Mas Gusó was built in 1564, at which time it was known as Mas Perandreu. At the end of the 17th century, a descendant of the family, Antiga Perandreu, married the Girona merchant Miquel Massana. During the first half of the 18th century, the family became related to the Fages of Figueres, the family of the well-known Empordà region author, Fages de Climent, which is why the farmhouse is also known as Can Fages. Throughout the entire 19th century, it was part of the patrimony of this Figueres family, until it was bought by Rossend Janer.
The land around the property has always been used for growing fruit trees and still is today. After decades of exclusive dedication to farming, at the beginning of the 1980s, the family decided to change the activity which, at that time, capitalised most of the rural homes in the nearby area. Its location in the midst of nature and the large area it covers meant that Mas Gusó was an ideal place for developing its current activity.
After a period of improvement and alteration to extend and adapt the various areas (dining rooms, terraces, shops), Mas Gusó provides a unique offer in a setting where visitors can enjoy a singular atmosphere.
The Gusó family was a traditional farming family until very recently.
At the beginning of the 1980s, Rossend Gusó started the changeover which consisted of selling fruit retail from the field to the consumer. He and his wife, Josefina, took a firm stance on an activity aimed at tourism, making the most of the growth of the sector, led by the campsites in the town. At the beginning of the 90s, the demand from our visitors led to the opening of the Terrace-Bar in 1990, run by the family’s children, Miryam and Joan. For 10 years, this activity was the gastronomic focus of the family until, in 2000, the Restaurant, “Les Buguenvíl·lies” was opened, run by Miryam and Joan’s wife, Marina.
However, without a doubt, the main attraction of the farmhouse today is the area dedicated to the extensive and specialised wine cellar that occupies 200 m2 of the old barn and the workshop in which the agricultural machinery was repaired. Opened in 1991, and until 2003, the wine cellar occupied the old farmhouse stables with vaults and arches that dated from the mid 18th century. The wine cellar is run by Joan, a sommelier, who will advise you what to choose from the huge range of wines available.
The last area that was opened was the jewellery shop, SOUQ, an Arabic word that means market and that is also a play on the family’s surname. It was opened in 2003 in the old barn where corn used to be dried, a small area just in front of the wine cellar. In 2005, the shop moved to the area that is between the Internet area and the games room.
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