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Can Cipres

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Sitges | Bedrooms: 9 | Sleeps: 18

Rates: Rates available on request.

Dating back to the 15th century, Can Cipres is an authentic Catalan landhouse situated amongst the vineyards in the Penedès wine region, boasting mountain views of the natural park El Garraf and the picturesque village, Viladellops; with its wine cellar and 11th Century chapel and tower. The villa perfectly combines original features and traditional artefacts, enriched with modern touches and all the comforts necessary for a relaxing break.

This romantic and rustic villa is located in unique surroundings of the Mediterranean coast, with its nature, villages and beaches close by; Sitges is within a mere 20-minute drive and reach metropolitan Barcelona in under an hour, making this the perfect place for families, friends and groups to enjoy holidays and special occasions. The property's driveway, guided by cypress trees, creates a magical first impression and leads to the main house, veranda, and comfortable lounge area. More than 3.500m² of private grounds offers privacy to all guests - retreat to the stunning lawned garden and relax among the beautiful plants and trees, including olive, eucalyptus, pines, apricot, roses, lavender, and rosemary. Inside you will find cosy areas to unwind with one of the many interesting books available and an enormous sofa can host all guests who wish to enjoy a movie or a bottle of wine from the surrounding vineyards of Finca Viladellops. Laze beside the 9 x 4m pool set in the tranquil garden or play family games on the large grass area; however you choose to spend your days, this authentic escape fits the bill. As the summer night approaches, the veranda's long table for 20+ guests overlooking the garden is perfect for an evening barbeque with family and friends.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor

  • Kitchen: Authentic well-equipped with modern amenities. Access to outdoor patio - ideal for al fresco dining.
  • Living Room with huge U-shaped sofa and lounge with two big comfortable seats and low table. TV, DVD and iPod dock, plus access to the veranda with garden view.
  • Dining area with long table and wine storage room.
  • ' Moroccan Bedroom': Double bed (1.40m) with separate bathroom.

First Floor

  • 'Lila' and 'Orange' Bedrooms: 2 x King-Size bedrooms (1.80m), en suite, garden view
  • ' Blue' Bedroom: Queen size bed, en suite, mountain view
  • 'Pink' Bedroom: Twin beds, en suite, patio view
  • 'Colours' Bedroom: Ideal for children due to small size. Twin beds, en suite, garden view

Cottage

  • 'Cottage': King-size bedroom (1.80m), shared external bathroom accessed via patio, with shower and toilet, garden view.

Apartment:

  • This separate building features a lounge with sofa bed, kitchenette with fridge and freezer, gas stove, and dining area.
  • ' Gold' Bedroom with 1.80m bed and shared small shower room
  • ' Silver' Twin bedroom with shared shower room
  • The Apartment is the only part of the property with AC, as the main building is cool because of the original thick walls.

KINDLY NOTE:

  • An additional security deposit of EUR 2000 is payable with the villa balance in advance for e.g. potential damages. For bookings longer than one week, the amount of the security deposit will be agreed in advance.
  • Please note that the access drive to the villa is via a 1.3km long dirt track that can be slightly bumpy in parts.

Suggested General Activities in Catalonia

Wine Tasting – discover the Tarragona wine region
Costa Dorada – the “Golden Coast” in the south of Catalonia provides terrific beaches, charming villages and intriguing history and culture
Wellness – enjoy a relaxing day in the Arab Baths in Girona
Montserrat – take the railway up the mountain of Montserrat, which is known as the holiest place in the region of Catalonia. Montserrat also offers climbing possibilities
Swimming – find beautiful beaches around Tarragona and Barcelona
Golf - five award-winning golf courses - golf in Catalonia is considered to be exceptional
Windsurfing/ Kitesurfing – there are many beaches around Barcelona, Tarragona and other provinces of Catalonia
Climbing – the best place to go climbing is Montserrat
Sailing – Playa de la Bogatell is the best beach in Barcelona to practice aquatic sports
Hiking – Barcelona, Girona and Tarragona all have pleasant places to go hiking
Scuba diving – schools can be found around Barcelona, Sitges and Tarragona
Kayaking – schools can be found around Barcelona
Horse Riding - Can Jou (near Girona) offers beautiful scenery to ride through
Barcelona, Park Güell
Barcelona, National Museum of Art of Catalonia – open all year round
Barcelona, The Fundació Joan Miró – open all year round
Barcelona, Picasso Museum – open all year round
Barcelona, Zoo – open all year round
Barcelona, Wax Museum (Museu de Cera) – open all year round
Tarragona, Amphitheatre
Tarragona, The Archaeological Museum (Museo Nacional Arqueologic)
Tarragona, Museu Necr
Tarragona, Parque de Camp de Mart Tarragona, Cathedral Girona, Sant Pere de Galligants Archeological Museum – open all year round
Girona, Museo de Arte – open all year round
Girona, Museo del Cine – open all year round
Girona, Parque Natural de la Zona Volcanica de la Garrotxa

