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Top 10 Villas in Catalonia

Catalonia, where sun-kissed landscapes and rich cultural heritage come together to create an enchanting backdrop for an unforgettable getaway. This enchanting region is, renowned for its vibrant cities including the ever-inviting Barcelona and picturesque countryside, and is home to some of the most exquisite villas that redefine opulence.

Allow us to unveil the crème de la crème of homes, presenting our top 10 villas in Catalonia that seamlessly blend modern comforts with traditional charm. Whether you crave the tranquillity of the Catalan countryside or the sophistication of coastal living, these villas promise an indulgent escape.

1. El Gran Garraf

Sleeps: 22

Prices from: £278pppn

Brand new for Oliver’s Travels’ portfolio in 2024 is this absolute stunner of a home. A former vineyard building that dates from the 16th century, the villa has been meticulously brought into the modern age with sensitive and stylish design accents, beautiful art and quintessentially Spanish tilework. You’ll love spending sunny days hanging out around the pool and lush gardens… that is of course if you can draw yourself away from one of the many deep, marble bathtubs! Just look at them. Fabulous.

2. Can Garraf

Sleeps: 14

Prices from: £46pppn

This quintessentially Catalan masia truly embodies the notion of old meets new. Inside this former manor house, you’ll have original stone and wooden beams as well as grand glass windows and contemporary features – just check out that modernist fireplace! The pool is a wonderful, sun-soaked spot to spend lazy days, and you’ll love the views over the leafy vineyard in front of the house. All this is just 20 minutes from exciting Barcelona too, meaning you get the best of both worlds.

3. Can Garraf Petit

Sleeps: 6

Prices from: £43ppppn

Along the very same driveway that would take you to the previous property on this list, Can Garraf, you’ll find this gorgeous hideaway called Can Garraf Petit. This modern home built among the remaining stone walls of a former farm building comprises a cosy living area, outdoor dining deck and a cool lap/plunge pool with a fountain. If you book this with its sister property, you’ll have room for 20 guests to enjoy a Catalonian caper!

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4. Can Sitges Marcer

Sleeps: 26

Prices from: £53pppn

Yes, you read that right – this gorgeous country manor in the Garraf National Park has room for 26 guests to make their own. Inside, the gang with love gathering in the games room and cinema room or for dinners in the grand dining spaces. Cook together in the delightful kitchen, or enlist the help of a dedicated private chef who can even give you a special Mediterranean cooking class! Outside you’ll be wooed by the wonderful pool and a collection of terraces and gardens where everyone can spread out and sun worship with gorgeous views over the valley. Dreamy.

5. Villa Ibicenco Barcelona

Sleeps: 12

Prices from: £254pppn

This one is really something – a thoroughly contemporary palace overlooking Barcelona that comprises striking design, up-to-the-minute tech, funky colour-lashed living spaces, a bonkers games room, hot tub, sauna and both a swimming pool and a swimming pond. You need never leave this wondrous home, but if the need does come, then exciting Barcelona is barely 20 minutes away, and the popular beach of Badalona is just 10 minutes by car.

6. Casa Nomada

Sleeps: 11

Prices from: £158pppn

Direct access to the sea as well as a seawater pool? Sign us up! This gorgeous home right on the coast is a beautiful blend of traditional and modern styles. With room for 11 to lounge around under the Spanish sun across multiple terraces and the boat gangway, everyone will be satisfied with a stay here. Just imagine waking up to the sound of the sea as you gaze from bed to the blue azure of the water. Is there anything more relaxing?

7. Villa Vilademuls

Sleeps: 12

Prices from: £96pppn

Step back in time to an era before tech at this delightful, traditional-style villa. Set on a mammoth countryside estate in the stunning Catalonian Hills, this characterful hideaway dating from 1806 offers the ultimate peace and privacy. With a  great collection of books, and pool table and an irresistible pool, you have the opportunity to fully switch off. You’ll also be in easy reach of charming Girona with its magical architecture and thriving foodie scene – well worth the day trip.

8. Xanadu Villa

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £286pppn

In stark contrast to the previous villa, this modern masterpiece is a fabulous place to call home for a week in the sun. Its exquisite blend of contemporary architecture and striking interiors beautifully match the Mediterranean scenery, giving a sense of cooling and freshness which will be welcome under the Catalonian sun! The home is found within the renowned Camiral Golf & Wellness resort, giving keen golfers access to some of the finest, award-winning courses as well as the resort’s impeccable amenities, including the spa and superb restaurants.

9. Casa de Campo

Sleeps: 14

Prices from: £72pppn

This charming home dating from 1800 is set among towering pines and has beautiful manicured gardens with a lush lawn and colourful flowers and shrubs all over. At the heart of the garden is the fabulous pool which is lovely to slip into after bronzing on the grass. Inside, you’ll love the use of natural wood and terracotta tiling that is so typical of this part of Spain. Explore the vineyards nearby, have a game of tennis and dine under the covered patio on balmy evenings.

10. Torre Caballe

Sleeps: 20

Prices from: £41pppn

This mega-home is a converted fortified farmhouse that sits on 60 acres of gorgeous almond groves and forest land with stunning views over the hills and valleys of the Els Ports Natural Park. Up to 20 guests will enjoy taking over this place and spending a break in the pool and jacuzzi or lounging around the various terraces.

The home also serves as a fantastic and intimate wedding venue in a private setting with the availability of a full staff. Just imagine saying ‘I do’ in front of your nearest and dearest with this gorgeous backdrop.

 

What do you think of our top villas in Catalonia? Dreaming of sunshine yet? Take a look at all our villas in this sun-soaked Spanish province and have a browse of our full portfolio on Oliver’s Travels. Thinking of some special additions to accompany your villa holiday? Our friendly concierge team are on hand to advise and help book all sorts of extra, from airport transfer to private chef hire and tours and activities. Just give them a call!

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