10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, Partial Aircon, Games room, BBQ, Stunning views.
- English, French, Spanish
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 purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Ginette 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.
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Thank you Peter and Ginette for your warm hospitality. We were a large group of 10 adults and 13 kids. We had plenty of room and everyone had a lot of fun. The location was perfect - close to Sitges, between Barcelona and Tarragona. The house was very well equipped to receive us all. Highly recommend for a large group of family and friends.
Thank you for your review and for being such thoughtful Guests. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and the children were fully entertained. Pete told me about some of the imaginative games that had been organised and it was so good they used the heated pool. You are always welcome back. All the best Ginette and Peter
A fantastic house for a team retreat
Beautiful villa with a very attentive housekeeper and owner. Great for large teams due to the many bedrooms, office, wifi and outdoor sitting/dining area.
Thank you for your review. Great to have you to stay, and hope to see you again next year!
You mentioned you wanted to bring more Guests next year, so we are now adding more single beds, so Guests can sleep as doubles or singles.
Have a successful business year
All the best
Ginette and Peter
Wonderful stay in Can Marcer de la Penya
The accommodation is just amazing! the house is warm and peaceful. We spent a week there for a company event. and we all enjoyed the place.
Jana is an amazing housekeeper! Ginette & Peter are so kind and helpful.
I will definitely recommend this place.
Thank you for coming to stay and being such great Guests! We are so pleased you had everything you needed for a successful and comfortable week.
You are very welcome anytime
All the best
Ginette and Peter
Our family has just spent two weeks at this wonderful villa to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. Our party comprised 8 adults and 7 children and we had the most fantastic time. The accommodation is superb and there is so much to do that it's almost a shame to leave it and visit the surrounding areas! Besides the pool area and the games room, there are so many books and games for all ages that it is simply mind-boggling! Having said that, we did have a couple of trips to Barcelona as well as to Sitges which were very interesting. You do need a car as the location is very rural and the views over the Natural Park are magnificent. Jana (the housekeeper) and her team were marvellous and so helpful. We would recommend this villa to anyone who is looking for an 'away from it all' break and we are just looking for another excuse to stay there again ourselves!!
Ginette and Peter - you have a truly amazing property here and you have equipped it with absolutely everything that your guests could possibly need. Thank you so much.
Thank you for your comments. we're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and had everything you needed. You're very welcome back anytime! All the best Ginette
We had a great time. Very Large house. Easily accommodated 17 of us. Extremely quiet neighborhood, close to the beach and grocery stores. Extremely clean especially given the age of the house. The house is apparently 400 years old and has been mostly remodeled. 50% of the bedrooms have an AC. Despite the lack of AC, we had no issues with the heat in mid July. The pool is also perfect. I highly recommend the property and would stay there again.
Our expectations were high from the description and pictures and all were exceeded!
There are no words to adequately describe this brilliant Villa! It was perfection, paradise. We had a family vacation for 20 of us. We were 12 adults and 8 grandchildren. There was more than enough room for all of us whether it was early morning yoga on the terrace or everyone in the pool. The location in the hills is perfect, the house is perfect and Jana, the housekeeper was wonderful. The owners were more than patient and very helpful with all of our pre-trip questions. You do want to have a car to go out on excursions in the area and into Barcelona. It is an easy trip to Barcelona. You can either drive in which we did or drive to the bus or train station. The little town of Sant Pere De Ribes was a hidden gem with restaurants and coffee shops and an organic grocers as well as a full service grocery store. I would recommend this property to anyone as you will NOT be disappointed and we will be back for sure. Do not leave without at least one night with the Chef Maria. We did one and all agreed we should have done more! What a feast. Thank you Ginette, Peter and Jana!
Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. You are all very welcome again anytime. All the best Ginette
Please note: the pin on the map above is our administrative centre in Sitges not the location of the villa.
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.