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Near Beaches: Fun, Spacious Stone Home in Medieval Village

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths

Spacious updated "castle" with tower in medieval village 30 minutes from the best beaches. Ideal for weekender or vacationing families, cycling groups, history buffs and foodies. Dining/cycling/cultural sites nearby. 1 1/2 h from Barcelona with updated kitchen, bathrooms and heating system. Large communal spaces for dining and relaxing, with outdoor terrace and garden.

The house accommodates 11 guests. A bonus apartment next door is available for up to 4 additional guests for a surcharge.

Next to (1 mile from) La Bisbal in a tiny medieval village with lush scenery, best beaches (15 km/9 miles away), quiet village living.

With 4 bedrooms plus bonus dormitory room/family room with an adjoining deck looking out on the countryside. Comfortably sleeps 11. It has three baths, and a remodeled kitchen. It also has a large stone vaulted dining room off the kitchen. It has a spectacular view from the town's original 13th century watch tower and inviting terrace. Spacious and quiet enough for yoga practitioners, insulated enough for boisterous parties, and medieval enough that many of our young guests have called it "Hogwarts."

There is an additional stone cottage adjoining to accommodate groups of 13 for a surcharge.

This home is perfect for the budget conscious traveler or group who enjoys authenticity and village life, but proximity to world class dining, beaches and cultural offerings.

For the more active traveler, Girona is a center for cycling, both road and mountain. Hiking trails have been well developed in the area. There is world class golfing in Pals. The house and area are ideal for any time of year, since there is radiant heat in the home and the year round beauty of the country side. We've had guests stay for a weekend, weeks, or even months. IDEAL FOR A BARCELONA DWELLER or family to escape the city for the quiet to work, hike, relax, and regroup. Can Torre is also an ideal home base for other European travel, since it is close to the French Border and 20 to the Girona airport which has cheap flights to destinations all over Europe.

More Details
Registration Number : NIE: Y4620484-M

Property Manager
Kristen Sparrow
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About Kristen Sparrow

We're a San Francisco family. Two of our (grown) children live in town and are making a go of it, while one is in Los Angeles on the road to stardom. Kevin is from DC, Kristen from Berkeley. We lived in Spain during a boom time in Spain from 1995 to1998. We were so lucky to have lived in Barcelona. It is the best of the best, though, or course that might hurt San Francisco's feelings. But Barcelona has the size, history, and depth that warrants the accolades.

Kristen Sparrow purchased this house in 1998

Why Kristen Sparrow chose Cruïlles

We bought this house at the tail end of a 3 year stay in Barcelona in 1998. Against all the naysayers in Spain , we managed to refurbish and renovate the house and have used it ever since. The old stone houses never lose their charm and resilience. We've had family to the tune of 17 strong in the house, and it didn't even wince, nor did the town. And the beaches, the countryside and the medieval towns are what bring us back. We never get tired of it.

What makes this house unique

The thing about this house/village/Costa Brava is the peaceful beauty, the range of beaches, and yet world class amenities in a country environment. This is why the cognoscenti from all over Europe come to the Alt and Baix Empordan.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Cruïlles around the El Baix Empordà

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Entry level Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ensuite Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Blue Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Twin room - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Small writing table with view
    Bedroom with ensuite bath - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , spacious with sofa, room for children
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom at Foot of Tower
    TV room Terrace Level - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Near Beaches: Fun, Spacious Stone Home in Medieval Village
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5

Lovely house and village, again !!

  • 5 of 5

Geweldig huis, ruim plek voor 10-12 personen. Meerdere badkamers, compleet uitgeruste keuken met vaatwasser, oven en nespresso machine. Op rij afstand van grote supermarkt, kleine boodschappen bij Bar Ester in Cruilles. Prachtige strandjes en stadjes in nabije omgeving. Kan aanbevelen!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming historic house in the county, more rustic than expected.

  • 3 of 5

We are a family of five (three kids). It’s a charming historic house, however more “rustic” than we expected. The cons: within an hour of arriving, we found a dead bat on the kitchen floor, and my son found several very alive cockroaches in the bathroom. The rental agency handled both issues, unfortunately this make us question the overall cleanliness of the house. Less than ideal start to the week. The hot water heater stopped working twice during our stay. Also be aware that the ceiling in the dining area leaves a layer of dust on part of the dining room table; this may be an issue if trying to seat more than five people. We had a hard time keeping the house cool with only fans. Opening the windows let in a wonderful breeze, but the windows don’t have screens, therefore it also let in bugs. The pros: the location is in a small, charming Medieval town only a few minutes’ drive from La Bisbal, 25 mins from the closest beaches, good location for exploring the area. (We did a daytrip to France to explore the Cathar castles.) The terrace was my favorite spot. The kids loved the tower. Kitchen had modern appliances, which all worked well (except for hot water heater). We tried to have a sense of humor about all the small issues (several others I didn’t list) calling it part of the “Medieval experience.” The other reviews are overwhelming positive, I’m not sure why our experience was so different.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay in Can Torre, Cruilles, Spain

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were delighted with our recent stay in Cruilles, Spain, at Can Torre. It was exactly like the pictures, and it was a wonderful experience over all. There were four adults in our group, and we had plenty of space to relax, and do our own thing, and then get together at day's end. We especially loved the roof top terrace, where we had wine every evening, and coffee in the mornings. The views were gorgeous! We loved the fact that it was a good home base to go out on day trips to the beach towns, and even to France one day. Close to grocery stores and markets to lay in supplies, and explore other near by medieval towns. We would highly recommend staying here, and hope to some day return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, KY USA
5

Enchanting and wonderful for our group of family and friends

  • 5 of 5

Nine of us were more than comfortable and happy in this rather magical old and lovingly restored stone building, replete with numerous nooks and enchanting spaces. Spent our days exploring the Costa Brava region along with relaxing strolls around the quiet immediate surroundings and nearby country lanes.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming home

  • 5 of 5

This home was awesome for our 2 family vacation of 11 travelers. Everyone had a comfortable place to sleep and the home was fully equipped with all the necessities needed. Having a washing machine was helpful! There were also bikes available for our use which was splendid. We all appreciated the cleanliness and updated bathrooms as well. We highly recommend this charming home for your next stay in Cruilles!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Rock BC. Canada
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this house! We were looking for a place in Girona but this house came up on the website and we couldn't resist, and we are so glad we stayed here. It was a lovely quiet refuge after a day of sight seeing and crowds. It is such a bucolic setting we really felt like we were in a little refuge. The house itself is great! Tons of room and had everything we needed plus plenty of ambiance. Kristen and Bas were very helpful when we made a last minute booking and made it very simple and had lots of suggestions about where to eat and visit.

We had a terrific dinner at a restaurant called El Pati in the magical medieval town called Peratellada. Do not miss this town!

I would definitely recommend this house and the village. Beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Barcelona
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar Jovell
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pals
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Flaca
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Bar Jovell
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pals
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Cruïlles,

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
winter 2018
17 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£710
for 5 nights
From
£112
From
£120
Fri,Sat
£929
£2,581
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
semana santa
12 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£742
for 4 nights
From
£150
From
£167
Fri,Sat
£1,192
£2,825
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
10 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£491
for 3 nights
From
£117
From
£128
Fri,Sat
£932
£2,825
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jul 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
£3,915
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£367
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£85
Fri,Sat
£635
£1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

House cleaning £141.04
Pet Fee £76.24

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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