Accommodation ref. 221508
Bed & Breakfast in a Farmhouse
Albanyà
Catalonia - Gerona - Interior ( Pyrenees )
Spain


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Bed & Breakfast in a Farmhouse in the Pyrenees- Albanyà

Albanyà Entre l'Alta Garrotxa y l'Alt Empordà
Spain, Catalonia - Gerona - Interior ( Pyrenees )

50 € - 80 € / night (For 2 people)

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Description of the establishment   

Bed & Breakfast in a Farmhouse dinner served for residents
3 Bedroom(s) - Maximum occupancy : 14 persons.
Offical classification : "casa rural"
Theme : Gastronomic, Cookery course, Equestrian, Culture, Sport, Romantic

Year of construction : 1600, Date of last renovation : 2004
Parking spaces : 7
- Property open from 07h to 24h.

Service included
Bed linen provided, Towels provided, Car Park, Internet access , Breakfast

Service not included
Baby-sitters available, Bikes for hire, Telephone, Artisanal products for sale, Picnic on request

Shared amenities and services available to renters
Interior : Living room, Working Fireplace, Meeting room, Stereo, Kettle, Refrigerator, Kitchenette, Washing machines at the disposal of all tenants, Board games
Exterior : Barbecue, Vegetable garden, Farm animals, Terrace / Balcony, Bicycle provided, Outdoor furniture, Deckchair, Couch hammock, Parasol

Best points
Magnificent farm-house of the 17th century, in a wild and untouched region of the Girona Pyrenees, a dream for all those who enjoy hiking or mountain-biking in the wild. Surrounded by woods and silence for many miles around, at night we can't see a light other than the moon and the stars. We enjoy more than 300 sunny days a year. We rent out two guest-rooms on the first floor of the beautifully refurbished house where we live, and an independent apartment on the ground floor. The West room is furnished with a double bed and a double futon sofa-bed; and the East room, with a double bed and two individual beds. We also have a dining room with a wood-stove reserved for our guests, as well as the panoramic terrace with a breathtaking view (the house is on a high pass between two valleys). The apartment consists of a big luminous hall with high vaulted ceilings, where an American kitchen, the fireplace, the big dining table and a comfortable living area including a sofa-bed; a sleeping room with a double bed and a set of bunch-beds; a spacious bathroom; and a cosy garden terrace under stone vaults, with a barbecue. The house is almost self-sufficient: the heating is worked by the central fireplace, and electricity is produced by solar panels. We make our own bread, pasta, game sausages, marmalades and jams (from our fruit trees and from wild berries and nuts), and we grow our own organic vegetables. We breed chicken and ducks. We also offer half-board and full-board service, using our self-grown products, as well as those of other local farmer

Notices
Pets allowed (prior arrangement), Owner has a dog, Owner has a cat, Individual means of transport desirable, Unheated pool

The area   

Location
Figueres : 25 km.
Forest : less than 50 m.
Village centre : 6 km, Bus station : 6 km, Shops : 6 km, Bank : 17 km, Hospital : 25 km, Beach : 50 km

Activities onsite
Equitation, Regional speciality tasting, Mountain Biking / Cycling, Kids games (swing, slide...), , , , .
Activities in the vicinity
Forest, Horse riding, Mountain Biking / Cycling, Archery, Hunting, Fishing, Museum, Historical site.

Means of access
We are 30km. away from Figueres and 6km. from Albanyà, the nearest village; on this last part, the road is a dirt track, though not too tough, and there's no need for 4x4. At Figueres you should take the road leading to Llers and follow it further till Albanyà, the last village. There we meet our guests and guide them to our farmhouse. This is Alta Garrotxa, a rough, solitary limestone middle-mountain region covered with Mediterranean dry forest (holly oaks, oaks and pine trees) on the sunny slopes and lush humid vegetation (chestnut trees, beeches, black poplars) on the shady ones, with alpine meadows, sheer rock walls, deep ravines with gurgling mountain streams, gorges, cascades and karstic formations. A region historically scarcely populated, yet dotted with scattered farm-houses and Romanesque chapels on impossible spots.

