“Mas Blanc” is a large Mediterranean house complete with garden and swimming pool, with luscious forest surroundings in the heart of the Serra de Collserola national park (Barcelona's lungs as locals say), just a stone’s throw away from famous Barcelona and Catalonia ’s popular beaches. Ideally situated and very tranquil, it is especially suited to couples or small families, travelling by car who want to appreciate Barcelona and its surroundings but want to avoid staying in the city centre (easily accessible by public transport). Relax in the peaceful setting of an expansive house with garden and pool. Definitely for those seeking the simple things in life.
Estela Torres Villacampa
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- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
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Very nice place. The house is very cousy and the hosts very nice and helpful. It was perfect for us
We were a couple with 2 teen daughters traveling by car, so this house was perfect for us. It feels good after a Barcelona full day arriving here into the nature. From the metro station to the city centre it will only take about 10 to 15 minutes. But, just be sure you have a GPS with you always or you may get lost some times and yes you'll need a car too.
Crema, the dog of the house made our girls very happy . So I would definetively recommend this place to future visitors.
Beautiful villa in natural countryside
We stayed for 2 nights at Mas Blanc as a base for visiting Barcelona. The villa is situated in the hills of the Serra de Collserola natural park. The villa was exceptionally clean, and decorated in a beautiful rustic fashion with all amenities you could hope for. The owners really made our stay also - they live onsite and were extremely friendly and helpful, such lovely people. Their dog was also very cute!
We drove our car to the nearest metro station (about 5 mins away down the hill) and parked for free. We then took the metro (Les Planes) . The journey took approx 10 minutes straight to the heart of the city - then after a day of sightseeing in Barcelona, returning to the peace and calm of this villa; you couldn't wish for more, it was perfect!
Since we were touring Spain, this stay was a bit of a flying visit, so we would love to visit Barcelona again. If we do return, we will definitely stay here again. I would also highly recommend this villa to anyone visiting Barcelona.
Lovely home; Peaceful location; Very helpful, kind hosts
The apartment is perfect: cosy and well-equipped. The hosts are lovely: They are right upstairs, available for whatever we needed, and yet it the apartment has its own (distant from theirs) entry, so it also felt secluded/private. There is a lovely, peaceful garden with table and shade umbrella and we often had breakfast there. It is a lovely location: secluded from the city up on the mountain, yet the city is very easily accessible by transit (5-10 minutes by car to the train station, and the train is well integrated with the subway system so you pay one low fare to get wherever you are going in downtown Barcelona).
The only drawback (not their fault!) is that both Google Maps and iPhone Maps apps had trouble locating both their home and the train station, so don't count on your GPS: be sure you have their directions to get there. The one time we did get lost, we called and Jose Luis immediately came and found us and led us home! Leaving your car at the nearby train station (free parking) is the best way to see the city: we found driving and parking in Barcelona very stressful, so each day we would park at the train station (only a few minutes away, but quite complicated: let Jose Luis show you how to get there!) and we would then take the short train ride into town: transit is easy and cheap. Highly recommended.
Estela and Jose Luis were wonderful and kind. I have special needs (allergy to fragrances) and they made special efforts (washing the linens without fragrances) to make it safer for me. My wife was feeling ill upon arrival and when we came to drop off our luggage and they realized she was not well, they let her nap several hours before we were entitled to begin our stay, even though they were still cleaning the apartment. They are truly kind and lovely people.
We have already stayed there twice, and we hope to return to Barcelona and stay there again!
"A delightful base to exp...
"A delightful base to explore Barcelona. Friendly and helpful owners, accommodation very neat and tidy and the use of the pool was great given the hot weather. We even picked fresh vegetables from the garden. Quiet and relaxed area in the hills above the city - a gem."
"We stayed at Mas Blanc f...
"We stayed at Mas Blanc for 14 days (10-24 july 2011). Estella picked us up from the airport. As we arrived very early Estella helped us in a very flexible/professional way to make that first day already a realy holiday.
The second day she also arranged 2 mountain bikes for us which was very handy especially for doing some shopping in the local grossery (fresh bread every morning).
Public transport is very well organised. The local bus brings you every 45 minutes to one of the to metro stations and the metrotrain than brings you every 10 minutes to the center of Barcelona/Ramblas (in 20 minutes). So well within an hour you are from the appartment in the centre of Barcelona (and that for 82 eurocents /0,82 euro).
Because it was a very nice and quiet walk (down the hill), we mostly walked from the appartment to the metro (within half an hour).
As the appartment is directly near a national parc with beautifull (wild) nature we walked a lot (for example to Tibidabo and to a local (small) lake). In the parc there are several routes. Information about the parc and these routes you can get in the information centre (near the metro station). They also serve there a nice coffee (or refreshment after a walk) and there is also a (very nice) museum.
When we came home after a day Barcelona or a walk in the forrest (national parc) we layed down on the terras near the swimmingpool of the appartment. Very quiet, very beautifull.
2 restaurants (on walking distance) served nice (cheap) lunch meals (they close at 16 uur on working days); in the weekend they are also open in the evening. In the local pub (tres torres) in the nearest village (les planes/ 5 minutes by bike) they serve simple meals all day (steak/chicken/sauseges/chips/green salad). And sometimes a local dish. Very nice, very friendly.
Our finest evening was arranged bij Estella in the restaurant of (5 star) hotel La Florida on top of the hill that loooked over Barcelona (by night) , that view, the food, the (life) music; it was fantastic.
Alltogether we had a wonderfull holiday in a fantastic appartment with great hospitallity (professional and warm) which we gladly recommend to others.
Tinus en Marion.
"This place is fabulous f...
"This place is fabulous for two people who have a car. It has all that you need, comfortable bed, kitchen, quiet surroundings, and very nice owners who live on the premises. I would suggest bringing a good supply of groceries with you or planning to drive to a restaurant, as there is only one good restaurant within walking distance and off season it is only open on weekends. It's a very nice restaurant though."
Very suitable for those couples or families travelling to Barcelona by car, but who want to visit the city centre by public transport (there is parking place at the main entrance of the house).
FGC: "Baixador de Vallvidrera" + Bus 128 ("Lilà/Menta").
GPS coordinates: Latitud 41°28'6.06"N - Longitud 2°4'42.492"E
A dream weekend at Mas Blanc is the best choice to relax on a Spanish mountainside, discovering the catalan cuisine and experiencing a different way of visiting Barcelona.
"Mas Blanc" is between two famous restaurants, known by their "calçotades" and their catalan cuisine (prices from 10€ to 36€).
There is also the possibility of making a private segway tour, from Mas Blanc to Tibidabo (36€ per person).
We also have mountain bikes for rent.
Our weekend packs are very suitable for gifts: for example, our anniversary weekend offers you chocolates + champagne + 12 roses rouges...
For more information, visit our website.
And don't forget visiting our special offers site!.
For stays of 5 nights or more this Christmas, Mas Blanc is offering you a gift
of a personalised tour for 2 by Segway transporter from Mas Blanc to Tibidabo (journey time 1-1 ½ hours).
Discover a different way to enjoy the beauty of Collseralo National Park .
Offer valid from 19th December until 5th January inclusive.
Additional pricing information
High season (july and august): special prices and minimum stay of 7 nights from Sunday to Sunday. Au haute saison (juillet et aout): prix spéciaux et séjour minimum de 7 nuits de dimanche a dim. En temporada alta (julio y agosto): precios especiales y estancia mínima de 7 noches de domingo a dom.. Further information/Plus d'informations/Más información en: http://www.masblanc.es ("tarifas")