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Villa CP

Villa CP

Surrounded by cork oak forests, the Villa CP rests on a hill between the Catalan city of Girona and the Costa Brava. Original stone walls, modern architecture and sustainability meet in perfect harmony, set against breathtaking natural surroundings. Within the old farmhouse’s stone structure, which was preserved in accordance with local building regulations, you’ll find a contemporary designed home. Large window openings flood the rooms with light and allow stunning views out into nature. Corten steel is a central design feature: Used for doors and window frames, its clear edges and rusty surfaces form an exciting contrast to the rustic walls. The metal’s texture and finish creates a near poetic effect in the shape of the perforated door to the wet room and lends the staircase a sculptural effect. The bedrooms are located on the ground floor, while the living rooms can be found on the first floor and offer the best views. As the house sits on a slope, you have direct access to the garden from the upper floor – and to its saline pool (6×20 metres).

What to do

Swimming, walking and hiking, cycling, eating out, wine tasting, golf, the beaches of the Costa Brava (25 min.), trips to Girona (20 min.), Barcelona (1 hour).

Why we like this house

This house combines subtle luxury, sustainability and dreamlike views of nature.

This house is great for

Families, friends, lovers of the good life.

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We're Co and Guy, architect and amateur woodworker. We love cooking, we spend a lot of time looking after this beautiful garden, and our guests are welcome to share the organic fruit and vegetables that we grow all year round in the warm, sunny climate. We designed and built Villa CP for our family and friends and now we also share it with other guests. We love this beautiful area with its fresh air, peace and quiet (and nearby beaches!) and we look forward to helping to discover Catalonia.

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Region ES – Spain, Catalunya, Girona
Name Villa CP
Scenery mountains, cork forest, views of the Mediterranean
Number of guests 8 people in the main building, 2 in the annex
Completed 2012
Design Co Govers, ZEST architecture, Barcelona
Published Hausen, Dezeen, Wallpaper, Arte & Diseño, Archilovers
Architecture Listed building - old, Old & new
Accomodation House
Criteria 8+ (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Golf, Hiking, Mountains, Pool, Sea, Wine

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Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit in der Villa CP. Alles war wirklich toll, die Lage, die Einrichtungen, vor allem die Küche und Bäder, der wunderbare Pool und die Aussicht. Einfach atemberaubend.
Auch die Betreuung durch Guy war hervorragend. Es gab innerhalb kürzester Zeit eine Antwort und alles wurde immer schnell gelöst.

Wir waren mit unseren erwachsenen Kindern und ihren Partnern dort. Es ist groß genug, damit jeder seine Privatsphäre hat, aber gleichzeitig kann man viel gemeinsam unternehmen. Es ist nicht weit zum Meer und auch nicht nach Girona. Wir hätten öfters in der Markthalle in Girona einkaufen sollen. Die Auswahl ist einfach fantastisch.

Vielen Dank für die Gastfreundschaft

Steffen sagt:

We had a wonderful stay at Villa CP. Guy is an incredibly welcoming and responsive host. The villa is beautifully designed and the views are breathtaking! It is evident that a lot of love and care has been put into the property. It is extremely quiet and peaceful and we loved being able to step out the front door and walk along the trails through the forest. It was a privilege to stay here and we hope to return one day!

K Goodman sagt:

We stayed at Villa CP with our daughter, grown sons and their girlfriends as a place to gather – coming together from France and Canada. The property is spectacular, with some of the most beautiful sunrises viewed directly from the bedrooms. The orange trees laden with fruit were an especially tasty winter bonus. Some of the best oranges we’ve ever had. The kitchen is very well equipped (we cook a lot and it had everything we needed). The home very was comfortable and and we enjoyed the cozy fireplace in the living room. All in all a very enjoyable stay!

Karin Reid sagt:

Ein Traum!!
Wir haben eine Woche in der Villa CP verbracht Anfang November: Wir sind absolute Urlaubsarchitektur-Fans und so fanden wir auch dieses Hideway. Ein traumhaftes Haus in einer sensationellen Lage. Der Ausblick ist fantastisch ,die Ruhe unglaublich. Wir haben uns sehr, sehr wohlgefühlt. Die Ausstattung des Hauses hervorragend, die Küche lädt zum Kochen ein was wir auch häufig getan haben. Tolle Architektur. Wir freuen uns auf ein nächstes Mal. Danke an Guy und seine Familie

Daniela sagt:

