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Mas de la Serra is a beautifully converted fortified stone farmhouse set in 60 acres of almond groves and pine and oak forest with panoramic views across to the coastal mountains between Barcelona and Valencia. Run as both a boutique hotel as well as an exclusive use rental, it is fully staffed, remote and fantastically equipped. The ultimate getaway for groups looking for an exclusive hire for a celebration and has been listed in Top 20 Mountain Retreats by The Times.
The ‘masía’ is an extraordinary exclusive, fully staffed, large villa as well as an acclaimed boutique hotel. The hotel has been rated in the Condé Nast Gold List and is one of the remotest hotels in Europe. For those that are looking to discover the real Spain with its medieval villages and customs in complete comfort this is the ultimate getaway. It’s also a fantastic property for those looking for an exclusive hire for a celebration, wedding or a gathering of friends. Few places offer our capacity, home away from home atmosphere, country cooking, incredible array of activities and wow factor. The property perches on a rock at the end of a 4km country road surrounded by 60 acres of almond groves and forests of pine and oak. Here you spend the day with the truffle hunter for those special ingredients for lunch or relax by the infinity pool with unpararalled views of the coastal mountains. This is the ultimate retreat that combines rustic charm with the latest technology. The house is designed above all as a country house and so has lots of rooms for relaxation and isn't just crammed with bedrooms. From here you can visit walled cities and medieval villages perched on mountainsides, watch vultures feed - from the roof terrace you can regularly spot the endangered Spanish Ibex. There are incredible walks with turquoise pools to relax in. This really is the real and authentic Spain.
Matarranya is perhaps the last authentic region of Spain – where the three great kingdoms of Aragon, Catalunya and Valencia converge,known as the 'Spanish Tuscany'. The masia is surrounded by breathtaking countryside making it an adventurer’s paradise and there are all the activities you would expect for adventure tourism. This is wonderful country for those that want to go on walks through the gorges of the adjacent national Reserve of Los Puertos de Beceite. There are many incredible medieval villages and towns such as Valderrobres, La Fresneda and Morella. In the summer there is always a fiesta somewhere and on those long Spanish afternoons you can try the country cuisine in the many fine restaurants. This is also a great spot for wildlife watching – in particular the endangered Spanish Ibex and plenty of Griffon vultures too. Nearby is the town of Horta St. Joan which has a wonderful Picasso museum. It's just over one hour to the coast and there are lots of places we can recommend for day trips, to suit all the family.
After you make a booking we will send you complete directions.
Reus/ Zaragoza / Barcelona or Valencia
Nearest Train Station:
Zaragoza AVE high speed network access
Bibao and then 4 hours by car
Luis will recommend the very best in the area
Fuentespalda 10 mins
As Mas De La Serra has only recenty been restored the interior combines many of its historic features and rustic charm with all the latest facilities and technogy expected of a top level rental. All of the 8 bedrooms have stunning views of the surrounding mountains as well as ensuite bathrooms finished in tadelakt by Abdelkadder (one of the finest plasterers in Fez). There is also a section of the house which is adapted for disabled guests. There are 3 sitting rooms including the entire top floor with 360 degree views leading to a covered roof terrace. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped restaurant style kitchen, 2 dining rooms, a TV room and home cinema room with DVD & Satellite. There is broadband wifi internet access throughout the property and garden. In the basement there is a cellar with honesty bar leading to a hammam and relaxation area.
The 'Masia' is located in an extraordinary position on the edge of the mountains from every part of the property there are stunning views. Mas de la Serra remains as a working almond farm and is spectacular in March when there is a sea of purple. In front of the almond grove is the lawn where you can relax next to the house or by the turquise infinity swimming pool with its views over to the coastal range. There are 3 terraces on different levels all with very different views as well as a patio garden which is perfect for containing young children. The house is in the perfect place for those that want to go walking to other nearby viewpoints.
No extras! The price includes the exclusive use of the accommodation as well as breakfast and dinner on 6 of the nights. Guests have full use of the kitchen facilities to prepare lunch or an afternoon snack. However it is the full concierge service that really sets this property apart. Luis and Jenny will take care of all your needs whether it be booking a restaurant or babysitting
Conditions of Rental
Full details of the terms and rental conditions are sent to you when you have confirmed a booking. In summary - rental periods are for a minimum of 1 week between mid-July and mid-Sept. At other times of the year it may be possible to rent the property on a daily basis (minimum 2 days). Arrivals and departures are normally on a Saturday. Accommodation is limited to a maximum of 20 guests. Reservations can only be confirmed after payment of the 25% deposit. Payment can be made by bank transfer. 25% is payable on reservation, & the 75% balance is payable at least 8 weeks prior to arrival. Cancellation of your booking for any reason must be notified in writing. The cancellation will take effect from the date the written notice is received.The house is reached via a 4 km steep track - guests should make sure that they hire a suitable car for this kind of rural environment. Linen is provided and is changed twice a week. Cot linen, however, is not provided and should be brought.