Barcelona Country Estate with Equestrian Facilities
Located in Cardedeu, only 30 minutes from Barcelona and nestled between the Montseny and Montnegre Natural Parks in the heart of the Catalan countryside, is Can Morató, a magnificent 6 bedroom Barcelona country estate with equestrian facilities set in 6 hectares of flat land. The estate offers spacious family living and an idyllic rural lifestyle with beautifully landscaped gardens, pastures and superb equestrian facilities. The property is a true treasure for lovers of history, architecture, nature and horses.
Dating back to 1048, this catalogued masia is steeped in history and saw Napoleon’s troops battling on its doorstep. The Battle of Cardedeu was immortalised by the prestigious French engraver JC Langlois in a work that is currently in the Louvre Museum and where we can contemplate the discreet presence in the scene of Can Morató: a magnificent ceramic depiction of this work of art hangs in the grand entrance hall.
The fabric of the property is made up of a splendid stone facade and thick stone walls, together with terracotta flooring, beautiful wooden ceiling beams, hand made wrought iron window adornings and bespoke carpentry and ironworks throughout. It has large square rooms and is built over two floors with excellent connectivity between the spaces. The stone with which the house is built is exposed in the windows and door frames. Window seats are an architectural feature of this property; they are both romantic and deeply practical, a place to sit but also a place to stare dreamily out the window enjoying the magnificent views over the grounds of the estate.
Retaining a solid structure, the interior was fully refurbished in 1970 to offer a superb layout whilst respecting and protecting the historic, artistic and spirit of the original architecture of the masia. The renovation was carried out under the instruction of the famous architect Lluis Bonet i Garí, the main disciple of Antóni Gaudi and successor in the construction of the Sagrada Familia. Energy Rating E.
This astonishing property offers numerous possibilities to the new owner: as a magnificent family house, boutique hotel, health/wellness centre, yoga retreat or superb Barcelona equestrian property for horse breeding, schooling or stabling.
CAN MORATÓ INTERACTIVE FLOOR PLAN – open in new window for full screen mode
CAN MORATÓ LAYOUT
The orientation of the masia maximises the use of natural sunlight and each side of the property presents a different scenic picture. This is a property off grand proportions, please view our interactive floor plan for an in-depth visual of the layout.
The main entrance, with original arched wooden double doors leads into the 27 m2 grand hallway from which all downstairs rooms are articulated. This is a space of elegance and style and acts as an ideal gallery for displaying artwork. To the right is the 27m2 reception room with wooden beamed ceiling, exquisite stone fireplace and two sets of french doors that open out onto the covered garden terrace.
To the left is the formal dining room with double wooden doors leading out onto the walled courtyard. The covered seating areas provide a place of peace and relaxation as well as serving as an al fresco dining area for food cooked on the built in bbq.
Straight ahead are the stone steps leading up to the bedrooms. To the right is a guest toilet, followed by the kitchen, rustic in design with an abundance of cupboards, two walk in pantries and a breakfast dining room.
Guest House/Staff Quarters
Salon with American style kitchenette, 2 double bedrooms and bathroom
Central room of 27m2 connecting all other rooms. Two en-suite bedrooms with built in wardrobes, two double bedrooms, dressing room and family bathroom, office/study of 15 m2 with w.c. (this room can easily be converted into another en-site) and terrace with views towards the chapel and fields. Stairs leading up to a magnificent room of 27m2 with oak beamed ceiling, perfect for a games room/art studio/music studio/cinema.
The oldest part of the house is the 11th Century defence tower which is accessed from the courtyard. The tower has been converted into a 19.5m2 office with windows overlooking the gardens and an oak beamed room above it of the same size. This room could be perfect for leisure or office use. Either of these spaces could be converted into bedrooms.
The main house offers 1100 sq meters of living space and comprises of:
- 4/5 bedrooms and 3/4 bathrooms
- 2 bedroom guest/staff quarters, 1 bathroom
- 2 w.c.
- grand entrance of 27 m2
- two reception rooms both measuring 27 m2
- dining room of 16.5 m2
- kitchen of 18 m2 with walk in store rooms
- morning dining room of 5 m2
- study of 19.5 m2
- watch tower
- wine cellar
- covered terrace for al fresco dining with views over prestige gardens and the mountains in the distance.
- courtyard of 60 m2 with covered seating areas and built in bbq
It was at these installations that the founder of ANCCE (Asociación Nacional de Criadores de Caballos de Pura Raza Española) bred one of the most famous elegant Spanish Horses, the beautiful Yeguada San Miguel, a thoroughbred fit for kings and queens.
- stable block with 4 spacious stalls,tack room porch, built in BBQ and building for collectors items. A unique collection of antique carriages currently occupies this magnificent space – 349.12 m2
- space for 8 foals without mother
- space for 30-40 breeding mares
- external shower and grooming facilities
- outdoor sand arena
- brick barn (the almacenes) – 126.10 m2
- covered storage area for horse feed and farm equipment
CAN MORATÓ CHAPEL
As was common in this type of dwellings at the time, the home also has a chapel with beautiful arched vaulted terracotta ceilings, stone walls and wooden pews – 84 m2
CAN MORATÓ EXTERIOR
Manicured gardens, trees and shrubs, with automatic irrigation surround the house. There is an abundance of outdoor relaxation areas with strategically placed seating and a wooden gazebo for al fresco dining.
Swimming pool with tiled deck, surrounded by shaded lawns, trees and shrubs. The pool house consists of a changing room, gym and pool machine room. The covered patio, with brick built bbq overlooks the pool and gardens – 75m2
- garage for 4 cars – 110.80 m2
- helicopter pad
- pasture land – 32,100 m2
- private reservoir
- vegetable garden
- water is drawn from a private artesian well
BARCELONA COUNTRY LIVING – LIFESTYLE
If the best of everything is your way of life, you’ve just found your new home. The ideal location of this estate provides for a rural lifestyle, a place in which to enjoy the great outdoors whilst at the same time, being only 30 minutes from Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities and the golden Mediterranean beaches. Furthermore, the property is close to the two international airports of Barcelona and Girona.
Can Morató distances to:
- BCN: 40 km
- BCN Airport: 66 km
- Girona: 79 km
- Girona Airport: 54 KM
- La Roca Golf Course: 3.7 km
- Montseny National Park: 19 km
- Parque de El Montnegre i el Corredor: 11 km
- The Rocas Village: 6 km
- Barcelona Beaches: 20 km – Maresme, (Caldetes, Llavarenes, Masnou; Vilassar)
- Link to International Schools
- Link to hospitals
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