 cm wide...moreless

  • Bedroom Small Villa 2: 2 twin/ single

    Two twin beds 1.05 cm wide...moreless

  • Bedroom 10: 2 twin/ single

    Two twin beds 1.05 cm wide...moreless

  • Bedroom Small Villa 1: 1 double

    Full size bed 135 cm wide...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (12) (6 twin beds are set up as 3 king beds)...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is also a dining table and chairs for 14-16 people outside in the terrace where you can enjoy a beautiful day having a bbq!!...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The rooms in the main house have air conditioning. The rooms in the two small villas do not have air conditioning....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample parking sapce for 5 vehicles inside the property....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (3)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Stove, oven, dining table, fireplace...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator and freezer...moreless

  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 24 - Dec 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,133
Christmas
Dec 24 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,667

Changeover Day: Saturday

Low Season Winter
Jan 8 - Mar 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,133

Changeover Day: Saturday

Easter
Apr 8 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,947
July
Jul 1 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,587

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer Season
Jul 22 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,653

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer High
Aug 19 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,933
Autumn 2017
Sep 16 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,133
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,200

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,066.67

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

24.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Girona - Costa Brava
6.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
La Bisbal d'Empordà
6.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gualta
3.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Flaça
10.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
AP7 Girona Nord (salida 6)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Can Quel in Foixá
12.42 Miles
Nearest Beach
Begur

Car: Necessary

There is a restaurant in Foixá, Can quel. Another restaurant that is only 10 km away (13 minutes), is Restaurant San Martí, located in San Martí Vell.

You can also enjoy the local market at La Bisbal every Friday morning. La Bisbal is also the capital of pottery (at 11.4 km, 18 minutes).

There are two Golf Courses only 16 and 19 minutes away, Pitch and Putt Golf Club and the Empordá Golf Club. The PGA Golf de Catalunya, which is the number 1 Golf course in Spain 2012, is only 35 minutes away.

If you like food, then you are definitely in for a treat in Costa Brava. The cuisine of the Costa Brava is a fine reflection of its territory; fish and seafood are very typical, meat, cheese, wild fruits and mushrooms.

There are many great Michelin starred restaurants around, including world´s 2nd best restaurant El Celler de Can Roca which truly offers a great culinary experience!! (at 22 km, 30 minutes)

Girona´s Old Town was founded by the Romans and offers an interesting visit to Romanesque and Gothic monuments, medieval walls, one of Europe´s best kept Jewish neighborhoods, the Cathedral of St Mary of Girona which has the widest nave in the world with 22 meter (72 ft), its construction was started on the 11th century and wasn’t finished until the 18th century (at 27.4 km, 35 minutes).

Begur is not only a beautiful medieval town it also has beautiful beaches. Aiguablava is a stunning cala in Begur (at 26.7 km, 38 minutes).

Peratallada, a very interesting medieval town, has a layout of narrow, winding cobblestoned alleys and a very interesting castle (at 15 km, 21 minutes).

Another medieval town is Pals, which is set on a hill and is also an interesting visit (at 20 km, 27 minutes).

Palau Sator, a medieval town of Roman origin. The town has preserved its medieval ambiance in its alleys and walls as well as its tower (at 14.5 km, 21 minutes).

Monells is also a medieval town. The town was built around its castle, from which only the walls remain. Every alley and corner in Monells wiIl make you think of medieval times, of knights, nobles, markets, castles, and kings; it is a beautiful visit (at 9.5 km, 12 minutes).

Palmós is the most important fishing port in the area (at 32.2 km, 45 minutes).

Calella, one of the bays around the coast of Palafrugell, was once a small fishing village. Another two beaches in Palafrugell are Llafranc and Tamariu (at 29 km, 42 minutes).

In Saint Feliu de Guíxols you can visit the Benedictine Monastery of the 10th century, which is now a museum; there is also great shopping in St Feliu de Guíxols as well as a beach. In S’Agaro visit beach Playa de St Pol, a tranquil beach in which you can relax, kayak, waterski. There is a nice walkway with restaurants, I recommend the Restaurant El Raco de St Pol (at 40 km, 50 minutes).

