Catalonia villa in impressive natural setting for superb walking and family fun

Vall d’en Bas, Garrotxa, Catalonia Property Ref: CA50
  • Doors
    6 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 10
  • Poll
     Pool  Pool
  • Property Ref: CA50

One of the most exciting spots for rural tourism in southern Europe. Extraordinary walks start from a privileged position within the volcanic Garrotxa Park itself. Just over one mile away is the medieval village of Hostalets; you can walk from the house to an amazing wild swimming spot. Sleeps 8 plus 2 children.

Booking information for CA50

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 9 pm; Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • The swimming pool is open April to October, weather permitting.

  • Catalonia tourist tax must be paid to the proprietor on arrival. The tax is 1 euro per night for each person of 16 years and over (for the first 7 nights only).

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a fee applies. Please ask.

Changeover day for CA50

  • The changeover day is normall Saturday from end of June to end of August and flexible at other times.

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Summary

One of the most exciting spots for rural tourism in southern Europe. Extraordinary walks start from a privileged position within the volcanic Garrotxa Park itself. Just over one mile away is the medieval village of Hostalets; you can walk from the house to an amazing wild swimming spot. Sleeps 8 plus 2 children.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    6 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    3 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 10

Enjoyment

WiFi internet; TV (with HDMI and USB port); DVD player; Private swimming pool (8.30 x 4.30 metres, 1.50 m deep approx.); Sunloungers; Private lawned gardens; Private forests and grounds (4 hectares); Picnic table; Table and chairs; Swings; Football; Basketball.

Self-catering

4-ring ceramic hob; Oven; Dishwasher; Microwave; Fridge / freezer; Kettle; Coffee making facilities; Toaster; Electric juicer; Blender. 

Practicalities

Washing machine; Iron and board; Central heating (pre set at 21ºC in colder months); Open fireplace (firewood included); Hairdryer; Cot (up to 2 on request); Highchair (on request); Baby booster; Baby bath; Safey gate (for the steps); All bedding and towels provided (including pool towels on request); Parking.  

Layout

On two floors plus basement

Ground floor

Reception; kitchen; living / dining areas; Bedroom 1: double bedroom (bed size 1.35 x 1.90 metres); Bedroom 2: bunk beds with 4 single beds (bed sizes 0.90 x 1.90 metres); Bathroom (with bathtub).

First floor

2nd living space; Bedroom 3: twin bedded room with bathroom (walk-in shower); Bedroom 4: single bedded room; Bedroom 5: twin bedded room; Bedroom 6: single bedded room.

Basement

Bathroom (walk-in shower); Game´s room. 

Notes on Layout

The bathroom in bedroom 3 is usually shared with the other bedrooms on this floor. 

The higher beds on the bunk bedded room may be more suitable for children from 6 years old.

Although the capacity could sleep 10 plus 2 children, it is only advertised for up to 8 people and 2 children.

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Overview

A holiday at this villa means enjoying a very special, private location at the foot of a dramatic mountain range where farmlands and views prevail.

It’s a good looking and nicely secluded property that benefits from through and through unspoilt views from inside the very house. Well-maintained and with good levels of comfort; this family country home is adequately prepared for holiday lets.

A perfect base for walks (many are signposted) through magical forests along fertile flanks of volcanoes that allow you to dip into their now tree-filled craters, while on your way to a cascade that offers wild swimming. Simply ideal.

If you feel like reducing your carbon footprint, simply leave your car parked, step out of the house and hike straight up to a wild swimming spot in less than 20 or 25 minutes. The picturesque village of Hostalets with some good restaurants is also only about a 25-minute walk away; at 1.8km it is 5 minutes away by car.

The house and gardens are not fenced as the owners have preferred to keep an open feel to it, and no property in the nearby vicinity means privacy is practically guaranteed. Except for the odd walker coming into the area who may catch a glimpse of the house and gardens from a distance, otherwise, the spot is wonderfully tranquil, private and a great enclave for nature lovers.