An incredibly stunning and private location with truly unparalleled vistas, a beautifully designed house and gorgeous gardens with an expansive pool. The kitchen is well equipped and fun to cook in and the house is arranged smartly for a family retreat. Guy is and deeply thoughtful host and was lovely deal with. He provided a wealth of information on the area, and was responsive to any query we had.

cp sagt:

Wir haben den Aufenthalt in der Villa CP sehr spontan und ohne besondere Erwartungen gebucht und wurden aufs angenehmste überrascht! Die Lage ist traumhaft, der Ausblick phänomenal, der Garten riesig und wunderschön mit Obst (Orangen, Zitronen, Grapefruits,…) zur freien Verfügung und das Haus ebenso stilvoll, großzügig und durchdacht wie individuell und entspannt – ganz wie die Gastgeber, die jederzeit ansprechbar und hilfsbereit waren. Die Küchenausstattung erfüllt auch ambitionierte Ansprüche. Abgesehen von dem topgepflegten, schönen Pool gibt es ein riesiges Trampolin, einen Kicker und eine Tischtennisplatte. In der näheren Umgebung ist von Strand- bis Städtetouren alles möglich – nicht zu vergessen die zahlreichen Gourmetrestaurants… Wir kommen wieder!

Alexandra sagt:

A spectacular villa set in a beautiful, peaceful location. The grounds and house itself are gorgeous and to a very high standard, with stunning views all around. The villa itself is very well equipped and very modern inside but evident to see that the owners put a lot of thought and attention to detail into creating a luxurious, homely house without detracting from the glorious views and natural surroundings. The children loved the pool, trampoline and being able to pick fresh lemons, oranges and grapefruit from the trees in the garden. The location is perfect for cycling- loads of gravel/off road trails and smooth roads, within easy reach of Girona (about 20km), which has plenty of bike, coffee and ice cream shops. A very special place to stay and definitely one we will come back to.

db sagt:

We had awesome weeks at the wonderful annex of Villa CP. Quiet, space and a amazing garden made us feel like we never had before.

Paulina sagt:

Haus CP ist wunderbar! Wir waren mal da und haben eine fabelhafte Zeit gehabt.

WZ sagt:

Auch ich möchte Ihnen bei dieser Gelegenheit sagen, was für ein wunderschönes Haus Sie haben und wie sehr wir den Aufenthalt bei Ihnen genossen haben. Sogar die Küche – ein perfekter Traum!!!!! Wir haben noch nie im Urlaub soviel gekocht!!!

Marisa, Heidelberg sagt:

It was an absolute privilege to be able to stay here. Thank you so much to Guy, Monica and Raquel who were all extremely helpful. We very much hope to be back again in the next couple of years!

Katherine, UK sagt:

We are architecture and relaxing villa vacation fans, and this place is truly special in so many ways. The location is perfect – secluded, quiet, beautiful – yet very convenient for Girona, which was a town we didn’t know much about, but ended up loving. We have stayed in many nice houses over the years, but this place is special. It is not a luxury rental property in the normal sense. Rather it is a beautifully conceived and perfectly executed family dream second home that amazingly the owners are now renting out. If you have any hesitations about renting it, let them go. I suspect the only issue with Villa CP going forward is the question of can you book it far enough in advance. We aim to try!

David (USA) sagt:

Wir haben den Aufenthalt in Ihrem Haus sehr genossen. Es ist ein wahres Paradies mit einer unendlichen Ruhe und einem grandiosen Ausblick. Die Sonnenaufgänge sind unbeschreiblich schön und wir saßen morgens oft im Wohnzimmer am Eckfenster. Dieser fantastischer Moment wurde durch den Geruch der Albizia (der Baum im Innenhof) nochmals gesteigert.

Das war der Lieblingsplatz meiner Frau.

Wir haben wirklich jede Minute dort genossen.

Wilhelm K. sagt:

Villa CP is a unique property. Amazing private location. Gorgeous pool and gardens. Very tranquil. Especially loved picking organic produce for our meals. Great kitchen! Inspiring architecture. Lovely surrounding area with everything you need 20-30mins away. We only ventured out once as loved being at the villa. Great host. Totally recommend.

Merryn, UK sagt:

Guy met us at arrival and introduced us to a magical oasis. When we had minor questions throughout the week, he was attentive and reponsive, even helping to arrange a 75th dinner celebration with chefs from Barcelona. Our group—aged 1 to 75–were all comfortable. The pool is divine as well as the outdoor showers. An architectural gem, coming from an aesthetic snob!

