About the property
- Villa8072 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, sleeps 25, Games room, BBQ, Stunning views.
Welcome to Can Marcer de la Pena, a 17th century country house that once produced 140,000 litres of wine a year. It has been restored to a high standard, but with care to maintain much of its original character.
The rooms are large, many with their original wooden beams and floor tiles. Outside is a large terrace that runs the length of the villa with wooden garden tables and chairs for outside dining, served by a large BBQ area. There is also a lawned Pavillion garden which is perfect for wedding ceremonies or a great space with marvellous views for outside dining for special celebrations. The private swimming pool can be heated if desired and has wide steps and is fenced making it wonderful for children.
The villa is available to rent for groups of either up to 25 people or outside June, July and August we also rent the villa to smaller groups. (Prices adjusted accordingly, contact us for details)
We're in a fantastic location
- Great for walks or picturesque bike rides in the Garraf Natural Park opposite.
- Only 40 minutes drive to the culture and shops of Barcelona,
- 30 minutes to the airport,
- 10 minutes to Sitges beaches, water sports, sailing, horse riding and golf courses,
- 5 minutes from tennis courts and 20 minutes to the famous Penedes & Cava wine regions where you can go on wine tours to famous Freixenet, Cordoniu and Torres vineyards.
This is a quiet and rural setting with stunning views of the Garraf Natural Park and the sea at Sitges, yet just 5 minutes from shops, bars and restaurants.
- 10 spacious bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.
- Sleeps 25
- 4000m2 / 13,100 sq. ft gardens and terraces
- 750m2 / 2132 sq. ft internal living area
- Private, heated, swimming pool
SERVICES INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY:
- The Housekeeper will be at the villa to welcome you and to provide support throughout your stay.
- Luxury linen, bath and pool towels
- Maid Service
- Final check-out clean and laundry included
- Free WIFI up to 10Gb
- Hairdryers in all bathrooms
- Water, coffee, tea, milk, sugar, salt, pepper, herbs, hand soap, washing powder, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, toilet rolls to get you started
- 2 baby cots
- 2 high chairs
- Two fully equipped kitchens - 2 ovens, 4 fridges, 2 freezers, 2 microwaves, coffee makers, cafetieres, dishwasher, toasters, kettles and plates, glasses, bowls, cutlery, platters, mugs, pots and pans enough for everyone.
- Washing machine, iron and ironing board
- Two large living rooms with flat screen TV, Satellite TV and 100s of DVDs, games and books
- Games room with table tennis and pool table.
- Two dining rooms inside, one of which seats up to 22 Guests
- The dining terrace outside overlooks the Garraf park and the sea and seats 25 Guests.
- Wedding ceremonies for up to 30 Guests may be held on the lawned pavilion area.
- Private swimming pool ( which can be heated when temperatures are above 12 degrees centigrade for an extended swimming season).
- BBQ and Bar area
- Outdoor dining and chill out area
- Parking area outside the villa for around 10 cars, and a private car park for up to 6 cars.
- Extra beds
- Pool heating when temps reach 12 degrees centigrade
EXTRA THIRD PARTY SERVICES:
- Chef Service - breakfast, lunch, BBQ, dinner - sample menus available
- Grocery shopping before arrival
- Airport pickups/drop offs
- Extra Maid Service
Can Marcer de la Penya is a marvellous place to hold a special celebration such a wedding, BBQ, anniversary, birthday or business training course.
If you are planning a special occasion contact us for information on our Exclusive Events Packages
- Hiking, Horse riding and Mountain Biking in the Garraf Natural Park
- Swimming, Sailing, Windsurfing, Jetskiing at the beaches of Sitges or Vilanova i la Geltru
- Hectic Sitges night life - lots of great restaurants, clubs and bars
- Kayaking and canoeing at Siurana
- Tennis and Padel in Sant Pere de Ribes club
- Wine and cava tours to Sant Sadurni and El Priorat
- Visits to local food and antiques markets in Vilafranca and Sant Cugat
- Visits to monasteries such as Montserrat, Poblet, Santes Creus, and Ripoll
- Cultural tours to Roman and Medieval towns and castles such as Solsona, Cardona, Tarragona and Mont Blanc
- Wonderful boutiques and Catalan designer brands in Sitges and Barcelona
We look forward to welcoming you to Can Marcer de la Penya!
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- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Ginette Lytton
We're an English family from London. Our son was born in Madrid and we lived in Barcelona since 2000. We bought this Catalan masia (large country house) in 2001. When we arrived there was a tiny kitchen with only a stone sink and a cold tap. Most of the cooking was done on the open fireplace in the dining room. Every room had swallows nesting in them and we had to wait for the birds to hatch and learn to fly before we could start painting. The birds used to peck on the windows in the morning for us to let them in. There was one shower with only a hot tap so we had to wash in buckets. Built in 1605 this was a wine producing house surrounded by vineyards. Every year we enjoy making new improvements to the house. We hope you have a wonderful stay!
