Switch on all your senses

Celebrate life with friends and family or come to yourself in a bright energized home. The owners poured their love for building, design and art into the amazing house and created a place full of personality and engaging stories. Made for inspired living.

ECO-Fact: The soul farm is designed and modernized to minimize the carbon footprint. Nurturing people, nurturing our planet.

Prices

High season Full House€995 p.d.
Mid season & weekends Full House€850 p.d.
Low season Fulls House€650 p.d.

The minimum stay required is 2 nights.
Please contact us or check social media for updates on our offers. 

Discounts

10% for bookings > 6 months before travel date
5 % for bookings > 6 months before travel date
15% for bookings > than 3 nights
20% for bookings > than 9 nights

The rent is for the entire house for a group of maximum 15 people.

Rooms

SOT

Lamens

Melquiades

SOT

Lamens

Melquiades

ITHAKA

AEGINA

NOMAD

ITHAKA

AEGINA

NOMAD

F27

Kitchen

Lounge

F27

Kitchen

Lounge

Orangerie

Meditation nest

Swimming Pool

Orangerie

Meditation nest

Swimming Pool

Amenities


Outdoor


Indoor


Esssentials

Terrace under the fig-treeGiant living kitchenWifi
Swimming poolLounge areaFloor heating
Inner PatioCeramic workshopFully equipped Kitchen
Deck between olive treesOrangerie workshop area
with fireplace
Dish Washer
Pizza OvenMeditation spaceLaundry machine
VineyardsAmazing roomsSolar Energy & Heating
Olive grove Television
Mountain Bike and walking routes Optional cook
  Optional extra housekeeping (for longer stays)

Our services

For your family

For the kids

For adults

Full pension/private chef Forrest walks Babysitting
Gardening Art & craft classes Wine tasting/Pairing
Art workshops Cooking classes Winery visit
Fairytale patio dinners Bike tours Coaching
Bike rental  Silent Disco! Meditation
Waterfall visit
   

What to do

Cava/Wine

The soul farm is located in a beautiful wine region where ‘Cava’ (the Spanish sparkling wine) is made. By proud locals it is lovingly called the ‘Tuscany of Catalonia’. Around the corner you will find some beautiful organic and biodynamic wineries that are well worth a visit. Torres is also located around the corner, a world-renowned winery. You can have a splendid lunch and dinner in the garden or in the garden room.

Cava scores very well at international sparkling wine fairs. Many wineries create very good sparkling wine that surprises connoisseurs. Arnout has recently followed a wine education in Vilafranca and can give extensive tours, advise and put together tastings or pairings in the Soul Farm.

Hiking & Cycling

Our village Torrelles de Foix is ideally located on the edge of the wine region and at the foot of the first mountains. From the village it is all forest up to the Pyrenees. It is amazingly beautiful walking here straight from the house and the mountains are ideal for cyclists and mountain bikers. We rent bicycles in collaboration with a bicycle shop in Vilafranca.

Within walking distance you will find a beautiful hermitage, waterfalls where you can drink straight from the rock, caves, the castle of Sant Marti Sarroca, wineries and beautiful nature.

Beach

In about 30 minutes you find yourself on wonderful Mediterranean beaches (Sitges, Vilanova, Calafell & Cubelles). The weather is nice enough throughout the year to sit in the sun or build a sand castle with the children. We rent boats, canoes, padel surf etc in colaborration with a beach club in Vilanova.

Vilafranca del Penedes, Sitges

Wine capital Vilafranca del Penedes is at about 10 kilometers from the house. It is an authentic and lively town and is the ‘service town’ of the region. On Saturdays there is a large farmers market with products directly from the surrounding land. There is a lovely cathedral and some quality restaurants.

Sitges is the most ‘cosmopolitan’ beach town. It has been an open LGBTQ community for many years, full of nice shops and nice beach bars. A completely unique atmosphere compared to the other Spanish seaside resorts.

Cities, Barcelona and Tarragona

Barcelona needs no introduction; a great cultural and culinary walhalla less than an hour’s drive away. Tarragona is less known and especially worth visiting for its Roman history, it’s amphitheatre, an ancient bridge (puente de diablo) and a cozy city center. Tarragona is about a 50-minute drive from Mas els Igols.

Monasteries

A nice historical day trip is a visit to Santas Creus and/or Poblet. Two breathtakingly beautiful and perfectly preserved Cistine monasteries.

Skiing

The Barcelona region is in many ways a paradise, sea, culture, fertile soil and… about a 1,5 hour drive away from the closest slopes of the Pyrenees. An active ski day trip during your stay in Mas els Igols is easily arranged.

Local culinary traditions

Catalans dedicate their winter to their love for outdoor activities and outdoor food. They travel en masse into the mountains to pick herbs, wild plants and mushrooms. The BBQ or the open wood fire plays a major role in the winter kitchen. At the so-called ‘Calcotadas’, large spring onions are caramelized on iron racks, a truly special experience.

Arnout & sons know their way around (about 15 edible mushroom species) and often go out to gather a meal. In our area we also pick various herbs and asparagus in the wild.

