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Lower level entrancelounge furniture by the pool
15th century vineyard w private pool near centre
15th century vineyard w private pool near centre
8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
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Recently renovated 14th century farm house, Can Bernadas is an idyllic spot near Alella centre and just 25 minutes from central Barcelona. The 30 acre estate has a swimming pool using totally natural mineral water from the mountains, orange grove, own lake and forest. Alella is a popular wine and food destination. The beach at El Masnou is just down the road and many others along Costa Brava.

The space

We are new in Spain and have many plans ahead. This will be a great place for private relaxation and fun, a base for exploring Barcelona and the area. Can Bernades is walking distance (10 minutes) from Alella center, 8 minutes to the beach at El Masnou and by car or direct bus about 25 - 30 minutes to every part of Barcelona.

The first records of the building date back to the 1400s. In the 19th century it was a farm and vineyard; we are restoring some of the vines but don't wait for us, head to town where you find some lovely local wine bars.

The house is at the foothills of the national park, and the natural well water feeds the water reserves and our lake. At the end of our old road into town you will pass Can Xeco Monnar, which we plan to rebuild in a few years time (from the 15th century.) . Directly across from us you see the dramatic Torre del Governador and ruins of the agricultural school of Catalunya; this will someday be a 5* hotel.

A few notes:
- There is an enthusiastic dog, Otto, to welcome you.
- Sometimes Mok and I are in the other house to help greet you and you might see us working on the landscape.
- The pool is really private; we take care of it each day while you are away.
- Alberto the caretaker is there twice a day to tend to the garden at the top of the hill; when nature is kind, we have extra salad, vegetables etc and he is glad to share.
- Alella has fantastic organic Cava and several world-classes wineries such as Alta Alella.
- We use all natural well water from the mountains, including the pool - its a very different experience.

NB: we are adding new furniture and making more changes, so the photographs are just a starting point to know the place...

Let us know more about your travel and we can help make it a perfect stay.

Interaction with guests

We are sometimes working around the farm but you have privacy and can be totally at home. We would be glad to help anytime and make recommendations during our stay about any errands or places to visit.

Other things to note

We don't yet have fibre optic broadband, that's coming, but there are some perfect cafes with free wifi.

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Free parking on premise
Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Extra people £27 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee £55
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
2 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Suzanne User Profile
September 2017
I cannot recommend this property enough. Not only was the house itself absolutely beautiful but the setting was breathtaking. The surrounding area was peaceful, perfect for a restful getaway. The house is very secluded and private, and you're never overlooked. That being said, you can easily walk into town to a little supermarket and to many delicious restaurants (we loved Els Garroffers). You're a 30 minute drive from the airport and from Barcelona center making the location perfect if you want to explore. We were greeted by Mok and his dog Otto when we arrived, and Mok couldn't have been more welcoming. He poured us a glass of local bubbly and gave us great advice on the best restaurants to eat at in Alella and El Masnou. He also,, very kingly bought us the last of the fresh figs from the garden. I would absolutely come back to stay in Rolf's place, we had a wonderful time!

Lee User Profile
August 2017
Mok / Rolf Great house to stay in, Boys (17y) loved the pool, very clean and well looked after. pity about the WiFi not installed yet. very quite and relaxing. Mok lived in the house next door, which was comforting if we had any issues. would come back again (25 mins to Barca)

Chaz User Profile
October 2017
If you are looking to visit Barcelona, do not pass up a stay at this magnificent property. The city of Alella is stunning, with exceptional wine, food, people, culture and history - and a slower pace of life. This house puts you in close proximity to Barcelona, with easy access and fun day trips to countries like Andorra and France. The property was beautiful and Rolf was exceptional with his communication. We would without a doubt stay again and highly recommend.

Stephanie User Profile
October 2017
Gorgeous surroundings and views. Quiet. Relaxing after a long day of sightseeing in Barcelona. Interior renovations were not finished during our stay but we made the most of it. Great hosts.

Art User Profile
September 2017
Great big house with a pool. The host is great, works with you on anything you need. Location is great, within a short drive from Barcelona center. Marina is 5 minutes drive with lots of small restaurants and also a great beach nearby.

Lanna User Profile
August 2017
This is an absolutely beautiful home within 15-20 minutes into downtown Barcelona. The home has been remodeled and there are many nice amenities to like in this home. It has a very large living area and kitchen. The bedrooms are very comfortable and spacious. We appreciated a washer and dryer. The pool was a nice amenity and the property was fun to explore. We loved retreating to the home after a day in Barcelona. Can't say enough how beautiful this property is. Owner was great to work with. You will need to know that the owner does stay on property in a home close to the main house. We did not see them much and felt like we had privacy.

Martijn User Profile
August 2017
A Great location and accommodation in a quit en beautiful little village. There is a lot tot see on the property and the owner is very hospitable. It's also a great location from which you van visit Barcelona. The rooms are neat and spacious, bathrooms look incredible and the kitchen is very comfortable.

London, United KingdomJoined in September 2015
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From thousands of days and nights travelling across Europe and Asia, I've discovered a passion in creating the places and experiences for fellow travellers in the projects here in London, Spain and elsewhere. Come stay with us - for business, tourism, great food wine and cocktails, theatre and whatever will inspire you - you will greatly enjoy the time living here in The City.

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