Rural hotel GARGANTA – A cottage as it was left by our ancestors



Here you will surely feel like if you were in a film of ancestors: A secluded farmhouse with spectacular views, a pool, gardens with native plants and fresh boiled eggs for breakfast – what else do you want?

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by Patrícia on DESconnect
A wonderful place, great hostesses
Date of Stay: January 2017

A wonderful ancient Catalan rustic home, redesigned with taste. Hostesses are superb, always taking care of us. Surrondings are great, and you have swimmingpool and small own gardens for you, where vegetables grow happy. Some rooms were a bit cold because it was cold winter and central heating was not working properly. Will indoubtabilly return!

Thank you Patrícia!! I'm glad you enjoyed the place so much, including its veggie gardens. Good to know about the heating. I'll talk about this issue with the owners. Hope to see you soon again! ¡Fins a la propera!

  • 2 - 30 Persons
  • Shared pool
  • Free Wifi
  • Heater
  • Barbecue
  • Hanger
  • Nature and Relax

Description

5 MAJOR PLUS POINTS

  1. The decoration and utensils remind me of my grandparents’ life, with its craft things and practical devices – simple and beautiful!
  2. This is a place to pamper yourself: Inès prepares breakfast which is included in the price.
  3. There are lots of facilities for children, one is a spacy room under the roof where also yoga classes are made. And just FYI: your neighbor is a Waldorf School.
  4. Within the scope of the house there are many possibilities for excursions for both culture lovers (Teatre-Museu Dali in Figueres where he was born) and for nature lovers (we are in the middle of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa)
  5. What a fireplace! I bet you’ve never seen a similar one! Ideal to share stories and thoughts with other guests who enjoy watching the flames and sparks and have a chat.

 

THE SETTING

We are in a volcanic area in the south of the region La Garrotxa in the pre Pyrenees. Already in 1982, it became a Natural Park and was declared a “Natural Area of National Interest ‘. You’ll be in a mid-mountain territory where there are thirty-eight volcanic cones. It’s known for being the best example of volcanic landscape in the Iberian Peninsula!

The house is located in the Valley de Bas with corn plains, forests and avenues of chestnut, oak and beech. The largest city in the region is Olot which is in 3 km distance from the house.

 

THE COTTAGE

CASA GARGANTA is a cottages with tradition. It offers rural tourism with Bed & Breakfast and high-quality services for more than 20 years. Apart from a small Waldorf School, there’s no neighbor around.

The accommodation is divided into two different areas:

  1. The part with the rooms to rent carries the oldest history of the house with rooms for 2 or 3 persons ….
  2. And a more modern part with apartments that can also be utilized for entire families, meetings or business meetings.

On the ground floor of the old part of the house, there are the facilities as …

  • a small reception with tourist information and brochures
  • the lunch room
  • an open kitchen
  • another living room for reading, drawing, writing … or watch TV
  • this stunning lounge with fireplace
  • and finally the terrace or better said large gallery with spectacular views of the Vall de Bas.

 

Each room is different and individually decorated

There are 7 different rooms that are all on the first floor. As it is typical for a so-called Casa Rural, each room has its own bathroom. Double, some triple for 3 persons, and some double with a third bed for children (these ones also have a microwave and small fridge in their room), some have a balcony.

There’s also a large room with modern windows for courses and workshops, and the dining rooms on the ground floor, which can be used as meeting rooms for companies or for yoga sessions or similar offers.

 

Cosy family atmosphere with lots of places to play

Right under the spectacular terrace, you find the remodeled part of the house. There are 3 family apartments for 4 persons, equipped with cots. It also has a small apartment for 6 people.

What really caught my attention is the priority given to the kids because right after entering in the this modern part of the Cottage, there is a small room with a school blackboard and chalk to paint and write.
Following the hallway towards the apartments, there is another cozy room where children can play and where they find games and books (in Spanish and French).

