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Castel d'Escales - history with modern serenity

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A national monument, the castle's 10th and 14th-century history really sparks the imagination
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4 reviews
A national monument, the castle's 10th and 14th-century history really sparks the imagination
Catalonia enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny weather almost year-round
The castle feels timeless with all modern amenities and comfortable, attractive decor
Large front terrace is perfect for entertaining with lovely gardens and views of a nature reserve
Private pool with sun loungers and hammock for laid-back lounging, gas BBQ and bar with fridge
Medieval circular tower’s 360° panoramic view sweeps from the lush nature reserve to the Pyrenees
Main entry; the castle is a private and intimate haven convenient to the very best of Catalonia
Entry courtyard with ancient stone mill wheel; arched doorways lead around historic circular tower
Stairs curve around the medieval stone tower up to arched balconies leading to the living areas
Main living room joins with the circular stone tower and has spacious dining, lounge and games areas
The castle wine cellar is stocked with a well-edited selection of vibrant local wines and Cava
Kitchen has updated stainless appliances and granite countertops; french doors lead to dining room
Stone barrel-vaulted dining room seats 20 and provides a unique setting for meals during your stay
Experience slow living and slow food at its absolute best!
Days seem longer here - life is languid and meant to be savored. You can truly relax and unwind.
The Costa Brava’s best award-winning beaches, marinas, and golf courses are 30mins from the castle
Girona's charming and chic blend of the old and new is 10mins away; one of Spain's loveliest towns
Salvador Dali's house on the coast and Museum in Figueras are closeby and definitely worth a visit
First floor entry leads to winter kitchen, two separate dining areas and the main living room
View out to arched loggias leading to bedrooms and surrounding the ancient circular stone tower
Serene and inviting bedrooms have en suite bath, wood-beamed ceiling, local tile, and original art
Twin bedroom with vintage Suzani wall hanging; attractive bedroom decor is unique and feels local
Arched balconies take you around the circular medieval stone tower to other parts of the castle
The library in the 10th-century circular stone tower has a serene and peaceful energy
Lounge area with Wi-Fi, HDTV and extensive movie selection has a relaxed atmosphere and scenic view
Drift to the terrace at sunset to enjoy a glass of wine and the view of rolling green hills
Feel at home and create lasting memories in your own private castle that costs less than a hotel
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Overview
Castle -
7 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms , Sleeps 14
Celra, Province of Girona, Catalonia
Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living. Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals.
The castle is adjacent to a nature reserve with lush rolling green hills yet walking distance to an authentic Catalan village and only 8 km to the beautiful, medieval walled city of Girona and some of the area's top destinations for extraordinary food and wine. Award-winning, family-friendly beaches, gorgeous Mediterranean coastline with hidden coves (think the Côte d'Azur at a fraction of the price), and Spain's #1 rated golf course with Stadium layout are 30mins away.
A listed historic monument in Spain and Catalonia dating from the 10th-century, the unique architectural elements of the castle's original struct...
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Listing #HL93232
About the Owner
William H
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Our English-speaking host will meet you at the castle and give you keys, a tour of the property, and help your group feel completely at home. She will be available at specific times during your stay to answer any questions and will happily give you insider tips only a local would have. She can assist with restaurant recommendations and making reservations and you will be able to call her at any time during your stay. We also provide a detailed 'Activities List' with information and suggestions of a wide range of things your group might like to see or do.
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Castel d'Escales is a must vacation rental! The Castle has been lovingly restored, perfectly decorated, and filled with wonderful history. We were a group of 8. The castle is so spacious, we could easily lose anyone! The location was perfect to scoot to Girona for...More

Thank 25Carolynn
Management response:Responded 6 August 2016

Carolynn - It was a pleasure to host your group! We’re delighted you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed both the castle and surrounding area. We fell in love with the castle at first sight and it’s a real treat for us to welcome guests...More

Reviewed 16 October 2015

I spent 6 weeks in the castle, with friends and family coming and going. It was lovely to see the castle afresh with each new arrival; the M.C. Escher like quality of the repurposed fortress was charming. The many nooks and crannies served very well...More

Thank MRE555
Management response:Responded 17 October 2015

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay. We discovered the castle on our honeymoon and it has always seemed magical to us so it’s lovely to hear you and your guests felt that special quality, too....More

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

It's pretty hard to put into words how great this place is. We were a large group of friends, mostly couples but there were a few young kids as well. It's an exhilarating feeling to be living in a castle that's about a thousand years...More

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (20)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (6)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (2)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (14)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Self-catering property: your group is responsible for garbage removal, bottle recycling, dish washing, and any desired mid-week laundry for bed/bath linen. INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL...
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Bathrooms
    2 Half baths
    6 Attached (ensuite)
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights
₹ 4,784
€ 60
₹ 4,38,528
€ 5,500
1 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Peak Season Rate
7 nights
₹ 4,864
€ 61
₹ 4,78,394
€ 6,000
1 Sep 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
End of Season Rate
7 nights
₹ 4,465
€ 56
₹ 4,38,528
€ 5,500
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 39,866 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
RENTAL FEE: Paid online by PayPal thru Holiday Lettings website and is covered by Trip Advisor Payment Protection.
50% of rental fee is payable on confirmation of booking with the final 50% due 60 days prior to arrival.

CATALONIA TOURIST TAX required by law: persons over 16 years of age pay 0.50€ per person/night for the first 7 nights only. No charge for any extra days. Paid when you arrive and you will receive an invoice receipt upon payment.

OTHER TAX: NO additional taxes.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: 500EUR security deposit is paid at time of booking and fully refunded if the castle is left in the same condition as on arrival.

RENTAL DISCOUNT: Seasonal discount for bookings lasting 2 WEEKS or longer.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR AN EXTRA FEE - Advance Notice May be Required
These are OPTIONAL and available, if desired, at an EXTRA COST:
Grocery Pre-stocking
Wine tasting at the castle with local expert
Additional Housekeeping
Activities/Excursions/Custom Tours
Cooking Classes...
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About the neighbourhood
Celrà is a traditional working-class village walking distance to the castle with bakeries, butcher, fishmonger (fresh local meat and fish), small grocer, church, sports bar/tabac that serves good tapas, and a weekly open-air market on Friday. Each day of the week a different village or town throughout the area holds an open-air market; many are exceptional with a fine selection of almost everything you can imagine.
Girona's ancient, picturesque Old Town is enchanting with more than 1,000 years of architectural and cultural history mixed in with stylish one-of-a-kind boutiques, cafes, and museums. Its pedestrian-only, cobblestone streets are perfect for leisurely wandering and the Gothic Cathedral, Arab baths, and important medieval Jewish quarter are all definitely worth a visit. Y...
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Getting around
The best way to explore the area is by car but you also have the option of learning more about your specific interests with a local guide.
If you would like to experience a market visit followed by a hands-on cooking course with a Catalan chef or tour a winery and learn about local wine making traditions, we will connect you with a local guide. Fun and professional tours and courses are available including private, customized options that are specially designed for your group.
Tours/courses are in English.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Girona: 8.0 km
Railway: Girona: 8.0 km
Ferry: Barcelona: 92.0 km
Flight to either:
Girona + drive 15mins or
Barcelona and drive 1.5 hrs

GPS coordinates and detailed driving directions are provided on booking confirmation

The property is situated 8km outside of Girona
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 33.0 km.
Nearby cities
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