Castle of Castelltersol

Castelltercol, Barcelona

An authentic 9th-century fortress in the heart of Catalunya, a perfect place for a group of history lovers, nature buffs and peace seekers


7 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Up the road from the village, glistening with forest oaks, shrubs and pines, to arrive at one of the oldest lived-in castles in Spain. You’re welcomed by gentle Jose and Terry, whose family has been associated with the fortress for years, and whose love for the history is infectious.On the first floor are the keeper’s quarters; on the second floor, yours. You have two sitting rooms, a formal dining room and a big friendly kitchen with a table that seats eight. In summer you’ll be outside, chatting, relaxing and barbecuing in the secluded walled courtyard with views.Trot down to Castellterçol; puff your way back up. It has a sprinkling of cafes, shops and restaurants, a market on Saturday mornings and a patisserie that’s so good it’s famous. Walk and cycle (there are paths all around) or hop in the car for beautiful Caldes, a 20-minute drive. From here, there’s a regular bus to Barcelona.

Exterior view of Castelltercol in Barcelona, Spain. Castle on the hilltop surrounded by nature.

We think you'll love

  • The history. The castle is over 1,120 years old, and has a tiny archaeological museum on site
  • Al fresco meals in a private walled courtyard with views
  • The beauty of the beamed ceilings and some of the tiled floors
Castle of Castelltersol - Gallery

You should know

  • Bathrooms are modest and clean, not state of the art
  • Renovations over decades forgot to maintain some special architectural features inside


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 15-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €100
Weekly price
from €500
Damage deposit
1 Castle for 8
From €1007 beds4 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

There are nature paths on the castle’s land (open to all) and beyond, and the Monastery of Sant Benet, a gastronomic research foundation and architectural gem, is a 30-minute drive. The local village Castellterçol (a stroll down the hill) is strategically located in the central county of Catalunya; you are 45 minutes from the medieval towns of Vic and Manresa, and one hour from the famous Sanctuary of Montserrat, the beaches of La Maresme and Barcelona.

Local points of interest from Jose Maria de Anzizu & Terry Roberts

  • Coves del Toll. Prehistoric caves with guided tours of some 45 minutes. Short distance beyond Moia (en route to Vic)
  • Monastery of Santa Maria de l´Estany. Declared Historical monument in 1931. At one point in history the Castle de Castelltersol was sold to the monastery (lock, stock & barril).
  • Club de Golf Castelltersol. "Rustic" 9-hole course managed by members. Green fees from 12 Euros weekdays to 18 Euros weekends and holidays.
  • Municipal swimming pool surrounded by spacious green lawns and shady areas. Open from July to September.
  • Cim d´Âligues (Sant Feliu de Codines) A unique center for the investigation, reproduction and exhibitions of eagles, falcons, etc. in full flight.


Jose Maria de Anzizu & Terry Roberts

In his youth, Jose Anzizu´s parents rented the castle as a summer home. In 1987 he and his wife bought it and continued the restoration their parents had started. To generate income, he and Terry, who live nearby, added nurseries to the fields around. What stands out is their love for the place, and the effort they have invested to save it, to share it (there's an annual concert for the locals in the grounds) and to preserve its history.