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Intimate, contemporary chateau set in vineyard
This much rebuilt chateau with roots in the 1300s sits comfortably in the middle of a small vineyard and soaks up the surrounding atmosphere. It's a notable retreat for wine lovers. A ground-floor wine cellar sits in the heart of the building and opens on to the castle’s enclosed central courtyard where, weather permitting, 15 different wines are available for tasting. Painstakingly renovated by Pierre Bouvier over six years, most... read more..
400-year-old Catalan masia
The pleasing patination on the stone front of this 400-year-old Catalan masia 25 km from Barcelona, could set the tone for a delightful experience. It's run on an intimate scale by an English couple with high housekeeping standards. The accommodation is in seven rooms of varying size (some rather small, but still charming) a suite and a bungalow sleeping five. All the rooms are different - reflecting the themes suggested by their sometimes su... read more..
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A more rural, tranquil retreat is hard to imagine: Amada Carlotta stands alone in thick, green countryside. Carlos and his wife Yolanda opened Amada Carlota in 2006 with the ambition of creating a rural hotel combining ultimate peace and quiet. One regular glowing guest describes the atmosphere as '... read more..