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Luxury and charming villa with private pool near lake and Costa Brava beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,087 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

AC, internet, private pool, private parking, wellness treatments,...

La Cabanya is a beautiful villa with more than 700 years of history but reformed totally in May 2007. It is situated in the village of Mata, only at 2 km. from Banyoles lake and 35 km. from the beach (Costa Brava). This is a privileged place since it is between sea and mountain. La Cabanya is ideal to spend some days with the couple or with the family.

The house is suitable for a group from 2 to 6 persons. La Cabanya has got 2 bedrooms with a private bathroom each one, mattresses 100% of latex, a full equipped kitchen, an attic, a living room with satellite television, DVD with 'Home cinema' and a fireplace, a high-speed internet, air-conditioning and central heating.

Outside, there is a nice private garden with barbecue, swings and a slide for children, a little wooden house in the garden and a private swimming pool with saline treatment and totally automated. You don't have to share the house nor the private pool . Besides, there is private parking for the car.

The ideal situation of the house allows you to do a great variety of routes on foot or by bike around Banyoles lake. Also you can do different excursions around Girona's province since the house is situated in the middle of Girona's province. The house has an extensive collection of touristic information of the Pla de l'Estany region and the Girona's province.

There are restaurants and shops in a walking distance (between 5-10 minutes on foot). The supermarkets and the hospital are located 1 km. from the house.


WELLNESS TREATMENTS: La Cabanya brings you closer to the senses world through a wide range of relaxing therapies where time will stop and your senses lead you to an exotic world of sensations. All services are offered by a licensed physiotherapist in the wellness room. All products used are natural.

CYCLING HOLIDAYS: Life looks different when you're sitting on a bicycle: everything takes on the right speed and you become part of a landscape in motion. In La Cabanya there are lots of kilometres of routes and roads ideal for cycling with the family or with friends, in complete safety, so that you can take in every stretch of the region as if yo were re-creating it each time you pedal. You set the speed when you're on your bike and the infinity of proposals available will adapt to it perfectly. Unique spots close to the sea or in the mountains, to find the complicity that comes to those who ride bikes. After the cycling, enjoy a spa treatment in La Cabanya.

HIKING: The leaving point is La Cabanya. All the routes ensure a safe exploration of the region. They have trail markers and are organised in a network of loop trails, and hikers can adapt the route or the stages according to their requirements or level of preparation.

GOLF: The house is located 9km from Girona Golf. It's an 18-hole, par 72 golf course designed by the English architect F.W. Hawtree, seeded entirely with Penncross, the best quality grass for playing golf. A course that is entirely adapted to its natural surroundings, featuring an advanced sprinkling system using regenerated water from Girona's purification plant, and meeting the most up-to-date environmental standards. The top nine holes are extremely competitive – their design requires players to use all the clubs in their bags. The bottom nine are simply spectacular, with all the tees set atop walls built with Girona stone, offering impressive panoramic views of the fairways. It is a true pleasure to follow the flight of the ball towards its destination, and encourages many players to take out their woods.

SHOPPING IN COSTA BRAVA: As you stroll through the romantic historic quarter of Girona, the capital of the province, why not take advantage to do some shopping in the exclusive luxury boutiques and shops that you come across on your way? Besides, next to the house there are two Shopping Malls or Shopping Centres where you will find all kinds for clothes, jewels, shoes, perfumes and gifts among others.

More Details
Registration Number : HUTG-00145

Raquel Xargay
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, catalan
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Raquel Xargay

Hello! We are Xargay's family. La Cabanya belonged to Can Xargay and it was used to store the agricultural tools. In 2007 we decided to make it as a holiday rental villa.

Pere is a builder and he's a passionat man with his job. He rehabilitated and restored the house with all the details. He is the father of the family.

Dolors, a kind and tireless worker, prepares the house for you. She is the mother of the family but she's also the pillar of the house.

Raquel has got a chemical profession. She loves learning foreign languages but she also likes welcome you to the house and she explains to you all the activities that you can do in the area.

Sílvia is biologist, cheerful and hardworking. She's the middle sister.

Sandra is a great professional in the world of physiotherapy and aesthetics. She loves the relaxation and wellness. She will take care of you.