Ginette Lytton purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Ginette Lytton chose Sitges
We chose this area because we have the best of every world - Barcelona is a great city full of culture and great design and architecture, by the sea yet only a couple of hours drive to go skiing. We chose the house because we are in a quite rural location with beautiful walks into the hills, yet a stone's throw from all the bars, fashion and beaches of Sitges. The airport is only 30 minutes away and Barcelona 40 mins away so its a fantastic location and well communicated. There are so many places to visit - vineyards, monasteries, cava bodegas, water parks and port aventura, wonderful Catalan Medieval towns, Montserrat mountains and monastery as well as to the Buddhist Monastery in the Garraf Natural Park both of which are wonderful for walking.
What makes this Villa unique
The great thing about the house is that you can happily have 20 + people staying, yet everyone can find their own space without feeling on top of eachother. The kids always have something to do and can run around to their hearts content. Once you get to the house, you can really relax - it is a world of its own where you can just enjoy yourself without any real need to go anywhere else if you don't feel like it.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans cette villa du 14 au 21/04/18, Les 10 chambres sont toutes superbes, très grandes et les salles de bains avec WC très jolie.
La piscine, les chaises longues, le bar de la piscine, la tonnelle et les canapés de jardin c est vraiment très beau et confortable.
La vue sur la vallée et la mer est fantastique !!
Nous avons fait appel à Suzanna et Maria pour la cuisine du déjeuner et du dîner tous les jours de la semaine et nous nous sommes régalés, elles cuisines vraiment très très bien et sont très gentilles et nous demandaient toujours ce que nous voulions manger pour nous faire plaisir.
Je vous conseille vivement cette location car les prestations sont hauts de gamme, la villa est très agréable et le personnel très gentil.
Sitges est à 7km, c est très rapide d accès.
la villa n a pas de voisins proche donc vous pouvez faire du bruit sans risquer de déranger le voisinage 🎶.
La salle de jeu avec billard 🎱 et table de ping-pong 🏓 c est sympa pour jouer en famille.
Great place for our family reunion!
We loved the Masia and it's location to Barcelona, Montserrat, Tarragona and the wineries. A suggestion for the owners would be to make it clear that the doorways are very low, the house water is not drinkable, you have to pay extra for heating the pool and the house water heating system is not convenient. We appreciated Jana the housekeeper and her care for us which helped make our stay enjoyable.
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you loved the Villa and its location and your kind words about our housekeeper. Also thank you for your suggestions. We mention both the points about water and the doors in points (ii) and (xiii) on page 3 of our booking form, but I understand that you had not seen this before your booking. We will now add them somewhere more obvious.
The house was built in the 17th century and in our extensive restoration we have tried to keep a lot of the original features and so some of the doorways are low. These points on page 3 of the booking form explain: "(ii) Low doors: some of the doorways in the House are low (c.5ft). Please take care not to bang your head. If necessary let us know and we can put padded material or warning signs on these doors during your stay... (xiii) Water: Our water comes from a local well. It apparently originates from an underwater stream from the Pyrenees. It is then treated locally with chlorine. Even so we recommend you drink bottled water or boil the water before drinking". Drinking bottled water is quite normal in Spain and we provide some bottled water in the welcome basket to get you going.
The pool only needs to be heated normally between November and March and not all Guests want to swim in these months, so we offer pool heating as an optional extra. This extra service is listed on the website and in the initial email replies we send Guest enquirers. We will look to see if this can be made clearer.
We understand from the housekeeper that you were too hot in one of the bedrooms and it appears that when the thermostats were turned down it stopped the heating coming on. I believe the housekeeper came around immediately when you called her, and the issue was resolved. Boilers and heating systems work differently all over the world and in large villas like this one are complicated, so it is important to call the housekeeper. She is very happy to make any adjustments to the heating controls as needed. We will also make this clearer in the house guidelines and initial house tour.
Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you next time you are in Barcelona or indeed in London where we look after several beautiful homes for short term lets see: Elizabeth Lytton – The Hotel Alternative.
All the best
Ginette Elizabeth Lytton
A perfect place for a family gathering!
This was a perfect villa for our 22 party members both adults and kids.
Ginette, Peter & Jana are amazing hosts, very responsive and so kind to help us plan our trip from A-Z. The Villa website is very helpful and gives great tips -tour ideas, local chef and more. We had a wonderful time at this magical place.
Thank you again!
Exceptional large villa near Barcelona!
Where to start with this gem of a property!! What an amazing week this was for myself and my 16 family members. One that we will never forget! This beautifully presented Spanish property is everything a large family/group should require when looking to get away and seek some of the beautiful Spanish sunshine we were lucky enough to have had.
The support and help from the two hosts Ginette and Paul was excellent, always quick to reply to any enquiries and extremely helpful which is always reassuring when organising large groups! Nothing is ever too much hassle.
