Villa Montroc is a 4-acre estate for sale in Castell-Platja d’Aro on the popular Costa Brava. A rare gem, the house and leisure areas are nestled into the hills surrounded by the scented pine and oak trees of the protected woodlands to provide a truly charming, relaxing, and private environment. The estate comes with a 5-bedroom villa, established gardens, an 8m x 16m swimming pool with a teak diving board and an extensive pool surround, ideal for sunbathing and relaxing by the pool. Adjacent to the pool is a large grassed lawn area perfect for playing badminton, volleyball or simply relaxing with friends or family.
The property is the perfect spot for a nature-loving, active family. Succeeding professionals and business people, pressurized by their over-demanding life, will find an exceptional protected relaxing environment. A very private upgraded way of life but at a short drive to the beaches, shops, and restaurants of nearby Castell-Platja d’Aro and Sant Feliu de Guixols. There are 8 golf courses in the area, with two 10 minutes away! It is easily accessible, only 25 minutes from Gerona and 80 minutes from Barcelona airports.
The area was designated as urbanization but none of the other parcel buyers ever built a house. So, the Department of Urbanism reverted the land to its initial rustic status, providing very low property taxes. Questioned recently on its constructible future, the Department verbally confirmed its policy to keep it rustic long-term thereby providing a delightful environment for new owners.
The house was designed and built by a gifted natural landscape architect in 1974 when searching for a summer holiday home in the unspoilt hills above Vilar d’Aro. Using many natural materials and installing the usual services, the house sits beautifully within the natural landscape and is the ideal family home for those wanting to enjoy the Costa Brava. Swimming pool, extensive pool surrounds and gardens terraces were designed and built by its current owners.
The property needs updating as the current owners have enjoyed the property as is for the last 45 years and Villa Montroc is now waiting for a new nature loving and active family to bring it up to date in the way they wish to. New owners can choose exactly what to do but this might include two additional bathrooms, adding to the existing air-conditioning system or just updating the décor. Local architects living nearby have prepared concept sketches to demonstrate potential modernization options. The current owners have applied to the Department of Urbanism of Castell-Platja d’Aro to grant the corresponding urban planning works license, the approval of a specific action project. They may pursue with the future owner once he is committed to municipal approval and license granting of his plan.
The main floor of the villa houses the kitchen, a large open plan living/dining room with a surrounding terrace and feature open fireplace and a guest toilet room.
4 double bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the main floor, 1 suite double bedroom and bathroom on the upper floor.
Accessed directly from the villa are 2 established eating areas. The south area, easily accessed from the kitchen, has a brick BBQ table base ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The north area has a shaded acacia table set on an historic Catalan stone mill wheel (Catalan solar symbol) and is perfect for lunch.
Outside space is a must in Spain and the house benefits from a sheltered Mediterranean-style porch providing plenty of space for relaxing or dining and taking in the views.
There is a single-car garage and a cellar. The paved area in front of the garage accommodates parking for 6 cars.
Some of the modern benefits to accompany this traditional villa…
♦ Oil-fired central heating to radiators
♦ Mains water
♦ Mains electric
♦ Fibre-optic high-speed internet access (700 Mbps)
♦ Satellite television.
♦ Huge 16m x 8m swimming pool with a teak springboard
Castell d’Aro and St Feliu de Guixols
The location of the estate is unique. The property is but a short drive to the beaches, shops, and restaurants of nearby Castell-Platja d’Aro and Sant Feliu de Guixols. There are 8 golf courses in the area, with two 10 minutes away! It is easily accessible, only 25 minutes from Gerona and 80 minutes from Barcelona airports. Nearby is a helicopter airport for tourism and emergency.
Beautiful landscapes abound on the Costa Brava and this property is just 2 km from various blue flag beaches, has a multitude of good quality bars and restaurants to choose from, water sports and many other cultural activities such as museums, the historic city of Gerona and much more to explore.