Catherine, USA sagt:

Ein wunderbares Haus in einer wunderbaren Umgebung. Wäre es im Garten nicht so schön, gäbe es noch viel mehr zu entdecken. Die Gastgeber waren außerordentlich zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit.

Axel sagt:

We have spent a week in the beautiful Villa CP and immediately decided to come back. An amazing house in an incredible location with stunning views and a very friendly owner. We look forward to come back next year!

Andreas, München sagt:

Ein wunderschönes Haus mit herrlichem Garten in einer wunderbaren Landschaft! Wir verbrachten mit der Familie eine Woche in diesem Paradies. Das Haus und die Einrichtung sind sehr elegant und stilvoll. Der Garten ist wunderschön angelegt und weitläufig. Es ist herrlich, morgens die Orangen zu pflücken und mit Kaffee und frisch gepresstem Orangensaft in die Landschaft zu schauen. Einfach so. Es ist ein inspierender Ort mit viel Ruhe. Auch in der nahen Umgebung ist alles vorhanden, was zu einem erholsamen Urlaub beiträgt. Die Küche ist so großartig eingerichtet, dass es uns allen großen Spass machte, gemeinsam zu kochen und das Essen auf der großzügigen Terrasse zu geniessen. Eine rundum gelungene Urlaubswoche, wir schwärmen noch immer davon und hoffen auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen auch mit den netten Gastgebern, die uns sehr freundlich empfangen und uns alle Unterstützung und Hilfe angeboten haben. Ein herzliches Dankeschön!

Ines sagt:

We went with the whole family to spend a few days in November. My 65-year-old parents, my 35-year-old sister, my brother-in-law and I agreed that it was one of the most spectacular family weekends we have ever had. A privileged environment where time stops and nobody wants to leave. The house is spectacular, the design is taken care of down to the smallest detail and its owners make everything ready for the guests. Not missing anything, everything is worthy of a 5 star hotel. And when night falls, that sky so full of stars over the immensity of the natural park overwhelms you. An ideal place to contact nature, breathe and enjoy a few days as a family. We will be back!

Maria, Barcelona sagt:

Wir haben eine wundervolle Woche in diesem besonderen Haus verbracht. Eine bis ins Detail durchdachte Architektur, mit inspirierenden Sichtachsen in die Natur, eine gepflegte Außenanlage, gekrönt mit einem Naturpool der Extraklasse, charakterisieren diese Oase in der Nähe von Girona. Eine Wohlfühladresse die zum Wiederkommen verführt. Ein besonderer Dank gilt dem Gastgeber Guy, der sich fürsorglichst um alle Belange kümmert. A bientot.

Jens, Berlin sagt:

It was perfect! Thank you Guy! We’ve had a marvellous time here!

Michéle, Luxemburg sagt:

I found treasure! A rare event when a property exceeds the photographs that are used to promote it! A stunning villa in stunning location. Fantastic location for Girona and surrounding areas. Guy and team go to great lengths to ensure you have the best time – guides to great restaurants, things to do and even practical notes on how to get the best out of your stay. Thoroughly recommended.

Neal, UK sagt:

Zwei Wochen im Paradies

Es waren zwei wunderbare Wochen in einem traumhaften Haus mit fantastischer Lage. Die Ausstattung des Hauses, die Einrichtung ,die Lage, der traumhafte Pool ……. und vor allem die Aussicht…… Es war für uns Erholung und Entspannung pur! Wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen!
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Martina sagt:

We had a great week at the villa. We really appreciated the design and layout of the villa and its fabulous setting. Great place just to sit, relax and read and take in the views and be serenaded by cuckoos and golden orioles. Near enough to Girona and local towns for excursions and within easy reach of the beaches. We would love to visit again

Will sagt:

Great host, beautiful and clean house in a good location with a stunning view. Guy was quick and helpful. Provided us a Bluetooth speaker, helped to set up a fireplace. Also he had suggestions about events and restaurants. Definitely recommend.

Andrey sagt:

We were lucky to be able to rent this one of a kind villa for a week. The design and details were beautiful and very well thought out. The view, pool, kitchen, bedrooms and common areas so easy to settle in to. Girona is one of our favorite cities too. Hope to be back and stay longer. Thank you Guy and Co it couldn’t have been better!

Jane sagt:

We had a wonderful stay at the villa – beautiful architecture in a tranquil environment. The views are amazing, perfect for a quiet and relaxing vacation. Guy is a thoughtful host and his hospitality makes this a wonderful stay. The villa is an easy drive from Girona with its gastronomic delights. We would love to visit again!