Kids are very much in their element here with over 2,000 m2 of lawned gardens, a play area with swings, a small football field, a basketball hoop and a lovely inviting pool. Just to add to the excitement: take a walk into the surrounding forests and pick some delicious wild strawberries during summer for a great bonding activity. Indoors also offers plenty of fun for the whole family: challenge yourselves to a table tennis competition in the basement or indulge in some board games.

The house itself enjoys good features like an ample living space with large windows that allow a generous amount of light through whilst blending the outdoor and indoor living areas together. There are several rooms to suit everyone in the family including two single bedded rooms and one kid´s room with 4 single beds in a fun bunk-bed arrangement.

Although this may not be a super luxurious villa nor one of the more rustic homes from our portfolio, it is nevertheless inviting and it manages to find a perfect balance between these two different characters without waiving comfort in the least. Unpretentious, yet satisfyingly pleasant.

The area is very serious in nature with farming fields throughout, forests, mountains... and it makes for the perfect holiday spot as it offers both close contact with the surroundings and the feel of being far from it all, while actually being only 5 minutes away from a picturesque village. Good facilities (such as a large supermarket) are only a 10 minute drive away.

Exploring by foot is a delight. The fertile volcanic soil has grown a healthy forest over the extinct outcrops which ring the zone and you can walk down into the cones. There are plenty of signposted walks. Also nearby is the unique fairy tale beech forest of Fageda d’en Jorda and there are a number of wild swimming areas, some with relatively easy access.

This is also a region for people who like trying the traditional Catalan cuisine. You will find some excellent restaurants as well as other more standard, albeit very good, establishments.

La Garrotxa is an area which has achieved a successful, prosperous balance of cattle rearing, tourism and complementary services. It’s one of those places where people look especially healthy and the local gastronomy and environment may have a lot to do with that.

Other attractions round here include Sant Joan de les Abadesses; medieval Besalu (one of the most beautiful villages in all of Catalonia); Olot town (for museums and bicycle hire and more good food); the lake at Banyoles for picnics, waterfalls and river swimming opportunities.

Excursions further afield will take you to Salvador Dali’s home town of Figueres and the castle museum dedicated to him, or to the splendid beaches of Emporda.

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Location

Setting

In the Lower Garrotxa region, an area of beautiful woods, villages and dormant volcanoes.

Location

In a corner of a large private estate located in open countryside at the base of a wooded mountain. Car access is via a rural track of 800 metres, normally kept in very good condition. Hostalets village (and facilities) is 1.8 kms away.

Hostalets 1.8 kms, 25 mins walk
Restaurants,bars,simple shopping
Olla Cascade 20-25 mins walk
Excellent wild swimming
Preses 10 mins
Large supermarkets,bike hire
Olot 15 mins
All facilities
Sant Joan Abadeses 45 mins
Pyrenees
airport Nearest Airports
Girona (GRX) 50 mins
Barcelona (BCN) 1 hr 30 mins

Prices

Rustical Travel charges Euros. All prices are fully inclusive, no hidden costs, no surcharges.

