Cosy cottage, wood burning stove, patio. Peaceful, surrounded by nature. One of 7 cottages on the small, family run finca - Mas Sant Nicolau, 12th Century chapel, extensive gardens, sunny pool, tennis, petanque, ping pong, barbecues. Ideal retreat.
Tranquility and nature on ancient site (12th century romanesque hermitage at the gate) - quiet rural setting, yet central, so ideal for wildlife, visits to coast, mountains, lakes, history, cosmopolitan cities - Figueres, Gerona, Barcelona. Your rural retreat equipped for 5 people, excellent facilities in a small community environment.
Private patio and small garden with barbecue, extensive shared sunny Mediterranean gardens with fragrant lavender beds and palm trees, swimming pool and tennis court. Social area, sunbeds and hammocks under mature pines and eucalyptus. Boules, table tennis, pet's corner, horses. Views of surrounding hills and fields. Walks and cycle tracks from the gate.
Help with arranging activities, visits, restaurant bookings.
Discreet but available hosts, we live here year round, multilingual, with local knowledge and experience - help with booking activities, restaurants if wanted. Free Must Do guide compiled with visitors' recommendations.
The blend of location, facilities and our helpful touches make for very happy clients, repeat bookings, personal referrals and great satisfaction.
Summer and public holidays get booked up very quickly - popular with families who want a quiet, safe environment with good facilities. And couples who want a quiet retreat for a romantic getaway. Ideal for short breaks year round. Popular with small groups looking for a stunning, natural and comfortable location for events like yoga, qigong, walking, writing and nature lovers. Country weddings and celebrations (church at the gate is consecrated and available for religious ceremonies).
The photos provided make the rooms look bigger than they really are - just the way internal photography works - the cottage has a total area of 58.5 m2. Comfortable for a five person stay, but not any more people in this cottage.
Relax, unwind and enjoy!
Respect the environment, nature, and the peace and quiet that our guests particularly value.
Groups/celebrations welcome (not for noisy parties or loud evening activities). Noise restrictions after 23.00.
Accommodation for up to 35 people in 7 cottages, events room available for hire, plus extensive communal spaces for group meals/activities.
Pets allowed in some cottages by prior arrangement. (10€ per stay to pay on arrival)
Non smoking cottages.
No fireworks permitted (forest fire risk and frightens the animals).
Tourist tax 00.45€ per adult (17+) per night, payable on arrival.
We are Francis and Helen, originally from the UK. We moved to Catalunya to live a gentler, sunnier life, By accident, almost, we discovered Mas Sant Nicolau - a special, tranquil place in an incredibly diverse natural environment. With an 11th century hermitage at the gate, we restored our ancient country house and converted it to provide us with a home and seven cottages in spectacular and lovingly tended gardens with pool and tennis court. You couldn't wish to be in a more beautiful environment. Sharing this space is a wonderful way to meet so many lovely people from all over the world, who relax and unwind and find themselves again. We love airbnb people - welcome!
What do we do in our spare time? We get inspired by the nature all around us ,play music (Francis) and paint (Helen), cook fabulous meals with local produce and from our own garden, walk with our dogs through the forest and by the sea. and in winter go skiing for the day. We pick fresh lemons and oranges from the garden, collect wild asparagus and mushrooms from the forest.
We live in the main house alongside our seven country cottages, so we make great friends with visitors and love to learn about their lives and customs. We also support an international volunteering scheme so when you stay it is quite possible that you will meet other people from anywhere else in the world.
Our life motto? Enjoy the moment and the rest will follow! And when it doesn't go right, start again!