CASA MARÈS – Traditional country house in a beautiful setting
Casa Marès is a rural holiday home which is located near Pujals dels Cavallers, a very small village in the district of Cornellà del Terri, in the Pla de l’Estany region. Surrounded by nature, this haven of peace and quiet is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing break focused on wellbeing, and has spectacular views.
The traditional country house has a long history. Built in 1823 and renovated in 1991 with electrical rewiring work done recently, the house has its own unique personality. It retains original structures such as the stone walls, the ceilings and beams, the flooring or traditional elements converted and adapted to modern comforts, such as the sinks in the bathroom which used to be the troughs where the animals were fed. All of this has been done with a special touch and with careful attention to the small details.
Situated in an idyllic wooded landscape with magnificent views of the area. Small 160 m² country house, beautifully integrated in the countryside, with an open stone patio space in front and outdoor parking. Near the house are many itineraries and woodland areas which guests can explore, going on long walks or bike rides in the natural environment.
Sleeps 6 people
Tourist licence number: HUTG-064125
The house nestles in the heart of the Pla de l’Estany region, 800m from the road to Pujals dels Cavallers along a quiet unpaved road in good condition, or 200 m from the road to Fontcoberta. The property is not near any other houses, is surrounded by woods and trails, and has outdoor parking in the grounds.
The holiday home is spacious and is arranged over two floors.
You go into the house from the outside stone patio which has plenty of shade where guests can enjoy the cool air. Bicycles can be kept inside near the entrance. Going inside, there is a hall/reception room which leads to all the other rooms in the house and a central stairway which goes up to the first floor. From here you can also get to the bathroom which has a shower and toilet. Open-plan kitchen-dining room, featuring special details such as the old marble sink, fully equipped with all the necessary appliances, except dishwasher, with an open doorway leading to the lounge. There is a wooden table and chairs for dining, a large fireplace which can only be used during the winter months, and lots of light. Lounge with sofas, TV and large windows giving plenty of light with views of the nearby countryside.
You go up the stairs to get to the first floor. This is the sleeping area, with three bedrooms and a room which has been turned into an old rustic study where guests can read or do work enjoying the peace and quiet, with access to the sun terrace. There are three double bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other two with two single beds and, from one of them, you can also go out to the sun terrace.
The house has wifi but not fibre optic, and due to its stone structure, the connection in some of the rooms is slow. There is no air conditioning, but this is not usually necessary since the house is cool thanks to its old traditional structure. The heating work with a wood boiler.
Charming open patio space in front of the house with outdoor furniture, where guests can eat or enjoy the cool shade in the chairs. There is also space outside to park cars.
Spacious, bright kitchen-dining room fully equipped with oven, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, fridge, freezer, juicer, stove, tableware, glassware, fireplace, wooden table and chairs.
Lounge with sofas, TV and lots of light.
Study room with furniture and access to the terrace.
3 bedrooms with bedside tables and reading lamps:
Bedroom1: double bed and views outside.
Bedroom 2: 2 single beds and views outside.
Bedroom 3: 2 single beds, views outside, large wardrobe and access to the terrace.
Bathroom: shower, toilet, sink, toilet paper, towels.
Comfort: washing machine, wifi (not fibre optic), heating with wood boiler, outdoor parking for cars and space to keep bicycles inside.
Outside: Open stone patio space in front of the house with benches, chairs and table. Shady area. Sun terrace upstairs.
Casa Marès is situated in a beautiful setting, and is very well located. It is an ideal place to have a relaxing break in the wooded countryside, and is a haven of peace and quiet, far from busy towns.
It is close by car to the main attractions in the area such as Banyoles Lake, just 10 minutes away, the Old Town of Girona which is a 25 minute drive or to the beautiful Costa Brava beaches such as Empúries, 25 minutes away, and L’Escala, 30 minutes.