Luxury country 7double bedroom 7bathroom house retreat with private pool
- English, Spanish, Dutch
About Jonathan Kay
In 1999 we moved to Sitges to run a small 14 bedroom boutique hotel. The house purchase followed in 2005 and then years with architiects, decorators and our own gardening skills have resulted in a house and home that our architect describes as "of ambassadorial standard" which we would not disagree with. As celebrity guests have also agreed. An accountant by profession I am a keen cook, bon-viveur and like people to enjoy staying in the house and enjoying all that it and the local area has to offer. An excellent location for Sitges, Barcelona city and airport and the local area including fine restaurants, wine tours (and sampling) the beaches of nearby Sitges. Do visit the cava houses, chocolate manufacturer - with superb samples! And the wineries of both the Penedes and Priorat are within easy reach (although please have a nominated non-drinking driver.) A guide of all the areahas to offer is in the house and please ask for any guidance you may want. I am British and my partner Dutch. We both want visitors to enjoy our house, its garden, pool, orchards and the area. Party catering or private chef can be arranged.
Jonathan Kay purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Jonathan Kay chose Canyelles
Tranquil and relaxing but only a few kilometres from Sitges and more active pursuits. The house welways loved and wanted and when the opportunity came along to purchase and then reform and complete We were unable to resist. A decision we have never regretted. The quality of the construction is first class with quality materials used, especiall solid wood and high specification matched veneers (the previouse owner who started the construction was a master craftsman in wood and fitted out royal palaces and used some of these materials for his own house. For instance the windows are all bullet proof! And the interior doors solid hardwoods with marquetry inlays, truly beautiful. At once conventional and modern. The pool with solar heating and telescopic cover allow year round use with terraces and gardens. Each bedroom is over 20m2 with a private bathroom. 3 living rooms, each over 65m2. Flexible accommodation. All bedrooms are air conditioned. Great kitchen with all that any cook could want - as a former "Cook of the Year" you might expect. Lots of terraces and garden, orchards and more.
What makes this Villa unique
The views and tranquillity, space and instant relaxation as soon as you enter the gates. The large 637m2 house provides great entertaining space up to 120!! for a special occasion. We have had several wedding celebrations, anniversaries, engagements and even one amicable divorce! As well as product launches, company retreats and murder mystery parties. Comfortably sleeps 16 and with additional sofa beds can sleep 18. Great views over the wine growing areas that surround the area and on to the Monserrat mountains, with their gothic monastery and imposing peaks. The space provided includes all furniture for the garden and around the pool, BBQs. Museums, galleries, great shopping, a chocolate factory with free samples, wineries, cava houses, local markets, country walks, cycling tracks are all on hand.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
15 of us recently stayed at Casa Verde to celebrate my birthday. It was absolutely perfect, fabulous villa, super clean and had everything you needed. Great outdoor space, the pool is larger than average. The hosts are reliable, professional and so friendly and thoughtful. It was a smooth booking process and the check in and check out were equally smooth. We also used the onsite chef services on the evening of my birthday and the food was devine. Great place to stay.
It was a pleasure to have Louise, Simon and their friends and family stay. All so very polite and friendly and thoughtful.
5 star recommendation.
Great place for a large family get-a-way in the hills near Sitges. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, very modern and clean. The pool is great!
The views are beautiful and you can even see Montserrat. After a quick drive to the Sitges train station, you are a 30 minute train ride into Barcelona.
The beaches in Sitges are the best; gorgeous sand and beautiful views.
I can't wait to go back! So much to see and do.
Wow! What a great place for a family reunion
Anything and everything that we could have wanted was there. Thanks for the pre-arrival shop and the provision of essentials such as herbs and spices, shampoos and gels. Also being able to harvest fruit and herbs straight from the garden and orchards made the kids realise that not everything comes from a packet and is better when straight from the garden. Good quality bed-linens and towels were a very welcome provision. You guys know your stuff. The whole process went smoothly and professionally and making ‘phone contact was especially re-assuring, although the emails were accurate and professional too. Next time we will pack less!
Glad that our efforts were appreciated and that you enjoyed your holiday in what is certainly a very special house.
