Mas Santa Caterina

Rural Accommodation and Rental in Sobrestany, Empordà


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At the foot of the Massís del Montgrí, between the towns of Bellcaire d'Empordà and L'Escala, in the protected area of the Parc del Montgrí, lies the Masia Santa Caterina in the village of Sobrestany. Sobrestany is a small village with just over twenty houses, off the main road and with wonderful views of Montgrí and the plain of the Bay of Roses. Although it belongs to the municipality of Torroella, Sobrestany is closer to L'Escala. The road to it, almost a dead end, becomes a field path after the village. The small village is ideal as a starting point for hikes in the Massís del Montgrí or excursions to the east coast (including Cala Montgó and the paradisiacal coves only accessible on foot, such as Cala Ferriol).

Garden facade

Just a few minutes separate Sobrestany from the beautiful beaches of Empúries and the Bay of Roses or other towns such as Torroella, L'Estartit, or Verges with numerous leisure activities and services. The estate consists of two independent areas used for tourism purposes. The first, the barn, is the former converted stable, renovated about twenty years ago and updated in 2016. The second, the Masia, together with the defensive tower, forms the old core of the estate. Both units can be rented together or separately for a total of up to 14 people.

Sobrestany: The Barn

The Barn of Mas Santa Caterina

The barn of the Santa Caterina estate in Sobrestany is a 140 square meter accommodation, renovated in 2016. It features a large double bedroom on the first floor with a complete bathroom, a room with bunk beds (two single beds) on the ground floor, another bathroom with shower, and a large living room with kitchen. The barn has access to the garden.

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Sobrestany: The Masia, the Large Country House

The Masia

The Masia of the Santa Caterina estate forms the old core of the property. The country house consists of two floors of about 120m² each. Attached is the three-story tower, which is not accessible, offering an impressive view of the Bay of Roses. The house has four bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen. The accommodation is rustic and simple. The house has access to the garden with the pool, the use of which (shared or individual) is based on the agreed conditions at the time of booking.

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The Surroundings

Located between Torroella de Montgrí and L'Escala, right on the border between Alt Empordà and Baix Empordà, Sobrestany offers a wide range of sporting, cultural, gastronomic, and cultural activities like few other places.

Bird Watching

The area is known and appreciated by ornithologists for its excellent bird watching. Near the house, a pair of falcons monitors the area, but also kestrels and bats use the walls for their colonies.


The natural park itself, at the foot of the Massís del Montgrí, offers unlimited trails for hiking and cycling. There are paths leading into the mountains that reach the coast in about an hour, following a gentle climb; others are steeper for the daring, and then there are flat paths for relaxed bike rides between the surrounding villages. In summer, the long beaches of Empúries and the water sports centers of L'Escala or L'Estartit offer all kinds of activities, from sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing to diving. But also paragliding or hot air balloon rides as well as kayak trips on the River Ter can be booked.


The gastronomic offer in the region is diverse and extensive. The fish restaurants of L'Escala are well known, as are the more upscale restaurants in the area between Torroella de Montgrí and Palamós. In Bellcaire itself, for example, you will find the excellent Restaurant l'Horta.


The Empordà was a Greek colony and an important center of Iberian culture, which controlled the land from the village of Ullastret, where an important and interesting museum is located today. With the centers in Figueres and La Bisbal d'Empordà, the region offers a rich cultural offer around historical sites (Iberian ruins of Ullastret and Empúries, Dalí's heritage in Púbol and Cadaqués) and current urban centers (Dalí Museum in Figueres).