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A Stunning Mansion Fit For A King

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 10
Separate WC's3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 10 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Foixà

Village/Country House, 10 Bedrooms, 6 Full Baths, 3 Half Baths (Sleeps 18)

Can Torrent- This beautiful stone 16th century restored Farmhouse Villa is a great place to spend a couple of weeks or more. It offers a private, quiet and spacious ambiance in which you can relax and enjoy with family or friends. It is intimate and very cozy; its accommodations are very comfortable. The Villa is 600 m2 approximately and is on a 10,000 m2 fenced estate. It has a large pool, 2 terraces and a beautiful garden with trees.

This place offers a wide variety of things to do, from golfing, swimming, hiking and cycling among other sports, to shopping, antiquing, going to the beach, and visiting many beautiful medieval villages that are just minutes away. This is also a great place for other European Travel since it is 35 minutes from the Girona airport and a 1 hour drive to the French Border. You can fly low budget to many other European destinations to and from Girona.

Foixá is a select small village in the comarca of the Baix Empordá, which has a privileged geographical situation making it easy to reach. You can enjoy this region all throughout the year thanks to its warm Mediterranean climate in spring and summer and mild winters. This region has been inhabited since prehistoric times so it is surrounded by history, culture, and a great gastronomy; there are museums, Roman ruins, medieval villages, walled villages, castles, Romanesque architecture, beautiful medieval churches, art. Catalan cuisine is extraordinary, this region offers the greatest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain that will take your breath away including Massana and world’s second best restaurant El Celler de Can Roca which is only 30 minutes away.

Main Villa: Sleeps 12. In the main Villa there are 3 suites with King Size beds, bathroom and spacious closet each. There are 2 other rooms which have 1 King size bed and 1 Queen size bed and share a bathroom. There is another room with two single beds which shares a bathroom with one of the Suites. There is a full kitchen with dining table, a half bathroom, living room with bar and dining table for 10 people. There is also a cozy family room with a fireplace.

There are 2 other villas in addition to the Main House and are just 10 meters away. These villas are not rented separately and may only be used by guests who have rented the whole property. Each of these smaller villas sleeps 3 people and are fully equipped with a full kitchen each as well as a living room.

The Main Villa’s layout is as follows:

Ground level:

Foyer with fireplace

1 Suite with King Size Bed (2 twin beds in size 1.05 x 2 mt) bathroom, spacious closet and seating area.

Kitchen with dining room (table seats 8). The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, stove and oven, cooking utensils and has a spacious pantry. It also has a fireplace.

Living room with a bar and dining table which comfortably sits 10 people.

1 half bathroom.

Spacious porch with BBQ Grill & table. The best place in the house to eat and relax.

Upper level:

Consists of 2 Suites with King Size Bed each (2 twin beds in size 1.05 x 2 mt), with their own bathroom and spacious closet. There is another room with two twin beds that shares a bathroom with one of the Suites. There are also 2 Bedrooms one with King Size Bed and the other with Queen size bed, and 1 Bathroom to share. A family room comfortably furnished with a sofa, chairs, coffee table and fireplace. A full kitchenette/ laundry room with washing machine and clothes dryer machine. Covered terrace and a large balcony with a magnificent view.

Small Villa # 1 Sleeps 3:

Ground level:

Kitchen with dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped.

Living room

1 half bathroom

Terrace and backyard

Central heating and pool and backyard Access

Upper level:

1 Bedroom with 1 double bed

1 Bedroom with 2 twin beds

1 half bathroom

1 full bathroom

Small Villa # 2 Sleeps 3:

Ground level:

Kitchen with dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped.

Living room

Terrace and backyard

Central heating and pool and backyard Access

Upper level:

1 Bedroom with 1 double bed

1 Bedroom with 2 twin beds

1 full bathroom

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Carmen Bigas (phone) and Greta Palme (email)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Carmen Bigas (phone) and Greta Palme (email)

My husband and I live half of the year in America and the other half of the year travelling around the world. We are retired and enjoy our four children and six grandchildren when we are home in America.