Hints and Tips
We are on a privileged middle-mountain area, from 600 to 1,500 metres above sea level, a superb balcony over the luminous plane of Empordà running in silver-greens towards the sea. One is far more likely to bump into a deer, a wild pig, a hare or a fox rather than into another human being. Silence is filled with birds galore. No electricity nor telephone cables, nor any asphalt stain this region 32.865 hectares wide. Here you can forget your daily strife and immerse yourself in Nature, wander under the enchanted shade of the chestnut forest and doze on a hammock under an oak tree. Our house is 15 minutes from the river Muga (meaning "border" in Basque, for it runs along the French-Catalan border) where, in the summer, it’s a heavenly pleasure to dive in its natural pools of crystal-clear icy water. Autumn is the season to hunt for mushrooms, chestnuts, figs and blackberries; in spring you will find wild strawberries, cherries and asparagus, and more mushrooms yet. And then, in winter, one enjoys a slightly whitened landscape under a blue sky, without the severe cold of the higher mountain. We offer two guided one-day tours (6/7 hours hiking) to discover some of the best views of this region unparalleled for its rugged terrain (which accounts for its isolation in spite of its being not so high), the variety of landscapes, the over 40 Romanesque (10th to 12th centuries) chapels from a time when these were the southernmost Christian lands and the net of winding trails which bespeaks its historically strategic importance for those who had to cross the Pyrenees on foot.

Rates and availability   

No information on the period from 24/04/2014 to 24/04/2015

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Tariff per night for the rooms :  Appartement - Petit Maison
Season2 People4 PeopleAdditional person
Low80 €100 €20 €
High80 €100 €20 €

Tariff per night for the rooms :  Chambre-suite Est
Season2 People3 People4 People
Low50 €70 €90 €
High60 €80 €100 €

Tariff per night for the rooms :  Chambre-suite Oest
Season2 People3 People4 People
Low50 €70 €90 €
High60 €80 €100 €

Tourist tax included in the price : no, 0 € per person per day
Discount depending on length of stay : no
Part-payment required upon reservation : 20%
Payment by : Bank transfer

Meals   

Lunch, Dinner
1/14 places, reservation necessary
Set menu available : Regional specialities, Bio, Traditional, Vegetarian


Tariff per dayAdultChild
Half board20 €10 €
Full board40 €30 €

Bedroom description   
1 Bedroom(s) Appartement - Petit Maison
8 persons - 60 m2 / 645 sqft, Private toilet, Private bathroom
2 double bed(s), 1 bunk bed(s)
Shower, Toilet in bathroom, Heating, Working Fireplace, Sofabed, Kitchenette, Kettle, Refrigerator, Shutters
Room separate from the owner's quarters
View of garden Opposite
Rates
1 Bedroom(s) Chambre-suite Est
4 persons - 20 m2 / 215 sqft, Private toilet, Private bathroom
1 double bed(s)
Wash basin, Shower, Toilet in bathroom, Heating, Wifi, Sofabed, Shutters
View of mountain Opposite
Rates
1 Bedroom(s) Chambre-suite Oest
4 persons - 20 m2 / 215 sqft, Private toilet, Private bathroom
1 double bed(s)
Wash basin, Shower, Toilet in bathroom, Heating, Wifi, Sofabed, Shutters
View of mountain Opposite
Rates

Renter testimonial   

This property has received 17 testimonials with an average score of out of 5.
Date Overall Name Member Country
21/03/2014 5/5 Mrs. Véronique A. 4995948 France
05/01/2013 5/5 Mrs. Stéphanie P. 7710682 France
21/08/2012 5/5 Mr. Jean L. 6524713 Belgium
05/08/2012 5/5 Mr. alexis c. 6962425 France
24/07/2012 5/5 Mrs. Tatiana V. 6919081 France
21/05/2012 5/5 Mr. Maciej C. 6918910 United States of America
07/05/2012 5/5 Mr. adel A. 63750 Tunisia
02/09/2011 5/5 Mrs. Maartje S. 6110334 Belgium
29/06/2011 5/5 Mr. Alain N. 1866720 France
28/09/2010 5/5 Mr. BRUNO H. 5053601 France
27/08/2010 5/5 Mrs. Pascale B. 3398216 France
11/06/2010 5/5 Mrs. Judit V. 4746050 Spain
17/05/2010 5/5 Mr. christophe e. 1058639 France
10/03/2010 5/5 Mr. JOSE JAVIER C. 4156030 Spain
22/08/2009 5/5 Mr. patrick d. 3652128 Belgium
15/08/2009 5/5 Mr. patrick d. 3652128 Belgium
13/11/2008 5/5 Mr. jerome b. 3170833 France

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