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Cataluña, Spain Travel & Accommodation Guide

Rural Bed & Breakfasts, Charming Hotels & Rural Tourism Self-Catering Holiday Rentals

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Enjoy the glorious countryside of the Cataluña region in style - rural bed and breakfasts, hotels and self-catering accommodation in lovely areas.  Enjoy a stay on a wine estate with incredible views! 

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Alt Penedés (Barcelona) - Baix Emporda
Alt Empordà (Girona) - Alt Penedés - Ebro Delta National Park
Banyeres del Penedés (Tarragona) - Berga (Pyrenees)
Sant Pere de Ribes - Sitges - Tortellà (Pyrenees)
Brunyola (Girona) - Caldes De Malavella (Girona)
 
Les Gunyoles d´Avinyonet (Barcelona) - Masquefa
 
Montbrio del Camp (Tarragona) - Roses (Costa Brava)
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Sant Gregori (Girona) - Sant Pere de Ribes (near Sitges)
 
Sant Pere Pescador (Costa Brava)
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ALT PENEDES, (BARCELONA PROVINCE)
Alt Penedes - this region has earned increasing recognition in recent years for its wines and cavas. The Alt Penedes has beautiful, peaceful countryside. The unique topography of the land renders it an incredible place to grow grapes and, simply, a fine part of the world to visit. Click to view map
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Arianel.la de Can Coral, Country House/B&B, Torrelles de Foix, Alt Penedes
Enchanting country house ideal for romantic holidays. The Masia is situated in the wine country "Alt Penedes" in 30 min distance to the beach and 50 minutes distance to Barcelona.  Guests relax in the spacious drawing-room with open fireplace, in their rooms with private fireplace or terrace or in the Mediterranean garden with private swimming pool and views over the vineyards.   Your hosts Rainer and Ariane take care of bookings for excursions to the nearby wine cellars, bicycle renting, excursions in 4-wheel drives or whatever activity you choose.
Arianel.la Apartment, 2 bedroom self-catering apartment, Torrelles de Foix, Alt Penedes
On the property, with separate entrance, is a two bedroom apartment.  Formerly a stable building, the Arianel.la apartment has been recently restored with exceptional taste and care making a comfortable and attractively furnished holiday home. The apartment adjoins the small hotel Arianel.la de Can Coral but enjoys a separate entrance and a private terrace with 20km uninterrupted views over the wine valley of Alt Penedés.  On the other side of the house, shared with hotel guests, there is a lawned garden, a swimming pool (10m x 4m) as well as a shady courtyard all of which enjoy wonderful views.  Guests of the apartment can, if they want, take advantage of the hotel's bar, breakfast and dinner service. 
Cal Ruget Biohotel, Eco Country House, Vilobí del Penedès, Barcelona Province
Located in the heart of the Penedès, one of the major wine producing areas and cava in the world, Cal Biohotel Ruget is surrounded by a sea of endless vineyards, ensuring a constantly changing landscape. With an excellent location, offering magnificent views of the mountains of Montserrat to the north and the magnificent Castel Sant Martí Sarroca southwest, and the littoral plain and Penedes. The house, built in the early SXX, has the structure of a typical rural building in the area, a farmhouse, with many details typical of this type of architecture. The property, which occupies an area of 10,000 m2, has his own own vineyard, an organic garden and a large garden with pool and lots of corners designed to relax and enjoy unparalleled peace of mind.
Masia Mas Xipres, Rural Country House B&B, Mediona, Alt Penedes
Mas Xipres is more than 200 year old Masia. This old Spanish farmhouse was used for the wine production. Together with the natural environment, the big swimming pool, delicious food and drinks, Mas Xipres is the ideal holiday destination.  During the day tapas or salads can be served, and for the evening Hetty likes to cook one her beautiful menus. Living in the wine area the masia serves a very good wine. The little church has recovered its original function. Many people of different nationalities have experienced their wedding or baptism ceremony in this small and romantic chapel. In the main house two luxury guest rooms and in a charming detached wine cellar, two luxury suites with a lot of privacy.