Montserrat

From all over Penedes you have a view of the most famous mountain in Catalonia, the Montserrat. In the ‘saddle’ of the mountain lies a monastery where the Catalan culture has been preserved from the ravages of time (and the civil war). It is a beautiful walking area and a unique architectural and cultural heritage worth a visit.

Other day activities nearby

Amusement park “Port Aventura” (50 minutes)

Climbing park ‘Les Deus Aventura’ (20 minutes)

‘El Jardi dels Ocells’ bird garden (20 minutes)

‘Les Dous’, (in our Torrelles de Foix) is in the top three of best BBQ spots in Catalonia.

FAQs

Yes, we offer crisp white sheets, duvets, blankets and soft towels to all our guests, for longer stays we also have a spare set available for all guests. This is included in the price. In case needed you can use the washing machine that is situated in the lounge.

Yes, there is ecological soap and shampoo available in all the bathrooms in all the rooms. Since we are an eco-farm we use a natural deposit system and we offer the best available ecological and biodegradable soaps.

The house is cleaned on arrival. For stays over 3 days a mid-stay cleaning is included. If you wish for daily cleaning, we can arrange this at an extra cost. Please contact us for the conditions.

Yes, we collaborate with several bike shops in Vilafranca del Penedes. The area is very popular for cycling and mountain biking. Please ask us for the best conditions. 

Most of the work in Mas els Igols is for sale. At the house there is a catalogue with all prices. Most work you can find on www.iristonies.com. We also offer workshops with Iris to design work in collaboration. Check the upcoming – events – here.

The house is equipped with a fully operational and stunning kitchen (36 m2) with a large dining table (368 x 100 cm). You can also ask us to cook one or more days or to have a full time chef during your stay. We also offer wine pairings or wine tastings with local wines in collaboration with professional chefs. Please contact us for the conditions. 

The rental of Mas els Igols is excluding all meals. The house is situated in amazing surroundings also referred to as the food-barn of Barcelona. We have a large network of cooks that can take care of your group or family during your stay. Check here for the conditions.

Mas els Igols is situated in the vineyards of the Penedes. A circle of about 1500 meters around the house is vineyard only, except for the two neighboring houses (at about 150 meters). The garden area around the house is accessible for guests. There is an olive grove, a terrace under a giant fig tree with adjacent pizza oven & BBQ, a tiled deck in front of the kitchen/diner area and an inner patio/impluvium between the workshop/meditation space and the kitchen. All these areas are available to our guests.

Yes, our guests have private access to the pool and the surrounding area.

The Soul Farm is a completely independent unit that is part of a very big ‘masia’ or farm house. The seven rooms, workshop/yoga/meditation area, the kitchen and lounge, the outdoor spaces, they are all available just for your group or family. In total you have around 250 m2 of indoor spaces and 500 m2 garden areas at your private disposal. 

The hosts Arnout and Iris and their three wonderful sons also live in the same property and are close to guaranteeing your best possible stay in Mas els Igols. They are also there for you to provide services, like art workshops, guided meditations, tours around the house, wine tastings & pairings, excursions and all sorts of questions. 

The Soul Farm is nicely situated in nature and at the same time it is quite well connected. The Penedes is an active farming area, rural and still inhabited. You can reach the house from Barcelona city by train and bus. The train R4 takes you from the city center to Vilafranca del Penedes. From there you jump on the bus Igualadina from Vilafranca del Pendes to Pontons. From the bus stop near the Benzinera de Sant Marti it is a 1500 m. walk to our door. The train rides twice an hour. The bus is less frequent. 

You can also easily take a taxi from Vilafranca for about €20 which is easier. A taxi from Barcelona airport is around €100. We can schedule a pick with the local taxi, please contact us for further details.

For longer stays without a chef we advise to rent a car. 

Yes, we have free parking space for up to 6 cars. 

The surroundings of the house are splendid. You can walk stunning routes right out of the door or drive a bit for even more options. You can visit natural wells/waterfalls, forests, vineyards, castles, monasteries, etc. all at short distances. We have a Komoot account with route options for groups of all sorts, ages and strengths. 

The house is equipped with 16 large electrical solar panels and 8 large hot water panels. On an average day we produce about 35 kiloWatt where we only use between 8-10 kiloWatt for consumption. The rest of the energy is either given back to the net or used for running the ceramic kiln or auxiliary heating systems.

The hot water panels provide energy for most of the floor heating that covers the larger part of the house and for the hot water.

The water in the house comes from a natural well and the drainage of the house is done by a natural drain field system. All soaps used are biodegradable and Eco friendly. 

To celebrate life and minimize our footprint and take care of our planet.

The Soul Farm is situated in the splendid Mediterranean climate. It is a mild and temperate climate, as it is not usually very cold or very hot, with hot, dry summers and not very cold winters. In the winter it is very common that you can still have a good part of your life outside. In the microclimate of our valley we have above 300 sunny days and around 500 mm rain annually. You can find some more specific dates on the site of the wine region: http://www.dopenedes.cat/en/terraiclima.php

The nearest supermarkets are in Sant Marti de Sarroca about 2500 m. from the house. Large stores are in Vilafranca del Penedes at 9 km. On Saturdays there is a lovely farmers market in Vilafranca.