First thing that comes to mind is the warm hospitality and cooperativeness of the house owner. Roger and his family are very friendly people, a warm thanks goes out to them for making us have a splendid time at their lovely country house.
The craftly restored house is beautifully located in between farm fields with apples and corn. Harvesting was on when we rented the house in the month of September, the kids just loved it! Our eldest daughter of three enjoyed the horses that live on the property, and she actually loved sitting on Bamba the pony several times. Feeding apples to the horses was a fun ritual, as well as our daily treat of four fresh chicken eggs from the child friendly chicken on the property. The kids also made friends with Mitsie the cat that lives there and showed up off and on. All on all, a heaven for kids, with the large open garden and classic formed swimming pool well-constructed for kids.
The house interior is also child proof, and consisted of a well equipped kitchen with great large oven, a spacious eating table, and kids’ corner. There was a play room which we hardly used because of the great outdoors and weather we enjoyed the entire month. The bedrooms were comfortable as were the bathrooms, all very decent and in proper shape. The office was also well equipped for some works while having fun. The TV-room offers a decent collection of children’s movies which we watched once or twice after a long day of sun and fun.
A large grocery chain is within 5 minutes’ drive as is the town of Torroella de Montgri with all possible shops, amongst which a fabulours butcher and bakery as well as a classy coffee bar with decent prices. The closest beach is on a 10-15 minute drive which is indeed very close-by allowing for the flexibility to go to the beach in mornings or afternoons, while being able to enjoy lunch at home under the tree in the spacious garden. The area is top-notch, not for nothing is it called Trainglo d’Or for its slopped hills and beautiful medieval villages which offer great site seeing and mouthwatering restaurants. All in all, plenty of enjoyable things in and around the house, and the region.
We look back to the house with a great smile and advise anyone interested in renting a country house in the region, to pick this one as you choice. We fell in love with the area and the house, definitely it’s well worth the money spent.
Thanks once again to Roger, Silvia, and the kids.