Mas de Torrent, an 18th century farmhouse converted into a luxury hotel

In full Costa Brava, closer to the Mediterranean than to the city of Girona, is located a Catalan farmhouse whose historical roots date back to the 18th century. A place, currently considered a true haven of peace, where it is possible to reconnect with oneself and leave behind the frenetic pace of city life to enjoy the experience that is offered inside at every step.

Access to Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa is synonymous with going through the doors to a complete physical and mental well-being. And it is that, once you enter its facilities, the rhythm slows and calm arrives. A hotel converted for more than 30 years into luxury benchmark in the area through whose facilities have passed personalities who were looking for a discreet and elegant resting place such as Coco Chanel, Salvador Dalí, Sert, Josep Pla or Néstor Lujan becoming a refuge for writers and artists and a meeting place for the Catalan gentry.

Equal parts luxury and exclusivity

In the background, the farmhouse © Mas de Torrent

Among centuries-old olive trees, bougainvillea, lavenders, rosemary and the singing of birds, in the background a beautiful stone structure begins to be perceived that shapes the main building of this Relais & Châteaux: an 18th century Catalan farmhouse built on large stone walls that still retains its typical arches, its interior Catalan-style vault and its original floors of handmade terracotta tiles.

Reading rooms © Mas de Torrent

What was once intended for shelter for animals and storage of straw and local products, the ground floor, today makes up the common spaces of the hotel as the reception of Mas de Torrent, the restaurant with its wine cellar and its beautiful reading rooms where every afternoon tea and coffee is served with a small snack. The top part, with its views of the Ampurdán between its large arches and of nature and the garden that populates every corner of the hotel takes one of the best parts, the most personal suites in which you can breathe that historical air.

However, these are not the only rooms that Mas de Torrent has, since the rest of the suites that the hotel has are distributed around this main building, as if they were individual houses. Large spaces, created for the enjoyment in the privacy of couples or families who are looking in the heart of the Costa Brava for a corner in which to rest, pamper and disconnect from day to day. All of them have inside a garden or a private pool for the use of the clients, in addition to the fact that there are also common areas of terrace, gardens and swimming pool for the use of all the customers.

Private villa in Mas de Torrent © Mas de Torrent

One of the hotel’s strengths, in addition to the location and the history behind Mas de Torrent, is its gastronomy. In the hands of chef Ramón Freixa, Mas de Torrent offers a perfect combination of product, territory, roots and modernity. His proposal is based on the combination of the classic recipe book with a refined avant-garde technique giving rise to a menu in which vegetables, fish, game and mountain products are offered that are paired with more than 700 references from its wine list.

Nature and pampering

Physical and mental care, in line with the nature of this space, has led Mas de Torrent to become a place to take care of yourself inside and out. His spa with more than 600 square meters offers everything you need to regain personal balance through its pool and water circuit, its sauna and hammam and its various treatments. In addition to offering daily free yoga sessions for all your clients, MTB bike routes and tennis and paddle courts intended for small tournaments among hotel guests.

Spa © Mas de Torrent

And, in case Mas de Torrent falls short, the surroundings of Ampurdán are a perfect option for discover in first person the beauty of the province of Girona and their little ones towns full of history, art galleries and some of the most magical coves in the Mediterranean such as Pals, Peratallada or Begur.

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