Vallgornera Castle, Perelada HUTB 013674

Alt Empordà, Perelada (Girona)
from €360
  • 8 people
  • 4 rooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 500 m2

Description

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In the heart of Empordà (the name comes from old Ancient Greek settlement called Emporion,nowadays the archeological site of Empuries), is located Vallgornera Castle. The property has been owned by the same family from its origins.

Vallgornera Castle is a fortress dating from the XIII century, restored a few years ago. The restoration has tried to preserve the character of what was once, but adapting it to the needs of today.  Elegantly decorated with original antic furniture, its cozy and comfortable suites will make your stay unforgettable.  Its rooms will seduce you with its peaceful and comfortable atmosphere.  Delightfully furnished, blending stone, wood and novel materials.  Charm and harmony reign in every single corner of the site providing a spacious and relaxing stay for a life of ease and holidays.

The fortification offers two large rooms, decorated with style and personality. The property also offers two otheropen space rooms, airy and unfurnished at disposal to organize events and private parties.

Provided with 4 suites, spacious and elegant each with theiren-suite bathrooms

Independent and fully equipped kitchen, with a unique and charming style.

The castle offers all sorts of facilities. In its large patio, there is a laundry and a guest bathroom, from which you can access all the rooms of the house,  a large swimming pool and a garden, which you can enjoy sharing with the other possible 4 guests of the Castle Vallgornera Apartment.

The Castle can be renting in whole for 12 people maximum.

Staying at the Castillo de Vallgornera brings you the perfect mix of rest and pleasure while allowing you to take part in activities you always wanted to undertake.

Placed in a magnificent location, surrounded by fields and orchards, a few kilometers from the best beaches (Sant Pere Pescador, Sant Martí d’Empúries, Cadaqués and Rosas inside the natural park of Cap de Creus) of  Costa Brava.  At only 2 km from Perelada (Casino and International Summer Festival), and a few miles from Figueres (Dalí’s Museum).

The Vallgornera castle is gifted with four elegant antic style living rooms.  Unique and magical place, original period furniture will make you feel and live into a magnificent atmosphere of the great old times. The Vallgornera Castle will make you travel back in time.

A place with genuine History:

In spring of 1285 Philipe III of France, at war with Pedro II of Aragon, the Great, entered Catalonia leading a large army to impose his son Charles as king of Aragon.

France, with the support of the Papacy did not hesitate to have Pedro II excommunicated and turned the war into a crusade.  The decisive battle took place in Perelada.

 

“The most important historical moment in the life of Vallgornera Castle took place at the time of the war between France and Catalonia at the end of the thirteenth century.” RAMÓN MUNTANER

 

Ramón Muntaner (Born in Perelada in 1265, author of the 'Chronicle' compendium of the history of the Crown of Aragon from 1208-1328) states that the French troops, in order to occupy the town, were placed in a semi circle from '..... . From Gariguela to Garigua, from Garigua to Valguarnera and from Valguarnera to Pujamilot .... '

Muntaner also explains that the Almogávares, serving the Catalan king, burned the town so that it would not fall into enemy hands. The French fled to Girona and surrounded the city. Weeks later the French army, defeated and decimated by the plague, passed through Peralada on its way back to France. Philip III died there of the plague ... Popular tradition and the chronicler agree that the French king died in the territory of Vallgornera.

Pedro II of Aragón ruled as King of Aragon, Count of Barcelona and Lord of Montpellier.

Getting to the castle:

 

  • Public transport:

(From Barcelona’s Airport:). 

From Terminal 1, take a taxi to Sants Central High Speed Railways Station.  Take a High Speed Train to Figueres.  Take a Taxi to Perelada.

From Terminal 2, take the train to Sants Station and Swift to High Speed way to Figueres.  Take a Taxi to Perelada, and Vallgornera.

(From Girona’s Airport:)

Take a Bus to the railways station in Girona, take a train to Figueres. Take a Taxi to Perelada.

 

  • Private transport (from Barcelona):


-Taxi.  Price: aprox.  250 €.

