Mas Mateu, a large estate set in the heart of the Catalan countryside near the town of Gerona, is one of the finest privately-owned equestrian properties in Spain.
Originally built as a grand estate over 400 years ago, it is the summer home of a Spanish family who have been responsible for exquisitely restoring it to its former grandeur.
The main house sleeps twenty, with additional staff quarters, making it ideal for a private family getaway, intimate wedding or an informal house party. An arched doorway leads into a series of rooms, with magnificent views over the snow-capped Pyrenees.
The property is home to southern Europe’s leading equestrian facilities which has played host to Spain’s highly regarded national dressage team. One of the world’s finest facilities for training dressage horses, the centre can stable up to ten horses and houses a 70 x 30m all weather covered track, a 70 x 30m outdoor track, a round track for warming up and horse lunging, six paddocks, stands for up to 100 spectators, several acres of fields and living quarters for trainers.
Those who prefer not to ride can take advantage of Mas Mateu’s extensive facilities, including a dedicated swimming pool complex, spa, gym, football field, basketball court, paddle-tennis court, an outdoor barbeque, a summer kitchen housed in an ancient barn, and cinema.
For more information, visit www.masmateu.com