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about the villa

If you are looking for comfortable villa, with a lovely pool, suitable for large families then this is the place. Even with 8 adults, 4 children plus a baby we never felt crowded, The pool is lovely, kept very clean and a good depth for both children and adults. The villa is particularly well equipped, with a lot of attention to detail, ensuring everything we needed was at hand. Set between mountains and the sea, with Barcelona very accessible, it is a good location to base yourself. We felt we had more of a Spanish experience than on the Costas, local people were helpful and friendly.
J. Davis – August 2015

We had a lovely week here, the house is a great size with perfect room lay-out. The pool is fantastic and we spent a lot of time there but also ventured to the coast and some lovely beaches. The garden is beautiful, very green, with a great eating area and lovely views. All well maintained by the owners who were very welcoming. A great house for families, would highly recommend it.
E. Rigg (UK) – August 2015

From the description we were expecting a “nice villa” with a good pool, what we got was a good villa with a GREAT pool. The villa is on three levels and although there were 10 of us it never felt crowded. There are good fans in all the rooms and as there was a bit of a heat wave while we were there they were on all of the time. While the villa itself is lovely (you won’t be disappointed) it is the outside area that was the real surprise. The dining area and bbq were great, but it was the pool that blew us away, I have stayed in hotels we smaller pools than this, it is massive and deep enough at one end to dive into, kids and adults alike had a blast! I would recommend this villa to all.
R. Long (UK) – August 2015

We were a group of 7 which included teenagers and a toddler and everyone enjoyed themselves. The villa was big enough for everybody to have their own space, the bedrooms were great with plenty of wardrobes, the beds were very comfortable. The villa is situated in a great position for days out to the beach, Barcelona and the mountains. The local town has every shop you could want and plenty of places to eat and drink. If you are looking for a villa in this area I would recommend this one and I would not hesitate in returning.
C. Tarbet (UK) – June 2015

Once again a fantastic holiday here at this amazing place. We loved it so much that we came back for a second visit this year and have received the same wonderfully high standards again. The house and gardens are kept immaculate and provide everything we could need for families of all ages. Caroline and Alex could not be more helpful and so once again a huge thank you to them and their team. See you next year!
H. Arguelles (UK) – August 2012

We had a fantastic holiday. Ideal for visiting cities and beaches both to the north and south. Montseny National Park provided a welcome change of scenery, very stunning! The pool was great and the beds very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the evening meals outside.
E. Walls – June 2012

about the area

Santa Maria de Palautordera is a quaint little village, peaceful but friendly. Lovely to walk through it’s streets and discover other impresive villas.

The restaurants in the area are brilliant. We had a very nice midday meal at St. Esteve, in Gessamí, a meditarrean menu with arabian influences. We also made a trip over the hills to the beach at Arenys de Mar. In fact there are various beaches there, all with bars or cafes directly on the sand.

We recommend having an evening drink at the village of Montseny overlooking the mountains (in the nearby National Park), after a paddle in the river nearby.

There’s a fast train to Barcelona (35 mins) from St Celoni so you can pop in for the day, and the trains and undergrounds are airconditioned. There are some really great buildings, museums and shops there, and a wonderful covered food market down the Ramblas.

Girona is well worth a visit – walk around the old town on the walls for lovely views of the rooftops!

Days out at Figueres (Dali museum and toy museum), Arenys de Mar, St. Antoni de Calonge, Girona, and the Waterworld at Lloret de Mar, as well as St. Celoni and Montseny. We have drunk coffee and eaten croissants in several cafés in the village and eaten out at the restaurants in the Pl. Mayor and at La Vall (twice). La Vall was excellent – good food, friendly service, live jazz…

I recommend the Wednesday morning open market at St. Celoni for cheap cotton clothing, and on Saturday morning at the village for fresh local produce. The river at Piscinas de Montseny provided deep pools for swimming and plenty of opportunities for fishing.