Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
These modern apartments are set back from the main road commanding spectacular views across the Incles Valley and the Grandvalira ski area. The Hotel ROC and Hotel GALANTHUS are 50m distance from this small residential block of apartments,
The apartment is on the second floor and has two bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has a king size double bed that can convert to 2 single beds. Bedroom 2 has two small single beds. Both have large fitted wardrobes with an additional wardrobe in the hallway. There is also a ski & snowboard storage rack in the hallway.
In the lounge area you will find one single sofa bed suitable for adult use and a small French balcony which overlooks the stream below. The lounge has a kitchenette with a breakfast bar (seats 5) , a large south facing panoramic window, a flat screen TV (Freeview with BBC World news & Euronews), CD player , DVD player with a selection of videos and music CD,s and IPOD docking station & speakers ( all models) .There are several books , board games , playing cards etc for visitor use. The kitchenette is fully equipped with electric oven, hob ( 2 pan) & microwave. The bathroom has a bath and shower as well as a separate laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board. Hairdryer & styling irons provided.
There is underground parking for one car in addition to direct on street parking. Lift access to 2nd floor.
Wifi access can be gained from the neighbouring hotel . Password protected but easy to obtain, plus most neighbouring bars and hotels have free wifi,
A mini-market , bars and restaurants can be found on the doorstep. A further selection of restaurants and hotels are a 5 minute downhill walk. Access to Soldeu village is via regular bus service or a 15 minute uphill walk (750m) .
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Barcelona or Toulouse 190 km, Nearest railway: L'hospitalet-près-l,Andorre 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Canillo region
A French count and a Spanish bishop disagreed over who should rule a small rural enclave high up in the Pyrenees..They decided to rule jointly , and the result was the Principality of Andorra , the only country in the world whose official language is Catalan, Only 468km2 , no one journey is more than 30 minutes allowing the visitor to take advantage of all the regions attractions. Not only is it a paradise for skiers but a paradise for nature lovers , 90% of the country is forest,
Today it's no longer rural, its main town , Andorra La Vella , being a thriving hub for very low taxes invites shoppers to take advantage of the numerous perfumeries , tobacco and electrical stores. Combine this with a visit to "Caldea" , Europe's largest health spa in the mountains.This place is full of inside and outside lagoons , saunas , jacuzzis , Aztec pool, Roman baths, cascades and bubbles of steamy mineral waters emerging from the thermal source in Escaldes-Engordany at 68*c . www.caldea.com.
Naturlandia offers families winter and summer activities for a great adventure in Andorra. www.naturlandia.ad
Perhaps the most exciting aspect in the summer is the chance to go white water rafting - try out the Old Smugglers Route just over the Spanish border.
The villages of Soldeu and El Tarter are equal distance from the apartment and both link to over 200km of pisted trails over 6 valleys known as the GRANDVALIRA ski area. www.grandvalira.com. In the last few years this area has invested millions in its mountain cafes and restaurants, chairlifts and gondolas, car parks and snow making machines making it the largest ski domain in the Pyrenees. Soldeu's Ski School is reknown for its Best of Class learn to ski weeks as well as its array of training workshops for experienced skiers and snowboarders. Other on-piste activities include dog sledding, snowmobiling, snow buggies, igloo hotels & snow shoe trekking. A world class ice skating , karting rink & championship heated pool is also available in the neighbouring town of Canillo.www.palaudegel.ad
Off piste, Soldeu offers an attractive village vibe coupled with some lively evening après ski. El Tarter has a more relaxed atmosphere but its around here that you will venture out to find the more traditional BORDA ( stone and plank cottages) for a true Andorran gastronomic experience. In fact the Borda del Rector in front of the apartment is in the top 3 listing of this kind in the whole of Andorra: www.bordarector.com
During the Summer months activity turns to nature where all manner of outdoor activities can be enjoyed. Most commonly known for its organised walks and hikes to the summit of Pic Maia and surrounding valleys. A popular route is to the Siscaro Lakes which are perfect for a cooling swim on a summers day. Back to Incles Valley( on your doorstep) and you will find a rainbow of interesting flora and fauna as well as home to free -roaming horses and sheep. The area is best explored by bike with a number of marked trails for all levels available as well as organised guided tours including an adrenaline pumping course in the Grandvalira Bike Park. www.picnegre.com .There are also plenty of picnic spots for a relaxing afternoon alongside a river. In high season, a 9 hole golf course opens at the top of the gondola making it the highest placed golf course in Europe.www.golfsoldeu.com
The gondola stays open in the summer months to transport cyclists and golfers( and their equipment!) to the summit.
If you choose to walk or to get the bus from the apartment to the village centre , rentable lockers are available for equipment ( approx €50 per week) , especially recommended for skiers during the winter months,
Indoor and outdoor ( high season) pools and wellness centres are available at 4 hotels within walking distance of the Cabirol Apartment,