Character Cottage in Marca, Nr. Tarragona, Catalonia - Rural Location in Stunning Wine Growing Region
- english, spanish, Catalan
About Maggie Whitman
Maggie Whitman, Martin Kirby and their two children have lived and farmed at Mother's Garden since 2001. They and their home were featured in the No Going Back television documentaries, and Martin has written two books - NO GOING BACK Journey to Mother's Garden, and SHAKING THE TREE -about their search for time and a life closer to nature. “More than 1000 people from around the world have made their way to The Garden, for many reasons – peace, culture, birding, walking, food,” said Maggie. “We will continue to offer accommodation at our cottage until 2016. Please come if you are interested in this different way of life.” Martin and Maggie also run the Mother’s Garden premium extra virgin olive oil business, exporting fresh, award-winning olive oil to the UK.
Maggie Whitman purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Maggie Whitman chose Marçà
The Priorat is a wine and olive oil mountain region of extraordinary beauty, culture and peace. We call this life time travel and all visitors have appreciated the nature and also how it is also just 40 minutes from the Mediterranean and the historic and bustling cities of Tarragona and Reus. The airport at Reus is 30 minutes away. Barcelona and its airport are 1 hour and 45 minutes away by are or train. There is a rail station in our village.
What makes this Cottage unique
We are on hand - the farmhouse is 50 metres away from the cottage - to do all we can to ensure you have a special time at Mother's Garden. We can guide you to places of outstanding beauty, on mountain walks, to cultural sites, lovely restaurants, the best beaches and lovely wine cellars. Simply, just ask how we can help plan your time when you want to venture from the cottage, pool and farm. Both adults and children love it here.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 7
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fabulous place to stay!
Such a great house and lovely owners who were generous, friendly and helpful. We loved the pool and the terrace under the virginia creeper. Well placed for exploring the Priorat region, the beach 35 minutes away along a beautiful winding road. We had a fabulous holiday and would love to go back. Thank you Maggie and Martin!
Peace and Calm in Catalonia.
We had a wonderful week in this comfortable country home with a much appreciated swimming pool. Martin and Maggie are the perfect hosts. Their passion for Catalonia and their extensive knowledge enriched our stay and ensured that we too loved the area. Ideal for couples and families.
One of the best holidays we had
We had a wonderful week at the villa and we will like to say a big thank you to Maggie and Martin for the hospitality and all the help during our stay.
The villa is much better than what you can see on the pictures and it is maintained to a high standard, you feel welcome from the moment you step in, there is plenty to see and visit in the area and the sea is only half an hour drive away.
Once again thank you very much Maggie and Martin from everyone in our company and we will be coming back that is for sure.
Everything a Spanish rental should be.
A delightful, roomy and sunny property surrounded by wildlife in a quiet location but only a few miles from a pretty village with market (Tuesdays), shops and fuel. Owners care passionately about the area and natural environment and are extremely helpful. A perfect holiday week. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and family who want a quiet break with nature on the doorstep.
Special interest holidays:
Wine tours, birdwatching, walking, cycling, angling, horse riding and rural retreats.
Just a 35 min drive from the nearest beach.
Reus Airport is 40 mins by car - car hire recommended for best enjoyment of the area. Barcelona Airport 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Marca (village with shop/bar) 5 mins, Falset (nearest town) 10 mins, 40 mins from Tarragona or Universal Studios Porta Aventura.
Famous for its vineyards, olive groves, scenery and wildlife, the Priorat is perfect for nature and food and wine lovers. There are festivals throughout the year, including a major wine fair in Falset at the beginning of May, a colourful artisan fair in Marçà at the end of May plus the great summer fiestas in all the villages - and a wonderful pace of life all the time. Marçà is just one kilometre away and has small shops, including a bakery, a chemist, two restaurants and a bar. Falset is three kilometres from the farm and has all amenities. The train station with easy links to Tarragona and Barcelona is just one and a half kilometres from the farm.