This 17th-century property has a living surface of 780 m2. The surrounding garden with pool and roofed pool terrace has another 450 m2. As the house is built above a rock it has an exceptionally solid and stable static and there is absolutely no moisture in the historic walls.
Originally the property consisted of three buildings, the former stable, a barn, and the main house which was the domicile of an aristocratic family. The current owners combined the different parts into one spacious domicile on two floors, including a bodega and a historical oil mill in the basement. There are three fireplaces and a wood stove. The fireplace in the living room has a length of 2,5 m and a height of 5,5 m. Prominent friends of the family used to spend time around here, e.g. Javier Bardem and Carles Pujol.
The entire house was built from natural stones formed into walls of 90 cm, many of them bearing engraved dates: 1700, 1734, 1794, etc. The property includes three wells that supply the entire house, the automatic watering of the garden, and the pool. The three-year-old salt water pool is maintained and cleaned automatically. The house was completely renovated three years ago, including the roofs, the oil central heating, two terraces, and the complete electrics. All details are recorded in a photographical documentation.
The house welcomes you with a 42 m2 entry area, from where you have direct access to the kitchen with fireplace and dining area. On the same floor, there are also a guestroom with bath, an office room, and the two-level living area. The terrace has its own summer kitchen.
The salon with its six-meter-high wooden ceiling is the center of the house. The floors throughout the house are made of handmade ceramic tiles, everywhere you will find traditional Catalan ceilings with wooden beams and in the lower part of the bodega typical Catalan vaults. On the upper floor there are more bedrooms, bathrooms, and the master suite with view of the village church (no ringing bells). The balcony offers beautiful views of the garden and its several terraces.
The picturesque village of Gaüses on a hill groups around the church and the rectory (1700) and is surrounded by fields and forest. In recent times it has become a refuge for artists, media folk, and intellectuals who appreciate the village’s original charm and the idyllic surroundings. The most beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava and the cities of Girona and Barcelona are as easily accessible as several golf courses and many other sports and leisure facilities.
The French border is 30 km away. Figueres and Girona have train stations with AVE connections to Barcelona, Madrid and Paris. The airport of Girona offers economic connections to many destinations all over Europe.