Carmen Bigas (phone) and Greta Palme (email) purchased this chateau / country house in 2006

Why Carmen Bigas (phone) and Greta Palme (email) chose Baix Emporda

We bought this property because we just were enchanted by it. At the time the previous owner had to move back to Germany. This house was rebuilt by a German couple that spent 2 years rebuilding it and spared nothing into the reconstruction.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The property is amazing, the location Foixa is a small village with around only 30 homes, most of them wealthy old farmhouses now rebuilt by wealthy people with a few local farmers for enjoying life.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

A Stunning Mansion Fit For A King
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Stunning house. Perfect for a large family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely stunning. The photos really don't do it justice. The gardens are beautiful. There is ample space in the house and the two separate villas so that you're not all tripping over each other. The outdoor kitchen area is brilliant and we ate out there every night. The only downside is the only restaurant in walkable distance has now closed down so if you want to eat out, you have to drive. There are plenty of supermarkets close by though and the house is so beautiful you'll be reluctant to leave anyway. We're hoping to come back again next year.

Carmen was very helpful and full cash deposit was returned on our day of departure.

We had two babies with us and the only downside I would say is that there were no high chairs and only one travel cot could be provided.

The pool is lovely but doesn't have a shallow end so kids need to be confident swimmers or bring arm bands etc.

The area around the house is lovely and green and there are some beautiful villages close by, if you can drag yourselves away from the pool and gardens.

Helen x

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phenomenal House for a Family Vacation or Group

  • 5 of 5

We arrived for a family vacation with 12 people although originally planned for 11. The owners and Carmen who is on site could not have been more gracious and helpful in providing us information about location and other details, as well as sites, restaurants and activities in the region. The house is located in a beautiful village, FOIXA, with a great casual restaurant, and small market with fresh vegetables from the farm next door, and fantastic bread, baked to order the day before.

The property is large, very private, with a great pool area and yard. Being an old house from the 1700s I believe, the walls were very thick and kept things cool, but in addition the bedrooms were well air conditioned.

We had a multigenerational faimliy gathering, and never once ate indoors, always using the great outdoor or summer kitchen eating area directly adjacent to the well equiped kitchen. all of the promotional and photographic information provided was true to reality on arrival.

Recommned without reservation.

The region is great as well. We have done similar trips in Tuscany and Provence, and the Girona region has much similar to over with the beach areas being less crowded and some beautiful and quaint small towns to visit. There are also many wineries in the regions, and of the course the number one restaurant in the world in Girona itself.

Thanks to Carmen, Greta and Rene for an fantastic house and service.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our property, it was great having you and your family!! I am really glad you enjoyed your time in Foixa and hope you come back. Thank you for taking good care of the property!!
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Great house and location --> Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation in this house. We were a family of eleven people, lodging in the main house and one of the villas.

The house is very-very spacious, clean and equipped. On our arrival flowers and a greeting pack was awaiting for us (which was great, since arriving in Sunday afternoon is bit problematic if you need food supply after a journey).

The kitchen is well supplied (enough dishes, pans, etc), which is important since we enjoy preparing and eating dinners together.

There are also enough towels, and other needed supplies (not obvious in other self catering holidays).

Both Garden and pool are very well kept and maintained.

The surrounding is quiet, but close to the beaches (20-25 min), and beautiful medieval villages such as Pals and Pertallada. Girona is also close by if you are looking for a big town experience.

Few supermarkets are withing 10 minutes driving distance (basic products can be found also in the village).

We had many hiking tours (Camino de Ronda is a must), and even though it was a bit chilly we did used the pool.

Thanks for great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

My brother sister and I with our families got together in this house which absorbed us all and gave us a really happy holiday. A quality accomodation ideal for getting family groups together. The outside eating area works really well and the meal prepared for us on the night we all arrived was fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this beautiful Masia. The house is impeccably kept, the rooms are very spacious and the bathrooms are great. The house is beautiful and has various relaxing spots in which you can enjoy your family, read a book, have a meal or lounge around. The pool is great and the garden is just stunning. The house is very comfortable and very well furnished, all amenities are up to date and everything works very well. This house is ideal for large family or friends gatherings and also amazing for getting to know that beautiful part of Spain. This Masia has a great location since it is near many beaches, restaurants, medieval towns, golf courses, shopping, sightseeing etc. Carmen, who helps manage the property, was great at making our stay very pleasant. She helped us with reservations and was also very helpful in giving us directions and in organizing our days and visits. We will definitely stay there again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful mansion for great family holidays

  • 5 of 5

We reserved the mansion for our yearly family holidays (we live in different countries so we try to get together once a year). Having visited Italy and France during the last years, we found this "gem" in Foixa (close to Girona) thanks to some friends.

