Castel d’Escales is located in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalunya, midway between Barcelona and the French border, and 30 minutes from the Mediterranean’s magnificent Costa Brava.  An historic, private luxury residence with English host and gourmet cook, our desire is to make your stay as unforgettable, relaxing and delicious as possible.

Enjoy your own castle hideaway outside a quiet, small village yet you’re only minutes from the best this spectacular area has to offer.  Bookings are for a one-week minimum stay for groups of 6 to 14 guests. The castle is also a favorite destination for groups with children.


What Our Guests Say…

We had babies, teenagers, 20-somethings and 60’s – all had a restful and stimulating vacation. The castle is magical!

- A.C. Woodbury, CT

Wonderful! For us wine is #1 and having “cellar” was key. We can tell it’s a passion – as food and wine are for us. Conor will never forget his castle in Spain!

- L.M. Garrison, NY

The enormous terrace, wonderful lavender-filled gardens and pool area provided a beautiful place to enjoy meals and sunsets with good friends and family. Jools’s hospitality was a special gift and her meals were delicious.

- Anthony Malibu, CA

The castle is cozy with numerous rooms that capture the imagination. Lovely countryside & many nearby activities. We tried lots of local fare – all were fantastic!

- Jasper Family, 2010

Beautiful, calm, soothing & hospitable. We had our own history in our own castle.

- Elisabeth New Haven, CT

Fantastic living!

- Anders Bergen, Norway

Our favorite part was the circular library at the top of the tower – breathtaking views!

- Claire Piedmont, CA

We all had an absolutely fabulous time. The castle itself and surroundings were tranquil and stunning; the perfect place for a family holiday. Very much enjoyed our meals Jools prepared and also had gorgeous tapas in the village.

- Rhian Cornwall, England

The castle met all our expectations of staying in a unique, historic, luxurious villa.

- Michele New York, NY

Loved it, loved it…the castle was fabulous, everything we wanted & more. Very kid friendly. It was perfect.

- June 2009

Marvelous vacation and great for kids! Loved Jools’s spinach, duck and lemon tart. We would do it again in a heartbeat!

- Stephanie Denver, CO

One of the best places we have stayed as a group. Jools made an incredible dinner for our crew that was out of this world! A wonderful experience that our family will cherish.

- Patricia San Antonio, TX

Beautiful, beautiful estate and a great place to rest and replenish!

- R.S. Los Angeles, CA

It was a luxury to have Jools prepare and serve marvelous meals – no cooking and plenty of time to enjoy our family.

- Madeleine, 2010

Overall we loved it. Jools guided us to pleasant restaurants & daily excursions & all our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A once in a lifetime experience.

- B.M. Silver Spring, MD

We really enjoyed the vineyard tour. We BBQ’d all week and our stay couldn’t have been better!

- Dennis Louisville, KY

The castle itself is a treat. It provides a very unique ambiance.

- September, 2007