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Most luxurious villa in Spain, fully staffed private chef, butler & maid service

Bedrooms 10
Separate WCs2
Space 15,822 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Awarded as the best residence in Europe by IPA in London

Crossing the sober door, which gives access to 70 hectares of domains Mas Mateu we enter a unique world where the majesty of the great house, the extensive garden with its olive groves, pastures, meadows and the forest allow us to disconnect from the daily routine and experience the tranquility enjoying their own as never done before.

La Casa Pairal is a primary residence of more than 1,400 m² of great eighteenth-century Catalan farmhouse complemented by more than 1,200 m² of residential structures. The villa retains all the splendor and the style of the elegant mansions of the era, at the same time offering the most modern amenities withing its glittering walls. The house has capacity for twenty people, with accommodation for additional staff, which makes it ideal a private family getaway, a special honeymoon or an informal party.

Leisure inside and outside the house

On the main facade dominated by a majestic sundial, there is a gracefully arched door leading to a series of cozy rooms, with magnificent views of various places in the region, highlighting the snowcapped Pyrenees in winter, the flowering of natural park 'Les Gavarres' in spring or the magnificent sunsets over the plains in summer and autumn, ideal place for relaxing with friends. Beautiful alabaster walls frame the majestic fireplace large living room, making it an ideal place to curl up with your favorite book.

There are ten suites in the house, each one is unique and is decorated in delicate Catalan shades, complemented by carpets from local origin, unique family heirlooms, and individual fireplaces, some open their own private terrace with great views of the landscape of the Baix Empordà. Dive into a delicious and large bath oval, surrounded by glass walls which open onto the large natural park of 'Gavarres', for maximum peace of mind.

Supper is a truly Catalan experience in Mas Mateu. Enjoy a delicious meal, freshly prepared by the chef of the house under the stars, in one of the many terraces or you can lunch at the majestic main hall.

More Details
Registration Number : HUTG-020762

Property Manager
Alfred Cabanes
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish, Spanish and english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Alfred Cabanes

We are a couple, parents of two daughters. We are active, dynamic and sociable persons with multiple interests, in particular sports and gastronomy. Both of us have extensive knowledge of Barcelona as we were born and lived in the city for all our lifes, except a 4 year experience in London.

We would be pleased to host you, and assist you with all kind of advices to take the most of your stay in Barcelona, by recommending restaurants, points of interest, museums, best places to go shopping, excursions out of Barcelona or any other motivation you may have during your stay. Thanks to our experience in London, we realized how valuable can be to have some precious advise to experience the city as local.

We have selected and decorated our apartments with much effort and attention to detail, and we hope to see you with us. See you soon!

Alfred Cabanes purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Alfred Cabanes chose Forallac

It is the best villa experience in the world. We have reccomendation letters from past VIP clients to proof it.

It has been restored up to the highest standars

The area is very reach, gastronomically we have the top restaurant in the world 'El Celler de Can Roca' among others, nature with a national geographic recommended destination, history and culture area where Salvador Dali was born.


What makes this cottage unique



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Forallac in El Baix Empordà

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 15822 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom Suite 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Suite 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Suite 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Suite 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom Suite 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Suite 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Suite 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom Bedroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Suite 9 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Living room bathroom - Toilet
    Courtesy kitchen bathroom 11 - Toilet
    Swimming pool bathroom 12 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms in the suite have bulgary amenities and hair dryers.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Library Suite 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Oliveres Suite 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Suite Peratallada - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Suite Mediterraneo - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Suite Les Gavarres 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Suite Norte 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 4 Single Bed
  • All suites and bedrooms have flat tv, air conditioning, fridge, high quality latex beds, ipod dockings, telephones. All Suites if required can have additional bed or cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Mas MAteu is fully staffed, private chef, patissier, butler, waiter, maids and poolman.


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Most luxurious villa in Spain, fully staffed private chef, butler & maid service
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa, you don’t need to look other options. The location is fantastic, this gated Villa is on a peaceful neighborhood, which gave us the feeling of being in a secluded piece of heaven. The decor of the house is exquisite. The pool is magnificent, especially at sunset. Last but not least, Alfred is the most welcoming host, cordial and helpful person we have met in a very long time (and we travel a lot). Without a doubt, this will be our place of choice for every future trips to Emporda.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Emporda and especially in the villa. The house has everything that you would like to have including billiard, which gave us much fun... During our vacation the weather was on our side the whole week, the sun was shining and it was above 28 degrees. The house was nicely decorated and with good beds. We can really recommend the house and the renters. We would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Barcelona - El Prat
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Anyone at Peratallada
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf Emporda
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Anyone in Peratallada
Nearest Ski
146 Kilometres
La molina ski resort
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Castells beach
Car: necessary

The Ampurdan is a magical area, known for the locals as the spanish tuscany due to its similarities in the landscape.


Additionally we have one of the most beautiful coasts in the mediterranean, 'Costa Brava' a national geographic recommended destination.


Top area in Spain together with the vasque country, in the area of Mas Mateu we have 11 michelin restaurants with a total of 20 michelin stars


Our history & culture is very reach!! Is the area where Salvador Dali was born, and the three main museums are still in this area, we have the first greek and roman village in the peninsula iberica. We are surrounded by hundreds of medieval villages.


Mas Mateu is inside one of the biggest natural reserves of Catalonia, Les Gavarres, that goes from the coast to Girona the capital of the province.


We have one of the top destionations in the world in an hour drive ideal for a day out!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Forallac, Costa Brava

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £7,019.18
Stay tax £0.39 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 11 years.

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