BAIX EMPORDA (GIRONA PROVINCE) - CRUILLES
"Surrounded by fields and pastureland and close to a sheep fold, Mas Masaller stands at the foot of the Gavarres Hills, declared an Area of Natural Interest in 1992. Between the Gavarres and the plain of the Empordà, from Mas Masaller you can enjoy a wide variety of activities, such as BTT routes (routes 21 to 23), walking on the local trails, hot-air balloon flights, horse-riding routes (the house has plenty of space for horses) … And in the autumn it is a great area for searching for wild mushrooms such as saffron milk-caps, milky agarics, scotch bonnets and purple-red wax-caps, among others." Mas Masaller
Mas Masaller Rural Bed & Breakfast, Cruilles, Baix Emporda
Mas Masaller is a 13th-century farmhouse reformed in 2010, located in Cruïlles, next to La Bisbal d’Empordà, at the foot of the Gavarres Hills (declared an Area of Natural Interest). The ground floor of Mas Masaller still displays all of its original layout of stables.  The wine barrels are integrated into the dining-room located in the part renovated in 2010.  Outside the house, in what was formerly the vegetable garden, there is now a garden of some 500 m², fully enclosed by a stone wall and containing the house’s well and plant nursery. Mas Masaller has 6 bedrooms (doubles, triples and quadruples) with a total capacity for 15 guests. In keeping with the general style of Mas Masaller, the decoration of the bedrooms is sober and elegant, with a predominance of the old furniture of the house, suitably restored and updated.
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BANYERES DEL PENEDES (TARRAGONA)
Banyeres del Penedes - A municipality at the centre of Baix Penedès county, it has an area of 12.14 square kilometres and is located in the Penedès plain surrounded by hills and mountains.  Of interest are the remains of Banyeres castle, although all that is now left of it is a semi-ruined tower of circular ground plan with irregular ashlars some twelve metres high. All who speak of Banyeres mention the old Om (elm tree) which lends its name to the square in which it stands. Nowadays people dance the traditional Catalan sardana beside it, build human towers for the Main Festival there and adorn the square for the Christmas season. Click to view map
L'Hort de l'Avia, Banyeres del Penedes
Restored 300 years old 18th century masia.  You'll feel like at home...or better.  Very relaxing environment with big terraces, a refreshing pool, a terrace bar, and a very quiet garden.  Every room is different, decorated with antique furniture.  The rooms have twin beds, doubles, triple rooms, suites, some with direct access to the balcony.  Personal choice of pillows.  The restaurant serves breakfast, lunches and dinners. The hotel has a great cook that serves mediterranean style cuisine with fresh local ingredients.
BRUNYOLA (GIRONA PROVINCE)
Aerial View Mas Duc Turisme Rural - Guest House, Brunyola, 12 kms from Girona
Mas Duc is a 200 year old Catalan farmhouse situated in the heart of La Selva region, the southernmost region of the Girona province. Thick forests cover the landscape and ancient castles rise up through the foliage creating a quite magical scene. It is the perfect base to explore the beautiful villages and sites of the region.  Your stay will be an unforgettable experience, with your daily routine fading in the background as the sounds of silence and nature embrace you.  We think that making a little effort can go a long way, so we've landscaped the pool area and include luxurious sun loungers and shades to make your sun bathing even more enjoyable.  Every September we pick our own grapes and make our special Mas Duc wine. If there's any left when you visit we will share a glass with you!
BERGA (BARCELONA PROVINCE)
Berga - small town right at the beginning of the Pyrenees mountains, in the Barcelona Province, and 90 kms from Barcelona.  Lovely area for hunting, skiing, fishing and other sports.  Close to France and Andorra. Click to view map
Hotel Estel, Berga
The hotel is situated in the beginning of the Pyrenees Mountains about 90 km to Barcelona, the best place in central Catalonia to fishing, hunting, skiing and other sports. This hotel is located in Berga, a little city between Barcelona and France. This property opened in 1984, and was renovated in 2001. Halfway to Andorra and about 30 minutes of distance by car from one of the best ski stations of Spain La Molina.
CALDES DE MALAVELLA (GIRONA PROVINCE)
Aerial View Meliá Golf Vichy Catalán, Caldes De Malavella, 15 kms from Girona
The hotel is located in the centre of the Golf de Catalunya complex, which features two full 18-hole PGA championship courses. Other golf facilities a pro shop and clubhouse, putting greens, and a full driving range.  A contemporary three-storey property characterised by a distinctive sweeping curve, the Meliá Golf Vichy Catalán is backed by pine forests and surrounded by some 2.5 hectares of gardens. The outdoor pool features an adjacent sun terrace and separate children's pool.  An onsite spa centre houses a steam room, Vichy shower, sauna, spa tub, and ice fountain. A range of therapeutic massage treatments is available on request. The hotel also houses a fitness room. Motorists will find complimentary parking available on site.  Melia Golf Vichy Catalan's Tast Brasserie offers informal open-air seating, while Quimera is an a la carte fine-dining restaurant. Major sporting events are shown in the 36 Bar. Breakfast is offered every morning (surcharge).
