We just spent a lovely week at Mas Torroella, celebrating a special birthday. The villa was a great place to bring together extended family and friends. So much space and lots of activities to keep all ages happy not to mention the sheer luxury.
Silvia has created the perfect balance of opulence and comfort.
I am not normally one for writing reports on holidays or restaurants as I find recommendations from unknown third parties are by nature hard to put into context. However, with regard to the Mas Torroella I have decided to break with tradition for the very first time.
If you are considering whether to book the Mas Torroella, I can confidently suggest without any hesitation that you should go ahead and make your reservation. After researching dozens of large villas throughout Europe we booked a week in July 2017 for five families. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to stay in a number of excellent villas and great hotels throughout the world and can say unreservedly there was not a single element of the Mas Torroella that we could fault or indeed would want to change.
The location of the property is sublime; total tranquillity up in the beautiful hills of the national park, but only a ten minute drive from Palafrugell and about twenty minutes from the beaches of the Costa Brava (Tamariu etc). The villa itself has been the life-long project of the current owner (Silvia) who has created a quite exceptional home. Her attention to detail in renovating the property has been quite extraordinary and the finished product is a complete delight. All of the facilities are absolutely first class and extremely well thought out; stunning bedrooms with proper large and very comfortable beds and spacious and beautifully decorated indoor communal areas. Also, the grounds of the villa have been carefully segmented and beautifully landscaped to allow guests the opportunity to take part in different activities without in any way feeling on top of each other.
In the months leading up to our holiday we were in very regular contact with Silvia who co-ordinated all of our wishes for the week with a level of efficiency and professionalism that could not be bettered by the finest concierge service. She and her team arranged a private boat charter, transportation to and from the coast, advance wine and food purchase as well as restaurant reservations and transfers. Because she knows the area intimately, she understands exactly who and what to recommend depending on your wishes. For evening meals we made extensive use of their own catering services at the villa which again were first class. Interestingly all of these meals were prepared in a proper commercial kitchen (not the kitchen in the villa) which is discretely located in one of the outbuildings. All of the staff, including the maids, cooks and the handyman were courteous, efficient and utterly delightful.
But above all of this, the greatest attribute of the Mas Torroella is the love and affection that has been lavished on the property. So not only have the aesthetics been brilliantly thought out, but it also has that additional and intangible feeling of a genuine and well-loved home.
The only issue with having stayed at the Mas Torroella is that I seriously doubt whether anywhere else we might stay in the future would match the overall cosy but luxurious feel which the property exudes. Definitely go ahead and book your holiday, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!
The villa's location is unique, remote yet not too far from Palafrugell and the coast. We arrived and we're very warmly greeted by the owner Sylvia, and then on it just got better. Showing us around the house and its amenities, including outdoor pool etc., etc, it became clear this was a very special place. The villa is an ideal location to relax, or be active using the variety of facilities. Staff, rooms are second to none, the wedding day was incredible, seamless with staff working tirelessly with Sylvia ever present.
When you read the book on the villa's history and speak to Sylvia you begin to understand how much pride, hard work, love and commitment went into creating this amazing villa. We would love to return, thank you Mas Torroella for making my daughter and son in law so happy, and for an unforgettable week.
When I first found out about the trip to Mas Torroella I had no idea what I was supposed to expect, but then me and my family came and Sylvia welcomed us so warmly. I would like to say that she is one of the nicest people I have ever met and her passion and effort in the villa is incredible. She is such a sweet person and she does her best to make her guests happy and provide them with everything they want as long as it is possible. Mas Torroella is an amazing place "in the middle of nowhere" where you can literally relax and forget about everyday life. I have not encountered one thing that would disturb me in the villa or change my opinion about that place. If I can I will definitely return and enjoy once again. The people who work there: the kitchen staff, gardeners or the cleaning staff are also extremely nice and do their best. I have to say that it was one of the best trips and stays in my life and I enjoyed it like nothing else before. It was hard to leave and say goodbye to these lovely people and especially that place with a spirit. If anybody who remembers me by name from Mas Torroella is reading this I just wanted to say thank you!
I recommend this option to anyone who's considering it. I can assure you, it will be your best trip!