Suggested Sporting Activities in Catalonia

Swimming – find beautiful beaches around Tarragona and Barcelona
Golf - five award-winning golf courses - golf in Catalonia is considered to be exceptional
Windsurfing/ Kitesurfing – there are many beaches around Barcelona, Tarragona and other provinces of Catalonia
Climbing – the best place to go climbing is Montserrat
Sailing – Playa de la Bogatell is the best beach in Barcelona to practice aquatic sports
Hiking – Barcelona, Girona and Tarragona all have pleasant places to go hiking
Scuba diving – schools can be found around Barcelona, Sitges and Tarragona
Kayaking – schools can be found around Barcelona
Horse Riding - Can Jou (near Girona) offers beautiful scenery to ride through

Suggested Local Attractions in Catalonia

Barcelona, Park Güell
Barcelona, National Museum of Art of Catalonia – open all year round
Barcelona, The Fundació Joan Miró – open all year round
Barcelona, Picasso Museum – open all year round
Barcelona, Zoo – open all year round
Barcelona, Wax Museum (Museu de Cera) – open all year round
Tarragona, Amphitheatre
Tarragona, The Archaeological Museum (Museo Nacional Arqueologic)
Tarragona, Museu Necr
Tarragona, Parque de Camp de Mart
Tarragona, Cathedral
Girona, Sant Pere de Galligants Archeological Museum – open all year round
Girona, Museo de Arte – open all year round
Girona, Museo del Cine – open all year round
Girona, Parque Natural de la Zona Volcanica de la Garrotxa

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour

Language

Catalan & Spanish 

Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Spain. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping Suggestions

The Spaniards are fairly relaxed about tipping etiquette. However service is not usually included in restaurants and it is common practice to leave the spare change, or up to 10% of the total in a smarter restaurant. Taxi drivers and bartenders may be tipped less. Many petrol stations are not self service, however it is not usual to tip the station attendant.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
Weather

The climate of Catalonia is typically Mediterranean. Therefore you will find many hours of sunshine, mild winters and warm summers. The Pyrenees and the neighbouring areas have a high-altitude climate, with minimum temperatures below 0ºC, annual rainfall above 1000 mm and abundant snow during the winter. Along the coast, the climate is very mild with temperatures increasing from north to south, while the rain behaves the opposite way. The area far from the sea has a continental Mediterranean climate, with cold winters and very hot days in summer.

Health

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity

Electrical service in Spain is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.

Driving/Parking Info
  • No right-hand turn on a red light
  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way
  • Passport or national ID as well as driver's license/insurance papers/ownership papers must be carried all the time
  • National speed limit is 50km (31mph) in towns, 90km (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways (carretera secundaria), 100km (62mph) on dual carriageways (carretera/autovia), 120km (75mph) on motorways (autopista).; Speeding fines: 30 – 300 Euros.
  • Minimum driving age is 18.
  • For use of the highways (autopista) it is often necessary to pay a toll before access. Prices vary and are calculated by the distance of the journey. 
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0,05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police. 
  • An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.

LOCATION:

  • Sitges and other beaches: 20-minute drive
  • Sant Pere De Ribes: 15-minute drive
  • Barcelona City: 55-minute drive (64km)
  • Barcelona Airport: 40-minute drive (47 km)
  • Reus Airport: 42 minutes (62km)

*Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Available Booked On request

Availability Information

  • Please note that Can Cipres is normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. Different arrival dates may result in an extra charge. The minimum rental period is 7 nights in Festive and High season, and 3 nights in Mid and Low season.
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our Villa Only and Concierge services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0044 (0)1242 547 705.

Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities including water, gas and electricity.
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen.
  • Final Cleaning.
  • Wi-Fi internet.
  • Air-conditioning unit in apartment only.
  • Private swimming pool (9x4m) with shallow area for children.

Extra Services

  • Central heating as per consumption.
  • Maid service at EUR18/hour, min. 3 hours (20% surcharge on weekend).
  • Extra linen and towel change at EUR 18/person.

  • KINDLY NOTE
  • An additional security deposit of EUR 2000 is payable with the villa balance in advance for e.g. potential damages. For bookings longer than one week, the amount of the security deposit will be agreed in advance.
  • Please note that the access drive to the villa is via a 1.3km long dirt track that can be slightly bumpy in parts.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Air Conditioning (Partial)
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Play Area
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • TV
  • Washing Machine

Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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