LES GUNYOLES D'AVINYONET (BARCELONA PROVINCE)
Les Gunyoles d´Avinyonet - "Visitors will delight in the spectacular views of the valley of vineyards from which the Penedès wine is produced, and the unique, rugged peaks of Montserrat. Here there are so many different atmospheres for you to enjoy: the peace and quiet of the beautiful Catalan countryside, culture, the fascinating city of Barcelona with its outstanding architecture and boulevards, the old Roman city of Tarragona, sports activities, beaches and all the gastronomic delights of Mediterranean cuisine."  Cal Mestre Click to view map
Cal Mestre, Guest House, Alt Penedes, Barcelona Province
Originally designed as a country house in the 16th century, Cal Mestre is the second oldest building in the picturesque hamlet of Les Gunyoles, in the province of Barcelona.   Visitors will delight in the spectacular views of the valley of vineyards from which the Penedès wine is produced, and the unique, rugged peaks of Montserrat. Here there are so many different atmospheres for you to enjoy: the peace and quiet of the beautiful Catalan countryside, culture, the fascinating city of Barcelona with its outstanding architecture and boulevards, the old Roman city of Tarragona, sports activities, beaches and all the gastronomic delights of Mediterranean cuisine.
MASQUEFA - 40 kms FROM BARCELONA
Can Bonastre Wine Resort, Masquefa
The Can Bonastre Wine Resort is part of a 100 hectare estate built in the 16th-century, and is located in Masquefa, Spain, 20 kilometres from Sant Sadurni D'anoia, Martorell, and Vilafranca del Penedes. Masquefa train station is 6 kilometres away. The hotel is surrounded by vineyards, which can be explored by bicycle, on foot, or by helicopter. Treatments using ingredients such as green tea, wine, and cocoa are offered at the full-service health spa, which has a sauna and a steam room. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily at Can Bonastre Wine Resort, which has two restaurants on site. the formal Tribia Restaurant serves traditional dishes and the casual Food and Cups Restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes.The 12 air-conditioned guestrooms are all equipped with satellite television, complimentary wireless internet access, DVD players, minibars, and hair dryers.
MONTBRIO DEL CAMP, TARRAGONA - RURAL SPA HOTEL
Hotel Termes Montbrio, Montbrio del Camp, Tarragona
The Hotel Termes Montbrio is a four-floor Catalan-style hotel set in 6 acres of gardens and situated 4½ kilometres from Universal Studios Port Aventura fun park and 6 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea. Guests can pamper themselves in the natural spring waters and Aquatonic thermal leisure area of the Wellness centre, the largest of its kind in Spain and equipped with waterfalls, grottos and stream baths; 23 anti-stress and beauty programmes are also offered. Meals can be enjoyed in Le Sequoia restaurant, which serves Mediterranean cuisine, or L'Horta Florida, which specialises in seafood dishes. Active guests can enjoy a game of tennis or pentanque, or have a work-out in the gym, while three 18-hole golf courses can be found within 10 kilometres.  Other local attractions include Universal Studios Port Aventura fun park, and the bustling shipping area of El Serallo, with its restaurants and fish sellers, both 4½ kilometres away. 
ROSES RURAL ACCOMMODATION - COSTA BRAVA - SPAIN
Roses - a 3000 year old town with an important Costa Brava port. It is located in the comarca of Alt Empordà, province of Girona, in Catalonia, Spain.  Greek ruins of Empúries (old Emporion) are in the vicinity. Click to view map
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Hostal Restaurant Mas Palou, Roses
In a privileged position, both for its geographical and its artistic setting, you will find Mas Palou, a typical Catalan farm house from 1582 that has been lovingly restored.  Surrounded by nature, our guests can enjoy some spectacular views over Alt Empordà and Roses Bay, whilst relaxing in a tranquil atmosphere.  The landscape's delicate balance of countryside and beach demonstrates the perfect blend between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.  The large estate offers 10 suites with hydromassage, minibar and Restaurant/Bar in the swimming pool area.  The restaurant Mas Palou combines a varied Mediterranean cuisine with the Catalan specialities in roasts, fish and salads.The restaurant is open every day. Breakfast is available from room service. 
SANT GREGORI RURAL HOTEL ACCOMMODATION - GIRONA PROVINCE - SPAIN
Aerial View Rusticae Masferran, Rural hotel in Sant Gregori, 4 kms from Girona
Masferran is a 17th century Catalan farmhouse situated in the Gerona region set on a high plateau with magnificent views of Gerona cathedral, the lower Empordá region and Montseny. The 3.5 hectare farm has a large garden with swimming pool, a sun-bathing terrace, tennis courts and a gymnasium and a pine and oak forest. The farmhouse has been decorated mainly in earthy tones, with modern and colonial style furniture and ornaments. The bathrooms are modern and the guest rooms are fully equipped with TV and access to internet. The breakfasts with a strong regional influence include cheeses, different types of bread including bread with tomato, fruit and fresh fruit juices. What will truly surprise guests is the stone annexe building which houses a health and beauty treatment centre offering natural medicine treatments, homeopathy, acupuncture, massages, reflexology and beauty treatments. 