Approximate time: 1h45 minutes aprox.

 

-Rental car:

 

From Barcelona’s Airport T1  https://goo.gl/maps/yfFPMes en coche

 AP-71 h 45 min; 163 km

Aeropuerto Barcelona-Prat T1

B-22. 3 min (1,0 km)

Ronda de Dalt/B-20/C-32, C-33 y AP-7. Toma la salida 4 desde AP-7. 

1 h 28 min (148 km)

Toma N-II y GIP-6042 hacia Camí de Vallgornera.12 min (14,1 km)

Camí de Vallgornera

17491 Peralada, Girona


(Salida 4 Figueres Sur / cinturón de circuvalación de Figueres / carretera de Llança Port Bou, 4 km después desvio Perelada/Vallgornera)

FROM LA JONQUERA

Distance 27 kms
Time 22 minutes

 

FROM GIRONA AIRPORT

Distance 60 kms
Time 43 minutes

Household Rules:

 

Keep the order and cleanliness inside the property.

Thank you for your understanding

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Staying at the Castillo de Vallgornera brings you the perfect mix of rest and pleasure while allowing you to take part in activities you always wanted to undertake.
Placed in a magnificent location, surrounded by fields and orchards, a few kilometers from the best beaches (Sant Pere Pescador, Sant Martí d’Empúries, Cadaqués and Rosas inside the natural park of Cap de Creus) of Costa Brava. At only 2 km from Perelada (Casino and International Summer Festival), and a few miles from Figueres (Dalí’s Museum).


(Ref. HUGT-013674)

Amenities

General
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Solarium
  • Garden
  • Fireplace
  • Bed linen
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Gel and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Vacuum
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
Beds
  • 3 Double beds
  • 2 Single beds
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Teapot
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Food mixer
  • Dishes
Electronics
  • Internet
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi
Restrictions
  • Pets not allowed
  • Hooligans not allowed

Local activities

  • Bycicle routes
  • Church

Reviews

10.0 based on 5 reviews
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- 21/07/2016 -

Lila

Our days at this incredible house were a dream come true. The location is gorgeous, the house itself is beautifully decorated and has the old charm of centuries of history. The pool is a bliss in the hot summer days. And the host was always attentive and very quick to reply to our qüestions. We will most certainly be back. Thanks so much

10.0
- 07/07/2016 -

Lucinda

As we drove through the country side to the old fort we were thrilled to see that the photos are accurate. It is a beautiful and unexpected collection of stone buildings. The fully equipped kitchen and living room are separated from the bedrooms and there are 2 more halls, one with a chapel. Oil portraits of long dead residents and pastoral tapestries bedeck the walls and it has been designed and furnished with families and groups of friends in mind. It provided a fantastic backdrop to a family birthday gathering and party. Our experience was very memorable :D Fermín was very friendly and helpful when needed.

10.0
- 19/06/2016 -

Linn

We stayed in this beautiful castle for 3 nights for my husbands birthday. It was such a great experience and would highly recommend it. We wanted a chilled weekend with BBQ and pool which it offered to perfection.The decor is really cool and everyone was very impressed with the greeting as well as the amenities of the castle. We have decided to turn staying at the Vallgornera castle into a yearly tradition. Can't wait until the next time!

10.0
- 13/02/2016 -

Maria

Amazing place for a big family/group of friends. Elegantly furnished and very well equiped, specially the kitchen. Lighting at night makes a very special atmosphere. Fermin and Salvador were always helpful and responsive remotely. Our recomendations for improvement are just to reinforce wifi and provide extraheating for the rooms in the tower. Yet, 9.5 over 10. Congratulations!

10.0
- 04/01/2016 -

Julie

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour au Château de Vallgornera. La bâtisse est très belle et rénovée avec beaucoup de goût et de raffinement. La cour intérieure est spacieuse et l'on s'y sent bien et au calme. Les chambres et leurs salles de bains attenantes sont belles, grandes et confortables. Je recommande vivement cet endroit charmant et bien placé...a la montagne, entre mer et montagne.

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