Raquel Xargay purchased this house in 1930

Why Raquel Xargay chose Mata

La Cabanya is a charming and romantic house especially dedicated to the families and couples. It is the first house in the province of Girona with the highest level of quality (5 keys) by the Catalonia government.

The house is rented exclusively. The children will have fun. But what for adults? So while the kids have fun, we have a place for the wellness and disconnection: Can Xargay Inspira place, an ideal place to relax.

We love to make you feel at home and we hope to meet you soon!

What makes this house unique

The house has just been awarded with '5 keys' from the Catalan Government (the highest quality award category).

We have been renting this house since 2007, so we have years of experience to make your dreams possible.

Besides, La Cabanya house has got a real history behind because it was built more than 700 years ago.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Mata around the Porqueres

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1087 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Canoe
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury and charming villa with private pool near lake and Costa Brava beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Sehr schönes Haus mit super Ausstattung und super sauber.

  • 5 of 5

Ideal für eine 4 köpfige Familie. Vielen Dank an Raquel und ihre Familie

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank Waldemar.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Costa Brava - Girona
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cafeteria Minairons
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Girona Golf
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
AP-7 (E-15)
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Casa Maria
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Valler 2000
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Empúries - l'Escala
Car: not necessary

The house is located 50 meters from shops and 1 km. from supermarkets, 2 km. from Banyoles lake, 9 km. from Besalú village, 9 km. from Girona city, 15 km. from Natural Park of Volcanic Zone, 35 km. from Costa Brava beaches, 35 km. from Figueres (Dalí Museum), 60 km. from the ski station, 110 km. from Barcelona city.

COSTA BRAVA: Like a canvas where nature has intended to combine with exquisite delicacy the intense green of the pine groves, the massive steadfastness of the rocks, the softness of the golden sands and the deep, dazzling blue of the sea - that is the Costa Brava.

Frommer's Magazine from US and National Geographic have published in October 2011 the Best Destinations of the World for 2012 which are Girona and the Costa Brava.

Exuberant Barcelona has long hogged the limelight, but its little sister Girona is stepping out from the wings. This diminutive city in northern Catalonia packs a cultural punch that is the envy of many a larger destination, with a superb dining scene to match. Girona's historic quarter, a secretive jumble of medieval mansions and courtyards crowned by a magnificent cathedral, is piled up on the eastern bank of the River Ter. To the west of the river, elegant avenues laid out during the 19th century are lined with smart boutiques and cafés. The lofty peaks of the Pyrenees form a violet smudge on the horizon and the rugged coves of the Costa Brava are just a short drive away.

GASTRONOMY: Gastronomic mecca Celler de Can Roca, voted the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine. The best restaurant of the world was El Bulli located in Girona too in 2005 and for 5 years.

SHOPPING: As you stroll through the romantic historic quarter of Girona, the capital of the province, why not take advantage to do some shopping in the exclusive luxury boutiques and shops that you come across on your way?

Besides, next to the house there are two Shopping Malls or Shopping Centres where you will find all kinds for clothes, jewels, shoes, perfumes and gifts among others:

- Espai Gironès in Salt (15 km. from the house)

- Gran Jonquera in La Jonquera (45 km. from the house)

Another option would be to pay a visit to La Roca Village, a chic outlet in La Roca del Vallès, with more than one hundred designer label boutiques for chic shopping.

SKI: The Vallter 2000 ski station is situated 60km from the house.

Vallter 2000 is surrounded by peaks, some exceeding 2,800 meters, the base station is located at 2,000 meters above the valley of the River Ter.

It's a privileged location since it gives the visitors a unique and exceptional views. Since the 2535 m level you can see the bay of Roses and the Cap de Creus (Costa Brava). This proximity to the sea makes the eastern storms leave snowfall can exceed one meter in height. Vallter where the snow is more Mediterranean.

-The mountain resort of Vall de Núria is situated 65km from the house.

Discover an unparalleled environment where the waters of the Núria river can only run its course thanks to the deep narrow gorges that have been cut through this hard rock, until you arrive at the valley of the Freser, a river which flows into the great Ter at Ripoll.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Mata,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Temporada alta
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Temporada baja
1 Oct 2018 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Temporada alta
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Temporada baja
1 Oct 2019 - 31 May 2020
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.44 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

tarifa en función del número de personas, entrega de llaves realizada por propietario ausente durante la estanciaietario

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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