SANT PERE DE RIBES (NEAR SITGES)
Sant Pere de Ribes - Sant Pere de Ribes is a town in the center of the Garraf comarca (county), in Barcelona province, Catalonia, Spain.  The Garraf district offers numerous options for enjoying yourself. Among these options there are numerous enjoyable walks or cycle rides, especially for mountain bikes, in the countryside. Click to view map
Hotel Masia Sumidors, Rural Hotel, Sant Pere de Ribes
Nestled high in its own valley in the Garraf National Park, with breath-taking views of local vineyards and majestic pine trees, yet just 10 minutes drive from the sophisticated town of Sitges, 30 minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona and 15 minutes from a well established 18 hole golf course, Hotel Masia Sumidors is the perfect place for those seeking a unique blend of tranquil retreat and easily accessible culture, sporting activity and nightlife.  Come to escape the stresses of daily life - unwind, relax. Whether for a romantic weekend or a longer time away, the tranquillity of this idyllic location, unspoiled by modern trappings such as television or Wi-fi internet access, will make your stay a time to remember.
SANT PERE PESCADOR (COSTA BRAVA)
Sant Pere Pescador is a small town in the Bay of Roses on the River Fluvià. The town has the benefit of a sandy 7km long beach. The first reference to the town dates from 974 when it was owned by the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes part of the county of Empúries. The castle of Sant Pere dates from the 14th Century.  The surrounding marshes were draine in the 17th and 18th Centuries making the area an important agricultural centre. There are several orchards in the area. Tourism has become more important. Nearby is the Natural Park Aigüamolls of the Empordà.
Mas Del Joncar - Guest House, Sant Pere Pescador
The house is in Sant Pere Pescador surrounded by fields trees, at the beginning of the natural reserve “Parc de Mig de Dos Rius”, where there is a great diversity of fauna and next to the Fluvià river.  The house was constructed in century XIX and actually is completely restored and furnished with care. The dining room is very sunny with views to the garden; the living room has chimney, television, music equipment and board games. In the lounge of the floor you will be able to relax reading or simply enjoying the nature when contemplating our extensive garden. Also we have a swimming pool and children's swimming pool. It has five rooms with bath, heating, television and air conditioning. Two of the rooms have a terrace.
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ALT EMPORDÀ, (GIRONA)
Alt Empordà - Empordà is a historical region of Catalonia, divided since 1936 into two comarques, Alt Empordà and Baix Empordà.  Close to the Costa Brava and its beaches. Click to view map
Can Navata Can Navata, Rural Self-Catering House, Alt Empordà
Can Navata is a country house situated in a lovely town of Alt Empordà, which is approximately at 8 kms. from the Costa Brava and is easily found from any direction. Can Navata is a large and extremely comfortable rustic farm house, offering an ample room for relaxation.  Accommodation consists of: six double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a comfortable lounge with stone fire place, a library, an extensive sun garden, terraces and a solarium. All furnished in typical Catalan style.
ALT PENEDES, (BARCELONA PROVINCE)
Alt Penedes - this region has earned increasing recognition in recent years for its wines and cavas. The Alt Penedes has beautiful, peaceful countryside. The unique topography of the land renders it an incredible place to grow grapes and, simply, a fine part of the world to visit. Click to view map
Arianel.la Apartment, 2 bedroom self-catering apartment, Torrelles de Foix, Alt Penedes
On the Arianel.la de Can Coral property, with separate entrance, is a two bedroom apartment.  Formerly a stable building, the Arianel.la apartment has been recently restored with exceptional taste and care making a comfortable and attractively furnished holiday home. The apartment adjoins the small hotel Arianel.la de Can Coral but enjoys a separate entrance and a private terrace with 20km uninterrupted views over the wine valley of Alt Penedés.  On the other side of the house, shared with hotel guests, there is a lawned garden, a swimming pool (10m x 4m) as well as a shady courtyard all of which enjoy wonderful views.  Guests of the apartment can, if they want, take advantage of the hotel's bar, breakfast and dinner service.