I am pleased that we appear to have learned how to be responsive and provide good value and service. After 16 years of running a small boutique hotel in Sitges, which is now our home, I am pleased when guests enjoy and can appreciate our country house, which is only 12 minutes from Sitges but which offers tranquility, space and a pace of life that is eminently suitable for the holiday-maker and friends/family.
You guys were excellent guests and we would welcome your return or other owners.
Very nice. Good neighbours and a great apartment. Wonderful views and space. Very, very efficient a/c and hot water. Hope to return next year.
We thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed our stay
So much space. Great bathrooms. Large pool which was a great hit with the kids. Enjoyed your recommendations and advice. Keep up the good work and certainly others could learn from your professionalism. Especially liked the provision of basic store-cupboard items and quality linens. No problem in recommending you and your property.
Bill & Joan
Just like to record our thanks....
It is not easy to arrange to get 3 families together but you made all of the arrangements regarding this fantastic house really simple and straightforward. Your help and suggestions with things to do and see to keep the kids happy were more than fully appreciated – we have left you some of the chocolates left over from the chocolate factory visit. The house and surroundings were as you described, magical and unique. You are lucky to own and live in such a wonderful place. It is an impressive house with everything that we wanted and more! We will be recommending to friends, neighbours and colleagues. We would especially like to thank Eddie and the cleaning girls who did a fantastic job. Unobtrusive and efficient. Again many thanks and kisses.
Arne and Lisa.
A secure tranquil location for relaxing and making a base for exploring the surrounding countryside : hill walking, wine tours, cycling and golf are all to hand. Within 10 minutes drive are the seaside resorts of Sitges and Vilanova I la Geltru. Excellent road and rail infrastructure makes exploring the area simple and easy. The house affords wonderful views all the way to the Monserrat mountains and Penedes vine growing fields. The house is approx. 600m2 set in grounds of 3500m2 with gardens, (optional) covered large swimming pool, orchard, pond and much more. The house is air-conditioned in Summer and has gas central heating in Winter. The swimming pool has solar panel heating. Great entertaining space that has been used for retreats, magazine photo-shoots and as an holistic healing centre and boutique hotel. Now reverted back to holiday or longer term rental for enjoying all that this part of Catalonia has to offer.
The house is fully provided with bed-linens and towels, including pool towels.
It is very well and comfortably furnished offering lots of space including 3 lounges.
With the use of sofa beds up to 18 people, normally 16, can be accommodated in great comfort and security.
Great space outside which has gas BBQ, normal BBQ and terrace and pool furniture to just sit, relax and let the world float by or enjoy the country pursuits that surround you, including some good restaurants. Night life is to hand with a 10 minute car or taxi ride.
Potter about in the garden, feed the goldfish, dine al-fresco or more formally around the dining table.
Used for wedding receptions, product launches and magazine photo-shoot backdrops the house has entertained footballers, screen stars, singers and many interesting people.
Private catering is available from an award winning chef and staff, who can also recommend on the many great wines available in the area.
There are excellent road connections to nearby towns such as Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltru and Vilafranca del Penedes and, of course, Barcelona. The airport of Barcelona is only 26kms away and the city 36kms by motorway - only 30 minutes easy drive.
Great golf courses, from Pitch & Putt to championship, are within a 1 hour drive and less.
Puerto Aventura theme park and waterpark is only 30 minutes away.
The chocolate factory of Simon Coll and cava wineris of San Sadurni are less than 20 minutes drive away, with excellent tours of Simon Coll, Cordoniu cava or Torres for other great wines or even just small producers. The Priorat area which produces some of Spain's best wines is 30 minutes away too.
Sitges or Barcelona nightlife or cultural sides are within easy striking distance for great days out.
The Monserrat mountains can be seen clearly from the house and a drive there is worthwhile to see and kiss the black Madonna.
Hill walking, painting (in great light!) are also recommended and for the fit mountain biking.
An airport pick-up service can be arranged as can shopping for stocking the villa. Grocery shopping is only 6 minutes away.
There are a wealth of really good restaurants in the area which offer fantastic value and original and traditional meal options.
Tarragona with its rich Roman history - where Tiberius was proclaimed the second Roman Emperor as governor of Spain - is within an easy drive and makes a good day out. Shopping, history, culture and night-life abound in the ever-vibrant city of Barcelona.
All in all you can enjoy an activity packed holiday or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of the house and grounds and its setting.