The Garrotxa Residence No 1

girona, costa brava
2 bedroom - 1 bath
(0 reviews)
Travel dates:
€177 per night (EUR)
Proceed to Checkout

Perks for the Parents

This rural mountain apartment on the top floor of traditional farmhouse in the rugged Garrotxa region has sheep, geese, chickens, rabbits, play equipment and room to roam. It sleeps 4 + 1. This is a tranquil place in a remote countryside location surrounded by volcanoes, valleys, mountains, medieval churches, and nature reserves. The view from the living space of the valley of Oix and the Pre-Pyrenees is a tonic for the soul. Travelling with extended family or friends? The Garrotxa Residence no 2 is a sister apartment that can be hired in tandem with this one and sleeps up to 4 with a double / full bedroom and a double / full mezzanine bedroom.

Why Kids Love it

The kids have plenty of natural space to run around and play. There’s also a ping pong table and table football and tractor to play on. For the babies, a crib, high chair, baby toys and a baby bath can be provided on request. Kids of all ages will love the animals here and have fun picking warm chicken eggs for breakfast. There are sheep in the field nearby. Out and about there’s plenty to do – check out Mas La Coromina Farm (45 mins) where you can feed the cows and taste the milk, or take a horse-drawn carriage around the famous beech forest of Fageda d’en Jordà (35 mins), growing on lava flow from the Croscat volcano.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 5 nights in high season, 2 nights at other times. There is parking space available at the property and free parking on the street. Car hire is essential to get around. Please note that there is no bath tub, but a baby bath can be provided. There is no air conditioning. The bbq is shared. Pets, parties and smoking are not allowed. Kids should take care around the electric fence for the sheep. The owners offer homemade jam, honey, eggs, dried fruit, bread and aromatic herbs that you can purchase during your stay.

About the Location

The residence is in the Garrotxa region of Spain, a rugged area on the eastern side of the Pyrenean foothills filled with deep valleys, cliffs, archaeological sites, farms, chapels, villages. It’s right next door to La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, one of the best preserved volcanic landscapes in Europe, with 40 inactive volcanoes. Take a hot air balloon flight over the volcanoes, hike to the center of volcano or learn more about them at the Volcano Museum in El Parc Nou gardens (35 minutes’ drive). The area is ideal for climbing and mountain biking with a network of bike trails. Girona Airport is an hour away; Barcelona El Prat airport is a 2-hour drive.

Accommodation Details

This top-floor 80 m² mountain apartment has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a private entrance. There’s a good-sized living room and fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffee maker with coffee, fridge, toaster). There’s also a dining table seating 4. Bedrooms have queensize beds and there’s a family bathroom with a shower. Outside is a private terrace with a dining table, shade and a shared BBQ. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, a fan, and a smart TV with streaming services.

Style Notes

Rural, rustic, mountain heaven. This 12th century farmhouse has been furnished with all modern conveniences while retaining its historic feel. Antiques dating to the 16th and 19th centuries mix lend a historic air. Many rooms have slanted ceilings, adding to the character. There’s an outdoor terrace with a BBQ grill to cook up local produce or simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. We love the authentic rustic character, the terracotta floor tiles, and the simply divine view of the mountains.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 queen
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Laia V.
Member since August 21, 2015
Hi, I'm Laia! I'm an extroverted, friendly and optimistic girl. I love nature and the mountains silence and air. I like cooking, reading and hiking. As a host, I try to be useful and practical.

Girona, Costa Brava

On the Onyar River

This historic city an hour north of Barcelona is known for its restaurants, but don’t panic if your kids aren’t into fine dining, there are fantastic bakeries and riverside cafés here too. Leave the car and stroller at home and pack comfortable shoes for a day wandering the city's cobblestoned streets, its museum and its cathedral. Then explore the coast to the north: a 40-minute drive will take you to fishing villages, Greek ruins and a castle once owned by Salvador Dali.