Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Olost - El Casa Grande
14+2 person 6 bedroom/bathroom holiday home with secured garden, swimming pool
El Casa Grande is a typical house of the kind that made us fall in love with Catalonia and the way of making holiday. It is a house for 14+2 persons with a beautiful garden and pool area.
It is a house with a long history, historically being in a privileged location in the intersection of three paths of transhumance. Today the house has been completely restored retaining its original structure.
Built on a sliding rock, the entrance from the parking will actually bring you directly into first floor. Here, there is a kitchen with all commodities (stove, microwave, dishwasher, kitchen utensils etc.), a very big living/dining room with an enormous wooden dining table and also serving as distributing room for all the bedrooms. The house has in total 6 bedrooms, 2 of them being triple rooms. Each of the bedrooms has their own bathroom. Additionally, there is a toilet downstairs, useful when staying outside. The house has also TV, DVD and WIFI-internet.
Outdoor facilities of El Casa Grande: Connected by a stairway, the ground floor, in level with the closed court yard and the garden, has also a game room with table tennis. Outside, you enter directly the very big closed courtyard, with plenty of room for the children to play or play ball. Also, there is a covered porch with barbecue and outdoor seating for every one and a sitting area with more comfortable arm chairs.
The impressive gate, big enough in old times for the horse carriages to enter, provides access to the beautiful garden- and pool area. In one end, the lawn with some trees proving shade. Also, there is a sandbox and swings for the youngest, and some tables, for light meals. In the other end, the swimming pool with roman steps, this is actually very nice, when you have small children in your group. With a cold drink and a book and with the beautiful view over the hilly landscape with fields and forest, the tranquillity and sounds make the last remains of the stressful daily life disappear.
The area around the El Casa Grande: In walking distance from the house, there is a local restaurant, with a nice and inexpensive lunch menu. In the next village, 5 km. away, you find a very good bakery, and in the nearest town Olost 6 km. away, there is a very nice Cathedral, some shops and even a Michelin-star restaurant. 800 meters from the house, there is a pond for fishing. By the recently upgraded C-154 road, you will have the beautiful regional capitol Vic with two weekly market days (Tuesdays and Saturdays) on 20 minutes away.
Facilities listed:: Facilities:
• 6 bedrooms (4 double rooms and 2 triple rooms)
• 6 bathrooms (all ensuite)
• Well-equipped kitchen
• Very big dining/sitting room
• TV, DVD, WIFI-Internet
• Fire place
• Washing machine
• Covered terrace with barbecue
• Outdoor relaxation zone with comfortable terrace sofa and arm-chairs
• Table tennis & basket
• Swings and sandbox
• Swimming pool (8 x 4 meters) with roman steps
• Restaurant in walking distance
• Pond for fishing 800 meters from the house
- non smoking only
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets considered