£45 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Manna House House – Home 159171 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Manna House House – Home 159171

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Very Good Very Good – based on 19 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


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 onward provide cooling shade from the hot sun, ideal to relax under with a nice drink. We also make some superb wine from the grapes. 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. We have chickens for fresh eggs and our 3 lovely dogs who will make good friends with you.

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 or washing their hands.

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 and batteries. The batteries do not provide enough power for hair dryers, coffee machines or mobile air conditioning units so please leave these at home.

Near to the Casita is our own Petanque court which provides hours of fun for all the family.

Our finca has been licensed by the Catalunya Tourist Board to offer holiday accommodation. This organisation promotes the provision of a high standard of accommodation and service to holidaymakers in Catalunya.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The roads here are wonderful, newly built and provide access to just about everywhere you could want to go. Fuel is relatively cheap so driving is a great way to see the country at your own pace. The train services are very good, clean and cheap. A ticket to Barcelona for example costs around €12 for an adult and takes just under 2 hours.

Interaction with guest

On your arrival we will be here to give you the keys to the property and show you where everything is. We live here all year round so are always here to show you our sustainable lifestyle and how we reduce our impact on the environment, chat about the weather, the best beaches, sights to see, what's going on in the area or to hear about what a wonderful day you have had. We have met some wonderful people from all over the world and it is always great to meet new ones. Tourism is an extraordinary tool that enables us to reach out to people, makes us more open to change, more receptive to differences and, therefore, more tolerant. We will send you detailed directions on how to find the farm nearer your arrival time.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£86.56) €100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

All our electricity comes from the sun via solar panels. This means that our electricity system can power most lights, phones, laptops etc. but NOT hair dryers, hair straighteners, coffee machines etc. so please leave these at home. Curls are beautiful!

We do not like smoking in any of our homes but it is OK to smoke outside.

Water is a very precious resource so please use it sparingly.


About the owner

Simon S.

Tourist Licence

Average reply time:
2 hours 29 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
21 Apr 2019
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 May 2011. Located in L'Ampolla, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £313.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Apr 2019.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
19 reviews

Very Good

“Very peaceful with great hosts”

Reviewed 19 Feb 2016

The casita, is well equipped and spotlessly clean. The hosts, Simon and Amanda were fabulous, friendly, welcoming and happy to share their knowledge and experience of building their wonderful new life in the sun. The dogs and chickens were a bonus as was the endless olive groves, almond trees and views. A place to unwind and totally relax with or without the sun.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words. We love to have the opportunity to share our beautiful home and show people what a wonderful area we live in. It makes us very happy that our visitors can appreciate and share our dreams here.


Reviewed 27 Sep 2015

It is the 3rd time we have stayed here. Love the atmosphere, where it is situated and the hosts, who make you stay stress free and enjoyable. Will certainly go back for a 4th visit. Would give 5 stars but the box won't fill in.

Owner's reply: We'll have to get a bigger box for the stars! Thank you both so much for coming to stay again, we feel like part of your family and you as part of our family. Good luck with your nursing and say Hi to the rest of the family for us.

“Wildlife, tranquility and a lovey place to stay”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2013

A really nice place to stay with friendly, helpful people. If you want to do your bit for the planet then this is the place for you. It was easy access for birdwatching the Ebro Delta and mountains with excellent results. A visit to the old town in Tarragona is must. We had a great time being out from just after dawn until dusk. Local restaurants serve excellent food and are great value for money. The small fridge might be a problem in the summer in the summer but I'm sure Simon would find a solution.

Owner's reply: Great to have met you both and very pleased that you had such a successful trip. Point taken about the small fridge; will consider a larger one for next summer. Would be lovely to see you again, perhaps at a different time of year when different varieties of birds are visiting? Best wishes, Simon and Amanda

“Idyllic rural retreat in the Spanish Countryside”

Reviewed 6 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!

Owner's reply: 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.

“Rural Bliss”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2011

Colin and Mandy are the perfect hosts and made us feel completely at home. We were greeted on arrival with a bottle of olive oil made from olives off the farm, a basket of almonds picked from the farm and a jar of homemade apricot jam (made by Mandy) from same ... all DELICIOUS! The feel of the place is tremendous and the Casita is rustically furnished which fits in exactly right with the surroundings. It is very warm and comfy with lots of windows when you want to let in the cool evening breeze. The chickens (including a rooster!) and ducks provide no end of entertainment with their "rummaging around" all day in the dirt. And the dogs are such lovely animals and just add to that "homely" feel. All in all a wonderful place to retreat to when life in the fast lane becomes way too fast and you need time to wind down, sit, relax, contemplate life and breath in the fresh air. JUST FABULOUS!

Owner's reply: We are very pleased with your recommendation. It was a pleasure to have you here and we really enjoyed your company. Will keep in touch !

“perfect for a quiet restful holiday”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2011

perfect place to stay if looking for a quiet holiday. owners of casita were really friendly and came away feeling they were friends. accommodation clean, tidy and comfortable. Car is needed as a beautiful beach is approx. 6 miles away and the casita is located off the main routes. Happily go again, have plans to do just that.

Owner's reply: So pleased that you found our home in the sun. We really enjoyed meeting you and hope that you went home as refreshed as you both looked at the end of your holiday. Hope to see you again one day.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Simon the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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If Simon (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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