El Turó is a characterful and enchanting villa 20 minutes drive from Barcelona city and airport. Built of local stone, it is nestled within a quaint village in the coastal hills south of Barcelona (off the main road towards Tarragona) and commands spectacular views of the renowned Penedes wine area, the exceptional Montserrat mountains and historic 12th Century castle and monastery ruins. The village itself has small scale wine, cava and olive oil producers and is close to other local centres of cultural significance. Being at the top of a small hill (in Catalan-Spanish a ‘turó’), sunrises and sunsets from the house gardens and pool are simply stunning.
The house of around 300 sqm consists downstairs of a large entrance hall; large sitting-dining room; playroom; study/ library; cloakroom/ toilet and large kitchen-breakfast room leading directly onto the back garden, terrace and patio area. Just outside the kitchen is a lovely porch. Beyond that is a further terrace, barbeque and stone picnic table. For most of the year, ambient air temperature is just perfect- but for the colder winter months central heating and wood burning stoves provide extra cosiness.
The front hall and playroom open onto a breathtaking Romanic terrace with lovely views of the garden, the forest and surrounding mountains and vineyards. A truly special location for more formal family meals and celebrations.
The first floor consists of a large landing/ hall leading to a master bedroom- with ample ensuite bathroom- and three double bedrooms with a large, shared bathroom.
On the top floor is a double bedroom and a single bedroom. Both of these rooms share a shower room with washbasin, toilet and a shower.
The house sits within a 7000 sqm plot on top of the hill and is totally private and secluded and benefits from full sunshine all day long. It has beautiful and conscientiously landscaped gardens- with dappled shade from Mediterranean trees- barbecue area, swimming pool and terrace with amazing views, a forest area for exploring (and picking wild asparagus!), and a large grassy paddock and frontón court (for a Spanish version of squash).