Annie sagt:

you can read many great comments about villa cp in the previous reviews.. all is more than true.. i have to add only one – my family have to back to one of the most impressive place in the world (after visiting many many amazing places as the architect and designer).. go to this villa between mountains, silent, flowers, between heaven and earth.. thank you so much for this experience, guy.. daniela & petr & little daniela

daniela sagt:

We have just returned from the most incredible week at Villa CP. There really was nothing to fault. To start with the location was incredible – the views out over the hills, the epic sunrises and the sheer sense of quiet and remoteness, was the best medicine after a mental year in London. Guy couldn't have been more helpful, purchasing baby cots and high chairs for the babies, and the older kids (3 years) loved seeing the frogs in the swimming pool, lounging on the Fat Boys and attempting to play table football! The decor was beautiful, just to our taste, very simple and stylish, no faff. We've even taken a few pictures of things that we can implement back in our flat in London – some very clever storage solutions! The master suite was 10/10 – we've stayed in lots of nice hotels, but I think this was the best ever! especially the bath, which we got all 4 kids in and the outdoor shower! This is the perfect place to have a stylish, relaxing holiday, despite having very young children. The local beaches were fab, and the kids even had their first Michellin star experience (spoilt rotten!) Thank you Guy – we're 100% coming again next year! We went mid September and the weather was perfect for the babies (3 months) I would highly recommend going at the beginning / end of the season with young children, otherwise the heat might be a little too much.

Pip sagt:

CP Villa is Amazing !
Villa CP is a truly wonderful house and the views are exceptional. The house is cool and spacious. The kitchen is well designed and fabulously easy to use. What could be better than foraging in the garden for tomatoes, figs, lemons and melons. A special thank you for that Guy – we really did love those figs! The natural swimming pool is lovely and there were often little frogs basking around its perimeter. We had four 18-20 year old boys who all totally loved the house. They enjoyed playing table tennis, swimming, marathaon monopoly sessions, and lots of eating and sleeping! They also enjoyed trips to the nearby water park, Girona (location of Game of Thrones Season 6!) and a night out in Barcelona.. There are some great beaches nearby and pretty villages. So plenty to do if you want to explore the area. The roads are bendy though so our outings were mainly during the day. A dream house. We can't wait to go back.

caroline kuhn sagt:

Holy moly this place is perfect. Currently counting pennies in order to buy it away from Guy and Co. Where to begin: the view is glorious; the frog-filled infinity pool is the future (no shower before bed when you're not swimming in chemicals); the made-for-the-movies Nancy Meyers kitchen (two sinks, every gadget you could dream of, a futuristic hob that was literally fun to use); geo-thermally cooled inside air; big, comfy beds and rainforest showers; a thoughtful website that completely reflects their thoughtful approach to living and attention to detail. It was also just great meeting Guy who made us dinner when we arrived about 4 hours late because of a flight delay, as well as answered all of my text questions within seconds. When I confused our departure date he even invited us to spend the night in his Barcelona home. Only fault I can find is that their place is so nice I've been embarrassed to show any of the ten million pictures I took to friends for fear they will hate us. Thank you Guy and Co — can't wait to do it all over again next summer.

Deirdre, London sagt:

Our group of adult family and friends enjoyed a glorious week at this gorgeous villa, tucked away in the hilltops of Santa Pellaia. The beds were super comfortable, and the tiled bathrooms were beautiful. The kitchen was large enough for all 8 of us to prepare meals of fresh fish, calamari and prawns from the local markets. (The BBQ was well-appreciated too.) And of course, the main draw for everyone on our hot hot hot August days was the natural lily-filtered pool! The house remained cool, due to the water-cooled flooring, and large fans. (The annex, with futon, while very private and lovely, didn't cool off on these hot days.) The mountain bikes, foosball and ping pong tables, and pool gave us plenty to do (when we could rouse ourselves to do anything other than relax in the plentiful loungers and hammocks). Guy was very quick to respond to any issues or questions. We highly recommend Villa CP, and hope to return.

Graham and Bonnie Brown sagt:

De omschrijving en foto's geven een heel goed beeld van dit mooie huis, met alle faciliteiten in een fantastische omgeving. Maar als je er eenmaal bent, dan voelt het huis, de tuin en de gastvrijheid van de verhuurders gewoon als bijzonder prettig en aangenaam. De locatie was voor ons heel fijn; midden in de natuur met alle rust die je je maar kunt wensen, maar toch niet te ver van stad, strand en heel lekkere restaurantjes.

Christine sagt:

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