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Unique Catalonian villa

For those who have ever yearned to stay in a house voted “Best Residence in Europe”, Mas Mateu is one of the few to have ticked that box.

ABOUT the property

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10 bedrooms

18 adults, 7 children


The accommodation

This exquisitely restored 18th-century mansion is part of an expansive estate, steeped in Catalan history and sumptuous grandeur, with magnificent views of the distant snow-capped Pyrenees and just a few miles from the attractions on the Costa Brava. Here you’ll have a personal team of staff providing top-drawer service and a fabulous range of activities at your disposal during your stay at this luxury villa. From an energetic game of Padel tennis or cycle ride in the glorious Gavarres National Park to a relaxing swim in the outdoor pool or catching a movie in your home cinema, there’s something for everyone. Horse lovers will be in seventh heaven too, as the estate includes a prestigious dressage school.

  • Almost 100m² in size, the main living space offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped Pyrenees through floor-to-ceiling windows and doors.
  • Within the main house, there are seven suites and three bedrooms, all en-suite and individually decorated using locally sourced fabrics and unique family heirlooms. Some of the larger suites have private sitting areas, fireplaces and terrace access.
  • Beautifully furnished sitting rooms with log-burning fireplaces and a well-stocked library.
  • Formal dining room plus well-equipped indoor and outdoor kitchens.
  • Office & studio for those who need to keep in touch with the outside world.
  • Games area for shooting pool or playing cards.
  • Comfortable 8-seater home cinema for watching a movie or sporting event.
  • Fully stocked wine cellar with a wide selection of fine wines.
  • Spa with sauna and Jacuzzi, a fully-equipped massage room and a private gym.
  • Infinity pool with mesmerizing views
  • Basketball and paddle courts as well as a football field.
  • There are two quad bikes for use by guests over 18 years of age & 14 bicycles of different sizes.
  • Staff includes a housekeeping team, two chefs, a sommelier, a butler and a concierge to cater to your every need.

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Inspiration for you


Horse Riding

The estate is home to a leading equestrian facility which has played host to Spain's highly regarded national dressage team. During your stay, why not explore the beautiful countryside on horseback or discover the art of dressage.

Horse Riding

Yacht Charter

Charter a yacht and explore the coves of the Costa Brava, stopping for lunch at a traditional restaurant or a private picnic on the beach. Alternative water sports are also possible, from scuba diving & jet skiing to windsurfing and fishing.

Yacht Charter

Supercar Tour

Rent a luxury car and drive some of the stages of World Rally Car Championship of Costa Brava. Alternatively you could enjoy a GT experience at the F1 circuit of Barcelona.

Supercar Tour


Improve your golfing skills with a private lesson at PGA Catalunya golf club, widely regarded as one of the top golf courses in Spain, if not Europe.


The Dali Triangle

Follow in the footsteps of Salvador Dali, marvelling at his extraordinary work in a private tour of Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, exploring his house and studio in Portlligat in Cadaques and visiting the Gala Dali Caste House in Pubol.

The Dali Triangle


With 12 Michelin-star restaurants within an hour's drive of the villa, this is a perfect opportunity to sample some of the world's best cuisine. You could also pay a visit to a local vineyard or enjoy an evening's wine tasting at the villa.


Where is it?

Costa Brava

Mas Mateu is located in a private setting just 10 minutes from the nearest beach in the Emporda region of Catalonia. It’s a drive of about 45 minutes from Girona and its airport and around two hours by car from Barcelona.

Mas Mateu



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