Castell Sagnier: Girona - Pyrenees
Sleeps 30 | Bedrooms 14 | Bathrooms 12
Declared a Cultural Monument of National Interest, the Castell was built in 1894 and designed by the Catalan architect Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia (1858-1931). Also known as the Marquise of Sagnier, he is possibly the architect with the highest number of constructions in Barcelona, among which the Customs of the Port of Barcelona, the Pension Fund in Via Laietana, the Casa Arnús (El Pinar) in Avinguda Tibidabo, and the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart in Tibidabo. Sagnier’s architectural works are of eclectic style, with a certain classicist tendency. They were close to the ground-breaking Modernism at the time, but interpreting it in a sober and functional way.
The Castell reflects an architectural style typically present in modernist buildings, but with the peculiarities of the French-style construction chateau, which shapes it exquisite personality. It is composed by an imposing round tower, slate roofs and a beautiful attached chapel, which was decorated by the sculptor Frederic Marès and is presided over by a Sacred Heart of bronze, a small version of which crowns the Temple of Tibidabo, in Barcelona.
At the moment the castle is a private estate, whose works of renovation and restoration began in 2014 and finalized in 2018. In 2019, the castle opened its doors as a location for weddings and exclusive events.
The Castell has 9 suites, all of them between 22m2 and 40m2, recently renovated, and with full equipped bathrooms. They can accommodate, apart from the couple in the Grand Suite, the most intimate guests.
On the ground floor there are 3 double suites. One with a double bed, and the other two with two separate beds each. All have natural light and full equipped bathrooms.
On the ground floor, you will also find the Chapel, the Music Hall, the Dining Room, the Tea Room and a full-equipped kitchen.
On the first floor there are 3 more suites. The 40m2 Junior Suite with a queen size bed, a suite with two separate beds and one with a single bed. All three have natural light and a full equipped bathroom.
And on the second floor, apart from the Grand Suite of the couple, there are 2 more suites. One with double bed queen size and another with a single bed. Both have natural light and full equipped bathroom.
The 40m2 Grand Suite has 3 rooms: a room with a queen size bed queen size, an adjacent room with two sofas and 360 degrees view to the mountains and forest, and a full-equipped bathroom. Recently renovated, it keeps the wooden dome of the castle tower and its stone walls, original of 1894.
The mixture of ancient architectural elements as well as modernist furniture, with touches of modern architecture and minimalist style, make it really special for your great day.
The Grand Suite is located in the second floor of the castle, from which you will enjoy a lot of natural light and the perimeter windows that offer spectacular views of the nature.
The Castell can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests in total, two of which are the couple in the Grand Suite. So, 14 people can sleep in the castle.
In addition, in the Cellar, you will find a large dining room (80m2), the wine cellar and an industrial kitchen reserved for events celebrations.
In the same estate as Castell de Villavecchia, you will find the old Guard’s House, renovated in 2017 and converted into comfortable apartments that allow more people to sleep.
The apartment in the ground floor consists of 1 bedroom with double bed, a living / dining room with kitchenette that has a sofa / double bed, and a bathroom. It can accommodate a maximum of 4 people.
The upstairs apartment consists of 3 bedrooms with double beds, 1 bedroom with two separate beds, a living / dining room with a kitchenette that has a sofa / double bed, terrace, and two full bathrooms. It can accommodate a maximum of 10 people. The Villavecchia Apartments allow a maximum of 14 people in total.
In short, without counting the bride and groom in the Grand Suite, a maximum of 28 guests can be accommodated within the estate, considering the Castle suites and the apartments of the Guard’s House.
The Castle and the Guard’s House are surrounded by the gardens and a stunning forest. A private 16m x 5m swimming pool iwas added in 2020.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Suite 1: Queen sized bed, an armchair and a quiet reading area, full-equipped bathroom with shower.
Suite 2: Twin beds and a sofa, full-equipped bathroom with shower
Suite 3: Twin beds and armchairs, full-equipped bathroom with shower.
Suite 4: Queen sized bed, living room, full equipped bathroom with shower.
Suite 5: Twin beds with view to the forest, full-equipped bathroom with shower. Reading area.
Suite 6: individual room with view to the chestnuts forest, full-equipped bathroom with shower.
Suite 7: individual room with view to the chestnuts forest, full-equipped bathroom with shower.
Suite 8: Twin beds with view to the forest, full-equipped bathroom with shower. Reading area.
Suite 9: Grand Suite. Queen size bed, 360º panoramic views, large living room, full-equipped bathroom with shower.
125m2 Music Hall with reading and seating areas, piano, surrounded by a spectacular wooden staircase framed around the original stained-glass window of 1894. The Music Hall maintains architectural details of its time, such as the cozy fireplace and three large doors through which a lot of natural light enters and from which you can see spectacular views to the Montseny national park.
There is a sliding door that allows to divide the Music Hall into two areas of 70 m2 and 55 m2. In addition, next to the Music Hall is the Dining Room (73 m2), with its marvellous fireplace and XIX- century furniture.
Next to the Dining Room you will find the circular Tea Room, with huge windows, a lot of natural light and views to the Estate's gardens.
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, 3 refrigerators, 3 freezers, blender, microwave oven, Toaster, two ovens, nespresso Coffee maker.
Stainless steel BBQ grill.
TVs, DVD player, CD player, central stereo on ground floor, washing machine, tumble dryer, baby crib, highchair, hair dryers.
Central heating, air conditioning and wifi are all available throughout the house.
The 1,500m2, nineteenth-century modernist castle is surrounded by 11 hectares of nature, between various adjacent gardens, also protected, lush forests and wonderful views of the mountains and the Montseny.
The area is known for its pure water sources and beautiful hiking trails, mountain biking and mushroom picking.
The Guard’s House
Please note that this may be rented separately.
A short 45-minute drive to some of the Costa Brava’s most sought after beaches such as Blanes, Tossa de Mar y Èmpuries. 30 minutes from Girona and 1 hour 15 minutes from Barcelona.
Please note that the last 3km to the property are on a track which is unmade but accessible in an ordinary family car driven with appropriate care.
- Air conditioning
- Countryside views
- No smoking
- Central Heating
- Partially air conditioned
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
- DVD player
- Internet Satellite
- Fridge freezer
- Coffee maker (filter)
- Coffee maker (capsules)
- Juice maker
- Iron & board
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun loungers
- Large pool
- Private garden
- Conference Facilities
- Cot / Crib (free on request)
- Luggage Storage Facilities
- Maid Service
- Outdoor parking
2020 Weekly Rates
July and August 10,000€
Please enquire for other periods and event fees.
200€ final clean charge.
We accept payments by bank transfer or by card (Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro or MasterCard).
Please note that cards issued outside the EU or business cards incur a 1% processing fee. To save this charge you can pay by transfer.
Refundable security deposit: 2000 Euros
Arrival day: generally from Saturday to Saturday during the high season, but flexible whenever possible.
Minimum stay: 1 week during peak season.
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