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Large Private Villa, Pool, Centre of Village in National Park, Mountains

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Five bedrooms, sleeps 12, village, ideal for large families and nature lovers.

Can Capella is a huge detached villa with private pool in the centre of a picturesque mountain village. It's available on a weekly, self-catering basis for large families and business groups seeking the peace and tranquility of this world class (UNESCO) nature reserve region of Catalonia. The historic villa was built in 1900 for Spanish nobility and is very private, surrounded by its own walled grounds, yet is two minutes walk to the town square. It has extensive lounge and dining space with all rooms and hallways built on a grand scale. Nature lovers will enjoy the three huge terraces with breathtaking mountain views. It has five large bedrooms and two bathrooms on the top floor, with cloakrooms on each of the other two floors. Designed for entertaining with huge dining spaces and three lounges, so it's easy to find a quiet corner. Children are well catered for with a separate tv lounge, toys and games, table tennis and outdoor play area with slide, swings and climbing tree. The walled gardens include a swimming pool, bbq and outdoor dining. Parking in the gated private drive is secure. Viladrau is within easy reach of Barcelona, the Mediterranean and Pyrenees for days out and further adventures!

H.U.T. applied for 28/10/16 - Reg D'Entrada 902/2016

More Details

Lloyd Daniels
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Lloyd Daniels

Hi, we are a family of six from London. We moved to Catalonia while the children were still small and had a fantastic few years restoring the house, exploring the region and making friends. The local Catalans enjoy the outdoors, good food and a healthy relaxed lifestyle - we loved the place and will probably end up retiring there!

Lloyd Daniels purchased this villa in 2004

Why Lloyd Daniels chose Osona - Girona

When we discovered it in 2004, despite its near derelict condition, we immediately fell in love with the house and the beautiful mountain village location. A friend in Girona had recommended we look at this house as they liked the idea of sharing drinks on the terrace overlooking the mountains! Two years later, we delivered on the promise. Built around 1900 the house had escaped past fashions of modernisation. It's design and layout are geared towards leisure and entertaining - it was a holiday house for a famous titled publishing family from Barcelona. Now it's a fantastic place for families to relax, have fun and explore the area.

What makes this villa unique

The village of Viladrau is located in Montseny Natural Park, which is a 'secret' gem of Catalonia. It offers a huge variety of unspoilt green waterfall valleys, steep forests of chestnut, pine, beech and oak and high rocky peaks. Top quality Catalalan cuisine can be found in pictureque mountain villages. Viladrau is also an easy drive to Barcelona, Girona, the Pyrenees and the beautiful fishing village beaches of the Costa Brava. Despite being in the centre of the village the house is completely private and really peaceful - and safe!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Viladrau in Osona

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Aqua massage shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , cloakroom only
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , cloakroom only
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Corner bath, twin sinks
  • Bathrooms are large, with high quality fittings and power-showers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking + Exclusive access to top terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , shared ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed, shared ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed
  • All bedrooms are large with good views Two of the bedrooms are en-suite to bathroom. Exclusive access to the top terrace through Bedroom 1 Cot available on request, no extra charge.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 16 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are two kitchens,linked by a dumb waiter! Kitchen 1 is on the middle floor where the main dining area and lounges are located and Kitchen 2 is on the garden floor to complement the BBQ outside dining facilities. The garden floor kitchen also has the laundry facilities (washing machine and ironing)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Large Private Villa, Pool, Centre of Village in National Park, Mountains
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Gerrards Cross, UK

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: Nov 19, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback! Kind regards. Lloyd
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Fantastic Villa in a Beautiful Village

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this villa in the tiny village of Viladrau. The villa was perfect, very spacious and cool during the June heatwave. It has a lovely pool and garden, with a gas and charcoal BBQ. There were lots of rooms and terraces to find a quiet spot to read. the beds were all extremely comfortable and the bathrooms had large power showers. Lloyd the owner was very helpful throughout the booking process and responded to emails very quickly. If we travel to this region again we wouldn't hesitate to stop here again.

The village was a few minutes walking distance and had various restaurants and bars. There was also a small supermarket, a butchers and bakery.

The area was stunning, on the edge of the national park, ideal for cycling and walking.

The town of Vic is very close by, about half an hour away. This has larger supermarkets including a Lidl. The old town itself is well worth a visit. Girona is about 50 minutes away so ideal if flying into here, or again for a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely restored summer mansion with a lot of charm.

  • 5 of 5

For a big party from ages 6 to 84 plenty of space to explore, plus, enclosed garden and 'home cinema nook' a real bonus. Bedrooms very spacious and comfortable. I slept well and loved a little star gazing on the verandas.