Sleeps 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
02 Jan 201902/01/2019 14 Apr 201914/04/2019
€1,650
15 Apr 201915/04/2019 22 Apr 201922/04/2019
€2,180
23 Apr 201923/04/2019 16 Jun 201916/06/2019
€1,650
17 Jun 201917/06/2019 19 Jul 201919/07/2019
€1,700
20 Jul 201920/07/2019 02 Aug 201902/08/2019
€1,800
03 Aug 201903/08/2019 16 Aug 201916/08/2019
€2,300
17 Aug 201917/08/2019 30 Aug 201930/08/2019
€1,800
31 Aug 201931/08/2019 15 Sep 201915/09/2019
€1,700
16 Sep 201916/09/2019 20 Dec 201920/12/2019
€1,650
21 Dec 201921/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
€2,300
Sleeps 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
02 Jan 201902/01/2019 14 Apr 201914/04/2019
€1,650
15 Apr 201915/04/2019 22 Apr 201922/04/2019
€2,180
23 Apr 201923/04/2019 16 Jun 201916/06/2019
€1,650
17 Jun 201917/06/2019 19 Jul 201919/07/2019
€1,700
20 Jul 201920/07/2019 02 Aug 201902/08/2019
€1,800
03 Aug 201903/08/2019 16 Aug 201916/08/2019
€2,300
17 Aug 201917/08/2019 30 Aug 201930/08/2019
€1,800
31 Aug 201931/08/2019 15 Sep 201915/09/2019
€1,700
16 Sep 201916/09/2019 20 Dec 201920/12/2019
€1,650
21 Dec 201921/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
€2,300
Sleeps 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
02 Jan 201902/01/2019 14 Apr 201914/04/2019
£1,488
15 Apr 201915/04/2019 22 Apr 201922/04/2019
£1,966
23 Apr 201923/04/2019 16 Jun 201916/06/2019
£1,488
17 Jun 201917/06/2019 19 Jul 201919/07/2019
£1,533
20 Jul 201920/07/2019 02 Aug 201902/08/2019
£1,623
03 Aug 201903/08/2019 16 Aug 201916/08/2019
£2,074
17 Aug 201917/08/2019 30 Aug 201930/08/2019
£1,623
31 Aug 201931/08/2019 15 Sep 201915/09/2019
£1,533
16 Sep 201916/09/2019 20 Dec 201920/12/2019
£1,488
21 Dec 201921/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
£2,074
Sleeps 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
02 Jan 201902/01/2019 14 Apr 201914/04/2019
$1,878
15 Apr 201915/04/2019 22 Apr 201922/04/2019
$2,482
23 Apr 201923/04/2019 16 Jun 201916/06/2019
$1,878
17 Jun 201917/06/2019 19 Jul 201919/07/2019
$1,935
20 Jul 201920/07/2019 02 Aug 201902/08/2019
$2,049
03 Aug 201903/08/2019 16 Aug 201916/08/2019
$2,618
17 Aug 201917/08/2019 30 Aug 201930/08/2019
$2,049
31 Aug 201931/08/2019 15 Sep 201915/09/2019
$1,935
16 Sep 201916/09/2019 20 Dec 201920/12/2019
$1,878
21 Dec 201921/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
$2,618
Sleeps 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
02 Jan 201902/01/2019 14 Apr 201914/04/2019
AU$2,607
15 Apr 201915/04/2019 22 Apr 201922/04/2019
AU$3,444
23 Apr 201923/04/2019 16 Jun 201916/06/2019
AU$2,607
17 Jun 201917/06/2019 19 Jul 201919/07/2019
AU$2,686
20 Jul 201920/07/2019 02 Aug 201902/08/2019
AU$2,844
03 Aug 201903/08/2019 16 Aug 201916/08/2019
AU$3,634
17 Aug 201917/08/2019 30 Aug 201930/08/2019
AU$2,844
31 Aug 201931/08/2019 15 Sep 201915/09/2019
AU$2,686
16 Sep 201916/09/2019 20 Dec 201920/12/2019
AU$2,607
21 Dec 201921/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
AU$3,634
Sleeps 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
02 Jan 201902/01/2019 14 Apr 201914/04/2019
CAD$2,519
15 Apr 201915/04/2019 22 Apr 201922/04/2019
CAD$3,328
23 Apr 201923/04/2019 16 Jun 201916/06/2019
CAD$2,519
17 Jun 201917/06/2019 19 Jul 201919/07/2019
CAD$2,596
20 Jul 201920/07/2019 02 Aug 201902/08/2019
CAD$2,748
03 Aug 201903/08/2019 16 Aug 201916/08/2019
CAD$3,512
17 Aug 201917/08/2019 30 Aug 201930/08/2019
CAD$2,748
31 Aug 201931/08/2019 15 Sep 201915/09/2019
CAD$2,596
16 Sep 201916/09/2019 20 Dec 201920/12/2019
CAD$2,519
21 Dec 201921/12/2019 02 Jan 202002/01/2020
CAD$3,512

Booking information for CA50

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 9 pm; Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • The swimming pool is open April to October, weather permitting.

  • Catalonia tourist tax must be paid to the proprietor on arrival. The tax is 1 euro per night for each person of 16 years and over (for the first 7 nights only).

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a fee applies. Please ask.

Changeover day for CA50

  • The changeover day is normall Saturday from end of June to end of August and flexible at other times.

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