EBRO DELTA NATIONAL PARK
Ebro Delta National Park - Huge wetland area of large salt and fresh water lakes and beaches with spectacular sand dunes and salt wastelands. The Delta national park is rich with rare bird life, plants, amphibians, fish, insects and flora. There is also the beauty of its superb beaches. Click to view map
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SANT PERE DE RIBES (NEAR SITGES)
Sant Pere de Ribes - Sant Pere de Ribes is a town in the center of the Garraf comarca (county), in Barcelona province, Catalonia, Spain.  The Garraf district offers numerous options for enjoying yourself. Among these options there are numerous enjoyable walks or cycle rides, especially for mountain bikes, in the countryside. Click to view map
Can Ramonet, XVIth century country house/Rural Accommodation, Sant Pere de Ribes
Can Ramonet is a XVIth century country house placed in Montgròs massif, in the Garraf nature reserve.  During it's more than 500 years of history, the house, that used to be dedicated to wine culture and farm animal breeding, has had various extensions to enhance it's final shape with three independent buildings. The house is surrounded by the vineyard belonging to the farm and has one hectare of green grassy area for visitors use, vegetable garden and farm animals. Thanks to its superb location, Can Ramonet allows its lodgers to enjoy Sitges and Sant Pere de Ribes fun and also offers the Garraf nature reserve countryside and tranquility.
SITGES
Sitges - 30km south of Barcelona, is definitely the highlight of the Costa Daurada - the great weekend escape for young Barcelonans, who have created a resort very much in their own image. It's also a noted gay holiday destination, with a nightlife to match; indeed, if you don't like vigorous action of all kinds, you'd be wise to avoid Sitges in the summer: staid it isn't. As well as a certain style, the Barcelona trippers have brought with them the high prices from the Catalan capital, while finding anywhere to stay (at any price) can be a problem in summer unless you book well in advance. None of this deters the varied and generally well-heeled visitors, however, and nor should it, since Sitges as a sort of Barcelona-on-Sea is definitely worth experiencing.  Click to view map
Almiral de la Font, near Sitges and Barcelona
Almiral de la Font is a luxuriously restored masia just south of Barcelona. Staying at Almiral is a unique experience: renovated with great care and attention to detail, this beautiful ‘masia’ (Catalan manor house), offers high-tech modern comforts whilst retaining the historic charm and character of the original building. Set high on a hillside near the Pinedes wine region, the masia is surrounded by the Garraf National Park and offers dramatic sea or mountain views from every room or terrace. This tranquil haven has more than 300 acres of private grounds with vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees, yet is only a 30 minute drive from Barcelona and 10 minutes from the lively beach resort of Sitges.  Sleeps up to 24.
Penedes Villa, near Sitges
A lovely, modern 6 bedroomed villa conveniently situated 15 minutes drive from the stylish coastal resort of Sitges and only 35 minutes drive from the cosmopolitan City of Barcelona. Located in the heart of the 'Penedes' region of Catalonia famous for its wine production, the villa is located amongst vineyards, stunning mountain scenery and the Garraf National park. It is the ideal base for anyone wanting explore the region for its many activites such as Cycling, Hiking, Horse Riding and of course Wine Tasting. Alternatively, the villa is only minutes from the 17 secluded beaches and coves of Sitges and its buzzing Nightlife.  Sleeps up to 12.
TORTELLA (GERONA / SPANISH PYRENEES)
Tortellà - surrounded by the imposing peaks of the Pyrenees.  Three golf courses that are within  half an hours drive of Cruanyes are Golf Girona, Torremirona and Golf de Pals.  Visitors wishing to indulge in winter sports can avail of two ski resorts. The two most convenient are Vallter 2000 and Vall de Nuria with Vallter being only 50 minutes drive from Can Cruanyes.   Val de Nuria is situated in a beautiful valley in some of the most outstanding natural scenery in the Pyrenees. This resort offers activities all year round from skiing, horse riding, water sports and walking.  Other activities that can be enjoyed in this area are cycling, climbing, and paragliding. Click to view map
Can Cruanyes, Rural Farmhouse Accommodation, Tortellà
A typical Catalonian farmhouse with its characteristic stone walls and vaulted ceilings, located in a peaceful rural setting and set on 20 acres.  The house is situated within the heartland of the Catalonian region in northern Spain and is surrounded by the imposing peaks of the Pyrenees. The farmhouse was recently renovated and now consists of three superbly furnished apartments which exude comfort and relaxation. All apartments are self-catering with laundry facilities and fully equipped kitchens.  You can chose from a one, two or three bed roomed apartments, depending on your needs. The one bed roomed apartment can accommodate up to three people. The two bed roomed will allow four people comfortably, while the three bed roomed will accommodate seven.
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Latest update: July 18, 2011