Mas de Mingall
Mas de Mingall is an old restored olive farm in a private valley with a variety of trees. The moment you pass the name sign the first thing that comes to mind is just to slow down and feel welcome. Enjoy hospitality, tranquility, unspoiled nature, fresh and healthy food and a great climate year round. This is the perfect place to relax and re- energize.
We offer 5 double rooms, a vintage caravan and a few camping pitches. In the house there is a library, a guest lounge with a fireplace and outside there is a veranda where we serve breakfast and other meals.
Hammocks and a large swimming pool are here for you to enjoy.
Feel free to wander around in the green valley and the forest for a walk, enjoy the sun or read a book from our library. There is plenty of space for you as our guests. Whether you like to be pampered or prefer privacy, travel solo or with a small group, all is possible.
We are located in the mountains between Valencia and Barcelona and only 10 minutes away from the sea and small beaches of the Costa Dorada.
When you fly to Barcelona, Valencia or Reus you can either rent a car, take a taxi, book a transfer or take the train.
Slow life, off grid: the new luxury
Expect a different world when you come visit us. Here, the best thing you can do is to adjust to the rhythm of nature. Let the sun wake you up and gaze at the millions of stars at night.
Let nature inspire you to be active or to just be, and be mindful without knowing that you are. This is the lifestyle we were looking for when we left our busy lives behind and moved to Spain.
And, although living off grid keeps you busy all day, we find the space and tranquility around us extremely luxurious. If you want to slow down a bit, be active outdoors and have a good time, come visit and be our guest!
We aim to be as self sustainable as possible and to have the least amount of impact on our environment.
Mas de Mingall is not connected to any public service. Energy comes from solar panels. Waste is reduced where possible and separated.
During wintertime we maintain the forest and use the wood to make fires to warm the house. Cuttings from the olive trees are perfect for a traditionally prepared paella on woodfire. Rainwater is collected in an underground stone cistern to use for irrigation on the terrain, as invented by the Romans.
Explore the area
Mas de Mingall is a good base to explore the area with its beautiful beaches, walking trails, mountains, wine estates, the Ebro Delta Natural Park and historical villages and vibrant towns (Miravet, Tivissa, L'Ametlla de Mar, Tortosa, Reus, Tarragona, Barcelona and Valencia).
Who are we?
We are Michel and Barbara with our daughter Julia. We are originally from The Netherlands.
It was our dream to find a beautiful place in Spain to create a little paradise - to live ourselves - and to share with those looking for a place in nature to spend a holiday or a weekend away.
When we first saw Mas de Mingall we immediately fell in love and knew that we wanted to live here. It's one of those few places left that are still somewhat unpolished, with a great amount of natural charm. We call it 'raw luxury'. Here you can spend hours outside, wandering through the valley, discovering a new hiking path or flowers that you haven't seen before. You can be outdoors and active all day, in summer and in wintertime. Or simply do nothing!
This dream of ours came from travelling around the world. Every now and then you come to a place where you don't want to leave... where you like the energy, the people, the hospitality, the food, the art on the walls, the coffee tasting just perfect. To be in a place where you feel welcome and treated like a special guest. This inspires us to make you feel the same here at Mas de Mingall.
One of our passions is food... Michel is more the scientific type, doing things by the book.
Essential when you want to make a great tasting bread, BBQ roasts, paella, sauces or deserts.
Barbara is more the creative type: mixing and matching fresh ingredients of the season into healthy and delicious salads, stews, pastas, soups and more.
Come and enjoy this beautiful place.
We look forward to being your hosts!
If you have some time to spare, like to be in nature and do some physical work, come work with us for a while!
Michel, Barbara & Julia