 

New hut in the woods


In 2015, the owners invested in a new space for its guests to be able to provide extra space for healthy living, family reunions, business meetings or other activities. The wooden lodge is located in the middle of a forest of oaks trees, only 200 meters from CASA GARGANTA.

It has 140 m2 and is equipped with

  • air conditioner,
  • heating,
  • toilets,
  • chairs and tables, both inside and outside
  • mattresses
  • an extra tent outside

 

Area for campers, vans and mobile homes

There is also a picnic area and outside facilities where people can do camping with their van and motorhome and enjoy the acomodities such as the pool restaurant services of MAS GARGANTA.

 

SUSTAINABILITY IN MIND

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  • Awareness of values to protect: The owners have maintained what all farm houses used to have: a large kitchen where you can sample local produce from the jar.
  • Free for clients of the MAS GARGANTA: excursions with a professional guide from the Natural Park of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone are offered to those who do not want to miss any details of the park 😉
  • Each room and apartment has a plot of orchard, so during your stay, you can go there and pick your fruits and vegetables.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

  • Tourist Train: Sant Joan les Fonts, Volcà Croscat and Vall d’en Bas
  • Besalú and its medieval architecture (the bridge, the Jewish baths, the church of Sant Pere de Besalú and San Julian, ancient pilgrims, the Cornella home …) 25 km
  • TeatreMuseu Dali in Figueres, 45 km
  • The old town of Gerona (Girona in Catalan), 55 km
  • Vall de Nuria facilities and tourist offer: 60km
  • Costa Brava (Cap de Creus, Cadaqués …) 65 km

 

‘SLOW’ ACTIVITIES

  • Right outside next to the Cottage, there is a pool, an orchard with chicken, a swing, a stroller for kids, a small mountain where children can make their first experiences of climbing.
  • Due to its proximity to the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, you can hike everywhere, starting directly from the house.
  • Donkey rides for the Parc de Pedra Tosca
  • Balloon rides and spectacular volcanic landscape.
  • Excursion with horse carts led by the Fageda d’en Jorda
  • Nearby, 3 km begins the ‘Via Verde’, ideal for cycling. This is a very unique road with no car traffic, taking advantage of some old railroad tracks. From Olot, you can go to Girona on a green path which is 54 km long.
  • There are horse trails, endless places to do jogging or nordic walking in the countryside roads.

 

HOW TO GET THERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The next long distance bus station is in Olot, 3 km away: Autocars LA TEISA, Carrer Bisbe Lorenzana, 20,17800 Olot, Girona

 

LICENCE FOR TOURISTIC USAGE

The official Tourism Licence No of the Generalitat de Catalunya is PG-000093

 

Prices to rent a room of MAS GARGANTA

Price per person / per night

PRICE PER PERSON per PERSON older than 10 years per CHILDREN from 3 to 9 years old per BABIES up to 3 years old
Bed & Breakfast 50 € 25 € 12 €
Half Board 65 € 32 € 17 €

Price includes:
– final cleaning
– towels (only to use in the house)
– bed sheets
– cot and high chair for a baby
– internet WiFi
– water, electricity, heating
– VAT of 10%

Price DOESN’T include:
– towels for the pool and the beach
– tourist tax of 0,50€/night for each person older than 16 years (max. of 7 nights)

Supplements:
– Double room for single use + 10 € per person
– Staying 1 night only: € 30 adults and € 15 children

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by Patrícia on DESconnect
A wonderful place, great hostesses
Date of Stay: January 2017

A wonderful ancient Catalan rustic home, redesigned with taste. Hostesses are superb, always taking care of us. Surrondings are great, and you have swimmingpool and small own gardens for you, where vegetables grow happy. Some rooms were a bit cold because it was cold winter and central heating was not working properly. Will indoubtabilly return!

Thank you Patrícia!! I'm glad you enjoyed the place so much, including its veggie gardens. Good to know about the heating. I'll talk about this issue with the owners. Hope to see you soon again! ¡Fins a la propera!

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