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Castel d'Escales - history with modern serenity

Castel d'Escales combines its 1,000-year-old history with contemporary beauty and serenity
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Castel d'Escales combines its 1,000-year-old history with contemporary beauty and serenity
The large front terrace is surrounded by lovely gardens and views of a nature reserve Main entry; the castle is a private and peaceful haven convenient to the very best of Catalonia
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4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews
Castel d'Escales combines its 1,000-year-old history with contemporary beauty and serenity
The large front terrace is surrounded by lovely gardens and views of a nature reserve
Main entry; the castle is a private and peaceful haven convenient to the very best of Catalonia
Pool area has gas BBQ, bar with fridge, sun loungers and hammock for laid-back afternoon lounging
At sundown drift to the front terrace for a glass of wine before a simple yet flavourful dinner
Paella dinner alfresco at dusk; depending on the season you can hear nightingales singing
The main entry courtyard with ancient stone mill wheel
Stairs curve around the historic stone tower up to arched balconies leading to the living area
Catalonia enjoys a moderate Mediterranean climate with sunny, warm weather almost year-round
Entry to the first floor leads you to the castle's second kitchen and the main sitting room
Main sitting room joins with the stone tower wall and has spacious dining plus games areas
View out to arched loggia leading to bedrooms
Bedrooms have en suite bath; wood-beamed ceilings & original artwork create serene, inviting spaces
Twin bedroom with vintage Suzani wall hanging; bedrooms are individually decorated
Arched balconies take you around the circular medieval tower to other parts of the castle
Lounge area with HDTV, extensive movie library and Wi-Fi is the perfect place to unwind
Stone barrel-vaulted dining room provides a unique setting for meals during your stay
Kitchen has stainless appliances, granite countertops & french doors leading into the dining room
The castle wine cellar is stocked with a well-edited selection of excellent local wines
Days seem longer here and life revolves around simple pleasures
Lookout tower's view to the nature reserve; signposted hiking trails wind through rolling hills
The castle is 30mins from the Costa Brava’s best award-winning beaches, marinas, and golf courses
Your own private castle experience awaits...
A relaxed, comfortable castle retreat with the best of the Costa Brava and Girona at your doorstep
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7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Celra, Province of Girona, Catalonia
Enjoy your own private castle with an inviting and relaxed way of living. Adjacent to a nature reserve yet within walking distance to an authentic Catalan village; only 8 km to the charming, medieval walled city of Girona and incredible restaurants. Award-winning beaches and golf courses are 30mins away. Listed as a Spanish and Catalan historic monument dating from the 10th-century, the unique architectural elements of the castle's original structure have been beautifully blended with a relaxed, contemporary aesthetic tailored for your comfort and enjoyment. The castle is a self-catering, private luxury retreat with comfortable, original furnishings and all modern amenities for groups of up to 14 guests. The property is unique in that, while self-catering, we have a resident English host available to help your group settle in and... Read more
About the owner, William H
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 17 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2009
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL93232 by: Holiday Lettings
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4.5 of 5 stars Very good - based on 3 reviews
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 for a stay in August 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 to anyone who wanted to get away from the madding crowd and curl up with... more

Management response:

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. Jools (and Bessie) are our Super Secret Sauce - you can’t believe how good it... more

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Andrew S
Melbourne, Australia
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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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 old (literally) and you think that it might be a bit awkward - particularly with...


Maureen V
Edmonton, Alberta
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Our party included 10 adults, two teenagers and three children. We had plenty of room to spread out during the day and the dining room was large enough to accommodate sit-down family dinners. We had three meals cook by Jools the castle caretaker. They were superb. She was also an invaluable source of information about the area. The village, which... more

  • Balcony
  • Books
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (20)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(5)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (6)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • 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 Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
Unique architectural elements of stone archways, wood-beamed and vaulted ceilings, medieval courting seats and the historic 1,000-year-old circular stone tower are complemented by an attractive mix of original artwork and furnishings. Moroccan and antique Suzani textiles, comfortable and cozy bedrooms, and modern amenities all combine to make the spirit of the castle feel timeless. The property is self-catering with a resident English host, stocked wine cellar, 10th-century circular tower library and lookout, 14th-century stone barrel-vaulted dining room that seats 20, terraces for outdoor dining, private pool and lovely gardens. Attention is paid to detail throughout the property to create calming spaces for a casual and relaxed experience for your group to savor.
While the property i...
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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 week
May 1, 2016 -
May 31, 2016
7 nights
Jun 1, 2016 -
Aug 31, 2016
June, July, August
7 nights
Sep 1, 2016 -
Oct 31, 2016
7 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rental Fee: 50% of rental fee is payable on confirmation of booking with the final 50% due 60 days before arrival. The rental fee is payable by secure wire transfer.

Tax: NO additional taxes.

Security Deposit: 500Eu security deposit is required to be paid in cash when you arrive and is fully refunded by departure if the castle is left in the same condition as on arrival.

Extra Fees: if you would like any catered meals, groceries, specific wines, tours, classes or extra housekeeping/laundry, these are in addition to the rental fee. See below for details.
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How to get there
Airport: Girona: 5.0 mi
Railway: Girona: 5.0 mi
Ferry: Barcelona: 57.2 mi
Flight to either:
Girona + drive 15mins or
Barcelona and drive 1.5 hrs

Maps and detailed driving directions are provided on booking confirmation

The property is situated 8km outside of Girona
Find more information at: www.casteldescales.com
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: 23.6 mi.
Nearby cities
Catalonia Villas (15,210)
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