Almiral de la Font is a luxuriously restored masia just south of Barcelona. Staying at Almiral is a unique experience: renovated with great care and attention to detail, this beautiful ‘masia’ (Catalan manor house), offers high-tech modern comforts whilst retaining the historic charm and character of the original building
Almiral de la Font is a restored Catalan-style manor house, known locally as a masia. It sits just south of Barcelona near Spain's ever-sunny Mediterranean coastline. The beautiful surroundings are simply stunning to behold. The manor sits on a hill overlooking the vineyards of the Penedes Wine Region. The pine forests and mountains of Garraf National Park stretch in one direction, and if you gaze in the other direction, you can see all the way to the sea.
Almiral de la Font's property covers more than 300 acres. The grounds boast pear, olive and almond trees. Of course, this is the heart of cava country, so there are wine grapes growing here as well.
The villa itself oozes history, but it also has plenty of modern amenities. Guests can enjoy a dip in the heated pool or an evening of entertainment in the state-of-the-art home theater. They can also simply curl up next to the classic stone fireplace with a good book and a glass of wine from the onsite cellar.
In addition to the large masia, there is a two-bedroom casita that can also be included in the rental. The main house has four double bedrooms and three additional two-bedroom suites. There is even a "master" suite that has its own sitting area. All the bedrooms in the masia have en suite baths. In all, up to 16 to 24 people can be accommodated in the main house.
The casita, which is only a few footsteps from the main house, can sleep an additional four people. It has its own kitchen and living room, and guests who stay there have their own access point, so they can enjoy a high level of privacy.
One of the highlights of this property is the large courtyard, which is surrounded by palm and citrus trees and features a Moroccan-style lounge. In addition to the pool, which is heated using solar power, the villa has a game room with a billiard table, a boules court, table tennis, basketball hoops and a small gym.
This estate can also be used for weddings or special events. The indoor space can host 75 people, while up to 120 can be accommodated in the courtyard for an outdoor event. The outdoor space can be covered with a marquee if necessary.
What we love
The infinity swimming pool and all the other entertainment options.
The views. You can see both the mountains and the sea from the property.
The grounds. There are more than 300 acres to explore.
What to know
Daily maid service is offered six days per week.
There is a gated parking lot for up to 12 automobiles.
Barcelona is 30 minutes away and the town of Sitges, with restaurant and shops, is only 10 minutes away.