We enjoyed the village (nice bakery and tapas) and surrounding forest and mountains. Some great hikes to suit all ages and lots of help at tourist office. Great food at hotel in next street and very reasonable for good quality.

A real gem of a place and Carmen ( our housekeeper) was extremely helpful. Our host's recommends were well worth following up - from coastal walks to food.

Brilliant home stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely visit to the villa, what a fantastic house! We loved the village and people, especially Carmen, what a joy to know she was available to us if any probs. Thank you.

The fiesta was on at the weekend so we had a lovely time taking in all the traditional events, the fireworks being the big suprise!!! Amazing.

We are now at home planning a return trip. We recommend Viladrau and the villa to anyone for a super stay. Many thanks again. Linda

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, thanks very much for the feedback. Really glad you had a great time... and you are booked for 2015, huge welcome back! Lloyd
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0 0

Great place to chill out

  • 5 of 5

Great place. High ceilings for rooms which will be cool in the summer, big living spaces, lots of room. Well-equipped kitchen in the main living area, with a spare downstairs. We were only five, but there was room for many more. Three great balconies which are great places to enjoy a gin and tonic, a glass of white wine or just a cup of tea sitting quietly enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of this somewhat sleepy mountain village.

In the main square there are bars and restaurants, a bank, shops and all the facilities one might reasonably require.

Carmen, who looked after the day-to-day management, was a fount of helpful information. Her daughter works in one of the local restaurants.

We enjoyed walking, the electric bicycles and the whole ambience.

The market in Vic is within easy reach as our various other attractions.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks loads for the feedback, really pleased you had a good time, Lloyd.
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Silkeborg, Denmark

The holiday of your life ?

  • 5 of 5

The house is a large old house with lots of atmosphere. It may need some paint here and there, but it's charm will make you forget that. It has a beautiful and very quiet garden and a nice pool. In the garden you can play tabletennis, soccer or just relax.

The most fantastic thing about the house though is the location. We have never felt more welcome, than in this small village. There were hardly any tourists during our stay - so the locals took good care of us :-).

We would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tina, thanks very much for the feedback... yes, the village and its people are fantastic! Glad you had a great time. Kind regards Lloyd
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Girona Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Many around town square - 2 minute walk from house
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Montanya Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Many, in and around village square - 2 minute walk
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Val Ter 2500m
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Costa Brava beaches - ask us for recommendations!
Car: recommended

This huge villa is located in the centre of a picturesque mountain village, just 2 minutes walk from the main square where there are numerous bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. The village is in Montseny Natural Park, a UNESCO protected World Biosphere Reserve and is just 60 minutes from Barcelona, Costa Brava Mediterranean beaches and the Pyrenees, and also just thirty minutes from Girona Airport (Ryanair, Easyjet). The village has all amenities including cafes, restaurants, bakers, butchers, chemist and general stores. Viladrau village is famous for its healthy air and spring water (it has 111 springs!), this along with its sunny dry days and cool nights, have made it the traditional summer retreat for wealthy Barcelonans and Spanish Royalty. It is ideal for groups seeking the peace and tranquility of an unspoilt mountain nature park and also the enjoyment of Catalan culture and cuisine. Viladrau is a walkers paradise - Montseny is packed with walks and cycle tracks. The peak of Matagals (visible from the terrace!) is a great walk from the house and provides views of the Pyrenees, Barcelona and the Med. Further afield, one of our favourite walks is Val de Nuria - take the fenicular railway up and walk down (3 hrs). Montseny's quiet mountain roads and forest tracks make it hugely popular with on and off-road cyclists.

Other Activities: The most beautiful Costa Brava village beaches are an easy day trip 60 to 80 minutes away - Sa Tuna, Calella de Palafrugel, Llafranc, Aigua Blava, Sa Riera, are the best. Just outside Viladrau: Polo (ask in the village when a match is on - viewing is free!) and don't miss the Tree Rope Adventure Park - La Selva d'Aventura. Also Ballooning from Vic.

Golf: The beautiful Montanya Golf Club is 15 mins drive into the mountains, or the world standard, luxury PGA Catalunya 30 minutes away towards Girona.

Ski: Vel Ter 2055m is the nearest resort (60 mins), however La Molina, a 90 minute drive has much a more extensive skiiing and lift system.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Viladrau, Costa Brava - Girona

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Special
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Special
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A returnable damages deposit is payable in cash on arrival
Arrival / departure day; Saturday or Sunday
Prices are all inclusive of bedding, towels, utilities and cleaning.
A pre-shopping service and baby sitting are available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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