|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
In the middle of the hilly landscape in Catalonia there lies a breathtaking holiday gem: Casa Alberda - A marvellous Catalan farmhouse of unusually high standard. It is perfect for several families as there is room for 15 people - spread over 7 spacious and beautiful bedrooms, all with en suite bathroom with hydro-massage cabins. Furthermore, there is a swimming pool with spa, tennis court and many other attractive features.
From nearly anywhere on the site, you can enjoy the beautiful view over the wooded hills. There are only few houses to see, which means that the area is very peaceful and natural. It is one of the big pluses: You get away from the daily busy life and live in completely relaxed surroundings.
Casa Alberdas big plus is its indoor qualities. There are 7 bedrooms spread over one single room, four double rooms and two triple rooms. All bedrooms have their own en suite bathroom, all with hydro-massage cabins. The bathrooms are like the bedrooms spacious and stylishly decorated with a twist of Catalan country style. Furthermore, all the sinks in the house made by hand. The house has a total of three very cozy sitting areas. One of them is the lounge, and with leather sofas, floor lighting and fireplace, it is both modern and classic decorated. There is also one on the first floor with TV and DVD, which is ideal for children. Many of the original features such as doors and the protective saint in the living room are preserved and give an authentic feel. The kitchen is very modern and beautifully decorated. It has among others a microwave, a dishwasher and a washing machine. It is an extension of the dining area, where there is a nice long table made of wood.
The large and very well-kept garden has many different activities. Something that is sure to be a big hit among the kids is the 48 m2 large swimming pool. Instead of the usual rectangular shape, the edges are corrugated. The unique thing here is the stone which the pool is built on: Here in the center there is a small spa area. Next to this unique pool there are sun beds from which the Catalan heat can be enjoyed at full blast. And when it gets too hot, it only takes a few seconds to jump into the cooling water. The pool area is fenced.
In the garden you can also find the large covered terrace with dining table, BBQ and a huge gas-powered paella pan, so you can cook the traditional dish.
There is also a playground with swings and a slide for young children.
In addition, the house has a volley net, a table tennis, a table football, and there has been recently built a tennis / football field with artificial turf.
Wi-Fi is available in the home.
• Holiday home with room for 15 people
• Located in breathtaking natural surroundings
• Completely unique swimming pool with spa
• 7 bedrooms - all with en suite bathroom
• Hydro massage cabins in all bathrooms
• All three sit departments
• Kitchen with everything you need
• Covered terrace
• BBQ and gas-powered paella pan
• Huge and well-kept garden
• Lots of activities
Review from other guests: The stay in Catalunya was great. Just note that there was no golf closeby (as was stated). A good idea might be to have a info-book with interesting sites/cities, restaurants, bakery, grocery etc etc .
We fully enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to everybody!!
Toos & gerard Brand
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Unfortunally we are back from spain and working already.
We really would like to thank you for the great holiday we all had. No complaints what so ever. It was really great to visit the casa alberda.
Also thanks for the arrangement of Xevi and Maria. It was very good and well prepared. Our children had never eaten that much before.
I would really like to keep in touch with your agency because the service was outstanding and the communication very proffesional.
I good friend of mine is interested in the casa for next year but I will give him the info right away.
Met vriendelijke groet / Best regards,
Update October 2010: We have just re-visited the house. It ensured us that this is a highly recommendable and fantastic house. The owners have optimized every detail. Furthermore, they have, since last visited, added WIFI-Internet.
We also saw the setup for groups bigger than 15 persons, and the house offers plenty of flexibility, as there is a very big room often used to gather many children, who want to sleep together.
The pool is spectacular and has a spa-function. It is fenced, so small children cannot enter un-attended. The terrace area is brilliantly situated, with a great view to the mountains (incredible by sunset) and direct view to the pool area, so you can keep an eye on the children playing in the pool, while you are relaxing in the sun or on the shady cover. The house has all entertainment you can think of; Tennis court, which can also be used for football or volley, a big and safe play ground, table football, table tennis and badminton.
Catalonia - culture and landscape: Geographically and culturally, the splendour of Catalonia is so unique. It has a vast diversity of landscapes ranging from rocky coastlines to long flat beaches, from mountains to plains, and from marshlands to forest. It has great cosmopolitan cities such as the amazing Barcelona with its fantastic art nouveau buildings, or the historical Girona and its great old Jewish quarter. It has small medieval mountain villages at the foot of the Pyrenees and elegant coastal resorts in the sandy shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Catalonia has a distinct regional identity that borrows little form the rest of Spain. Catalans have their own language, and are intensely proud of their unique art, cuisine, folklore and long history. Ask the Catalans themselves and many will tell you that Catalonia is not a region but a nation.
Situated in the middle of Catalonia, it is easy to visit most of it in half- or full days excursions as variety to the relaxation in the house and by the swimming pool.
A great place. Pool is chlorine free, naturally filtered and spotless. Half of the pool is knee deep so toddler friendly. other half deep enough for a jump in at around 2m at deepest point. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms nice. Outside eating area excellent - spacious and shaded.
Note this place is remote - 25min drive on many hairpins down the mountain to nearest town.
A great family get away location away from the hussle and bustle of the city. Plenty of space in the house for all, well maintained, good selection of appliances and comfortable. Activities are limited but if prepared to travel more variety in the surrounding areas. Fill the fridge option a must! Great produce and good variety of cheese and meats , which we probably have not have purchased and tried ourselves.
Good restaurant close by serving great lamb dishes.
The house is located at serrateix high plateau, at 765m, it has privileged views of the pre-pyrenees mountains, the montseny and the montserrat massif. Casa alberda is surrounded by agricultural fields, holme-oak woods, that isolate it and gives it charming and unique atmosphere.
800 meter from the house, there is a camping ground store, where you can buy what you need and fresh bread in the morning. For bigger shopping we recommend Cardona, Navás or Manresa.
Other Activities: Chef in the holiday home - gourmet or classic Catalan dinner served in the house
Golf: There is a golf course in Manresa 40 km. away. If you want a very special experience, there are some spectacular golf courses in the Pyrenees.
Ski: For families where not all are skiers, the location might be a nice compromise, as the distance to Barcelona and the ski resorts is about the same. Enjoy the evenings together and go skiing or sightseeing during the day.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Stay tax||€0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.|
The price includes 15 guests. 5 extra beds available against supplement. Cots available on request.
The price includes: Taxes and VAT, electricity, heating, water, bed-linen, towels and cleaning at departure.
The price does not include: Catalan tourist tax: € 0,5/adult (+16) per night.
PLEASE NOTE: At Catalan holidays in low- and medium season supplements may apply. Please consult us.
When booking the property, a deposit equal to 40% must be paid within 8 days to secure the booking. By cancellation more than 2 months before arrival, half of the deposit will be refunded. By cancellation less than 2 months before arrival, the deposit is not refunded.
Remaining payment: The remaining amount is to be paid to the property-owner when you arrive.