Farmhouse | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Casa Bosque is a large and spacious villa of 450 m2 with capacity for 18 people. Three elements of the holiday home stand out: The location, the pool area and the interior. The house has been renovated, which means that its style is very modern and comfortable. However, the long history of the house can still be felt through the modern look.
The area and the location of the apartment are as mentioned before one of the big pluses of the home. Casa Bosque is situated on the top of a hill and from here there is a breathtaking view over a large mountain lake. This is a damming of the river Segre. The area is very hilly, which means that the population density is very little. Therefore, there are no noisy neighbors nearby. You can enjoy the holiday in completely peaceful surroundings.
Casa Bosque's style is very authentic and typical Catalan. There is for an example a small chapel next to the house, and several of the old stone walls can still be seen inside. This does not prevent the apartment in being incredibly comfortable and modern designed. Central and natural meeting point is the living room. Here there is a large sitting area in a living room, where you can watch TV and enjoy the view of the large panoramic windows. One of the two kitchens, which are both fully equipped with all necessary tools, are connected to this living room. Here there are among others a dishwasher, a microwave and an oven. The second kitchen on the second floor is also thoroughly equipped, to which there are a nice living room and a dining area.
There are a total of 9 bedrooms - they are all double rooms spread over 8 single beds and 5 double beds. General for these is the great spaciousness and rustic atmosphere, but still modern look. The bedrooms are spread throughout the house: On the ground floor there is a room that is adapted for the disabled. On the first floor there are 5 rooms, and on the second floor there are 2 rooms. Finally, in the top of the house, on the third floor, there are rooms also. All the single beds can off course be pushed together, if wanted. For all these bedrooms there are 4 spacious bathrooms.
In front of the house there is a large garden table with a wonderful view to the lake. Since there is a BBQ area with two large grills right next to it, it is natural to enjoy the homemade meals here. The long and warm Catalan evenings are perfect for this. A place that will surely be a big hit is the swimming pool. With a size of 50 m2 and a great view from there, it is a great place to cool off. The area is equipped with sun loungers. There is also an outdoor shower next to this.
For small children, there is also a small playground with slides and swings.
All in all it is a perfect holiday home for groups seeking high quality and quiet surroundings.
• Holiday pearl with room for 18 people
• 9 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• Pool 50m2 (5m x 10m)
• Two kitchens with all necessary tools
• Several lounge areas
• Stunning views of lake
• The background consists of wooded hills
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 10 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Barcelona 150 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Barcelona 150 km, Nearest railway: Balaguer and Tárrega 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||10 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Casa Bosque is a big isolated Farmhouse inserted into a privileged place. On top of a hill, in its feet there is the Rialb Reservoir and the view is over La Baronia de Rialb Term, in La Noguera Region, with the Pyrenees in the background. It is surrounded for wide gardens really accurate: a barbecue zone and the swimming pool zone equipped with garden furniture; an arcade; the ancient threshing floor; a small chapel; and a fenced surrounding zone.
On the first floor you will also find 6 double rooms (4 of marriage and 2 of single beds) and three baths. In this same floor also there is a vaulted room, really suitable for children. On the second floor there are two bedrooms of single beds and a bathroom. And in the third and last floor there is also a bedroom of two beds. Some of the rooms has been made with French balconies so you can lie and enjoy the view while waking up!
40% deposit paid in advance within 3 working days days after reservation.
By cancellation more than 1 1/2 month before 50% of the deposit will be refunded. By cancellation less than
1 1/2 month before, the deposit will not be refunded. The rest of the rental fee will have to paid 4 weeks before arriving.
The price includes: electricity, heating, linen, towels and the final cleaning be departure.
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
The house which is an authentic Catalan limestone villa, modernised with respect for the original style, is situated toward Barcelona. The house provides a perfect base for relaxation. Read a book, take a swim in the pool and enjoy the hot summer nights on the terrace with a glass of the local Cava or red wine from the nearby Penedes district.
The landscape at the entrance to the Pyrenees is dominated by small rivers, hills, fields and forest, which provides excellent conditions for a variety of sports- and outdoor activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, angling, canoeing, river crafting or perhaps a visit to the owners farm.
Furthermore the central location in Catalonia makes every corner of province accessible in one-day excursions. From the Dali-museum in the north, the Costa Brava coastline and Barcelona in the south and further south Tarragon with its amphitheatre and universal studios amusement park for the kids. A generous and cosy region, with true cultural, gastronomical, artistic, historical, traditional and legendary treasures. Also a region for the playful who loves sport activities.
In the winter, the ski-resorts in Andorra and the Pyrenees is only a 45 minutes drive away. In the summer you can enjoy the tracks of the Pyrenees or for the adventures paragliding or climbing.
The spring (march-may) in Catalonia is sunny, green and comfortable warm. The daily temp. reaches 16-22 degrees.
The autumn (Sep.-Nov) is very warm in the beginning (Sep.) with a daily average temp. reaching 27 degrees. October and November has an average temp. starting at 22 in October ending with 17 in November.
From their lodging quarters in Casa Bosque, visitors can make the most of the countless leisure opportunities offered by the municipality of the Barony of Rialb. Sail down the river Segre by boat or raft, climb some of the steep rock walls nearby, explore the zone on foot or bike (or hop on an old car and join the rally of old-time cars, by now almost a local tradition) or climb down the Forat del Buli, an unbeatable experience-these proposals are only some among the most interesting.
Cliff-Climbing at the Forat del Buli
The Forat del Buli is a gorge that cuts deep inside the Rialb's river basin, with an impressive natural area that has yet to be explored. Its land features make it ideal for adventure sports, such as cliff-climbing.
Not much disturbed by human presence, sunk in the peace and quiet of the woods, this natural place has put cliff-climbing at the forefront. You can practice it on your own or hire the services of any of the adventure sports companies that abound in the comarca.
#Take Advantage of the Rialb Dam
At the farther end of the Rialb river is a newly constructed dam, an ideal place for water sports like canoeing, sailing, or fishing.
As a plus, there are two fish farms along the river and the landscape is full of natural attractive.
Canoeing and sailing have almost become a tradition here, given the aptness of the surroundings. The river volume is always stable.
The Rialb river is also a perfect place for trout fishing: restocked trouts downriver and local-born trouts upriver. The latter may be fished but not killed, which is very important for the conservation of the indigenous species.
#Route of the Castles of Lleida
One of the most stimulating itineraries that Lleida has to offer is the "Route of the Castles: A Trip to the Past". These well-preserved fortresses waft visitors back in time to the Middle Ages, a period in which these lands marked the frontier between the Arab and Christian worlds.
The classic route of the Lleidatan castles includes 6 fortresses: Montsonís, in La Noguera; Montclar, in Urgell; Florejacs, Les Pallargues, and Vicfred, in La Segarra; and Mur, in Pallars Jussà.
Medieval castles and fortresses abound in the comarca; guided visits to the castles are a good opportunity to learn about the history of the so-called "Castile of Catalonia".
Opening hours of the Castles: Individual visit without previous booking: Saturdays: 17.00, 18.00, and 19.00; Sundays: 11.00, 12.00, 13.00. Groups booking in advance: any day of the week; must book in advance on the following number: 973402045.
# Romanic Route
The Barony of Rialb is a large municipality with breathtaking landscapes and countless centenary hermitages, including the Romanic church of Santa Maria de Palau and the Monastery of Gualter. A total 23 Romanic churches sprawl over the zone, allowing the visitor to travel back in time and watch the historical monuments