Oasis in the oasis

Mas els Igols is situated in the Pènedes, famous for producing the Spanish bubbling wine Cava. It is known as the oasis of Catalunya, green, lush and subject to the amazing Mediterranean climate (mild winters and warm summers) with the sea relatively close (20 km as the bird flies). Our valley is just behind the first hills running alongside the blue waters and white sandy beaches of the Costa Daurada. A fresh thermal wind cools down 'els Igols' on the warmer days.

The estate was formerly used as a winery and is surrounded by vineyards that are now taken care of by Pere Rafecas Jr. and Sr.

Two small waterfalls flow out of a large forested area that and splash on at walking distance from the house. The plenty of ground water makes els Igols an isolated green oasis perfect for walking and cycling. The area is known for it's wine & cava production and as 'the food barn of Barcelona'.

Near the house you can visit wineries, a bird zoo, waterfall & picknick areas. A bit further you find Montserrat, nice beaches & Barcelona city with all it's culture and more. Ski slopes are only a 1 1/2 hour car ride away.

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Food & Art

Beauty is the language of your chef and artist Iris, and in her cooking she ‘speaks’ this language as a secret ingredient. Arnout is the firestarter in the house and
works the BBQ, Pizza Oven or fireplace to create his hands-on family meals. Above all things Mas els Igols is a place to relax and enjoy nature. In our kitchen we cook with local produce and flavour our dishes with flowers & herbs from our own soil. You will be indulged with pretty & healthy meals served on unique family owned antiquities & artistic ceramic design. 



Outdoor Indoor Esssentials
  • Terrace under the fig-tree
  • Swimming pool
  • Pizza Oven
  • Garden
  • Olive grove
  • Mountain Bike rental
  • Lot’s of art materials
  • Silkscreen printing area
  • Home Office
  • Homeschool & workshop area
  • Ceramic workshop
  • Indoor fireplaces
  • Orangerie living room
  • Art & Yoga studio
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Living room & Diner
  • Washer
  • Solar Energy & Heating
  • Television (43" smart TV)
  • Weekly housekeeping (for longer stays)



For your family For the kids For adults
  • Breakfast
  • Gardening
  • Art workshops
  • Fairytale patio dinners
  • Bike rental
  • Waterfall visit
  • Screen printing
  • Theatre & puppetry workshops
  • Forrest walks
  • Art & craft classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Bike tours
  • Babysitting
  • Wine tasting
  • Winery visit