Large 5 bedroom 4 with en-suite Catalan Villa with Mountain Views, Sleeps 15
Miss Lisa Doherty
- english, spanish
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very nice house in a beautiful area.
A little further from the beach which is great if you are looking for space and peace away from it all...
Rural Paradise - we'll be back
We have just come back from a two week holiday at Mas Planella and we are already planning our return! The house is beautiful, it lacks for nothing, and was the perfect home from home for a family reunion, with lots of space for the kids to run a round and great facilities for big meals together.
Chris and Lisa were so helpful and we enjoyed getting to know the area, we loved Mieres and Banyoles in particular and did a few trips to rivers and waterfalls nearby.
But our favourite days were spent at the house, doing very little - enjoying the incredible views, reading under the trees and relaxing. Our kids are rugby mad and Chris even mowed lines into the grass so they had their very own rugby pitch. Heaven.
We can not recommend the house - and Chris and Lisa as hosts - enough. Thank you, we'll be back! Suzy, Ben and family.
We had two wonderful weeks at this old farmhouse. We being two families which consisted of nine all together, had big expectations and were not disappointed!.
The location is spectacular. One thing you will need is a car. But when we go on holiday we like to explore and travel around the area we are staying in, so this was not a problem.
My husband who is a great twitcher!, was completely in his element , surrounded by nature . He was very pleased with the sightings of bee eaters, golden oriels, golden eagles, beautiful butterflies, tree frogs and the odd glimpse of a wild boar! all of which seen in the area of Mas Planella.
The house itself was a great place to return to after a day of adventure and exploring........visiting volcanoes, medieval towns, Barcelona, beautiful beaches, waterfall, water park, lakes, Salvador Dalis house and so much more all in two weeks.
We loved this farmhouse and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get to know the real Catalonia from it's very heart.
Owner Chris was very helpful and full of excellent tips on local knowledge. When we reported a fault with the washing machine, Chris had a replacement ready for us by the end of day.......which pleased the wives no end.
Beautifull days in Mieres...
We arrived at 4 bikes in this small village or is the beautiful home of Lisa and Chris. We have been very well received, as Chris was also rider... The old building of 800 years villa is superb, with very large walls in stone as we like. Large, beautiful pool, and above all, the calm and silence. What happiness of the morning birds singing... We spent 4 fantastic days. The region is perfect for rides motorcycles, with turns that no more end up. A treat. This trip was a chance to celebrate my 50 years old, this will remain a beautiful memory. Thank you, therefore, to Lisa and Chris for this great weekend, we will return to as possible...
My family and I have been holidaying in the costa brava and Cataluna for many years now, and we have rented a few holiday homes in our time. Mas Planella is by far the best. The house is HUGE (the pictures do not do it justice) and it wants for nothing. There were 10 of us that stayed and there was plenty of room for us all - we could have lost each other!
The farmhouse itself has been beautifully restored, having all the modern amenities whilst still being true to the age and character of the house. The kitchen is huge and has everything you could ever need. There are 2 lounges which are both huge - one has a table tennis table in it! The bedrooms are a more-than adequate size and each has an ensuite wetroom with a toilet and shower, one also has a bath. The whole house stayed lovely and cool even when it was 45 degrees outside, and the bedrooms have air conditioning units which was also a bonus.
The views from the house are breath-taking, with volcanic mountains and woodland. The surrounding area is beautiful and the nearby towns of Santa Pau, Mieres and Besalu are rustic and very romantic at night.
The place is so quiet and relaxing, just the birds chirping and the occasional chime of the church bell in Mieres can be heard.
A car is recommended due to the out-of-the-way setting of the house, but the beaches are not far away at all - we visited Begur (Llafranc, Aigua blava), L'escala, Empuries, L'estartit and Blanes whilst we were there. Also, Girona airport is only 45 minutes away.
If you don't fancy the beach, there's a lot of waterfalls and little pools hidden away in the surrounding area - one is just a 10 minute drive from the house, We had one of the most enjoyable days of our holiday at the waterfall so I definately recommend it!
The owners of the house Lisa and Chris were a real bonus, very helpful and very friendly people who made our holiday extra special.
All in all, we had a great holiday in a wonderful house, in a spectacular setting, and hosted by lovely people.
An Ideal holiday spot!
Mas Riera is spacious, beautifully- appointed and equipped, and with literally all the comforts of home and more, such a lovely terrace, pool, and lawn. Located in the country only a short walk friom a charming, medieval village, it is great for families with children of different ages, Beaches at Pals and Begur are within an easy drive. We look forward to the opportunity to return!!!
Mieres is situated in La Garrotxa which has an outstanding unique natural park based on an extinct volcanic area. The region is wholly unspoilt, consisting of quiet roads, verdant hills and mountains and small rivers and streams. It contains many historic and interesting towns and villages such as Olot, Santa Pau, Banyoles, Besalu as well as Mieres itself. The volcanic natural park and a wonderful beech forest (La Fageda) are on the doorstep providing excellent walking, biking and horse riding country.
Other Activities: Skiing and beach resorts and activities are just an hour away.