Platja D’Aro has a long main avenue and many chic shops, restaurants and bars, as well as a beach (at 34.7 km, 45 minutes).

Dalí’s Castle and Home with Gala is in Púbol, only 5 minutes from Foixá (at 3.2 km, 5 minutes).

Just 40 minutes away is Figueres and the Dalí Theatre-Museum. It was first built as a theater in the 19th century then restored in 1966. Next to the museum is a tower in which Dalí lived his last years (at 34.6, 40 minutes).

La Roca Village Outlet at La Roca del Vallés is also a great shopping place to spend a day!! (at 90 km, 1 hr).

In Barcelona you can spend a day or two sightseeing and shopping, places to visit: the Olympic Village, Montjuic fountains, Gothic Quarter, Gaudí’s architecture, Palau de Música Catalana, Cathedral, Sagrada Familia, Rambla, Pedrera building, Picasso Museum (at 120 km, 1 hr 25 minutes).

Cadaqués is a town which is in a bay in the middle of the Cap de Creus Peninsula. It is a stunning fishing village which surely deserves a visit (at 55 km, 1 hr 9 minutes).

El Port de la Selva is another important fishing village, there you can visit Sant Pere de Rodes which is a former Benedictine monastery from the 12th century (at 60 km, 1 hr).

In La Escala you can visit the Ruins de Empúries, which was a Greek and Roman town in the coast of the Mediterranean. In 575 BC it was founded by the Greek and later occupied by the Romans. The ruins are a marvel. You can visit the town of La Escala, an important fishing port and tourist center (at 21 km, 23 minutes).

Peralada is a village in the province of Girona, founded in 500 A.C. There you can visit the Castle of Peralada restored in the 19th century in French style (at 20 km, 24 minutes).

There are also 41 vineyards in the Empordá which you can also visit.

Carcassone, France, a fortified French town founded by the Visigoths in the 5th century. This town is a great experience, you can sleep inside of the town if you want to spend the night there (at 216 km, 2 hrs 12 minutes).

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: My husband and I live half of the year in America and the other half of the year travelling around the world. We are retired and enjoy our four children and six grandchildren when we are home in America.

Why Foixà, Province of Girona, Spain:
We bought this property because we just were enchanted by it. At the time the previous owner had to move back to Germany. This house was rebuilt by a German couple that spent 2 years rebuilding it and spared nothing into the reconstruction.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
The property is amazing, the location Foixa is a small village with around only 30 homes, most of them wealthy old farmhouses now rebuilt by wealthy people with a few local farmers for enjoying life.


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Calendar last updated: 11/10/2016

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Photos

  • The Big House Overseeing The Pool

    The Big House Overseeing The Pool

  • Entrance to one of the rooms in the main house

    Entrance to one of the rooms in the main house

  • Garden

    Garden

  • Master suite bathroom

    Master suite bathroom

  • Suite in main house

    Suite in main house

  • Another suite in the main house

    Another suite in the main house

  • Bedroom in main house

    Bedroom in main house

  • Cozy family room in upper level of main house

    Cozy family room in upper level of main house

  • Dining room, bar and living room in the main house.

    Dining room, bar and living room in the main house.

  • Bedroom in one of the two villas

    Bedroom in one of the two villas

  • Dining room in one of the two villas

    Dining room in one of the two villas

  • PORCH WITH BBQ GRILL

    PORCH WITH BBQ GRILL

  • Main house at twilight

    Main house at twilight

  • Master suite

    Master suite

  • Suite in main house

    Suite in main house

  • Suite's walk in closet in main house

    Suite's walk in closet in main house

  • Bathroom to one of the suite's in main house

    Bathroom to one of the suite's in main house

  • Another one of the bedrooms in the main house

    Another one of the bedrooms in the main house

  • Fully equipped kitchen in the main house

    Fully equipped kitchen in the main house

  • Living room next to dining room and bar in the main house

    Living room next to dining room and bar in the main house

  • Kitchen in one of the two villas

    Kitchen in one of the two villas

  • Pool

    Pool

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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