Upon our arrival, we were received by Carmen Bigas who helps the guests on their arrival and was very helpful to get us feel at home during the 2 weeks. She lives a few miles away but can help you with all the things you need for the holidays.

During the next 2 weeks, our family (12 persons) visited the surroundings (Girona, Barcelona, Pals, Cadaquez, Estartit etc) or simply "chilled" at the mansion. The kids enjoyed the swimming pool or played badmington in the garden (around 10 000 m2...) or just enjoyed the company of the cousins and uncles.

The mansion is extremly well maintained, lots of wonderful antiques and the rooms are very spacious. The house is just a gem, lots of little details.The mansion has been constructed a century ago, but has been remodeled various times. It still fits very well into the scenery but on the other hand has all the "modern" stuff. There are all amenities (2 kitchens, washing machines etc etc.) you need for your holidays. Most of the time, the family gathered in the wonderful patio, just outside of the main kitchen.....close to the wine cellar and the refrigerator. This is important because you will stay most of the time at this wonderful place...

The small village of Foixa has a good restaurant and a small grocery store. After the first morning, the lady at the store told us that she would gladly reserve us our "daily" bread. We found also out that she had most of the vegetables we needed, excellent cured ham etc. so we bought our "special" grocery with her and for the rest, we visited the supermarkets close to the village

The beaches of Estartit and Escala are 15-20 minutes away and are worth a visit.

Final "vote": This is really a mansion "fit for the king of Spain"

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our property!! We are glad you had a great time and that we could be of help to you. Carmen Bigas is really great since she knows the area perfectly well and she is very helpful. I am glad you enjoyed hanging around the property and that your children had fun in the pool and garden. The surroundings are just wonderful to visit. Again, thank you for choosing to stay at our property and we hope to have you back again soon!!
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Nearest Airport
24.8 Miles
Girona - Costa Brava
Nearest Barpub
6.8 Miles
La Bisbal d'Empordà
Nearest Golf
6.2 Miles
Nearest Train
3.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10.5 Miles
AP7 Girona Nord (salida 6)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Can Quel in Foixá
Nearest Beach
12.42 Miles
Car: necessary

There is a restaurant in Foixá, Can quel. Another restaurant that is only 10 km away (13 minutes), is Restaurant San Martí, located in San Martí Vell.

You can also enjoy the local market at La Bisbal every Friday morning. La Bisbal is also the capital of pottery (at 11.4 km, 18 minutes).

There are two Golf Courses only 16 and 19 minutes away, Pitch and Putt Golf Club and the Empordá Golf Club. The PGA Golf de Catalunya, which is the number 1 Golf course in Spain 2012, is only 35 minutes away.

If you like food, then you are definitely in for a treat in Costa Brava. The cuisine of the Costa Brava is a fine reflection of its territory; fish and seafood are very typical, meat, cheese, wild fruits and mushrooms.

There are many great Michelin starred restaurants around, including world´s 2nd best restaurant El Celler de Can Roca which truly offers a great culinary experience!! (at 22 km, 30 minutes)

Girona´s Old Town was founded by the Romans and offers an interesting visit to Romanesque and Gothic monuments, medieval walls, one of Europe´s best kept Jewish neighborhoods, the Cathedral of St Mary of Girona which has the widest nave in the world with 22 meter (72 ft), its construction was started on the 11th century and wasn’t finished until the 18th century (at 27.4 km, 35 minutes).

Begur is not only a beautiful medieval town it also has beautiful beaches. Aiguablava is a stunning cala in Begur (at 26.7 km, 38 minutes).

