Pack your walking boots - some lovely local walks on the doorstep
The Catalonia region in northeastern Spain stretches from Pyrenean peaks to the warm turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, passing plateaus, forests, wildflower meadows and ravines along the way. With medieval towns, the Costa Brava’s prettiest coves, fantastic cuisine and fabulous cycle and hiking trails, this beautiful part of Spain has so much to offer.
Hotel Casa Anamaria
Situated deep in the Catalan countryside, framed by the Pyrenees mountain range, this honey-coloured patrician villa, was built by French businessman, Olivier Mitterand in 2016 in the image of the Palladian villas of the 16th century. Set in over 60 acres of gardens, woods and fields with pine and oak trees lining a salt-water swimming pool, this villa is situated next to the original 14th century farmhouse which has been converted into luxury accommodation, perfectly blending new with old.
Inside the main building, French-influenced design includes chandeliers, high ceilings and a touch of opulence. A spiral iron staircase leads to con- temporary bedrooms on the first and second floors and vintage ornaments are peppered throughout. Expect tranquility and warm, friendly service.
Inside the main building, 16 contemporary-style bedrooms are spread across two floors centred around the courtyard. With high ceilings and large windows, the rooms are light and airy and have panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. There are 10 more bedrooms in the original 14th-century farmhouse buildings, Villa Maria and Villa Ana. They are more traditional country-style rooms with exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings. Villa Maria has a large communal terrace on the 1st floor.
For more information about Hotel Casa Anamaria and to see their photo gallery, please visit their website by clicking HERE.
Excursions and Activities
There is plenty to do away from the bridge table: the hotel has a tennis court, swimming pool and a well-equipped spa. There are scenic walking and cycling trails and plenty to explore in Catalonia a bit further afield.
The historic towns of Girona, Besalú and Figueres and the beaches of the Costa Brava are all within a 35 minute drive. Visit the medieval streets of charming Girona where parts date back to Roman times as well as the picturesque Jewish Quarter, the Ramblas, market places and the impressive Gothic Cathedral which was famously featured in Game of Thrones. Besalú is one of Catalonia’s best preserved medieval towns with cobbled narrow streets and a striking Romanesque bridge spanning the river Fluvià. Soak up surrealist art in ancient and modern Figueres, birthplace of Salvador Dali. We will be organising two wonderful optional excursions and we will contact you nearer the time with full details.
For prices and more information, please click HERE to download the brochure
*with 10% loyalty discount (if booked before 31st January 2023)
|Prices per person||♣||♦||♥||♠||NT|
|Full price, twin occupancy||£1890
|Twin occ with 10% discount||£1701
|Full price, single occupancy||£2210||£2410||£2610||£2710
|Single occ with 10% discount||£1989||£2169||£2349||£2439
Executive chef, Pere Arpa, spent 14 years as owner and chef at a nearby Michelin-starred restaurant and came to Casa Anamaria in 2021. His ethos is to link ‘territory, culture and local products’ and fills the hotel’s pantry with delicious fresh and seasonal products from local small producers and the hotel’s organic garden. The hotel’s excellent restaurant has an eco-focus offering a heavily Catalan-based menu with a modern twist.