Ca La Daina
About the home
Embedded in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains Ca la Daina is a beautiful and lovingly restored 16th c house over 5 floors with beams and log fires, cosy, but also spacious, sleeping up to 16 people. Fabulous views from the terrace overlooking gorges and mountains. Ideal for two or three families or groups of friends. Our home is situated in the medieval village of Camarasa with 600 inhabitants, Catalan people are very welcoming and they go out of there way to help and offer advice and there is a lovely friendly atmosphere. Take your time to stop and chat. There are two bars and a fabulous bakery which sell croissants to die for! There is a well stocked village store and supermarkets are only 10 minutes away in the medieval town of Balaguer. Every Saturday there is a market in the main plaza of Balaguer worth visiting for cheeses and vegetables and a coffee at Can Pepita, our favourite cafe in town. 5 minutes from the house is a fabulous large outside swimming pool 20 metres by 13metres, perfect for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing with views to the mountains. Free wi-fi. No TV
Local activities include walking, climbing, swimming, cycling, kayaking, vinyard visit, pilates, cookery classes, gold-panning, observatory visit, hang-gliding, romanesque churches and castles and lots of bars and bakeries!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 16, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||7 Bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 5 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 16, Lounge seating for 16|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Cellar: storage and access
Ground floor: fully equipped equipped Kitchen, dining/Living Room: a large space divided into a living area with comfortable sofas facing a wood-burning hearth and a dining area with seating for up to 16.
First Floor: two double rooms with shower/WC and one with double bed. A shared bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and a utilities room
Second Floor: two en-suite twin bedrooms and a double bedroom with a separate shower room and toilet.
Third floor: The attic is a space of around 60 square metres with tiled floor, wooden beams and decorated with antique items from the region. There are two double sofa beds, two table and chair sets and a shower and toilet. The attic can be used for additional sleeping accommodation and/or for large groups, perhaps for meditation or yoga.There is also a fully equipped kitchen in the attic so you can prepare meals here for eating on the terrace. The large terrace has wonderful views and is ideal for sunbathing and outdoor dining.
Further details outdoors:
The newly extended roof terrace faces south and has stunning views over the village to the tree-lined gorge of the River and over into the mountains. On this floor is a newly fully equiped kitchen. This is the place for sunbathing, evening drinks and eating al fresco.
Five minutes from the house is a fantastic swimming pool with terracotta terrace perfect for swimming sunbathing and relaxing.
You can have fun at the nearby reservoirs of Camarasa and Sant Llorenc hiring kayaks/canoes/pedaloes, swimming and picnicking, or just relaxing in the sun. We now have 4 new mountain bikes for use for our guests. There is paragliding, mountain biking and rafting for hire in nearby towns or if you feel lazy you can watch the scenery go by and take the local train from nearby San Llorenc up through the gorge, alongside the lake and into the mountains, there are quaint little railway cafes for refreshments along the way, this is a wonderful trip to take an hour in total.
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
Set between the foothills of the Montsec Mountains and the flatlands of Lleida where the Segre and Noguera Ribagorçana rivers meet, the Noguera area is full of contrasts. Lovers of art and architecture will find in the Noguera many examples of its rich history such as monasteries, churches, paintings, sculptures, crypts, castles etc. You can visit examples of the Romanesque era (church of Sant Pere de Ponts or the Monastery of las Franqesas), of Islamic architecture (Alcabassa de Balaguer and the castle of los Condes de Urgell) and of Catalan Gothic (Monastery of Collegiata de Santa Maria de Balaguer). Particular recommendations are the Baronia de Sant Oïsme and Maria de Bellpuig de Avellanes as well as the villages of Camarasa, Cubells and Àger.
With the peaceful waters of its lakes and reservoirs, the mountains and the plain, the Noguera offers endless opportunities for sport and adventure sport in the middle of nature.
The Lleida area
Camarasa lies on the left bank of the Segre River and holds within its boundaries important prehistoric excavation sites as well as the ruins of a roman bridge and part of an Arabic castle. Camarasa’s mediaeval history can be seen in the narrow streets, old buildings and town gates in the village centre and in the church of Sant Miguel. A visit to the ‘living crib’ in the church at Christmas time is not to be missed. In the immediate vicinity the reservoir next to the village of Sant Llorenc de Montgai offers opportunities for canoeing and provides a home to a wide variety of water birds.
How to get there
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By Air: Camarasa is roughly one and a half hour’s drive from Barcelona airport (Easyjet, BA, Iberia), Reus/Tarragona (Ryanair) and Zaragoza (Ryanair).
By car: From Lleida on the B-road of Andorra (C-13), after 37 km a sign will indicate the exit to Camarasa
By train: Lleida (Lerida) is a mainline railway station from where infrequent trains travel along the small branch line to Balaguer and Pobla de Segur. The station at Sant Llorenç is roughly 3km from the village
Activities near Lleida
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
18 Jan 2013
We went as a family plus friends. Lots of space to enjoy, most gorgeous log fire and dining area. we really enjoyed breakfasts on the top terrace enjoying the view and quietness. A home from home... more
07 Sep 2012
We stayed for a week - 2 familes with 6 children between us ranging in age from 2-10 years. Camarasa the village is beautiful - lots of medieval buildings and tiny winding steep streets. In the evening we would all stroll up to the bar at the tiny Plaza Major and enjoy a beer whilst the children played in the square and made friends with Spanish kids! My son even got invited to play ping-pong at a boy's house. Totally Spanish, you don't feel like a tourist. Fab local swimming pool. Heavenly views, glorious sunshine. The house is well equipped, with loads of room for everyone. Highly recommend
05 Sep 2012
Ca La Daina is a beautifully spacious house with a fabulous roof terrace. My partner and I spent two weeks there, with various friends and relatives coming for either the first or 2nd week. Most... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 16|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High Season||23 Mar 13||7 Sep 13||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||7 Sep 13||20 Dec 13||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas and New Years||20 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
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