Peratallada, a very interesting medieval town, has a layout of narrow, winding cobblestoned alleys and a very interesting castle (at 15 km, 21 minutes).

Another medieval town is Pals, which is set on a hill and is also an interesting visit (at 20 km, 27 minutes).

Palau Sator, a medieval town of Roman origin. The town has preserved its medieval ambiance in its alleys and walls as well as its tower (at 14.5 km, 21 minutes).

Monells is also a medieval town. The town was built around its castle, from which only the walls remain. Every alley and corner in Monells wiIl make you think of medieval times, of knights, nobles, markets, castles, and kings; it is a beautiful visit (at 9.5 km, 12 minutes).

Palmós is the most important fishing port in the area (at 32.2 km, 45 minutes).

Calella, one of the bays around the coast of Palafrugell, was once a small fishing village. Another two beaches in Palafrugell are Llafranc and Tamariu (at 29 km, 42 minutes).

In Saint Feliu de Guíxols you can visit the Benedictine Monastery of the 10th century, which is now a museum; there is also great shopping in St Feliu de Guíxols as well as a beach. In S’Agaro visit beach Playa de St Pol, a tranquil beach in which you can relax, kayak, waterski. There is a nice walkway with restaurants, I recommend the Restaurant El Raco de St Pol (at 40 km, 50 minutes).

Platja D’Aro has a long main avenue and many chic shops, restaurants and bars, as well as a beach (at 34.7 km, 45 minutes).

Dalí’s Castle and Home with Gala is in Púbol, only 5 minutes from Foixá (at 3.2 km, 5 minutes).

Just 40 minutes away is Figueres and the Dalí Theatre-Museum. It was first built as a theater in the 19th century then restored in 1966. Next to the museum is a tower in which Dalí lived his last years (at 34.6, 40 minutes).

La Roca Village Outlet at La Roca del Vallés is also a great shopping place to spend a day!! (at 90 km, 1 hr).

In Barcelona you can spend a day or two sightseeing and shopping, places to visit: the Olympic Village, Montjuic fountains, Gothic Quarter, Gaudí’s architecture, Palau de Música Catalana, Cathedral, Sagrada Familia, Rambla, Pedrera building, Picasso Museum (at 120 km, 1 hr 25 minutes).

Cadaqués is a town which is in a bay in the middle of the Cap de Creus Peninsula. It is a stunning fishing village which surely deserves a visit (at 55 km, 1 hr 9 minutes).

El Port de la Selva is another important fishing village, there you can visit Sant Pere de Rodes which is a former Benedictine monastery from the 12th century (at 60 km, 1 hr).

In La Escala you can visit the Ruins de Empúries, which was a Greek and Roman town in the coast of the Mediterranean. In 575 BC it was founded by the Greek and later occupied by the Romans. The ruins are a marvel. You can visit the town of La Escala, an important fishing port and tourist center (at 21 km, 23 minutes).

Peralada is a village in the province of Girona, founded in 500 A.C. There you can visit the Castle of Peralada restored in the 19th century in French style (at 20 km, 24 minutes).

There are also 41 vineyards in the Empordá which you can also visit.

Carcassone, France, a fortified French town founded by the Visigoths in the 5th century. This town is a great experience, you can sleep inside of the town if you want to spend the night there (at 216 km, 2 hrs 12 minutes).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Foixà, Baix Emporda

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season Autumn
24 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Refundable Damage Deposit £892

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Foixà in Costa Brava

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet
  • 6 Full Baths, 3 Half Baths
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom Main House - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Suite 1 Main House - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom has two twin beds set up as a King
    Suite 2 Main House - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom has two twin beds which are set up as a King
    Bedroom Main House - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom Main House - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom has two twin beds which are set up as a King
    Bedroom Small Villa 2 - 1 Double Bed , Full size bed 135 cm wide
    Bedroom Small Villa 1 - 2 Single Bed , Two twin beds 1.05 cm wide
    Bedroom Small Villa 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two twin beds 1.05 cm wide
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed , Two twin beds 1.05 cm wide
    Bedroom Small Villa 1 - 1 Double Bed , Full size bed 135 cm wide
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (12) (6 twin beds are set up as 3 king beds)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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