We are Elise and Kris, the owners of Mas de Muntaner. In 2019 we discovered this gem in the south of Catalonia and decided it would be the perfect place to renovate and open up to guests. We then left our birth country The Netherlands to settle in Catalonia, Spain. In addition to the guest houses, we aim to restore the nearly 25 hectare estate after a long period of decay, and apply permaculture and regenerative agriculture to improve the quality of the soil and what grows there. We are happy to tell you more about our plans and activities during your visit!
After a long process of permits and renovations, the holiday accommodations have been available for rent since the spring of 2023 and we are proud of the result. We look forward to sharing this beautiful place and area, and giving our guests a glimpse of all the beauty the area has to offer.
About Mas de Muntaner
Mas de Muntaner is located in the Burga valley in southern Catalonia. The estate is located in a beautiful spot with a very special view of the Burga valley and the surrounding mountains. The old masia from the 18th century and the two luxurious holiday apartments are surrounded by olive trees, almond trees and pine trees, interspersed with fragrant rosemary and thyme. It is the ideal place to unwind and relax and to use as a base for activities in the area.
The guest houses
Mas de Muntaner has two luxurious guest houses, where the apartment of 43 m2 is suitable for two people and the apartment of 64 m2 for four people. If desired, the accommodations can also be booked in combination for larger groups. Both rural holiday homes are attractively furnished and fully equipped. They have their own private garden with two terraces, so that you can always sit in the sun or in the shade. Read more about the guesthouses.
A bit of history
The guesthouses were completely renovated in 2022/2023 and are now ready to welcome guests. In the past, the building in which the holiday apartments are located was used to house goats. In the courtyard gardens, the goats could stay peacefully at night without worrying about wild animals. These inner gardens have been transformed into lovely private gardens for the guest rooms, each with two spacious terraces. The main house, the ‘masia’, still needs to be renovated, which is planned for the beginning of 2024.
Mas de Muntaner is located in the interior of the province of Tarragona, between the villages of Tivissa, Rasquera, Ginestar and El Perelló. The rural estate is located far from the busy places, on a location where time seems to stand still and you can still really enjoy the silence, the flora and fauna. The last part of the route (approx. 15 minutes) to Mas de Muntaner is via an unpaved road. Although the dirt road is in fairly good condition and most cars can drive on it without any problems, a 4×4 or SUV is recommended.
The Burga valley is a beautiful, green valley where nature can still be admired. Rabbits, foxes, badgers, wild boars and birds of prey live in the area. Due to the remote location of Mas de Muntaner, it is very quiet, there is no light pollution at night and you can see lots of stars.
From Mas de Muntaner, the coast with endless beaches, hidden bays and clear blue water can be reached in half an hour. In addition, the area offers many tourist attractions, culture and activities. Read more about the activities in the area.
Off grid & environmentally conscious
The Mas de Muntaner estate is off grid, which means that there are no permanent electricity and water connections. Electricity is generated using solar panels. The water is pumped up from the underground water streams via a well on site. Environmentally conscious and ecologically responsible handling of the facilities and environment are important. We try to achieve this in both the guesthouses and on the estate. Because Mas de Muntaner depends on what nature offers, we consciously deal with water and energy consumption and we ask our guests to take this into account. Read more about the ways in which Mas de Muntaner works as environmentally conscious as possible.