Living local is a great chance to make a real difference using "Responsible Tourism" which are supporting the local Catalan farmers as it aids maintaining traditional ways of living. Renovating the beautiful country homes, with a high degree of respect, stops the areas of mass tourism to grow larger and preserve the stunning scenery, wildlife and glory in Catalonia's historic buildings and precious heritage.
Number of rooms: 5 Single rooms: 0 Double rooms: 5 Triple rooms: 0 4 person rooms: 0
Property number: 04-6173 Size (m²): 180
Single beds: 4 Double beds: 3 Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms ensuite: 5 Price per week (€): 1.560 - 1.900
Nearest town (5km):
Brilliant all new holiday home, beautifully decorated and excellent surroundings with high level of privacy and private, fenced swimming pool. The garden is large and well kept and the house is renovated with respect for the original style.
The holiday home Casa Joana Pou is a fully restored holiday home. The house has 3 floors, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. 2 rooms are sharing one bathrooms ensuite (entrance from both rooms) which is excellent for the children in one (3 beds) and a parents bedroom. The other 3 bedrooms have all bathrooms ensuite. the top floor is a small room for the children or teenagers to read, listen to music or just redraw and relax. The living room, kitchen and dining room are all large and got all you need.
The house has a separate smaller house with room for conference or a big dinner (capacity 20-30 persons). The house has alle the needed tecnical gear for confrences and a all new, very modern kitchen, designed to prepared food delivered as catering.
Outside, there is a lot of space and high level of privacy since there are no neighbours at all. the swimming pool is fenced which is a relaxing factor if your party has any small children. the distance to barcelona is only 90 km.´, which is really hard to believe ones you are there, because the surrounding mountains (pre pyrenees) makes you are fare away from the stressful life in a european metropol. This is really a brilliant base for a vacation.
Activities: Tabletennis, Internet and computer, Television, Stereo, DVD-player
Interior: Dishwasher, Washing machine, High chair, Cot
(for each guest is one for the bath and one for the hands - please bring towels for the pool and beach -
there is a washing machine in the house)
COT NORMALLY AVAILABLE AND INCLUDED. PLEASE REQUEST INFORMATION
HIGH CHAIR SOMETIMES AVAILABLE AND INCLUDED. PLEASE REQUEST INFORMATION
DOMESTIC ANIMALS/PETS PERMISSION AND SUPPLEMENT MUST BE REQUESTED IN ADVANCE, AS NOT ALL HOLIDAY HOMES ALLOW PETS
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HEATING ( WINTER) INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
40 % must be paid within 8 days to secure the booking.
By cancellation more than 2 months before arrival, half of the deposit will be refunded.
By cancellation less than 2 months before arrival, the deposit is not refunded.
(60%) in cash on arrival to the house owner or transfer one month before (as you prefer).
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Catalan tourist tax: € 0,5/adult (+16) per night. You maximum pay for 7 night´s (even though you stay 2 or 3 weeks).
Number of persons: The number of persons included is stated at the top of the page. The number in brackets indicates the number of optional extra beds available against supplement (typically € 125 per week). The price for an extra bed covers: Setting up additional bed linens, towels and use of facilities. There are also cot(s) available on request.
*At Catalan holidays in low- and medium season supplements may apply. Please consult us.
Description of the region :
Penedes is Catalonia's leading wine region located southwest of Barcelona and considered to be aligned with Rioja in popularity. Penedes is one of the oldest wine producing areas in Europe with emphasis on white wine varieties, which primarily are used for sparkling wine, but also reputable oak-aged reds are produced The calcareous soils of Penedes is perfect for the wine production, which can be traced back to the Phoenician time when the Chardonnay grape was introduced. Penedes region is divided into three:
Penedes Baix is the lowest lying coastal region, where the climate is hot and where the soil is a mixture of limestone and clay, which is well suited for growing Camacha and Tempranillo grapes.
Penedes Medio has a cooler climate and the wine is grown on hill sides in the hilly landscape. This area produces approx. 60% of the Penedes wines, especially the white varieties Xarello and Macabeo.
Penedes Alto is, as the name suggests, the highest lying area with the highest humidity.. The Alto region is known for light, lemon flavored white wines, for example Parallada, grown in up to 800 m above sea level. Some of the vineyards are considered to be among the best in Europe.
The capital, Vilafranca del Penedes, lies on the left bank of the Foix river and on the main line between Barcelona and Tarragona (AP 7) Founded in the mid-12th century and was several times the seat of Corts (parliament).
Attractions: Royal Palace from the 12. century, which today is a museum whose collections include archeology, paleontology, ornithology, ceramics and religious art.
The gothic church of Santa Maria
TheWine Museum, showing wine-making, the history and technology.
Other attractions include the church of SantJoan, Sant Francesc monastery and a number of old merchant houses such as Palau del Fraret, Casal dels Gomá and Casal del Marques d'Alfarràs.
Anoia is the area north of Penedes Baix, a thriving agricultural and wine region around Anoia River. Today the most important industry is papermaking.
The capital is Igualada (39,000 inhabitants) on the left bank of the Anoia river at the end of the Igualada-Matorell-Barcelona railway. The old town center dates back from the 11th century with an irregular network of narrow streets and the remains of a fort and ramparts. The town lies 65 km. from Barcelona and 20 km. from the famous mountain monastery of Montserrat. The city hosts the annual European Balloon Festival and hasSpain's only balloon factory (Ultra Magic), but traditionally were leather- and textile industry dominant, but environmental restrictions finished the tanneries.
The Leather Museum from 1954 was the first of its kind in Spain and shows a typical traditional tannery.
The Muledriver Museum shows the evolution of transport modes with mules, horses and oxen.
The Santa Maria Basilica is the most important historic building, originally from the 11th century, but most of the present building is from the 17th- century
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