The elegance of Spain always seems to surprise, and with centuries of complex history, delicious food, world-renowned wine and beautiful and sophisticated cities it’s easy to see why.
Many who holiday in Spain relocate to be immersed in its rich landscapes and inspiring artistic history. With a low cost of living and a wide array of opportunities to experience both the natural landscapes and cultural vivacity of northern Spain, this property near Barcelona offers a unique opportunity to experience it all.
Plus, the cost of living is low compared to many parts of the world.
But first it’s important to think about where to live and what to do when you get there. One property in northern Spain near Barcelona could answer both questions.
This 12th-century masia (farmhouse in English) has just been transformed into a sleek, Scandinavian and Spanish-style home containing seven large bedroom suites with private bathrooms, a grand dining room, living room with fireplace and an industrial kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances.
Clean lines and elegant furnishing and decoration define the home and wine cellar, which is set up for tasting and talking. Included on the property is an elevator, a patio pond, a lap pool and a yoga studio with a view of the hills, vineyard and forest.
The 12,000-square-foot (1,100-square meter) home is surrounded by working vineyards producing wines that appear on the tables of Michelin-starred restaurants. The farm has made sparkling cava wines for centuries and now also sells the wines of other local grape varieties, along with Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The masia produces about 30,000 bottles of wine a year. In addition, the fruit of 400 olive trees on the property are pressed into award-winning oil.
The masia is adjacent to the small winery town of Masllorenc and is on an ancient Roman road that once linked the south of Spain to Rome. The Penedes region in which it sits is known for its quaint villages, scenic mountains and wineries. It is a short drive to both Barcelona and the Mediterranean, plus only a few hours by plane to Paris, London, Rome and Casablanca.
Not only is the farmhouse property designed as a full-time residence or second home, it could be used as a business and could be rented out for weddings, small conferences, private holidays or even yoga retreats. A database of partnerships has already been assembled to facilitate business expansion.