Fabrica Descals

Girona, Olot, Spain
A 1917 Modernist Masterpiece Evocatively Renewed by Estudio Além

Historically an important modernist work by a Catalan architect, the Fabrica Descals building was a modernist residence that used to be the home of the owners of a cured meat factory – earning it a place with the Olot Catalog of Protected Buildings. The current owners renovated the ground floor with the astute minds of Estudio Além (who used to work with a 2017 Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm).

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A gentle preservation of a landmark building retaining its original character, the house has creamy walls and decadent, curvy lines. We especially love the scalloped ceilings. The kitchen is fully equipped, with smoked glass cabinets and parquet floors, and stained glass features beautifully throughout.

Fired clay terracotta originally covered the floors; it was readapted into small, hand-cut pieces atop underfloor heating and air conditioning.

Three Kodachrome-hued bathrooms covered in yellow, blue and green ceramic tiles match with the tiled roof, and three bedrooms, make this an ideal vacation rental for three couples, or a family with 2-4 teenage or adult children. At the back of the residence, there is a pavilion with a fourth room, perfect for meditating, reading, or simply gazing out onto the garden. The grounds also contain a swimming pool - perfect for Mediterranean summers.

The home is an altogether luxurious and visually arresting place to stay while exploring Girona or Barcelona.


VOLCANOES, CUISINE AND BEACHES

The house is located in Olot, located in the province of Girona. The small medieval city’s volcanic and unique landscape are its hallmarks, with Parc Natural, Fageda d'en Jordà, Volcà Montscopa being places of natural fascination.

Fabulous Catalonian restaurants abound (haute cuisine in a traditional Catalan farmhouse at Restaurant Les Cols is an owner favorite), as do shops, bars and cafes. Historic Girona sits along the River Onyar where the walled Old Quarter (Barri Vell) features the ancient Roman rampart fragments of the Vella fortress woven through the tiny streets and alleyways.

Bordered to the north by the the beautiful and protected Garrotxa region and to the south by the Gavarres national park and the Costa Brava, the area is surrounded by some of Catalonia’s most breathtaking natural beauty. When headed to the Costa Brava don’t miss El Canadell, a hidden gem of a beach in the picturesque fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell.

The area is also home to the authentic and picturesque medieval towns of Besalu, Figueres (home of surrealist painter Salvador Dali), Santa Pau, Castellfollit de la Roca, and Alta, all in less than an hour’s drive. Going back over two thousand years, the ancient Roman Road route is a fascinating drive through the region. The attractive French market town of Perpignan is just over an hour north and the medieval town of Vic is an hour west along the breathtaking (c25) road. Both the ski resorts of the Pyrenees and Barcelona are within an hour’s drive in either direction.


LOCATION
Olot, Girona, Spain. Nearest Airport: Girona Airport (67km)


BEST TIME TO VISIT: May-October for best weather.

 
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Fabrica Descals
Girona, Olot, Spain
A Modernist Masterpiece

Historically an important modernist work by a Catalan architect, the Fabrica Descals building earned a place on the Olot Catalog of Protected Buildings, and it has been evocatively renewed by Estudio Além.

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TV Smart TV with netflix
Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Kitchen Yes
Internet Wi-fi
Washer Yes
Suitable for Events Yes
Bedrooms 3
Bed Type 3 queen size beds
Kitchen
Bathrooms 2.5
Accommodates 6
Kid-Friendly
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Min. Stay 3 nights
Check-In 16:00
Check-Out 11:00
Cleaning €60
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit 30.00%
Sec. Deposit Due No security deposit required
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.

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