Manna House Casita
About the home
The casita is a delightful old cottage, used in olden times for shelter for the farmer and his donkey. It is very cosy; warm in winter and cool in summer. It has been completely renovated and is completely self-contained. It has an upstairs sleeping area with a double bed and a double sofa bed downstairs in the large main living area, which also has a logburner for the cooler winter months.
Outside the casita there is a large ironwork pergola, over which grow 2 old vines. These provide a gorgeous feast of grapes in the autumn and from early summer onwards provide cooling shade from the hot sun, ideal to relax under with a nice drink.
The casita is ideal for couples or for a small family group.
We encourage our guests to use water wisely. It is such a precious resource and we try to be as efficient as possible with its use; for example we use the water from the washing up to water the trees outside the casita and we encourage people not to leave taps running while brushing their teeth.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||L'Ampolla, 9km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
From the east window in the upstairs bedroom one can see the Mediterranean sea and a great view of the delta area. The sun pours in here in the morning ensuring a bright start to the day! From the west window there is a glorious view of the mountains.
Cooking is carried out over a modern gas hob and microwave oven. All the gas that we use is bottled butane and is very clean. All electricity is full domestic supply and is powered entirely by the sun through our own bank of solar panels. We also have our own borehole for water which is 230m deep, ensuring clean fresh water all year.
Further details outdoors:
There is a large roof terrace on the main house that is available for guests to use. This has superb views of the sea, the rice fields towards the delta area and the mountains behind us.
The finca is a wonderful place to explore and has a multitude of places where you can feel completely alone and find that quiet moment to catch up on your favourite book or just enjoy some sunbathing.
The swimming pool is at the side of the Casita and has it's own sun terrace. The pool is not supervised so very young children should not be allowed to play there without being accompanied.
We do require a security deposit of €100 for Casita bookings. This is to be paid prior to your holiday to insure against loss or damage. With the best will in the world accidents do happen and we need to make sure everyone is covered for this from the outset.
The Costa Dorada/Tarragona region
Tarragona was one of the major sites of Roman civilisation in Spain and has many well-preserved sites of historical interest. Closer to us is the mighty River Ebro, world- famous for it's catfish and carp fishing. The Ebro delta is a wonderful place with a great variety of wildlife and birds including hoopoes and eagles.
There is an abundance of wine producing areas such as the great Rioja. Cava is made here too. Vineyard visits are definitely worth the trip.
Venture further afield to Barcelona and see the amazing Gaudi cathedral; the Sagrada Familia, or the famous Ramblas. Barcelona can be reached by express train in under 2 hours and costs very little (unlike British Rail!).
If theme parks are your cup of tea then there is even one of those: Puerto Aventuras, which is only about 40 minutes away by car.
The climate in our area is very kind. The summers are not blisteringly hot and the winters are not freezing cold. We are situated in the south of Catalonia and have got the best climate of all of Catalonia, which itself has better weather than many of its neighbours.
The L'Ampolla / L'Aldea area
Situated mid-way between Barcelona and Valencia, this is an area famous for it's rice production. The Spanish love Paella and much of Spain's rice is grown here. The region is rich in wildlife and birds and the scenery is stunning, boasting everything from high mountains to beautiful sandy beaches.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, the area is perfect for fishing, walking, mountain-biking, sightseeing or just recharging your batteries away from the stress and strain of the modern world. There are local sports centres and an indoor swimming pool only around 10km from us.
How to get there
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The nearest airport is Reus which is about 60km away. Ryanair, in particular, fly directly to Reus from most UK airports and Easyjet, Bmibaby, Monarch etc. all fly to Barcelona which is about 170km from us. There is a direct train route down the Mediterranean coast to the nearest small resort of L'Ampolla where we can collect you, as it is only 10 minutes away.
There are 2 main roads from the airport, the N340 and the AP7 and they both run along the Mediterranean coast, ensuring beautiful views of the sea before you reach us.
Although we are happy to collect you from Reus airport (for a charge to cover fuel) we do advise that you hire a car as the local towns, bars, restaurants etc. are not within walking distance. There are several car hire companies at the airport including Auriga Crown, Avis and Hertz, and it is easy to book these on-line from the UK. Just google "car hire at Reus airport".
We are situated in the countryside just outside the town of L'Aldea off the N340 and we are about 10 minutes from the sea.
Activities near L'Ampolla
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
11 Oct 2012
A brilliant holiday with Simon and Amanda making us feel so welcome.
Beautiful scenery, beautiful moonlight, stars, views, trees, birds and let's not forget the dogs!
It was so restful... more
Thank you for your super review. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and we are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and the accommodation so much.
06 Jul 2012
If your looking for beautiful views of the Spanish Hills and being surrounded by Olive and Almond trees combined with the perfect hosts in Simon and Amanda then look no further than Manna House. A perfect setting for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Loved the dogs!
Good to read your comments. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit so much. Hope you can find time to come back again one day.
18 Oct 2011
We really enjoyed our time in Manna House. Great place to stay, very calm and relaxing. Settled in farm with an ancient olive trees, chickens (great for kids) and a noisy dogs! Tasty home made fig... more
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. As ever, the visit flew by so it would be lovely to see you again one day; I'm sure we will have... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring 2013||2 Apr 13||4 May 13||€ 300||€ 45||€ 45||2 Nights|
|Summer 2013||4 May 13||28 Sep 13||€ 330||€ 50||€ 50||2 Nights|
|Autumn/Winter 2013||28 Sep 13||15 Dec 13||€ 300||€ 45||€ 45||2 Nights|
|Christmas 2013||15 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 330||-||-||1 Week|
|Early 2014||4 Jan 14||15 Mar 14||€ 260||€ 40||€ 40||2 Nights|
|Spring 2014||15 Mar 14||3 May 14||€ 300||€ 45||€ 45||2 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring 2013||2 Apr 13||4 May 13||€ 345||€ 55||€ 55||2 Nights|
|Summer 2013||4 May 13||28 Sep 13||€ 395||€ 60||€ 60||2 Nights|
|Autumn/Winter 2013||28 Sep 13||15 Dec 13||€ 345||€ 55||€ 55||2 Nights|
|Christmas 2013||15 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 385||-||-||1 Week|
|Early 2014||4 Jan 14||15 Mar 14||€ 300||€ 45||€ 45||2 Nights|
|Spring 2014||15 Mar 14||3 May 14||€ 365||€ 60||€ 60||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Cost includes linen, towels, crockery, cutlery, cleaning materials, electricity and gas for the cooker. We do charge €20 for the final cleaning but there are no additional charges other than a nominal cost of firewood for the logburner in winter.
Please pay a deposit of 25% of the cost of your holiday at the time of booking, unless this is within 1 month of your arrival time when the full cost is required. The balance of your holiday must be paid 1 month prior to your booking date.
Any damage or breakages will need to be deducted from your security deposit of €100 paid at the time of your final booking fee.
Please help us by leaving the casita as tidy as you find it.
Preferred payment is by UK sterling into our UK HSBC bank account or in Euros into our Spanish bank account, preferably by bank transfer to ensure the security of your payment or by PayPal, which has the benefit of being able to accept credit card payments.Book
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