About This Listing
Sleeps 11 (5 bedrooms/3 bathrooms) - Masia d´en Giralt is a beautiful and impressive 18th century Catalan country house, listed by the Catalan Government as a building of architectural and cultural interest. The original farm was established in 1722.
Sleeps 11 (5 bedrooms/3 bathrooms) - Masia d´en Giralt is a beautiful and impressive 18th century Catalan country house, listed by the Catalan Government as a building of architectural and cultural interest. The original farm was established in 1722 by Mr.Giralt, a landowner from the south of France, who recognised the potential to grow grapes and produce wine along the Catalan coast, taking advantage of the strong winemaking tradition established in the area since the time of the Phoenicians.
Masia d´en Giralt has been inhabited continuously since that time, with the latest restoration completed in 2006. Mas d'en Giralt has original outbuildings and an ancient chapel dedicated to various saints, complete with frescoes dating from 1828 showing images of St. James, St. Thomas Aquinas, La Virgen del Carmen, the Virgin of Montserrat, Santa Barbara, the Immaculate Virgin and San Antonio de Padua.
The gardens have been stocked with native plants, many of them medicinal.
Mas d'en Giralt nestles in a truly privileged position amongst vineyards just north of Sant Pere de Ribes and only 10kms from the beaches of Sitges. The house enjoys a beautiful rural setting in the Garraf Natural Park, surrounded by pine forests and vineyards growing the white Mediterranean native strains used in the production of the renowned Penedès red and white wines.
Despite its secluded rural location, Mas d'en Giralt is only a 10-minute drive to the highly popular holiday resort of Sitges, 30 minutes to Barcelona Airport, 40 minutes to the city of Barcelona and a few minutes to two major motorways.
The Masía offers 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There are two large living rooms with traditional high beamed ceilings, one with the original drawings on the wall and a large woodburner, the other opening out onto the lovely gardens at the back of the house and featuring a rustic fireplace for those cooler out of season evenings.
There are 5 double bedrooms in total, all very large and bright and with character windows and high ceilings.
The Master suite is very spacious with high beamed ceilings and a large bathroom. The bathroom has two doors one from the Master suite and the other leading to a hallway where two other bedrooms are situated. Bedroom 4 and 5 are connecting.
The beautiful gardens are well stocked with natural Mediterranean plants and offer sunbathing areas, cool shady spots and secluded seating and dining areas. The huge network of hiking trails on the Garraf Natural Park can be accessed directly from the garden.
Bedroom 1 – Large double bed with built in wardrobes and sofa area
Bedroom 2 – Double Bed
Bedroom 3 – Large Master Suite
Bedroom 4 – Double Bed with Desk and Chair
Bedroom 5 – Double bed and Single bed with desk area overlooking the back garden
Bathroom One – Downstairs – Large feature filled room with shower, sink and toilet
Bathroom Two – Very large bathroom with bath, shower, double sinks and toilet
Bathroom Three – Bath, Shower, Bidet, Toilet and Double Sinks
The Masia is located in a little hamlet with two other farmhouses. One of which has horses that are available to ride at a small charge.
Public Gym and Swimming-pool in "ESPAI BLAU" Sant Pere de Ribes, 5 minutes from the house. Great fun for children with monitored activities.
The MASIA (Catalan farm house) has excellent access to two main highways, BCN airport, and key tourist and cultural areas and its facilities. Sitges town center and beaches are 10 min. by car. Sitges GOLF CLUB TERRAMAR. Sitges is well known by its night live and cultural/gastronomic offer.
Local road after the highway. Follow youtube instructions 5min.
Sant Pere de Ribes vila is 5 min. from the house where you can find supermarkets, pharmacy, medical center, hospital, vet, open to the public summing pools and gym "ESPAI BLAU", famous "PASCUAL" bakery with the best chocolate cakes and croissants in the province.
You can also easily reach "PORT AVENTURA" one of the biggest leisure parks in Europe, 35 minutes drive from the house by highway.
VILAFRANCA del PENEDES is also an atractive wine producing town 20 min. from the house with organized visits to the main wine and CAVA (Catalan Champagne) FREIXENET and CODORNIU on request. You can also find little artisan family wine and CAVA producers in the area, with excellent quality of wines included in the PARKER WORLD WINE GUIDE every year. Worth to buy some boxes and carry home.
Access to BARCELONA CITY is great and very easy via Highway 30 min, national road 40 min, train direct to the center PASEO DE GRACIA 30 minutes from Sitges train station every 15 min. with car park facilities.
Please ask me if any visit or activity should be organized and pre-booked.
Interaction with Guests
Direct contact with me via (website hidden), Whatsapp, cel phone, email or any other mean. We have a back up team of people that could immediately help you if any urgent matter occurs, the house team speaks different languages also and are young and proactive, ready to help.
Do not hesitate on asking anything you wish to make your stay a great experience.
Possibility to rent cars through (website hidden)
Estancia especial para familias con ninos o parejas con espiritu de aventura y necesidad de descanso, inmersa en el Parque Natural del Garraf. Es un Lugar ideal para descansar, cerca de las playas de sitges. Especial para huéspedes que aprecien la arquitectura rural catalana del S. XVIII. Amplia oferta de servicios adicionales para hacer que vuestras vacaciones sean ideales. Existen 187 plantas medicinales catalogadas distribuidas por toda la finca.
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La casa es muy rústica, bonita, acogedora y tiene de todo. La descripción y las fotos son totalmente fieles a la realidad. El contacto con el anfitrión perfecto.
El entorno muy tranquilo, está al lado de una masía con animales y juegos para niños. Hay una piscina municipal a 10 minutos en coche.
The house is beautiful and has plenty of room for families or big groups. There were 9 of us for our trip 5 kids and 4 adults. We never once felt confined. The kids loved the different rooms, and the yard with plenty of space to move around. Somethings to note this house is old with a lot of history, which can cause a bit a bit of a challenge if you are use to modern conveniences. For example using propane for the stoves and for the hot water for the showers. You get a pretty good breeze in the house with windows open, but despite all the curtains we had bugs mostly flies. Also, we had a hard time keeping things clean, because as people walked on the second floor, dirt would fall to the first. Don't let this deter you, because we still greatly enjoyed our adventure. It is very close to the beaches or Sitges, and we used Sitges to take the train to Barcelona making the location great. We were close to what we wanted to see, but out in the country submerged in the culture. Jose was an amazing host. First he was very accommodating meeting us at our arrival time, which was a bit up in the air depending on traffic. We arrived on a Sunday and he had some drinks, bread, fruits and vegetables waiting on us until we had time to make it to a store. We had free range of all foods in the kitchen, along with all spices and things like that you may need. When a problem arose he responded to our texts very quickly solving the issue. He also checked in our to make sure we had what we needed, and gave us recommendations for things locally.
About the Host, José Enrique
Hello all of you and welcome to a new experience.
I acquired MAS D´EN GIRALT some years ago, completely astonished by the extraordinary landscape and strategic location. The area, surrounded by mediterranean pine forests, ancient vineyards and full of history makes me remember the African sunsets of Angola, where I live, and the landscape of Tuscany.
The house is 10 minutes from the beach of the Vila of SITGES, 35 minutes from BARCELONA CITY, 25 minutes from the airport and easy access to two main highways and train.
The full idea of the house restoration was oriented to self-sustainable ECO-friendly experience. House is equipped with the last technology of SOLAR POWER, rain water system for domestic use. All materials used for the construction are local and we preserved all the different structures used for vine making until recent days from 1722.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, and relax during your visit.