Banyoles, Catalonia, Spain
€589 - €910 per night
€4,120 - €6,370 per week
Vacation Villa Rental Description:
17 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms: unique and very attractive! This enormous baronial mansion (1200m2 on a 15 hectaire private property) occupies a privileged hillside position just above the historic lakeside town of Banyoles, with majestic views over the coastal plain of the central Costa Brava. There are three distinct, fully independent & fully equipped living quarters, each with its own full kitchen, large living room, dining room, terraces, BBQ, etc. Highlights include a 120m2 living/playroom - perfect for large indoor gatherings, and a gorgeous 100m2 outdoor dining terrace seating 40+ with great views just above the 12x5m swimming pool. Feedback from past guests is excellent! 1 km walk from this house is Can Tapies. Sometimes the two are rented together for large gatherings such as weddings in the off-season. Free WiFi and lots of nice extras!
The location is excellent. Nearby Banyoles (4 kms away) is a market town with a huge array of shopping, including an impressive collection of no fewer than 12 supermarkets set around one traffic circle, but also you´ll find a weekly farmers market on the 11th Century arcaded square, and a huge variety of little specialty shops like butchers, bakers, fresh fruit and fishmongers, etc, in the historic pedestrian center of the old town. While the beaches are about 35 kms away, mostly highway driving (the C-66 highway exit is 3 kms from the house!), you have closer to home the lovely environmentally protected lake of Banyoles, with its grassy beach with lifeguards on duty, and the open playing fields and bike paths going all the way around the lake. Be sure to read my extensive guide to the excellent restaurants in this area.