On our arrival we were greeted by Jana, the housekeeper of this property. An extremely helpful, polite and approachable lady who ensures that everything runs smoothly during your stay. We were shown a tour of the property which helped give us time to get our 'bearings' of the villa and ask any questions. Once again nothing was ever too much hassle and we were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived.
The villa layout is excellent, with a main kitchen and lounge located in the centre of the property. All of the bedrooms are magnificent and quirky in their own way, giving each room it's own personality. The villa as a whole was spotless... Jana and the ladies obviously work very hard in the short turn around prior to new parties arriving.
The outside space (where we spent most of our time) is outstanding. The large dining room table offers a perfect location for family meals and late evening gatherings with beautiful scenic views of the surrounding park. The pool it must be said is the focal point during the day, and a beautiful one of which it must be said. With plenty of shaded seating it makes a perfect location for long summer days.
The local shops are only a 5 - 10 minute drive away, making it easy to fill the fridge of everything you need. A car is essential!
Overall a stunning villa that offered us everything we wanted for a special family occasion, one of which we could not recommend more highly.
Thank you so much for such lovely comments, and for looking after the villa so well. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You are very welcome anytime. All the best Ginette
Great place for a family reunion
We were delighted to have found the perfect property after many hours looking on line for somewhere to celebrate 3 family birthdays. Jana and Maria and her daughter went out of their way to welcome us and Maria's catering was excellent. The property has something for everyone of all ages, from games room to a heated pool. Set in a private location with stunning views of the hills and yet only 30 minutes from Barcelona and even closer to Sitges. Lots of walks in the surrounding area. The property itself is charming with loads of history and a family home atmosphere. With modern bathrooms and plenty of hot water everyone was happy. Would definitely recommend it for large groups.
Thank you for coming to stay at Can marcer de la Penya. We are very happy you enjoyed yourselves after so much preparation and planning which all turned out brilliantly. Thank you also for looking after our home so well - it is great to share it with guests like you! We hope to welcome you again soon.
All the best
I loved this villa and location!
The owner was helpful, flexible and very accomodating.
The villa is full of quirky charm, each of the bedrooms having its own appeal and all but one its own great ensuite. The decor and furnishings are lovely and ecclectic giving a real home from home feel and comfort.
The local staff too are proffessional, friendly and helpful and a local cook, María, cooked & served us a couple of wonderful and very generous meals by private arrangement.
The pool was heated to a perfect temperature and, late April, we were lucky the weather was sunny and warm throughout, so we were able to use it daily.
The views & birdsong are fabulous and it is a very tranquil spot, (though a short drive to lively Sitges & Barcelona), and you can take walks in the national park straight from the premises.
We were 14 in our party and very comfortbly accomodated at dinning tables both in and outdoors and in the 9 bedrooms. My bed and linnen, atleast, was deliciously comfortable.
We had a wonderful holiday and I am very happy to eagerly recommend this villa to others.
Car is essential and i recommend SatNav.
15 mins driving to the seaside resort of Sitges. 7 golden beaches with great facilities including sailing, canoeing, water skiing, jet skiing, beach volleyball. Beautiful tree lined promenade with restaurants, bars and boutiques.
15 minutes drive from Vilanova i la Geltru - fewer tourists more local Catalan people, wider and longer beaches than Sitges, less busy in the summer, beach front lined with promenade, restaurants and bars
Barcelona international airport 35 mins drive (Easyjet, Jet2. BA). Use of car essential - 10 minute walk to nearest restaurant/bar. 20 minute walk to the nearest town.
Sant Pere de Ribes (nearest town) 5-10 minutes drive. Sitges (nearest beach resort) 10 minutes drive. Barcelona centre 45 minutes drive or 40 minutes by train from Sitges. Port Aventura (Universal Studios Theme Park) 45 minutes drive. Penedes wine region (Bodegas of Torres, Freixenet, Cordonieu) 30 minutes drive. Montserrat (Incredible hills with Benedictine monastery) 1 hr drive.
Sant Pere de Ribes has supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, health club with large public indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts. Can Lloses family run
bar and restaurant with good Catalan food is 10 minute walk - popular with the locals.
Additional pricing information
Reduced prices for smaller groups off peak season To complete your reservation you need to: - pay the Accommodation Fee - pay a £1500 Refundable Security Deposit via PayPal one week before your stay. - complete a booking agreement Services include: - The Housekeeper will welcome you and provide support throughout your stay. - Luxury linen, bath and pool towels - Final check-out clean - Free WIFI up to 10Gb - 2 Cots and 2 High Chairs - Basic provisions to get you started Extra Services - Pool heating when temps over 12 degrees - Extra beds Extra Third Party Services: - Chef Service - breakfast, lunch, BBQ, dinner - sample menus available - Extra Maid Service - Grocery shopping before arrival - Airport pickups - Babysitting EVENTS Can Marcer de la Penya is a marvellous place to hold a special celebration such a wedding, BBQ, anniversary, birthday or business training course. If you would like more information on our Exclusive Events Packages please contact us.