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Montseny Natural Park and Viladrau, Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia lies in the north east corner of Spain dominated by the port city of Barcelona. Montseny Natural Park is sandwiched between this city, the Pyrenees border with France and the Mediterranean coast. Montseny is a 72,000 acre mosaic of Mediterranean, Alpine and Central European landscapes and so is a synthesis of the main landscapes of Europe. It has an incredible variety of flora and fauna boasting over 1500 superior plant species (the whole of the UK has only 1200!). The range is so wide that in 1978 it was made a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve confirming its importance on a global scale.

With the highest mountains south of the Pyrenees, Montseny offers breathtaking beauty combining rocky slopes with waterfalls cascading into deep gorges, dense with forests of Holm Oak, Beech, Chestnut and Pine. The scenery can change from Mediterranean woods to those of Central Europe within a few kilometres.

In addition to the protected natural landscape, one can visit the famous Iberian wall at El Brull, or the Roman villa of Can Tarrés, the extraordinary castles of Montsoriu and Montclús from the middle ages, the Romanesque monuments of Sant Salvador de Breda and Santa Magdalena, and the beautiful Modernist architecture in the villages of La Garriga and Viladrau.

The extraordinary quality of its landscapes, the diversity of its plant life, and the spectacular seasonal colour changes, especially in the chestnut, oak and beech woods make Montseny an ideal place for walking and cycling routes. There is an extensive network of well sign-posted routes to suit all abilities and tastes.

Little known outside of Spain, Montseny has inspired artists, intellectuals and scientists. Even the Spanish royal family enjoy this special place at their summer home in Viladrau - a village located, on the northern face of the Montseny mountain range, famous for its tranquillity, spring water and healthy air. Full of surprises, Viladrau is surrounded by forests and mountains, yet can offer top quality golf at nearby Montanya Golf club and even Polo just outside the village.

The attractions of Montseny and its proximity to the cities of Barcelona and Girona mean that visitors to the region can feast on the best that Catalan cuisine can offer. Of Roman origin, Catalan cooking uses many of the same ingredients as other Mediterranean cuisines -- tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, beans, pasta, fruits and all kinds of meat and seafood - but it combines them in unexpected ways. Who would expect salt cod with honey, for example? Catalonia has both mountains and seashore. So one may find spiny lobster stew (Civet de Llogosta) on the one hand and Andorran-style trout (Truita de Riu Andorrana) on the other. Whilst a three course lunch with wine cad be had in Viladrau village square for 8 euros, try the wonderful ‘tasting menu’ (five courses including wine, 25 euros) at La Salvadore restaurant in Hotel Corominas, Viladrau or the top-notch Mas D’Orsor just outside the village (around 50 euros per head).

This welcoming area is an ideal place for enjoying the riches which nature and history have left to the friendly hospitable locals and lucky visitors!

Written by Lloyd Daniels - Owner of Property 400714 in Viladrau, Spain

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                                                                                                    Excellent

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We were two families each with three children staying for 14 nights. The villa really was home from home and we all soon settled in! Gill and Chris were just so lovely, very welcoming and always happy to help! We all really enjoyed our stay. All the homely touches much appreciated. The villa is equipped with everything you could possibly need! Plenty of space for us all!! The information books and maps of all the surrounding areas were just brilliant. Thank you very much. The children spent many a happy hour playing table tennis. We found a gorgeous pattesiere just 5 mins drive in vilobi d'onyar where we all enjoyed fresh crossaints and coffee each morning. 😊򒠊 Our favourite beach out of the many we visited was llafranc. Beautiful! Well worth a visit. We also loved Girona which was only a 10 mins straight forward drive with easy parking . Barcelona not far...we went by train which was so easy. Chris helped us with the timetable! Many thanks again to Gill and Chris for all their help in making our holiday most enjoyable. Thumbs up from us all....
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely villa suited to large groups with easy to access to beach and inland attractions

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a lovely week! The villa is beautiful and was well suited to a large group (14) with the main house and the two apartments. On arrival the villa was clean and tidy and the housekeeper welcomed us. If you have little Catalan/Spanish, it might be a little tricky, but we managed to get an understanding! Overall, the villa is very attractive and has been lovingly restored by the owners with antique furniture combined with modern accessories and has a very traditional Spanish feel to it. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable, though one of the twins does not have a window so can be a little stuffy - there is however a skylight. Living areas are spacious and the outside cooking area and seating is great for a large party - we had an amazing paella night using the huge paella dish provided - really useful to have gas supplied plus traditional BBQ. You can also dine inside at the large dining table off the kitchen or in the individual maisonettes. With the three houses, there are plenty of facilities including dishwashers and washing machines with a good utility area in the main house. It would be good to have WiFi in all areas rather than just in the main house. Can Brueges is well positioned to enjoy everything that is on offer in the area from beaches to mountain villages and Barcelona and beyond to suit all tastes. It would be helpful to have a bit more information in the house hand book including some recommendations on things like the best beaches, reviews of restaurants locally etc. The owner did provide some useful websites prior to our visit so it's worth asking for that local knowledge. If you want to eat out locally, restaurant L'Era in Sils was great - a lovely family run place with fresh food from the farm and family service. It's walking distance so really easy and no car required. They open for lunch and but only for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. The villa has a lovely pool in the garden which is well tended and green and there's plenty of shade if desired. We did ask for the pool to be cleaned and our request was dealt with speedily within a couple of hours. We're a group who cook a lot so the in and outside kitchens were great. Could probably do with a few more serving dishes and we bought a chopping board which we've left as existing ones very small. All in all, a really good stay with very helpful owners. Would certainly return on another occasion - thank you for your hospitality!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Great stay, super relaxing

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We found the villa very well equipped and perfect for our needs. It was very spacious, with room for all of us to eat and sit together, or hide away in peace. The kids loved the pool and there were plenty of loungers, fresh towels and outdoor seating. We loved the area, there were loads of fantastic mountain walks starting from the village. We would definitely return. The house is right in the village yet very private and secure for our young ones. Barcelona and Costa Brava beautiful beaches were great for days out, though we did need the car. The local restaurants were great especially the Chalet Coromina - very interesting food! and just across the road. We have no hesitation in recommending the villa to others.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2008
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2008